Art and Stage
A three-storey-high mural of a naked woman is being painted on the side of a central-city strip club.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's first concert for 2014 was a powerful one indeed.
OPINION: The rebuild is slower than expected and architectural wonders don't appear to be arriving.
The Lansdown Summer Series is a new venture that on the surface looks as though it should be for the connoisseur.
OPINION: The fact that erasing the 1925 building was even considered is an indictment on the thought processes in the rebuild.
Springsteen gig would give Chch 'a boost'
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel invited Bruce Springsteen to Christchurch.
OPINION: Is there such a thing as New Zealand art? With the disputatious bromides of Waitangi Day behind us, it's a timely question.
Dates with construction industry workers looking for love will be auctioned in Lyttelton on February 14.
Even the stairwells of Canterbury Museum are getting the star treatment as it hosts the RISE street art festival.
In a meeting of art and commerce, the Court Theatre in Christchurch is one of the most financially successful theatres in NZ.
REVIEW: It was the end of the rainbow, sure enough, at the Court Theatre on Saturday night.
Fireworks and music delighted the crowd as last night's annual Classical Sparks concert.
OPINION: The World Buskers Festival is not simply just another event. For Christchurch it is THE event.
This year the Festival of Flowers returns to the inner city, with many events staged and installed in Cathedral Square.
OPINION: I loathe being director of a closed gallery and I'm keen to see this one re-open, says Christchurch Art Gallery's Jenny Harper.
A quip-laden play about a couple who have each developed techniques to relieve the tedium of their married lives.
A large mural on St Asaph St is one of three council-commissioned works hoped to put off taggers.
Famous sci-fi exhibition arrives in Chch
Fantastical creatures, curious weapons and alien trophies come together in a Weta Workshop exhibition.
Kim Dotcom on his debut album, new music platform and the upcoming movie about his life.
OPINION: Show me a Victorian or Edwardian narrative painting and I'll surrender to the inevitable.
Concert pianist's fingers are just inch-long
Concert pianist Richard Healey was born with fingers only an inch long, but you wouldn't know it when you hear him play.
OPINION: Christchurch is blessed - or cursed- with an abundance of bare walls begging for creative intervention.
The South Island's first public sonic arts gallery opens today with a show sharing the sound of Cantabrian's problems.
Metal hooks inserted into skin? Dangling in mid air? The phrase "hanging out" takes on new meaning.
OPINION: Now exhibited, on a wall at the Canterbury Museum, is a painting which when seen from a distance is easily taken to be Rita Angus' 1936 landscape Cass.
Street artist ROA has completed his large painting of a moa on the side of the Canterbury Museum.
Former The X Factor star Tom Batchelor is in a new calendar doing everyday activities naked.
You can choose from fireworks, sea shanties or a onesie party to celebrate New Year's Eve in Christchurch.
As the rebuild gathers momentum, we look at how the new city is being imagined.
Send in the Clowns! The Zirka Circus has arrived in Christchurch!
Exhibition breaks museum visitor record
Canterbury Museum's street art exhibition has draws 7500 people in a weekend, an 'unusually high number'.
Punk-leaning American rockers Paramore have cancelled their Christchurch gig.
REVIEW: The Press' entertainment reporters offer their cultural picks of the year.
What happens when a belly dancer turns the harem fantasy on its head?
Those staying up late to welcome in 2014 can enjoy music and fireworks at North Hagley Park.
As a street artist explores the red zone, Charlie Gates revisits the stories that helped inform the work.
Ian Strange has taken four condemned homes in Avonside, cut holes in them and then lit them up.
Striptease 'you can bring your grandmother to'
In the last three years burlesque has become so popular that some say the Christchurch industry is almost at saturation.
Street artists are creating dozens of large artworks on walls in the city this month as part of the RISE festival.
Cohen still going strong at 79
© Fairfax NZ NewsMagical is a word used by those who saw Montreal poet, and gifted member of the tower of song, Leonard Cohen, last night.
You have to possess the imagination of a tree stump not to be fascinated by this work.
A band of Christchurch school kids have released a single to raise money for disadvantaged children.
REVIEW: There was another good reason for a capacity house at this year's performance by the City Choir.
OPINION: Promote sport by all means, but please maintain Christchurch's creative spirit at the same time.
'Music is love and love is my sons'
Anika Moa writes about the journey she experienced making her new album of children's songs.
Stories of murder, domestic violence, revenge and kidnapping have been named the best New Zealand movies ever made.
Actors, artists and architects will move into in the Arts Centre and a building in Waltham.
A tribute to thousands of New Zealand railway workers has been unveiled in Christchurch to commemorate the 150th anniversary of rail.
Council is 'not listening to the arts community'
The 1000-seat theatre in the Town Hall is unlikely to be re-sized despite calls from the performing arts community for a smaller venue.
Vicki Anderson talks to Lionel Richie and John Farnham about twerking ahead of their New Zealand tour next year.