Vibrant international bands and artists will liven up the TSB Bowl of Brooklands as Womad 2012 kicks off today. The schedule runs from 6pm- 11pm and from noon-11pm tomorrow and Sunday. This is not just a music festival - as well as 30 hours of music on seven stages, Womad features artists in conversation, Taste the World hosted by Masterchef runner-up Jax, artist workshops, a global village, and a Kidzone.
International pianist Roman Rudnytsky is playing at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford. Rudnytsky has performed in about 95 countries and he often plays in places away from the musical mainstream. Tickets $15.
New Zealand comedy Understanding Women will be performed at the New Plymouth Repertory Theatre today and tomorrow at 8pm. Labelled as a comedy for both sexes, this show is sure to entertain. Tickets $18.
It's time for Taranaki country music fans to kick up their heels as the iconic 80s TV show That's Country rolls into town. The 2011 Country Music Legend winner Dennis Marsh also plays in the show, which starts at 7.30pm at the TSB Showplace.
The New Plymouth Rodders Club is having a "show 'n' shine" car display at Puke Ariki today. The cars will be on show from 11pm-3pm, weather permitting. Everyone welcome!
Head along and enjoy the large variety of arts and crafts in a pretty corner of Taumata Park, Eltham, from 10am-2pm. If wet, it will be held on Sunday.
Taranaki Triathlon Club holds its club champs and the last triathlon of the season at Ngamotu Beach, starting at 8am. Entries will be taken up to 7.45am. There are long and short courses for both the triathlon and duathlon events. Full details and course maps on tri-taranaki.co.nz.
Ride the rails with the Waitara Railway Preservation Society. Excursions leave from near Waitara New World at 11am, 1pm and 2.15pm, and take about 45 minutes, with a stop at Waitara Road Station for a hot drink. Ticket sales at office on the rails before departure. Adults $12, children $6, under-5s free, family passes (two adults, two children) $30.
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