What’s On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast

What’s On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast

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MUSIC & THEATRE

A Comedy Show With Good Comedians In It: ‘Good Comedians’ is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy show featuring some of Wellington’s hottest humorous talent – and it’s back with a bangin’ brand new line up. So head on down to The Fringe Bar to have a good old fashioned chuckle with our crack-up cast of funny people. Tickets are a bargain, starting at $16 on Eventfinda or $22 on the door. From January 25,The Fringe Bar, 26 Allen Street, Wellington.

Over 40, have a motorcycle?: Join the Kāpiti branch of the Ulysses Club on our ride to Whanganui River Road and the Paraparas. Picnic lunch required. Register at www.kapitiulysses.com. Sunday, February 24, 9am, BP under the EWY, 108 Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu.

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Over 40, have a motorcycle?: Join the Kāpiti branch of the Ulysses Club on our ride to Whanganui River Road and the Paraparas. Picnic lunch required. Register at www.kapitiulysses.com. Sunday, February 24, 9am, BP under the EWY, 108 Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu.

Musicians Lounge: Musicians Lounge is an event for young performers to express their talent and gain confidence while performing. $2 Entry, 10 Minute open mic spaces available. Hope to see you there! March 11, 5pm, Zeal Kāpiti, 132 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.

NZSO: Classical Journey: The NZSO performs captivating works by Rossini, Haydn, Prokofiev & Brahms. February 23, 7.30pm, Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North Central and February 27, 7.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington Central.

Porirua SingYour Lungs Out Choir: PSYLO a fun community choir for people with chronic lung disease and other chronic conditions meeting every Friday morning led by a music therapist. Admission free Enquiries Claire 027 4056458. 10:30am, Mungavin Hall Supper Room, 27 Mungavin Avenue, Porirua.

Porirua Youth Brass Open Day: Opportunity for youth of Porirua to try a Brass instrument, see the Youth Band at play and talk about tutoring and musical development for your child. February 24, 3pm, Louis Fox Bandrooms, Wi Neera Drive and Semple Street, Porirua.

Retro Divas – Last Dance: Retro Divas are retiring and invite you along for their last dance! Dress up and boogie down to your favourite 60’s, 70’s and 80’s numbers . Tickets $20 www.eventfinda.co.nz. April 6, 8pm, St Peter’s Village Hall, Cnr Ames and Beach Road, Paekakariki.

Stampede Country & Variety Club: welcome you to Join them on stage at this months Club day $4 entry includes afternoon tea & entertainment supportive musicians supporting people from all walks of life. February 24, 1pm, Cosmopolitan Club Levin [Hudson room], 47-51 Oxford St, Levin.

EXHIBITIONS

Friends of Pataka Arts Trail: An exciting opportunity to watch multiple artists in action all weekend: printmaking, weaving, fibre art, oils, and much more! Collect a brochure from Pataka, Libraries or download from www.pataka.org.nz. March 16, 10am, Pataka Arts and Museum, Norrie Street, Porirua City Centre.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY.

All DanSing: Movement and song, in relaxing circle dances. Six Friday sessions to try out the space, starting 1st March. 7-8.30pm. Look us up on Neighbourly Organisations ALL DANSING. Please email levinsongcircle@gmail.com. March 1, 7pm, Room 1, Thompson House, 4 Kent Street, Levin,

Art in the Park: Something for all the family.Art and Craft stalls including pottery, and Spinners and Weavers. Live band and dancers. BBQ Food, tea and scones.See us on Facebook and Neighbourly.perfectn@xtra.co.nz. 027 6443515. March 10, 10am, Horowhenua Art Society, Levin Gardens, 119 Bath Street, Levin.

Beach Clean-up: Walk the beach and adjacent park areas and pick up litter. Bags and gloves provided. Contact Sally (04 904 1260). February 23, 10am, Waikanae Beach Boating Club Carpark, End of Waimea Road, Waikanae Beach.

Book Discussion Group for adults: For more information please email jane.george@kapiticoast.govt.nz. February 28, 6pm, Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu.

Car Show including local clubs: vintage, collectable, classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and more.Hosted by Kāpiti Horowhenua Zephyr Car Club. Peter Morton Secretary 027 4429244. March 3, 10am,  Otaki Race Course ,47 Te Roto Road, Otaki.

Celebrate Reading for Children: Kāpiti Children’s Writers Group and Friends of Kapiti Libraries invite you to get to know successful local writers for children of all ages and many tastes. Entry by Koha. March 10, 2:30pm, Paraparaumu Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.

Citizens Advice Bureau Kāpiti : Thinking of a new volunteer role in the New Year? Ring or email us Monday to Friday to find out about joining our friendly team (04 2984944 and kapiti@cab.org.nz). Citizens Advice Bureau Kāpiti, Coastlands Shopping Town, Paraparaumu.

Coastmasters Toastmasters Club: Looking to develop your public speaking skills? Meetings are every other Tuesday. All welcome. For more information phone 021 298 1298. Next meeting: February 26, 7:30pm, Te Newhanga-Kāpiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu.

CubaDupa Festival 2019: As Australasia’s largest free multi-arts festival, CubaDupa will see Cuba St transformed into a unique street festival with music, food, street theatre, dance, parades, art installations and a family zone. March 30, 12pm, Cuba Dupa, 107 Cuba Street, Wellington.

Embroidery, Stitching & Afternoon Tea: We meet on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday each month. $2.00 entry. Bring along cross stitch or any type of stitching. Guidance and idea sharing with other like minded people. Horowhenua Embroiderers Guild, Levin & Districts Brass Hall, 82 Weraroa Rd, Horowhenua.

Enterprising at 50Plus: Kāpiti/Horowhenua Network Meeting. A network for those who at 50+ have started or intend to start their own business. An opportunity to meet, explore ideas and lessons learned with others. February 25, 6pm, Waikanae Baptist Church Meeting Room, 286 Te Moana Road, Waikanae.

Forty Years of Bookselling: Forty years ago, Rob and Kay Clarke opened a bookshop at Coastlands that continues to flourish. Join with Friends of Kapiti Libraries to celebrate their achievement. Entry by koha. April 7, 2:30pm, Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room, 9 Iver Trask place, Paraparaumu.

Get Crafty: Learn a new craft at each session. For more information please email martine.backhouse@kapiticoast.govt.nz. February 22, 10:30am, Ōtaki Library, Main Street, Otaki.

Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group: Next meeting 28 February at 10am, Levin Cossie Club. Speaker Ingrid Bats, physiotherapist, with Matuku Tamaki, respiratory nurse. All welcome. Enquiries Daphne 3688189 or Lynne 3688069. February 28, 10:25am, Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford Street, Levin.

Junior Jump Class: Now mums can have their own pilates workout while your pre-schooler is having fun at their dance class in the next room! Contact us about our new Junior Jump classes. February 26, 1pm, Kapiti Dance Centre, 31 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu.

Kāpiti Chess Club: We meet every Tuesday night from 7.30pm. All ages (inc Juniors) welcome. Contact Alan Ph 0276337228. February 5, 7.30pm, Salvation Army Hall, 41 Blue Gum Road, Paraparaumu Beach.

Keepers of History: In 2017, Renee Hollis interviewed 120 people centenarians, living in every region of New Zealand. Share the stories of these people who lived through history. Entry by koha. March 31, 2pm, Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu.

Lets get Created and Connected: You don’t have to be arty. Just human. Creative writing, healthy living, arts and crafts. Mondays to Thursday mornings. Come along see what we do and join us. All welcome,  9:30am, Te Ara Korowai Wellbeing Centre, 1 Weka Road, Raumati Beach Paraparaumu.

Linkline Social Club Inc: For active mature persons on their own, Club dinners 6pm last weekend of each month at cafes, plus walks, games, outings, movies etc. other days/times. Phone: Jossie 577 1876. February 23, 6pm, Tulsi, 304 Jackson St Petone, www.linkline.org.nz, Wellington region.

New Migrants Lunch Information Session: Understanding Maori culture, Citizens Advice Bureau Kapiti, Saturday 9 March, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Free entry and lunch provided. Just turn up on the day. CAB Kāpiti phone 2984944. March 9, 11am, Rimu Room, Coastlands, Paraparaumu.

NZSO: Classical Journey: The NZSO performs captivating works by Rossini, Haydn, Prokofiev & Brahms. February 27, 7:30pm, Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington Central.

Ohau Monthly Market: First for 2019. Saturday 16 February 9 am to 1 pm. Wooden toys, soft toys, jams, preserves, vegetables, art work, plants and much more. February 19, 8:55pm, Ohau Hall, Muhunoa West Road, Ohau.

