What's on in Auckland: Spooky Halloween edition
A night with Tami Neilson, the Pasifika Film Fest, a spooky Halloween boogie at Lovebucket and Taste of Auckland.
Te Whainga: A Culture Lab on Civility
A four-day, free festival presented by Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Featuring a collective of 21 local and international artists, scholars and experts, including; Marc Conaco, Reina Sutton, and Rosabel Tan. This is a chance to engage with some of our country’s biggest talents, who will be looking at the term civility in relation to the current Tuia 250/ Captain Cook arrival commemorations.
25-28 October | Silo Park
Guided Hikoi – Te Paparahi, Toi Maori
Combine your obligatory Labour Weekend walk with an urban design/art/history lesson this Saturday. Pa Rongorongo is hosting a guided hikoi highlighting Maori public art, architecture and design in the city centre this Saturday. And it’s free. Meet at the entrance to St Kevins Arcade at 11am. The hikoi goes till 12.30, perfect timing for a well-deserved lazy lunch in town afterward.
26 October | St Kevins Arcade
This is Tami Neilson!
This sounds dreamy. Tami Neilson will be performing her iconic country, soul, rockabilly catalogue at Leigh Sawmill this Saturday. Plus, country is darn tootin’ relevant at the moment thanks to the Dolly Parton’s America podcast which came out earlier in the week. A Facebook commenter who can’t attend said: “Not this time, bum”. Don’t let this be you. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are $55.
26 October | Leigh Sawmill Café
Pollywood Pasifika Film
Head to Mangere Art Centre to see some uniquely Pasifika perspectives on the big screen. Seven short films that share common themes of overcoming adversity, self-awareness and empowerment have been curated by Pollywood director, Craig Fasi. Tickets are $12, which you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn includes a Pasifika inspired light supper and a chance to speak with each of the filmmakers.
29 October | Mangere Arts Centre
Taste of Auckland
The country’s largest food and drink festival will be taking place over four days at Queens Wharf. Don’t eat beforehand, there are 40 pop-up bars and restaurants to feast at, plus an artisan market and live music. There will even be a chance to watch renowned chef Marco Pierre White cook live and in the flesh.
31 October – 3 November | Queens Wharf
Bomp Stompin’ – Boogie Halloween Edition
If Halloween is your thing (it’s most definitely ours), get into your spookiest gears and head to Lovebucket on K’ Rd for a groove. Hosts Labretta Suede and Johnny Moondog will be playing Soul, Psych, Power Pop and more. This looks like it will be a frighteningly good night.
31 October | Lovebucket
Rocky Horror Picture Show
If Halloween is your thing but late nights are not, this one’s for you. The mastermind behind The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien, will be hosting a screening of the cult classic 1975 film followed by a Q&A. There has never been a more perfect reason to dress-up as Riff Raff, Magenta or Frank N. Furter. Tickets are $30, with all proceeds going to the Starship Foundation.
31 October | The Hollywood Avondale