It’s winter, but let’s not be hermits!

Here are the BayBuzz events recommendations for the week from Saturday, July 17h:

Winter Deco

Vintage furs and warming cocktails…. Napier sashays back to Deco, winter style this weekend (July 16th – 18th). There’s film, fashion, food and more on the menu, with parties and a ball and lots of chic Deco events. Plus, freebies on Saturday include the Fashion Flaunt (1-2pm on the corner of Herschell and Emerson Streets) and the Vintage Car Show and Shine in the same spot, from noon until 3pm. Check out the full programme here

Planting Day

Do your bit for Te Mata Park and join in at the next planning day – this Sunday, July 18th. Planting is at Te Kahika (the new land) near Chambers Walk just below the Little Redwoods, from 9am until midday and is followed by a sausage sizzle for the volunteers. Plan to carpool where possible. And make it easy on the team by confirming your participation and checking out all the info beforehand here.

Tropical Downbeat Orchestra

Hastings’ epic live music and art venue Space Ship hosts the legendary TDO for a very special Sunday session on July 18th.  You are pretty much guaranteed to want to dance away the Sunday scaries to the unique mix of improvised freestyle funk, soul, trip hop and boogie dub. Details here.

The Wind in the Willows

The Royal Theatre Company and the Napier Municipal Theatre collaborate to reacquaint us with this total classic – and old friends Mole, Rat, Badger….! Napier Girls High School students alongside some of the Bay’s best actors (David Brown, Alan Powdrell, Melanie Himiona, Victoria Logan, Mick Ormond, and Amy Edwards) take us back to Toad Hall and the Wild Woods from Thursday, July 22nd to Saturday, July 24th, with 10am and 2pm performances on each of the three days. Tickets here.

Mid-Winter Makers Market

Open for late-night shopping and to kick things off from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, July 23rd, the annual Creative Arts Napier makers market is a chance to explore beautiful handmade works of art and craft by local makers. The market runs until August 5th at the CAN, which is open seven days.

See you out there. And keep an eye on our full events listing here.

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