Can two exes put their differences aside to make a killer sketch show? It’s been a decade since the break-up of Brynley Stent and Eli Matthewson, but they’re reuniting, and they promise they’re going to work together in a mature and respectful way. No show in 2019 will have more sexual tension than this. Don’t miss what is guaranteed to be a night of awkward giggles and undoubtedly relatable moments. Take your new partner to break the ice or even reunite with your ex for a night of laughs.
7–24 Mar Wastescape
Silo 6 Cnr Beaumont & Jellicoe Streets, Auckland
Gayle Chong Kwan: Wastescape – weaving landscapes of politics, dairy and waste. Wastescape is an immersive installation by British artist Gayle Chong Kwan that explores New Zealand’s relationship with food and dairy through pre-colonial agriculture, craft techniques and waste, and uses thousands of used plastic milk bottles and photography to create otherworldly landscapes. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, in partnership with art and environmental organisation Invisible Dust and the Humber Museums Partnership.
8–9 Mar Catacombs 2019
Wintergarden Theatre Queen Street under The Civic, Auckland
Friendly Potential in association with Resident Advisor take you on a two-night journey beneath Auckland’s historic Civic, to the incredible Wintergarden hall into the Catacombs. Over two nights in March, eight groundbreaking acts from around the world will come together at the Wintergarden, an iconic underground 1920s dance-hall that hosts one of the best sounding spaces in the country. Join Friendly Potential as some of the brightest minds in music propel this palatial dreamscape into the future.
15 Mar, 9pm No Standing Only Dancing
Raynham Park 145 Karangahape Road, Auckland
No Standing Only Dancing is a movement of people who love to dance to the best disco/funk tracks created in the Studio 54 era. As VIP guests, you’ll be treated to a night in a Manhattan dance studio, immersed into a boogie wonderland created through only the finest DJs and visual artists. You’ll be surrounded by music, lights, visuals, and maybe a hologram or two, and like Studio 54, our aim is to have a production value that is second to none. This is a night not to be missed. Grab your favourites and put on your dancing shoes.
15 Mar – 25 May Layover
Artspace 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Layover is an exhibition to be presented at Auckland’s Artspace which considers indigineity, being in motion and how the two intersect. Layover is the second iteration of an ongoing curatorial project which was initiated in 2017 at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, culminating in the exhibition The Commute. The third iteration, Transits and Returns, will open at the Vancouver Art Gallery in late 2019. Layover is a collaborative project led by curators Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Léuli Eshraghi, Tarah Hogue and Lana Lopesi.
16 Mar, 6pm Open Mic Night: Women’s Day
Corban Estate Arts Centre 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
This year we want to honour International Women’s day by giving the space to anyone to speak or perform on the themes of feminism, empowerment, intersectionality, equality, diversity, and solidarity. There is no need to pre-purchase tickets as you can pay cash at the event. If you are an artist, dancer, activist or poet and want to perform, you can email Pauline on firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Mar, 6pm Tributes to John Scott
Objectspace 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
Join Objectspace for an evening of creative responses to the life and work of architect John Scott. Curated by poet and writer Gregory O-Brien, Tributes to John Scott will feature eight responses to the beloved late Maori architect. Join us for a selection of musical, poetic and written responses, fast paced and ranging in form, celebrating Scott’s lasting impact on architecture in Aotearoa.
22 Mar, 5.40pm Movies in the Parks
Mairangi Bay Park Ramsgate Terrace, Mairangi Bay
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. He has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop. He embarks on a series of odd jobs to buy it, but when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Family activities from 5.40pm. Movie starts at sunset (approximately 7.45pm).
28 Mar, 8pm TEEKS & APO
Auckland Town Hall 301 – 317 Queen Street, Auckland
Soul singer TEEKS will headline his first ever New Zealand show when he joins the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a one-off gig at Auckland Town Hall as part of APO’s Session Series presented by Hallertau Brewery. Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi is a talented artist and songwriter with an extraordinary, rich and nostalgic voice. He released the critically acclaimed debut EP The Grapefruit Skies in 2017, and has been nominated for a prestigious Taite Music Prize and several New Zealand Music Awards, picking up the inaugural award for Best Maori Artist in 2018.
29 Mar, 7pm Sola Rosa with 7-Piece Band
Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road, Auckland
Sola Rosa and his full seven-piece band will be bringing the party to the Titirangi Festival’s ballroom along with SKILAA and DJ Sandy Mill Music. Join the fun for a twist, boogie, jig or whirl—whatever your dance move you’re welcome to come and share it on the dance-floor. Sola Rosa is one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts. With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon.