Q Loft, Wed 8–Tue 14 Mar Prisoners taking Shakespeare classes, who would’ve thought? In this dark theatrical comedy written by Rob Mokaraka, Miriama Mcdowell (above) and Jason Te Kare, Shakespeare is used in a correctional facility as a form of rehabilit
Cirque Éloize: id
Acrobats, contortionists and in-line skaters are the norm in circus troupe Cirque Éloize’s modern piece of theatre. It’s bound to have you transfixed, if not feeling a tad inferior.
37 Queen St, Northcote
Pay homage to Ireland’s beloved saint with an Irish fair day, Gaelic games, an Emerald Ball and the highlight of the festival programme: the Auckland St Patrick’s Parade. Various locations, Sun 5–Sun 12 Mar
A myriad of performance pieces proposes a question: How can the sun’s energy influence conversations around climate change and action? Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, until Mon 17 Apr
Pub fun Friday, 6pm The is only nine minutes from the central city but feels a world away. We spend hours talking smack, watching the bar flies and hanging around the pokies. There’s nearly always someone’s uncle singing Robbie Williams on the karaoke machine.