Gig Guide: November 8 - 14

Zirka Circus at Te Kuiti Domain until Sunday.
Zirka Circus at Te Kuiti Domain until Sunday.

Thursday, November 8

Waikato University cellist Santiago Canon Valencia gives his final performance recital at the university tonight before heading overseas. The performance will be his final exam recital for the Bachelor of Music soloist specialisation degree and will also act as a fundraising concert, with all proceeds going to help with his study fees. The performance is at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts today at 8pm. Tickets are available on the door, cash only, and are $20 for adults, $10 for students.

Wellington's Urbantramper and Fuyuko's Fables play the Yot Club in Raglan today for a fiver.

MC Nick Rado presents a night of comedy at the Cook in Hamilton East tonight, with John Carr, Darren Jardine, and Brendon Green.

Waikato artists Marti Wong, Colleen Priest, Gaye Jurisich, Graeme Hitchcock, and Ian Boyle take part in New Zealand Sculpture OnShore, at Fort Takapuna in Devonport from today until November 18.

The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand is sending nine promising bands on the road and they're at Static in Hamilton tonight. Fire for Glory, The Mad Crept, La Coco Cure, Crocodile Death Roll, Rubix Cube, The Class, Jesse Allam, Meow He and Samantha Jury play their free, all-ages gig from 9pm. Collectively, they cover everything from soul to hardcore.

Zirka Circus at Te Kuiti Domain until Sunday.

Anna Hawkins performs at the Boatshed Cafe at Karapiro tonight. Drinks from 6pm. It's $50 and includes a light dinner.

The J-Stewart Art Gallery opens at Glen Massey, on the road to Waingaro, today. If the sign is out on the road side, it is open.

The Carving In Ice production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole is on until Saturday at the Playhouse at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at Waikato University.

Friday, November 9

Hip-hop legends Upper Hutt Posse are at Altitude.

Soul Fej are at Biddy Mulligans from 9pm.

Beautiful Assets at Aesthete Gallery has some of the best examples of art to invest in, including works from Goldie, McCahon, Shane Cotton and others. It is on until November 24 and it is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Around lunchtime keep an eye out in Garden Place for some hot marching girls. They are turning up to promote In Flagrante, the saucy show on at the Clarence St Theatre on Friday, November 16.

Nick Raven, Cheats and SWIM are at the Yot Club in Raglan in the evening for a koha.

The Bludgers, Sex Pest and Viking Weed are at Static in the evening.

Saturday, November 10

Nick Raven, Cheats and SWIM are at the Speakeasy in Thames.

Heath Franklin brings his version of Chopper to the Founders Theatre in the evening.

White Cloud Worlds opens at Waikato Museum. It is an exhibition of science fiction and fantasy artwork and features the work of 27 of New Zealand's sci-fi and fantasy illustrators, designers and conceptual artists.

Canadian-born country star Tami Neilson is at Biddy Mulligans from 8pm for $20.

Electro-static, at Static in Hood St, has Bevan Nichols and guests playing indie, hip-hop, electro, dubstep and drum 'n bass for a gold coin from 11pm.

Double Brown take their electro house and drum 'n bass to the Yot Club in Raglan. It is free.

Sunday, November 11

Painter Santie Cronje English and clay artist Aaron Scythe take part in Of Paint and Clay at Inspirit Gallery in Tamahere until December 11.

Waikato University's music programme has its end-of-year gala concert at the concert chamber at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts from 2.30pm.

It is a tenner to get in.

Monday, November 12

Prime Rocks (Prime TV, 9.35pm) has everything you ever wanted to know about Michael Hutchence.

Tuesday, November 13

On this day in 1990, Madonna's The Immaculate Collection was released.

Wednesday, November 14

Greg Johnson's 20th anniversary tour rocks into the Meteor Theatre in the evening with Ted Brown and Kurt Shanks.