MUSIC & COMEDY
Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. PlayShop Live, Fridays until May 22, 9pm, tickets $15 from bats.co.nz. Michael Fowler Centre, Wakefield St. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents May 6, 6.30pm. Tickets $15-$19 from ticketek.co.nz. St Andrew’s, The Terrace. Viola d’amore and string ensemble – lead by Donald Maurice, May 4, 12.15pm, koha. VK’s Comedy & Blues Bar, Dixon St. The Medicine Stand-up Comedy, Wednesdays, 8pm till 10pm, $5-$10 at the door.
THEATRE, FILM & DANCE
Circa Theatre, Taranaki St. Joyful and Triumphant, until May 7, tickets $25-$26 at circa.co.nz. 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, till May 12. Bartley + Company Art, Ghuznee St. The Bridegroom’s Voice – Judy Millar, till May 14. 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 Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf. Solo 40 – group show, until May 29. 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 –
till May 15; George Nuku – 15; Kelcy Taratoa – till May 15. Peter McLeavey Gallery, Cuba St. – 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. Creatures – Pablos Art Studios and Artists from the community, May 5 till 31. Te Papa, Cable St.
– Max Gimblett, until May 22. Turnbull Gallery, National Library, Molesworth St. – Solders’ Art inWWII, until May 20. Vincents Gallery, Willis St. Privacy Creatures, May 4 till 18. Cafe Kaizen, cnr Norrie and Parumoana streets. Pink Ribbon breakfast, Friday, May 6, 7.30am. $35 per person. Tickets from Kaizen or email email@example.com. Proceeds to New Zealand Breast Cancer Society. Capital E, Queens Wharf. Discover Dance with Java Dance, Thursdays, 10am, $5 per child. Cara’s Crafts, Wednesdays, 9.30am till 3.30pm, free. 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. 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. 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. St Andrew’s, The Terrace. Public lecture by Dr Christopher Longhurst: Beauty in Islam – philosophical, theological and practical explorations, May 12, 10am till noon, koha. Te Papa Marae, Cable St. Voix de femmes choir concert, May 8, 3pm, free. 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. Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. Laura Daniel, till May 7. Jams Malcolm, till May 7. Cavern Club, Allen St. Louise Beuvink, till May 7. Dan Shenton, May 4 till 7. Nik Bruce-Smith, till May 7. Circa Theatre, Taranaki St. The Improvisors, till May 15. Penny Ashton, till May 15. Expressions Whirinaki Arts Centre, Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt. Live Laughs – hosted by Simon McKinney, May 6. Ivy Bay and Cabaret, Joel Hansby, till May 7. Jundas, Ben and Louis, till May 7. Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki St. Urzila Carlson, May 4 till 7. San Fran, Cuba St. Late Laughs, till May 14. Marcel Lucont, till May 7. Jeremy Elwood, May 5 till 7. Best of the Fest, until May 12. The Fringe Bar, Allen St. Beth Vyse, till May 7. Lords of Strut, till May 7. * All tickets at comedyfestival.co.nz.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL
Swindale Shield premier rugby. All games May 7, 2.45pm. Hutt Old Boys Marist v Northern Utd, Hutt Rec; Marist St Pat’s v Tawa, Evans Bay Park; Upper Hutt v Paremata Plimmerton, Maidstone Park. Central League football. Western Suburbs v Stop Out, Endeavour Park, May 7, 2.30pm. Wellington premier rugby league. All games May 7, 2.30pm. Porirua Vikings v Randwick, Bernie Wood Turf; Te Aroha v St George Dragons, TeWhiti Park. ANZ Championship netball. Central Pulse v Southern Steel, TSB Bank Arena, May 23, 7.40pm. WestWind Farm, Makara. Wellington trail running series – race 3, May 8.