Gig guide

WIZ KID: Turanga FM radio host and all-around entertainer Walter ‘The Wiz’ Walsh will host the second concert in the live on the lawn series this Friday the 13th. Picture by Ben Cowper

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0635.

THIS WEEK

Walter Walsh, “The Wiz”: Live on the Lawn free concert series Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 13 (6 – 8pm).

Big Blues Up: Poverty Bay Blues Club in collaboration with Smash Palace, present a night of blues, featuring Grant Haua (Swamp Thing), Cross Creek Blues Band, Lazy 50, Rich Alexander, Waywood Angels, Lesley Niania Band, Manphibian and Doug Snelling (door charge $15). Smash Palace; January 14 (6pm - 1am).

Totally Awesome 80s: Pull out your lycra and sweat bands for this 80s-themed extravaganza. Prizes to be won. (R18, tickets cost $10). The Dome Cinema; January 14 (9pm till late).

Tiromoana Summer Concert Series: A mid-week piano recital by Germany-based, New Zealand pianist Jun Bouterey-Ishido, featuring a selection of works by Beethoven, Bartok, as well as Eroica Variations. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street; January 18 (7.30pm).

Common Time: Live on the Lawn free concert series. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 20 (6 – 8pm).

ManaLion, East Coast Breevas and Tunes of I: Dome Room; January 20 (9pm).

Sunsmash: Smash Up Summer continues with The Jason McIvor Collective, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kauaua, The Search and Say Monika ($10 door charge). Smash Palace; January 20 (7pm - 1am).

Fly My Pretties: Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North; January 21 (7.30pm).

COMING UP

The Los Angeles MC Hoody Time and Wellington’s ABRZY: Island Kings tour, with support from King Dynamite. Smash Palace; January 27 (9pm - 12midnight). R18

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Join the ukelele revolution, coaxing ukulele players, currently undercover in our region, to be seen and heard. January 27; Gisborne Bowling Club (7.30pm).

Gisborne Concert Band: Live on the Lawn free concert series. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 27 ( 6 – 8pm).

Boomshack Band: Ricky Boyd returns to the stage with the band for some more toe-tapping 50s rock ‘n’ roll, 60s garage and RnB. Dome Room; January 28 (9pm).

THEATRE

Unity Theatre Auditions: Gisborne playwright and novelist Jackie Davis (Whether I Fall) brings her latest work to life. Set in the final days of World War I, A Time Like This follows Douglas Chapman, a war artist, who returns to Auckland from the battlefields of France. Auditions at Unity Theatre club rooms, 209 Ormond Road; January 22 (3pm).

Grumpy Old Women: Game of Crones: Plenty of laughs, poorly supported breasts and unreliable statistics in this fantasy comedy. War Memorial Theatre; March 28, 2017 (8pm).

Swan Lake: Moscow Ballet company La Classique. Gisborne War Memorial Theatre; May 8, 2017 (7.30pm).

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

The Catch: Director Simon Mark-Brown used his own money to make this New Zealand film about cheating in an annual fishing contest on the Kaipara Harbour. Based on a true story concerning a contest “up north”, the film boasts an appealing cast, great soundtrack, gorgeous scenery, amiable humour and a message about the perils of overfishing. Collateral Beauty: A successful advertising executive (Will Smith), retreating from life following personal tragedy, writes letters to Love, Time and Death. When he gets personal responses, he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived. Also stars Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Michael Pena.

Ballerina: Animated film of a poor orphan girl in 1880s France who runs away from a rural orphanage to Paris at the time of the construction of the Eiffel Tower and chases her dream of becoming a ballerina.

Monster Trucks: Combination live action/animated comedy about a high school senior (Lucas Till) who builds a monster truck from scrapped cars, then finds an unlikely subterranean friend with a taste and talent for speed.

La La Land: A musical comedy-drama that won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Picture of 2016. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are a musician and an aspiring actress who fall in love in Los Angeles.

Red Dog: True Blue: Film exploring events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.

Assassin’s Creed: A criminal is rescued by the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order and becomes entwined in a search for the apple of Eden. He learns he is descended from a member of a secret group who opposed the Order.

Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are space-age travellers awakened from suspended animation 90 years early. As they fall in love, they learn the ship is in danger and the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers depend on them.

