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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for August

Catch brand new art exhibitions, eat at delicious Restaurant Month dining pop-ups and even drop into lunchtime drawing or yoga classes — it's all happening around Auckland in August.
By Concrete Playground
August 01, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Free Ice Cream Cake at Duck Island

    Ice cream cake first thing on a Friday? Don't mind if we do.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Pride at QT Queenstown

    Head to Queenstown for a glittering boozy brunch, drag artists and more this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light Up Ponsonby

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The World's Toughest' Photo Exhibition

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

  • Food & Drink

    Big Thursdays at Hoppers Garden Bar

    Start the downward slide into the weekend with live music and speciality cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Auckland Writers Festival 2022

    Over the seven-day festival, attendees can choose from readings, debates, literary theatre, free public events and picking the brains of Jane Campion, Liane Moriarty and David Duchovny.

  • Food & Drink

    Joylab Curry Club

    Because the only thing better than one night of curry is eight nights of curry.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Studio 54 Roller Rink Disco

    It's time to get groovy, baby.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fork N Funny

    Each month a lineup of a few of New Zealand's funniest comedians take the stage.

  • Food & Drink

    Bon Appétit with Stella Artois

    Pretend you've joined the mass Euro-summer exodus with this little slice of Paris on K' Road.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunday Vinyl Vibes at The Fox

    A simply top hole afternoon.

  • 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

    Whanau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    Smales Farmers Market

    Auckland's newest farmers market arrives across the harbour.

  • 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

    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

    Beervana 2022

    The capital's Comic-Con for beer lovers is back for another round.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    T-Rex Skeleton at Auckland Museum

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

  • 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

    Yona Lee: Arrangement for 5 Rooms

    You've never seen a handrail quite like this before.

  • Food & Drink

    Tanabata at Masu

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

  • 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

    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

    Harper Finn Live

    The New Zealand musician is celebrating the release of his debut EP — and you're invited to the party.

  • Love Island Screening at The Brit

    Grab your friends and your drink bottles — 'Love Island UK' is coming to the big screen.

  • Food & Drink

    MASU Unleashed at Weta Workshop

    Expect the unexpected during this evening of behind-the-scenes film action and delicious eats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight Tuesdays

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    The Black Phone

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga in the Sky

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Church Road's Feast of Five

    You've probably never done a wine tasting like this before.

  • Food & Drink

    Gochu Test Kitchen

    This monthly series will see Gochu co-owner and executive chef Jason Kim play around with fun and exciting dishes.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 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".

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