Thursday, 3rd November - 4AM
@ Vector Arena
No punches are pulled, no words left unsaid and no bottle left unfinished.
Monday, 21st November - 7PM
@ Franklin Baptist Church
Tis the season to be jolly, folks, and it doesn't get much better then hearing this set of pipes and some of the finest tunes to be etched into the country's consciousness.
Sunday, 22nd January - 12AM
@ Western Springs
Ah summer parties – you'd be forgiven this year for thinking you haven't had a summer, that a vengeful, wrathful god has in fact stolen it. And you'd be correct. However, there are cures to all things that ail you, and the UPFM Solar Series is always an excellent start.
Saturday, 3rd September - Saturday, 31st March
@ Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Watch as moving images flicker, lights glow fluorescent, sculptures burst into motion, artworks lift off walls, and colours explode and retreat.
Sunday, 18th March - 2PM
@ Three Kings Reserve
Free music by the ever epic Tim Finn, a forecast for no rain and a bacon butty for just $3. Get it in ya.
Saturday, 24th March - 6AM
Everything from temporary architectural pavilions to interactive exhibitions, Urbis is the hot spot for New Zealand's top creative talent.
Monday, 26th March - 8PM
@ The Classic
People trying out for comedy shows, come on, how could this not be awesome?
Wednesday, 21st March - 7PM
@ Wine Chambers
Ahhhh, whiskey - the drink of choice for gentlemen and scholars. Here's a chance to sample the finest drink in the world, and learn a thing or two about it.
Sunday, 15th April - 10AM
@ Big Picture Wine
Big Wine Picture will take you on a virtual 'tour' of New Zealand wine, selected by region, before moving to the Aroma Room where you'll put those nostrils to good use.
Sunday, 1st April - 10AM
@ Aotea Centre - Auckland
More than 240 Japanese modern art works, including animation, illustration, origami, oil painting, paper cutting and stuffed toys, have come from Japan for the 2012 Japanese Art Festival.
Tuesday, 3rd April - 8PM
Space, the final frontier. It's a big universe out there amongst the stars, and the Stardome is an often overlooked way to get that little bit closer.
Monday, 16th April - 3PM
Hate Monday? Yeah we do too. So why not take the edge off with Mean as Mondays at Rakinos. Chilled beats and a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy that hair of the dog you no doubt need with the Monday special of $10 fish'n'chips.
Saturday, 21st April - 6PM
@ The Cloud
KRS-One is often considered the unofficial spokesperson of Hip Hop, his performances are legendary - if you have any appreciation of hip hop or rap, this is an essential gig for you.KRS-One is literally one of the most profilic writers in hip hop history, having twenty published albums to his credit. To make it sweeter, he established hip hop at the United Nations as an international culture, and remains a kingpin of hip hop culture globally. Consider him the king.To put the icing on the cake - this single night only show will be taking place at The Cloud in the Viaduct. Don't think - just go.
Wednesday, 18th April - Saturday, 12th May
@ Gow Langsford Gallery
As we move into a turbulent political time, Walsh's display is a unique way to examine some of today's big issues through a unconvential medium.
Saturday, 5th May - 7PM
@ SkyCity Theatre
The popular TV3 show is taking their on-set shenanigans straight to the people. With Jeremy Corbett taking his usual spot in the quizmaster’s chair, team captains Dai Henwood and Paul Ego will be ready at the helms - they will be flanked on tour by...Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, Jeremy Elwood and 2011 Billy T Award nominee Urzila Carlson.
Saturday, 15th September - 10AM
@ Whitianga Marina Reserve
One of New Zealand's most popular seafood festivals, the Whitianga Scallop Festival is an excellent excuse to head out of the concrete playground and up the Coromandel to sample some of New Zealand's finest delicacies. All the while, drowning it down with the array of craft beers and quality New Zealand wines on display and funking it down to the entertainment on hand.
Sunday, 24th June - Sunday, 5th August
@ Aotea Square
Embrace the spirit of winter at Auckland's latest attraction - the Aotea Square Ice Rink. Skate in rain, snow or sun and make the most of some CBD excitement.
Saturday, 14th July - 6PM
@ The Wharf
On Saturday July 14th 2012, The Highlife & Alist Winter Social will take place once again in the luxurious surroundings of The Wharf venue situated on the waterfront of Auckland's North Shore.
Saturday, 14th July - 10AM
@ Remuera Road Village
Ahhh France, we've forgiven you for the Rainbow Warrior after the RWC, so it's all fun and games as we celebrate the finest of French culture (the food and wine!) at the Bastille Day Street Festival in Remuera. The street will be transformed with food, music, mime artists and street entertainers to bring the Parisian joie de vivre to Auckland.With French street decorations including an Eiffel Tower, Can-Can dancers, copious amounts of wine and food, Remuera will brighten your day in true French style.Also, you can click here for more details on how to win a limited-edition Pardon My French scarf as part of our essential Guide to Bastille Day in Auckland.
Saturday, 7th July - Tuesday, 7th August
@ Various Cinemas, Auckland
Personally, it was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Loved it.
Thursday, 12th July - 6PM
@ Hotel De Brett House Bar
Join a team of like-minded individuals at Hotel DeBrett with two of New Zealand's top-rated comedians, Ben Hurley and Brendan Lovegrove.
Wednesday, 8th August - 7PM
@ The Civic
Don't take my word for it - 864,838 Britons can't be wrong. Just look at Susan Boyle.