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What's On this week

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival Opening, tomorrow from 4pm

Includes Kai Street Food Festival, singer Tami Neilson plus Keira Coogan, Manaakiao Maxwell, and The Witchdoctor with Tyna Keelan.

Dave Dobbyn - Open Up Tour

War Memorial Theatre, Saturday (8pm). Tickets $50+bf from Gisborne iSITE or Ticketek. All tickets bought for the original date are valid for the new date.

Fiesta Latina

Saturday (9pm) Dome Bar $10 cash-only from The Aviary $15 cash-only limited door sales.

NZ/DC - NZ’s No.1 AC/DC Experience

Smash Palace Saturday (9pm) Tickets $25+bf from eventfinda.

Hopetoun Brown

Smash Palace Wednesday October 7 (9pm).Tickets $25 from eventfinda.


Stars In Their Eyes

The finale of the local talent showcase, Lawson Field Theatre. Now October 17, (2.30pm and 7.30pm). Tickets from Gisborne i-Site or Ticketek

Glitter Masquerade

Saturday, October 17 (9pm). Dress-up masquerade party featuring That Girl DJ, Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, DJose.Smash Palace, $10 door.


Covers band at the Cosmopolitan Club. Friday, October 23 (8pm). No charge.

Reb Fountain

Dome Room, October 25 (7pm). Tickets $34.90+bf from BanishedMusic.com or $35 cash from Aviary.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series

Piano Extravaganza 10. Eight-plus pianists play two to four and even more at a time, on one or more pianos. St Andrew’s Church, Labour day, Monday October 26 (12.30pm).Optional koha for performers’ expenses and piano maintenance fund.

The Sensational 70s

Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, November 7 (9pm).


The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Directed by Norman Maclean, Unity Theatre, October 2-10. Tickets $25+bf from i-SITE or eventfinda.

A One Night Stand - Gisborne

Stand up comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, Saturday (7pm). Tickets $23 from eventfinda.

Every Brilliant Thing

The funniest play you’ll see about depression. October 9 and 10. (8pm). Te Poho o Whirikoka, Te Wananga o Aotearoa Tairawhiti Arts Festival. For more information, ticket pricings and bookings, go to www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz/2020-programme


Zak Waipara: Pepeha

Indigenous storytelling in comic-book form, with a Maori voice. Tairawhiti Museum, Friday October 2 – Sunday October 11.

Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum, September 26 - November 22.

Te Hono Wai – Where waters meet

Jo Torr explores in costume and textile history cultural exchanges between European and Maori. Tairawhiti Museum until December 6.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers annual exhibition

Tairawhiti Museum until November 10.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23 (excl October 26).

Gisborne Artists’ Society members $8 per session or $50 for 8 sessions. Non members $10 per session. Bring your own sketch pads, pencils, paints.

Film guide


School Life

The new deputy principal of a Paris school is warned by her colleagues that the students are unmotivated and undisciplined, but she sees things differently. With subtitles.

Cut Throat City

When Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans, four desperate friends band together to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city.

Papi Chulo

A newly-single TV weatherman on leave following an on-air meltdown directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day labourer to help. The two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship.

The Girl on the Bridge

Jazz Thornton survived multiple suicide attempts and is now taking on a system she believes is failing her generation. After founding her own charity to support young people struggling as she once did, she’s put herself through film school to learn the skills she needs to communicate. She tells stories about survivors who have been through hell and made it back. But not everyone makes it, and Jazz tells the story of one who did not.

Odeon Multiplex

100% Wolf

Freddy Lupin comes from a proud line of werewolves, but he gets a shock when his first “warfing” goes wrong and he’s turned into a ferocious poodle. New Zealand comic actor Rhys Darby has a voice role in this animated comedy.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

An art gallery assistant is an emotional hoarder who keeps a memento from every relationship she’s been in.

The War With Grandpa

A boy will stop at nothing to get his room back from his grandfather, who has come to live with the family after the death of his wife. Stars Robert De Niro.

The Secret Garden

An orphaned girl finds a magical secret garden on her uncle’s estate.

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

A supervillain parrot hatches a devious scheme to break the long-standing truce between cats and dogs.

Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue

The super pups must defend Barkingburg from the Duke of Flappington, who has acquired the power of mighty levitation.

Astro Kid

A young space traveller lands on a wild and unexplored planet and has to survive with the help of Buck, a survival robot.

Hope Gap

A woman’s idyllic life comes crashing down when her husband of 29 years tells her he is leaving her for another woman.


New Zealand film in which Tom Sainsbury plays a hapless character who can see and speak with the dead.


New Zealand film Savage follows Danny across three decades of his life, trying to understand the boy who eventually becomes the brutal enforcer of a gang.

After We Collided

American romantic drama film based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name by Anna Todd.


An operative of the organisation known as Tenet is tasked with preventing World War 3. Stars John David Washington.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0635.

Dave Dobbyn plays at the War Memorial Theatre on Saturday night. All tickets bought for the original date are valid for the new date.