What's On Across Auckland This May

This month is jam-packed with events for the mind, body, and soul. Get your body groovin' during our live music events, your brain buzzing with the weekly quiz, and your belly bulging after a long bottomless brunch with friends. Find out below what May has to offer.

NZ’s Eighth Annual Hot Sauce Festival

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

Get ready for the hottest day out in Auckland. Packing more punch than ever before, join like-minded chilli heads on Saturday 27 May from 11am to taste your way around a selection of local and international hot sauces before watching the NZ Chilli Eating Comp Final take place on the big stage!

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Franc’s Bottomless Nachos


Get off the couch but keep your stretchy pants on for this one, you and your buddies can tackle a mountain of nachos while sipping away on bottomless beer & bubbles with our live DJ every Thursday at Franc's. $50 includes 2-hour package of shared nachos, prosecco & Export Gold. Bookings essential. T&Cs apply.

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DJ Sir-Vere presents Major Flavours

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

DJ Sir-Vere brings you Major Flavours live Saturday 20 May at Sweat Shop! Prepare for a night of classics, party tracks & big hip-hop hitters.

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Coops Fark Knows

Coops Corner Pub

Your Wednesdays just got more exciting with the Fark Knows Quiz at Coops. Hosted by live DJ Benny Boy playing the good tunes while you get down to quizzness.

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Elton John Tribute Show

The Elephant Wrestler

Introducing Rocket Men... The NZ Elton John Tribute Show performing live at The Elephant Wrestler on Sunday 21 May.

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Drag Queen Bingo

Multiple Establishments

Bingo, but bigger, better and a lot ballsier! Gather the crew and join us across Auckland at your favourite locals for Drag Queen Bingo.

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Live Sport at The Moa

The Flying Moa

Catch all the action of your favourite games, matches, races & fights live and loud at The Moa!

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Moretons Monday Mile


Monday evenings in St Heliers means one thing – Moretons’ Monday Mile! Walk, run, or scoot your way to Kohi or Mission Bay and back in the weekly fun run.

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Basalt’s Bottomless Brunch


Join us at Basalt on Saturday 6 May as we serve up bottomless drinks and your choice of a mouth-watering brunch, while you enjoy a rooftop view and some awesome tunes.

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Friday Live at The Merchant

The Merchant Pub Co.

Unplug from the working week and say hello to the weekend with live music every Friday night from 9pm at The Merchant.

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