What‘s on - bearlooms, live theatre and music

Tauranga Art Gallery is open this weekend with exhibitions and activities. Photo: Supplied.

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService are forecasting a mostly cloudy day with rain developing in the late evening, and northeasterlies.

It’s a three-clothing-layer day with an expected high of 16 degrees, and an overnight low of 13 degrees. High tide is at 9.55am and low tide is at 3.57pm. Sunset is at 7.41pm.

What’s on today?

Are you into Victorian Bearlooms? Head along to a lunchtime art demo with Colleen Low at The Collection at Piccadilly Arcade. Colleen uses wool, fur, recycled fabrics, glass eyes to create critters and bears. Come and learn about using carded wool and needlepoint felting techniques today from 12pm – 2pm.

Melanie Martin, Rowena Ashman, Lyn Watts and Marilyn Muirhead. Photo: John Borren.

The Artful Response exhibition is on at Tauranga Historic Village from 10am – 2pm. In a first for the Bay of Plenty, textile and pigment artists are combining to produce creativity in a unique way. For more information click here

A scene from The Revlon Girl at 16th Ave Theatre. Photo: Supplied.

Come along to quality live theatre at Tauranga's 16th Ave Theatre and see 'The Revlon Girl' by Neil Anthony Docking which is running from October 15 - 30. The Revlon Girl tells a very human story of a group of grieving mothers who came together as a support network for each other after the mining disaster in the Welsh mining village of Aberfan. The play runs tonight from 7.30pm - 9pm.

Gabby O'Connor. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.


Tauranga Art Gallery is open from 10am – 4pm, with the final exhibition of The Unseen, an art-sci exhibition making the unseen marine world visible. Artist and researcher Gabby O'Connor worked with communities and school children to explore the risks associated with environmental and climate change, and how this might affect the way we manage New Zealand’s marine ecosystems. The resulting collaborative artwork involved 1,600 schoolchildren, as well as their whānau and communities - and 12km of rope. Click here for more


For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am - 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

Tarryn Motutere and Jo Torr at The Elms' Heritage Garden.  Photo: John Borren.

The weaving together of two cultures is being illustrated in a new way, with an outdoor installation at The Elms’ Heritage Garden. Renowned artists Tarryn Motutere and Jo Torr have come together to exhibit unique patterned bags woven with flax, known as kete whakairo. They will be weaving in the garden from 10am - 4pm today.  For more information click here

Tauranga Art Gallery in Willow St. Photo: Supplied.

Take a walk through Tauranga Art Gallery and view the many exhibitions on display there this week. The gallery, in Willow St, is open from 10am - 4pm.

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga's city centre. For more information click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It's open today from 10am - 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here. Exhibition hours are 10am – 2.30pm.

In the Gutter group show at The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

In the Gutter are holding a group show at The Incubator Creative Hub today from 10am – 2pm. For more information click here  The exhibition runs until October 31.

Warren Houston and Mike Garner. Photo: Supplied.

Warren Houston will be playing his last gig tonight at the Barrel Room from 7pm – 10pm, before moving to Nelson to settle and join their blues and artistic community.  Warren has played both drums and percussion with Mike Garner since 1999. Together they have played at festivals in New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia and Kathmandu, and played on most of Mike's recordings. There will also be a few special guests joining Mike and Warren for a romp through their mix of blues, originals and ragtime. While Tauranga is still at Level 2 it is strongly advised that tables are booked at The Barrel Room. There is no cover charge.

Doc Brown. Photo: Supplied.

Doc Brown are performing at The Hop House from 9pm delivering both high energy dance floor fillers and relaxing background entertainment.

Brown Dog and The Muttleys. Photo: Supplied.

Brown Dog and The Muttleys will be performing at Jack Dusty’s Ale House in Otumoetai from 7.30pm – 10.30pm today.

What else is on today?

A Revlon Girl
16th Ave Theatre - The real life story of mothers who meet every week after the Aberfan disaster in Wales in 1966. Warm, sorrowful and surprisingly funny. Bookings @ iTicket

Art in the Park
Original art for sale. Weather permitting. 9am - 4pm - Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. Tauranga Society of Artists

Association Croquet
Sat, Mon & Wed at Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St. 9:15 for 9:30am start. New players & visitors welcome. Ph Jacqui 574 9232

Bay Singles Social Club
Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762 Andrea 021 133 0313

Greerton Hall Market
2nd and last Saturday of each month. 8am-12pm. Stalls inside/outside. Discounts for charity groups. Refreshments at kitchen. Phone/txt for site. Tricia 07 543 1487 or 0279082952,

Indoor Bowls
Sat, Tues & Weds at Tauranga Senior Citizens Club, 14 Norris St (behind Pak N Save). 12:45pm start. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. New members welcome

Katikati Crop Swap
Every 1st Saturday of the month, 14 Jocelyn Street. Swap home garden produce, plants, flowers, seeds, herbs, eggs, preserves etc. 07 549 4522

Katikati Open Air Art
Katikati Festival of Arts-’’Lighting up the Town"-’Barry’s Park’ lit up; Fairy Wonderland; Theatrical performance; Kati Poles Silent Auction- Umbrella Alley -THE ARTS JUNCTION; Haiku.

LOL Laughter Wellness
Laughter sessions on hold until further notice. Please check the website or Ph Trish 022 036 6768 or email for info

Omokoroa Art Exhibition
Omokoroa Artists’ exhibition at the Settlers’ Hall, 334 Omokoroa Rd, 10am-4pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday over Labour Weekend. Free entry. Ph Catherine 548 2223

Otumoetai Tennis Club
Adult tennis. Start 1:30pm. Bellevue Park Windsor Road (adjacent to swimming pool). New players and visitors welcome. Ph Victor 0275771818 a/hrs

Play by Katikati Theatre. 2:30pm matinee. The Arts Junction, 36 Main Rd, Katikati. Tickets $15 / $10. Ph 07 549 1658

BOP Petanque Club, Tawa St, Mt Maunganui. Everyone welcome. Club days Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Info Ph Bruce 022 309 9143

Tauranga Fuchsia Group
No meeting Sat 30 Oct. Usually meet last Saturday of the month at Art & Craft Centre. Ph Noeleen 578 4643

World Homeless Day Ponderables
Displaying free for all to peruse and dwell, by dedicated folk. Designed brilliant art with poinient written ideas/messages accomodating contemporary thought-provoking questions. At CBD Bus Station 24/7


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