- Day/Night Stuff #5 - B&W Photo Exhibit + Hand Brewed Coffee
Want to see some manually developed film photography? In black & white? We're going to check out some of Duncan Manning's work on display at Pour & Twist. (Duncan will also be there to answer any questions.) The photos on display are shot on hand-rolled film, developed and processed at home, printed on silver halide paper and custom mounted. Balancing a love of geometry, travel, and moments, the frames were captured all over the world; from Venice Beach to New York, Boston, Paris, Berlin (and more). Keeping in step with the retro-ness, the venue (Pour & Twist) is a small cafe offering hand-brewed coffee to help you slow down, be mindful, connect and really taste the coffee. You may join in any time between 5 and 7 pm. Afterward, we can head out for some dinner and more chat! :)
- Day/Night Stuff #4 - The New Photography (Te Papa) + Chat / Dinner / Drinks
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Experience the infancy of art photography in NZ, through a series of images captured during the decades of social change and experimentation (1960's / 1970's). The plan will be as follows: 430pm - Meet in foyer of Te Papa on the ground floor, then check out The New Photography exhibition on Level 4 (free entry). For more details on the exhibition - head here: https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/exhibitions/toi-art/new-photography-life-60s-and-70s 6pm - Head somewhere near'ish for some chat, dinner and drinks. Possibly a spot showing the England vs Argentina RWC game... Hope to see you there!
- Night Stuff #64 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Want to see a sci-fi classic from the late 70s that also delivers on thrill, horror and suspense? Space Place is showing "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" as part of its Sci-fi Sundays series. It's a remake of the original from 1956 but has made a name for itself "with a strong allegorical layer, famously read as capitalism vs. communism." - Winner of Saturn Awards for Best Director and Best Sound - IMDB score: 7.4/10 - "...from noirish mystery to heady paranormal thriller to face-squishing sci-fi horror. There's truly no recovering from the film's final the enemy-is-us parting shot." - Rolling Stones You may check out the trailer, but some say such movies are best enjoyed if you can resist that temptation. :) Register and buy tickets ($15) at: https://www.museumswellington.org.nz/event/sci-fi-sundays-invasion-of-the-body-snatchers-1978/
- Day Stuff #39 - Brunch + Casual Discussion on "Human Rights"
If human rights are so "universal" and also widely agreed upon - why do we even have to worry about them? Let's meet for some delicious Austrian brunch and share our thoughts. Here's a very short (~10 mins) intro to human rights to get us thinking about the topic: https://youtu.be/oh3BbLk5UIQ Some food for thought and some for the body, while meeting interesting people and making new friends - what better way to spend a Sunday? :) Saskia has kindly volunteered to lead the discussion this time (Thanks!!)
- Night Stuff #62 - Gig @ Caroline - Model Motel, Sofia & Violet + Kind Hearted
Experience an evening of fresh and upcoming local artists in the music haven dive bar that is Caroline... Here is a brief of the line-up... Model Motel - an alternative soul/pop crew that retains a laid back and funky style https://www.facebook.com/modelmotel/ Sofia - an indie rock trio with a spring groove of captivating lyrics and dynamic guitar riffs... https://tinyurl.com/yxpt8xdq Violet Hirst - a romanticist whose music is a blend of the purple-mountain sunset and glittering city-light horizon... https://tinyurl.com/y5ndnqnk Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $7 plus fee and can be purchased in advance. To get tickets and for even more info on the show... https://tinyurl.com/y5jc6tty Hope to see you there!
- Night Stuff #63 - Brazilian Film Festival - Tito and the Birds (FREE)
**Map uploaded with meeting location** Brazilian Film Festival 2019 - Wellington Experience a little bit of the Brazilian movie scene with this interesting animation! The plan will be to see 'Tito and the Birds'. The film starts at 6pm so suggest we meet at 5:30pm at the venue to get the tickets. All films are with English subtitles. Festival tickets are FREE and will be issued at Massey University from one hour before each screening on a first come, first serve basis. Here is the blurb: A boy and his two friends set out to find his father's missing research on bird songs, something that just might save their world from an epidemic where fear makes you sick. (Rating: PG) Here is the trailer: https://vimeo.com/268483632 Here is the oficial website: http://www.titoandthebirds.com/
- Day Stuff #38 - Community Planting Day
Is climate change real? If it is, is it man-made or just a cyclical occurrence? Let's play our part in a long-term restoration project and share our thoughts (over lunch). The "Forest at the Heart" project aims at planting 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington to create a greener/healthier environment within the city and showcase how humans and nature can thrive in the same place. This will create a substantial new habitat for native birds which are increasingly venturing beyond the protective fence of Zealandia. Provided: Gloves, tools and a safe and fun volunteer experience. Wear/bring: Spade and gloves (if you have these), sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, jacket, water bottle, snacks and a smile! Plan: 9:15 - Meet and greet 9:30 - Proceed to the planting site (10 minute walk) 13:00 - Afternoon tea (sponsored by Rotary Club) We'll be joining a bigger group of around 15-20 volunteers. After the tree planting, we'll head out for a lunch (to "Beach House and Kiosk") and of course, some casual discussion. :) PS: - If you are unsure of your attendance, please update your RSVP asap. Cancelling in the last 24 hours doesn't allow enough time for others to plan and take your spot. - Kindly ask if you can use a ride - some of us might be driving and can carpool.
- Night Stuff #61 - Tuatara City Gallery Lates - Exhibition, Food, Drinks & Chat!
City Gallery - Civic Square
Experience a unique after hours event at the City Gallery that combines art, food and drinks in this month's Tuatara Open Late... Entrance is by donation at the door (paywave cards accepted). The following exhibitions will be on: https://citygallery.org.nz/exhibitions/ Tuatara beers and a selection of NZ wines will be available for purchase, as well as bites from Mao & Co (http://www.maoandco.co.nz/) For even more information, head to this page: https://citygallery.org.nz/events/tuatara-open-late-17/ Hope to see you there!
- Night Stuff #60 - Screening of "The Long Haul" and panel discussion
The Human Rights Commission is organising the screening of a documentary film "The Long Haul." Dutch visual artist and director Udo Prinsen will also speak about his creative role in the making of the film. The doco will be followed by a panel discussion on "The Future of Human Rights," moderated by Mira Woldberg, Netherlands Ambassador. Panelists: - Paul Hunt; Chief Human Rights Commissioner - Golriz Ghahraman; Green Party MP - Alana Messent; member of New Zealand's Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva from MFAT - Julia Whaipooti; member of the Justice Advisory Panel and former Chair of JustSpeak Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-long-haul-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-67341569447 (I know it's a bit last minute. It got fully booked very quickly - so didn't post earlier. Limited spots have become available today-ish)
- Night Stuff #59 - Volunteering Opportunities + Dinner
Volunteering is a great way to give back to society. It makes a difference for the better and is also an excellent way to meet like-minded people -- a win-win for everyone. :) The plan is to attend an introductory session by Volunteer Wellington. They are an independent non-profit providing the workforce to 372 community-based organisations. We'll get to know about the volunteering opportunities available in the greater Wellington region. Presenters from various organisations are going to share what they do and the volunteer roles they have. After the talks, we can head out for a dinner nearby! :)