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July 2021

Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Monday 9 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 24 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Free
For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay

For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of a New Zealand Women’s Institute (WI) at Rissington, Hawke’s Bay, on 27 February 1921. The founder was Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer (1872–1955), who lived and worked in Hawke’s Bay for most of her life. The aim of...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 31 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori 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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


MTG Collections Tour

MTG Collections Tour

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes of the MTG collections facility. Find out how the objects are cared for, meet the MTG collections team and view some of the highlights of this extensive collection. The tour includes paintings, taonga and historical photographs from...

Date: Tuesday 27 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - MTG Collections Tour


Free
Thinking Unfolding

Thinking Unfolding

The idea of a book as an art object evolved in the mid-20th Century when artists began experimenting with the book format as a means to express their ideas. This touring exhibition from the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) sees printmakers from throughout Aotearoa, including eight...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 1 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Thinking Unfolding


Free
Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water

Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water

Despite the title of his latest exhibition, Brian Campbell doesn't so much lift his head out of the water as he raises it above the parapet, building an imaginary world using satire, fantasy and humour to contemplate some serious, possibly even profound, questions. From a self-described...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 8 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water


te MOKO on our face / in your face

te MOKO on our face / in your face

te MOKO on our face / in your face | Main Gallery The te MOKO exhibition showcases “the face of Māori Art today”. A specifically designed installation of contemporary artwork by 40 Iwitoi Kahungunu artists of Heretaunga engaging in reprising cultural values beyond the Marae. Of...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 15 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - te MOKO on our face / in your face


Free
Interactive Wall: Fun with Form

Interactive Wall: Fun with Form

FUN with FORM: memorise, recreate and challenge your friends and whānau! Test your memorising skills with our interactive wall, Fun with Form! Fun with Form is a memory game you can play to challenge your friends and whānau. Pick a card from the table, memorise it for 10 seconds, put the card...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 15 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Interactive Wall: Fun with Form


Kohua Maori Art

Kohua Maori Art

Thanks to the assistance of Iwi Toi Kahungunu - Maori Artists, the CHB Museum presents an art exhibition showcasing local contemporary indigenous art supporting the importance of Maori Arts and honouring Te Tiriti of Waitangi. Maori Culture generates assets contributing to the social,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 2 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Kohua Maori Art


Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 5 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


Free
Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

The naming of a new apple cultivar Billy Apple® fulfils a long-held ambition for the artist and is the natural culmination of his 1962 self-branding exercise. Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product 1962—2020 looks back to Apple’s name change and the way Apple created artworks that...

Date: Wednesday 28 July to Tuesday 14 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition


The Jailhouse Frocks

The Jailhouse Frocks

Shattering Dim-witted Officer Dwayne's tranquil evening at the Birchwood County Police Station is the arrests of three unlikely women: The Mayor's Wife, The local mad cat-lady, and a dangerous looking New Yorker. The already chaotic situation descends into mayhem with the arrival of a New York...

Date: Wednesday 28 July to Saturday 31 July
Where:
Aubyn Live Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Jailhouse Frocks


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Sin City Live & Dangerous

Sin City Live & Dangerous

Lock your doors and hide your beers because the Sin City boys are hitting the road this July!! The country-soul duo have been tearing up stages around Auckland since returning from lockdown in Alicante, Spain late last year and now they're taking the show around the North Island with a full band in...

Date: Thursday 29 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Divas & a Piano

Divas & a Piano

The first of a monthly night ” DIVAS & A PIANO”, features the best of the Bays Diva’s singing original and Covers backed by just our Premier 5 Foot 1 Baby Grand. This month’s DIVAS are: Ursula Alexander, Adrienne Toner, Jackie Gibson, Bobbi Rowe, Chrissy Atkinson, Kitty Day and Lynne...

Date: Friday 30 July
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Divas & a Piano


Free
Traditional Pakistan Music – Interactive Workshop

Traditional Pakistan Music – Interactive Workshop

Free cultural experience. Join the Pakistan Association and Friends of Hawke’s Bay in an interactive music workshop of the traditional music and instruments of Pakistan. This offers a unique opportunity for local communities to engage with and participate in a cultural experience at CAN on...

Date: Saturday 31 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence | Alcove Gallery 31 July - 17 October 2021 We wake and sleep to the rhythm of light. It is the basis of existence. Our most primal time tool, light directs routine and daily ritual. Larisse Hall explores the value of time within an everyday context....

Date: Saturday 31 July to Sunday 17 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Larisse Hall: Of the Essence


The Look of Love - The Music of Burt Bacharach

The Look of Love - The Music of Burt Bacharach

Spend an evening with award-winning Ali Harper as she showcases Burt Bacharach’s hit songs – Close To You, Alfie, That’s What Friends Are For, Walk On By, Anyone Who Had A Heart and reminds us What The World Needs Now is The Look Of Love. The Look Of Love will transport you back through...

Date: Saturday 31 July
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Look of Love - The Music of Burt Bacharach


August 2021

Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Monday 9 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 24 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Free
For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay

For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of a New Zealand Women’s Institute (WI) at Rissington, Hawke’s Bay, on 27 February 1921. The founder was Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer (1872–1955), who lived and worked in Hawke’s Bay for most of her life. The aim of...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 31 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay


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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori 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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

The naming of a new apple cultivar Billy Apple® fulfils a long-held ambition for the artist and is the natural culmination of his 1962 self-branding exercise. Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product 1962—2020 looks back to Apple’s name change and the way Apple created artworks that...

