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Published April 22nd 2018
These events will certainly be “Maytastic”
This May, Dunedin is showcasing plenty of events to keep all interests and ages entertained.

The list below features both free & ticketed events:

1. Foster & Allen- Golden Years
When: 1 May 2018: 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin
Cost: $75pp
Details: This concert will feature legendary Irish folk music. Foster & Allen have 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so! Be sure not to miss this event, especially for all you music enthusiasts. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Clarence St Theatre Facebook


2. iDDunedin Fashion Week
When: 3 May & 4 May 2018: From 8pm
Where: Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin
Cost: Tickets range from $45-$299pp
Details: Experience the future of fashion with this event. The event will showcase 44 collections from 46 of the world's top emerging fashion designers, inspiring catwalk show, cash prizes, special prizes and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from iD Dunedin Fashion Week Facebook


3. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical
When: 3-12 May 2018: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Cost: Tickets range from $49.50-$139.50pp
Details: Due to popular demand, additional shows have been added, giving you more opportunity to enjoy this concert that is based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The musical is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop abroad a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical Facebook


4. World Peach Chanting Buddhist Event
When: 6 May: 10:30am-12pm
Where: SGINZ Dunedin Activity Centre, 43 Manor Place, Dunedin
Cost: Free
Details: The event will feature discussions about basics of Buddhism and meditation. Click here for the website.

5. Yoga with the Butterflies
When: 10 May 2018: 5:45pm-7pm
Where: Otago Museum, 419 Great King St, Dunedin
Cost: $20pp
Details: This unique event is exercise with a difference, alongside butterflies! The yoga class focuses on moving slowly through basic poses and using breathing. The event is suitable for all levels and the Tropical Forest ranges from 22-35 degrees. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Otago Museum Facebook


6. Highlanders vs Lions
When: 12 May 2018: 7:35pm-9:35pm
Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium
Cost: Tickets range from $6-$43.50pp
Details: This family-friendly event will feature an evening where you can support your favourite team, as the Highlanders take on the Lions in Round 13 of the 2018 Investec Super Rugby Competition. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pulse Energy Highlanders Facebook


7. Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk
When: 13 May 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: Hancock Park, Victoria Rd & John Wilson Ocean Drive, Dunedin
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Children under 14yrs: $15pp
Details: This nationwide event returns back this year and is offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. The event will feature a run, walk or a leisurely stroll with family and friends. Each entrant will receive a souvenir event t-shirt. All funds raised will go to the Heart Foundation for Women campaign, which aims to help stop women dying prematurely of heart disease. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jennian Homes Facebook


8. The Big Bike Film Night
When: 14 May 2018: 7:45pm-10pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas, 11 Moray Place, Dunedin
Cost: Adults: $22pp & Children under 17yrs: $16pp
Details: This event will feature the best cycling short films from around the world including, action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Big Bike Film Night Facebook


9. NZ Cheese Lovers Dinner
When: 16 May 2018: 6pm-10pm
Where: Emerson's Brewery, 70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin
Cost: $100pp
Details: This 18yrs event will feature a scrumptious evening of a four-course menu featuring cheeses from Throvald, Kapiti, Wairiri, Whitestone Cheese Co and Over the Moon. The dinner is matched with Emerson's beers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cheese Lovers NZ Facebook


10. Motivational Interviewing Workshop
When: 18 May 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Cost: $235pp
Details: This event will be based on an approach that aims to enhance people's capacity to make positive changes in their lives. The interactive workshop will also include demonstrations and talks. Click here for the website.

11. Autism Workshop
When: 24 May 2018: 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Dunedin City Baptist Church, 19 Main South Rd, Dunedin
Cost: $ 20 per family
Details: This workshop will help participants to learn to demonstrate knowledge of the importance of play for a young child with autism, using simple play strategies, methods, play goals, and more. Click here for the website.

12. Lads on Tour Cabaret
When: 26 May 2018: 8pm-10pm
Where: New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon, Dunedin
Cost: $ 10pp
Details: This 18yrs event will include an informal fun, weird and wonderful variety show with music, dance, comedy, burlesque, circus, aerial performances and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Feral Grace Productions Facebook


13. Teddy Bear Hospital Community Day
When: 26 May 2018: 10:30am-2:30pm
Where: Hunter Centre, Fredrick St, Dunedin
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will be filled with fun and will include a check-up by the 'teddy doctors' and 'teddy dentists'. The aim of the event is to create a positive medical experience for young children as for some, visiting the doctor and dentist can be an anxious experience. There will be free fun activities for the kids to enjoy too. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Teddy Bear Hospital Community Day Facebook


14. The Nook & Cranny Music Festival
When: 27 May 2018: 11am-4pm
Where: Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
Cost: Free
Details: The event will include a showcase of original Dunedin and New Zealand music with music performances for all ages and genres. There will be over 40 performances, hidden in the nooks and crannies of the Dunedin Public Libraries. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Mentalist Collective Facebook


15. Beyond the Barricade
When: 29 May 2018: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Cost: Tickets start from $82.20pp
Details: This concert will feature songs from the world's greatest musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Evita, Hamilton, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King and with a spectacular finale from Les Miserables. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Australia and New Zealand Facebook
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Why? Fun events for all ages & interests
When: 1-31 May 2018
Where: Dunedin & surrounds- see above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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