Today THE RISING SUN - A POP ROCK REVUE
With a variety of songs from artists such as Queen, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Elton John, Wellington Footlights Society’s The Rising Sun revue promises to offer audiences a great night out at your new local. Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St; 6.30pm.
POP-UP BARBER SHOP
Barbers, banter and buzz cuts will be the order of the day at Midland Park from noon until 1.30pm where two of NZ’s best barbers will be offering free cuts to the public in celebration of next year’s New Zealand Festival including headline act, Barber Shop Chronicles, which explores barber shops as safe spaces for men to talk.
CAROL SINGING @ TE PAPA
Join the Salvation Army Band for an afternoon of free, family fun at Te Papa on Sunday. Sing along to a variety of traditional Christmas carols in the museum’s outdoor amphitheatre venue, which provides an idyllic setting to enjoy the songs while basking in the sunshine. Performances are at 3pm and 4.45pm.
ISLAND BAY WORKING BEE
Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project is holding its last working bee for the year on Sunday to help sort out the nursery at Tapu te Ranga Marae. The hard work will be rewarded with an end-of-year pot luck afternoon tea. Rhine St; 1pm-3pm.
Tomorrow NANOGIRL’S ENGINEERING MAGIC
Join Nanogirl (Michelle Dickinson) and her trusty lab assistant Boris for science and engineering as you have never seen them before. All new experiments and explosions - giant sparks, fireballs, and even a real life bed of nails – bring science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible. St James Theatre, Courtenay Pl; 1pm and 5pm.
BEERS AT THE BASIN
The inaugural Beers at the Basin event gets under way from 11am, showcasing some of the best craft breweries, wineries, street food and music that New Zealand has to offer. Basin Reserve, Sussex St; until 7pm.