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VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

DRINKING @ ... THE CUBAN

The stylish place-makers behind Baretta have unwrapped their latest gift to the city's hospo scene down the increasingly hip St Asaph Street: The Cuban. Cityscape ignored the Christchurch winter weather to put itself in the appropriately tropical frame of mind to go and check things out ... read on for all the details!

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EXHIBITION

Gail Batchelor: Wearing Coats

Canterbury artist Gail Batchelor kicks off her new exhibition from Thursday the 20th of August at Qb Studios; Wearing Coats is a collection of paintings and prints inspired by the hulls of abandoned fishing boats in Moeraki, as well as the landscapes of Birdlings Flat. Read on for further details or come on down for a look!

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EVENTS

Under Her Spell

The Christchurch Arts Festival returns at the end of winter (27th of August), and among the many highlights on the packed programme is Under, a show from acclaimed US cabaret performer Lady Rizo that peels back personal layers for a hilarious and intimate look at love and sex. Sep 3-5, TVNZ Festival Club.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.

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Entertainment
Hollywood Cinema

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Interiors & Furnishing
Eco Frame & Mirror

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Eating & Drinking
The Brickworks

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Eating & Drinking
Vivace

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Eating @

Reviews and articles on Christchurch restaurants

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Drinking @

Best Christchurch bars for a quiet beer or night out

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Cool cafés, hot coffee: best local caffeine fixes

The Hot Ticket!

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CLiK the Ensemble

Chamber Music
[27 August 2015]

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RNZB - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ballet
[27 – 29 August 2015]

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Imagine Dragons

Live Music
[10 September 2015]

INSIDE WORD

A NIGHT OF FOOD, FASHION & DESIGN RETURNS

Following its popular inaugural event earlier in the year, The Colombo's all-in-one retail showcase spectacular is returning again in September to highlight upcoming fashion trends, covetous new homewares and fantastic food from some of the city's culinary favourites. Read on for details and ticketing information! 


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IN BRIEF

Away with the fairies: A Midsummer Night's Dream 

In the middle of a big week for the arts in the city, Cityscape got glammed up and headed down to check out the opening night of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, now playing its very short Christchurch season at the Isaac Theatre RoyalRead on to see what we thought!


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THE SCOOP

Eating @ ... Stellar

Whether you're enjoying it via stargazing and fine, European-inspired fare after dark, or all the fancy frills of their superlative High Tea on a sunny afternoon, Stellar  is a dining offer with a difference. Cityscape dropped by and took the restaurant's stairway to (the) heaven(s) to get the lowdown on things ... click onwards for more delicious details!


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