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A movement and dance meditation practice with a variety of sound and rhythms. St Andrew’s Church Hall, tonight 7-8.30pm, $7. See Facebook for more details.

Gisborne Caledonian Society Practice

Social, modern and sequence dancing. St Mark’s Church Hall, tonight 7.30-9.30pm, $5. For more details phone Pat 021 049 7148.

New York Nights: Remember the Fifties Edition

A cabaret-style themed concert for first-time to seasoned performers. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, Friday, 7pm, koha at the door.

A night of the blues

Shayn “Hurricane” Wills, featuring Truda Chadwick and Kriston Batistich. Smash Palace, Friday, 7pm, $10 at door.

Dancing for Life Education

War Memorial Theatre, Saturday, 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, 8.30pm. Tickets $20+bf from undertheradar.co.nz

Queen Bee

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

Gisborne Ukulele Underground

Join in for a strum-along. Smash Palace, Sunday 3-5pm, free entry.

Poverty Bay Blues Club

Euan Fielder memorial night. Dome bar, Tuesday, June 1, 7pm, bands start at 8pm. Entry $5 at the door. All door takings will go to the East Coast Asthma Society.


Elton John tribute

Cosmopolitan Club, Saturday, 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.


Three-piece Tauranga band plays the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Cosmopolitan Club, June 25, 8pm, free entry.



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

Blackadder lll

Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd. Opens Thursday July 8 - Sun July 11, 7.30pm plus two matinees. Tickets from eventfinda, $25+bf.


Te Po Uriuri: The Deep Darkness

Poutu Puketapu’s installation that retells legend of Uru, eldest child of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Tairawhiti Museum.a

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.

Odeon Multiplex

No Man’s Land

The son of a border vigilante accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy, and flees on horseback across the Rio Grande. He becomes a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico as he seeks forgiveness from the father of the dead boy. Stars Frank Grillo, Andie MacDowell, Jake Allyn and George Lopez.

Spirit Untamed

Jake Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore are in the voice cast for a computer-animated film about Lucky, whose aunt moves her to a small town where her adventurous spirit won’t get her into scrapes. It’s too quiet for Lucky until she meets a wild mustang whose freedom she must protect.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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

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.

LET’S DANCE: Energy radiates from these five dance couples who have been coached by fashion designer and dance teacher Sheryl May (centre) for the Dancing for Life Education fundraiser which hits the stage on Saturday. The five couples are Jenny Murray and Fergus Knight, Luke Marks and Tina Drummond, Jason Akuhata-Brown and Hana Edwardson, Shanan Gray and Maiko Lewis-Whaanga and Alex and Kelly Hyland, the only husband and wife team taking part. Picture supplied