Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What's on in Auckland this week

Going to events is a good way to meet people as well as learn more about NZ culture. Here are some ideas for things to do this week.

Wednesday the 20th

Britomart Night Market at the Britomart Country Club (31 Galway St, Britomart), 5pm onwards, free entry. Browse craft and music stalls while listening to great music. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/britomart-night-market2/auckland

Summer Zoo Lates at Auckland Zoo, 4:15-7:30pm, entry costs $15. See the animals at Auckland Zoo for longer! On every Wednesday until the 20th of March, the zoo will be open until 7:30pm. There will also be live bands at the rotunda from 5:30pm onwards. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/summer-zoo-lates/auckland/western-springs

Thursday the 21st

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival at Rialto Cinema (167-169 Broadway, Newmarket), tickets are $13.50 with student ID. From the 21st of February to the 10th of March, a range of French films will be shown at Rialto Cinema. For those who speak don't speak French, you can still improve your English by reading the subtitles. For more information on films and screening times, go to http://frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/

Friday the 22nd

Lower Bar Collective for the Fringe Festival at Whammy Bar (St Kevin's Arcade, 183 K' Rd), 10-11pm, $15 entry. A creative experience of art combined with experimental music. For more information, go tohttp://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/lower-bar-collective-fringe-festival-2013/auckland/newton

Auckland Lantern Festival, Albert Park in 5-10:30pm, free entry. One of Auckland's most iconic festivals, with food stalls, bands, and performances. The festival will run from Friday to Sunday at the same time on each of these days. For more information, go tohttp://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/auckland-lantern-festival/auckland

Saturday the 23rd

Rice and Beans Festival at Silo Park, 12-6pm, free entry. A celebration of Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian food, music and culture. This looks like a great way to learn a bit more about new cultures or make you feel less homesick. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/silo-sessions-presents-rice-beans-festival/auckland

Lantern Festival Late Nights at the Auckland Art Gallery, 10am-10pm, free entry. A range of events celebrating Chinese culture will be on at the Auckland Art Gallery throughout the day. These include a performance from the Shanghai Starlight Acrobatic Troupe at 12pm and a demonstration of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony at 2pm. For more information, go to  http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/lantern-festival-late-nights/auckland

Sunday the 24th

Elvis in the Gardens at the Auckland Botanic Gardens (102 Hill Rd), 12-6pm, free entry. Enjoy some classic Elvis music while relaxing in the beautiful Botanic Gardens. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/elvis-in-the-gardens-2013/auckland/manurewa

Unique Heritage Sailings on Breeze at the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, 1-3:30pm, tickets cost $35. Experience a cruise across Auckland's harbour in a traditional wooden sailing ship! For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/unique-heritage-sailings-on-breeze/auckland

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