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High Five Events for Tuesday 26th February!

Taste Arcade

The Performance Arcade is returning to Wellington Waterfront for its 2019 festival of live art and music. Running over two weekends, the festival is an accessible and free event for all.

Taste Arcade is a walking menu of culinary performances that will take you along the heart of Wellington waterfront. Follow the pink line to discover a hidden world of edible delights with new exclusive menus, unique cocktails and unforgettable experiences by local bars, restaurants, cafes and food artists.


For time, date and location details and ticketing information visit:

Hot! Like A Mexican / Travel from Mexico to New Zealand. Taste authentic Mexican food while experiencing Andres’ story of breaking boundaries and crossing borders in Mexico, USA and New Zealand.

Gelissimo Gelateria / Gelato as black and mysterious as the night is dark, topped with marshmallows, torched till toasted, and wrapped in exotic Persian pashmak. Indulge yourself and unlock the mystery of cone’s heart…

La Bella Italia / An interactive performance inspired by La Bella Italia for guests to participate, learn and contribute to the communal table. A workshop where guests create their own handmade pasta by working with eggs, flour and more. *requires booking – tickets available here:

Mojo Coffee Roastery / Coffee passes many hands before it’s crafted into the perfect cup. Stop by the Mojo Coffee Roastery and immerse yourself in the world of coffee. Discover and taste your way through a free short self- guided experience.

St Johns Bar & Eatery / ‘The Long Lunch’ is held on St John’s Bar & Eatery lawns overlooking Whairepo lagoon. Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with complimentary bubbles and support a local charity. *requires booking – ticket link to follow.

Shed 5 Restaurant & Bar / Land & Sea – Thai beef & octopus salad – eye fillet, slow braised octopus, 3 bean salad, wakame, mint, coriander, coconut puree / The Pink Beach Cocktail – Join us on our tropical “Pink Beach Courtyard” and enjoy the “Pink Beach” – vanilla vodka, cranberry and pineapple juice, raspberry, passionfruit, lime with a blue curacao rim garnished with candy floss.

Pōneke By Mojo / Taste a Bloody Mary Cocktail, Chicago-style, Extra Loud! It’s the tallest, savoriest cocktail you’ll ever try: tomato, vodka and ALL the extras; smoked bacon, oysters, olives, fried chicken, cheese…

Dockside Restaurant Bar NZ / Dancing Queen Cocktail – Created by our flamboyant Queen Ellie. Amisfield Pinot Noir, Black Spot Rum, Lime, and Cointreau fire extinguished by cranberry foam / The Pink Lime: Mexico meets New Zealand by Alan B. Guava, lime, and grapefruit in perfect harmony with Herradura Tequila Plata.

The Enormous Crocodile & Shake / A ledgen-dairy vegan version of one our most popular milkshake creations. To be shared… or not! You decide how to eat it and where to start.

The Crab Shack – Wellington / Tuna Poke – Line caught “block chain” Pacific Tuna / Marinated raw tuna, chilli, soy & sesame, cucumber, edamame & wakame salad / The Pink Flamingo Cocktail / Every kids meal ordered gives you 3 chances to catch a crab and win at the Pink Pond.

Jelly Lands by Caitlin Le Harivel / The Performance Arcade Body Box / 1 – 2 March, 6:10 – 7pm *requires booking – tickets available here:

Sky Salad by Anna Cacace / The Performance Arcade Body Box / 1 – 3 March, 12 – 2pm *requires booking – email Anna at [email protected]

Hamlet – Summer Shakespeare

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic plays, built around its compelling, chameleon-like central character. Our production of Hamlet will feature a woman, Stevie Hancox-Monk, in the eponymous lead role.

Part-ghost story, part-thriller, part-dark comedy, Hamlet moves at a breakneck pace towards a tragic conclusion. An innovative new interpretation of one of the world’s most enduring stories, Summer Shakespeare’s Hamlet is the perfect opportunity to experience the Bard at its best over a family-friendly picnic in the beautiful Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens.

According to the show’s award-winning director David O’Donnell, Associate Professor in Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, a female Hamlet reflects Summer Shakespeare’s equal opportunity casting policy and reinforces the relevance of Shakespeare’s greatest writing to all of humanity.

A special Schools Preview will be performed on 14/2/18. Teachers contact: [email protected] for more information.

Please dress warmly, long pants and jersey recommended. Bring a picnic and BYO beverage of your choice.

Show run time is 3 hours including a 15-minute interval.
Wet weather venue is announced five hours before each performance at

No smoking or vaping allowed in the Botanic Gardens.

Summer Shakespeare is a 36-year-old tradition in Wellington, proudly sponsored by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington.

Hamlet – Summer Shakespeare
The Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens
15 February – 2 March

Today from 19:00-22:00

Getting Your Photographs into Wikipedia

In this free seminar at ZEALANDIA, Dr Mike Dickison (New Zealand’s Wikipedian-at-Large) will demonstrate how photographers can share their work with the world and improve the visibility of New Zealand on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is the place Google sends us for information, so if we want to communicate with the public we need to take it seriously. New Zealand Wikipedia articles are often too brief because we have a small volunteer editing community here. Articles about our native plants and animals, especially threatened species, often have few or no illustrations.

One way people can help is by releasing their photos under an open licence to the repository Wikimedia Commons; they can then be used on Wikipedia pages, and by anyone else looking for photos of our flora and fauna.

RSVPs essential, due to limited space!

Register here:

Today from 19:00-20:30

Free Japanese Film Night – Tokyo Story

Come along to our FREE Japanese Film night!

This month’s film is “Tokyo Story”!

When an elderly couple travel to a rapidly-rebuilding Tokyo to visit their children, they are met with unexpected indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. As the vastly different priorities of pre- and post-war Japan collide, Yasujiro Ozu’s masterpiece deepens into a sublime meditation on family, ambition and mortality.

The elderly Shukichi and his wife Tomi take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don’t have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Released: 1953
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 136 Minutes

Free admission is based on a first-come, first-served basis, with a full theatre capacity of 60 people.

A short Japan video topics DVD will be shown from 5:15pm before the start of the feature film at 5:30pm.

Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan NZ – Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington – Today from 17:15-19:45

Mundo Lingo (Wellington 1 #167)

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: : : : : Who we are : : : : :
We´re a group of around 100 people from a variety of different countries that meet every week to chat, meet new people, and practice speaking another language.
We show what languages we speak/want to practice with flag stickers from over 150 countries / regions. The first flag is your native language and goes at the top. The rest follow in order or ability. It’s open to all nationalities and languages and you can talk about anything you like. You don´t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language – its for all levels!

: : : : : Tuesday Event : : : : :
We meet every Tuesday at Basque Rooftop Bar, 8 Courtenay Place in the CBD, most nights we are upstairs on the beautiful open rooftop but some nights we may be downstairs due to weather. When you arrive, head straight for the table with the flag stickers, tell us what languages you speak and we’ll get you started.

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We meet every Thursday at Hotel Bristol 131 – 133 Cuba St in the CBD. When you arrive, go upstairs and look for the special private Function Room. Head straight for the table with the flag stickers, tell us what languages you speak and we’ll get you started.

: : : : : The Reception 7 – 9pm : : : : :
Not obligatory to arrive at this time but it’s highly recommended.

Please remember the bar is a public place and you responsible for your personal possessions.