THEATRE, FILM & DANCE
Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. PlayShop Live, Fridays until May 22, 9pm, tickets $15 from bats.co.nz. Meow, Edward St. Wellington Jazz Club presents: A Support Band, May 15, 4pm till 4.30pm and The Kevin Clark Group with Fran Barton, May 15, 5pm till 7pm. Porirua Club, Lodge Pl. North City Country Music Club meets on the third Sunday of each month (May 15), 1pm. $4 for adults, 50c for children. Kapi Mana Country Music Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 7pm. $3 entry. Southern Cross Garden Bar and Restaurant Gallery Space, Abel Smith St. A 25,000 mile photographic odyssey across America -Mark Thompson, until May 29. The Fringe, Allen St. Poetry at the Fringe presents guest poet Antsman and guest musician Tomi Te Taite, plus open mic, May 15, 4pm till 6pm, free. The Grand, Courtenay Place. Latin Fiesta Carnaval, May 21, three DJs then So Samba starts at midnight, $6 entry. VK’s Comedy & Blues Bar, Dixon St. The Medicine Stand-up Comedy, Wednesdays, 8pm till 10pm, $5-$10 at the door. Pataka, Parumoana St. Kapi-Mana Music Festival, June 3 till 6. Final concert and awards ceremony, June 6, 7pm. All welcome. Circa Theatre, Taranaki St.
May 15 till June 18, tickets $33-46 from circa.co.nz. Roxy Cinema, Park Rd, Miramar. Documentary Edge International Film Festival, till May 15, full programme at docedge.nz. Whitireia Theatre, Vivian St. Wellington Footlights presents Legally Blonde, May 12 till 21, 7.30pm, tickets $23-$30 at thetheatre.co.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. Bowen Galleries, Ghuznee St. Redwood and Rock – Chris Booth, until May 21. City Gallery, Civic Square.
- Daniel Crooks, Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Steve Car, until Jul 6.
until May 15. Millwood Gallery, Tinakori Rd. Millwood Miscellany, until May 28. 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
till May Nuku – 15; Kelcy Taratoa – till May 15. Peter McLeavey Gallery, Cuba St. – John Reynolds, until May 14. Roar Gallery, cnr of Vivian and Victoria St. Creatures – Pablos Art Studios and Artists from the community, till May 31. Te Papa, Cable St.
– Max Gimblett, until May 22. Thistle Hall, Cuba St. Constellations – Kirsty Oliver, till May 15. Turnbull Gallery, National Library, Molesworth St. – Solders’ Art inWWII, until May 20. Vincents Gallery, Willis St. Privacy Creatures, till May 18. City Gallery, Civic Square. Gallery Babes, May 17, 10.30am, free. Mungavin Hall, Lower Mungavin Ave, Porirua. Porirua Stroke Club meeting, every second Wednesday of the month (May 11), 10.30am. For information, phone Dennis on 236 8503. Ngatitoa Domain Hall, Mana. Ngatitoa Badminton Club social badminton runs every Monday night from 7.30pm till 9pm. $7 a night, all welcome. Old St Paul’s, Mulgrave St, Thorndon. Spoken word poetry: Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye – Live in Wellington, May 17, doors at 6.30pm, performance starts 7.30pm, tickets $20-$30 at eventbrite.co.nz. Plimmerton School Hall, 11 School Rd. The Great Girls Drop and Swap, Friday, May 27, 7.30pm. With international image consultant Daphne James. Tickets $25, includes first drink and supper. Email email@example.com. Porirua Club, Lodge Pl, Porirua. Rotary Club of Porirua meets every Wednesday from 5.45pm. Next meeting, May 11. 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
EXHIBITIONS FAMILY & COMMUNITY
the month, 11am till 1pm. Visitors welcome. For information, phone 237 7695. 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. Titahi Bay Community Church, Mana Ave, Titahi Bay. Titahi Bay Horticultural Society’sMay meeting is on Tuesday May 17, 7.30pm. This is also the AGM. Learn how to propagate plants, with hands-on activities. All welcome. Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Waitangirua Mall car park, Waitangirua. Lions Club of Titahi Bay’s Porirua Saturday market, 4am till noon. Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf. Conversations with Curators, May 16 till 20, free. All tickets at comedyfestival.co.nz. Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. Juliette Burton, till May 14. Jamie Bowen, till May 14. Taking off the Bird Suit, till May 14. Public Service Announcements, till May 14. Cohen Holloway and Sophia Johnson, May 12 till 14. Cavern Club, Allen St. Alice Fraser, till May 14. Paul Douglas, till May 14. Lucy Roche and Savanna Calton, May 11 till 14. Circa Theatre, Taranaki St. The Improvisors, till May 15. Penny Ashton, till May 15. Hannah Playhouse, Courtenay Place. Comedy Allstars in Wellington, till May 14. Wes Barker, till May 14. GuyWilliams, May 13 and 14. Stand up for Kids – Wellington, May 14. Class Comedians Showcase, May 14. Ivy Bay and Cabaret, Cuba St. Finn Roy and Molly Sokhom, till May 14. Adam Wright, till May 14. Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki St. Wilson Dixon, May 11 till 14. San Fran, Cuba St. Rose Matafeo, till May 14. James Acaster, till May 14. Best of the Fest, until May 12. Late Laughs, until May 14. The Fringe Bar, Allen St. Tessa Waters, till May 14. Neil Thornton, till May 14. Jack, Dylan, Justin and Snap, May 11 til 14. The Opera House, Manners St. Stephen K Amos, May 14. Heath Franklin’s Chopper, May 15. VK’s Comedy and Blues Bar, Angela Barnes, till May 14. Red Bastard, till May 14.
NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL SPORT
The PowerWalk, 5km power walk along Wellington waterfront from Frank Kitts Park, May 14, registration 9am, walk starts 10am, entry fee $20, under-12s free. Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Reds, May 14, Westpac Stadium, 7.35pm, tickets $10-$55 from ticketek.co.nz. Swindale Shield premier rugby. All games May 14, 2.45pm. Paremata Plimmerton v Johnsonville, Ngatitoa Domain; Northern Utd v Avalon, Porirua Park; Old Boys-University v Tawa, Nairnville Park. Chatham Cup football. Western Suburbs v Eastbourne AFC, Endeavour Park, Whitby. May 14, 2pm. Wellington premier rugby league. St George Dragons v Porirua Vikings, Cannons Creek Park. May 14, 2.30pm. ANZ Championship netball. Central Pulse v Southern Steel, TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf. May 23, 7.30pm. Tickets $15-$35 from ticketek.co.nz.