Saturday

Julian Dashper & Friends

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: City Gallery
Date: Saturday, 5th of Dec, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Monday, 25th of Apr, 2016
Summary: The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, a video, and a giant road sign. Plus don’t miss Jan van der Ploeg’s large wall painting in the Hancock Gallery.


The David Bowie Tribute Show

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Matchbox, 166 Cuba St
Date: Monday, 1st of Feb, 2016
Time: 10:30am
Price: Free entry.
Season finishes: Sunday, 14th of Feb, 2016
Summary: Bowie’s influence transcended music and he inspired fashion, visual arts and design. He redefined what it means to be a creative.


Fresh’n’Fruity

Type: Art Exhibition
Venue: Roar! Gallery
Date: Thursday, 4th of Feb, 2016
Time: 11:00am
Price: Free entry. Tasty new works from the studio.
Season finishes: Tuesday, 1st of Mar, 2016
Summary: ROAR! Gallery is dedicated to the sale and promotion of Outsider Art. They exhibit art motivated by personal concerns and histories rather than work that operates within established traditions.


Taniwha’s Den 2016

Type: Festival
Venue: 172 Moeraki road Hinakura, Martinborough
Date: Saturday, 6th of Feb, 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Price: 24 hours, featuring Wellington’s finest DJs and Vjs. Tickets $50+bf from Cosmicticketing.co.nz.
Season finishes: Sunday, 7th of Feb, 2016
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Kotahi 2016

Type: Family Concert
Venue: 45 Strathmore Avenue, Strathmore Park
Date: Saturday, 6th of Feb, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Price: Free entry, donations welcome. Featuring Lord Echo, Disasteradio and introducing A Girl Named Mo.
Summary: Bring the kids and your friends, a blanket and a picnic. Don’t forget to grab a treat from one of the food or craft stalls.


Saturday at The Cross

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Southern Cross Abel Smith St
Date: Saturday, 6th of Feb, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Price: Free entry.
Summary: 4pm – Jazz Robots. Groove-based robotic jazz. Inspired by The Head Hunters, Jeff Beck, John Coltrane, Steve Coleman and The Miles Davis Quintet.

10.30pm – Mark Sommerville Blues Band.


Spring Awakening

Type: Theatre
Venue: Bats Theatre
Date: Wednesday, 27th of Jan, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Price: $18 Full, $14 Radio Active Card (Concession) from BATS.co.nz.
Season finishes: Saturday, 6th of Feb, 2016
Summary: Imagine living inside a fantastical world continuously mutating and breeding. We place high expectations and faith into our young people from an early age.

Watch as we interrogate the experience of growing up and the tragedies of childhood.


Up and Comings

Taniwha’s Den 2016

Type: Festival
Venue: 172 Moeraki road Hinakura, Martinborough
Date: Saturday, 6th o Feb, 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Price: 24 hours, featuring Wellington’s finest DJs and Vjs. Tickets $50+bf from Cosmicticketing.co.nz.
Season Starts: Saturday, 6th o Feb, 2016
Season finishes: Sunday, 7th o Feb, 2016′


 

Kotahi 2016

Type: Family Concert
Venue: 45 Strathmore Avenue, Strathmore Park
Date: Saturday, 6th o Feb, 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Price: Free entry, donations welcome. Featuring Lord Echo, Disasteradio and introducing A Girl Named Mo.
Season Starts: Saturday, 6th o Feb, 2016
Summary: Bring the kids and your friends, a blanket and a picnic. Don’t forget to grab a treat from one of the food or craft stalls.


One Drop : Waitangi Sunday Reggae Session

Type: Event
Venue: Southern Cross Abel Smith St
Date: Sunday, 7th o Feb, 2016
Time: 3:30pm
Price: With Ras Stone, Topknot, Steppa D, Misteek & Tigger, Mastadon and Twig.
Season Starts: Sunday, 7th o Feb, 2016
Summary: As always, there’ll be lots of tasty eats and good drops (of the drink variety) to enjoy, so bring the fam, bring the pals, and come join us in celebrating the weekend of Bob Marley’s birthday and Waitangi Day through some sweet reggae tunes.


Fringe Festival 2016

Type: Festival
Venue: Various Cinemas Around Town
Date: Friday, 12th o Feb, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Price: Tickets from fringe.co.nz. Cabaret, clowning, comedy, circus, dance, film, fashion, improvisation, music, theatre & more.
Season Starts: Friday, 12th o Feb, 2016
Season finishes: Saturday, 5th o Mar, 2016
Summary: Over 1,100 artists from around New Zealand and the world performing in over 700 shows across Wellington.

In January 2014 National Geographic named NZ Fringe Festival one of 10 international ‘Must Do in February Festivals’


Splore 2016

Type: Festival
Venue: Tapapakanga Regional Park
Date: Friday, 19th o Feb, 2016
Time: 9:00am
Price: 12 & under go for free. Tickets from Splore.net. Leftfield, Nightmares on Wax, The Brand New Heavies, Race Banyon + loads mor
Season Starts: Friday, 19th o Feb, 2016
Season finishes: Sunday, 21st o Feb, 2016
Summary: Anything goes; Pohutukawa trees are shrines wrapped in multicoloured strands of wool, cinemas are powered by bicycles, a tin hut becomes a steam-punk time machine. While name-acts may rock the main stage massive, across the beach burlesque nymphs dangle from trapeze in a marquee full of midnight revelers dressed liked castaways on the island of love.


Jordan Rakei – The Light

Type: Live Gig
Venue: Matterhorn (www.matterhorn.co.nz)
Date: Sunday, 21st o Feb, 2016
Time: 9:00pm
Price: A special acoustic performance following NZ debut at Splore.
Season Starts: Sunday, 21st o Feb, 2016


Homegrown

Type: Festival
Venue: Wellington Waterfront
Date: Saturday, 2nd o Apr, 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Price: $119+bf from homegrown.net.nz. Average Rap Band, Lord Echo, Shapeshifter, David Dallas, The Datsuns, Beastwars +more.
Season Starts: Saturday, 2nd o Apr, 2016
Summary: Under 18s need to pre register at www.homegrown.net.nz.