• Event

    The Circling Sun featuring Tyra Hammond

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Ponsonby Social Club, Ponsonby

    Ponsonby Social Club is the perfect venue for a Wednesday night drink with friends, providing a warm and intimate setting combined with some of New Zealand's most talented improv artists.

  • Event

    How Diversity Works?

    Wednesday, August 17 - Saturday, September 3, 2011

    Art Station, Ponsonby

    How Diversity Works is an exhibition that delves into a complex and intriguing dialogue about diversity, moving beyond the usual categories, such as culture, gender, sexuality and disability.

  • Event

    Rhythm and Vines First Lineup Announcement

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    The Conservatory, Auckland

    An invite, which was sent out on Thursday, gave members of the media and invited guests of the festival a sneak peak into the Rhythm and Vines 2011 design. On Wednesday, the Rhythm and Vines Festival will release it's much anticipated first release of acts while also launching it's new look and website for 2011. With over 13,000 tickets already sold, there will be a lot of eyes on this release. The artwork featured a cleverly designed snapshot of the Gisborne venue crafted in paper, as if overlooking south across Wai-O-Hika Estate, past Waikanae Beach - which hosts the infamous BW Campgrounds - through to Young Nick's Head. Kiwi designer Briton Smith is accredited to the work. Tune into ZM, U, or the R&V Facebook page for the announcement betweem 6-6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

  • Event

    The Tanglers Cave

    Friday, July 29 - Saturday, September 3, 2011

    The Two Rooms, Newton

    For the past twenty years Adam Derums has made artworks that question what beauty is and how we experience it.

  • News

    NZ Police Graffiti – If you can’t beat em, join em!

    the work cleverly utilises street, online and PR which would offer a unique channel to promote the recruitment of new members for NZ Police. Well done NZ Police.

  • Event

    Departure Club VIII

    Saturday, August 13, 2011

    1885, Auckland

    The night always delivers fresh new music without relying on the Top 40 to fill a bar. These guys have their ear to the ground, and know what is hot and what deserves shots.

  • Event

    Jesse Sheehan, Sean Kirkwood & Emily Forbes

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    The Kings Arms, Newton

    Three up and coming singer songwriters playing Wednesday night at The Kings Arms

  • Event

    Calendar Girls

    Wednesday, August 10 - Saturday, August 20, 2011

    The Civic, Auckland

    A very British tale, with a very British heart, Calendar Girls is based on an inspiring true story that is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

  • Event

    I Love You Bro – Open Dialogue on Digital Identity

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

    This Tuesday, Silo Theatre questions the breakdown of boundaries between our public and private selves as we increasingly express ourselves in digital environments.

  • Event

    Owl City

    Friday, August 12, 2011

    Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

    Owl City is the best known work of the super talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young.

  • Event

    Wynyard Quarter Opening Day

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

    Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

    Anticipation levels are high for one of the largest developments in the Auckland viaduct since the viaduct itself.

  • Event


    Friday, June 24 - Monday, October 24, 2011

    Auckland Museum, Auckland

    True to the spirit of Cirque du Soleil’s thrilling creations, AQUA is a multi-sensory adventure.

  • Event

    Auckland Art Fair

    Thursday, August 4 - Sunday, August 7, 2011

    Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

    The Auckland Art Fair was developed to encourage involvement, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in New Zealand.

  • Event

    I Am Giant

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Backstage, Auckland, Auckland

    I Am Giant has the biggest online following of any NZ rock band. Find out why this week at Backstage.

  • Event

    R&V Soundcheck featuring Diplo, Magnetic Man, Digitalism djset & Nero

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Spark Arena, Auckland

    Expect to see elements of New Zealand's favourite Festival come to life in the indoor arena. This is well and truly a step in the right direction for the Festival, bringing it's ethos indoors and promising to raise the bar for live performances at Vector Arena. The Rhythm and Vines production team have been given free reign to let loose in Auckland's largest indoor arena, promising on delivering a never seen before experience to the unsuspecting 5000 attendees. The second release of acts for Rhythm and Vines will also be released on the night, hinting towards the possibility of one of the acts returning for New Years celebrations. Playground tweeters. Get tweeting. Concrete Playground has one double pass to giveaway. Simply tweet @PLAYGROUNDNZ & @RHYTHMANDVINES and tell us how fired up you are. Winner drawn on Wednesday, September 28 2011 at 5pm.

  • Event

    The Chills

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    The Kings Arms, Newton

    What better way to warm yourself up on a Friday night than by providing a round of applause for NZ rock royalty.

  • Event

    Damien Hirst: The Dead and The Souls

    Tuesday, July 19 - Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

    Infamous for his wealth, celebrity and record-breaking auction prices, Damien Hirst has become the poster boy for British art.

  • Event


    Sunday, July 31, 2011

    The Civic, Auckland

    Get up close with the Brazilian superstar in this documentary that brings to life the man and his short yet flamboyant career.

  • News

    What are you listening to Auckland?

    Auckland. What are you listening to?

  • Event

    The Get Up Kids w/ The Jury and The Saints

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Juice Bar, Auckland, Parnell

    It has been over ten years since five kids from Kansas City USA crashed the party of every punk-leaning teen worldwide.

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