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Bumper weekend of events across Auckland

Bumper weekend of events across Auckland

Make the most of the beautiful weather this weekend and embrace the best that the city has to offer. Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has an exciting programme of sports, art and culture, theatre, and family-friendly events to suit every taste.

More than 13,000 visitors are expected to come into Auckland Live venues to enjoy a vibrant mix of entertainment including performances by Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies at The Civic, Silo’sMedea at the Herald Theatre, the Laughing Samoans at Aotea Centre, and Auckland Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms on at Auckland Town Hall and the Bruce Mason Centre. Families can enjoy Auckland Live’s Pick & Mix free family-friendly events at Aotea Centre and the Bruce Mason Centre, while the Square will be buzzing with Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Slide. Down at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Our House’s Deep Hard n’ Funky winter music festival will see a crowd of 3,000 at the waterfront.

While in the city, take a walk to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and see Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America – the first major exhibition of South American art in Australasia. Just a short bus ride away is Auckland Zoo, where visitors can enjoy the new African Savannah, or help name one of two new capybara pups.

Further afield in Mt Smart Stadium, Vodafone Warriors fans can look forward to the match against the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday. The match marks the Warriors’ 250th home game at the stadium since it became the club’s base in 1995. It also marks Warriors captain Simon Mannering’s 250th NRL appearance – he is only the second player to have reached this milestone after rugby league great Stacey Jones.

RFA Acting Chief Executive Paul Brewer says that the weekend’s eclectic programming shows the wealth of experiences that Auckland has to offer.

“Regional Facilities Auckland and our business units are making Auckland famous as a city where the entertainment never stops. Our vibrant and diverse programme of events is a reflection of what we do as an organisation that inspires and engages residents and visitors in art, live performance, sport and major events. We help attract top international acts to Auckland as well as nurture and support homegrown NZ talent.”

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND

CENTRAL CITY

Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Slide, until 24 July
Deep Hard n' Funky, ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, 2 July
The Laughing Samoans: Island Time, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 2 July
Last Night of the Proms, Auckland Town Hall, 2 July
Moodbank Aotea, free, Aotea Centre, until 31 August
Medea, Herald Theatre, until 9 July
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), The Civic, until 2 July
Piano Stairs, free, Aotea Centre, until 31 August
Pick & Mix 2016, Aotea Centre, until 4 September
Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, Auckland Art Gallery, until 18 September
Vodafone Warriors v Gold Coast Titans, Mt Smart Stadium, 2 July

NORTH

Last Night of the Proms, Bruce Mason Centre, 2 July
Pick & Mix 2016, Bruce Mason Centre, until 4 September

ENDS

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