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Downtown Tauranga Christmas Events Calendar

 

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Wednesday 7th December - Art in the Afternoon Christmas Special

Join us for The Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery’s monthly series of talks. Guest speaker: Hannah Wilson, TAG Learning and Engagement Programmes Manager Cost:

Time: 2.45pm
Location: Tauranga Art Gallery
Tickets: $5
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Wednesday 7th December - Little Bang Bang - The Live Science Show

Presented by Nanogirl Labs with Spark NZ and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering. Join Nanogirl (Dr. Michelle Dickinson MNZM) and Boris her trusty lab assistant for science as you have never seen it before. Explosions (lots of explosions), liquid nitrogen ice-cream, hovercraft, smoke cannons – science and engineering will come to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes. Nanogirl explains the science behind each experiment in a way that’s fun and easy to understand. We start with a small experiment to explain each idea (the Little Bang) - often with the help of a volunteer from the audience – then Nanogirl and Boris take the same principle and turn it up to BIG BANG scale!

Times: 5.00pm - 6.00pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets:
A Reserve Admit 1: $40.00
B Reserve Admit 1: $28.00
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Friday 9th December - Marley NZ All-Stars Celebrate the Legend 

Tiki Taane, Boh Runga, Logan Bell (Katchafire), Ria Hall, Laughton Kora (Kinetic), Jason Kerrison (OpShop, Babysitters Circus and Fungi), Anna Coddington, Fran Kora (Kora) and P Digsss (Shapeshifter) will perform his biggest hits including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many many more.

Time: 5.30pm - 10.00pm
Location: Wharepai Domain, Tauranga 
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Satruday 10th - Thursday 22nd December - Santa in the City

Come and listen to Santa and his helper reading stories, there's a competition for the kids with a chance to win 2x $100 Children's book hampers. Santa and his helper will also be at their bach Red Square giving out sweets and hearing what all kids have on their wish list for Christmas.

Santa's Storeis: 11.30am - 12pm in Goddards

Santa at his Bach: 12pm - 2pm at the Bach in Red Square 

 

Saturday 10th December – Opus Orchestra with Simon O'neil and Peter Wallis

Simon O’Neill has established himself as one of the finest helden-tenors on the international stage. He is a principal artist with many companies including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden, appearing with some of the most recognised conductors on the globe. Simon performs to high international acclaim, earning descriptions such as "an exemplary Siegmund, terrific of voice", "THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation" and "a turbo-charged tenor".  Critics described Simon’s portrayal of Otello (Verdi) as “thrilling”, “a triumph”, “an immense performance” “a tremendous debut in the title-role, giving notice that he is the best heroic tenor to emerge over the last decade.” 

Enjoy stunning overtures and tenor arias from Beethoven, Mozart and Weber, and favourites from Bizet’s Carmen Suite. Don’t miss an opportunity to see our Kiwi great who enthrals capacity audiences at Carnegie Hall!

Time: 5.00pm - 6.45am
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: 
Adult: $35.00
Seniors 65+ with ID: $30.00
Students, Tertiary with ID: $10.00
Friends of OPUS: $30.00
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Saturday 10th December – Tequila & Tunes Latin Dance Party with DJ Rod Salinas

La Mexica Cantina and Restaurant on The Strand is the perfect place to host your Works Christmas Party! You will enjoy vibrant, fresh Mexica food and drinks in a fun atmosphere! At La Mexica you will find a friendly environment filled with rich, colourful flavours inspired by the people of Mexico, who enjoy great company as much as they enjoy great food.

Time: 10.00pm - 3.00am
Location: La Mexica Cantina Restaurant, 109 The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 11th December - Tauranga Civic Choir's Christmas Concert

Join the tauranga Civic Choir at the Tauranga Art Gallery for an afternoon of Christmas Carols with their wonderful Christmas Carol Concert. The conductor is composer and musician Nigel Williams, and professional pianist Leon Grey is the accompanist. For this concert the choir numbers about 45 singers who will present 18 carols, some a-cappella. Most are well-known traditional carols while others may be lesser known - like a New Zealand piece called the Pohutukawa Carol.

