29 June, 2006

Upcoming Events in Suva (Updated 29.6.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Japanese Film 'Begging for Lover', Thursday, 29 June, starts 5.30pm, Embassy of Japan, 2nd Floor Dominion House, Suva (Free admission);
  • Darts Competition, Thursday, 29 June, starts 7.30pm, China Club, Nasese;
  • Women's Eye on Peace, IWDA's Photography Exhibition, Friday, 30 June, from 10am to 6pm, FemLinkPacific Community Media Centre; Suva;
  • Pacific Island Art Exhibition, Friday, 30 June, starts 7pm, to Friday, 14 July, Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Athletics Competitions (to feature Athletes in Action Club from USA and local competitors), starts 5pm, Friday, June 30, and Friday, July 7, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Competition, Saturday, 1 July, starts 8.30am, Suva Grammar School Outdoor Courts, Nasese;
  • Suva Rugby Club Games, Saturday, 1 July, from 9am, Albert Park, Corpus Christi grounds, Army camp and Cathedral school grounds;
  • Fiji Showcase 2006 (entertainment and art show with displays and discounts by traders), Saturday 1 July to Saturday 8 July, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • Fiji Golf Club Competition, Saturday, 1 July, from 12pm, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Suva Hockey Association league competition, Saturday, 1 July, starts 1pm, National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay;
  • Suva Netball competition, Saturday, 1 July, from 1pm, Multi purpose courts, Laucala Bay;
  • Tabu Soro Triathlon National Open Championships, Sunday, 2 July, from 7am, Pacific Harbour, Deuba;
  • Fiji Arts Club Choir Concert, Sunday, 2 Jul, 7pm, Playhouse, Selbourne Street (Free admission);
  • Vaka Vuku-Navigating Knowledge Conference for Pacific Islands' Artists, Musicians and Scholars, 3 to 7 July, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Pacific Documentary Film Festival, Tuesday 4 July and Wednesday 5 July, from 7pm, USP Anthopo1 Theatre; University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Exhibition: New Wave XXXI (art exhibition), Wednesday 5 July, from 5pm, to Wednesday 12 July, Oceania Centre for Art and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Malaga, A Journey - A choral celebration featuring a cast of over 100, composed by Igelese Ete, choreographed by Alan Alo and directed by Ian Gaskell and Larry Thomas, Wednesday, 5 July, 7.30m, and Thursday, 6 July, 7.30pm, Suva Civic Auditorium;
  • Ratu Sukuna Ex-students Suva Association soli of annual subscriptions of F$100.00 per ex-student and Cadet Passout Parade, Friday, 7 July, Ratu Sukuna Memorial School, Nabua;
  • Fiji Music Day, Karaoke Audition, Sunday, 9 July, 2pm to 5pm and Monday, 10 July, 3pm to 6pm, Dragon Music, Suva (Entries close 4pm, Friday, 7 July);
  • Fiji Women's Golf Open, 11 July, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • International Schools Swimming Meet, 11 July, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay;
  • Benefits of Coconuts - Public Lecture by Dr Bruce Fife, a leading world expert on coconuts and health, 13 July, University of the South Pacific;
  • Fiji Council of Social Services, Consultation Forum on The Pacific Plan for Civil Society Organisations, Thursday, 20 July, 9am to 4pm, Fiji Council of Social Services Centre, Suva (Register with Ben Lutua on telephone +679 3312649 or e-mail fcoss@connect.com.fj);
  • Fiji Awards for Media Excellence 2006, Saturday, 22 July, Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami;
  • Fiji Arts Club art exhibition 2006, Monday, 24 July, to Saturday, 29 July, Suva; World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 3.30pm, Fiji A vs Samoa, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 5.15pm, PNG vs Cook Islands, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 7.30pm, Africa vs Fiji, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • Fiji Audio Visual Commission Open Day for Telecom Fiji Limited Kula Film Awards, 28 and 29 July, Suva;
  • Fiji Audio Visual Commission Launch of the Inaugural Telecom Fiji Limited Kula Film Awards Night, 29 July, Suva;
  • National Youth Week Celebrations, Saturday, 12 August, various venues in Suva; Suva Hibiscus Festival, 17 to 26 August, Suva;
  • Fiji FA Interdistric Soccer Competition, August 12 and 13, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Annual Methodist Church Conference and Choir Competition, mid August. Choir competition at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, while the meeting will be held on Bau Island;
  • Air Pacific/ATS Fiji Seniors Golf Tournament, 11 Sep, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Melanesian (Countries) Festival of Arts, 2 to 11 October, Suva;
  • Fiji Golf Club Ladies Open, 11 October, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Bulafiji.com Under 18 Rugby League Competition, 1 to 30 November, Suva;
  • Fiji International Volleyball Tournament, 27 November to 2 December, Suva;
  • World Netball Championships, 10 to 21 July 2007, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Music, dance and yoga classes, new term starts 4.30pm, Monday, 15 May, Suva Multi-Ethnic Cultural Centre, 94 Waimanu Road, 1st Floor Lala’s Building;
  • Learn English, Hindi and Fijian, new term starts, Monday, 22 May, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Karate Classes, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • Latin Fitness Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Tuesday, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Pottery demonstrations, every Tuesday and Thursday, and daily every first week of the month, Fiji Museum;
  • French Conversation Group to practice your French, every Thursday, 1pm to 2pm, Language Lab, Media Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay (admission required - contact rankin_s@usp.ac.fj);
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn, every Thursday, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Kids creative dance classes, starts 2.30pm every Friday, until 4 August, for kids from 2 years to 12 years, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Tom Mawi plays jazz at the Holiday Inn, 6pm to 9pm, Fridays, Holiday Inn;
  • Soul, funk, disco and classics DJ music, from 8pm, Fridays, Traps Lounge, Victoria Parade;
  • Velocity Cycling Ride, from 7am, every Saturday, leaves from The Roc, FNPF Dolphins Plaza;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, starts 11am, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycles Ride, starts 6am, every Sunday, leaves from Waitui Cycles, Garden City;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street;
  • Jazz by the Beach, Sundays, 1pm to 5pm, Pearl South Pacific, Pacific Harbour;

Also see the list of aerobic exercise programs available at the Hyndai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay.

For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone +679 3396427 or e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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