Gig guide

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This week

James Porourangi Kerr: Singer/entertainer, Cosmopolitan Club, Saturday (7pm). $15.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer: Comedian as seen on 7 Days and Jono and Ben. Soho Bar, Saturday (8-9pm). $20 from 0800 289 849.

Wellington City Shake-’em-on-Downers: Famed New Orleans jazz surrealists. The Dome Room, Saturday (8pm). $15 presales at The Aviary or $20 at the door.

Coming up

Cash or the Kete Game show and variety performance: Heart of Gisborne-run event, War Memorial Theatre, Friday July 21 (6.30pm)

Grawlixes: Wellington indie/folk band. Set Free album release tour, exploring romance with dry wit and sharp tongue, The Dome Room, Friday July 21 (8-10pm). Tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

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

Paul Ubana Jones: Peppers Beachfront bar and cafe, July 22. Reservations only.

Answers from the Other Side: Sue Nicholson from Sensing Murder, War Memorial Theatre, Monday August 7

Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird, War Memorial Theatre, Monday August 14 (8pm)

Tutus on Tour: Royal New Zealand ballet, War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday September 27 (7.30pm)

Sound of Music: War Memorial Theatre, Tuesday October 10 (7pm)

Isla Grant in concert: War Memorial Theatre, Sunday November 12 (7.30pm)

Theatre

Beauty and the Beast: Musical Theatre Gisborne, War Memorial Theatre, August 2-5. Five shows.

Macbeth: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, August 18-26.

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Second reboot has Tom Holland as Peter Parker, who develops spider-like abilities after being bitten by a special spider. Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark/Iron Man, Peter’s superhero mentor, and Michael Keaton is the supervillain.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul: On a family road trip for a birthday celebration, Greg plans a side trip to a gaming convention to meet his idol.

War for the Planet of the Apes: Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). They engage in an epic battle that will determine the fate of their species and the planet’s future.

Churchill: Brian Cox plays an exhausted Winston Churchill waiting for the launch of the D-Day invasion. Also stars Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill, John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower and James Purefoy as King George VI.

The House: After destroying their daughter’s college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and his wife Kate (Amy Poehler) team up with their neighbours to start an illegal casino.

Despicable Me 3: Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star obsessed with the character he played, and reunites with long-lost twin Dru.

My Cousin Rachel: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Iain Glen star in mystery romance based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel.

Transformers: The Last Knight: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) form an alliance to save the world.

Cars 3: Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) sets out to prove he’s still got it.

Wonder Woman: Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic island life interrupted by a crash-landing pilot (Chris Pine) during World War 1, and vows to help bring peace.

DOME CINEMA

Despite the Falling Snow: British spy film stars Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance and Sam Reid. A young woman in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union pretends to be a Communist but spies for the Americans. She marries a member of the Kremlin elite to get information, falls in love and plans to defect with him. Thirty years later, he returns to see what happened to her.

Polina: A gifted Bolshoi ballerina falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and world travel. Stars Anastasia Shevtsova in the title role, Juliette Binoche as a modern-dance teacher and Niels Schneider as the love interest.

The Time of Their Lives: Out to gatecrash an old lover’s funeral, former film siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes from her retirement home with help from Priscilla (Pauline Collins), “a repressed English housewife”. On the way they get into a love triangle with an Italian millionaire (Franco Nero).

This Beautiful Fantastic: A would-be children’s author (Jessica Brown Findlay) must tidy her garden or be evicted. She befriends a gruff, gifted gardener (Tom Wilkinson).

Pecking Order: Rivalries, club infighting and the looming national championships form the backdrop to this documentary featuring the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club.

Visual arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The 100 Days Project group exhibition, until December 10; Flying Moas retrospective, to August 13; Recovery, Women who served overseas in World War 1, until July 17; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai.

Toi Matapu: Te Wananga o Aotearoa, opens tonight (6pm).

Muirs Bookshop and Cafe: Paintings by Derek Solomon

Verve Cafe: Fabric art by Tina Drain


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

James Porourangi Kerr: Singer/entertainer, Cosmopolitan Club, Saturday (7pm). $15.

