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She Kills Monsters

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

St Andrew's Concert Series Christmas Extravaganza

Come along for a Christmas performance by local pianists, the Gisborne Choral Society, the Gisborne Concert Band and the women's quartet, Euphoria. St Andrew's Church, Sunday, 6pm. Koha or donation to performers for expenses/piano maintenance.


Good Time Selectors Steve King and Campbell Ngata

Come on down and enjoy a social with The Good Time Selectors Steve King and Campbell Ngata spinning the records to give us a little taste of the summer silly season. The Dome, Friday, December 17, 8pm. Free entry. Red light procedures will be in place.

Réveillon at The Globe

Farewell the year that was and celebrate new beginnings by dancing under the stars in the beautiful riverside garden bar. Music from Brazilbeat Sound System and DJosé. VIP tickets include one free glass of bubbly on entry. Limited tickets so get in quick. Globe, 1 Vogel Street, Friday, December 31, 8pm. Tickets from eventbrite.co.nz

SmashFest 9.5

Inverted Entertainment presents SmashFest 9.5, the almost 10th anniversary edition. Featuring Metaltower, Imperial Slave, Abysm, Flesh Merchant and Gizzy rockers Uni-fi. Smash Palace, January 7, 5pm. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

Summer Frequencies

Summer Frequencies Festival will host some of the biggest names in Kiwi music including House Of Shem, DJ Noiz, Tomorrow People, Ardijah, Herbs, Scribe, Che Fu and Three Houses Down. Postponed to March 4 and 5. Gisborne Soundshell. All tickets valid for new date. Tickets from ticketspace.co.nz


Secret Garden auditions

Open auditions for The Secret Garden, directed by Charli Haskel and Nikki Henderson. Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, 10am.

A Skull in Connemara auditions

Unity Theatre's production of Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara. Auditions on January 9, Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road.


Koaka o Whakaaro

Kōaka o Whakaaro is an exhibition of new works by the students and staff from Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Art and Design, showcasing the latest in emerging talent. Tairāwhiti Museum, opening Saturday 10am.

Be the Taniwha

Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere's exhibition is a tribute to leaders who challenged the status quo, paved pathways of empowerment and broke barriers by bringing issues to the surface. Tairawhiti Museum, until March 20.

The Creative Gene

Heather Van Wyk and Raymond Crafts. Tairāwhiti Museum, until January 23.


Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigenousness and creative practice. Hoea! Gallery until December 31.


Rose Plays Julie

An adopted girl seeks out her birth mother and discovers that the woman has no desire to meet her. What she discovers will change both of their lives.

Breaking Bread

Jewish and Palestinian chefs take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of Haifa.

Falling for Figaro

An American fund manager, convinced she has a beautiful voice, quits her job and long-time boyfriend and travels to Scotland to undergo intense training with a former opera diva and fierce competition from other singers.


Computer-animated action comedy in which a fallen henchman named Hank leads a team of Lester and two others, called the “Union of Evil”, who must prevent Baron Blackout from dominating the world.


Clifford the Big Red Dog

A magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) gives Emily (Darby Camp) a small red puppy that overnight turns into a 10-foot canine giant in her small New York apartment. With her single mother away, Emily embarks on an adventure with her impulsive uncle (Jack Whitehall).

Christmas with André

André Rieu hosts a Christmas concert from his Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

A Hindi-language film in which a bodybuilder from Chandigarh, India, falls in love with a Zumba teacher. All goes well until a revelation causes turmoil in their love story.


Paul Atreides, a gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.


The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family, except Mirabel, with a unique gift. However, soon she may be the Madrigals' last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Woody Harrelson plays a deranged serial killer who hosts an alien symbiote. Tom Hardy's Brock and his symbiote, Venom, respond.

A Boy Called Christmas

Nikolas goes to the snowy north searching for his father, who was looking for the village of the elves. Taking with him a reindeer and a pet mouse, Nikolas meets his destiny. Stars Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig and Toby Jones.

The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in a latter-day western film written and directed by Jane Campion, from a novel by Thomas Savage. A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son.


The Eternals — an immortal alien race created by the Celestials and secretly resident on Earth for over 7000 years — must reunite to protect humanity.

Ron's Gone Wrong

A socially awkward schoolboy receives a robot named Ron that's supposed to be his best friend. When Ron starts to malfunction, a shady executive sets out to protect his company's stock price.

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.