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Looking for something to do these holidays? There are plenty of shows, exhibitions and activities around the region.

MUSIC

Lido Cafe, Victoria St. Hot Cafe, Jan 12, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Jan 13, 7.30pm.

Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. Black Spider Stomp, Jan 12, 10.30pm.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Holy Anus with Miho Wada & the Shitfight, D Burmester & The Blind, Jan 11, 10.30pm, $5. Swampton Creeps with Eb & Sparrow, Jan 12, 10.30pm, $5.

SUMMER CITY

Carrara Park, Regent St, Newtown. Backyard Games, including teeball, soccer, badminton and volleyball, Jan 15, 11am till 1pm.

Churton Park School, Churton Dr. Backyard games, including teeball, soccer, badminton and volleyball, Jan 16, 1.30pm till 3.30pm.

Cable Car and Cable Car Museum, Upland Rd. Fairy Trina's Fairy Express, Jan 16, 23 and 30, 2pm till 4pm.

The Soundshell, Botanic Gardens, Glenmore St. ASB Gardens Magic: Miles Calder and the Rumours, Jan 10, 8pm; Brockaflowersaurus-Rex & the Blueberry Biscuits, Jan 11, 8pm; Joe Blossom, Jan 12, 8pm; Ricky Boyd and the Boomshack, Jan 13, 8pm; Lost Bird (Ali Whitton), The Concerned Residents , Jan 15, from 8pm; Jo Hanna and the Mystery, Jan 16, 8pm; Bella Cajon, Jan 17, 8pm.

THEATRE

Circa Theatre, Cable St. Roger Hall's Cinderella the Pantomime, until Jan 12.

EXHIBITIONS

Artrium Gallery, Tinakori Rd. All Things Lovely, a special Christmas exhibition, until Jan 12.

Baobab Cafe Gallery, Riddiford St. Kent Blechynden's Vietnam at Baobab, until Feb 28.

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

City Gallery, Civic Square. Wayne Youle's Fingers Crossed, until Feb 10.

Gilberd Marriott Gallery, Courtenay Place. Felix Harris' Virtual Popcorn, until Jan 19.

Matchbox Studios, Cuba St. Righteous, by Paradox Photography and Kayla Roche, until Jan 13. Julia Bromley's Just Under the Surface, opens Jan 15.

National Library, Molesworth St. Big Data - Changing Place, until further notice.

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Queens Wharf. Blue Smoke: Portraits from the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, until Feb 24. Doc Ross' 37 Portraits, the impact of the February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake on members of the local arts community, until Feb 24.

QUOIL Gallery, Willis St. Specimens - Flora and Fauna, a selection of jewels by the QUOIL jewellers, until Feb 7.

ROAR! Gallery, Vivian St. Mince Pies, cash and carry show, till Jan 27.

Photospace Gallery, Courtenay Place. Kaveh Kardan's Vulnerable, until Jan 19.

Te Papa, Cable St. Game Masters, until Apr 28. Angels & Aristocrats, five centuries of European art, until Jan 27.

Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Tam Webster's Refuge in Anglesea, until Feb 2.

Thistle Hall, Cuba St. James Harcourt's Surrealist Junk, until Jan 13.

Vincent's Gallery, Willis St. Summer Group Show, until Feb 6.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Aro Park and Community Centre, Aro St. Aro Valley Summer Fun, markets, music and more Jan 12, 19 and 26, 10am till 10pm.

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Carter Observatory, Salamanca Rd. Space Rocks!, interactive drop-in workshop, weekdays until end of holidays, 10.30am till 12.30pm, 2pm till 4pm.

TS Hall, Marion St. The Way of the Warrior, free talk by Linda Olivera, of the Australian Theosophical Society, Jan 12, 7.30pm.

SPORT

Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay. Football, Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney, Jan 13, 4.30pm.

Basin Reserve, Kent Tce. Cricket, HRV Cup Twenty20 Wellington Firebirds v Otago Volts, Jan 11, 4.30pm; v Northern Knights, Jan 13, 3pm.

 

MUSIC

Lido Cafe, Victoria St. Hot Cafe, Jan 12, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Jan 13, 7.30pm.

Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. Black Spider Stomp, Jan 12, 10.30pm.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Holy Anus with Miho Wada & the Shitfight, D Burmester & The Blind, Jan 11, 10.30pm, $5. Swampton Creeps with Eb & Sparrow, Jan 12, 10.30pm, $5.

SUMMER CITY

Carrara Park, Regent St, Newtown. Backyard Games, including teeball, soccer, badminton and volleyball, Jan 15, 11am till 1pm.

