Metro's guide to what's on in February

by India Hendrikse / 01 February, 2017

Sir David Attenborough: A Quest for Life. Feb 1-2

It’s almost sacrilege to even describe Him, so we’ll simply say the world’s most lovable naturalist is coming to Auckland.
The Civic, aucklandlive.co.nz

The Mikado. Feb 14-19

Lolz: Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous comedic work.
ASB Waterfront Theatre, nzopera.com

Hot Brown Honey. Feb 14-18

Prudes, step down. Hot Brown Honey is political cabaret with lots of leopard print and a little nail-biting circus.
ASB Theatre, aucklandlive.co.nz

Heineken Urban Polo. Feb 25

With live DJs and a relaxed dress code, polo is shrugging off its elite origins.
Shore Rd Reserve, urbanpolo.co.nz

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Feb 15-Mar 11

Feminism at its sassiest. Alice Birch’s provocative new play declares the battle for gender equality is not over in Silo Theatre’s first production of 2017.
Basement Theatre, silotheatre.co.nz

Spirit House. Feb 16-Mar 5

A studio in Nong Khai is frequented by the same woman, in two different times: one in 1932, and one in 2017. Creepy.
Herald Theatre, aucklandlive.co.nz

 

Take Me To The River. Feb 10-Mar 4

Photographer Russ Flatt’s exhibition of nudes in landscapes is a magical foray into his time spent living in Vermont. 
Tim Melville Gallery timmelville.com

Wet Hot Beauties:  Sea Change. Feb 21-26

Taking their cue from 1940s Hollywood, with retro swimsuits and red-hot lippy, this troupe of 80 women (and one man) is back with a full-length water ballet. 
Parnell Baths, whbs.co.nz

Wanderlust. Feb 2-5

Yogis, unite. Wanderlust taps into mindful living with four days of talks, concerts, yoga classes and outdoor activities for the conscious consumer. 
Wairakei, Great Lake Taupo, wanderlust.com

Pride Festival. Feb 10-26

The LGBT+ community’s loud and proud annual celebration. Catch you at the parade. See page 24.
Auckland-wide, aucklandpridefestival.org.nz

Splore. Feb 17-19

Dress to the 2017 theme of Strangely Familiar and immerse yourself in the all-ages, all-welcoming music and arts shebang. 
Tapapakanga Park, splore.net

Click here for our full festival guide 

 

This article was first published in the January- February 2017 issue of Metro. Follow Metro on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to the weekly e-mail

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