Whats On

The Trustpower Christmas Parade is coming Downtown Tauranga 29th November 2014

If you would like to be part of the Trustpower christmas Parade by doing a float here si all the information you will need.....

For the Trustpower Christmas Parade Rule click here

For the Float entry form click here

 

Voting for Best Place Downtown Tauranga is now closed .......... winner announced shortly!

 

Other Events and Activities Coming Downtown Tauranga

 

 Thursday 12th June to Sunday 17th August - Innocents Abroad Exhibition - Tauranga Art Gallery

Innocents Abroad - Touring the Pacific through a colonial lens is a touring exhibtion from Te papa Tongarewa.  it features photgraphic prints and photographic murals of images taken by Alfred Burton of Burton Brothers Studio in Dunedin during a winter cruise to the South Pacific on the SS Wairarapa in 1884.

Saturday 14th June to Sunday 9th September - ART101 - A beginners Guide - Tauranga Art Gallery
ART101 is a journey into artistic practice - featuring a colourful and fascinating A to Z of examples - touching on techniques, subject matter, materials and examples of work. ART101 aims to encourage curiosity about art.  We have drawn from the Gallery's own Collection, as well as from other New Zealand public and private collections. The exhibition will feature work by artists including Rita Angus, Marti Friedlander, Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Durer, Toss Woollaston, Nigel Brown, Dick Frizzell, Terry Stringer, Robin White and Edward Bullmore among others.

Saturday 28th June to Sunday 12th October - Black Rainbow Exhibition - Tauranga Art Gallery
Black Rainbow brings together works from two leading New Zealand artists, the late Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai.  This touring exhibition from Te Papa will feature five black paintings by Hotere alongside Parekowhai's distinctive Venice Biennale work,He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river.  Parekowhai represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, where his fully carved red Steinway concert grand piano was his central work. The playable and ornately carved piano sits in contrast with Hotere's minimal and silent paintings.
This will be only the second New Zealand venue where the works in Black Rainbow have been seen together outside Te Papa.  www.artgallery.co.nz

Friday 1st August to Sunday 31st August - Beer it up - The Phoenix - The Strand

Beer up August is back for another year and even bigger and better! Simply buy 6 pints during August, get your card stamped and you are in the draw to win!
Drinking cold, fresh beer has never been so rewarding!

Thursday 5th August to Sunday 28th September - 8 week Training Program for City to Surf - Smiths Sports Shoes

FREE 8 week training program for the 12km City to Surf, Sunday 28th September.  Running/Walking Group meet every Tuesday, starting 5th August - 5.30pm, meet at Smiths Sports Shoes, 100 Grey Street.
All fitness levels welcome, join anytime during the 8 weeks, weekly prizes and staff on hand for advice.  For more information phone 07 578 6363

Friday, August 15, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014 - The Miles Art Award 2014 People's Choice - Tauranga Art Gallery

The winners of the prizes in the Miles Art Award 2014 have been announced and selected, and along with 26 others are now available to view at the Gallery in this year's exhibition.
Now we want you to choose your favourite and vote in the People's Choice Award. Come down, take a look, make your selection and vote with a form from Gallery Front of House.
Image: Lea-Anne Sheather, Tipping Point 2013, The Miles Art Award 2014 Supreme Award Winner.

Thursday 21st August to Sunday 14th September - NZ International Film Festival - Rialto Cinemas Tauranga

Wednesday 28th August - Life Drawing Workshops - Tauranga Art Gallery

Life Drawing Workshops with Ani Fourie.
Weds 27 Aug (female model) & Weds 3 Sep (male model)
5.30pm - 7.30pm

Cost $35 each or $60 for both.

Thursday 28th August - Tauranga Business Fast Tracker - Devonport Towers

28th August Seminar: Retailing in the online world with Vend Plus - Why customer service is key to growing a retail business. 5.30pm to 7pm. To Register* online go to the Engine Room website event page or call 07 579 5011 to secure your place and join us for one of our free Business Seminars.

Saturday 30th August - Sid Diamond - Speakers Blown Tour - Rehab Nightclub

Sid Diamond, Speakers Blown Tour with support from DJ RU - 10pm to 3am

Saturday 30th August - Annie G - Brew Craft Beer Pub - The Strand

Annie G plays everything from soft and soothing ambient tones to fun and fiesty party songs, with a performance you don't want to miss. 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 30th August - Laoughing Samoans present Fresh Off Da Blane - Baycourt Theatre

A brand new show from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been producing comedy hits for more than ten years now, playing to packed houses throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the USA. This is clean comedy the whole family can enjoy. Tickets available at Baycourt

Sunday 31st August - Lazy Sunday Jazz – Extraordinary Machine – Comida, The Strand

Vocal stylist Carol Power and accomplished guitarist Chris Williamson have teamed up to deliver a collection of fresh and cool tunes while you dine.

2pm to 4.30pm

Sunday 31st August - Tauranga Minor Party Party & Picnic - The Strand

You're invited to the Bay's first Minor Party Party and Picnic!  Waterfront, starts 1pm
Come down to the waterfront, hang out and in the process find out a bit more about New Zealand's minor parties and what they stand for, absent all the media spin.It's primarily an excuse to get out of the house, we'll have some entertainment, games, food stalls etc. So bring your own blanket, picnic, bikes, games and fun and join u

Monday 1st September to Friday 5th September - Tauranga Primary's Music Festival - Baycourt Theatre

From 1 - 5 September 2014 Baycourt Theatre will resonate with the delightful sound of children's voices from Tauranga’s Primary School Choirs. This year sees students from 32 local primary schools participating in the 59th Festival. Wow, what an achievement to be Tauranga’s longest running musical event!

7pm to 9pm

Wednesday 3 September - Life Drawing Workshops - Tauranga Art Gallery

Life Drawing Workshops with Ani Fourie.
Weds 27 Aug (female model) & Weds 3 Sep (male model)
5.30pm - 7.30pm

Cost $35 each or $60 for both.

Sunday 7 September - Lazy Sunday Jazz – Extraordinary Machine – Comida, The Strand

Vocal stylist Carol Power and accomplished guitarist Chris Williamson have teamed up to deliver a collection of fresh and cool tunes while you dine.

2pm to 4.30pm

Thursday 11th September - Tauranga Business Fast Tracker - Devonport Towers

11th September Seminar: Are you controlling your stock or is your stock controlling you? Unleashed Plus - Four ways to grow your business (and have time to go fishing) 8am to 9.30am. To Register* online go to the Engine Room website event page or call 07 579 5011 to secure your place and join us for one of our free Business Seminars.

Wednesday, 10th September - Travel experts - Small Boat and Riverboat Cruising - Tauranga City Library

Join travel experts Patti Brown and Merv Niles for a free lunchtime session on small boat and riverboat cruising in Asia, Europe, the South Pacific, and Alaska. 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Please email library@tauranga.govt.nz or phone 577-7177 to register.

Saturday 13th September - Zonta Club of Tauranga - Zonta Casino Night, Roaring 20s Style - Tauranga Club

The Zonta Club of Tauranga is part of a global organisation of women who raise funds for the betterment of women both nationally and internationally.

The Great Zonta Casino Night Costume Party - roaring 20's style - will be held on Saturday 13th September.
Think "The Great Gatsby" ... feathers and flapper dressers ... with a bottle of Bollinger champagne for the costume voted the best!!!