It’s the end of the year and it feels like time for everyone to stop working and watch a video – and indeed you can, Gremlins is being screened at Silo Park this Friday night at 9pm. Q Theatre is only marginally more highbrow with a series of acts, comic and musical, aimed to bring joy and goodwill to all men and women. They are The Modern Maori Quartet, who are talented, cheesy and so likeable on Wednesday; The Lady Killers and Michelle A’Court – comedy, glamour AND harmony on Thursday; and Bailey Wiley & Yoko-Zuna on Friday, all at 7pm.
They are followed each night (and Saturday) by Karma Snort at 9.30pm, which features Auckland’s top up-and-coming comics – Chris Parker, Rose Matafeo, Guy Montgomery, Hamish Parkinson, Jono & Ben – with all proceeds going to send the Snort team to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival next year. Meanwhile, Australian stand-up Chopper is working on a new show up in the loft, again Wednesday to Friday. What else are they doing on Saturday, one may ask? Perhaps popping next door for the last night of Jesus Christ Part II, which has proven to be a Christmas cracker.
There is loads of free stuff going on at Aotea Square this week around lunchtime, mainly music, but Jess Bates is doing some Spoken Word on Wednesday. There are giant bean bags, sun shades, and good music. Sit back and enjoy.