amy board's looking glass gardenMy brain has been locked on little YOGA festival mode, so I’m relieved to be writing about all the other wonderful events on in our town this month. Here goes, it’s a jam packed 30 days.

Amy Board told us all to go the Looking Glass Garden (in Te Puke) this week. Go to the Looking Glass Garden. Her photos of Spring flowers and lush green looked heavenly. See! Take the backpack rather than buggy for babies – there are (many) stairs. Hours: 10am-4pm. NO EFT-POS. Adults $5 Children $2.50

Saturday 5 September 9am – 4pm ANTIQUE MARKETS/FOOD circa 2Circa Roaming Market is a collective of local ladies inspired by beautiful things made & found. Our venue for CIRCA is completely enclosed off the inner courtyard at Ataahua Garden Venue, which means we can enjoy the surrounding Spring gardens. Remember Cash only – if you could bring smaller notes & coins where possible. Venue: Ataahua Garden

Saturday 5 September 8.00pm – 9.30pm THEATRE Fink About It – The Laughing Samoans. Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts. The comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific islands, UK and US for more than ten years now performing their unique brand of humour to hundreds and thousands of adoring fans. This is comedy the whole family can enjoy. Venue: Baycourt. Adults: $79

Sunday 6 September 4pm MUSIC Alice Sea will take you down the rabbit hole of musical mystery. Alice Sea creates the sound loops live during her show using effects pedals, vocals & and array of string, wind & percussion instruments, a sound journey from the heart with influences from calypso, latin, dub, traditional folk & eastern music.  Venue: The Ivory Lounge

echolaliaThursday 10 September 7.30pm-8.15pm THEATRE Echolalia. Touching, surprising and hilarious.  A young woman on the autistic spectrum prepares for a much needed job interview and society’s social norms are put under the spotlight in this stunning clown physical theatre show by Jen McArthur. Inspired by the originality, struggles and joys of autistic children she worked with, McArthur’s delightful character Echo doesn’t register social niceties, yet wants to be part of the world.  Venue: Baycourt. Adults: $29 or less.

Friday 11 September 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD Food Truck Friday is this winters new food event. You’ll be able to get your favourite street food fix without making a mess in your kitchen. Not only that but you’ll be able to grab a takeaway craft beer flagon from Mount Brewing Co. and before you go you could even score yourself some of the latest RPM gears. VenueRPM car park.

Friday 11 September 8.30pm MUSIC Lloyd Spiegel, one of Australia’s leading Blues artists and most respected guitarists, and a veritable ‘force to be reckoned with’ is heading our way. His incredible command of the guitar, powerful voice and high energy performance captivates any audience. Venue: Mauao PAC Adults: $20

Saturday 12 September 9am-2pm MARKETS Little Big Markets  were launched in the summer of 2009 with a simple vision, which was to create a place that would bring communities together. A place where people could hang out and enjoy their surroundings, enjoy great music, good food and have the opportunity to buy only the best products from a select range of artisans and producers.  Venue: Cnr of Matai and Maunganui Roads.

Saturday 12 September 8pm MUSIC Swamp Thing have gained much experience from their ‘ Boiled Alive ‘ tour  in Louisiana winning them Rip It Up and 13th Floor reviewers choice at recent shows with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Warratahs in Auckland. Opening will be Kara Gordon in solo blues mode. Venue: Mauao PAC Adults: $25 or less

Sunday 13 September 3pm MUSIC Alice Sea will take you down the rabbit hole of musical mystery. Alice Sea creates the sound loops live during her show using effects pedals, vocals & and array of string, wind & percussion instruments, a sound journey from the heart with influences from calypso, latin, dub, traditional folk & eastern music Venue: The Raft

tarnished frocksWednesday 16 SeptemberSaturday 19 September 7.30pm-10.30pm + Saturday 19 September 2.00pm – 5.00pm
THEATRE Tarnished Frocks and Divas Once again Tarnished Frocks and Divas brings to Tauranga, “theatre on the catwalk” with New Zealand’s much celebrated performers Jackie Clarke & Annie Crummer along with a cast of 120 local women, who will weave threads of endless possibilities through the gorgeous frocks, the fantastic theatre, dance and music. Venue: ASB Arena at Baypark. Adults: $37.50 – $110.00

