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Adrian Cave retrospective: Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road.

The Sculptured Wall: Works by Richard Rogers.Tairawhiti Museum.

Beyond the Chair: Gisborne Quilters transform a common domestic item into a work of art. Tairawhiti Museum.

Po! Po!: Installation by Nikora Tori Te Kahu and Rangimarie Makowharemahihi-Pahi, Tairawhiti Museum, ends September 6.

Sounds of the Sandown: Relive the 80s and 90s with DJ Doug Walsh. Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. $10 at the door.

Coming up

Trev’s boot scoot and boogie: Country music in the Cosmopolitan Club boulevard. Free entry, Friday, July 24, 8pm.

John Mackill’s Jazz Collective: “Jazz standards like you’ve never heard them before.” Holy Trinity Church Hall, Saturday, July 25, 2pm. $20. Profits to SuperGrans Tairawhiti.

Lucien Johnson Quartet: Tairawhiti Museum, August 6, 7.30pm, $20 at the door.

Motel California - Eagles tribute: Dome Room, Friday, August 7, 8.30pm. Presales from eventfinda.co.nz $30+bf or $30 cash sales from the Aviary.

Gisborne Ballet Group dance competitions: War Memorial Theatre. August 8-9.

Jazz duo Oscar Laven and Adrian Jensen: Tairawhiti Museum, August 9, 2pm. $5 for Friends of the Museum, $10 adults; children and students with ID free. Door sales only.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert: Gisborne Concert Band conducted by Matthew Lee. A celebration of the flute player’s few months home in Gisborne before he returns to Boston for his doctoral music study. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday, August 15, 2pm. Free but koha for performers is appreciated.

Ultimate 70s 50th Celebration: Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, Saturday, August 15, 9pm. Tickets $15. Text 027 536 8096. First 70 sold go in draw to win an ACDC bar stool.


Auditions for The Crucible: Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road, July 18 and 19. To register interest, call 867 3423 or 021 0220 5074.

Calendar Girls: Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road, August 13–22, 7.30pm with a 3pm matinee on August 16. Tickets available from eventfinda.

The Daylight Atheist: Michael Hurst performs Tom Scott’s portrait of his father. Lawson Field Theatre, Sunday, August 16, 3.30pm. $30 per ticket + Gold Card Concessions from Gisborne i-Site. Brought to you by AOTNZ InCahoots with Lawson Field Theatre.

At the movies

Odeon Multiplex

Radioactive: After her husband’s death, Marie Curie remains committed to science as she tries to explain previously unknown radioactive elements. It becomes clear that her work could lead to applications that could save or destroy lives.

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs: A retelling of a Brothers Grimm German fairytale, with the message that love is blind to physical imperfection.

The Burnt Orange Heresy: Art critic James Figueras and his American lover travel to the estate of art collector Joseph Cassidy, who reveals he is the patron of art-world recluse Jerome Debney. Cassidy wants James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist’s studio, whatever the cost. Stars Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland.

The King of Staten Island: Semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island. Includes his experience of losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand-up comedy.

Resistance: Marcel Mangel joins the French Resistance to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis. After the war, he gains fame as the mime Marcel Marceau.

Endings, Beginnings: A woman meets two handsome best friends at a party and her life changes.

The High Note: Comedy-drama about the Los Angeles music scene, starring Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Trolls World Tour: The trolls unite to save their diverse kinds of music from destruction.

The Personal History of David Copperfield: Dev Patel leads a diverse ensemble cast in the Dickens classic.

Moana: The strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chief sets sail in search of demigod Maui and a relic that could hold the key to the survival of her people.

Footrot Flats: The Dog’s Tale: Murray Ball’s Wal (John Clarke) and Dog (Peter Rowley) come to the screen.

Love Sarah: A young woman enlists the help of her grandmother and an old friend to open the bakery her mother always wanted.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog, comes to Earth to escape evil forces seeking to harness his power of super-speed, and finds himself hunted here, too.

The Call of the Wild: Harrison Ford stars in the latest film adaptation of the Jack London classic.

Dome Cinema

God of the Piano: For Anat, music is everything. Never having been able to reach her father’s musical standards, she rests her hopes on the child she’s about to have. When the baby is born deaf, Anat resorts to extreme measures to keep the dream alive.

The Trip to Greece: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play versions of themselves on a trip to Greece, eating, sightseeing, doing impressions and engaging in banter along the way.

Love Sarah: A young woman enlists the help of her grandmother and an old friend to help realise her mother’s dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill.

Rosie: A Dublin family, which loses their rented house when the owner decides to sell, faces a precarious existence.

OUT OF THE BLACK: The setting of the sun, darkness, night, and the abode of the dead are translations of the Maori word ‘po' that lends itself to Nikora Tori Te Kahu and Rangimarie Makowharemahihi-Pahi's installation Po! Po!. Installed in a small, black-walled gallery at Tairawhiti Museum ,the space is dominated by a large shank of cobalt blue threads suspended from the ceiling. Small wooden symbols glint among the threads while a multitude of knotted threads suggestive of human forms subside in one corner. A striking portrait of a matriarch made up of sharp, angular planes hangs from the back wall. Po! Po! acknowledges pouri (sorrow) the artists have come to know through generations of memories, say notes to the exhibition. 'We, as women, are the ukaipo, the nurturing element for all — yet — where is our sanctum? Here we aim to provide a space for self healing and reflection.' Po! Po! Tairawhiti Museum, ends September 6. Picture by Liam Clayton