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.


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.


Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Saturday, 18th of Oct, 2014
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry. Works by Karl Maughan, Peter Trevelyan, Ruth Thomas-Edmond, Samin Son and Moniek Schrijer.
Season finishes: Sunday, 22nd of Feb, 2015
Summary: The series aims to present contemporary art work across a range of media and provides a snapshot of contemporary art practice in Wellington right here, right now.


Dia De Los Muertos

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Roar! Gallery
Date: Thursday, 31st of Oct, 2013
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry. Gallery open Wed- Sat only. Check out roargallery.org.nz to have an out of hours look.
Season finishes: Sunday, 30th of Nov, 2014
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Deanna Dowling: Time to Save a Little More

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Enjoy Gallery
Date: Wednesday, 29th of Oct, 2014
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry. Gallery open Wed- Sat only. Check out enjoy.org.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 15th of Nov, 2014
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Saturday at The Cross

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Southern Cross Abel Smith St
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 4:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: 4pm - Zoe Moon & Friends. she has so much soul in her lungs. Wonder if she’s an angel ?! Come to the cross and find out!
10.30pm - Battle-Ska Gallactica.


70th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Polish Children

Type: Film
Venue: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (Cnr of Ghuznee & Taranaki Street)
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Price: $8 general. $6 concession. (Free admittance for Pahiatua Polish Children).
Summary: A week of remembrance, events and celebrations marks an important anniversary for a large group of Polish refugees: the 70th anniversary of their arrival in New Zealand, a long voyage to escape the shattering conflict in Europe. Of the group of 835, 734 were children. Most were orphans of World War II.





The Improv Festival

Type: Theatre
Venue: Bats Out of Site (Corner of Cuba & Dixon Street)
Date: Tuesday, 28th of Oct, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Tickets, concessions and Active card discounts from BATS.co.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Summary: Sci-fi. Cabaret. Game shows. Duets. Choirs. Dickens. Zombies. It's all coming to Wellington, and it's all improvised.


Dia De Los Muertos

Type: Event
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Price: $10+bf from UTR.co.nz. With Team Dynamite, Race Banyon, Marek, B-Lo, Cumbia Blazera and Handsome Dan.
Summary: The staff at Meow challenge the public to come dressed as your favourite dead person, to paint your face, and to bring your party shoes.



Day of the Dead Party!

Type: Live Gig
Venue: San Fran (www.sanfran.co.nz)
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Price: Free entry. With Kittentank,The Uncools,Hans Pucket and Tigers Of The Sea.
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Rock Night

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Valhalla (www.valhallatavern.com)
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Price: $10 on the door.
Summary: Featuring The Gentlemen Callers, Bakers Eddy, Monroe and Type II.



Paddy Fred and Dreamville

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Moon (167 Riddiford St, Newtown)
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: $10 on the door.
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Mashtown County

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Laundry (240 Cuba Street)
Date: Saturday, 1st of Nov, 2014
Time: 10:00pm
Price: Free entry. Mashtown returns to Laundry for another round and the second night of Day of The Dead weekend festivities.
Summary: Live ragtime bluegrass folk 'n' country, Gothic cowboys and ghoulish senoritas most welcome.




Up and Comings

 

Dia De Los Muertos

Type: Event
Venue: Meow - 9 Edward Street
Date: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Price: $10+bf from UTR.co.nz. With Team Dynamite, Race Banyon, Marek, B-Lo, Cumbia Blazera and Handsome Dan.
Season Starts: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Summary: The staff at Meow challenge the public to come dressed as your favourite dead person, to paint your face, and to bring your party shoes.

 


70th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Polish Children

Type: Film
Venue: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (Cnr of Ghuznee & Taranaki Street)
Date: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Price: $8 general. $6 concession. (Free admittance for Pahiatua Polish Children).
Season Starts: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Summary: A week of remembrance, events and celebrations marks an important anniversary for a large group of Polish refugees: the 70th anniversary of their arrival in New Zealand, a long voyage to escape the shattering conflict in Europe. Of the group of 835, 734 were children. Most were orphans of World War II.



Mashtown County

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Laundry (240 Cuba Street)
Date: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Time: 10:00pm
Price: Free entry. Mashtown returns to Laundry for another round and the second night of Day of The Dead weekend festivities.
Season Starts: Saturday, 1st o Nov, 2014
Summary: Live ragtime bluegrass folk 'n' country, Gothic cowboys and ghoulish senoritas most welcome.


Talk & Tour: Simon Manchester on A Modest Modernism

Type: Event
Venue: The Dowse, Lower Hutt
Date: Sunday, 2nd o Nov, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Price: Free entry. Join NZ studio ceramics expert Simon Manchester in a lively discussion about A Modest Modernism.
Season Starts: Sunday, 2nd o Nov, 2014
Summary: Hear about the extraordinary lives of Juliet Peter & Roy Cowan.

 

Semi-Permanent Wellington

Type: Design Conference
Venue: Embassy Theatre
Date: Wednesday, 5th o Nov, 2014
Time: 8:00am
Price: Atttend work shops and conferences hosted world class design talent. Tickets from www.semipermanent.com.
Season Starts: Wednesday, 5th o Nov, 2014
Season finishes: Thursday, 6th o Nov, 2014
Summary: A celebration of all things design. Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration, Web Design, Photography, Visual Effects, Animation, Graffiti, Motion Graphics, Stop Motion; all these things and more.


Tuatara Open Late: Advanced Style

Type: Event
Venue: City Gallery
Date: Thursday, 6th o Nov, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Price: Koha. Film, fashion, art and music. Including a screening of the documentary Andanced Style.
Season Starts: Thursday, 6th o Nov, 2014
Summary: Booking essential for the documentary. Email citygalleryevents@wmt.org.nz.


Orchestra Wellington Presents: Carmina Burana

Type: Classical Concert
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
Date: Saturday, 15th o Nov, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Price: Tickets including child and students prices from Ticketek.co.nz.
Season Starts: Saturday, 15th o Nov, 2014
Summary: The final gala subscription concert concludes Orchestra Wellington's traversal of the Haydn Paris Symphonies. They conclude their season with one of the grandest choral masterpieces ever written - Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, featuring rising young soloists on the international scene.


HNNY (DJ Set)

Type: DJ
Venue: Matterhorn (www.matterhorn.co.nz)
Date: Thursday, 20th o Nov, 2014
Time: 9:00pm
Price: $10 on the door. Support from Zen & Longboss, Bastian & Vernon and B.Lo.
Season Starts: Thursday, 20th o Nov, 2014


Optimo

Type: DJ
Venue: The Grand (Courtney place)
Date: Friday, 21st o Nov, 2014
Time: 10:00pm
Price: The legendary Glasgow duo play NZ for the first time. One show only here in Wellington.
Season Starts: Friday, 21st o Nov, 2014