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Arts events in the Wellington area – August 9-12


Wellington on a Plate events will tickle your taste buds this week, or if you’re looking for a literary fix, there are several book launches on offer.


WOAP: Flora without fauna

Floriditas, August 9 to 15; free entry, pay consumption

Floriditas is turning into a vegetarian restaurant open all day and all night as they reflect on the role they play in the global food chain. The menu will consist entirely of the best fruits and vegetables from New Zealand.

The animals fled to Wellington.  Madagascar the musical is on view at the Opera until August 15.

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The animals fled to Wellington. Madagascar the musical is on view at the Opera until August 15.


Madagascar the musical

Opera, until August 15, from $ 39.90

Madagascar – the musical is ferociously fun and follows all your favorite cute friends as they escape from their home at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Tickets: ticketmaster

WOAP: Wellington’s Culinary Stories Lecture Series

Te Marae Rongomaraeroa, 5 pm-6pm; Free

Esther Fung of the Wellington Chinese Association talks about kitchens providing the comforts of home cooking to a mostly single community in Haining St at the turn of the 20th century,

Gays in space

BATS Theater, until August 18, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $ 20- $ 40

Join the adventures and musical hijinks of a gang of gay astronauts as they complete their most perilous space mission yet. Tickets: bats.co.nz

Book Launch: You Don’t Need an MBA from Alicia McKay

Unity Books, 6-7:30 p.m., free

In her new book, Alicia McKay teaches leaders to focus on the things they didn’t teach you in business school: how to develop true flexibility. How to make good decisions. How to generate real performance. How to have a significant influence.

Primarily Acoustic Music Club: Across The Spectrum

Mayfair Cafe, Upper Hutt, 7:30 p.m., $ 15 at the door

Featuring Salty Hearts with their off-center blues and Americana and sought-after bassist Patrick Bleakely. Also on stage are the loyal Bullfrog Rata, teenagers Pierre and Freddy from Otaki College with their freshly released Smokefree Rockquest guitars.

Launch of the book: Enough Horizon

Good Books, 2/16 Jessie Street, Te Aro, 6 p.m., free

Enough horizon, the life and work of Blanche Baugan, by Foxton author Carol Markwell, is an early biography of a New Zealand poet, journalist, environmentalist and prison reformer.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Little Beer Quarter offers a month-long hangover cure menu.


To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Little Beer Quarter offers a month-long hangover cure menu.


WOAP: the month after the day before

Little beer district, Free entry, pay as you go

LBQ turns 10 and celebrates with Visa Wellington On a Plate by serving a one-month hangover-themed menu. They will have all the comfort food you could want.

Conference: Yvonne Todd – Rogue Wave

Soundings Theater – Level 2, Te Papa, 6:30 p.m., Free (please register)

For this year’s Peter Turner Memorial Lecture, photographer artist Yvonne Todd will discuss the role her insistent imagination plays in creating photographs, as well as other glimpses of her distinctive practice.

The Queen’s Cabinet – For the Chapelle de la Table

St Andrew’s on the Terrace, 12:15 p.m., koha

The Queen’s Closet, a 17th-century period instrument orchestra, presents a colorful program of early music with period strings, winds and percussion – music appropriate for a church or a festive dinner party.

Book Conference: Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

Unity Books, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., free

Unity Books and Gecko Press welcome you to a New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults event where panelists will choose shortlisted books and talk about what they admire about them. Then there will be an opportunity for the author’s dedications.


The phantom trio

St Andrew’s on the Terrace, 12:15 p.m., koha

Monique Lapins (violin), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Gabriela Glapska (piano) perform the Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op. 65 (1883) by Antonín Dvořák and Three amusing pieces (3 heitere Stücke) by Rodion Shchedrin.

Liquidation by Roger Hall

Circa Theater, until August 28, Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4 p.m., $ 25- $ 52

Baby boomers Barry and Gen are now enjoying their retirement and, having celebrated their golden anniversary, are faced with age-related dilemmas – failing health and loss of friends. Tickets: circa.co.nz

Book launch: The Madison Gap, by Patricia Donovan

Unity Books, 6-7:30 p.m., free

A haunting contemporary novel that reveals dark family secrets. You think you know someone. Madison’s Gap is a fascinating and ultimately explosive story of the awakening of a young woman.

The silent spring revisited

Various community venues, until September 26, $ 16

This new solo work by Jan Bolwell, brings together a team from the arts and creation sector, and comes at the right time with its focus on the environmental crisis. This pilot program explores ways artists could build community in some of the city’s shared suburban buildings. Places and tickets: eventfinda


Still life / Wild places

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 10 am-4pm, $ 10

The latest round of exhibitions and events opens on August 7, hosted by the Metropolitan Club. A new generation of contemporary female artists will occupy the rooms until October 31.

Remember the event of the 81 Springbok Tour

Trades Hall, Vivian St, Wellington, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., free

The display includes a 15-minute video of the anti-tower protest movement narrated by Alick Shaw, a rare copy of a 1948 union publication opposing sports contact with South Africa, and a model dressed in ‘a bulletproof vest designed by protesters to fight the police. violence against demonstrators.

Your Move, Princess – Sam Duckor-Jones

Bowen Galleries, until August 22, free

Sam Duckor-Jones moves a fluorescent pink lens over his heart to capture the fears, triumphs, daydreams, and coping mechanisms of a silent homosexual living alone and full of yearning in 21st century New Zealand.

Surrealist art: Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Te Papa, Toi Art, level 4, until October 31 $ 23.50

Enter the wonderful world of surrealism. Discover extraordinary works of art by Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Leonora Carrington, Man Ray and more. Tepapa.govt.nz Tickets

Sandy Adsett: Toi Koru

Pataka Art + Museum, until November 7, free

Sandy Adsett’s first major retrospective exhibition, You Koru, traces Adsett’s painting practice from the late 1960s to the present day and features 60 paintings created over six decades.

Break the bronze ceiling

The Dowse Art Museum, until November 7, free

From bronze and ceramics to duct tape and wool, this exhibition celebrates five decades of female sculptural practice in Aotearoa. More information: dowse.org.nz

Cotton Shane: Te Puawai

The Dowse Art Museum, until November 14, free

A major exhibition of new works by leading contemporary artist Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) – the first public exhibition in the place where he grew up, Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley.

Feathermania: Fashion to die for.

Te Papa, level 3, until April 22, free

The feather mania includes feathered coats, fans, matching muffs and necklaces and even jewelry from the National Collection.

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