Five music-related events happening in Wellington this evening.
The exhibition celebrating the music, activism, politics, humour, and self-created careers of the Topp Twins is showing at the National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, until September. This evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, artist Sian Torrington who curated the exhibition will speak on the particular perspective she brought to it, as an artist, and queer person.
An exhibition of giant Big Girls puppets opens tonight in the Flux gallery at Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Join the puppet makers for the launch of After Hours: Big Girls in Flux, where you can create a colourful lantern to ‘shine a light on your rights’ which will become part of the exhibition and used in the lantern parade on 11 August. DJs will be playing during the evening. Entry by koha.
Put your knowledge of music to the test from 7:00pm at the free weekly Music Quiz at the Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith Street. Guess songs and artists as short excerpts of songs are played to teams, with vouchers and spot prizes up for grabs. Or if science fiction is more your bag, the monthly Epic Sci-Fi Quiz is on from 7:00pm at PhotonFlux, 176 Victoria Street. There is only have space for 10 to 13 teams, so if you’d like to book a table, visit the PhotonFlux Facebook event page.
Saxophone player Louisa Williamson is in her honours year at the New Zealand School of Music. She will be joined by some of her favourite Wellington musicians – Leonardo Coghini (piano), Callum Allardice (guitar), Chris Beernink (bass) and Cory Champion (drums) – for a night of original compositions and standards at the Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki Street, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Door sales only: tickets are $15:00 or $8:00 for Wellington Jazz Collective members and students with ID.
In welcome news for a weeknight audience, set times will be strictly adhered to as two local bands play at Meow, 9 Edward Street. Doors open at 8:00pm for the 8:30 performance by progressive, psychedelic post-rock band Sheeps, playing their last live show until October as their drummer takes a sabbatical in Europe. They are followed at 9:30pm by five-piece indie rock outfit Tower of Flints, who are currently working in their new album.