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CLASSICAL MUSIC

GOING SOLO

As we all know, (we do all know, right?) May is of course New Zealand Music Month, and the virtuosos in the New Zealand Chamber Soloists ae getting into the spirit of things with their celebratory performance of a programme specially curated by NZ composer John Psathas with their ensemble in mind.

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HELLOOOOOO, VIETNAM

Cityscape makes its hungry way into the brand spanking new Riccarton dining destination Hello Vietnam Restaurant to spend an evening checking out its take on fresh, fiery and authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and more or less has to be persuaded to actually leave the place again.

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CRAFT BEER

The (Beer) Library is Open

Time to hit the books! And by books we mean the killer 'reading list' on offer at the just opened The Beer Library. It's home to more than 300 different bottles of beer from local, national and hard-to-source international brewers, and also offers five constantly rotating taps for rigger fills – we'll meet you at the 'library' after work, then?

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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Eating & Drinking
By Anna

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Home Entertainment
Soundline

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Fashion
Halo & Hazard

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Eating & Drinking
Mama Hooch

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Fashion
Dead Set

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Eating @

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Drinking @

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Coffee @

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The Hot Ticket!

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RNZB – Salute

Ballet
[28 – 30 May 2015]

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The Christchurch Art Show

Art Sale/Exhibition
[11 – 14 June 2015]

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NZSO - Wagner Gala

Classical Music
[17 June 2015]

INSIDE WORD

DINING WITH THE STARS

You can enjoy an evening with the stars (the astrological ones) at the new Stellar Restaurant in Riccarton. The flash European food with a Kiwi twist is the primary attraction, but there's secondary incentive: the spectacular look. A central glass ceiling acts as a window to the night sky, with the rest of the roof composed of star-spangled glass. Looks heavenly!


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IN BRIEF

Strike Gold

The crazy cats from Cookai Japanese Restaurant are aiming for something a little different with their new Papanui venture Cookai Gold Fusion Cuisine; branching away a little bit from the more traditional fare at the Cookai mothership, they're cooking up tasty creations along the lines of the crab burger (pictured) and sushi cupcakes. 


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THE SCOOP

Qb Studios Gallery

Cityscape's funky new HQ in hip Addington development Qb Studios not only houses happening businesses, but has a bit of a sideline going on, too; it's a gallery space that showcases a range of works by local artists. Viewings are at opening events or by appointment – check out www.qbstudios.co.nz for details on the artworks currently on show.
 

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