Need more umlauting in your October?

In 2010, hairy classic rock/metal fan Dave Keyes started throwing non-profit DressUp-RockOut events and the Gods of Rock Awards at his workplace. In 2010 Wellington Rocks’ Rocktober event raised $1300 for the Cancer Society and then in 2011 the Gods of Rock event raised $2600 to split evenly between the Cancer Society and the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch. They’re doing […]

Beware, Wild Animals!

Welcome to the jungle – it’s time to dance. The Jo Sandwich is proud to present Wild Animals, a night of dancing and mayhem to raise money for Wellington SPCA. On July 20, the Burgundy Room underneath Bar Bodega will be host to a roaringly good time. Trust your animal instincts on this one and […]

Action! Claude Rains brings it to the Hutt.

If you happened to be cruising near the Avalon Skate Park a couple of weekends ago, you may have been lucky enough to witness a most unusual scene, local band Claude Rains were filming their first music video for their upcoming, self-titled first album. Director Gwen Isaac pulled in some favours and there was a […]

A farewell

So, OMG, this is my final post for the Wellingtonista. I’m leaving this town for a more northerly location. I’m sad to leave Wellington and the W’ista, but it’s been a fun four years. I’ve met lots of cool people, had lots of amazing experiences and shared them with y’all. As my farewell, I present […]

I’d rather be under the sea

It’s been too long since you last lost yourself on the dance floor, right? And you haven’t dressed up in ages. You can’t even remember the last time that you drank a bright blue cocktail. Oh yes, we’re feeling your pain. And even more than just feeling it – we want to fix it. And […]

WYFC first birthday party, Easter Sunday

There’s a group of truly awesome people in Wellington who do great things, and they’re having a party. Doesn’t that sound like the sort of thing you should attend? Yes! Come to the WYFC’s first birthday, and help us celebrate our first year and bring in our second. In the last year we’ve helped raise […]

Glee meets V for Vendetta

Musicals aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if said musical is set in Wellington and involves the assassinations of Glee type characters it’s hard not to want to know more. Joshua Hopton Stewart has written a hilarious piece of musical theatre based on his team’s entry in the 2010 V48Hour Short Film Competition, Society Slump […]

Captain Sergeant Major and Force Fields

Rock out at the end of summer with Wellington’s chief purveyors of sonic pop and angular rock n roll!

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012

The New Zealand International Arts Festival opens tonight with a live event in conjuction with the launch of First Contact. It’s FREE, family friendly, and starts at 8:30pm outside Te Papa. There are visuals by Linechecker and music and dance from the Whitireia Performing Arts School, The Nomad, Horomona Horo, Rhombus in Dub and Rayjah45. First […]

NZ Fringe Festival 2012 into week two

The New Zealand Fringe Festival presents emerging artists in a festival of weird and wonderful performances around Wellington. The shows are are reasonably priced (or free) and are held in venues all over the city. The programme is full of shows, conveniently divided in the programme into genres –  Comedy, Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual […]