Hip hop crew pass on moves

23:14, Sep 21 2012
Body Art
SPECIAL EFFECTS: Last year's Body Art Showcase was an eye-opening event.

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

Main Event

NZ Body Art Showcase - Saturday

Glow-in-the-dark creatures, scary, scaly monsters and everything in between will be part of a look into the future this weekend at the annual body art showcase.

The seventh annual NZ Extreme Make Up and Special Effects extravaganza features the best of the best in contemporary and indigenous body art and painting, and this year the theme is The Future. The show will feature the greatest artists from New Zealand and the world, creating some of the most amazing pieces of living art you are likely to see.

NZ Body Art Showcase at the Bruce Mason Centre, September 22. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

Free Stuff
30 Days of Fashion and Beauty - Saturday and Sunday

If your invitation to New Zealand Fashion Week got lost in the mail, then here's your chance to feel like a fashion icon. This free, fashionable weekend features seminars on the latest fashion and beauty trends, shopping, and fashion shows. Plus, the first 3,000 people through the door each day get a free goodie bag.  

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty at The Cloud, September 22 and 23 from 10am. Entry is free.

Family Fun
ReQuest Dance Crew - Saturday

They have been on American Idol and even in Jennifer Lopez's latest music video.  Now the all-female ReQuest Dance Crew is back in town for a weekend of performance and workshops.

The 2010 Hip Hop Adult Crew World Champs will perform their unique style of dancing - Polyswagg - before teaching some of the dance moves that have made them world famous.

ReQuest Dance Crew at the Aotea Centre, September 22 from 11am. Entry is free.

Date Night 
The Bartered Bride - starts Saturday

Body Art
SPECIAL EFFECTS: Last year's Body Art Showcase was an eye-opening event.

You might think the opera is a stuffy place, devoid of vibrancy and colour, but you would be wrong. NZ Opera's latest production features comedy, love and a real life circus. Featuring some of the best voices in the business, and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, The Bartered Bride is set to be a night like no other.

NZ Opera's The Bartered Bride at ASB Theatre, from September 22.  Tickets from $49.50 from Buy Tickets.

Staying In/Going Out

One season finishes, and another begins. They may have found a winner across the Tasman last week, but The Voice US launches its hunt for the next superstar this Friday. Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green are all back in the big red seats hoping they will find The Voice.

Food doesn't need to be cooked to be delicious. Little Bird is a new Kingsland cafe that shuns the oven in favour of dishes that are uncooked and organic. From raw Pad Thai to salads and smoothies, this is a new - and yummy - way to look at food.

The Voice starts on TV2, September 21 at 7.30pm
Little Bird 385 New North Rd, Kingsland

Best of the Rest

Whiskey Degustation Dinner at Dine by Peter Gordon
Valarie Adams' Gold Medal Ceremony at The Cloud
Bow Wow at the Studio, K Rd
Bitchin Bingo at Cassette Number Nine

Silver Ferns vs. Australian Diamonds at Vector Arena
OpShop with Brendhan Lovegrove at The Backyard, Northcote
Aotea Youth Symphony at St Matthew-in-the-City

Rufus Wainwright at The Civic
Tropical Night at the Races at Alexandra Park
Bikini World Cup 2012, Heat 1 at Albany Sports Bar and Cafe

Rising Voices Poetry Slam at the Town Hall
ICNZ - Mixed Martial Arts in a Cage at North Shore Events Centre
95Bfm Goes Bang at Whammy Bar
Fear Factory at Powerstation

Herman's Hermits at Pukekohe Town Hall
International Talk Like A Pirate Day at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Mnzoil Brass at the Town Hall
Barry Blanchard Speaker Tour at AUT, North Shore
Matala - A Celebration of Tongan Culture at Mangere Arts Centre

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues at The Basement
Jason Bae at the Town Hall
Running Masterclass at Unitec

POLYSWAGG: Hip hop crew ReQuest are back in town to teach the moves that made them famous.

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