If you’re in Auckland this Saturday and looking for something exciting, White Night is just the thing for you.  It’s an evening dedicated to the Auckland Arts Festival and is filled with entertainment, art, theatre and dance. There will be small events all over Auckland City Central including roaming street performers, markets, art gallery exhibitions and even…yoga?

I stumbled upon the hub of this festival at Aotea Square the other night – here’s a sneak peak of what they’ve got going on at the New Zealand Herald’s Festival Garden.

Food & Drink

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Aotea Square will be the place to go to for a late night drink and to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The iHeartradio crew will be playing music from their stage throughout the night amongst the gazebos, outdoor furniture and even beach chairs laid out for patrons to sit. Scattered throughout the place are little bars where you can order drinks, the most popular being the Stoneleigh stall located in the area closest to the Spiegeltent.

Bring a jacket and some friends, with Autumn working its way into the last remnants of summer, it’ll be a while before you get to take advantage of such an event again.

Entertainment

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The Spiegeltent is a temporary venue for live music acts and theatre productions such as Meow Meow’s Little Maid (a raunchy cabaret show featuring mermaids) and  Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King.

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The Circus Ronald Big Top featuring La Cucina dell’Arte, a sixth generation Belgian circus family act about a down the ‘World’s Worst Restaurant’ filled with slapstick, comedy, theatre and tricks.

Other places to be:

  • Auckland Maritime Museum
  • Auckland Art Gallery – exhibits of the latest collections
  • Silo Park – markets, acts and food
  • Takutai Square in Britomart – Lululemon sponsored free yoga event

For more information about the festival or events:

http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/

http://whitenight.aaf.co.nz/

http://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/

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Nancy Yang
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Known to love food a bit too much, Nancy now fuels her obsession through writing about those dining experiences she has for 'research purposes only'.

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