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October 2018

Darkspace V

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 am NZDT
darkroom / Space Academy, 336 and 371 St Asaph St New Zealand + Google Map
$15 - $20

The fifth iteration of Christchurch's premier multi-venue mini-fest Darkspace returns to Ōtautahi this weekend. The lineup features Taite Music Prize-winning LA-based songwriter Emily Edrosa, leather-loving Wellington thrash hellraisers Stälker, Dunedin's Fazed on a Pony alongside the reformation of BnP, local noiseniks Les Baxters, Contact Rock (members of Salad Boys and T54) and Public Freakout. Tickets available for $15 via UTR with limited doors for $20.

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The Jac NZ Tour – Christchurch

October 17 @ 6:00 pm NZDT
Little Andromeda, 131 Gloucester Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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$5 - $15

“I don’t like jazz, but I loved that!” – a happy punter The Jac is an 8-piece ensemble featuring some of New Zealand’s foremost musicians from the jazz, classical and metal scenes. Drawing heavily on all of these genres and more, they perform cinematic, suite-like compositions. The 4-horn 4-rhythm section instrumentation combines the power and versatility of a big band with the intimacy and interaction of a small group. Intelligent and intricate, yet deeply grooving, this band is a must-see.…

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CHCH Big Band Fest 2018

October 19 - October 22

Since the earthquakes, the Christchurch Big Band Festival holds a spectrum of music events from big name jazz legends performing full-blown concert extravaganzas, through to scores of short and FREE big band performances in pop-up locations throughout the streets of Christchurch's CBD, featuring bands from around NZ cooking up a healthy gumbo of the classics written in the 1930's mixed with new big band charts written… just the other day! To sum up, there will be more big bands than…

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Drumming Legend Steve Gadd & James Carter with Rodger Fox Big Band

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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$55 - $79

With a resume that’s boasts sessions and tours with the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, the Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker, Kate Bush and David Sanborn (to name a few), Steve Gadd has put his indelible stamp on rock, jazz, blues, fusion and pop. Regarded by many as the world's number one drummer, the opportunity to see the legend play in Christchurch is a once in…

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Fine Arts Film Festival 2018

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
Hoyts Riccarton, Westfield Riccarton, Rotherham Street, Riccarton
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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The Fine Arts Film Festival is a night of Student films, entertainment, and dissappointment. Sit back and enjoy an assortment of films ranging from Music Videos to Horror! We have two sessions of films, the second of which will contain more adult themes. Starting from 6:30 till late, come and see what the next generation of filmmakers has on offer! + a FREE booklet full of information on the Films and Directors featuring. Session times: Screening 1 - 6:30pm -…

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