DEEP SOUTH LAZY SUNDAYS
Feb
3
to 24 Feb

DEEP SOUTH LAZY SUNDAYS

Put summer into your Sundays with free live music in the Botanic Gardens, every Sunday in February. Bring a picnic and spend the end of your weekend relaxing on the lawn with good food, music and friends at Deep South Lazy Sundays. Head along to the first show
in February and you’ll experience Apex – a massive ten-piece funk and soul band. Not your bag? There’s plenty more acts to come. Top tip: Easy car parking is in the Art Gallery or Lichfield Street car park buildings. You can comfortably walk to the Gardens from here and the first hour is free!

3 February, Botanic Gardens

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COMMUNITY HEALTH RUN
Feb
6
to 27 Feb

COMMUNITY HEALTH RUN

Created by Canterbury DHB staff members to encourage the meeting of others in the community and getting healthy together. There’s a 3km, 5km or 8km course through Hagley Park, and cards and a timer will be provided so participants are able to record their time (if interested). Families and dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate.

6 February, Pegasus Arms Restaurant & Bar

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MADIBA THE MUSICAL
Feb
14
to 28 Feb

MADIBA THE MUSICAL

A compelling new stage show and celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela
is now in Christchurch. French reviews have praised the production’s staging and describe Madiba The Musical as “a powerful and generous work”, “the essence of a fight for humanity” and “a show that touches our hearts”.

14 February, Isaac Theatre Royal

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KAMP
Feb
23
to 24 Feb

KAMP

KAMP

A night of raucous and risqué drag, sickening music, and the ‘cutest crowd of queers in town’. Held every month for people of all shapes, forms, and varietals. Starring a dizzyingly diverse line-up of the nation’s hottest drag talent and award-winning DJs to keep you dancing all evening, it’s a night-out not to be forgotten.

23 February, A Rolling Stone

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100TH NEW ZEALAND OPEN
Feb
28
9:00 am09:00

100TH NEW ZEALAND OPEN

Professionals, amateurs, past winners, celebrities, and golfing heroes are gearing up to join the field in celebration of the 100th New Zealand Open Championship, which launched in Napier in 1907. Above all a family affair – spectators can indulge in a long lunch and golfers enjoy a world-class spectacle set against a stunning Central Otago backdrop.

28 February, The Hills and Millbrook Resort

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ECO PRINT WORKSHOP
Feb
18
9:30 am09:30

ECO PRINT WORKSHOP

Embark on a mindful walk into the forest and out on the beach to collect dye ingredients, and make your own eco printed scarf with seaweed; a permanent wearable impression of your sea forest walk. You’ll learn how to keep seaweed lace imprint, extract organic colours from fallen leaves and enjoy the permanent impressions on natural fibre.

16 February, Spencer Park

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CASSELS & SONS NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL
Feb
16
2:30 pm14:30

CASSELS & SONS NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

Nestled in the heart of Heathcote Valley, Nostalgia unites the community through the magic of music, showcasing a curated selection of feel-good New Zealand and international artists.
Wind through the vintage festival streets to discover incredible local food, craft drinks, roving theatre, markets all with a focus on sustainability. Music from TrinityRoots, C.W Stoneking, Mama Kin Spender, Holly Arrrowsmith, Adam Hattaway and The Haunters, Soaked Oats, The Butlers and much more. Nostalgia 2019 is bigger, better and greener than ever.

16 February, 60 Ferrymead Park Drive

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OPAWA FARMERS' MARKET
Feb
10
9:30 am09:30

OPAWA FARMERS' MARKET

Opawa’s Farmers’ Market prides itself on having the best selection of fresh local produce in Christchurch, including a large organic range from well-known and trusted local growers. Top up your vege shop with fresh artisan bread, French style pastries, free-range eggs, locally made Italian cheeses, seasonal fruits and much more.

10 February, 275 Fifield Terrace

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BAILTERSPACE ARE BACK
Sep
13
4:30 pm16:30

BAILTERSPACE ARE BACK

Once described as “The Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere”, space-rock contortionists Bailterspace have been mining tortured noise and repetitive melody for the better part of 30 years. Direct from New York, Bailterspace have announced three NZ shows in September, following their upcoming appearance at The Others Way Festival.

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REMBRANDT REMASTERED
Sep
5
to 3 Oct

REMBRANDT REMASTERED

Visitors to the Arts Centre of Christchurch will have the rare opportunity to get to know one of the greatest artists of all time. Rembrandt Remastered showcases 57 stunning life-size reproductions of Rembrandt’s paintings that have been digitally remastered to their original condition.

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PEAK WEIRDNESS
Aug
23
9:30 pm21:30

PEAK WEIRDNESS

Christchurch fans of David Lynch’s iconically quirky, early ’90s cult TV show Twin Peaks (so, nearly everyone at Avenues) have the opportunity to encounter the actors behind Laura Palmer, Killer Bob and other fondly remembered characters in the flesh at Twin Peaks: Conversation with the Stars at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

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FEASTING THE EYES
Aug
18
9:30 pm21:30

FEASTING THE EYES

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its fab modernist gallery building, CoCA, the Centre of Contemporary Art, is hosting a fundraising dinner with a bespoke menu by Giulio Sturla of Roots Restaurant, and ambience curated by Madame and the Bastard (aka artists Julia Morison and Heather Straka) and minions.

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MOUSE IN THE HOUSE
Aug
10
to 12 Aug

MOUSE IN THE HOUSE

Celebrate the legacy of Disney’s ice-skating spectacular with Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a cast of beloved Disney characters, including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and various Disney princesses.

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MISERY LOVES COMPANY
Aug
4
to 25 Aug

MISERY LOVES COMPANY

Do you like to be scared? Stephen King fans have a lot of thrills to look forward to in the Court Theatre’s production of Stephen King’s Misery, adapted from master of American horror’s 1987 novel by acclaimed novelist, screen and playwright William Goldman.

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THE MUSIC OF MOANA
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

THE MUSIC OF MOANA

Joining the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for a night of music inspired by the songs and stories of the Pacific Islands, the award-winning ensemble, Te Vaka, performs its own hit tunes from the Disney blockbuster, Moana.

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