This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events today that are free or cost less than $20.00 (usually). You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App.
As part of Experience Week, you can create Things from the Future with Chris Jackson at Biz Dojo, 115 Tory Street. In small teams, participants use a fun, futures-oriented card game as a catalyst to develop ideas, and prototype favourite things, reflecting on their meaning and implications for the future. Attend if you want to move beyond design thinking, or your role relates to creative leadership, strategy or innovation. This is a free event, so you are required to bring one inexpensive prototyping material to the workshops, from 10.00am to 12.00pm, and 2.00 to 4.00pm. More info here: https://experienceweek.co.nz/events/
As part of Disability Pride Week, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki Street, will be screening several short films made by and/or with disabled Kiwis, including comedy, dance, documentary, music and social critique. People from a range of disability communities showcase their talents, and share their humour, perspectives and experiences. Meet the actors and filmmakers (5.00 to 6.00pm), watch the films (6.00 to 7.00pm), hear them speak during the panel following the films, then meet them during supper (7.00pm to 8.30pm). Tickets are $10.00 to cover event costs.
Bigfoot Music are holding a screening of the 2015 documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue. Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin’s evolution into a star, from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. Koha entry upon arrival, with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks served, from 5.30 to 7.30pm at Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61 – 69 Abel Smith Street.
This month’s free Japanese film screening is Your Name, from 5:45pm tonight at the Embassy of Japan, Level 18, 100 Willis Street (repeated on Thursday 29 November). Winner of multiple awards domestically and internationally, Your Name (directed by Makoto Shinkai, PG, 107m, Japanese with English subtitles) was the second highest grossing domestic film in Japan after Spirited Away, and topped the box office in Japan for a record breaking 12 non-consecutive weeks in 2016. Mitsuha and Taki are two strangers living different lives. But after Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, she has a dream that she’s a boy living there. City boy Taki begins to dream he is a girl from a rural town he’s never seen. They live each other’s lives in their sleep, but does this mean they can never meet? What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis, with a full theatre capacity of 70 people. A short Japan video topics DVD will be shown from 5:45pm before the start of the feature film at 6pm.
Is tax love, or is it theft? During the BWB Winter Series panel discussion, Tax is Love, economist Shamubeel Eaqub, researcher, communicator and science advocate Jess Berentson-Shaw, and Lisa Marriott, Professor of Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law will debate the purpose of taxation with chair Max Rashbrooke. The discussion between these four BWB authors is free, at City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, from 6.00 to 7.00pm.