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Exhibition | William Wegman: Being Human

April 6 @ 12:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 am NZDT

The first and only New Zealand exhibition of American artist William Wegman’s photographic work Dogs have occupied William Wegman’s artworks ever since he brought his Weimaraner to his studio in 1970. Being Human tracks three decades of relationships between the enigmatic American artist and his four-legged muses. His first collaborator was the camera-loving Man Ray, an insistent participant in Wegman’s work in the 1970s who become one of his most important inspirations. In the mid-1980s, his second Weimaraner, Fay Ray,…

Wunderbar Showcase & Open Mic

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 24, 2019

Each week the Wunderbar is showcasing an up and coming musician, or local talent that has new songs or new formats they want to get out there. Open Mic starts 7pm | Showcase Artist 8pm | Open Mic again 9pm. All welcome - bring your instruments and play us a song or two!


April 23 @ 7:00 pm NZST

Ktoo are Kevin McLoughlin and Kevin Ikin, two folk veterans who hail from Dunedin and first played together at The New Edinburgh Folk Club in the early 1980s. They both played (at different times) in the famous “The Pioneer Pog ‘n’ Scroggin Bush Band” and are currently part of Wellington ceilidh band “The Jimmies”. Both Kevins have family links to the South Island’s West Coast and this has stimulated their new collaboration: to gather and record a collection of songs…

Quiz with a Twist

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Strange & Co's Weekly Quiz presented by Grandpa Figz.

Strange’s Comedy – Free open mic night

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Strange's Comedy! Seats fill up fast so get in early! Show starts at 8pm Strange's Comedy is one of NZ's premier open mic comedy nights! Come see the freshest talent giving it a go and some experienced pro's trying out some of their freshest material. Winner of Best Regular Show at the Chch comedy awards. Held at the Winner of Best Venue - Strange & Co. It will no doubt get a little strange, heck it'll even get a bit…

Kadodo Drum and Dance Retreat, 2019

April 25 @ 12:00 am - April 28 @ 12:00 am NZST

Kadodo Drum & Dance is delighted to present another South Island Retreat, held once again in an idyllic valley at the Little River Campground near Christchurch! This is an amazing opportunity to experience the pure joy of expressing yourself by exploring and creating African music. You will also get to discover the flavours of West Africa during our fully catered community dinners. We are truly fortunate to have gathered an incredible team of dynamic and experienced teachers who will enrich…

Primitive Man

April 25 @ 8:00 pm NZST

Denver’s PRIMITIVE MAN’s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of Death Metal, Blackened Noise, and Doom. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher). Since their formation, PRIMITIVE MAN has propagated themselves throughout the underground with extensive tours throughout the USA and Europe as well as releasing 2 albums,…

Dungeons & Comedians: Lost at Sea

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm NZST

The adventurers take to the high seas for their usual mischief and mayhem (but wetter). Please note: doors open at 5:30pm and there's earlier start time of 6:30pm for our double bill night with Jack Ansett's stand up show following at 9pm. In Dungeons & Comedians you will see comedians play D&D in front of a live audience. While each adventure is is connected to the others, you can enjoy each one on their own. You can listen to previous…

Sea Mouse | Lyttelton Records

April 26 @ 9:00 pm - April 27 @ 1:00 am NZST

Sea Mouse are coming to daze, confuse and rattle your bones. After 2 years of recording and performing in Wellington, the ferociously energetic band Sea Mouse are taking their hard-hitting, modern blues rock ‘n’ roll to throughout New Zealand over March, April and May 2019 on the ‘Rattle Your Bones’ tour. Lyttelton Records, Christchurch, April 16th Special guests to be announced. Sea Mouse is the fully fledged platform for the songs of Seamus Johnson, which fused, bruised and kicked its…

Jack Ansett: In His Prime (work in progress)

April 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST

•••••••• EARLYBIRD SPECIAL: First 10 tickets only $8 each! ••••••••• Jack Ansett is getting ready to perform in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival - and is first bringing the giggles to Christchurch in this Work in Progress show. Jack, (as seen on 'that KFC ad') is now 21, and has reached his peak in life. It's only downward from here, and Jack wants you to hear him complain about it. So, if you're over 30 and want to feel…

Turno – CHCH

April 26 @ 10:00 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 am NZST

Cream Selects Presents_ Turno (UK) With local support to be announced This is our sixth intimate Drum & Bass show in lane, if you were at our last show (Monty) you'll know how special this will be. Main event info: - The full L-Acoustics sound system will be in again for this show - There is no dress code, however make sure you have appropriate footwear on as we don't want you to cut your feet on broken glass. -…

PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol.39: Hidden Stories

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm NZST

We've been brewing PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol.39 for a while and we're proud to announce our first event of 2019 is held in the newly restored Christchurch Town Hall! Christchurch Town Hall is an important touchstone in the development of New Zealand architecture. We are excited about this collaboration with Heritage New Zealand to bring you an event themed Hidden Stories. Tickets and speakers announced soon! --- WHEN: Saturday 27 April (7pm door opens, 7:30pm event starts) WHERE: Limes Room,…

Ecstatic Dance Christchurch

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - June 2 @ 9:00 pm NZST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

A weekly dance event. What is Ecstatic Dance? It's like a dance club... but without the shoes, phones, spectators, booze, smoke or drugs... it's a guaranteed evening of REALLY good music that moves you in ways you didn't know you could! It's a dance floor for 2 hours only... where you can be free to dance deep without inhibition or interruption. Simple, sensual and spectacular. Expect epic peaks & deep warm depths... finished off with a mini sound healing meditation.…

Tamara Kuldin Trio

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm NZST

‘Sultry, sassy, cheeky-Tamara Kuldin is all that and much more. A jazz seductress with a honey-rich voice that soothes and captivates.’ Australianjazz.net Acclaimed Australian vocalist Tamara Kuldin has been captivating audiences from Melbourne to Europe with her playful, sultry and heartfelt interpretation of songs from The Great American Songbook to lesser known vintage jazz & blues gems. Enamoured by the romance and sophistication of the golden era of song, Tamara’s vocal prowess and versatility has endeared her to some of…

Larkin Poe

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST

Blue Smoke is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Woolston, Christchurch this April. “These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them." – Paste Magazine Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the multi-instrumentalist sister duo are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Alan Poe and ‘Larkin Poe’ was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great grandfather. The Lovell sisters are known for blending Haim-esque vocals with guitar riffs…

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