What’s On November

Sweet Jungle of Mine Crochet Workshops

Vunilagi Vou
4/256 Great South Rd
Every Sat, 11am

To coincide with Sweet Jungle of Mine, the first joint exhibition of Otahuhu creative duo, Lissy Cole and Rudi Robinson. Vunilagi Vou Studio is hosting four Saturday workshops throughout November with support from Mangere Otahuhu Arts. Join Lissy and Rudi to learn basic crochet skills and contribute your own jungle-themed additions to the exhibition! Crochet A Jungle workshops are free and open to all – no prior experience necessary, all materials provided! Vunilagi Vou is wheelchair accessible but does not have accessible bathroom facilities.

A Very Spring Soirée at Andiamo

194 Jervois Rd

Spring has sprung and a new season calls for a menu shake up. Herne Bay icon, Andiamo, is welcoming a host of new dishes, arriving just in time for warmer climes. Feel as though you’ve been transported to the Mediterranean with menu additions like linguine vongole with little neck clams, riso verde with zucchini flower, crayfish meatball with prawn head bisque or Wakanui beef carpaccio. Made for sharing, try the burrata with zucchini caponata, sultana and chilli or the light and zingy market fish crudo with salsa verde, baby capers and anchovy. If just after a tipple, pull up a seat in the outdoor dining area and bask in the sunshine with an Aperol Spritz.

Meditation & Mindful Movement Workshop

Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mount Lebanon Ln
Tue 7pm-8pm

Moving Rivers is a base to clear and balance the energy channels and wholeness through embodied dance, and movement practices, meditation and mindfulness. Giving space to reawaken streams of consciousness. Going into the heart and bringing union to the soul and the body. Moving through energy, breath and sound healing practices, tools to guide you along this mindful journey will be shared. It is four weeks of Tuesday. Whether you are new to mindful movement and meditation or wanting a space to continue your own practice  and growth, all are welcome. 

Auction: The Marti & Gerrard Friedlander Collection

3 Abbey St
5 Nov, 6:30pm

Art+Object is delighted to offer the collection of one of the country’s most celebrated and respected photographers. The catalogue, exhibition and auction will offer collectors an unprecedented glimpse into the personal art collection of the late Marti Friedlander (1928 – 2016) and her husband, Gerrard. Friedlander’s photograph brought an immigrant’s perspective on her adopted country, holding a mirror up to New Zealander’s so as we could see and appreciate ourselves. She is particularly renowned for her images of Mãori women and for her portraits of artists in the 1960s and 1970s, many whom she became close friends with.


Auckland Central Library
44-46 Lorne St
6 Nov, 6pm

Join Tamaki Pataka Korero Central City Library for an evening of creative show-and-tell from a unique and diverse group of Auckland artists, makers, thinkers and doers. You’ll get a sneak peek at some special projects, as well as the chance to ask the artists questions about their practice, their kaupapa, and their experiences. This event is intended to be a friendly, safe and welcoming sharing space for artists and attendees alike, and is drug and alcohol free. Tamaki Pataka Korero is a hate-free zone, with zero tolerance for racism, sexism and homophobia.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple
16 Stancombe Rd
23 Nov, 10am-3pm

2019 Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate Art Salon & International Vegetarian Day. The cherry trees are blooming as Spring approach! May the beautiful and elegant cherry blossom purify our mind.

Ceramics NZ Merran Esson: A Makers Journey

13 Rose Rd
9 Nov, 5:30pm

The Ceramics Association of New Zealand presents an informal lecture and Q&A with the 2019 Portage Ceramic Awards judge, Merran Esson. Join Australian ceramic artist on her first visit to New Zealand as she talks you through her practice, influences and experiences as an exhibiting artist and educator. Esson will give a presentation on her work followed by questions, conversation and refreshments. This unique opportunity is for anyone interested in ceramics and craft to engage with a highly experienced artist in an intimate setting. Register for this event as spaces are limited.

TED x Auckland: Tumanako

ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey St
16 Nov, 10:30am-5pm

On 16 November, TEDxAuckland is taking over ASB Waterfront Theatre for a full day of talks, performances, inspiration, and new connections. Tumanako: To hope for a better future. TEDxAuckland Tumanako is about ideas of hope, sources of inspiration and actionable ideas to make the world a better place. Early bird tickets out now. Speakers will be released soon. The event is fully catered so just bring your lovely self and someone else!

Ponsonby Central Christmas Market

Ponsonby Central
136 Ponsonby Rd
17 Nov, 10am-3pm

A collaboration with General Collective and Ponsonby Central, the Ponsonby Central Christmas Market focuses on high quality and unique homewares, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, Christmas gifts and accessories. Shop local this Christmas and give beautiful unique gifts your friends and family will cherish. Love to catch up with friends pre Christmas madness? Join us for a shopping morning following by a bit to eat with friends before the silly season begins! Come and see the difference.

RMTC Gibbs Farm Open Day

Gibbs Farm
0984/2421 Kaipara Coast Hwy
21 Nov, 10am-2pm

Set on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour, Gibbs Farm is home to an internationally renowned sculpture collection. Works by Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin and Richard Serra. Gibbs Farm is a fun and fabulous day out for all, young and old! The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre is thrilled to have been awarded 500 tickets for an open day at Gibbs Farm. They receive no direct government funding and need to raise $804,000 this year to continue to offer their services to children and adults with special needs. By joining us for this wonderful day out you can Change Lives through Music!

Mulame: Lema Shamamba

13 Rose Rd
Through till 24 Nov

Mulame is the first solo exhibition by Lema Shamamba. The exhibtion takes on new meaning through Shamamba’s unique storytelling process developed to overcome the language barriers during her resettlement in New Zealand. Her memories manifest into written story, drawings and finally embroidered textiles. She relied on all creative mediums as a means of embodying messages, histories and identities of Democratic Republic of the Congo .

Night Noodle Markets Auckland

Victoria Park
210 Victoria St
29 Nov-8 Dec, 4pm

That’s right noodle lovers, your favourite Night Noodle Market is returning to Auckland this year, bringing you more than just noodles! Prepare your senses as a fusion of Eastern flavours and neon lights will transform Victoria Park into the ultimate Asian pop-up market experience. It is the best place to be this summer with top-notch entertainment, authentic food, local and international and deliciously cold beverages from our fully licensed bar.