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Thursday 23rd April to Thursday 14th July 2016 - Art & Photography Exhibition - The Art Lounge NZ

Fine art and photography in various media by three Tauranga artists sharing a passion for creativity and colour. Original art, photography and fine art prints are available for sale. A wonderful art experience not to be missed. 

Mira Corbova - Smith ABSTRACT ENERGY ART
Rosie Harper THE ART OF DECO artbyrosie.com

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Addison Theatre, Baycourt
For more information visit theartloungenz.com


Wednesday 25th May - 2Degrees Comedy Convoy

The 2degrees Comedy Convoy is headed our way with a global crew of five ready to get you grinning like a Cheshire cat. Bring along your mates for an unforgettable two-hours of stand up!

Time: 8pm - 10pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $39.50 - $45
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Thursday 26th May - The Ten Tenors - THE POWER OF TEN (also on 27th and 28th of May)

The Power of Ten is a celebration of the exhilarating and unique sound for which The Ten Tenors are now world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The Ten Tenors take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through classical arias and giving rock anthems that special tenorial treatment.

Time: Click here
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $79 - $89 
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Tuesday 31st May - Wednesday 1st June - Fresh Moves

BOP Dance presents “FreshMoves 2016” a celebration of creative dance in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools.This non-competitive festival gives primary aged children (Y3-Y8) the opportunity to experience the processes involved with creating and performing dance for a community audience. Each school team will perform their 5-7 minute create dance to communicate their interpretation of the theme. Over the two nights, a maximum of 16 schools will perform (8 per night).

Time: 7 - 9
Location: Baycourt
Child (2-18yrs): $10.00, Adult: $20.00, Family (2 adults, 2 children): $50.00
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Friday 3rd June - Monday 6th June - ESCAPE! - Tauranga Arts Festival

Held over Queen's Birthday weekend, this is a little festival with big ideas, thought-provoking speakers, authors and their books, theatre, music and workshops. World-renowned chef Peter Gordon, actor, director and writer Michael Hurst and novelist and lover-of-Italy Nicky Pellegrino are all making the escape to Tauranga!

Tickets are available from Baycourt box office or www.ticketek.co.nz TECT cardholder discounts to most events from the box office only until May 27. Booking fees apply. 

Click here for the escape programme and further information about the festival 


Saturday 4th June - The Tauranga Zinefest

The Tauranga Zinefest at Tauranga Art Gallery in collaboration with The Incubator is officially coming to town on Saturday 4 June from 10am to 4pm.

The Zinefest is an open invite; artists, writers, poets, creatives, hipsters, cat lovers, teachers, punk rockers, musos and cool kids! You’re all warmly welcomed to take part in this amazing event. Entry is free and what's more, Zinefests are good for you!
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Thursday 9th June - Avalanche City - The Little Fire Tour

Avalanche City will tour throughout New Zealand this May and June on the ‘The Little Fire’ tour, with support from singer/songwriter Ciaran McMeeken. The run will celebrate Avalanche City’s latest single of the same name, which has been quickly gaining favour across New Zealand as a most-added song on NZ radio.

Time: 7.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $39.90
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Friday 10th June - Michael Jackson History Show

A musical tribute and live concert experience that journeys through Michael Jackson's vast and incredible catalogue of work including his beginnings as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his evolution onward into the 21st century.

Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Child $30.00, Adult $59.00
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Friday 10th June - Awards Ceremony - International Youth Silent Film Festival Screening

The 2016 International Youth Silent Film Festival Awards Ceremony; taking place in Portland, Oregon, will be live-streamed so local audiences can join in the action of this widely acclaimed and much-loved international event.

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Baycourt X Space
Tickets: Free
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Saturday 11th June - Kelvin Cruickshank's Soul Food

With the outstanding success and popularity of the award winning series “Sensing Murder”, Kelvin has literally been swamped with people wanting to see him. For this reason, he is continuing his series of exclusive evenings that will help reach out and touch more people at once. These evenings will simply be Kelvin working with spirit.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $65.00
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Sunday 12th June - Blackpool comes to the Bay - Chris Powell

Chris will transport you to the English seaside for an afternoon of Blackpool-esque entertainment.  Come and enjoy all your favourites from 'Andre Rieue' to the music from James Last, Glen Miller and Reginald Dixon as well as a few numbers from Mamma Mia, this show has something for everyone.

