Kapi-Mana News : October 25th 2011
21 KAPI-MANA NEWS, OCTOBER 25, 2011 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 4124464AA Whats Happening at the Porirua RSA • New Chef, New Menu. Thursday - Saturday. The RSA is available for your Christmas and private functions. Call us for your bookings • Tuesday 1st November from 2pm onwards Melbourne Cup Day Black and white themed. Prize for best dressed. $20 Entry fee, 1st drink free. $10 punters club and nibbles throughout the day. Come along and join in and enjoy the day - its always a good one • Saturday 6th November 4-6pm - Tea Dance, there will be entertainment to be enjoyed by all. • Sunday 26th November from 11.30am onwards Widow and Widowers and KEV Christmas luncheon. • Saturday 3rd December - Porirua RSA Wine club Christmas breakup. Band playing is "Charisma" Come along and enjoy the entertainment. Rotary Club of Porirua Sundown Visitors are always welcome to join us at our meeting every Wednesday. Please call Kylie or Wendy for our scheduled meeting place and meal cost for the month of November. Kylie 0274825995 or Wendy 0211366714. NOVEMBER SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 2 November -- A Theatre night at Mana Little Theatre "My Husband's Nuts"-fundraising for Victim Support 9 November -- Tracie Lane-Area co-ordinator for Bellyful Porirua. A meal delivery organisation for mums with new babies and families in need. "Mums helping other Mums" 16 November --"On Being an Adult Student", Kay Paget 23 November -- Justin Zuniga- Ambassadorial Scholar from Sparks, Nevada USA 30 November -- Students from Porirua College reporting on their Geography trip to the Gold Coast, Australia UPCOMING PROJECTS Christmas gift wrapping at North City Shopping Centre Like to know more about Rotary? Email the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 4129282AA ONE DAY (M) Offensive Language PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (M) Horror, Offensive Language & Content That May Disturb MONTE CARLO (PG) Low Level Offensive Language 3D THE THREE MUSKETEERS (M) Medium Level Violence 3D THE LION KING (G) www.readingcinemas.co.nz OR CALL OUR MOVIE HOTLINE: 04 237 1070 FOR SESSION TIMES PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE ALSO SHOWING OPENS THURSDAY PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ALL (R) & (RP) RATED MOVIES IN CINEMAS THURSDAY IN CINEMAS THURSDAY R13 Voen e orror S es & Of ens ve anguage READING CINEMAS PORIRUA NORTH CITY SHOPPING CENTRE TBC R16 O fens ve Languag Dr g Use & Sex a Content That May Offend 0800 844-888 www.wnc.co.nz Wellington Nannies College • 22 week courses • next starts 30 January 2012 • no course fee • NZQA Nat. Cert. • Live-in or live-out option, board provided if needed. Love kids? Would you like to be a nanny? Phone now for a FREE DVD about our course Wellington Nannies College provides a hands-on, entry-level early childhood education course which equips learners with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to obtain a job as a nanny in New Zealand or overseas. 4090483AA UP-TO-DATE LISTINGS For local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: email@example.com. For the full lowdown: kapimananews.co.nz THE LOWDOWN ON TODAY Clown Paintings, In 1965, aged 16, Bunmei Okabe was involved in a rugby scrum mishap which left him paralysed from the waist down, with some upper body movement. Okabe has since become a successful artist in Japan, specialising in clown paintings. At Pataka until November 6. Grahame Sydney, Down South -- Recent Paintings. One of New Zealand s major artists, Sydney is best known for his luminous, tran- scendent paintings of Central Otago. At Pataka until February 6. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 Paremata School Gala, The Retro Divas pop trio will be centre- stage, supported by gala staples including: a mobile petting zoo, seven-metre inflatable slide, sweets, jewellery, plants, books, clothes and toys. The gala runs from 11am to 3pm. Whitireia Fun Day, The poly- technic is celebrating its 25th birth- day. Entertainment includes cul- tural groups, comedian James Nokise, covers band Soul Foun- dation, kids activities and a show- case of what Whitirea has to offer. 2pm to 6pm. