First Thursdays

FT 7 May

Sci-fi Thursday on Planet K Road 7 MAY 6-9pm

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Beam me up to Planet K Rd! On Thursday 7th May, K Rd and surrounds transformed into a new planet, complete with monster experiments, Science Friction street performances, Cyborg style cooking served by Robo Dolls, extra-terrest-aerial displays and a chance to party in a space station.

SUPPORTING OUR SISTER FIRST THURSDAYS IN CHCH
On 6 June 6-9pm, K Road artists Chippy and Dirk will take up residency in the Embassy in Sydenham, designing and painting skate boards accompanied by an exhibition of their prints and works on paper.


SCI-FI THURSDAY ON PLANET K ROAD

7 MAY 6-9PM 2015

Burning Man Dancers 7.30pm & 8.30pm on Beresford Square
Costume Competition judged at 7.30pm, Saint Kevins Arcade, 179 K Rd
The Dust Palace, Dance and Acrobatics 7.00pm & 8.00pm, Cnr K Rd & Hereford St

THANKS TO SPONSORS: 95BFM, Ironbank

PROGRAMME PDF

Queen Street Corners

Waikare on Q 536 Queen St Level 3 Close Encounters of the Brown Kind, Maori Sci Fi Stories on screen. Pop on up to Waikare on Q and enjoy some of the Maori Sci Fi Stories and sit with cartoonist Norooa Te Hira who will help you draw spaceships and aliens. Encounters - Te Tu Taki The artists' works have come from an encounter that has helped shaped them in their lives as people and also as artists: An “encounter" that has marked them. So from this place we paint/design …. leading others, we hope, into the same “encounter".

Wooden Board Kitchen 4 Upper Queen St Sci-fi themed music and our friendly staff will be wearing sci-fi costume. The onion dip dog - Buttermilk chicken tender, paprika mayo on ficelle bread - braised beef cheeks, coriander, peanut, sweet chilli on ficelle bread; food and imported beer/ house wine $20.

Vintage T-Shirts 8 Upper Queen St Alien objects of interest or desire and the weird world of fantasy T Shirts.

Anna Miles Gallery 10/30 Upper Queen St (apartment up driveway at back left) Vita Cochran, Her Abstracts Vita's exhibition is of five new bags including a fabulous clutch. She is a brilliant bag maker, stitcher and embroiderer formerly based in Christchurch, now living in Sydney. Barbara Tuck, Orients and Mortals Each year she has made autumnal trips to wild places before returning to her studio to distil these experiences in painterly form. Over this period, she has partaken of a geological and vegetative feast: Ancient Kahikatea trees in fruit, an Ice Age bog lake, tarns and alpine meadows, limestone escarpments and caves, black waters, gorges, rocky outcrops, wetlands and braided rivers.

Along K Rd

Revel Café 146 K Road Cyborg food specialities with cybernetic drinks served by the Robo Dolls and set in a retro world.

Monster Threads 161 K Road When good experiments go bad! “Monster Valley is back at their almost namesake Monster Threads to test out their Sci-Fi credentials and try out a few experiments of their own. They always go well right…?"

The Bread and Butter Letter 225 K Road Underground Movie: Back To The Future we will be hosting an underground movie screening of the Sci-Fi classic 'Back To The Future'! So, feel free to come-and-go through the night and enjoy one of the best movies of all time! 6:30 - 8:30pm: Back To The Future, The The Bread and Butter Letter's basement, entry through store. Limited seats, so come early or bring a cushion. Ps. We'll dress up. CANNOT.WAIT.

Ironbank 150 K Rd

Ironbar Cafe in the Ironbank Courtyard Dementerprise Experience The Wonder Of Life On Board A Spaceship! Then Lose Yourself In Our Intergalactic Disco With DJs Salina Pearl, Andy Vann, Rowie, Big Stuff, Ferksta, Tim Costar On Tambo, Levani On Percussion, Interstellar DJ/ VJ Set By Smiles Davis And Capture Yourself Amongst The Fun In Our Photo Booth That Is Out Of This World. Get Ready To Be Teleported To Another Dimension Of Music, Light, Visual And Sound.

Biz Dojo Co.Space Suite 108 Black Magic Phantasy Cleo Barnett, Cinzah, Dirk Peterson , Erin Forsyth, Holli McEntegart, Rachel Jane Liebert, Xoe Hall The one who watches, the one who whispers in a slither of serpents. Something is trying to tell me. That voice at the edge of things… I tremble before the animal, the alien, the subor supra-human, the me that has something in common with the wind and the trees and the rocks. Gloria Evangelina Anzaldú

St Kevin's Arcade 179 K Rd

Alleluya Café & Bar Glory Days Costume Competition Retro sci-fi costume competition hosted by Glory Days and judged at 7.30pm. Do you fancy channelling Barbarella or Buck Rogers for the evening? Bring your best dress-up game to St Kevin's Arcade to win prizes for your retro science fiction costuming efforts and groove the night away to the intergalactic retro soundscape of DJ Netti Page.

