Christchurch Symphony Orchestra violinist Cathy Irons
reunites with Queenstown pianist Mark Wilson for the
recital Spirit of the Violin in the Thomas Brown Gallery
tonight. Photo supplied.
• 7pm: Christchurch artist Heather Straka delivers her
art talk, "Lost in Translation: Cultural Appropriation in the
Arts" in Dorothy Brown's Cinema, Arrowtown, then attends the
opening of her exhibition, "Heather Straka: Playdate" in the
Nadene Milne Gallery next door at 7.45pm. Cinema seat booking
recommended; places are limited. Cost $8.
• 7.30pm: Arts on Tour New Zealand presents the stage
show Home, starring soprano Rowena Simpson and
baritone Stuart Coats as two Scottish immigrants to New
Zealand who meet and marry just before World War 1. Dialogue
blends with traditional songs from the 1890s in the acclaimed
drama in the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall. Tickets $20 from Lakes
District Museum and on the door.
• 7.30pm: Spirit of the Violin features Cathy Irons,
of Christchurch, on violin and Mark Wilson, of Queenstown, on
piano, for a virtuoso performance of "classics to gypsy and
jazz" in the Thomas Brown Gallery, Speargrass Flat Rd. The
programme includes Bach E major Partita no 3 and
Kreisler Prelude and Allegro, plus All the Things
You Are and Sweet Georgia Brown. Tickets,
including refreshments, $25 from Event Finder online and the
• 9pm: Laugh Club Queenstown presents headliner
Brendhan Lovegrove, the 2011 NZ Comedy Guild Awards Best Male
Comedian and star of his own sitcom TV1's A Night at the
Classic, along with Cohen Holloway of Eagle vs
Shark, Boy and Good For Nothing, and master
of ceremonies Tarun Mohanbhai, star of TV3's A Thousand
Apologies, in SkyCity Queenstown Casino. Tickets $25 from
the cashier's desk.