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April 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vesa & Friends: CANCELLED

Vesa & Friends: CANCELLED

Born and raised in Finland, Vesa-Matti Leppänen moved to New Zealand in 2000. For well over a decade he has been Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has earned international recognition as a chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator and soloist. Vesa-Matti Leppänen has...

Date: Tuesday 7 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Grease The Musical

Grease The Musical

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs...

Date: Tuesday 7 April to Saturday 11 April
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawke’s Bay Easter Performing Arts Festival: CANCELLED

Hawke’s Bay Easter Performing Arts Festival: CANCELLED

Update: This event has been cancelled. Proudly presented by the Napier Performing Arts Competitions Society, the Hawke’s Bay Easter Festival showcases talent from upwards of 200 entrants from around the country competing in Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Instrumental, and Junior & Senior Vocal...

Date: Thursday 9 April to Monday 13 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HB Easter Highland Games: CANCELLED

HB Easter Highland Games: CANCELLED

Highland & National Dancing and Solo Piping Competitions. Friday night is the Piobaireachd - Gold Clasp Competition in the Lindisfarne Auditorium commencing at 6pm. Saturday and Sunday 8am start for Piping Competitions. Saturday features the NZ Championship Under 21 Piobaireachd...

Date: Friday 10 April to Sunday 12 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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EURYDICE - Hawke's Bay: CANCELLED

EURYDICE - Hawke's Bay: CANCELLED

A searing mix of spoken word and live electronica. Leni is five years old, holding a Superman costume for her first day at school. Eurydice is five years into the rest of her life, with a bee tattoo on her wrist. A story about making changes, taking leaps, and being a daily superhero. Best...

Date: Tuesday 14 April
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Camelot the Pantomime: POSTPONED

Camelot the Pantomime: POSTPONED

Napier Frivolity Minstrels (Inc) Juniors present "Camelot the Pantomime". This is a story based loosely around the story of Prince Arthur and Guinevere. But chuck in the evil Morgan Le Fay and the vicious Hernando not to forget the Wizard Merlin and his quest for a potion for eternal youth then you...

Date: Wednesday 15 April to Sunday 19 April
Where:
Taradale High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Salsa Night: CANCELLED

Salsa Night: CANCELLED

Calling all salsa dancers! Once monthly the UW gladly invites you to come move your feet and show your skills from 6-9 pm. Enjoy Salsa music brought to you by DJ Timba George! Grab a bite to eat with our tapas menu and stay hydrated with our many beverage options!

Date: Thursday 16 April
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
NYDS Festival

NYDS Festival

It's our inaugural NYDS Festival, with theatre, music and foodstalls. Come and see what our fantastic students and tutors have been learning during the National Youth Drama School week. This is a perfect day for the whole whānau. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details. See you...

Date: Saturday 18 April
Where:
Havelock North High School, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Superhero Circus: POSTPONED

Superhero Circus: POSTPONED

'Superhero Circus' from Rollicking Entertainment! A show for the whole family! 10am and 6pm. Dress as your favourite superhero and come and join the fun - there will be juggling, ladder walking, escapology, magic, gross stunts and silliness. Part of the Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids.

Date: Friday 24 April
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO Emperor

NZSO Emperor

NZSO Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich presents some of Beethoven’s most iconic works in the 250th anniversary of his birth. Diedre Irons joins the Orchestra as soloist for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. Awarded an MBE and an ONZM for her outstanding contributions to music as...

Date: Friday 24 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Tape Face Show: CANCELLED

The Tape Face Show: CANCELLED

The Boy is back! One of NZ’s most successful comedians on the world stage, and a champion of both America and Britain’s Got Talent. Watched by over 70 million people on line. He’s taking a short break from a 3 year residency in Las Vegas to return to the 2020 NZ Comedy Fest for the first...

Date: Saturday 16 May
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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International Comedy All-Stars - On Tour: CANCELLED

International Comedy All-Stars - On Tour: CANCELLED

3 world class comedians packed in to 1 huge 2 hour show – that’s The International Comedy All-Stars on tour. Featuring the best of the 2020 NZ International Comedy Festival including headline English comedian Paul Sinha a.k.a. ‘The Sinnerman’ from TVNZ’s very popular daily show ‘The...