Date: Wednesday 28 July to Tuesday 14 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition


Kohua Maori Art

Kohua Maori Art

Thanks to the assistance of Iwi Toi Kahungunu - Maori Artists, the CHB Museum presents an art exhibition showcasing local contemporary indigenous art supporting the importance of Maori Arts and honouring Te Tiriti of Waitangi. Maori Culture generates assets contributing to the social,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 2 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Kohua Maori Art


Free
Thinking Unfolding

Thinking Unfolding

The idea of a book as an art object evolved in the mid-20th Century when artists began experimenting with the book format as a means to express their ideas. This touring exhibition from the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) sees printmakers from throughout Aotearoa, including eight...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 1 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Thinking Unfolding


Free
Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water

Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water

Despite the title of his latest exhibition, Brian Campbell doesn't so much lift his head out of the water as he raises it above the parapet, building an imaginary world using satire, fantasy and humour to contemplate some serious, possibly even profound, questions. From a self-described...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 8 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Brian Campbell - Head Above The Water


te MOKO on our face / in your face

te MOKO on our face / in your face

te MOKO on our face / in your face | Main Gallery The te MOKO exhibition showcases “the face of Māori Art today”. A specifically designed installation of contemporary artwork by 40 Iwitoi Kahungunu artists of Heretaunga engaging in reprising cultural values beyond the Marae. Of...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 15 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - te MOKO on our face / in your face


Free
Interactive Wall: Fun with Form

Interactive Wall: Fun with Form

FUN with FORM: memorise, recreate and challenge your friends and whānau! Test your memorising skills with our interactive wall, Fun with Form! Fun with Form is a memory game you can play to challenge your friends and whānau. Pick a card from the table, memorise it for 10 seconds, put the card...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Sunday 15 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Interactive Wall: Fun with Form


Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence | Alcove Gallery 31 July - 17 October 2021 We wake and sleep to the rhythm of light. It is the basis of existence. Our most primal time tool, light directs routine and daily ritual. Larisse Hall explores the value of time within an everyday context....

Date: Saturday 31 July to Sunday 17 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Larisse Hall: Of the Essence


Fantasy & Romance

Fantasy & Romance

Be transported to other worlds with the sublime marriage of flute, oboe and piano. Breathing new life into some of Schumann and Fauré’s most beloved romantic works for chamber ensemble, Melanie Lançon and Bede Hanley partner with the inimitable Stephen De Pledge to whisk you away on flights...

Date: Sunday 1 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fantasy & Romance


Simply  Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom is held every first Sunday of the month come along and enjoy a mixture of all types of the ballroom with DJ's Bertie & Ansie. Two hours of non-stop music - Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba or any requests for other ballroom dances. A good night of social ballroom dancing. All dancers...

Date: Sunday 1 August to Sunday 3 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Simply Ballroom: POSTPONED


Free
Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Come along and be a part of the 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 tremendously supportive of all writers. The poets sit in a...

Date: Monday 2 August to Monday 6 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets


Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 5 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


Free
Lunch Hour Concert

Lunch Hour Concert

Lunch Hour Concert. A varied programme of talented local performers: The Christian School Choir directed by Murray Wood; Michael Hewitt & Jenny Cross, Vocal Duets; Anna Hansen, Piano; Kirsty McMinn-Collard, Soprano accompanied by Margaret Cooper. A cafe-style lunch is available after the concert...

Date: Wednesday 4 August
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Walk of Wonders

Walk of Wonders

We invite you to step into the night and join us on our Walk of Wonders. An immersive light art, fire and audio experience for all ages. Walk of Wonders will be held at Black Barn Vineyards on nine nights, August 5-15th. Guests will be immersed in a dynamic visual experience coupled by a...

Date: Thursday 5 August to Sunday 15 August
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Walk of Wonders


The Firebird

The Firebird

Following the triumph of his Hansel & Gretel in 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to commission a new work by Choreographer in Residence Loughlan Prior for 2021. The Firebird, first staged in Paris in 1910, changed the direction of ballet. The spine-tingling grandeur of...

Date: Friday 6 August to Saturday 7 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Firebird


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Temple of the Grunge

Temple of the Grunge

We are back and really looking forward to smashing some 90's classics for you, expect a good dose of... Pearl Jam, Nirvana, STPs, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden and more. Temple of the Grunge have been bringing the classics back since 2012, don't miss this dynamic band with interchanging...

Date: Friday 6 August
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Temple of the Grunge


Free
Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art | Foyer Gallery 7 August – 24 October 2021 The contemporary concept of young art is work not defined by the age of the creator, but by the stage the artist is at in their career. This exhibition brings together the work of two...

Date: Saturday 7 August to Sunday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art


Free
te MOKO on our face / in your face FLOOR TALKS

te MOKO on our face / in your face FLOOR TALKS

Join Iwi Toi Kahungunu artists talk about their practice and artworks in te MOKO on our face / in your face exhibition. Saturday 10 July, 11am Join us to hear from three wāhine artists talk about their practice and artworks. Saturday 24 July, 11am Join us to hear three tāne artists talk...

Date: Saturday 7 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - te MOKO on our face / in your face FLOOR TALKS


I Saw You

Dali Day 2021 I Saw You - Exhibition 5-7 free event I Saw You A National Holiday opens with a collection of hand-picked world-class visual artists participating in the inaugural exhibition to open the night's festivities for Dali Day. Artists have been given a Handsaw each with the...