Time: 2.00pm
Location: Tauranga Art Gallery
Cost: Gold Coin donation on entry


Sunday 11th December - Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 

Bring your rugs, cusions and deck chairs and come down to Tauranga's Waterfront to enjoy festive entertainment and listen to your favourite Christmas Carols.

Time: Procesion from No 1 The Strand: 5.40pm, Christmas Carols on the Waterfront: 6.00pm
Location: Edgewater Fan, Tauranga Waterfront 
Free Public Event  


Sunday 11th December – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 11th December – Movey - The Dance House Show 2016

We all have a favourite film. Attending the cinema is a wonderful rituala place for us to be delighted, horrified, entertained and enthralled. The screen is a portal to fantastical realities, where we are voyeurs from the safety of our own seats. Movey takes the most outstanding films of our time, and transports them from screen to stage. Featuring the works of Steven Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino and everything in between, Movey presents the most quirky and memorable cinematic features of the last century. Watch as dancers step into the roles of Hollywood’s greatest actors, replacing the script with movement, and the closing credits with a curtain call. A showcase of Dance House students in ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap and musical theatre.

Times: 2.00pm - 3.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.15pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: 
Adult: $24.00
Child (13 & Under): $15.00
Family Pass (2 Adults 2 Child): $72.00
Senior Citizens (65+): $18.00
Student with ID: $18.00
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Monday 12th December – Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Graduation Parade

Graduating students will gather at Red Square at 3:30pm before setting off in procession up Devonport Road along to Holy Trinity (road closures will be in place).

Time: 3.30pm
Location: Starts at Red Sqaure

 

Friday 16th - Saturday 17th December – Action Concert

Action packed dancing spectacular full of ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. Action is a wonderful celebration of children in all age groups. The cute and spirited pre-schoolers to the attractive, highly skilled and talented senior dancers. Variety and entertainment. Not to be missed.

Times: 
16 December 6:30pm
17 December 1pm
17 December 7pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: 
Adult: $31
8yrs+, Students & Seniors: $21
Child (7 & Under): $15
Under 2yrs: Free
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Sunday 25th December – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


2017

 

Sunday 8th January – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

 

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Friday 20th January - Colouring Book City - Hemi and The Whale

Come help us create a beach scene in chalk outside Books A Plenty on Grey Street, Friday 20th January.  Inspired by NZ children’s storybook, ‘Hemi and the Whale’, draw your memory of a time you rescued or helped someone (or something) who needed you.  

Be in to win spot prizes every 15 minutes, enjoy readings of our feature book and chalk is provided!  With support from Tauranga City Council Creative Communities Scheme.  We’re on a mission to turn Tauranga into a giant colouring book!  

More details at www.facebook.com/colouringbookcity 

Time: TBC
Location: Books A Plenty 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 22nd January – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th February - One Love Festival 

Lock in the dates! The first installment of acts playing at the One Love Festival 2017 has just been announced. And with a line-up of epic proportions, stretched over two days of sunshine and sweet vibes, this is one celebration you simply cannot miss.

Time: 12.00pm - 11.00pm
Location: Tauranga Domain
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Sunday 12th February– Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 26th February – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


Tuesday 7th March – Strassman's ITEDE

Presented by: RockCity Event Marketing. Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as the artist who "made venriloquism hip again", Strasso's characters are a renegade band of puppets you wouldn't want to meet on a dark night. Please note: This performance is rated MA. Children 12 to 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No one under 12 admitted.

Time: 7.00pm - 8.45pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: 
Premium - $79.90
A Reserve - $59.90
B Reserve - $49.90
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets 

 

Sunday 12th March – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 26th March – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


Sunday 2nd April – Grumpy Old Woman Game of Crones

Presented by Ben McDonald. Yes they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything!

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones is coming and it offers practical remedies for the atrocities of modern life. Advice for administering safe torture to prevent snoring using bbq tools. Demonstrations of how to clean the bath whilst having mediocre sex at the same time. How to overeat on a diet. What to do when the man in your life kisses your miniture Schnauzer more than you.In Game of Crones, the young are discussed and then dismissed. Men are lovingly disembowled. Old fashioned housekeeping practises resurrected; is it too late to learn to sniff meat to determine if its past its use by date?

