spring 2018 DISCOVER Auckland

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST – ALLBLACKS VS AUSTRALIA BLEDISLOE CUP, EDEN PARK

Join the excitement at Eden Park as the All Blacks vs. the Wallabies on Saturday 25 August, grab some friends and prepare for a thrilling game.

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST – SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

“Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920's, jazz slayer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.”

This multi-award winning musical is choreographed by Bob Fosse along with musical theater talents of John Kander and Fred Ebb and touches on the subjects of Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery. This scandalise musical will be held at the Civic from Sunday 25 August – Sunday 2 September – Don’t miss out and book your tickets!

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SUNDAY 26 AUGUST – BOB DYLAN LIVE IN CONCERT, SPARK ARENA

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is performing live at Spark Arena on Saturday 26 August. Bob Dylan has been an influential figure in the music world for more than 5 decades, writing songs influenced by Political, Social and Philosophical matters.

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MONDAY 27 AUGUST – SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - NZ FASHION WEEK

“As a platform that enables local and international designers to showcase and promote their collections and their brand, the goal of NZFW is to provide a launching pad for designers to grow their business both nationally and internationally. NZFW has evolved from a trade and industry event to become a multifaceted style showcase that engages thousands of fashion-focused delegates throughout the week before inviting the style-savvy public to the party.”

http://www.nzfashionweek.co.nz/

 

TUESDAY 1 AUGUST – THURSDAY 31 AUGUST - AUCKLAND RESTAURANT MONTH

Talk about perfect timing, experience Auckland’s excellent gastronomy scene whilst in Auckland for Spring Gift Fair, with more than 100 restaurants participating, you will be sure to find a great deal, whether you are in the mood for a casual dining experience or something a little more upmarket.

https://www.aucklandnz.com/restaurant-month

 

DANS LE NOIR

Dans Le Noir, also known as 'Dining in the dark' is a unique culinary experience that will stimulate and sharpen your senses like never before. Dans Le Noir is held at the Ridges hotel every Thursday. Friday and Saturday so grab a group of friends and learn to socialize in the dark. 

https://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/dining/auckland-restaurants/fine-dining/dans-le-noir

 

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15000 works. The renovation of the building in 2011 resulted in an award for the building as World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival.  The light-filled North Atrium continues to draw people to enjoy views out to Queen Street, and there are glimpses of Albert Park visible from some of the gallery floors. The Learning Centre has great resources for learning and visits related to the exhibitions which come to the gallery. The Auckland Art Gallery shop has a great range of exclusive art gifts including reproductions and publications. 

There are regular tours of the building, as well as permanent collections and temporary exhibitions from major international galleries. There are regular family-friendly events and events associated with regular exhibitions. 

The Auckland Art Gallery also has a hidden gem - a theatre that regularly shows arthouse films, with at least one screening per week during winter. Check out the full programme and add some culture to your winter weekends. 

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Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1913

Exhibition: Sat 1 Jul 2017 — Sun 14 Oct 2018

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https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/

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Spring Gift and Homeware Fair 2018 26 - 28 August 2018 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane View Google Map

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