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YOUR FESTIVAL OF FREE EVENTS

2013

8–27 January 2013 8–9.30pm

ASB Gardens Magic

MAYOR’S MESSAGE

Wellington Botanic Garden Soundshell

Wellington will be alive with fun this Summer City season.

ASB Gardens Magic is the jewel in Summer City’s crown. See 22 performances by local legends and rising stars in the lush Botanic Garden complemented by the magical lighting. Nearly every genre of music is represented, from roots gospel to rockabilly tunes to country and rock. There’s jazz, folk and even a special kids’ concert. Pack a picnic, and maybe some wine, and dance in the moonlight. Mondays are kept free as postponement dates.

Once again, in partnership with the New Zealand Community Trust, we’ll be ensuring Wellington is packed with music, laughter and fun, with a variety of sports and cultural entertainment that showcase our talented and diverse communities. Whether you take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Snake, the Positively Pasifika festival, enjoy international cricket at the Basin, or an evening concert in the gardens, there is something for everyone this summer – all easy to get to on foot in our walkable city. I am delighted we will be able to celebrate the New Year in style and I encourage you to head to the waterfront or find a suitable spot to enjoy the fireworks to see in 2013 at midnight. Frank Kitts Park and the lagoon will be at the heart of this summer’s people-centred celebration of Waitangi Day. Experience and celebrate our diverse cultures through crafts, food, music and film! I look forward to all the sights, sounds and flavours of another festive Wellington summer. Enjoy the excitement of the season in our compact cosmopolitan capital.

8 Jan

The Business

9 Jan

We Like Trees

10 Jan

Miles Calder & the Rumours

11 Jan

Brockaflowersaurus – Rex & the Blueberry Biscuits

12 Jan

Joe Blossom

6 February 2013 10am–4pm

13 Jan

Ricky Boyd and the Boomshack

Te RA o Waitangi:

14 Jan

Rain day

15 Jan

LOST BiRD (Ali Whitton)

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday Friday

Saturday

Waitangi day celebrations Odlins Plaza and other waterfront locations This year’s Te Ra o Waitangi: a Celebration of Waitangi Day is going to be bigger and better than before. A family and community theme runs through the programme celebrating our cultural diversity. Activities will be centred around Te Raukura building, spreading along the waterfront. There’ll be more activities, more variety, more stalls, bigger bands, delicious kiwiana and Maori-themed kai, and lots of interactive activities – all promising a great day for the whole family. It finishes with an outdoor movie, Boy (M), in the early evening. Don’t miss out.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Dancefloor-cranking classic hits covers Classical, jazz, rock and more Diverse alt-country rock ballads

Experimental electronic neo-soul hip hop Sonic piano pop Entertaining 50s rock ‘n’ rollers

Postponement date – check our app, Facebook page or call 499 4444 for info Dylanesque and poetic acoustic folk

The Concerned Residents

Catchy guitar-based alternative folk 16 Jan

Jo Hanna and the Mystery

17 Jan

Bella Cajon

18 Jan

(7pm) Kaivai

Wednesday Thursday Friday

Celia Wade-Brown, Mayor of Wellington

Neo-soul from multi-instrumentalists High-energy gypsy dance music Smooth sounds early in the evening

19 January 2013 11am–6pm

Positively Pasifika 2013: We Are the Ocean Waitangi Park Celebrate the vibrant sights, sounds and flavours of the Pacific – all with an ocean theme. At 9.30am join the We Are the Ocean procession from Jack Ilott Green to Waitangi Park. Then, from 11am, get an authentic taste of village life as local Pacific communities share cultures, traditions and delicious food. Check out Samoan tatau, Tongan tapa-making, Niuean weaving, Tokelau craft, Cook Island pareu tying, and lots of performances. You could learn a Cook Island ditty on the ukulele (BYO ukulele), learn about traditional navigation and stories, find out more about ocean sustainability, vote for your favourite chop suey, visit the Te Papa Kids’ activities tent – and much more! ‘Like’ facebook.com/summercitywellington to find out about more activities.

