There’s only three months left in 2018, but it’s filled with some of the best events of the year. Whether it’s movies, sports or a good cocktail, you’ll find something up your alley this October.
This October, you’ll be in the cinema every week thanks to this month’s releases. Kicking off October’s newest releases is Stray, an award-winning drama about the relationship between a young man on parole and a woman seeking shelter a long way from home. Stray not only broke NZ crowd-funding records, but is the first kiwi movie to be selected for the Moscow International Film Festival, with Kieran Charnock winning Best Actor.
Released on October 4th. See the trailer below.
She Shears follows the inspirational story of 5 female sheep shearers and their journey to New Zealand’s premiere shearing and woolhandling competition, the Golden Shears. Known predominantly as a male sport, this insight to the shearing industry will be of interest to even the most inner-city of people.
Released on October 11th. See the trailer below.
A STAR IS BORN
The long-awaited acting debut of Lady Gaga is almost here and it’s already been met with stellar reviews. In Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, we see his character guide a young singer (Lady Gaga) to fame in the 1937 musical remake. With five star reviews all around the board and Oscar buzz on everyone’s mind, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Released on October 18th. See the trailer below.
THE SPRING BLOSSOM ROOFTOP POP-UP
Celebrate the arrival of springtime with cherry blossoms, jazz music and sweet treats with one last pop-up at The Glass Goose this Friday, 5thOctober. Federal Street will be lit up in millennial pink as you enjoy a speciality SOHO wine cocktail while helping children in need.
Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/852822921593466/?event_time_id=852822931593465
SKY CITY BREAKERS
Kicking off on October 11th, the Sky City Breakers will start their new season under the guidance of ex-NBA player Matt Walsh. This season, Matt hopes to bring a fresh approach to New Zealand basketball. There are 14 home games this season, with an opportunity to catch a game at Spark Arena from October to February.
Get your tickets here: http://www.nzbreakers.basketball/pages/booking-your-tickets
THE MERCHANTS OF BOLLYWOOD
Just in time for Diwali comes The Merchants of Bollywood, a colourful, cultural experience filled with song and dance. The show boasts some of Bollywood’s biggest names, both on and off the stage, including Salim-Sulaiman, composers of the show and over 100 Bollywood movies and multiple television scores.
Purchase tickets here: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/merchants-of-bollywood#tickets-times
Join the Diwali festivities at Aotea Square this Labour weekend, and enjoy live music, dance, and all the Indian cuisine you could ask for. Featuring a Bollywood dance competition, talent shows, classical music and more, the two-day festival will finish with a fireworks display on Sunday night.
Learn more here: https://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/auckland-events/festivals/auckland-diwali-festival-0