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Upcoming Events in Wellington

Let’s Go Build: A Festival for LEGO Lovers

9 Dec 2017 (Sat) - 11 Feb 2018 (Sun)

Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

A festival for LEGO lovers of all ages. This summer, go on a journey around the world through huge LEGO models – then pick up some bricks and start building!
One of only 14 LEGO Certified Professionals globally, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) brings the world’s most iconic landmarks made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Te Papa.

Ryan and his team spent a jaw-dropping 5,000 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, Great Wall of China, Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Arc de Triomphe.

But it’s not just about looking – there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities to pick up some bricks and get building yourself as well as a range of activities for young and old.

Gardens Magic 2018

11 Jan 2018 (Thu) - 28 Jan 2018 (Sun)

The Soundshell, 101 Glenmore St., Wellington

Wellington’s iconic concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest!
Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting.

Free Concert: 8pm–9:30pm. Light display: 9pm–10:30pm.

Wellington Wine & Food & Craft Beer Festival

27 Jan 2018 (Sat)

Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St, Wellington

Wellington's finest Wine & Food + Craft Beer Festival is back to toast the Summer of 2018!
The festival brings together the best of local cuisines, matched with local wineries and breweries that reflect the best of summer - sun, outdoors, fine wine, delicious food, great music anda fun with friends.

Live music is provided by some of Wellington's (and NZ's) top musicians to keep the festival alive.
A selection of Wellington's top restaurants will deliver exquisite dishes while the wine, cider and craft beer beverages will range from local to international brands.

If you are not feeling like an alcoholic beverage or just want to try a fantastically unique creation, mocktails by the legendary Ray Letoa are also available.

Chinese New Year Festival

17 Feb 2018 (Sat)

Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

A family fun-filled free event that reflects all the traditional aspects of a Chinese New Year celebration. Festival Day is of course themed Asian, showcasing something for everyone: delicious cooked foods, crafts, information and display stands, groceries, a street parade, cultural entertainment, balloons, face-painting and photo booths.
If you want more, East Meets West is our Saturday early evening gold-coin-entry show for all the family, melding Eastern and Western performers and showcasing performers from China especially brought over for this Festival. And to finish up, a dazzling night-sky fireworks display lights up the sky. Come join us and enjoy something Asian at the Chinese New Year Festival - Year of the Dog!

Coastella Music Festival

17 Feb 2018 (Sat)

Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

Coastella Music Festival Line-Up Announced for 2018 - a Vibrant Summer Musical Discovery
Coastella Music Festival is proud to announce its line-up for 2018, for the return of the vibrant Kapiti summer festival on 17th February 2018. Building on the growing success of the first two festivals, the 2018 line-up showcases a diverse range of local and international music from energetic folk and indie rock to Japanese banjo, brass and Balkan madness!

Iconic New Zealand band The Black Seeds will bring their contemporary groove reggae rhythms, following the release of their new album Fabric. Singer/songwriter Nadia Reid (nominated for an Apra Silver Scrolls Award for her song Richard earlier this year) joins the line-up straight back from her UK/European tour, and the Hot Potato Band (Aus) blend world music influences with an Australian edge to create a sound of brass and drums ‘known to cause a severe case of happy fever’.

Kupe: New Zealand Festival Opening Night

23 Feb 2018 (Fri)

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

As dusk falls, join a cast of thousands on Wellington’s stunning waterfront for the once-in-a-lifetime 2018 New Zealand Festival opening night event, Kupe, a new work by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Kasia Pol.
Inspired by the great explorer and navigator Kupe’s arrival in Aotearoa, this free, whānau-friendly spectacular is a landmark celebration of our shared voyaging history.

Be a part of history in the making, as we welcome a majestic waka fleet including seven ocean-faring waka hourua* and their fearless crew, as they sail across the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour – a moving finale to their months’-long journey from Samoa, the Cook Islands and around New Zealand.

Then let the sounds of the Pacific surround you in this theatrical extravaganza featuring performers, mass choir, a thousand-strong haka, and a musical score by Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Little Bushman).

