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The Gig Guide

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This week

Live on the Lawn

G ‘n I. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre river bank. Tomorrow, 6pm. Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn.

Mia Jay

Smash Palace, tomorrow, 6.30pm. Free entry.

Tiromoana summer concert series

Pianist Samuel Woosol Jeon, Friday, 7.30pm. Cellist Christine Yesol Jeon, Sunday, 2.30pm. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street. Adults koha. Children and students free. For planning purposes email your interest to Jack Richards at tiromoana1001@gmail.com


Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Road, Sunday, 1pm. Bookings essential.

Coming up

Live on the Lawn

Barleycorn. Irish-influenced music. Marina Park, Friday January 22, 6pm. Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn.

Absolute Bowie Tribute show

The Dome, Saturday, January 23, 8pm. Tickets $22.50 (incl) from eventfinda.co.nz

Live on the Lawn

Gisborne Country Music Club. Marina Park, Friday, January 29, 6pm.Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn.

Full moon party

Smash Palace, Friday, January 29, 9.30pm. Brazilbeat, Paws, Rhys M, DJose. Dress up in white clothing. Prizes for best dressed. Tickets $10+bf from eventfinda.co.nz or $15 at the door.

Wright’s Family Fun Day

Wrights Vineyard & Winery, 1093 Wharerata Road. Family-friendly fun and music. Saturday, January 30, 11am-4pm. Free entry. Reservations 027 656 8222.

Good Vibes Summer Festival

Soundshell. January 30, 3pm. Tickets $89-$159 from goodvibesfestival.co.nz


Charlotte’s Web

Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street. Friday, January 15 - 30. Tickets for 7pm shows and 3pm matinees, $28+bf for adults, $25+bf youth/seniors, from trybooking.com

Level Up: drama, dance and performance workshops

Drama workshops with actor/writer/director Belinda Campbell. Dance workshops with choreographer/dancer Anita Zwart. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, January 27-31. Several more classes for various ages are also available. For more information visit www.evolutiontheatre.org.nz/holiday-classes.

Visual Arts

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by John Walsh, Evan Woodruffe and Virginia Leonard.

Miharo Gallery

Rachel Barber, Dreamland. Friday, January 22, 6pm.

Intrepid Journey to Truth

A collection of surrealist works by Tish Scott. Wairoa Museum, January 23-March 5.

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.

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.

At the movies


Penguin Bloom

A mother is paralysed in a fall and she, her husband and their children struggle to adjust to their new life. An injured baby magpie makes all the difference.

From the Vine

A burned-out executive from Toronto gives up on the rat race and moves to Italy to revive his grandfather’s vineyard.

Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan plays a medical school dropout who sets out to get even with predatory men following the death by suicide of her friend after nobody believed her rape complaint. At weekends she goes to bars and pretends to be drunk, then turns the table on men who try to take advantage. Events escalate after details emerge about the rape of her friend.


Animated story of a girl who misuses her ability to create and control others’ dreams to teach her stepsister a lesson.

Dragon Rider

Young silver dragon Firedrake wants to show that he’s a real dragon. When humans are about to destroy his family’s last refuge, Firedrake sets off on an adventure with forest brownie Sorrel. They and Ben, who claims to be a dragon rider, must work together because they are being hunted by an evil, dragon-eating monster created by an alchemist to track down and destroy every dragon on Earth.

Monster Hunter

Members of an elite military force, led by US Army Ranger Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich), fall through a portal into a world populated by giant monsters.

Wonder Woman 1984

Diana Prince is working as a senior anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institute, while continuing to fight crime as Wonder Woman. Businessman Maxwell Lord visits the Smithsonian in search of a 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.

The Dry

Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his drought-stricken home town to attend a funeral following three tragic deaths. But his return opens a decades-old wound — the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

A Call to Spy

In the early days of World War 2, Winston Churchill orders the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to train women as spies, to conduct sabotage and help build a resistance. They learn quickly, but at great cost. Inspired by true stories.

The Croods: A New Age

The prehistoric Crood family discover an idyllic, walled-in paradise, but they must also learn to live with the Bettermans — a family a couple of steps above them on the evolutionary ladder.


The People Upstairs

Spanish comedy in which a couple invite their neighbours from across the hall for an evening’s entertainment. Soon small talk becomes the least of their problems.

From the Vine

A burned-out executive from Toronto gives up on the rat race and moves his family to Italy to revive his grandfather’s vineyard.

The Longest Wave

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger travels the globe with legendary windsurfer and pioneering waterman Robby Naish, a 24-time world champion whose quest to master the world’s longest waves reveals his vulnerabilities as a competitor, mentor and father.

BARN LIFE: Danielle Siata as the compassionate and clever spider Charlotte considers Wilbur the pig’s (Bea Grant) plight in Evolution Theatre Company’s production of Charlotte’s Web. Picture supplied