Thursday, September 20
Opening today at the Wallace Gallery on Morrinsville is Urban Rural, a joint exhibition from Gay Fraundorfer, who takes the urban side, and Pat Paterson on the rural side of the fence. The exhibition runs until October 16.
Strayhound play their last ever gig at Static in Hood St, with the Changing Same.
Coach brings their Family Tree Tour with Plum Green and Katie Scott to the Yot Club in Raglan from 9pm for $10.
Dr Gareth Schott talks about zombies at S.1.05 at Waikato Uni from 7pm.
The Hamilton Fringe Festival starts today with a Performance Cafe, showcasing the best of what's on during the festival, at the Meteor at 8pm. Also opening on Thursday and on daily until October 6 is a painting show by counter-culture artist R G Shaw, whose work "plays with the subversion of mainstream dialects and icons of place, personal and public, through montage and ‘future memory' ".
Friday, September 21
The Trons are back in action, as part of the Fringe Fest, at Biddy Mulligans on Friday at 9pm with The Redheads, Rumple and Stiltskin and The Cult of the Dead Light-Bulb. It's a tenner to get in.
Saturday, September 22
At Static there are acoustic sets by Mike Scherger, Coral and the Current, Tweedy and Wax, Brendan and Louis, Forever Tomorrow and April and Reece, followed by DJ Bevan Nichols and Staylo from 9pm for a gold coin.
The national final of the Smokefreerockquest is on at the Founders Theatre.
Herman's Hermits are on at the Clarence St Theatre on Saturday night.
The Matamata Dramatic Society's latest production, Dirty Dusting, opens on Saturday at 8pm. It's on Sunday too at 2pm. Tickets are available from Take Note Frasers Bookshop, Matamata.
Death in Brunswick (Maori TV, 9.30pm) is one of those quirky Aussie movies starring Kiwi actors Sam Neill and John Clarke.
Cocktail (TV1, 11pm) has got to be among Roger Donaldson's most forgettable movies. Gimme Sleeping Dogs any day.
Sunday, September 23
There's something about There's Something About Mary (TV3, 8.30pm) which just works and it's not just Cameron Diaz.
Rest for the Wicked (Maori TV, 8.30pm) is a charming Kiwi-made murder mystery set in a retirement village.
Monday, September 24
The Fine Art Society's Great Waikato Art Auction is on at 6.30pm at the Aesthete Gallery, on the corner of Victoria and Rostrevor streets in Hamilton on Monday.
Tuesday, September 25
The Fresh Prince, Will Smith, turns 44 today.
Kimbra, who's up for a MTV EMA award, performs at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, September 26
On this day in 1948, Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England.
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