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    April 2020

    Free
    Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

    Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

    Turuturu are weaving pegs used to keep a garment off the ground when it is being made. The main peg is the right one and can be elaborately decorated. It represents the mana of Te Whare Pora—the knowledge-bank of the art-form. The peg itself upholds the mana of the growing garment and it...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 17 May
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition


    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Wednesday 1 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mystery of History Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    Free
    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tender Is the Night Exhibition


    Humanity: Unseen Faces; Photography by Fátimih Anis: CANCELLED

    Humanity: Unseen Faces; Photography by Fátimih Anis: CANCELLED

    Creative Arts Napier is currently closed temporarily due to the Covid19 restrictions. Please check Creative Arts Napier on Facebook for updates on a reopening date. This exhibition will be postponed to another date later in the year. A rare collection of photojournalism taken by Fátimih Anís...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 23 April
    Where:
    Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Humanity: Unseen Faces; Photography by Fátimih Anis: CANCELLED


    People

    People

    Works by: Heather Yells Heather Yells paints maps with eggs, walnut oil, beeswax, dirt, clay and rocks, on paper, wood and rocks. "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy." - Billy Currington Heather completed her degree in Visual Arts and Design in 2010, she had previously worked...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 30 April
    Where:
    The CAN, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - People


    Sweet As Banana Pudding - Art Exhibition and Sale

    Sweet As Banana Pudding - Art Exhibition and Sale

    This annual fundraiser for the Heretaunga Womens Centre - showcases the best, the established and the newly emerging women artists of Hawkes Bay. The exhibition is held at the Hastings Women's Restrooms and the building is set up for a week as an art gallery. All work is for sale - priced by...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Wednesday 8 April
    Where:
    Heretaunga Women's Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Sweet As Banana Pudding - Art Exhibition and Sale


    Richard Moorhead Art Exhibition

    Richard Moorhead Art Exhibition

    Richard Moorhead is well known Hawkes Bay artist. He grew up at Willowbrook at Tikokino. Richard painted many Hawkes Bay landscapes as well as other places around Europe (Italy, France, Croatia...) He paints mainly in watercolour or acrylic, working in "en pleain air" (on site). Over the years...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 30 April
    Where:
    Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

    Read more » - Richard Moorhead Art Exhibition


    Free
    Summer Sundaze

    Summer Sundaze

    14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist. - Ariana Henare - Annabelle & Ash - The Pukes ukhelele rock band. - Lady Larisa - Climate - The Acoustic Project Kickback and relax and listen to the chilled sounds...

    Date: Sunday 5 April
    Where:
    Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Summer Sundaze


    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: Sunday 5 April to Saturday 11 April
    Where:
    Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Grease The Musical


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    Bex Marshall Trio (UK) : CANCELLED

    Bex Marshall Trio (UK) : CANCELLED

    CANCELLED DUE TO VIRUS UK British Blues Award winner and 4 time European Blues Awards nominee Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin, her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva...

    Date: Sunday 5 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Bex Marshall Trio (UK) : CANCELLED


    Free
    Artfully Yours - Art Hawke's Bay Exhibition 2020

    Artfully Yours - Art Hawke's Bay Exhibition 2020

    Artfully Yours, the 14th Art Hawke’s Bay Exhibition, is being held in a new venue – the Hastings Community Arts Centre in Russell St. This allows for a much longer exhibition, from Opening Night on Monday 30 March until Saturday 11 April. The annual event brings together works by members of...

    Date: Monday 6 April to Saturday 11 April
    Where:
    Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Artfully Yours - Art Hawke's Bay Exhibition 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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    Napier Social Rock N Roll Club: CANCELLED

    Napier Social Rock N Roll Club: CANCELLED

    Update: This event has been cancelled. Come along Tuesday night each week for great rock n roll music and dancing lessons available contact Mike - 0220801048 current membership $5.00 for the year with $3.00 door charge each Tuesday night. We hold a social every second Sunday of the month our...

    Date: Tuesday 7 April to Tuesday 28 April
    Where:
    Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Napier Social Rock N Roll Club: CANCELLED


    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

    Read more » - Vesa & Friends: CANCELLED


    Free
    Ephemeral Worlds - The Art Of Holly Zandbergen

    Ephemeral Worlds - The Art Of Holly Zandbergen

    Fleeting, dynamic, transitory… painter Holly Zandbergen has captured the ever-shifting light of the South Island fiords as never before. The New Zealand artist’s diptych Fiordland is part of her new show Ephemeral Worlds, a dreamy combination of large-scale landscapes and floral works....

