Winter Solstice Procession (Loemis Festival)
Waitangi Park, 5:30 p.m.
The 5th annual winter solstice procession with a marching band, fire performers, a giant puppet and many discoveries. Meet at Waitangi Park at 5:30 p.m. and everything will be revealed.
NINGYÅ – The art and beauty of Japanese dolls
Te Ara Hihiko, College of Creative Arts, Mount Cook, until July 5, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
This traveling exhibition by the Japan Foundation explores Japanese dolls and the culture and traditions that surround them. More than 70 dolls are presented.
Opera screening: Simon Boccanegra – Guiseppi Verdi
Boutique Cinema, Te Auaha, rue Dixon, 7:45 p.m., at the door $ 25, seniors $ 22, Opera Society members $ 18, students under 25 free
A moving and dramatic opera. Conductor Claudio Abbado, orchestra and choir of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – 2002.
Surrealist art: Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
Te Papa, Toi Art, Level 4, until October 31 $ 23.50
Enter the wonderful world of surrealism. Discover extraordinary works of art by Salvador DalÃ, RenÃ© Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Leonora Carrington, Man Ray and more. Tepapa.govt.nz Tickets
NgÄ Manu – Birds
Mahara Gallery, until July 17, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
This is our 10th annual children’s art and environment collaboration with local schools and NgÄ Manu Nature Reserve. The Mahara Gallery is full of color and liveliness from over 90 birds.
The Marriage of Figaro
The Opera, June 23, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 27 at 2:30 p.m. $ 50 to $ 87.50
Director Lindy Hume has created a new production of Mozart’s popular and enduring opera The Marriage of Figaro, which explores feminist ideas. He will be accompanied by the Wellington Orchestra. Ticketmaster ticket office
Rock of Ages 101
KÄpiti College, Te Raukura ki KÄpiti, Coastlands Theater, until June 26, 7 p.m., $ 15 – $ 20
This five-time Tony Award nominated show features all of your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including Do not stop Believing‘, Dead or alive, and The final Countdown.
Wainuiomata Little Theater, until July 10. $ 10
The famous musical theater show Les MIsÃ©rables has been in preparation for almost 18 months but is arriving on stage tonight. The Wainuiomata Little Theater community group is eager to showcase local talent. Tickets: trybooking.com
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, 12:15 p.m., koha
Piano duo Beth Chen and Nicole Chao perform Mozart’s Sonata in C, K. 521, Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 and Mozart’s Sinfonia No. 40.
Harry Ricketts – Selected Poems
Unity Books Wellington, 6 pm-7.30pm, free
Harry Ricketts has written and edited over 30 books, but it is his poetry that has been most consistent and personal. His voice is recognizable by his humility, intelligence and warmth.
Amanda Bunting and Kris Zuelicke – piano four hands
St Mark’s, Lower Hutt, 12:15 p.m., koha
On the program: Petite Suite by Debussy, FaurÃ©s Dolly Suite and Five New Zealand Characters by David Hamilton.
Tremaine & Dezkiwiziado: Spanish stand-up comedy
El Barrio, 35 rue Dixon, 7:30 p.m., $ 5
Open mic evening with sets by Laura Tremaine and Jose Dezkiwiziado. This show in Spanish is for those who want to do a three to five minute set or who want to practice listening to Spanish.
RED! Opera for children
Opera, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., tickets $ 10- $ 12
RED! is an interactive and dynamic retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood. With world-class opera singers including Jonathan Lemalu, Natasha Wilson and Catrin Johnsson and a choir of hundreds of Wellington schoolchildren, the production involves the family in its making. Tickets: New Zealand Opera.
Vinyl Tap: Open Decks Evenings
Havana Bar, Wigan St, 7-11 p.m., free
Be the DJ. Bring and play your own records at our monthly vinyl club, starting with a relaxing lounge music string, then 20 minute DJ sets starting at 8:30 p.m. Meet at 6:45 p.m. to register for a time slot. All are welcome, including beginners – platinum lessons available. Hosted by Semi-Tone.