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June 2017

Flash in the Pan – National Flash Fiction Day 2017 Christchurch

June 22 @ 6:00 pm

Prize givings, guest readers and more! Come hear the winning stories from this year's national competition. All are welcome! Special guests: Heather McQuillan, NFFD 2017 judge, youth category, and winner of the 2017 NFFD competition Come celebrate with us! Because life is short. And so is some of the best fiction. https://nationalflash.org/

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July 2017

Glass Vaults ‘The New Happy’ Release Tour

July 7 @ 8:00 pm

Having recently released singles 'Brooklyn' and 'Bleached Blonde' Wellington-based outfit Glass Vaults have now let loose their second studio album The New Happy. The record follows on the footsteps of the group's 2014 offering Sojourn, but sees them reach even deeper into a world of swirling psychedelic indie-pop to pull out nine-songs set to tickle the senses. Earlier this year the band told Clash in an interview that the record "looks not to emulate a sexual high, but a deeper, euphoric wave,…

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Introduction to Political Economy: Wage Labour & Capital

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"The rock upon which the best economists were stranded as long as they started out from the value of labour, vanishes as soon as we make our starting-point the value of labour-power. Labour-power is, in our present-day capitalist society, a commodity like every other commodity, but yet a very peculiar commodity. It has, namely, the peculiarity of being a value-creating force, the source of value, and, moreover, when properly treated, the source of more value than it possesses itself." -Engels,…

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DarkSpace 3

July 22 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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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