An Anzac Day service and plenty more Auckland events to add to the diary

by Paperboy / 20 April, 2017
There’s lots going on in Tāmaki Makaurau – from an Anzac dawn service, to Common Kings at the Powerstation.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tue 25 Apr

Honouring servicemen and women past and present, 2017’s Anzac Day marks 102 years since New Zealand and Australian soldiers landed on the shores of Gallipoli. To commemorate those lost in that and other battles, and to recognise returned servicemen and women, there are 70 Anzac Day parades and services around the region, including a dawn service at 6am and a civic service at 11am in the Auckland Domain.

The PumpHouse Theatre 40th Anniversary

Sat 6 May

Since 1977, The PumpHouse Theatre has been a hub of theatrical activities. Celebrate its 40 years with free live performances and backstage tours. The PumpHouse Theatre

 

Bugs and Worms and Desire

Tue 25–Thu 27 Apr

After a car accident, motorbike crash and a serious fall, dancer-choreographer Jennifer De Leon has beaten the odds and still dances with immense passion. Basement Theatre

 

Dance-O-Mat

Fri 21 Apr–Mon 8 May

The perfect school holiday activity! Take the kids to Dance-O-Mat for a fun lil’ boogie. Loudspeakers, lights and a disco ball switch on at the mat when you plug your music in. Funky. Aotea Square

 

Sons of a Bitch

Tue 9–Sat 13 May

Comedy duo Amelia Dunbar and Emma Newborn have been laughing the gumboots off rural communities for the past five years, and now they’re bringing their country humour to the cities. Herald Theatre, 50 Mayoral Dr, central city

Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Mind

Sat 27 May–Sun 20 Aug

Roger Ballen uses black and white photography in conjunction with sketching, painting, collage and sculpture to create absurd scenes. The exhibition is curated by Colin Rhodes. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi

Fortunes REC

Sat 6 May

New Zealand expats Conor McCabe and Barnaby Matthews, aka Fortunes, are returning home to play in three locations. The electronic-R&B duo will be showing off their EP Undress, including new wistful piano/synth single ‘Focus’. 38 Customs St East, Britomart

Common Kings

Sat 13 May

LA-based band Common Kings trace their roots back to the Pacific. The upbeat sounds are a mix of reggae, rock and pop and their new LP, Lost in Paradise, has been long-awaited. Powerstation, 33 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace

Pop Knot

Fri 28 Apr

Pop is an annual series of interactive art projects. Pop Knot sees contemporary dancers from The New Zealand Dance Company dance at Albert Park, buoying up the crowd, too. Albert Park, Princes St, central city

Lightbells

Until Sat 29 Apr

Auckland-based composer and sound designer Thomas Press has created a six-metre-high structure (left) that lights up and creates sounds when its ropes are pulled. The soundscape is set to complement the nearby sounds of the Auckland Town Hall clock tower bell. Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, city centre

 

CategoryArticlesWidget - Dining Articles
AdvertModule - Advert - M-Rec / Halfpage

Latest

When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali
81845 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Books

When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali

by Bob Jones

A new biography finds fault with the legendary fighter, but praise wins by a mile.

Read more
Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 2017
81876 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Culture

Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 20…

by NZTV Craft Awards

The finalists of the New Zealand Craft Awards have been announced and here is the complete list.

Read more
Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scary it seems
81868 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Health

Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scar…

by Ruth Nichol

It sounds alarmingly like foot and mouth disease, but all they have in common is they are viral.

Read more
What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants the tourist experience
81902 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Travel

What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants…

by Pamela Wade

After living in Auckland for almost 25 years, Pamela Wade decides to reacquaint herself with the city where she still feels like a stranger.

Read more
The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment
80160 2017-10-22 00:00:00Z Crime

The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment

by Chris Birt

The mum-of-three was found on a hillside in sight of her farmhouse where she'd disappeared 7 months earlier. Suspicions swirled, but no answers found.

Read more
When I went to Rimutaka Prison for a three-course meal
81858 2017-10-22 00:00:00Z Food

When I went to Rimutaka Prison for a three-course …

by Lauraine Jacobs

A three-course meal inside prison walls proves a rewarding experience for food columnist Lauraine Jacobs.

Read more
The Lundy murders: Inside the case that gripped the nation for 17 years
81945 2017-10-21 07:23:00Z Crime

The Lundy murders: Inside the case that gripped th…

by Anne Marie May

A court reporter who's covered both of Mark Lundy's High Court trials looks at how the case has evolved, as the Court of Appeal deliberates his fate.

Read more
The Weinstein scandal is no surprise to this prominent NZ employment lawyer
81809 2017-10-21 00:00:00Z Social issues

The Weinstein scandal is no surprise to this promi…

by Mai Chen

In 25 years of law practice, Mai Chen has helped many women – very often senior employees – who have suffered from sexual harassment.

Read more