Check out whats happening around our town this week!
More FM’s HalloWin
Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Tuesday 30 October 2018 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Part of Halloween 2018
More FM’s HalloWin is a completely free and safe alternative to Trick or Treating with the family this Halloween.
At Jean Batten Square (outside Rotorua Library) for an afternoon of fun.
Tonnes of prizes:
– Cauldron’s filled with trick or treats
– Costume competition (yes, come dressed up!)
– Free Candy Bar
– Free activities for the kids
Thank you to Rotorua Lakes Council for providing the space, bean bags and umbrellas on the day!
Jazz Wednesdays with Ben Wilcock
Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, 1109 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Wednesday 24 October 2018 7:30pm
Live at the Baby Grand. Every Wednesday
The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand’s finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style.
In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore, and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music.
Since re-settling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more.
He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.
Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
Rotorua Baptist Church, 100 Malfroy Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Tuesday 30 October 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm
In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza.
Using multimedia, anecdotes, real life stories and the arias and ensembles that made these singers famous we delve into their lives and see what made them some of the greatest singers of the 20th century.
Our talented three tenors join forces with sopranos Susan Boland and Amanda Atlas, accompanied by New Zealand Opera’s chief accompanist David Kelly, as we feature many of the signature classics, both famous opera and well-known ballads that these artists were famous for.
Some of New Zealand’s finest artists singing some of the most famous opera of all time!
Call the office toll free on 0508 266 237 to book today! Or visit our website http://www.operatunity.co.nz
All tickets include lunch after the show.
Energy Events Centre, Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Friday 2 November 2018 3:00pm and Saturday 3 November 2018 7:00am
2TOA Aotearoa is New Zealand’s first same gender pairs CrossFit competition to be held in the central North Island, attracting athletes from all four corners of Aotearoa – New Zealand.
The name 2TOA, translates to ‘two-person strength’, fitting well in what tests not only your strength but your partner’s strength and ability to work well in a team.
Day one will be held at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake), where athletes are to expect an afternoon full of metabolic conditioning – testing their lung capabilities. Day two goes down at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, testing gymnastic movements, weightlifting and all things CrossFit!
There are six divisions, which will showcase athletes with all levels of experience. From Teens as young as 14, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, RX and Masters athletes – there is something for everyone!
Who will be crowned 2TOA Aotearoa fittest in New Zealand? Come on down and check it out!
Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale
Kuirau Park, Corner of Ranolf St & Lake Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Saturday 3 November 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale.
The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park.
All funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library for additional library services and resources.
More events happening this week check out the link.