Date: Saturday 7 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - I Saw You


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Live Music night with The Rvmes at Crab Farm Winery

Live Music night with The Rvmes at Crab Farm Winery

Our live music nights are back, it's been a while and we need a good night out!! Join us for a night of music with The Rvmes Get your dancing shoes on for a night of live music, delicious gourmet snack menu and a couple of drinks! Tickets will be on sale via Eventfinda at $15 per person...

Date: Saturday 7 August
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Live Music night with The Rvmes at Crab Farm Winery


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Dali Day

Dali Day

Everyone loves Dali! Come together to celebrate all things Dali on his special day. Dali loves art! Dali Day kicks off with an exhibition of visual arts featuring work by artists from far and wide who count themselves among Dali’s very many friends and acquaintances. Unique and diverse, this...

Date: Saturday 7 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society Concerts, held every second Sunday of the month, March-November at St Matthew's Anglican Church, feature local vocal, instrumental and group musicians performing varied musical styles representing centuries of beautiful music.

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 14 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society


Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Napier RSA Rock n Roll club present our monthly RnR social everyone welcome, this month's social has the Theme Wild & Wacky get dressed up and come along to a great night of RnR music and dancing, featuring DJ Big Beat kicking off at 6-30 pm, come along a little earlier and enjoy a meal at the...

Date: Sunday 8 August
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Social Rock N Roll Club


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the world. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the Hawkes...

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 12 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


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Margot Pierard & Ben Wilcock. JAZZ.

Margot Pierard & Ben Wilcock. JAZZ.

Wil Sargisson is heading back to Australia and his PIANO Stool will be taken by the very experienced BEN WILCOCK. Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries Creative, Music and Performance “I’m lucky to be able to teach in an area I’m very passionate about – music,” says...

Date: Thursday 12 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Margot Pierard & Ben Wilcock. JAZZ.


The Shades - The Gratitude Tour

The Shades - The Gratitude Tour

Kava Bowl Media proudly presents The Shades Quartet on their return tour of New Zealand. Not since 2018 has NZ seen this fantastic vocal quartet. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out NZ’s finest vocal quartet performing beautiful opera from one of New Zealand’s premium opera talents...

Date: Friday 13 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Shades - The Gratitude Tour


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Open Call 3

Open Call 3

Open Call 3 @ Spaceship Come along and watch some local Hawkes Bay people brave the bright lights and share their talents with you! With acts from all different areas of performance; comedy, dancing, and singing, just to name a few. A fun night for both performer and patron awaits. Each show will...

Date: Friday 13 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Open Call 3


Free
Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge 14 August – 28 November 2021 | Holt Gallery Over the last six months Ayesha Green has been developing a body of work specifically for the Holt Gallery. This exhibition looks at the visual language and history of Native Schooling[1] in New Zealand...

Date: Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge


Free
Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Come and enjoy a range of lovely quilts created by the talented Keirunga Quilters, based in Havelock North. Check out our ‘Going Green’ challenge. Have a go at winning one of 2 beautiful quilts or a box of goodies in our raffle. Lots of hand-made goods will be on sale, ideal for little...

Date: Saturday 14 August to Saturday 21 August
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Keirunga Quilters Exhibition


The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

Don’t miss your chance to witness this awesome production. A full complement of 9 passionate musicians bring alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Boss is tuned to perfection, a 3-hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album plus more.

Date: Saturday 14 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show


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A Night with Lynne Toner, Adrienne Toner & Fletcher Whanau

A Night with Lynne Toner, Adrienne Toner & Fletcher Whanau

A Night with Lynne Toner, Adrienne Toner & the Fletcher Whanau. Kia ora whānau. Come join us for a night of music and entertainment @ The Cabana Napier. Two of the biggest Musical Family's in Hawkes Bay join forces to bring a night of wonderful songs and smiles. With DejaBlue and Steve...

Date: Saturday 14 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Night with Lynne Toner, Adrienne Toner & Fletcher Whanau


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Grawlixes 'Love You To Death' Album Release Tour

Grawlixes 'Love You To Death' Album Release Tour

Grawlixes celebrate their sophomore album with a 12 date headline tour this July/August. The twelve shows will see Grawlixes perform across Aotearoa, captivating audiences with a dynamic set ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to spine-tingling rock. The singles from the album have already...

Date: Sunday 15 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Grawlixes 'Love You To Death' Album Release Tour


Dance Danced Dancing (2021)

Dance Danced Dancing (2021)

From the creative team behind the NZ Fringe multiple award-nominated, crowd-favourite show, New Dance Group, comes a unique show designed to pull the curtains back on the delightful oddities of creating live dance. This is a dance show about dancing. Dance Danced Dancing (2021), presented by...

Date: Monday 16 August to Tuesday 17 August
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Dance Danced Dancing (2021)


A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Hastings! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! This listing will get you tickets for The Common Room venue As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust have planned an...

Date: Tuesday 17 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Hastings! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! this listing will get you tickets for Hastings Distillery on Heretaunga Street. As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust...

Date: Tuesday 17 August
Where:
Hastings Distillery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets

A Progression of Poets comes to Hastings! You pick your venue - grab your FREE ticket and stay put and the poets come to you! This listing will get you tickets for Spaceship Performing Arts venue, 118 Karamu Road. As part of the National Poetry Day shenanigans Hawke’s Bay Readers and...

