What’s On December

A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas

22 November – 27 December


Basement Theatre is back with its annual Christmas Show written by local sketch comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro. Pax Assadi, Jamaine Ross and James Roque’s A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas invites audiences on a wacky space adventure featuring a bounty of bizarre and hilarious cosmonaut characters alongside a rotational guest cast of some of New Zealand’s most famous faces to surprise and delight theatre-goers each night. It’s going to be out of this world… literally!  


Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave

First Thursdays

5 December


First Thursdays summer edition is nearly here! On Thursday 5 December from 6pm until late come and experience an incredible line-up of local diverse talent, showcasing what makes Karangahape Road so creative and unique. You can expect an array of art, music, dance, installations, markets, and all that other good stuff Karangahape Road has to offer. Stay tuned for more announcements!


Karangahape Rd


7 December


This exhibition champions goddesses, heroines and powerful mythological women. The eight artists draw on their own cultural backgrounds to celebrate female figures from myths and legends. The resulting works share fresh perspectives and reveal finer details often left out of each story. Nectar was developed by curators Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Madeleine Gifford for Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenukun.


Mangere Arts Centre, 10.30am

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet: 1996 Soundtrack Performed Live

7 December – 8 December


The magic of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet was recasting Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy in the heady rush of mid-’90s cool, with a soundtrack blending grunge, dance, classical, opera and dawning girl power into a record-breaking chart phenomenon. Don’t forget to dress for hedonistic success.


The Civic Theatre, 269-287, Queen St, 8pm

Vintage Luxury Handbag and Accessories Sale

13 December – 14 December


Hawkeye Vintage are back bringing you an amazing collection of Vintage Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, Celine, YSL and more handbags and accessories! 100% authenticity guaranteed and all items are vintage from 1980s, ’90s and early noughties. All items are on sale and always a fraction of the price from buying new at the boutiques, Up to 60% off.


City Life Hotel, Phoenix Room, 171 Queen St

Central Flea Market

15 December


Come along experience a curated selection of vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a selection of jewellery, art and crafts by local stallholders and designers, plus delicious food trucks and coffee. Three generations of second-hand dealing has led to the creation of the Central Flea Market. Flea markets are a dying breed here in Auckland, which is why Central Flea will be offering a curated selection of both vintage and food stallholders. 


170 Balmoral Rd, Mount Eden, 8am

Artspace Aotearoa Raumati Party

20 December


Nau mai haere mai, you are invited to celebrate the beginning of summer and say farewell to the upstairs space on Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road. Since 1998, Artspace Aotearoa has hosted numerous exhibitions, events and conversations on Level 1. Before the move downstairs, we want to invite all of our wonderful friends and supporters to eat drink and be merry once more. There will be a selection of beverages available, BYO is welcome and kai will be provided also. Bring your dancing shoes, AWB will be playing a selection into the night.


Artspace Aotearoa, 300 Karangahape, 6pm

Britomart Block Party NYE 2019

31 December


Britomart Block Party returns with one huge party to send you into 2020 with Auckland’s biggest New Year’s Eve festival, right here, in the heart of the CBD! Across three clubs and one massive street party! Featuring a massive lineup of live music, performers, DJs and entertainment, there’s something for every reveller this New Year’s! 


Britomart, 8pm

Auckland International Buskers Festival

24 January – 27 January


Back for another year with extraordinary performers from across the globe. Audiences will get to experience lively performances of magic, hula-hooping, breakdancing, art, music and more. The first two acts have been confirmed, with astounding hula hoop artist Lisa Lottie, and the Portuguese master of crowd interaction Pedro Tochas. Eight astonishingly talented acts will bring their awe-inspiring street performances to Auckland to get crowds laughing, gasping and cheering.

Exquisite Waiheke Pool Party

25 January – 27 January


Picture taking a cruise to Waiheke Island, being swooped up and whisked away to a private resort five minutes walk from a golden sand beach, complete with pool, spa, minigolf course, licensed bar and restaurant, sea views, and a selection of Aotearoa’s finest to lay down the soundtrack for the party of this summer. With an afternoon of hip-hop by the pool, easing into a Liquid Drum & Bass Sunset, and with MONTELL2099 himself taking us on a 90-minute journey through sound. Grab one of the strictly limited dozen rooms to stay at the resort in a self-contained studio apartment, 30 seconds from the main stage, and complimentary high tea and bubbles on arrival. 


Waiheke Island Resort, 4 Bay Rd, Palm Beach

Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival

18 January


Takapuna is your ultimate summer destination with the I Love Takapuna Summer Days Festival on 18 January at Takapuna Beach Reserve. This event is FREE and open to the whole community, so bring your friends, family, and loved ones along and celebrate summer with us. From 3pm until 7pm, jam with amazing local artists as they perform your favourite hits on stage. Wear your jandals, grab some takeaways from the 150 different hospitality outlets in Takapuna, or the food trucks on site and get ready for a brilliant summers day. Full entertainment schedule and musical line-up to be announced – so keep an eye out! The festival will also include delicious food trucks, free bean bags to relax in and of course our beautiful beach and reserve.


Takapuna Beach, 10am – 7pm