MUSIC & COMEDY
Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. PlayShop Live, Fridays until May 22, 9pm, tickets $15 from bats.co.nz. Bodega, Ghuznee St. Fade to Black: The Metallica Experience with GNFRS, Apr 30, 8pm, tickets $15 at eventfinda.co.nz or $20 at the door. Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mulgrave St. Piazzolla by Bravo, Apr 28, 7pm, tickets $25 at the door, proceeds go to Greenstone Doors Charitable Trust. St Andrew’s, The Terrace. Music for flute and piano by Ingrid Culliford and Kristina Zuelicke, Apr 27, 12.15pm, koha. St Ninian’s, Karori Rd, Karori. Karori Klassics with Yid-Ee Goh, Anna and Christiaan van der Zee, Jane Young and Rachel Thomson, Apr 29, 7pm, koha. Vahalla, Lost By Design with Armada and Aether, Apr 27, 8pm, koha. Live N Direct 04, Apr 28, 9pm, free. VK’s Comedy & Blues Bar, Dixon St. The Medicine Stand-up Comedy, Wednesdays, 8pm till 10pm, $5-$10 at the door. Circa Theatre, Taranaki St. Joyful and Triumphant, until May 7, tickets $25-$26 at circa.co.nz. Improv for Kids 2016, until May 1, tickets $10 from circa.co.nz. Comedy Festival, various venues. Go to comedyfestival.co.nz for information and tickets. Hannah Playhouse, Cambridge Tce. Shu’s Song, until Apr 30, 10am, tickets $12.50 at capitale.org.nz, under-2s free. Roxy Cinema, Park Rd, Miramar. Documentary Edge International Film Festival, May 4 till 15, full programme at docedge.nz. Alpha Gallery, Abel Smith St. Space Suite – Art from Creative Spaces across Aotearoa, Apr 26 till May 12. Bartley + Company Art, Ghuznee St. The Bridegroom’s Voice – Judy Millar, until May 14. Bowen Galleries, Ghuznee St. – Bekah Carran, until Apr 30. City Gallery, Civic Square.
- Daniel Crooks, Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Steve Car, until Jul 6.
until May 15. Corrections’ Heritage Centre, Mayfair House, The Terrace. Corrections’ involvement in World War I, plus visitors can enter a replica cell and see a display of uniforms through the decades. Long-term exhibit. Dominion Museum, Buckle St. GreatWar exhibition. Long-term exhibit. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Cuba St.
– Heather Hayward, until May 7. NewZealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Customhouse Quay.
until May 29. Page Blackie Gallery, Victoria St. Karl Maughan, till May 14. Pataka, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. Main exhibitions: Bob Jahnke – ATA: A Third Reflection, till May 15; George Nuku – Bottled Ocean 2116, till May 15; Kelcy Taratoa – The Panoptic Tower, till May 15. Inlet Influences – two perspectives of Pauatahanui by Weaver Robyn Parker and painter PamMundell, till May 1. Peter McLeavey Gallery, Cuba St. Exit Music – John Reynolds, until May 14. Photospace Gallery, Courtenay Place. – Elle Anderson, until May 7. PotockiPaterson Art Gallery, Dixon St. – David Brown and Timon Maxey, until May 7. Quoil Gallery, Willis St. - Quoil Jewellers, until May 5. Roar Gallery, cnr of Vivian and Victoria St. – Gordon Harris group exhibition, until May 3. Solander Gallery, Willis St.
– Aiko Robinson, until Apr 30. Michael Barnes, until Apr 30. Te Papa, Cable St.
– Max Gimblett, until - May 22. Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St.
