Watch out for “What’s On Christchurch” – a new event-packed winter guide arriving in letterboxes over the next few days.
Put together by the Christchurch City Council Events Team, the guide details all the great events lined up for the city between June and August, and is also available online(external link).
From gigs to kids and central city exploration to date night inspiration, people can check out “What’s On Christchurch” to set their winter entertainment agenda.
Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Lucy Blackmore says “What’s On Christchurch” is the ultimate guide to the best events and activities on offer during the next three months.
“With so much happening, we want to make sure everyone knows about all the shows and events and can easily see that there is something to suit every taste,” Ms Blackmore says.
“Christchurch will be bursting with stunning sights and sounds, sporting challenges and, of course, a fabulous festival for children.”
The guide opens with the Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz and Blues Festival, Armageddon Expo and the IRT Harness Jewels all under way on 1 June.
People can also celebrate Matariki in June or play away the school holidays with KidsFest in July.
From a night of Pulp Fiction at the Isaac Theatre Royal to an evening of award-winning comedy with Michael McIntyre, nearly 80 events will keep the city entertained during the colder months.
Fans of the theatre can check out the Christchurch debut of the Pop-Up Globe featuring Hamlet and Measure for Measure.
People can also swing back to the 1960s with The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz or sample the sounds of Kiwi stars Tiki Taane and Hollie Smith – along with a group of talented youngsters – at the Brainwaves benefit concert.
Opera, classical concerts, ballet, a sci-fi expo, a marathon, a craft market and the vocal stars of a royal wedding – namely The Kingdom Choir – promise to brighten up the shortest days and longest nights this winter.