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The AK05 Festival Club at The Civic

The AK05 Festival Club at The Civic

95bFM and THE EDGE® are proud to present the AK05 Festival Club at The Civic, THE EDGE®. Following on from the success of AK03, this promises to be an exciting and vibrant addition to Auckland’s inner city nightlife during the 17 nights of AK05.

Early evenings at the Festival Club will showcase Auckland’s finest comedy cabaret artists in the luxuriant environs of the Auckland icon – The Civic.

And from 9.00pm every night, join us for the Free Late Night Lounge, featuring a varied selection of the hottest musical artists in NZ at the moment.

The Festival Club is the official after-show venue for the AK05 stars and cast, and promises something for everyone.

The AK05 Festival Club – the hub of AK05 in the heart of the city.

Theatre Beating in association with THE EDGE® presents

Join us at Ricks’

Dates: Friday 25 February - Friday 4 March, 7.30pm

Venue: The Wintergarden, The Civic, THE EDGE®

Tickets: $25*

Bookings: Ticketek 09 307 5000 (*service fees may apply)

See the Bizarre crafts! Wonder at feats of remark! Witness the dim-wits! Theatre Beating is proud to bring to you, the people, a performance of undulating and inspired lunacy. A third instalment in the adventures of Toot & Collins – the underlectual brilliantaries at the centre of such cult hits as Happy Hour for Miserable Children (Best Comedy, Fringe NZ Festival 2004) and The Magic Chicken (Best Comedy... ever) You’ll truncate at the knees after sampling the multi-horrifying, miraculous absurdities presented in this sideshow of vaudevillian impersonation. Gasp at the bearded lady! Marvel at the Strong Man’s calves! Shout at whomever you want! Featuring live music from members of The Hot Grits and a cast of freaks, Join Us At Ricks’ is a clap-your-hands-a-rama ride through a music hall amusement park on strong hallucinogens.


Dates: Saturday 5 March, Sunday 6 March, Tuesday 8 March - Sunday 13 March, 7.30pm

Venue: The Wintergarden, The Civic, THE EDGE®

Tickets: $30* Bookings: Ticketek 09 307 5000 (*service fees may apply)

Cabaret divas, Helen Medlyn and Penny Dodd weave their own special magic on the American Songbook. Sashaying through an early evening set of ballads, blues and bebop, these two dames – cups running over with their usual style and sophistication – will soon have you purring like a pussycat!! hellcats... the devilish Miss D on piano and the divine Miss M on vocals…. also featuring the Festival Club Band.

Painting the town red!


Dates: Friday 25th February – Sunday 13th March, every night from 9.00pm

Venue: The Wintergarden, The Civic, THE EDGE®


Open every night during AK05, the Festival Club Late Night Lounge offers something for everyone. Early in the week check out the resident Club Band (featuring Vanessa McGowan, Neil Watson, Kevin Field, Rota Barrington, Caitlin Smith, Matiu Sadd, Lewis McCallum, Paul Taylor & other special guests). Thursdays through Saturdays come get amongst with Aotearoa’s finest dub, roots, reggae, ska and electronica. Come on down to the official after-show venue, from 9.00pm until late the Wintergarden will be the home of Auckland’s hottest live music during the 17 nights of AK05.

Fri 25 February - AK05 OPENING NIGHT PARTY –The Hot Grits, Exiles, Dunc tha Funk

Sat 26 February - minuit, emu, Jason Lonsdale

Sun 27 February - Club Band, The Offbeat Selecta

Mon 28 February - Club Band, DJ Jazzasize

Tues 1 March - Club Band with Guests, Simon Chaplin

Weds 2 March - Club Band with Guests, Olly Harris

Thurs 3 March - Sola Rosa, Tommy, Slowdeck

Fri 4 March - One Million Dollars, Odessa, The Professor

Sat 5 March - Kora, Farmer Pimp, Stinky Jim

Sun 6 March - Club Band, Olly Harris

Mon 7 March - Club Band, Simon Chaplin

Tues 8 March - Club Band with Guests, DJ Jazzasize

Weds 9 March - Club Band with Guests, Dunc tha Funk

Thurs 10 March - Open Souls, dDub, Dubhead

Fri 11 March - Cornerstone Roots, The Midnights, Automatic

Sat 12 March - Rhombus, The WBC, The Offbeat Selecta

Sun 13 March - AK05 CLOSING NIGHT PARTY - Club Band with Guests, Guest DJ


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