Picks of the week
6pm to 8pm: Summerdaze Festival presents Wakatipu bands TBT, Waisted Coats and Face Changes performing popular rock covers for Entertainment on the Green, Queenstown Village Green, organised by the RockFormation Charitable Trust. Free.
8pm: Singer-songwriter Jessie Coutts and guitarist-songwriter Mathurin Molgat serenade in the Friday Jazz Club at Les Alpes. Free.
5pm: Queenstown's Pass the Sauce performs original dub roots sound in the World Bar. Free.10pm: Mr Thing, formerly of Scratch Perverts, with support from DJ Hudge and DJ Doolittle on the decks in the World Bar. Free.
8pm: Justin ''Gish'' Hansen, ''the rock star of New Zealand comedy'' (pictured), performs in the Frankton Ale House as part of his national Whitebait Summer Tour. Advance tickets from the venue cost $25, or $30 at the door. R18.
Noon to 2pm: Summerdaze Festival presents solo Wakatipu singer-songwriting musicians Ruby Baine, Alex Fraser, Adam Hardy, Hertzog Berger and Sam Maxwell performing for Entertainment on the Green, Queenstown Village Green. Free.