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Chilling and thrilling... so close to the action you can smell the sweat ****
4 - 22 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Dirty, dangerous and daring LIMBO is a circus/cabaret of mind-numbing contortion, aerial acrobatics, fantastical illusions and flames straight from Dante’s inferno – all set to a live band.
Her work is provocative, beautiful and playful.
Fale Ula
4 - 22 March TimeOut Festival Garden, Aotea Square Using synthetic lei, Niki Hastings-McFall 'polynises' the green space of Aotea Square into a vibrant, living artwork based on the Samoan fale.
Incredible song-writing and guitar-playing infused with the sounds of the street...
5 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Spanish star guitarist Jairo Zavala (aka DePedro), who has played alongside Americana band Calexico, has a musical style that's a sexy mix of flamenco, blues, Afrobeat, Latin and rock.
An explosive love letter to Auckland
Skin of Fire
5 - 7 March Auckland Domain The makers of the 2013 sell-out hit Breath of the Volcano, the French maestros of fire, light, projections and pyrotechnics return to Auckland Domain with a brand new show for the whole family.
I am not normal, I am Chinese
The Mooncake and the Kūmara
5 - 10 March Q Loft Award-winning Māori-Chinese playwright Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen brings us a cross-cultural love affair sprouted amongst rows of potatoes, whilst revealing a page from our history rarely told.
immaculate music... a sparkling collision of harmonies, horns, banjo, and Martin...
6 - 7 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Get a taste of the modern American mid-West as six friends from Wisconsin offer a serving of airy vocals, on-stage antics and quirky instruments, with a tonne of alt-indie fun in between!
Tafelmusik ranks among the world's top period ensembles
Tafelmusik: House of Dreams
6 March Great Hall One of world’s top baroque ensembles recreates the romance and atmosphere of an 18th-century salon. Enjoy a whimsical and highly visual programme of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.
Monteverdi's passionate madrigal collection from 1638, played on instruments of ...
Close Encounters: Songs of Love and War - Monteverdi
8 March Leigh Sawmill Cafe Step away from the formal concert hall and into the rustic surrounds of the stunning Leigh Sawmill Cafe for an afternoon of romance, renaissance music and relaxation.
Three of New Zealand's most masterful singer-songwriters share guitar greats.
Pass the Gat
8 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Three of Aotearoa’s best-loved singer-songwriters – Warren Maxwell, Louis Baker and Thomas Oliver – combine their genius and share guitar greats as they take turns ‘passing the gat’.
fierce, unforgettable dancers
Cedar Lake
12 - 15 March The Civic One of the hottest dance companies from New York, Cedar Lake’s fearless performance features works by some of the world’s most sought-after choreographers inlcuding Hofesh Schechter.
Fine-tuned dynamics, gorgeous harmonies... classic soul...How many ways can you ...
Lake Street Dive
12 - 14 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Four-piece Boston-based group Lake Street Dive rock the pants off their live audiences with a saucy combo of jazz, funk and pop, an insatiable joy and kick-ass instrumentals.
It made you fall in love with your city again
White Night
14 March Auckland Wide More than 100 venues across Auckland present special events, exhibitions, performances, music, talks and films for the whole family from 6pm to midnight.