Arts Diary: Get your sweet tooth ready

May 25, 2018

Arts Diary: Get your sweet tooth ready

National Donut Day is coming! Get your sweet tooth ready! Photo: Grace Noles.

New Zealand National Doughnut Day 2018

Where: Krispy Kreme, Manukau
When: 1 June, 6am-11:59pm

What: Doughnuts!

$: Free! One doughnut per person

Krispy Kreme Manukau will be giving away a whopping 5000 Original Glazed Doughnuts throughout the day to celebrate National Doughnut Day! Get your friends and head down to Manukau to grab a tasty treat from the recently opened Krispy Kreme store.

Niall Horan concert

Where: Spark Arena, Auckland CBD

When: 1 June, 7pm

What: Music

$$$: $99.90-$129.90 (plus booking fee)

Ex One Direction member, Niall Horan is coming to Auckland for his one and only New Zealand show for his ‘The Flicker World Tour.’ His performance will showcase some of his chart-topping hits including Slow Hands, which climbed charts to number one in 44 countries.


Where: The Civic (corner of Queen St and Wellesley St West, Auckland CBD)

When: 23-27 May

What: Music

$$$: From $84 (plus booking fee)

The Broadway sensation Stomp is back! Stomp has become a global phenomenon over the last 26 years and the unique performance has shot adrenaline levels sky high for 12 million people in 55 countries across six continents. Performers use ordinary objects to create musical rhythms to engage the audience in an extraordinarily captivating show.

The Secret Winter Garden June Pop-Up

Where: The Glass Goose - 78 Federal Street, Auckland
When: 1 June
Food and drinks!

$: Free entry

The Secret Winter Garden holds a big pop up throughout June that involves amazing food trucks, live music and unique lighting exhibitions. The festivities will be running every Friday night with special guests Hamish Crocker and Matt Bizzle performing Urban and Jazz music to keep the good vibes going all month long.

Wine and Painting

Where: Tom Tom Bar & Eatery

When: Sunday 27 May 2pm-4pm

What: Painting and drinking

$$: $55 per person including materials.
Group discount: 3+ tickets for $45 each

Want to explore your creative side? Art in Bloom’s Wine and Paint Party is a social painting class that will help you create your own personal masterpiece with no prior experience required - and the best part is, there’s drinks involved! The painting class is one you can do with your family, work mates, lovers or you could go alone and meet new friends there! All materials are provided as well as step by step instructions to awaken and strengthen your creative side! At the end you will be leaving with your own original painting to hang up on your wall!

Night lights at MOTAT

Where: MOTAT (805 Great North Road)

When: 15-17 June 6pm-9pm

What: Lights

$: $5-$10 per person.

Night Lights returns to MOTAT. The night lights will illuminate the museum with artistic light installations reflecting objects from the heritage collection. Explore the museum aglow with creativity and ingenuity and interact with light activations.

Ballet Revolución

Where: The Civic (corner of Queen St & Wellesley St West, Auckland CBD)

When: 1-2 June

What: Ballet

$$$: $69-$115 (plus booking fee)

Ballet Revolución returns to New Zealand straight from Cuba with a brand-new show! The dancers combine ballet with street dance to create a sensational performance of energy and passion.


When: 26 May at 12.15pm and 27 May at 7pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland

What: Mermaids!

$: $14-$18

Ali Weinstein’s exhibition is part of the Doc Edge Festival. The exhibition showcases the alluring nature of mermaids. The convention explores the mythical story of mermaids through theme parks, studios exhibiting tail-making, and exploring the way that mermaids live.

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