No matter the alert level, the virtual city centre has so much going on! Keep busy this week with these great online activities, from workouts to a full week of events for Mezcal Week, recipes to try, and more - there's no shortage of virtual fun to be had.

Keep moving

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Kick the lazy mood to the side and start your day with a virtual yoga class thanks to Hot Yoga Works. From Hot Yoga to HIIT Pilates, and Hot Dance, we're sure one of these classes are sure to help you feel a little more relaxed. Head to their website and grab a virtual membership for just $10 per week, then book in for the class of your choice. Classes are available daily - morning, afternoon and evening! Click here to get started.
 

Put your thinking caps on for quiz night

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Join Brothers Beer & Juke Joint for a 'brain straining good time' at their virtual quiz night! Make sure you have Zoom downloaded, then just sign in with the meeting ID and password at 7pm tonight (September 8). Find the login details on their Facebook page, here. 

Can't make it for Wednesday's quiz? We have a couple quizzes you can take on our Instagram page! Just go to our account, here, and click on our city centre quiz highlight to test your heart of the city knowledge. 
 

Celebrate Mezcal Week with Ghost Donkey

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Amidst the turbulent times of today there is still plenty to celebrate, that being Mezcal! From interesting factoids and online quizzes to live cocktail-making classes, Ghost Donkey becomes the mecca for Mezcal, online and at home. Join this week-long online programme aimed at learning more and more about Mezcal. Everyday from September 8 - 15, there will be something new to join in with on the Ghost Donkey Instagram page. Click here to head there now, or see the full programme of events, here. 

Never tried Mezcal before, or running low on your stock? La Fuente are delivering! Click here to see what's on offer and make an order.

Make a healthy sweet treat

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Feeling like you've been eating just a bit too much comfort food this lockdown? Why not make a guilt-free treat! The Auckland Yoga Academy has shared their super easy bounty bar recipe. This raw food bounty bar uses only four ingredients - desiccated coconut, coconut cream, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. See the recipe on the Auckland Yoga Academy Facebook page, here. 
 

Get your apron on and cook MASU's crowd favourite Baby Back Ribs 

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Fan of MASU by Nic Watt? Well, have we got news for you! They've shared their incredible Baby Back Ribs recipe to help curb the cravings before we can go back and dine in person. You'll feel like expert chef Nic Watt yourself after preparing this meal - expect both fall off the bone tenderness and caramelised edges. Find all the ingredients you need and the recipe, on SkyCity's Facebook page, here


Learn to Belly Dance

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Image credit: Phoenix Belly Dance - Candice Facebook page

What better time than lockdown to break out and learn something new? Why not try a livestream belly dance class with Phoenix Belly Dance and their team of friendly teachers. Whether you're a complete beginner, or want to fine tune your skills, there's casual classes for all levels and abilities available from just $18. See more about the classes, and sign up here.
 

View a virtual exhibition

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's virtual tour platform lets you step foot inside the gallery from the comfort of your own home and explore two of their most significant exhibitions to date - Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art and Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan. Both exhibitions can be fully translated to te reo Māori, with Toi Tu Toi Ora also offering a Chinese translation, and both offering audio tours. Head to virtual.aucklandartgallery.com to check out the exhibitions.
 

Ideas for the kids

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Struggling to entertain the kids? The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has a great selection of musical activities for the kids to get amongst on their YouTube channel. Watch the full live recording of the Amazing Mr Mozart show exploring the life and times of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or learn how to make your own harp, become a conductor, and so much more! See all the activities here

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Auckland Live's Pick & Mix is also available online. These digital workshops are a series of short livestreams with fun exercises and dance routines that you can join in from your own home! Keep an eye out for the next livestream put together by the amazing creatives at Co Theatre Physical, the New Zealand Dance Company, and Jandel J & his Funky Friends. Check out the workshops, here. Workshops are live every Saturday at 10am. 

 

If you are a city centre business we would love to hear from you about what you are currently offering at Alert Level 4. Please email us at info@heartofthecity.co.nz so we can support you by spreading the word and including you in relevant wrap ups. 

Last updated: 07 September 2021

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