What’s On

Thursday 23 May

The Shakespeare Conspiracy: The last week to see Waiheke Theatre Company’s The Shakespeare Conspiracy, a play by Andrew Shepherd. Dive into a most lamentable, epic, romantic tragic comedy in a world where Shakespeare’s heroes and villains have been waging a secret war and support the arts in your local community. Tickets available from www.artworkstheatre.org.nz

Friday 24 May

The Shakespeare Conspiracy: The Shakespeare Conspiracy is on at Artworks Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets available from www.artworkstheatre.org.nz. 

Pikipiki: Geneva AM’s new single Pikipiki is out now on most major streaming platforms. The single is a followup to the Waiheke artist’s chart-topping single T(M)2I, (pronounced Tangaroa Made Me III).

Pop-up Shop: The Rocky Bay compARTment store opens its doors for the first time at 50 Okoka Road, Rocky Bay from 11am to 3pm, and Saturday 25 May from 1pm to 4pm, with a mix of lovingly hand-crafted designs as well as bric-a-brac, second-hand and vintage clothing. Cash sales. 

Kai Conscious Café: Delicious kai made from rescued ingredients every Friday from 11am to 1pm, followed by a community lunch at 1pm. Help or koha appreciated. Waiheke Sustainability Centre, Mako Street, Oneroa.

Waiheke Community Art Gallery / Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke: Anton Forde’s new exhibition Māhutonga – Time Stands Still is showing alongside two other exhibitions, Te Wepu MMXXIII and Called to Mind – Echoes from an Empty Place, with all available to view until 30 June. The gallery is open daily 10am to 4pm at 2 Korora Road, Oneroa.

Saturday 25 May

The Shakespeare Conspiracy – final show: Shakespeare’s heroes and villains have been waging a secret war in the final showing of Waiheke Theatre Company’s The Shakespeare Conspiracy at Artworks, 7.30pm. Tickets available from www.artworkstheatre.org.nz. 

NZ Music Month free performances: Join Joe McCracken at Waiheke Community Library from 2pm as he creates ambient music from found sounds and field recordings. 

Red Shed Arts Collective: The Palm Beach gallery features Above and Below, a new exhibition running throughout May from seven of the collective’s ceramic artists. Open weekends, 10am to 4pm at 74a Palm Road.

Ostend Saturday Market: Rain or shine, with stalls both inside the Ostend War Memorial Hall and outside in the reserve from 8am to 1pm. Phone Jill on 021 068 6603.

Sip and Sale: A pop-up op shop weekend featuring clothes going cheap, art, drinks, tunes and more from 12pm to 9pm at Gallery Anomalous in Surfdale. For a $10 fee the gallery will sell your clothes on your behalf. For more info visit www.galleryanomalous.com/sipandsale.

Community meeting – Environment: The Hon Tama Potaka, minister for Environment and Conservation, is holding a public meeting at Club Waiheke Surfdale on Saturday 25 May from 11.30am to 12.30pm. An opportunity for people to ask questions and tell the minister what we need the government to do to address our environmental and conservation challenges.

Museum and Historic Village: Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation.

Sunday 26 May

Sip and Sale: A pop-up op shop continues from 10am to 4pm at Gallery Anomalous in Surfdale. For more info visit www.galleryanomalous.com/sipandsale.

Museum and Historic Village: Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11am to 3pm at 165 Onetangi Road. Entry by donation.

NZ Music Month free performances: Women’s choir Sister Shout will showcase their latest collection of songs from 2pm at Waiheke Community Library in Oneroa from 2pm.

Tuesday 28 May

Gong Bath: Erika Grant brings her musical experience to Rocky Bay Hall from 6pm. During this session, participants will be surrounded by the resonant vibrations of gongs, carefully designed to induce deep states of relaxation and calm. Door sales available, but space is limited and ticket purchases are recommended at www.trybooking.com.

Kōrero kids: Prepare for Matariki with a series of workshops from childhood playgroup Kōrero Kids starting on Tuesday 28 May from 10am, and culminating in a special Matariki storytelling adventure on Sunday 30 June. Koha entry. 

Wednesday 29 May

Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night celebrates cycling in all its forms at Waiheke Cinema from 7pm. For more information visit www.bigbikefilmnight.nz or to reserve tickets phone 09 372 4240.

Coming events

Sirens, The Show: Experience local band Sirens: The Show. Back by popular demand on Saturday 1 June at Artworks, they will be featuring electrifying performances, guest artists and a fusion of classics and original hits. Buy tickets at www.artworkstheatre.org.nz.

Vintage Fashion Show: A vintage fashion show at Rocky Bay Hall on Sunday 2 June at 11am showcasing clothing from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s made by the late Margarie Hall, who represented New Zealand in swimming at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932. Tickets available by contacting Dave on 09 372 6710 or danddmalan@gmail.com or Yvonne on 021 049644.

Community gallery fundraising evening: The annual Waiheke Community Gallery fundraising event on Friday 7 June features celebrated New Zealand painter Karl Maughan in an evening of art, philanthropy and community from 6pm. Tickets are available through the gallery website at waihekeartgallery.org.nz

In Pursuit of Happiness: A free workshop from the Island Coaches Collective from 10.30am on Sunday 9 June at Waiheke Library will guide the participants on how to rediscover and harness happiness. Spaces are limited. Contact iccwaiheke@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Community Planting Day: A community planting day at Awaawaroa on 16 June, 9am to 2pm. Transport included. Bring your mates, whānau and a spade if you have one. Registration is essential via wrt.org.nz.