24 May 2019

Whether you're into Broadway musicals, fun walks, army bands or cycling, we've got you covered this weekend.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 

Hedwig

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is on at The Court Theatre.

For a great night out book tickets for the New Zealand premiere of the Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch(external link).

The winner of four Tony Awards and a show that Rolling Stone magazine called 'the best rock musical ever', Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a darkly humorous tale about sacrifice, gender identity and love in all its forms.

It is at The Court Theatre tonight and tomorrow night at 7.30pm.  There is also a special matinee show at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets can be booked online(external link).

BNZ Crusaders v Blues

The resurgent Blues are taking on the BNZ Crusaders(external link) at Christchurch Stadium on Saturday night.

Kick-off is at 7.35pm and children's tickets start from $8 and adult tickets from $17.50.(external link)

Air Force on Tour

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band is performing at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand(external link) on Saturday night.

The band will take audiences on a wild ride of musical styles, from military classics to popular show tunes. You’ll hear everything from Mozart to Queen. Soloists will include Murray Mansfield on bagpipes and vocalist Barbara Graham.

The band recently celebrated its 80th anniversary, and is often heard welcoming dignitaries at Government House, or providing music for commemorations at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. It performed at the sold-out 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Its Air Force on Tour show is on from 7 to 9.15pm Saturday night. Tickets are available through Eventbrite(external link)

St Christopher's Book Fair

Thousands of preloved high quality books, jigsaws, DVDs, CDs and vinyl records will be on sale  at the St Christopher's Book Fair.  Books will be priced at $2 each or 6 for $10. There will be a special collection of military history books on sale too at only $4 each or $6 for $20. The book sale is on from 9 to 6pm Friday and Saturday at St Christopher's Church, 244 Avonhead Road, and admission is free.

Join the Peace Train

On Sunday afternoon join The Peace Train memorial bike ride and take a 10km ride around several faith-based sites in and around central Christchurch. Starting at the Al Noor Mosque, the ride will end at the Linwood Mosque, with the Salvation Army offering a very light afternoon tea, in light of Ramadan. The Peace Train will leave from the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Avenue at 1.30pm but if you want to be shown around the mosque, you should arrive a little earlier.

May Matters Walk

If you want to stretch your legs this weekend and support a good cause, then join the May Matters Walk(external link). This family-friendly fun walk starts at the Pegasus Arms, on Oxford Terrace, and follows The City Promenade along the banks of the Avon. It is a fundraiser for the White Matter Brain Cancer Trust, which was set-up to enhance the quality of life of those affected by brain cancer.

Entry costs $20 for adults and the walk is on from 11am to 1pm. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night, in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy, are excited to present the Dutch documentary – Why We Cycle – a love letter to the bicycle and a manifesto for a better society at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret's College, on Saturday evening.

The 57-minute long documentary features regular cyclists and scientists talking about the impact of cycling on citizens, society and cities. Why We Cycle is in Dutch with English subtitles. There will drinks and nibbles at the end of the documentary.

Admission is free but you need to register for tickets(external link) as they will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. The event starts at 5.45pm. 

Other events

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