Activity Guide

Saturday


Farewell

Type: Exhibition
Venue: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (Cnr of Ghuznee & Taranaki Street)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Saturday, 29th of Nov, 2014
Summary: The Farewell moving image exhibition uses Nga Taonga Sound & Vision's collections to showcase the moments surroundings the act of departure - including troop and personal departures. The exhibition examines how we contextualise poignant and tender events when they are captured on film - and what it might mean when they aren't.


Elizabeth Thomson: Invitation to Openness - Substantive & Transitive States

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Saturday, 23rd of Aug, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry. An ambitious installation of hundreds of flocked bronze white moths.
Season finishes: Sunday, 23rd of Nov, 2014
Summary: Invading the gallery space, the moths will create an immersive environment, landing on the walls of their own accord without the restriction of order as if it is their natural habitat.


Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Saturday, 23rd of Aug, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Sunday, 23rd of Nov, 2014
Summary: More a selection than a survey, this exhibition reveals the world as seen through the artist’s ‘careful eye’. Anchored by Hunua (1975), a key work from his first show with The Dowse.


William Kentridge - The Refusal of Time

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: City Gallery
Date: Sunday, 7th of Sep, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry. Never seen before in New Zealand.
Season finishes: Sunday, 16th of Nov, 2014
Summary: Combining the magic of theatre, film, sculpture, drawing, music and dance, the thirty-minute five-channel video installation addresses the elusive nature of time, and our political and personal efforts to control or deny it. The Refusal of Time is the South African artist's most moving and spectacular work to date.


A Display of Tectonic Transformation

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Roar! Gallery
Date: Thursday, 28th of Aug, 2014
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry. Curated by Maurice Bennett. An exhibition of ceramic works selected by NZ potters.
Season finishes: Sunday, 21st of Sep, 2014
Summary: 10 potters will display works from, and influenced by, a ceramic movement embraced by such celebrated New Zealander potters as Len Castle who spent much of his life exploring the essence of earth’s crust in ceramic form and Chester Nealie who displayed the infinite pallete flame impacts on his work.


Breckon and Shaun Waugh - Two photographers

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Enjoy Gallery
Date: Wednesday, 3rd of Sep, 2014
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Saturday, 27th of Sep, 2014
Summary: The show presents a selection of work from Breckon’s ‘Real State’ series alongside new works in the ‘Covenant cut-outs’ series by Shaun Waugh. Both bodies of work are looking at ideas around place, shelter and protection, through physical or digital manipulation of the image.


Saturday at The Cross

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Southern Cross Abel Smith St
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: 4pm - Wellington Sea Shanty Society. Singing odes to the men and women of the ocean.
10pm - Funky Synths. A possibly mad Wellington synth group, they will leave jaw’s dropping on the floor and feet will be induced to a frantic capitulation of dance/stomping.


The Pa Boys

Type: Film
Venue: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (Cnr of Ghuznee & Taranaki Street)
Date: Wednesday, 17th of Sep, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $10 or $8 students & concessions. Running 17-27th Sept. Head to www.ngataonga.org.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 27th of Sep, 2014
Summary: A road movie set in Aotearoa about Life, death and damn good music.
Danny, Cityboy and Tau form a three piece band called the Pa Boys. With their girlfriends they set off on a tour of the north Island.


Louis Baker - Just Want to Thank You - Vinyl Release

Type: Live Gig
Venue: San Fran (www.sanfran.co.nz)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Price: $20+bf from eventfinder.co.nz. Join Louis in celebrating his first vinyl pressing AND welcome him back from europe.
Summary: The Red Bull Music Academy’s 7-inch record celebrates Louis’ time spent at the New York City edition of the Academy last year.
Get your copy at the show.


Lashings of Whipped Cream

Type: Theatre
Venue: Bats Out of Site (Corner of Cuba & Dixon Street)
Date: Thursday, 18th of Sep, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Price: Tickets including concessions & Active Card discounts from Bat.co.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 27th of Sep, 2014
Summary: For a very special hour, the theatre becomes a Bondage and Discipline dungeon, and the audience a block of prospective clients as 'Mistress Dominique' shares the dirty secrets of her profession. Hilarious, sexy and surprisingly tender, Lashings of Whipped Cream is a theatrical close encounter.


