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Stars In Their Eyes

The finale of the local talent showcase Lawson Field Theatre. Saturday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE or ticketek.

Glitter Masquerade

Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. Dress-up masquerade party featuring That Girl DJ, Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, DJose. $10 at the door.

Te Koki guitar duo

Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Thailand) and Christopher Everest (NZ). Music from the Western classical canon and pieces from Thailand and New Zealand. Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday 2pm. Adults $10, Friends of the Museum $5, students with ID, and children, free.



Covers band at the Cosmopolitan Club. Friday, October 23, 8pm. Free entry.

Richard Alexander plays acoustic blues

Saturday, October 24, 1.30pm.

Doug Snelling and Tawiri play rock blues

Sunday, October 25, 1.30pm. Wrights Vineyard and Winery. Bookings essential at info@wrightswines.co.nz or 027 656 8222

Reb Fountain

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

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series

Piano Extravaganza 10. Eight-plus pianists play two, 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.

Choral Capers

Gisborne Choral Society presents a celebration of world music and old favourites. St Andrew’s Church, Cobden Street. November 7, 4pm. Koha.

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.


Te Moana Glow Show

A giant-scale puppet show with 40 magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Maori myth and legend. Q&A afterwards. War Memorial Theatre, October 22-23, 10am and 11:30am. Tickets $10.50+bf. Group bookings (10+) or schools’ invoicing call ticketek premium on 09 307 5058.

The Shows Must Go On

War Memorial Theatre, Sunday, October 25. Tickets from $83.40 and are available from i-SITE and ticketek.

Tofiga Fepulea’i National Comedy Tour — Sorry Bout It

With award-winning NZ/UK comedian James Nokise. War Memorial Theatre, October 31. Tickets available from i-SITE or ticketek.

The Addams Family

Directed by Belinda Campbell. Lawson Field Theatre, December 11-19. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.


New Vision

JBC Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street. An exhibition of work by contemporary artists Inga Fillary, Gene Walker, Daniel Metcalfe, Yvonne Abercrombie and Diane Scott.

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 and paints.

Dome Cinema

Cut Throat City

When Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans, four desperate friends band together for a daring heist in the city.


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

Show Me Shorts, plus Daddy’s Girl

Some of the best New Zealand and international short films will be shown, with Gisborne short film Hangi Pants.

Odeon Multiplex

Baby Done

Two arborists are expecting a baby. The father likes the idea but the mother wants to cram in all the experiences she fears she’ll miss out on.

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice

A documentary on the Venice-based Renaissance painter.

André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht: Together in Music

The “King of the Waltz” has selected his most spectacular performances from 15 years of his hometown open-air concerts.


A Vietnamese man living in England returns to Saigon after 30 years away.

I Am Greta

Documentary film about teenage climate-change activist Greta Thunberg.


Scientists discover that fragments of a comet will hit Earth in a few days, and will likely cause the extinction of humanity. Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope.

The More You Ignore Me

A mother’s efforts to be a good wife are undermined by her declining mental health.

100% Wolf

Freddy Lupin comes from a proud line of werewolves, but at his first “warfing” he’s turned into a ferocious poodle.

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 his wife’s death.

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


An operative of the organisation Tenet is tasked with preventing World War 3.

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