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The Light You Throw album release tour. Smash Palace, tomorrow, 8pm.

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, tomorrow, 7pm.

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.

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.

Rhythm n' Lines

Where did everybody go? To the temporary venue for Rhythm n' Lines to dance together again. Sunday, November 21, St Mark's Church, 776 Childers Road. Same cool tunes, same boot stompin' fun, same friendly faces — with a temporary venue until Level 1 sees our return to Smash Palace. $5 entry. Wear your masks until you're dancing, and bring some water.

Dramatic Skies: Cirrus with NZTrio

Tuesday, December 7, 12.30pm and 7pm. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Tickets $25 and $15 for students from eventfinda.co.nz or Gisborne i-SITE.


Rock of Ages pre-audition

Choreography workshop with the show choreographers. Gisborne Centrestage clubrooms, 260 Childers Road, Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am. This is a chance for everyone wanting to audition to go over part of a routine, which will also be repeated on the audition weekend, December 4 and 5.

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.

Calligraphy Masterclass

Lysnar House, November 27, Saturday, 9.30am, $60. Contact Kath McLaughlin on mikecat52@gmail.com or call 867 5366 to book.

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.

Odeon Multiplex

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager (Danielle Macdonald) realises one day in a shower that she has a beautiful voice. Leaving her job and long-time boyfriend, she travels to Scotland, where she undergoes intense training with a former opera diva (Joanna Lumley) and fierce competition from other singers. Also stars Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif and Hugh Skinner.

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 swinging London is not what it seems. Stars New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Terence Stamp and Diana Rigg.

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).


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.

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 comes home from boarding school to find his gin-soaked grandmother has moved in.

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.


Breaking Bread

Jewish and Palestinian chefs take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of Haifa. Dr Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's Masterchef, hosts a journey where the goal is social change through food.

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager realises one day in a shower that she has a beautiful voice. Quitting her job and long-time boyfriend, she travels to Scotland to undergo intense training with a former opera diva and fierce competition from other singers.

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.

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.