Activity Guide

Friday


Matatoki: Contemporary Māori Carving

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Saturday, 21st of Jun, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Sunday, 28th of Sep, 2014
Summary: Matatoki brings together the work of some of the very best internationally-recognised contemporary Māori carvers in New Zealand.


Wunderruma: New Zealand Jewellery

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Saturday, 21st of Jun, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Sunday, 28th of Sep, 2014
Summary: Wunderrūma brings together over 200 pieces by more than 75 contemporary New Zealand jewellers and artists as well as Māori taonga and Pacific and historical European jewellery.


Grant Stevens: What We Had Was Real

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: City Gallery
Date: Saturday, 28th of Jun, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Sunday, 7th of Sep, 2014
Summary: Brisbane artist Grant Stevens' beautiful big screen video installation explores how human psychology and communication are being reshaped in the digital era – no break up conversation will ever be the same again




Prismism

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Enjoy Gallery
Date: Friday, 11th of Jul, 2014
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry. Gallery open Wed- Sat only. Check out enjoy.org.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 2nd of Aug, 2014
Summary: PRISMISM is the first exhibition of Emil McAvoy's paintings, alongside other works, which confront the loaded issue of government communications surveillance. Recent disclosures of widespread illegal surveillance by the NSA's PRISM programme, and its connections with the activities of the New Zealand Government's Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), have galvanised public debate.


Second Afterlife

Type: Theatre
Venue: Bats Out of Site (Corner of Cuba & Dixon Street)
Date: Friday, 18th of Jul, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Price: $18.00, Concession $14.00, Group 6+ $13.00.
Season finishes: Saturday, 2nd of Aug, 2014
Summary: Dan has done it all – Facebook, Bebo, Warcraft, that unfortunate foray on NZDating. Profiles, used and deleted. Now he’s ready to reinvent himself. It’s time for a new profile.

However, there’s a hitch.

In order to forge a new identity, Dan has to face up to his internet history: the Bebo emo, Warcraft gamer, and NZDating casanova. They’re cooler, savvier, and shot from more flattering angles. And they’re not going down without a fight.

Second Afterlife is a dark comedy about life (and death) in the digital age. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, and in the tradition of Scott Pilgrim vs the World, it is a twisted allegory for the Facebook generation – a poetic, ass-kicking romp to the darkest corners of web.

Book now at bats.co.nz


Trophies

Type: DJ
Venue: Betty's
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: DJ Marek and friends playing local and international Hip Hop.


Get Nice

Type: DJ
Venue: Matterhorn (www.matterhorn.co.nz)
Date: Friday, 25th of Jul, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Free entry. With Taay Ninh and LRD JXN.
Summary:


RED SKY BLUES // MELTING FACES

Type: Live Band
Venue: San Francisco Bath House
Date: Friday, 25th of Jul, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: $10 on the door or $5 with Student ID.
Summary: Red Sky Blues are one of the heaviest and most high-energy the RE-ORIENTATION line-up has to offer, and will leave your ears ringing for days (in a good way). They opened for Brant Bjork, and still play killer house parties.

Melting Faces' blend of psychedelic drone space rock will leave you trembling in the corner of the venue, with existential anxiety, and a well massaged pineal gland.


Afro Delight 2: The Audio Mechanics origins in Africa session

Type: DJ
Venue: Laundry (240 Cuba Street)
Date: Friday, 25th of Jul, 2014
Time: 10:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: Spanning Reggae, Dancehall, R&B, Azonto, Funk, Afro Beat, Hip Hop and more, with Antsman, Range, Ras Stone and special guest Manray.


Joe Nice (Baltimore, USA) @ Understudy Bar, Bats Theatre

Type: DJ
Venue: Bats Theatre
Date: Friday, 25th of Jul, 2014
Time: 10:30pm
Price: Door sales only: $10 before midnight, $15 after. North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ.
Summary: Joe Nice, North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ, reaches Wellington for the first time as part of his 2014 Asia Pacific tour!

Also featuring: Thief (Rongotai Hi-Fi), Dirty Red, and mic controller Winston Spliff.


Soldiers of the Pharoah

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Friday, 25th of Jul, 2014
Time: 11:30pm
Price: Free entry. 12 piece afro beat super band.
Summary: Happy hour 4.30-6.30pm




Up and Comings


Duelling Pianos

 

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Wednesday, 23rd o Jul, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Free entry. Ben Wilcock duels with another expert piano player.
Season Starts: Wednesday, 23rd o Jul, 2014
Summary: Happy hour 4.30pm-6.30pm.

 

Celebrate Maori language week at City Gallery

Type: Family Concert
Venue: City Gallery
Date: Wednesday, 23rd o Jul, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Price: Free entry. DJ set by Riki Gooch, plus speakers, displays, and family fun. See www.citygallery.org.nz/events for details.
Season Starts: Wednesday, 23rd o Jul, 2014
Summary: On Wednesday 23 July, City Gallery will be celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) with a stellar whanau friendly event with celebrated New Zealand musicians, writers, speakers, artists and storytellers including Nancy Brunning, Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Colqhoun and Riki Gooch.
 
Toi te Reo will see City Gallery open late until 10pm. Across the evening will be music by Riki Gooch, Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō Te Reo (True Stories Told Live) in both English and te Reo Māori, artist & designer Johnson Witehira’s collaborative art project, a bilingual exhibition tour and family activities.
 
