COMING UP (and going on) MARCH 2015

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COMING UP (& GOING ON) MARCH 2015

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURED EVENTS ARE:

MOLLY MORPETH CANADAY EXHIBITION AT THE WHAKATANE LIBRARY & EXHIBITION CENTRE

to 22 March 2015

Don’t miss this exhibition of the selected entries for the Molly Morpeth Canaday 2015 Art Award. Read Rosemary Balu’s Review of this exhibition in ARTbop’s Been & Seen . The Molly Morpeth Canaday Exhibition is well worth the trip to Whakatane. The Gallery is part of a Library and Exhibition Centre and you go into the Gallery through a boutique, beautifully presented museum space. It’s well worth the trip to Whakatane and check out the public art and cafes. (Another day make a special trip to visit Mataatua – the House that Came Home)

The Whakatane Library & Exhibition Centre is open weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm, 49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120

MARCHWOOD BLUES PICNIC 2015

Saturday 7th March 2015 noon – 8.30pm in the grounds of 316 Youngson Road, Whakamarama, Tauranga.

Headline Act: Tony Joe White, “celebrated country-blues performer, and the king of swamp rock”. Tony Joe is also the writer of “Rainy Night in Georgia” that gravelly, evocative music poem. Tony Joe White is supported by other performers such as “Flaming Mudcats” and “Black Velvet”. Unfortunately Big Daddy Wilson won’t be showing up this year but Darren Watson from Wellington will be stepping out and stepping up instead.

Coming from Auckland towards Tauranga on State Highway 2 you’ll find Youngson Road on your right just after the left turn to the former seaside and now residential area of Omokoroa. There is a right turning bay marked on the roadway.

Please refer to www.bluespicnic.com for information about performers, ticketing, local accommodation etc.

2015 ENVIROFEST

proudly brought to you by Envirohub Bay of Plenty

an amazing variety of local events, activities tours and workshops during March 2015 VISIT WEBSITE: www.envirohub.org.nz or get one of the detailed programmes available from libraries, District Councils and Regional Council offices near you and take a look at Dhaivat Mehta’s ARTbop Enviro & Political Art review of one of the opening events of the Envirofest in Western Bay: the wonderful Nashi Festival held at the Art House, Te Puna

MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE

OPEN ART STUDIOS FIRST TWO WEEKENDS IN MARCH

46 artists’ studios in Mercury Bay areas of Tairua, Whwnuakite, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach, Whitianga & Kuaotuna are open over the weekends of March 7 & 8 and 14 & 15. Meet all the artists in their studio setting and view an exhibition of all participating artists at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach from March 7 to Easter Monday.

To purchase the 2015 Guide and see a list of stockists go to www.mercurybayartescape.com

THE ENTERTAINERS CLUB presents ABBEY ROAD: IT’S A BeaTles Invasion. A three hour musical spectacular

at 5pm, Sunday 8th March 2015 at the Tauranga Citizens Club (Upstairs) Cnr 13th Ave and Cameron Rd, Tauranga. $10. Door sales from 4.30pm. Full bar service and restaurant meals available from 5.30pm. A unique musical experience every second Sunday. For more information Phone Nicole Stagg on 027 228 3455 email goldpromo@xtra.co.nz

TAURANGA MONTHLY FILM NIGHTS

Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 7pm Admission $5. Carbon Control Options for Tauranga. Supporting the Enviro Hub & Sustainable Backyards Programme

Friday 27th March 2015, 7.30pm-9.00pm Admission gold coin. Introduction to Permaculture with Geoff Lawton

Both at the Wesley Centre, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga

TAURANGA ART GALLERY

Thursday 12th March 2015 7.30pm – 12.00pm

THE EZZA ROSE BAND supported by Rob Fountain and Jess Shorts of The Eastern

Tickets $25.00 general $20.00 students and Friends AND

Thursday 26th March 2015 7.30pm

BELLA KALOLO

Nominated three times for Best Female Vocalist at the Pacifica Music Awards

Tickets $25.00

BUT LOOK AT THIS DEAL OF THE DAY!

$40. FOR BOTH performances and a free drink at each show (two drink vouchers when you purchase your tickets) Tickets: Phone 07 578 7933 or at the Library, Willow Street!

