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Gig Guide


The Lazy-Fi Rock Show

Lazy Fifty and UNI-FI join forces to celebrate the release of their new albums with the Lazy-Fi Rock Show. Smash Palace, tomorrow, 8pm. SOLD OUT

Michael Llewellyn

Dome Room, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $22.50+bf from undertheradar.co.nz

Michael Houstoun

Catch the famed pianist in what will likely be his last show in Gisborne. Lawson Field Theatre, Sunday, 2.30pm. Tickets $50 for adults and $20 for students. No door sales. For tickets contact gillco@gisborne.net.nz or 021 170 7641.


Lake South

The Light You Throw album release tour. Smash Palace, Friday November 19, 8pm.

Gisborne Choral Society: Old French Masters

Faure Requiem and St Cecilia Mass by Gounod. St Andrew's Church, Saturday November 20, 7pm, Sunday November 21, 2pm. $20 for pre-sold entry, $25 on the door.


Rock of Ages info session

Come and hear and ask questions about Rock of Ages, Centrestage's next musical which will be performed in Gisborne next year. Centrestage clubrooms, 260 Childers Road, Monday November 15, 7.30pm.

New York Nights

New York Nights is a cabaret-style concert performed by local artists. The singers range from those gracing the stage for the very first time through to seasoned performers wanting to try out new repertoire. The setting is intimate and the bar is open with drinks and snacks available. Koha at the door. Come on down for an unforgettable New York nightlife experience. Evolution Theatre, Friday November 19.

A One Night Stand

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring members of The Comedy Hub from Manawatu. Evolution Theatre, Saturday November 20, 7pm. Tickets $20 from KiwiTicket or $30 on the door.

Mistletoe, Mayhem and Murder

The “usual suspects” are at it again. Can you solve this whodunnit? Unity Theatre, November 26 – December 4. Tickets on sale at Gisborne i-SITE or on eventfinda.co.nz

She Kills Monsters

Directed by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is Evolution Theatre's latest production. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, December 2 – 12. Tickets available from trybooking.com


Faces of the Coast

Exhibition to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. All proceeds to support the Mahia Wave Warriors. JBC Cafe, 14 Lowe Street, 7.30am to 2 or 3pm Monday to Saturday.

Worlds of Wonder

Artist Julia Rae's self-portrait morphs into a character of dreams creating imagined worlds and illustrating ideas through photographic images. Tairāwhiti Museum until November 21.

Weathered Beauty

Sarah Gordon's Weathered Beauty is an expression of rural thoughts and memories of two Manutūkē farms, and their family. Tairāwhiti Museum until November 28.


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery until December 4.

We Can't Stop Now

Handmade prints by 31 past and present members of the Gisborne Printmakers Group celebrate 45 years of printmaking in the Lysnar House Studios. Tairāwhiti Museum until December 5.

The Creative Gene

Heather Van Wyk and Raymond Crafts. Tairāwhiti Museum, opening November 27 to January 23, 2022.


The Pinkies are Back

The Pink Dragons, an Auckland-based dragon-boating team of breast cancer patients, feature in this New Zealand-made documentary. After having to put out a mixed team with some paddlers who were not breast cancer patients, the paddlers are determined to assemble a 100 percent breast cancer boat.

The Garden of Evil

On December 5, 2001, New Zealand sailor Sir Peter Blake was shot dead on his boat on the Amazon River. Twenty years later, director Larry Keating investigates whether someone ordered the killing of Blake and attacks on other conservationists.

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Stories to uplift and inspire through their depiction of women in extreme sports.

The Rose Maker

A French comedy film about a once-successful rose grower (Catherine Frot) on the brink of bankruptcy. She hires three workers with no horticultural skills and must train them to help save her business.


The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in a modern western film written and directed by New Zealander Jane Campion and based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel. A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.

Last Night in Soho

A young woman is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she meets an aspiring singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and things soon turn menacing.

The Many Saints of Newark

Prequel to The Sopranos TV series. Set in Newark, New Jersey, during the 1960s, the film tracks the development of the young Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini) through his relationship with his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola).

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Now adults, Tim Templeton is a stay-at-home dad for two daughters, while his estranged brother Ted is a big-shot chief executive. Then they take a magical formula that changes them into babies for 48 hours.


After the return of half the population in Avengers: Endgame ignites “the emergence”, the Eternals — an immortal alien race created by the Celestials and secretly resident on Earth for over 7000 years — must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Fuffad Ji

Punjabi film in which the dominant role of the father in a household is challenged by the arrival of a new son-in-law.

Halloween Kills

Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode's trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. The Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to end the reign of terror.

Ron's Gone Wrong

A socially awkward schoolboy receives a walking, talking, digitally connected robot named Ron that's supposed to be his best friend. When Ron starts to malfunction, it draws the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company's stock price.


New Zealand film in which a self-destructive teenager (George Ferrier) comes home from boarding school to find his gin-soaked grandmother (Charlotte Rampling) has moved in.

Becoming Cousteau

National Geographic documentary on Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French undersea explorer who brought the oceans into the living room.

No Time to Die

James Bond, having left active service with MI6, is recruited by the CIA to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which leads to a showdown with a powerful adversary.