■ The Mish Continues — featuring Che Fu Lion Rezz and more
Smash Palace, Friday, 8pm. Tickets: $30 from ticketspace. Limited door sales.
■ Troops of Doom
Come along for heavy metal music. Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. Tickets: $10 door sales.
■ Classical/jazz music meld
John Mackill's Jazz Collective combine with the Gisborne Orchestra to present a wonderful afternoon of musical treats. Tickets at the door. $15 entry, $10 seniors and students. Eftpos available.
■ Motel California Eagles tribute
Dome Room, Saturday, August 21, 8.30pm. Presales from $30+bf from eventfinda or $30 cash sales from The Aviary.
■ Killer Queens
Dome Room, September 4, 8.30pm.Tickets from eventfinda or The Aviary $30.
■ Kendall Elise: Let The Night In album release tour
With support from Maorissey. Dome Room, Saturday, September 11, 8pm.Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz Presales from The Aviary $15. Door sales $20.
■ Jackie Bristow: Back to the Roots tour
Dome Room, Friday, September 17, 8pm. Tickets from undertheradar or The Aviary $25 cash.
■ Gisborne Ballet Group Dance Competitions
Watch local dancers perform tap, hip-hop, modern and ballet. War Memorial Theatre, Friday, 6pm, Saturday 9am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, Sunday, 9.30am. Cash-only tickets from the venue; session price: $5 adults, $2 children.
■ 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, tomorrow, 6.30 – 8.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales.
■ 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
■ Annie: The Musical
Musical Theatre Gisborne presents Annie. War Memorial Theatre, November 5 - 13, 7.30pm, plus two matinees. Tickets from ticketek.
Colonies is a series of works inspired by the diverse ecosystems seen in thriving coral reefs. These underwater structures are built from individual organisms known as coral polyps. Teeming with life and bursting with colour, the reef and its occupants form a symbiotic relationship where one is dependent on the other for survival. Tairawhiti Museum until October 3.
■ Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers
Tairawhiti Museum, until September 19.
■ 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.
■ The Mole Agent
A documentary follows what happens when an 83-year-old man is hired to pose as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse. His reports become less frequent as he unilaterally varies the conditions of his assignment to take in pastoral care for the residents.
■ The Godmother
A French-Arabic translator in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit realises she knows the mother of one of the drug dealers and decides to cover for him. Soon she is using her insider knowledge and police resources to build her own crime network.
War photographer W Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.
■ Birth Time
Documentary that follows three women on a mission to find out why an increasing number of women are emerging from their births physically and emotionally traumatised. Their discoveries lead the trio to forge a movement that hopes to change the face of maternity care in Australia and across the developed world.
■ Free Guy
A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) realises he is a background character in a video game that will soon go offline.
Matt Damon stars as an American oil-rig worker who travels to France to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she says she did not commit. Against all odds, he builds a new life as he tries to clear his daughter's name.
■ Coming Home in the Dark
Kiwi film. A teacher (Erik Thomson) and his family are taken by two drifters on a nightmare road trip with links to a dark event in the past.
■ The Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Daniela Melchior, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone (voicing a walking shark) star in a DC Comics-derived story of villains released from prison for a kamikaze mission on behalf of the US government.
■ Tunka Tunka
Hardeep Grewal plays the lead role in this Punjabi film of a cyclist who overcomes the odds to chase his dreams.
■ The Misfits
Renowned thief Richard Pace (Pierce Brosnan) is recruited by a band of modern-day Robin Hoods to help steal millions in gold bars stashed beneath one of the world's most secure prisons.
■ Jungle Cruise
Riverboat captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) transports British scientist Dr Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), and her brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess great healing powers. They come up against dangerous animals, a deadly environment and a competing expedition.
■ The Justice of Bunny King
Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) is Bunny King, a mother of two trying to get her children back but making questionable decisions as she tries to do the right thing.
An M. Night Shyamalan film in which a family discover that the secluded beach on which they are relaxing is causing them to age rapidly.
■ Space Jam: A New Legacy
LeBron James and his son Dom get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitised champions of the court.
■ 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.