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.
Gisborne Beer Festival
Dust off your Lederhosen and warm up your beer bellies, because it’s Gisborne Beer Festival and Neighbourhood Pizzeria proudly present Oktoberfest, New Year’s Eve Edition. If you have tickets for the postponed event, they are valid for this. Over 10 kegs on tap, including Oktoberfests, Helles, Hefeweizen, Prosts, Lagers, Pilsners, APA’s, light beer and ciders, as well as the usual drinks from Neighbourhood. Friday, December 31, 6pm.
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
Three-piece Tauranga band playing all your favourite covers. Cosmopolitan Club, Friday, December 31, 8.30pm, free entry.
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
Skram Summer Tour
After a hectic and unexpected year of epic releases and fun times, Skram bring their debut Summer Tour to the North Island. Smash Palace, Friday, February 4.
Singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2022. Smash Palace, Friday, March 18. Tickets from livenation.co.nz
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.
Walter ‘Bub’ Dewes
A collection of Walter “Bub” Dewes’ work is on display at Tupara Gallery, 66 Gladstone 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, until February 13.
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.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
After Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man was exposed by Mysterio at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, his life was turned upside down. Parker asks Dr Stephen Strange to help restore his secret identity with magic, but this breaks open the multiverse, allowing the arrival of five supervillains — from alternative realities — who previously fought other versions of Spider-Man. Stars Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch.
West Side Story
Steven Spielberg directs the second film version of the stage musical, itself inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Love at first sight strikes when Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps fuel the fire between the Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.
Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a stage extravaganza in the entertainment capital of the world. But he has to find the world’s most reclusive rock star and persuade him to join them.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
A magical animal rescuer gives Emily a small red puppy that overnight turns into a three-metre canine giant in her small New York apartment. With her single mother away, Emily embarks on an adventure with her impulsive uncle.
Paul Atreides, a young man born into a destiny he doesn’t understand, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
The Madrigal family 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.
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.
The Eternals, an immortal alien race secretly resident on Earth for over 7000 years, must reunite to protect humanity.
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan
Filmmaker Julien Temple dives into the life of Shane MacGowan, the tortured vocalist best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock.
Computer-animated action comedy in which a fallen henchman named Hank leads a team of three, called the “Union of Evil”, who must prevent Baron Blackout from dominating the world.
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.
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.
A Dome Christmas special in which Audrey Tautou stars as a waitress who, despite being caught in her own imaginative world, decides to help people find happiness. Her quest to spread joy leads her on a journey where she finds love.