Grumpy Old Women will stop for nothing on their mission to slay the dragons of nonsense and reclaim the kingdom of common sense ...well maybe a glass of wine and a lie down. The show has plenty of laughs,poorly supported breasts and unreliable statistics, so for a night of unbridled fun bring your swords and handbags and learn from the sorceresses themselves, how to survive the modern kingdom of Aoteoroa.

Geraldine Brophy directs and stars with Linda Milligan and Julie Edwards in this hilarious piece of fantasy thankfully without nudity or real blood.

 

Times: 4.00pm and 8.00pm
Location: Baycourt 
Tickets: 
Premium $89.90
A Reserve $79.90
B Reserve $65.00
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets 

 

Sunday 9th April – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Sunday 23rd April – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Tuesday 14th May - Swan Lake By Moscow Ballet La Classique

Presented by: Grand International Concerts Ltd
The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moon-lit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace ballroom, Odile, the temptress in a cloud of black tulle provides a ravishing counterpoint to the purity and innocence of Odette the beautiful swan queen. In this 2 acts performance of Swan Lake the illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ with their ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairytale.

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $65 - $90
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Saturday 18th May - The Pink Floyd Experience

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album the Pink Floyd Experience present something very special for fans this year. A Trilogy of Pink Floyd albums, played in their entirety by world class musicians, augmented by a stellar crew of the best sound and lighting teams with state of the art sound and lighting equipment.

Featuring Pink Floyd’s three most iconic albums, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here. This is a Pink Floyd fans dream concert. These three albums would be regarded by many as Pink Floyd’s finest works, each album a masterpiece. Three complete Pink Floyd albums performed just as they were meant to be listened to, in their entirety from start to finish. Add to this all the other elements of a Pink Floyd concert, stunning sound, lighting & visuals and an 11 piece band with an impeccable attention to detail and you’ve got one hell of a show!

Time: 8.00pm - 11.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets:
A Reserve Admit 1: $120.00
B Reserve Admit 1: $99.00
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets 

 

Sunday 11th June – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets:
A Reserve Admit 1: $120.00
B Reserve Admit 1: $99.00 
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets 

 

Sunday 25th June – Art on The Strand

Left Bank Tauranga's  'Art on The Strand' running every second Sunday of the month from the 13th of November 2016 untill the 25th of June 2017. New and existing Sculptors, Photographers, Potters and Painters are welcome to showcase their work if they meet the criteria of 'Art Gallery Style'. Join up via the ’Left Bank Tauranga’ on facebook to find out more.

Time: TBC
Location: The Strand, Tauranga 
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

 

Tuesday 29 August – One Night Of Queen

Presented by: Concert Events Ltd - Starring: Gary Mullen & The Works 

Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand. A spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Featuring hits such as I Want to Break Free, A Kind of Magic, We Will Rock You and – of course – Bohemian Rhapsody.

Time: 8pm - 10.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: (Reserved Seating)
Adult: $89.00        
Concession (Senior and Unwaged): 79.00    
Student (Tertiary and Secondary): $79.00
Groups (10 or more): $79.00
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Saturday 23rd September - Saturday 7th October – Mary Poppins 

Presented by Tauranga Musical Theatre

Based on the Walt Disney movie and the stories of P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is packed with the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventures, music numbers and magical moments. The practically perfect Mary Poppins arrives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane after George and Winifred Banks’ out of control children, Jane and Michael, have driven away yet another nanny. With help from the chimney-sweep Bert, Mary Poppins leads the family through a series of magical encounters and adventures that they will never forget. With spectacular songs A spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cheree and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it is a must see family musical.

Time: TBC
Location: Baycourt
Tickets:
Premium: $62.00
Adult: $52.00
Child aged 18 years and under: $30.00
Seniors: $47.00
Family of 4 (2 Adult, 2 Child): $150.00 
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets