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Five things happening in the city this weekend

Eat Your Art Out: an Edible Art Experience

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Eat Your Art Out: An Edible Art Experience
Hot on the heels of her fabulously successful “Dessertslands” in WOAP (Wellington On A Plate), the talented Caitlin le Harivel returns to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery with a new foodie experience created especially for the gallery:

Eat Your Art Out: an edible art experience inspired by Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation and Jaqueline Fahey’s Suburbanites

Step back in time to an edible world of art….

To celebrate the final night of these fantastic kiwi exhibitions there will be a range of retro treats inspired by the artwork on display. Sip on some “sly grog” and take yourself back to a time when late-night coffee bars covertly sold unlicensed alcohol hidden in teapots or coffee cups. Taste a melting fondue sculpture, create your own edible art and eat from the walls in this interactive art experience-all while enjoying your own private viewing of the exhibitions at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.

The Menu includes such tantalising items as:

+Cheese Fondue “Cakes”: swiss cheese, local sauvignon blanc, a bit of smoke and a lick of garlic
+Carmen’s chilli crush Lipstick: Edible chocolate, chilli & vanilla ganache
+Sly Grog: forget prohibition days with a decadent spiked real chocolate & coffee hot drink. *non-alcoholic option available
+”Wallpaper”: Embrace your inner child and eat biscuits from the walls.

….and more!

When: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Restrictions:All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $85.00 ($80.00 + $5.00 fees)

Fever Hospital After Dark

Wellington SPCA, 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown, Wellington

Our Wellington Centre and the old Fever Hospital are both intimately bound into Wellington’s history. For over 130 years SPCA has been servicing the wider Wellington region and the building has stood, nestled amongst the trees in Mt Victoria, for 100 years.

But unnoticed by many are the ghosts of former patients, nurses and most recently animals, who wander throughout the building.

Hear from SPCA’s General Manager Central Region, Ros Alsford, indulge you in tales of the supernatural including her own experience that took place in ‘the Dungeon’ and the glazier who fled the site after contact with a ghost. Ros will also vividly retell the story of how the SPCA came to reside in this iconic building. Then go beyond the normal by participating in your own ghost investigation after dark with physic medium, Kathy McBride.

Ticket includes a drink and snacks on arrival along with a booklet celebrating 100 Years of the Fever Hospital.

When: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 7:15pm–12:30am

Restrictions: Adults only

Ticket Information:

  • Single: $104.48 ($99.00 + $5.48 fees)

Koha Keg for Wellington Night Shelter

Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Koha Keg: Join us for a beer or two – what you pay is up to you!

We’re teaming up with the generous people at Black Dog Brew Co. to bring you a monthly fundraiser, with a karmic twist.

On the first Friday of the month at 5pm, we tap a keg of delicious & donated beer, you guys pay by Koha (donation), and we donate all the money raised to our local Charity of the Month. Pay what you think is Karmically fair for a pint of beer – but just remember, what goes around comes around!

Spread the word, tell your friends, and pop down to our place on Friday 1st of November to enjoy some karmic good vibes, while enjoying delicious beer & supporting a great cause.

About the Charity: Wellington Night Shelter
The Wellington Night Shelter provides a safe place to sleep, meals, hot showers and support for homeless men in Wellington. They’re open 365 days a year, last year they helped more than 300 men.

The Wellington Night Shelter rely heavily on fundraising in order to provide services. With your help, they can help rebuild the lives of those men in need, by connecting them to health, housing, social and employment agencies.

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Halloween Surf Lessons

Lyall Bay Lyall Bay, Wellington

Halloween Dress Up Surf Lesson! – Win a free surf lesson!!! (For kids and adults).

Halloween is coming around the corner! We ran a Halloween themed surf lessons last year and have decided to do it again this year… but with extra OomPh!!! So to motivate you all to dress up, we are going to give away a free Surf Lesson to the best costume!

We will provide basic costume material like face paint and a few bits for fun… but if you want to win a free Surf Lesson you gotta dress to impress! We are excited to see what he come up with!

Fri Nov 1st 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat Nov 2nd 11am-1pm

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

Just text “Halloween Surf Lesson” and your preferred lesson day to 0211764073 to book!

British Film Festival

Penthouse Cinema, 205 Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn, Wellington

Join us at Penthouse Cinema for what we know will be an unforgettable cinematic event, featuring the very best of British filmmaking. We set the stage for film lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds to come together and embrace the universal power of cinema, where it should be seen, on the big screen!

The programme offers a rich and satisfying selection of films that tell authentic stories, introduce new voices, and bring together new visions from some of the most acclaimed talent Britain has to offer.

Opening night screening of Fisherman’s Friends on October 30th – $20 Tickets will include a glass of bubbly or juice. Plus we will have a 2 for $30 meal deal for the occasion.

With 29 films to choose from, you will see familiar faces and names such as Vanessa Redgrave, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Keira Knightley, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Sir Alec Guinness, Peter O’Toole, Eddie Redmayne as well as performances from up and coming British talent that will leave you excited and entertained.


Fri 1 Nov 2019, 11:00am–10:30pm

Sat 2 Nov 2019, 10:00am–10:30pm

Sun 3 Nov 2019, 10:00am–10:30pm

Mon 4 Nov 2019, 10:00am–10:30pm

Tue 5 Nov 2019, 10:00am–10:30pm   

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $18.50
  • Senior: $12.50
  • Child: $12.50
  • Student: $15.00
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