MUSIC & COMEDY
Michael Fowler Centre, Wakefield St. Jhene Aiko, Feb 24, 8.30pm, tickets $65-$90 at ticketek.co.nz. NationalWar Memorial Hall of Memories, Buckle St, Mt Cook. Un Orgue et une Clarinette – organist Christopher Hainsworth and clarinetist Andrei Freidine, Feb 26, 6.30pm, tickets $28 from eventbrite.com. St James Theatre, Courtenay Place. Shen Yun, Feb 16, 7.30pm, and Feb 17, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, tickets $70-$80 from ticketek.co.nz. Te Rauparaha Arena, Parumoana St. Eclipse – Pink Floyd Tribute, Mar 19, 7.30pm, see eventfinder.co.nz for info. Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Feb 18 till 21, 8.30pm, tickets $55-$189.
THEATRE, FILM & DANCE
Circa Theatre, Taranaki St.
by Java Dance, till Feb 14, various times, tickets $25-$35. Tickets from circa.co.nz. Embassy Theatre, Kent Tce. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, Feb 17 till Mar 6, info at frenchfilmfestival.co.nz. Opera House, Manners St.
Mar 21, 22, 23, 8pm. Tickets from Ticketek. St James Theatre, Courtenay Place. Feb 16, 7.30pm, and Feb 17, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, tickets $70-$80 from ticketek.co.nz. Space Place at Carter Observatory, Salamanca Rd, Kelburn. Fringe Festival performances, Feb 12 and 17 at 6.30pm and 8.30pm, Feb 29 and Mar 1 at Victoria University Memorial Theatre. Tickets $15-$20 at fringe.co.nz. Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf.
Fringe Festival puppet show, Feb 11 and 12, 4.30pm, Feb 13 and 14, 12.30pm and 4.30pm, free, bookings at fringe.co.nz. TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf.
- Chinese New Year Festival, Feb 13, 7.30pm, tickets $25 from ticketek.co.nz. City Gallery, Civic Square.
– Gary Baigent, Rodney Charters and Robert Ellis in until Mar 13. Grayson Perry and Kushana Bush exhibition, until Mar 20. Camille Henrot, until Mar 23. Julian Dashper and Friends, until Apr 25. Embassy Theatre, Wellington.
produced by Matthew Barney and Laurenz Foundation, till Mar 19. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. Jacqui Colley – Jan 21 till Feb 13; – wayang kulit shadow puppets of Indonesia, till Mar 13; Bob Jahnke – Feb 13 till May 15; George
Feb 21 till Nuku – May 15; Kelcy Taratoa –
Feb 21 till May 15.
Mar 10, 7pm. Photospace Gallery, Courtenay Place. – Su Hendeles, until Feb 13.
- James Gilberd, until Feb 13. Te Papa, Wellington waterfront.
till Mar 28. Tickets from tepapastore.co.nz. Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Pauatahanui. Valley Views and Hilltops, Mar 13; Little Sprouts Easter Country Fair, Mar 20. See gw.govt.nz/summerevents for details. Capital E, Queens Wharf. Discover Dance with Java Dance, Thursdays, 10am, $5 per child. Cara’s Crafts, Wednesdays, 9.30am till 3.30pm, free. Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie. Tawa author’s book launch
Feb 17, 6pm. City Gallery, Civic Square. Summer weekend tours, Saturdays and Sundays until Mar 20, 12.15pm till 12.45pm, free. Freyberg Beach, Oriental Pde. Love to Roll 2016, Frocks on Bikes, classy dress ride to Island Bay, Feb 14, noon. HMNZS Canterbury, Queens Wharf. Fish & Ships – Lunch on a Royal New Zealand Navy ship, Feb 12, 11.45am, tickets $75 per person or table of ten for $750 at ticketek.co.nz. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua.
