Smash Palace, tomorrow 7pm, free entry.
The cinematic bass ensemble returns plus debut support act The Night Moves and DJ Missing Link. The Dome, Saturday, 8pm. $10 cash at the door.
■ Pencarrow: Growth In The Absence Of Light
With The Ashes and Uni-Fi. Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz
■ Hypnotist show
Cosmopolitan Club, Wednesday, April 23. $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
Performed by Victoria University head of piano, Dr Jian Liu. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, April 24 at 2.30pm. Entry $25.
■ Sunday concert series
Sixteen-year-old piano virtuoso Ashani Waidyatillake performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and Franck. Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, May 9, 2-4pm. Entry $10 adults, $5 Friends of the Museum, and free for students (with ID) and children.
■ The Chills — Scatterbrain album release tour
The Dome, May 9, 7pm. Tickets, earlybird $32+bf, $40+bf.
■ Steel Magnolias
Evolution Theatre Company, 79 Disraeli St. April 15 – 25 7.30pm, Sunday matinees 4pm. Tickets, adults $30, seniors and u/17 $26 from Gisborne i-SITE, trybooking.com, or at the theatre 45 minutes prior to showtime.
■ Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club
Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, $5 at door.
■ Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic
Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen and Freddie Mercury. War Memorial Theatre. Thursday April 22, 8pm. Tickets from ticketek.
Musical Theatre Gisborne, 99 Innes Street. May 15-22. Tickets from i-SITE or eventfinda.
■ Oil painting workshop with Roger Shanks
Bring paints and canvas or board and lunch. Lysnar House, Saturday April 10, 9.30am. Cost $40. To ensure a place on the course contact Kath Mclaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 867 5366.
■ Liminal Space
An installation by Cyndy McKenzie. Tairawhiti Museum until April 26.
■ Hoea! Gallery
Contemporary artworks, 67 Gladstone Road.
■ Passport Collection – VHoy Creative
Vee Hoy’s photographic exploration of diversity in identification. Tairawhiti Museum until April 25.
■ Works Flight Path – Nova Avni
Woven art collection based on traditional raranga techniques, mixed with wild Israeli organic weaving. Tairawhiti Museum until May 9.
Three Maori cousins are separated in childhood, but the two still at home never give up hoping that the cousin who left will return.
■ Never Too Late
Former prisoners of war devise a plan to break out of their retirement home.
■ The Father
Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in this father-daughter drama centred on an elderly man who refuses assistance — a decision that has him questioning his circumstances, his loved ones, and even his own mind.
■ Girls Can’t Surf
The fight by female surfers to be taken seriously is documented in this film that uses interviews and old footage to move the story along. In the 1980s, a band of renegade female surfers took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Features surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha and Layne Beachley.
Thirty young men and women on a multi-generational space mission in search of a new home revert to their most primal state, not knowing whether the real threat they face is what is outside the spaceship or what they’re becoming inside it. In development, the film was described as “Lord of the Flies in space”. Stars Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead and Colin Farrell.
Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tyres, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary — and ensure that he will never be underestimated again.
■ Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Despite his efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he ventures out of the garden Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.
■ The Courier
Based-on-fact story of a British businessman drawn into one of the greatest international conflicts. He forms an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer who wants to prevent nuclear confrontation, and they work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
■ The Father
Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play father and daughter in this study of a steadfastly independent man gradually losing more and more of himself to dementia.
■ Two by Two: Overboard!
Adrift on a flood, two misfit castaways struggle to reunite an unorthodox family, out-run a volcano, and negotiate a peace deal on a creaking Ark.
■ Godzilla vs Kong
Mythic adversaries do battle over the fate of the world.
■ French Exit
A widowed New York socialite spends the last of her husband’s inheritance, then moves to Paris with her son.
Three Maori cousins are separated in childhood. One is placed in an orphanage and lives out her childhood in fear and bewilderment, saved only by her imagination. Her cousins at home never give up hoping that she will return.
■ 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.