There She Goes: Women’s Counter Cinema In The 20th Century
19 Sep – 26 Oct
44 Lorne St, Auckland
Academy Cinema in association with the NZ Film Commission and Suffrage 125 presents a selection of pioneering films made by women in the latter half of the 20th century. This selection endeavours to highlight the radical work done by women through the medium of film. There will be a selection of films played from 19 September-26 October. For more information visit the Academy Cinema website (academycinemas.co.nz).
The Guerilla Collection – Ours. By us. For all.
2 Oct – 4 Nov / 5pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey St Auckland
This work unites Pacific artists from across multiple disciplines in creating fresh and engaging Pacific art. In collaboration with Black Grace dance artists, movement forms the backbone of the festival and is the common thread that runs through each of the pieces of work. This is a piece not to be missed as these artists imagine the future of Auckland city. It will be run from the 2-4 November with free entry across all events with no bookings required. Visit the ASB Waterfront Theatre website (asbwaterfronttheatre.co.nz) for more information.
Art Week Auckland
6 – 14 Oct
Various venues around Auckland
An annual event in Auckland City, Art Week is a celebration of visual arts. The 2018 festival presents the work of over 1,000 artists in over 100 venues that include galleries, public and private spaces, pop ups and street art. For the complete run down of events. For more information visit the Studio One website (studioone.org.nz).
My Name Is Peaches – A Tender Collection / Exhibition
9 Oct / 5pm
Elam School, Auckland
Featuring work by artists, Zoe Bokany, Synthia Bahati, Natasha Matila-Smith and Naawie Tutugoro. Acknowledging moana nui a kiwa these artists aim to deconstruct the traditional gallery format in a non-violent way. Join them at Elam’s Projectspace gallery for an evening of multimedia art exploring elevation, the feminine, melanin and liberation.
DANZ How To Be Your Stupid Self Clown Workshop
13 Oct / 10am–12pm
113 Wellesley St, Auckland
Come down to Auckland’s beautiful dance studios on Wellesley Street for the opportunity to tap into your inner clown. A beginner’s course in clown dynamics and presented by Thomas LaHood and Jo Randerson. There is no need for a background in performance to attend this workshop, it is accessible to all abilities, beginners to those who want to brush up on their techniques. After the workshop you are sure to be feeling calmer, happier and more relaxed. Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased on the Eventbrite website (eventbrite.co.nz).
A Lost Cause
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
After being inappropriately discharged from a mental health facility, six women navigate their lives and themselves as they adapt to their new found freedom. As the cracks appear in a dangerously thin veneer of order, one of their own fails to survive the real world and the rest must band together to protect what little family they have. Please note A Lost Cause contains mentions of mental health and suicide. Tickets can be purchased on the Basement Theatre website (basementtheatre.co.nz).
PŪREREHUA: Spoken Word evening in honour of Michelle Durey
17 Oct / 7:30pm
85 Garnet Rd, Westmere
A tribute to Michelle Durey, the creator of Atawhai’s first spoken word evening. Pūrerehua or ‘butterfly’ is an evening of spoken word poetry and conversation around mental health. This event is a part of a series by Atawhai in association with Changing Minds. The festival also coincides with Mental Health Week.
Arts In The Ville
20 – 22 Oct
Various Venues 10am–4pm
Helensville’s three-day celebration of local art falls on this year’s labour weekend. An event that celebrates local artists and it is also an opportunity for you to meet artists in their working spaces, talk to them about their work, purchase pieces of art direct from the artist in their open studio or from one of the pop-up venues which will be open for the weekend. A unique opportunity and a fabulous excuse to get out of the city. For more information visit artsintheville.co.nz
24 Oct – 3 Nov
305 Queen St, Auckland
From a group of powerful and acclaimed feminist theatre-makers, Julia Croft, Virginia Frankovich and Nisha Madhan, comes a new work of dissection and dissent on female bodies, female violence and female rage. The character Medusa has been featured throughout western popular culture, written about by Freud and Shakespeare, painted by Caravaggio, Medusa has now been reclaimed in this piece of theatre. Presented at the Q Theatre, Medusa will be played over a number of dates and is not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased through the Q Theatre website (qtheatre.co.nz).
Princess Chelsea + Band live at Hollywood Cinema
26 Oct / 7pm
20 St Georges Rd, Avondale
Catch Princess Chelsea + Band live at Hollywood Cinema Avondale with support from Polyester and Creme Jean. A rare performance of Princess Chelsea and band performing from her back catalogue and a plethora of new material. Don’t miss New Zealand’s very own pop princess. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Under The Radar website (undertheradar.co.nz).
Doc Edge Presents: Dancer
27 Oct / 2pm
44 Lorne St, Auckland
Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America. Only 28 years of age and Sergei Polunin is one of the biggest names in ballet today.
The Ghosts of Basement Past: Basement’s 10th Birthday Party
27 Oct / 7:30pm
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Getting into the Halloween spirit Basement celebrates their 10th birthday keeping with the spooky theme. No tickets needed, join them for a night of dancing, bands, DJs and performance. Come dressed as your favourite Basement show, character, staff member or any memory from the Basement past that means something to you.
King In The Ring
Barfoot & Thompson Stadium
203 Kohimarama Rd Selwyn College Grounds, Kohimarama
The King in the Ring Eliminator Series is back with the fifth edition of the lightweights, setting out to find the King of the 62kg weight division in the last man standing tournament format. Be ringside at the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium on November 9th to witness 8 of New Zealand’s top stand up fighters as they square off under international K-1 rules, bringing together their own techniques born from kickboxing, boxing, muay thai, MMA, kung fu, kyokushin karate, and other martial arts, in a survival series of explosive, three-round elimination bouts. Visit iTicket to purcahse your tickets (iticket.co.nz).
Words: Mya Cole