Churton Park School, Churton Dr. Backyard games, including teeball, soccer, badminton and volleyball, Jan 16, 1.30pm till 3.30pm.

Cable Car and Cable Car Museum, Upland Rd. Fairy Trina's Fairy Express, Jan 16, 23 and 30, 2pm till 4pm.

The Soundshell, Botanic Gardens, Glenmore St. ASB Gardens Magic: Miles Calder and the Rumours, Jan 10, 8pm; Brockaflowersaurus-Rex & the Blueberry Biscuits, Jan 11, 8pm; Joe Blossom, Jan 12, 8pm; Ricky Boyd and the Boomshack, Jan 13, 8pm; Lost Bird (Ali Whitton), The Concerned Residents , Jan 15, from 8pm; Jo Hanna and the Mystery, Jan 16, 8pm; Bella Cajon, Jan 17, 8pm.

THEATRE

Circa Theatre, Cable St. Roger Hall's Cinderella the Pantomime, until Jan 12.

EXHIBITIONS

Artrium Gallery, Tinakori Rd. All Things Lovely, a special Christmas exhibition, until Jan 12.

Baobab Cafe Gallery, Riddiford St. Kent Blechynden's Vietnam at Baobab, until Feb 28.

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

City Gallery, Civic Square. Wayne Youle's Fingers Crossed, until Feb 10.

Gilberd Marriott Gallery, Courtenay Place. Felix Harris' Virtual Popcorn, until Jan 19.

Matchbox Studios, Cuba St. Righteous, by Paradox Photography and Kayla Roche, until Jan 13. Julia Bromley's Just Under the Surface, opens Jan 15.

National Library, Molesworth St. Big Data - Changing Place, until further notice.

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Queens Wharf. Blue Smoke: Portraits from the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, until Feb 24. Doc Ross' 37 Portraits, the impact of the February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake on members of the local arts community, until Feb 24.

QUOIL Gallery, Willis St. Specimens - Flora and Fauna, a selection of jewels by the QUOIL jewellers, until Feb 7.

ROAR! Gallery, Vivian St. Mince Pies, cash and carry show, till Jan 27.

Photospace Gallery, Courtenay Place. Kaveh Kardan's Vulnerable, until Jan 19.

Te Papa, Cable St. Game Masters, until Apr 28. Angels & Aristocrats, five centuries of European art, until Jan 27.

Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Tam Webster's Refuge in Anglesea, until Feb 2.

Thistle Hall, Cuba St. James Harcourt's Surrealist Junk, until Jan 13.

Vincent's Gallery, Willis St. Summer Group Show, until Feb 6.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Aro Park and Community Centre, Aro St. Aro Valley Summer Fun, markets, music and more Jan 12, 19 and 26, 10am till 10pm.

Carter Observatory, Salamanca Rd. Space Rocks!, interactive drop-in workshop, weekdays until end of holidays, 10.30am till 12.30pm, 2pm till 4pm.

TS Hall, Marion St. The Way of the Warrior, free talk by Linda Olivera, of the Australian Theosophical Society, Jan 12, 7.30pm.

SPORT

Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay. Football, Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney, Jan 13, 4.30pm.

Basin Reserve, Kent Tce. Cricket, HRV Cup Twenty20 Wellington Firebirds v Otago Volts, Jan 11, 4.30pm; v Northern Knights, Jan 13, 3pm.

AROUND THE REGION

Pataka: Photographer of the Year, free entry at Pataka Museum, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua. A collection of pictures representing the work of 79 photographers from 24 countries. The images are a reminder of the splendor, drama and variety of life on Earth. UNTIL JANUARY 27: Wildlife

Te Papa: Arcade: Homegrown Video Games, an exhibition that celebrates the talents of New Zealand's best video game designers. At the Dowse, Laings Rd, open 10am - 4.30pm daily, free entry. UNTIL FEBRUARY 24

Carter Observatory: We Are Aliens, a new planetarium show at Carter Observatory, learn about the search for life in the Universe, 40 Salamanca Rd, Kelburn, open daily from 10am.

 

Creepy Crawly Critters, 10am - noon, Battle Hill Forest Park, Pauatahanui. Uncover the creatures that live in our waterways and bush, feed the eels and see how pest numbers are kept down. Ages 8 and up, max. 30 people, to book ph. 830 4041 or email: bookings@gw.govt.nz

 

 

Basketball Holiday Skills Programme, first of 6 sessions teaching the fundamentals of basketball in a fun environment. Sessions on Wednesday and Friday for 3 weeks, for ages 5 - 14 years at Walter Nash Stadium, Tocker St, Taita, entry $7 per sessions, contact HV Basketball, 939 6277 or 027 493 7417. January 9.

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