A weekly round-up of what's on in Auckland so you can plan your weekend and the week ahead.
Fresh New Waves
Cool vintage clothes store Waves Vintage is opening at a brand-spanking new space on Pitt St at 11am on Friday (previously behind St Kevin’s Arcade), with an opening night party from 6pm. Come along for a boogie, a drink by Parrotdog, Part Time Rangers, Master of Ceremonies or Almighty Juice, or a sneaky after-hours sift through the racks.
Friday 16 August | 59 Pitt Street
McCahon100 Open Home
The McCahon House are opening the doors to his 1950s home in French Bay, Titirangi to mark 100 years since his birth, with paintings by McCahon, inspired by the local landscape, to be displayed in the house museum. Note that a guided bus will run regularly between Auckland Art Gallery (where A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland is exhibiting) to the Titirangi House Museum, but bookings are essential.
Saturday 17-Sunday 18 August | McCahon House, 67 Otitori Bay Rd
Soft ‘n’ Hard
Husband and wife performers Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood stage a challenging performance which combines absurdity, clowning, “authentic awkwardness” and courageous dialogue to comically address modern gender roles and relationships. Expect questions around mansplaining and emotional labour to be explored, too.
Tuesday 20-Saturday 24 August | Q Theatre
$5 Heathers Cult Classic
If you got into film as an angsty teen there’s an 82% chance you once considered Heathers a favourite film of yours. (Not a call-out post by the way – that’s just, like, fact.) Now you can watch it in the cinema, surrounded by those ex-angsty teens, now-angsty millennials, thinking back to a time we all used to ‘ironically’ say, “Greetings and salutations!” This cult classic inspires zealots, though, so make sure you don’t find yourself sitting next to someone who will annoyingly insist on quoting every line, as I’m sure someone will.
Wednesday 21 August | Academy Cinemas
All Tomorrow’s Poets 2019
Climb up the stairs at Time Out to hear the new voices in New Zealand poetry. This year’s event will magnify marginal voices and explore identity with poets Vanessa Crofskey, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Simone Kaho, Cait Kneller and Courtney Sina Meredith. BYO wine and beer.
Friday 23 August | Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Rd
Nic Sampson Does A Comedy Show (Again!)
In the title.
Friday 23 August | Basement Theatre