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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Week

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By Concrete Playground
July 04, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Samsung Foldable Films Festival

    This short film festival is showcasing flicks from local directors using the unique medium of foldable screens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Benediction

    Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies turns the life and work of World War I soldier, conscientious objector and poet Siegfried Sassoon into a lyrical biopic.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Waiheke Wine and Dine

    Banish those winter blues by cosying up by the fire with a glass of red at one of Waiheke's gorgeous wineries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matariki ki te Manawa

    The super-sized lighting and sculptural experience will illuminate the city centre in a series of events and installations.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Food & Drink

    Church Road's Feast of Five

    You've probably never done a wine tasting like this before.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Elemental AKL: The Snugs

    Cosy up in your own private igloo while scoffing snacks and sipping drinks

  • Design & Style

    Maggie Marilyn Winter Pop-Up

    Available by appointment only, this elevated shopping experience allows shoppers to browse the racks of Marilyn's new collection while enjoying pastries, hot coffee and mulled wine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light Up Onehunga

    Wrap up warm and head to Onehunga after dark to see some of the suburb's historic buildings come to life.

  • Food & Drink

    Elmo's Winter Truffle Menu

    Think truffle-topped crayfish ravioli, shaved truffle over a four-cheese pizza and of course, truffle burrata.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

    This groundbreaking exhibition of works dating from as far back as 1350 is the largest exhibition of icons to be staged in Australasia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes

    This mammoth exhibition is set to be the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned by a museum to New Zealand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunchtime Drop-In Drawing Session

    Do you dream of being a famous artist? Manifest it the right way and practice your skills in the Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    T-Rex Skeleton at Auckland Museum

    The greatest predator that ever lived is headed for Auckland Museum.

  • Food & Drink

    FISH Urban Wine Tasting

    You'll enjoy six local and international drops and accompanying snacks — and none of the usual winery worries about catching that last ferry home.

  • Food & Drink

    Britomart Saturday Farmer's Market

    This weekly inner-city farmer's market sells everything from fresh produce and flowers to coffee, vegan foods, pastries, sweet buns, crepes, juices and savoury snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasta and Peroni Nights at The Grounds

    See out the last sunny evenings of autumn with fresh pasta handmade by an ex-Baduzzi chef and ice-cold beers on tap.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yona Lee: Arrangement for 5 Rooms

    You've never seen a handrail quite like this before.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Civic Tours 2022

    This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.

  • Food & Drink

    Smales Farmers Market

    Auckland's newest farmers market arrives across the harbour.

  • 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.

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