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Nelson Summer Shakespeare - Twelfth Night
“If music be the food of love, play on.” Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakesp.... >>more
Fairfield House, Nelson
Wednesday 10th January to Saturday 20th January 11.30 pm
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Five Fun Facts About Finland
Jerome Chandrahasen brings his latest storytelling stand up show to Nelson for the first time. Born from a chance meeting at a dinner party,.... >>more
Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson
Friday 19th January to Saturday 20th January 12.30 am
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Tasman Bay Cruising Club
Top of the south sports boat regatta: $75.00 The Nelson weekly regatta week kicks off with the top of the south trailer boats regatta, the.... >>more
Tasman Bay Cruising Club, Nelson
Thursday 18th January to Wednesday 24th January 9.00 pm
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NZDC Youth Summer School Nelson 2018
Come and live a week in the life of a contemporary dancer! Our 2018 Summer School offers daily classes in contemporary, ballet, choreograph.... >>more
Peta Spooner Academy of Dance, Nelson
Sunday 14th January to Friday 19th January 2.00 pm
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Tahuna Summer Sounds
Live music returns to Tahunanui Beach with local musicians performing on two different stages. Complementing the live music is a dedicated.... >>more
Tahunanui Beach, Nelson
Thursday 11th January to Friday 19th January 11.00 pm
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Summer Movies Al Fresco - It's A Wonderful Life
There’s an extended selection this year for your enjoyment. Come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and jo.... >>more
Founders Heritage Park, Nelson
Friday 19th January 2.00 am
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Bill Hickman and Billy Bones
If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, Then check out Bill Hickman and Billy Bones. A gutsy, hard hitting b.... >>more
The Boathouse, Nelson
Friday 19th January 1.00 am
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Childrens Market
Children's market with free games and prizes. Children's stalls and art exhibition. Every Friday of the school holidays. Family friendly fun.... >>more
Auckland Point School, Nelson
Thursday 11th January to Friday 2nd February 4.00 pm
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Starlet of NZ 2018
2018 will see 11 contestants from around New Zealand compete to become the Starlet of NZ. This competition is for new performers who are th.... >>more
Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson
Saturday 20th January 12.00 am
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Summer Movies Al Fresco - Bride Of Frankenstein
There’s an extended selection this year for your enjoyment. Come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and jo.... >>more
Fairfield Park, Nelson
Saturday 20th January 2.00 am
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Dub Cymatics NZ Tour
What isn't possible, when two multi-instrumental, one-man-bands combine? The Brunswick Space Agency presents, for the first time in New Ze.... >>more
East Street Cafe & Bar, Nelson
Saturday 20th January 12.00 am
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Summer Movies Al Fresco - The Court Jester
There’s an extended selection this year for your enjoyment. Come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and jo.... >>more
Isel Park, Nelson
Sunday 21st January 2.00 am
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The East Pointers (CAN) & Mel Parsons
After bringing down the house at WOMAD 2017, JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers announce their return to New Zealand in Janu.... >>more
The Boathouse, Nelson
Monday 22nd January 1.00 am
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Heron's Feather
Delightful puppetry, comedy, masks and magic - Birdlife Productions are back this summer with an enchanting new puppet show for all the fami.... >>more
Victory Community Centre, Nelson
Tuesday 23rd January to Wednesday 24th January 3.30 pm
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National Youth Brass Band
Under the baton of David Bremner (principal trombone NZSO, conductor of Wellington Brass, the champion band of New Zealand), the 2018 Nation.... >>more
Annesbrook Church, Nelson
Wednesday 24th January 12.30 am
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Richter City Rebels Live At Fairfield House
Hard work hard money is the highly anticipated 2nd studio album from NZ's first and finest second line band: Richter City Rebels. Rammed wit.... >>more
Fairfield House, Nelson
Wednesday 24th January 12.00 am
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Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Maitai Boulevard bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the t.... >>more
Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Tuesday 27th June to Wednesday 26th September 5.30 pm
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Zumo Morning Coffee 5km Series
5km race for runners and walkers held every Wednesday morning during January. A great time of the day to get that run or walk in. Meet at Z.... >>more
Zumo Coffee House, Nelson
Tuesday 2nd January to Wednesday 24th January 11.00 am
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Sonic Delusion NZ South Island Tour 2018
Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk." Sonic Delusion’.... >>more
The Boathouse, Nelson
Friday 26th January 1.00 am
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DJ Sliink (OWSLA)
Nelson we're back! This time we're bringing an Internationally acclaimed artist with a killer lineup to kick your long weekend off the right.... >>more
Malbas Nelson, Nelson
Friday 26th January to Saturday 27th January 3.00 am
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Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet .... >>more
Tahunanui Community Centre, Nelson
Sunday 21st January to Monday 9th April 11.30 pm
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Shenandoah Davis (US) Full Band Tour
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East Street Cafe & Bar, Nelson
Wednesday 31st January 1.00 am
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Nelson Buskers Festival - Buskers On Trafalgar
The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning street performers from around the world to our beautiful city for four days of action-packe.... >>more
Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Wednesday 31st January to Saturday 3rd February 4.00 pm
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Bazurka: NZ Tour
Bazurka are a collective of Wellington musicians, coming together to present their modern take on balkan gypsy and folk music. Intricate a.... >>more
Fairfield House, Nelson
Thursday 1st February 1.00 am
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Albion Place "Mascuzzi Jacuzzi" In NZ
To celebrate the much anticipated release of their debut album, Mascuzzi Jacuzzi (out Dec 1st) and on the back of their first Australian to.... >>more
Liquid NZ Bar, Nelson
Friday 2nd February to Saturday 3rd February 1.30 am
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Lookin Up + Special Guests
