What should I do this weekend?
Club 604 is putting on Winter Brrrlesque on Saturday at 604 Ferry rd, Woolston, from 8pm. It features topless waiters and bonita danger doll performing alongside winter wonderland collections from the living dolls inc. R18. Tickets $30, 0800 buy tix (289 849), or $35 on the door.
ClimateVote Christchurch Summit is on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm at Te Puna Wanaka - CPIT, 6 Coventry St. ClimateVote is a weekend of workshops, speakers, learning and planning. It's a chance to gain "skills, knowledge and lasting connections - and become a leader on climate change". $20, 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). See climatevote.org.nz
Lots of great gigs to catch this week: Anthonie Tonnon and Violet French are at the Darkroom tonight. Off the back of a six-week United States tour, Tonnon is bringing his solo show to the provinces, along with the remains of his American tour merchandise - which include rare new cassette tapes.
Over at Dux Live tonight see Bathawk, None Left Standing, Pieces of Molly, Villain, and Equals from 8pm, while at the Dux on Saturday night is Joe Nice, $30 on the door. On Wednesday Vanda Temple plays a free show at the Dux.
Daniel Madill is at the Darkroom on Thursday, offering a free show for his release of the Submariner's Dilemma album.
The Searchers play at the Hornby Workingmen's Club, 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby, on Saturday from 8pm. Tickets, if available $50, phone 349-9026. Formed in 1959 as a skiffle group by guitarist John McNally, The Searchers trod a similar path to The Beatles performing as part of The Merseybeat scene at Cavern Club, heading to Hamburg for a residency at The Star Club before signing a deal with Pye Records to release their first album Meet The Searchers in 1963. The album went to No 2, Sweets For My Sweet got to No 1 but when the band hit it big in the United States with the song Needles and Pins 50 years ago in March 1964, they became a world- famous band everywhere including New Zealand. The band has never split up and has continued to tour ever since. This show is a full two hours of their greatest hits.