    Date: Wednesday 8 April
    Where:
    Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Ephemeral Worlds - The Art Of Holly Zandbergen


    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

    Read more » - Hawke’s Bay Easter Performing Arts Festival: CANCELLED


    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

    Read more » - HB Easter Highland Games: CANCELLED


    Napier Social Rock N Roll Club & Napier RSA: CANCELLED

    Napier Social Rock N Roll Club & Napier RSA: CANCELLED

    Update: This event has been cancelled. An amazing night of Rock n Roll with the Band Make Believe NZ1. Proudly brought to you by the Napier RSA and the Napier RSA Social Rock and Roll club, a great way to start your Easter Weekend come along and enjoy the hospitality of the Napier RSA and...

    Date: Friday 10 April
    Where:
    Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Napier Social Rock N Roll Club & Napier RSA: CANCELLED


    Free
    The Hawke’s Bay Art Trail : POSTPONED

    The Hawke’s Bay Art Trail : POSTPONED

    Easter Weekend Saturday & Sunday 11 & 12 April 2020 - NOW POSTPONED. A new date will be released for this event when the current Covid-19 situation has stabilised. Keep an eye out for the new date, and keep safe everyone. In the meantime, support your regional artists by shopping online! This...

    Date: Saturday 11 April to Sunday 12 April
    Where:
    Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The Hawke’s Bay Art Trail : POSTPONED


    Free
    Hastings Public Art Walking Tour

    Hastings Public Art Walking Tour

    Join Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance. ...

    Date: Saturday 11 April
    Where:
    Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Hastings Public Art Walking Tour


    Fuego Latino: POSTPONED

    Fuego Latino: POSTPONED

    Fuego Latino is an eclectic four piece band enchanting Hawke's Bay with their style of Gypsy-Latin music. Accordion, fiddle, percussion, bass, thrilling harmonies, and guitar all come together to create this multi-cultural experience. Perfect for a night of dining and dancing. Spice up your...

    Date: Saturday 11 April
    Where:
    The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Fuego Latino: POSTPONED


    Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show: CANCELLED

    Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show: CANCELLED

    Introducing Tony Painting and the Power Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show. Tony Painting and The Power have become firm favourites with the music loving public and musicians alike. Fronted by UK born guitarist and vocalist Tony Painting their special brand of blistering guitar based boogie...

    Date: Saturday 11 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Australasias Top Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show: CANCELLED


    Music Society Concerts

    Music Society Concerts

    Concerts held on 2nd Sunday of month, March - November. Each concert includes vocal and instrumental performers, mainly from Hawke's Bay, solo, group and Band combinations. Special on Easter Sunday (12th April) are nationally known soloists - Lesley Graham (soprano) Linden Loader (mezzo...

    Date: Sunday 12 April
    Where:
    St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Music Society Concerts


    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

    Read more » - EURYDICE - Hawke's Bay: CANCELLED


    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

    Read more » - Camelot the Pantomime: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - Salsa Night: CANCELLED


    Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik: POSTPONED

    Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik: POSTPONED

    Join us for happy hour from 4-6pm and get your spots for this awesome two band line up starting at 6:30! Both Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik have prepared a special acoustic set of originals. Sons of Henrik are an all-original acoustic/electric rock band based around the vocal and poetically...

    Date: Friday 17 April
    Where:
    The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mirrored Walls and Sons of Henrik: POSTPONED


    Daniel Champagne

    Daniel Champagne

    One reviewer recently wrote - exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne...

    Date: Friday 17 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Daniel Champagne


    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

    Read more » - NYDS Festival


    Free
    Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

    Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack

    Join Mack at one of the premium vineyards in the Bay and experience a sensory treat of good food, great wine and excellent acoustic stylings of Mack and his guitars, as he plays and sings originals as well as covers of folk and rock classics. Described by Rock Radio UK as "one of the best...

    Date: Saturday 18 April
    Where:
    Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Summer to Autumn with Fraser Mack


    Free
    Summer Sessions

    Summer Sessions

    20 Saturday Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season! - Dan Sharp - Ian Munro - Ariana Henare - Annabelle & Ash - Lady Larisa - Climate - Fraser Mackenzie - The Acoustic Project - Little Big Noise Kickback and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while...

