Events

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...   

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  • All Fresco  Colour and vibrancy ooze from every corner of Karangahape Road's famous strip.  Come the weekend of 10-12 April 2015, 10 leading New Zealand street artists, including some who earned their stripes in the back-streets and alleyways of this 24-hour precinct, will be descending on the area with the aim of leaving their creative signature on 10 giant canvases - a collection of blank walls earmarked for an injection of urban art by All Fresco Festival organisers Ross LIew and Cleo Barnett.

    All Fresco


 

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  • Go Green Expo Auckland  at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane from 18-19 April,10am-5pm.  Everything you need for better living. Discover exciting new choices at New Zealand's largest organic and sustainable living show.  Learn, try and buy from selected, genuine eco-brands from start ups to thriving New Zealand businesses. 

     Go Green Expo Auckland

 

  • Illuminate: When We Go to War   The film will be projected onto the northern facade of Auckland War Memorial Museum from 6pm to 10pm from 22 to 25 April.   Join us for this year's Illuminate programme, featuring a specially created film taken from TVNZ's new First World War drama series, When We Go to War.   

    Illuminate: When We Go to War

 

  • SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open 2015  at the North Shore Events Centre from  28 April to 3 May.  The SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open is one of 12 Badminton World Federation Grand Prix Gold Series events in the world in 2015.  See top level international badminton being played over six days in five disciplines (Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles), as players compete for a prize-pool of US$120,000.

    SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open 2015

 

  • 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival  A range of venues across Auckland from 24 April - 17 May.  Across the festival, there is a huge range of comedy styles being showcased, with stand-up, sketch, musical comedy, improv and theatrical comedy, as well as comedy specifically for kids and teenagers.  New this year are Cheap Wednesdays with 20 per cent off tickets to shows each Wednesday night during the festival.      http://comedyfestival.co.nz/

    2015 NZ International Comedy Festival

 

  • Auckland Writers Festival  at Aotea Centre in Central Auckland from 13 to 17 May.  For five days, Auckland central fizzes with ideas as the Auckland Writers Festival presents more than 150 speakers - novelists, poets, scientists, historians, musicians, filmmakers, actors, journalists, commentators and performers - in more than 100 events.  From debates to readings, conversations, lectures and live shows, there's something for everyone in a not-to-be missed investigation of our world. Auckland Writers Festival

 

  • Singin' in the Rain The Civic Theatre from 1st to 17th May. Set in 1927, Singin' in the Rain tells the story made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie, of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies - and some of its stars - behind.The movie's iconic choreography is flawlessly recreated, and with the help of 12,000 litres of water, the audience can enjoy one of the most famous dance routines live on stage, with some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived! 

Singin' In The Rain

 

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015  Host city - Auckland. From 30th May to 20th June.  All Auckland matches will be played at North Harbour Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, four pool matches, a Round of 16, a quarter and semi-final, the bronze medal playoff and the final. In total, 24 countries will play 52 matches at cities around New Zealand. Throughout the tournament, Fever Pitch will operate on Queens Wharf. Fans can test their football skills, meet some of the teams, experience the FIFA interactive skills station using radio frequency wristband to capture their results, win prizes, buy tickets and soak up the exciting atmosphere of this FIFA U-20 tournament.

FIFA U-20 World Cup

 

  • Billy AppleĀ®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else  Auckland Art Gallery from 14 March - 21 June.  Billy Apple was in London when British art went 'Pop' in the '60s.  He was in New York in the '70s when artists rejected the museum.  He has been here in Auckland since the '80s, testing the system to see how art can infiltrate life.  Auckland Art Gallery is staging the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Billy Apple's fascinating career. 

     Billy AppleĀ®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else.