What's on in Christchurch
Beck Eleven looks at what's on in Christchurch this weekend and beyond.
Circus plus incredible performers, with master acrobatics, magic, contortion, juggling and clowns of course. Kyle Park, Waterloo Rd, Hornby. Children from $19, adults from $29, family pass $84. Until January 14. See zirkacircus.com.
The folk at the big blue Pallet Pavilion have organised music, outdoor film and entertainment, including a free New Year gig. Acoustic set from 4pm to 7pm followed by a DJ line-up from 7pm until after midnight. See palletpavilion.com.
CAROLINE BAY CARNIVAL
If you haven't been to the Caroline Bay Carnival in Timaru you're missing out. Classic fairground rides and sideshows along with live music, entertainment and pageants in the Sound Shell. On daily until January 12. See carolinebay.org.nz.
CHRISTCHURCH NEW YEAR'S EVE
See 2014 in courtesy of the council with family entertainment and a "Juniors' Midnight" celebration at 8.30pm. Fireworks and Auld Lang Syne at midnight. From 6.30pm-12.30am in North Hagley Park. Gold coin donation for parking. Alcohol-free.
The Court Theatre presents its annual summer extravaganza, The Mikado, so book tickets to see its version of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical masterpiece. The Court Theatre at The Shed in Addington. Runs until January 18. Tickets, $30 to $62. See courttheatre.org.nz.