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Metro Magazine NZ - - Contents - TEXT — KATE RICHARDS

Theatre

Chicago Au­gust The long­est-run­ning 25-Septem­ber mu­si­cal 9 re­vival to Auck­land. in Broad­way his­tory comes The Civic, auck­landlive.co.nz Fu­ture’s Eve Au­gust 28–Septem­ber 1 Vis­ual art, dance and theatre com­bine in this sexy robot­themed show. Base­ment Theatre, base­mentthe­atre.co.nz Mrs Kr­ish­nan’s Party Un­til Septem­ber 2 An In­dian Ink show that picks up the story 20 years on from the ac­claimed Kr­ish­nan's Dairy. Q Theatre, qthe­atre.co.nz Kororāreka of Mag­gie Flynn — The Bal­lad Septem­ber 3-7 Mag­gie Flynn ar­rives in Kororāreka aboard a whal­ing ship in search of a new life. Var­i­ous venues, redleapthe­atre.co.nz Ori­en­ta­tion Septem­ber 5-15 Lit­tle black book in hand, Chi­nese-Pākehā woman Mei tries to “root her­self back to her roots”. Q Theatre, qthe­atre.co.nz Mr Burns Septem­ber 13-29 In the af­ter­math of an apoc­a­lyp­tic dis­as­ter, a group of young strangers take their mind off their im­pend­ing doom by piec­ing to­gether mem­o­ries of an episode of The Simp­sons. Q Theatre, silothe­atre.co.nz Air Play Oc­to­ber 13-14 Kids will de­light in this show, a mag­i­cal blend of cir­cus and sculp­tural artistry ex­plor­ing the sci­ence of air and fea­tur­ing fly­ing um­brel­las, kites and silks. Bruce Ma­son Cen­tre, auck­landlive.co.nz

Mu­sic

The Oth­ers Way Au­gust 31 A K’ Rd multi-venue mini-fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing home-grown tal­ent The Beths, Laura Jean, Melodownz, Estère and many more. Karanga­hape Rd venues, un­der­ther­adar.co.nz Pink Septem­ber 4-11 Back after 10 years with six backto-back Auck­land shows as part of her Beau­ti­ful Trauma world tour. Spark Arena, sparkarena.co.nz Un­known Mor­tal Orches­tra Septem­ber 8 Ruban Niel­son’s band re­turn with their lat­est al­bum, Sex and Food. Town Hall, auck­landlive.co.nz La Bo­hème Septem­ber 13-23 Puc­cini’s mas­ter­piece, fea­tur­ing some of New Zealand’s most ex­cit­ing young opera stars. See page 26. Aotea Cen­tre, nz­opera.com Gaz Coombes Septem­ber 17 Ex-Su­per­grass front­man and Brit­pop icon tours his third stu­dio al­bum, World's Strong­est Man. The Tun­ing Fork, tun­ing­fork.co.nz Jhené Aiko with Ladi6 Septem­ber 20 Ladi6 opens for Aiko’s all-ages show in sup­port of her sec­ond al­bum, Trip. Lo­gan Camp­bell Cen­tre, thet­ick­et­fairy.com Don McGlashan Oc­to­ber 5

An in­ti­mate show with help from drum­mer/per­cus­sion­ist Chris O’Con­nor (Phoenix Foun­da­tion) and An­tonie Ton­non as an opener. The Hol­ly­wood, Avon­dale don­m­c­glashan.com The Chills Oc­to­ber 5-7 The Dunedin Sound pi­o­neers are back on the road. Var­i­ous venues, un­der­ther­adar.co.nz Sh-Boom! APO and The Koi Boys Oc­to­ber 18 After ris­ing to fame on The Voice

Aus­tralia and re­leas­ing a sec­ond al­bum last year, th­ese Gold Coast-based charm­ers per­form an evening of Mo­town clas­sics and mod­ern pop hits, backed by the APO. Town Hall, apo.co.nz

Fes­ti­vals

NZ Fash­ion Week­end Au­gust 31-Septem­ber 2 See spring/sum­mer col­lec­tions be­fore ANZ Viaduct they hit Events the Cen­tre, shops. nz­fash­ion­week.com Auck­land Fes­ti­val In­done­sian Septem­ber 1 Ex­pe­ri­ence food, per­for­mance and hand­i­crafts from In­done­sia. AUT city cam­pus, auck­landin­done­sian­fes­ti­val.com Go­ing West

Books & Writ­ers Week­end Septem­ber 14-16 Some of our finest writ­ers share thoughts, po­ems, sto­ries and songs at this an­nual fes­ti­val of words. Ti­ti­rangi War Me­mo­rial Hall, go­ing­west­fest.co.nz See page 88. Auck­land Her­itage Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 29-Oc­to­ber 14 Step back in time through walks, talks, ex­hi­bi­tions, per­for­mances and work­shops to cel­e­brate the cul­tures that shaped the city. Ci­ty­wide, her­itage­fes­ti­val.co.nz Artweek Oc­to­ber 6-14 The an­nual fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing vis­ual art in Auck­land. Var­i­ous venues, artweekauck­land.co.nz

Vis­ual art

Par­nell Gallery Flower Show Septem­ber 11-25 Wel­come in spring at this ex­hi­bi­tion by four artists, each with a unique ap­proach to their flo­ral sub­ject mat­ter. Par­nell Gallery, par­nell­gallery.co.nz 100 Artists Un­til Septem­ber 14 Works by 35 artists in­clud­ing Lisa Rei­hana, Raukura Turei, Han­nah Jensen and Cruz Jiminez. All­press Stu­dio, heartofthecity.co.nz Rag­picker at 4am Septem­ber 18-Novem­ber 11 Il­lus­tra­tor Anna Crich­ton ex­hibits work from a three-month

FROM LEFT— Estère (who per­forms at The Oth­ers Way), Par­nell Gallery Flower Show, New Zealand Fash­ion Week­end. Varanasi-based res­i­dency in 2017, with a fo­cus on em­broi­dery and wood­block carv­ing. Pah Homestead, ts­b­bankwal­lacearts­cen­tre.org.nz

Dance

Cry­ing Men Septem­ber 6-8 The lat­est Black Grace pro­duc­tion is chore­ographed by Neil Ieremia, with play­wright Vic­tor Rodger pro­vid­ing a nar­ra­tive frame­work. ASB Wa­ter­front Theatre, as­b­wa­ter­frontthe­atre.co.nz

Talks

Speak Up! Septem­ber 8 Frank con­ver­sa­tions with women in the arts. Aotea Cen­tre, auck­landlive.co.nz

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