– Sam Dollimore, until Apr 30. Turnbull Gallery, National Library, Molesworth St. – Solders’ Art inWWII, until May 20. Vincents Gallery, Willis St.
until Apr 28. Capital E, Queens Wharf. Discover Dance with Java Dance, Thursdays, 10am, $5 per child. Cara’s Crafts, Wednesdays, 9.30am till 3.30pm, free. Churton Park Community Centre, Lakewood Ave. Stringing It Along – puppetry workshop, Apr 29, 9.30am till noon, $25, ages 9+. Once in a Full Moon, show and puppet workshop, Apr 29, 2.30pm till 4pm, $12 children 4-8, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Cobham Court, Porirua. Food truck night market, last Thursday of every month, 5.30pm. Government House, Rugby St, Mt Cook. Free public tours, including exhibition, movie and guided walk through the house, bookings essential phone 382-0837 or visit gg.govt.nz. Karori Baptist Church Hall, Karori Rd. Pop Up Plant Store, until April 29, 10am till 6pm. Onehunga Bay, Whitireia Park. Coastal rubbish clean-up, organised by Whitireia Park Restoration Group. May 1, 9.30am debrief. Contact Jess 027 632 0963. Nairn Street Cottage, Nairn St, Mt Cook. Cottage Tours, hourly between 11am and 3pm, $4-$8. Ngatitoa Domain Hall, Mana. Ngatitoa Badminton Club social badminton runs every Monday night from 7.30pm till 9pm. $7 a night, all welcome. Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Taranaki St. Wellington Access Radio’s 35th Birthday Celebration and launch of archiving of historical audio collection, Apr 27, 6pm till 8pm. Otari-Wilton’s Bush Information Centre, Wilton Rd. Otari Seminar Series: Basic structure of slugs and snails – Dave Burton, Apr 26, 7.30pm, koha. Plimmerton Boating Club, Plimmerton. Zonta Club Of Mana meets on the first Monday of the month from 6pm. Email tricaandJohn@xtra.co.nz for info. Porirua Club, Lodge Pl, Porirua. Rotary Club of Porirua meets every Wednesday from 5.45pm. Next meeting, May 4. Porirua RSA, McKillop St, Porirua. Tai Chi, weekly each Monday, 11am till noon, for all ages and ability. Indoor bowls, weekly each Tuesday, 1pm till 3pm. Seniors Social Club, monthly, first pension Tuesday of the month, 11am till 1pm. Visitors welcome. For information, phone 237 7695. Redwood School, Tawa. Redwood School 50th anniversary, Jul 1 and 2. All past staff, students, school committee and parents welcome, plus members of the community. Information from the school, 232 7704. Space Place, Carter Observatory, Upland Rd. Space Place Holiday Programme, Apr 26 till 28, 10am till 3.30pm, $60, for children 8-14. Tawa Mall, opposite Tawa New World. Zonta Club of Mana is running a pop up shop from May 9 till 16. Good used clothing, jewellery and footwear. Proceeds to local scholarships: He Huarahi Tamariki and Whitireia Poly. Waitangirua Mall car park, Waitangirua. Lions Club of Titahi Bay’s Porirua Saturday market, 4am till noon. Wellington Chocolate Factory, Eva St. Weekend tours, Saturdays 11am and Sundays 2pm, $15 from eventfinda.co.nz. 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.
THEATRE, FILM & DANCE EXHIBITIONS SPORT
Swindale Shield premier rugby. Apr 27, all games 7.30pm – Hutt Old Boys Marist v Paremata Plimmerton, Maidstone Park; Northern United v Old Boys-University, Fraser Park; Poneke v Tawa, Porirua Park. Apr 30, all games 2.45pm – Northern United vMarist St Pat’s, Porirua Park; Wellington v Paremata Plimmerton, Hataitai Park; Tawa vWainuiomata, Lyndhurst Park. Central League football, Wairarapa United vWestern Suburbs, Memorial Park Turf, Masterton, Apr 30, 5.30pm. Wellington premier rugby league. Both games Apr 30, 2.30pm – St George v Upper Hutt, Cannons Creek Park; Wainuiomata v Porirua Vikings, Wise Park. ANZ Championship netball, Central Pulse vMainland Tactix, Te Rauparaha Arena May 1, 4pm. Tickets from ticketdirect.co.nz World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day, Apr 30, 9.30am till noon, koha entry.