Thebes, by Moira Buffini, imagines what it would be like if women ruled the world. Photo: Supplied

What’s on in Auckland: Crack up queer comedy, spooky fireworks and imagining women run the world

Scary things are still on trend this week with a spooky fireworks display, a play imaging a world with women in charge, and the chance to dance like no ones watching.

A weekly round-up of what's on in Auckland so you can plan your weekend and the week ahead.

Welcome to Thebes
A civil war was won and women are in charge. If that’s not intriguing enough to make you want to check out the latest production by The Actor’s Program then we don’t know what is. This is the chance to experience Moira Buffini’s celebrated script writing and see New Zealand’s finest emerging theatre talent. 
Wednesday 6-16 November | Basement Theatre 

Terminal Exhibition Opening
A collection of work examining the relationship between humans and contemporary machines through artwork in the form of sculpture, print and video.This exhibition is a peek into an uncomfortable future. Be warned! It might make you want to throw away all the screens in your house.
Saturday 9 November | Sosâge 43C Dryden Street

Spooks and Sparks Fireworks Extravaganza
Satisfy your inner pyromaniac with The Trusts post-Halloween family-friendly fireworks display. Bring the kids and a picnic blanket and settle in to watch Moana until it gets dark. Don’t miss the sky diving show and the police live action display which is always exciting, no matter what age you are.
Saturday 9 November | The Trusts Arena Henderson

The Dark Side Dance
The perfect event for those of us who love to dance but hate to be seen, Dark Side Dance is the chance to bust out those new dance moves without the judgement. There are no lights, no bar and loud tunes. Bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle and get ready to dance the night away.
Monday 11 November | Grey Lynn Library Hall 474 Great North Road 

Open Band Night
Reckon you’re the next John Lennon? Maybe the next Kurt Cobain? Bring your instruments, some mates, a good dose of enthusiasm and head upstairs for a jam.
Wednesday 13 November | Ding Dong Lounge

No Homo: Queer Comedy 
Get ready for a crack up night of comedy, headlined by Chris Parker (The Male Gayz and 2018 Fred Award Winner) and an incredible line up of comedy legends. Hosted by James Malcolm [not Chris Parker as we previously said! But hey, just head along and support some local comedy wouldja]. Tickets are $20 and often sell out fast, so be quick to secure your monthly dose of LGBTQI+ comedy.
Friday 15 November | The Classic Comedy Club

Meet the Makers at The Hunting Lodge
Join The Hunting Lodge for a night of al-fresco dining under the stars, featuring a four-course meal where food producers will dine alongside you and share their stories. These include Kaipara lamb & oysters, Massimo's Italian cheeses and more. $130pp, includes food and drinks.
Friday 15 November | The Hunting Lodge

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