What's on in Gisborne?

Entertainment galore.

Entertainment galore.

The Big Muffin Serious Band. Picture supplied

Saturday, April 28

Enterprise Motor Group Fishing for a Solution. Offshore fishing competition supporting rural mental health. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times, $15 entry. Register: GTSFC office. Donated fish auction: from 5.30pm. Prizegiving: 6pm with guest speaker Sir John Kirwan.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Go Hockey Pop-up Expo. Massive savings: sticks, bags, shoes, GK gear and a huge range of accessories. Hockey clubrooms, Harry Barker Reserve, 10am-4pm.

Dancing Chords Ukulele Workshop. For novice-and-up players who want to progress beyond three-chord sing-along songs. Gisborne Bowling Club, 10.30am-11.45am, $10. Sheridan at write@gems.co.nz for details.

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm, free. Fundraiser for Gisborne St John Ambulance.

Big Muffin Serious Band Advanced Ukulele Workshop. For advanced players to experiment playing with a slide. Gisborne Bowling Club, 1.30-2.30pm, $10. Sheridan: write@gems.co.nz for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Cabaret. Senior Citizens Hall, 7.30-11pm, guests $15, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil: pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Big Muffin Serious Band. Bring their tea chests, junk instruments and uke’s for a dynamo show. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Presales: $25 from the Aviary.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: 1980s.

Confortably Numb: Pink Floyd Tribute Show. A spectacular live show by the Revival band. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $10+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz or $15 door-sales.

Sunday, April 29

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 10am-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Beach Clean-up. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet: carpark by Midway Surf Life Saving Club, Midway Beach, 11am.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Historic Places Tairawhiti walking tour through Gisborne’s military history. Leaves from the Plunket Building, 171 Palmerston Rd at 1.30pm. HPT members free, non-members $5.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360

Monday, April 30

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm, ph Pat 868 6081.

Tuesday, May 1

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Matawai Forest, depart 9am, $20. Walk to the Mountain Safety Council hut, follow a compass course to the Quarry, return by a short road walk. Register: 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting, The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 2

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds/cuttings. EIT Rural campus, 320 Stout St, 10am–midday, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – Bogan Jesus. Chopper takes a look at religion. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-8.40pm, R15. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, adult $43, senior/student $37 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Thursday, May 3

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops (to May 6): crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. Refer to www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1-4pm, gold coin donation.

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

Friday, May 4

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops (to May 6): crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. See www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 9am-4pm, gold coin donation. Register at the event prior to 4pm, May 5 for Have-a-go classes to be held on May 6, 9am-midday, $5/class.

Erana Koopu Exhibition (to June 24). Local artist committed to sustaining Maori culture through art. Tairawhiti Museum, exhibition opens today: 5.30-7pm, thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Zumba Masterclass Fundraiser with Gizzy Sky Tower Squad. A Star Wars dress-up themed event with all proceeds to the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation. Mangapapa School Hall, 5 Rua St, 6-7.30pm. Tickets: $10 text 021 991 867.

Funny Friday. Open-mic comedy, put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 5

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Friday listing for details.

2018 Football Muster Day. For Year 7-10 mixed-gender players. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, Years 7 and 8 meet at 9.30am, Years 9 and 10 meet at 10.30am. Register before Apr 20: www.eventbrite.co.nz $60+Bfee for the season (May 12 to Sept 1).

Motu Art and Craft Show. Two-day fundraiser, proceeds to the Motu Kiwi Creche. Matawai Hall, 6529 Matawai Rd, Matawai, 10am-3pm. Children welcome, gold coin entry, cash sales only. Refreshments available. For entry forms/further details: kiwikaz59@yahoo.com.au

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

Anthonie Tonnon: EP Two Free Hands Tour. One-of-a-kind show combining electronic and traditional music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 from the Aviary or www.anthonietonnon.com

Super Narco Man: Dank Mammoth. EP release party by blues and soul punk trio. Smash Palace, 8pm, $10 door-sales. Featuring: M8s, Sit Down in Front, Hemorrdroids and Uni-Fi.

Sunday, May 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rawiri Station, Tahora Rd, Matawai, depart 7.30am, $25. 5-hour loop walk starts with a steady 300m climb to the top of the farm and a relatively flat walk out the back. Register: Kay 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Friday listing for details.

