The best of what’s on.
Metro’s chilly-season picks.
The Big Sleepout
Famous faces hit the streets to boost awareness of youth homelessness and raise funds.
AUT City Campus, bigsleepout.org.nz
Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective
Pick the brains of an astrophysicist.
Spark Arena, thinkinc.org.au
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, atc.co.nz
Jekyll and Hyde
The minds behind last year’s hit Don Juan are back with more lols.
Basement Theatre, basementtheatre.co.nz
July 12-September 16
Q Theatre’s creative development programme delivers brand-new stories.
Q Theatre, qtheatre.co.nz
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Our beloved caterpillar has nibbled its way from the page to the stage.
Bruce Mason Centre, aucklandlive.co.nz
July 20-August 12
No nudity, but the sexual tension is palpable.
See page 28.
Herald Theatre, silotheatre.co.nz
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), massivecompany.co.nz
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, aucklandlive.co.nz
A Streetcar Named Desire
August 24-September 16
Shane Bosher’s take on Williams’ high-voltage classic.
See page 28.
Q Theatre, silotheatre.co.nz
A heart-warmer spanning generations and cultures.
See page 29.
Herald Theatre, massivecompany.co.nz
The New Zealand International Film Festival
July 20-August 6
Let the cinematic feast begin.
See page 92.
Various venues, nziff.co.nz
Chris Corson-Scott: Dreaming in the Anthropocene
Until July 29
Photographs of derelict buildings meld with dramatic landscapes.
Trish Clark Gallery, trishclark.co.nz
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
July 7-December 3
The birds and the bees and all animals in between.
Auckland Museum, aucklandmuseum.com
World Press Photo Exhibition
A slew of wonders by the world’s top documentary photographers.
Smith & Caughey’s, worldpressphoto.co.nz
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra takes on Puccini’s 1893 opera.
Auckland Town Hall, apo.co.nz
trailer soundtrack, anyone? This post-rock group brings up all the feels.
Spark Arena, sigur-ros.co.uk
Since being recognised by Rolling
Stone, this Memphis indie-folk artist’s fire is burning.
The Tuning Fork, julienbaker.bandcamp.com
A swish DJ and electronic beats.
Auckland Town Hall, bonobomusic.com
Romeo and Juliet
August 30-September 3
Sweet, sweet romance, by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
ASB Theatre, rnzb.org.nz
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT— World Press Photo Exhibition, Matilda, Bonobo and The Wholehearted.