Laneway fest and more fun things coming to Auckland

by India Hendrikse / 14 September, 2017
Albert Park, Mon 29 Jan 2018
Albert Park, Mon 29 Jan 2018

Laneway Festival

OMG, the Laneway line-up is out and it’s as sweet as ever. From 15-year-old indie pop singer Billie Eilish (above) to indie rock band The War on Drugs, electronic geniuses Bonobo and our very own Aldous Harding, it’s a perfect daydream. Bowen Ln, central city

Q Theatre, Tue 24 Oct–Sat 4 Nov
Q Theatre, Tue 24 Oct–Sat 4 Nov

Te Pō

Winner of the Excellence Award at last year’s Auckland Theatre Awards, Te Pō is a must-see. Directed by Ben Crowder, the missing-person story uncovers more about the complexity of love than it does crime.
305 Queen St, central city

Various locations, Sat 30 Sep–Sun 15 Oct
Various locations, Sat 30 Sep–Sun 15 Oct

Gatherings on the Manukau

Historically, the Manukau Harbour has been a source of food and a passage for travel. This exhibition presents photos from Auckland Libraries’ heritage collection, igniting dialogue around the water’s conservation.

In cinemas Thu 5 Oct
In cinemas Thu 5 Oct

Mountain

Mountains are places of both fear and wonder. Director Jennifer Peedom has collaborated with the Australian Chamber Orchestra to produce this cinematic experience, capturing mountain footage from 21 different countries.

ASB Waterfront Theatre, 31 Oct–15 Nov
ASB Waterfront Theatre, 31 Oct–15 Nov

Red Speedo

How far would you go to get what you want? Red Speedo depicts a drug scandal among competitive swimmers, highlighting how under capitalism, success supersedes morals.

Civic Theatre, Thu 2 Nov
Civic Theatre, Thu 2 Nov

Bic Runga

It’s been 20 years since Bic Runga released her debut album Drive and to celebrate, she’ll perform the entire record at three shows around the country. Talk about a throwback.


Bruce Mason Centre, Wed 11–Sat 14 Oct
Bruce Mason Centre, Wed 11–Sat 14 Oct

Dirt and Other Delicious Ingredients 

This one’s perfect for kids during the school holidays. Live all your food-fight dreams by watching an on-stage tomato fight in this dance theatre work that features live music. The Promenade, Takapuna

Logan Campbell Centre, Thu 21 Sep
Logan Campbell Centre, Thu 21 Sep

Mac Miller

Rapper and singer Mac Miller released his latest album The Divine Feminine at the end of last year and music magazine Pitchfork described it as “the most accomplished album of his career”. Miller’s exploration of feminine energy proves rap doesn’t have to be all bitches n’ hoes. 217 Green Ln, Epsom

Basement Theatre, Wed 20–Sat 23 Sep
Basement Theatre, Wed 20–Sat 23 Sep

Super Hugh-Man

Who knew Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine could inspire cabaret music? We certainly never picked it, but Jennifer Ward-Lealand has ditched her acting shoes to take on the challenge of director for this cabaret show. Wolverine will be resurrected and promised immortality. Lower Greys Ave, central city

Herald Theatre, Tue 24–Tue 31 Oct
Herald Theatre, Tue 24–Tue 31 Oct

The Dunstan Creek Haunting

If you’re easily spooked, then this isn’t for you. Based on real-life accounts of New Zealand ghost tales, this theatre will chill your spine as both the actors and audience intertwine with the paranormal. Warning: spookiness claims are up there with The Conjuring. 50 Mayoral Drv, central city

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