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Moana Maniapoto

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

This week

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

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

The Search present a Green Day tribute: Smash Palace, Saturday, $5 at the door. (7pm).

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society present settings of 14 poems by New Zealand poets. Also, Sings Harry by Douglas Lilburn, two waiata and a piano trio by New Zealand composer Craig Utting. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday (2pm). Tickets at the door or from a choir member.

Coming up

Head Like a Hole: Smash Palace, Friday May 5. Tickets $40 on Eventfinda, 0800 289 849

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, $20. (7pm). Book at The Cosmopolitan Club

Temple of the Grunge: Napier-based tribute act play hits from the big names from the 1990s like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and more. The Dome, May 13, (9pm).

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

University of Notre Dame Concert Band, US: Presented by Gisborne Concert Band, May 27, War Memorial Theatre (7pm).

Piano Extravaganza VII: The seventh version of the popular annual event featuring multiple hands on multiple keyboards. June 5, St Andrew’s Church, (12.30pm).

Nya King sings Whitney Houston: Direct from the UK, War Memorial Theatre, July 9 (7pm).

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

Theatre

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 mismatched couples valiantly negotiate the pitfalls of a later-in-life OE. Gisborne 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

Mystic Time Bird: New Zealand comedian and actor Rhys Darby turns to ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s never-ending dilemma. War Memorial Theatre, August 14 (8pm).

At the flicks

DOME CINEMA

Personal Shopper: Kristen Stewart plays a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

Winter at Westbeth: Three elderly artists are followed over the course of a year as they pursue their passions. Australian director and cinematographer Rohan Spong reportedly gets it right as he turns his lens on the trio and the building in Manhattan’s Far West Village that they inhabit. The thriving 385-apartment complex was transformed in the 1970s from Bell Telephone Company offices to eclectic artistic experiment.

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

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.

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Met Opera: Roméo et Juliette: Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau play the lead roles in a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the play by Shakespeare. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visual Arts

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

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

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

The Search present a Green Day tribute: Smash Palace, Saturday, $5 at the door. (7pm).

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society present settings of 14 poems by New Zealand poets. Also, Sings Harry by Douglas Lilburn, two waiata and a piano trio by New Zealand composer Craig Utting. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday (2pm). Tickets at the door or from a choir member.

Coming up

Head Like a Hole: Smash Palace, Friday May 5. Tickets $40 on Eventfinda, 0800 289 849

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, $20. (7pm). Book at The Cosmopolitan Club

Temple of the Grunge: Napier-based tribute act play hits from the big names from the 1990s like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and more. The Dome, May 13, (9pm).

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

University of Notre Dame Concert Band, US: Presented by Gisborne Concert Band, May 27, War Memorial Theatre (7pm).

Piano Extravaganza VII: The seventh version of the popular annual event featuring multiple hands on multiple keyboards. June 5, St Andrew’s Church, (12.30pm).

Nya King sings Whitney Houston: Direct from the UK, War Memorial Theatre, July 9 (7pm).

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

Theatre

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 mismatched couples valiantly negotiate the pitfalls of a later-in-life OE. Gisborne 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

Mystic Time Bird: New Zealand comedian and actor Rhys Darby turns to ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s never-ending dilemma. War Memorial Theatre, August 14 (8pm).

At the flicks

DOME CINEMA

Personal Shopper: Kristen Stewart plays a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

Winter at Westbeth: Three elderly artists are followed over the course of a year as they pursue their passions. Australian director and cinematographer Rohan Spong reportedly gets it right as he turns his lens on the trio and the building in Manhattan’s Far West Village that they inhabit. The thriving 385-apartment complex was transformed in the 1970s from Bell Telephone Company offices to eclectic artistic experiment.

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

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.

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Met Opera: Roméo et Juliette: Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau play the lead roles in a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the play by Shakespeare. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visual Arts

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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