Experience the 15th Chinese Lantern Festival this weekend and especially this Friday, when you can join INTERNeX to explore this beautiful festival. When the sun goes down more than 800 lanterns will light up. Stunning lanterns in all their glory will give a great effect, especially when it gets dark. This festival is all about Chinese lantern and the Chinese culture. Their delicacies and performances. You can try typical Chinese food, buy Chinese souvenirs and watch international performances on Albert Park Main Stage. Almost every time there is an interesting and astonishing act going on.
The Lantern Festival is separated in two different parts. The other location where you can enjoy China is at the Queens wharf. Catch an outdoor movie with some friends where you can relax and enjoy the contemporary Chinese culture on the waterfront.
We will experience the festival as well this Friday, the 14th of Febuary, at the Albert Park. We will meet at 8.30pm at the entrance of Kitchener Street, at the big stones and going to explore the Lantern Festival with a group. See map at the Facebook event for the exact meeting point and if you really can’t find you can contact us on 021 08395428.
How are you doing? I am doing great! Enjoying daily life here in Auckland whle doing my internship here at INTERNeX. At the moment I am looking into a couple of things to do here in Auckland in order to make the most out of my stay here. One of the things that I am very interested in is dance. Being a dancer myself, I like to go the performances of all kinds of dance, like modern, hip hop and contemporary. I also like to go to one mayor ballet performance every time when I go abroad. I already saw Giselle in Havana by the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Balanchine’s Nutcracker in New York by the New York City Ballet during the Christmas period and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (the version with all men as swans) the last time I was in New York. So now I am in Auckland I can not miss out on going a night to the theatre to watch the Royal New Zealand Ballet in action.
Fortunately they are coming to Auckland (as they are based in Wellington) between the 30th of November and the 4th of December with Sleeping Beauty, a piece I have never seen before. So I am very looking forward to see New Zealands best ballet company here. It is also a chance to hear the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra playing the beautiful music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography will be by Greg Horsman after Marius Petipa. Tickets cost between $37 and $140. If all these names say nothing to you, maybe all the more reason to see a classical ballet here in Auckland as part of your intercultural experience. So I am going anyway, so if anyone wants to join me, just let me know!
Do you know the feeling of not being in the mood of doing anything outside especially now where the number of rainy days is constantly increasing?
Here is an awesome suggestion for how to stay away from the bad weather while enjoying first class comedy entertainment.
In the upcoming 3 weeks (29.4-22.5) the New Zealand Comedy Festival will take place in Auckland and Wellington. In addition there will be a Comedy Convoy touring through the country in order to bring the Comedy shows also to the regional areas. The offer of shows seems to be endless and the average price for a ticket for one of all those shows, events and performances is just over 25 bucks!
The Comedy Festival will have its Kick-Off Event this Friday, the 29th of April in the ASB Theatre in Auckland where the VISA Comedy Gala will be held.
For further information about the Comedy Festival 2011 check out the official webpage:
This amazing open access festival takes place all across the Auckland SuperCity across from Waiheke to the Waitakeres and even some events in swimming pools.
This festival is New Zealand’s biggest stage for independent artists to present their unique performances and work in a environment of artistic freedom
There are over 100 events from 25th February – 13th March, many are free and the others are usually than $20 so get out there, see some new areas of Auckland and see some amazing and unique New Zealand culture.
For more informations and a detailed programme about all events, dates, times check out: