What's on in Christchurch
Beck Eleven looks at what's on in Christchurch this weekend and beyond.
THE RUBY LADY'S HAREM
Enjoy a burlesque show by a skilled belly dancer and her harem at the Pallet Pavilion tonight from 7.30. Pre-sales $25, cash door sales $30. If wet, Pegasus Arms, Oxford Tce. Tickets through Cosmic Ticketing or 022 010 7140; therubylady.com/harem
PARTY IN THE POOL
The Christchurch City Council is hosting pool parties at various pools over the summer. Take the kids to the Halswell Pools today (from noon to 3pm) for a barbecue and a farmyard-themed outing. Adults, $5.50, under-16s, $3.10. 339 Halswell Rd, Hoon Hay.
LIVE AT THE POINT
Head to Diamond Harbour and the grounds of Godley House tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm (rugby clubrooms if wet) to hear Dr Sanchez play Mediterranean and South American songs. Bring a picnic and a deck chair. Free. sprig.org.nz
SCIENCE AT THE MUSEUM
Canterbury University scientist Benjamin Laws is doing an entertaining presentation on chemistry in action at the Canterbury Museum today at 2pm, Wednesday at 11am and 2pm. Free. The sessions are 30 minutes. canterburymuseum.com
The highlight of the summer calendar returns on Thursday for 10 days bringing comedy, joy and unusual talents to the city. Shows are on around the city every day until Sunday, January 26. See worldbuskersfestival.com. Don't forget to bring cash for the hat!