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Thursday 13 December
PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-10pm | R18 | Free
Under the covers with Courtnay Low – Good night of live covers performed by Courtnay Low.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Occupational Therapy with Bobby Brazuka, Dylan C

ALLPRESS STUDIO | 8am-3.30pm till the 20th Dec* | All ages | Free
PLAY: A Group Art Exhibition – A group exhibition of 20 local artists exhibiting a range of works across various mediums, all based around the concept of ‘Play’. *Exhibition will run until Thursday the 20th of December.

Friday 14 December
THE TRUSTS ARENA | 7pm | R18 | $115*
Wu-Tang Clan – To celebrate 25 years of their groundbreaking debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ all nine remaining members will play their first ever New Zealand headline show.  *Tickets from ticketek.co.nz

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE – 8.30pm | R18 | $30*
Gary McCormick and Mayor Tim Shadbolt – The dynamic duo rides again! Join the Sawmill for a great night of laughs and giggles. *$40 entree & main set menu available (you can order from our regular dinner menu too) $30 show only tickets on sale at the bar now, and on the door from 7pm.

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Manuel Bundy & Marjorie

ANTE SOCIAL – 9pm | R18 | Free
Influences with Benny Salvador (Welli)

NECK OF THE WOODS – 10.30pm-4am | R18 | SOLD OUT
State of Mind Xmas Party – Drum and Bass producers, State of Mind, host their annual Xmas party at Neck of the Woods in Auckland. Support from: BATTLE KATZ, MITTZ, AEON & MC WOODY.

VERONA – 10pm-1am | R18 | Free
Burning Soundz Live Dub – Dub session for Burning Soundz Crew, end of year special featuring KFM’s ‘Sunday Puff’ & ‘Off Da Grid’ DJs Empress Naima, Skarob, MCs Grassroots & Solomonix. Free entry & good vibes guaranteed!

Saturday 15 December
MERCURY THEATRE | 2pm or 5pm | All ages | $30-40*
From the Streets to the Stage – Empire Studios presents its annual end of year showcase full of diversity, with different performance and styles.  *Tickets from www.iticket.co.nz

PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-12am | R18 | Free
Bad Jones, Nuggiez and Quinn the Human 

PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB | 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Hudge & TDK

ANTE SOCIAL – 9pm | R18 | Free
Head’s Garage Club Night

NECK OF THE WOODS – 10pm-4am | R18 | $36*
Dave Seaman (UK) – Highly acclaimed after his sets at both Sonorous earlier this year as well as the b2b2b with Hernán Cattáneo & Guy Matzur at the Sonorous after-party, Dave Seaman has agreed to play 6 hours, start to finish. A 6 hour journey from the man himself right back at the same after-party location. *Tickets from www.ticketfairy.com

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE – 9.30pm | R18 | $20*
The Beths – Christmas Show – Coming off a huge world tour across North America and Europe and opening for Bloc Party on their Silent Alarm tour of NZ. This will be your last chance to catch the band on home turf before they embark on a trip across Europe supporting indie rock legends Death Cab For Cutie across Europe and the UK. Support from LAIKA. *Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz

Sunday 16 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Sundaze by Mellow Tact

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE -5pm-7pm | R18 | Koha
The Pipi Pickers – Banjo-licious Bluegrass. A blend of contemporary and traditional hard driving bluegrass with solid instrumental chops and an engaging performance style that puts a smile on everyone’s face and infuses even the most dreadful of murder ballads with a sense of joy and energy.

UPCOMING

Tuesday 18 December
PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 8pm-12am | R18 | Free
A Portland Open Mic Xmas – Last Open Mic for the year! Booking is recommended, PM through the Portland Open Mic fb page or txt Ema on 0212322593 to book a slot.

Wednesday 19 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Andy Jv

PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 6pm-9pm | R18 | Free
Lola Sola w/ Night Pilot – Kiwi soul-folk songbird Lola Sola returns to The Portland Public House in Auckland on the 19th of December to share her newest release ‘Get It’, with special guest night pilot.

