Artistic Inscriptions in the Wellington Region – Nov 29-Dec 2
Philip Merry / Supplied
Sepelini Mua’au and Elle Wootton in Hole at the Circa Theater.
Circa 2 Theater: until December 18, 7:30 p.m., $ 25- $ 52
Stella, a New Zealand scientist, Ioane, a US Navy SEAL from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet over an Antarctic summer. What is unfolding is as dark, funny and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself. Tickets: circa.co.nz
The Little Mermaid – La Pantomime
Circa Theater, Nov. 19-Dec. 23, $ 18 – $ 52 Family pass (2 adults 2 children) $ 122
The Little Mermaid provides a lot of fun for the whole family and includes the familiar traditions of booing the bad guy, innuendo and audience participation together. Tickets: circa.co.nz
Classical music: Stringendo – Wellington Children’s Orchestra
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, December 1 12:15 p.m., koha
Stringendo was formed in 2015 and consists of string players aged 9-14 from the Wellington area, led by Donald Maurice. Its main focus is music from the Baroque period, to equip players with an understanding of the playing style of the time, to develop sight reading skills and to prepare them for roles in full symphony orchestras. Program: Bach, Albinoni, Vivaldi and Jenkins.
Standing comedy – Alien comedy
Moon Bar, December 2, 7 p.m., $ 10
Fantastic line-up of actors. First Thursday of each month. MC Kenemby Chaolbo aka Kenny Charlton. Alien Comedy is Newtown’s coolest and only monthly comedy show. Tickets: eventfinda or at the door.
Melvin Day: a modernist perspective
Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua, November 27-February 6
A key figure in mid-20th-century New Zealand art, Wellington artist Melvin Day has produced some of the most intellectually astute paintings in New Zealand art history. A modernist perspective explores Day’s artistic practice over seven decades and begins with some of Day’s earliest surviving works.
Beyond the Mask – Exhibition of artists, doctors and dentists
Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, November 25 to December 5, free
Come see this unique exhibit that showcases the creative side of doctors and dentists and includes paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt, until December 5
Glasgow Boy honors the work of James Nairn, the founder of
Impressionism in New Zealand and champion artists Pumpkin Cottage based in Silverstream.