JESSIE’S STASH Fabric Sale

Saturday 14th March 2015 from 9am to 3pm at The Village Hall, Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga . One woman’s lifetime collection of unused fabric and haberdashery all in excellent condition “from a time when every town had at least one fabric shop”. This sale has been organised by Turning Point Trust Phone 07 578 6934 or email rose@turningpoint.org.nz

BROADWAY & BEYOND

SCOTT BRAID VOCAL STUDIOS in support of Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, presents an evening of a wide and exciting range of song performed by talented Whakatane locals!

Saturday 14th March 2015 7pm Church of St George and St John, 30 Domain Road, Whakatane

Tickets from Hospice Shops, 109 The Strand Whakatane & 105 Church St Opotiki

BUSINESS @ THE LIBRARY

Tauranga City Library hosts a regular meeting and learning forum Business at the Library.

March 18 2015 5.30-pm – 6.30pm has a presentation on 3D printing and

March 26 2015 5.30pm-6.30pm Co-working with Susanne Irwin of Ignition and Steve Vincent from Basestation

16TH TAURANGA MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015, 10am to 4pm

(Wet weather date: 11 April 2015)

HISTORIC VILLAGE, 17TH AVE, TAURANGA

CULTURE, FOOD, DANCE, ARTS & CRAFTS

Adults $6. (under 12 years free)

More information: www.trmc.co.nz

A BUNCH OF FIVES

HELEN MEDLYN mezzo ROSEMARY BARNES piano

Saturday 21st March 2015, 5pm Church of St George and St John, 30 Domain Road, Whakatane

An enthralling hour of song performed by two of New Zealand’s favourite concert artists.

TAURANGA ART GALLERY

LAURENCE ABERHART: ANZAC

An exhibition of photographs by acclaimed New Zealand Photographer Laurence Aberhart; toured by the Dunedin Art Gallery. This exhibition brings together photography of World War I Memorials in New Zealand and Australia that feature a single figure or Soldier

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:

50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year  at Tauranga’s Art Gallery frp, March 2015. 100 awe-inspiring images on loan from the Natural History Museum, London.

Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated www.artgallery.org.nz Phone 07 578 7933

NATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL,Tauranga

THINK JAZZ + THINK EASTER + THINK TAURANGA

SEASON 2ND-6TH APRIL 2015

The National Jazz Festival is a New Zealand treasure. As one of the oldest Jazz Festivals in the world it is delighted to present for the 53rd time, a vibrant long weekend of the hottest talent from near and far. The 2015 festival launches with a red carpet opening night at Baycourt,Downtown Tauranga with the first of a spectacular Concert Series. This Concert Series crowns our popular community events: the Downtown Tauranga Carnival, the Jazz Village (our very own New Orleans French Quarter) and the National Youth Jazz competition showcasing the mass of talented youth who are the future of New Zealand jazz. Early bird prices available until 14 February 2015 (service fees apply) The full festival brochure will be available from 14 February 2015, Take a look at www.jazz.org.nz

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

WESTSIDE THEATRE, 17TH AVENUE, TAURANGA

TAURANGA MUSICAL THEATRE

SEASON 17TH APRIL – 2ND MAY 2015

A musical comedy featuring a plant from outer space which appears in a florists where it feeds on human blood and flesh. Rehearsals for this Elise Rohde directed musical comedy start at the beginning of February. A talented cast will bring this unique show “to life.”

BAY OF PLENTY SYMPHONIA – GYPSY!

Civic Theatre, Rotorua: Saturday 18 April, 2.30 pm

Baycourt, Tauranga: Sunday 19 April, 2.30 pm

In April 2015 Bay of Plenty Symphonia will perform ‘Gypsy!’ in the Rotorua Civic Theatre and at Baycourt, Tauranga. This will be a very entertaining orchestral concert with a gypsy theme, featuring a variety of musical favourites and a few less well-known pieces. The Symphonia, conducted by Music Director Justus Rozemond, will be joined by two great soloists: popular local soprano Anna Hawkins and talented young violinist Brigitte Balzat.

