What is happening in and around Auckland in February?
Silo Cinema is continuing a very successful and busy season with a super selection for February. Lineup for the next month looks like this:
30 January – Point Break
6 February – Mt.Zion
13 February – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
20 February – Pulp: a film about Life, Death and Supermarkets
27 February – The Great Gatsby
Movies start at 9pm. The food market is open from around 5pm and runs until late. I checked it out last week and it’s awesome! Really good selection of food and drinks and according to some, there is a bit of competition among vendors to even get a tent there. So expect the good stuff. Bring some cash though, as most vendors don’t have eftpos and a portable atm will charge $2 to get money out!
Speaking of movies…Auckland City council has put together music and film in the park series which are always very popular and free of charge. To download a full schedule, with what’s on and where, here is a good place to start.Let’s get out there and enjoy the outdoors.
Aotea Square in CBD is set up and ready for some action from Friday, 30 of January to Sunday, February 1. Is it a family friendly zone with lots of activities over three days. For the full line up have a look here.
Myers Park is celebrating a special birthday (100 years old!) on February 15. Come down to the park from 12 pm for live music, face painting, fun and games. Bring a picnic too to embrace the day. For more info, here is the link to their Facebook page.
The first weekend of February is the last chance to check out Lavender fields in full bloom. Leafy Hollow in Waiuku is the closest lavender farm to Auckland. Entrance is $3 and some of their products are sold on site.
Auckland Fringe festival runs from February 11 until March 1, 2015. It is different from other festivals as it really is open to anyone’s submission. Are you an artist? Want some exposure? This is the place for you. For everyone else the Fringe is a great way to see the local talent. A good way to keep up with what’s happening during the festival is their Facebook page, or otherwise grab a brochure from central outlets.
Light Show at the Auckland City Gallery is at its final weeks, with extended hours (until 8pm on January 31 and February 1, 2015). Tickets are $15 and are available from the front desk of the Gallery or online.
One more event I am really excited about is this make-shift photo exhibition at Silo Park, called The Photo Laundry (Sooshka). Sooshka means a place to dry out your photos after developing in Russian. So this exhibition will be just that – pictures hanging off a line, and the best this is that anyone is free to join and display their works. If you bring a photo you can take someone else’s picture at the end as a souvenir. Here is the link to the event’s Facebook page.
Oh and if you haven’t already, check out my new Facebook page – Bear about town. Here is a photo of my hardworking assistant, Ms Tilly. She’s been working hard to get it up and running. 🙂
We’ll go back to weekly updates from next week, so make sure you check in out next Friday. Have a lovely weekend everyone and enjoy the sunshine!