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Gizzy Gig Guide


Heath Franklin’s Chopper — The Silencer

War Memorial Theatre, tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets from ticketek

Pocket Money

Smash Palace, Friday, 8pm. Free entry.

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, 8pm. Tickets from eventfinda.

Sunday afternoon concert: guitarists Bruno Guedea & Christopher Everest

Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, 2pm. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for Friends of the Museum, and free for students (with ID) and children.


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.co.nz. SOLD OUT

Supreme Brother Sound

Celebrate a new EP release. Dome Room, Saturday, July 24. Presales $20 from Dome Bar or Aviary, $25 on the door.

French for Rabbits — The Overflow single release tour

Dome Room, Thursday, August 5. Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz or direct from venue. Pre-sales $25+bf. Unwaged $15 (limited to 30). Tickets from www.frenchforrabbits.com. Special guests to be announced.

Motel California Eagles tribute

Dome Room, Saturday, August 21, 8.30pm. Presales from $30+bf from eventfinda or $30 cash sales from Aviary.


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 Street.

Blackadder lll

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

Aperture - The life and work of Ans Westra

Lawson Field Theatre, Wednesday, July 14, 7.30pm. Tickets $30 adult; $25 Gold Card; $20 students, from eventfinda.co.nz


Hoea! Gallery

Ko Wai! Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maia Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa. Closing night tomorrow night, 6pm.

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.



Moonbound tells the story of little Pete, who embarks on an enchanting journey together with June bug Mr Zoomzeman and the Sandman to rescue his little sister from the evil Moon Man.

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI’s digitised champions of the court — a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

After surviving a series of deadly escape rooms designed by Minos Escape Rooms Corporation, Zoey Davis and Ben Miller are determined to bring the corporation to justice for the deaths of those who hadn’t survived the rooms. On their way to confront Minos in New York City, they are trapped with several other survivors of escape rooms. They must work together to get through a gauntlet of more elaborate and dangerous escape rooms to stop the murderous games.

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.

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.



War photographer W Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in a drama about a father who needs help to continue living in his own apartment but refuses to accept it.

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.

Dating Amber

In mid-1990s Ireland, Eddie and Amber stage a relationship to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to liberal London.

Classical guitarists Bruno Guedea and Christopher Everest are the stars of this weekend’s Sunday concert at Tairawhiti Museum.