Six ways to keep warm (and social) in winter

Six Ways to Keep Warm (and Social) in Winter

Published: Thursday 15 June, 2023

Check out our winter warming events

What is there to do in the city on a cold winter’s night? We’ve curated this list to keep you bundled up, indoors and feeling the heat of the best performing arts Tāmaki Makaurau has to offer. Which ones will you be booking tickets for?

Iconic music to warm the soul with A Night of Sondheim

Celebrate the late great 'Titan of the American Musical' with a concert of Stephen Sondheim classics to leave you swooning! Be part of the Auckland Live Cabaret Experience at The Civic - join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and four of Aotearoa's finest voices this Thursday 22 June.


Watch warm bodies do extraordinary things with Circa’s Peepshow (Club Remix)

This seductive circus thrill-ride includes flashes of cheeky cabaret, grinding nightclub energy and raw humanity. But don’t take our word for it - “... an exciting fusion of circus and cabaret... Peepshow makes the seemingly impossible, possible.” - Theatre Weekly, UK. Circa is running from Thursday 29 June until Saturday 1 July.


Get Ungrumpy with the Game Grumps

Game Grumps is a comedy gaming show hosted by Arin and Dan taking place on Sunday the 9th of July. It's a YouTube channel that includes weird shows like Table Flip, Steam Train, and How Bout This Game. It's a game publisher. It's a touring act. But most importantly, it's a group of people excited about creating literally anything.


Love to dance to Tove Lo?

Swedish sensation, Tove Lo, is back in Tāmaki Makaurau for one show only on Thursday 27 July! If you don’t yet know her name you’ve definitely heard her music – Tove Lo has collaborated with iconic artists, including: Lorde, Zara Larsson, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, Flume, Alesso, Coldplay, Martin Garrix, Charli XCX, Sean Paul, ALOK, and Major Lazer, to name a few. Part of Elemental AKL 2023, it’s a concert to tickle your pop music itch.


Wine-ter time? Winetopia time.

Here for its 8th year in a row and part of Elemental AKL 2023, Winetopia features: 50+ wineries, 30+ talks, tasting and masterclasses, pop-up eateries, local and international gurus and live music, and the opportunity to learn from Gaggenau Sommelier Sessions how to pair wine with food! A robust, toasty indoor event to shelter from the unpredictable Auckland weather. Winetopia is running from 21 – 22 July. 


Warm up with 5 courses courtesy of Takurua – Ti'iTi’i Sacred Knowledge

In a night guaranteed to keep you warm, Takurua – Ti'iTi’i is a cultural experience that combines mouth-watering fine-dining, thrilling dance and traditional theatre brought to life through the riotous comedy of the Samoan fale aitu tradition. Running from Friday 4 until Sunday 6 August, get your tickets to this Elemental event here.


Banner Image Credit: Takurua - Ti'iTi'i Sacred Knowledge | photo by Julie Zhu, Circa's Peepshow (Club Remix) | Photo by Andy Phillipson, Winetopia, Tove Lo.


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