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July 2017
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DarkSpace 3

July 22 @ 8:00 pm
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DarkSpace is back! Seven bands from around the country will be tearing it up across Darkroom and Space Academy. Check out the lineup! Teeth All Seeing Hand Hex Yeats & Russell (of the Dead C) Opposite Sex Fran/Bar Group Ov Pain DarkSpace has always sold out so you'll want to get in quick. Limited tickets from Under The Radar. https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55326/Darkspace-III.utr DarkSpace is an R18 event.

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Justin ‘Rusty’ White – NZ Tour Launch

July 29 @ 8:00 pm
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After seventeen long hard years, cult classic Christchurch comedian Justin 'Rusty' White is hitting the road again for a nationwide tour of his critically acclaimed, award winning show, 'I learnt Something Once'. For close to 20 years Rusty has ignored the pull of bigger cities, greater fame, and a fater wallet. For better or worse Rusty has stood strong and backed this city, now it's time for us to step up and back a true icon of Christchurch entertainment, as…

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September 2017

Dr. Sketchy’s: Disorder in the Court!

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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You’ve been summoned for a night of life drawing like no other. Courtroom antics, wild accusations, and disorder in the court. Will the defendant please rise to the sketchy stage? The accused and our starring model is the infamous Nilah Minx. If found guilty, she’ll face an array of courtroom punishments – restraints, whips and ticklers. So how will she plead? She’ll plead for mercy! Who are your hosts for this weird and wonderful night of drawing? It’s ‘just us’…

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Neo Soul – A Tribute

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The time has come for the grand finale of my third year recitals! Join Sam Gauntlett at Space Academy for an evening of tasty grooves and sassy vocals, accompanied by her incredible band: Frankie Daly - Keys Terence O'Connor - Guitar Ally Palmer - Bass Mitch Thomas - Drums Sam White - Trumpet Mahlon Moevao - Sax Charlotte Crone - Trombone Nicola Hart - Backing Vocals Paris Lolohea - Backing Vocals

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October 2017

Catalyst Poetry Open Mic – Unfinished Business

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NOTE: later start time! Open Mic with optional theme: Unfinished Business. Interpret it any way you like (or not) but we'd all love to hear those great, half-finished verses, poems that refuse to end themselves, works in progress or abandoned masterpieces. Usual place but note the special later start time to accommodate Canterbury Poets Collective on earlier in the night - see our post about that.

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C/U presents Chaos in the CBD

October 5 @ 9:00 pm
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City Underground presents - Chaos In The CBD (Rhythm Section / Hot Haus) Support : Daniel Veitch, Jamie Campbell, Sheldon Williams 5th October Space Academy - $25+bf @ The Ticket Fairy /// Since thier first release in 2011, brothers Louis & Ben Helliker-Hales have been wowing underground music fans with thier sublime production skills and genere leading dj sets. With early roots in french style bass house the boys have recently shifted squarely into delivering seminal deep groove driven house cuts. After a string of…

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Christchurch Poetry Slam

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
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It's slammin' time! The official Christchurch Poetry Slam is on. The winner is invited to compete in the New Zealand Poetry Slam in Hamilton in November. All proceeds go towards getting the ChCh Champ there. Poetry Slams are where you, the audience, get to have your say. Can the poets make the cut? Door sales only so make sure you're early to get a seat or one of the limited places on the list. No open mic. For the official…

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Kendall Elise – I Didn’t Stand A Chance Tour

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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I Didn't Stand A Chance is the title track from Kendall Elise's debut EP released in March this year, and the follow up to Heart Full Of Dirt - one of three finalist's in this years APRA Best Country Music Song at the Country Music Awards in June 2017. Kendall and her drummer Chris will be travelling all over the country bringing a raw, stripped back version of her stage show to a town near you. They'll be joined by…

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November 2017

Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper Stan – Christchurch

November 17 @ 8:00 pm
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Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey is hitting the road this November to promote his bestselling novel “Iceland”. Joining him will be Australian based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse. Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations wrapped up in poetry. Stan croons a lyrical travelogue dripping with sarcasm, whimsy and wit. Differing vastly in their chosen media, both artists share a love for the English language and command a room with their rapid-fire social commentary. Featuring the…

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GUITAR WOLF! Live at Space Academy

November 22 @ 8:00 pm
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CHRISTCHURCH, BABY!!! You heard it right. Japan's greatest Jet Rock n Roll band Guitar Wolf are returning to Chch for one night only to celebrate their 30th anniversary of howling, growling and scowling. Tickets for this event are limited so don't miss out. The Wolf will be joined by top secret special guests...who could it be?! Tickets from UTR. It's gonna be loud. http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/7227/Guitar-Wolf-New-Zealand-Tour.utr

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