As with any international
city that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no
different. You will find everything in this great little city from
concerts to live music,
sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets,
workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.
Some upcoming events...
There's alway something on at The Edge Aucklands
premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea
Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre &
Aotea Square.Visit http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx
to find out what's on and what to do to get it!
The Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson
20 and 21 December, 8pm.
The concert will be "best of", featuring hits including Thick As A
Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree, new
album Homo Erraticus and more. The three-concert tour
caps a busy year of touring and a new album by the 60-million album
selling Grammy Award-winning rockers.
Wynyard Christmas Quarter
Wynyard Quarter - c
hildren of all ages will be able to visit Santa's incredible
customised bach (built into Silo 7); helping Santa and his team get
ready for the big delivery night on 24 December. ASB Santa's Bach
embraces the true spirit of Christmas by asking families to bring a
gold coin donation or a present for Santa to gift to Auckland City
WOW World of Wearable Art 21
November 2014 - 22 March 2015. Auckland
Museum. Art and fashion
collide in a world-first, exclusive to Auckland
Museum. Get up close with
WOW® World of WearableArt™ in what is arguably New Zealand's most
creative exhibition. This is your first
and only chance to experience the magic up close, before it embarks
on a worldwide tour.
NZ Festival of
Tennis combines two
of New Zealand's most vibrant and exciting summer sports events -
the ASB Classic and Heineken Open, featuring world class tennis and
sporting superstars! Sat 3rd - Saturday 17th January. ASB
Tennis Arena, Parnell. Already announced
Wozniacki (DEN), as well as Venus Williams (USA), who featured
in the women's final this year playing one of the best matches ever
played in New Zealand, eventually losing in three sets to Ana
Ivanovic (SRB). TheHeineken Openfield is shaping up
to be the strongest we have ever seen, with four-time champion
David Ferrer (ESP) confirmed, along with Ernests Gulbis from
Latvia, defending champion John Isner, and the tour's most
entertaining and dynamic player, Frenchman Gael
Monfils. The NZ Festival of
Tennis culminaties in the Heineken Baseline After
Party, where tennis and music collide with an epic array
of local and international artists to celebrate two weeks of
premium summer entertainment.
Let's party like
it's 1840! Celebrate Auckland's
175th anniversary and experience Auckland like never before with
multimedia and photographic displays, live entertainment and the
legends of Tāmaki Makaurau. On Sunday night,
don't miss the free concert (5.30pm-9.30pm) followed by a
spectacular fireworks show.
Music in Parks
10 January - 15 March.
Auckland Council presents Music in Parks - back with 31 acts across
The free outdoor concerts will be held across the region, so come
along and enjoy some great entertainment with friends and whānau
(family) in your community. This year, there's
another fantastic range of genres. From pop to dub and jazz to
rock, whatever your taste in music, you'll find it at Auckland's
outdoor places. Salsa, Latin, hip hop, country and blues fans will
also be in for a treat. Go online for details.
IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland - Asia Pacific
Championship Sunday 18 January
from Viaduct Events Centre - come and watch for
free all the action up close, or take on the challenge to compete
in this international triathlon event. The event starts and
ends at the event village in the heart of Wynyard
Quarter. The spectator city
course will have triathletes completing a 1.9km Viaduct Harbour
Swim, a 90km bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and a 21.1km run
along the waterfront with the finish line in the heart of Wynyard
Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Eden
Park - Saturday 31 January
and Sunday 1
February. Festival and Fan Zone: Aotea Square in Central
Auckland. New Zealand's
biggest summer event, this two-day tournament extravaganza
showcases the world's greatest rugby league talent.
star players, all 16 NRL clubs will come together in Auckland. With
nine players per team and nine-minute halves, the games are
shorter, the gaps on the field are wider and the action is
faster. There are 31
action-packed games over just one weekend and $2.6 million in prize
money up for grabs. The atmosphere
inside the 46,000-capacity Eden Park will be unmatched anywhere,
with over 90,000 fans expected to see the whole NRL condensed into
a two-day extravaganza and carnival atmosphere.
Light Show - Auckland Art Gallery 11
October 2014 - 8 February 2015. Exhibition organised by
the Hayward Gallery, London in association with Auckland Art
Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. An immersive multi-sensory experience
that plays with perception, Light Show brings together visually
stimulating artworks created from atmospheric installations, and
intangible sculptures you can move around and even
through. Presenting cutting-edge technologies
such as custom made, computer-controlled LED lighting, Light Show
will ignite a world of wonder.
Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand Auckland Art
Gallery. 9 August 2014 - 15 March
high above cities and landscapes via this first public-gallery
presentation of paintings by UK-born Robert Ellis.
Large-scale artworks map the
arteries of urban motorways, while shields, flags and landmarks are
among the symbols representing the artist's adopted home of
Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore the dynamics between
transport and urbanism, ecology and spirituality and Māori and