The Buzz: What's on in Wellington

Last updated 15:47 30/11/2012

You shall not go to the ball: Cinderella The Pantomime at Circa Theatre. The Ugly Sisters, Jon Pheloung, left and Gavin Rutherford with Cinderella, Chelsea Bognuda.

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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.


Lido Cafe, Victoria St. Noir, Dec 1, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Dec 2, 7.30pm.

Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. Darren Watson's Underground Blues Band, Dec 1, 10pm.

Meow, Edward St. Vorn, Emma Davey and the Monks of Cool, Nov 30, 9pm. The Troubles, Dec 2, 8.30pm.

Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, album release, Nov 30 and Dec 1, 10.30pm, $10.

Southern Cross, Abel Smith St. Dave Murphy, Dougal Speir and Terry Casey, DJ Cuzzy Bro, Melting Faces, from 4pm till late.

St Andrew's on The Terrace, The Terrace. Wellington Chamber Orchestra's Michael Joel conducts Pruden, Ritchie and Mendelssohn with violin soloist Kate Oswin, Dec 2, 2.30pm.


Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. The ImpoSTAR, more than 20 impressions, opens Dec 6. The Island Bay Loners' Doomsday Christmas Sing-Along, until Dec 15.

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

Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St. Wellington Improv Troupe presents A Christmas Cracker, opens Dec 4.


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

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

Boheme Gallery, The Parade. The Wave, bronze sculpture by Megan Ransom, opens Nov 30.

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

Matchbox Studios, Cuba St. I know a shortcut, until Dec 2.

Millwood Gallery, Tinakori Rd. 2012 Christmas Exhibition, until Dec 24.

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Queens Wharf. The Gloaming, sculptural portraits of the goblin, troll and faery world by Johnny Fraser Allen of Weta Workshop, until Dec 6.

Quoil Gallery, Willis St. Twinkle Twinkle (little gem), until Dec 24.

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

Solander Gallery, Willis St. Small Deisres, until Dec 24.

Thistle Hall, Cuba St. The Wolf and The Fox, opens Dec 5.

Thistle Hall lightbox, Cuba St. Ditch Black, Celebrate Colour, opens Dec 2.

Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Street Shifts by Vanessa Arthur, until Dec 15.

Vincents Gallery, Willis St. Emma Gregory, until Dec 5.


Ian Galloway Park, Curtis St. Otari-Wilton Bush buggy walk, Dec 6, 10am for a 10.30am start, for information contact or

389 0224.

St Mary's College, Hawkestone St. I love vintage fashion, vintage and retro clothing sale, Dec 2, 10am till 2pm.

Midland Park, Lambton Quay. Yellow Fever presents New Zealand freestyle football championship 2012, Dec 1 (Dec 2 if wet), 1pm till 2.20pm.

Karori Community Centre Grounds and St Johns Hall, Karori Rd. Karori Fair Day, Dec 8, 10am till 3pm.

Cuba St, between Wakefield and Manners streets. Civic Crafts, Dec 1, 10am till 5pm.

Capital on the Quay, Lambton Quay. Movember fundraiser, photo booth by award- winning photographer Mandi Lynn, Nov 30, 11am till 6pm, $15.

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Wellington City Library, Victoria St. Panel discussion on Genetic engineering; a threat to our health, environment and economy, Dec 5, 6.30pm till 8pm.

Northland Community Hall, Woburn Rd. Harbour City Rock 'n' Roll Club Christmas dance, BYO, supper provided, Dec 1, 7.30pm till midnight, $20.

Fringe Bar, Cuba St. Christmas Comedy Showcase, Dec 2, 7.30pm, $10.

Toi Poneke, Abel Smith St. Wellington Storytellers Cafe, Dec 4, 7.30pm.

NZ Film Archive, Taranaki St. Happy 70th Birthday Jimi Hendrix, NZ music videos from the 60s and Hendrix live at Woodstock in 1969, until Dec 1, 7pm.

Tawa, Oxford St. Tawa Lions 2012 Community Christmas parade, from Oxford St to Main Rd through town shopping centre, on to Surrey St, Dec 1, 2pm.

Holy Cross Church, Hobart St. Carols for Christmas, Dec 1, 3pm.

WHAT'S ON Get events listed by sending details by noon on Thursday to arts@thewellingtonian. or P O Box 3740, Wellington.

- The Wellingtonian


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