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October 2020

The Wellington Folk Festival

Back for another year this Labour Weekend with a line up of Aotearoa's superstars! Featuring Darren Watson, Grawlixes, Entrada, Barry and the Crumpets and many many more.
Kicking off on Friday afternoon and running until Sunday night, you can come along for the whole weekend, for a day, half day or an evening.
Weekend passes entitle the holders to camp onsite and there are a limited number of bunks available for sale as well. Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre is a nature reserve so no pets aloud.
Tickets ...
23 Oct - 25 Oct
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre
562 Moores Valley Road, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5373

Active Live: Bad Hagrid

Let Bad Hagrid guide you on a sonic journey through psychedelic synth soundscapes, soulful vocal melodies, frantic guitar riffs and drum grooves this Friday at RadioActive.FM.

Tune in at 3.30pm to catch Bad Hagrid live for an interview and some tunes!

Tune in on 88.6FM or watch the live Facebook stream.

Active Live is made with the support and aroha of NZ On Air Music. ...
23 Oct
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

TAHI Festival of Solo Performance – Fish Saw

Through the eyes of a talking fish, a magical encounter of two girls across time and oceans tells the story of an eccentric family and their house by the sea.

Fish Saw is a part of the TAHI Festival of solo shows, exclusively at BATS Theatre, October 20thto 24th. Go to for all info and tickets! ...
23 Oct
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Amanda Palmer @ St. Peters

After a couple of postponements, Amanda Palmer’s Wellington shows are back on!! The American songstress and Dresden Dolls star has announced a third show and this time it's a daytime, kid-friendly-mayhem-party for ALL AGES! bring babies! Get ready for some ridiculousness and sing-a-longs.

Ticketing information:
$55: General
$20: Ages 5-16
Under 5: Free
$135 Family Pack: Two adults + up to 3 kids ($170 normal price)

Tickets from ...
24 Oct
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Peters on Willis

TAHI Festival of Solo Performance – Change Your Own Life

Acclaimed Wellington actor Jean Sergent's show about thriving and surviving through grief, happenstance, and self-sabotage returns to BATS for the third time in 2020!

If life has ever gotten so weird and dumb that you've thought about joining a cult, join Jean instead on a cosmic comedic journey through terrible happenings and horrible choices to learn how to Change Your Own Life. Grab your crystals, light some candles, and get ready to open your chakras, or at least laugh about sad things.

Change Your Own Life is a part of the TAHI Festival of solo shows, exclusively at BATS Theatre, October 20th to 24th. Go to for all info and tickets! ...
24 Oct
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TAHI Festival of Solo Performance – Ka-Shue

Close to the bone, Ka-Shue (Letters Home) is an epic story of love and loss, spanning a hundred year’s between China and New Zealand through the eyes of one Chinese family struggling to resettle in Aotearoa. Lynda Chanwai-Earle is a fourth-generation Chinese New Zealander and Poll Tax descendant. Ka-Shue (Letters Home), premiered at Circa Theatre in 1996, and was the first authentically New Zealand– Chinese play for mainstream audiences.
Go to for all info and tickets! ...
24 Oct
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kate Owen – ‘Not A Proper Girl’ Debut Album Tour @ The Third Eye

‘Not A Proper Girl’ showcases Owen’s songs with rich textures including synth and strings, and strong rhythmic pulses from live kits and drums machines.

For more information and tickets, please head to ...
24 Oct
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Third Eye - Tuatara's Temple Of Taste
30 Arthur Street, Wellington

Dance Inna Newtown

Join the Sounds Almighty Sound System crew for a night of Roots, Reggae, Dub & Dancehall! We're bringing the sound system back to Moon bar for another night of heavyweight bass frequencies! Good vibes guaranteed!
$10 on the door  ...
24 Oct - 25 Oct
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Moon 1
Newtown, Wellington

Givin’ Up Food For Funk

Gather up the good tinned food from your cupboard and hand it over in exchange for a night of Funk, Soul and Afrobeat this Labour Weekend!
You supply the food for Wellington City Mission and DJs - Don Luchito, Dunc tha Funk, Colynjah, DJ Radar and Ian F will be supply the tunes! ...
25 Oct - 26 Oct
9:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Tasting Room, Courtney Place, Wellington

I Know What I’m Doing

Do I do good things because I’m a good person, or do I just want to look good in front of others? An experimental, tender and funny show that tackles some of life’s biggest questions. Part performance art, part dance, part existential mayhem.
Tickets from  ...
27 Oct - 31 Oct
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BATS Theatre

Wellington Tattoo Convention

The Wellington Tattoo Convention welcomes 100 of the best Aotearoa based artists to a very intimate event. We guarantee a unique and memorable event for both artists and the public. The Wellington Tattoo Convention is at the gorgeous Old Dominion Museum, on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.

Tickets are $20 per day, or $35 covers the whole weekend. And, courtesy of the Radio Active.FM stage, there will be brilliant live music all weekend.

Go to for all info and tickets. ...
31 Oct - 01 Nov
All Day
Old Dominion Museum
Mount Cook

Halloween Gothic Film Screening at Old St Paul’s

This Halloween, dress in your finest Gothic Horror costume and travel by mist to Old St Paul's for the film event of the year.
Showing on the big screen at one of Wellington's most iconic heritage venues, and in association with the Goethe-Institut, F.W. Murnau's 1922 classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors will play with sound.
Also there on the night will be Unity Books and their pop-up Gothic shop and Boquita, selling their plant-based goodness, for those who can't stand the sight of blood.
Tickets start at $23.00 for concessions go up to $90.12 for the Super Supernatural Ticket.

Ticketing information via ...
31 Oct
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old St Pauls
34 Mulgrave Street, Wellington
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