A weekly round-up of what's on in Auckland so you can plan your weekend and the week ahead.
German Film Festival
Free films! Six movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will screen at Academy Cinemas, with tickets completely free – first come, first served, though online bookings are also available. Schwimmen looks particularly good, about the friendship between two teenage girls (14 September). The trailer gives us major Blue My Mind vibes, a film from Switzerland which screened in the Incredibly Strange programme at NZIFF last year.
Thursday 12-15 September | Academy Cinemas
Voices of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Celebrate the end of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with live performances by Rob Ruha, Mara TK and Kaaterama Pou.
From Auckland Museum: Tūhono mai ki a mātou kia whakanuia te mutunga o Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, mā roto i ngā whakakitenga, waiata hoki a Rob Ruha, a Mara TK, me te whakaingoa hoki i a Kaaterama Pou, i roto i te Mahau Whakahirahira o Tāmaki Paenga Hira.
Saturday 14 September | Grand Foyer, Auckland Museum
Mercury Plaza Closing Party
The Origins + New Beginnings exhibition at Mercury Plaza has come to an end, and a closing party will kick off at 5pm this Saturday. It will include the bursting of the artists’ papier-mache works, a line-up of musicians including Imugi and Suren Unka, and merch from Def Store, Migrant Zine Collective and MYDEERFOX. See you there.
Saturday 14 September | Mercury Plaza
No Homo: Queer Comedy
Headlined by The Male Gayz’ Eli Matthewson and hosted by James Malcolm, the rest of the line-up includes Suzanne Wolton, Jules Daniel and James Mustapic.
Saturday 14 September | The Classic
Yoko-Zuna meets Keith.
Free entry to this one-off “live experimental hip-hop super jam” from two members of Yuko-Zuna and two members from Keith.
Saturday 14 September | The Portland Public House
Jess B – New Views EP Release Tour
Recently appointed Dear Metro agony aunt JessB, fresh from supporting Little Simz and performing at Splendour in the Grass, has a second EP, New Views, to promote. Catch her on the rise, supported by Silva MC, Vayne and half.queen.
Friday 20 September | Raynham Park