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Max Harris

Wed
24
May
2017
Max Harris, author of best-selling book 'The New Zealand Project', is coming to Christchurch, hosted by Scorpio Books! He'll be speaking with panelists Sam Johnson, Sylvia Nissen and Lindsey MacDonald, chaired by Bronwyn Hayward. Wednesday 24 May, 7pm - all welcome, no rsvp needed. .............................. Max Harris’s The New Zealand ...

Mukhlisa “The Puzzle” Album Release

Wed
24
May
2017
Featuring: Tim Sellars (percussion) Tamara Smith (flute) Glen Wagstaff (guitar) Michael Story (upright bass) Tim Sellars, freelance drummer/percussionist based in Christchurch presents World Quartet Mukhlisa. Mukhlisa is a world music group that blends Western instruments and jazz harmony with the Middle-Eastern percussion instruments. This makes for an exciting, fresh sound ...

Luckless and Instant Fantasy

Wed
24
May
2017
Luckless is returning to New Zealand in May to play three intimate solo shows. Now based in Berlin between bouts of extensive European touring, Luckless’s Ivy Rossiter has spent the past two years working towards a third Luckless album. The new material, to be presented for the first time in ...

Gary Starlight Sings the Blues – Thursday Night

Thu
25
May
2017
In association with Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017… Join singer/songwriter/entertainer/massage therapist Gary Starlight in an improvised musical comedy where not even the singer knows what he’ll be singing next. Gary Starlight’s career has had its highs and lows. But there’s one time where everything that could ...

Dougal Canard Trio

Thu
25
May
2017
Live Music @ Orleans ...

August Fields EP release with Hawaiian Maiden

Thu
25
May
2017
Hey everybody!! It's here! We're very excited to be releasing our debut EP on Thursday the 25th of May. We are playing a gig that night at the Darkroom, so come along and celebrate with us 🎶😊 Doors open at 8, first band on with in the hour. $10 on ...

Lindon Puffin

Thu
25
May
2017
Live Music @ Strange&Co ...

Crossroads Ubu Night

Fri
26
May
2017
“Does the crossroads spook your head? It’s all downhill – turn back instead.” Join Ubu and his friends at Crossroads Ubu Night on Friday May 26 at The Gym in the Arts Centre. This is a special Ubu Night as part of The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & ...

Gary Starlight Sings the Blues – Friday Night

Fri
26
May
2017
In association with Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017… Join singer/songwriter/entertainer/massage therapist Gary Starlight in an improvised musical comedy where not even the singer knows what he’ll be singing next. Gary Starlight’s career has had its highs and lows. But there’s one time where everything that could ...

Strange Behaviour Prohibition Party

Fri
26
May
2017
We live by the moonshine, so why not throw a prohibition party and bring back the true meaning of the word gangster. This is full dress up again, and we want to see 1920s style; gangsters, tommy guns, and a bit of swag. Break the law, but don't actually break ...

Zak Williams Trio

Fri
26
May
2017
Live Music @ Orleans ...

Bulletbelt

Fri
26
May
2017
Bulletbelt - Cloak the Night NZ Tour - Southern Assault 26 May - Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Men An Tol and Neutralizer 27 May - Factory, Timaru w Men An Tol and Scizerac $10 door charge for both shows Bulletbelt are a Wellington, New Zealand based heavy metal band heading out ...

Dougal Canard Trio

Sat
27
May
2017
Live Music @ Strange&Co ...

Aine O’Dwyer

Sat
27
May
2017
Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer Áine ODwyer tours Aotearoas churches and cathedrals, summoning minimalist, reverberant soundscapes from their organs along the way. Sounding-out used and disused sacred spaces, ODwyer glides efortlessly between contemporary performance art and the folk traditions that form her musical heritage. In the years following the release of ...

Symphonic Oddity

Sat
27
May
2017
From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, very few musicians can claim to have reimagined the world of modern music the way David Bowie has. New Zealand’s own music heroes, Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington and Laughton Kora will come together to celebrate Bowie’s outstanding career that spanned ...

Gary Starlight Sings the Blues – Saturday Night

Sat
27
May
2017
In association with Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017… Join singer/songwriter/entertainer/massage therapist Gary Starlight in an improvised musical comedy where not even the singer knows what he’ll be singing next. Gary Starlight’s career has had its highs and lows. But there’s one time where everything that could ...

Voxette

Sat
27
May
2017
Live Music @ Strange&Co ...

Mermaidens Satsuma Tour

Sat
27
May
2017
Flying Nun are thrilled to announce that NZ’s compelling psych/post-punk trio Mermaidens will be touring New Zealand off the back of their second single ‘Satsuma’, out Friday 19th May. The band will venture to Christchurch and Dunedin for the second time, as well as playing two shows in Auckland, before ...

Just 45’s – 7″ Heaven

Sat
27
May
2017
DJs Martin Jay & Dangerous Grieg B dig deep into the 7" crates to bring a night of vintage party tunes. Soul, funk, punk, ska, dub, reggae, disco & rock. All vinyl. All night. Using the Hustle HiFi Boosted Sound System. 9pm - 2am. No cover charge. ...

