Exhibition: Of Journeys Between Two Places by Michelle Mayn
Of Journeys Between Two Places by Michelle Mayn is a series of delicate mnemonic works made during travels between Hokianaga, Aotearoa, and Manhattan, New York. Mayn combines harakeke (flax) fibres with material using traditional Māori weaving, binding and knotting techniques. Mayn assembles the elements together in a final installation to explore space and scale, while highlighting the beauty of the materials. The opening will be held at Studio One Toi Tū, don’t miss the chance for a first peek at the works.
10 Aug 7pm Auckland War Memorial Museum The Auckland Domain
Ataahua Fashion Week
Ataahua Fashion Week is one you don’t want to miss! Ataahua Fashion Week is a high class fashion show creating a platform for young Māori, Pacific Islanders and other New Zealanders to represent their culture and talents on a national stage. Promoting and supporting diversity within the fashion industry. AFW will come alive on 10 August with beautiful designs showcased, internationally recognised models, good entertainment and a lot of love and support for our country, our home, our people. Ataahua is proud to announce that they will be supporting I AM HOPE, a NZ based charity who strive to change the way New Zealanders feel, think, talk, act and behave in relation to suicide and mental health. Purchase tickets at the Eventbrite website.
15 Aug 7:30pm Academy Cinema 44 Lorne St, Auckland
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Open Night
Join Academy Cinema for the much anticipated opening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. For further information and to purchase tickets you can visit the Academy Cinema website.
22 Aug 7am-9am Mercury Theatre 9 Mercury Lane, Newton
Women of Influence: Auckland Speaker Series
The Women of Influence Speaker Series is an opportunity for people all over New Zealand, who aspire to make a significant contribution to their community, to fully realise their own potential by learning from some outstanding leaders who have done just that. Join a group of inspiring women for a networking breakfast, and hear from some of our amazing speakers including: Karen Walker (fashion designer), Kanoa Lloyd (TV anchor for The Project), Jess Quinn (health and wellbeing advocate), Evie Kemp (interior designer), and Jess Daniell (food guru). You can purchase tickets from rollerdigital.com
24-25 Aug 9am-3:30pm Eden Garden Society 24 Omana Ave Epsom
Annual Tulip Festival
Be dazzled at the Annual Tulip Festival at Eden Garden. Eden Garden will be showcasing 16,000 flowering tulip bulbs during its annual Tulip Festival, 24-25 August! Great day out for the whole family with children’s activities, gourmet barbecue, art exhibition, music, and much more! Don’t miss this spectacular event set over two days.Cost of entry is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors. Free for Eden Garden members and children aged under 12!
25 Aug 10am-4pm Alexandra Park Raceway Greenlane, West Auckland
Auckland Vintage Textile Fair
An annual event of a wonderful array of all things that are genuinely vintage. Textiles, 1970’s and older, and all for sale. This includes men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, hats, handbags, buttons, trims, textiles, patterns, lingerie, upholstery fabric, threads, sewing equipment, embroideries, linens, lace, jewellery, fabric, accessories, and more. All genuine, no upcycling, and no reproduction. This is the largest fair of its type in Australasia, so make sure to get along. Tickets are $10 and you can pay at the event.
30 Aug 7pm Jubilee House Parnell 545 Parnell Rd
Psychoanalysis & Poetry
Hosted by New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, this theme will be introduced by Dr Gloriana Bartoli and experienced by the audience with the participation of Courtney Sina Meredith, a poet.
30 Aug-1 Sep Mana Retreat Centre 608 Manaia Rd, Coromandel
Wisdom of the Moving Body
Wisdom of the Moving Body is a weekend retreat with Sacha Paddy and Neal Ghoshal at the stunning Mana Retreat Centre in Coromandel. Our bodies are designed to move and they love to move! Dynamic movement practices such as yoga and 5Rhythms dance involving non-habitual movement, are now known to be especially beneficial for our holistic health. When we move our body we not only feel physically enlivened, but our moods can lighten and shift, our mind can feel more spacious and we can connect with a sense of our soulful being. The simple act of engaging in conscious movement practices has a profound effect on every aspect of our life and living. This is the power and wisdom of the moving body. This weekend, with the guiding lights of 5Rhythms dance and yoga, we open doorways to the inherent intelligence of our being and our own transformative potential. This workshop is accessible to all those with a willingness to move. More information and tickets available from manaretreat.com
1 Sep 7pm Power Station 33 Mount Eden Rd
Aldous Harding – Auckland Tour
Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, NZ singer-songwriter Aldous Harding sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by a full band, Harding will perform at Auckland’s Powerstation on 31 August and 1 September. With the 31st sold out, make sure to secure your tickets to the other performance. These are Harding’s only New Zealand shows for 2019. Don’t miss the chance to experience her enchanting songbook, live and in person. Tickets available from the Live Nation website.