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The gig guide

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Visual Arts

Wet Paint III: Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road. Opening at 6pm tomorrow night.

The Sculptured Wall: Works by Richard Rogers.Tairawhiti Museum.

Beyond the Chair: Gisborne Quilters transform a common domestic item into a work of art. Tairawhiti Museum.

Po! Po!: Installation by Nikora Tori Te Kahu and Rangimarie Makowharemahihi-Pahi, Tairawhiti Museum, ends September 6.

This week

Ha Ha Bonk, Cosmic Cowgirls, Intimate Strangers, Muru & Rhonda: Reunion show with guests. Smash Palace, tomorrow, $5 door.

Blue Fusion: Gisborne three-piece rocks out. Smash Palace, Saturday, $5 at the door.

Poverty Bay Blues Club night: Dome Room, Tuesday, August 4. Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. Entry $5.

 

Coming up

Lucien Johnson Quartet: Tairawhiti Museum, Thursday, August 6, 7.30pm, $20 at the door.

Motel California - Eagles tribute: Dome Room, Friday, August 7, 8.30pm. Presales from eventfinda.co.nz $30+bf or $30 cash sales from The Aviary.

Gisborne Ballet Group dance competitions: War Memorial Theatre. August 8-9.

Jazz duo Oscar Laven and Adrian Jensen: Tairawhiti Museum, August 9, 2pm. $5 for Friends of the Museum, $10 adults; children and students with ID free. Door sales only.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert: Gisborne Concert Band conducted by Matthew Lee. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday, August 15, 2pm. Free but koha for performers is appreciated.

Ultimate 70s 50th Celebration: Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, Saturday, August 15, 9pm. Tickets $15. Text 027 536 8096. First 70 sold go in draw to win an ACDC bar stool.

Dave Dobbyn Open Up concert: War Memorial Theatre, Thursday, August 20, 7pm. Tickets $50+bf from i-SITE or ticketek.

Tina Turner Tribute: Dome Room, Saturday, August 22, 7pm. Presales $20 from eventfinda or The Aviary, cash. $25 on the door. Cash only.

Choral Capers: A smorgasbord of Handel, Mozart, world music and more. Gisborne Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church. Free entry, Sunday, August 23, 2 pm.

 

Theatre

Calendar Girls: Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road, August 13–22, 7.30pm with a 3pm matinee on August 16. Tickets available from eventfinda.

The Daylight Atheist: Michael Hurst performs Tom Scott’s portrait of his father. Lawson Field Theatre, Sunday, August 16, 3.30pm. $30 per ticket + Gold Card Concessions from Gisborne i-SITEs. Brought to you by AOTNZ InCahoots with Lawson Field Theatre.

 

What's on at the movies?

Odeon Multiplex

Britt-Marie Was Here: A 63-year-old Swedish woman named Britt-Marie (Pernilla August) lives in a house she keeps spotless and well ordered, but when she discovers her husband of 40 years has been having an affair, her world is turned upside-down. She takes a temporary position as a youth leader at a soon-to-be-closed recreation centre in a struggling small town. Part of the job is to coach a football team of 10-year-olds, and even though she knows nothing about football or children, good things happen.

House of Cardin: A documentary film about Pierre Cardin, the man behind the fashion label. The filmmakers had access to Cardin’s archives and his empire, and were able to interview him at the sunset of a glorious career.

The Secret: Dare to Dream: Based on the 2006 self-help book The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. Katie Holmes plays a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three childen. A devastating storm brings an enormous challenge and a mysterious man who reignites the family’s spirit but who also holds an important secret.

Unhinged; Psychological thriller that starts with a misdemeanour at traffic lights and escalates to a lethal case of road rage. Stars Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A mother becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. She takes a leap of faith with far-reaching consequences. Based on the novel of the same name. Stars Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig and Judy Greer.

Endings, Beginnings: A woman meets two handsome best friends at a party and her life changes.

Radioactive: After her husband’s death, Marie Curie remains committed to science as she tries to explain previously unknown radioactive elements. It becomes clear that her work could lead to applications that could save or destroy lives.

Military Wives: Kristin Scott Thomas stars in a fact-based story of soldiers’ wives forming a choir for mutual support and finding themselves at the centre of a global movement.

Resistance: Marcel Mangel joins the French Resistance to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis. After the war, he gains fame as the mime Marcel Marceau.

Trolls World Tour: The trolls unite to save their diverse kinds of music from destruction.

The Personal History of David Copperfield: Dev Patel leads a diverse ensemble cast in the Dickens classic.

 

Dome Cinema

Bel Canto

A famous soprano (Julianne Moore) travels to a military-run South American country to sing at a party for a Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). As the audience gathers, a guerrilla group takes over the mansion and demands the release of imprisoned comrades. In a month-long standoff, music plays a part in overcoming the language barrier, and bonds develop.

Endings Beginnings: A woman meets two handsome best friends at a party and her life changes.

The Trip to Greece: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play versions of themselves on a trip to Greece, eating, sightseeing, doing impressions and engaging in banter as they go.

A Bump Along the Way: A woman in her 40s has a drunken one-night stand and gets pregnant, much to the horror of her disapproving daughter.

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS: Actually, Friday night, next week — Eagles tribute act Motel California returns to the Dome.Picture supplied