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Rugby, food, dancing and planting - take your pick as we’re spoilt for choice this weekend in Ōtautahi

Black Ferns v Australia

The action will be live this weekend at Orangetheory Stadium with the Women’s rugby match between Black Ferns and Australia. It’s a huge year for the Black Ferns and this is your chance to catch them live in action in Christchurch at this highly anticipated match-up. With different tickets available, the game will kick off at 7.05pm on Saturday.

Central City Serenade

Join one of Christchurch’s most loved entertainers, Naomi Ferguson, as she presents an IRL jukebox experience – with a twist. Choose a song from the carefully curated menu of songs to warm cold winter hearts. Dedicate it to your date, make a request for your table, or just choose a song that moves you and have it performed live and unplugged, then and there. This event is free and will take place on New Regent Street from 6.30pm to 8.30pm tonight.

The Dance-O-Mat is back!

After a $45,000 upgrade, Gap Filler’s much-loved coin-operated dance floor is open for play on its new central city site at 211 Manchester Street, in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The Dance-O-Mat will be officially opened tonight, with a free dance party from 4pm - 8pm. It uses an adapted ex-laundromat washing machine - inserting a two-dollar coin activates 30 minutes of lighting and sound with music chosen from your own Bluetooth device. The floor is accessible for wheelchair users and prams. Grab your free ticket now.

Native tree planting

If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Sunday 21 August, come along between 10am and 12pm and join Eco Action this weekend as they plant 3000 native trees across New Brighton. Everyone is welcome, so bring some water and solid footwear and join in the fun. Meet at 28 Chimera Crescent, spades available.

The Food Show

The Christchurch Food Show is back and is welcoming over 100 exhibitors showcasing their food and beverages at Christchurch Arena Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. There’s lots to try and buy from the best local and international food, wine and beer. Tickets start from $15 and can be purchased online.  

Cheap Thrills Pop Culture Marker

Huge amounts of all nostalgic goodies, movies, vintage toys, collectables, Pokémon, retro gaming, pop art, music, American vintage clothing will be on display this Saturday at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre. Come and check out all the bargains between 10am to 3pm. Entry is completely free.  

Illuminate light and sound experience

This weekend Ferrymead Heritage Park is coming to life at night with their illuminate light and sound experience. With all new lighting instalments, there will be lots to astound and amaze. Entry is $10 and begins at 5.45pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Other events

You can find a list of other events on around Ōtautahi-Christchurch on What's On.