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Where would you like to find yourself this Friday night? Say you’re at a loose end, you haven’t been out in a while, you’re looking to see some good live music and you need some ideas.
Well you’ve come to the right place. I’m focusing on just two things happening this weekend, which happen to be on the same night. It’s what’s known as a gig clash where I come from, and can be a logistical nightmare for those with busy social calendars. But never fear – I’m here to introduce you to the fine art of gig hopping.
Now a lot of you might be at Halloween parties this weekend, but for those who aren’t, there are still some shows on if you fancy it. There’s also way more Halloween themed gigs on these days, so you may even chose to do both. Head into town in full costume, enjoy the music, and embrace the madness and vast array of grown-ups playing dress up that greets you on arrival.
This week, Kiss and The Fall drop by, plus we have the usual host of kickass local gigs.
The NZ International Film Festival starts this Thursday. It’s one of the best things about July. For some it’s an indulgent winter holiday, the perfect excuse to book time off and hang out at the Civic, seeing as many films as you can squeeze into one fortnight. More than two in one day is a challenge though, you can get pretty sleepy doing that, so remember to pace yourself.
Apart from that there’s plenty on in all the usual haunts and places, above and beyond the tasty list you see before you. But if you’re into your music, this is a good start. And if you’re lucky, you might discover your new favourite thing on your travels this week.
It’s the end of June already, but the show never stops. As you can see by the monthly madness that is the bFM Breakfast Club, Auckland is a city that gets up damn early, and goes to bed quite late.
Here’s Dedee with this weekend’s happenings: This Sunday it’s the Winter Solstice, a sign of great things to come. The longest night (longer than a 2am lock-in down ya local) the shortest day, and the start of the welcome journey towards Spring. To celebrate, you could go for a quick dip at a Midwinter Swim, go see some live music, or enjoy the extra hours of darkness and hibernation.
It’s also the start of the Matariki Festival, on from 20 June – 19 July. This celebrates Te Tau Hou (Māori New Year) with around 100 events all over Auckland. Check out their website here.