A weekly round-up of what's on in Auckland so you can plan your weekend and the week ahead.
Here & Now 2019 Three diverse stories from young theatre-makers debut at the ASB Waterfront Theatre this weekend, including Leki Jackson Bourke’s The Gangster’s Paradise, who told Metro, “Pacific cultures have always had a storytelling as a platform – it was just never called theatre.” Read more of our interview with him here.
Friday 26 April-Tuesday 30 April | ASB Waterfront Theatre
The Big Dog Walk Big or small, fluffy or hairless, all dogs are welcome. And all humans, too. They’ll be free stuff, food stalls and some chill music after the workout.
Saturday 27 April | Waiatarua Reserve, Meadowbank
Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club We don’t know if we could sum up Lawrence Arabia any better than Lawrence Arabia, who is the self-proclaimed “foremost chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas.” His new album Singles Club was released on March 29 and turns almost one-month-old on the last stop of his album release tour this weekend. Tickets available here.
Saturday 27 April | Hollywood Theatre
Dance Fundraiser for Christchurch An end-of-summer boogie and dance fundraiser rolled into one. Sounds provided by K2K, Amamelia, DJ PG/VG and D. Tyrone, with all proceeds donated to support those affected in the Christchurch shootings.
Saturday 27 April | Whammy Bar
Hozier Wasteland, Baby! That’s the title of Hozier’s new album, and also a very apt cry when your mum/flatmate barges into your room and sees the state of it. Tickets still available!
Sunday 28 April | Spark Arena
Organic Week Market Morning A bunch of organic-minded food and drink brands are kicking off Organic Week NZ bright and early with a market morning. Expected to sell and discuss their organic wares are All Good Organics, Kokako, Bread & Butter Bakery, Karma Cola and more.
Monday 29 April | Taukutai Square, Britomart
NZ International Comedy Festival The Basement Theatre Preview Show is next week, kicking us off with a sampler of the line-up. We got host Alice Snedden along with Tim Batt, Alice Canton, Eli Matthewson, James Roque and some other very funny people. Plus the Best Foods Comedy Gala unites James Acaster, Paul Sinha, Melanie Bracewell and more. Get amongst.
Tuesday 30 April | The Basement Theatre Thursday 2 May | The Civic
The Caluzzi Cocktail Tour Comedy Queens Kita Mean and Anita Wigl’it tours you around K’Road cocktail spots and finishes with a drag performance at Caluzzi Cabaret. Also billed on the tour: Madame George, Satya Spice and Chai Shop and Lovebucket. Sounds like a fun night.
Wednesday 1 May | K’Road
Ramadhan Fair Auckland’s Indonesian Muslim Society is hosting their annual Ramadhan Fair this weekend. Expect clothing, music, food, drinks, snacks and other stalls. Free.
Saturday 4 May | War Memorial Park Mount Roskill