So, Lower Queen Street is now pedestrian, so expect to see more live performers down there. There was POP Jazz on Tuesday, a big game of Green Light/Red Light on Wednesday, and I have seen a number of buskers already. Reclaim the streets, people!
The Comedy Festival continues – check out the full schedule here. What is the big must-see? I don’t know, I have a raging throat infection, so tell me if you do. Jimeoin’s Yeehaa! is the pick according to the organisers, and he’s a Brit, so it’s a rare chance to see him on these shores. Wes Parker also opens this week. E Tu, a comedy showcase of antipodean talent including Rose Matafeo, heads to Te Pou in New Lynn.
The Pop-Up Globe continues for another week – haven’t they done well? Twelfth Night most nights and a couple of performances of Romeo & Juliet.
The University of Auckland’s regular festival of new talent Stir Fried VIII is on at Galatos from Tuesday till Saturday at 7.30pm. 10 short plays, with ten directors and 30 actors.
There is a TEDx in Auckland on Thursday and Friday, called Flip Side. All about looking at old problems in new ways.
On Sunday there is the Queen’s Wharf Block Party from 12pm-6pm at Queen’s Wharf with live music, art installations, and workshops, and there will be a vintage clothing and craft market in the Cloud. Enjoy.