SunLive – What’s on – Macbeth, art, music and museums

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.

MetService is forecasting a cloudy day with rain, possibly heavy and thundery, easing to a few showers in the evening. Westerlies developing in the morning.

It’s a one-layer clothing day with an expected high of 19 degrees, and an overnight low of 14 degrees. Low tide is at 10.43am and high tide is at 4.46pm. Sunset is at 5.42pm.

What’s on today?

Hundreds of original artworks by local artists are on display. Photo: Supplied.

The Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo is being held at the Tauranga Boy’s College Gymnasium, on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Entry is free to see over 500 original artworks, cards, and prints, plus tiny art by local artists.

Every day, you’ll get a chance to see and interact with artists with their live art demonstrations. Come and vote for your favourite painting for the People’s Choice Award.

Opus Orchestra

It’s Concert Storytime with Opus Orchestra at Pāpāmoa Library, today, Saturday April 20, form 2pm – 2.30pm. Entry is free. Opus Orchestra Storytime is designed with the littlest music enthusiasts and their families in mind.

Concert Storytime with Opus Orchestra. Photo: Supplied.

This concert is a journey filled with interactive elements like sing-alongs, movements, and an introduction to live music in a fun and tamariki-friendly atmosphere! Click here for more information

Whakaue Marae, Maketu. Photo: Supplied.

Maketu Community Day

Head along to Whakaue Marae, Maketu for the Maketu Community Day from 10am – 2pm. Bring the whole whānau for a day of fun and learning about adapting to climate change and environmental initiatives in our rohe. There will be activities for everyone, including bouncy castles for the kids, games for kids and adults, and delicious kai for all to enjoy.

Explore displays by community organisations showcasing their mahi taiao.It’s a great opportunity to connect with others in the community and discover how we can all contribute to a more sustainable future for Maketu.

Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner. Photo: Supplied.

Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner are presenting a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and Americana, featuring acoustic guitars, resonators, mandolin, fiddle, lap steel and washboard at The Barrel Room from 7pm.


Experience the magic of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at 16th Ave Theatre with show starting at 7pm. Click here for more details.

Roller disco in Greerton

Head along to Greerton Hall from 6-8pm for a 70s themed Roller Disco Oceania’s Fundraiser. Come along and support our Tauranga Roller Skaters competing at the 2024 Oceania championships! Prizes for best dressed to fit the 70s theme. Hire skates available. For more information click here 


The Incubator. Photo: Supplied.

At The Incubator Creative Hub at Tauranga Historic Village, there are many exhibitions, workshops and events happening daily. For more information click here.

For more events visit My Tauranga.

The Mission House at The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga in Mission St is open from 10am – 4pm. Come and view the Mission House and gardens. For more information click here

Love public art? CITY ART WALK TAURANGA app is a free to download walking tour of 20 public artworks in Tauranga’s city centre. For more information click here

Diana Bomford, Tony Fraser and Hugh Bomford at the Lion and Tusk Museum at Mount Maunganui. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Have you been to the Lion and Tusk Museum yet? It’s open today from 10am – 3pm at Unit 4, 14 Portside Dr, Mount Maunganui. Come and see a massive display of Rhodesian military history records and exhibits of uniforms, medals and equipment. Opening hours are 10am – 3pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information click here

What else is on today?

Art in the Park

Original art for sale. Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui. 9am – 4pm. Weather permitting. Tauranga Society of Artists

Bay Singles Social Group

Join a bunch of over 50’s young singles. Weekend dinners, pot-lucks, occasional outings. Have a go! Ph Delia 027 284 8762, Andrea 021 133 0313

Boules – Petanque

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Club Mt Maunganui. Boules available. New players welcome. Ph. Ray 027 756 3565 for times, further details.

Boules – Petanque

Tauranga BOP Club Tawa Street, Mt Maunganui. Social and competitive play. Boules available. New players welcome. Phone Ray 027 756 3565 for times, further details.

St Stephens Jigsaw Library

Every Saturday 10am-12noon. Hire for 2 weeks a variety of 600 puzzles. Cnr of Brookfield and Highmore Terrace.

Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga

Taoist Tai Chi Tauranga Beginning sessions OPEN. Monday 9am, Tuesday 10.30 + 1pm, Wednesday 1,30pm Thursday 6pm Friday 9am ,Saturday 8.45. Any Queries PH Margie 021500320

Tauranga Golf Croquet

Tuesday and Friday9.30 – Noon and 1pm to 3.30pm.Saturday 9.30-Noon and Sunday 1pm-3.30pm,Golf Croquet at Tauranga Domain,Cameron Rd.New players welcome Contact Gretchen 5767169

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club

Indoor Bowls. 14 Norris Street behind PaknSave. Check-in 12.45 pm. All 50+ welcome. $4 entry includes Afternoon Tea—phone Carol at 022 639 4211.

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