Thursday 20 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Occupational Therapy with Bobby Brazuka & guest

Friday 21 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Latinaotearoa Live – Summer Tour 2018/19

ANTE SOCIAL – 9pm | R18 | Free
Influences with Ben Longboss

NECK OF THE WOODS – 11pm-4am | R18 | $20-40*
Sub180 Presents: Mr Traumatik (UK) x Machete Clan – Cardiff born Grime MC Mr Traumatik with support from the MACHETE CLAN. Joined with DJ and Producer MungBeanz. Heavy production on site. Tickets from www.cosmicticketing.co.nz

PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 10pm-12pm | R18 | Free
Rhythm and Blooms – Featuring some of Aucklands leading females. Lou’ana Whitney (Hipstamatics), On Bass Hannah Elise (Hipstamatics), Jess Hix on drums and Kiri. This girl band has to be seen to believed! After seeing them play, you’ll realise who runs the world.

Saturday 22 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Djs Killamanraro & TDK

PORTLAND PUBLIC HOUSE | 9pm-1am | R18 | Free
Surrey Boudit Xmas Bash – Surrey Boudit is a group of musicians&whanau,locals-from&around the Auck.suburb GreyLynn,share passion for ‘Mojo heavy’ sounds of the 60s,R&B blues&Jamaican Ska&Rocksteady

NECK OF THE WOODS – 10pm-4am | R18 | $10-15 on the door
The Boog – Christmas! – Christmas edition of your favourite boogie, disco, funk club night, Wellington DJ Longboss and Auckland’s own Haz Beats to the lineup along with Boog residents – Frank Booker, Lucky Lance and The Uptown Boogie’s Hudge.

Sunday 23 December
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – 9pm | R18 | Free
Sundaze by Mellow Tact

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE – 5.30pm | R18 | *$14-$20
Aldebaran – Aldebaran band bring you deep jazz vibes resonating from deep space. John Bell, Crystal Choi, Steve Cournane, Cameron McArthur. *Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz

Thursday 27 December
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE – 6pm | All ages | *$5-$10
Mike Lindsay – Magician – one of New Zealand’s youngest professional magicians, jam-packed 60min comedy magic spectacular. Featuring live animals, plenty of audience participation and amazing magic suited for all ages!

Saturday 29 December – Tuesday 1 Jan
MANGAWHAI | R18 | $129.90-$279.90*
Northern Bass 18/19 – Action Bronson, Keys N Krates, Shapeshifter, Stefflon Don, Hospitality feat. Danny Bird, London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Dynamite MC and more.  *Tickets from www.theticketfairy.com

Sunday 30 December
LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | R18 | $30*
Ha The Unclear, Reb Fountain, Dictaphone Blues (solo) – Ha the Unclear; an upbeat mish-mash of the finest independent music, Reb Rountain; scintillating folk, country and rocking good times & Dictaphone Blues (solo); original compositions performed acoustically. *Tickets from www.banishedmusic.com

Monday 31 December
SILO PARK | 2pm -1am | All ages | $45-$95*
Wondergarden, New Year’s Eve 2018 – Nightmares On Wax (DJ Set), DāM-FunK, Kllo, Cut Off Your Hands, JessB, Fortunes., Tina Turntables, Ladi6, Katchafire, Avantdale Bowling Club and more.  *Tickets from www.wondergarden.co.nz

LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE | 8pm-2am | R18 | $50 (+BF)*
New Years Eve with the Turnaround -DJ’S Manuel Bundy, Submariner & Cian.  *Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz

PAPAMOA BEACH TAVERN | 8pm-1am | R18 | $64*
Salmonella Dub Soundsystem live – Featuring the Mighty Asterix with special guests Laughton Kora, Soulware and Dj Mant alongside local Dj’s in multi zoned dance floor mashup complete with chill zone. *Tickets from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Saturday 5 January
RANGIHOUA ESTATE | 4pm-10pm | R18 | $25-65*
Island Oasis – Waiheke Island featuring performances from Freq Nasty, Melodownz, Sunshine Soundsystem, Latinaotearoa, ISM (DJ/MC downbeat Set).  Tickets from www.theticketfairy.com

Friday 15 March – Sunday 17 March*
TSB BOWL OF BROOKLANDS (NEW PLYMOUTH) | 4.30pm-11pm | All ages | $110-$275**
Womad NZ 2019 – Award winning *3 day World festival of Music, Arts and Dance. From upbeat Afropsychedelic party vibes to quiet moments of reflection and meditation featuring cellos, bagpipes and voices. Line up includes Kora, MC Tali, La Dame Blanche, Ria Hall, Teeks, The Black Seeds & many more! **Tickets from www.womad.co.nz