The Buzz: What's on in Wellington

There is plenty to see and do in Wellington this weekend. Check out our gig guide for a round-up of what's on.


The Lido Cafe, Victoria St. Hot Cafe Gypsy Jazz, Nov 10, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Nov 4, 7.30pm.

Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. Kirsten Te Rito and James Illingworth, Nov 10, 10pm.

Meow, Edward St. New Zealand Poetry Slam final, Nov 10, 8pm, $10. Clean stand-up comedy show, Nov 11, 4pm, $5.

Bar Bodega, Ghuznee St. Night in Goa, Bollywood rave, Nov 9, 9pm, $5. Rival State, album launch, Nov 10, 9pm, $20.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Cape Tribulation, and Red Sky Blues, Nov 10, 10.30pm, $5.

Southern Cross, Abel Smith St. The Good Words, Nov 9, 10pm. Miles Calder & The

Rumours, DJ Eclectica, and Bohemian Thought, Nov 10, from 4pm.

Cafe St Paul, Molesworth St. Jonathon Harper, Nov 9, midday.

Aro Valley Community Hall, Aro St. Doubtful Sounds choir and Strung Out string quartet, Nov 10, 1.30pm, $10.

St Paul’s Lutheran Church, King St. Bach Cantata Vespers with Ensemble Abendmusik, Nov 10, 5pm.

Caribbean, Cuba St. Erwin La Cruz and Jonathon Harper, Nov 9, 7.30pm.


Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. STAB 2012 season presents Into the Uncanny Valley, until Nov 17.

Circa Theatre, Cable St. The Truth Game, sex, lies and the fourth estate, until Nov 10.

Downstage, Kent Tce. Red Leap Theatre presents Paper Sky, until Nov 17.

Studio 77, Victoria University, Fairlie Tce. Baby Face, a search for a better life, by Donna Banicevich Gera, opens Nov 8.

St James Theatre, Courtenay Place. Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Giselle, until Nov 11.


Solander Gallery, Willis St. Nic Goodwolf’s Drifting Sideways and Annie Smits Sandano’s Menagerie, until Nov 29.

Avid Gallery, Victoria St. Steph Lusted’s After Midnight and Christine Thacker’s Because the World is Round, until Nov 17.

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Queens Wharf. Still Dancing by Stephen A’Court, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the New Zealand School of Dance, until Nov 22.

Matchbox Gallery, Cuba St. The Adventures of Rocket Racer, photographs by EJ Mothers, until Nov 11.

Photo space Gallery, Courtenay Place. Gabrielle McKeon’s Catch My Eye, opens Nov 9.

Mark Hutchins Gallery, Willis St. The Valley of the Dry Bones, works by Matthew Couper, until Nov 24.

Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Residents’ exhibition 2012, celebrating the gallery’s seventh anniversary, until Nov 17.

Atrium Gallery, Tinakori Rd. Black & White vs Colour, group art exhibition, until Nov 30.

ROAR! Gallery, Vivian St. ROAR!creation, art from the ROAR! archives, until Dec 2.

Turnbull Library Gallery, Molesworth St. Savaged! The Cartoon Colony, 20 satirical cartoons from 1769 till 1907, until Nov 24.

Vincent’s Gallery, Willis St. Jennifer Munro, until Nov 14.

Millwood Gallery, Tinakori Rd. It’s In The Genes, work by siblings Philip Beadle and Jane McIntosh, until Nov 10.

Paramount Cinema Cafe, Courtenay Place. Paintings by William Hunt, until Nov 30.


St Mary’s College, Guildford Tce. Donations of clothes needed for the college’s vintage, retro and designer fashion sale, free pick-up service or drop-off at the college, until Nov 22, call 234 1719 for info.

Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Queens Wharf. Talk by Sons of the Soil authors Lily Lee and Ruth Lam, Nov 9, midday.

Miramar North School, Weka St. School fair, Nov 11, 11am till 2pm.

Crofton Downs School, Chartwell Dr. School gala, Nov 10,11am till 2pm.

Johnsonville School, Morgan St. School gala, Nov 10, 10am till 2pm.

Seatoun Kindergarten, Gore St. Gala and craft fair, Nov 11, 10am till 1pm.
Newlands Playcentre, Batchelor St. Craft fair, Nov 10, 12.30pm till 4.30pm.

Evans Bay Intermediate, Kemp St. Plunket second-hand sale, Nov 10, 11am till 1pm.

St Luke’s Centre, Pitt St. Free seminar on the gap between rich and poor, Nov 15, 7.30pm till 9.30pm.

Carter Observatory, Salamanca Rd. Solar eclipse, watch it live, Nov 14, 9.26am till 11:47am.


Penthouse Cinema, Courtenay Place. ChangeMakers Refugee Forum presents the film Monsieur Lazhar, Nov 14, from 8pm, tickets $20 by calling 801 5812.

Paramount Cinemas, Courtenay Place. Show Me Shorts film festival, showcasing the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world, opens Nov 8

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