Date: Saturday 23 May
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Godspell - The Famous Rock Musical!

Godspell - The Famous Rock Musical!

Godspell is an amazing show, and this year you can experience it in a truly amazing venue - the wonderful Waiapu Cathedral in Napier. There will be three performances of this popular rock musical on May 29th, 30th and 31st. One of the most successful musicals in history, Godspell has been...

Date: Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Innovator: POSTPONED

NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Innovator: POSTPONED

We regret to advise the postponement of this event due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We are hugely disappointed to miss the opportunity to perform for you all; however, our number one priority is the health and safety of our audiences, musicians and staff, and the wider...

Date: Friday 5 June
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Venus Rising: POSTPONED

Venus Rising: POSTPONED

Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s greatest living choreographers. In Waterbaby Bagatelles, 27 dancers leap and spin across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light; the music flowing seamlessly as groups of dancers sparkle and glow. Meditative and moving, Alice Topp’s award-winning...

Date: Friday 5 June to Saturday 6 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals: POSTPONED

World of Musicals: POSTPONED

Please note: This event has been postponed. The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway return to New Zealand with a brand-new show. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production will...

Date: Wednesday 10 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Calefax: CANCELLED

Calefax: CANCELLED

In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz...

Date: Wednesday 10 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO Idyllic

NZSO Idyllic

Idyllic Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor Valentina Lisitsa Piano Lilburn Drysdale Overture Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Pastoral Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits...

Date: Tuesday 30 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Voces8: The Cathedral Tour

Voces8: The Cathedral Tour

Prepare yourself for the exceptionally smooth sounds of VOCES8 as they take you on an acoustic tour of cathedrals throughout New Zealand. Gramophone Magazine writes, “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with...

Date: Friday 10 July
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge

Winner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Anna Im and beloved New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge come together for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wieniawski and Clara Schumann. This is a celebration of the beauty of the violin and piano, and a chance to support...

Date: Tuesday 4 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Universal

NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Universal

This year the New Zealand String Quartet are celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour. The 2020 National Tour brings Beethoven back on his 250th birthday, travelling throughout New Zealand between June and October. This is your chance to rejoice in these charismatic and distinctive works,...

Date: Wednesday 12 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dangerous Liaisons: CANCELLED

Dangerous Liaisons: CANCELLED

Rich, idle and cruel, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil delight in the corruption of virtue. For them, there is no love, only malicious pleasure in crushing youthful dreams of romance and humiliating the innocent in a corrupt and wicked game. With players such as these, lovers...

Date: Saturday 12 September to Sunday 13 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The Musical Parody will be there for you in 2020 as it...

Date: Thursday 17 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Doric String Quartet

Doric String Quartet

If the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from...

Date: Monday 12 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZSO Timeless

NZSO Timeless

Principal Partner Ryman Healthcare. Edo de Waart Conductor. Beethoven orch. Weingartner Grosse Fuge Haydn Symphony No. 64 Tempora Mutantur WA Mozart Symphony No. 40 The NZSO sees out Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing Beethoven’s achievements in the context of his...

Date: Tuesday 20 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Matariki Glow Show!

Matariki Glow Show!

“Thank you for putting on a great show. It was so great, it nearly blew my shoes off!” - Josh (Papakura Central School) Come celebrate Matariki with a giant scale puppet show of magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Māori myth and legend! This innovative, cutting edge concept features...

Date: Wednesday 21 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote. Two sensational ballets, one magnificent night of ballet. Act 1 - The Nutcracker The ageless tale of bravery and dreams set...

Date: Thursday 5 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

In an enchanted kingdom, a princess was born. Blessed by fairies, Aurora grew into a beautiful young woman, protected by everyone who loved her from the evil beyond the castle walls. On her 16th birthday, Aurora’s world was shattered by the malevolent Carabosse, but, saved from certain death by...

Date: Saturday 28 November to Sunday 29 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2020

Free
Poetry Open Mic Night

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets. Napier Live Poets. Come along and be a part of our wonderful, vibrant poetry group, where you can share your own work and hear poems by other members of Hawke’s Bay’s community. If you want to just listen, that is fine too. Napier Live Poets is...

Date: Monday 6 April to Monday 7 December
Where:
The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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