WHAT'S ON AT THE WUNDERBAR

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WUNDERBAR OPEN MIC SHOWCASE

EVERY TUESDAY | FREE ENTRY

This week we have Ruven Dru, from Germany, as our Showcase act from 8-9pm.
Singing a mix of covers and his own tunes, his style is alternative pop, acoustic and rock. Come on up and check him out.
Open mic acts either side from 7 to 10:30pm
Wunderbar Comedy Night Portrait LR

WUNDERBAR COMEDY NIGHT

LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

NEXT SHOW: THURSDAY 25 APRIL | TICKETS $5 

Come along to Christchurch's most unique little bar for an evening of laughs!
Nestled in the the grooviest back room you've ever set your eyes upon!
Plus just the right amount of disco balls.
This show opens with a professional comedian as your host who will guide you through a collection of open mic comedians.
Then to finish, another pro to make sure you're filled to the brim with laughs!
Come have a giggle!

-- LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH--

SHOW STARTS 8:30PM.
DOOR SALES $5 |  R18

 

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CROOKED LIDZ: LOOMING II

FRIDAY 26 APRIL | TICKETS $10

Join Crooked Lidz for their last show at the Wunderbar before they head overseas. This is going to be one very special show.
Starring:
- Azure
- Purpleman
- Obscured
- Spook

 

KICK OFF 9:00PM.
DOOR SALES ONLY | R18
R Frequency Portrait LR

R FREQUENCY 

SATURDAY 27 APRIL | TICKETS $10

Come and help R Frequency celebrate the release of their new EP at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton.
Band starts at 9pm but of course the main bar is open beforehand if you need a libation for your liberation.
KICK OFF 9:00PM.
DOOR SALES ONLY | R18
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THE ESSENTIAL THOMAS FORD CABARET SHOW

WEDNESDAY 1 MAY | TICKETS $25

Best known in these parts for his legendary Crap Music Rave Party gigs, international party icon Tomás Ford is bringing his acclaimed alternative cabaret show to Wunderbar for one night only. It’s the perfect gateway show for his music; The Essential Tomás Ford is a set of his best songs, schticks and stories from eighteen years of being a late night fringe festival idiot.
It’s a hard show to describe; he croons his cabaret tunes over live electronic beats, projects David Lynch-inspired videos, wears costumes his mum’s made for him, tells unlikely-but-true stories and works his unique magic with audiences.
Tomás has been on tour pretty much non-stop since he started, eventually finding himself the only electronic act allowed to play at a punk squat, a fixture for a decade on the Big Day Out’s Lilypad, an accidental comedy DJ sensation, a bona-fide Malaysian viral smash, the synthpop king of desert Australia, practically boo-ed out of Prague, a minor Australian poet for a bit, banned from half the venues in Queenstown, toast of the London cabaret scene and eventually concreting himself into being a hometown institution back in remote Perth. This month he won Best Dance Music Release at Malaysia's VIMA Awards. Which gives you a bit of an idea of the kind of all-over-the-place semi-career he's had and the ten thousand weird tales he's got up his sleeve.
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“definitely not like any other cabaret show you’ve seen, and that’s what makes it great.” - Glam Adelaide
“Ford’s off-the-rails style might take you by surprise. But let him do his thing and you realise it all comes from a place of love. Resistance is a waste of time anyway. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Get weird. And have fun.” - The Scotsman
“Ford’s off-the-rails style might take you by surprise. But let him do his thing and you realise it all comes from a place of love. Resistance is a waste of time anyway. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Get weird. And have fun.” - The Scotsman
“like a fever dream during a drive-in movie... This show is not a passive experience.” - Theatre Scenes NZ
SHOW STARTS 8:00PM | R18
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MOLLY & THE CHROMATICS

THURSDAY 2 MAY | TICKETS $15

Molly & The Chromatics hit the road again in May to promote their upcoming single ‘In This World’.
After a stellar summer tour in early 2019, the band returned to the studio to work with both new and old collaborators. The result is a compelling fresh sound for Molly & The Chromatics. The band drop ‘In This World’ as the first single since their second EP 'Polymorphic.'
Be sure to get your tickets early to see why this group has earned a reputation as a mesmerizing and powerful live act.
KICK OFF 7:00PM | R18
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TOMAS FORD'S CRAP MUSIC RAVE PARTY 

FRIDAY 3 MAY | TICKETS $19-$22.50

International party icon Tomás Ford brings his super-fun dancefloor megahit Crap Music Rave Party to Wunderbar for one heeouge night on Friday May 3! Tomás is the world’s most hyperactive DJ, proudly playing the songs you love to hate as he lipsynchs his way through the night, projecting home-made rave-style videos, dons Red Dot-level costumes, flashes DIY hardware store disco lights with his hands, improvises drag shows and clowns his butt off. It's a hilarious experience that'll keep you laughing and dancing all night.
Tomás loves to play requests, so think of your favourite least-favourite songs and (as long as they’re fun and we can dance to them) he’ll give ‘em a spin! Not sure what to ask for? Here’s some ideas… 5ive, Dannii Minogue, 90’s Bon Jovi, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, Rogue Traders, Alien Ant Farm, Cher, Fergie, Silence by Delerium, Crazy Frog, John Paul Young, Aqua, Christine Anu, that Wassuup! song, ABBA-Teens, Enrique Iglesias, Mousse T… hell, he’ll even play Nickelback if you ask nicely.
Crap Music Rave Party has sold out shows around the world, including four massive years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and mega tours around New Zealand, Australia and the UK. It’s the most gloriously silly idea he’s ever come up with (which is a pretty big call if you’ve seen one of his other shows). 2019 sees the show touring with new video projections, an array of crummy new costumes and tons of new bad ideas. Christchurch's Wunderbar has basically become its' home over the years, with the room hosting some of the biggest dumbest nights he's ever thrown. So this one will be special.
Grab your mates, think up a crappy song to request and get ready to hit the Wunderbar dancefloor. Tomás' tickets always move mega fast, so grab a pile of your mates and book now.
KICK OFF 9:00PM | R18