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What's on in Gisborne

This week

Choral Capers

A joyous and eclectic outburst from the Gisborne Choral Society. St Andrew’s Church, Saturday, 2pm. Koha entry.

The Sensational 70s

Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, Saturday, 9pm. SOLD OUT.


Decades of Memories

Celebrate sounds from the 60s-80s in a new musical concept. Lawson Field Theatre, November 14 at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE and ticketek.

Crystal Palace ft Sly Chaos, Yancey & Willy Mav

An intimate showcase of drum and bass and electronic music. Dome Bar, Saturday, November 21.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

Performed by Auckland-based pianist Ya-Ting. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Sunday, November 22, 4pm. $25 entry.

Long River Swing

David Paquette with Ben Wilcock and Wil Sargisson. Gaiety Theatre, Saturday, November 28, 7pm. Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, November 29, 2pm. Entry $35. Book at i-SITE Wairoa or phone 06 838 7440. Or phone Tairawhiti Museum on 867 3832.

Gisborne International Music Competition

War Memorial Theatre. First round begins Monday, November 30, 2pm and 7pm. Admission free for the first round, semi-final and final.

Sea Mouse + Set Waves

Dome Bar, Saturday, December 5, 8pm. Tickets $15 from undertheradar.co.nz, or $20 on the door.


Alice in Wonderland

Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street. A Rising Stars presentation. November 13 and 14 at 5.30pm. November 15 at 1.30pm. Tickets at the door. Kids $5, adults $10.

Punch Me In The Face

Learn hand-to-hand stage combat basics in a one-day workshop for ages 15+. You’ll get to use your new skills in an original scene. Pack a bottle of water and a light lunch. Please wear sensible shoes (no jandals or heels) and loose-fitting clothing that you are not afraid to roll around in. Instructor: Dinna Myers, Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, November 21, 11am – 2.30pm. $25.

The Addams Family

Directed by Belinda Campbell. Lawson Field Theatre, December 11-19. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.


On the Wright track

Pen and ink drawings by Leigh Wright. Miharo Gallery, 118 Gladstone Road, tomorrow, 6pm.

Parsing Binaries

JB Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street — A collaborative project from Shannon Novak and Daniel Metcalfe. Opens tomorrow, 6pm.

Te Hono Wai – Where waters meet

Jo Torr explores in costume and textile history cultural exchanges between European and Maori. Tairawhiti Museum until December 6.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers annual exhibition

Tairawhiti Museum until November 10.

Pieces of You

Works from the fine arts collection. Tairawhiti Museum until November 22.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23. Gisborne Artists’ Society members $8 per session or $50 for 8 sessions. Non-members $10 per session. Bring your own sketch pads, pencils and paints.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone


Movie time
Odeon Multiplex


Sam Neill and Michael Caton play feuding farming brothers forced to join forces to save their animals.

I Am Woman

Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays Helen Reddy as she makes her way in the US music industry from the time she arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter to the time she records feminist anthem I Am Woman, and beyond.

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

Ip Man counted Bruce Lee among his students, and the Ip Man films are a reimagining of his exploits at various stages of his life. This one takes as its backdrop China in the time leading up to the Japanese invasion, before World War 2, when Ip Man was a police officer.

The Craft: Legacy

A supernatural horror film that is a stand-alone sequel to the 1996 film The Craft.

The Empty Man

As teens from a small Midwestern town mysteriously disappear, the locals come to believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. A retired cop investigates, and discovers a secretive group trying to summon a horrific, mystical entity.

Honest Thief

A professional bank robber (Liam Neeson) agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But two FBI agents set him up for a murder rap, so he goes on the run to clear his name.

Baby Done

Two arborists are expecting a baby. The father likes the idea but the mother wants to cram in all the experiences she fears she’ll miss out on.


Scientists discover that fragments of a comet will hit Earth in a few days, causing an extinction event comparable to that which wiped out the dinosaurs. Bunkers in Greenland offer the only hope.

The War With Grandpa

A boy will stop at nothing to get his room back from his grandfather, who has come to live with the family after his wife’s death.

The Secret Garden

An orphaned girl finds a magical secret garden on her uncle’s estate.

Dome Cinema

Miss Juneteenth

A former beauty queen and single mother prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.

The Swallows of Kabul

In 1998, Kabul is under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love, and despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.

Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club

A 1995 conversation in a pub in London’s Kings Cross led to the formation of the world’s first gay rugby club, the Kings Cross Steelers. Now there are 60 clubs worldwide and every two years they get together for the world tournament of gay rugby — the Bingham Cup. This film follows the Kings Cross Steelers to the 2018 tournament in Amsterdam.

The Dome Room's Sensational 70s disco night on Saturday is sold out. There will be prizes for the best 70s costumes.