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20° & RAINY ON SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY IN AUCKLAND
By Concrete Playground
February 14, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Weekend

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    By Concrete Playground
    February 14, 2019
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      • HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

        This purposefully repetitive horror-comedy franchise is back for another run.

      • ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

        It doesn't have the most original story, but this sci-fi action flick still delivers thanks to its compelling heroine and kickass fight scenes.

      • TARANTINO FEST

        This month-long festival will screen the likes of 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Kill Bill' and 'Pulp Fiction' every Friday.

      • ON THE BASIS OF SEX

        Celebrating the early years of US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career, this biopic takes a conventional approach but does its subject justice.

      • CAPHARNAüM

        This Oscar-nominated drama is undeniably stirring, but never self-assured enough to be subtle.

      • OUTSIDER SOUNDS

        A festival within a festival on the top floor of the Town Hall.

      • PAINTING WITH PUPPIES

        Paint a dog, then adopt a dog.

      • ESCAPE ROOM

        Cashing in on the real world craze, this horror film features inventive killer chambers, but lacks intrigue elsewhere.

      • MOVEMENT OF THE HUMAN

        A fusion of dance, music and light.

      • MISTRANSLATION LABORATORY

        Narrative research and a free performance.

      • PSUSY BACKYARD SCREENING

        The kind of rank comedy only a woman could write.

      • THE HATE U GIVE

        This compelling race-relations drama offers a perceptive, impassioned insight into America today.

      • BEN IS BACK

        A fine-tuned performance from Julia Roberts lifts this familiar addiction drama.

      • MARY'S ROOM

        A philosophical visual dance show.

      • LOVEPUKE

        A commentary on the modern dating scene by playwright legend Duncan Sarkies.

      • EURO DOES PRAWNS

        Feast on three courses of prawns for under $30.

      • THE RIDE

        A human library on wheels.

      • ZOO OPEN LATES

        The zoo will open its doors later than usual for an evening of animal spotting and talks.

      • THE DRAWING CLUB

        Capture models, still lifes and backdrops at this free sketching event.

      • FREE SOLO

        This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the stunning tale of rock-climber Alex Honnold and his historic attempt to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes.

      • GREEN BOOK

        This Oscar-nominated race-relations drama boasts excellent performances and warm intentions, but still remains problematic.

      • THE FRONT RUNNER

        Hugh Jackman plays a real-life presidential candidate caught up in a scandal in this timely political drama.

      • LAND ROVER NZ POLO OPEN

        The leading sporting and social affair returns for its 42nd year.

      • STORM BOY

        This classic Australian tale returns to the big screen.

      • MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

        With commanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, this historical drama couldn't feel more relevant today.

      • WORLD'S BIGGEST BOOT CAMP

        It will feature a world record attempt for the most people simultaneously performing a frog squat.

      • SUNRISE RAVE

        Early morning dance parties to leave you feeling refreshed for the day ahead.

      • INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL 2019

        The eighth instantiation of this stretching festival promises a tranquil and rejuvenating environment and delicious vegan catering.

      • SILO PARK: WORLD ON THE STREET

        Take your tastebuds around the globe at this four-part street food series.

      • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: KOOZA

        The world's most famous circus is returning with its trademark big top for the first time in five years.

      • MARY POPPINS RETURNS

        Everyone's favourite magical nanny is back in this charming sequel, with Emily Blunt leading the charge in a most delightful way.

      • POP-UP GLOBE 2018

        The full-scale replica of the second Globe Theatre returns to Auckland with more battles, more blood and its most controversial season yet.

      • CARVING WATER, PAINTING VOICE

        A collaborative exhibition exploring human migration and identity.

      • IRIS, IRIS, IRIS

        A multi-part installation exploring the diverse meanings of the word 'iris'.

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