Wat is er in september in Auckland: Fleetwood Mac, hondenfilms, superauto's en minigolfseptember 14, 2019
September is shaping up to be a busy one in the City of Sails.
From Fleetwood Mac to a minigolf tournament, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Auckland over the course of the month.
HUGH JACKMAN, SEPTEMBER 6-7
The Australian singer, actor and producer is coming to Spark Arena for two performances showcasing his hit songs from The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables.
Jackman has had a varied career in the entertainment industry beginning with Broadway in the 1970s and later becoming an integral part of the X-Men series.
For his Auckland shows, he’ll be accompanied by a live orchestra.
Tickets can be purchased here.
GOING WEST WRITERS FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 6-15
Based in Titirangi, this annual festival is a chance to hear from some of New Zealand’s most respected authors and poets in a series of panel discussions and readings.
The festival centres around the literary weekend, which runs from September 6-8 and kicks off with an evening gala on the Friday night
Over nine days, it’ll be easy to keep yourself busy with their theatre season, poetry slam, film screening, and other satellite events.
Click here for more details.
FLEETWOOD MAC, SEPTEMBER 12-19
Legendary London rockers Fleetwood Mac are coming to Auckland for four shows, four years after their last visit in 2015.
Tickets are still on sale.
TROYE SIVAN, SEPTEMBER 13
Pop star and LGBTQI icon Troye Sivan is returning to Auckland for his first time since 2016.
Sivan is touring his sophomore album Bloom and comes fresh off the back of collaborations with pop legend Ariana Grande.
His single ‘My My My’ was performed by Taylor Swift last year at her Rose Bowl show.
Tickets are available here.
2019 DOMINION RD MOON FESTIVAL, Sept 13 – 15
This year, Moon Festival is coming to Dominion Rd with a multi-cultural event featuring interactive light displays, cultural and musical performance, food stalls and indoor exhibitions.
The Moon Festival is a chance to celebrate the arrival of the new moon with lanterns and outdoor community activities – a common tradition in China, East Asian and Southeast Asian countries.
With almost 5000 people registering interest on Facebook, it’s shaping up to be a big weekend.
HĪKOIA TE KŌRERO: MĀORI LANGUAGE PARADE, SEPTEMBER 13
On the Thursday morning, members of the pubic are invited to Albert Park for a three hour parade beginning at 10.45am.
Event organisers say there will be live entertainment, food stalls, activations, information kiosks, reo Māori challenges and prizes.
Click here for more info.
ITM AUCKLAND SUPERSPRINTS, SEPTEMBER 13-15
The V8 Supercars are back for another year, with high octane action spanning hitting Pukekohe for three days straight.
ITM Auckland Supersprints is Round 11 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and will feature 38 races in total.
There’s a strong contingent of drivers representing New Zealand on home soil and kids under 12 go track side for free with a paying adult.
MERCURY PLAZA CLOSING PARTY, SEPTEMBER 14
Auckland food court Mercury Plaza has been a popular haunt for diners seeking quality Asain cuisine eats in Auckland’s CBD.
But in 2016, after 22 years, it was announced the plaza would make way for the underground Karangahape train station as part of the $2.5 billion City Rail Link.
The closing party seeks to see this institution off in style, and begins at 5pm.
TOP DOG FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 14
If you’ve ever wanted to take your dog to the movies, this is the event for you.
The Top Dog Film Festival is returning to Auckland with the opportunity to bring your lap-sized canine friend to the flicks.
The films are a “carefully curated collection of heart warming stories about dogs and their people” from independent film makers around the world.
SMOKEFREE ROCKQUEST NATIONAL FINALS, SEPTEMBER 14
High school bands from around the country will go head to head at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna to fight for the coveted prize of best in New Zealand.
There are some big prizes on the line including $22,000 in Rockshop vouchers, a $16,000 NZ On Air recording, video and promo package, and a photo shoot and branding package.
The event begins at 7pm, with 10 bands competing.
ENCHANTED FOREST CLASSIC, SEPTEMBER 21
Celebrate World Minigolf Day with a round of putput at Onehunga’s Enchanted Forest.
Four rounds of minigolf for $15 is a great deal by any measure, but add in the fact it’s a competition and you could land yourself on a podium …suddenly it’s a must-do.
Competitors tee off at 2pm.
CHER, SEPTEMBER 21-22
Here we go again, it’s Cher returning to Auckland with her Here We Go Again tour.
Best known for her hit ‘I Got You Babe’, Cher’s career spans six decades and the American singer is still rocking the stage at age 73.
You can catch her at Spark Arena in an all-ages show.
OVERLOAD NZ ANIME AND MANGA CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 28
Beginning in 2006, this one-day festival is devoted to celebrating New Zealand’s anime and manga culture.
It’s an opportunity for artists and fans to come together to share in their love for the Japanese art form, and it runs from 10am to 6pm at Auckland’s Cloud.
Tickets can be purchased here.