(8pm) Data Hui

‘Taniwhunk’ reggae-inspired beats

23–24 February 2013 10.30am–4.30pm

Chinese New Year Festival Day and Parade Courtenay Place to Frank Kitts Park and TSB Bank Arena Welcome in the Year of the Snake 2013 with Wellington’s always popular Chinese New Year Festival. On 23 February, check out the evening performance of New Clothes for the New Year’s fashion and dance extravaganza featuring established designers along with new and dynamic emerging labels. Then, on 24 February, take in the sights and sounds of the Festival Day – with the Asian Market’s delicious food (10.30am–4.30pm, TSB Bank Arena), the colourful street parade (2–3pm from Courtenay Place) and a cultural showcase featuring local and international performance troupes (3–4.30pm, Frank Kitts Park).

19 Jan

The Nudge

20 Jan

(2.30pm) Gerry Paul – Tales from the Sea and an Elephant Tree

Saturday Sunday

Charming folk and blues 21 Jan

Rain day

22 Jan

Way Out West

23 Jan

The Doubtful Sounds and Strung Out

NZCT Dragon Boat Festival 2013

24 Jan

Ginger Brown

Wellington Harbour off Frank Kitts Park

25 Jan

Disasteradio

26 Jan

The Wellington Jazz Orchestra

27 Jan

The Gospel Show featuring Lisa Tomlins

28 Jan

Rain day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday Friday

Sunday

Monday

New Zealand Community Trust believes New Zealand’s communities are at their strongest when everyone actively comes together – to take part, organise or be a vocal supporter. Community and sporting events let us do that. That’s why we’re proud to be a long-term supporter of Summer City. Every year NZCT distributes around $40 million in grants to thousands of worthwhile causes throughout the country. Local publicans help us raise these funds by hosting responsible gaming operations at their pubs. Summer City is an excellent example of the positive outcomes achieved with NZCT funding. We’d like to thank the NZCT gaming operators in the Wellington region for enabling us to support this fantastic programme. Summer City is a popular and integral part of Wellington’s social calendar. We wish all the organisers, performers and participants a memorable and successful summer. Regards Mike Knell, Chief Executive

Wacky and wonderful kids’ songs

(8pm) Amiria Grenell

Saturday

NZCT Summer City message 2013

Genre-crossing innovative blues

Postponement date – check our app, Facebook page or call 499 4444 for info Bringing the country to you A cappella meets string quartet Wild 50s/60s psychedelic rock High-energy synthesizer pop DJ Wellington’s premier big band jazz Celebratory old-time gospel

16–17 March 2013 9am–4pm

The Wellington Dragon Boat Festival is two days of action-packed adrenalin-pumping racing on our stunning harbour. Corporate and open teams battle it out on Saturday while local secondary schools race for glory on Sunday. There’s always a carnival atmosphere off the water too – food stalls, entertainment and a surprise or two thrown in – creating a family-friendly event. It’s free for spectators and can be watched from anywhere along the Frank Kitts promenade. Come on down to cheer on your team – the atmosphere will be white hot!

Postponement date – check our app, Facebook page or call 499 4444 for info

16 March 2013 4–10pm

Southeast Asian Night Market Get the Summer City app

Odlins Plaza, Wellington waterfront

Bring all the family to sample the exciting sounds and spicy aromas of the fourth Southeast Asian Night Market on the waterfront. Ten member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) combine to bring you delicious food, colourful crafts and non-stop entertainment.

