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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
July 29, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The World's Toughest' Photo Exhibition

    Tom Gould has captured a suite of striking portraits and films featuring people from Te Tairāwhiti.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Quiet Girl

    Tender, affecting and resonant, and filled with wonderful performances, this Gaelic-language coming-of-age drama tells a small tale with a big impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light Up Ponsonby

    Rug up warm and check out the twinkling sculptures and light displays illuminating Ponsonby.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Whanau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022

    Movie lovers of Auckland, the film-watching version of Christmas is here.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    This 2018 bestseller jumps from the page to the screen, but proves as pristine and polished as a swampy southern gothic murder-mystery melodrama can be.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Black Phone

    Reteaming with his 'Sinister' director Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke is unnervingly excellent in this tense and eerie 70-set horror film.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Gray Man

    Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans bounce off of each other with chalk-and-cheese aplomb in this globe-hopping action-thriller, Netflix's most expensive film to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Open

    Based on a true story, this entertaining Mark Rylance-starring underdog comedy focuses on the British man dubbed "the world's worst professional golfer".

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Long Day's Journey into Night' at the Q Theatre

    With discounted ticket prices and even a 'pay as you feel' evening, there's no excuse to miss this gritty family drama.

  • Gilbert and George: The Tamaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition 2022

    This exciting new exhibition of contempoary British artwork confronts themes and social topics that are often considered taboo.

  • Food & Drink

    Tanabata at Masu

    Enjoy festive vodka cocktails, write down your wish — and go in the draw to win a trip to Japan.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Taika Waititi's second 'Thor' film is a ball of playful, goofy, 80s-worshipping chaos — in both fun and messy ways.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Takapuna Winter Lights Festival

    Rug up warm, head over the bridge and prepare to be dazzled by larger-than-life light installations.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Fried Chicken Festival 2022

    The one-day event will see fried chicken fans able to get their greasy mitts on wings, chicken-topped waffles, burgers, baos and other delights.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Elemental AKL: The Snugs

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Onehunga Culinary Crawl

    Hop between three venues during this progressive dining experience.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Toi Tu Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art Virtual Tour

    Virtually walk through this major exhibition exploring contemporary Māori art.

  • Food & Drink

    Straight to Churly's

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

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