Whats On


 

 

Click here for photos of the Trustpower Christmas Parade

 

Rainy Day? Check out the Fantastic range of movies at Event Cinemas and Rialto

 

Friday 1st July - Tauranga Art Gallery - 3 exhibitions at once!

Seung Yul Oh – Slit Scan - Come and be immersed in this massive installation in the Atrium. Generously supported by Chartwell Trust, Auckland

Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves - A touring exhibition of beautiful classical paintings from our national museum Te Papa Tongarewa. Generously supported by the Venetta Miles Trust

Natura Naturans: A Moving Image Survey by Denise Batchelor - Be mesmerised by the moving image work of New Zealand artist Denise Batchelor

Time: 5:30pm
Location: Tauranga Art Gallery

 

Friday 1st July - Monday 25th July - Sustainable Art Challenge

Exhibition of intermediate, secondary and tertiary students art showcasing their vision for a sustainable future. Categories include; trash to fash, photography and short films and up-cycled furniture.

Times/Locations:
Awards ceremony, Trash to Fashion show and Art Auction - Baycourt - 1 July 2016 - 5.00pm
Exhibitions: Baycourt - 1-3 July 2016 and Creative Tauranga Gallery - 4-25 July 2016 


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 

Times:
10.00am - 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
10.00am - 1.00pm: Learn, indoor session + free hot drinks
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Relax, lunch break/ free time
2.00pm - 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. 

 

Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Mufasa - Tequila and Tunes With Jose Cuervo

Easing into some low-slung and snazzy beats, Mufasa is going to build up to some chunky bangers at La Mexica's weekly Tequila and Tunes club night! 

Time: 9.00pm - 3:00am. 
Location: La Mexica Cantina and Restaurant, 109 The Strand, Tauranga 
Cost: Free event
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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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Friday 8th July - Sunday 17th July - Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts

The Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts returns for its 59th consecutive season at Baycourt Community and Arts centre, commencing Friday 8th July 2016 concluding with the extremely popular showcase event, the Festival Concert on Sunday 17th July 2016. This eleven day festival, attracting some 700 children and young people, will showcase 3000 individual performances across eight art forms; Highland National Dancing, Tap Dancing, Modern Dance, Ballet, Instrumental, Piano, Singing and Speech and Drama. The festival is ideal family entertainment for the school holidays. Admission is a gold coin donation of $2 per adult and $1 per child per session (3 sessions per day) payable at the venue door (not at the Baycourt Box Office).

The Festival Concert is a showcase of the very best items from the preceding days of competition. All art forms and all age group are represented resulting in a delightful exhibition of performing arts talent.

Times: See program for the festival and the concert begins at 2pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Gold coin for the festival and $10 - $15 for the concert
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Monday 11th July - Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture: Max Gimblett: The Universe 

Join established New York based artist Max Gimblett for a talk about his career as an artist and the exhibition The Universe.

Time: 5.30pm
Location: Taurganga Art Gallery 
Tickets: $10
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Friday 15th - Saturday 23rd July - Winter Carnival

Includes:

Friday 15th July - The Greek Summer Party

This event is a Mid Summer/Mamma Mia Dress-up Party (in the middle of winter). Classic cars will drive up and down The Strand, actors will mingle with the audience, food and drink specials will be available and a live DJ will perform from 10pm.

Time: 7pm
Location: The Phoenix
Tickets: Free event (excluding food and drink specials)

Saturday 16th - 17th July - Winter Nights | Winter Lights 

Winter Nights | Winter Lights will see Tauranga’s waterfront come alive with a new winter carnival featuring lights, lasers, fire, and food. Bring the whole family down from 5:00pm onwards on Saturday and Sunday nights to grab a bite from one of the delicious food trucks, and enjoy the winter night market and entertainment. Then stick around to see our two mind-blowing shows; one featuring futuristic laser lights, and the other with nail-biting fire dancers and special effects. There are also a few surprises in store that you won’t want to miss!

Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm - Shows run each half hour from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. 
Location: Tauranga Waterfront
Tickets: Free open event

Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd July – Kids Pop Up Reading Room

The Kids Pop Up Reading Room is making a comeback during the Winter Carnival. Join us daily in the Library Arcade between Tauranga City Council & Creative Tauranga (95 Willow St) 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.

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Willow Street Arcade (95 Willow St)
Tickets: Free open event
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Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th July - NZ's Got Talent Finalist Fletcher Oxford

Come down to the city for lunch and listen to some fabulous live music performed by Fletcher Oxford who was a finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent. 

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Robert Harris Monday 18th and Thursday 21th July, Bravo Tuesday 19th July
Tickets: Free open event

Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th July - Acrobatic Workshops by The Dust Palace

In the workshops you’ll be able to sample a range of circus arts! Aerial skills, hula hoops, acro-balance and more.

Time: Mon 18th & Tues 19th 10.00am – 12pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm (ages 7 – 16). Mon 18th 8.00pm – 9.30pm (ages 16+)
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Kids $20 per session + show ticket $30, adults $25 + show ticket $45
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Monday 18th & 19th July - Top of the Heap by The Dust Palace Show

The Dust Palace brings you a thrilling show confined entirely to the heaped stack of furniture which makes up the set! The four performers hand balance, clown and contort, telling stories with their bodies.

Time: 6.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Adults $28, Kids $15, Family (2A + 2C) $75
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Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July – Robotics Holiday Programme

A fun filled scientific holiday programme involving Noa Robots for kids aged 10 – 15 years.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:
House of Science, 1/100 Grey St, Tauranga
Tickets: $250 for 5 days, contact 5710711

Wednesday 20th July Shakespeare and Dinner in the City

In celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday this year, the Summer Shakespeare Tauranga Troupe and La Mexica present Shakespeare and Dinner in the City. Experience a great night of Shakespearian entertainment whilst enjoying a delicious three course meal in a fantastic environment. The Summer Shakespeare Tauranga Troupe will be performing a selection of Shakespearean scenes and monologues from the tragedies, interspersed with lighter moments from the comedies.

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: La Mexica – 109 The Strand
Tickets: $60.00 for a 3 course meal and Shakespearean entertainment
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Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st July - Building Block Buddies (ages 4 – 8 years)

With loveable characters, bright colours and colourful building blocks the Building Block Buddies showcase songs that both children and parents know and love.

Time: Wed 20th 2.00pm, Thurs 21st 10.00am & 1.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Adults $20, kids $15, family (1A + 3C) $50
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Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd July – Allo’ Allo’ Dinner and Show

This is an original night of fun, laughter and fine dining and the ideal midwinter party all for just $75 per person! Groups, businesses and guests celebrating special occasions can be included in the show. Be sure to mention the celebration when booking! This hilarious comedy dinner show is not to be missed.

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Cafe Versailles, 107 Grey St
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Friday 22nd July – International Youth Silent Film Festival Workshop

Do you want to enter a 3 minute silent movie into the IYSFF with the NZ regionals? Focus on scriptwriting, acting for screen, cinematography & post production?

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Full day workshop $20.00pp (max of 40 students)
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Saturday 23rd July Open Air Movie Night

Bring the whole family down to Wharf Street with rugs, cushions and bean bags and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars with the movie screening of Rio.

Time: Pre-entertainment from 5pm, movie screening from 6pm
Location: Wharf Street
Tickets: Free open event

 

Monday 18th July - Tuesday 19th JulyAcrobatic Workshops by The Dust Palace

Have a go at acrobatics with Eve Gordon and The Dust Palace team, Eve is the creator of The Dust Place who has been working as a physical theatre and aerial circus performer for 13 years. Sample a range of circus arts including; aerial silks, hula hoops, acro-balance and more! 