Born in the Aotearoa Hardcore scene and having performed extensively throughout the country, Lookin Up has earned its reputation as a band o.... >>more
Paradox, Nelson
Friday 2nd February to Saturday 3rd February 1.00 am
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Nelson Buskers Festival - Buskers At the Boathouse
The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning performers from around the world to our beautiful city for four days of action-packed shows.... >>more
The Boathouse, Nelson
Thursday 1st February to Friday 2nd February 1.00 am
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Julian Temple Band
Julian Temple Band is back on tour around the South Island this summer playing their dark and bouncy, bluesy/funky, rock and roll! Bring you.... >>more
DeVille Cafe & Bar, Nelson
Friday 2nd February 12.00 am
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Ruby Howl In Concert
Ruby Howl hail from San Francisco. Their music '...blurs the lines between electric and acoustic, indie rock and moody folk...'.... >>more
DeVille Cafe & Bar, Nelson
Saturday 3rd February 1.30 am
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Nelson Buskers Festival - Buskers on the Church Steps
The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning street performers from around the world to our beautiful city for awesome, action-packed sh.... >>more
Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Friday 2nd February to Sunday 4th February 11.00 pm
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Matt Harris Acoustic Blues
Acoustic blues..... >>more
Bacco Restuarant & Wine Bar, Nelson
Saturday 3rd February to Sunday 4th February 11.00 pm
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Julian Temple Band
Considered one of Dunedin's hardest working acts, Julian Temple Band has been releasing records and touring internationally for over a decad.... >>more
Sprig And Fern, Nelson
Sunday 4th February 12.00 am
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Ron Valente
Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul! Catch Ron Valente on Sunday afternoon in Nelson. A fine weather performance in uppe.... >>more
The Vic Mac's BrewBar, Nelson
Saturday 3rd February to Sunday 4th February 6.00 pm
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Tierra y Mar - Flamenco Guitar
Tierra y Mar: A Flamenco Guitar Project featuring artists from AndalucĂ­a, Barcelona and New Zealand. Tierra y Mar captures the essence of t.... >>more
Fairfield House, Nelson
Monday 5th February 1.00 am
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Honest Lawyer 5km Fun Run/Walk
8, 5km races every Monday evening based at the Honest Lawyer Pub. Registration from 5:15pm. Walkers & Early Runners start 6:00pm, Runners 6.... >>more
The Honest Lawyer, Nelson
Sunday 4th February to Monday 26th March 10.15 pm
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Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Nelson City Council and Tahunanui Community Centre are pleased to host an evening session on zero waste living. Join Hannah Blumhardt and L.... >>more
Tahunanui Community Centre, Nelson
Wednesday 7th February 12.00 am
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Naked Girls Reading: The Nelson Premiere
Oil your chains, buckle your collars and gussy your ball gags, folks - it's Naked Girls Reading: The Nelson Premiere! After sold-out shows .... >>more
Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson
Thursday 8th February 12.30 am
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Special Contra Dance with US Allemand Joy Contra Tour
- Saturday Dance - Please bring a plate for Supper. - Dance with super experienced contra dancers from the USA! Live Music by Allemand Joy .... >>more
Victory Community Centre, Nelson
Wednesday 7th February to Saturday 10th February 12.00 am
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Music & Dance
Baroque Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand presents an enchanting concert with music by Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann featuring .... >>more
Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson
Friday 9th February 12.30 am
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Gypsy Pickers
"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument duo known for their engaging live perfor.... >>more
The Vic Mac's BrewBar, Nelson
Friday 9th February 1.30 am
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Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts
Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Ra.... >>more
Paradox, Nelson
Saturday 10th February 12.30 am
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The Nelson Pun Battle Championships
Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpened, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our competitors pun-ble under t.... >>more
Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson
Saturday 10th February 1.00 am
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Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Nelson City Council and Elma Turner Library are pleased to host an afternoon weekend session on zero waste living. Join Hannah Blumhardt an.... >>more
Nelson Public Library, Nelson
Friday 9th February to Saturday 10th February 6.30 pm
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Unique Crafters Valentine's Craft Market
This is going to be a wonderful Valentine’s Craft Market with work from some very gifted crafters. It is going to be held from 1:30pm unti.... >>more
Trafalgar Hall, Nelson
Friday 9th February to Saturday 10th February 6.30 pm
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Esther Swift
“Esther flits about freely and bravely between forms, and wherever this takes her, I hang on her every note because she has a sensual musi.... >>more
Fairfield House, Nelson
Sunday 11th February 1.00 am
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Kids Summer Party
It's back!!! The annual kids' party has shifted from Christmas to midsummer, but it's the same free, fun event for the whole family with a.... >>more
Headingly Centre, Nelson
Saturday 10th February to Sunday 11th February 3.00 pm
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BNZ Connect Event
Learn how to manage and grow your small business at BNZ Connect. Our free nationwide speaker series is open to everyone, but you'll need to .... >>more
BNZ Partners Business Centre, Nelson
Monday 12th February to Tuesday 13th February 10.30 pm
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The Young Folk
Valentine's Day special - Come early to The Boathouse for a free wine tasting with Siegfried Winery before the concert, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm..... >>more
The Boathouse, Nelson
Wednesday 14th February 12.30 am
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Blind Boy Paxton
US bluesman Blind Boy Paxton has announced a six-date New Zealand tour for February 2018, with shows including Auckland, Tauranga, Christchu.... >>more
Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson
Thursday 15th February 12.00 am
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Finale Concerts 2018 Adam Summer School
Experience chamber music, up-close and at its very finest... Each year, the Adam Summer School returns to Nelson to thrill audiences, with.... >>more
Old St John's, Nelson
Saturday 17th February to Sunday 18th February 8.30 pm
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