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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. Neil Billington Blues Band, Dec 8, 8.30pm. The Boptet, Dec 9, 7.30pm.
Hashigo Zake, Taranaki St. The X-Ray Catz, Dec 8, 10pm.
Meow, Edward St. The AV Suite, The Dickens, The Interns & Miles Calder, Dec 7, 9pm.
Mighty Mighty, Cuba St. Upper Hutt Posse, Teramoana, B-Ware TECN, Dec 8, 10.30pm, $5.
Southern Cross, Abel Smith St. Darren Watson, Dec 7, 10pm. The Arvo Show, DJ Verdi, The Carlos Navae Band, Dec 8, from 4pm.
Chicago Sports Cafe, Queen's Wharf. Wellington Jazz Club presents Fiona Pears, violinist, and band, Dec 9, 5pm till 7.15pm.
Tawa College Hall, Duncan St. Tawa Orchestra presents Music for Children and the Young at Heart, Dec 9, 2.30pm.
Bats Theatre, Kent Tce. The ImpoSTAR, more than 20 impressions, until Dec 15. The Island Bay Loners' Doomsday Christmas Sing-Along, until Dec 15.
Circa Theatre, Cable St. Roger Hall's Cinderella the Pantomime, until Jan 12.
Downstage Theatre, Cambridge Tce. Community Christmas Concert: Batterie 100, Dec 6 till 8, $15.
Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St. Wellington Improv Troupe presents A Christmas Cracker, opens Dec 4.
Artrium Gallery, Tinakori Rd. All Things Lovely, a special Christmas exhibition, opens Dec 7.
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, until late Dec. It's Art For Christ's Sake, 11 Wellington artists, opens Dec 7.
City Gallery, Civic Gallery. Wayne Youle's Fingers Crossed, opens Dec 15.
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Cuba St. Menage a Trois, three artists, until Dec 8.
Matchbox Studios, Cuba St. Wellington Rape Crisis Art Exhibition and Auction, until Dec 9, auction Dec 8.
Millwood Gallery, Tinakori Rd. 2012 Christmas Exhibition, until Dec 24.
National Library, Molesworth St. Big Data - Changing Place, open now.
New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Queens Wharf. Blue Smoke: Portraits from the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, opens Dec 13.
Quoil Gallery, Willis St. Twinkle Twinkle (little gem), until Dec 24.
ROAR! Gallery, Vivian St. Mince Pies, cash and carry show, until Jan 27.
Solander Gallery, Willis St. Small Desires, until Dec 24.
Thistle Hall, Cuba St. The Wolf and The Fox, until Dec 8.
Thistle Hall lightbox, Cuba St. Ditch Black, Celebrate Colour, until Dec 21.
Toi Poneke Gallery, Abel Smith St. Street Shifts by Vanessa Arthur, until Dec 15.
Amesbury School, Amesbury St. Wellington North Parents Centre Xmas Party, Dec 8, 10am till 12.30pm, free for members, $5 per family or non- members.
Karori Community Centre grounds and St John's Hall, Karori Rd. Karori Fair Day, Dec 8, 10am till 3pm.
New Zealand Film Archive, Taranaki St. War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us, Dec 8, 7pm.
Khandallah Village Fair, Ganges Rd. Handcrafts, music stages, talent contest for children, Dec 9, 10am till 3pm.
St Peter's on Willis, Willis St. Advent Festival Service of Carols and Readings, Dec 9, 8pm.
- WHAT'S ON: Get events listed by sending details by noon on Thursday to arts@thewellingtonian. co.nz or P O Box 3740, Wellington.
- The Wellingtonian