Your guide to Fe­bru­ary: What to see, watch, do and read this month

What to watch, see, do, eat, read and play this month

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WATCH

For a Valen­tine’s Day rom-com, grab your­self tick­ets to Isn’t It Ro­man­tic. Star­ring Rebel Wil­son and Liam Hemsworth, it tells the story of a woman whose life starts to play out like a cliché ro­man­tic com­edy af­ter she gets knocked un­con­scious – per­fect for a date night or a laugh with the girls.

UN­WIND

There will be 26 free movies screen­ing out­doors in parks around Auck­land all sum­mer long. Pack a blan­ket and a pic­nic, or just grab a bite to eat at one of the food stalls. There’s plenty of pre-film en­ter­tain­ment, then the movie starts once the sun has gone down. Movies screen­ing in this month in­clude The Great­est Show­man, Ocean’s 8, La La Land, Grease and Pitch

Per­fect 3. See the line-up at moviesin­parks.co.nz.

BINGE

The 61st Grammy Awards are on Fe­bru­ary 11th, so get comfy on the couch and watch all the celebs pa­rade down the red car­pet, or keep up with the up­dates on­line at now­tolove.co.nz.

SEE

Get ready to wave that glow­stick be­cause one of the best-sell­ing mu­si­cians of all time, Phil Collins, is here to tug at your heart­strings with power bal­lads like Against All Odds and One More Night. The for­mer Gen­e­sis star came out of re­tire­ment in 2016 to em­bark on his Not Yet Dead tour; you’ll be very, very glad that he did. Feb 4 Christchurch. Other dates for your cal­en­dar: Feb 2 – Lily Allen, Auck­land

Feb 2 – Ro­driguez (Search­ing for Sugar Man), Auck­land

Feb 4 – Ge­orge Ezra, Auck­land

BE WOWED

In­cred­i­ble cos­tumes, ac­ro­batic feats and elec­tri­fy­ing mu­sic will be tak­ing over Alexan­dra Park in Auck­land for Cirque du Soleil’s lat­est show – Kooza. An ex­plo­ration of iden­tity, power and fear, the show will be full of thrills and sur­prises. Tick­ets from $69; cirque­du­soleil.com

READ

For a se­ri­ously good chuckle, grab a copy of We Are Never Meet­ing in Real Life. This New York Times best­seller is a com­pi­la­tion of hi­lar­i­ous es­says by blog­ger and co­me­dian Sa­man­tha Irby. It’s an authen­tic, raw and en­ter­tain­ing mem­oir, and Sa­man­tha doesn’t shy away from any­thing.

BOO­GIE

A three-day fes­ti­val of mu­sic, art in­stal­la­tions, work­shops and dress ups – yes please! Splore is back again for its 20th birth­day on Fe­bru­ary 21-24. Pile to­gether all your cra­zi­est ac­ces­sories for a week­end of frol­ick­ing at Ta­pa­pakanga Re­gional Park. When your feet get tired of danc­ing, there are all sorts of well­ness work­shops on of­fer – from yoga and self­dis­cov­ery to mas­sage and belly laugh­ing. splore.net

EAT & DRINK

Head to Marl­bor­ough for New Zealand’s long­est run­ning food and wine fes­ti­val on Fe­bru­ary 9. Spend the day sip­ping wine, try­ing out all the de­li­cious food stalls on of­fer and en­joy­ing the line-up of live mu­sic. Tick­ets from $60 at wine­marl­bor­ough­fes­ti­val.co.nz.

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