Thursday 17 September 7pm MUSIC Eb & Sparrow is a genre-defying, five-piece folk band that has been gaining attention across the country from city bars to folk clubs, festivals to house concerts. They have supported Rodriguez, Pokey LaFarge, Beth Orton, Wagons, Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams, The Warratahs, Anika Moa, Tami Neilson, and Aldous Harding. The Band = Ebony Lamb – song writer, lead vocals, acoustic guitar Bryn Heveldt – lapsteel, guitars Nick Brown – drums, percussion, backing vocals Jason Johnson – bass, guitar, backing vocals Chris Winter – trumpet, guitar, backing vocals, harmonica, tamborine! Venue: Tauranga Art Gallery Adults $25 or less.

Friday 18 September 5.45pm – 10pm little YOGA festival
Saturday 19 September 6.30am – 9.30pm little YOGA festival
Sunday 20 September 7.30am – 7.30pm little YOGA festival

Facebook Cover Imagelittle YOGA festival is a 3 day event where you get to design your very own weekend of relaxation and bliss, by choosing as many classes as you feel.

With 23 classes on offer, and 16 teachers coming from either down the road or across New Zealand, this is the perfect way for you to pack winter away and get your get-up-and-go-gear on. There’s traditional yoga forms, punked up yoga with circus roots, day-break dance-parties, massage and laughing yoga for all the family. This is the spring festival you’ve been waiting for. Venue: Mt Maunganui’s Banks Hall, 13 May Street Reserve – down the beach access, next door to the Community Gardens. Tickets: Range from FREE, koha, to $25. Book through the website: www.littleyogafestival.com

Classes range from koha – $25, with some classes free. To avoid missing out, book now via the website www.littleyogafestival.com as this is a boutique festival with limited spaces in each class.

Sunday 20 September 3pm MUSIC Alice Sea will take you down the rabbit hole of musical mystery. Alice Sea creates the sound loops live during her show using effects pedals, vocals & and array of string, wind & percussion instruments, a sound journey from the heart with influences from calypso, latin, dub, traditional folk & eastern music Venue: Latitude 37

Friday 25 September 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD Food Truck Friday is this winters new food event. You’ll be able to get your favourite street food fix without making a mess in your kitchen. Not only that but you’ll be able to grab a takeaway craft beer flagon from Mount Brewing Co. and before you go you could even score yourself some of the latest RPM gears. VenueRPM car park.

Friday 25 September 9pm MUSIC Sons of Zion and Tiki Taane Venue: MauaoPAC

Sunday 27 September 10am-3pm MUSIC/MARKETS Little Big Vintage Markets now calls the Astrolabe Brew Bar home, which makes perfect sense! so come and enjoy the relaxing retrospective atmosphere that Astrolabe offers whilst sifting through some of the best vintage in the Bay. Located in the outdoor garden bar, you’ll be able enjoy good coffee, perhaps even a vino while you reminisce…or why not stay for lunch after you’ve scored yourself that rare LP or vintage suitcase. Venue: Astrolab Brew Bar

alice seaSunday 27 September 3pm MUSIC Alice Sea will take you down the rabbit hole of musical mystery. Alice Sea creates the sound loops live during her show using effects pedals, vocals & and array of string, wind & percussion instruments, a sound journey from the heart with influences from calypso, latin, dub, traditional folk & eastern music Venue: Matua Pub

CRAFT Keep keying into The Craft Collective. They have morning classes, evening classes, weekend classes and family friendly classes. Lots of classes.

VISUAL ART and sundry. Poke your head and body into The Incubator (at the historic village). This month there’s giant puppet making courses, fantasy book launches, punk music duos and painting exhibits…

KID FRIENDLY. Tauranga Libraries. Tauranga Art Gallery. Tauranga Waterfront (with Hairy Maclary). Tauranga Farmers Market. Tumble Time. Dialled Indoor Tramp Park. Memorial Park (complete with train rides in the weekend). Travel Safe – 17th ave (near historic village) mini roads for young cyclists to practice on complete with stop signs etc. Carmichael Reserve to find the ducklings.

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