This week: What's on in Auckland

19:32, Nov 14 2012
Grey Lynn Fest
GREY LYNN FESTIVAL: Last year's festival day was full of colour and fun, and this year's event will be bigger and better.

Looking for something to do in Auckland? We take a look at what's on over the weekend and the days ahead.

Main Event
Six60 - Album Anniversary Show - Saturday

They cleaned up at the recent New Zealand Music Awards, now Six60 celebrate a massive year with a special one-off show at the ASB Theatre.

Split into three parts, the show will cover Live and Massive, Unplugged, and a partnership with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. The show takes place almost a year to the day Six60 released their debut album, which has gone on to break iTunes sale records, reach triple platinum sales, launch them into Europe and the UK and rack up platinum and double-platinum singles.

Six60 Anniversary Show at ASB Theatre, November 17. Tickets from Buy Tickets.

Free Stuff
Food and People - Thursday

The name says it all really; this weekly event brings together great food with clever people.

The pairs - this week it is funny folk Rose Matafeo and Dai Henwood - team up to tell stories and transform Britomat's 1885 into a private dining room for the evening, with help from the chefs at District Dining, Mexico, and Agents & Merchants.

Food and People at 1885, November 15 from 7pm. Entry is free, first in first served.

Family Fun
Grey Lynn Park Festival - Saturday

Every year Grey Lynn Park becomes a hive of activity, whether it's music, live art performances, pony rides, or food stalls. It seems this year the festival is bigger than ever.

Kicking off at 9.30 with a performance by Richmond Rd School, the event goes all day, with special appearances by Kiwi music legends Herbs and Unity Pacific.

Grey Lynn Festival at Grey Lynn Park, November 17 from 9.30am. Entry is free.

Date Night
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs - Sunday

Back for a one-off performance, director Oliver Driver leads the way with this controversial modern work. He is joined by Taika Waititi, Madeleine Sami, Shavaughn Ruakere, Clarke Gayford and whole lot more.

A tale of pride, beauty, lust and design, this play tells the tale of Jobs and the way he has irreversibly impacted the way we live. 

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at the Auckland Town Hall, November 18. Tickets from Buy Tickets.

Staying In/Going Out

Daniel Craig is about to strap on those blue undie-togs one more time for Skyfall, the new James Bond flick. This time he is joined by Dame Judi Dentch and super bad guy Javier Bardem. Lucky Irishman Graham Norton gets all three on his couch this week to talk through the ins and outs of playing with Bond.

If you like food, then get thee to Victoria Park. Taste of Auckland kicks off on Thursday, filling the park with stalls, markets, top chefs and master classes all weekend long.

The Graham Norton Show on TV3, Friday at 8.30pm
Taste of Auckland at Victoria Park, Thursday - Sunday. Tickets from the website.

Best of the Rest
Dine Uncorked Winemaker Dinner Series at SkyCity
Bitchin' Bingo at Cassette Number Nine
SingForJoy Choir at Greyfrairs Church

APO Settling the Live Score at the Auckland Town Hall
Frankly Crafty Christmas Market at Franklin Arts Centre
The Great Ape Race at Auckland Zoo
Love and Money at TAPAC

Hilltop Hoods at 519 Club
Owl City at the Powerstation
SkyCity Breakers vs. Townsville Crocodiles at Vector Arena

The Great Auckland Mo-Hunt at Sale St
Impact Pro Wrestling Ground Zero at Howick Recreation Centre
2012 New Zealand Salsa Championships at AMI Auckland Netball Centre
Kids of 88 - Modern Love with Loui the Zu at the Powerstation

Emmylou Harris at Vector Arena
Open Afternoon at Michael King Writer's Centre
Diwali Mela Manukau 2012 at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams at Leigh Sawmill Cafe

World Toilet Day Lecture at University of Auckland Engineering Building
Between The Buried and Me with Animals as Leaders at Kings Arms

Chop/Stick at The Basement
An Awkward Family Christmas at the Aotea Centre
Crimes of the Heart at the PumpHouse Theatre


GOOD SHOW: Matiu Walters of Six60 performs during the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Vector Arena.

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