    Date: Saturday 18 April
    Where:
    Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Summer Sessions


    R18
    10:32 (NZ/UK) + VÏKÆ: CANCELLED

    10:32 (NZ/UK) + VÏKÆ: CANCELLED

    Update: Cancelled due to virus... 10:32 is the new project from London-based kiwi artist, Bridget Walsh, featuring Lyle Barton on keys, Radovan Brtko on drums and Digby Lovatt on bass. For fans of artists including Hiatus Kaiyote, Kimbra, Erykah Badu, Moonchild and more, 10:32’s...

    Date: Saturday 18 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 10:32 (NZ/UK) + VÏKÆ: CANCELLED


    Free
    Ash Ridge Winery Craft Fair

    Ash Ridge Winery Craft Fair

    As part of the awesome summer events in the Hawke's Bay, Ash Ridge Winery is opening up its garden to hosting a series of craft fairs over the summer. Featuring local and regional vendors selling handmade arts & crafts, re-purposed furniture, wooden toys, jewelry, art and much more... Coffee,...

    Date: Sunday 19 April
    Where:
    Ash Ridge Wines, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Ash Ridge Winery Craft Fair


    Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour: POSTPONED

    Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour: POSTPONED

    Update: Eccles Entertainment and Th' Dudes reluctantly announce the postponement of Th' Bliss Tour due to start in Hamilton on 9 April. Details on the new show dates will be released in the coming weeks, but in the meantime ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will remain...

    Date: Monday 20 April
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour: POSTPONED


    R18
    Amand Gerbault – Gaylor. Classical Pianist

    Amand Gerbault – Gaylor. Classical Pianist

    Amand Gerbault – Gaylor is a young man with an amazing capacity to bring me to tears of joy. He has a masters touch on the Piano and plays with divine feeling, space and tempo. My Mother Mary Poynton was a concert Pianist who played for me in the womb and right up until I was adopted at 2. I...

    Date: Thursday 23 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Amand Gerbault – Gaylor. Classical Pianist


    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

    Read more » - Superhero Circus: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - NZSO Emperor


    Caitlin Smith & Aro: CANCELLED

    Caitlin Smith & Aro: CANCELLED

    Described as having “…a voice that imagination created”, Caitlin Smith is a mesmerising performer, song-poet and story singer. Legally blind since birth, she is a tireless advocate for accessibility issues and the healing and transformative power of creativity. A great hit when she toured...

    Date: Sunday 26 April
    Where:
    Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

    Read more » - Caitlin Smith & Aro: CANCELLED


    Operatunity Presents: Showtime Las Vegas

    Operatunity Presents: Showtime Las Vegas

    Set your soul on fire as NZ’s most iconic entertainers dazzle you in a thrilling homage to the bright light city of Las Vegas. We highlight the greatest headliners to grace Vegas stages including Elvis, Cher, Liberace, Tom Jones and Celine Dion. Starring Karl Perigo, Marian Burns, Suzanne...

    Date: Thursday 30 April
    Where:
    Equippers Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Operatunity Presents: Showtime Las Vegas


    Holloway Holiday - The Glitter Boy Tour

    Holloway Holiday - The Glitter Boy Tour

    The New Zealand Nu-Punk rockers of your dreams, Holloway Holiday is a bisexual sugary face-punch flaunting Taylor Criscuola on drums, Louis Valentine on vocals and Max Long on guitar. Every song is a synth-infused emotional rollercoaster of four-chord political satire and sad-boy...

    Date: Thursday 30 April
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Holloway Holiday - The Glitter Boy Tour


    May 2020

    Free
    Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

    Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

    Turuturu are weaving pegs used to keep a garment off the ground when it is being made. The main peg is the right one and can be elaborately decorated. It represents the mana of Te Whare Pora—the knowledge-bank of the art-form. The peg itself upholds the mana of the growing garment and it...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 17 May
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition


    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Wednesday 1 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mystery of History Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    Free
    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tender Is the Night Exhibition


    Saturday Night Session with Jess Atkin: CANCELLED

    Saturday Night Session with Jess Atkin: CANCELLED

    If you don't know who Jess Atkin is by now you're missing out on all the family love happening once a month at the Urban Winery! Jess and the gang are continuing their residency at the Urban Winery once a month! Their soulful, raw, contagious energy is exactly what a Saturday night calls for....

    Date: Saturday 2 May
    Where:
    The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Saturday Night Session with Jess Atkin: CANCELLED


    The Boss – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

    The Boss – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

    The Boss is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The...

