June 2, 2017

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?

Theatre

JEKYLL AND HYDE

Meet the most delightfully evil man alive: Mr Jekyll, a man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach.

This mad-cap rendition of Jekyll and Hyde celebrates the darkness within us all. A completely reworked version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, this terrifyingly hilarious theatre-comedy plays at The Basement Theatre from 4-15 July as a gloriously scary (yet sexy) adventure for the 21st century.

4 – 15 July @ 8pm | Basement Theatre | basementtheatre.co.nz

 

Musical

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

This acclaimed production tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50s rock ‘n’ roll duo Tom & Jerry, The Simon & Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.

Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s photographs and film footage accompanied by a full band performing all their hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more.

NEED NEW VIDEO WATCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEO HERE: thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com/

23 July @7pm | ASB Theatre | Auckland

 

Puppet Show

PUPPET FICTION

Everybody be cool! This is a mother f**king puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally. Award-winning homegrown hit show, three performers, 21 marionettes, three episodes, one hour of bat-sh*t crazy madness.

With Anya Tate-Manning, James Nokise & Jon Coddington. Directed by Hannah Clarke.

11 – 15 July @8.30pm | Basement Theatre

 

Jamming

AUCKLAND BLUES MUSIC CLUB JAM NIGHT

If you’re keen for a jam, bring your instrument or your voice and have a chat to us on the door about putting your name down on the performers sheet for your shot at three songs on stage jamming with other blues enthusiasts. If you’re not a performer, come along, have a drink and enjoy the great music and company!

14 June @8pm | Arthur’s Bar And Grill

 

DJ + Art

THE BODY LAID BARE OPEN LATE: K2K AND HUGO JAY

Get up close and personal with Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate after dark with a series of late night events featuring DJs, live music, and entry to the exhibition.

13 June @7pm | Auckland Art Gallery

 

Concert

CLAUDE HAY

From Sydney’s Blue Mountains, this award-winning Australian solo artist delivers the best of foot-stomping traditional blues, heart-stopping hard rock and booty-shaking funk with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. The ultimate DIY musician, Claude forged his ‘live’ sound using looping technology, creating a band vibe with NO band, and builds a new custom guitar for each new recording!

17 June @8pm | Uxbridge Arts & Culture

 

Classical Music

BACH & BEETHOVEN

While the cooler months are steadily approaching, Bach Musica NZ presents a heart-warming programme as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The ensemble is delighted to welcome back Rita Paczian, their music director and international conductor in residence, who is guaranteed to ignite the town hall with her distinct and compelling musical gusto.

L. v. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor

J.S. Bach Cantata 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

11 June @5pm | Auckland Town Hall

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