What's On in Gisborne this week
■ Smash Summer Sesh 8
Featuring Threat.Meet.Protocol, The Murder Chord, Blame Thrower, Dead Model, Hagseed, No Brainers, Unruly, and The Rabbits. Smash Palace, Sunday. Doors open at 3pm, the bands kick off at 4pm. Tickets $20+bf from www.undertheradar.co.nz or $30 at the door.
■ Rolling Stones tribute band
Cosmopolitan Club, Thursday, December 31, 9.30pm. Free entry for members and guests. Free raffle ticket on entry with three chances to win a prize.
■ Revive — a festival of live music and holistic health
Woodlands on Back Ormond Road, January 2-4. Tickets available from ticketfairy.com For more details visit revivefestival.co.nz
Auckland underground techno crew and Yosiah, Clay Louis, Uday. Smash Palace, January 9.
■ Evolution Theatre Company
Auditions for Queen by Sam Brooks, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, January 2 at 11am. Email interest at email@example.com, or message Evolution Theatre on their Facebook page.
■ Off The Canvas
A multi-media exhibition featuring Gisborne-born boxer Tom Heeney, New Zealand’s first global sporting hero and world 1928 heavyweight title contender.Tairawhiti Museum, December 12 - February 28.
An exhibition of work and stories by Toihoukura students and staff.
Tairawhiti Museum until December 31.
■ Tatara e maru ana — The sacred rain cape of Waiapu, Natalie Robertson
A record of an ancestral tipuna landscape as it is today. Tairawhiti Museum until January 31.
■ Parsing Binaries
JB Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street —
A collaborative project from Shannon Novak and Daniel Metcalfe.
■ Works by Kauri Hawkins
Paul Nache Gallery.
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■ Wonder Woman 1984
The story of Diana Prince is updated to 1984, when she is working as a senior anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, while continuing to fight crime as Wonder Woman. Aspiring businessman Maxwell Lord visits the Smithsonian in search of a mysterious dreamstone that grants wishes to anyone who touches it. Diana (Gal Gadot), admiring co-worker Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) and Lord (Pedro Pascal) each come in contact with the stone, with far-reaching consequences.
■ A Call to Spy
In the early days of World War 2, Winston Churchill orders his new spy agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), to recruit and train women as spies. Their mission is to conduct sabotage and help build a resistance. SOE “spymistress” Vera Atkins (Stana Katic) recruits two unusual candidates — Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), an Indian Muslim pacifist. They help to undermine the Nazi regime in France. Thomas not only starred in the film, she wrote and produced it. Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher. Inspired by true stories.
■ The Croods: A New Age
Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discover an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of their needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans — a family who are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder.
Margot Robbie stars as a bank robber in Depression-era Texas. On the run and wounded, she hides out in a barn, where she is discovered by a teenage boy whose head is turned by the attractive fugitive with a convincing hard-luck story.
When a powerful superintelligence chooses to study Carol, the most average person on Earth, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the artificial intelligence decides whether to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove people are worth saving. Stars Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.
■ Blithe Spirit
A medium holds a seance for a novelist with writer’s block but summons the spirit of the writer’s first wife, which leads to a love triangle between the man and his wives — one alive and one dead.
Biographical film of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, first man to reach the South Pole. Subtitled.
■ Words on Bathroom Walls
A schizophrenic teenager has to cope with a new school, a changing family dynamic and romance as he tries not to let his condition define him.
■ 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.
■ The Witches
Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway star in a film of Roald Dahl’s story about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his grandmother in rural Alabama. They run foul of some deceptively glamorous witches.
■ Let Him Go
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner play grandparents out to save their grandson and widowed and remarried daughter-in-law from her husband and his family.
■ Made in Italy
Father and son disagree over Tuscan house renovations.
Feuding brothers must join forces to save their sheep.