A Halloween party you won't want to miss, plus more upcoming Auckland events

by India Hendrikse / 27 October, 2017
8 Drake St, central city

Katherine Throne: Wallflower

Allpress Studio, until Sat 28 Oct. 

Spring is in the air at Allpress Studio. With the weather getting warmer and the sun starting to shine, Auckland artist Katherine Throne’s series of works, titled Wallflower, created in collaboration with floral artist Felicity Jones, is a springtime treat. This collection of oil paintings and collages celebrates flowers, exploring their history in the domestic interior, and their ability to offer us strength and visual delight in a time where concrete jungles continue to grow and our green spaces sometimes seem to be shrinking.

Lawrence Arabia

Various venues, Tue 7 Nov-Tue 21 Nov

Titirangi, Ponsonby and Devonport: Canterbury indie-pop gem James Milne, aka Lawrence Arabia, is headed your way as part of his ‘Evening Alone with Lawrence Arabia’ tour.

183 Karangahape Rd

Finger Picking Good

The Wine Cellar, Thu 16 Nov

Music curators Kingsland Folk Club unite their fave local acts for an eve; from Americana to post-punk, highlights include indie-folk piece The Bollands (left). 

52 Tyler St, Britomart

Club Kid: Monsters Ball

The Deck at Ostro, Sat 28 Oct

In the 1980s and 1990s, the Club Kids were a group of New York dancers who led the city’s party scene. This Halloween party is a tribute, hosted by arts collective FAFSWAG. 

5/46 Fair Mall,  Otara Town Centre

An Unlovely Sorry

Fresh Gallery Ōtara, until Sat 2 Dec

This year’s Wallace Art Awards paramount winner Andy Leleisi’uao has a new body of work. Composed of a range of acrylic on canvas pieces, alongside installation works, it explores people’s daily frustrations and discontent. 

420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi

The Burning Hours

Te Uru Gallery, Sat 25 Nov-Sun 18 Feb

In this travelling exhibition by Dunedin artist Kushana Bush, her often violent and sexually fuelled gouache work is inspired by illuminated manuscripts, miniatures and decorative arts she saw while in Dublin.

444 Karangahape Rd

Kristy Gorman

Melanie Roger Gallery, Wed 8 Nov-Sat 2 Dec

In this exhibition of new works, painter Kristy Gorman presents clean lines, geometric shapes and pastel hues, the subtlety of her works the key to her appeal.

305 Queen St, central city

All is Full of Love

Q Theatre, Wed 8-Sat 11 Nov

Music group Blackbird Ensemble is paying tribute to Icelandic legend Björk, serving up the best of her musical repertoire with a chamber orchestra and vocal talent. 

183 Karangahape Rd

Moments AKL

Whammy Backroom, Sat 4 Nov

Much-loved Wellington gig curator Moments is coming to the big smoke. In this Auckland debut, buzz out to a bevy of talent, including Alexa Casino, DJ k2k and DJ aw b (left). 

217 Greenlane West, Epsom

General Collective Market

ASB Showgrounds, Sun 5 Nov

Got a Christmas list? Then this event is your go-to. The General Collective Lifestyle and Design Market boasts 350 curated designers and makers all under one roof. Fuel up at the food trucks and wine bar, then get the Christmas gift buying ticked off early.

17-19 Patiki Rd, Avondale

Pleasuredome Halloween style

Want to up the ante on your Pleasuredome experience? The musical team are celebrating Halloween, 80s style. With special ticket prices, prizes for the best costumes and the occasional spook and surprise throughout the night, make sure you hit up Look Sharp, stat.




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