Week-long party gallops to a close
Beck Eleven looks at the weekend's events and beyond.
Land sailing open weekend
Always been interested but never knew how? Try these three-wheeled land yachts powered by the wind with help from the experts. Saturday and Sunday, midday to 4pm at the Air Force Museum in Wigram. Entrance on Harvard Ave. Look for the Blokart flag at the gate.
As Cup and Show Week draws to a close, dress up and head to the gallops today to see the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup and New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas. Gate sales $25 for general entry, $75 for members stand. First race starts midday.
If you fancy a mooch around the shops and a coffee or lunch while enjoying live music, head to Re:START in Cashel Mall with La Petite, from 10am to 11.30am, and Collective, midday to 2pm, on Saturday. Sunday's offerings are the Sweet Adelines, 11.30am to 1pm, and the Merchants of Flow, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
The Pride Festival continues with mountain biking, rock climbing, a gender diversity dinner, art exhibitions and other gatherings. Also this week, a talk on the Marriage Equality Bill, especially helpful if you plan to make a submission to the select committee and want advice. Includes a guest speaker about the next steps for adoption reform. Details for all events on the website.
It's not just horse racing this weekend. Head to Woodford Glen for speedway racing and family entertainment. Doubledays Rd, Kaiapoi. Gates open at 5pm, racing starts at 7pm. Adults $15, family pass $30, under-5s, free.
Guinness is hunting for the best people at pouring in the country, so five teams from the South Island will be pouring their best to earn a place in the national champs. Head along to the Craic Irish Bar in Riccarton on Tuesday at 6.30pm to test their offerings.