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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
May 20, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Operation Mincemeat

    Colin Firth and 'Succession' star Matthew Macfadyen lead this World War II-set tale of espionage intrigue, which is based on a story so wild that it can only be true.

  • Food & Drink

    Passa Passa Pop-Up

    You have to be in the know to find this pop-up restaurant slinging handmade pasta, pizza and European-inspired cocktails at various locations around the city.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    House of IMAN at Imperial Lane

    A celebration of cocktails, music and voguing is being held late on Friday night.

  • 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

    The Northman

    Directed by 'The Witch' and 'The Lighthouse' filmmaker Robert Eggers, this Alexander Skarsgård-starring Viking epic is bold, bloody, brutal and brilliant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Unpacking a sex-tape scandal — as well as the state of the world today — this Romanian award-winner is scorching and searing from its first frame to its last.

  • Food & Drink

    Andiamo al Limoneto

    Stretch out the summer vibes a bit longer by sipping Euro-inspired gin cocktails in Andiamo's own lemon grove.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Drink Love Ponsonby 2022

    Whether you're after a cheap-as-chips meal deal or to splurge on something special, the month-long celebration has something for everyone.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    City of Colour

    Over 50 lighting installations, sculptures and artworks will illuminate the city from Quay Street to Karangahape Road.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Directed by 'Evil Dead' legend Sam Raimi, the latest MCU film about surgeon-turned-sorcerer Dr Stephen Strange is darker and trippier but still dispiritingly standard.

  • Food & Drink

    Oyster Happy Hour at Depot

    Celebrate the end of a long day or short week with half a dozen fresh Pacific oysters and a glass of bubbly for only $25.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    T-Rex Skeleton at Auckland Museum

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

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Rudi's Sangria Season

    How much sangria can you drink in two hours?

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pure Relaxation at The Hotel Britomart

    Perfect for some post-Omicron pampering or for a romantic staycation with your love.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan High Tea at the Park Hyatt

    Sip tea — or champagne — and enjoy multiple courses of delicious bites, with no animals harmed in the making.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live Jazz Sessions at Casita Miro

    Feel like you're a world away from Auckland's CBD as you gorge on delicious Spanish-style tapas and listen to live jazz from some of the city's best musicians.

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