Gig Guide

HEROES AND MORTALS: Brandon Haru, Omer Gilroy and Rebel Reid of South Auckland three-piece Vallkyrie bring their electic stage presence, which blends the Goth, anthemic and theatrical with a love of Nordic mythology, to Gisborne next week.

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

This week

Vallkyrie: With support act Rugged and Wylde Dome Room, tonight, 8pm, $10 at door

Puoro (Maori instruments) musician Matiu Bartlett: Tairawhiti Museum. Tonight. Gold coin entry

Lawrence Arabia: Dome Room, tomorrow, 8pm. Presales undertheradar $15 (plus bf)Door sales $20

Isla Grant in concert: War Memorial Theatre, Sunday, 7.30pm.

COMING UP
Michael Houstoun: Tiromoana, November 15. Only 70 tickets, $35 and $10 for students. Call 868 6443 for bookings.

The Nutcracker: Nadine Antoinette School of Dance, War Memorial Theatre, Saturday November 18 (1.30pm and 6pm)

Nanogirl Live: Spark NZ and Auckland University present a live science spectacular. War Memorial Theatre, Tuesday November 21 (5pm and 7pm)

Saturday Night Fever: War Memorial Theatre, Thursday November 23, (8pm)

Blues and Roots on 35 Music and Arts Festival: Richard Alexander and Grant Haua. Smash Palace (7pm) $10 at the door.

Blues and Roots on 35 Music and Arts Festival: Poverty Bay Blues Club presents quality music and local talent, combined with the best of Tairawhiti’s visual artists. Saturday, November 25. Soundshell Midway Beach, (12noon-8.30pm). Smash Palace (9pm-1am)

Blues on the Harbour: Blues and Roots on 35 festival continues at Crawford Road Kitchen (The Wine Centre). Sunday November 26 (2pm) Free.

Magic Lightbox: Delaney Davidson blends live music and film in his homage to lost ways of storytelling. Dome Room, November 29 (8pm) $20 Book at The Aviary

Gisborne International Music Competition: First rounds November 27- 29. (10am, 2pm, 7pm) Semi-final rounds Friday December 1 (10am, 2pm, 7pm). War Memorial Theatre.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert series: Brass Quartet; four entrants in the Gisborne International Music Competition showcase the sound of brass. November 30, St Andrew’s Church (12.30pm). Koha.

Concert under the Leaves: Contestants in the international music competition present a selection of music. Marina Park, Saturday December 2 (12.30pm)

Gisborne International Music Competition: Competition final, Saturday December 2 (7pm), War Memorial Theatre. Students free, adults $10.


At the flicks

DOME CINEMA
Show Me Shorts: The Sampler: Pick of festival short films has offerings from the UK, New Zealand, Australia and India, covering comedy, drama, animation and coming-of-age genres and ranging in length from seven minutes to 17.

My Year with Helen: One-off screening of documentary in which filmmaker Gaylene Preston follows former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark as she mounts her ultimately unsuccessful run for the position of United Nations Secretary-General.

ODEON MULTIPLEX
Murder on the Orient Express: Film remake of Agatha Christie favourite, directed by Kenneth Branagh, with the director playing Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Set in 1930s Europe on one of the world’s legendary train journeys, the film is ideal for a star-studded ensemble cast. It delivers. Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley jostle for screen time. A passenger, Edward Ratchett, asks Poirot to look out for his wellbeing, but Poirot declines. The next morning, Ratchett is found stabbed to death. With the train halted by an avalanche, Poirot is called on to unravel the tangle of clues.

Only the Brave: Topline cast reportedly do justice to real-life story of forest firefighters’ willingness to put themselves in danger. Based on the true story of an elite unit of firefighters — the Granite Mountain Hotshots — who fought the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona in June 2013. Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges and Andie MacDowell. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, and based on a GQ article, No Exit, by Sean Flynn.

My Little Pony: Animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. In addition to the regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St Germain and Cathy Weseluck, the film features the voices of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena and Zoe Saldana.

Jigsaw: Eighth instalment in the Saw franchise picks up more than a decade after the Jigsaw killer’s death during the police investigation of a new series of murders fitting his modus operandi.

Bad Moms 2: Three overworked, under-appreciated mothers rebel against the expectations of Christmas, while having to play host to their own mothers. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Peter Gallagher and Susan Sarandon.

Thor: Ragnarok: Thor, imprisoned without his hammer, must get to Asgard to save his people. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett. Lots of fun. Directed by Taika Waititi.

Geostorm: Earth’s climate control satellites malfunction and a satellite designer (Gerard Butler) tries to avert disaster.

No Ordinary Sheila: Story of Sheila Natusch, daughter of a ranger and an artist, who grew up on Stewart Island, and wrote and illustrated numerous New Zealand nature books.

Waru: Eight Maori women each direct a 10-minute segment around the tangi of a child, dead by the hand of a caregiver.

The Son of Bigfoot: A teenager seeking his long-lost father finds that Dad is Bigfoot, who went into hiding to keep himself and his family safe from scientific experiments.

VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITIONS
Scott Gardiner: The Fringes, Paul Nache Gallery until November 25

Tairawhiti Museum: Te Ha art awards and exhibition. Mō Te Emepaea — artworks based on Maori Pioneer Battalion serviceman Tawhai Tamepo’s WW1 war diaries and war in general, opens tonight; Myopia, a solo show of photographs by 100 Days project contributor Julia Hennessy; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai.

Verve Cafe: Works by Lytton High School students and art teacher Johnny Poi.

