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What's happening this month around Christchurch – all the must-catch theatre, comedy, festivals, events, foodie happenings, music, sport and more besides! ON THIS WEEK Monday 29th Waiora – Te Ū Kai Pō: The Homeland The Court Theatre, Sat 13 Aug – Sat 3 Sep A family’s relocation to the South Island from the East Cape and a beachside birthday party bring cultural clashes and secrets to the surface in this NZ drama about family, culture, home and belonging. Tuesday 30th Waiora – Te Ū Kai Pō: The Homeland The Court Theatre, Sat 13 Aug – Sat 3 Sep A family’s relocation to the South Island from the East Cape and a beachside birthday party bring cultural clashes and secrets to the surface in this NZ drama about family, culture, home and belonging. Wednesday 31st Waiora – Te Ū Kai Pō: The Homeland The Court Theatre, Sat 13 Aug – Sat 3 Sep...
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ON THIS WEEK  Tuesday 28th Frankenstein [8pm] The Gym, The Arts Centre, Worcester Bvd, Central City www.freetheatre.org.nz Book it: Website. The always intriguing and innovative Free theatre returns with a new devised work based on Mary Shelley’s classic. Blue Man Group [7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.blueman.com Book it: Ticketek. The international entertainment smash hit that’s a unique blend of comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party makes its way to NZ for the first time. Wednesday 29th Frankenstein [8pm] The Gym, The Arts Centre, Worcester Bvd, Central City www.freetheatre.org.nz Book it: Website. The always intriguing and innovative Free theatre returns with a new devised work based on Mary Shelley’s classic.Blue Man Group [7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.blueman.com Book it: Ticketek. The international entertainment smash hit that’s a unique blend of comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party makes its way to NZ for the first time. Thursday 30th Frankenstein [8pm]...
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Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene – so what are you waiting for? ON THIS WEEK Monday 23rd Carlton – Marcel (6pm) Tuesday 24th Carlton – Nick Lee (6pm) Wednesday 25th Carlton – Assembly Required (8:30pm)Baretta – Davey Backyard (6pm – 9pm) Thursday 26th Casa Publica – Eric (7:30pm)Carlton – ElevatorsStrange & Co – Lindon Puffin (9pm)Orleans – Live music (8pm)Baretta – Antony Pickard (7pm – 10pm)The Craic Irish Bar - DJ Sassafras Friday 27th Dux Central –Emerson (Courtyard, 5pm – late), Motown/funk (Emerald Room, 9:30 – late)Valley Bar (Christchurch Casino) – Everlong (7pm – 10pm), Lion (10:15pm – 1:15am)Mashina Lounge – DJ Masta K (10:30pm)Casa Publica – Dj Dale (8:30pm)Carlton – Shadow Puppet (10pm)Trevinos – Danger BabyStrange & Co. – Strange Behaviour 5 feat Stack & Piece (AK) support...
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Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene – so what are you waiting for? ON THIS WEEK Monday 25th (ANZAC Day) Carlton – Matt Hall (6pm)Valley Bar (Christchurch Casino) – Natalie Elms (5:30pm – 8:30pm) Tuesday 26th Carlton – Elly Rydge (6pm) Wednesday 27th Baretta – Emily Cherie (6pm – 9pm)Carlton – Assembly Required (8:30pm) Thursday 28th Baretta – Antony Pickard (7pm – 10pm)The Cuban – Brendan Gregg (6:30pm – 9:30pm)Casa Publica – Dwight Caldwell (7:30pm)Carlton – D’Sendantz (9pm)Strange & Co. – Em & Dave (9pm)Orleans – Le Groupe Trio (8pm)The Craic – DJ Sassafras Friday 29th Baretta – Ryan Ferris Duo (4pm – 7pm), Caleb Isaac (7:30pm – 10:30pm), Masta K (10:30pm – late)The Cuban – Nick Lee (6:30pm – 9:30pm), Antony Pickard (10pm – late)Casa Publica – Bobby...
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What's happening this month around Christchurch – all the must-catch theatre, comedy, festivals, events, foodie happenings, music, sport and more besides!   ON THIS WEEK   All Week Spectrum Street Art Festival [Until Sun 17 Apr, 9:30am – 5pm] YMCA, 12 Hereford St, Central City www.streetart.co.nz Book it: Free. The fresh and popular street art exhibition continues into autumn. Thursday 31st Mamma Mia! [7:30pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.showbiz.org.nz Book it: Ticketek. Showbiz bring us the ultimate feel-good party theatre experience – a story of love, friendship and identity told through the timeless songs of ABBA (and with the promise of none of Pierce Brosnan’s singing in this version.) ...
