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Published July 9th 2018
Auckland will be showcasing “Augustastic” Events
This August Auckland will be featuring an array of free & ticketed events for all ages and interests to enjoy.

The list below features fun and entertaining events:

1. A Taste of the Sugar Club
When: 1 August 2018: From 6:30pm
Where: The Sugar Club, 72 Victoria St, West Auckland
Cost: $250pp
Details: This event will feature 5 courses, each inspired by the chefs. Each course will be paired with the perfect wine match. The event will be part of the American Express Restaurant Month. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Heart of the City Facebook


2. American Express Restaurant Month Event
When: 1-31 August 2018
Where: Various restaurants across Auckland
Cost: Tickets vary for set menus- see website
Details: This scrumptious foodie and wine event will showcase a month-filled with food & wine! Restaurants across Auckland and surrounds will be hosting set menus (some with matching wines) to celebrate the American Express Restaurant Month. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Heart of the City Facebook


3. Hir Comedy Performance
When: 2- 25 August 2018
Where: Herald Theatre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$55pp
Details: This performance will be filled with exquisite intelligent comedy about the messy implications of change. Isaac returns home from a three-year stint in Afghanistan to discover his suburban family engaged in a war of their own. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Silo Theatre Facebook


4. The Messy Magic Adventure
When: 4 August 2018: From 10:30am
Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This Event will showcase a family-friendly performance filled with plenty of entertainment. Spray and Wipe are two cleaners starting their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician's house! But when they accidentally let the magic loose, everything goes topsy-turvy. As the house gets messier and messier, Spray and Wipe must get the magic back before the magician returns home! There will also be a workshop for all ages. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aotea Centre Facebook


5. Stella Brennan- Object Permanence
When: 5 August 2018- 8 September 2018
Where: Trish Clark Gallery, 1 Bowen Ave, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This Exhibition will showcase a solo exhibition of a new body of work by Stella Brennan. With a practice that spans the handmade, new media, curation, installation, social projects and urban design, Stella's work deals above all with navigating the space and time between human objects. Click here for the website.

6. I, Will Jones Performance
When: 7-11 August 2018
Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $16-$22pp
Details: If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be? To 12 year old Eamonn, the answer is obvious: Will Jones, the coolest kid in intermediate. This family-friendly performance is a true-ish story by storyteller-comedian Eamonn Marra about friendship, Animorphs, and becoming the person you want to be. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Basement Theatre Facebook


7. Sibs Performance
When: 7-11 August 2018
Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $18-$22pp
Details: This performance will feature real-life siblings Liv Parker and Chris Parker as they stretch their sibling bond to its very limit onstage. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Basement Theatre Facebook


8. Fashion Lunch with Yvonne Bennetti
When: 8 August 2018: From 12pm
Where: Soul Bar & Bistro, Lower Hobson St & Customs Street West, Auckland
Cost: $85pp
Details: Part of the American Express Restaurant Month event, the much-loved team at Soul once again bring a touch of fashion to the dining with a line-up featuring Yvonne Bennetti's Summer Collection. The event will showcase a delicious lunch, a glass of bubbles and a chance to get your fashion fix. Tickets include a glass of Deutz Prestige on arrival, 3- course lunch, fashion show and a goodie bag to take home. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Heart of the City Facebook


9. Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge
When: 10 August 2018: From 11:30am
Where: Skycity Auckland Main Plaza, 90 Federal St, Auckland
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will support Kiwis living with blood cancer. The event will feature a stair challenge on the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere! Gather your friends, teammates or family and have fun while raising much-needed funds for the Leukemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand Facebook


10. Roy Orbison Reborn Tribute Concert
When: 10 August 2018: From 8pm
Where: Auckland Town Hall, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: $69.90pp
Details: This music event will feature the voice and all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an International Tribute production starring The World's No. 1 Roy Orbison Tribute Star Dean Bourne. Click here for the website.

11. Spinderlla Show
When: 11 August 2018: From 10:30am
Where: Auckland Town Hall, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly performance will be part of Auckland Live Pick & Mix 2018 and it will feature DJ Spinderella MC, a young Polynesian boy with two evil stepsisters and a wicked stepmother who must complete three dangerous tasks. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Town Hall Facebook


12. Cycle Chic Film Tour
When: 14 & 15 August 2018
Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lone St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets from $16pp
Details: This event's aim is to showcase a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. The line-up will include a magical journey of colour and creativity by an artistic mountain biker in Canada, a New Zealand road cyclist who believes in the power of bicycles, an enthralling film set in the big city America on two bad-ass bmxers following their passion, a bicycle store with a unique point of difference and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Big Bike Film Night Facebook


13. Meat- Dance Performance
When: 14-18 August 2018
Where: Basement Theatre, Greys Ave, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$20pp
Details: This contemporary dance performance will be about unwrapping the meat industry and exploring its social and environmental implications. The performance will also offer an immersive and penetrating dive into the unsettling psychology of consumption. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Basement Theatre Facebook


