Gig guide

CAROLS AT THE BEACH: The band in full throttle, directed by Chris Reynolds. Pictures by Liam Clayton

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

This week

The Karuthers Brothers: Gisborne five-piece launches its CD Two Sides, at Smash Palace, Friday, December 8 (6pm).

Gisborne Concert Band Awards Night: A night of great music and celebration tomorrow at the Salvation Army Citadel, 389 Gladstone Road, (6pm), koha at door.

Cosmopolitan Club: Ten Guitars, December 8 (8pm). Members $15, non-members $20.

IRB: Live music at Smash Palace, Saturday, December 9 (8pm) $5 on the door.

Carols on the Beach: Waikanae Beach Reserve (next to the surf club). Hosted by The Wiz. Saturday, December 9 (5.30-7pm).

Summer Series Concerts: Pianist Tony Lee with bassoonist Long Nguyen, performing works by Shubert, Eugene, Bozza, Beethoven and Henri Dutilleux. 41 Winifred Street, Wainui, Sunday December 10 (4pm). Adults $25, students $10. Two or more concerts, adults $20, students $5. Reservations essential, phone 868 6443.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Sing We With Mirth, a selection of lesser-known but easy-listening Christmas music from the 7th to 20th centuries, featuring the Gisborne Choral Society and solo singers. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday December 10, (7pm). Koha.

COMING UP
Operatunity presents: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Music conjures up the magic and madness of the Christmas season as we end our years singing all those wonderful Christmas songs. War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday December 13, (11-1pm). $34 (includes light lunch).

Arthur Bristowe playing in the Boulevard Bar: Brisbane-based Kiwi, influenced by the musicianship of Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie. Cosmopolitan Club, Friday, December 15 (8pm). Free to members and their guests.

Lean On Me Concert: Featuring Paenoa Pahuru-Huriwai, Phil Reid, Deevi & Matenga Parata, Taha Ora, Ruawhaitiri Ngatai-Mahue, Baye Riddell, Mad Housx, Kurawaka, East Coast Cuzzies, Maisy Rika, East Coast Breevas, MC the Wiz, Saturday, December 16 Hinerupe Marae, Paikea Street, Te Araroa (11am)

Carols in the Vines: Bushmere Estate, Wednesday December 20. (6.30pm, gates open at 5.30pm). $5 per person at gate, children free. Bring a picnic (but no alcohol) and enjoy the carols. Proceeds to Presbyterian Support & Family Works Gisborne.

THEATRE
Sun, Sand and Murder: Musical Theatre Gisborne, Innes Street. December 7, 8 and 9 (7.30pm). Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography.

At the flicks

DOME CINEMA
Kiwi Christmas: Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Borg vs McEnroe: Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Björn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end — run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Ingrid Goes West: Comedy-drama about the pitfalls of social media. An unstable young woman, Ingrid, becomes obessesed with a social media influencer and insinuates herself into her life. Things soon depart from the perfect future that Ingrid envisafed, but she charges on regardless.

Kedi: Acclaimed Turkish documentary film about the stray cats of Istanbul. Although thousands of street cats live in Istanbul, the film focuses on seven. Kedi is an examination of one of our oldest animal companions, and the ways they enrich our lives.

Waru: Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately riskfor the greater good of their community. Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a 10 minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked.

ODEON MULTIPLEX
The Man Who Invented Christmas: The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Kiwi Christmas: Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday.

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Daddy’s Home 2: Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Justice League (2D, 3D): Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Murder on the Orient Express: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspensful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of 13 stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Thor: Ragnarok: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

Wonder: Based on the NY Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences.

VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITIONS
Yonel Watene: Spirit, Paul Nache Gallery

Tairawhiti Museum: Te Ha art awards and exhibition. Mō Te Emepaea — artworks based on Maori Pioneer Battalion serviceman Tawhai Tamepo’s World War 1 war diaries and war in general; Myopia, solo show by 100 Days project contributor Lina Marsh.

Toi Matapu: Toihoukura: Taiao — I am my environment. A final exhibition of mixed media works by third degree students. Maia gallery.

