Gig Guide

What's happening in Gisborne.

What's happening in Gisborne.

Heading for the Dome this month is multi award-winning blues/soul musician Shaun Kirk. He was described by Mixdown Magazine as “One of the most explosive solo acts this country has to offer”. Picture supplied

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

This week

Barleycorn: Celebrate the launch of new album, All at Sea, Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. Tomorrow, (7pm).Tickets $5 from sarah@454.net.nz, door sales.

Blues and soul with Shaun Kirk: Support act Son and Rise. The Dome, tomorrow (8pm). Tickets $15+bf from www.shaunkirk.com/tour or $20 from The Aviary.

111: Tauranga covers band, Cosmopolitan Club, tomorrow (8pm) $5.

Homegroan: Uni-Fi, The 35ers, Ben Aperahama (Loop Theorem), Society’s Addiction. Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm, $10 door.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band perform a concert of Scottish and Irish music with Madra Dubh Celtic Band, Highland dancers, and a guest solo piper. Admission free, koha to performers. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday (2pm).

Operatunity — Because You Asked For It: War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday, (11am). Tickets from Eventfinda.co.nz

Coming up

Hobnail Blue Sky Songs Tour: Classic celtic country folk performed live. April 19, Dome Room, (8-10.30pm). Tickets $20 plus booking fee from Eventfinda.co.nz.

Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes: Dome Room, April 24. Tickets $28 from Aviary (cash only) or I-Site.

The Timeliners on Tour: Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle play acoustic rootsy blues. April 27. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, (6-8pm), free, R18.

Gisborne Ukelele Underground: Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. Uke or experience not essential. April 27, (7.30pm) $5.

Looking for Alaska: Calling Out single release tour. Upbeat pop-folk five-piece band. Dome Room, April 27 (8pm) $15+ bf. Tickets eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

10 guitars tribute show: Cosmopolitan Club, April 27 (8pm) $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

The Nutcracker: Moscow Ballet La Classique, War Memorial Theatre, May 7-8) (7.30pm).

Timeless Treasures: Gisborne Choral Society presents a concert of folk songs through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, May 9 (2pm).

The Palace Dance Studio: Ignite the Crown, War Memorial Theatre, Sunday May 13 (7pm).

Theatre

Popcorn, by Ben Elton: Unity Theatre April 13-20. Tickets $20 from i-Site.

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The Company of Potters which explores creative/social relations linking three kilns and New Zealand ceramicists, runs until April 15. My Language of Pattern and Colour — Watercolours by Gisborne artist Jan Linklater, runs until April 8. Paintings by Rosemary Parcell. Horse riding and dressage influence her work. Da Vinci Machines and Robotics. This award-winning exhibition invites visitors to delve into the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.

Te Kurahuna: Traditional Maori arts exhibition at Te Whare Wananga o Te Kurahuna, 75a Peel Street.

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

Paul Nache Gallery: Paintings by Evan Woodruffe.

Verve Cafe: Views from the Trophy Room. Photographs by Ray Teutenberg of works by Conor Jeory

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Kath McLaughlin.

Zest Cafe: Paintings by Virginia Pahura.

At the movies

Dome cinema

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami: Documentary portrait of Jamaican singer, model and actress Grace Jones. Director Sophie Fiennes explores Jones’s private and public personas. Film includes performance footage and interviews with family members.

The Divine Order: Nora, a village housewife and mother, advocates for women’s suffrage in Switzerland ahead of a referendum on women getting the vote. Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason women did not have the right to vote.

The Music of Silence: Andrea Bocelli tells his story through alter ego Amos Bardi, who was born in a Tuscan village with the gift of a beautiful voice but an illness that left him almost blind.

Earth: One Amazing Day: Robert Redford narrates a documentary from BBC Earth Films that tracks the sun over a single day from mountains to islands to jungles, highlighting the wonder of the natural world.

Odeon multiplex

A Quiet Place: Director John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt co-star in a highly rated horror-thriller about a family who live quietly to escape the attention of monsters who consume anyone they hear.

Blockers: Parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. Stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena.

Early Man: Stop-motion animated comedy about stone age valley dwellers defending their land from bronze-using invaders in a football match. Voice cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.

Love, Simon: Romantic comedy-drama about a gay teenage boy trying to balance the conflicting demands of friends, family and a blackmailer threatening to out him to his schoolmates, while trying to discover the identity of a classmate he has fallen in love with online.

Peter Rabbit: Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit gets a live action/computer-animated update. Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and Sam Neill feature in the live-action cast. Voice cast for the animation includes James Corden as Peter Rabbit, Margot Robbie, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown.

Ready Player One (2D, 3D): In 2045, much of humanity uses virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play, because the desolation of the real world is too much to cope with. Teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game in the program. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Pacific Rim Uprising: Sequel to the 2013 Pacific Rim film by Guillermo del Toro. This time round, del Toro is a producer, having made way for Steven S. DeKnight to direct. Ten years after the Battle of the Breach, a mysterious organisation has reopened the Breach for the Kaiju.

Tomb Raider: Reboot of Tomb Raider series, with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, who embarks on a perilous journey to her father’s last-known destination to try to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

Finding Your Feet: Imelda Staunton stars as Sandra, who seeks refuge from marital problems by going to stay with an estranged elder sister (Celia Imrie) in London.

