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Entertainment Guide listings

This weekNick Saxon Live

Australian-based entertainer with dancing guitar tones and soulful melodies. Smash Palace, tomorrow, doors open 6pm. Free entry.

Winter Concert Series

Harry Grigg (vocal) and Xing Wang (piano) will perform at the Tairawhiti Museum. Sunday, 2pm. Adults $5, children and students with ID- free.

New Zealand Guitar Quartet

Classical/contemporary music from bluegrass to flamenco. Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa. Friday, July 19 7.30pm. Tickets $25+ bf from the venue or www.eventfinda.co.nz

Julie Lamb Outfit Winter Tour

Funky pop, Smash Palace, Saturday July 20, (8.30pm). $15 on the door.

VF48Hours Gisborne Final

Watch the 10 best five-minute films made during 48hours, with awards for the 2019 champions. Dome Room, July 20, 7pm-10.30pm. Tickets $22.50 from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Coming up

Good Vibes

Reggage festival, including Katchafire, Tomorrow People and 1814, with many international artists. Farmers Air Event Centre, Makaraka, July 26 (7pm), R18. Tickets: $109 +bf at www.goodvibesfestival.co.nz

Gisborne Concert Band: Trivia Night Fundraiser

Come along for an enjoyable night of general knowledge, bottle auction and food. The Band Room, 200 Childers Road, July 27 (6pm), teams of 6: $10 each. For bookings/details: ph 021 222 0603.

Dave Upfold Show

Comedy, stage, hypnotist: an energetic and engaging family show. Gisborne RSA, July 27 (7.30pm). Tickets $20 from RSA during office hours, Wednesday-Friday (11am-2.30pm) or www.eventfinda.co.nz

Elvis Tribute show

Cosmopolitan Club, August 3 (8pm).Members $15, non-members $20.

NZDC — NZ’s No 1 ACDC Experience

Smash Palace, August 10, (8.30pm). $25 plus booking fee.


Irish-influenced Gisborne band, Tairawhiti Museum, August 11, (2pm). $5.


Mamma Mia!

A musical based around the songs of ABBA, War Memorial Theatre, July 13-20, (7.30pm), Sunday, July 14 (2pm). Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz


A thriller to die for by Ira Levin. Evolution Theatre Company, Friday, July 26 to Saturday, August 10. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances (7.30pm), Sunday (2pm). Adults $34, seniors $29 and youth $24.

Visual artsExhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum

About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, three installations by Dr Maureen Lander, Whakawhetai: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin Exhibition (opens July 27).

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Zest Cafe

Stitched works by Te Puna Reo o Puhi students.

Verve Cafe

Installation by Conor Jeory.

Stephen Jones Photography

Landscape photographs by Ebony Whitaker.

Winter Arts and Crafts Fair

Crafts include: batik, soy candles, quilting, designer clothes, mosaic, ceramic, wood-turning, knitting, jewellery, sewing, stained glass and more. Poverty Bay Bowling Club, July 14, (9.30am to 2pm). Free entry.

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