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Gig guide

This week

Live on the Lawn

The Walsh Brothers. Marina Park, tomorrow, 6pm.


Cosmopolitan Club, tomorrow, 8pm. Free entry.

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, Saturday, 10.30am-4.00pm.

Waitangi Nite Out

Scribe, Witchdoctor and special guests. Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. Door sales only, $25.

Coming up

Tutus on Tour

War Memorial Theatre, March 4, 6.30pm. Adults $27-$37, children $12-$22. Book at ticketek.co.nz

■ Ian Sinclair – My Secret Life

The former journalist performs flamenco guitar. Tairawhiti Museum, March 27, 7pm. Tickets $30 eventfinda.co.nz

Visual Arts

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by John Walsh, Evan Woodruffe and Virginia Leonard.

Miharo Gallery

Wet Paint auction, tomorrow, 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.

Tuakana Taina

Works by Kaaterina Kerekere, Tai Kerekere, Fiona Collis, Michelle Kerr, Wendy Whitehead, Johnny Poi, Hiwirori Maynard, Tawera Tahuri, Henare Tahuri, Claudette Collis, and aspiring rangatahi artists Tangiahua Kerekere, Maia Kerekere, Te Owaina Tangohau, Waiapu Tangianau, Cyene Tahuri, Te Hurutea Hapi, Khama Paul, and Te Whaitiri Tangohau. Tairawhiti Museum, January 30-March 21.

Passport Collection – VHoy Creative

Vee Hoy’s photographic exploration of diversity in identification. Tairawhiti Museum, opens February 5 at 5.30pm — April 25. POSTPONED

At the movies

High Ground

World War 1 veteran Travis recruits the Aboriginal youth Gutjuk, whose life he saved, to track down an uncle leading an outlaw group. Both are torn by conflicting loyalties.

Shadow in the Cloud

In World War 2, a female officer (Chloe Grace Moretz)with a secret package joins an unsuspecting bomber crew.

Earwig and the Witch

A 10-year-old orphan girl who grew up without knowing she was the daughter of a witch is taken from the orphanage by a strange duo.

■ The Marksman

Liam Neeson plays a rancher and former Marine living on the Mexican border and protecting a boy on the run.


A reclusive writer has her caring side awakened when a boy from wartime London comes to stay with her. Stars Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond and Penelope Wilton.


Pixie attempts a heist to avenge her mother’s death and give her the means to start afresh. When things turn bad she goes on the run in the Irish countryside with two out-of-their-depth misfits.


Kate Hudson plays Zu, a newly sober drug dealer who becomes sole guardian of the autistic teenager who is her half-sister Music.

Penguin Bloom

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

Promising Young Woman

A med school dropout sets out to get even with predatory men following the death by suicide of her friend after nobody believed her rape complaint.

Dragon Rider

When humans are about to destroy his family’s last refuge, young Firedrake the dragon sets off with forest brownie Sorrel. They and “dragon rider” Ben must work together because they are being hunted by a dragon-eating monster.


A girl misuses her ability to create and control dreams to teach her stepsister a lesson.

Wonder Woman 1984

Diana Prince (Wonder Woman in civvies) works at the Smithsonian. Businessman Maxwell Lord visits in search of a dreamstone that grants wishes to anyone who touches it, and then things kick off.

The Dry

Aaron Falk’s return to his drought-stricken home town for a funeral 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 a family a couple of steps above them on the evolutionary ladder.


The People Upstairs

A couple invite their neighbours from across the hall for an evening’s entertainment. Soon small talk is the least of their problems.

From the Vine

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

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi assembles a team of the world’s most innovative pastry chefs to put on a Versailles-themed culinary gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Longest Wave

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger travels the globe with legendary windsurfer Robby Naish, whose quest to master the world’s longest waves reveals his vulnerabilities.

Tutus on Tour will be held at the War Memorial Hall on March 4.