Moana: Disney musical comedy adventure featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison and Jemaine Clement. Spirited teenager Moana sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder and meets demigod Maui. Together they face ocean adventure.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The first Star Wars Anthology film, this stand-alone story is set shortly before the events of the original Star Wars.

Sing: Animated comedy about a singing competition organised to try to save a music theatre from closure. Features over 85 classic songs and a stellar voice cast.

DOME CINEMA

Captain Fantastic: A father dedicates his life to bringing up his six children to be extraordinary adults. But a family tragedy forces them to leave their self-created paradise deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and go back to the outside world.

A Man Called Ove: Film written and directed by Hannes Holm, based on Fredrik Backman’s book of the same name. Rolf Lassgard plays Ove, a townhouse neighbourhood’s sullen and world-weary prefect, whose life is turned around when a boisterous family move in next door. After the neighbours’ car knocks over a letterbox, friendship develops. Swedish entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the Academy Awards.

VISUAL ARTS

EXHIBITIONS

Tupara Gallery: Whitingia Exhibition: Contemporary Gisborne artists, including Walter Dewes, Tawera Tahauri, Henare Tahuri, Mokaraka Phil Berry and Nick Tupara come together in this summer exhibition. January 11 to February 20.

Cafe Exhibitions: Get your caffeine fix with a slice of Gisborne art at the following cafes: Flagship Cafe, Verve Cafe, Muirs Bookshop and Cafe and Zest.

The Aviary: Wayno’s STOLEN show is now up at The Aviary. Ends January 31.

Tairawhiti Museum: Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition: The Rongowhakaata people share their history through a large and varied collection of taonga from across New Zealand; A Visual Journey: Judy Le Maistre Smith paintings, prints, ceramics and sketches; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai; works by John Roy; Gladstone Road: Photos celebrating Gisborne’s main drag.

COMING UP

A-Hoe! Exhibition preview: Toihoukura associate professor and artist Steve Gibbs shows a series of paintings inspired by his studies of rarely-seen waka hoe (canoe paddles) from around Europe, New Zealand and America. Tairawhiti Museum; January 20 (5.30pm)

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0635.

THIS WEEK

Walter Walsh, “The Wiz”: Live on the Lawn free concert series Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 13 (6 – 8pm).

Big Blues Up: Poverty Bay Blues Club in collaboration with Smash Palace, present a night of blues, featuring Grant Haua (Swamp Thing), Cross Creek Blues Band, Lazy 50, Rich Alexander, Waywood Angels, Lesley Niania Band, Manphibian and Doug Snelling (door charge $15). Smash Palace; January 14 (6pm - 1am).

Totally Awesome 80s: Pull out your lycra and sweat bands for this 80s-themed extravaganza. Prizes to be won. (R18, tickets cost $10). The Dome Cinema; January 14 (9pm till late).

Tiromoana Summer Concert Series: A mid-week piano recital by Germany-based, New Zealand pianist Jun Bouterey-Ishido, featuring a selection of works by Beethoven, Bartok, as well as Eroica Variations. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street; January 18 (7.30pm).

Common Time: Live on the Lawn free concert series. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 20 (6 – 8pm).

ManaLion, East Coast Breevas and Tunes of I: Dome Room; January 20 (9pm).

Sunsmash: Smash Up Summer continues with The Jason McIvor Collective, Dion Whaanga, Kings of Kauaua, The Search and Say Monika ($10 door charge). Smash Palace; January 20 (7pm - 1am).

Fly My Pretties: Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North; January 21 (7.30pm).

COMING UP

The Los Angeles MC Hoody Time and Wellington’s ABRZY: Island Kings tour, with support from King Dynamite. Smash Palace; January 27 (9pm - 12midnight). R18

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Join the ukelele revolution, coaxing ukulele players, currently undercover in our region, to be seen and heard. January 27; Gisborne Bowling Club (7.30pm).

Gisborne Concert Band: Live on the Lawn free concert series. Marina Park, Lawson Field Theatre riverbank; January 27 ( 6 – 8pm).

Boomshack Band: Ricky Boyd returns to the stage with the band for some more toe-tapping 50s rock ‘n’ roll, 60s garage and RnB. Dome Room; January 28 (9pm).

