Welcome to our weekly guide of what's on, where and when around New Zealand and beyond. Each Monday we will bring you a collection of the best events to attend, so you can plan your social calendar!
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ON THIS WEEK...
The 2nd Annual New Zealand Beard and Moustache Competition
Friday 28th August
Kings Arms Tavern
59 France St South
A night not to be missed if you have a beard or moustache or love people with them! Glory Days is taking place at the judgement table and will be sponsoring the Whiskerina section. We cannot wait to see the calibre of entrants this year. See our Hair of the God blog post and visit the NZBAMC Facebook page!
Friday 28th August
9 Vulcan Lane
$10 from 10pm
After a short hiatus LOST VEGAS is back and we're proud to present to you the finest raucous jazz/swing band our fair capital has to offer: The Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers! Brew up some bathtub gin and get togged to the bricks! The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers are the Strait city's most swinging septet, with tunes that take you back to scintillating nights at the speakeasy.
The Liam Neeson Tribute Quartet will be in house to warm ya'll throughout the dinner service, with dinner specials as per usual - free drink with anything on the menu!
Main act on at 10pm sharp! For further details visit the event page.
The Last Hurrahs with Auckland's Wurlitzer
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August
St Georges Rd
One of the best wurlitzers in the Southern Hemisphere has been housed in Auckland's Hollywood Cinema, but sadly the building is up for sale and the entire organ needs to be packed down and found a new home.
Two concerts have been arranged to give it a proper send off! For more information about tickets and the amazing history and preservation efforts for the Wurlitzer visit the Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland Facebook page
Vintage Textile Fair
Sunday 30th August
Alexandra Park Raceway
10am - 4pm
A specialist fair selling all things vintage and antique textile related such as fabric, clothing, shoes, hats, haberdashery, linen, embroidery, jewellery.
For further information visit the Vintage Textile Fair Facebook page.
Cruise Night's First Birthday with the Blue Roses
Friday 4th September
Silverdale Village Hall
Doors open 7.30pm
The Cruise Night Rockers have been bringing you Auckland's one and only Rockabilly night for a whole year now!! To celebrate this auspicious occasion they present the Honky Tonkin' Country/Rockabilly sounds of the BLUE ROSES. These guys know how to keep you dancin', singin' and rockin' so come join us for a night with a difference. Country/Rockabilly/Roots and RnR music all night!! Cruise in, meet up, DANCE!!
For more information visit the Cruise Night Rockers event page.
AetherCon! 2015 Auckland, the Steampunk Convention!
Ellerslie Event Centre
80 Ascot Ave
10am - 6pm
A big event to celebrate everything Steampunk! AetherCon is one of the largest steampunk events in New Zealand. It is closely associated with Steampunk New Zealand (www.steampunknz.co.nz), and supports the festival there - www.facebook.com/steampunknzfestival
AetherCon has stalls, displays, vendors, and performers from around New Zealand, each contributing their own specialty or interest.
Visit www.facebook.com/aethercon for further details.
Classics Museum Pinup Calendar Launch
Saturday 19th September
11 Railside Place
4 - 10pm
The Amazing Travelling Photo Booth
Keep an eye out for further details on the Facebook page!