Bring the family earlier in the day for workshops held in in the Urban Garden by REACT where you can create your Junk Instruments, the workshop runs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Make your Carnival Costume at the workshop running from 2pm to 4pm
Make costumes and instruments to participate in the parade.
Capital E will run collaborative workshops 2pm-4pm where children and their families can make futuristic cardboard creations and cardboard creatures/head pieces/masks for the children’s D-I-Y parade
A Percussion workshop 1.30pm – 4.30pm will be lead by Andreas Leper of ex- Balkinistars, Andreas is the Parade leader and will lead the family through the streets dancing and marching to the beat of all the creations.
Want to dance? Well now you can give it a go.
Join the crew at FEET with Heat with classes in Lindy Hop Swing and the cheeky Cha Cha Cha.
Two of the most popular vibrant styles around the world, with music to match.
Not sure what these are have a look at our you tube clips
Classes during CubaDupa weekend
Saturday 24th March 2018
Beginner Swing (Lindy Hop) from 2-3:30pm
and Beginner Latin (Cha Cha Cha) 4-5:30pm.
No experience necessary and neither is a partner.
Come along have fun, meet new people, keep fit, try something new.
$25 per single class, $40 for both classes
12.30 to 5pm Sunday.
Is it a dinosaur, a spaceship, a chandelier, a cloud? The Capital E Bloom, consists of thousands of identical pink pieces that let children and big kids connect, construct and deconstruct 3D installations with no boundaries or rules. Creating installations with Bloom is like growing an alien garden, cultivating surreal landscapes that are truly one-of-a-kind!
Saturday – creative cardboard creations and cardboard creatures/head pieces/masks, come along and create your outfit for the DIY parade at 4.30pm
12-6pm daily. Orchestra Wellington and Wellington tech company MIXT invite you to come and join us for the world premier of THE VIRTUAL CONDUCTOR EXPERIENCE. Put on the VR headset and be immersed into the world of the symphony conductor, standing on the podium to lead a 90 piece orchestra as they perform the powerful ‘Rite of Spring’ by Igor Stravinsky in front of a full live audience.
The Extravaganza Fair is a unique, eclectic collection of funky traveling souls and their fascinating rolling ‘Tiny Homes’ that travel the highways and byways of our awesome Aotearoa. We are a family affair with handcrafted goods, cool stuff for kids, food, games, rides, loads of fabulous shopping and so much more! There will be outrageous shenanigans, marvellous family shows, live music and entertainment at our very own Extravaganza Stage, sponsored by Havana Coffee Works. Check us out at the top of Cuba on Abel Smith Street. Throughout the weekend.
Warm up in the studio with our tutors and then dance out into the street for a night of shaking your groove thing to the music all around. An open class with our Commercial Dance tutor for up to 30 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
Level 5, Te Auaha, rooms Faiva 1, Faiva 2
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or keen to perfect your skills, we’ll have you ready for your next HipHop battle in no time. An open class with our Commercial Dance tutor for up to 30 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
located at Level 5, Te Auaha rooms Faiva 1, Faiva 2
Ever wanted to have a go at conducting an orchestra? We’re putting the NZSM orchestra in the middle of Cuba Street and are giving members of the public and passers-by the opportunity to step up to the podium and have a go at conducting an orchestra. Pick up the baton and give it a whirl, watch the orchestra follow your every move – fast or slow, loud or soft – you’re in charge!
This is your chance to run away and join the circus – or at least impress your mates with a new skill. An open class with our award-winning Circus tutor for up to 15 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
Stage on Ground Floor, Te Auaha.
Saturday.12.30pm-4.30pm continuous workshops
Find Capital E in the Urban Garden for facilitated collaborative workshops where children and their families can make futuristic cardboard creations and cardboard creatures/head pieces/masks for the children’s parade!
Catherine Badwind is back for her annual Bucket Fountain Challenge; bringing bucket loads of rubber ducks, family fun and games – this is sure to be a hit with the young ones. 3pm to 5pm both days.
Who will be crowned King or Queen of the Bucket Fountain in 2018?
But wait…For the first time ever you can join Badwind for her giant egg-and-spoon race; a fantastical version of a party favourite and family friendly classic.
Can you and the family master both games.
Saturday 12.30-5.30pm Sunday 1.30- 4.30pm.
Clients are welcomed into the shambolic world of the Shabby Salon, where they receive an exciting transformational experience like no other.
Leave your former self behind as your stylist bedazzles you with hairstyles, costumes and body paint in an exuberant performance of pandemonium.
The Urban Garden Oasis is made for fun.
During the day, a place of creative mayhem for the whole family. Join us in the construction of Carnival Costumes 2pm to 4pm and Junk Instruments 12.30 to 2.30pm also join in the percussion workshop anytime between 1.30pm to 4pm ready for our D-I-Y Parade through the streets at 4.30pm.
By night, an ambient change as the garden is lit with specialty video mapping performance, ‘Blooms’, for a special evening soiree.