Gig guide

THE SEARCH: Gisborne band The Search’s young rockers Kees Albers-Connolly (left), Ethan Hannah, Kyle Hannah and Ben Allan prepare for their Green Day tribute performance at the end of the month.
Picture by Jason Hailes

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0630.

This week

One One One: Three-piece covers band, The Cosmopolitan Club, tomorrow 8pm, no cover charge. Smash Palace, Saturday.

Traamps: The Band Room, Childers Road, Saturday, 2pm.

COMING UP

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Join the ukelele revolution . . . coaxing ukelele players to be seen and heard. All welcome. April 28, Gisborne Bowling Club (7.30pm)

The Search present a Green Day tribute: Smash Palace, April 29.

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society present settings of 14 poems by New Zealand poets. St Andrew’s Church, April 30 (2pm). Tickets at the door or from a choir member.

Head Like a Hole: Smash Palace, Friday May 5. Tickets $40 on Eventfinda, 0800289849

The Frank Burkitt Band: The Dome Room, Saturday May 6, Presales from Aviary or Eventfinda,$20, $25 on the door.

My Name is Moana: Singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto performs at the Cosmopolitan Club, Sunday, May 7, 7pm $20. Booking at The Cosmopolitan Club

Eric Clapton, The Who and Small Faces Tribute Show: Cosmopolitan Club, May 13 8pm, Members $15, Non Members $20

Piano Extravaganza VII: Monday 5 June, St Andrew’s Church,12.30pm

Herman’s Hermits: War Memorial Theatre, Saturday July 22, 7.30pm.

THEATRE

Bless ‘em All: A show with wartime songs and skits directed by Dorothy Fletcher. Musical Theatre Gisborne club rooms. Tickets $20. April 19-23.

COMING UP

Sue Nicholson — Answers From The Other Side: War Memorial Theatre, April 30, 7pm.

The Pickle King: Indian Ink presents a play about love and death and what’s worth preserving, War Memorial Theatre, May 10-12 (7.30pm).

Four Flat Whites in Italy: Two delightfully mismatched couples valiantly negotiate the pitfalls of a later-in-life OE. War Memorial Theatre; May 17 (8pm).

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017: Gaiety Theatre and Kahungunu Marae ( Nuhaka War Memorial Hall), Wairoa. June 2-5. Festival pass and Wairoa Maori Film Awards tickets available through Eventfinda

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2D, 3D): Sequel to the 2014 film and 15th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cast features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Written and directed by James Gunn. Set two to three months after the first film. Guardians travel the cosmos and help Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt) learn more about his true parentage. The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. Gunn has already announced he will return to write and direct Guardians Vol 3.

Going in Style: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin are lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank they blame for loss of their pension funds. Played for laughs, with old favourites in lead roles and capable talent in support roles. Also stars Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd.

Dance Academy: The Movie: Sequel to the Australian TV series, set 18 months after the events of Series 3. It follows the journey of Tara (Xenia Goodwin) as she pursues, against the odds, her dream of being a professional dancer. She moves from Sydney to New York and meets familiar faces along the way.

The Boss Baby: DreamWorks Animation film about the impact of a new baby on a family, as narrated by an imaginative seven-year-old. This baby wears a suit and speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. Voice talent also includes Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

Beauty and the Beast: Live-action/CGI-animated remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kine, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

The Fate of the Furious (2D, 3D): Dom (Vin Diesel) is coerced by criminal mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron) to work against his family.

The Lego Batman Movie: Batman hurts the Joker’s feelings, prompting the Joker to seek “the ultimate revenge”. Great voice cast.

Smurfs: The Lost Village: The smurfs use a mysterious map to find a lost village before Gargamel does. Voices include Mandy Patinkin and Julia Roberts.

Ghost in the Shell: Cyborg counter-terrorist commander The Major must avert the sabotage of artificial intelligence technology.

Lion: An Indian boy separated from his family seeks them from thousands of kilometres away.

DOME CINEMA

Embrace: Australian documentary made by Taryn Brumfitt in response to surveys showing that 90 percent of women are “highly dissatisfied” with their bodies.

Jackie: Portrait of First Lady Jackie Kennedy, with Natalie Portman in the title role.

Dancer: Documentary on the life of Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin.

Aquarius: A retired music critic (Sonia Braga) is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its vintage in a seaside Recife neighbourhood, and engages in a cold war with developers.

The Innocents: A female doctor, working for the French Red Cross in Poland in December 1945, helps a woman give birth at a convent, and ends up helping several nuns raped and made pregnant by Soviet soldiers.

VISUAL ARTS

Arts & Crafts Fair 21st anniversary: Gisborne Girls High, April 22 2pm Free entry, spot prizes, Eftpos

EXHIBITIONS

Toihoukura: Kahutia — an exhibition of drawings by students and staff Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden Street.

Tupara Gallery: Haahi, exhibition by Tairawhiti artists

Tairawhiti Museum: Recovery: Women Who Served Overseas In World War 1. Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition: the Rongowhakaata people share their history in a collection of taonga from across New Zealand. Ends May 21. 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.

Gisborne i-Site: Exhibition space featuring a rotation of works by local artists.

Te Whetu Art Gallery: A range of work by Tolaga Bay artists, from acrylic and oil paintings depicting landscapes, figures and more conceptual imagery, to sculpted kowhai flowers and planter pots.

