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The Gig Guide

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The week

NY Nights

Cabaret-style concert. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street. Tomorrow, 7pm. Koha at the door.

The Royal, Matawhero

Raglan dub and roots groovers Masaya have put Gisborne on their summer tour itinerary. Also DJ Dosage. Tomorrow, 8pm.

Smash Palace

Bridge Street Band, tomorrow, 8pm. Free entry.

Smash Palace

The Two-Headed Monster, Uni-Fi and Superfly Killa. Saturday, 9pm. $10 door charge.

Sunday Music at Matawhero Wines

Bridge Street Band plays live blues, rock, pop and country music. 1-3pm.

Great Moscow Circus

Watson Park, until February 28.


Smash Palace

Dan Sharp, Friday February 26, 7pm. Free entry.

Sam Bartells, with Tim Prier

Smash Palace, Saturday February 27, 8pm. $15 plus booking fee.

An evening with Marlon Williams

In celebration of a new album, Plastic Bouquet. War Memorial Theatre, Friday, March 19, 7.30pm. Book at i-SITE or ticketek.co.nz

Ian Sinclair – My Secret Life

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

Mozart Requiem

Presented by Gisborne Choral Society and Hastings Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church, March 28, 2pm.


Revenge of Amazons auditions

Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road. Saturday, February 20, 3pm.

Nunsense auditions

Musical Theatre Gisborne, 101 Innes Street, February 20-21. For information visit MTG’s Facebook page or call 021 0225 2579

Pub Comedy

Tolaga Bay Inn, February 26, 7pm.

A One Night Stand

Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli St, February 27, 7pm.

RNZB Tutus on Tour

White Swan pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; Jules Perrot’s Pas de Quatre, Andrea Schermoly and Sarah Foster-Sproull. War Memorial Theatre, Thursday, March 4, 6.30pm. Adults $27-$37, children $12-$22+bf. Book at i-SITE or ticketek.co.nz


Paul Nache Gallery

Works by John Walsh, Evan Woodruffe and Virginia Leonard.

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.

At the movies


Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

Wedding planners clash, a tour guide seeks his Cinderella and romance ensues. Stars Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Maggie Grace, Diego Boneta and Andrew Bachelor.

Another Round

Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives. Well-reviewed Danish comedy-drama starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen and Maria Bonnevie.

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.


Far Out Film Night offering from 1978 that was intended to be a documentary but morphed into a full-length feature showing the reggae culture at its peak. Reggae artists appearing include Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Burning Spear and Big Youth.


Never Too Late

Australian comedy-drama in which former prisoners of war who broke out of their camp during the Vietnam War are now all residents at the same veterans’ retirement home. Frustrated at the restrictions brought on by advancing age and their circumstances, they devise a plan to break out of their retirement home in an attempt to fulfil their dreams. Stars James Cromwell, Dennis Waterman, Roy Billing, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver and Shane Jacobson.

The Little Things

Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto star in a thriller about the hunt for a serial killer and its effect on all concerned. Written, directed and co-produced by John Lee Hancock.


Science-fiction horror film about a paramedic who, learning he has only six weeks to live and, wanting to protect others, buys up all of a designer drug thought to have fatal effects. He discovers it enables time travel, so he uses it to try to find his partner’s missing daughter.

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.

The Marksman

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


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.

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.


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

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.