Events

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival

March 6th, 2024

7:00 pm

Hear ye hear ye! The ASFF is setting sail for a 12th year. Celebrating the best of surf culture, surf cinema and our connection with the environment. In true kiwi style, we are running our iconic FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING. This years film is a special screening of 'Through the Doggy Door' a story about surfer Sheldon Paishon breaking through poverty and becoming pro! TICKETS ARE LIVE NOW! Head to www.asff.co.nz to get involved

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The PumpHouse: Next to Normal

March 9th, 2024 - March 23rd, 2024

On the surface, they are the perfect loving family. Underneath it, they are struggling to navigate their way through life. Despite all the doctors, Diana’s mental health is worsening. Dan’s biggest concern is helping his wife return to ‘normal’, whilst Natalie just wants to finish high school unscathed. A multi-award-winning rock musical, Next To Normal will have you asking yourself what ‘normal’ actually looks like. “Moving audiences from cheers to tears and back again” – NYTheatre.com Next to Normal depicts mental health concerns and their treatment, themes of death and grief, and includes content and language intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Bruce Mason Centre: Rodger Fox Big Band featuring King Kapisi

March 10th, 2024

The Rodger Fox Big Band featuring King Kapisi with Erna Ferry ON TOUR Two Aotearoa Icons. One night of jazz and hip-hop. Fusing the modern big band sound with Aotearoa-New Zealand hip-hop, the Rodger Fox Big Band collaborating with multi-award winning Aotearoa hip-hop legend King Kapisi and special guest Erna Ferry. Premiering new arrangements of the Silver Scroll Award-winner's back catalogue, which evoke the spirit and emotion of King Kapisi's original tracks, this performance will combine hip hop’s driving rhythms with a big brass sound creating a distinctly Aotearoa sound. Live and on tour, be there to see King Kapisi’s much anticipated return to the stage with the Rodger Fox Big Band.

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North Shore Brass: Stars of Brass

March 10th, 2024

North Shore Brass loves hosting world class musicians and we are delighted to serving serviceman in Kevin Hickman of the NZ Army Band. He will play new repertoire as well as many of the favourites written for Flugel horn. This concert is for the brass band aficionados and general music lovers. Kevin joined the New Zealand Army Band as a full time musician in 2010 and currently holds the position of Drum Major after a successful career in the printing industry. As a cornet soloist Kevin has won the New Zealand Junior Champion of Champions, the Australian Junior Cornet Championship, New Zealand Amateur Cornet, and New Zealand Championship Cornet. He has twice been runner up in the Australian Cornet Championship. Kevin has also won the New Zealand Open Flugel. Kevin has won the New Zealand Champion of Champions and been runner up twice. He has also won the Federation of Australasian Brass Bands Aria contest and the New Zealand Invitation Slow Melody contest twice. Doors sales only – cash or eftpos Adults $25, seniors $20 and students are free

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Bruce Mason Centre: Sooshi Mango: Off The Boat

March 16th, 2024

Sooshi Mango are bringing their hilarious show Off The Boat to New Zealand! The trio’s rise in comedy has been nothing short of meteoric, with their viral online videos amassing over 120 million views and counting. Their characters — most notably ethnic mums and dads — have made their way from video skits in their parents’ garages to television screens across the country and stages around the world. The Melbourne boys, who have taken the internet and the world by storm, are set to bring the house down with their two-hour show comprising of trademark skits and hilarious musical numbers. Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the funniest and most-loved comedy acts live on stage! Don’t miss out!

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I Love Takapuna Easter Festival

March 23rd, 2024

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The I Love Takapuna Easter Festival is back! Come along to enjoy this free family fun day out in Takapuna to celebrate Easter. Enjoy some wonderful kids entertainment and performances, as well as giant games and activities for all to enjoy. There will also be a boutique Easter Market to browse through, with beautiful hand-crafted products, sweet treats and so much more! The kids can also take part in the Easter Activity Trail – register and pick up your map from the Info Tent in the new Waiwharariki Anzac Town Square (between Lake Rd & Hurstmere Rd), follow the map around Takapuna and complete the activities at each location to receive a stamp, then make your way back to the tent for your Easter Treat! (you can also complete these activities any time between the event day and the end of the school holidays!) This event is 100% free to attend, and is paid for by our wonderful local businesses – so please support them while you’re here. There are over 100 places to eat and drink in Takapuna, so support local by grabbing that morning coffee, meet some friends for lunch, and take a stroll through the shops after enjoying the fun throughout the day. Check out our Business Directory at: www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz for a full list of businesses and places to go! We are also working towards all our events becoming Zero Waste events, so please make sure you take any rubbish or waste home with you, or use the appropriate event bins provided. A big thank you to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for their continued support in this event.

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The PumpHouse: In Pieces

March 28th, 2024 - March 30th, 2024

Masked Productions Proudly Presents The New Zealand Premiere of In Pieces This pop-driven musical, written and composed by Fred Ebb Award Finalist and Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist Joey Contreras, takes you on a heartfelt exploration of identity and the interconnectedness of human experiences. Follow 8 individuals living in New York City as they contemplate their past choices, learning from who they were, embracing who they’ve become, and discovering who they want to be. This emotionally charged musical promises a rollercoaster of highs and lows, ultimately leading to self-discovery and acceptance. 4 SHOWS ONLY! Creative Team Book, Music & Lyrics: Joey Contreras Director: Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge Musical Director: Courtney Noble ⏰ Run Time: 90min, no interval

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Bruce Mason Centre: Morning Melodies - The Up-Doos

April 8th, 2024

This dynamic vocal trio will pay tribute to the music of the iconic 60’s girl groups covering hits by The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, and more at their Morning Melodies debut. The Up-Doos – Aria Jones, Esther Stephens and Liv Tennet – have entertained sell-out crowds at events around Auckland and beyond. In 2023, their debut full length show “He’s A Rebel” opened to rave reviews at the Tauranga Arts Festival, and most recently they supported Tami Neilson and 1960’s icon Dinah Lee during Tami’s Rock n’ Roll Revue at The Civic. Individually these performers share a wealth of singing, acting and dance experience. With big hair and bigger harmonies, The Up-Doos breathe new life into vintage classics, with their repertoire of sugar-sweet love songs, odes to beautiful bad boys, teenage heartbreak ballads and full-on girl-power anthems. This performance is part of the Auckland Live Morning Melodies 2024 season. In its 23rd year, this much-loved monthly concert series features a fantastic line-up of brass bands, jazz ensembles, and more. Arrive early and connect with friends new and old over complimentary tea and biscuits before the show.

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The PumpHouse: Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die

April 10th, 2024 - April 14th, 2024

Three obsessed fans of Benedict Cumberbatch come together for the first time at a fan club meeting. Their goal? To meet Benedict while he is in New Zealand filming and for him to fall in love with one of them. How will they do it? By devising a show in the hopes he’ll come see it and fall hopelessly in love with one of them. This is a hilarious and energetic one-act play that shows the lengths fans will go to to meet their idol.

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