Muirs: Digital art prints by Troy Conole

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

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

This week

Vallkyrie: With support act Rugged and Wylde Dome Room, tonight, 8pm, $10 at door

Puoro (Maori instruments) musician Matiu Bartlett: Tairawhiti Museum. Tonight. Gold coin entry

Lawrence Arabia: Dome Room, tomorrow, 8pm. Presales undertheradar $15 (plus bf)Door sales $20

Isla Grant in concert: War Memorial Theatre, Sunday, 7.30pm.

COMING UP
Michael Houstoun: Tiromoana, November 15. Only 70 tickets, $35 and $10 for students. Call 868 6443 for bookings.

The Nutcracker: Nadine Antoinette School of Dance, War Memorial Theatre, Saturday November 18 (1.30pm and 6pm)

Nanogirl Live: Spark NZ and Auckland University present a live science spectacular. War Memorial Theatre, Tuesday November 21 (5pm and 7pm)

Saturday Night Fever: War Memorial Theatre, Thursday November 23, (8pm)

Blues and Roots on 35 Music and Arts Festival: Richard Alexander and Grant Haua. Smash Palace (7pm) $10 at the door.

Blues and Roots on 35 Music and Arts Festival: Poverty Bay Blues Club presents quality music and local talent, combined with the best of Tairawhiti’s visual artists. Saturday, November 25. Soundshell Midway Beach, (12noon-8.30pm). Smash Palace (9pm-1am)

Blues on the Harbour: Blues and Roots on 35 festival continues at Crawford Road Kitchen (The Wine Centre). Sunday November 26 (2pm) Free.

Magic Lightbox: Delaney Davidson blends live music and film in his homage to lost ways of storytelling. Dome Room, November 29 (8pm) $20 Book at The Aviary

Gisborne International Music Competition: First rounds November 27- 29. (10am, 2pm, 7pm) Semi-final rounds Friday December 1 (10am, 2pm, 7pm). War Memorial Theatre.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert series: Brass Quartet; four entrants in the Gisborne International Music Competition showcase the sound of brass. November 30, St Andrew’s Church (12.30pm). Koha.

Concert under the Leaves: Contestants in the international music competition present a selection of music. Marina Park, Saturday December 2 (12.30pm)

Gisborne International Music Competition: Competition final, Saturday December 2 (7pm), War Memorial Theatre. Students free, adults $10.


At the flicks

DOME CINEMA
Show Me Shorts: The Sampler: Pick of festival short films has offerings from the UK, New Zealand, Australia and India, covering comedy, drama, animation and coming-of-age genres and ranging in length from seven minutes to 17.

My Year with Helen: One-off screening of documentary in which filmmaker Gaylene Preston follows former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark as she mounts her ultimately unsuccessful run for the position of United Nations Secretary-General.

ODEON MULTIPLEX
Murder on the Orient Express: Film remake of Agatha Christie favourite, directed by Kenneth Branagh, with the director playing Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Set in 1930s Europe on one of the world’s legendary train journeys, the film is ideal for a star-studded ensemble cast. It delivers. Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley jostle for screen time. A passenger, Edward Ratchett, asks Poirot to look out for his wellbeing, but Poirot declines. The next morning, Ratchett is found stabbed to death. With the train halted by an avalanche, Poirot is called on to unravel the tangle of clues.

Only the Brave: Topline cast reportedly do justice to real-life story of forest firefighters’ willingness to put themselves in danger. Based on the true story of an elite unit of firefighters — the Granite Mountain Hotshots — who fought the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona in June 2013. Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges and Andie MacDowell. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, and based on a GQ article, No Exit, by Sean Flynn.

My Little Pony: Animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. In addition to the regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St Germain and Cathy Weseluck, the film features the voices of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena and Zoe Saldana.

Jigsaw: Eighth instalment in the Saw franchise picks up more than a decade after the Jigsaw killer’s death during the police investigation of a new series of murders fitting his modus operandi.

Bad Moms 2: Three overworked, under-appreciated mothers rebel against the expectations of Christmas, while having to play host to their own mothers. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Peter Gallagher and Susan Sarandon.

Thor: Ragnarok: Thor, imprisoned without his hammer, must get to Asgard to save his people. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett. Lots of fun. Directed by Taika Waititi.

Geostorm: Earth’s climate control satellites malfunction and a satellite designer (Gerard Butler) tries to avert disaster.

No Ordinary Sheila: Story of Sheila Natusch, daughter of a ranger and an artist, who grew up on Stewart Island, and wrote and illustrated numerous New Zealand nature books.

Waru: Eight Maori women each direct a 10-minute segment around the tangi of a child, dead by the hand of a caregiver.

The Son of Bigfoot: A teenager seeking his long-lost father finds that Dad is Bigfoot, who went into hiding to keep himself and his family safe from scientific experiments.

VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITIONS
Scott Gardiner: The Fringes, Paul Nache Gallery until November 25

Tairawhiti Museum: Te Ha art awards and exhibition. Mō Te Emepaea — artworks based on Maori Pioneer Battalion serviceman Tawhai Tamepo’s WW1 war diaries and war in general, opens tonight; Myopia, a solo show of photographs by 100 Days project contributor Julia Hennessy; Mahunga: A collection of photographs from the early 20th century, capturing the establishment of the Mahunga farm station near Matawai.

Verve Cafe: Works by Lytton High School students and art teacher Johnny Poi.

Muirs: Digital art prints by Troy Conole

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

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