Archived: Labour Weekend in Central Auckland

5 October, 2017

The heart of Auckland has much to offer, from hidden gems to events you didn’t know existed. With Labour Weekend around the corner from the 20 – 23 October, we have rounded up a selection of events and activities to help you get out there and make the most of it. We’re making sure you wine and dine right, catch up with the latest events and shop till you drop – boredom won’t be an issue.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
20 – 22 of October at The Civic

This multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is a must see and perfect outing for the family. Inspired by bestselling children’s author, Roald Dahl and his cherished book, this show will bring you back to the golden days. This is your last chance to see this highly-anticipated musical as it is only showing up until 22 October at The Civic. 

Walk the Viaduct

Dotted with brightly coloured lights and fine dining, Auckland’s Viaduct is the perfect stretch for a post dinner stroll. Overlook the waterfront and admire the superyachts as you appreciate the city from the water’s edge.

Oktoberfest
22 Sunday, 52 Tyler Street

It wouldn’t be October without an Oktoberfest. Taking place at Britomart’s newest pub, The Chamberlain, Oktoberfest offer 14 beers on tap at all times, German Beer specials, food specials, DJs, entertainment and live music all night.

Shopping on High street

Escape the hustle and bustle of Queen Street and stroll the tasteful stores of High Street. Whether its immersing yourself in a classic read at Unity Books or playing vintage dress ups at Tatty’s, High Street’s curation of stores will let you indulge in the city’s unique culture.

The Vultures
Until 21 October, 305 Queen Street

Catch this sharp comedy at Q Theatre before the season ends. Sister Nurse Hinemoa and her siblings, Magazine Magnate Atawhai and Prodigious Businessman Petera, were raised in the glow of privilege and a seemingly endless summer. But long after their idyllic childhood at the Lake, the race for wealth and empire have splintered the whānau. To resolve the matter of their land the siblings have been called together and they must agree to expand the empire, even if it means destroying the world in the process.

Mocktober Late and Live
20 – 21 October, 321 Queen Street

Introducing a fresh line up of new and old pro comedians, Late and Live will be sure to hit the high notes of your weekend. The shows run from 10pm – 11.30pm at the Classic Comedy Club, perfect for a late night comedy fix with your friend, partner or the whole team. 

Art Gallery
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

There’s never a dull moment at the Auckland City Art Gallery. From exhibitions such as Judy Millar’s Rock Drop to Marti Friedlander’s Journeys, you’ll leave feeling full of knowledge and inspiration. Also, check out The Corsini Collection, a visiting exhibition of stunning Renaissance art travelling outside Florence for the first time.

Live at Lula’s
19, 20, 21 October, 149 Quay Street

Auckland’s liveliest entertainment venue, The Lula Inn on Princess Wharf, puts on a show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, featuring the country’s finest musical talent. Watch the sun fall and the night get darker to the sound of live music.