Whats on in the region
Kiwi music at Neudorf
Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga, and Benny Tipene form the outstanding lineup in The Winery Tour 2017, tonight at Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere. In it's 10th year, the tour celebrates the best of Kiwi music and wine in the idyllic Upper Moutere setting. Gates open tonight at 5pm with performances starting at 6pm, finishing at 10pm. The all ages event offers any child under 12 free access when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets: $79 , plus booking fees from Ticketmaster. More info: winerytour.co.nz.
Ready for a fling?
Highland dancers will be putting the 'fling' into Highland tomorrow at 1903 Square, the top of Trafalgar St, from 10am. the Nelson Highland Dancing Organisation has organised the demonstration morning with bagpipes keeping the dancers on their toes, while they show off their dancing skills, including the Sword Dance, Sailor's Hornpipe and Irish Jig. NHDO President Helen Gilchrist says traditionally formal Highland Dancing competitions are held indoors in halls or at A & P shows. "This time we've decided to break the mould, remove the competitive element and take dancing to the streets with our demonstration day."
Theatre Royal open day
Ever wondered how a theatre works or wanted to have a better understanding of what is involved to make a production come to life? The Theatre Royal's Open Day, 78 Rutherford St, Saturday February 25, 12 noon to 2pm, is the perfect opportunity to find out. There's also a chance to meet local artists and companies who perform regularly at the theatre, while also providing a great opportunity to join the Royal Family, find out about technical training programmes including Technical and Stage Management. Come along on the day and join in this free event.
Adam Summer School
The Adam Summer School is an annual event for young string players and pianists held in Nelson. This year 27 highly-talented young musicians from around New Zealand have been selected from a strong pool of applicants. The students will form seven chamber ensembles, each group working in depth on a work that they present in the final public concerts this Sunday, at 3.30pm and 8pm, Old St Johns, 320 Hardy St, Nelson. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 school children.