MUSIC & COMEDY
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 eventfinda.co.nz 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 ticketek.co.nz 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 bats.co.nz 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 www.playshop.co.nz 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
THEATRE, FILM & DANCE
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.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY