Tauranga Events

The Cargo Shed: very busy place, showing art in all forms. Not to be missed. 5 minutes walk from Tauranga Harbour City.

The Spring Home ShowFriday, Saturday & Sunday 17th 18th & 19th of October - Free entry on Friday !!!!  More than 150 exhibits... Don't miss out!!

Ronald McDonald Fundraiser: the biggest in the Bay - 5th of October at the Racecourse... Want to know more, enter or check it out on the following
Enter online: www.colourdash.co.nz
Check out the video: http://youtu.be/6cZ577DROTY 

Garden & Art Festival:  17th to 23rd of November - Katikati - Tauranga - Mount Maunganui - Te Puke Garden trail, lots of speakers at Baycourt, Garden Centers... Do not miss this ninth biennial festival. Check it out on www.nzgardenandartfest.co.nz

Christmas Parade: 29th of November Tauranga is bringing back the Christmas Parade !!!!!

Tauranga Art Gallery‚Äč
Black Rainbow: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014
Black Rainbow brings together works from two leading New Zealand artists, the late Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai. 

Tauranga Farmers Market: Every Saturday morning on the 5th Avenue, huge market, fresh product and some cooking demonstration!!!!! Not to be missed!!!
                                                   
Baycourt Centennial Theatre
Check out the program on  www.baycourt.co.nz/whats-on.aspx 


Friday 3rd of October: Sleeping Beauty - ballet
The Yvonne Edwards School of Dance presents their special 30th Anniversary production of the full length ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” to the music of Tchaikovsky.
The magical fairytale of the Sleeping Princess awoken by a kiss is brought to life onstage in a lavish production featuring local promising dancers from age 4yrs to adults. Beautiful costumes, superb dancing.Not to be missed! 

Sunday 5th of October; The Irish Rovers - Farewell to Rovin' Tour
It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built.
Be quick tickets are going VERY fast....

Friday 10th of October: Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison LIVES in the persona of Dean Bourne. During his 2012/13 sold out tours Dean Bourne received standing ovations Australia wide as he continued to mesmerise audiences with his unique ability to recreate the magic and great hits of Roy Orbison. Come and relive the sound, the voice & all the magical hits of The Big O in one great exclusive & unforgettable concert experience!

Saturday 18th of October: The Stautus of Being
A challenging new full length work from Footnote New Zealand Dance, The Status of Being by Alex Wilson creates three possibilities for our world... Through confrontation and humour, attention is focussed on the power of choice within ourselves over how we respond to the world, an awakening of decision making inherent within our own views, and empowering a sense of responsibility for ourselves and our planet. Ultimately, The Status of Being questions an engineered sense of control. After all, how much choice do we really have in our choices? Please note this performance contains nudity and strong language.

Saturday 25th of October:The Thing From the Place For the Kids
Mad scientists, crazy experiments and snot-monsters combine in the ridiculously silly comedy The Thing From the Place. The makers of critically-acclaimed kids’ favourite The Magic Chicken bring their latest insane horror-comedy to the stage. With clever jokes to keep parents happy, and gross-out gags for the kids, this is a family show for everyone. Recommended for kids and grown-ups aged 7+.

Saturday 25th of October: Calypso night
Venezuelan Calypso DJ Juan Vesuvius (aka Barnie Duncan) uses two turntables and a microphone, vinyl records, plus maracas (and a beautiful handmade shirt) to tell a musical tale. He makes amusing remarks and punchlines simultaneously. Covering the history of Calypso, Soca, Kim Jong Un, beauty pageants and female pleasure. This performance is recommended for mature audiences – contains adult content

Sunday 2nd of November: The Mighty Wurli - outside the Box
Nathan Avakian, one of the world's leading theatre organists, is teaming up with Baycourt’s Mighty Wurli for what will be an afternoon of innovation and creativity unlike anything you’ve ever seen on the Baycourt Wutlitzer!
Combining the latest technology with the unique Wurlitzer organ, Nathan will perform an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional music. Experience the Mighty Wurli as you’ve never heard it before in this truly Outside the Box performance.
Book early (before the day of the show) and receive discounted tickets! Door sales will be charged at full price.

Tuesday 4th of November: Loren & Mark
Loren Barrigar and Tauranga’s own Mark Mazengarb share a unique and special musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets.

Saturday 8th of November : The Little Mermaid Jr - 2pm & 7.30pm
Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She’s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom fathoms below, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, Ariel will have to defy her father, King Triton, escape from the clutches of an evil sea witch, Ursula and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.
Come and join Ariel journey and meet the many characters of Fathoms below; Sebestian, Scuttle, Flounder and the Mersisters.

Tuesday 11th of November;  The Russian National Dance Show
Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance company. Kostroma is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture. This mesmerising event unites centuries of dramatic musical and dance tradition.
This dazzling masterpiece featuring 45 elite dancers, masterly techniques, 600 lavish costumes and over 15 breathtaking scenes. Kostroma takes the audience on a bewitching journey from the Arctic north to the southern Steppes, the peaks of the Caucasus to the depths of Siberia.
Kostroma is named after the place of its birth and the cradle of the Romanov dynasty, an ancient Russian town situated on the banks of the great Volga river.
The French call it ‘A Russian dance miracle’, the Netherlands know it as ‘The spirit of Russia’. This theatrical production with its famous image of 'The Girl in Silver', has already won the hearts of audiences in over 25 countries.

Tauranga Racecourse:
Check out the dates on http://www.trac.co.nz/Race-Calendar/default.aspx
Next race in Tauranga on the Wednesday 20th of August
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