A bunch of reasons to get outdoors
Look at that weather. Just LOOK AT IT. Woah!
We’re going to assume from all the cars parked in Thorndon that you’re already going to Garden Magic events in the dell as part of Summer City,but here are some other things you might wanna consider:
- Positively Pasifika: The winner of New Zealand Idol is going, are you? But seriously, traditional pacific foods are tasty, and the cultural performances are bound to have some very awesome drumming going on too. It’s on 18 January 2014, 12 noon – 6pm in Waitangi Park.
Join Rosita Vai, Bella Kalolo and the Laughing Samoans for a free day in the park.
- On the same day is Out in the Square, in Civic Square and also with an afterparty at Ivy, and a pool party at the Thorndon Pool as well. I think there was a bit of a bunfight over the use of the word “queer” in the title rather than LGBT (I am pro queer, personally), but what we can all agree on is that Anika Moa is amazing, and she’s playing, and it’s free. Also it’s family friendly.
Out in the Square was established in 1986 as a fair for a fair law, and this year New Zealanders have another reason worthy of mighty celebration – the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.
- Then, next Saturday Jan 25 (rain day Sunday Jan 26), those with young people will want to head to Wellington Waterfront for Capital E’s The Great Scavenger Hunt. Those who are afraid of children will probably want to find somewhere else to loiter for the day, as last year saw over 1500 people exploring venues, solving clues and generally having a really good time. In addition to the hunt which goes all over the place, Capital E’s new home will play host to a bunch of activities.
“Enjoy performances by Taikoza, Wellington Youth Circus and our MC for the day, Kenny King of the Improvisors! There will also be a photobooth to capture unforgettable moments and free face-painting all day at the event base at Capital E Central, 4 Queens Wharf.”