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What’s the haps?! 6th-12th April

Here’s a look at some of the cool events that are happening around Christchurch over the first week of the university break!

Monday 6th:

Tuesday 7th:

  • 2015 Cavell Leitch NZ Jazz and Blues Festival: There are many awesome international, and homegrown acts on this year’s line-up! Pricing varies depending on which show you want to attend, so have a look online. The festival runs from Tuesday 7th- Sunday 12th.

Wednesday 8th:

Thursday 9th:

  • Phantom of the Opera: The longest running show in Broadway history will be brought to Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal this April. The show runs from Thursday 9th-May 2nd. Tickets start at $72.50 and can be purchased online.
  • Community Market: This market is held every Thursday in Linwood, at 51 Pages Rd from 8.00am-1.00pm. New and used goods, hot food and coffee will be on sale. Who knows, you may find some treasures!

Friday 10th: 

Saturday 11th:

  • Cookarama: 10.00am-4pm the Rotary Club of Chch will be holding their Cookarama event! Stalls will be selling delicious baked goods, fresh produce, kitchen appliances, books, plants, raffle tickets and more. Proceeds raised will be donated to the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind.
  • SAGA International Tabletop Day: Held by SAGA here at UC, this event is a chance to break out the some classic board games! 8.00, Kirkwood G7, H3, H5. Free for members, gold coin for non-members.
  • New Brighton Seaside Market: This great community market is held from 10.00am-2.00pm every Saturday. Grab some food, or find some bargains, and take a walk down the beach while you’re there!
  • Pendulum DJ Set @ the Foundry: 9.00pm-2.00am. This is an R18 event, and tickets can be purchased online.
  • The Darkroom’s Best Books Sale: The second day of this event will be held today from 11-4pm.

Sunday 12th:

  • Cocopelli Inaugural Pizza Eating Contest: The first prize is $500, and a YEAR’S WORTH OF FREE PIZZA! Check out the pizza eaters, or enter yourself. Be there from 3pm-5pm outside Cocopelli Bar at The Palms to get in on the action.

5 things to do during the weekend in Christchurch

  1. Look at Christchurch’s two main markets. On Saturday have a wander on down to the Farmers’ Market located in the beautiful Dean’s Bush (a short walk from Riccarton Mall). There you can sample many delicious foods including: fudge, cake, fruit and veggies, and ethnic cuisine. Perfect for a quick lunch in the sun with friends! I highly recommend the Japanese Pancakes, they’re very good!
  2. Then on Sunday head over the Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market situated at Riccarton Racecourse. You can search through all the stalls looking for oddities and collectables, and you’ll always find a bargain. Don’t forget you can barter the price down!
  3. If you’re in need of some new threads but don’t really have the cash check out the local Opshops. You may score yourself a vintage find, or a label piece that’s hardly been worn! A few of my personal favourite bargain houses include: Savemart in Hornby or Papanui, and the $2 Toffs Warehouse in Ferrymead. It’s so much easier to afford a shopping spree when everything is $2!
  4. Have yourself a lovely day by spending a few hours at The Tannery in Woolston. The olden-day look of the hallways, combined with the quirky and unique stores, makes for a shopping destination unlike anywhere in Christchurch. Make sure you look into recycle boutique for some pre-loved label clothing and finish the trip at She Chocolate with a delicious drink.
  5. Go into the city centre. Do it, I dare you! New Regent St has been rebuilt and is now filled with bright coloured buildings which hold cafes, clothes shops and gift stores. Now you can also catch the tram which runs down this street and into town. However before you leave New Regent Street make sure to pop into the Clockwork Emporium and Café – Christchurch’s main steampunk shop!