COMING UP

Flow: Works by Gisborne artist Darryl File, Community Arts Centre, Napier May 5-18

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0630.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0630.

This week

One One One: Three-piece covers band, The Cosmopolitan Club, tomorrow 8pm, no cover charge. Smash Palace, Saturday.

Traamps: The Band Room, Childers Road, Saturday, 2pm.

COMING UP

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Join the ukelele revolution . . . coaxing ukelele players to be seen and heard. All welcome. April 28, Gisborne Bowling Club (7.30pm)

The Search present a Green Day tribute: Smash Palace, April 29.

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society present settings of 14 poems by New Zealand poets. St Andrew’s Church, April 30 (2pm). Tickets at the door or from a choir member.

Head Like a Hole: Smash Palace, Friday May 5. Tickets $40 on Eventfinda, 0800289849

The Frank Burkitt Band: The Dome Room, Saturday May 6, Presales from Aviary or Eventfinda,$20, $25 on the door.

My Name is Moana: Singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto performs at the Cosmopolitan Club, Sunday, May 7, 7pm $20. Booking at The Cosmopolitan Club

Eric Clapton, The Who and Small Faces Tribute Show: Cosmopolitan Club, May 13 8pm, Members $15, Non Members $20

Piano Extravaganza VII: Monday 5 June, St Andrew’s Church,12.30pm

Herman’s Hermits: War Memorial Theatre, Saturday July 22, 7.30pm.

THEATRE

Bless ‘em All: A show with wartime songs and skits directed by Dorothy Fletcher. Musical Theatre Gisborne club rooms. Tickets $20. April 19-23.

COMING UP

Sue Nicholson — Answers From The Other Side: War Memorial Theatre, April 30, 7pm.

The Pickle King: Indian Ink presents a play about love and death and what’s worth preserving, War Memorial Theatre, May 10-12 (7.30pm).

Four Flat Whites in Italy: Two delightfully mismatched couples valiantly negotiate the pitfalls of a later-in-life OE. War Memorial Theatre; May 17 (8pm).

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017: Gaiety Theatre and Kahungunu Marae ( Nuhaka War Memorial Hall), Wairoa. June 2-5. Festival pass and Wairoa Maori Film Awards tickets available through Eventfinda

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2D, 3D): Sequel to the 2014 film and 15th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cast features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Written and directed by James Gunn. Set two to three months after the first film. Guardians travel the cosmos and help Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt) learn more about his true parentage. The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. Gunn has already announced he will return to write and direct Guardians Vol 3.

Going in Style: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin are lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank they blame for loss of their pension funds. Played for laughs, with old favourites in lead roles and capable talent in support roles. Also stars Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd.

Dance Academy: The Movie: Sequel to the Australian TV series, set 18 months after the events of Series 3. It follows the journey of Tara (Xenia Goodwin) as she pursues, against the odds, her dream of being a professional dancer. She moves from Sydney to New York and meets familiar faces along the way.

The Boss Baby: DreamWorks Animation film about the impact of a new baby on a family, as narrated by an imaginative seven-year-old. This baby wears a suit and speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. Voice talent also includes Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

Beauty and the Beast: Live-action/CGI-animated remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kine, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

The Fate of the Furious (2D, 3D): Dom (Vin Diesel) is coerced by criminal mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron) to work against his family.

The Lego Batman Movie: Batman hurts the Joker’s feelings, prompting the Joker to seek “the ultimate revenge”. Great voice cast.

Smurfs: The Lost Village: The smurfs use a mysterious map to find a lost village before Gargamel does. Voices include Mandy Patinkin and Julia Roberts.

Ghost in the Shell: Cyborg counter-terrorist commander The Major must avert the sabotage of artificial intelligence technology.

Lion: An Indian boy separated from his family seeks them from thousands of kilometres away.

DOME CINEMA

Embrace: Australian documentary made by Taryn Brumfitt in response to surveys showing that 90 percent of women are “highly dissatisfied” with their bodies.

Jackie: Portrait of First Lady Jackie Kennedy, with Natalie Portman in the title role.

Dancer: Documentary on the life of Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin.

Aquarius: A retired music critic (Sonia Braga) is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its vintage in a seaside Recife neighbourhood, and engages in a cold war with developers.

The Innocents: A female doctor, working for the French Red Cross in Poland in December 1945, helps a woman give birth at a convent, and ends up helping several nuns raped and made pregnant by Soviet soldiers.

VISUAL ARTS

Arts & Crafts Fair 21st anniversary: Gisborne Girls High, April 22 2pm Free entry, spot prizes, Eftpos

EXHIBITIONS

Toihoukura: Kahutia — an exhibition of drawings by students and staff Maia Gallery, 80 Cobden Street.

Tupara Gallery: Haahi, exhibition by Tairawhiti artists

Tairawhiti Museum: Recovery: Women Who Served Overseas In World War 1. Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition: the Rongowhakaata people share their history in a collection of taonga from across New Zealand. Ends May 21. 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.

Gisborne i-Site: Exhibition space featuring a rotation of works by local artists.

Te Whetu Art Gallery: A range of work by Tolaga Bay artists, from acrylic and oil paintings depicting landscapes, figures and more conceptual imagery, to sculpted kowhai flowers and planter pots.

COMING UP

Flow: Works by Gisborne artist Darryl File, Community Arts Centre, Napier May 5-18

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or call 869-0630.

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