Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

22:19, Feb 06 2013
Birds of Paradise
‘‘Birds of Paradise’’, cabaret birdlesque comedy is in the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Highlights include:

February 16-28, 2013 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, judge Blair French;

February 15, 6pm, Gala Opening , tickets WSA, (upstairs ArtsPost), Hamilton Gardens Pavilion;

February 15, 7.30pm, "Four Seasons on a Summer Evening", Lara Hall and Opus Orchestra;

February 15, 21, 22, 6pm, February 16, 5pm, "Booom!" play set in Hamilton but based on Ben Jonson's "The Alchemist" (1610), with Stuart Devenie;

February 16, 6.30pm, "Ahi Kaa-Home Fires": music and dance by leading Maori and Pacific Island performing artists, including Mihirangi, Katchafire;


February 16, 11am-5pm, Grassroots Trust Summertime Blues, free;

February 16, 23, 10am-4pm, Buskers' Square;

February 17, 7pm, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, with James Hill, the Big Muffin Serious Band;

February 17-21, Readers and Writers Festival;

February 18, 19, Opera at Twilight;

February 18-21, 7.30pm, February 24, 4am, Summer Shakespeare "The Tempest", by "Slip of the Tongue";

February 20, 21, 8.30pm, "Birds of Paradise": "Cabaret Birdlesque Comedy";

February 23, 4pm, Celine Toner's Celtic Passion: Royal NZ Air Force Band and Samantha Toner-Green;

February 23, 24, 10am-5pm, Foster's Jazz in the Roses, free;

February 24, 4pm, The Great Debate: "Science is more important than the Arts";

February 24, 7pm, Sunset Symphony,

February 15, 9pm, February 25-28, 8.30pm, Outdoor Film festival: The Rocky Horror Show (9pm), How to Marry a Millionaire, The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, Days of Heaven.

For more information, visit the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival website.