THURSDAY MAY 25: Aglow with Pam Gutschlag on raising 7 children, 10am, Bridge Club Rooms, Cook & Cuba. Enquiries Jennifer 356 1891.
THURSDAY 25: Querying Kiwi Comedy: The Topp Twins, Rural New Zealand and the Politics of Laughter, with Dr Nicholas Holm, Massey University Media Studies lecturer, 6 - 7pm, Te Manawa Museum. Free. Enquiries temanawa.co.nz/event.
THURSDAY 25: 50th Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival, Easy Street Trio, 7pm, Celtic Inn, Regent Arcade. THURSDAY 25 - SATURDAY 27:
Play On - a comedy, directed by Ngaire Ngatuere, 7.30pm, Pahiatua Repertory, Regent Theatre, Pahiatua. Tix Ticket Direct. FRIDAY MAY 26 - SATURDAY 27:
United Fire Brigades Association, 2017 North Island Road Crash Rescue Challenge, 8am, Manfeild, South St, Feilding.
FRIDAY 26: Stage Challenge and J Rock, 7pm, Regent on Broadway.
FRIDAY 26: Bluegrass, PN Folk Music Club, 8pm, Friday 3, Theosophical Hall, 304 Church St. Members $3, non-members $5, school children and first-comers free. Enquiries 355 9076 /pnfolkclub.weebly.com/ FRIDAY 26 - SATURDAY 27: God
Awful Company home-grown comedy from Massey University Drama, 7.30pm, Centrepoint Theatre, cnr Church & Pitt St. Enquiries & tickets thedarkroomnz.com FRIDAY 26 - SATURDAY JUNE 3:
Forbidden Broadway cabaret revue featuring some of Broadway’s greatest musical talents and satirists, 8pm & 4pm, Abbey Auditorium, Centennial Dr. Tix 355 0499. SATURDAY MAY 27 - SUNDAY 28:
50th Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival, Feilding Cafe Scene, various bands, various venues - free. Enquiriesmjc.org.nz
SATURDAY 27: Sounds For Syria, World Vision fundraising concert for Syrian refugees featuring Auckland singer-songwriter and anti-poverty campaigner Emily Muli, Wellington band Jimmy & the Jets, The Unexpected and local acts, 6pm, Crossroads Church, 220 Church St. Tix Square Edge and PNBHS Finance Office. SATURDAY 27: Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash with Bullfrog Rata and Shayn Wills, 7.30pm, Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St, $25. enquiries Steve 06 329 8808. SATURDAY 27: The Bare
Necessities with the Manawatu Concert Band playing music from the Beach Boys, Adele, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, Jesus Christ Superstar, 7.30pm, Spiers Centre, $10, $5 & $25. Tix Eventfinda.
SATURDAY 27: ‘Don’t Leave Yourself Behind’ self-care workshop with certified life coach Rowena Weth, 7.30pm, Theosophical Society Hall, Church St. $5/$2. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221/ email@example.com
SUNDAY MAY 28: Manawatu Striders marathon and 35th half marathon, with 10km and 5km timed courses, 7am, Massey Rec. Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 027 386 9040 SUNDAY 28: Globe Sunday Matinee Performances present Pamela Dowsett – violin/viola, Robert Dussler - cello and Guy Donaldson piano, 2.30pm, Globe Theatre. Entry by koha. MONDAY MAY 29: Treasurer Focus Groups with Palmerston North Community Accounting for all community group treasurers. 10.30am and 6pm. Light refreshments provided. Enquiries and RSVP’s to email@example.com/ 354 3809
WEDNESDAY MAY 31: World No Smoking Day. WEDNESDAY MAY 31: Best Years with Prof Emeritus Ian Warrington on Massey hort degree field trips to Thailand, 9.30 - 11.30am, St David’s Church, Main St. Visitors $5. Enquiries 356 9972.
WEDNESDAY 31: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard 415 - the music of Bach & Handel, 7.30pm, Regent on Broadway. Enquiries Ticket Direct.
WEDNESDAY 31: 50th Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival, Kevin Downing’s 101 Lab Band with Johnny McCormick, 8pm, Globe Theatre. Enquiriesmjc.org.nz/ Ticket Direct
MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE
UNITY SINGERS: On the look out for male voices, Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm, St Marys Hall Ruahine St. Enquiries Helen 358 7069/ Sue 354 3295.
