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Top 5 events on in Wellington this week

Our pick of the best things to go to in Wellington this week: hear Bill Murray read some Hemingway; catch a play featuring bush walks, sparkling wine and sparkling wit; experience reggae fused with traditional Irish music at San Fran; see some groundbreaking new theatre at BATS; and raise a glass to the Wellington region's award-winning wine.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

Legendary Hollywood actor Bill Murray teams up with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler to present a spirited evening of music and literature. In this rare live appearance, Murray brings his irresistible charm and wit to the readings of classic American poetry and prose including works by Hemingway, Twain and Thurber, alongside musical selections by Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, Van Morrison and more.

Social Climbers

New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall puts a group of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bush walking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy.

Actual Fact

The much anticipated 2018 STAB Commission takes you on an immersive journey into your own meaning-making processes. Funny and enquiring, Actual Fact was created by a team of collaborative artists and is performed by a stellar all-female cast. 

Toast Martinborough

Raise a glass to Martinborough's world-class wines with a day of celebrating amongst the vines. Toast Martinborough, NZ's premier food and wine festival, is held across multiple vineyards, with each pouring their own drops matched to food and live music. 

Damien Dempsey

Take some reggae, fuse it with traditional Irish music, add in rock and folk and put it all through a grounded working class worldly aware yet caring consciousness and what do you have? Damien Dempsey

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