Gig guide

FEELING THE VIBE: The crowd at 2017’s East Cost Vibes festival enjoy reggae band Black Slate. The 2018 edition of Vibes is to be held over two days and will feature international and national acts headlined by Fiji, Rebel Souljahz and Spawnbreezie. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

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

This week

East Coast Vibes Festival: Headlined by international and local reggae acts. Tomorrow and Saturday (10am to 11pm), Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive.

Live On The Lawn: The duo Friends play standards from the ‘60s - ‘80s, Marina Park, Friday, (6pm- 8pm). Free.

Richard Alexander: Playing the blues, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Road, Saturday (1.30pm).

Big Blues Up: Featuring Slow Hand, Lazy Fifty, Manphibian and more. Smash Palace, Saturday, 7pm-1am. $18+bf pre-sale at undertheradar.co.nz

Ciaran McMeeken: The singer-songwriter performs at the Dome Room, January 18, (7pm). $15 presales from Aviary or undertheradar.co.nz, $20 on the door

COMING UP

Live On The Lawn: The outdoor summer concert series presents Barleycorn who will bring a mixture of Celtic and folk music, and songs of the sea to their free concert. Marina Park, Friday, January 19 (6pm-8pm). Free.

Tiromoana summer series: Pianist James Guan and guest artist Alex Isted on violin. Guan will perform the complete set of Chopin Etudes, while Isted will perform works by Saint-Seans, Ravel and Strauss. January 20 (7.30pm). Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children and students $10. Book at 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Shenandoah Davis: The US-based musician and songwriter performs “pitch-perfect chamber pop”. The Dome Room, January 20. 8pm. Presales from Aviary $15, or $20 on the door

Ben Wilkinson: Live music at Matawhero Wines, Riverpoint Road, January 21 (1pm).

Rock Steady Supergroup: Musicians from Bad Company, Foreigner. Smash Palace Bar, January 25 (8pm) Tickets $50 available from eventfinda or venue at 867 7769.

Gisborne Ukelele Underground: The popular monthly get-together for lovers of the instrument also known as the jumping flea, kicks off for 2018. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. January 26 (7.30pm). $5.

Tiromoana summer series: Cello recital by 17-year-old Matthias Balzat. New Zealand’s most outstanding young cellist performs works by Brahms, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Piatti, Rachmaninoff, Kapustin and Farr. January 27. (7.30pm). Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children and students $10. Book at 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Michael Jackson History Show: War Memorial Theatre, February 15, (8pm)


At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX
Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill has propelled this film into the realms of Oscar speculation. Kristin Scott Thomas, as Clementine Churchill, also features in a film that shows Britain in its “darkest hour” of World War 2.

The Post: The story behind the publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep as Post publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature: Squirrels, a bulldog, white mice, groundhogs and chipmunks are among the characters in a computer-animated comedy that stars the voice talents of Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan and Katherine Heigl.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A mother (Frances McDormand) uses billboards to chide police for not finding her daughter’s killer. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell also star.

Pitch Perfect 3: Third and final film in the trilogy has the Bellas reuniting for one final performance on an overseas tour.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries and secrets.

Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find a solution.

Ferdinand: After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is torn from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure.

Paddington 2: Paddington picks up odd jobs to buy a present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Four teenagers discover an old video-game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting.

The Greatest Showman: Inspired by the life of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a musical celebrating the birth of show business.

DOME CINEMA
Ingrid Goes West: Comedy-drama about the pitfalls of social media. An unstable young woman, Ingrid, becomes obsessed with a social media influencer and insinuates herself into her life, with unsettling results.

Borg vs McEnroe: In 1980, world No.1 tennis player Björn Borg is eyeing his fifth Wimbledon title. But at only 24, Borg is close to the end — worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, 20-year-old John McEnroe is determined to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Kiwi Christmas: Disillusioned, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they must find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

The Hero: Jolted by a cancer diagnosis, ageing western star Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) strikes up a relationship with a much younger woman (Laura Prepon) and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Krysten Ritter), all the while searching for a role to cement his legacy.

Human Traces: Husband-and-wife scientists Sarah and Glenn work on the Canterbury coast, where the arrival of mysterious stranger Pete disrupts things.

VISUAL ARTS

Dreamspace: Exhibition of works by Peter Harris, 61 Carnarvon St. From Saturday, January 13.

Tairawhiti Museum: Toru Tekau. This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the birth of a new movement in ceramics, Ngā Kaihanga Uku — Maori Clay Artists. Contributing artists include Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Paerau Corneal and Wi Taepa. Myopia, Follow My Journey — Phillipa Knight, until February 18. Kete-Puawai — Basket of Evolution, until February 25. Hei Puru Rourou — Toihoukura, until February 11.

Te Kuwatawata gallery: Te Whare Ripene, an exhibition of ribbon weaving by Te Aitanga a Hauiti artists.

