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MOORE WILSON’S STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Treat your taste buds at the smorgasbord of flavours available in our Cuba Quarter restaurants, cafes and bars as it spills out onto the street to create world-class street food especially for CubaDupa. Over 100 gastronomic kitchen delights await you – including the Wellington Night Market in Lower Cuba St. 

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CAPITAL BLUES: TRAIN WRECK

Throw bass, guitar and drums at some blues for some bluesy afternoon delight. Master blues bassman Elliott Fuimaono and guitar wonder Dion Williams bring some blues to your afternoon.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Capital Blues: Roomfulla Blues, Hotel Bristol

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THE COSTUME CAVE’S ‘FASCINATORIUM’

Craft and Create with us! Purchase a flamboyant fascinator kit from our Fascinatorium and let us help you create dazzling head-wear to flaunt at the festival. Look out for spot prizes and our Cave Creatures, who will be let loose once more upon Wellington!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:30pm – 4:30pm

Urban Playground

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JUMBO JAM WORKSHOP WITH THE WELLINGTON CITY SHAKE-‘EM-ON-DOWNERS

Come to a Jumbo Jam with awesome band The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers. This will be led by Java Dance with special guests the Le Grand Continental Dancers. If you enjoyed the spectacle of the festival opening, relive it with fantastic boogie.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall

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{Suite} will be presenting an exhibition showcasing each of the 13 artists the gallery represents. The show includes works by Ans Westra, Fiona Pardington, Wayne Youle, Arie Hellendoorn, Rob McLeod and Emily Hartley-Skudder.

241 Cuba Street

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CAPITAL E: SHU WORKSHOP

Pop by the Urban Playground to hang out with Capital E. Get your hands messy with kinetic sand, get creative in our craft zone and be sure not to miss the loveable character Shu from Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Shu’s Song. Plus, Capital E is offering great on-the-day specials and giveaways for April school holidays exclusive to CubaDupa!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

12:30pm – 4:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Urban Playground

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CUBADUPA HEADDRESS – FANCY DRESS

Join the excitement, colour and creative spirit of CubaDupa, by adding a costuming element to your day! CubaDupa Head Dressing encourages hats, headbands, wigs, make-up, art – we welcome YOU to get your heads together to plot a delightful adornment for your noggin!

Click the PARTICIPATE tab to see all the ways you and your family  can create something wonderful to wear on your head!

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BOWEN GALLERIES

An exhibition by Gregory O’Brien will be on from 14 March – 9 April. Special project for CubaDupa … a window exhibition by Sam Duckor-Jones and Maiangi Waitai 14 March – 2 April.

41 Ghuznee Street

HairMAZING competition

HAIRMAZING HAIR COMPETITION

Wellington hair stylists come together in this extraordinary weekend of Art, Performance and HAIR at CubaDupa 2016. They will be creating hair styles that encompasses the creative spirit and vibrancy of Wellington – using hairpieces, colour, objects – this is an opportunity for Hair Stylists to do that avant-garde ‘do’ that has been sitting in their mind just waiting to be unleashed! On Sunday afternoon, YOU the public will also have an opportunity to vote on your favourite design. Sponsored by Powder Room, EVO, A Sharper Blade, & Kow Tow.

Check out the Hairmazing Facebook event HERE.

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ESMERALDA (NZ)

Te Manawa presents dancing with giant puppet Esmeralda in support to the exhibition Frida Kahlo Her Photos in Palmerston North from 19th March to 24th July 2016. Thanks to REACT and the Palmerston North Latin American communities for creating Esmeralda.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:00pm – 12:30pm

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Ghuznee Street to Glover Park

Orchestra of Spheres

ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES (NZ)

Since 2009 New Zealand’s Orchestra of Spheres have developed an international, cult-like following. Playing opera houses, house parties, dance parties, DIY shows and festivals around the world, they have built a reputation for musically and visually ecstatic live shows. Their sound has been described as psychedelic disco and ancient future funk and the band have been compared to artists as diverse as Fela Kuti, Sun Ra, Can and Drexciya. Orchestra of Spheres use homemade instruments such as the biscuit tin guitar, electric bass carillon and sexomouse marimba to create their cosmic dancing sound.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

8:30pm – 9:15pm

Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall

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DUETADUPA: RIFLEMAN PRODUCTIONS (MALIA JOHNSTON)

Catch two awesome dancers Tyler Carney  and Felix Sampson in Duetadupa before they embark on international careers. Working with dynamo Malia Johnston and drawing on images from the iconic work Terrain, Tyler and Felix have constructed a conversation that playfully explores the idea of construction and reconstruction of space.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

2:30pm – 3:30pm

6:00pm – 7:00pm

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Hannah Courtyard

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SAN FRAN AFTERPARTY: DJ’S RIKI GOOCH & NERO

San Fran, CubaDupa and Tuatara present the Saturday late night party set, with DJ’s Riki Gooch and Nero (Rio Hemopo) playing back to back sets from 11pm until late. Playing funk, hip hop, electronica and disco, they will be joined by local guest vocalists, dance groups and a lighting set that will make San Fran your go-to place for the late night set after Cuba Dupa.

FREE entry all night – bring your dancing shoes, and let’s party!!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

11:00pm – 3:00am

San Fran

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ROGUE & VAGABOND AFTERPARTY: THE PRESIDENTS OF FUNK

Featuring vocalist Lisa Tomlins, The Presidents Of Funk perform an authentic program that will take you back to the 60’s & 70’s, paying tribute to one of the true icons of Soul; The Godfather, James Brown. As well as having esteemed vocalist, Lisa Tomlins fronting the band, she is backed by some of Wellingtons finest and funkiest musicians, The Presidents Of Funk. 

Prepare your ears and your dance moves for some of the most soulful songs on the planet. Incorporating tunes such as Sex Machine, Get Up Offa That Thing, I Feel Good and Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, this show is sure to have something for everyone. 

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

6:00pm – late

Rogue and Vagabond

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WELLINGTON CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND

The Wellington Citadel Salvation Army Band was formed in 1883 and can be heard at services every Sunday at the Citadel in Vivian Street, along with the Songsters (adult choir). Both groups exist to proclaim the Christian message and regularly perform around Wellington, throughout New Zealand, and internationally.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Booth House, Upper Cuba

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CLUBE DO CHORO (NZ)

Clube do Choro are New Zealand’s very own Brazilian Choro band. Choro is often considered to be the Brazilian equivalent of Jazz, and it is Clube do Choro’s mission to spread this exciting music across NZ. Fuelled by the combination of Brazilian drum (pandeiro), percussive guitar, horns, flute, and vocals, their music is high energy and has been stirring the dance floor in and around the Wellington region since 2009.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

2:00pm – 2:30pm – The Third Eye

3:15pm – 3:45pm – Southern Cross Corner Bar

6:45pm – 7:30pm – San Fran Cabaret Lounge

Disasterradio

DISASTERADIO (NZ)

Disasteradio is a 31 year­ old plus­ size white male electronic musician called Luke Rowell who has been releasing music online since 1998. At age 6 he heard Wendy Carlos’s “Switched On Bach” for the first time, and got a Commodore 64, on which he taught himself sound synthesis. Luke has a hi­gh-energy live show with synthesizers, computers, the occasional kid’s toy and cool stuff like vocoders and autotune, with an energetic goofiness inherited from his upbringing in punk rock.

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

10:00pm – 10:45pm

Glover Stage

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