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PĪPĪ PAOPAO

Rutene Spooner

At your Kōhanga Reo or kindy
Tue 18 Oct + Wed 19 Oct | Twice per day

Ka tangi te Tītī, ka tangi te Kākā, ka tangi hoki ko ēnei Pīpī Paopao! Tihei māuri ora!

Pīpī Paopao is a performance for tamariki aged 3-5 years old - and their adults - which adopts the unique characteristics of our Manu Rangatira (noble birdlife) through waiata and play, echoing the sounds of Te Taiao (nature).

KO TE ĀKAU: POETICS OF LAND, WATER & SKY

Te Toki Haruru (Charles Koroneho)

Refinery ArtSpace
Thu 20 Oct - Sat 29 Oct (not Sun, Mon)

Ko Te Ākau is a visual arts installation and curated performance programme for live and virtual spaces, created for group and solo performances, within a design accurate, site-specific installation of lighting, sound design and video projection. The project references the collaborative works of artists Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert and serves as the inspiration for exploring the poetics of Te Ākau, the space where the ocean meets the land, where the horizon connects land, water and sky.

DEVILLE MUSIC HUB

Various Artists

Deville
Thu 20 - Sat 22 Oct & Thu 27 - Sat 29 Oct

From across the musical time/space dimensions and from around the motu, we are excited to present our contemporary music programme at its all-new home at Deville.

ERNY BELLE

With support act

Deville
Thu 20 Oct | Doors 8pm

In the summer of 2019, Erny Belle relocated from Tāmaki Makaurau to the Northland township of Maungatūroto to write and record what would eventually become her debut album, Venus Is Home, released in February 2022.

BROWN SUGAR FACTORY

with Spinoza

Deville
Fri 21 Oct | Doors 8pm

Polish up those dancing shoes, Whakatū: Brown Sugar Factory is a funk-filled five piece live show combining disco, world music and dance influences with a house back beat.

TUPU

Fua Creative | Victory Mini-Fest

Victory Community Centre
Sat 22 Oct | 3.00 pm

A vibrant cast of Pasifika artists from Te Tauihu bring you Tupu – a fun kids show that expresses themes of identity, collaboration, kindness and resilience.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI

Rutene Spooner

Theatre Royal
Sat 22 Oct | 8.00 pm

The music theatre star that is Rutene Spooner is channelling the Māori hero Māui into a modern-day icon – complete with rhinestones and glitter. Don’t miss the charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics and heart-felt storytelling.

VÏKÆ

with Sylvee

Deville
Sat 22 Oct | Doors 8pm

VÏKÆ is a Ukrainian born alt-pop artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. After wowing crowds at Bay Dreams 2021, VÏKÆ brings her eclectic, freshly developed show to Whakatū for the first time.

HE KŌTUKU REREKA TAHI: A TRIBUTE TO KERI HULME

Pukapuka Talks

Theatre Royal

Sun 23 Oct | 7.00pm

WORD Christchurch and Pukapuka Talks present this very special event to celebrate the life of the enigmatic and brilliant Keri Hulme (1947-2021), author of the bone people, with Patricia Grace, Whiti Hereaka, Marian Evans, Matt Salmons, Anna Hulme and Ariana Tikao, MCed by Becky Manawatu.

SUN SONG SUITES

Umar Zakaria

The Boathouse
Mon 24 Oct | 10am, 1.30pm, 6pm, 8pm

Does the time of day bring out different capacities of our human spirit? Tui-winning jazz bassist Umar Zakaria presents the Sun Song Suites, four concerts exploring the human construction of time through our relationship with the sun.

WIRI DONNA

with O & the Mo

Deville
Thu 27 Oct | Doors 8pm

Hot off the back of a nationwide tour celebrating Wiri Donna’s debut EP release Being Alone, Wiri Donna is heading back south this spring for Nelson Arts Festival. Supported by O & The Mo.

FEVER: RETURN OF THE ULA

Fine Fatale

Theatre Royal
Fri 28 Oct + Sat 29 Oct | 8.00 pm

The cabaret show that was on everyone’s hips, lips and fingertips in 2021 returns. Fever: Return of the Ula features the savage stomps and luscious sways of critically acclaimed Fine Fatale. Hosted by the soulful singing trills of the goddess trio The Taka Tu Wops, with a live band.

Audio Described performance & Touch Tour on Sat 29 Oct.

WALLACE

with Dow P'dowdow

Deville
Fri 28 Oct | Doors 8pm

Wallace’s music has been described as a vibrant mosaic of soul, hip-hop and pop, her trademark jazz-influenced vocals and magnetic presence make for a uniquely recognisable sound, captivating audiences around the globe - and now: right here in Whakatū! Supported by Dow P'dowdow.

HALFQUEEN + BBYFACEKILLA

Deville
Sat 29 Oct | Doors 8pm

HALFQUEEN's sets are just as unapologetic and empowered as her presence in every space. Specializing in the genre-bending sounds of club music, she is driven to connect via ass shaking. And with BBYFACEKILLA, prepare to lose your mind to a DJ that collapses the multiplicity of contemporary club music into a set that is unique, disruptive, and brimming with ecstasy.

DON MCGLASHAN & THE OTHERS

Neudorf Vineyards
Sun 30 Oct | 2.00 pm (doors 12 noon)

Someone once said if the music scene in Aotearoa was a house, then Don McGlashan would be a load-bearing beam. From Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, through to The Mutton Birds and his four acclaimed solo albums, that beam remains as strong as ever. McGlashan’s most recent solo album, Bright November Morning, went straight to No.1 and marks a new stage in Don’s generous and humane songbook.

ITALIAN MOODS

Raffaele Bandoli + Louis Lucas-Perry

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA)
Sun 30 Oct | 6.00 pm

From operas to traditional songs, baroque to contemporary, jazz and everything in between - celebrate the romance and passion of Italian music throughout the generations.

PIANO BURNING

Annea Lockwood

Secret Location
Sun 30 Oct | 8.00 pm

In 1968, legendary Aotearoa-born composer and deep listener Annea Lockwood set fire to an irreparable upright piano on the banks of the River Thames in London.

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