Going to events around the city is a great way to practise your English and meet lots of cool new people. Plus you can also learn more about NZ culture. Here are some events this week which you could go to:
Wednesday the 13th:
Fun. at the Logan Campbell Centre (217 Greenlane Rd West), 7pm, tickets from $50. A great opportunity to see a very "fun" band. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/fun/auckland/epsom.
ASB Polyfest at the Manukau Sports Bowl (1 Boundary Rd), 9am-5pm, $5 entry. Learn more about Pacific culture amongst stalls, dance, and live performances. This event will be on until Saturday the 16th, from 9am-5pm every day. For more information, go to http://www.asbpolyfest.co.nz/.
Thursday the 14th:
SkyCity Breakers vs. Melbourne Tigers at the North Shore Events Centre, 7:20-9:15pm, tickets from $13. Watch Auckland's most famous basketball team play against Melbourne in a very exciting match. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/skycity-breakers-vs-melbourne-tigers/auckland/wairau-valley.
Friday the 15th:
The Biggest Ever AuSM Foam Party at Vesbar (AUT University), 6:30pm, FREE. AUT University's student bar is hosting a giant foam party this Friday night! There will be drink specials on all night. You must be over 18 to attend. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/the-biggest-ever-ausm-foam-party/auckland.
Silo Cinemas presents Marley at Silo Park, 5pm, FREE. Watch an interesting documentary about everyone's favourite reggae musician in the sun. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/silo-cinema-presents-marley3/auckland.
Saturday the 16th:
White Night around Auckland, 6pm-12am, FREE. For one night, art galleries around Auckland will be open extra late! There will be performances and special exhibitions, as well as free buses that will take you to Auckland's most important art destinations. For more information on venues, programmes, and more, go to http://www.aaf.co.nz/white-night.aspx.
Saint Patrick's Day Weekend Market Celebration at Mangere Bridge Village (19-35 Coronation Rd), 9am-2pm and 6-9pm, FREE. Come to Mangere on Saturday morning for an Irish-themed market, or at night for some fun Irish music. This event is also on Sunday from 9am-2pm, with another market and more Irish music starting at 11am. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/st-patricks-day-weekend-celebration/auckland/mangere-bridge.
Sunday the 17th -- Saint Patrick's Day:
Saint Patrick's Day Festival, 11am onwards, FREE. Celebrate St Patrick's Day with music and dancing! For the full day's schedule and more information go to http://www.stpatrick.co.nz/.
Saint Patrick's Day Bash at The Fiddler Irish Bar (71 Victoria St West), 12pm-4am, FREE. Drinks, Irish music and giveaways all day and night at one of Auckland's best Irish bars. For more information, go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/st-patricks-day-bash/auckland.