What's on today? The circus

Always wanted to run away with the circus? Today could be your chance with the circus coming to the Bay.

Cirque Grande is a brand new circus tour in New Zealand and will present world-class acts like Teeterboard, Hoop Diving, human pyramids from around the globe.

Universoul Circus in the USA describes their bicycle act as the most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see.

“12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance. Truly incredible.”

There will be a special guest act from the amazing African acrobats, which will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances.

“Their ability to entertain you goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. They dazzle children and adults alike with their zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour” says Cirque Grande.

The Cirque Grande will be running until Sunday, August 6 at the Fraser Cove Shopping Centre.

Ticket prices are: Adult VIP $45, child VIP $35, concession VIP $43, adult ringside $39, child ringside $29, concession ringside $37, adult elevated $29, child elevated $19, concession elevated $27, and family pass (2 adults + 2 Children) $86.

For more information on Cirque Grande go to:

If that doesn’t sound like something for you, there is also a Art in the Park event at the Coronation Park between 8am and 5pm.

Entry is free and the public will be able to buy any of the works on display, as well as, time to talk to the artists about their works.

To see what else is happening in and around Tauranga today, check out SunLive’s what’s on listings below:

Saturday 5 August


Mirage - Inzpire Dance Company 3pm and 7.30pm Addison Theatre (Dance Show) 0800 TICKETEK

Bay Network Singles Social Club

55+ who wish to make new friends & enjoy club activities, dining, shows, trips, bbq’s etc. Mary-Anne 027 207 1690 or 576 9988

Come Dancing Tonight

Sequence & Old time Dancing. Great music, supper. Entry $7.00 All welcome. Run by Tauranga Scottish Society. Greerton Hall 7-30 to 10-30pm Ph Nola 576 5076

Computer Lessons

Learn in your own time, at your own pace. Tauranga Library has a free course online to meet your needs. Visit one of our libraries to register

Death Cafe

Coffee, cake and group led conversation on dying, death & living in a warm friendly space. Grindz Cafe 1pm-3pm Carole 0220 689 183

Discover Your Life’s True Purpose

Why am I here? How can I have a more meaningful Life? Create an action plan that works for you. Info and register interest at

Friendship Force International

Friendship & Home Hosting exchanges with other clubs worldwide. Barbara 574 5711 or email:

Ian’s Tai Chi Class

Saturday mornings at QE Park. Cancelled for the month of June.

Leisure Marching

Teams made up of adult members practice this non-competitive activity on various days & times throughout the week. Frances 544 1318 or 021 297 3407

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laughter IS the best medicine. 10:30-11:15am Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Call Trish 022 036 6768 email

Messianic Meetings

Every Sat at Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui 10am. Seek to unite together in our walk to put truth into action on a daily basis. 544 7424 or 0210 226 3515

Mount Sequence Dance

Sat 12 Aug 7.30pm-10.30pm $7. Live band, quality supper. Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui. Arataki Centre. Organized by the Mount Maunganui Scottish Society. Ph Erica 576 0578

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meetings

Sat 7.30-8.30pm & every Sun 7-8pm, Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Rd, Greerton. Mon 7-8pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm, Hillier Centre. 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Women’s Meeting every Tues 10.30-11.30am Salvation Army Recovery Church, 375 Cameron Rd. 0800 NA TODAY

Oropi Playgroup Annual Quiz Night

Sat 12th August. Fundraiser to support non-profit group for young families in Oropi. Tickets at

Petanque @ Club Mt Maunganui

Sat 1pm. Equip available, all levels welcome. Arnold 544 5598

The Sociables

A group for the 30’s/40’s and 50’s age group that meet once a week to participate in activities, events and dine out. 0220 120 376

Taoist Tai Chi

New Beginner classes starting 5th August Saturday 8.30am. 15 Koromiko St Judea. Come and have a go, contact Dianne 021 146 6890 or 578 9116

Tauranga Meditation Group

Intro to meditation classes 1st Tues of month 7-8.30pm. General classes every 2nd & 4th Sats of month. $5 koha. Blind Foundation, 160 17th Ave, Tauranga

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence & Old Time Dancing, Greerton Hall, 7.30pm. 1st Saturday Monthly. Great music & supper. $7.00. All Welcome. Gary 543 0051

Tauranga Photographic Society

Award winning audio-visuals NZ and overseas. Arts and Crafts Centre, Elizabeth St. 7.30pm Entry $2 Information

Village Radio

Community radio broadcasting from Tauranga Historic Village 1368 kHz AM. Music of 1940’s - 90’s weekends 9am-5pm, weekdays 10am-5pm. or 571 3710

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