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Over the weekend of 24 and 25 March 2018, Wellington’s most iconic street is transformed to a magical interactive playground of delight, sound and taste.

CubaDupa brings all walks of life together in an immersive experience where restaurants will spill into the streets to create a culinary cacophony; people will flow through the streets and laneways, exploring the myriad of spaces filled with activity, music, dance, circus, theatre, and installation. This is your celebration of our amazing city - we can't wait to dance, eat and meet in the street with you!

Over 250 performances to see and join in over two days for free. Dress-up and join in the party!


 STREET EATS

  • Logan Brown teams up with the Cuba Street Fruit Mart, dishing out their famous paua fritters
  • El Matador will be serving Argentine style mouth-watering spit-roasted lamb
  • Craft beer and cocktails from Laundry, Southern Cross Carnival Bar, Fidel’s, Rogue & Vagabond and other well-known watering holes

 ANNOUNCED ACTS

  • New Orleans-based Free Agents Brass Band mix traditional jazz alongside old school R&B, hip hop, gospel, reggae and afro beat.
  • Toronto's mismatched guerrilla-folk party-punks, Lemon Bucket Orkestra
  • From the UK, energetic folk duo Old Time Rags promise loud horns, kazoos, banjos and even a broom dance
  • Spanish Les Tambours de Feu (Drums of Fire) put on a spectacular show with drums, pyrotechnics and special effects.
  • Melbourne performers Born in a Taxi interactive street theatre performance, 
  • NZ Opera's string quartet will fill the Cuba Quarter with street opera performance, The Eagle Has Landed
  • New Zealand’s Tape Art pioneers create live street art
  • Kiwi performers include the jazz afro-beats of Khufus Ethiopiques and hip hop big band RAW Collective.

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Event highlights

The Extravaganza Fair At CubaDupa

This old school extravaganza features live entertainment, food, games and performances.

24 – 25 Mar 2018 | Wellington, Wellington

The Drums of Fire, Les Tambours De Feu

A show that combines music, pyrotechnics and special effects.

24 – 25 Mar 2018 | Cuba Dupa, 107 Cuba Street, Wellington

The Eagle Has Landed

A street opera inspired by Jules Verne and space travel.

24 – 25 Dec 2018 | Cuba Dupa, 107 Cuba Street, Wellington

The Curious Game

A show like no other, where the world of fairytales and board games collide.

24 – 25 Mar 2018 | Cuba Dupa, 107 Cuba Street, Wellington

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