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The Best Things to Do in Wellington This Long Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
June 23, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matariki ki Poneke Festival

    It's the first time the country gets to mark Matariki with a public holiday, so celebrate with one of these exciting events happening around the capital.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    TEEKS With the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performing over three nights in the stunning surroundings of the St James Theatre, this collaberation between two of Aotearoa's most talented musical acts is not to be missed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Te Whanganui-a-Tara

    This exciting and interactive new exhibition explores Wellington's cultural history.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Wellington Zoo Welcome Weekends

    Nab an adult pass to the zoo for less than the cost of a coffee.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jurassic World Dominion

    The sixth film in the dinosaur franchise reteams OG stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum — but even that can't save its extinction-level struggles.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Zealandia Day Tours

    Get out of the house and into a much-needed dose of nature, accompanied by birdsong from native creatures like takahē, kākā and little spotted kiwi.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    'Drive My Car' may have won an Oscar, but Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's second powerful and poignant drama of the past year is equally as masterful.

  • Food & Drink

    Gnocchi Gnights

    Because what better way to celebrate Thursday than with a big, cheesy bowl of pillowy potato goodness?

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here

    Glen Hayward's new exhibition asks the question: just because it's in a gallery, does that make it art?

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles and Brunch

    With a spread of delicious pastries, fruit platters, cheeses and cocktails, St Johns' new brunch series is set to turn any Saturday into a special occasion.

  • Food & Drink

    Yes Way Frosé

    Stay warm by the toasty fireplace while you sink icy alcoholic slushies — topped with bottomless sweet treats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matarau

    Don't miss this timely exhibition which explores the role art has in helping us navigate turbulent times.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paper Pals Aotearoa

    Wellington's CBD has just gotten got a heck of a lot cuter.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Koha Yoga

    Exercise your mind, body and soul (and support the local community) for pocket change.

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