28 September, 2006

Upcoming Events in Suva (Updated 28.9.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Prouds Suva Central Store "Biggest Sale Ever" from Wednesday, 27 September to Friday, 29 September 2006, 8.30am to 5pm, and Saturday, 30 September 2006, 8.30am to 4pm; Suva Central Building;
  • Annual Flower Show, Wednesday, 27 September from 12.30pm, Suva Civic Centre Lower Auditorium. The Show runs until Saturday, 30 September 2006. (Entry: $1.50 Adults, 50c students and children. For more details contact Kesa on 33070237 or flowersforlife@connect.com.fj);
  • Australian Schoolboys vs Fiji Schoolboys Presidents XV, Wednesday, 27 September 2006, Suva;
  • Movie screening of "Moving (PG)", Thursday, 28 September 2006, from 5.30pm, Embassy of Japan, 2nd floor Domain House, Suva (Free admission);
  • Strength training with Iliesa Irava and the Fiji Powerlifting Team, Friday, 29 September 2006, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Mara Mira The Honeymoon Boat in the Sayawa Garden, a globe-trotting art project that evolves at each destination through collaborations with local artists, opening 6pm, Friday, 29 September 2006 to Wednesday, 11 October 2006, UN Garden, in front of the Suva Olympic Pool, Victoria Parade;
  • Musical Waves show by students of the Suva Multi-Ethnic Cultural Centre, the Muanikoso Cultural Group and the Chinese Arts Group, Friday, 29 September 2006, 7.30pm to 10pm, Suva Civic Auditorium;
  • World Architecture Day, Architectural firms free consultations, Saturday, 30 September 2006, 9am to 12pm, (see detailed entry in this blog for details on venues);
  • Ladies Darts Singles tournament, Saturday, 30 September 2006, from 10.30am, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • International Women's Association Craft Bazaar, Monday, 2 October 2006, 9am to 12pm, Poolside, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Melanesian (Countries) Festival of Arts, 2 to 11 October, several locations in Suva (See detailed program in an entry dated 23 September 2006 and lunch hour program on 2 October 2006, on this blog);
  • World Architecture Day, Architectural presentation and discussion on "Urban Sustainability", Monday, 2 October 2006, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Guest speaker : Hamish Boyd, Director of JASMAX, NZ architectural firm;
  • Seminar on "Underwater Robots : Exploring Hydrothermal vents near Fiji", Monday, 2 October 2006, 7.30pm, University of the South Pacific Upper Campus, Room S024, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Art exhibition : National Visions to feature works from French Polynesian artist Jaabi, newcomer Luc Izquierdo as well as Fijian artists, opening 7pm, Thursday, 5 October 2006, to Wednesday, 11 October 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Fiji Chess Federation 2006 Open Championships, Monday, 9 October 2006, Hoodless House, Suva;
  • Royal Suva Yacht Club (RSYC), Fiji Day Charity Boat Race, Saturday, 7 October 2006, start from Suva and end at Batiluva Resort, Yanuca Island;
  • Fiji Golf Club Ladies Open, 11 October, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Women in Sport Commission "Gender Equity Workshop", Friday, 13 October and Saturday, 14 October 2006, at the Fiji Association of Sports & National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) Office. (Invitation extended to all interested women in sport. Call FASANOC on telephone +679 3303525 or e-mail fasanoc@fasanoc.org.fj for more details);
  • Fiji Swimming Grand Prix, 28 October 2006, Suva;
  • Fiji Hindu Society Diwali Celebrations, Saturday, 14 October 2006, starting 6.30pm, Kshatriya Hall, Desvouex Road, Suva (Tickets are F$7.00 per person. Contact Salesh Kumar on telephone +679 3232879 for tickets);
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", deadline for entries, Wednesday, 15 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", display of the best photos from the contest, Friday, 24 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 18th Hobbie 16 World Championship, 10 to 20 October 2007, Suva & Pacific Harbour (venue to be confirmed).
Recurring Events:
  • Masi Gallery – Contemporary masi costumes, including the wedding costume of Adi Litia Dugdale Mara, the daughter of Ratu Mara and display of bird paintings by William Belcher, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Stormy Monday Blues Night, Mondays, from 9pm, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Latin Fitness Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Tuesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Pottery demonstrations, every Tuesday and Thursday, and daily every first week of the month, Fiji Museum;
  • Rasta Tuesday, from 9pm, Tuesdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Suva;
  • Fiji Arts Club Dance Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Wednesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Rucksack Club Meeting, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6.45pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Suva;
  • Jason's Steakhouse & Bar, Salad evening with entertainment from a band providing local and contemporary music, Wednesday evenings, 16 Bau Street, Flagstaff;
  • French Conversation Group to practice your French, every Friday from 12.35pm to 1.35pm, Talanoa room, second floor of FAL building, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay (admission required - contact rankin_s@usp.ac.fj);
  • Kid’s Creative Dance Classes, Term 3 starts Friday, 15 September 2006, from 2:30pm, Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • 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.
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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