CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW
Celebrate the end of prohibition at effortlessly swanky Mama Hooch, Christchurch’s latest hotspot from the super talented family behind Venuti. Upping the hip factor along northern Colombo Street, Mama’s serves slick café, bar and restaurant alongside some serious industrial funk.
817 Colombo Street | 03 377 2455
The Royal New Zealand Ballet dances into the Isaac Theatre Royal in March to bring a bit of Spanish heat to our arts scene – they'll be bringing us 4 performances of their spectacular, unique and comical adaptation of Miguel De Cervantes' classic 17th-century tale Don Quixote.
Wed 11th – Sat 14th March
Following the popularity of its 2014 Beethoven concert series, the NZSO kicks off its 2015 touring programme with the German master once again, this time tackling some of the great composer's piano concertos with the assistance of British piano star Freddy Kempf, described on his last visit as having "the slickness of a cheetah on the keys."
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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Head Over Heels
Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa
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The Herb Centre
What's the Haps?
WORD ON THE STREET
Recent additions to the city include speakeasy Mama Hooch on Colombo Street; it's close to new Burmese joint Rangoon Ruby. Fans of hearty, home-cooked Italian are welcoming Casa Nostra in Ferrymead, pre-quake fave Vesuvio is back at Carlton Courts, and Mexican cantina chain Mexico Food & Liquor has also opened on the Hereford/Manchester corner.
Cold Red-Hot Fusion
Set your taste buds to 'bam!' when dining at new Sydenham lunch joint Fusion @ The Asiatique which, true to its name, serves up a killer mix of fresh, tasty and nutritious Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. Expect to be hit square upside the palate with the zing of the freshly-ground herbs and spices that feature in everything on the menu!
The Devil Gets The Best Tunes
We’re loving Lyttelton 3-piece Devilish Mary & The Holy Rollers’ long-awaited self-titled debut. This fiery audio baptism weaves western swing with smouldering torch song, and will have pulses racing and toes tapping! Catch them in action live at Civil & Naval, Dragons Den Social Lounge, Pomeroy's and Volstead Trading Company.