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Gig Guide: what's happening in Gisborne?

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A movement and dance meditation practice. St Andrew's Church Hall, tonight, 7 – 8.30pm, $7. Bring water bottle and comfy clothes.


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

Gisborne Ukulele Underground

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

Peter Shaw plays live

Christian composer plays in a fundraiser for Stroke Tairawhiti. Tairawhiti Museum, Saturday, 2–3pm, koha entry.

Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio present David Bowie & the Art of Being Different

Smash Palace, Sunday, 7pm. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz


Smokefreerockquest finals

Lawson Field Theatre, Friday July 2, 7pm. Adults $20, children $10.

Musica Viva Gisborne presents pianist Liam Wooding

Reflections & Connections, a programme that features pieces on the themes of reflection (reflecting light, reflective contemplation) and connection (across time, across space, through barriers). Tiromoana, Sunday, July 4, 2.30pm. Entry $25 adults, students free.

Beleza Events presents Ice Block

A Gizzy Kai Rescue benefit gig that includes Paws, Slyone, Stix, Brazilbeat, Geeez, DJose, plus more to be announced. Smash Palace, Saturday, July 10. Tickets from eventfinda.

John Mackill — Live Jazz

Smash Palace, Friday, July 16, 8pm. Free entry.

Daniel Champagne

Dome Bar, Saturday, July 17, 3pm and 8pm. Tickets $20 from eventbrite.com.au

Supreme Brother Sound

EP release party. Dome Room, July 24, 9pm. Tickets $20 from the Dome or Aviary PBC, door sales $25.



Presented by Centre Stage. War Memorial Theatre, final two shows on Saturday. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams' evocation of loneliness and lost love. July 1 — July 11, 7.30pm shows plus two 4pm Sunday matinees. Adults $30+bf, youth $25+bf, drama/lit educators (with ID) $25+bf, seniors $25+bf. Book at trybooking.com via this shortcut https://tinyurl.com/ebwjt292. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St.

Blackadder lll

Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd. Opens Thursday July 8 - July 17, 7.30pm plus two matinees. Tickets from eventfinda, $25+bf.


Te Hau Tahito – The old breeze. The new old, the old new

Works by kai whakairo Eru Brown, Tamanay Tuhou, Houston Pekin, Meka Mauriri, Kiwa Mihaka and Matthew Randall in a show that revisits the origins of these ‘artforms' engineered for the practice of survival. Tairawhiti Museum until August 1.

Te Po Uriuri: The Deep Darkness

Poutu Puketapu's installation that retells the legend of Uru, eldest child of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Tairawhiti Museum until July 21.

Geologica — Margaret Hansen

Tairawhiti Museum until July 25.

Hoea! Gallery

Ko Wai! Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maia Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa.

At the movies

Odeon Multiplex

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Action comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant, Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. Suspended bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) must again team up with hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife (Hayek) to stop a madman (Banderas) from launching a terror attack on Europe.

Fast & Furious 9

Vin Diesel is joined by John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron in the latest instalment. Dom Toretto is living the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, but danger lurks just over the horizon. Dom's crew come together to stop a world-shattering plot by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've encountered — Dom's brother.

In the Heights

Musical drama based on the stage musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It tells the story of a corner in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City, where everyone pursues their dream of a better life. See story on this page.

Days of the Bagnold Summer

A teenager faces a summer holiday with his mother when he expected to be in Florida with his dad and his dad's new wife. Stars Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig.

Dream Horse

True story of racehorse Dream Alliance, bred by a small-town Welsh bartender and raised with the help of weekly contributions from the meagre earnings of friends.


Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a live-action film about the early days of Estella, who became the 101 Dalmatians bad egg, Cruella de Vil.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

A case from the files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It features the first case in US history where a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defence.

Spirit Untamed

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 she must protect.

A Quiet Place Part II

A family venture out into a post-apocalyptic world where blind monsters with acute hearing roam.


Days of the Bagnold Summer

A teenage Metallica fan and his mother must coexist for the holidays after plans for the boy to spend time with his father in Florida fall through. Stars Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig.

One Ocean Film Tour 2021

A series of ocean-themed short films focusing on adventure, the aquatic environment and inspiration.

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.

Ghost World

A 2001 black comedy — with cult film status — based on the 1993-97 comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes. Teenage outsiders played by Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson face a rift in their relationship when one of them takes an interest in an older man (Steve Buscemi) and becomes determined to help his romantic life.