Feb 27, 7.30pm;
Mar 10, 7pm. Plimmerton Domain, Plimmerton. Mana Arts Society’s first summer exhibition, Feb 13 till 14, and Feb 20 till 21, 10am till 4pm. Free. For info, call Jill Sutton on 027 315 6848. Porirua Club, Lodge Pl, Porirua. Rotary Club of Porirua meets every Wednesday from 5.45pm. Next meeting, Feb 3. Porirua RSA, McKillop St. Tai chi, each Monday 11am till noon, for all ages and abilities. Indoor bowls, each Tuesday, 1pm till 3pm. Prosser St, Elsdon. SPCA desexing caravan, till mid Feb. Appointments required. Text or call 021 810 151, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Donation. Tawa Community Centre, Main Rd. Arthritis New Zealand group clinic, Feb 15. Info from the community centre. Tawa College adult education new beginners yoga class, Monday mornings from 10.15am till 11am, starting Feb 15. Tawa knitting group, Feb 10, 7pm. All welcome. Tawa Countdown, Tawa. Safer Plates around the city, replace the regular screws with a tamper resistant variety, Feb 13, 10am till 2pm. Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. Wellington Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show, Feb 19 and 20, 10am till 5pm. Tickets only from the door on the day. Weekly events: Baby Gym, Feb 22, 29 and Mar 7, 16, 23, 30, 11.15am till noon, $21 per child. Musical Tots, Tuesdays, Feb 23 till Apr 12, 9.15am till 10am, Wednesdays, Feb 24 till Apr 13, 10.15am till 11am, $55 per child. Groovy Movers, Feb 23, Mar 1, 8, and 15, 11am till 11.45am, $25 per child. Sporty Stars, Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, and 12, 11am till 11.45am, $25 per child. Titahi Bay Community Church Hall, 25 Mana Ave. Titahi Bay Horticultural Society’s first meeting of the year, Feb 16, 7.30pm. Trentham Memorial Park, Barton Rd, Heretaunga. British Car Day, Feb 14, 10am till 3pm, $5 per car, and gold coin entry. Profits to Wellington Free Ambulance. Waitangirua Mall car park, Waitangirua. Lions Club of Titahi Bay’s Porirua Saturday market, 4am till noon. Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf. Ship ‘n’ Chip Tour – Voyage through Wellington Museum’s nautical history, then take a trip to Matiu Somes Island for a fish ‘n’ chips lunch. Tour runs daily, weekdays 11am till 3.45pm, weekends 11am till 2pm, $49 adults, $37 children. Wellington Zoo, Daniell St, Newtown. Zoo Twilights – experience the zoo after hours including evening talks, Feb 10, 17 and 24, 5pm till 8pm. Valentine’s Night at Wellington Zoo – themed animal talks, gourmet food and wine hampers available and live music from The Ratbags, Feb 14, 5pm till 8.30pm, standard entrance fee or $145-$165 to include hamper, book at wellingtonzoo.com. Whitby. WhitbyWalking Group, every Sunday, 9am till 10am. Meet at Whitby shopping centre car park. Everyone welcome. For info, call 234 7700. Whitford Brown Community Trust Hall, Titahi Bay. Lions Club of Titahi Bay meets first and third Monday of every month at 7pm.
EXHIBITIONS FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Basin Reserve, Mt Cook. New Zealand v Australia – 1st test, Feb 12 till 16, 10.30am till 5.30pm, tickets $5-35 or $95 five-day pass from ticketek.co.nz. Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay. Round the Bays – half marathon, 10km, 6.5km fun run/walk, 6.5km buggy walk, Feb 21, to enter visit cignaroundthebays.co.nz. Porirua Park. Porirua City United v Poneke Kilbirnie, premier men’s softball, Feb 13, 3.30pm. Linden Park, Linden. Premier reserve cricket, North City v Victoria University, Feb 13 from 11am. Tawa Recreation Centre, 38 Duncan St, Tawa. Floorball fun nights in Feb. Feb 11, 4pm till 5.30pm, $2 entry. League starts Feb 18. Upper Hutt, Wellington. Karapoti Classic, New Zealand’s longest mountainbiking event, 50km/20km/ children’s stages, Mar 5. To sign up, go to karapoti.co.nz. Westpac Stadium. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne City A-League football, Feb 26, 7.30pm, tickets $2-$29 from ticketek.co.nz.Wellington. American football, Mar 12, 5pm.