This Week: What's on in Auckland

17:00, Sep 28 2012
Boat show
YOU LITTLE BOATIE: More than 100 vessels will be on show at the Auckland On Water Boat Show, covering everything from super yachts to trailer boats.

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

Main Event

The Auckland on Water Boat Show

Summer must be close - the show formerly known as the International Auckland Boat Show is back and better than ever. A showcase of New Zealand's world renowned marine industry, more than 100 vessels will be on show including new models, engines and accessories, covering everything from super yachts to trailer boats.

The show will span both sides of the Viaduct, starting with exhibits on Te Wero island and across to the Marine Village.

The Auckland on Water Boat Show at Viaduct Harbour, September 27 - 30. Tickets from $18.

Free Stuff

BEER FESTIVAL: The Brewery Britomart is celebrating Oktoberfest in style.

Reading by Douglas Wright - Saturday

Join the legendary Kiwi dancer, choreographer, artist and writer Douglas Wright as he reads from his memoirs Ghost Dance, Terra Incognito, and other writings. Then jump over and take a look at the stunning exhibition Douglas Wright: Body of Work.

Reading by Douglas Wright at Gus Fisher Gallery, September 29 from 1pm.Entry is free. 

Family Fun

Journey to the Deep

From the creators of the sell-out seasons of The Genie and the Lamp staged at North head tunnels, and Perils of the Deep Blue Sea at Fort Takapuna, comes the NZ premiere of Journey to the Deep. Meet remarkable sea creatures as you navigate through the eerie underwater world, push through sea kelp, and find a secret portal inside Silo 6.

Journey to the Deep at Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, starting September 29. Tickets $20 adults, $10 kids from Eventfinder. Bookings essential. 


Date Night

The Sex Show - starts Tuesday

It had a sold-out run last time it played here, now this cheeky peek under the sheets of New Zealand is back for a return season. A huge ensemble cast bring a variety of funny, intense and interesting characters to life, revealing their sexual experiences, relationships, politics, fantasies and fears. The plot comes from the real-life experiences of its cast, as well as polls from online forums and social media sites. This show pushes boundaries and buttons.

The Sex Show at the Auckland Town Hall, October 2 - 13. Tickets $30 from Buy Tickets.

Staying In/Going Out

Love musicals? Want to know what goes on behind the scenes? TV3's hit new show Smash should be appointment viewing for you. The show follows the creation of a (fictional) new Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe. It's full of backstabbing, sex and drama. Just like real life.

It may still be September, but The Brewery Britomart is celebrating Oktoberfest in style this Saturday. Beer steins, authentic German food and music, and even a special Oktoberfest beer are part of this all-day party. Your ticket will get you a take home commemorative beer stein, a roasted pork bun with the trimmings and all-day entertainment.

Smash, TV3 Thursday, 9.30pm
Oktoberfest at The Britomart Brewery, Saturday from 12pm. Tickets $40 from Eventfinder.

Best of the Rest
Tales from the Kava Bowl Presents: A Heart's Path at Mangere Arts Centre 
2012 Italian Film Festival at Rialto Cinema

Beer Fest at the Bluestone Room
Blue September Quiz for a Cause at The Nation's Clubrooms
NZ Food Awards at The Langham Hotel
Young Singers in Harmony - Parade of Champions at the Bruce Mason Centre

Bone Thugs n Harmony at The Studio, K Rd
NZSO's Around the World in 80 Seconds at Auckland Town Hall
Raybon Kan at The Classic

Zephyr String Quartet at Auckland Town Hall
Spooky School Holiday Scares at Spookers
Voyager Heritage Festival Open Day at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum
Delaney Davidson at Lucha Lounge

Zen Garden Cherry Blossom Festival at Zen Garden, Whitford
Courtney Sena Meredith (poet) at Auckland Art Gallery
Heritage Tour at Motutapu Island

2012 World Roller Figure Skating Championships at Trust Stadium Arena, Henderson
Jack and the Beanstalk at Onehunga Community House
How Do Seasons Work at Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

Waiheke Island of Wine at the Floating Pavilion
The Big Re-think at Q
Steel Panther at the Powerstation

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