News | 5 August 2022
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Friday Five: Your weekend plans, sorted

The city has come alive with events, delicious food and art! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun, so here’s some inspiration for what you can get up to in the city.

Ballerinas in costume for the RNZB season of Cinderella.

1. See brilliant, bespoke animations on the St James Theatre

Catch a glimpse at the dazzling Cinderella animations on the facade of the St James Theatre, before it ends on Saturday 6 August. These animations celebrate the Royal New Zealand Ballet season of Cinderella, before they head off on their first national tour in over a year. The projections run between 6pm-11pm.

Find out more on Our Wellington.

2. Catch a NZIFF film

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has officially started, and the schedule is packed with must-see movies across Wellington’s well-loved cinemas. Why not check out the line-up for this weekend?

Check out the programme on the NZIFF website

3. Support our kiwi artists  

The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits of New Zealanders, by New Zealanders, and presents a breadth of responses to identity and representation. 

Head to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery to see 45 works for this year's finalists exhibition, before it ends on Sunday 14 August.

Find out more on the NZ Portrait Gallery website.

The Flat White Project at Neo Café & Eatery
Image from Visa Wellington On a Plate. Dine Wellington, The Flat White Project at Neo Café & Eatery.

4. Dine Wellington with Visa Wellington On a Plate

Wellington’s favourite food festival has officially begun! The Dine Wellington dishes are the perfect opportunity to learn about food in the capital, while tasting the best ingredients and experiencing the cheffing talent the capital has to offer. 

Check out the dishes on the VWOAP website

5. See Robin White’s exhibition at Te Papa

More than 50 works from across Dame Robin White’s 50-year career will form what the artist describes as a ‘family reunion’, bringing together works from 22 galleries and living rooms across the country in Te Papa. This exhibition is free, and suitable for all ages to enjoy.

Find out more on the Te Papa website.  

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.