    Date: Saturday 2 May
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The Boss – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    Keeping House: Behind the Scenes Tour: CANCELLED

    Keeping House: Behind the Scenes Tour: CANCELLED

    Join us for a 'behind the scenes' tour of household appliances and labour-saving devices. From butter churns to bean slicers, egg beaters to electric mixers, we track the changes in domestic design and technology through objects and archives in the collection. Tickets: $10 | $5 Friend of MTG....

    Date: Tuesday 12 May
    Where:
    Offsite Storage Ahuriri, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Keeping House: Behind the Scenes Tour: CANCELLED


    R18
    White Chapel Jak

    White Chapel Jak

    Summer Vibes Tour 2020! We can't wait to get back to The Bay! You've seen them at Crab Farm Winery, New Years at the Napier Soundshell and festivals around Hawkes Bay. Hot off the back of a sold out debut “MusicLife Tour” crowd favorites White Chapel Jak were excited to be announced in the...

    Date: Friday 15 May to Saturday 16 May
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - White Chapel Jak


    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

    Read more » - The Tape Face Show: CANCELLED


    Bravo Amici: POSTPONED

    Bravo Amici: POSTPONED

    Update: Sorry, this tour has now been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions – new dates coming soon. From the creator of the world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, multi-platinum selling New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, presents Bravo Amici - a stunning company of stars from The West End...

    Date: Sunday 17 May
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Bravo Amici: POSTPONED


    Yesterday Once More: POSTPONED

    Yesterday Once More: POSTPONED

    From the creators of the hit show OH WHAT A NIGHT! comes a unique new musical revue celebrating four of the most iconic singing groups of the 70’s known for their soaring vocal harmonies. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE stars four dynamic performers direct from Las Vegas whose lush harmonic...

    Date: Wednesday 20 May
    Where:
    Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Yesterday Once More: POSTPONED


    R18
    Trio Nouveau with Wendy Caldwell

    Trio Nouveau with Wendy Caldwell

    Trio Nouveau. After three sell out nights at the Cabana's Late Night Jazz sessions Trio Nouveau are back for just 1 night. Trio Nouveau is a well known jazz group based in New Zealand and consists of Stephen Millar on piano/ keyboard, Gavin Mather on drums and David Day on double bass....

    Date: Friday 22 May
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Trio Nouveau with Wendy Caldwell


    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

    Read more » - International Comedy All-Stars - On Tour: CANCELLED


    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

    Read more » - Godspell - The Famous Rock Musical!


    The Jac

    The Jac "A Gathering" Album Release (Hawkes Bay)

    The Jac are releasing their third studio album “A Gathering” as the group marks a decade of making music together. Featuring material from their 2017 collaboration with Korean quartet Black String, plus a swathe of brand new original compositions, the album represents a milestone in their...

    Date: Friday 29 May
    Where:
    Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The Jac "A Gathering" Album Release (Hawkes Bay)


    R18
    Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour

    Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour

    Award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her upcoming self-titled album, her debut for Flying Nun Records. Pulling out all the stops for this collection of noir punk-folk songs, Reb is taking her band the length and breadth...

    Date: Sunday 31 May
    Where:
    The Dome, The T&G Building, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour


    June 2020

    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Wednesday 1 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mystery of History Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    Free
    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tender Is the Night Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Innovator: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - Venus Rising: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - World of Musicals: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - Calefax: CANCELLED


    R18
    Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour

    Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour

    Award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her upcoming self-titled album, her debut for Flying Nun Records. Pulling out all the stops for this collection of noir punk-folk songs, Reb is taking her band the length and breadth...

    Date: Friday 12 June
    Where:
    Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Reb Fountain - Album Release Tour


    Floyd Live – A Celebration and Salute to Pink Floyd

    Floyd Live – A Celebration and Salute to Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd are easily one of the most recognisable and enduring bands of all time. While no longer a touring entity, the timeless music of Pink Floyd continues to be passed down from one generation to another. Floyd Live return to Clarence Street Theatre following their sold out show in 2018...

    Date: Saturday 13 June
    Where:
    Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Floyd Live – A Celebration and Salute to Pink Floyd


    R18
    NZ eagles tribute Motel California

    NZ eagles tribute Motel California

    Motel California is NZ's premium Eagles tribute show. Come party to the Eagles greatest hits......Get in early, sold out last time!! $ 30.00 on Eventfinda or pre ticket sales at the Aviary. DO NOT MISS THIS !! Take it easy, Witchy woman , Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila sunrise, Desperado,...

