The best of what’s on.

Metro’s chilly-sea­son picks.

Metro Magazine NZ - - Contents -


The Big Sleep­out

July 6

Fa­mous faces hit the streets to boost aware­ness of youth homelessness and raise funds.

AUT City Cam­pus, bigsleep­

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective

July 9

Pick the brains of an as­tro­physi­cist.

Spark Arena, think­


When Sun & Moon Col­lide

Un­til July 6

Penned by Briar Grace-Smith and di­rected by Rawiri Paratene, this Matariki of­fer­ing prom­ises to probe how iden­tity, iso­la­tion and aban­don­ment shape ex­pe­ri­ence and fuel our worst fears.

See page 29.

ASB Wa­ter­front Theatre,

Jekyll and Hyde

July 4-15

The minds be­hind last year’s hit Don Juan are back with more lols.

Base­ment Theatre, base­mentthe­

Match­box 2017

July 12-Septem­ber 16

Q Theatre’s creative de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme de­liv­ers brand-new sto­ries.

Q Theatre, qthe­

The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar Show

July 18-22

Our beloved cater­pil­lar has nib­bled its way from the page to the stage.

Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre, auck­


July 20-Au­gust 12

No nu­dity, but the sex­ual ten­sion is pal­pa­ble.

See page 28.

Her­ald Theatre, silothe­

Chance to Ig­nite

July 25-29 and Au­gust 2-5

Seven women spritz real-life sto­ries with badass mar­tial arts.

Q Theatre (July) and Man­gere Arts Cen­tre (Au­gust), mas­sive­com­

Matilda The Mu­si­cal

Au­gust 18-Oc­to­ber 8

The kids will be des­per­ate to dis­cover their own tal­ent for telekine­sis af­ter see­ing this ac­claimed ver­sion of Dahl’s story.

The Civic, auck­

A Street­car Named De­sire

Au­gust 24-Septem­ber 16

Shane Bosher’s take on Wil­liams’ high-volt­age clas­sic.

See page 28.

Q Theatre, silothe­

The Whole­hearted

Septem­ber 9-12

A heart-warmer span­ning gen­er­a­tions and cul­tures.

See page 29.

Her­ald Theatre, mas­sive­com­


The New Zealand In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val

July 20-Au­gust 6

Let the cin­e­matic feast be­gin.

See page 92.

Var­i­ous venues, nz­

Vis­ual art

Chris Cor­son-Scott: Dream­ing in the An­thro­pocene

Un­til July 29

Pho­to­graphs of derelict build­ings meld with dra­matic land­scapes.

Tr­ish Clark Gallery, tr­

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

July 7-De­cem­ber 3

The birds and the bees and all an­i­mals in be­tween.

Auck­land Mu­seum, auck­land­mu­

World Press Photo Ex­hi­bi­tion

July 1-30

A slew of won­ders by the world’s top doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phers.

Smith & Caughey’s, world­


Manon Lescaut

July 14

The Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra takes on Puc­cini’s 1893 opera.

Auck­land Town Hall,

Sigur Rós

July 21

Planet Earth

trailer sound­track, any­one? This post-rock group brings up all the feels.

Spark Arena,

Julien Baker

July 23

Since be­ing recog­nised by Rolling

Stone, this Mem­phis in­die-folk artist’s fire is burn­ing.

The Tuning Fork, julien­­


July 27

A swish DJ and elec­tronic beats.

Auck­land Town Hall, bonobo­mu­


Romeo and Juliet

Au­gust 30-Septem­ber 3

Sweet, sweet ro­mance, by the Royal New Zealand Bal­let.

ASB Theatre,

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT— World Press Photo Ex­hi­bi­tion, Matilda, Bonobo and The Whole­hearted.

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