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The Gig Guide

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This week

The Harmonic Resonators

Acoustic, country/folk, family band. House of Breakthrough, Saturday, 7pm. Tickets $20. To book call 867 7637 or 027 494 6979.

The Deadset 5

Harbinger’s Halloween 2020 tribute to fallen rock legends. Smash Palace, Saturday, 8.30pm. Entry $20.

John Mackill’s Jazz Collective

Smash Palace, Sunday, 4pm.

Anthonie Tonnon presents Rail Land

Depart by train as part of the immersive experience from Gisborne Railway Station at 3pm, Sunday, for the show at Te Whare Maumahara, Muriwai. Presented by Arts On Tour New Zealand InCahoots with Gisborne City Vintage Railway and Te Whare Maumahara. Tickets $60 from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Poverty Bay Blues Club 14th birthday jam

With special guest David Paquette. Dome Room, Tuesday, November 3. Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. $5 entry.

Coming up

Choral Capers

A joyous and eclectic outburst from the Gisborne Choral Society. St Andrew’s Church, Saturday, November 7, 2pm. Koha entry.

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. SOLD OUT.

Decades of Memories

Celebrate sounds from the 60s-80s in a new musical concept. Lawson Field Theatre, November 14 at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE and ticketek.

Crystal Palace ft Sly Chaos, Yancey & Willy Mav

An intimate showcase of drum and bass and electronic music. Dome Bar, Saturday, November 21.


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.

Alice in Wonderland

Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street. A Rising Stars presentation. November 13 and 14 at 5.30pm. November 15 at 1.30pm. Tickets at the door. Kids $5, adults $10

The Addams Family

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

Visual Arts


Regional exhibition opens tomorrow.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23. 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.

Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum, September 26 - November 22.

JBC Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street New Vision

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

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers annual exhibition

Tairawhiti Museum until November 10.

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.

The film guide

Dome Cinema

The Swallows of Kabul

In 1998, Kabul is under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love, and despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn. French animated film with subtitles.

The Mystery of Henri Pick

Two years after the death of supposedly illiterate pizza cook Henri Pick, he is hailed as the author of a celebrated novel. Not everyone is convinced that Pick wrote the book, though. Literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche (Fabrice Luchini) sets out to discover the truth behind Pick and the book that bears his name. Dialogue in French and Russian, with subtitles.

Miss Juneteenth

A former beauty queen and single mother prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.

Odeon Multiplex

The Craft: Legacy

A supernatural horror film that is a stand-alone sequel to the 1996 film The Craft, this one stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny. It is being released through video on demand in the United States this week, and in theatres internationally.

The Empty Man

As teens from a small Midwestern town mysteriously disappear, the locals come to believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. A retired cop investigates, and discovers a secretive group trying to summon a horrific, mystical entity. Soon his life — and the lives of those close to him — are in grave danger.

Honest Thief

A professional bank robber (Liam Neeson) agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for a murder rap, he goes on the run to clear his name and bring the crooked agents to justice.

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.

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, causing an extinction event comparable to that which wiped out the dinosaurs. Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope. John Garrity (Gerard Butler, who also co-produced the film) struggles to ensure the safety of his wife and son as they scramble to reach the safety of the bunkers.

The More You Ignore Me

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

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.


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.