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Dr Glen Colquhoun: He­len Smith Room, Pataka Mu­seum and Art Gallery, Porirua, Glen will per­form Maori and Pakeha oral po­etry in­clud­ing moteatea, sea-shanties, hymns, lul­la­bies, nurs­ery rhymes, and wa­iata aroha, adults $5, chil­dren free, from 2.30pm on Au­gust 13. Kapi Mana Coun­try Mu­sic Club: Porirua Club, Lodge Place, third Satur­day of each month, 7pm, $3 for adults. North City Coun­try Mu­sic Club: Porirua Club, Lodge Place, third Sun­day of each month, 1pm, $4 for adults, 50c for chil­dren. Roy Phillips in Con­cert: The Voice of The Ped­dlers, The Fringe Bar, 26-32 Allen Street, Welling­ton, the evening com­bines Roy’s skills as a vo­cal­ist, key­board player and hu­mor­ous ra­con­teur in an en­ter­tain­ing two hour show, Au­gust 17, from 8pm, visit for more in­for­ma­tion. Young star per­forms with the NZSO: Karen Gomyo, Michael Fowler Cen­tre, 111 Wake­field St, Welling­ton, one of the world’smost sought-af­ter young vi­o­lin­ists re­turns in Au­gust to per­formwith the New Zealand Sym­phony Orches­tra, Au­gust 11, from 6.30pm. Beethoven and Bruch: with Karen Gomyo, Michael Fowler Cen­tre, 111 Wake­field St, Welling­ton, will be con­ducted by NZSO Mu­sic Di­rec­tor Edo deWaart as part of his pop­u­lar Mas­ter­works series, Au­gust 12, from Cir­cus Hub Tal­ent: Michael Fowler Cen­tre, 111 Wake­field St, Welling­ton, see death-de­fy­ing aerial per­form­ers, sen­sa­tional stilt dancers, jug­glers, tum­blers and clowns with Orches­tra Welling­ton, from 3pm on Septem­ber 2, visit tick­ for more in­for­ma­tion. The Last Night of the Proms: Oper­atu­nity’s Day­time Con­cert series, South­ward The­atre, Otai­hanga road, Para­pa­raumu, a va­ri­ety show of melodies, sin­ga­longs and skits, from 11am on Septem­ber 5, call 0508 266 237 to book tick­ets. The Swim­mer: BATS The­atre, 1 Kent Tce, Welling­ton, a story of love be­tween two young women who are both pro­fes­sional swim­mers, Au­gust 8-12, from 6.30pm, visit for more in­for­ma­tion. Playshop: BATS The­atre, 1 Kent Tce, Welling­ton, late-night im­pro­vised com­edy with­out lim­its, fast, phys­i­cal, and un­pre­dictable. A team of four skilled ac­tors and a mu­si­cian cre­ate spon­ta­neous the­atre with noth­ing but each other, the au­di­ence, and their fiendish imag­i­na­tions, Fri­days, 9pm till 10pm, see for more in­for­ma­tion. Bar­ber­shop Showcase: Te Manawa at the Col­lege, Okowai Rd, Aotea Col­lege, sup­port the win­ning Bar­ber­shop Cho­ruses and Quar­tets that are head­ing to Na­tion­als, raf­fles


will be avail­able, gold coin en­try, from 5.30pm, Au­gust 24.


Top Art Exhibition: Pataka Mu­seum and Art Gallery, Porirua, the an­nual tour­ing exhibition con­sists of a se­lec­tion of NCEA level 3 port­fo­lios from 2016, that achieved ex­cel­lence in paint­ing, sculp­ture, de­sign, print mak­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy, Au­gust 7-11. Dark Hori­zons: Fear of an Imag­ined Threat, Pataka Mu­seum and Art Gallery, Porirua, a suite of three solo ex­hi­bi­tions by Abdul Ab­dul­lah, Abdul-Rah­man Ab­dul­lah and Khaled Sab­sabi it ex­plores the du­al­ity of fear through a Mus­lim lens, from Au­gust 27. Secrets of the Artists: Academy Gal­leries, 1 Queens Wharf, Welling­ton, join Dr Ro­muald Rudzki as he launches his new book with an ac­com­pa­ny­ing exhibition He Tohu: Sig­na­tures that shape New Zealand, 70 Molesworth St, Na­tional Li­brary, a per­ma­nent exhibition of three iconic con­sti­tu­tional doc­u­ments that shape Aotearoa New Zealand, Mon­day to Sun­day, 9am to 5pm, free ad­mis­sion. Martino Gam­per: 100 Chairs In 100 Days, City Gallery Welling­ton, Civic Square, 101Wake­field St, Welling­ton, 10am till 5pm, un­til Au­gust 13. Pataka ex­hi­bi­tions: BOUNDLESS – print­mak­ing be­yond the frame, un­til Bar­ber­shop Fundrais­ing Showcase: Te Manawa o Aotea, Aotea Col­lege, Okowai Rd, sup­port the col­lege’s win­ning bar­ber­shop cho­ruses and quar­tets head­ing to na­tion­als, din­ner, raf­fles, and si­lent auc­tions, gold coin en­try, Au­gust 24, from 5.30pm. North­ern Re­gional Polyfest 2017: Te Rau­paraha Arena, 17 Paru­moana St, Porirua, Mana Col­lege hosts this year’s Poly­ne­sian fes­ti­val full of colour, mu­sic and dance, tick­ets $10, un­der 5s free, from 4pm Au­gust 11. Ko­tahi­tanga o Tuauru o Porirua: Kapa Haka, Ti­tahi Bay In­ter­me­di­ate, Kahutea Ter­race, 10 schools pre­form kapa haka across two nights, free en­try, food for sale, from 6pm, Au­gust 9-10.


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