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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  • 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

 

  • Taste of Puketāpapa  7th to 21st May. For foodies and now in its third year, Taste of Puketāpapa will take you on an affordable culinary adventure with the opportunity to experience cultural diversity right on your doorstep.  It's an absolute foodie mecca, so grab a Taste of Puketāpapa passport from any participating restaurant and get ready to discover some hidden gems. Collect stamps as you sample cuisines from China, India, France and even Ethopian, and be in with the chance to win some delicious prizes.  This annual celebration of our huge diversity of food will have a map and list of great local places to eat, each with a signature dish priced between $5 and $12. Details on eateries... http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/newseventsculture/events/Events/Pages/Tasteofpuketapapa.aspxTaste of Puketāpapa

 

  • 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

 

  • Documentary Edge Festival 2015   At Q Theatre,  305 Queen Street from 20th May until 1st June. Celebrating an inspiring and ground-breaking decade of documentaries, preparations are well underway for the milestone that is the 10th anniversary year of the Documentary Edge Festival. Details at http://www.qtheatre.co.nz/   The Festival proudly announces the first two films for the 2015 programme:

    • Ben Patterson's Sweet Micky for President premieres in New Zealand. Winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary and Jury Award for Best Documentary (Slamdance 2014), Sweet Mickey for President follows Fugees founder Pras Michel fight a history of corrupt and ineffective government in his motherland country of Haiti, by mobilising a successful presidential campaign for controversial Haitian pop star Sweet Micky.
    • The critically acclaimed, chilling tale, Tales of the Grim Sleeper. After a killing spree that presumably lasted 25 years, Lonnie Franklin Jr was arrested in 2010. Documentarian Nick Broomfield ventures into South Central Los Angeles, the crime scene. He investigates a disintegrated neighbourhood and speaks with both Franklin's (former) accomplices and survivors.

 

  • 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

  • Auckland Festival Of Photography  from 28 May to 20 June at venues across Auckland from Franklin to Matakana. New Zealand's only photographic festival, brings together artists, academics, curators, students, amateurs and professionals for the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.  http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/

 

 

  • La Cenerentola (Cinderella)  presented by Nw Zaland opera at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre. Saturday 30 May - Friday 5 June, 7.30pm  Sunday 7 June, 2.30pm. Based on the Cinderella story, Rossini's La Cenerentola provides an irresistibly playful happily-ever-after evening where goodness triumphs in the most vivacious, effervescent and heart-warming fashion.  Rossini's dazzling La Cenerentola is a fairy-tale with a difference. In this Cinderella story, stepfathers are tyrants, beggar-philosophers replace fairy godmothers, and a silver bangle stands in for that glass slipper. Brilliantly quirky, Rossini's magically mischievous music tells a very human story of kindness, forgiveness and generosity.  La Cenerentola (Cinderella)


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