Date: Tuesday 17 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff, and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics from Hawkes Bay and visiting from around the world. If you want to have a go, please contact us through the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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West End to Waipawa. Musical revue;

West End to Waipawa. Musical revue;

The Waipawa Musical &Dramatics Club winter Musical Revue. West End to Waipawa “Musical Theatre through the Ages” culminating in a mix of favourite (and soon to be new favourites) from the great musical theatre shows we love. Slightly new feel to this winter show with a more intimate...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Saturday 28 August
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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DIY Comedy

DIY Comedy

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this should be a cracker! Online tickets are available...

Date: Thursday 19 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Live at The Cabana

Live at The Cabana

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this will be a cracker! Tickets available from...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Thursday 16 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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LOU'ANA North Island Tour

LOU'ANA North Island Tour

LOU’ANA Tāmaki Makaurau based artist with her seven-piece band are going on the road this winter to serve up her soul funk grooves with a dose of Magick. Having carved a place for herself within Auckland’s vibrant music community over the past 7 years. Lou’ana’s voice carries the...

Date: Friday 20 August
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Benee - Aotearoa Tour

Benee - Aotearoa Tour

Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE has today announced a nationwide regional tour for August. BENEE will visit every corner of the country, hitting eight different towns and cities throughout the month. The ‘Supalonely’ singer has had an incredible 18 months, from...

Date: Saturday 21 August
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

80's Super Band 'Love Shack'

Not to be missed, New Zealand's 80's Super group 'Love Shack' are bringing their show to The Paisley Stage, Napier Doors from 8pm BYO event Show starts 8.30pm $20 Ticket sale from Eventfinda $25 on the door $10 for child's ticket under 16 with parent or guardian Come and party with Love...

Date: Saturday 21 August
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fight Club

Fight Club

Some of Hawkes Bays finest DJs playing back to back to bring you the ultimate night of HOUSE MUSIC. We have Brad Friis, Gareth Dobson and Sneeky playing against DoW0rk, Dj Oma and.... TBA Set times and who will be playing B2B to be drawn out of a hat the week of the event, just to make it...

Date: Saturday 21 August
Where:
Spaceship, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Rude Boyz - Reggae Party

The Rude Boyz - Reggae Party

Hawke’s Bay favourite reggae band The Rude Boyz are bringing the reggae party back to The Common Room Hastings. It’s always a great night of reggae music, sweet vibes, peace and love eclectic crowd. These shows always sell out so don’t miss out on the limited $10 tickets

Date: Saturday 21 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Eagles Tribute Motel California: CANCELLED

Eagles Tribute Motel California: CANCELLED

Motel California is New Zealand's premier tribute to the Eagles Band. Playing all the best-loved Eagles hits, celebrating one of the great country-rock acts in music, Recognised for their accomplished & highly skilled musicianship and vocals, this is not to be missed!!! Selling out venues and...

Date: Saturday 21 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wonderland Glow Show

Wonderland Glow Show

The GLOW SHOW team is back with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland' tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you're transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry. The mega edu-taining...

Date: Monday 23 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Cameron Barclay of The Ten Tenors, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo and a live band!

Date: Wednesday 25 August
Where:
Equippers Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Cameron Barclay of The Ten Tenors, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo and a live band!

Date: Thursday 26 August
Where:
Equippers Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Slow Burning Folk Country

Slow Burning Folk Country

Jo is a singer-songwriter from Dunedin in the deep south of NZ. Little delivers her own style of road-worn, slow-burning, folk-country effortlessly. Her delicately crafted songs are like photo albums of her life. Jo’s first EP release ‘A Short Burst Of Hot’ was in 2009 with her band Midnight...

Date: Thursday 26 August
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour

Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour

Due to popular demand, Deva Mahal is doing a series of special shows this August as she embarks on a 7-date nationwide ‘Kinship’ tour. Join Wellington-based Soul & R n B artist, Deva Mahal, for these incredible wahine-driven acoustic shows across the country this Winter. Deva Mahal was...

Date: Friday 27 August
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends 28 August – 7 November 2021 | Main Gallery Carole Shepheard is a well-known figure in the arts landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2002 appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the...

Date: Saturday 28 August to Sunday 7 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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'I See a Girl'; An uplifting and empowering musical event

'I See a Girl'; An uplifting and empowering musical event

Creative Arts Napier is proud to present "I see a girl" - love and believe in your reflection! An uplifting and empowering musical/visual gig for all ages. Enjoy live music from local songster Sarah Terry, set against a backdrop of contemporary images from the whimsical world of visual artist...

Date: Saturday 28 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Show (plus Andrew London)

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Show (plus Andrew London)

Our "Enjoy Yourself" tour! A night of toe-tapping fun and nostalgia at the magnificent Blyth Performing Arts Centre featuring a band that includes original members of the hugely popular sixties and seventies hit bands - ✨ Hogsnort Rupert, ✨ Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band, and ✨ Dave...

Date: Saturday 28 August
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Shed the Tool Tribute and Down with the System

Shed the Tool Tribute and Down with the System

NZ's premiere Tool tribute SHED team up with Napier's own Down with the System, System of a Down Tribute, to bring you a set of massive tracks from these rock titans! From soaring prog metal journey's to some of the biggest rock hits of last two decades, this will be a night not to miss.

