It’s November, that means we are about to dive headfirst into summer, the skies are going to alight with fireworks and all the festivals, concerts and outdoor activities are going to come in droves – and fast.
Sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do or where to go, but luckily for you, we have scowered through some of the local listings and picked some of our favourites for you to check out:
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
If you are wanting something a little different from your theatre experience, then you can’t go past this insane twist on J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan into a joyous master class of physical comedy and general disaster. Peter Pan goes wrong will be performed for a smalls season at Auckland’s Civic by the Mischief Theatre, which brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London’s West End to New Zealand. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results. We don’t think you’ll want to miss this one.
Yoko-Zuna Voyager Album Release Show
Praised as one of five acts leading the new wave of New Zealand hip-hop by the Sunday Star-Times, Auckland electronic hip-hop four-piece Yoko-Zuna have announces a special Auckland performance in celebration of their forthcoming album Voyager. Making waves not just for their genre-crossing arrangements, but also for spellbinding live shows that demand endless energy from the audience, you’ll want to see what all the fuss is about and catch a chance to see these local favourites live in action.
Waiuku Blast to The Past Fireworks Display
We obviously can’t have a November events list without promoting a fireworks display! And the place to be is Waiuku, the small town is once again hosting the popular “Blast to the Past” fireworks evening, featuring fresh entertainment, live music and open-air market, followed by a spectacular professional fireworks display that goes on for a whopping fifteen minutes. And with a simple gold coin donation, this event is a cheap experience for the whole family to enjoy.
They Shall Not Grow Old
Hawkins Theatre presents a remarkable film that arrives on the centenary of the end of First World War. They Shall Not Grow Old is a unique film by Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson that uses state of the art technology to restore original archival footage, which is more than a 100-years old, into high definition views of the human face. Jackson brings to life the footage through narration by the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. This film is only screening for one day to commemorate the end of World War 1, and are expected to sell out fast, so get in quick to witness a truly remarkable look at the first world war.