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

Zest Cafe: Lottie Lu postage stamp work by Janine McDiarmid.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Digital art 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

The Karuthers Brothers: Gisborne five-piece launches its CD Two Sides, at Smash Palace, Friday, December 8 (6pm).

Gisborne Concert Band Awards Night: A night of great music and celebration tomorrow at the Salvation Army Citadel, 389 Gladstone Road, (6pm), koha at door.

Cosmopolitan Club: Ten Guitars, December 8 (8pm). Members $15, non-members $20.

IRB: Live music at Smash Palace, Saturday, December 9 (8pm) $5 on the door.

Carols on the Beach: Waikanae Beach Reserve (next to the surf club). Hosted by The Wiz. Saturday, December 9 (5.30-7pm).

Summer Series Concerts: Pianist Tony Lee with bassoonist Long Nguyen, performing works by Shubert, Eugene, Bozza, Beethoven and Henri Dutilleux. 41 Winifred Street, Wainui, Sunday December 10 (4pm). Adults $25, students $10. Two or more concerts, adults $20, students $5. Reservations essential, phone 868 6443.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Sing We With Mirth, a selection of lesser-known but easy-listening Christmas music from the 7th to 20th centuries, featuring the Gisborne Choral Society and solo singers. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday December 10, (7pm). Koha.

COMING UP
Operatunity presents: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Music conjures up the magic and madness of the Christmas season as we end our years singing all those wonderful Christmas songs. War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday December 13, (11-1pm). $34 (includes light lunch).

Arthur Bristowe playing in the Boulevard Bar: Brisbane-based Kiwi, influenced by the musicianship of Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie. Cosmopolitan Club, Friday, December 15 (8pm). Free to members and their guests.

Lean On Me Concert: Featuring Paenoa Pahuru-Huriwai, Phil Reid, Deevi & Matenga Parata, Taha Ora, Ruawhaitiri Ngatai-Mahue, Baye Riddell, Mad Housx, Kurawaka, East Coast Cuzzies, Maisy Rika, East Coast Breevas, MC the Wiz, Saturday, December 16 Hinerupe Marae, Paikea Street, Te Araroa (11am)

Carols in the Vines: Bushmere Estate, Wednesday December 20. (6.30pm, gates open at 5.30pm). $5 per person at gate, children free. Bring a picnic (but no alcohol) and enjoy the carols. Proceeds to Presbyterian Support & Family Works Gisborne.

THEATRE
Sun, Sand and Murder: Musical Theatre Gisborne, Innes Street. December 7, 8 and 9 (7.30pm). Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography.

At the flicks

DOME CINEMA
Kiwi Christmas: Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Borg vs McEnroe: Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Björn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end — run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Ingrid Goes West: Comedy-drama about the pitfalls of social media. An unstable young woman, Ingrid, becomes obessesed with a social media influencer and insinuates herself into her life. Things soon depart from the perfect future that Ingrid envisafed, but she charges on regardless.

Kedi: Acclaimed Turkish documentary film about the stray cats of Istanbul. Although thousands of street cats live in Istanbul, the film focuses on seven. Kedi is an examination of one of our oldest animal companions, and the ways they enrich our lives.

Waru: Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately riskfor the greater good of their community. Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a 10 minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked.

ODEON MULTIPLEX
The Man Who Invented Christmas: The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Kiwi Christmas: Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday.

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Daddy’s Home 2: Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Justice League (2D, 3D): Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Murder on the Orient Express: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish and suspensful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of 13 stranded strangers and one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Thor: Ragnarok: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

Wonder: Based on the NY Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences.

VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITIONS
Yonel Watene: Spirit, Paul Nache Gallery

Tairawhiti Museum: Te Ha art awards and exhibition. Mō Te Emepaea — artworks based on Maori Pioneer Battalion serviceman Tawhai Tamepo’s World War 1 war diaries and war in general; Myopia, solo show by 100 Days project contributor Lina Marsh.

Toi Matapu: Toihoukura: Taiao — I am my environment. A final exhibition of mixed media works by third degree students. Maia gallery.

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

Zest Cafe: Lottie Lu postage stamp work by Janine McDiarmid.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Digital art by Troy Conole

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

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