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The Gig Guide

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This week

Leeanne Witthers

Playing all the favourites

Cossie Club, tomorrow, 8pm till late. Free entry.

Supreme Brother Sound

Celebrate a new EP release.

Dome Room, July 24, 9pm.

Presales $20 from Dome Bar or Aviary. $25 on the door.


Sunday, 2pm. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred St, Okitu. Tickets $25 and free for students.

Coming up

Lizard Prom: Unusual Pain EP Release

Come along for some alternative music. Guests: Tauranga-based Threat.Meet.Protocol and locals Uni-Fi. Smash Palace, Friday, July 30, 8–10pm. Tickets: $10 from undertheradar.co.nz or $15 door sales.

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.

New York Nights

A cabaret-style themed concert for first-time to seasoned performers. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, Friday, August 20, 7pm, koha at the door. Register to sing: evolutiontheatre.org.nz

Motel California Eagles tribute

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

Killer Queens

Dome Room, September 4, 8.30pm. Tickets through eventfinda or Aviary $30.

Kendall Elise with support from Maorissey

September 11, 8pm.Tickets through eventspronto.co.nz. Presales from Aviary $15.Door sales $20.

Jackie Bristow Back to the Roots Tour

September 17, 8pm. Tickets from Undertheradar or Aviary $25 cash.


Fearless Fridays: Theatre Improv

For ages 15 and over to get up and put it on the line for a laugh, or sit back and laugh at the crazy antics. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, Friday, July 30, 6.30–8.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.


The Word — Te Kupu

This exhibition explores the impact of the written and printed word in the dissemination of knowledge, and the advancement of literacy and access to knowledge in societies over the centuries. Tairawhiti Museum, until August 17.

Geologica – Margaret Hansen

Tairawhiti Museum until Sunday.

Hoea! Gallery, 67 Gladstone Road Ko Wai!

Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maja Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa.

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.

At the movies



An M. Night Shyamalan film in which a family discover the secluded beach on which they are relaxing is causing them to age rapidly.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

A lone fighter, known as Snake Eyes, is welcomed into an ancient Japanese ninja clan, but finds his loyalties tested when secrets from his past are revealed.

Gunpowder Milkshake

To protect an eight-year-old girl, an assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates to take down a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of henchmen.

Cranston Academy

Animated horror-comedy in which Danny, a maverick high school student, is transferred to a secret boarding school where he opens a portal to monsters from the fifth dimension. To save the school from havoc, he must work with his more successful rival, Liz, and their moth-human-hybrid professor.


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

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Also stars Rachel Weisz and Ray Winstone.

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.

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.

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.

In the Heights

Musical drama based on a 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.



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

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.

Everybody Street

Far Out Film Night documentary celebrates the work of New York’s street photographers and the city that has inspired them.

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.

A WINTER HEARTBREAK: New Zealand School of Music graduates Will King and Nicholas Kovacev will treat ears this Sunday with a performance of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise at Tiromoana. Picture by Kate Bennett