Top five things to do this weekend
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Hamilton's Operatic Society's highly anticipated production Phantom of the Opera begins its three-week season on Saturday night. It was originally meant to play from May 3 - 17 but it was extended to May 24 - good news for anyone hoping watch it. Hamilton soprano Julia Boothe has the leading role of Christine, while former Shortland Street and Go Girls actor Roy Snow plays the Phantom and Kyle Chuen has the romantic male lead role of Raoul.
VILLAGRAD'S HARVEST FESTIVAL
Every year, Villagrad's Winery hosts two evenings of grape stomping and live entertainment. This Saturday is the final of the two. Brazilian dancers and the 3 Brother's Band will be the live entertainment while you wine, dine and stomp the night away. Be sure to book though, as tickets are limited.
CHIEFS V LIONS
I believe in you. Good luck for the game at Waikato Stadium against the Lions this Saturday. I will be anxiously awaiting kick-off at 7.35pm.
A free event run by the Waikato Museum will see teams of two to four learn how to use different types of historical catapult - with tennis balls of course.
And for the big kids out there, don't worry - it's suitable for ALL ages.
There'll be a shoot-out competition and the top two teams will battle it out. Shooting begins at 10am and there will also be historical machines. While the event is free, booking is essential.
GET YOUR GIG ON
Crossroads Duo are playing at Speights Ale House, Saturday, 5pm, free.
The GC's DJ Tuini is at playing at Altitude Bar tonight from 10pm, with support from DJ Cruize, DJ Wiz & Daara P. Click here for ticket details.
NZ Barok presents Back to Baroque at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, 7.30pm tonight
Saturday night at the Yot Club in Raglan. Their performace is part of a fundraising concert for the fight against seabed mining
Static is having its third birthday bash on Saturday night, featuring PleasePlease. Door sales only, $10, and the magic starts at 9pm.
If you know of an event or gig happening in the Waikato, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details before that week's top five is published.