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Eighteen extra events lined up to entertain you
Decked out: Nick White and Ellen Gilmore dressed
Art Deco style on the verandah of historic Duart
added to the list
Eighteen new events have been added to
this year s Geon Art Deco Weekend, run-
ning from February 16 till February 19,
including Shipwrecked -- a late addition to the
programme, movies from the era, and a yacht
race. Here, in date order, are some of those
events, profiled by their organisers.
Shaken, Not Stirred will get Deco 2012 off to
a roaring start on the anniversary of the 1931
earthquake. This gathering will feature deco-
dent cocktails, deco-delicious finger food, and div-
inely deco-clad 1930s waitresses . Cash bar avail-
able. February 3 from 5pm till 7pm at Duart
House, Duart Rd, Havelock North. Tickets $37,
including supper, from the Art Deco Trust.
Deco Soiree. Join St John Barrington-Mews,
socialite and star of both stage and silver screen,
at one of his famous deco soirees. His on-screen
songbird partner, Millicent Aylesbury, will help
ensure an absolutely spiffing evening! Feb. 15 -
16 in the Municipal Theatre s Pan Pac Foyer at
7.30pm. Tickets $25, from the Art Deco Trust.
Bugsy Malone Does Deco, gangsta dining at
The Dome, hosted by Craggy Range. Deco menu
prepared by chef Leyton Ashley, and fine wines
presented by Michael Hendley. Just 18 seats are
available for this event at 7pm on February 16 at
The Dome, on Marine Parade. For tickets, $195
per person, phone 835 0707 or email bookings@
The Mousetrap, a play written by Agatha
Christie and presented by Napier Repertory. The
story starts with a murder. The whodunit mys-
tery unfolds on February 16, 17, 18 and 19 at The
Little Theatre, McGrath St, Napier. Doors open at
7.30pm for an 8pm show. Tickets $48, from the
Art Deco Trust.
Forget-Me-Not Wears the Trousers. A late-
night show starring beguiling flapper Forget-Me-
Not , aka Sharon Elizabeth, performing risque
songs from the Deco years and celebrating femmes
fatale famous for wearing the pants, such as
Marlene Dietrich and Mae West. February 16 at
10pm at the Masonic Hotel, Napier. Tickets $49,
from the Art Deco Trust.
Golden Deco Harvest. The Hawke s Bay Vin-
tage Machinery Club will hold an action display
featuring members machinery, including
harvesting a crop of barley. February 17 and 18 at
10am, McCormack Trust property, Willowbank
Rd, Napier, free.
Forget-Me-Not Deco Delights. Songs from the
1920s and 1930s performed by Forget-Me-Not.
From 10.15am on February 17 and 20 at the
Masonic Hotel, Napier. Tickets $42, from the Art
Central Band of the RNZAF in concert.As
part of the Royal New Zealand Air Force s 75th
anniversary celebrations, this 65-piece band will
perform a one-hour lunchtime concert at the
Municipal Theatre. Enjoy listening to some of the
country s finest military musicians on February
17 at noon. Tickets $12, from Ticketek.
Globe movie: Bringing Up Baby. A comedy
starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.
February 17, 4pm and 8.30pm, at the Globe Thea-
trette, Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier. Tickets $23,
from the Art Deco Trust.
Boaters and Blazers Yacht Chase, organised
by the Napier Sailing Club, will feature a Mark
Foy start (slowest go first and the quickest last) as
the yachts race around the port and along Marine
Pde. The first boat gets away at 1pm on February
A Touch of Tartan is an afternoon of toe-tapping
and singalongs with the Drones and Sticks Pipe
Band, playing the melancholy music of the 1930s.
February 18 at 2.30pm at St Paul s Church, on the
corner of Tennyson and Dalton Sts, Napier.
Tickets $20, from the Art Deco Trust.
Bathrobe Brunch, enjoy bubbles and a buffet
brunch from the balcony of the Dome s Capeview
Penthouse in a personalised robe (limited number
available) while enjoying a bird s-eye view of the
festival on February 18 from noon to 2.30pm. For
tickets, $75, phone 835 0707 or email bookings@
Globe movie: Counsellor-at-Law. A successful
Jewish lawyer (John Barrymore) working from an
Art Deco office in the Empire State building has
his heritage and poverty-stricken background
brought home to him. February 18, 4.15pm,
6.15pm and 8.15pm, at the Globe Theatrette,
Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier. Tickets $23, from
the Art Deco Trust.
Officers' Mess, all ranks and ratings are invited
to join the RNZAF Jazz Combo in this buffet Musi-
cal Military Meal. Military uniform is not compul-
sory -- wear it if you have it. February 18 from
7pm at Quayside Restaurant, Bluewater Hotel,
West Quay, Ahuriri. Tickets $50, from the Art
Shipwrecked, a dinner in memory of the Titanic
passenger liner that sank 100 years ago. The
menu will be a buffet taken from Titanic s second-
class menu from that ill-fated voyage. Dress code
is the clothing you would have been caught in
when the abandon ship call came. There will be
lifeboat drills, and much more fun. Dinner will be
served on February 18 at 7.30pm on the lower
lawn foreshore beside the War Memorial Centre.
Tickets $50, from the Art Deco Trust.
Sew Be It, sponsored by EIT, is a design compe-
tition open to students from Hawke s Bay
secondary schools. Students are invited to submit
a design board for an original Aart Ddeco outfit to
be worn at an event of their choosing by their own
model. The prize package includes complimentary
tickets to the event and having their garment
made to measure. See www. artdeconapier.com.
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