Paul Nache Gallery: Somewhere to Nowhere Group exhibition featuring works by Tawhai Rickard, Robert Jahnke, John Walsh and many more

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

East Coast Vibes Festival: Headlined by international and local reggae acts. Tomorrow and Saturday (10am to 11pm), Awapuni Stadium, Centennial Marine Drive.

Live On The Lawn: The duo Friends play standards from the ‘60s - ‘80s, Marina Park, Friday, (6pm- 8pm). Free.

Richard Alexander: Playing the blues, Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Road, Saturday (1.30pm).

Big Blues Up: Featuring Slow Hand, Lazy Fifty, Manphibian and more. Smash Palace, Saturday, 7pm-1am. $18+bf pre-sale at undertheradar.co.nz

Ciaran McMeeken: The singer-songwriter performs at the Dome Room, January 18, (7pm). $15 presales from Aviary or undertheradar.co.nz, $20 on the door

COMING UP

Live On The Lawn: The outdoor summer concert series presents Barleycorn who will bring a mixture of Celtic and folk music, and songs of the sea to their free concert. Marina Park, Friday, January 19 (6pm-8pm). Free.

Tiromoana summer series: Pianist James Guan and guest artist Alex Isted on violin. Guan will perform the complete set of Chopin Etudes, while Isted will perform works by Saint-Seans, Ravel and Strauss. January 20 (7.30pm). Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children and students $10. Book at 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Shenandoah Davis: The US-based musician and songwriter performs “pitch-perfect chamber pop”. The Dome Room, January 20. 8pm. Presales from Aviary $15, or $20 on the door

Ben Wilkinson: Live music at Matawhero Wines, Riverpoint Road, January 21 (1pm).

Rock Steady Supergroup: Musicians from Bad Company, Foreigner. Smash Palace Bar, January 25 (8pm) Tickets $50 available from eventfinda or venue at 867 7769.

Gisborne Ukelele Underground: The popular monthly get-together for lovers of the instrument also known as the jumping flea, kicks off for 2018. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. January 26 (7.30pm). $5.

Tiromoana summer series: Cello recital by 17-year-old Matthias Balzat. New Zealand’s most outstanding young cellist performs works by Brahms, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Piatti, Rachmaninoff, Kapustin and Farr. January 27. (7.30pm). Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street, Okitu. Adults $25, children and students $10. Book at 868 6443 or tiromoanasummerconcerts@gisborne.net.nz

Michael Jackson History Show: War Memorial Theatre, February 15, (8pm)


At the flicks

ODEON MULTIPLEX
Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill has propelled this film into the realms of Oscar speculation. Kristin Scott Thomas, as Clementine Churchill, also features in a film that shows Britain in its “darkest hour” of World War 2.

The Post: The story behind the publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep as Post publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature: Squirrels, a bulldog, white mice, groundhogs and chipmunks are among the characters in a computer-animated comedy that stars the voice talents of Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan and Katherine Heigl.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A mother (Frances McDormand) uses billboards to chide police for not finding her daughter’s killer. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell also star.

Pitch Perfect 3: Third and final film in the trilogy has the Bellas reuniting for one final performance on an overseas tour.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries and secrets.

Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find a solution.

Ferdinand: After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is torn from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure.

Paddington 2: Paddington picks up odd jobs to buy a present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Four teenagers discover an old video-game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting.

The Greatest Showman: Inspired by the life of PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a musical celebrating the birth of show business.

DOME CINEMA
Ingrid Goes West: Comedy-drama about the pitfalls of social media. An unstable young woman, Ingrid, becomes obsessed with a social media influencer and insinuates herself into her life, with unsettling results.

Borg vs McEnroe: In 1980, world No.1 tennis player Björn Borg is eyeing his fifth Wimbledon title. But at only 24, Borg is close to the end — worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, 20-year-old John McEnroe is determined to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Kiwi Christmas: Disillusioned, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they must find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

The Hero: Jolted by a cancer diagnosis, ageing western star Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) strikes up a relationship with a much younger woman (Laura Prepon) and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Krysten Ritter), all the while searching for a role to cement his legacy.

Human Traces: Husband-and-wife scientists Sarah and Glenn work on the Canterbury coast, where the arrival of mysterious stranger Pete disrupts things.

VISUAL ARTS

Dreamspace: Exhibition of works by Peter Harris, 61 Carnarvon St. From Saturday, January 13.

Tairawhiti Museum: Toru Tekau. This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the birth of a new movement in ceramics, Ngā Kaihanga Uku — Maori Clay Artists. Contributing artists include Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Paerau Corneal and Wi Taepa. Myopia, Follow My Journey — Phillipa Knight, until February 18. Kete-Puawai — Basket of Evolution, until February 25. Hei Puru Rourou — Toihoukura, until February 11.

Te Kuwatawata gallery: Te Whare Ripene, an exhibition of ribbon weaving by Te Aitanga a Hauiti artists.

Paul Nache Gallery: Somewhere to Nowhere Group exhibition featuring works by Tawhai Rickard, Robert Jahnke, John Walsh and many more

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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