    Date: Saturday 13 June
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - NZ eagles tribute Motel California


    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

    Read more » - NZSO Idyllic


    July 2020

    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Wednesday 1 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mystery of History Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    Free
    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tender Is the Night Exhibition


    Model and Hobby Expo

    Model and Hobby Expo

    The Model and Hobby Expo allows hobbyists the opportunity to display their crafts and collections for the general public to see. The two gymnasiums and school swimming pool will be open and on display will be a variety of car, truck, ship, aircraft, railway and military models. Radio Control...

    Date: Saturday 4 July to Sunday 5 July
    Where:
    Napier Boys' High School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Model and Hobby Expo


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - Voces8: The Cathedral Tour


    August 2020

    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Mystery of History Exhibition

    Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mystery of History Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    Free
    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender Is the Night Exhibition

    Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 30 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tender Is the Night Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - Anna Im with Stephen De Pledge


    Free
    Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

    Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

    A great display of quilts made by the very creative Keirunga Quilters group. Our annual exhibition will feature many different styles of quilts ranging from the traditional through to the very modern, and we can guarantee that it will be very colourful! In addition to a selection of quilts being...

    Date: Saturday 8 August to Sunday 16 August
    Where:
    Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Keirunga Quilters Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Universal


    Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

    Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

    Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out...

    Date: Thursday 13 August
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show


    September 2020

    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - Dangerous Liaisons: CANCELLED


    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

    Read more » - Friends! The Musical Parody


    October 2020

    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - Doric String Quartet


    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

    Read more » - NZSO Timeless


    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

    Read more » - Matariki Glow Show!


    R18
    Homecoming - NZ Tour: POSTPONED

    Homecoming - NZ Tour: POSTPONED

    LIKE A STORM - GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT We are really sorry to announce that due to the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our upcoming NZ/UK/EU dates will be rescheduled for later on this year. All tickets & VIPs will be honoured for the new tour dates. Once the new tour dates are...

    Date: Saturday 31 October
    Where:
    Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Homecoming - NZ Tour: POSTPONED


    November 2020

    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    Free
    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui Exhibition

    Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Sunday 1 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    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

    Read more » - The Nutcracker & Don Quixote


    Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2020

    Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2020

    Join us for the seventh biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition – a highlight of spring in Hawke’s Bay. Explore the expanse of wildflowers and Round Pond Garden’s Mediterranean landscape design at 125 Rosser Road, Hastings, and enjoy: - A unique exhibition of sculpture by around 80...

    Date: Wednesday 11 November to Sunday 15 November
    Where:
    Round Pond Garden, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2020


    Mission Concert - Rod Stewart

    Mission Concert - Rod Stewart

    The Mission Concert’s favourite artist, Sir Rod Stewart, returns this November as part of his The Hits! world tour - a 50-year celebration of his stellar career, a career highlighted by extraordinary performances at The Mission in 2005 and 2012. The Mission Concerts will be Rod’s only North...

    Date: Saturday 14 November to Sunday 15 November
    Where:
    Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Mission Concert - Rod Stewart


    The ABBA Show

    The ABBA Show

    Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical...

    Date: Tuesday 24 November
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The ABBA Show


    R18
    TWO FIRES Australia's Ultimate Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel: POSTPONED

    TWO FIRES Australia's Ultimate Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel: POSTPONED

    Postponed to November the 26th TWO FIRES Australia's Ultimate Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel Show has been Touring nationally and selling out venues across Australia. Fronted by Joe Differ TWO FIRES bring their high energy Show to all types of audiences in which consistently deliver an...

    Date: Thursday 26 November
    Where:
    The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - TWO FIRES Australia's Ultimate Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel: POSTPONED


    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

    Read more » - The Sleeping Beauty


    December 2020

    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

    This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

    Date: Sunday 5 April to Thursday 31 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


    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

    Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night


    March 2021

    R18
    Eclipse - The Music of Pink Floyd - Napier: POSTPONED

    Eclipse - The Music of Pink Floyd - Napier: POSTPONED

    Dear Ticketholders As you may have heard today, the New Zealand Government has announced restrictions on mass public gatherings which will prevent the Eclipse Concert on the 28th of March from going ahead. We have also heard from a large number of ticket holders over the last couple of days...

    Date: Saturday 27 March
    Where:
    Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Eclipse - The Music of Pink Floyd - Napier: POSTPONED


    May 2021

    The Ten Tenors

    The Ten Tenors

    The Ten Tenors are postponing their near sold-out 2020 tour and have secured new dates for 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Box Offices around the country are currently overwhelmed with inquiries so please just hold onto your tickets. They remain valid for the new dates and...

    Date: Tuesday 4 May
    Where:
    Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The Ten Tenors


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