Times: 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm (both days)
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $20 - $45
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Monday 18th July - Tuesday 19th July - Top of the Heap

The Dust Palace brings you ‘Top of the Heap’ a thrilling show confined entirely to the heaped stack of furniture which makes up the set! The four performers hand balance, clown and contort, telling stories with their bodies. The Dust Palace are an Auckland based circus theatre company who focus on telling stories using the many, varied and incredible skills that make up circus arts. Pushing the limits of what physicality can translate to an audience and creating guttural theatrical experiences that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (both days)
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $15 - $28
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Wednesday 20th July - Thursday 21st July - Building Block Buddies

When the Building Block Buddies discover a Magical Jukebox, they pull-together as a team, and enlist the help from their new friends in the audience, to help charge the Magical Jukebox’s energy back up to full power. With loveable characters, bright colours and colourful building blocks the Building Block Buddies showcase songs that both children and parents know and love.

Times: 
July 20 - 2:00pm
July 21 - 10:00am
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $15 - $20
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Sunday 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
Tickets: Click here
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Wednesday 3rd August - Saturday 6th August - FAME - The Musical

Presented by:   Tauranga Girls College. The musical that inspired new generations to don legwarmers and leotards and light up the sky like a flame is back by popular demand! FAME the musical provides an open look at the New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, where sweat and hard work are the key factors to a successful life as a performer.

Times: Click here for pricing
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $18 - $28
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Tuesday 9th August - The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

Presented by: Showtime Australia. Starring: Belinda Davids.

This astounding tribute show is taking the world by storm! A fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career, including ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and many more.

Times: 8.00pm - 10.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Click here for pricing
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Wednesday 10th August - The Night is Young

The Night is Young’ is a show, in which ten Bay of Plenty secondary schools from Katikati to Te Puke, are invited to showcase their their performing arts talents on the Baycourt Stage.

Times: 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $9.50 - $15
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Monday 15th August - Tuesday 16th August - Menopause The Musical - On Fire

Menopause the Musical is set to pour more blood, sweat (think buckets) and tears on New Zealand as this award-winning, box office record-breaking show returns for a national tour. Menopause the Musical sets four women in a department store who have nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale. The female cast pokes fun of their woeful hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between them, and a wonderful musical that features popular tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s is born.

Times: 8.00pm - 10.00pm (both days)
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: Click here for pricing
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Saturday 27th August - Silent Cinema City Lights By Charlie Chaplin

City Lights was Charlie Chaplin’s last silent film, about a homeless tramp who befriends a lovely blind flower seller and convinces her he is a millionaire. The movie contains some of Chaplin's great comic sequences, including the famous prize fight in which the Tramp uses his nimble footwork to always keep the referee between himself and his opponent. City Lights is accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ played by Ron Clark and takes you back to golden years of Silent Cinema. Enjoy the pre movie frivolity in the Baycourt foyer from 7pm, transformed into a 1920/30s speakeasy, with a wonderful prize package for best dressed!  And, as it is the 90 year anniversary of the Mighty Wurlitzer and the Queens 90th birthday, Baycourt have decided that all 90 year old’s get  to see the movie for free!

Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $20
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Wednesday 7th September - Under the Same Moon

A heartfelt comedy about daughters and their wayward mothers featuring a cultural crash-course in family love, plenty of laughs, and a few tears.

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $25
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Friday 9th September - Saturday 24th September - NZ Regional Tour of Mamma Mia!

A mother, a daughter, 3 possible Dads, a trip down the aisle you will never forget! Over 54 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music of Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good musical. This sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Featuring 22 ABBA hits including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All & Take a Chance on me.

Director: Russell Dixon
Choreographer: Kelsey Andrew
Musical Director: Elise Rohde

Times: Click here for times
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $34 - $49
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Friday 30th September - Saturday 1st October - HONK! JR

STEPS PERFORMING ARTS, directed by Paula Harrison presents, HONK! JR, a contemporary comedy musical of the classic tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Hans Christian Anderson appropriate for everyone in the family. HONK! JR  became a standout by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. The Broadway musical score written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (who wrote Mary Poppins), tells the story of Ugly, whose odd gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbours. Ugly pursued by a hungry cat to leave the farm and on his journey he meets various characters. Along his journey he not only discovers the true beauty and glorious destiny, but he also finds love and acceptance.

Times: Click here for times
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $20 - $30
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