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This week

Ernie J & Eru Tamanui live

Smash Palace, tomorrow, 7pm, free entry.

Queen Bee

The popular Lynette Stankovich and Wally Te Ua duo sing requests. Outside Elliott Travel, 183 Gladstone Rd, Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Floyd Live

Eight-piece tribute act captures the distinctive sound of Pink Floyd. War Memorial Theatre, Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets $51.50+bf from ticketek.co.nz or Gisborne i-SITE.

Sciolism + Abysm + Teraset

Blackened death metal. Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm, free entry.

Fun Dancing Gisborne

Modern, sequence and social ballroom. Theme: Wear a wig. Wear comfy shoes, no stiletto heels. St Andrew's Church Hall, Saturday, 8pm-late. $10 door sales, incl supper and spot prizes.


New York Nights — remembering the ‘50s

Evolution Theatre Company, Friday, May 28, 7pm. Free entry.

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.


Audition: The Mousetrap

All experience levels and ages welcome for Agatha Christie's classic whodunnit. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, Saturday, 11am-1pm. No appointment/previous experience required. For details visit evolutiontheatre.org.nz/audition


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


Presented by Centre Stage. 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.

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.

Works Flight Path – Nova Avni

Woven art collection based on traditional raranga techniques, mixed with wild Israeli organic weaving. Tairawhiti Museum until July 9.


■ The Artist's Wife

The wife of a famous artist tries to contact his estranged family before his dementia worsens. Stars Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in drama about a father who refuses help.

■ Litigante

A lawyer in Colombia tries to look after her son and ailing mother while dealing with a developing scandal at work.

■ Moon Rock for Monday

A sick nine-year-old girl and a 16-year-old street kid set out for the Moon Rock (Uluru) hoping stories of its healing powers are true.

■ Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

Documentary on the bebop pianist and composer, built around footage described by film producer Bruce Ricker as “the Dead Sea Scrolls of jazz”. Clint Eastwood's Malpaso production studio funded the film's completion.

Odeon Multiplex

A Quiet Place Part II

A family venture out into a post-apocalyptic world where blind monsters with acute hearing roam. Stars Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy.


Oscar winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a live-action film about the rebellious early days of the 101 Dalmatians bad egg, Cruella de Vil, or Estella as she was known in her youth.

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.

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 committed in a familiar style.

■ 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.

■ Land

An emotionally scarred woman retreats to the wilds of the Rockies, where a 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 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 making “oily cakes” using the milk they sneak by night from the first cow in the territory.

■ Nomadland

A newly widowed woman leaves her home town and travels around the US 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 a 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

The cat-and-mouse stars of the 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.