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Your high-five for Tuesday 17 July

Five* (free) events happening in Wellington today.

You can Meet an Engineer at the Cable Car Museum at the top of the Cable Car on Upland Road in Kelburn. Engineers will be there chat daily until Sunday from 11:30am to 1:00pm, along with other fun and interactive activities downstairs next to exhibits in the Winding Room. All celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

There are two events today from Beyond the Page, the literary festival for tamariki and their whanau (which runs to 22 July: more information at

At Newtown Library, 13 Constable Street, The Magic Marble Maker (11:00am to 12:00pm) features the team behind award-winning picture books Keys and The Marble Maker, Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan, presenting an hour of wild and wacky storytelling for ages four to seven.

At Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Boxes, Blankets and Books (2:00pm to 3:30pm) is for children five and older to plan, build and play in your own box fort with your friends. Bring old blankets, towels or sheets for the fort (these will be donated to the Wellington SPCA at the end of the school holidays).

Potton & Burton will launch Tony Williams Goldsmith at Unity Books, Willis Street, from 6:00pm. This retrospective of the work of one of the finest jewellers and goldsmiths working in New Zealand is beautifully documented by the artist in conjunction with writer and editor Emma Neale and art and craft historian Rigel Sorzano.

And there are three Quiz Nights for punters over 18 tonight.

Quiz Night With Gee Quiz is at Kelburn Village Pub, 87 Upland Road, from 7:00pm, promising big screen trivia action and themed rounds with host Savage.

Chooky’s Famous Quiz Night also starts at 7:00pm at Chooky’s Pub & Pantry, 195 Cuba Street. Self-proclaimed “funny guy” Bas is on the microphone with “loads of variety, heaps of prizes and plenty of laughs”.

The Electric Quiz runs from 8:00pm at Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith Street, with quizmaster Nick Fone probing your general knowledge accompanied by Dr Vesuvious on the organ.

*Technically eight events, but you can only really go to one of the quizzes.