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February

JANUARY TIME Mon 31 Dec

8pm–12.30am Mon 7– Tue 8

Various Tue 8– Sun 27

8–9.30pm Jan 9, 16, 23, 30

2–4pm Tue 15– Thu 17

EVENT/LOCATION New Year’s Eve Wellington waterfront

Oceania World Cup Orienteering Carnival 2013

TIME Fri 1– Sat 2 Sun 3

ASB Gardens Magic (see reverse for bands)

Wed 6

Fairy Trina’s Fairy Express

Cable Car and Cable Car Museum

Summer Push Play

2–5pm 10am–6pm Wed 6

10am–3pm Wed 6

8.30pm

Various

Wed 6

Thu 17– Sat 19

Romeo & Tusi – Graduate Season Whitireia Performance Centre

Feb 8– Mar 2

Sat 19

Matiu/Somes Island – Art on the Island

Sat 9

Museum of Wellington City & Sea and Matiu/Somes Island

11am–6pm

Positively Pasifika 2013: We Are the Ocean

Sat 9

Waitangi Park

10am–8pm

Out in the Square

Sat 9

Various

6.30pm 10am

Sat 19

11am–6pm Sat 19

11am–5pm

Civic Square

6–7.30pm

10am

7.30–10.30pm

Capital E: The Great Scavenger Hunt

Sun 10

Starts at Wellington Museum of City & Sea or the City Gallery

11am–5pm

Birdman Wellington

Wed 13

Wellington waterfront

12.15–2.45pm

Summer Push Play

Wed 13

Various

8.30pm

Sat 26– Sun 27

Public Sculpture Tables – Mary Whalley

Thu 14– Sun 17

Sat 26

Interislander Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Sun 20

10am–4pm Mon 21

10am–5pm Tue 22– Thu 24

Various

10am–4pm

12 noon–4.30pm Sat 26

9am–5pm

Sun 27

7.30am–12 noon Mon 28– Thu 31

Various

Wed 30

1.30–3.30pm Wed 30

10am–12 noon Wed 30

8.30pm

Thu 31

12.45–2pm

Jack Ilott Green, Civic Square

Frank Kitts Park

Beach Handball Oriental Bay Beach

State Capital Classic Ocean Swim Freyberg Beach

Pinot Noir Festival

Odlins Plaza, Wellington waterfront

Summer Push Play Churton Park School

Summer Push Play

Grasslees Reserve, Tawa

Films by Starlight – Best in Show (PG 13) Waitangi Park

Hertz Sevens Parade Wellington CBD

Music at Home

Colonial Cottage Museum

Te Ra o Waitangi, Waitangi Day celebrations Odlins Plaza, Wellington waterfront

Ki-o-Rahi 4 Whanau (traditional Maori ball game) Waitangi Park

Films by Starlight – Boy (M) Waitangi Park

Salsa @ Sunset

Taranaki Wharf, Wellington waterfront

Exhibition: A Walking Experience – Martin Butts

TIME

EVENT/LOCATION

Feb 28– Mar 10

Campground Chaos (Fuse Circus) (CONTINUED)

Feb 15– March 9

Fringe Festival Wellington (CONTINUED)

Various

Various locations

Sat 2

Jim Beam Homegrown

8pm (2pm weekends) Lagoon lawn, Wellington waterfront (no shows Mondays)

12 noon–11pm Sun 3

9.30am–6pm Wed 6

12.15–12.45pm Fri 8

7.30–10.30pm

Zeal presents: Neighbourhood Noise!

XRACE Wellington

Sat 9

Hataitai Park

7am–1pm

Nitro Circus

Sun 10

Westpac Stadium

8am–12 noon

Island Bay Festival – Day in the Bay

Sun 10

Island Bay Beach and Shorland Park

10am–4pm

Putting the Well in Wellington

Wed 13

Frank Kitts Park

12.15–12.45pm

Frank Kitts Park

Films By Starlight – Dirty Dancing (M)

Thu 14– Mon 18

International Cricket: Blackcaps vs England (test match)

Waitangi Park

Performance Arcade

10.30am–5.30pm

One Billion Rising – Dance Against Violence Frank Kitts Park

9am–4pm

Feb 15– March 9

Fringe Festival Wellington

Sat 16

Feb 15– March 2

Summer Shakespeare – Antony and Cleopatra

Fri 15

7–10pm Sat 16

10am–7pm Sun 17

8am–12.30pm Wed 20

12.15–12.45pm Wed 20 Thu 21

6–7.30pm

Various locations

The Dell (no show Mondays)

International Cricket: NZ vs England (Twenty/20) Westpac Stadium

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington Waitangi Skate Park

AMI Round the Bays and ISC Lenco Half Marathon Frank Kitts Park to Kilbirnie Park

Putting the Well in Wellington Frank Kitts Park

Films By Starlight – Searching for Sugar Man (PG 13) Salsa @ Sunset

Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington waterfront

Port Nicholson Regatta

Sat 23– Sun 24

Public Sculpture Tables – Mary Whalley

Sat 23

CentrePort Open Day

10am–4pm 10am–4pm

Sat 23

9am–4pm

Sat 23

7–8.30pm

Sun 24

10.30am–4.30pm Wed 27

12.15–12.45pm Thu 28

6–7.30pm

Feb 28– Mar 10

7.30–10.30pm

4–10pm

Toi Poneke Gallery

Strathmore (venue to be confirmed)

Contact Triathlon – Oceania Champs

Barnett Street car park, Oriental Parade, harbour

Hospi Bike Ride Keneperu Hospital

Kilbirnie Festival Bay Road, Kilbirnie

Putting the Well in Wellington Hawkins Basin Reserve

Zeal presents: Neighbourhood Noise! Mission for Youth, Newtown

Zeal presents: Neighbourhood Noise! Newlands Community Centre

NZCT Dragon Boat Festival 2013 (Corporate) Wellington Harbour off Frank Kitts Park

Southeast Asian Night Market Odlins Plaza, Wellington waterfront

Sun 17

NZCT Dragon Boat Festival 2013 (secondary schools)

Sun 17

Neighbours Day Aotearoa and Wellington Neighbourhood Week

9am–4pm Various

Wed 20

Wellington Harbour off Frank Kitts Park Various

Putting the Well in Wellington

12.15–12.45pm

Frank Kitts Park

Sat 23

Aro Valley Fair

10am–4pm

Aro Park and Community Centre, 48 Aro Street

Sat 23– Sun 24

Relay For Life

Sun 31

Culture Kicks, Ethnic Football Festival

7am/6pm

9am–3.30pm

Frank Kitts Park

Wakefield Park

Waitangi Park

Fri 22– Sun 24

Various

Johnsonville Community Centre

7.30–10.30pm

Sat 16

7pm (4pm Sun)

Zeal presents: Neighbourhood Noise!

Sat 9

7.30–10.30pm

Various

Frank Kitts Park

Shorland Park, Island Bay

Sat 16

12 noon–1pm

Putting the Well in Wellington

Island Bay Festival – parade and variety show

Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington waterfront

Thu 14

Central Riddiford and Constable streets

Exhibition: Emma Mudgway and Lee Houlihan

Salsa @ Sunset

6–7.30pm

Newtown Festival Fair Day

Toi Poneke Gallery

Fri 15

Thu 14

Wellington waterfront

Fri 8 – Sat 30

Taranaki Wharf, Wellington waterfront

10am–11pm

8.30pm

For more information visit Wellington.govt.nz or get the app

Westpac Stadium

11am–10pm

Parliament Grounds, Hill Street (7 January); Wellington College, Mt Victoria (8 January) Wellington Botanic Garden Soundshell

EVENT/LOCATION Hertz Sevens

MARCH

MAJOR FUNDER

Wellington Harbour Glover Park

RADIO PARTNERS

Interisland Wharf (diagonally opposite Wellington Railway Station)

Dragon Boat Harbour Fun Day

Wellington Harbour off Frank Kitts Park

Chinese New Year – New Clothes for the New Year TSB Bank Arena

SPONSORS

Chinese New Year Festival Day and Parade

Frank Kitts Park and TSB Bank Arena (parade from Courtenay Place)

Putting the Well in Wellington Frank Kitts Park

Salsa @ Sunset

Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington waterfront

Campground Chaos (Fuse Circus)

8pm (2pm weekends) Lagoon lawn, Wellington waterfront (no shows Mondays)

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