What's on in Nelson this week

The Nelson Art Expo returns to the Trafalgar Centre from August 18-20

The Nelson Art Expo returns to the Trafalgar Centre from August 18-20

Art expo Art Expo Nelson at Trafalgar Centre from August 18 to 20. Tickets $5 for adults and free for under 15-years-old. Door sales only. Art Expo Nelson 2017 is a three-day show promoting artworks from more than 100 Nelson/Tasman and New Zealand artists.

Mask Making Workshop Come along and get some expert help in mask making techniques in preparation for the Masked Parade and Carnivale. Community Art Works, Achilles Ave, Wednesday August 16 from 4.30pm-6.30pm.

Bye Bye Birdie Nayland College presents its production of the Broadway hit musicals, a loving send-up of 1950s small town America. Runs from August 17-19. Theatre Royal, 7pm and Saturday 2pm. Adults $15, Children $10

Concert ​Motueka Music Group concert featuring violin, flute and harp trio Les Bons Vivants at Chanel Arts Centre in Motueka on August 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at Floral Affaire and at the door, adults $20, schoolchildren $5

Comedy ​How I Met My Father, a true story from comedian Rhian Wood-Hill of when he met his father at age 21, runs at Ghost Light Theatre on August 15 and 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets between $13 and $45. 

Film festival New Zealand International Film Festival at Suter Cinema until August 30. As the days get darker the warm haven of a comfortable cinema feels to us like the perfect respite. Over 150 features and documentaries curated by a team of programmers who attend premier festivals in North America, Australia and Europe will screen in 13 towns and cities around New Zealand.

Roller derby The hometown Sirens of Smash take on Living Dead Rollers from Christchurch in an all-action bout at the Nelson Skating rink at Tahunanui on Saturday, August 19, doors open 6pm, game starts 7pm. Adults $5, children $2.

Moveable Feasts Only a few tickets remaining for the Taste Taste of Asia and Feast Favourites events. Price includes three courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival at the first venue. Thursday August 10 and Thursday August 17 See feastnelson.nz for details.

Eye on Nelson The Nelson Camera Club presents an exhibition of photographs from its members, preview 5pm on Monday at Refinery ArtSpace, open from Tuesday until August 26.

Good Crafternoon  Richmond Library's weekly arts and crafts meet-up is the perfect place to finish a project, start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters. Free but bring you own supplies. Every Wednesday from 12pm-2pm.

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Nelson Farmers Market Local producers and marketeers come to town bringing you the best in Nelson local fresh produce and products. Morrison Every Wednesday from 10.30am-3.30pm

Isel Night Market Come down to Isel Park and check out delicious street food from around the world, locally made products, amazing lighting displays and lively market atmosphere. Every Thursday from 4.30pm-8pm.

Jam Session An evening of free-for-all musical improvisation where everyone's welcome and anything goes. Bring your own instruments, borrow one on the night or just sit back and be entertained. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8pm, Liquid NZ Bar, Bridge St. 

Masked Parade date change The date for the 2017 Masked Parade and Carnivale has been changed to Friday October 27, to avoid clashes with Labour Weekend plans. The theme this year is We are the World – a concept that is open to interpretation and storytelling in costume, music and dance, live on the streets of Nelson. Enrolments are now open, so don't be shy, get a team together and take part. For information visit: www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz or contact the Festival office: 03 545 8734

 - Stuff

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