Things to do  |  23 Jul 2021

There's plenty on to warm the heart and feed the soul in the garden city this weekend.

Go Live Festival

Winter music festival Go Live returns this Saturday promising to be bigger, louder and better than ever as it takes over the iconic Christchurch Town Hall.

The day kicks off with a series of music industry workshops from midday. 

Then from 7pm doors open for the live music event featuring 16 acts including Pumpkinhead, ASHY, There’s A Tuesday, Tribalincs, Emma Dilemma and Jason Kerrison. Tickets to this all-ages event cost $10 plus booking fee. As the Town Hall is a licensed venue, patrons may need to show ID.

Ghost or No Ghost

Spooky fun at the Christchurch Art Gallery, this pick-a-path multi-media theatre show will delight kids from seven to 97. Follow clues, choose your own plot twist and go treasure hunting through the secret passages of a haunted house.

Shows are at 11am and 1pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $12

The Secret Garden

See and hear the classic story of mystery and love brought to life in this Tony Award-winning musical. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evening at 7pm in the splendid surrounds of the Art Centre’s Great Hall. Tickets from $25

E Tū - Ōtautahi Stand Up Mākete

Aotearoa's first BIPOC Mākete aims to encourage and support black, indigenous and people of colour businesses and whānau. ⁠There’s a melting pot of food vendors and stalls from 10am to 2pm at Boxed Quarter on St Asaph Street.

Nightlife Lantern Walk

Rug up and head out to explore the sights and sounds of Riccarton Bush by night on this self-guided lantern trail. Lanterns are lit between 5.30pm and 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday. 

High Rise

If you haven't visited Little Andromeda Theatre yet, why not check out this performance from Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School graduate Cameron Jones, featuring clowning, mask and physical theatre.  Set in 1980's Auckland it's all about greed, ambition and the snowball effects of success and power - a modern-day New Zealand Icarus. Cameron Jones has recently returned from Los Angeles where he studied at the Stella Adler Academy. Little Andromeda Theatre, Friday and Saturday 7pm. 

Other events

You can find details of other events on in and around Christchurch on our What’s on webpages.