What’s happening in Tauranga – April 2016

DFBS_A3POSTER_ORIGINALSorry I have been absent.
Summer got the better of me.
Autumn is here and a renewed memory to fill you in on what’s happening outside of your lounge, smartphone or screen.

I’m going to start by a hopefully concise rave about the awesome events locally summer has given us.

I’m particularly grateful for The Gourmet Night Markets.
Others have raved about Night Owl Cinema, Dinner in the Domain, On the Lawn, Colour Dash.
Little Big Markets continue to give people somewhere to regularly meet, belong, laugh, cry. As does The Incubator.

I could mention Totara Street, Mount Social Club, Tauranga Art Gallery & Baycourt too. Oh strike me down with a feather I just did.

12339212_933696386665692_1320677637317106353_oI’m also excited about the new publishers at UNO. I’ve loving the wee food reviews – they’ve given me a little more inspiration for next date night. Hey I hope you’ve taken initiative if I’m boring you and scrolled down to the dates, times, events. Otherwise bear with me (google spelling. find: “Bear with me,” the standard expression, is a request for forbearance or patience. “Bare with me” would be an invitation to undress. The phrasal verb is bear with, not bare with. Bear with me means have patience with me, or be tolerant with me). Good I didn’t just ask you to undress.
I’m going to conclude my spiel by saying we had a terrific time at PLAY cafe over Easter too. My sister, her friends and I all managed to finish numerous sentences despite the fact we had a shared number of 11 children with us.
Kia ora people who bring us events, food, places to connect, share, and celebrate our lives. We appreciate your heart.

Thursday 7 April 7:30pm- MUSIC – coco davis – Powerhouse vocalist Coco Davis’ speciality is breathing new life into the iconic forms of early blues music, those raw epics that forever haunt modern music. She’s touring her debut album, a travelogue of witty & ghoulish early “revenge blues” classics this April, in support of her debut LP, Old Haunts. Shorn of the musical cliches that beset the blues genre…Location: Tauranga Art Gallery. Tickets: $25/$20 through the gallery.karate kid

Friday 8 April 5pm – FILM – Night Owl CinemaPapamoa College fundraising screening of “Karate Kid” Location: Papamoa College on Doncaster Drive, Papamoa.  Tickets $5.

colourdashSunday 10 April 11:30am – 2:30pm – FUN RUN – Colour Dash.The Colour Dash Tauranga is a 3-6km fun run, walk (or even crawl!) for people of all ages, shapes and sizes with participants being splashed with special colourful dust along the way. Colour Dash Tauranga will be raising both awareness and colourful cash for Kiwi Can & Project K. Location: Waipuna Park, Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay, Tauranga. Tickets: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)

Sunday, April 10 5:00pm – MUSIC – Artur Dutkiewicz Solo Piano & Theatre Poster Display. After a successful performance at the Wellington Jazz Festival and a tournée around Australia last June with his Trio, one of the most renowned Polish jazz pianists is back in New Zealand.  Artur Dutkiewicz will present contemporary jazz from his solo album Mazurkas, which was influenced by Chopin, Szymanowski and Bartok. Location: Tauranga Art Gallery. Tickets: Adults: $20 Friends/Students: $15 Under 10: Free

Sunday 17 April 10am – MARKETS – Little Big Vintage Market. Location: Astrolab Maunganui Rd.

Delightful Festival of Body & SoundFriday 22 – Sunday 24 April Early morning – 10pm (except Sunday 5pm finish) FESTIVAL – The Delightful Festival of Body and Sound. Brought to us by wild & grace, the same people who gave us little YOGA festival. 40 + workshops in music, movement and well-being for you and all the family. Tickets: $5-$35 (some free, others koha). Book online to avoid disappointment. Limited door sales (if not sold out prior). Mix and match your Anzac Weekend with 45-75 minute workshops to inspire, delight and bring togetherness. . A perfect school holiday activity: Friday = Kids Focus with short (30/45 minute) workshops; Sing-a-long, Ukelele, Kids Yoga etc. Location: 29 Cliff Road, Rose Gardens Tauranga Tickets: www.bodyandsoundfestival.co.nz
totara street
Those new to/visiting Tauranga. Always wise to check out:
Totara Street (Music venue), Baycourt (Theatre/Dance/Music), Incubator and it’s home The Historic Village, Toi Tauranga Art Gallery (Visual Art and Music Gig Venue).

If you’re wanting to get visual art creative or do a workshop some other venues/organisations to google stalk are: Arataki Community Centre, Arty House, Teacher in the Paddock, The Incubator, Craft Collective.

School Holidays on her way folks:
What do you like to do in Tauranga/Bay of Plenty during Autumn?


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