Anna’s flair for both classical and crossover repertoire will be evident in her characterful portrayal of Bizet’s Carmen, perhaps the best known of all musical gypsy girls. Less frequently heard are Dvorak’s wonderfully expressive Gypsy Songs, though many in the audience will know ‘Songs my mother taught me’ and will love Anna’s interpretation of this evocative melody.

Brigitte will play two famous, showy gypsy violin pieces – the famous Czárdás by Monti, and Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs. While the names of these pieces may not be well-known to everyone, the music is instantly recognisable!

The Symphonia will accompany Anna and Brigitte in their performances and will also contribute some popular pieces for orchestra, including Johann Strauss’s Overture to The Gypsy Baron, Hungarian dances by Brahms, and the short suite of typical Rumanian Folk Dances by Bartok. The concert will conclude with Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody No.2.

Civic Theatre, Rotorua: Saturday 18 April, 2.30 pm

TICKETS: www.ticketmaster.co.nz; Phone 0800111999

$25 Adult; $22 Seniors / Friends of Bay of Plenty Symphonia; $10 Student.

Door sales: $28 Adult; $25 Seniors / Friends; $10 Student

Booking fees will apply.

Baycourt, Tauranga: Sunday 19 April, 2.30 pm

TICKETS: www.ticketek.co.nz; Phone 0800842538

$30 Adult; $27 Seniors; $25 Friends of Bay of Plenty Symphonia / Friends of Baycourt;

$12 Student.

Door sales: $33 Adult; $30 Seniors / Friends; $12 Student

Service fees may apply.

AND DON’T MISS:

 

LITTLE BIG EVENTS

bringing great events to a great community

THE LITTLE BIG MARKETS, Mt Maunganui

Cnr Matai St & Maunganui Rd, 9.00am to 2.00pm

SATURDAY Mar 7th, Apr 4th

THE LITTLE BIG MARKETS, Papamoa

The Papamoa Domain, 561 Papamoa Beach Rd 9.00am to 2.00pm

SUNDAY Mar 22nd

NIGHT OWL CINEMA, Mt Maunganui

Mt Drury Reserve, Mt Maunganui 6.00pm to late

SATURDAY Mar 14th

DINNER IN THE DOMAIN, Papamoa

THURSDAYS March 12th, 19th, 26th

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE

Make sure you regularly check out the Baycourt website, Vibe and local media for what’s happening at Baycourt!

BAY COURT 38 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110,

For more information visit www.ticketek.co.nz

Tickets 0800 842 538 Phone 07 577 718

baycourtboxoffice@tauranga.govt.nz

GOING ON &SHOWING NOW:

TAURANGA ART GALLERY

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

TAURANGA ART GALLERY

MUSIC AT THE GALLERY:

For bookings Phone 07 578 7933 or for more information www.artgallery.org.nz

FILM AT THE GALERY;

Book at the Tauranga Art Gallery 07 578 4933

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS AT THE GALLERY:

Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated www.artgallery.org.nz Phone 07 578 7933

ART + BODY GALLERY

Art + Body Gallery a Mount Maunganui based gallery with a New Zealand Maori arts focus..

For more information: Julie Paama Pengelly

Art + Body Gallery & Creative Studio 229A Maunganui Road Mount Maunganui 3116  213 2213 or 021 331 072 www.facebook.com/artbodygalleryexhibitions

LIGHTWAVE GALLERY A VIRTUAL GALLERY:  THE EARLY YEARS OF NIKOLAI EAGLESTONE AKA RAY GUN REX A unique on-going project of original drawings by artist and photographer Ken Wright and associated artefacts and artwork (a new section of this series will be released shortly) and the work of gallery associated artists www.lightwavegallery.co.nz + 64 7929 7573 021 995 092

The Incubator an independent arts organisation and collective of working artists with a small exhibition space regularly showing interesting collective and local art   Tthe Incubator , Historic Village 17th Avenue, Tauranga www.theincubator.co.nz email info@theincubator.co.nz

CREATIVE TAURANGA COMMUNITY GALLERY 13 Willow Street, Tauranga Phone:

www.creativetauranga.org.nz email reception@creativetauranga.org.nz

AND CHECK OUT CREATIVE BEAT’S EVENT CALENDAR – a comprehensive overview of creative events in and around Tauranga!