Date: Saturday 28 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2021

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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product Exhibition

The naming of a new apple cultivar Billy Apple® fulfils a long-held ambition for the artist and is the natural culmination of his 1962 self-branding exercise. Billy Apple® A Brand Looking for a Product 1962—2020 looks back to Apple’s name change and the way Apple created artworks that...

Date: Wednesday 28 July to Tuesday 14 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence | Alcove Gallery 31 July - 17 October 2021 We wake and sleep to the rhythm of light. It is the basis of existence. Our most primal time tool, light directs routine and daily ritual. Larisse Hall explores the value of time within an everyday context....

Date: Saturday 31 July to Sunday 17 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art | Foyer Gallery 7 August – 24 October 2021 The contemporary concept of young art is work not defined by the age of the creator, but by the stage the artist is at in their career. This exhibition brings together the work of two...

Date: Saturday 7 August to Sunday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge 14 August – 28 November 2021 | Holt Gallery Over the last six months Ayesha Green has been developing a body of work specifically for the Holt Gallery. This exhibition looks at the visual language and history of Native Schooling[1] in New Zealand...

Date: Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends 28 August – 7 November 2021 | Main Gallery Carole Shepheard is a well-known figure in the arts landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2002 appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the...

Date: Saturday 28 August to Sunday 7 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kohua Maori Art

Kohua Maori Art

Thanks to the assistance of Iwi Toi Kahungunu - Maori Artists, the CHB Museum presents an art exhibition showcasing local contemporary indigenous art supporting the importance of Maori Arts and honouring Te Tiriti of Waitangi. Maori Culture generates assets contributing to the social,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 2 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Hawke’s Bay Art Review Exhibition and Gala Opening

Hawke’s Bay Art Review Exhibition and Gala Opening

Join us on Friday 3 September for the Gala Opening of this year's Hawke's Bay Art Review. It will be a fabulous night with light, where our Guest Selector and Curator Tyson Campbell will award the Gordon Harris Premier Award of $1000 plus six Highly Commended Awards. The Hawke’s Bay Art Review...

Date: Friday 3 September to Wednesday 29 September
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Killer Queens

Killer Queens

Killer Queens are a completely live band of Hawke’s Bay’s finest musicians. Featuring a 4-piece band, 4 guest vocalists and a unique light and visual show. Killer Queens are not a tribute band, there are no cheap wigs and fake moustaches here, they pay homage to the music, influence and...

Date: Friday 3 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Model Expo

Model Expo

Hobbyists and model makers from across the North Island will be showing off their skills to the public in the two gymnasiums and swimming pool at Napier Boys' High School. On display will be Radio Control boats and ships, model railway layouts, Radio Control cars, military models, and competition...

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

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Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year 2021 - Preliminary

Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year 2021 - Preliminary

Enjoy the preliminary stage of the Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year event where our finest young musicians perform solo in concert for the honour of becoming the Freemasons HB & Charity HB Young Musician of the Year 2021. From this concert, the finalists will be chosen for the concert on...

Date: Saturday 4 September
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Herstory

Herstory

Herstory will be a showcase of creative women in music in Hawkes Bay, The lineup includes the likes of De Lune, Kitty Day, Sarah Wiig and The Cellars as well as local Poet Joanna Collins and more. This event is part of a larger celebration of the anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand....

Date: Saturday 4 September
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Lucien Johnson Quartet

Lucien Johnson Quartet

Lucien Johnson has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle”. One of New Zealand’s leading jazz musicians, his latest album “Wax///Wane” has met with rave reviews from the international press, with London Jazz News describing it as “Mystical, a touch...

Date: Saturday 4 September
Where:
Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Simply  Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom is held every first Sunday of the month come along and enjoy a mixture of all types of the ballroom with DJ's Bertie & Ansie. Two hours of non-stop music - Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba or any requests for other ballroom dances. A good night of social ballroom dancing. All dancers...

Date: Sunday 1 August to Sunday 3 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Come along and be a part of the 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 tremendously supportive of all writers. The poets sit in a...

Date: Monday 2 August to Monday 6 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 5 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling with special Guests Na Noise. Believed by the artist to be 'the latest and best of a recent plague of anniversary vinyl re-release tours' Lawrence Arabia has decided to 'do' Chant Darling live, celebrating the 12 & 1/2 year gap since the release of the...

Date: Friday 10 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Glitter Boomb

Glitter Boomb

Glitter Boomb This show will be a supercharged spectacle for the senses. With different styles of burlesque to entertain your eyes like; classic, comedic, and something just a little bit different. With a seriously talented line up of performers, you won’t want to miss them take the stage! We...

Date: Friday 10 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Piano Masterclass with Rae de Lisle

Piano Masterclass with Rae de Lisle

As part of the Hawke's Bay Young Musician of the Year 2021 event, Rae de Lisle, one of New Zealand's leading pianists and music teachers will work with young Hawke's Bay classical pianists in a masterclass focused on technique and style. Open to the public to see and hear the shaping of music...

Date: Saturday 11 September
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ensemble Workshop with Rae de Lisle

Ensemble Workshop with Rae de Lisle

As part of the Young Musician of the Year 2021 event, Rae de Lisle, one of New Zealand's leading pianists and music teachers will give a workshop for both piano accompanists and musicians working with accompanists. This is an opportunity for music teachers, school music teachers, pianists and...