14. ASB Season of Filthy Business Performance
When: 14-29 August 2018
Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This performance will be set in East London, 1968. Yetta Solomon is the quintessential refugee who survived the un-survivable, then toiled in sweatshops to make her way in the world. Having built a mini-empire out of nothing, she takes no prisoners and suffers no fools. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Theatre Company Facebook


15. I Ain't Mad At Cha
When: 14- 25 August 2018
Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $18-$20pp
Details: This performance is based in 1999 and Kiwa struggles with the whole "being Maori" thing. Having to face racism on a daily basis, Kiwa's done with being judged-worst of all by his own people. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Basement Theatre Facebook


16. Irish Celtic- Spirit of Ireland
When: 15-19 August 2018
Where: The Civic, Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This thrilling Irish dance show will feature plenty of feet tapping with this performance. Set in a traditional pun in southern Ireland, Irish Celtic will bring the warmth and conviviality for which Ireland is famed, onto the theatre stage. The performance will feature music, dance and storytelling. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Irish Celtic Australia & New Zealand Facebook


17. Harbourside Winter Ball
When: 17 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Harbourside Ocean Bar & Grill, Auckland
Cost: $175pp
Details: This event will feature a glamorous night of decadence and entertainment with free-flowing Mumm Champagne, canapés, spectacular seafood bar on arrival and a scrumptious two-course dinner. The event will also include entertainment, prizes for the best-dressed as well as spot prizes throughout the evening. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill Facebook


18. Kids Takeover- Stars of Tomorrow
When: 18 August 2018: From 10:30am
Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly show will include performances and workshops for all ages to enjoy including acting, singing and dancing. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aotea Centre Facebook


19. Ensemble Zefiro
When: 18 August 2018: From 8:30pm
Where: Auckland Town Hall, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets from $10pp
Details: This light, elegant and unapologetically entertaining 18th-century composition will certainly entertain! The performance will feature extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th-century woodwind instruments. Click here for the website.

20. Katy Perry Concert
When: 20 & 21 August 2018: From 7:30pm
Where: Spark Arena, Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $69.90-$249.90pp
Details: Global pop superstar Katy Perry's WITNESS tour will include an imaginative trip from outer-space, from the planets to the bottom of the oceans, and a musical journey through Perry's biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Spark Arena Facebook


21. Mrs. Krishnan's Party
When: 22 August 2018- 2 September 2018
Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$62pp
Details: This Play will be filled with joyous, life-affirming, party-within-a-play entertainment. Crammed into the back room of a local dairy you will be an active participant in rapidly unfolding comic, odd couple drama of the careworn, widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Krishnan, and her boarder- the well-intentioned but overzealous college student James. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Q Facebook


22. The Golden Pig Show
When: 25 August 2018: From 10:30am
Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will feature a digital puppetry show set in a fantasy world of wizards and kings. The show is suitable for children of all ages. There will also be a workshop where you will create your very own fairytale characters, and make them come to life on screen. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aotea Centre Facebook


23. Chicago Musical
When: 25 August 2018- 2 September 2018
Where: The Civic, Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: Tickets from $89pp
Details: This performance is a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin… the story unfolds in the award-winning Broadway and West End musical. Click here for the website.

24. Bob Dylan Concert
When: 26 August 2018: From 8:15pm
Where: Spark Arena, Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: Music legend returns with a songbook spanning six decades! With a catalogue of more than 50 albums, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records globally, received 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for "Things Have Changed", and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Be sure not to miss out on this Concert! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Spark Arena Facebook


25. New Zealand Fashion Week
When: 27 August 2018- 2 September 2018
Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey St, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This fashion event will showcase energy and glamour with in-season shows, designer pop-up sales, beauty hub and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from New Zealand Fashion Week Facebook


26. Future's Eve Performance
When: 28 August 2018- 1 September 2018
Where: Basement Theatre, Greys Ave, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $18-$25pp
Details: Bring on the fembots, sex slaves, domestic servants and ideal women! This performance will feature a realm of robot ethics in this one-woman, one roomba show about sex, robots, sex robots, and manmade women. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Basement Theatre Facebook


27. An Evening with Jane Fonda
When: 30 August 2018: From 8pm
Where: ASB Theatre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This once-in-a-lifetime event will showcase an evening with Jane Fonda. You will get to hear about her incredible life. Jane will share stories about her life growing up in Hollywood royalty, her own acting career, her activism, the causes that are important to her and her current projects both on and off screen. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jane Fonda Tour Oz/NZ Facebook


28. Variety of Chefs
When: 31 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Skycity Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets from $245
Details: This fundraising dinner event will help raise vital funds for disadvantaged kids. The event will bring internationally renowned New Zealand chefs back home to take you on a sophisticated exploration of uniquely Kiwi cuisine with a showcase of delicacies. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Variety New Zealand Facebook

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Why? August Events for all!
When: 1-31 August 2018
Where: Auckland & surrounds- see above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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