The weekend is nearly here- hurrah! Get out and enjoy what Auckland has to offer. First up is one for the locals...
Get into the Christmas Spirit
Christmas is coming early to Ellerslie Racecourse this year with the Midwinter Christmas Party being held this Saturday. Book yourself a table and enjoy a classic Christmas lunch, a flat-screen telly on your table tuned into trackside, a glass of bubbles on arrival. And of course, there are plenty of horses racing throughout the day to keep you entertained!
For more information see http://www.ellerslie.co.nz/main.html
When: Saturday June 16, 11.30am -5.30pm
Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie
Feast on a dish of Fish
Every Friday is TGIF night down at the Auckland Fish Market. If you're in the mood for some artisan foods and a touch of live jazz, then this could be the perfect spot for you to kick start your weekend. It's also just along the way from the Silo Outdoor movies, so why not combine a spot of dining with some entertainment. This week's movie is that old 80's classic The Breakfast Club.
When: Every Friday 5pm-9pm
Where: Auckland Fish Market, Jellicoe St, Auckland
Take in Tribes
Silo Theatre's latest offering Tribes opened to high praise last week and is set to run at the Maidment for the rest of the month. This play promises to deliver a blisteringly funny and heartfelt experience, which sounds pretty spectacular, so you should think seriously about heading out and watching it! To learn more, see their website.
When: From now until June 30
Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred St, Auckland.
Fall into Dance Fusion
Rasta Thomas's Rock the Ballet is currently being performed across the bridge at the Bruce Mason Theatre. This production fuses classical ballet technique with a variety of other dance types like hip hop, tap and contemporary dances. This show goes way beyond the normal dance experience, so if you're in the mood for something a little different head along and check it out. See the website for times and prices.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 16 &17
Where: Bruce Mason Theatre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd and the Promenade, Takapuna
A Shore Thing
Sticking to the North Shore theme, if you're making a trip over the bridge this weekend, then why not stop in at the monthly market taking place in Milford? Full of crafty goodness and live entertainment, it could be a fun way to kill some time in the seaside village.
When: Saturday June 16, 10am-2pm
Where: Milford Shopping Centre, Kitchener Road
Enjoy a Comedy Caper
The Pakuranga Comedy Club is featuring Urzila Carlson, Andrew Clay and Pax this Saturday at the Ye Olde Bailey pub on Ti Rakau Drive. The hilarious line up is sure to provide a lot of laughs as they are a talented bunch. Carlson features regularly on TV3's show 7 days and Clay has been a fixture on the NZ comedy scene for over 20 years. If you're in the mood for a giggle, then this is the place to be.
When: Saturday June 16, 8.30-10.30pm
Where: Ye Olde Bailey, 272 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga
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