Fun Things To Do This Weekend 06/09/18
Fancy a frozen rosé? Check out the Glass Goose's latest pop-up and don't miss plenty of great theatre and gigs on offer
Crying Men at ASB Waterfront Theatre
An exhilarating and life-affirming work of dance and narrative you don't want to miss. Through dance and traditional Pacific storytelling, Crying Men explores masculinity through a Pacific lens following the journey and hardships of three generations of Pacific men living in a new land. The show has been choreographed by Arts Laureate Neil Ieremia in a first-time collaboration with acclaimed Pacific playwright Victor Rodger, who has created the narrative for the work.
When: Thursday September 6 - Saturday September 8 Where: 138 Halsey St, Auckland Visit: Atc.co
Glass Goose Pop-up
Ready yourself for the more-is-more Spring Blossom rooftop pop-up at The Glass Goose. Every Friday, candyfloss wine spritzers, frozen rosé, and popsicle sauvignons come out to play, along with gelato, cookies and doughnuts. Jazzy tunes will be provided by orchestral DJ Sam Jones. The extravagance is only here for 30 days in support of children in need through a partnership with Variety — the Children’s Charity and SOHO Wines. If you opt for a glass of SOHO’s special Pink Sheep range, The Glass Goose will donate 50c a bottle to Variety.
When: From Friday September 7, 6pm Where: 78 Federal St, Auckland
Something to enjoy in the local community — Queer Scenes is a free monthly screening with the aim to bring LGBTQI+ people together to see themselves on screen. It's free at the Basement and best to book to get into limited spaces.
When: Thursday September 6, 8:30pm-10:30pm Where: Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Auckland Town Hall
The new album Sex & Food from Oregon-based New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra has reaped in rave reviews. Don't miss your chance to see these local talents perform on home turf this Saturday.
When: Saturday, September 8, 8pm Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr Tickets: Livenation.co.nz
The largest touring Pinot Noir festival returns for its biggest event yet for your chance to taste fine wines from all over the world.
When: Saturday September 8, 1pm - 6pm Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf Tickets: Eventbrite.co.nz
Nisa Pop-up at St Kevins Arcade
Delicate and thoughtfully made undergarments from Nisa will be available to buy in Auckland, following the success of sold-out pop-up in Wellington. The underwear label employs women from refugee backgrounds.
When: Wednesday September 5 – Sunday September 9, 10am-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends Where: St Kevins Arcade, K Rd
Speak Up! at Aotea Centre
In celebration of 125 years of women's suffrage, wāhine in the arts community will come together to have a series of inspiring chats digging deep into issues facing Aotearoa. The panel is set to be fearless, feisty and opinionated and there to have a good laugh too. Sessions run from morning till evening,
When: Saturday September 8, from 10am-8:30pm Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr Tickets: $25 - $60 Aucklandlive.co.nz
Pink at Spark Arena
Pop icon Pink will perform in her usual spectacle at Spark Arena on Friday. If you're a fan (admit it) don't miss your chance to see the show which has toured worldwide.
When: Friday September 7, 7pm-10pm Where: Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres Tickets:Ticketmaster.com.au
Cinema Italiano Festival
The annual Italian film festival continues this week, and this year's third edition promises to be the biggest and best yet. The Bridgeway cinema will screen contemporary and old classics for over a week to bring a slice of European sunshine to dreary Auckland days. Buona visione!
When: Thursday August 30 – Thursday September 13 Where: 122 Queen St, Northcote Visit: Cinemaitalianonz.com