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James Roque — Boy Mestizo

Shipwreck Bar, tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets from eventfinda; GA $25+bf, students, Gold Card and Community Services card holders $20+bf.

Gisborne Concert Band conducted by Sean Scanlen

A programme featuring favourites from a wide range of genres. The beautiful counterpoint of Thomas Tallis will be presented alongside Leonard Cohen's melodic genius, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's show tunes alongside New Orleans-style jazz. St Andrew's Church, Saturday, 2pm. Admission free/koha towards performers greatly appreciated.

NZ Music

Lincoln Wright spins records from his extensive collection of NZ vinyl, Smash Palace, tomorrow, 7pm. Free entry.


Raglan groovers with a fun vibe and catchy hooks, with guests Oceanspace and Dosage. Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $10-$20+bf from ticketfairy.com

Rhythm ‘n Lines

Line dancing fundraiser for Dance For Life Education. Smash Palace, Sunday, 3pm. Entry, $5 at the door.


Dancing for Life Education

War Memorial Theatre, Saturday, May 29, 7pm. Tickets available from Gisborne i-SITE or ticketek.

Theia x Vayne

Come along for alt-pop queen Theia and hip-hop sensation Vayne singing in te reo Maori and English, supported by DJ Monoga. Smash Palace, Saturday, May 29, 8.30pm. Tickets $20+bf from undertheradar.co.nz

Elton John tribute

Cosmopolitan Club, June 5, 8pm. Tickets $20, available from the club office.

St Andrew's Lunchtime Concert Series — Piano Extravaganza XI

Pianists Bronwen and Samantha Holdsworth, Coralie Hunter, Isaac Hughes, Catherine Macdonald, Beverley Peach, Sean Scanlen and Trish Tattle, with students Sabine Lapointe, Willow Lawton, Rikki Noble and Sophie Roseman, playing two, three, four (and even more) at a time, on one or two (or more) pianos. Tea/coffee at door. Bring your lunch. Admission free or koha for performers and piano maintenance fund. St Andrew's Church, Monday, June 7, 12.30pm.



Musical Theatre Gisborne, 99 Innes Street. May 15-22. Tickets from i-SITE or eventfinda.


Presented by Centrestage. War Memorial Theatre, June 18 – 26. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.


Te Po Uriuri: The Deep Darkness

Poutu Puketapu's installation that retells legend of Uru, eldest child of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Tairawhiti Museum, opens tomorrow, 5.30pm.

Geologica — Margaret Hansen

Tairawhiti Museum until July 25.

Liminal Space

An installation by Cyndy McKenzie. Tairawhiti Museum.

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by Melanie Tangaere Baldwin, and Matthew Couper.

Hoea! Gallery

Ko Wai!

Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maja Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa. Opens Saturday, 2pm, 67 Gladstone Road.

Tu te Whaihanga

Tū te Whaihanga is a resurgence of the creative genius of the past, and carries the cultural aspirations of tangata whenua into the future. Tairawhiti Museum until May 30.

Odeon Multiplex

Finding You

A violinist visiting an Irish village for a semester of overseas study falls in love with an actor shooting scenes for an adventure fantasy. Forces linked to his stardom threaten to crush their hopes.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Chris Rock stars as a detective working in the shadow of an esteemed veteran (Samuel L Jackson) as he tries to solve murders reminiscent of the city's gruesome past.


Indian Hindi-language action film starring Salman Khan.

Those Who Wish Me Dead

A smoke jumper and a 12-year-old boy fight for their lives as two assassins pursue them through the wilderness. Stars Angelina Jolie.


An emotionally scarred woman retreats to the unforgiving wilds of the Rockies, and a local hunter brings her back from the brink of death.

James & Isey

Isey and her son invite a filmmaker into their lives in the week leading up to her 100th birthday.

Wrath of Man

A new security guard for a cash truck (Jason Statham) surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. Soon the marksman's motives become clear as he takes dramatic steps to settle a score.

First Cow

Two friends in the 1820s American Northwest see a chance to get ahead by using the milk they sneak by night from the first cow in the territory, to make “oily cakes”.


Winner of Oscars for best picture, best director (Chloé Zhao) and best actress (Frances McDormand). After her husband dies, a woman leaves her home town and travels around the United States as a van-dwelling working nomad.

Mortal Kombat

Reboot of the Mortal Kombat film series based on the video game franchise.

Six Minutes to Midnight

Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench star in film about an English finishing school for girls from influential families of Nazi Germany, and a teacher's warnings of sinister motives.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Live-action/computer-animated hybrid where the cat-and-mouse stars of the old theatrical short-film series get another feature-film outing.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter can't seem to shake off his reputation for mischief. Once he ventures out of the garden, Peter finds a world where mischief is appreciated.

Godzilla vs Kong

Mythic adversaries do battle, with the fate of the world at stake.



A character study set in Bogota, Colombia, in which a lawyer tries to look after her young son and ailing mother while dealing with a developing scandal at work.

Moon Rock for Monday

Nine-year-old Monday, home-schooled by her father in Sydney with a weekly visit to the hospital her only outing, believes the Moon Rock (Uluru) will heal her. She meets 16-year-old Tyler, a street kid with a big heart. They embark on a road trip to the Northern Territory to find the Moon Rock.


Three Maori cousins are separated in childhood when one of them is taken away and raised in an orphanage, but the two still at home never stop hoping that the cousin who left will return.