So it’s October and Tauranga Arts Festival is in full swing until November 3. I have had a devilish time finding someone to come to Constantinople with me tonight – I mean who wouldn’t want to frequent such a place. Many are frightened of the hour. Evidentally, 9pm is a late night. Geepers. It looks like I’ll have more luck with The Eastern next Saturday evening – the husband tells me there’s no rugby on, so all is promising.
But do I go out two nights in a row, mother of two and pregnant with a turd (unfortunate typo) I mean third?
No Lights, No Lycra premiers at the Incubator Friday 1 November from 8pm – 9.30pm for an easy $5. I’d read about NLNL ‘going off’ in Melbourne within my favourite Dumbo Feather bookazine. I’d had to turn down Ellie Lawler’s invitations to Ecstatic Dance at The Lazy Tramper in the Kaimai. And now the two converge. Ellie Lawler is the co-ordinator of NLNL in Tauranga where all are invited to dance (whatever your style) to a mix of music (i.e. a bundle of different genres rather than a techno DJ). The idea is to dance ‘freestyle’ and be free of thought for what you look like or for how others may see you. The ‘no lights’ is meant to make it easier. Although I’ve heard rumour it won’t be pitch back in the old Red Barn at the Historic Village (The Incubator).
Saturday 9 November 1pm come learn about how to make great compost at the Otumoetai Community Garden’s in their Second Saturday series. Last month was Julia’s Edible Weeds and before that Seeds and Bees.
Wednesday 13 November 7-9pmish Ninja Knits at the Incubator (Historic Village’s Red Barn) also. Koha. Come get involved in yarn bombing Tauranga or bring your own crochet/knitting projects. Beginners and experts welcome. We meet once a fortnight on a Wednesday evening.
Nightowl Cinema takes to Tauranga’s Waterfront with the Little Big Markets to give you an outdoor cinema night on Friday 15 November. From 6.30pm till 8.30pm (dark time) there will be pre-movie entertainment. Upon darkness you can comfy under your blanket and watch Taika Waititi’s film Boy.
Tauranga Waldorf School’s famous Advent Fair and Open Day is on in Welcome Bay at the school on Sunday 17 November from 10am-3pm. A lovely (and busy) event to meet to find hand crafted gifts for Christmas, to eat delicious food and connect with community.
What else is going on people?
Tell me tell me…