Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

New moon for Newtown: Pizza bar and music venue set to open

New moon for Newtown: Pizza bar and music venue set to open.

August 18, 2014

In the last week of August, as the new moon waxes, there will be a second new ‘Moon’ beginning to rise in one of Wellington’s most vibrant suburbs, Newtown. The aptly chosen opening weekend for Newtown’s newest pizza shop and music venue will host an eclectic line up of local and national musicians to celebrate ‘Moon’, the brainchild of Wellington musician and entrepreneur Benjamin James.

‘Moon’ is the second business (or debatably third– his first lasting less than three days before it was shaken beyond repair in the Canterbury Earthquakes) opened by Benjamin James who has previously co-owned specialist record shop Deathray/Evil Genius, and prior that spent some time as a booking agent for Lyttelton venues El Santo & the Wunderbar.

The pizza bar-cum-venue will have a focus on craft beer and whisky – and will no doubt become a hangout for many a Newtown local. It opens in the wake of number of venue closures through Wellington city and will provide a welcome performance space for musicians. As a muso himself, James is promising to provide a musician-orientated venue that will play host to an eclectic, quality line up of local and international artists

Moon is set to be a welcoming space for young and old alike. There will be a strict starting and finishing time policy for music (9.30 – 12pm) Thursday to Saturday. ‘Moon’ is located on the premises of the old ‘Bar Edwards’ at 167 Riddiford Street.

For more information on events: https://www.facebook.com/MOonMoonMoonMoon

Opening Weekend

Friday, 29th August - Imon Starr, Orchestra of Spheres and Chocolate Box (Saturday

30th August - French for Rabbits, Paddy & Jessie

September Shows

Thursday 4th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 5th September - Nudge with Alphabethead

Saturday 6th September - Mantarays with Terror of the Deep

Thursday 11th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 12th September - Mermaidens with Red Sky Blues

Saturday 13th September - Night of the Living Deathrays

Thursday 18th September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 19th September - Ed Zuc, Riki Gooch, Benny Tones

Saturday 20th September - The Bones with DJ Mixed Herbs Thursday 25th

September - Red Moon with Eb and Sparrow

Friday 26th September - Newtown Rocksteady

Saturday 27th September - Fuyuko's Fables with TwinSet

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland