The Gig Guide
Smash Palace. Tonight, 8pm. Early-bird tickets $30 from ticketspace. VIP tickets $60 and include meet and greet with artists.
Fourteen rock and metal bands, two stages, fire dancing, medieval fighting, workshops, vendors and beachside camping. Smash Palace. January 10-11. Tickets $40-60+bf from eventfinda.
Free concert at Marina Park. Bring a picnic. January 10 (6pm).
Good Vibes Summer Festival
Outdoor Theatre/Soundshell Saturday, January 11. Early-bird $99+bf, $119+bf. Tickets available from www.goodvibesfestival.co.nz
Dome Room, January 11. Presales $15 from the Dome or Aviary or $20 at the door.
Acoustic blues with Richard Alexander
Wrights Wines Cellar Door, Saturday January 11, 1.30pm. Bookings encouraged.
Matawhero Wines. Sunday, January 12 (1-3pm). Free entry with lunch.
G ‘n I
Free concert at Marina Park. Bring a picnic. January 17 (6pm).
Easy listening with Neil Smoker
Matawhero Wines, Sunday, January 19, 1-3pm. Free entry with lunch.
Quebecois folk five-piece merges elements of traditional folk, indie, jazz, pop and bluegrass. Dome Room, January 22 (7pm). Tickets $20 from Aviary or rosierband.com
Gisborne Country Music Club
Free concert at Marina Park. Bring a picnic. January 24 (6pm).
Melbourne electronic synth pop solo artist. Dome's garden bar, Saturday, January 25, 8.45pm. Free entry.
Matawhero Wines, Sunday, January 26, 1-3pm. Free entry with lunch.
Tirimoana Summer Concert Series presents William King (baritone) and Bruce Greenfield (piano)
Sunday, January 26, 2.30pm, Tirimoana, 41 Winifred Street. Tickets $25. Children and students free. Reservations essential. Phone 021 170 7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tierra y Mar
Paul Bosauder flamenco tour. Wednesday, January 29, 8.30pm. Lawson Field Theatre. Tickets $55, seniors/students $47.50. Bookings at eventfinda and iSite.
The Lieutenant's Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye. Native Voices: Ko au, ko matau - I am, we are. Tu te Whaihanga — 37 taonga. Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm.
Muir's Bookshop Cafe
Fabric art by Christina Drain.
A Second Fruiting: Collaborative works by John Walsh, Richard Rogers and Daryl File.
Paul Nache Gallery
Blue vs Red, work by contemporary Maori artist Kauri Hawkins.
AT THE MOVIES
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Animated comedy touted as a stand-alone sequel to Shaun the Sheep Movie and based on the claymation TV series Shaun the Sheep. Shaun and the flock meet a cute alien with extraordinary powers and must get her home before the Ministry for Alien Detection finds her.
Playing with Fire
John Cena plays the commanding officer of a group of smoke jumpers in remote California woodlands. After rescuing three children from a burning cabin, he is told that under “safe haven laws” he must care for the children until they are released to a parent or guardian. All does not go smoothly, yet the children and smoke jumpers bond in adversity.
American expatriate Mickey Pearson has created a marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he is looking to cash up and get out, the news triggers mayhem as outsiders try to take over. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.
Spies in Disguise
Super-spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) becomes a pigeon as he and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) team up for the ultimate mission.
Four sisters are determined to live life on their own terms. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep.
Jumanji: The Next Level
Old friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, but the game has changed, and so have they. Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito join the cast.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern and Thomas Haden Church star in feel-good story of a Down syndrome man who runs away to become a pro wrestler, on the way befriending an “outlaw” who becomes his coach and ally.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order again.
Elsa and friends set out on a momentous journey to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Feel-good story of a Down syndrome man who runs away to become a pro wrestler, on the way befriending an “outlaw” who becomes his coach and ally.
Chicken farmer Raymond plans to save his business by making online videos starring his loyal chicken Roxane. French-language comedy featuring Lea Drucker and Guillaume de Tonquedec.
Mrs Lowry and Son
Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall star as Elizabeth Lowry and her son, L. S. Lowry. The latter painted scenes of life in the industrial northwest of England in the mid-20th century, but his mother did not think much of his work.
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Colin Burstead hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. But Colin's position of power in the family is under threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David. Stars Neil Maskell and Sam Riley.