Tauranga Events

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

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 

Woman Leisure & Lifestyle Show:  Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of August  at the ASB Arena - Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Tauranga Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two day event for women of all ages.
With more than 140 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food & wine sampling and much more! 
Tauranga Art Gallery
From April the 4th to August: Landscape of the Head
An exhibition of works leading by NZ sculptor Terry Stringer. He incorporates recurring themes of the figure, the head and the land in these works. The sculptures come in a variety of scales and a new large-scale work has been created fro the Tauranag exhibition - Love of the Land.

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 

Saturday 16th of August: “The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber’  presented by INACHORD Chorus in a one-off performance at Baycourt Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber changed the face of musical theatre, and songs from his myriad of shows have become hits and forever favourites. Enjoy songs you know and love from shows like Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Evita and many more, performed by an accomplished choir with supporting artists, including Petrina Thomas Chisolm and Dave Wilson. This will be a wonderful outing for family and friends.

Sunday 24th of August: Hooray for Hollywood
Join Rob Richards and Alex Zsolt at Baycourt’s majestic Wurlitzer for a magical afternoon of Disney and Hollywood tunes!
Rob Richards is principle organist at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and has been delighting crowds there for 15 years. For his return to Baycourt, he is accompanied by Alex Zsolt, a well-respected gospel pianist from America. Together, they present an enchanting afternoon full of Disney favourites, songs from stage and screen, and old classics and contemporary music.
Book early (before the day of the show) and receive discounted tickets. Door sales will be charged at full price.

Saturday 30th of August: Laughing Samoans presents Frresh off Da Blane
A brand new show from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been producing comedy hits for more than ten years now, playing to packed houses throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the USA. This is clean comedy the whole family can enjoy.

Thursday 4th of September: Kiss My Arts: Puppetry, Mask & the Serious Laugh
This series of creative conversations is brought to you by The University of Waikato in collaboration with Baycourt Community and Arts Centre. Each creative conversation is designed to inform, engage and explore various aspects of the arts and participation.
Jacob Rajan will demonstrate the role of mask and puppetry within the Indian Ink Theatre Company’s philosophy of the “serious laugh”: opening the audiences' mouths with laughter in order to slip something serious in.
Jacob is an Arts Foundation Laureate and founding partner of Indian Ink. He collaborated to create Krishnan’s Dairy, The Candlestickmaker, The Pickle King, The Dentist’s Chair, The Guru of Chai and Kiss the Fish and has performed them throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Saturday 6th of September:  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! with an all star cast.
Since its premiere on Broadway in 1943, OKLAHOMA! has been a box-office smash and is now considered the birth of the modern musical. It’s fabulous cast, set and costumes are certain to have audiences throughout New Zealand reliving their youth as well as thrilling new ones with a story that has become one of the greatest classics of all time.
Dancing with the Stars star Stefano Olivieri -- dancer, singer, choreographer and actor -- will play the role of Will Parker. Olivieri was adopted by New Zealand during his three seasons on Dancing with the Stars, partnering Suzanne Paul, Temepara George and Geraldine Brophy and is delighted to be returning to the country he considers his second home.

Saturday 13th of September: The Modern Māori Quartet
Take four charming Māori guys crooning a mix of modern day and classic songs in Te Reo and English and you get: the Modern Māori Quartet.
The creative love child of Prince Tui Teka and Flight of the Conchords, this good-looking, suave and multi-talented foursome are a fresh take on the old Māori showbands. Suit 'em up in their number ones, comb their hair, shine their shoes, hand them a guitar or two and they’ll have you melting like golden syrup on a piece of fresh hot fried bread!

Sunday 28th of September: Beauty and the Bro
James Nokise is New Zealand's favourite (and only) Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic. Voted Best Male Comedian in the 2013 Comedy Guild awards, James will perform So So Gangsta, his hilarious show about New Zealand gang culture.
Two-time Tui music award finalist Mel Parsons is one of New Zealand’s song-writing stars, and joined Fly My Pretties for their 2013 tour.
Join them for an intimate live cabaret style show sure to make you laugh.

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....

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
                                     the Friday 5th of September  
Time to book for your Christmas at the Races NOW....
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