24 Jul 2013

What’s On Hamilton – August 2013 Highlights

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The cold weather hasn’t kept Hamilton from being busy. Have a look and see what’s in store for the last month of the winter season.

6 April to 4 August – Off the Wall – World of Wearable Art Up Close
Off the Wall is a tribute to the joy and energy of World of WearableArt™. In Off the Wall you’ll see anything from 20,664 plastic collar stays to twelve leather suitcases, from recycled wool sacks to wood, corrugated iron to kitchen utensils or taxidermied birds to sumptuous silks.

@ Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton [Open 10am to 4:30pm]

– Admission applies

 

11 August – Michael Winslow
Michael Winslow has a unique talent for making noises – lots of them!!

Known as “The man of 10,000 Voices”and instantly recognizable for his role as Sgt. Larvelle “Motor Mouth” Jones in the ‘ Police Academy series of movies. Other movie and TV credits include a role in the science fiction parody Spaceballs,plus voiced roles in the Gremlins, The Simpsons, and Family Guy among others.

@ Founders Theatre, 221 Tristram St, Hamilton

– Admission – Tickets on sale from Ticketek

 

10 to 11 August – Classic Hits Pet Expo
Come and experience New Zealand’s largest and most popular pet expo!

See loads of dogs, cats, caged birds, reptiles, tropical fish, llamas, guinea pigs, poultry, rats, rabbits, farmyard animals, pet clubs, societies, charities and more.

@ Claudelands Events Centre, Brooklyn Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton

– Admission applies

 

17 August – National Country Music Awards
One of the most prestigious events on the country music calendar, the 2013 National Country Music Awards will be held at Founders Theatre, Hamilton on Saturday August 17 and this year’s show will feature, for first time ever in New Zealand, a performance from International multi-award winning JUICE NEWTON!

@ Founders Theatre, 221 Tristram St, Hamilton

– Admission – Tickets on sale from Ticketek

 

23 August – The Brave
Eight men give voice to those who are, once were, or never were in their lives, in Massive Company’s celebrated production The Brave.

Combining true confessions with raw athleticism, The Brave lays it all on the line. Finding strength through family, love, loss, fear, hope, belonging and brotherhood. It’s time to man up.

@ Clarence St Theatre, Clarence St, Hamilton

– Admission applies – Tickets on sale from Ticketek

 

24 to 25 August – Waikato Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show
It’s jam-packed with foods and products that you can sample and try for FREE.

Your favourite brands are there with great show specials so you can stock up your pantry and save. There are FREE seminars on how to adapt recipes, how to get the nutrition you need, how to diagnose allergies and intolerances, how to cope with IBS, edometriosis and pelvic pain, and much more.

@ Claudelands Events Centre, Brooklyn Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton

– Admission applies

 

24 August – The Great Living Legends Muck In
Living Legends is planting 170,000 native trees throughout New Zealand, honouring our Rugby Legends and leaving a legacy of New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup 2011. Our Rugby Legends have joined thousands of Kiwis to plant over 129,000 trees so far at our “Great Living Legends Muck Ins” in 2011 and 2012. We’re returning in 2013 to plant more native trees so come and join us!

@ Lake Areare, Driver Road, Ngaruawahia

– Free but registration required at www.livinglegends.co.nz

 

31 August – HYDR8 Zero: David vs Goliath
Claudelands Arena will host the boxing match of the year when power-puncher David Tua takes on Goliath-sized Russian boxer Alexander Ustinov for the WBA Pan African Heavyweight Title on Saturday 31 August. Experience the action ringside for this much anticipated comeback by Tua, who has undergone a brutal 6-month training camp with Lee Parore. There will be no mucking about with tune-up fights, instead Tua will take on the IBF world number seven ranked Alexander Ustinov, who stands at 6 ft 8 inches tall.

@ Claudelands Events Centre, Brooklyn Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton

– Admission – Tickets on sale from Ticketek

In addition to these events, Hamilton has weekly markets that you’d enjoy to check out: Hamilton Night Market and Hamilton Farmers Market.

Saturdays [5-11pm] – Hamilton Night Market

Fantastic family friendly night markets with over 100 stalls to enjoy; including fashion, delicious food from all around the world, fun, live music, magicians and much more.

@ KMART carpark, Bryce Street, Hamilton

– Admission: Free

 

 

Sundays [8am-12pm] – Hamilton Farmers Market
At the River Road car park, 204 River Road every Sunday morning from 8am to 12 noon. Each market has plenty of free parking, EFTPOS facilities, pooch parking and amenities. Just bring your shopping basket and call your friends to meet you there! Each market is abundant with fresh fruits, veggies and more – get there early to avoid missing out!

@ Hamilton Farmers Market, 204 River Road, River Road Car Park, Hamilton East, Hamilton

– Admission: Free

 

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