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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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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Queen's Birthday Market

June 4th, 2022

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Queen's Birthday in Takapuna! 👑👸🏼 Come along to our free, family-friendly, Queen's Birthday Market, where we pay homage to the leader of the Commonwealth, and New Zealand’s contribution and No. 8 wire/Kiwi attitude with an upcycled/recycled market intertwined with a celebration of all things British. Featuring stalls selling NZ made and sourced products, high tea, shop window displays, Cake competition, live music and more! Hurstmere Green, Takapuna Saturday 4th June: 9am-2pm For all stallholder enquiries, please email: sunshineeventsnz@gmail.com Kindly supported by I Love Takapuna & Auckland Unlimited.

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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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Last Night of the Proms

June 10th, 2022 - June 11th, 2022

The AUCKLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is pleased to announce its 21st NIGHT AT THE PROMS for 2 nights at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna. Join us and the Harbour Voices to enjoy all your usual favourites, including Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, You Never Walk Alone and many more. Dress up and enjoy this wonderful evening of British inspired music.

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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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Creative Talks at The PumpHouse Theatre: David Veart

June 13th, 2022 - June 13th, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Veart Local Historian and Author David is a member of the Auckland Council’s Heritage Advisory Panel, a trustee of the Frank Sargeson Trust and the Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust, a committee member of the Devonport Museum and a published author. In 2008 Auckland University Press published David’s history of New Zealand cookery, First Catch Your Weka which went on to become a double finalist in the Montana Book of the Year awards. David returns to The PumpHouse after his very popular local history talk last year with a new talk “History viewed Through The Kitchen Window”.

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Bruce Mason Centre: World of Musicals

June 15th, 2022

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions World of Musicals at the Bruce Mason Centre on Tuesday 26 October 2021, has been rescheduled to Wednesday 15 June 2022, 7:30pm. All tickets will be automatically valid for the new date as above without the need for exchange. Patrons unable to attend the new date and time can obtain a refund from the point of purchase, please follow the steps below. Please continue to take care of yourself and the people around you during this time, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. ---- The musical gala with an international cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand. The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre and performance to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all your favorite musical theatre hits which including classics The Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Cats, Evita, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys, Oklahoma, South Pacific , Miss Saigon, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray, Les Misérables, and The Blues Brothers. The World of Musicals, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an international star-studded cast - presents the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level. Whether a soloist, duet or the entire ensemble, the performers of this musical event will inspire. Direct from their USA tour, this select cast of highly talented and accomplished performers have featured in worldwide smash hits such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, West Side Story, Titanic, Les Misérables, Wizard of Oz, Musical Star Nights, Mary Poppins, Me and My Girl, Evita, The King of Narnia, Rent, and Avenue Q. “The cast is supremely talented and an absolute joy to watch” - Broadway World “Emotional ballads, stunning solos and rousing ensemble performances“ - Main Eho

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