Black Panther: The heir to the kingdom of Wakanda returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take up the throne, but troubles are in store.

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


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

This week

Barleycorn: Celebrate the launch of new album, All at Sea, Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. Tomorrow, (7pm).Tickets $5 from sarah@454.net.nz, door sales.

Blues and soul with Shaun Kirk: Support act Son and Rise. The Dome, tomorrow (8pm). Tickets $15+bf from www.shaunkirk.com/tour or $20 from The Aviary.

111: Tauranga covers band, Cosmopolitan Club, tomorrow (8pm) $5.

Homegroan: Uni-Fi, The 35ers, Ben Aperahama (Loop Theorem), Society’s Addiction. Smash Palace, Saturday, 9pm, $10 door.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band perform a concert of Scottish and Irish music with Madra Dubh Celtic Band, Highland dancers, and a guest solo piper. Admission free, koha to performers. St Andrew’s Church, Sunday (2pm).

Operatunity — Because You Asked For It: War Memorial Theatre, Wednesday, (11am). Tickets from Eventfinda.co.nz

Coming up

Hobnail Blue Sky Songs Tour: Classic celtic country folk performed live. April 19, Dome Room, (8-10.30pm). Tickets $20 plus booking fee from Eventfinda.co.nz.

Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes: Dome Room, April 24. Tickets $28 from Aviary (cash only) or I-Site.

The Timeliners on Tour: Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle play acoustic rootsy blues. April 27. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, (6-8pm), free, R18.

Gisborne Ukelele Underground: Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Road. Uke or experience not essential. April 27, (7.30pm) $5.

Looking for Alaska: Calling Out single release tour. Upbeat pop-folk five-piece band. Dome Room, April 27 (8pm) $15+ bf. Tickets eventfinda.co.nz or 0800 289 849.

10 guitars tribute show: Cosmopolitan Club, April 27 (8pm) $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

The Nutcracker: Moscow Ballet La Classique, War Memorial Theatre, May 7-8) (7.30pm).

Timeless Treasures: Gisborne Choral Society presents a concert of folk songs through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, May 9 (2pm).

The Palace Dance Studio: Ignite the Crown, War Memorial Theatre, Sunday May 13 (7pm).

Theatre

Popcorn, by Ben Elton: Unity Theatre April 13-20. Tickets $20 from i-Site.

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The Company of Potters which explores creative/social relations linking three kilns and New Zealand ceramicists, runs until April 15. My Language of Pattern and Colour — Watercolours by Gisborne artist Jan Linklater, runs until April 8. Paintings by Rosemary Parcell. Horse riding and dressage influence her work. Da Vinci Machines and Robotics. This award-winning exhibition invites visitors to delve into the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.

Te Kurahuna: Traditional Maori arts exhibition at Te Whare Wananga o Te Kurahuna, 75a Peel Street.

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

Paul Nache Gallery: Paintings by Evan Woodruffe.

Verve Cafe: Views from the Trophy Room. Photographs by Ray Teutenberg of works by Conor Jeory

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Kath McLaughlin.

Zest Cafe: Paintings by Virginia Pahura.

At the movies

Dome cinema

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami: Documentary portrait of Jamaican singer, model and actress Grace Jones. Director Sophie Fiennes explores Jones’s private and public personas. Film includes performance footage and interviews with family members.

The Divine Order: Nora, a village housewife and mother, advocates for women’s suffrage in Switzerland ahead of a referendum on women getting the vote. Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason women did not have the right to vote.

The Music of Silence: Andrea Bocelli tells his story through alter ego Amos Bardi, who was born in a Tuscan village with the gift of a beautiful voice but an illness that left him almost blind.

Earth: One Amazing Day: Robert Redford narrates a documentary from BBC Earth Films that tracks the sun over a single day from mountains to islands to jungles, highlighting the wonder of the natural world.

Odeon multiplex

A Quiet Place: Director John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt co-star in a highly rated horror-thriller about a family who live quietly to escape the attention of monsters who consume anyone they hear.

Blockers: Parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. Stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena.

Early Man: Stop-motion animated comedy about stone age valley dwellers defending their land from bronze-using invaders in a football match. Voice cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.

Love, Simon: Romantic comedy-drama about a gay teenage boy trying to balance the conflicting demands of friends, family and a blackmailer threatening to out him to his schoolmates, while trying to discover the identity of a classmate he has fallen in love with online.

Peter Rabbit: Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit gets a live action/computer-animated update. Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and Sam Neill feature in the live-action cast. Voice cast for the animation includes James Corden as Peter Rabbit, Margot Robbie, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown.

Ready Player One (2D, 3D): In 2045, much of humanity uses virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play, because the desolation of the real world is too much to cope with. Teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game in the program. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Pacific Rim Uprising: Sequel to the 2013 Pacific Rim film by Guillermo del Toro. This time round, del Toro is a producer, having made way for Steven S. DeKnight to direct. Ten years after the Battle of the Breach, a mysterious organisation has reopened the Breach for the Kaiju.

Tomb Raider: Reboot of Tomb Raider series, with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, who embarks on a perilous journey to her father’s last-known destination to try to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

Finding Your Feet: Imelda Staunton stars as Sandra, who seeks refuge from marital problems by going to stay with an estranged elder sister (Celia Imrie) in London.

Black Panther: The heir to the kingdom of Wakanda returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take up the throne, but troubles are in store.

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


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