|The Cargo Shed: very busy place, showing art in all forms. Not to be missed. 5 minutes walk from Tauranga Harbour City.
An exhibition by Joyce and Geoffrey Young from New Plymouth, opens on Friday 18th of April. The grandmother and grandson duo will be expressing their two diverse and individual styles of realistic and contemporary art - Joyce with her pottery bird sculptures and pastel paintings, and Geoffrey with his designer furniture and contempoary bird painting.
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!!!
Tauranga Home Show : Friday 9th of May - Sunday 11th of May. The Tauranga 15th annual show will be at the ASB Arena with so many awesome prizes to be won with a prize pool totalling about $37,000 - a record for the 30-year history of home shows in Tauranga.... from shower to outdoor furniture without forgetting a wardrobe system, a kitchen worth $20,000.....!!!
BayPark Speedway: Full on calendar Sprint Cars, Super Saloons, Super stocks, mini stock cars... Lots of fun... www.asbbaypark.co.nz
12th of April: Warehouse Cars Saloon Bay Champ -
Arguably the most competitive class at Baypark is the Saloons. Combine their tight regulations and experience of the top teams it remains almost a closed shop. The majority of the drivers in the top teams are following in the foot steps of their past champion Fathers, the majority of whom still have input into the set up and running of the cars. Fractions of a second separate their lap times and on a number of occasions it’s the drivers ability to negotiate traffic not outright speed that determines their results.
Baycourt Centennial Theatre
Check out the program on www.baycourt.co.nz/whats-on.aspx
The 52nd JAZZ FESTIVAL is on from Thursday 17th of April to Monday 21st of April. Visit www.jazz.org.nz Don't miss out....
Sunday 13th of April :ManPower is in NZ:
Presented by: Manpower Australia Manpower Australia Heads to New Zealand for National Tour For the ﬁrst time in more than ﬁve years, the rumble of thunder will be heard Down Under when the Manpower Australia storm heads our way next April. Direct from Vegas and a sellout tour in Australia, the No. 1 Male Revue Show in the World will bring their world class costumes, state-of-the art lighting and dynamic dance routines to venues the length of the country. R18..
Tuesday 15th of April: The Abba Show
Performed by internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely FABBAulous, The ABBA Show invites you on a musical journey into the magic, talent and history that is the legacy of ABBA. The costumes, light show, theatrics and live music will amaze and keep you dancing all night. So book your seats now and enjoy the live experience that will leave you saying “Thank You For The Music”.
Wednesday 30th of April : Queen - it'a A Kinda Magic
Queen - It's A Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’.
Painstaking detail has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the ground breaking Rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and an explosive international cast, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!
Thursday 1st of May: Heath Franklin's Chopper - Repeat offender
Restraint has never been Chopper's strong point, but with a great moustache comes great responsibility. And you know you’ve been arrested too often when you get told to ‘resume the position’. The truth can be uncomfortable though, like a bum full of pine cones, and it rarely wins friends. But let’s face it, feelings are for losers and teenagers... because 'feeling' is what you are busy doing when everyone else is out getting what they want.
Repeat Offender is about letting go, losing your s**t and loving what you can’t have because you are forbidden by a court order, but hanging out in their front garden with a thermos and binoculars anyway. If you come within 100m of this show, you will find yourself laughing.
Tuesday 6th of May: Arts on Tour - Wheel of Experience
Immerse yourself in a show of epic original songs that bring to life stories unearthed from the ‘wild west’ of NZ history. Experience the sound of old-time acoustic instruments such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, cigar-box slide and the Chinese zhongruan combined with hearty vocal harmony.
Performed with virtuosity, humour and heart, the music moves from gentle ballad to wailing sea shanty, from blistering bluegrass to pounding blues.
With some of New Zealand’s finest composers and musicians at the helm, Wheel of Experience promises to be a truly unique event for the discerning music fan.
Sunday 18th of May: Grumpy Old Women - 50 shades of beige
This jam-packed show comes from the original authors, Jenny Éclair and Judith Holder, and stars three of New Zealand’s favourite theatre actresses Geraldine Brophy, Jude Gibson and Lynda Milligan. It includes all the most Grumpy topics... learning the art of 'Grumpy Grooming', the joy of large pants, a free nagging master class (how to get your own way without him even noticing), beards for women, which style will suit you?
Complimentary Anger Management workshop, middle-aged drinking: the rules, navigating the smorgasbord of worry, voluntary euthanasia vs. retirement, how to customise an unwanted pole dancing kit and a mercifully brief Zumba demonstration. All this and more!
Tauranga Racecourse: Saturday 19th of April
Come and enjoy your Easter Saturday at the races. 9- race program - 12.15pm 1st race, until 5.01pm.
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