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Art & Culture

You Can Catch Free Film Screenings And Live Music At Auckland Summer In The Square

By Jack Saddler

It’s going to be a summer to remember on Aotea Square.

Recommencing on January 15, Summer In The Square is set to provide Auckland with all the activities it needs during the warm weather season. [Featured Image: Summer In The Square].

Live music, performances, film screenings and the digital 36th America’s Cup showings will be on hand until February 27 in Aotea Square. Oh, the best part? It’s all completely free!

Ijebu Pleasure Club. Image: Summer In The Square

Catch some Afro-funk meets 80s pop in the form of Ijebu Pleasure Club, then catch all the DJs while chilling on a beanbag and sipping on a cocktail at the Hello Sailor pop-up bar area. Check out the full schedule for DJ acts, including DJ Wendy Douglas and DJ Spooth, here.

And, there’s plenty more relaxing where that came from. You can lounge around watching one of the many film screenings on display at the square. Catch the likes of Ponyo, I Am Greta, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Whale Rider, and many more. Plus on Valentine’s Day you can even vote for the film! Head here to vote for eitherĀ Some Like It Hot orĀ La La Land.

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Plus, Aotea Square will be the place to be for Pride Festival 2021! Headlined by DJ HalfQueen and Randa, the February 27 event promises to be a special occasion for the final weekend of Pride fest. They’ll be joined by more DJs such as BrownBoy Magik and Jordan Eskra across two stages, along with great food trucks and the Hello Sailor bar to keep you going.

Summer in the Square takes place in Aotea Square from January 15-February 27. Find more information here.

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