A must-do for Moana fans, Kupe sparks a week-long celebration of our place in the Pacific, including a Petone beach party for all the whānau and more.

The Piano: The Ballet

23 Feb 2018 (Fri) - 25 Feb 2018 (Sun)

St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions.
Drawing on the rich inspiration of The Piano, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage the world premiere of this new full-length dance work by Jiří Bubeníček. Originally conceived as a short work for Dortmund Ballet, The Piano: the ballet is now re-imagined and expanded for the RNZB, giving Ada’s story a new and distinctively New Zealand voice and, in dance, a powerful new means of expression. Excerpts from Michael Nyman’s iconic film score are blended with evocative music by Debussy, Arensky, Stravinsky, Schnittke, Brahms and Shostakovich.

Out In the Park

24 Feb 2018 (Sat)

Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St, Wellington

Out in the Park returns for its 32nd year!
Famous for its free entertainment, with talented local performers, including drag kings and queens, singers, dancers, and comedians, and is celebrated for its community atmosphere. With a range of entertainment, stallholders, community groups and goodies, there will be plenty to see and do. It is a great chance to celebrate the diversity of our capital with family and friends, and everyone is welcome!

New Zealand Fringe Festival 2018

2 Mar 2018 (Fri) - 24 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Fringe Festival Brings 130 Shows to Wellington.
For the last 28 years, New Zealands Fringe Festival has played host to a bevy of fresh, up and coming talents and provided a playground for established artists, not only from New Zealand, but around the World, to perform exciting new works from all mediums including Theatre, Music and Visual Arts.

Of course 2018 is no exception.

Last night the Fringe Team, alongside His Worship Mayor Justin Lester launched next year's chocker block programme and welcomed over 130 extraordinary shows to Wellington City. Proving the Fringe Festival truly has something for everyone.

Grizzly Bear

3 Mar 2018 (Sat) - 4 Mar 2018 (Sun)

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners St, Te Aro, Wellington

Grizzly Bear are the cult band’s cult band and are in Wellington exclusively for two shows only.
Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold proclaimed one of their releases “the best record of the Noughties”. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood declared them “my favourite band in the world”.

For once, such glowing praise seems justified. Across five albums, this Brooklyn quartet has explored a dreamy, deeply psychedelic sound that’s equal parts chamber music, rock, electronic effects and baroque Americana.

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

10 Mar 2018 (Sat) - 11 Mar 2018 (Sun)

TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

The Oscar-winning music from Star Wars has been closely guarded for 40 years. Now, as an absolute treat for New Zealand fans, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Star Wars: A New Hope for a live screening of the original film.
Soaring trumpets blare over the movie’s opening moments: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...” Seared into the minds of generations of wonder-struck children (and adults), the music of Star Wars is central to the film’s captivating charm and popularity.

Composer John Williams’ spectacular symphonic soundtrack was named the greatest film score of all time by the American Film Institute – and is arguably the most recognisable piece of orchestral music of the 20th century.

Few orchestras around the world will have this opportunity. Few fans either. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the full power of this finely tuned, “fully operational” orchestra bringing Star Wars to life as never before. Grab your popcorn, put on your favourite Star Wars costume and be whisked away to another galaxy.

Heineken Urban Polo Wellington

24 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Kelburn Park, Salamanca Road, Wellington

The coolest urban sporting & social event The Heineken Urban Polo is returning to Wellington this time at the very central Kelburn Park (next to University & Cable Car).
Set against a beautiful urban backdrop looking out to Wellington harbour & the cable car, the Heineken Urban Polo will be the best collision of sport, fine beverages, and music that Wellington will experience. The event includes three adrenaline-filled 30-minute polo games, live music from hottest DJ's, plus on and off-field entertainment.

Jim Beam Homegrown

7 Apr 2018 (Sat)

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Jim Beam Homegrown is back on April 7th and ready to fire on all cylinders! Kiwi music's biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 45 acts spread over 5 stages.

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