The Spaced Out Market Featuring a stellar selection of hand-made crafts, prints, treasures and treats the Spaced Out Market is sure to leave you stocked with the finest space delights money can buy! CASH ONLY!

Sew Love Tea Do We Are All Stardust Take some time out to get glitter under your nails. BYO black leggings to Sew Love and add some dreamy sparkles with sequins, stars, neon and glitter. Don't forget to wish upon your shooting stars.

Honeytrap Get “Lost in Space" at Honeytrap as the team serve Sci-Fi inspired cocktails, food and sweets. Think Moon cakes; Shooting star shots; and boxed space-craft dinner sets!

Planet Home Sci-fi movie posters and books at The Green Dolphin and out-of-this-world hand-printed linens ON SALE at Front Room Fabrics.

Cross Street & Mercury Lane

Millers Coffee 31 Cross St Hosting Djs Jubt, Average White DJ and Murray Cammick as they broadcast live to air on 107.3 Base FM during the ever popular First Thursdays on K' road. Everyone's welcome to pop on down to enjoy the music, the vibes as well as plenty of delicious complimentary treats to boot.. Just remember Funk is your Friend

2A Cross St From Sylons to Nylons garage sale.

Absolutely Trashed 21 Mercury Lane Absolutely Outer Space Market Place We will be open (crazy right). But not only will the door be wide open but we are having a huge market eve with cheap as clothes, and books, music and cosmic punch. Projection made by Phil Dibley and ceramics crafted by Olivia Jensen. So come drink, hang and shop because who knows when that door will open again.

Cross Street Arcade 214 K Rd

Pop Up Arcade Mystery Space Place. Pop-Up Arcade lands on a dangerous planet full of strange artefacts and alien video games.

La Gonda Arcade 203 K Road

Inky Palms Launch Party Inky Palms. We are pleased to announce the opening of K Road's freshest new gallery, studio, and print shop: Inky Palms. To celebrate the opening Inky Palms will host live tunes from Wellington musician, Skymning, along with 10 local artists showing a variety of prints, stickers, patches, shirts and much more.

Work I Shop 'A Message to the Universe'An interactive visual installation of suspended planets, galactic lighting and your message to the universe.

Beresford Square & Pitt St

Beresford Square hosts Live Music Beresford Square Winebar, The Station Bar & The Wingman Burning Man Dance Goes Galactic 7.30pm & 8.30pm BMDC prides itself on creating exciting new works, incorporating pop culture to engage a wider range of audience than conventional dance companies. Awesome performances by B.M.D.C members Lauren and Rebekkah! Look out for these two performing at First Thursdays!!!

Science Friction with the Pirate City Rollers Gliding by over the evening.

6-10pm Live Jazz on the Square The Station Bar will be turning into The Space Station for the evening (watch out for the Starship Enterprise). We will have special NZ craft beers for the night - such as Garage Projects Venusian Pale Ale (Brewed for Weta's Dr Grordborts exhibition) and UFO Bagel Sliders. Special Spocktails will also be created for the evening.Station will be turning into The Space Station for the evening (watch out for the Starship enterprise) have special NZ craft beers for the night - such as Garage Projects Venusian Pale Ale (Brewed for Weta's Dr Grordborts exhibition) and UFO Bagel Sliders. Special Spocktails will also be available for the evening The Wingman Martian angry prawns, fish tacos, pulled pork burger, cajun fries, Saturn onion rings, flamed grilled meat balls with tomato concasse.

Red Bar 57 Pitt Street See you at Venus! Come space travel with the visuals and the extraterrestrial tunes by Audit and Future One. Food, cocktails and characters out of this world.

The Audio Foundation 4 Poynton Terrace Future Hotel – performance 7pm A performance escapade at 7pm, followed by bits and pieces that hang around afterwards. Be part of the performance from and/or part of the remnants anytime afterwards. Future Hotel is a network of artists whose acts of public intervention alter all known futures. By actively subverting the present, they create a dynamic void that unexpected futures may fall into.

The West End

Peach Pit 352 K Rd The Fifth Element and opera

Rockies 454 K Rd Artist: Nicola Verdon exhibiting 'Apparel'. A street front window, our gallery is 'open' (visible) 24/7. Meet the artist - Opening drinks at the Thirsty Dog 469 K Ropad at 6pm.

Lifewise Merge Cafe 453 K Rd Retro Sci-Fi Movie. Forbidden Planet 1956 Screening 6.30pm. A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. Director: F M. Wilcox. Try galactic delicacies from the chef. FREE Coffee & Tea and movie. With a goal to end homelessness in Auckland, every dollar generated by Merge goes towards housing homeless people.

TÜR 486 K Rd the final frontier. a night of sci-fi soundscape appreciation specialization. from the bbc radiophonic workshop to the latest Hollywood sound design. muscial displays of affection:c h r o n i c f a t i g u e s i n d r o m e, the super scifi ducklingmonster, KRAUS.

Global Visas 501 K Rd, corner Hereford St, Performances 7.00pm & 8.00pm Extra Terrestrial Dance and Acrobatics with renowned circus group The Dust Palace. Come along for free information on all Visas options to live and work in the UK including specific visa for those in the creative industries. Enjoy a few space bubbles with yummy alien snacks.

Whitespace 12 Crummer Rd Meet the Artist - Jack Trolove These paintings are a story of physicality or of finding. Using the body's scaffolding as a starting point to push into abstraction, to break the space between body and world, or skin and atmosphere, to undo the myth that things are separate. Jack is interested in how our bodies, like land, hold memories, how land, like skin across bones, holds onto the unfinished conversations of our ancestors, and how that shapes the images we make and how we see. Jack is looking forward to sharing his thoughts and his work in person

On the Street

Quick Draw Intergalactic Sketch Gang Drawing your space cadet faces and interpreting your alien other throughout the night, $5 for a priceless original portrait by one of our talented, other-worldly illustrators

Science Friction Auckland's first Roller Derby team the Pirate City Rollers will be generating some serious science friction by skating up and down the street all evening.

Sci Fi Second Line The Superhero Secondline are transforming into the Sci Fi Second Line for just one night and will bring their unique sounds to the K Rd streets, complete with trumpets, drums and a

More Events

Neck of the Woods 155 K Rd Catch local artist Elliot Francis Stewart as he paints a starry starry night inside Neck of the Woods, accompanied by a psyched-out soundtrack from DJs Cian and Hudge.

The Wine Cellar St Kevin's Arcade, 179 K Rd Flying Out presents: The Other's Way #012 ft. Seth Frightening/T54/Randa; Flying Out's monthly music event, showcasing the best and brightest musical talent from around New Zealand. This month features performances from: 8.30pm - Seth Frightening, 9.30pm - T54, 10.15pm - Randa. Performance times will be strictly adhered to; and did I mention there will free pizza…

Whammy Bar St Kevin's Arcade, 179 K Rd Is holding a punk rock market! 8.30 - 12.30pm. DJs! Art! Jewelry! Books! Records! Clothes!

Prepare by visiting these stores

100s of Science Fiction items in stock

Real Groovy 438 Queen St Open till 9pm on Thursdays Auckland's most famous record store has been around for 34 years and stocks DVDs, books, CDs, LPs and Playstation Games: Gattaca, The Fifth Element, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Android Apocalypse, Star Trek, Lost in Space, Inception, Red Dwarf, Dr Who, Andromeda, Tron, Matrix, Dune and ……

Heroes for Sale 582 K Rd Open till 7pm on Thursdays Serving the Auckland and New Zealand comic scene since 1995. It is New Zealand's largest comic book store and stocks action figures, toys and models, novelties, books and graphic novels: X Files, Star Wars, US Judge Dredd, The Twilight Zone, The Woods, Voltron, Akira, Angry Birds Transformers, Aliens, Assassins Creed, Atomic Robo, Barbarella and……

1st of May 2014

30+ events across 20 venues live music, exhibitions, live painting, amazing markets, handmade treasures, on street music and djs, art sound and light installations, workshops, 100+ local artists taking part in this event

We were so excited for the Autumn of Love. K Road returned to the glory days of the Sixties for a First Thursdays celebrating all that was mod, jazzy and snazzy. But because this is K Road, we were all about celebrating the hippies and the rockers too!

1st of May 2014

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30+ events across 20 venues live music, exhibitions, live painting, amazing markets, handmade treasures, on street music and djs, art sound and light installations, workshops, 100+ local artists taking part in this event

We were so excited for the Autumn of Love. K Road returned to the glory days of the Sixties for a First Thursdays celebrating all that was mod, jazzy and snazzy. But because this is K Road, we were all about celebrating the hippies and the rockers too!