HUNG WELL ART MUSEUM

A display of art & mirrors old & ancient

90 Devonport Road, Tauranga

GREERTON VILLAGE HALL

KATIKATI

KATIKATI MURAL TOURS

Saturdays and Sundays 11am from the Katikati Information Centre, 36 Main Road, Katikati. A fun guided tour of the murals of Katikati – some history focused others contemporary accessible mural art. A must see for locals, national and international tourists.

ROTORUA

ROTORUA MUSEUM

Make sure you regularly check the Rotorua Museum website as the Museum has ongoing and regularly changing art, cultural and socially interactive events for adults and children

BODY IN ACTION

Until 15 March 2015

For children of all ages – an amazing journey through the human body and how it works. A wonderful informative and enjoyable family exhibition.

PICK & MIX

Until 10 May 2015

Showcases over 50 assorted treasures from the Rotorua Museum Collection selected by the Museum Staff. Each work reflects a huge range of opinions and tastes. Enjoy treasures from core collections including art works by Colin McCahon, Peter Siddell and Ralph Hotere as well as curious objects such as miniature irons and tyre swans!

And don’t forget to check out the progress of the native to New Zealand hawks. The chicks were hatched at the Rotorua Museum and can now be seen in flight around the building.

The Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua is open daily from 9am – 5pm Admission is free for Rotorua Residents (with proof of residency) Adults $20. Seniors (65+)$18.00 Children (5-15years) $8.00

For more information check the web site www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Or Phone Kathy Nicholls at 07 351 7831

ROTARY MARKET KUIRAU PARK

7am to 1pm

The largest event in Rotorua

PRINCES GATE HOTEL

Tribute and Cover Bands

SOUND SHELL MARKET

On the lakefront and in operation for 25 years, fabulous handcrafts

BOP BLUES CLUB NIGHT & JAM

(Club nights the first Wednesday of the month)

ROTORUA RSA

ROTORUA NIGHT MARKET

Boutique style shopping, ethnic food, art and art craft and accessories

EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY

MOLLY MORPETH CANADAY EXHIBITION

OPENS AT THE WHAKATANE LIBRARY & EXHIBITION CENTRE

23 January 2015 to 22 March 2015

Weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm

49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120

AND DON’T FORGET TO VISIT:

OHOPE

OHOPE MARKET

8.30am to 12.30pm First Saturday of every month and every Second Saturday over summer and special dates.

07 312 3339 027 270 5094

OHOPE LIONS MARKET

9am to 12pm (First Sunday of every month)

Items listed in the Beacon

OPOTIKI

WHAKATANE:

WHAKATANE RIVER EDGE PARK MINIATURE RAILWAY

10am to 4pm First Sunday of every month and every Sunday during the school holidays!

A miniature railway operated by the Eastern Bay of Plenty Model Engineers Society Inc.

WHAKATANE SUNDAY MARKETS

8.30am to 12.30pm Every Sunday at the Whakatane War Memorial Carpark

(unless otherwise advised)

49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120

www.whakatanemuseum.org.nz Phone 07 306 6509

WHAKATANE LIBRARY & EXHIBITION CENTRE

MOLLY MORPETH CANADAY EXHIBITION to 22 March 2015

Weekdays 9am-5pm Sat and Sun 10-2pm

49 Whakahoroa Drive, Whakatane 3120

www.artswhakatane.co.nz Phone + 64 7 306 6509

WAR MEMORIAL HALL COMPLEX WHAKATANE

Short Street, Whakatane

Tickets www.ticketek.co.nz Phone 0800 842 538

WHAKAMAX

Sunday 8th March 2015 at 2pm

Rossini – The Barber of Seville

Run time approximately 210 minutes

The Metropolitan Opera’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most recognisable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 2pm

Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Runtime approximately 360 minutes

James Levine conducts Wagner’s grand human drama Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance. Johan Reuter stars as Hans Sachs with Johan Botha as Walther, Annette Dasch as Eva, Karen Cargill as Magdalene, Paul Appelby as David, Johannes Martin Kranzle in his Met debut as Beckmesser, and Hans-Peter Konig as Pogner.

WHAKATANE THURSDAY MARKETS

Every second and last Thursday of the month

PEACE PARK, Boon Street, Whakatane

 

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