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What's on in Gisborne

This week

Gisborne International Music Competition

War Memorial Theatre. Semi-final tomorrow, 10am, 2pm, 7pm. Final on Saturday, 7pm. Admission free.

Uni-Fi album launch

Support acts Kings of Kaiaua, 2k Rhythm and Ter3ign. Smash Palace, tomorrow, from 7pm. Tickets $10+bf from eventfinda.co.nz

Sea Mouse + Set Waves

Dome Bar, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $15 from undertheradar.co.nz or $20 on the door.

NZTrio: Constellations

Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Tuesday, December 8, 7pm. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz. Adults $25+bf, students $15+bf.

Dick Move

Plus support acts Sit Down in Front, The Rocket Jocks, and Nicky Valentine.Smash Palace, Thursday, December 10, 8pm. Tickets $10+bf from undertheradar.co.nz


Labretta Suede and The Motel 6

Dome Bar, Saturday, December 12, 8pm.Tickets $26 from eventbrite.co.nz

Landslide - Fleetwood mac tribute

Dome Bar, Friday, December 18. Tickets $34 from eventfinda.

Xmas Party at Wrights Vineyard and Winery

1093 Wharerata Road, Saturday, December 19 from 11am. Gisborne Concert Band plays live from 1.30pm.Bookings essential 027 656 8222 or info@wrightswines.co.nz

Rolling Stones tribute band

Cosmopolitan Club, December 31, 9.30pm. Free entry for members and guests. Free raffle ticket on entry with three chances to win a prize.


Click, Collect, and Carnage

An original murder mystery experience. Evolution Theatre Company, Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm, Sunday, 4pm. Tickets available from https://www.trybooking.co.nz/FHB. Adults $35, seniors/youth $32, table of six $180.

The Addams Family

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

Steam, Spies and Sabotage

An interactive murder mystery, Saturday, December 12. Departs Gisborne Railway Station at 4.30pm. Tickets from info@gcvr.org.nz or phone 022 587 7307 to arrange direct credit into Gisborne City Vintage Railway account. Eftpos is available at the yard Thursdays and Saturdays 9am-noon. Adult $50. A group of 6+ is $45/person. Every ticket includes glass of wine/OJ/beer with nibbles. Tea, coffee, light snacks, souvenirs, and Eftpos, are available from the buffet car.


Rosie Cruddas and Whyte Trashe

Miharo Gallery from tomorrow, 6pm. One week only.

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.

Odeon Multiplex

A Christmas Gift from Bob

Luke Treadaway stars as a struggling street musician who becomes the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.


A group of women plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World pageant in London. Stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes and Greg Kinnear.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Documentary chronicling the triumphs and tribulations of the Bee Gees — Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.

The Witches

Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway star in a film of Roald Dahl story about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his grandmother in rural Alabama. They run foul of some deceptively glamorous witches.

SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out

Within a year of rising from the rugby field to drop their music on Facebook, SIX60 were winning awards and confounding the music industry. Some reviewers were dismissive of their music, but a life-changing injury forced the band to assess what they stood for.

The Comeback Trail

Heavily in debt, a movie producer tries to save himself by setting up an ageing actor for an insurance scam. Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman star.

Let Him Go

Diane Lane and Kevin Costner play grandparents bent on saving their grandson and widowed and remarried daughter-in-law from her new husband and his odious family.

Happiest Season

A young woman plans to propose to her girlfriend while attending her family’s annual holiday party. At the party, she realises her girlfriend has not come out to her conservative parents. Stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber and Alison Brie.


Obnoxious, spoiled rich kid Billy lives with his grandmother and craves attention from his absentee father. After he finds a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking, he hires a hitman to kill Santa (Mel Gibson).

Made in Italy

A father (Liam Neeson) and son are at odds over renovations to a Tuscan house, left to the son by his mother.


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

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.

Dome Cinema


Czech biographical drama about a healer who cured hundreds of people using plant-based remedies.

A Son

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

Lucky Grandma

Grandma Wong, a New York octogenarian, is told by a fortune-teller that an auspicious day is on its way. She withdraws her life savings and goes to the casino. There she does rather well. Then, when the old man next to her dies, she finds herself with a cash-filled duffle bag seemingly without an owner. The local triads say the money is theirs, so Grandma Wong hires muscle.

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

Uni-Fi launch their debut album at Smash Palace tomorrow night. They will be supported by Kings of Kaiaua, 2k Rhythm and Ter3ign.