Fun Things To Do This Weekend 05/07/18
Enjoy a street festival, head along to the ballet or catch up on the latest in men's grooming
First Thursdays K Rd
Celebrate all the creativity, eclecticism and delicious food K Rd has to offer with their biggest First Thursdays celebration yet. K Rd turns into one giant party with food pop-ups, markets, a Matariki celebration, music and a mini zine fair. Plus, most stores are open late, often with specials and fun activities.
When: Thursday July 5, from 6.30pm Where: Karangahape Rd, City Visit: The Facebook event
As part of Matariki at The Basement, live art installation Maumahara Girlie looks at the effects of colonisation on modern lives, taking a variety of approaches to tell its stories. Described as an "extended subtweet of colonisation" this clever show is one worth catching while you can.
When: Until Saturday July 7, 6.30pm Where: The Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, City Visit: Basementtheatre.co.nz
Some Feminist Club Nights 7
Catch talented artists strutting their stuff in this evening of music and performances, while raising money for charity The Aunties, who help out and provide for women and families in vulnerable situations. At this installation of the series there will be "lyrical fun" from The Protection, performance art from Whaea & The Rumble and more.
When: Thursday July 5, 8pm Where: The Wine Cellar, St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd Visit: The Facebook event
Sculptureum Midwinter Feast
After the sold-out success of last year’s event, the Sculptureum Mid-Winter Feast has returned with an exciting line-up of guest chefs. James Pask from Wellington’s Whitebait and on-site restaurant Rothko’s head chef Jarrod McGregor will prepare a shared menu inspired by local produce, matched with award-winning Sculptureum wine.
When: Saturday July 6, 5.30pm Where: Rothko restaurant, Sculptureum, 40 Omaha Flats Rd, Matakana Visit: Sculptureum.nz
Dancing with Mozart
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is bringing works by two of the world’s greatest choreographers to the stage this winter weekend for a first-ever ballet set in Antarctica. New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker’s latest debut completes the frozen inspired line-up and all dancers will be accompanied by live orchestra.
When: Friday 6 — Sunday 8 July, various times Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, City Visit: Nzb.org.nz
Keep up with the latest products and innovations in the world of men's grooming with this year's Barbercraft festival. Saturday is for industry guests, while Sunday's event is open for all to get the lowdown on how to keep looking their freshest.
When: Sunday July 8, 1pm-7pm Where: Shed 10, The Quay, Queens Wharf, City Visit: The Facebook event
There's so much happening across Auckland for Matariki that it's hard to know where to start. Light installations, theatre, performances, exhibitions, street food markets and a kite day only begin to scratch the surface. Peruse the full programme and start planning a month of activities.
When: Saturday June 30 — Sunday July 22 Where: Various venues Visit: Matarikifestival.org.nz
More events to book and look forward to
Auckland Fried Chicken Festival, July 12
Auckland Zinefest, July 15
Kendrick Lamar, July 19-20
Cheers to Local Dinner at Fish, July 21
Auckland Food Show, July 26-29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5
Wellington On A Plate, August 10-26
Wolf Alice, September 20