■ Saturday December 8: The Arts Village Summer Festival and Artisan Fair. 10am to 4pm. The Arts Village. Free.
■ Monday December 17: Open Studios Project — Meet the Artists. Presentations by the artists on their practice and plans for the six weeks, light refreshments, chance to mix and mingle. 5.30pm. Eric Bridgman Studio, The Arts Village. Free.
■ Thursday December 20 — February 3: Fish out of Water arts trail. Track down the decorated fish and vote for your favourite.
■ Thursday January 10: Pop-up Ukestra workshop with Australian ukulele player Anu Grace. 7pm. Tickets at Trybooking.co.nz
■ Thursday January 10 — Sunday January 20: Rotorua Musical Theatre’s Madagascar — A Musical Adventure JR. Rotorua Energy Events Centre. Tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz or Ticketmaster Box Office, Energy Events Centre.
■ Saturday January 26 — Sunday January 27: Rotorua Noir Festival. Shambles Theatre. Workshops at The Arts Village on January 25.
■ Tuesday February 12: Artsmad. Enjoy nibbles and short art talks to ignite and inspire. 5.30pm to 7.30pm Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Hotel. Gold coin koha.
■ Sunday February 24: Art in the Park. Annual arts fair. Government Gardens.
■ Friday March 8 — Sunday March 10: The Great New Zealand Quilt Show. Showcasing Aotearoa quilters. Entry from $12. Door sales only. Energy Events Centre, 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday, 10am to 3pm Sunday.