A play about Tinder, plus more upcoming Auckland theatre

by India Hendrikse / 20 October, 2017

Annual Leave

Checks Downtown, Fri 27 Oct

It’s that time of year where we’re all lusting over the idea of a lazy vacay. Photographers Brendan Kitto and Eliza Trubuhovich (whose work is above) explore what a not-so-typical vacation could look like across a range of continents in this pop-up exhibition, Annual Leave. Please hurry up, summer. 3/7 High St, central city

Fiesta Del Sol

Villa Maria Estate Winery, Sat 11 Nov

Spanish for ‘festival of the sun’, Fiesta Del Sol is a celebration that marks the start of summery weather. It’s gonna be one hell of a party. 118 Montgomerie Rd, Maangere

Angus and Julia Stone

The Civic, Fri 15 Dec

The cutest brother-sister duo in the um, whole world, are heading back to New Zealand to promote the release of their latest album, Snow. Cnr Queen St & Wellesley St, central city

Sam Outlaw

Tuning Fork, Thu 30 Nov

Dated, old, tired. Whatever you thought of country music before, your preconceptions will go out the window at country singer Sam Outlaw’s show. 42-80 Mahuhu Cres, central city


Smyth Galleries, Thu 9–Thu 30 Nov

Photographic artist Emma Bass is known for her work with flowers. Embellish references the still lifes of the Dutch Masters and adds a touch of ikebana; in it, she mixes real flowers with fake, raising questions of authenticity.
41 Jervois Rd, St Marys Bay

Love Me Tinder

Freida Margolis, Sun 29–Mon 30 Oct and The Classic Comedy Club, Thu 2–Sat 4 Nov

It used to be a novelty to find love on Tinder, now it’s just the norm (if you’re lucky). This musical is the story of a pair whose romance goes horribly haywire. 440 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn; 321 Queen St, central city

Titirangi Painters 25th Annual Art Exhibition

Te Uru, Sat 28–Sun 29 Oct

A fire at Titirangi War Memorial Hall caused an early end to this exhibition. This encore show makes up for it with work by artists like Sharon Mann (above). 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi


Basement Theatre, Tue 24–Sat 28 Oct

Created by Vivian Aue in collaboration with artists of AUE Dance Collective, this is a story of the sexual history of the Pacific, told through steamy dances. Lower Greys Ave, central city

The Weeknd

Spark Arena, Wed 29 Nov

‘Can’t Feel My Face’ R&B singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, got his name after he spontaneously dropped out of high school one weekend and never came home. Worth it. Mahuhu Cres, central city


Aotea Centre, Thu 23 Nov

In this one-night only collaboration, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra sets the pace for performances by circus company The Dust Palace. The story, which features performers on apparatus such as aerial silks and hula hoops, is a fairy tale fuelled by classical music. 50 Mayoral Drv, central city


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