This week: What's on in Auckland

23:23, Aug 29 2012
Red Bull BC One
BREAK IT DOWN: Sixteen of the world's best B-boys will face off at Vector Arena.

Looking for something to do this week? We check out Auckland's best events and take a sneak peek at next week.


Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier - Saturday

The most globally recognised B-Boy break dancing competition, Red Bull BC One, is coming to New Zealand for the first time ever. Auckland was chosen as one of just six cities to host the world qualifier events - so this is a big deal.

The competition will see 16 B-Boys face off in front of the host - member of The Roots and the undisputed Godfather of Noyse, Rahzel - to earn their place at the world final in Rio de Janeiro in December.

Red Bull BC One at Vector Arena, September 1 from 7pm. Tickets from $29 from Ticketmaster.


Celebrity Undie Dash - Sunday

To mark the start of Blue September - the fundraising month for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand - rugby legend Buck Shelford, MasterChef winner Brett McGregor, The Edge's Mike Puru and New Zealand's newest superhero The Blue Streak will be joining forces this Sunday.

As well as an undies-on-the-outside run, there will be a rather flash sausie sizzle, and lots of fun and games to get in on, like a barrow slalom and a Pink Batts-loading competition.

Celebrity Undie Dash at PlaceMakers, Mt Wellington, September 2 from 12 - 2pm.  Entry is free.  


Father's Day at Auckland Zoo - all weekend

I'm sure you dads out there don't need to be told, but this Sunday is Father's Day.  And what better way to show your pop how much you love him than a day out at the zoo.  Those monkeys will make you look like the best behaved kid in the world.

Auckland Zoo is celebrating dads all weekend with face-painting, story time, kids' train rides and a bouncy castle each day between 10am and 3pm.  

Father's Day at Auckland Zoo, September 1 and 2, from 10am-3pm. Normal admission prices apply. 


Cinderella - all weekend

Not everyone likes ballet.  But maybe that's just because they haven't actually seen the beauty of the Royal New Zealand Ballet company before.  This weekend you can change all of that, as the Kiwi stars bring this classic fairytale to life.  It will make you swoon about your very own Prince Charming without a doubt.  How romantic.

The RNZB's Cinderella at the Bruce Mason Centre, September 1 and 2. Tickets from $60 from Ticketmaster.



Forget Nigella, there is a new cooking queen on telly.  Rachel Khoo is living the dream - exploring Paris and all the tasty treats it has to offer from her tiny flat-cum-restaurant, in her series The Little Paris Kitchen. Watching as she winds her way through North African street markets and the very finest French patisseries is both inspiring and enough to make you very jealous.

The Victoria Park Market trio of Clooney, La Zeppa and Libertine are creating a night of twists and turns with The Mad Hatter's Cocktail Party. A progressive evening of cocktails and canapés, it's set to be an evening of imagination and indulgence. The only requirement? Hats are a must.

Little Paris Kitchen on Choice TV, Thursday at 7.30pm

The Mad Hatter Cocktail Party at Victoria Park Market, Thursday at 6pm. Tickets $140 from Libertine.



Neil Armstrong Open Evening at Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
Viv's Triv at Cassette Number Nine
Coco Solid at 1885


Battle of the Bands national finals at Kings Arms
Thrills and Frills Burlesque Night at Albany Sports Bar and Café
Wilberforces at Whammy Bar


Five Mile Town with Great North at Auckland Town Hall
InkCoherent Birthday at Ink and Coherent, K Rd
Outward Bound 50th Gala Dinner at Auckland Museum 


Spanish Food Market at the cnr of Durham and Queen Streets
Starboard SUP Winter Series at Takapuna Boating Club
Auckland Girls' Choir Father's Day concert at St Heliers Church and Community Centre


Merchant Navy Day Service at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum
Table Tennis at Tyler St Garage
Tracks on the Tracks at Britomart Transport Centre


Goddess and Mab's Room at The Basement
Ray Woolf album release at Pt Chev RSA

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