Things Happening in the Bay – August 2015

foodtruckfriday-smallI almost can’t be arsed with an intro. Oops. There you go, you got one…

On now till I don’t know when – 24/7 – VISUAL ART – The yarn bombed trees in Greerton. Take the kids and scooters in the weekend or after school and stop for a fluffy and hot drink at le chat noir or pick some lollies from the En nglish sweet shop.

7pm Thursday 6 August – MUSIC – Divine Devilles. Ali Penney and Dorothy-Jane. Two well-travelled souls, each with a swag of awards, a suitcase full of award-winning songs, their heart on their sleeve and a love of that sweet, swinging, shuffling, grooving place where blues and jazz meet. Keys and blues-harp, plus bags of charm. Tauranga Art Gallery.$25 adults $20 friends of the gallery

6pm Friday 7 August – TALK – Friday Night Flavour. This week’s presenter Ellis Bryers is going to do a workshop on how to find out what your path is and how to get there from the Maori perspective. He recently presented at TEDx Tauranga conference. Where? Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui

7pm Saturday 8 August – MUSIC – Phil and Tilly. Guitar, double bass and singing from two lads – this is my simplification from looking and listening to 30 seconds of them on You Tube. People say – GO TO THIS GIG. Mount Brewing Company. FREE

5.45 – 7pm Tuesday 11 August – INSPIRATION & HEALTH – The Smoothie Club. Meets every second Tuesday of every month at The Local (Mt Maunganui). How To Biohack Your Sleep with Nicola Smith. Meet and greet your new facilitator Nicola Smith and learn the huge role sleep plays with our health and wellness. Discover some simple steps you can put in place to help biohack your sleep and improve overall well being in the process. Followed with a Q&A and of course a smoothie. Where? The Local, 324 Mt Maunganui Road. $5 per person and bring a jar for your smoothie. To Book:

Nicola-Smith5.30pm (doors open) 7pm screening Wednesday 12 August – FILM- True Cost (The Future is on Sale). The True Cost Fashion Documentary. Raising money for the Cambodian Charitable Trust. Another hit event from Night Owl Cinema. The first event sold out, so book to avoid missing out a second time. Where? 145 The Strand, Tauranga. $15.

5.30pm-7.30pm Friday 14 August – FOOD – Food Truck Friday. I went last Friday for a squiz and liked what I saw. The blue moon made it all the more atmospheric – even though it’s pumped with festoon lit urban coolness atmos already. RPM carpark Hull Road Mt Maunganui.

3.30pm-4.15pm Saturday 15 August – HAPPINESS – Laughter Yoga. A family friendly event to clear out ya lungs of stale air, and get those laughing muscles going. Ohauiti Settler’s Hall. Adults $10. Kids FREE

Thursday 20 August – 13 September – FILM – NZIFF (Film Festival) comes to Rialto Cinema Tauranga. Keep your eyes to the ground and your ears out for the programme.

PrintSaturday 23 August – MUSIC & VINTAGE MARKET – The Little Big Vintage Markets. Where? Astrolab Brew Bar.

5.30pm-7.30pm Friday 28 August – FOOD – Food Truck Friday. By the time it’s the 28 of August I would have gone four Fridays ago for a squiz and liked what I saw. The blue moon made it all the more atmospheric – even though it’s pumped with festoon lit urban coolness atmos already. Where?RPM carpark Hull Road Mt Maunganui.

7.15pm Sunday 30 August (full moon) – MOVEMENT – Ecstatic Dance. At this event you are encouraged to dance your inner dance, the dance that is not about performance but more about authenticity and listening to the body, allowing the dance to DANCE you!! Where? The Arty House, Te Puna, Tauranga.

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