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What's on in Gisborne this week

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.

St Andrew’s Concert Series

Gisborne Highland Pipe Band. A concert to celebrate 100 years of Highland pipe bands in Tairawhiti. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday, November 22, 2pm. Admission free/koha to performers.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

Performed by Auckland-based pianist Ya-Ting Liou. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Sunday, November 22, 4pm. $25 entry.

Long River Swing

David Paquette with Ben Wilcock and Wil Sargisson. Gaiety Theatre, Saturday, November 28, 7pm. Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, November 29, 2pm. Entry $35. Book at i-SITE Wairoa or phone 06 838 7440. Or phone Tairawhiti Museum on 867 3832.

Summer Soundcheck

Brazilbeat, Paws, Dizfunk, Slyone, Stix, DJose. DJs on two stages, multimedia, prizes and giveaways. Smash Palace, Saturday, November 28, 9pm. Tickets $10 from eventfinda.

Lazy Soundcheck

Sunshine Brewery have put together a $400 prize pack to help Lazy Fifty fundraise for the band’s new album.Tickets $10 from the Taproom or givealittle.co.nz/cause/lazy-fundraiser. Every $10 donation you make gets you an entry in the draw. Neighborhood Pizzeria, 57 Ballance St, Sunday, November 29, 5pm.

Gisborne International Music Competition

War Memorial Theatre. First round begins Monday, November 30, 2pm and 7pm. Admission free for the first round, semi-final and final.


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.

Punch Me In The Face

Learn hand-to-hand stage combat basics in a one-day workshop for ages 15+. You’ll get to use your new skills in an original scene. Pack a bottle of water and a light lunch. Please wear sensible shoes (no jandals or heels) and loose-fitting clothing that you are not afraid to roll around in. Instructor: Dinna Myers, Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, November 21, 11am – 2.30pm. $25.

The Addams Family

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


On the Wright track

Pen and ink drawings by Leigh Wright. Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road.

Parsing Binaries

JB Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street — A collaborative project from Shannon Novak and Daniel Metcalfe.

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.

Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum until November 22.

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.

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

Dome Cinema

She is the Ocean

Documentary focusing on the lives of nine women whose love of the sea is so profound they have chosen to make the ocean the centre of their physical, philosophical and professional lives. Surf Aid fundraiser.

A Son

Terrorist-infllicted serious injury to the son of a well-off Tunisian couple causes tension and heartache.

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.

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.

Odeon Multiplex

Secret Impressionists

The story of the art revolution at the core of the Impressionist movement is told through 50 paintings on display for the first time.


A girl and a serial killer unintentionally change bodies in supernatural slasher-comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn.

Combat Wombat

Australian animated adventure that is reported to be surprisingly adult in its appeal.


Hindi-language comedy-horror film.


Sam Neill and Michael Caton play feuding brothers forced to join forces to save their sheep.

I Am Woman

Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays Helen Reddy as she makes her way in the US music industry from the time she arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter to the time she records feminist anthem I Am Woman.

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

Ip Man counted Bruce Lee among his students, and the Ip Man films are a reimagining of his exploits at various stages of his life. In this one he is a police officer in China at the time of the Japanese invasion.

The Craft: Legacy

A supernatural horror film that is a stand-alone sequel to The Craft.

Honest Thief

A professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But two FBI agents set him up for a murder rap.

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.


Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope of escape from the impact of a comet on Earth.

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.

Long River Swing is back with David Paquette performing at Tairawhiti Museum, on Sunday, November 29, at 2pm alongside jazz artists Wil Sargisson and Ben Wilcock.