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Potty Planters, Annual plant sale fundraiser at Pauatahanui School. Quality plants and shrubs $3 to $6. Plus treats to eat. 9am to 5pm. Tawa Orchestra, Concert with baby boomers theme held at Tawa College Hall, from 2pm. Guest soloists from Music Learning Centre in Redwood. Admission by donation. MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 Scary Storytelling, Get your spooks and your treats at the Helen Smith Room, Pataka, 6.30pm till 7.15pm with storytailor Holly Gooch. Only brave children six years and up with an adult will be allowed into the room of spooks. Entry is through the secret back-door on Norrie St (opposite Porirua Motors and near the skatepark). Dress up and bring trick or treat bags if you wish (and a cushion). $3 per person. Light Party, Tawa New Life Church holds its 10th annual Light Party. An alternative to Halloween, the event is for five-to-12 year olds, offering music, food, face-painting, dancing, prizes and a mystery guest. The band performing is Mono- chrome. A maximum of 350 children are allowed, so tickets are essential. Phone Sharon on 232 7649 or visit New Life or Tawa Baptist churches. 6pm to 8pm, 236 Main Rd, Tawa. No Halloween costumes allowed. Light Party, Whitby Baptist Church offers fun activities for kids, with bouncy castles, merry-go-round and water slide. From 4.30pm at the Whitby Lakeside Centre. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Desperate Housewives, Ladies night at The Mariner in Titahi Bay. This month a hands-on evening with a life coach plus Juliette MacIver, a local children s author who will talk about her new book Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear. 7.30pm start, $2 entry (includes nibbles). For info call Naomi on 236 0559. Probus, Foundation meeting for Whitby club, all retirees keen on forging new friendships welcome, 9.15am, Whitby Bowling Club. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Lamb & Calf Day, Pauatahanui School s annual gala. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Car Boot Sale, Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Register: carboot2011@ gmail.com or 04 234 6466. Stalls $45, car boots $28. Spaces limited. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 White Ribbon Day, under the canopies. For more information con- tact Paula Williams, Te Rito co- ordinator, Cannons Creek Fanau Centre, 237 7749, mob 027 238 0524, firstname.lastname@example.org. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Craft Fair, Pukerua Bay Kinder- garten is holding a craft fair. Those interested in selling goods, email email@example.com or for more information call Kylie on 239 9768. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 Christmas In The Park is on again this year at Elsdon Park. The programme includes the Tautoko Band, Mission Choir, the Funky Monkeys, and local performers. Show returns bloodier Love bites: Ellie Neal and Peter King flesh out their roles in horror musical Bloody Broadway 2: Resurrection. Photo: SARAH KATE ELFORD By MATTHEW DALLAS Ellie Neal isn t in Kansas anymore. The Pauatahanui teen donned Dorothy s red slippers for Mana Little Theatre s production of The Wizard of Oz earlier this year, but has had to shed her wholesome skin for Bloody Broadway 2: Resurrection, Energy Theatre s macabre musi- cal for Halloween. Though The Wizard of Oz was a major undertaking, she admits the innocence and vulnerability of Dorothy played to her strengths, whereas Bloody Broadway 2 was a dark, chal- lenging entry into the macabre. It s taken me out of my comfort zone in all three disciplines [music, dance and acting], as well as having to portray more of a grotesque character, says the year 11 student from Chilton St James in Lower Hutt. I definitely think it has taught me a lot and I have gone to another level as a performer. The stage is a familiar environment for Neal. Born in Britain, she entered a pro- gramme called Stagecoach at age three, which consisted of three hours of singing, acting and dance each Saturday. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was 10 and her passion for performing hasn t wavered. It s a 45-minute trip just to get to rehearsals, before which homework must be fit in. Due to its success last Halloween, Energy Theatre has brought Bloody Broadway back, and like any good horror sequel, it s got bigger and bloodier. Featuring 36 songs from 24 musicals, it combines elaborate costuming with special- effects makeup. Thirteen young actors, singers and dancers will be backed by a gruesomely talented orchestra, says Energy Theatre co-founder Rachel Day. Bloody Broadway 2 features songs from four versions of The Phantom of the Opera -- before we planned for the show, I didn t even know that many existed. The show contains some strong language and horror themes and is unsuitable for a younger audi- ence. This is edgy, in-your-face theatre, says Day. The show runs from October 26-29 at The Front Room, 5 Hania St Wellington. Tickets from iticketexpress.co.nz.
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