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May Events 2014

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On the last friday of each month Waiheke Local will review the upcoming events for the month ahead. For this upcoming month we see the kids return back to school (yay!), Mother’s Day and many fantastic events on Waiheke. Please let us know if your event is not listed and we will be more then happy to include it. A full list of the events over the next few months can also be viewed on our events page. Let’s get started..

May 1st

1. The Lego Movie – Waiheke Cinema

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At the beginning of this month we will be into the last couple of days of the school holidays. If you haven’t already sent them to see this movie now would be the time to do so.

May 3rd

1. Laugh While You May

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“Laugh While You May” will be performed, screened, sung, and talked about. It hangs together on a couple of satirical plays on the City and the Land by local playwrights Colin Beardon and Janet Salas. Look out for the poster, which will list the musicians, who’ll be honouring Pete Seager and Tony Benn.

Event Name: Laugh While You May
Event Date: Saturday 3rd May
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: $10

May 4th

1. Austen Tayshus Live!

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Austen Tayshus was “born” at Sydney’s first Comedy Store in Jamieson Street in 1981. He stood up for the first time after a fairly precarious delivery, in March of that year. By 1982, ‘Australiana’ was ready to record, and it was released in June 1983. It sold in excess of two hundred thousand copies, went double platinum, and still holds the record for the highest-selling Australian single ever.

His challenging, provocative and highly dynamic stand up (which is not to everyone’s taste), has made Austen Tayshus a must-see comic. His work is improvisational and sometimes frightening, and tends to polarize his audiences, but is attractive nevertheless as he draws his audience in like a magnet.

Event Name: Austen Tayhus
Event Date: Sunday 4th May
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: $15 prepaid – $20 on the door

2. Who’s running the show? and in who’s interest?

On the Sunday at 2:00 pm we get Deadly Serious about the state of our nation with Murray Horton from CAFCA, who is on a NZ Speaking Tour. We had him on Waiheke a couple of years ago, brilliant.

Event Date: Sunday 4th May
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: Admission by Koha

May 9th

1. Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman

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UK folk and Americana songwriters Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman will be playing live at Artworks Community Theatre as part of their current New Zealand tour. Described by NetRythms as “Genuinely uplifting” with “intensely adept acoustic guitar styling”, this guitar/ukulele duo showcase their songwriting alongside fresh interpretations of often unexpected classic songs.

Event Date: Friday 9th May
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: $10 prepaid – $15 at the door

May 10th

1. Waiheke High School Jazz Ensemble

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A small group of instrumentalists from Waiheke High School, playing a variety of improvisational jazz, directed and joined by brass improv Pete Kelly and double bass improv Chris Orange.

Event Name: Waiheke High School Jazz Ensemble
Event Date: Saturday 10th May
Event Location: Waiheke Library
Admission: Free

May 11th

Mother’s Day

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May 15th

1. Steel Magnolias

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Catch some great theatre this May! Following the success of last year’s ‘Dinner,’ the Waiheke Theatre Company presents Robert Harling’s comedy drama ‘Steel Magnolias.’ This endearing play is the story of six dynamic characters for whom the old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is central. We guarantee you will laugh until you cry. ‘Steel Magnolias’ is a critically acclaimed play and the fourth production by the Waiheke Theatre Company so it’s a great opportunity to see both an internationally renowned production and some excellent local talent.

Event Dates: Thursdays: 15th, 22nd 29th
Fridays: 16th, 23rd, 30th
Saturdays: 17th, 24th, 31st
Sunday Matinee: 25th
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: $22 Premium | $20 Standard | $18 Students

May 31st

Waiheke Winter Arts Festival

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Save The Date!… winter is coming… here’s a great excuse to bundle up warm and get out around the island to see artists in their studios (without ringing ahead) over the long weekend.

Event Date: Saturday 31st May – 2nd June
Event Location: Various Art Studios (10am 0 4pm)
Event Website: www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz
Admission: $20 per person

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