MANAWATU COMMUNITY CHOIR: ‘‘The city’s choir’’ meets Mondays, 7pm, Shed 23 (23 Princess St). All welcome. No experience needed, just turn up. Enquiries manawatucommunitychoir.org.nz
RENAISSANCE SINGERS: 30-voice choir performing music from the 16th century to present day. Experienced singers are invited to contact musical director, Guy Donaldson firstname.lastname@example.org/ 357 5932.
PHOENIX SINGERS: Kathi Craig’s new ensemble to present the NZ premiere of Broadway Goes to Church at the Cathedral Of the Holy Spirit in July. Voices welcome, especially men. Enquiries Kathi 353 2225.
CAN YOU SING?: Can you harmonise? Confident singers wanted for all-women’s 4-part harmony barbershop chorus. Fun, music and friendship with the Manawatu Overtones, Scottish Hall, Berrymans Lane (off Princess St), 7pm, Tuesdays. Enquiries Jenni 356 8585 (A/H)/ Linda 358 5883.
SINGERS: Preparations for Palmerston North Choral Society Saturday July 1 concert are underway. Interested singers are welcome at 7:30 - 9:30pm rehearsals, Mondays, St Peters Church Hall, Ruahine St. Enquiries Karen Hall 021 707 440.
CENTRAL CONNECTIONS: A singing group for people with acquired neurological disabilities, Tuesdays 1.30 – 3pm, South Lounge, Central Baptist Church, Church St, $5 koha. Enquiries Janine 021 050 3593/ email@example.com
UKES ON THE TERRACE: From school kids to seniors, 3.30pm Thursdays, St Peter’s Church Community Hall, Ruahine St. Ukuleles available, koha. Enquiries Beverly Procter 021 210 8074.
OVER 50’S DANCE: For fun, fitness and friendship - folk, tap, jazz and musical comedy. Thursdays and Mondays 2 - 3pm. Enquiries Joyce 358 7463, Val 021 059 2157/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ facebook.com/over50sdance
CROWS FEET DANCE COLLECTIVE: Performance based contemporary dance project. Fun, welcoming, friendly and creative, 7 - 8.30pm, Thursdays, dance studio behind Church of Christ Scientist, 409 Church St (opp Police Station). Enquiries email@example.com 027 631 0105.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY (FOLK) DANCING: Children’s class 6.45pm, adults class 7.30pm, Mondays, Scottish Society Hall, Berryman’s Ln off Princess St. Adult classes 7.30pm, Wednesdays, Whakarongo Hall, Napier Hwy. Enquiries Helen 355 2665/ Joy 027 776 2397.
CHEYENNE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Live band, singing, line dancing, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1 - 4.30pm, Newbury Hall, Rangitikei Line, 1pm till 4.30pm. Light afternoon tea served. Enquiries 027 953 3789/ 359 3306.
COUNTRY: Rendezvous Music Group, meets every first and third Friday of the month, 7pm all welcome. Enquiries 357 8950.
MANAWATU ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB: All levels and styles of music players and listeners welcome, Mondays, 1pm, Manchester Unity Hall, 26Walding St. Small door charge includes afternoon tea. Enquiries Bev 022 434 0023/ Tricia 021 149 3519.
SQUARE EDGE GALLERY: Art for Syria, a World Vision exhibition and auction of original work for Syrian refugees, The Square. Enquiries 353 2800.
TAYLOR JENSEN: ’’The Primacy of Gesture’’ - new paintings by Ross Whitlock, Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts Gallery, 33 George St. Enquiries Stuart Schwartz, 355 4278/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTON BARBER’S ART GALLERY: Works by John Archbold, Lorraine Barnett, Gay Downing, Raewyn Green, Don Hill, Craig Hooker, Judy Johnstone, Desiree Singer and David Taylor, 26 High St Marton, 10am – 2pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Enquiries John 027 489 6101
MANAWATU ART EXPO: Feilding & District Art Society 10th annual exhibition, Palmerston North Convention Centre, July 14 - 16. Registrations close May 31: Register Ro Clarke 356 8350/ email@example.com, Lois Price 357 8783.
FIRST STEPS RAILWAY ROAD CHARITY ART EXPO: 80+ children’s artworks for sale, Monday to Friday 10am - 4 pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm, Feilding Art Centre, 104 Manchester St. Proceeds to Manchester House Social Services children’s fund. Enquiries 323 2323.
TEMANAWA: The Topp Twins exhibition - a tribute to two iconic Kiwi entertainers, 10am - 5pm, from Saturday May 20, 326 Main St. Enquiries 355 5000.
The Stage Challenge and J Rock will take over the Regent stage on Friday.