Here is just a sample of the diverse events and activities happening in the wider Ponsonby community and those events we think Ponsonby News readers will enjoy.Celebrate Seaweek at Auckland Zoo!
Saturday 29 February – Sunday 8 March,9.30am – 5.30pm
Dive into Auckland Zoo and join us in celebrating the sea and her beautiful creatures this Seaweek 2020! Our wh-anau-friendly activities will be based around the theme of ‘Caring for our Seas’. Discover more about the zoo’s Wild Work to help our marine life and places, and how small actions from all of us can have a ripple effect in Aotearoa’s ocean environments to make it a safe place for our marine life to thrive.
Tickets: Normal zoo admission prices apply. Friends of the Zoo free. www.aucklandzoo.co.nz
Lexus Urban Polo, Auckland Domain - Saturday 14 March, 12 noon – 8pm
It’s a polo party in the Auckland Domain. Urban Polo is a fusion of high-paced polo and some of New Zealand’s DJ’s playing simultaneously to create an amazing party atmosphere. It’s a contemporary version polo – think rugby 7’s or T20 cricket.
Tickets from $98, www.urbanpolo.co.nz
Pukeko PaintVine @ Longroom, Ponsonby Road - Thursday 19 March from 6.45pm
Bringing a stroke of creativity and fun to your mid week, PaintVine is a fun and social way to learn technique and produce your own work in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Tickets include all painting materials and a glass of house wine or beer.
Tickets $49, visit www.paintvine.co.nz
Over My Dead Body: LITTLE BLACK B!TCH @ TAPAC, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs- Wednesday 11 March 8pm, Thurs 12 & Sat 14 March 7:30pm, plus 11am school matinee on Friday 13 March.
An award-winning play by Jason Te Mete that blends mythology, waiata and black comedy.
Tickets $30 (adults), $15 (children), visit: www.tapac.org.nz
Pasifika Festival @ Western Springs - Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15 March
Opening from 9am on Saturday until 7pm and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday, Auckland’s award-winning Pasifika Festival has grown to become the largest Pacific Island cultural festival of its kind in the world. 11 villages, each with a performance stage and market represent the diversity of Pacific culture. Visit the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Aotearoa, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Tonga, Tokelau and Solomon Islands. Free entry.
Improvaganza! Covert Theatre, 51 Mackelvie Street - Thursday 19 March 7:30pm – 10pm
The New Covert Theatre’s Grand Opening Show! A two-hour-plus show starring The Improv Bandits, C-Suite, A Bard’s Tale and more. A mammoth occasion in the Auckland arts scene and we want you there. Hosted by Wade Jackson.
Tickets from: $50.69, visit www.coverttheatre.com
A-Z Charcoal Drawing Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road - Saturday 28 March 10am – 2pm
An intensive drawing workshop with Han Nae Kim, designed for art enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Be guided by an experienced tutor from A to Z and discover the beauty of charcoal!
Tickets: $95, visit: www.studioone.org.nz