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18 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, February 12, 2015 www.times.co.nz Movie screening Hoyts Botany, Botany Town Centre, corner of Ti Rakau and Te Irirangi Drives February 16, at 7.30pm SCREENING for the public as part of a girl’s night out on February 16 is the film Fifty Shades of Grey. Local ladies are invited to get together a group of friends for an evening of laughs, bubbles and great entertainment. Fifty Shades of Grey is described as an erotic romantic drama and stars actor Jamie Dornan and actress Dakota Johnson in the main roles. Polo open Auckland Polo Club, 102 Clevedon- Kawakawa Road, Clevedon February 22, at 10.30am THIS year’s BMW Polo Open features a dazzling array of celebrity guests, fast-paced sporting action and spectacular fashion. It’s the premier public polo tournament in New Zealand and decides the NZ Polo Club Championship. There will be exhibition matches involving international and local polo players on the famous Fisher Field and a popular Fashion in the Field contest. Summer opera Ayrlies Garden, 125 Potts Road, Whitford March 1, from 11am-6pm THIS year’s Summer Opera in the Garden is publicly staged in Whitford next month. It features performers including acclaimed soprano singer and special guest artist Anna Leese, tenor Derek Hill, bass baritone James Ioelu, and countertenor Stephen Diaz. People are welcome to take a blanket and picnic lunch and relax amongst the manicured Ayrlies Garden and enjoy the show. Lighthouse trip From Howick to Awhitu Peninsula March 4, from 9.30am-3pm A TOUR departs the public arts centre in Howick’s Uxbridge Road for the lighthouse at Awhitu Peninsula at 9.30am on Wednesday, March 4. It’s organised by the centre’s programmes and events manager Ashley Grogan and staged as part of the popular Not Over the Hill Yet series of activities for senior citizens. The trip will suit people keen to escape the city and suburbs for a relaxing day out filled with travel to a location rich in history, character and natural beauty. Triathlon series Maraetai Beach, Maraetai Coast Road March 22, at 9am THE third race in the Panasonic People’s Triathlon Series gets under way at Maraetai Beach at 9am on March 22. It is Auckland’s longest- running triathlon series with the 2014-15 season staged over four individual events from November last year to April. Participants are of varying levels of experience and have the chance to race a variety of distances in both triathlon and duathlon events. Howick Historical Village, Cnr Bells Rd & Lady Marie Dr, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. Ph 576 9506. Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.fencible.org.nz 127362 Coconut shy, cheese rolling competition, whistling and gurning (face pulling) competition (a real laugh), gumboot toss, pony rides, farm animals and plenty more. Bring your smile and plenty of gold coins. ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND ENJOY ALL THE FUN OF THE COUNTRY FAIR LIVEDAYTHISSUNDAYFEBRUARY15Comealong,rainorshine WHAT’S ON eNTerTAiNmeNT Return of the king Talented Elvis Presley tribute artist heading our way By CHriS HArrOWell ■■ WORLD-class British entertainer Ben Portsmouth is preparing to light up the Howick Club when he performs a tribute concert to the late, great Elvis Aaron Presley. Portsmouth unleashes a public music showcase entitled The King is Back at the venue in Botany Road on Thursday, March 5. It’s the same location at which he performed a sold-out concert in February last year. “I’m really looking forward to coming back to New Zealand,” says Portsmouth, who’s currently entertaining crowds in Las Vegas, United States. “I didn’t get much time to see the country last year as I had a very busy schedule, but what I did see, I loved. This time I get to see all of New Zealand.” Portsmouth will be supported on stage at his Howick Club show by legendary Kiwi musician Rodger Fox and his band. His musical journey as an Elvis Presley tribute artist began in 2005, when he formed the Taking Care of Elvis music band. His numerous performance accolades include taking out the prestigious international Porthcawl Elvis Festival, staged in Wales the following year. He later qualified to represent Europe at the final of the Images of the King stage contest, held in the US in 2010. Following his first visit to Presley’s Memphis home, Graceland, Portsmouth sang his way to victory to be named the contest’s world champion. He says audience members at the Howick Club concert are welcome to sing along to all their favourite Elvis tunes. “I love crowd participation and to hear people sing along with me,” he says. “It’s amazing how many people of all ages know the words to Elvis’s songs. That keeps me on my feet.” Portsmouth says he’s honoured to be able to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer known as The King. “ There’s only ever been one Elvis Presley,” he says. “Speaking on behalf of myself and other Elvis tribute performers, we love to sing his songs and keep his memories alive. “Wearing his suits on stage gives me and the crowds that extra edge to remember the world’s best ever entertainer. Singing some of his big numbers really shows the incredible voice he had and also his true emotions.” Elvis Presley tribute artist Ben Portsmouth brings his unique talents to the Howick Club for a concert on March 5. Photo supplied WiN TiCkeTS The Times has two double passes to Ben Portsmouth’s Elvis Presley public tribute concert at the Howick Club at 8pm on Thursday, March 5, to give away. To be in to win, simply complete the form under the competitions section at www.times.co.nz. One entry per person/email address. Entries close 5pm, Monday, February 23, 2015. Winner notified by phone or email. Fifty Shades of Grey BMW Polo Open Awhitu Lighthouse Feb 14 safe.org.nz meet you there!
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