What’s on this weekend?

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This weekend is teeming with sport, community and Nelson Arts festival events for all ages across the region.The weather even appears to be playing ball with fine spells, the odd shower and sea breezes today with a high of 15°C and an overnight low of 3°C. Tomorrow is promising to be sunny with morning frosts, afternoon sea breezes, a high of 16°C and a low of 4°C. Sunday is also forecasted to be fine with increasing high cloud, light winds, a 17°C h

The weather even appears to be playing ball with Metservice forecasting fine spells, the odd shower and sea breezes today with a high of 15°C and an overnight low of 3°C.Tomorrow is promising to be sunny with morning frosts, afternoon sea breezes, a high of 16°C and a low of 4°C. Sunday is also forecasted to be fine with increasing high cloud, light winds, a 17°C h

Tomorrow is promising to be sunny with morning frosts, afternoon sea breezes, a high of 16°C and a low of 4°C. Sunday is also forecasted to be fine with increasing high cloud, light winds, a 17°C h9°C low o

 

FRIDAY

  • From dreams and dragons to Jean Batten and Salvador Dali, this year’s Masked Parade theme is Flights of Fancy. Come down to Nelson City centre for the Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade & More FM Carnivale from 5.30-10pm tonight.
  • The Freedom Outdoor Music Festival is a great way to spend Labour Day Weekend. Running from Friday 21st to Monday the 24th, festival goers will enjoy DJ’s, bands, live performance art, knowledge sharing workshops, great local food and a positive creative atmosphere in the Cobb Valley. For more information, head to www.freedomfestival.co.nz/ or for ticketing, visit Cosmic Ticketing.
  • Art in the Cathedral showcases local artists in a beautiful location from 10am-5pm this Friday through till Tuesday at the Christ Church Cathedral at the top of Trafalgar St. Art in the Cathedral celebrates the work of artists from community-based support groups including Community Artworks, Magenta Creative Space, Nikau House, NMHS Day Services, the Whitehouse and other guests.
  • Explore Nelson Tasman walkway’s and reserves for free with the Sport Tasman Spring Explorer! This event runs until November 30 and is family friendly, with clues prizes to win. There are 13 different walks to choose from, register online to receive all information and quiz sheets. Contact Sport Tasman [email protected] or phone 03 546 7910.
  • Nayland College students have worked with Museum staff display 50 years of Nayland College in ‘Inspiring People – 50th Anniversary of Nayland College’, a Nelson Provincial Museum exhibition. The exhibition runs from Friday, October 21 through to Sunday October 30 from 10am-5pm on weekdays or 10am-4.30pm on weekends and public holidays.

 

SATURDAY

  • Nine teams from around the country including Stoke Eagles and United titans will play in the annual Labour Weekend Softball Tournament from Saturday to Monday at Saxton Fields. Games run throughout all days, and start at 9am. The final will be at 1.45pm on Monday.
  • Art Expo Nelson 2016 is on this weekend, with the three-day show promoting artworks from more than 150 Nelson/Tasman and New Zealand artists. Enjoy the rare opportunity to choose from over 2000 pieces of unique and affordable paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, glass work, photographs and multi media artworks in one location. The expo runs from Saturday October 22 through to Monday October 24 at Saxton Field and tickets are available at the door.
  • Head to the Suter Art Gallery and Theatre for Ben Hurley’s EARTH PLANET WORLD. Billy T and Fred Award winner, Ben Hurley from 7 Days will take the audience around every single country in the world, one joke at a time. The show runs from 7pm on Saturday 22nd-Sunday 23rd October. Tickets are available from Ticketdirect, Theatre Royal, iSITE, Richmond Mall.
  • Nelson Arts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of The Dust Palace’s new circus theatre work, ‘The Goblin Market’ at Theatre Royal. Spring-boarding from Christina Rossetti’s iconic poem Goblin Market, the show is a contemporary circus re-telling, following two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice and eventual salvation. The Saturday show begins at 8pm while Sunday kicks off at 9pm. For more information and ticketing options, visit www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz/
  • Head along to Paradox at 9pm on Saturday for the 18+ Comedy Slam Nelson and have a laugh with Nelson’s funniest people. Entry is $5 at the door and the winner, judged by the audience, will receive $100.
  • The Fidelity Life Open Cup Tournament is back for a fourth year at the Nelson Golf Club, 10.30am this Saturday. There will be a great prize table for all players with an official handicap, and this year we have a fantastic Hole in One prize of a new car for the first ace at the 17th hole. The competition is run as an individual Stableford competition and we will also have some lucky draw prizes on the day – so everyone has a chance. Entry is $40 per player or $30 for Nelson Golf Club members, tickets can be purchased from Nelson Golf Club or Total Golf ph. 03-548-5028.

 

SUNDAY

  • The Ngatimoti Festival celebrates it’s 15th year with family fun, craft stalls, live music, great food and entertainment at Ngatimoti School in the Motueka Valley. The annual festival raises funds for the school and with entry just a $2 donation per person, it is a guaranteed fun day out for all the family from 10am-4pm.
  • The Nelson senior men’s cricket team will play Mid-Canterbury in a Hawke Cup warm-up fixture at Ngawhatu Park on Sunday. The Golden Edge Nelson Griffins will play at home for the first time this summer with the first ball to be bowled at 10.30am.
  • Moutere Artisans Open Day is on at the Upper Moutere Village from 11am-4pm this Sunday with each artist producing special products based on the land. With six leading wineries, Katie Gold and Owen Bartlett’s ceramic studio, Michael MacMillan’s sculpture gallery, Neudorf Olives, Neudorf Mushroom, Woods and Co, Skunk and Robot and Moutere Gold. Each artisan welcomes you into their cellar doors and galleries. Food is available. Collect your map from Kahurangi Estates at the entrance to the village or from the Moutere Inn.
  • The theatrical and comedic talents of Gregory Cooper and Mark Hadlow have combined for Commander Claire & The Pirates of Provence, a madcap family show about New Zealand’s naval history. The wildly imaginative children’s pantomime with audience participation, puppetry, songs and over-the-shoulder cardboard ships runs at 11am and 1pm from Sunday 23rd-Monday 24th October 2016. The family show has a recommended age of 5-11 years old and tickets are free and should be claimed from Theatre Royal Nelson in advance.
  • MudWood, an amazing duo of diversity, creating world sounds, original songs, and creative music is coming to the Granary Festival Café with an exciting line-up of local and visiting musicians and entertainment. The festival begins at 6.30pm but come early and enjoy a fine local beverage and a snack from Harry’s before heading to the Festival Mainstage which is set to fill up fast.