Events

Aotearoa Music Photography Exhibit

May 2nd, 2022 - August 2nd, 2022

Image Auckland and I Love Takapuna presents a special exhibition celebrating Music, Concerts and Performances in New Zealand. The exhibition is a selection of entries from the first Aotearoa Music Photography Award in 2021 in a walk-by street exhibition in the heart of Takapuna from May to July 2022. (Main Image: Stella Gardiner; Benee – Peachy Keen Festival, Wellington) Professional and amateur photographers alike were invited to send in their images taken at live gigs, concerts, backstage or at Festival or community events. All genres and styles of photography were welcome as long as they were music related. All images were taken in Aotearoa by a great selection of NZ based photographers, photographing both New Zealand and international acts. WHEN: May 2nd, 2022 – August 2nd, 2022. Curated by Elaine Smith and sponsored by I Love Takapuna. Thanks to all the photographers who took part. Walk along Hurstmere Road and see the images at selected outdoor windows. (Images below: - (Craig Baxter) U2 frontman Bono salutes the crowd at Mt Smart Stadium in November 2010 - (Liam Costley) An Open Love Letter to West Auckland)

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"Tipua" Takapuna Sculpture Exhibition

May 21st, 2022 - May 22nd, 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

I Love Takapuna and the Lake House Arts Centre are proud to present “Tipua” – Takapuna Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition features over 20 outdoor sculptures of new and traditional Whakairo sculptures created by local artists. Sculptures will be displayed along Hurstmere Road and in Hurstmere Green on the 21 and 22nd May 2022 from 10am to 5pm. There will also be live carving and workshops from 1-4pm on Saturday and an Art Market on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Come along and discover some amazing sculptures while enjoying the open air, beach atmosphere of Takapuna.

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FASTLOVE Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: FASTLOVE

May 21st, 2022

After selling out all shows in Australian major cities in 2018 and 2019, the world’s most prestigious and professionally produced show paying tribute to the life and work of George Michael is coming to New Zealand in 2021! Fastlove features a professional cast of singers, dancers, a full band and the incredible Andrew Browning as George Michael to create an authentic sound and mind-blowing visuals for a spectacular show! Direct from London's West End you’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible tribute concert.

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Creative Talks at The PumpHouse Theatre: Graeme Lay

May 23rd, 2022 - May 23rd, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Graeme Lay Author Graeme Lay began writing fiction in the mid-1970s and was mentored by Frank Sargeson. Graeme has published both fiction and non-fiction. His more than forty books include nine novels for adults, five for young adults, several collections of short stories and travel writing and many works of non-fiction. His short stories have been widely anthologised in New Zealand and overseas. His best-known work is his best-selling trilogy of novels based on the life of explorer James Cook. His latest novel, Larry & Viv, is based on the Old Vic Theatre Company’s Australasian tour, in 1948.

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Takapuna Date Night - The Northman

May 25th, 2022

8:00 pm

WIN a Takapuna Date Night at the Movies! As we head in to the cooler months of the year, we know it can be a little harder to find the motivation to go out - so we thought we'd make it easier and give away some FREE movie dates! We’re teaming up with the wonderful crew at Monterey Lounge Cinema to give away a cinema’s-worth of double-passes (100 tickets! 😮) to a movie screening, every week from 18 May – 6 July. Every week will be a different movie, and the ballots will be released in two week blocks. Recipients will be drawn at random the week before the movie date. If you’re a lucky recipient – we ask that you please head out for dinner or a bite to eat at a local Takapuna Beach eatery first, then show your receipt from the same night at the cinema to claim your double-pass. Movies in this ballot: – Wednesday, 18th May (8pm movie start)Dr Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness – Wednesday, 25th May (8pm movie start)The Northman How to enter: 1. Complete a ballot entry via the link above. 2. If you receive an email saying you’re a recipient, reply and confirm you can attend the date and time specified. 3. On the date, head out for dinner or a bite to eat at one of the local Takapuna Beach eateries – and keep your receipt! 4. Arrive at Monterey Lounge Cinema and show your dining receipt at the registration table. Please arrive around 7.30pm – 7.45pm to ensure you have plenty of time! 5. Grab any sweets, snacks, drinks from the counter or bar. 6. Enjoy your movie!

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Takapuna Date Night - Top Gun: Maverick

June 1st, 2022

8:00 pm

WIN a Takapuna Date Night at the Movies! As we head in to the cooler months of the year, we know it can be a little harder to find the motivation to go out - so we thought we'd make it easier and give away some FREE movie dates! We’re teaming up with the wonderful crew at Monterey Lounge Cinema to give away a cinema’s-worth of double-passes (100 tickets! 😮) to a movie screening, every week from 18 May – 6 July. All you need to do is REGISTER for the ballot here, and you’re in the draw. Every week will be a different movie, and the ballots will be released in two week blocks. Recipients will be drawn at random the week before the earliest movie date in the ballot. If you’re a lucky recipient – we ask that you please head out for dinner or a bite to eat at a local Takapuna Beach eatery first, then show your receipt from the same night at the cinema to claim your double-pass. Movies in this ballot: - Wednesday, 1st June (8pm movie start) - Top Gun: Maverick - Wednesday, 8th June (8pm movie start) - Bob's Burgers How to enter: 1. Complete a ballot entry via the link above. 2. If you receive an email saying you're a winner, reply and confirm you can attend the date and time specified. 3. On the date, head out for dinner or a bite to eat at one of the local Takapuna Beach eateries - and keep your receipt! 4. Arrive at Monterey Lounge Cinema and show your dining receipt at the registration table. Please arrive around 7.30pm - 7.45pm to ensure you have plenty of time! 5. Grab any sweets, snacks, drinks from the counter or bar. 6. Enjoy your movie!

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Bruce Mason Centre: 7 Days Live

June 4th, 2022

The 7 Days Live team are excited to bring you a high-energy live show, a celebratory gathering, and a couple of hours of much-needed laughs when the time is right to get together in a theatre and go for it. We appreciate your understanding at this time. All previous tickets will be valid for Saturday 4 June 2022. You don't need to do anything, just hold on to your tickets. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm Sunday 12 December 2021 Thank you and stay safe! -- The 7 Days Live tour is now officially an annual tradition. And this year our (not very) brave comedians will smash out 13 shows in 13 towns around New Zealand with (nearly) no fear at all. Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, and the team will jump in a van and bring much-needed comedy to the nation, laughing directly in the face of Covid-19 (wearing masks of course). Don’t miss this show - part quick-fire standup from the country’s best, and part completely un-censored and un-edited 7 Days show, it’s exactly the medicine we need in 2021 (along with the vaccine of course). Be there to see our comedy heroes, live!

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Takapuna Date Night - Bob's Burgers

June 8th, 2022

8:00 pm

WIN a Takapuna Date Night at the Movies! As we head in to the cooler months of the year, we know it can be a little harder to find the motivation to go out - so we thought we'd make it easier and give away some FREE movie dates! We’re teaming up with the wonderful crew at Monterey Lounge Cinema to give away a cinema’s-worth of double-passes (100 tickets! 😮) to a movie screening, every week from 18 May – 6 July. All you need to do is REGISTER for the ballot here, and you’re in the draw. Every week will be a different movie, and the ballots will be released in two week blocks. Recipients will be drawn at random the week before the earliest movie date in the ballot. If you’re a lucky recipient – we ask that you please head out for dinner or a bite to eat at a local Takapuna Beach eatery first, then show your receipt from the same night at the cinema to claim your double-pass. Movies in this ballot: - Wednesday, 1st June (8pm movie start) - Top Gun: Maverick - Wednesday, 8th June (8pm movie start) - Bob's Burgers How to enter: 1. Complete a ballot entry via the link above. 2. If you receive an email saying you're a winner, reply and confirm you can attend the date and time specified. 3. On the date, head out for dinner or a bite to eat at one of the local Takapuna Beach eateries - and keep your receipt! 4. Arrive at Monterey Lounge Cinema and show your dining receipt at the registration table. Please arrive around 7.30pm - 7.45pm to ensure you have plenty of time! 5. Grab any sweets, snacks, drinks from the counter or bar. 6. Enjoy your movie!

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The PumpHouse: The Woman in Black

June 11th, 2022 - June 19th, 2022

Arthur Kipps, a retired lawyer in his late 60s, is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Now, after so many years in a desperate attempt to rid himself of these dark memories, he hires a dilapidated theatre space and a young actor to help him tell his story to hopefully banish the entity that has caused him so much pain and heartache. Can he finally be free of this nightmare? Will his loved ones understand or even believe the horrors he has to tell? Journey with us now deep into the fog and come face to face with the thing that goes bump in the night, the shadow in the corner of your eye, the breath on the back of your neck … The Woman in Black. Originally a novel written by Susan Hill in 1983, The Woman in Black was adapted for the stage in 1987 by Stephen Mallatratt and since then has been terrifying audiences for over 3 decades making it the 2nd longest-running play in history after Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”. Though many have tried to replicate the sheer terror The Woman in Black creates on stage, no other show has come close. It is widely considered the benchmark of live horror. “INGENIOUS – A JOURNEY INTO FEAR” – New York Times “IT TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE SPECTATOR LIKE A MEDIEVAL INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE.” – Daily Express “A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE!” – Daily Mail

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