What’s Happening in Tauranga – May 2016

12973459_996567453711802_9035227511634153749_oWelcome Back World – after The Delightful Festival of Body & Sound in Tauranga’s Rose Gardens over Anzac Weekend.

To recap some oldy and goody sites to visit if you’re in Bay of Plenty (over the weekend perhaps) and you’d like to get amongst it are:

Live Music – Totara Street, Tauranga Art GallerySoak’n’Sunday Sounds at the Mount Hotpools
Markets – Little Big Markets, Little Big Vintage Markets, Tauranga Farmers’ Market, Mt Maunganui Farmers Market
Food – Food Truck Friday
Theatre/Dance/Live Music – Baycourt Theatre
Visual Art – Tauranga Art Gallery, The Incubator (within Historic Village)
Film – Night Owl Cinema, Rialto Cinema, Tauranga Monthly Film Night
FREE event – Full Moon Fire & Drum Night, Mt Drury, monthly on the full moon 7pm-10pm through Tauranga Fire & Drummers

13100773_777938799008195_5994239217658202516_nThursday 5 May 6.00pm – 8.30pm SINGING – Mauao Contemporary Choir with the miraculous and sunshining Emily Macklow. All singers welcome regardless of experience or confidence. Warm welcoming environment with men and women of mixed ages. Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Centre, Totara Street, Mt Maunganui. Price: $10 casual (and cheaper for a concession).

Friday 6 May 5.30pm – 7.30pm FOOD – Food Truck Friday’s launch their winter season of foodtrucks. Venue: RPM’s carpark opposite Mount’s New World. Price: varied.

Saturday 7 May 11am – 1 pm Finding Beauty in Afra-Latina Dance . Sharing the story of a young woman finding her beauty in the crossroads of rhythm, movement and presence; Heather draws on knowledge expressed in academic literature, sacred and social dances from Brazil, Cuba and Guinea to create with you an experience of beauty that goes beyond appearances and into one that honours divine energy and considers beauty a creative process of balance and union. MAXIMUM 20 PEOPLE! Secure place now! 0272777784! Venue: Honey Bee House Dance Studio Price: $30 Cash only at door.

13112988_777938789008196_8806544848662738295_oSaturday 7 May 10am-11.30am SINGING – Sacred Songs & Chants (each Saturday and possibly Friday night if there is ‘demand’. Venue: 6 Forrester Drive, Welcome Bay. Contact: wendyjoely@hotmail.com . Price: koha

NEW Alyse Young pdfSaturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May DEVELOPMENT A Soul’s Journey with Alyse Young. Contact: youngalyse555@gmail.com  Venue: TBC Price: $320.

Sunday 14 May 4pm-5pm DANCE Chakradance with Pippa Sherry. Contact:Pippa.chakradance@gmail.com Venue: Banks Hall, Mt Maunganui. Price: $20

Thursday 19 May 5.30pm-6.15pm YOGA Glow Yoga – for kids. Venue: Totara Street. Price: $12 (under 5s FREE)

Thursday 19 May 6.30pm-8.00pm YOGA Glow Flow Yoga – for adults. 8pm-9pm free dancing. Venue: Totara Street. Price $20.

13124480_777938775674864_7111268704616660502_n.jpgSaturday 21 May throughout day and night WITH ERIN. Art of Flying. Geomancy. Satsang. Come experience the joy and wonder that is Erin. Featured in The Delightful Festival of Body & Sound and little YOGA festival, Erin visits Tauranga (from Tairua) monthly and Auckland mostly at Kawai Purapura to share her wealth of knowledge and skills. Erin has been lecturing, teaching and facilitating workshops in the area of personal development for over 30 years. Her first teacher was her father who shared with her his studies in Rosicrucianism, the teachings of Don Juan and Castaneda and the Seth materials. She received darshan from Swami Rama and shaktipat diksha from Swami Muktananda. In her 20’s she studied with Navaho, Chumash, Cahuilla, and Hopi elders. She was hanai to the Kahuna Master Abraham Kawai’i and lived and traveled with him for over 5 years before being sent to New Zealand to work. She has taught in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and in New Zealand where she currently resides. Contact: satsangwitherin@gmail.com. Venue:  Welcome Bay Price: koha and other prices.

13119859_1150659288312088_7016563470288299778_oMonday 23 May 7pm-9pm BODYWORK 3 week course until 29 May with Autumn Falk. Shaitsu. Venue: 2/12 Cypress Street, Judea, Tauranga. Price: $250.

Saturday 28 May 1-4pm VISUAL ART Zinefest. Venue: The Incubator Price: Gold coin donation

Sunday 29 May 1-4pm VISUAL ART Zinefest. Venue: The Incubator Price: Gold coin donation

Sunday 30 May 6-8.30pm VISUAL ART Zinefest. Venue: The Incubator Price: Gold coin donation

Sunday 30 May 2-4pm INQUIRY Death Cafe with Grace McGregor. Venue: Grindz Cafe Price: Koha

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  1. Thank you everyone, lovely singing of sacred songs on saturday april 30th, looking forward to seeing more of you joining us each sat morn. Learn songs and prepare for a planned winter solstice celebration, with songs and ceremony to the Earth, Sunday 19th June. Outdoor venue TBA. A special celebration coming up too, May 22nd, the full Blue Moon, songs and ceremony. Blessings, Wendy.

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