Date: Saturday 11 September
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet | National Tour 2021

NZ String Quartet | National Tour 2021

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music… “…superbly responsive, technically sharp,...

Date: Saturday 11 September
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Fade To Black / Metallica and Black Knight / Deep Purple

Fade To Black / Metallica and Black Knight / Deep Purple

Back by popular demand 'Fade To Black Metallica Experience' and 'Black Knight - Deep Purple Homage' are coming back to Napier! This was an absolute banger the last time these bands played at The Cabana. Playing all the hits that made these legendary bands who they are. You don't want to miss...

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

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Son de Cuba 100% Cuban Quartet Returns to Napier

Son de Cuba 100% Cuban Quartet Returns to Napier

Son de Cuba, 100% Cuban quartet returns to Napier. The boyz are very excited to be invited back to Napier and look forward to seeing you all there in September. Early-bird tickets on sale now. Limited door sales if not sold-out prior. Call Joe to book yours now: 027-582-9925 Son de...

Date: Saturday 11 September
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Afro Music Experience

Afro Music Experience

Sam Manzanza & Afrobeat band will be performing his infectious afrobeat Manzanza Sound to make feel the highest Energy upbeat rhythm to dance no stop and to forget your worries. Saturday 11th September 9 PM to 12.30 PM AT Common Room Bar 227 Heretaunga St. East Hastings. Tickets $20. $18 eventfinda...

Date: Saturday 11 September
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society Concerts, held every second Sunday of the month, March-November at St Matthew's Anglican Church, feature local vocal, instrumental and group musicians performing varied musical styles representing centuries of beautiful music.

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 14 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the world. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the Hawkes...

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 12 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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PERIOD.

PERIOD.

Informed by personal stories, education books, and experts… Ephemeral Theatre breathes life into the stale classroom puberty talk. ‘A unique, inclusive, non-threatening and fun demystification of what is, after all, basic human biology...’ - Richard Mays Bring along your young-un's for...

Date: Wednesday 15 September to Friday 17 September
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Live at The Cabana

Live at The Cabana

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this will be a cracker! Tickets available from...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Thursday 16 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jon Stevens - Noiseworks INXS collection - with The Narcs

Jon Stevens - Noiseworks INXS collection - with The Narcs

Jon Stevens is delighted to announce a cocnert at Exhibition Hall, Tomoana Showgrounds in Hastings as part of his rescheduled ’Noiseworks + INXS Collection Tour’ in September. Tickets are selling fast at Plus1.co.nz and Blackbarn.com Fans can look forward to hearing INXS gems like Need...

Date: Saturday 18 September
Where:
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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AYO - Auckland Youth Orchestra - GLORY

AYO - Auckland Youth Orchestra - GLORY

Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué (soloist: Nicholas Forbes) Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (soloist: Jim Wu) Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 "Organ Symphony" (soloist: Nicholas Forbes) The Auckland Youth Orchestra presents an exciting symphony concert series...

Date: Saturday 18 September
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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Babe Rainbow - New Zealand Spring Tour

Babe Rainbow - New Zealand Spring Tour

Back by popular demand to deliver a warm dose of aural sunshine, cosmic conduits Babe Rainbow return to Aotearoa following their dazzling 2021 album, ‘Changing Colours’. Visiting three special spots this spring: Thursday September 16 - MONO @ Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch* Saturday...

Date: Saturday 18 September
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff, and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics from Hawkes Bay and visiting from around the world. If you want to have a go, please contact us through the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Stan Walker - All in Tour

Stan Walker - All in Tour

With no need for introductions, Stan Walker embarks on his nationwide ‘ALL IN’ tour performing 9 spectacular shows across Aotearoa, singing all of his hit songs and some brand new music! Boasting a stellar career that spans 5 studio albums, Stan Walker has been creating acclaimed New...

Date: Saturday 25 September
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour: POSTPONED

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C NZ Tour: POSTPONED

The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ in September, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your Average Australian Yobbo” in 1984 and...

Date: Saturday 25 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Great Gable (OZ)

Great Gable (OZ)

Off the back of a solid 2020 which saw them release their debut album Tracing Faces, hit #4 in the ARIA Vinyl Charts, spend weeks in the Top 10 most played songs on triple j and broadcast their first Live At The Wireless, Great Gable are heading over the ditch for a massive run of shows across New...

Date: Saturday 25 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2021

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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence | Alcove Gallery 31 July - 17 October 2021 We wake and sleep to the rhythm of light. It is the basis of existence. Our most primal time tool, light directs routine and daily ritual. Larisse Hall explores the value of time within an everyday context....

Date: Saturday 31 July to Sunday 17 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art | Foyer Gallery 7 August – 24 October 2021 The contemporary concept of young art is work not defined by the age of the creator, but by the stage the artist is at in their career. This exhibition brings together the work of two...

Date: Saturday 7 August to Sunday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge 14 August – 28 November 2021 | Holt Gallery Over the last six months Ayesha Green has been developing a body of work specifically for the Holt Gallery. This exhibition looks at the visual language and history of Native Schooling[1] in New Zealand...

Date: Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends 28 August – 7 November 2021 | Main Gallery Carole Shepheard is a well-known figure in the arts landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2002 appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the...