Izonik

Sat
27
May
2017
DJ @ Orleans ...

Willy Styles

Sat
27
May
2017
DJ @ Strange&Co ...

The Bats – The Deep Set Tour

Sun
28
May
2017
To celebrate the release of their 9th LP, The Deep Set, and the 30th anniversary of their 1st LP, Daddys Highway, The Bats will tour NZ, EU and UK. Starting in Dunedin NZ on 25th March, hometown of Robert Scott, the Bats will be joined by Mikey Summerfield and Allen ...

The Biscuits – Rise 7″ Release Tour

Fri
02
Jun
2017
The Biscuits from Auckland are releasing a new 7” ‘Rise’ on the Epic Sweep label and are celebrating with a show at Christchurch's Darkroom on Friday June 2nd as part of a six location dash around the country. We're gonna be playing some catchy sprawling guitar tunes and are super-stoked ...

Sanctuary presents DARK DISCO 2

Sat
03
Jun
2017
We're back again for round 2 of DARK DISCO Expect more great dark dance music! with DJ's Regress & 59 to 1 playing Minimal, Synth, Dark Electro, EBM & Industrial Doors open at 8pm FREE ENTRY https://www.facebook.com/events/1286944968041687 ...

Go By Bike Breakfast

Tue
06
Jun
2017
We know that sometimes, on those frosty Christchurch mornings, you need a little bit of encouragement to get on the bike. So on Wednesday the 7th of June, Action Bicycle Club, Sailor’s Son coffee and RDU have teamed up to bring you Go By Bike Breakfast. As you're heading into ...

RDU presents TRUTH – Album Release Party

Fri
09
Jun
2017
Truth Album Release Party June 10 - Winnies City Christchurch TRUTH Akcept Ill Figz Sketch Hendi Renue ...

The Ari Hoenig Group feat. Nitai Hershkovitz

Sat
10
Jun
2017
Ari Hoenig is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasising complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members. Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not being relegated to just keeping tempo, or being a side issue to the ...

Tiki Taane Mahuta

Mon
12
Jun
2017
After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in partnership between Taki Rua and Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Company. Combining theatre, aerial performance, contemporary ...

Christchurch Art Show

Thu
15
Jun
2017
Make sure you get out to The Christchurch Art Show and see the most amazing art extravaganza ever! At The Christchurch Art Show support new, emerging and established New Zealand artists. Meet the artists, view and buy original artworks. Our affordable art is priced from $50 to $6,000 to cater ...

Christchurch Art Show

Fri
16
Jun
2017
Make sure you get out to The Christchurch Art Show and see the most amazing art extravaganza ever! At The Christchurch Art Show support new, emerging and established New Zealand artists. Meet the artists, view and buy original artworks. Our affordable art is priced from $50 to $6,000 to cater ...

Christchurch Art Show

Sat
17
Jun
2017
Make sure you get out to The Christchurch Art Show and see the most amazing art extravaganza ever! At The Christchurch Art Show support new, emerging and established New Zealand artists. Meet the artists, view and buy original artworks. Our affordable art is priced from $50 to $6,000 to cater ...

Beth Orton

Tue
20
Jun
2017
Civic Events is thrilled to announce the return of British singer-songwriter Beth Orton. Last on our shores for two sold out performances in 2013, this June will see Beth play three shows across the country in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Performing a set that promises to bring life to the ...

Tiny Ruins Winter Tour 2017

Fri
23
Jun
2017
Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter. Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and ‘Dream Wave’, a 7" single recorded with film director David Lynch, Hollie Fullbrook returns with her spellbinding live band to bring a new set of ...

Lisa Tui Live Recording

Sat
24
Jun
2017
An extra special evening of original Jazz, folk and contemporary music with local Songwriter Lisa Tui. Joined by multi-instrumentalist Gary Easterbrook, Alastair Wallace on bass, Haze Usmar on vocals and her brother Nikora Jonathan playing lead guitar. The concert will be recorded live, a once only opportunity to be immersed ...

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

Thu
29
Jun
2017
Think Inc., alongside the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT - Auckland University of Technology, National Geographic Channel, Newstalk ZB and LOOP, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand this year as part of “Tomorrow & Beyond Tour”! Dr Goodall will make four appearances ...

Beer Baroness Beer Dinner

Thu
29
Jun
2017
Beer Baroness Degustation Get in early for this one folks! Beer Baroness Degustation Dinner. Delicious beers paired with mouth watering dishes served frrom Victoria's Kitchen here at Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn. Very Limited tickets available. $100 per person and available from the bar now! ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Cosmic Perspective

Tue
04
Jul
2017
A Cosmic Perspective will see the most famous face in modern science perform two shows across New Zealand to Auckland and Christchurch audiences. Both shows will feature a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish. Expert on ...