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Best of Auckland this week: Werq the World, Elton John, Takapuna Food Fest

What to do in Auckland from 14 February onwards.

Best of Auckland this week: Werq the World, Elton John, Takapuna Food Fest

Feb 14, 2020 What's On

Friday, again? We love to see it. 

FAT Fridays

Though Williams Eatery is no longer open for dinner, they’re still opening the doors by night for special events like this one. Expect handmade pasta, fried chicken and lamb burgers with Aperol Spritz, natty wines and beers, joined by some tunes. This event will run for three more Fridays over the next couple months.
Friday 14 February | Williams Eatery

Queer Algorithms

This group exhibition, or “plurality of voices”, addresses timely issues facing local and queer communities, and the idea of reconfiguring new algorithms for change. Alongside the New Zealand Aids Foundation and Ending HIV, the gallery will also present individual panels from the National Aids Memorial Quilt.
Saturday 15 February-2 May | Gus Fisher Gallery

Sunsetter – Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival

Spend a day in the sun with a couple of glasses of wine, chill music and a plate of food. On the drinks line-up is Cloudy Bay, Man O War, Garage Project, Aperol Spritz and more, and on the food side of things expect places like INCA, Hapunan, El Humero, Double Dutch Fries.
Saturday 15 February | Takapuna

Silo Zoo

Creepy crawlies, furry pals and farm friends, with some opportunities for hands-on handling.
Saturday 15 February | Silo Park

Hans. With Shiraz and LSJ

Hear Hans.’ new mini album, Tango Hue, for the first time.
Saturday 15 February | Whammy Bar

Pride at Auckland Art Gallery

In celebration of Auckland Pride, enjoy a performance from the Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) before embarking on the LGBTTQI-insight tour of the Gallery’s historical art collection.
Saturday 15 February | Auckland Art Gallery

Werq the World 2020

Drag takes to the big stage. RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage is on a mission to save the universe with her intergalactic queens by her side, including season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, Kim Chi, Aquaria and more.
Sunday 16 February | Aotea Centre

Elton John

FYI, this is probably your last ever chance to see Elton John perform live. For his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Elton says goodbye to New Zealand with a set full of his greatest hits, plus never-before-seen images and video from his 50-year career. There will be some killer costumes, too, of course, by Gucci.
Sunday 16-20 February | Mt Smart Stadium


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