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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Weekend

Spend your long weekend checking out a Lunar New Year street festival, scoffing Nepalese dumplings, or catching HAIM and Fred Again at Laneway.
By Concrete Playground
January 27, 2023
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Skinamarink

    Made for just $15,000 by a first-time filmmaker, this unsettling experimental horror flick will get inside your head.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Slowthai Sideshow for Flood-Relief

    The British rap artist is holding a special one-off Auckland sideshow for flood relief.

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Rudi's Bottomless Frosé Drag Brunch

    Dr Rudis' famous drag brunch is back — and this time they're throwing in bottomless frosé.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tár

    Cate Blanchett turns in another awards-worthy performance in this powerful, complicated and compelling drama about a cancelled conductor.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cancelled: Auckland Lantern Festival 2023

    After three years of cancellations, New Zealand's biggest cultural event is back — in a brand new location.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Music in Parks

    Spent your weekends this summer checking a run of free music events taking place across the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year at SkyCity

    SkyCity is set to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with live entertainment and night noodle markets.

  • Food & Drink

    Fat Daddy's Bottomless Burgers, Beer and Bubbles

    Spend two hours scoffing bottomless smash burgers — then wash them down with all the prosecco and beersies you can sink.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Babylon

    'La La Land' filmmaker Damien Chazelle steps back into Hollywood's past, with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt leading a jam-packed Golden Age-set spectacle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

    Guy Ritchie's latest caper turns Jason Statham and Aubrey Plaza into globe-trotting spies, and is happy to stick to the filmmaker's usual formula.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movies in Parks 2023

    The free outdoor screenings of classic family flicks and newly released blockbusters are coming back for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Straight to Churly's

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Tuesdays

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Sky

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

  • Food & Drink

    The QT Rooftop Green Room

    Enjoy the hottest (and highest) private party in town.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    M3GAN

    Move over Chucky: there's a new killer doll terrorising the screen, and entertaining cinemagoers, in this supremely self-aware sci-fi/horror flick.

  • Food & Drink

    Rüdi's Bakehouse Pop-Up in Whangamata

    Now you can top off your morning beach walk with a twice-baked almond croissant and some damn good Eighthirty coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Frosé Your Way at Dr Rudi's

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Auckland Museum Rooftop Tours

    Top off your museum trip with a visit to the historic building's exclusive rooftop.

  • 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.

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