CAL­EN­DAR

Metro Magazine NZ - - Contents -

The best of what’s on in Novem­ber & De­cem­ber.

1

BLACK GRACE: AS NIGHT FALLS

Neil Ieremia’s new work is a dystopian “ode to our trou­bled world”. AOTEA CEN­TRE, TO NOV 5, WWW.BLACKGRACE.CO.NZ

ZEN DOG: SATORI

Mick Innes shares an in­ti­mate story of life af­ter suf­fer­ing two strokes and a ma­jor heart at­tack. BASE­MENT THEATRE, TO NOV 5, WWW.BASEMENTTHEATRE.CO.NZ

MEL­BOURNE CUP DAY

Place your bets. ELLERSLIE RACE­COURSE, WWW.ELLERSLIE.CO.NZ

3

SCHOOL­BOY Q

Get skooled at this all-ages rap con­cert. LOGAN CAMP­BELL CEN­TRE, WWW.SCHOOLBOYQ.COM

4

CAC­TUS AND SUC­CU­LENT SHOW

Buy a plant you can for­get to wa­ter. MT AL­BERT WAR MEMORIAL HALL, TO NOV 6, WWW.AKCACTUS.ORG.NZ

BABOOSHKA

Five women in a chang­ing room peel away the lay­ers to re­veal more than you might ex­pect. BACK­STAGE THEATRE, WAIUKU, TO NOV 26 (THURS-SAT), WWW.WAIUKUTHEATRE.ORG

ITM SU­PER­CARS

Start your engines. PUKEKOHE PARK RACE­WAY, TO NOV 6, WWW.SU­PER­CARS.COM

5

LEE MINGWEI AND HIS RE­LA­TIONS: THE ART OF PAR­TIC­I­PA­TION

Join Lee Mingwei to play an ac­tive role in his new­est ex­hi­bi­tion. AUCK­LAND ART GALLERY,

TO MAR 19, WWW.AUCKLANDARTGALLERY.COM

7

LATE AT THE MU­SEUM: THE MU­SIC MA­CHINE

Lawrence Ara­bia and Anna Cod­ding­ton join the panel to dis­sect the re­la­tion­ship be­tween mu­si­cians, crit­ics and fans in this fi­nal in­stal­ment of the lat­est series 109 of LATE. See page 109 AUCK­LAND WAR MEMORIAL MU­SEUM, WWW.AUCKLANDMUSEUM.COM

8

WHITE LIGHT FALLS

Fe­male dancers cel­e­brate their right to bod­ily au­ton­omy. BASMENT THEATRE, TO NOV 12, WWW.BASEMENTTHEATRE.CO.NZ

9 CHOP­PER

Aus­tralian comic Heath Franklin’s Chop­per has rolled t wo na­tions into one to cre­ate the world’s new­est su­per­power — An­za­k­istan. Q THEATRE, WWW.QTHEATRE.CO.NZ

A CON­VER­SA­TION ON MAK­ING A MUR­DERER

De­fence lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry But­ing of­fer in­sights into the Steven Avery case and the fail­ings of the US jus­tice sys­tem. See page 28 ASB THEATRE, WWW.AUCKLANDLIVE.CO.NZ

10

SET­TLING THE SCORE

You asked for it — Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra per­forms a pro­gramme cho­sen by the pub­lic. At­ten­dees pay as much or as lit­tle as they like. TOWN HALL, WWW.APO.CO.NZ

JO AND CAS­PAR — HIT THE ROAD USA

Ex­pect gags galore as YouTube heart-throbs Jo and Cas­par chitchat about their road trip across the US. AOTEA CEN­TRE, WWW.AUCKLANDLIVE.CO.NZ

PERPLEX

Two cou­ples, one mind-bend­ing do­mes­tic com­edy from Silo Theatre. HER­ALD THEATRE, TO DEC 3, WWW.SILOTHEATRE.CO.NZ

11

REPLI­CAT­ING GE­NIUS — IMPRESSIONISM 1874

Artist Nate Dunn brings Monet, De­gas and Renoir to­gether for the first time in 140 years. Sort of. GUS FISHER GALLERY, TO NOV 17, WWW.REPLICATINGGENIUS.COM

12

BEYOND THE STAVE — A CEL­E­BRA­TION OF BOWIE, PRINCE AND OTH­ERS

A capella pop and rock choir Vox­pop pays trib­ute to re­cently de­parted leg­ends. MER­CURY THEATRE, WWW.VOX­POP.ORG.NZ

13

BIKE THE BRIDGE

Pedal across the har­bour! HAR­BOUR BRIDGE, WWW.BIKETHEBRIDGE.CO.NZ

NZ TRIO WITH SIMON O’NEILL

Simon O’Neill — one of New Zealand’s most highly re­garded tenors — joins the NZ Trio for two nights of op­er­atic melody. Q THEATRE, TO NOV 15, WWW.QTHEATRE.CO.NZ

15

I AM TASHA FIERCE

Tasha from the Hutt makes her way in the world with help from her BFF Beyoncé. BASE­MENT THEATRE, TO NOV 19, WWW.BASEMENTTHEATRE.CO.NZ

17

TASTE OF AUCK­LAND

Join some of Auck­land’s big­gest names in food for a three-day eat­ing ex­trav­a­ganza. WEST­ERN SPRINGS, TO NOV 20, WWW.TASTEOFAUCKLAND.CO.NZ

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL NAVAL RE­VIEW

The Royal NZ Navy cel­e­brates 75 years of ser­vice with five days of com­mem­o­ra­tions and cel­e­bra­tions. VAR­I­OUS VENUES, TO NOV 22, WWW.NZNAVY75.CO.NZ

19

A TA­BLE OF ONE’S OWN: THE CRE­ATIVE LIFE OF ANNE McCAHON

Colin McCahon’s wife was an ac­com­plished artist in her own 44 right. See page 44 TE URU, TO FEB 12, WWW.TEURU.ORG.NZ

23 BRIEFS

All-male cabaret of glam­our, glit­ter, song and dance. Q THEATRE, TO DEC 10, WWW.QTHEATRE.CO.NZ

26 TLC

Bring­ing 90s hip-hop back. VEC­TOR ARENA, WWW.VECTORARENA.CO.NZ

ANN SHEL­TON: DARK MAT­TER

Counter cul­ture, trauma and fe­male au­thor­ship ex­plored through the lens. AUCK­LAND ART GALLERY,

TO APR 17, WWW.AUCKLANDARTGALLERY.COM

GREY LYNN PARK FES­TI­VAL

Eth­i­cal and or­ganic traders, live mu­sic and lunch. GREY LYNN PARK, GREYLYNNPARKFESTIVAL.ORG

27

FARM­ERS SANTA PA­RADE

Tak­ing over Queen St for 81 years. FROM COOK ST TO CUS­TOMS ST EAST, WWW.SANTAPARADE.CO.NZ 29 NELLY Be­hold the rap god. VEC­TOR ARENA, WWW.FRONTIERTOURING.COM

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