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The Gig Guide

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This week

Live on the Lawn

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


Smash Palace, tomorrow 7pm. Free entry.

Absolute Bowie Tribute show

The Dome, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $22.50 (incl) from eventfinda

Coming up

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.

Sunday Music at Matawhero

Annabelle and Ash. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 1-3pm, free entry. Gourmet platters available. Bookings essential: Ph 867 6140 or cellardoor@matawhero.co.nz

Live on the Lawn

The Walsh Brothers. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre river bank. Friday, February 5, 6pm. Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn.

Waitangi Day Out 2021

Free music festival featuring The Black Seeds, Supreme Brother Sound, Troy Kingi and The Clutch, The Witchdoctor, Bella Kalolo and more.The Soundshell, Centennial Marine Drive, February 6, 10.30am-4.00pm.


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, 6pm.

Intrepid Journey to Truth

A collection of surrealist works by Tish Scott. Wairoa Museum, January 26-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


Brock: Over the Top

Documentary on Australian racing car legend Peter Brock, chronicling his career and the life that led to his succss on the track, as well as his death.

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.

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.


Dawn Raid

Oscar Kightley tells the story of Dawn Raid Entertainment, the South Auckland music label that backed hip-hop and rhythm and blues artists like Savage and Aaradhna. Centred on its founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D, the film charts their rise and fall on the global stage, and their spiritual rebirth.

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 Institution, 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.

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.

An exhibition of Rachel Barbara’s work opens at 6pm tomorrow at Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road.