This weekTe Wananga o Aotearoa: End Of Year Concert, more than 70 students performing live at Smash Palace, tonight, (7.30pm)
Gisborne International Music Competition: War Memorial Theatre, December 2-7. Free entry.
New York Nights: Local singers perform “holiday favourites”. Evolution Theatre, Disraeli Street, tomorrow, December 6, 7pm. Entry by koha.
Subset BC present: Courtyard Cosmogony. The Dome garden, Saturday. $10 door. DJs Missing Link and Subsekretary and special guests from 8pm.
Band School end of year concert: Eighty students and staff jam to 35 songs. War Memorial Theatre, Sunday, 2pm. Tickets at Raglan Roast. $12 adults, $6 kids under 18yrs.
Coming upSummer Sessions Dome: A night of house and drum and bass music, featuring Dislocate & MC Crafty, Pue, Ben McCulloch, Woodya Dome Room, Saturday, December 14 (9pm) Tickets on sale now via https://bit.ly/2r3ZJU9
NZ Summer Road Trip: Jordan Luck Band, Smash Palace, Dec 30, 6pm. Tickets $40 from undertheradar
TheatreMurder on the Muriwai Express: Interactive whodunnit set on a steam train in the 1920s.Take refreshments and have a great trip on the Wa165 GCVR.while taking part in a thriller. 1920s dress-up encouraged. Departure from railway station, Friday December 13 (5.30pm).Tickets $45, $40 each for groups of 10 or more. R16. Check out the seating plan at www.gcvr.org.nz before booking.
Auditions for Calendar Girls: Sunday, December 8, Unity Theatre, Ormond Rd. Online audition form at https://tinyurl.com/r8rlxq9
Visual ArtsVISUAL ARTS
Tairawhiti Museum: The Lieutenant’s Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye. Native Voices: Ko au, ko matau - I am, we are. Tu te Whaihanga — 37 taonga. Mon-Sat, 10am - 4pm.
Muir’s Bookshop Cafe: Photography by Gisborne Camera Club.
Verve: A Second Fruiting: Collaborative works by John Walsh, Richard Rogers and Daryl File.
Paul Nache Gallery: Blue vs Red, work by contemporary Maori artist Kauri Hawkins.
At the moviesODEON MULTIPLEX
The Addams Family: Computer-generated, 3D animated film that reboots the live-action 1991 movie, which was inspired by the magazine cartoons of Charles Addams and the television series they spawned. This latest offering features the voice talents of Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Bette Midler, Snoop Dogg and Allison Janney.
The Good Liar: A career conman (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on a woman (Helen Mirren) recently widowed and worth millions. But as the two draw closer, what should have been a simple swindle gets complicated. Also stars Russell Tovey and Jim Carter.
Panipat: Hindi-language epic film based on the Third Battle of Panipat. Stars Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon. In the 18th century, the Marathas emerge as the most powerful empire in India, but Afghan king Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. The Maratha Peshwa orders Sadashiv Rao Bhau to stop him.
Frozen II: Elsa — with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven — sets out on a momentous journey to find out why she was born with magical powers. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.
Knives Out: Agatha Christie tribute in which a crime novelist is found dead just after his 85th birthday, and most of the suspects are family. Cast includes Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson and Christopher Plummer.
Mrs Lowry and Son: Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall star as Elizabeth Lowry and L. S. Lowry, mother and artist son. Lowry painted scenes of life in the industrial northwest of England in the mid-20th century. He lived with his mother, who did not think much of his choice of occupation.
Fisherman’s Friends: Fact-based story of shanty-singing Cornish fishermen signed by a cynical music executive, on the say-so of his boss, who — as a prank — orders him to make the deal. The cynic is won over, but must now convince the rest of the music world.
Ready or Not: Black-comedy horror film that stars Samara Weaving as a newlywed who becomes hunted by her spouse’s family as part of a wedding-night ritual.
Ford v Ferrari: Engineers and designers are directed by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca to build a car that can beat the Ferrari team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Matt Damon plays designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale plays driver Ken Miles.
Charlie’s Angels: The Angels network has expanded. Teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys provide security and investigative skills around the world.
Jojo Rabbit: Kiwi director Taika Waititi stars as Hitler, the imaginary friend and “life coach” of a Hitler Youth youngster who discovers his mother is harbouring a Jew.
After the Wedding: Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet wealthy benefactor Theresa. An invitation to a wedding starts a chain of events in which the past and present collide as secrets are exposed. Stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup.
The Biggest Little Farm: American documentary film about married couple John and Molly Chester, who acquire a desolate 80-hectare property in California and employ sustainable land-use practices to transform it into a thriving farm.
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