■ Escape 2018 Readers andWriters Festival: A full and varied festival featuring performers and authors throughout the country coming to Baycourt and Our Place from June 1-4. See website for details. ■ Annie: Otumoetai College’smajor production this year is Broadway musical Annie which hits Baycourt stage until May 26 and features about 60 students. ■ Bookrapt’sBook Club: Getting ready to celebrate Matariki . . . bring a children or teens book to share that is themed around Matariki or the stars, talk about your book and why you chose it, and have dinner at The Phoenix on June 5 at 6.30pm.