What’s on this weekend


This weekend is a bit of a mixed bag, with heaps of activities for the kids and a dance party, national pole dancing competition and a weekend of motocross.

According to Metservice, the weather is not looking incredible. Today will be sunny with Northerlies developing, a high of 12°C and an overnight low of 4°C. Tomorrow the rain kicks in with strong northwesterly winds, a high of 15°C and a warm overnight low of 9°C. The Rain is predicted to ease to showers on Sunday with strong westerlies, a high of 15°C and an overnight low of 5°C.



  • Ever wanted to be in a music video? Keen to dress up and dance to soul, disco, funk and motown? The Zoe Jackson Band Dance Party is on tonight at The Boathouse from 8pm. Entry is $20 on the door, dress flamboyantly, think ‘over the top’ and ‘diva’ and you can be part of the filming of Zoe’s music video.
  • Get ready for the biggest adventure that can fit in the palm of your hand. If your family is keen for some large, small sized entertainment, head along to Live Arts Nelson’s performance of Thumbelina at the Theatre Royal at 7pm tonight or 11.30pm and 2pm tomorrow. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson Tale, Thumbelina is a child of the flowers who is just the size of a thumb. Tickets from are available from the Theatre Royal and TicketDirect, adults are $15, senior are $12.50, children are $10 and a family of four are $50.
  • A children’s workshop with a bit of wow, take your kids along to Founders Park today and discover how to create your own electric circuits using playdough, LEDs and sirens. Experiment with different types of circuit and explore conductors and insulators. Children between 7-10 can book in for today’s 10.45-11.45am session. Click Here to book tickets.
  • The hunt is on at the Richmond Library with their Young and Old Scavenger Hunt and Friday and Saturday are the final days to join in on the fun. Can you discover the young animals hiding around the library and match them with their whanau? The hunt runs from 9.30am until closing with each entry going in to a Lucky Draw.



  • New Zealand’s best pole artists are converging on Mapua’s Playhouse Cafe for the 2016 Miss Pole Queen NZ national competition. Ten dancers will be competing but only one will be crowned Miss Pole Queen. Special guests will perform including international Pole Star Fontaine Bradbury from Australia. Doors open at 6pm for dinner, with the show beginning at 8pm and tickets are $30 from Eventfinder or via The Playhouse, ph. 035402985.
  • Riders from across the South Island will be kicking up dirt at the MTF Finance Nelson Motocross Champs this Saturday and Sunday. Head to the MotoXpark in 88 Valley, Wakefield at 9.30 each morning for a weekend of motocross and to watch some of New Zealand’s best riders battle it out. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and families or car loads are $25 at the gate. Food and coffee are available but no alcohol or dogs are allowed.