24 Jul The A-List; Culture Vulture Your Way Around Auckland
Don’t let the winter chill keep you from experiencing the amazing culture Auckland has to offer. Although the chilly temperatures and blustering sea breezes aren’t particularly inviting, it’ll definitely be worthwhile to get to some of the top entertaining and thought-provoking events coming up over the next month.
Here at The Generalist, we’ve done our research and have hand picked our favourite artistic, interesting and hilarious activities to venture out to. You can even get away with wearing your favourite pair of fluffy socks!
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NZIFF)
Nothing is more appealing on these bitter, cold days than curling up and watching a good film. The New Zealand International Film Festival allows you to do just that – but there’s no showing of Jurassic World or Magic Mike here. This festival is full of thought-provoking and moving pieces from the likes of household names such as Scorsese, to those lesser known up and coming directors from around the world. Theatres up and down the country are screening the latest and most culturally diverse films from July 16th to August 2nd, so check out the NZIFF’s website to secure your tickets.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE PRESENTS: MY NINE LIVES
Every man and his dog is a cat person these days, but Steve Winter – world-renowned photographer – is literally a BIG cat person. Winter’s photographic collection documents his encounters with lions, tigers, bobcats and every feline in between from all around the globe. This is the first time the tour has come to New Zealand and is a must-see for every cat lover.
LYSISTRATA – AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY
If your winter nights need a bit of ‘heating’ up, the Auckland Theatre Company has you covered this season. This adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic text tells the story of how Lysistrata convinced the women of Athens and Sparta that abstinence would help them end the Peloponnesian War… Naughty, hilarious and refreshing, this cheeky production is the perfect inner city entertainment.
LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES
Straight from London’s West End comes Michael Flatley’s high energy and fast paced performance. Nearly two decades since it debuted, this incredible production is as entertaining and enthralling as it was in 1996. Irish dancing, a love story, and 34 talented dancers – what could make for a better theatrical experience?
Tears streaming down your face and a burning ab workout is in fact not only an occurrence at the gym, but at The Classic Comedy Club every Friday and Saturday night too! Pop on over to see what our professional comedians, up and coming stars and international guests are bringing to the table. Big laughs and good times can be expected.