Arts Diary: A little for everyone

May 18, 2018

Arts Diary: A little for everyone

Laugh out loud this weekend. Photo: Supplied.

Stand Up For Kids - Comedy Festival

Source: Comedy Festival website.

Where: Loft at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street

When: Saturday 19 May, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

ENTRY: $19:50.

Why should the infectious force of laughter be confined to the enjoyment of adults? Stand Up For Kids is designed for the young ones to make their bellies ache. The comical Hayley Sproull will host the family-friendly interactive event aimed at 4 - 8 year olds, but suitable for kids slightly older and younger.

So grab your niece, nephew or best mate’s child if you haven’t got one of your own. Be prepared to laugh and laugh as there is a tradition it’s never the kids who leave with the award of laughing the loudest.

Hans. ‘Froyo’ video release party.

Where: The backroom at Whammy bar, Karangahape Road

When: Saturday, May 19th, 8.30pm - late.

Entry: $10


To celebrate the release of Hans. new music video for the single, ‘Froyo’ ft. Clairo, the young Kiwi-Korean artist will be hosting a video release party, with a live performance as well as DJ sets from Diego Rice and DJ Spice Lee. The track debuted late 2017 and has already reached over 700,000 streams on Spotify.

Hans. ft. Clairo: Froyo

Asian Short-film screenings

A screenshot from one of the featured films. Source: Facebook.

Where: Monterey Cinemas, 4/2 Fencible Drive, Howick

When: WednesdayMay 23rd, 8pm - 10pm

Entry: $5 Koha at the door

For a refreshing and new take on short films, ‘Arts Out East’ will be showcasing various contemporary short films created by local filmmakers, celebrating Asian cultures. The event has limited seating and will showcase a diverse range of work.

The $5 koha at the door includes one choice of either a small popcorn, drink or ice-cream.

Oscar Key Sung and Noah Slee

Where: REC, 38 Customs Street East, Auckland
Friday 25th, May, 9pm - 12am

The two up-and-coming artists are bringing their future soul and electronic R&B sound to New Zealand as a duo-headlining act. Oscar Key Sung produces a fresh new sound of RnB and pop and is known as one of Australia’s most unique producers and singers. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer, Noah Slee will be performing tracks from his latest album, Otherland, and leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards.

Tickets are available from Just the Ticket.


When: 25 May - 29 June 10:00pm sharp (late-comers cannot be admitted).

Where: The Basement Theatre - Greys Ave

Entry: $12- $15

“One of the funniest nights in Auckland” –

Bringing together an electric ensemble of New Zealand’s finest comedians, Snort is sure to have you laughing your troubles away on Friday nights.  The impromptu, fast-paced comedy performance is sparked by a topic from the crowd and unpacked for an hour of quality laughs. After the show, make sure you stick around for a drink with the cast at the weekly after party.

2018 Auckland Writer's Festival

When: 15th - 20th May

Where: Aotea Centre 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD.

Entry: Adult GA = NZ$25.00 ea, Student GA NZ$12.50 ea

The Auckland Writers Festival is the country's largest literary showcase, bringing together the planet’s best writers for an experience like no other. This internationally recognised event now stands as one of the best literature celebrations in the world, including six jam-packed days of ideas, debates, readings, and stand-up poetry.

Seats are going fast so head over to Ticketmaster now.

Stand-up Poetry Slam

Where: Auckland Central City Library

When: Tuesday 22 May, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Entry: Free

For Youth Week 2018, WORD - The Front Line is partnering with Ara Taiohi and the Auckland Central City Library to bring you Stand Up Poetry Slam - our first ever individual youth slam. As long as you define yourself as ‘youth’ you’re eligible to partake. No day too late, you can sign up on the day.

The slam will be 1 round so bring your best poem! Sheldon Rua who has taken his passions to an international stage will be the special feature performance, he is a young Māori musician, dancer, and wordsmith who aims to breed change and create a positivity in every space he enters, inspiring others to chase dreams. He gives us one promise for the night. My hair will deliver a more compelling performance than my actual performance. Chur!

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