THEATRE

Unity Theatre Auditions: Gisborne playwright and novelist Jackie Davis (Whether I Fall) brings her latest work to life. Set in the final days of World War I, A Time Like This follows Douglas Chapman, a war artist, who returns to Auckland from the battlefields of France. Auditions at Unity Theatre club rooms, 209 Ormond Road; January 22 (3pm).

Grumpy Old Women: Game of Crones: Plenty of laughs, poorly supported breasts and unreliable statistics in this fantasy comedy. War Memorial Theatre; March 28, 2017 (8pm).

Swan Lake: Moscow Ballet company La Classique. Gisborne War Memorial Theatre; May 8, 2017 (7.30pm).

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

The Catch: Director Simon Mark-Brown used his own money to make this New Zealand film about cheating in an annual fishing contest on the Kaipara Harbour. Based on a true story concerning a contest “up north”, the film boasts an appealing cast, great soundtrack, gorgeous scenery, amiable humour and a message about the perils of overfishing. Collateral Beauty: A successful advertising executive (Will Smith), retreating from life following personal tragedy, writes letters to Love, Time and Death. When he gets personal responses, he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived. Also stars Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Michael Pena.

Ballerina: Animated film of a poor orphan girl in 1880s France who runs away from a rural orphanage to Paris at the time of the construction of the Eiffel Tower and chases her dream of becoming a ballerina.

Monster Trucks: Combination live action/animated comedy about a high school senior (Lucas Till) who builds a monster truck from scrapped cars, then finds an unlikely subterranean friend with a taste and talent for speed.

La La Land: A musical comedy-drama that won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Picture of 2016. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are a musician and an aspiring actress who fall in love in Los Angeles.

Red Dog: True Blue: Film exploring events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.

Assassin’s Creed: A criminal is rescued by the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order and becomes entwined in a search for the apple of Eden. He learns he is descended from a member of a secret group who opposed the Order.

Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are space-age travellers awakened from suspended animation 90 years early. As they fall in love, they learn the ship is in danger and the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers depend on them.

Moana: Disney musical comedy adventure featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison and Jemaine Clement. Spirited teenager Moana sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder and meets demigod Maui. Together they face ocean adventure.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The first Star Wars Anthology film, this stand-alone story is set shortly before the events of the original Star Wars.

Sing: Animated comedy about a singing competition organised to try to save a music theatre from closure. Features over 85 classic songs and a stellar voice cast.

DOME CINEMA

Captain Fantastic: A father dedicates his life to bringing up his six children to be extraordinary adults. But a family tragedy forces them to leave their self-created paradise deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and go back to the outside world.

A Man Called Ove: Film written and directed by Hannes Holm, based on Fredrik Backman’s book of the same name. Rolf Lassgard plays Ove, a townhouse neighbourhood’s sullen and world-weary prefect, whose life is turned around when a boisterous family move in next door. After the neighbours’ car knocks over a letterbox, friendship develops. Swedish entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the Academy Awards.

VISUAL ARTS

EXHIBITIONS

Tupara Gallery: Whitingia Exhibition: Contemporary Gisborne artists, including Walter Dewes, Tawera Tahauri, Henare Tahuri, Mokaraka Phil Berry and Nick Tupara come together in this summer exhibition. January 11 to February 20.

Cafe Exhibitions: Get your caffeine fix with a slice of Gisborne art at the following cafes: Flagship Cafe, Verve Cafe, Muirs Bookshop and Cafe and Zest.

The Aviary: Wayno’s STOLEN show is now up at The Aviary. Ends January 31.

Tairawhiti Museum: Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition: The Rongowhakaata people share their history through a large and varied collection of taonga from across New Zealand; A Visual Journey: Judy Le Maistre Smith paintings, prints, ceramics and sketches; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai; works by John Roy; Gladstone Road: Photos celebrating Gisborne’s main drag.

COMING UP

A-Hoe! Exhibition preview: Toihoukura associate professor and artist Steve Gibbs shows a series of paintings inspired by his studies of rarely-seen waka hoe (canoe paddles) from around Europe, New Zealand and America. Tairawhiti Museum; January 20 (5.30pm)

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