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Gizzy Gig Guide


Matt Joe Gow

American back-country troubadour. Smash Palace, tomorrow, 8pm. Free entry.


Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm. Free entry.



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

Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio present David Bowie & the Art of Being Different

Smash Palace, Sunday June, 27, 7pm. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz

Smokefreerockquest finals

Lawson Field Theatre, Friday July 2, 7pm. Adults $20, children $10.

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.

Daniel Champagne

Dome Bar, Saturday, July 17, 3pm and 8pm. Ticket still to be confirmed.



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 17, 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.

Hoea! Gallery

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

Dome Cinema


In a parallel present, Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother when he takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. He treks deep into the forest, pulling cable long distances to connect large, metal cubes that link together the new quantum trading market. In the face of hostility and the threat of robot cablers, he faces a tough choice.

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.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in a drama about a father who needs help but refuses it.

One Ocean Film Tour 2021

A series of ocean-themed short films focusing on adventure, the aquatic environment and inspiration.

Odeon Multiplex

Fast & Furious 9

Vin Diesel is joined by John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron in the latest instalment. See story on this page.

In the Heights

Musical drama based on the stage musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It tells the story of a corner in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City, where everyone pursues their dream of a better life.

Percy vs Goliath

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

Days of the Bagnold Summer

A teenager faces a summer holiday with his mother when he expected to be in Florida with his dad and his dad’s new wife.


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.

Dream Horse

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


Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a live-action film about the early days of Estella, who became the 101 Dalmatians bad egg, Cruella de Vil.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

A 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

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.

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.

Matt Joe Gow: American back-country troubadour. Smash Palace, tomorrow, 8pm. Free entry. "Matt Joe Gow is definitely not just another singer songwriter from Dunedin . . . Where many new releases rely on a sound that can be very similar, 'Break, Rattle and Roll' does the opposite, exploring a diverse approach but still nailing a familiarity and appeal," said an Otago Daily Times review.