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An Evening with Marlon Williams

War Memorial Theatre, tomorrow, 7.30pm. Book at i-SITE or ticketek.co.nz

Pull Down the Sun album release tour

Uni-fi and Shadows in the Darkness. Smash Palace, tomorrow.

The Ashes

Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm, $10 door sales.

COMING UP

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

Tutus on Tour — NEW DATE.

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, March 23, 6.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE or ticketek, adults $27-$37, children $12-$22+bf.

The Big Blues Up

Smash Palace, March 26, 7pm, March 27-28 at 4pm. Tickets $50 presales (all days) are available at www.povertybaybluesclub.co.nz. Door sales for each day are $20.

Ian Sinclair – My Secret Life

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

Mighty Mozart

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

The Search — Beer Festival after-party

Smash Palace, Saturday, April 3, 7pm. Entry $10 at the door.

Cosmopolitan Club

Hypnotist show, Saturday, April 21. $10 per ticket available from the club office. 13 years+.

Carnivorous Plant Society

Smash Palace. Friday, April 23, 8pm. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz

Pencarrow: Growth In The Absence Of Light

With The Ashes and Uni-Fi. Smash Palace, Saturday, April 23, 8pm. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz

The Chills — Scatterbrain album release tour

The Dome, May 9, 7pm. Tickets, earlybird $32+bf, $40+bf.

THEATRE

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club

Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, $5 at door.

48-Hour Play Festival 2021

Lawson Field Theatre, tomorrow, 7pm - Sunday, 10pm. CANCELLED.

VISUAL ARTS

Hoea! Gallery

Contemporary artworks. 67 Gladstone Road.

Miharo Gallery

Works by Thomas Henry Bloomfield.

Paul Nache Gallery

Glen Hayward, Mem noir, March 5-25.

Works Flight Path – Nova Avni

Woven art collection based on traditional raranga techniques, mixed with wild Israeli organic weaving. Tairawhiti Museum, March 6 - July 9.

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 until April 25.

DOME CINEMA

Gaza

Documentary directed by Irish filmmakers Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell about everyday life in the Palestinian city of Gaza.

Cousins

Three Maori cousins — Mata, Makareta and Missy — are separated in childhood. Taken from her whanau and placed in an orphanage, Mata lives out her childhood in fear and bewilderment, saved only by her imagination. Back on the land, Makareta flees an arranged marriage and Missy takes her place as bride, taking on the mantle of kaitiaki (guardian). However, the pair never give up hoping that Mata will come home.

Odeon Multiplex

Crisis

Three stories follow a drug trafficker arranging a multi-cartel smuggling operation, an architect — recovering from oxycodone addiction — searching for her missing son, and a university professor dealing with revelations about his employer at a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market. Stars Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Greg Kinnear.

French Exit

Michelle Pfeiffer plays a widowed New York socialite who spends the last of her husband’s inheritance, then moves to Paris with her aimless son (Lucas Hedges).

The Pinkies are Back

The Pink Dragons are breast cancer survivors who use the sport of dragonboat racing to exercise and find a feeling of community after their recovery. This documentary follows them as they prepare for the Auckland regionals.

Zappa

Director Alex Winter had unfettered access to archival footage and the Zappa family trust for a documentary that reportedly does justice to the complexities and impact of Frank Zappa and his music.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on chairman Fred Hampton.

Blackbird

Lily and Paul summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering before Lily ends her struggle with ALS (motor neurone disease). The plan is for a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface.

The Dissident

After journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover-up.

Raya and the Last Dragon

A lone warrior must find the last dragon to stop monsters that dragons and humans once fought and defeated together.

Chaos Walking

A young man finds a mysterious girl who has crash-landed on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “The Noise” — a force that puts all their thoughts on display. Having vowed to protect the girl, the man must live up to his promise.

Cousins

Based on the novel by Patricia Grace. Three Maori cousins — Mata, Makareta and Missy — are separated in childhood. Taken from her whanau and placed in an orphanage, Mata lives out her childhood in fear and bewilderment, saved only by her imagination. Back on the land, Makareta flees an arranged marriage and Missy takes her place as bride, taking on the mantle of kaitiaki (guardian). However, the pair never give up hoping that Mata will come home. Directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith.

Pull Down The Sun's release of their album Of Valleys and Mountains happens at Smash Palace tomorrow night.