Date: Saturday 28 August to Sunday 7 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kohua Maori Art

Kohua Maori Art

Thanks to the assistance of Iwi Toi Kahungunu - Maori Artists, the CHB Museum presents an art exhibition showcasing local contemporary indigenous art supporting the importance of Maori Arts and honouring Te Tiriti of Waitangi. Maori Culture generates assets contributing to the social,...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Saturday 2 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hawke's Bay Arms & Militaria Show

Hawke's Bay Arms & Militaria Show

The Hawke's Bay Arms & Militaria Show will have displays of Medals, Badges, Uniforms, Vehicles, Books, Toys, Models, Antique Military and Sporting Arms. There will also be Sales Tables. Children 10 years and under, accompanied by an adult - free. Enquiries: Paul - 06 8447321 - 0211739018 -...

Date: Saturday 2 October
Where:
Army Drill Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Upbeats

The Upbeats

Supreme D&B proponents, The Upbeats, announce album release date and New Zealand Tour. NZ Drum & Bass titans, THE UPBEATS, will celebrate the release of their upcoming album by doing what they love most – delivering their joyous D&B music in all its tune-crushing glory, direct to the...

Date: Saturday 2 October
Where:
Bev Ridges on York, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Simply  Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom: POSTPONED

Simply Ballroom is held every first Sunday of the month come along and enjoy a mixture of all types of the ballroom with DJ's Bertie & Ansie. Two hours of non-stop music - Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba or any requests for other ballroom dances. A good night of social ballroom dancing. All dancers...

Date: Sunday 1 August to Sunday 3 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Come along and be a part of the 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 tremendously supportive of all writers. The poets sit in a...

Date: Monday 2 August to Monday 6 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Rock N Roll Club

Social Rock N Roll Club

Come along to a great night of rock n roll every Tuesday night for beginners and experienced dancers this is a social rock n roll club, we welcome those who want to learn rock n roll and we will assist you. Become a member of the rock n roll club for $10.00 a year which this financial year has only...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Tuesday 5 October
Where:
Napier RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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There's No Business Like Show Business - Operatunity

There's No Business Like Show Business - Operatunity

There's No Business Like Show Business features Glitter, glamour and show tunes, prepare to be dazzled by our amazing musical spectacular! Starring the musical talents from Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Alex Milligan, Grant Winterburn, Kelly Lim Harris and Stuart Coats.

Date: Wednesday 6 October
Where:
Equippers Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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There's No Business Like Show Business - Operatunity

There's No Business Like Show Business - Operatunity

There's No Business Like Show Business features Glitter, glamour and show tunes, prepare to be dazzled by our amazing musical spectacular! Starring the musical talents from Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Alex Milligan, Grant Winterburn, Kelly Lim Harris and Stuart Coats.

Date: Thursday 7 October
Where:
Equippers Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a new double-bill - ‘Life’s a Bitch’ & Mel...

Date: Thursday 7 October
Where:
Ardkeen Hall, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a new double-bill - ‘Life’s a Bitch’ & Mel...

Date: Friday 8 October
Where:
Longview, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a new double-bill - ‘Life’s a Bitch’ & Mel...

Date: Saturday 9 October to Sunday 10 October
Where:
Washpool Station, Hastings, 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! Not even Phoebe with all her psychic connections could have foretold the events of the past 12 months. In the words of Joey, “how you doin'?” We hope you’re ready to laugh again. We sure are. So Friends! The Musical Parody, the outrageous...

Date: Saturday 9 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, relive the beautiful country harmonies, the rockin’...

Date: Saturday 9 October
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society Concerts, held every second Sunday of the month, March-November at St Matthew's Anglican Church, feature local vocal, instrumental and group musicians performing varied musical styles representing centuries of beautiful music.

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 14 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Austen Found - The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen

Austen Found - The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen

Addicted to Darcy? Bonkers for Big Balls? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Well put down your cross stitching and get ready to enjoy an entirely improvised musical in the style of Jane Austen. You saw their videos during the COVID lockdown, now see them in person. Arts on Tour favourite Penny...

Date: Sunday 10 October
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the world. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the Hawkes...

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 12 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Drag up your Life!

Drag up your Life!

HAWKE'S BAY! Are you ready to Drag up your Life?! Kelly Fornia is taking her drag lip-sync extravaganza all over the nation this 2021, and we are stepping foot in glamorous Hawke's Bay! Drag up your Life features a fabulous selection of Wellington's finest Drag Queens & Kings as we bring you...

Date: Friday 15 October to Saturday 16 October
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff, and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics from Hawkes Bay and visiting from around the world. If you want to have a go, please contact us through the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Live at The Cabana

Live at The Cabana

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this will be a cracker! Tickets available from...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Thursday 16 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Chapel Jak

White Chapel Jak

"One of the hottest and exciting acts to emerge in NZ in the last 18 months" - Paul Ellis, NZ Idol_NZ Got Talent Judge, Former Sony Music Executive. Who’s ready for a bloody good time?! Hugely popular White Chapel Jak are here for a good time, and you don’t have to wait for a long time!...

Date: Friday 22 October
Where:
Crab Farm Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland 25th Anniversary Tour

Banished Music & Under The Radar presents Garageland “Last Exit to Garageland” 25th Anniversary Tour Citizens, it’s been roughly 9125 days since Flying Nun chart invaders Garageland released Last Exit to Garageland to the world and the band are happy to announce an October 2021...

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

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Labour of Love

Labour of Love

Fabrik & The Good Batch are infatuated with music. We wanted to share this love with you good people by curating a soiree starring the hottest artistic talent this beautiful country has to offer. We present to you the inaugural ‘Labour of Love.’ On Saturday the 23rd of October, Black...

