This weekend: What's on in Auckland
Looking for something to do this weekend? We check out Auckland's best events and take a sneak peek at next week.
Flight of the Conchords - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Not every artist can pull off four (almost complete) sell-out shows, but New Zealand's very own Flight of the Conchords are about to do just that.
After a brilliant outing at the Town Hall earlier this month, Bret and Jemaine are setting up shop at Vector Arena all weekend to prove just why we love them so much. No doubt, there will be Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor as Business Time ticks over and the lads Rock the Party, but don't let that put you off.
Flight of the Conchords at Vector Arena, June 29 - July 1. Tickets still available from Ticketmaster for Saturday night's show.
Weird Together's World Together - Saturday
All four corners of the globe are coming to Silo Park this weekend for this mini-festival. There will be live music from Ghana, Sudan, Nigeria and Trinidad, as well as DJs Hopepa and Uncle Barnie, The Around The World in 80 Tunes World Music Jukebox, food and a licensed bar.
Weird Together's World Together at Silo Park, June 30 from 12 - 6pm. Entry is free.
Mazzive - Saturday
This star-studded show featuring Adeaze, Che Fu, Three Houses Down and Sons of Zion is being held to educate and inspire the high school students of Auckland.
Split into an all-ages gig and an all-encompassing community celebration, this show run by high school music teacher and musician Ben Tapueluelu aims to fill a gap for musical events that are safe, encouraging and inspirational for South Auckland's youth.
Mazzive at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, June 30 from 10am -3pm (all ages) and 6 - 11pm (general public). Tickets $10 for all ages and $50 for evening show from Ticket Direct.
Pirate City Rollers present Zombie Prom - Saturday
Pick out your best prom outfit, douse yourself in blood, stick on the fake skin and get ready to party till you die. This fundraising event will have prizes for the best - and worst - dance moves, and a cash bar, so get your skates on. (Skates not actually required.)
Pirate City Rollers present Zombie Prom at Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall, June 30 from 7pm. Tickets $15 on the door.
Staying In / Going Out
If you are a bit slack like me, you possibly missed this year's big Oscar winner, The Artist, when it was in cinemas. But thank goodness, it's now out on DVD. So wrap up on the couch, pop your own popcorn and take in the black and white, silent movie that, if everything that's written about it is true, will steal your heart.
Victoria Park Market is going through something of a facelift at the moment, and one of the newest nip and/or tucks is Libertine. Full of big, soft leather couches, secret booths and long tables, this is a perfect place to share plates of scrumptious food and marvel at the full-sized tree growing in the middle of the room.
The Artist is out now.
Libertine, 37 Drake St, Freemans Bay
Best of the Rest
ASB 2012 Stage Challenge at ASB Theatre
Supermodel and Sleeping Dogs DVD Tour at Dogs Bollix
Auckland City Theatre Academy 15th Anniversary Show at Auckland Grammar School
Cotton Club Big Band Dance at Pt Chevalier RSA
Great North Album Release Tour at Wine Cellar
Old MacDonald's Farm at Jubilee Building, Parnell
Rackets, Sharpie Crows and Sherpa at Kings Arms
Tartan Day Tattoo Celebrations at North Shore Events Centre
The Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists at Bruce Mason Centre
Sunday Funday at the Auckland Fish Market
Farmers Market NZ Conference at Jubilee Building, Parnell
Artmeet at Auckland Art Gallery
Scrabble at Beach Haven Community House
Nutcracker on Ice at ASB Theatre
An Evening with Vincent Ward at TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Moonfest at Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden
Francis Ford Coppola Movie Night at Toto/Montecristo
4th of July at D.O.C.
Late at the Museum: Seven Deadly Sins - Pride at Auckland Museum
Electric Burlesque with Zowie at Cassette Number Nine
New Zealander of the Year Awards 2013 Auckland Launch at Q