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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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