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Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene – so what are you waiting for?   ON THIS WEEK Tuesday 29th March Carlton – Matt Hall & guest (6pm) Sullivans – Topia Wednesday 30th March Sullivans – Willie McArthur Carlton – Assembly Required Baretta – Emily Cherie (6 – 9pm) Thursday 31st March Civil & Naval – Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers, live swing music Carlton – Headrush (9pm) Baretta – Antony Pickard (7 –10pm) The Cuban – Brendan Gregg (6:30– 9:30pm) Strange &Co. – Lindon Puffin (9pm) Orleans – Corner Sounds Duo (8pm)  ...
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What's happening this month around Christchurch – all the must-catch theatre, comedy, festivals, events, foodie happenings, music, sport and more besides! ON THIS WEEK   All Week Spectrum Street Art Festival [Until Sun 17 Apr, 9:30am – 5pm] YMCA, 12 Hereford St, Central City www.streetart.co.nz Book it: Free. Chch’s own street art exhibition returns, with 7 exhibition spaces, 10 big new city centre walls, and 15 of the world’s best street artists promising to take the burgeoning festival to a new level this summer/autumn. Monday 22nd Cirque du Soleil – QUIDAM [Wed 17 – Fri 26 Feb, times vary] Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington www.cirquedusoleil.com Book it: Ticketek. Young Zoé is bored. Seeking excitement, she slides into an imaginary world – the spectacular world of Quidam. Danny Bhoy – Please Untick This Box [8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.dannybhoy.com Book it: Ticketek. The internationally-roaming Scotsman described...
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Shake your groove thang this month with Christchurch's epic round up of the hottest DJ sets, live & pub music, jazz, acoustic sessions, clubs and bangin' nightlife scene - so what are you waiting for?   ON THIS WEEK   Monday 22nd Carlton – Matt Hall (6pm)Alvarado’s – Willie's Open Mic Night (7pm) Tuesday 23rd Sullivans – Topia Carlton – Nick Lee (6pm) Pomeroy’s – Jess & Alice Boo Radley’s – Nick Lee Wednesday 24th Sullivans – Willie McArthur Carlton – Assembly Required (8:30pm) Baretta – Emily Cherie (6pm – 9pm) Thursday 25th Casa Publica – Bigrig (7:30pm) Carlton – D'Sendantz (9pm) Castrols Garage – Live Jazz (8pm) Civil & Naval – Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers (9pm)The Cuban – Mark Mckenzie (6:30pm – 9:30pm) Baretta – Antony Pickard (7pm – 10pm) Strange & Co. – Chris Ward (9pm) Orleans – Corner Sounds Duo (8pm) Boo Radley’s – Jed & Hera...
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1 LE NOIR – THE DARK SIDE OF CIRQUE Ol' skool circus meets the power of the dark side.12 – 17 November 2 THE NEW ZEALAND BURLESQUE FESTIVAL World-class tasselled temptation at Twiggers.17 October 3 VIENNA PIANO TRIO   Image: Nancy Horowitz. Chamber music masters come our way.13 October 4 THE BODY FESTIVAL   Watch people dance/dance like no-one's watching.24 September – 11 October   5 CANTERBURY A&P SHOW   All that and a box of fluffy ducks (literally).11 – 13 November...
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The Court Theatre is set to put their own spin on one of musical theatre’s biggest success stories with their upcoming production of the international success story Blood Brothers, a compelling and heart wrenching musical opening at The Shed this weekend. Originally written as a school play by Willy Russell in 1982, Blood Brother’s East End debut in 1983 was the start of over 10,000 professional performances of the show in London, and the show has also toured all over the UK and run on Broadway as well as in Australia (a 1988 production starred everyone’s favourite phone-hurler, Russell Crowe) and in South Africa. A loose adaptation of a story by Alexandre Dumas, it tells the story of two twin sons, born to a woman (Mrs Johnstone) deserted by her husband and with a houseful of existing kids to feed. The affluent but childless Mrs Lyons, whose house she cleans,...