There’ll also be delicious food, beer, wine and soda available for purchase on the night.
 
For full details and timetables or visit our events page http://www.citygallery.org.nz/events/toi-te-reo


Joe Nice (Baltimore, USA) @ Understudy Bar, Bats Theatre

Type: DJ
Venue: Bats Theatre
Date: Friday, 25th o Jul, 2014
Time: 10:30pm
Price: Door sales only: $10 before midnight, $15 after. North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ.
Season Starts: Friday, 25th o Jul, 2014
Summary: Joe Nice, North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ, reaches Wellington for the first time as part of his 2014 Asia Pacific tour!
 
Also featuring: Thief (Rongotai Hi-Fi), Dirty Red, and mic controller Winston Spliff.


MI CASA SU CASA at BETTY'S!

Type: DJ
Venue: Betty's
Date: Saturday, 26th of Jul, 2014
Time: 10:00pm
Price: Free entry. Great company, great drinks and great surroundings - all set to quality house DJs.
Summary:  Mi Casa Su Casa, is back this Saturday at Bettys! with a back2back line up featuring Vernon x Bastian, Heylady, Johnny Kingdom x Daymon, Zacinfact x STX. No door charge!

Your host Vernon invites you to join him on the last Saturday of each month for - great company, great drinks and great surroundings - all set to a backdrop of quality house tunes. Mi Casa Su Casa is the night that brings you all of the city's best DJs on a rotating roster, as well as international guests.
 


SON OF SESH - A night of Dub/House/Techno and Visual Stimulation

Type: DJ
Venue: Burgundy Room (Downstairs at Bodega)
Date: Saturday, 26th o f Jul, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $5 on the door.
Season Starts: Saturday, 26th o Jul, 2014
Summary: We're saying sayonara to the Son of Sesh as he heads overseas to Japan for a while. Party with us downstairs at Bodega for a cheeky fiver.
 
Sounds from Nam Chucks, Dirty Laundry, Kentø, Son of Sesh, Jedi, Bozoid, Mayhem, and Kruzberg.
 
Visual stimulation from Halusenagenius, Tranceducer, and Inquizator.
 
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/167041753464760/

 

Orchestra Wellington Presents: Pita & The Wolf

Type: Family Concert
Venue: Opera House
Date: Sunday, 27th o Jul, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Price: Tickets from Ticketek. Featuring Brett McKenzie, Dave Fane, and Aroha White.
Season Starts: Sunday, 27th o Jul, 2014
Summary: Orchestra Wellington's new family concert is a musical adventure for all ages!
 
Thomas Goss's 'Tane and the Kiwi' gives New Zealand's beloved birds an orchestral voice with a colourful treatment of a classic New Zealand story: How the Kiwi Lost his Wings.
 
'Pita and the Wolf' is a retelling of Prokofiev's classic, but with a Pasifika twist.
 
Lastly, Dr Seuss's funny fable 'Gerald McBoingBoing' also gets a musical makeover.
 
For more information, visit www.orchestrawellington.co.nz
Tickets available via www.ticketek.co.nz


Peanut Butter Wolf at Meow

Type: All-round entertainment
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Sunday, 27th o Jul, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Price: Tickets from dashtickets.co.nz. Live audio/visual DJ set supported by Stones Throw Records.
Season Starts: Sunday, 27th o Jul, 2014
Summary: Mazdef & Robin Fernando present:
"Our vinyl weighs a tonne - This is Stones Throw Records" and live Audio/Visual DJ PEANUT BUTTER WOLF from California, USA.
 
An 18+ early Sunday show from 7pm 'til 11.30pm.
 
Tickets available at dashtickets.co.nz.
http://www.facebook.com/events/265363126980630/


NZSO presents Shakespeare in Music

Type: Orchestral
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
Date: Saturday, 2nd o Aug, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Price: Tickets from Ticketek.co.nz. Marking his 450th birthday, we celebrate musical works inspired by Shakespeare’s genius.
Season Starts: Saturday, 2nd o Aug, 2014
Summary: "The man that hath no music in himself / Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds / Is fit for treasons"
 
With this in mind, and marking his 450th birthday, we celebrate musical works that have been inspired by Shakespeare’s genius. Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite is a perfect demonstration of the lush melodies that made him such a popular film composer. And it was for a film version of Henry V that Walton composed his regal and resplendent score, while Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream overflows with musical magic. Balancing these iridescent works is Strauss’s symphonic poem Macbeth. A declaration of his faith in modernism, the work is unashamedly dramatic. Led by the supreme musicianship of British conductor Alexander Shelley, this concert brings the Bard to life in a ‘concord of sweet sounds’.


Kaikoura Summer Sounds Music Festival

Type: Festival
Venue: Kaikoura
Date: Saturday, 17th o Jan, 2015
Time: 12:00pm
Price: www.kaikourasummersounds.co.nz for early bird tickets and further details.
Season Starts: Saturday, 17th o Jan, 2015
Season finishes: Sunday, 18th o Jan, 2015
Summary: Next year is set to be another great festival. Beautiful mountain views and right next to the beach.
 
Kora, Ahorribuzz, The Upbeats with MC Tiki, Knights of the Dub Table, Newtown Rocksteady, The Nudge, Swamp Thing, Summers Thieves and heaps more.
 
www.kaikourasummersounds.co.nz for early bird tickets and further details.