What's on this weekend in the Waikato: May 19-21
WARRIORS v DRAGONS: Fri, May 19
It's the first official "home" game for the Warriors at FMG Stadium Waikato. The Warriors are looking to bounce back from last week's shocking collapse. The St George Illawarra Dragons have lost their last three matches after a really good start. They're missing key players Josh Dugan and Gareth Widdop. Here's hoping the Warriors can get the win and climb higher than their 12th position on the ladder. So if you are still keeping the faith, kickoff is at 8pm.
WOMEN'S LIFESTYLE EXPO: Sat, May 20, and Sun, May 21
I am woman, hear me roar. The annual two-day event is at Claudelands this weekend, showing anything and everything woman. Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under 12 are free. There will be more than 180 stalls set up, including food and wine, crafts, fitness, jewellery and beauty products. Hours are 10am-5pm both days.
WAIKATO ARIA COMPETITION: Sat, May 20
The finals for the Waikato Conservatorium of Music annual Opera Aria Competition are on Saturday at Waikato University. The operatic version of The Voice starts at 7pm and features young vocalists singing well-known arias, as they vie for prizes sponsored by the Greenlea Foundation Trust. Entry $10 at the door, free for students with ID and children.
LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL: Starts Sat, May 20
Legally Blonde comes to Hamilton on the Riverlea Theatre stage. The story is about Elle Woods going to Harvard Law School, tackling stereotypes in the pursuit of winning her boyfriend back and becoming a lawyer. The show starts this Saturday and runs until Saturday, June 3. Tickets can be purchased through iTicket, with options of just the show or dinner and show. Prices range from $29 to $72.
RECYCLING WEDDING GOODS MARKET: Sun, May 21
Novotel Hamilton Tainui is hosting a free market where you can buy or sell items from your wedding day. Contact email@example.com if you wish to get a table to sell your items on. Tables are $20. Drinks and light food will be provided. Runs 10.30am-2pm. Engaged couples can snatch that bridal bargain they've been looking for!
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