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Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. $10 at the door.

The Sesh

Come and listen to talented rangatahi at Tautua Village, 100 Grey Street. Wednesday, April 13, 6pm. For tickets email thesesh@tautuavillage.com or text 022 389 3607. Tickets $10 and all proceeds go to the acts.


Easter Soundcheck

Beleza Events presents Easter Soundcheck, featuring Brazilbeat, Stix, Morgz and DJose. Smash Palace, Thursday, April 14. Tickets from eventbrite.co.nz

Fundraising karaoke night

Gisborne Centre Stage theatre group is hosting a karaoke night to raise funds for their production of Rock of Ages. Dress up in 80s costumes to be in to win. Lawson Field Theatre Rose Room, Saturday, April 23. Text 027 536 8096 to book a space.


Bringing Metallica back to Smash Palace, Saturday, April 30, 9pm. Tickets from trybooking.com or $20 at the door.


Avenue Q auditions

Musical Theatre Gisborne is auditioning for Avenue Q The Musical, which will be onstage in July 2022. Auditions Saturday, from 9.30am, MTG clubrooms, 101 Innes Street.

A Skull in Connemara

Unity Theatre’s Norman Maclean-directed A Skull in Connemara is coming. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz or from the Gisborne i-SITE. Postponed to June 3 to 11.

Rock of Ages

Gisborne Centre Stage presents Rock of Ages, coming to Lawson Field Theatre in August. R16. Tickets from ticketek or from the Gisborne i-SITE.


Harikoa te Ngakau

The mahi in this exhibition was influenced by observations weaver Michelle Hinekura Kerr made while spending time with her whānau during the summer break. Tairāwhiti Museum, until May 8.

Shine On

Bronwyn Furlan and Kathy Grimson have enjoyed many years of quilting and are showcasing their collection at Tairāwhiti Museum, until May 1.


Baye Riddell presents the exhibition Tihei, on display at Te Waihi Gallery, 135 Waima Road, Tokomaru Bay.

Textiles Alive

For their latest exhibition, four textile artists have set themselves the challenge to focus on creating oversized fabric artworks all presented in their uniquely individual styling. The artists contributing to this fabric fiesta are Irene Smith, Morva Thompson, Lina Marsh and Deb Williams. Tairāwhiti Museum, opening Saturday.


Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. Set in the 1930s, the story leads up to the Wizarding World’s involvement in World War 2 and explores the magical communities in Bhutan, Germany and China, in addition to previously established locations including the United States and the United Kingdom.

Rabbit Academy

German-made animated film. Max is the first city rabbit to be in the master class for Easter rabbits. When the Easter rabbits’ most powerful magical possession, the “golden

egg”, turns black, Max and his friends must find their own superpower to protect Easter. Leo, the leader of a gang of city rabbits, wants to destroy

Easter, and tricks a family of foxes into stealing all the Easter eggs. Max’s only chance to save Easter lies in teaming up with the fox Ferdinand. But can a rabbit really trust a fox?

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Further adventures of the supersonic hedgehog, with a cast that includes Jim Carrey and the voice of Idris Elba.


Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his fate, Dr Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) takes a desperate gamble. At first it seems to be a radical success, but a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil, or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

The Duke

In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London’s National Gallery. His ransom notes say he will return the painting if the government invests more in elder care. Stars Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode and Fionn Whitehead.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Japanese animated dark fantasy film, based on the manga series Jujutsu Kaisen 0, a prequel to the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, both created by Gege Akutami.


Two former Army Rangers are paired against their will on a road trip down the US Pacific coast in a race to get to the funeral of a fellow soldier. Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (played by three Belgian Malinois dogs) eventually find common ground.


Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) seek the greatest treasure never found. Also stars Sophia Ali, Antonio Banderas and Tati Gabrielle.


Night Raiders

A New Zealand/Canadian co-production set in a 2043 North America where cities are controlled by the military, and children are property of the state. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a state children’s academy and get her daughter back. Stars Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Alex Tarrant.

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Trailblazing photographer Helmut Newton had a defining impact on fashion and art. Writer-director Gero von Boehm uses interviews with some of the late photographer’s subjects, including Isabella Rossellini, Charlotte Rampling and Catherine Deneuve, to shed light on Newton’s art.

It Snows in Benidorm

Peter is given early retirement from his bank job in Manchester and decides to seek out his brother Daniel in Benidorm, Spain. Daniel owns a nightclub but has vanished. Two women Peter meets cause him to re-examine his life. Stars Timothy Spall, Sarita Choudhury and Ana Torrent.