The Buzz: What's on in Wellington

Last updated 15:23 16/11/2012
Michael Houston

Pianist Michael Houstoun plays Rachmaninov at the Town Hall this weekend.

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

THEATRE

Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. STAB 2012 season presents Into the Uncanny Valley, until Nov 17. The Wishing Tree, improvised theatre, opens Nov 20.

Circa Theatre, Cable St. Roger Hall's Cinderella the Pantomime, opens Nov 17.

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, until Nov 17.

MUSIC

Lido Cafe, Victoria St. X-Ray Catz, Nov 17, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Nov 18, 7.30pm.

Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. Reuben Bradley Trio, Nov 17, 10pm.

Meow, Edward St. Cat & Sock, Thumper, Dr Thompson, Nov 16, 9pm.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. The Raskolnikovs, Caves, Warwick and the Wankers, Nov 16, 10.30pm, $5. Star-Ship Mighty! with Razorwyre, Reptilian Future Cops and Rogernomix, Nov 17, 10.30pm, $6.

Southern Cross, Abel Smith St. Tunes of I, Nov 16, 10pm. Amiria Grenell, DJ Ayesha, The Carlos Navae Band, Nov 17, 10pm.

Chicago Sports Cafe, Queens Wharf. Rise and Fall of American Big Bands, Nov 18, 5pm till 7.15pm.

St Andrew's on The Terrace, The Terrace. NZ Opera Society vocal recital, featuring soprano Lisa Harper-Brown, Nov 20, 7.30pm.

Te Papa, Cable St. Abaji in Concert, Nov 18, 4pm.

Wellington Town Hall, Wakefield St. Houstoun plays Rachmaninov, Michael Houstoun on piano, Nov 17, 7.30pm, pre-concert talk 6.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

Bartley + Company Art, Ghuznee St. Richard Orjis' Ground, until Dec 8.

Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Cuba St. Menage a Trois, three artists, until Dec 8.

Photospace Gallery, Courtenay Place. Gabrielle McKone's Catch My Eye, opens Nov 9.

Blue Belle Cafe, The Parade. Ian Logan's Reflecting on the Bay, opens Nov 16.

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.

Artrium 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.

Inverlochy Art School, Inverlochy Place. Contemporary Jewellery, opens Nov 16.

The Studio, Riddiford Street. New oil paintings by Paul Forrest, opens Nov 16.

Rita Angus Retirement Village, Coutts St. Wellington Art Club's Spring Exhibition, Nov 16 till 18.

Kiwi Art House, Cuba St. George Thompson, until Nov 24.

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba Mall. Wellington's annual Zinefest and market day, Nov 17, 1pm till 5pm.

Cardinal McKeefry School, Albemarle Rd, Car boot sale, Nov 17, 9.30am till 12.30pm.

St Aiden's Church, Miramar Ave. Miramar Craftea Fair, Nov 17, 10am till 3pm.

Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Rd. Market 6035, Nov 17, 10am till 3pm.

Petone Workingmen's Club, Udy St. X7s Sunday Tea Dance, Nov 18, 4pm till 8pm, call 478 6920.

Paramount Cinemas, Courtenay Place. New Zealand Opera Society presents Jacques Offenbach's Orphee aux Enfers, Nov 19, 7.30pm. Show Me Shorts film festival, showcasing the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world, until Nov 18.

Thistle Inn, Cuba St. Poetry @ The Thistle Inn, Nov 19, 7.30pm.

- Get events listed by sending details by noon on Thursday to arts@thewellingtonian. co.nz or P O Box 3740, Wellington.

- The Wellingtonian

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