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Castlepoint horse races

Horses will be galloping up and down the beach for the annual Castlepoint Races tomorrow. Families are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy plenty of exciting races plus many other activities, including children’s games and a fashion parade, with participants selected from the crowd to compete for the title of ‘best dressed for a day at the Castlepoint Races’.

Races will be held on the strip of beach in front of the Castlepoint Store, where plenty of refreshments and food can be bought. Race tickets can be bought for $2 each with an equaliser betting system. Each ticket comes with a letter printed on it, and immediately before each race, a draw is made for a horse. Dividends are paid on winning tickets. Entry for the event is $5 per person [bring cash].

Tomorrow at Jetty Road, Castlepoint Beach. The first race starts at about 10.30am, with the last race scheduled for about 2.30pm.

Masterton Smokefest Burnout competition

Staged at Masterton Motorplex tomorrow afternoon, the winner of the Smokefest Burnout Competition sports car event will take home a tidy $1000 prize. Gates are open from midday, with skids scheduled to take place from 2pm until 5pm.

Officials have prohibited alcohol, dogs, and patches. Gate sales are $20 per adult [there’s eftpos at the gate], while 14-year-olds and under are free.

Tomorrow at 21 Manaia Road, Solway, from 2pm to 5pm.

Downton Adlib

Adlib performing artists are putting on a show in Masterton that’s promoted as being “like ‘Downton Abbey’ – only funnier!”. It is based on the behind-the-scenes of the great houses of England, much like the world got to see in the television drama ‘Downton Abbey’.

The show is about another less well-known aristocratic family and their servants facing the challenges of life in the early twentieth century.

A cast from Wellington’s The Improvisors – one of New Zealand’s longest-running improvisation troupes – will make up a “brand-new show on the spot”.

They will supply the characters, and the audience can provide key plot ingredients, resulting in a costume drama with “love, laughter, secrets and a wide range of hats!” Adult tickets: $27.50; concession: $21; student/child: $15.

Carterton Events Centre, 50 Holloway St, Carterton at 7.30pm, tomorrow.

Michael Jackson
HIStory Show

The King of Pop isn’t back, but the next best thing is. Showtime is presenting a music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring Michael Jackson in Carterton.

The event will celebrate Jackson’s “creative genius” and “unsurpassed talent” with a live performance paying homage to this career, from his early days in the Jackson 5, his theatrics in the ’80s, and his global fame earlier this century.

The stage production includes performer Garth Field in the role of Jackson, a live band, choreographed dancers, costumes, sound tech and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Tickets for adults are $70, seniors $63, and children $42.

Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, Sunday, 7pm.

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