Ōtaki Women’s Group Market: Every Sunday for the daylight savings months 9am-2pm. Now with Summer we have lots of new and old stalls, definitely worth checking out. For market inquiries please contact Georgie 0272341090.  9am, State Hwy 1, opposite New World, Ōtaki.

Over 40, have a motorcycle?: Join the Kāpiti branch of the Ulysses Club on our ride to Whanganui River Road and the Paraparas. Picnic lunch required. Register at www.kapitiulysses.com. Sunday, February 24, 9am, BP under the EWY, 108 Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu.

Poets to the People: Guest Poet Nicola Easthope. Note our new Venue!Sunday 4-6pm. Open mic first – one poem please. $5 cover charge. Drinks and snacks available. Great parking and close to train station. February 24, 4pm, Robert Harris Cafe, Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu.

Researching Your Highland Ancestors: Kāpiti Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists invite you to hear visiting Scottish Historian and Genealogist Graeme McKenzie speak on Scottish Highland Research. Entry $10. Two sessions. BYO lunch. March 5, 9.45am, Baptist Church Hall, 286 Te Moana Road, Waikanae.

Saturday morning Yoga: Yoga classes with Lauren from Vela Yoga. 10-11am every Saturday. General class catering to all levels of experience. Stretch your body and calm your mind. Mats provided, $10. Contact velayoganz@gmail.com. February 23, 10am, Waikanae Beach Community Hall, 22a Rauparaha Street, Waikanae Beach.

Seated Yoga: With Swami, (Yoga in Daily Life) every Monday in the art room. Everyone welcome. Koha appreciated. February 25, 11:15am, Te Ara Korowai Wellbeing Centre, 1 Weka Road, Raumati Beach.

Study Life of Christ: Join a small friendly group each week to discuss the Gospel of Matthew. For more information phone Lorraine 022 327 4971. Al Welcome. February 23, 4pm, Kowhai Room, Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St,, Paraparaumu

Tea & Tales: Join us for morning tea and share an hour of stories from our collection. February 21, 10:30am, Waikanae Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae.

Time for a Yarn: Enjoy a ‘cuppa’ while we work on our yarn craft projects, share ideas, tips and patterns. February 27, 10:15am, Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu.

The Great Skate: A Skate competition for everyone to get involved in! BMX, Scooter and Skateboarders can all come together. Free entry and free food! Local DJ Hurshii will provide live music. March 1, 5.30pm, MacLean Park, Paraparaumu Beach.

Transmission Meditation: Introduction & Workshop: Share International New Zealand. Invitation to a unique group meditation, a dynamic service to the world enhancing personal development. All welcome. Free. Contact: (04) 976 34 91 / sharingpeacejustice@gmail.com. February 26, 7pm, Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu Beach.

Tuesday Morning Dance Group: meets weekly at the Senior Citizens Hall, Cambridge St. Levin. Dancing is between 10am and noon and tuition is available. 10am till noon. Cost is $3.

Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society have great crafts groups meeting weekly, knitting/ spinning/crochet, miniature making, painting, round tuit, weaving, porcelain art, embroidery and cardmaking. Email: waikanaeartsandcraftssoc@gmail for further information or phone 0274488517.

Waikanae Estuary Care Group: All welcome, weed releasing of native plants, look for our flag, morning tea, tools and gloves supplied, February 23, 9am, meet at Hadfield Pl. entrance to the reserve,  Paraparaumu Beach, then March 9, 9am, meet at Takahe Dr. entrance to the reserve Paraparaumu Beach.

Waikanae Scottish Country Dance Club: Are offering Beginners Classes on Friday 15th, 22nd February, 7.30 – 9pm. $5.00 per session. No partner needed, college age and above. Contact: Eileen 04 296 1370. February 8, 7:30pm, Kapanui School Hall, Rimu Street, Waikanae

SPORT

Charity Bowls Day: Kapakapanui Lions Club Charity Bowls Day in support of Mary Potter Hospice Kāpiti. No experience necessary. Register with Roger Matthews, roger-matthews@slingshot.co.nz 04 297 1209 027 435 0825. March 9, 10am, Kāpiti Bowling Club, 1 Matatua Road Raumati Beach, Kāpiti.