A weekly round-up of what's on in Auckland so you can plan your weekend and the week ahead.
RECLAMATION by FAFSWAG
First time director and performance artist Elyssia Wilson Heti has created this project, which the queer art collective FAFSWAG describes as being about "female pleasure and desire from a Pacific lens that privileges bigger full-sized womxn of colour". Heti has intentionally employed 90% indigenous women of colour (both on and off stage) to create the project. Featuring sweet tracks and edible props, the season's run sounds intriguing, fun and empowering.
Thursday September 19 - October 5|Basement Theatre
The b Team at Lovebucket
95bFM is taking over K' Rd bar Lovebucket for a day of sweet sets from its DJs, including drive team Johnny & Big Hungry. Kicking off a midday, this free event features 13 slots and is slated to run until the wee hours.
Saturday September 21 | Lovebucket, K' Rd
Ponsonby Market Day
From 10am to 5pm, come celebrate spring with sample sales and bargains up for grabs along Ponsonby Rd. There'll be a DJ and "good vibes" have also been promised.
Saturday September 21| Ponsonby Rd
How to Write a Bad Review
Join the Pantograph Punch for a free talk on how to do dole out criticism fairly, and respond meaningfully to art. Criticism is an essential part of the arts, but doing it well is as difficult as it is important. The event is free, but booking are essential. Thanks to the Punch's 2019 Critics in Residence for being willing to share the mistakes they've made, and the lessons they've learned.
Tuesday September 24 | Basement Theatre
The Korean Film Festival
The Korean Film Fest is back! Running for four days from late next week, screening a selection of some of the best Korean films from the last decade at Academy Cinemas in the CBD - including the absolutely spectacular Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho. Read Metro's review of Parasite here.
Thursday September 26 - Sunday September 29 | Academy Cinemas