Arts & Culture
Cinema Italiano Festival will come to Queenstown and Wānaka this week. Dorothy Browns in Arrowtown and Ruby’s Cinema & Bar in Wānaka will be taken over by a fantastic selection of Italian films until 30 September.
Lyttelton-based artist Alexandra Weston’s art is lining the walls of QT at their new art space, Gallery 6.
Remarkable Theatre will perform Blackadder The Golden Age at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall from this Thursday. The show is inspired by the BBC series, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. It’s a mash-up of the best characters and scenes from the much-loved programme.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has joined forces with the Arrowtown Business and Promotion Association and Chorus to beautify some of the telecommunication cabinets in the area.
There’s nothing quite like live music to make the world around you fall away.
Indie-folk artist Graeme James will perform at Yonder this week in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his project, Play One We All Know.
The best typography in the world will take over Te Atamira from Friday. Auckland-based creative agency Osborne Shiwan is bringing the annual Type Directors Club (TDC) Awards to Queenstown, which recognises design excellence and typographic innovation.
NZSHRED’s sixth recycled snowboard art exhibition will take place at Sherwood from the 21st of August.
A weekend of dance is coming to Queenstown from Friday and it will be packed with workshops, performances, parties, and an underlying message of wellbeing. Jive & Thrive offers events to suit all levels of dance, including those who have never danced, and will support Headlight, which is a Queenstown-based mental health charity.
For close to two years First Thursdays Queenstown has brought a monthly free and family-friendly event celebrating the diversity of arts and culture to Queenstown.
Taste of Art, or TART, is a new group of artists that seek to innovate the cultural field in Queenstown. Their aim is to create new events that don’t currently exist in the local art scene and to connect with the community through their artistic activities in public and inclusive spaces.
For the first time ever, Synthony will head to Queenstown for a spectacular night of dance anthems at Coronet Peak.
This weekend Dunedin pianist and composer Abhinath Berry will perform at Thomas Brown Gallery and Aspiring Lifestyle Village. The benefit concert will include the works of Chopin, Liszt and Ravel and will raise funds for Abhinath to embark overseas for postgraduate study.
Matariki Arrowtown Lights will return this weekend for its second year after a hugely successful celebration in 2022. The showcase of stunning projections will light up Buckingham street until 10pm each night, encouraging us all to reflect on the past and welcome the promise of a new year.
Toa is a not-for-profit stage play with a theme of Suicide Awareness, created for the community, by the community.
First Thursdays Queenstown is a free and family-friendly event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Queenstown.
Glenorchy’s fundraising winter quiz series will wrap up next Wednesday, raising much-needed funds for the Early Childhood Education Centre that is going ahead in the area.
The cold won’t stop Remarkables Markets, who are ramping up for their busy winter season with two mid-winter events happening during the school holidays on the 1st and 8th of July.
The NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival is about to kick off in Queenstown, Wanaka and online. The seven-day event celebrates Kiwi filmmakers and all things adventure.
The up-and-coming young musicians of our region are getting ready to perform at the regional final of Smokefreerockquest. The annual event will happen this Friday in Wanaka and will showcase some of the phenomenal musical talent in the schools of our region.
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