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Gizzy Gig Guide


Smokefreerockquest, East Coast heats

War Memorial Theatre, tomorrow, 4pm. Tickets $10 at the door, free for children five and under.

Jordan Luck Band plus Ekko Park

Smash Palace, tomorrow, doors open at 6pm. Gig starts at 8pm. Tickets+bf $45 at undertheradar.co.nz

In Winter’s Darkness — Slayer and Death Tribute

Slayer tribute by Ghosts of War. Death tribute by Misanthropy plus support act Flay the Apostle. Smash Palace, Saturday. Tickets $15+bf from www.trybooking.co.nz/GXZ, door $20.

Sunday afternoon concert series

Ben Van Leuven (clarinet) and Otis Prescott-Mason (piano). A programme of works from Brahms to Gershwin. Tairawhiti Museum, Sunday, 2pm. Entry $10 adults, $5 Friends of the Museum, and free for students (with ID) and children.



Three-piece Tauranga band plays the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Cosmopolitan Club, June 25, 8pm, free entry.

Musica Viva Gisborne presents pianist Liam Wooding

Reflections & Connections, a programme that features pieces on the themes of reflection (reflecting light, reflective contemplation) and connection (across time, across space, through barriers). Tiromoana, Sunday, July 4, 2.30pm. Entry $25 adults, students free.

Beleza Events presents Ice Block

A Gizzy Kai Rescue benefit gig that includes Paws, Slyone, Stix, Brazilbeat, Geeez, DJose, plus more to be announced. Smash Palace, Saturday, July 10. Tickets from eventfinda.

John Mackill — Live Jazz

Smash Palace, Friday, July 16, 8pm. Free entry.


Performed by Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty, Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday, 7.30pm. Entry $20 at door.


Presented by Centre Stage. War Memorial Theatre, June 18 – 26. Tickets from i-SITE or ticketek.

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams’ evocation of loneliness and lost love. July 1 - July 11, 7.30pm shows plus two 4pm Sunday matinees. Adults $30+bf, youth $25+bf, drama/lit educators (with ID) $25+bf, seniors $25+bf. Book at trybooking.com via this shortcut https://tinyurl.com/ebwjt292. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St.

Blackadder lll

Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd. Opens Thursday July 8 - July 11, 7.30pm plus two matinees. Tickets from eventfinda, $25+bf.


Te Hau Tahito – The old breeze. The new old, the old new

Works by kai whakairo Eru Brown, Tamanay Tuhou, Houston Pekin, Meka Mauriri, Kiwa Mihaka and Matthew Randall in a show that revisits the origins of these ‘artforms’ engineered for the practice of survival. Tairawhiti Museum until August 1.

Te Po Uriuri: The Deep Darkness

Poutu Puketapu’s installation that retells the legend of Uru, eldest child of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Tairawhiti Museum until July 21.

Geologica — Margaret Hansen

Tairawhiti Museum until July 25.

Paul Nache Gallery

Works by Melanie Tangaere Baldwin, and Matthew Couper.

Hoea! Gallery

Ko Wai! Works by Steve Gibbs, Maia Gibbs, Maia Keane, Rina Kerekere, and Jual Toroa.

Odeon Multiplex

Percy vs Goliath

Christopher Walken plays Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan canola farmer, who was sued in 1998 for allegedly using patented Monsanto seeds without a licence. Schmeiser teamed up with an attorney and an environmental activist to fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Days of the Bagnold Summer

A teenager must spend a summer holiday with his mother when he expected to be in Florida with his dad and his dad’s new wife. An English summer in the suburbs does not live up to his expectations, but his mum tries to perk him up. Stars Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds are the hitman, his wife and the bodyguard respectively in the sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard. This time Antonio Banderas is there as a vengeful madman out to make the world pay, and Morgan Freeman is there, too.


Poppy is “a girl with something extra”. Frustrated by her protective elder brother’s reluctance to arrange what their late father had promised — a mechanic’s apprenticeship — Poppy weighs up her options elsewhere.

Dream Horse

True story of racehorse Dream Alliance, bred by a small-town Welsh bartender (Toni Collette) and raised with the help of weekly contributions from the meagre earnings of friends.


Oscar winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a live-action film about the rebellious early days of the 101 Dalmatians bad egg, Cruella de Vil, or Estella as she was known in her youth.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Another case from the files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It features the first case in US history where a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defence.

Spirit Untamed

Jake Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore are in the voice cast for a computer-animated film about Lucky, whose aunt moves her to a small town where her adventurous spirit won’t get her into scrapes. It’s too quiet for Lucky until she meets a wild mustang she must protect.

A Quiet Place Part II

A family venture out into a post-apocalyptic world where blind monsters with acute hearing roam. Stars Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

The cat-and-mouse stars of the short-film series get another feature-film outing.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Peter can’t seem to shake off his reputation for mischief. Once he ventures out of the garden, Peter finds a world where mischief is appreciated.


Days of the Bagnold Summer

A teenage Metallica fan and his mother must coexist for the holidays after plans for the boy to spend time with his father in Florida fall through. Stars Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig.

Finding You

A violinist visiting an Irish village for a semester of overseas study falls in love with an actor shooting scenes for an adventure fantasy. Forces linked to his stardom threaten to crush their hopes.

The Artist’s Wife

The wife of a famous artist tries to contact his estranged family before his dementia worsens. Stars Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.

HIGH HOPS FOR SUCCESS: Gisborne band The Rabbits are among 31 entries in the Smokefreerockquest East Coast heats being held at 4pm tomorrow at the War Memorial Theatre.