CREATIVE EVENTS IN ROTORUA
■ Saturday October 6 — Saturday October 27: Works & Progress, solo exhibition by local artist Rebecca Simmonds, showing the journey and process the artist undertakes. The Arts Village.
■ Saturday October 6 — Saturday October 27: St Chad’s Art Exhibition. Cottage Gallery, The Arts Village.
■ Friday October 12 — Saturday October 27: Rotorua Musical Theatre’s Rock of Ages. Casa Blanca Theatre. R16. General admission $32 from Ticketmaster.
■ Saturday October 20 — Sunday October 28: Public art interaction for Rotorua Bike Festival. Te Manawa. Go to rotoruabikefestival.com for times.
■ Saturday October 20 — Wednesday October 31: Spring by Pleasure Painters.
The Arts Village. 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
■ Wednesday October 24 — Saturday November 3: Rotorua Little Theatre presents Teechers. Shambles Theatre.
■ Saturday October 27: New Zealand Aria Finals Night. 7.30pm. Destiny Auditorium, corner Tutanekai and Pukaki Sts.
$60 adult, $45 senior/student at ticketmaster.co.nz.
■ Saturday October 27: Rotorua Art Tour By Bike. 10am. Starting at Te Manawa.
■ Monday November 5: Bravehearts exhibition starts. Term time 3pm to 6pm, holidays 9am to 6pm. Jean Batten Square, Te Aka Mauri. Gold coin.
■ Saturday November 10: Touched By War book launch. 11am. Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri. Gold coin koha.
■ Monday November 12: Artisan stallholders applications due for The Arts Village Summer Festival and Artisan Fair.
■ Tuesday November 13: Artsmad. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Hotel. Gold coin koha.
■ Saturday November 17 — Sunday November 25: 2018 Sculpture Symposium. 9am to 5pm. The Arts Village lawn. Free to watch.
■ Sunday November 18: Trevor Nathan Sculpture Garden tour. 3pm. 105b State Highway 30, Tikitere. Free no bookings required, weather dependant.
■ Saturday December 8: The Arts Village Summer Festival. 10am to 4pm. The Arts Village. Free.
■ Saturday January 26 — Sunday January 27: Rotorua Noir Festival. Shambles Theatre. Workshops at The Arts Village on January 25.
■ Sunday February 24: Art in the Park. Annual arts fair. Government Gardens.