Cori Gonzalez-Macuer: Comedian as seen on 7 Days and Jono and Ben. Soho Bar, Saturday (8-9pm). $20 from 0800 289 849.

Wellington City Shake-’em-on-Downers: Famed New Orleans jazz surrealists. The Dome Room, Saturday (8pm). $15 presales at The Aviary or $20 at the door.

Coming up

Cash or the Kete Game show and variety performance: Heart of Gisborne-run event, War Memorial Theatre, Friday July 21 (6.30pm)

Grawlixes: Wellington indie/folk band. Set Free album release tour, exploring romance with dry wit and sharp tongue, The Dome Room, Friday July 21 (8-10pm). Tickets $15 from The Aviary or $20 on the door.

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

Paul Ubana Jones: Peppers Beachfront bar and cafe, July 22. Reservations only.

Answers from the Other Side: Sue Nicholson from Sensing Murder, War Memorial Theatre, Monday August 7

Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird, War Memorial Theatre, Monday August 14 (8pm)

Tutus on Tour: Royal New Zealand ballet, War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday September 27 (7.30pm)

Sound of Music: War Memorial Theatre, Tuesday October 10 (7pm)

Isla Grant in concert: War Memorial Theatre, Sunday November 12 (7.30pm)

Theatre

Beauty and the Beast: Musical Theatre Gisborne, War Memorial Theatre, August 2-5. Five shows.

Macbeth: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, August 18-26.

At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Second reboot has Tom Holland as Peter Parker, who develops spider-like abilities after being bitten by a special spider. Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark/Iron Man, Peter’s superhero mentor, and Michael Keaton is the supervillain.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul: On a family road trip for a birthday celebration, Greg plans a side trip to a gaming convention to meet his idol.

War for the Planet of the Apes: Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). They engage in an epic battle that will determine the fate of their species and the planet’s future.

Churchill: Brian Cox plays an exhausted Winston Churchill waiting for the launch of the D-Day invasion. Also stars Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill, John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower and James Purefoy as King George VI.

The House: After destroying their daughter’s college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and his wife Kate (Amy Poehler) team up with their neighbours to start an illegal casino.

Despicable Me 3: Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star obsessed with the character he played, and reunites with long-lost twin Dru.

My Cousin Rachel: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Iain Glen star in mystery romance based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel.

Transformers: The Last Knight: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) form an alliance to save the world.

Cars 3: Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) sets out to prove he’s still got it.

Wonder Woman: Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic island life interrupted by a crash-landing pilot (Chris Pine) during World War 1, and vows to help bring peace.

DOME CINEMA

Despite the Falling Snow: British spy film stars Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance and Sam Reid. A young woman in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union pretends to be a Communist but spies for the Americans. She marries a member of the Kremlin elite to get information, falls in love and plans to defect with him. Thirty years later, he returns to see what happened to her.

Polina: A gifted Bolshoi ballerina falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and world travel. Stars Anastasia Shevtsova in the title role, Juliette Binoche as a modern-dance teacher and Niels Schneider as the love interest.

The Time of Their Lives: Out to gatecrash an old lover’s funeral, former film siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes from her retirement home with help from Priscilla (Pauline Collins), “a repressed English housewife”. On the way they get into a love triangle with an Italian millionaire (Franco Nero).

This Beautiful Fantastic: A would-be children’s author (Jessica Brown Findlay) must tidy her garden or be evicted. She befriends a gruff, gifted gardener (Tom Wilkinson).

Pecking Order: Rivalries, club infighting and the looming national championships form the backdrop to this documentary featuring the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club.

Visual arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The 100 Days Project group exhibition, until December 10; Flying Moas retrospective, to August 13; Recovery, Women who served overseas in World War 1, until July 17; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai.

Toi Matapu: Te Wananga o Aotearoa, opens tonight (6pm).

Muirs Bookshop and Cafe: Paintings by Derek Solomon

Verve Cafe: Fabric art by Tina Drain


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

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