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24° & RAINY ON SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER IN AUCKLAND
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Week

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By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queers & Wares Christmas Market

    Pick up everything from unisex festival fashion to hand-bound notebooks at this one-off market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Christmas on Cross Street Vol II

    Pick up a vintage bargain, some new threads or some hand-crafted goodies at this glorified garage sale.

  • Design & Style

    Christmas Markets at Victoria Park Markets

    Auckland's historic brickwork buildings get festive.

  • Food & Drink

    Wise Boys Burgers x Double Dutch Fries Pop-Up

    Takapuna's European chippery is going vegan for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rail Land 2019

    This touring gig takes audience members into the world of public and chartered trains.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Above & Below

    This photography exhibition showcases the beauty of the ocean and our connection to it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An Eden Park Christmas

    The country's biggest stadium is getting into the Christmas spirit with local street food and a 500-strong choir.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After the Wedding

    Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are spectacular in this engrossing remake of a Danish Oscar nominee.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Great New Zealand Santa Run 2019

    Ho, ho, hop into your Santa suit and running shoes.

  • Food & Drink

    Miann Seven-Course Chocolate Tasting Menu

    This seven-course chocolate tasting menu will take your palate on a sugary journey through different themed delights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Knives Out

    Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette, this highly amusing whodunit is like Agatha Christie for modern-day America.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dead Don't Die

    Jim Jarmusch shuffles into the zombie genre, combining an extraordinary cast with his trademark deadpan comedy.

  • Food & Drink

    The Soda Counter

    Flaming, smoking and fizzing — a playful beverage counter is popping up in Newmarket.

  • Food & Drink

    First Day of Summer

    Free ice cream courtesy of New Zealand's favourite boutique dairy company.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grand Gelinaz Shuffle

    A worldwide food performance where chefs stay at home and swap recipes for one day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Do-Over

    LA's sangria-sipping institution returns to Auckland.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Secrets

    Starring Keira Knightley as a government employee-turned-whistleblower, this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller couldn't be more relevant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marriage Story

    Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are exceptional in Noah Baumbach's likely Oscar contender, which steps through the rocky aftermath of a marital breakdown.

  • Food & Drink

    Bacardi Mojito Motos

    Ride free tuk tuks from one mojito to the next.

  • Food & Drink

    Glasshouse Christmas Market

    This free Christmas market is set to host over 30 local brands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 20th Annual 24-Hour Movie Marathon

    The Mt Everest of viewing experiences returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Charlie's Angels

    The feisty female spy franchise is back (again) with a great Kristen Stewart-led cast, but an inescapably generic feel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Thursdays Auckland

    The city's most colourful strip will come alive with bands, drag queens, poetry and markets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas

    Basement Theatre's annual Christmas show is back for a star-studded space adventure.

  • Food & Drink

    The Weird Beer Challenge

    This one-off event sets out to redefine what beer can, and should, be.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ready or Not

    A bride plays a murderous game of hide and seek with her bloodthirsty new in-laws in this entertaining horror-comedy, which serves up bumps, jumps, laughs and vicious satire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Royal New Zealand Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

    Follow the breadcrumbs for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak

    An immersive night at the theatre filled with sibling showdowns, dancing and Bollywood movie magic.

  • Food & Drink

    Alberton Vintage Market Day

    This celebration of vintage and pre-loved goods is returning to Mount Albert's 1860s mansion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo & Juliet' Live in Concert

    One of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time becomes a masquerade rock show.

  • Food & Drink

    Night Noodle Markets 2019

    Clear your calendar, the outdoor noodle market is back for ten nights.

  • Food & Drink

    Friday Night Wheel and Wine

    Form vessels with clay while nursing your own goblet of vino.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Last Christmas

    Inspired by the 80s Wham! song, and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this festive rom-com is a contrived but sweetly engaging seasonal affair.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Sleep

    Returning to Stephen King's famous book and Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror movie, this moody sequel works best when it finds its own ways to shine.

  • Food & Drink

    Il Buco at Fitzroy Lounge Bar

    Ponsonby's Roman-style pizza institution returns.

  • Food & Drink

    Auckland Historic Bar Tour

    Visit five legendary venues and learn about local history on this pub crawl.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

    This immersive exhibition follows the journey of Captain Cook's Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa.

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