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Some things to do this weekend (a few for free!)


BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington, 15 – 16 November

Fall head-first into a new Aotearoa republic as the country closes in on its first election scandal. The runaway candidate in this 2024 election, an ultraconservative woman, has been kidnapped. But who is behind it? And what do they want?

Prepare to be whisked into an alternate reality filled with uncannily familiar media frenzy, public scandal, and fake news politics.

ransom. has transformed BATS Theatre into a playground of scenarios from our potential future. It’s a brand-new narrative experience unlike any other.

Chapel Perilous, A Mulled Whine + BATS Theatre present The 2019 STAB Commission.

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $25.00
  • Concession: $20.00
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Lawrence Arabia – Single NZ Tour

St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington, Saturday 16 November 2019 7:30pm

It seems like only yesterday that the extensive full-band touring iteration of Lawrence Arabia breezed across New Zealand on his acclaimed and vibrant, 2019 Singles Club national tour.

And now New Zealand’s “pre-eminent chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas” returns, re-imagined, alone and devoid of any buffer and/or musical safety net.

Lawrence Arabia will enchant in these intimate settings with nothing other than himself, his collection of pop songs, a piano, and a small selection of other relevant instruments.

Restrictions:All Ages

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The Underground Market’s 10th Birthday Celebration

Wellington Underground Market, Jervois Quay, Wellington Waterfront, Saturday 16 November 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Underground Market is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Join us on November 16th from 10 am to explore the market, eat delicious cake (cut by the new Mayor), free face painting and join in on the birthday festivities! We are excited to celebrate a decade of wonderful Saturday memories and the next decade to come.

The Underground Market has grown from a tiny event into an iconic weekly destination on the waterfront for locals and tourists. It’s where Wellingtonians come to meet with friends, talk with the makers and discover up-and-coming brands while having the added bonus of buying locally made goods. It’s where you bring your out-of-town guests because it showcases our unique Wellington creativity.

This 10th birthday Market is a celebration of the businesses that have grown using the market as their springboard and a big thank you to all of you, for coming down on a Saturday rain or shine. For seeing the magic and life of the market & for supporting local.

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Performance: How Does a Straight Line Feel?

City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, Saturday 16 November 2019 4:00pm

Artists Bryan Phillips and Fayen d’Evie present a live quadraphonic sound performance at the end of their Te Whare Hera Eavesdropping Residency.

Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency is a partnership with Massey University’s Te Whare Hēra, supported by Liquid Architecture through Creative Victoria’s International Engagement programme.

Restrictions: All Ages

80’s Roller Disco

Kilbirnie Recreation Centre, 101 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie, Wellington, Saturday 16 November 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Break out your neons and put on your sweat bands! Skate ‘n’ Shake is back this November 16th for an 80’s themed Roller Disco!

Bring along your best dance moves and we’ll play your favourite 80’s jams! Boogie on down for a fun filled night of music and disco lights. We’ll even have an instructor onsite to get you going.

$10.00 entry (includes skate or blade hire). This is an Adults only roller disco.

Any minors 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minor under 16 will not be allowed entry.

Restrictions:Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $10.00
  • Door Sales Only

Hutt Japan Day 2019

The Dowse Museum, Sunday 17 November from 11:00-15:00pm

This biennial Japanese cultural festival in Lower Hutt with market stalls, performers, martial arts demonstrations, dance, music, taiko, kyudo, food trucks and more.

Entry: Free