Date: Saturday 23 October
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Hugo Show

A Hugo Show

I don’t believe it, he’s coming back AGAIN! It’s another Hugo Show! The show is filled with dance, comedy, and a hint of chaos. The shows headliner always dazzles his audiences with his epic costuming and wonderful choice of music. He’s a real treat to watch, and he is always happy to see...

Date: Saturday 23 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Drag 101 workshop with Hugo Grrrl

Drag 101 workshop with Hugo Grrrl

Want to do drag but don't know where to get started? Doing drag but want to up your game? Learn how to create slick, simple but sickening stage spots that are guaranteed to stick in this drag basics workshop. In this session aimed to get your creative brain sparking, we'll cover the logistics of...

Date: Sunday 24 October
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sir Dave Dobbyn

Sir Dave Dobbyn

Sir Dave Dobbyn is set to play a one-off show at iconic Black Barn Vineyards in Hawkes Bay! Fabrik presents iconic Kiwi singer-songwriter Sir Dave Dobbyn live in concert at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert will take place on Labour Weekend, Sunday, October 24th with some very special guests...

Date: Sunday 24 October
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2021

Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge 14 August – 28 November 2021 | Holt Gallery Over the last six months Ayesha Green has been developing a body of work specifically for the Holt Gallery. This exhibition looks at the visual language and history of Native Schooling[1] in New Zealand...

Date: Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge


Free
Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr

Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends 28 August – 7 November 2021 | Main Gallery Carole Shepheard is a well-known figure in the arts landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2002 appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the...

Date: Saturday 28 August to Sunday 7 November
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Out of the Shadows: a print journey w/ Carole Shepheard & fr


Free
Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Come along and be a part of the 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 tremendously supportive of all writers. The poets sit in a...

Date: Monday 2 August to Monday 6 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets


The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

The Woolshed Tour: 'Life's a Bitch' & Mel Parsons

Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a new double-bill - ‘Life’s a Bitch’ & Mel...

Date: Wednesday 3 November
Where:
Eparaima Hills, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all your favorite musical theatre...

Date: Wednesday 3 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Following its hugely successful world premiere in 2015, the RNZB is thrilled to be bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream back for Christmas 2021. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight...

Date: Saturday 6 November to Sunday 7 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Comedian, snapchat satirist and now unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked Singer NZ, Tom Sainsbury is about to add another string to his bow. Comedian on the loose! Tom is hitting the road with SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New...

Date: Saturday 6 November
Where:
Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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 11 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society

Hastings Music Society Concerts, held every second Sunday of the month, March-November at St Matthew's Anglican Church, feature local vocal, instrumental and group musicians performing varied musical styles representing centuries of beautiful music.

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 14 November
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hastings Music Society


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the world. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the Hawkes...

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 12 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


Free
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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff, and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics from Hawkes Bay and visiting from around the world. If you want to have a go, please contact us through the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Christmas in Vienna - Operatunity

Christmas in Vienna - Operatunity

Lose yourself in the splendour of Vienna as we capture the magic of Christmas, the wonder of the lights, the beautiful carols, the waltzes and great frocks! Starring, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Kelly Lim Harris and Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano.

Date: Thursday 18 November
Where:
Equippers Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a...

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

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Live at The Cabana

Live at The Cabana

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this will be a cracker! Tickets available from...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Thursday 16 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Live at The Cabana


December 2021

Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori 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: Tuesday 27 July to Friday 24 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Salmonella Dub

Salmonella Dub "Return To Our Kowhai" Spring Tour 21

Aotearoa’s Dub & Bass heavy-weights, the space-weaving SALMONELLA DUB, are heading out on the road with a run of spring shows nationwide, across September, October, November and December this year. The multiple platinum-selling and award-winning D&B pioneers are performing six dates taking in...

Date: Saturday 4 December
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Salmonella Dub "Return To Our Kowhai" Spring Tour 21


Free
Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets

Come along and be a part of the 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 tremendously supportive of all writers. The poets sit in a...

Date: Monday 2 August to Monday 6 December
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Poetry Open Mic Night by Napier Live Poets


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Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics of the bay and visiting comics from around the world. If you want to have a go yourself, contact us through the Hawkes...

Date: Sunday 8 August to Sunday 12 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

"Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland’...

Date: Sunday 12 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Live at The Cabana

Live at The Cabana

Hawkes Bay is churning out some awesome comedic talent, so it's time we start seeing them regularly! We're bringing monthly shows to the home of live comedy in Napier, The Cabana! Details for August's show will be available ASAP, but this will be a cracker! Tickets available from...

Date: Thursday 19 August to Thursday 16 December
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Live at The Cabana


Free
R18
Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic

Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic Nights provide budding comedians with a safe place to strut their stuff, and experienced comics a place to try new material. Come and see the best comics from Hawkes Bay and visiting from around the world. If you want to have a go, please contact us through the Hawkes Bay...

Date: Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 21 December
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hawkes Bay Comedy Open Mic


March 2022

Lorde

Lorde

For the first time in five years, Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce formidable pop queen Lorde will return to stages around New Zealand and Australia in February and March 2022. Kicking off in her native New Zealand on Sunday 27 February, Lorde’s Solar Power Tour...

Date: Wednesday 2 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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