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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Week

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By Concrete Playground
January 17, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gold

    This Australian-made thriller gives Zac Efron his turn at surviving the blistering outback, playing a stranger who spots a glistening nugget in a dystopian future.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spencer

    Kristen Stewart turns in a career-best performance as the People's Princess in this bold and enthralling slice-of-life biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Food Truck Collective in Onehunga

    Delicious eats and ice cold drinks are all on offer as the city's food trucks travel around various Auckland suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Food Truck Collective in Greenhithe

    Delicious eats and ice cold drinks are all on offer as the city's food trucks travel around various Auckland suburbs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 355

    A dream international cast leads this female-fronted spy action flick, but even Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penélope Cruz can't stop the globe-hopping result from being oh-so-basic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    King Richard

    Will Smith turns in an attention-grabbing performance as Venus and Serena Williams' father in this stirring drama about the two tennis stars' childhood.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scream

    Ghostface is back for another stab, this time attacking a new bunch of teens, in the horror franchise that definitely still loves scary movies.

  • Design & Style

    Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

    Celebrate the daring fashion icon in this exciting new exhibition, straight from the V&A museum in London.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Shandy Series

    Wet your whistle with six types of shandies at The Bavarian this summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Power Yoga + Poke Bowls

    The perfect combination for a wholesome mid-week evening of wellness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The King's Man

    The 'Kingsman' franchise gets a World War I-set prequel that no one asked for.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    House of Gucci

    This supremely soapy recounting of the Gucci family's 70s, 80s and 90s-era dramas is worth seeing for Lady Gaga's fantastic performance alone.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    There’s something bland and tedious in this neighbourhood: an empty reboot haunted by easy nostalgia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Something wicked this way comes — a wickedly stunning new Shakespeare adaptation starring a phenomenal Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will make you go “whoa!” at ‘The Matrix’ franchise’s mostly dazzling, almost-always-entertaining tumble back down the sci-fi rabbit hole.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lost Daughter

    Actor-turned-filmmaker Maggie Gyllenhaal makes a bold directorial debut, bringing Elena Ferrante's novel to the screen with an exceptional performance by Olivia Colman.

  • Food & Drink

    Frosé Your Way

    Embrace summer with two hours of bottomless frosé by the water's edge — complete with fruity flavours and fun toppings.

  • Food & Drink

    Casa Bacardi Summer Sessions

    Sip fresh mojitos, snack on delicious Caribbean-inspired bites and boogie to some of the city's best DJs .

  • Food & Drink

    Southside Stories: A Murder Mystery

    Sip cocktails while you unlock chapters to solve a (fictional) murder mystery gripping the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art Virtual Tour

    Virtually walk through this major exhibition exploring contemporary Māori art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    West Side Story

    The 1950s-set spin on 'Romeo and Juliet' returns to the screen — and, making his first-ever musical, Steven Spielberg turns it into a spectacular cinematic achievement.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude

    Not one for your coulrophobic friends, this rainbow-hued clown-filled exhibition is best viewed on a sunny day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist/He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa

    The landmark exhibition will showcase over 70 works from one of the country's most famous female artists.

  • Food & Drink

    Straight to Churly's

    Start your adventure in Auckland with some craft beer and a nose-to-tail feast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Sky

    Take your yoga practice to a whole new level — level 51, that is.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Tuesdays

    Wander through Auckland Museum's beautifully-lit galleries after dark.

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