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Top five Friday

A quick look at five things happening in the city this evening.

1. Jazz on the Hilltop

Wellington SPCA, 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown, Wellington

Friday 18 October 2019 7:30pm – 10:00pm

  • General Admission: $25.56 ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)

SPCA’s Wellington Centre is celebrating its buildings 100 year anniversary.

In collaboration with the Wellington Jazz Cooperative, it hosts Jazz on the Hilltop – a magical evening featuring four well regarded jazz musicians, two that studied in the same halls the animals now live in.

You will be treated to a performance from the stunning Jazz Quartet with Roger Manins on the saxophone, Leonardo Coghini on the piano, Seth Boy on bass, and Mark Lockett on drums.

2. Cockney Rejects

San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Friday 18 October 2019 8:00pm 

  • General Admission: $50.00

Rarely in the long history of British rock’n’roll has there been a story of such depth, magnitude and sheer turbulence as that of the Cockney Rejects. Formed in late Seventies East End London by brothers Jeff and Micky Geggus, their 1980 song “Oi, Oi, Oi” was the anthem of a generation and the inspiration for what would become the Oi! / Street Punk Music genre.

In over 35 years of existence the Cockney Rejects have penned numerous classic songs such as “The Greatest Cockney Ripoff”, “I’m Not a Fool”, “Bad Man”, “War on the Terraces”, “Police Car” that have helped define and shape the Street Punk genre.

2019 Korean Film Festival

Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington

  • Admission: Free (you do have to book)

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 8:15pm–10:45pm

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 1:30pm–4:00pm

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 4:00pm–6:30pm

Sun 20 Oct 2019, 2:30pm–4:50pm

Sun 20 Oct 2019, 5:00pm–7:10pm

2019 Korean Film Festival returns this year with exceptional opportunity to enjoy seven well-selected Korean films to Wellington on 18 – 20 October at the Roxy Cinema.

Organised by the Korean Embassy in Wellington and the Korean Cinerama Trust, Korean Film Festival was annually to promote cultural exchanges between Korea and New Zealand. This year’s festival brings together some of the most popular and groundbreaking films. In particular, the Festival has secured Palme d’Or winning and Oscar International Feature nominated Parasite (2019).

Film Line-up for 2019:
Parasite (2019), The Face Reader (2013), Innocent Witness (2019), My Annoying Brother (2016), Swing Kids (2018), The Art of Korean Tea in New Zealand (2019), Our First Immigrants (2018)

Session schedule:
– Friday 18 October, 8:15pm: Parasite (R13, 131mins)
– Saturday 19 October, 1:30pm: The Face Reader (M, 140mins)
– Saturday 19 October, 4pm: The Art of Korean Tea in New Zealand (G, 13mins) & Innocent Witness (M, 129mins)
– Sunday 20 October, 2:30pm Swing Kids (R13, 133mins)
– Sunday 20 October, 5pm Our First Immigrants (G, 15mins) & My Annoying Brother (M, 110mins)

Unchatter: A Connection Experience

NEC House, Level 2, 40 Taranaki St, Wellington

Friday 18 October 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Ticket to Connect (Waged): $20.00
  • Ticket to Connect (Unwaged): $10.00

This is not your average party! You’ll be entering a space where small talk is banned and deep questions give you street cred. We bring the questions and the food, you bring the open mind and curious heart.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to jump into the deep end straight away. We’ll lay out a few party principles for the evening and ease you into the conversation with some cool connection games. Fabulous prizes will be on the line!

This is a thoughtfully curated experience for introverts and extroverts alike. If you’re a human and want to feel like you matter, this is the place for you.

Can’t wait to connect with you!

NZIF Presents: All-In All-Out Improv Bout

BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Friday 18 October 2019 9:00pm

The highs and lows of international improv come to NZIF, as we host the first ever All-In All-Out Improv Bout. Local heroes, national champs and international superstars all face off in this brutal hilarious battle! Witness every victory, loss and underdog narrative or just tune in for the Grand Final on the 18th.

However, you want to experience it, it’s an extravaganza that can’t be missed.

NZIF is thrilled to present the All-In All-Out Improv Bout with performances of Keith Johnstone’s Maestro, a format familiar to Wellington audiences thanks to Wellington Improv Troupe’s many years of performance.

And a bonus event for the hungry:

Pick & Mix (Food Sampling Event)

Wellington Night Market, 116 Cuba Street, Lower Cuba Street, Wellington

Friday 18 October 2019 5:00pm and Saturday 19 October 2019 5:00pm

Foodies and people alike, do we have an event for you! A new stall holder is teaming up with Wellington night market to bring you a 2 day Street Food Sampling Event. This new stallholder has so many ideas, that they want you guys to decide what dishes they should sell.

For this event 5 dishes will be available (full portions).
Choose 3 dishes for $3.

Get in quick as there is a limited food available.