The Bones w/ DJ Mixed Herbs

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Moon (167 Riddiford St, Newtown)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: $10. Featuring members from Little Bushman, Chocolate box and AHORIBUZZ
Summary:


The Apotheosis of Death Album Release

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Valhalla (www.valhallatavern.com)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Featuring: Exordium Mors, Nullifier, Execrate and Vomit Storm.
Summary:


Oakley Grenell - The Deep Album Release

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Laundry (240 Cuba Street)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: Expect bassy, burning Pacific soul, Pacific soul with flourishes of hip hop with support from Range.


B.Lo

Type: DJ
Venue: Matterhorn (www.matterhorn.co.nz)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary:


The Breaks 'Pitchy Lickz vs Handsome Dan'

Type: DJ
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 11:00pm
Price: Free entry. R'n'B anthems, hip hop and 90s throw backs.
Summary:


Chile's Independence Day Fiesta

Type: celebration
Venue: The Grand (Courtney place)
Date: Saturday, 20th of Sep, 2014
Time: 11:00pm
Price: $5. Free for Kids Live music, latino DJs, drink specials, mechanical bull rides ad more!
Summary:




Up and Comings

 

 

 

Soup & a Seat - Bikes for Afrika

Type: Film
Venue: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (Cnr of Ghuznee & Taranaki Street)
Date: Friday, 19th o Sep, 2014
Time: 12:15pm
Price: $8 for a cup of soup and a screening that fits into your lunch break.
Season Starts: Friday, 19th o Sep, 2014
Summary: Hap Cameron created a personal goal to live and work in every continent before he turned 30. Eight years later there is one chapter left, Africa. Armed with a container of local, second hand bikes the ambitious traveller endeavors to implement a self sustainable bike workshop in rural Namibia.


Louis Baker - Just Want to Thank You - Vinyl Release

Type: Live Gig
Venue: San Fran (www.sanfran.co.nz)
Date: Saturday, 20th o Sep, 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Price: $20+bf from eventfinder.co.nz. Join Louis in celebrating his first vinyl pressing AND welcome him back from europe.
Season Starts: Saturday, 20th o Sep, 2014
Summary: The Red Bull Music Academy’s 7-inch record celebrates Louis’ time spent at the New York City edition of the Academy last year.
Get your copy at the show.


Chile's Independence Day Fiesta

Type: celebration
Venue: The Grand (Courtney place)
Date: Saturday, 20th o Sep, 2014
Time: 11:00pm
Price: $5. Free for Kids Live music, latino DJs, drink specials, mechanical bull rides ad more!
Season Starts: Saturday, 20th o Sep, 2014


Latin Weekender

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Matterhorn (www.matterhorn.co.nz)
Date: Friday, 26th o Sep, 2014
Time: 10:30pm
Price: Friday - Alda Rezende & The Samba Society. Saturday - Carlos Navae Band. Both nights with DJ Don Luchito.
Season Starts: Friday, 26th o Sep, 2014
Season finishes: Saturday, 27th o Sep, 2014


The Nomad Album Tour

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Tugboat Oriental Parade
Date: Saturday, 27th o Sep, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: Earlybirds $20+bf full price $25+bf from Cosmicticketing.co.nz
Season Starts: Saturday, 27th o Sep, 2014
Summary: With support from Dub Terminator & Ras Stone, Israel Starr Buchanan & DJ Fanatik, Kakapo, Range & Mc Antsman & very special guest Christina Roberts.


Oktoberfest

Type: celebration
Venue: Southern Cross Abel Smith St
Date: Saturday, 4th o Oct, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Price: Free entry. German food, traditional games, costumes, live music and of course beer! Newtown Rocksteady live later too!
Season Starts: Saturday, 4th o Oct, 2014