Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Half price at Wellington Zoo after school in March – feed the penguins

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellingtonians can enjoy the Zoo for half price every weekday after 3pm in March. Read more »

Paul Ego at Hannah Playhouse

Press Release – Creeping Charlie
He’s a household name, we know him, you know him and once again festival audiences shall indeed know him. After a sell-out season in 2014, 7 Days Star Paul Ego returns to the stage with Phenomenuts. Read more »

Cosmic announces “out of this world” 18th birthday concert

Press Release – Cosmic
Cosmic announces its 18th Birthday with a Concert in Wellington, 21st March @ Bodega Bar. Tickets are on sale now through Cosmic ticketing outlets, and stores. Read more »

Six Bad Arthouse Plays at Bats

Press Release – Joshua Drummond
Six Bad Arthouse Plays is a bold and serious interrogation of the premise that intentionally bad avant-garde theatre is indistinguishable from any other kind of avant-garde theatre. Read more »

“Weird and wacky” activities at Capital E’s Festival Hub on Queens Wharf

Press Release – Capital E
Capital E at 4 Queens Wharf has transformed its public free indoor playground into a free Festival Hub of creativity. Children can get their hands dirty while engaging in three new weird, wacky and fun creative activities. The Festival Hub launched on Saturday and will continue to Friday 20 March. Read more »

33 feature films from 12 countries – WFS launches its new programme

News from WFS
Aficionados of movie style and fashion, fans of the great directors, cinematic travellers and lovers of celluloid film all have plenty to look forward to in the Wellington Film Society’s (WFS) 2015 programme, which runs from March to November. Read more »

Local Food Week starts on Sunday

Press Release – Local Food Network
Local Food Week, the week-long celebration of local food of the Wellington region, will take place from Sunday, 1st March through Sunday, 8th March with community events around the region. Read more »

Improv coming to the suburbs

Press Release – Wellington Improvisation Troupe
The Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT) is taking its show on the road. During Fringe Festival 2015, WIT is taking its unique brand of improvised theatre and comedy out of the central city, into suburbs and regions of Wellington, Kapiti and Wairarapa. Read more »

Dennis Locorriere at MFC

Press Release – Skip Ink
Dennis Locorriere — the true voice of DR HOOK — and his celebrated live band will perform in WEllington in May during a ten-city NZ tour. Read more »

Ambulance comes home for long lunch

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Wellington Free Ambulance is coming home for a long fundraising lunch at its former headquarters, the St John’s Bar and Restaurant in Cable Street. Read more »

End of the Alphabet release schedule

Press Release – End of the Alphabet Records
Wellington-based End of the Alphabet Records are super over the moon to announce their release schedule for the first half of 2015. Read more »

Beethoven extravaganza opens NZSO season

Press Release – NZSO
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra opens its 2015 Season with more great music from master composer Beethoven. Read more »

History revisited on Mokopuna Island

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Passengers departing from Wellington’s Queens Wharf and Petone Wharf on the East by West Ferry to Matiu/Somes Island and Days Bay will become part of a new artwork by Wellington artist Mike Ting. Read more »

Digital images of Christchurch earthquake in exhibition at Te Papa

News from Te Papa
Te Papa has unveiled Remember, a temporary exhibit to mark the fourth anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes. Read more »

New electronic gate will stop possums and rats from getting into Zealandia

News from Zealandia
Zealandia Ecosanctuary today celebrated another milestone in biosecurity with the official opening of its new electronic entrance gate. This is a critical addition to the urban sanctuary and will help to prevent possums, rats, and other pest mammals from impacting native plants and wildlife. Read more »

Free half-hour show at Opera House for first two days of Cuba Dupa

Press Release – Barbarian Productions


Thomas LaHood and Jo Randerson of Barbarian Productions. Photo Owen McCarthy.

Cuba Dupa festival is launching on the 28th and 29th of March and Barbarian is joining the celebrations by premiering a new work called Grand Opening, in the Wellington Opera House. Read more »

Fly My Pretties at St James in March, before Byron Bay, Melbourne, Sydney

Press Release – LOOP Recordings Aotearoa
Fly My Pretties are preparing to hit the prestigious Byron Bay Bluesfest and it’s time for a hometown warm up! This one off Wellington show will feature a 15 strong cast including Anna Coddington, LA Mitchell, Eva Prowse, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon, Iraia Whakamoe, Mara TK, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble, Samuel Flynn Scott and special guests. As Pretties prepare to crank it overseas expect all round epic-ness with new songs and a selection of favourites, And of course a stunning visual backdrop… Read more »

Liam Finn in Wellington in March

Press Release – Mushroom Group
Liam Finn will perform in Wellington next month. The solo show is a rare chance to see Liam play a stripped-back intimate show performing songs from as far back as Betchadupa, to current album The Nihilist. Read more »

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