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: TBC
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Monday 13th June - Nigel Latta, Parenting Guide The First Decade! - Baycourt 

7:30pm. In this hugely entertaining one-man show Clinical Psychologist and best-selling author Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that's not for the faint-hearted. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand's most gifted and most troubled kids. If you ever want to know how to raise kids and stay sane, then this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you do need to know the tricks! 

Time: 7.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $30
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Tuesday 14th June - Te Ao (The World)

Karetao Pūoro (Singing puppets) is an ancient Māori treasure that to the larger extent have been sleeping for generations. Through this performance, the karetao puoro have been re-awakened to share their voice and tell the story; Te Ao, a love story of Ranginui the sky father and Papatūānuku the earth mother.

Times: 1:00pm - 1:45pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Free - Booking essential
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Thursday 16th - Friday 17th June - Stage Challenge and J Rock

Stage Challenge is a high energy dance, drama and music extravaganza that aims to motivate and inspire students to lead positive pro-active lives by giving them a ‘natural high’ without the use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol.

June 16 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
June 17 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $27 - $33
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Saturday 18th June - The Laughing Samoans - Island Time

Island Time is the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most popular and successful live comedy acts. 

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Baycourt
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Sunday 19th June - Jazz in June

Will Todd's Mass in Blue, anchors Tauranga Civic Choir’s Jazz in June concert. This work is recognised worldwide as one of the best examples of the fusion of traditional lyrics (the Latin Mass), classical choral practice and intricate Jazz rhythms. It is scored for Choir, Soprano Soloist, Jazz Trio and Saxophone.

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Student $15, Adult $30
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Thursday 23rd June - NZSO Presents Scheherazade

We welcome back to the NZSO the Peruvian maestro and master of colour, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, in this sumptuous programme of lush exoticism.

Time: 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $15 - $30
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Saturday 2nd July - Opus Orchestra - 18th Century Unwrapped

Opus Orchestra presents a programme to delight with gems from the classical era, including Salieri’s impressive Sinfonia Il giorno onomastico, and Haydn’s ingenious Oxford symphony.

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $35
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Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Photography Course 

10am - 3:30PM. Explore a new skill, learn more about the fundamentals of photography, ask questions and start creating some awesome images! With Creative Photographer and Tutor, Brian Smith
10am - 1pm: Learn, indoor session + free hot drinks
1pm - 2pm: Relax, lunch break/ free time
2pm - 3.30pm: Outdoor Photography, fun time!
Location: TBC 
Cost: $150.00.

To secure your place, book ASAP by emailing theartloungenz@gmail.com Private Tutoring and Photoshop workshops are also available. 

Sunday 3rd July - Envirohub - Sustainable Art Awards

The Sustainable Art Challenge promotes awareness of environmental issues through the medium of art. This award evening features entries from Intermediate, Secondary and High school students, as well as adults from the Bay of Plenty. The categories are Trash to Fashion, Photography, Short movies and Up-cycled junk.

Time: 3:00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $15
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Friday 8th July - Matariki Film Challenge: Screening and Awards Night 

The Matariki Film Challenge is the first of its kind in Tauranga Moana, focusing on local stories with a Matariki theme. It’s a competition for all kura to be involved in the process of creating a film: scriptwriting, directing, acting, editing, filming, producing, storyboarding and everything in between. The project will be led by Mike Jonathan of Haka Boy Films, and mentor and international artist Tiki Taane.

Time: TBC
Location: Bay of Plenty Polytech Theatre, 70 Windermere Drive, Poike, Tauranga 
Tickets: Free event
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Monday 18th - Friday 22nd July - Pop Up Reading Room - Willow Street Arcade 

11am-12pm. The Pop Up Reading Room is making a comeback for the July school holidays. Join us daily in the Arcade between Tauranga City Council & Creative Tauranga and hear some of your favourite local celebrities reading some wonderful books. A full schedule and details on the readers will be released closer to the time. 

Friday 24th July - State of Mind

"State of mind" is Inzpire Dance Company's 2016 showcase of dance. Featuring dancers of all ages and levels, as well as the performance company, Inzpire explore the power, darkness, beauty and whimsy of the mind. 

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm & 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Baycourt
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