Motu Art and Craft Show Fundraiser, 10am-3pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Tapui Pa, Manutuke. Includes bus trip, lunch and commentary by Stan Pardoe of Rongowhakaata and Heritage NZ Archaeologist Pam Bain. Bus leaves 11am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls and parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday April 29 listing for details.

Timeless Treasures, Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Tracking folk tunes through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, adult $10, student/child: gold coin.

Alicia Bickett: Psychic Medium. Your loved ones want to talk to you just as badly as you want to hear from them. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 4-6.30pm, $50 from venue, limited seating.

Saturday, April 28

Enterprise Motor Group Fishing for a Solution. Offshore fishing competition supporting rural mental health. Normal Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club start/finish times, $15 entry. Register: GTSFC office. Donated fish auction: from 5.30pm. Prizegiving: 6pm with guest speaker Sir John Kirwan.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am–midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Go Hockey Pop-up Expo. Massive savings: sticks, bags, shoes, GK gear and a huge range of accessories. Hockey clubrooms, Harry Barker Reserve, 10am-4pm.

Dancing Chords Ukulele Workshop. For novice-and-up players who want to progress beyond three-chord sing-along songs. Gisborne Bowling Club, 10.30am-11.45am, $10. Sheridan at write@gems.co.nz for details.

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 1-5pm, free. Fundraiser for Gisborne St John Ambulance.

Big Muffin Serious Band Advanced Ukulele Workshop. For advanced players to experiment playing with a slide. Gisborne Bowling Club, 1.30-2.30pm, $10. Sheridan: write@gems.co.nz for details.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Cabaret. Senior Citizens Hall, 7.30-11pm, guests $15, members free, supper provided, ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil: pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Big Muffin Serious Band. Bring their tea chests, junk instruments and uke’s for a dynamo show. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Presales: $25 from the Aviary.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: 1980s.

Confortably Numb: Pink Floyd Tribute Show. A spectacular live show by the Revival band. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, R18. Tickets: $10+Bfee undertheradar.co.nz or $15 door-sales.

Sunday, April 29

Stars in Their Eyes Audition. Talented locals will be performing as their favourite entertainer. Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Rd, 10am-5pm, free. Fundraiser: Gisborne’s St John Ambulance.

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Beach Clean-up. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet: carpark by Midway Surf Life Saving Club, Midway Beach, 11am.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

Historic Places Tairawhiti walking tour through Gisborne’s military history. Leaves from the Plunket Building, 171 Palmerston Rd at 1.30pm. HPT members free, non-members $5.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from the inner wharf, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate, limit 25. Ph Brian 027 474 9360

Monday, April 30

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10 per session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7-10pm, ph Pat 868 6081.

Tuesday, May 1

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Matawai Forest, depart 9am, $20. Walk to the Mountain Safety Council hut, follow a compass course to the Quarry, return by a short road walk. Register: 868 5418, sdharries@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting, The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Poverty Bay Blues Night. The best selection of live local music. PBC, 38 Childers Rd, doors open 7pm, bands start 8pm, $5 door-sales, R18.

Patutahi Badminton. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 2

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Toddler Time. Stories and Songs for little ones. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Growing Native Trees. Learn to grow native trees from seeds/cuttings. EIT Rural campus, 320 Stout St, 10am–midday, ph Kauri 021 125 9442 or text if weather inclement. Bring: drink bottle and warm clothes.

Community Tennis. For beginners to experienced players/individuals and groups. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 5.30-7.30pm. First two sessions free.

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – Bogan Jesus. Chopper takes a look at religion. War Memorial Theatre, 7.30-8.40pm, R15. Tickets: Stephen Jones Photography, adult $43, senior/student $37 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Thursday, May 3

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops (to May 6): crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. Refer to www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 1-4pm, gold coin donation.

U3A. Learning group for over-60s, but all welcome. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30am for 10am start, ph 867 8262 or 027 230 3034.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Ulysses Motorcycle Club, Gisborne Branch meeting. Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, 7.30pm. For anyone who rides or is interested in motorcycles. Ph Chris 868 9661.

Friday, May 4

First Light Fibres National Education Event. Workshops (to May 6): crochet, felting, knitting, kete making, making a visual diary, spinning and weaving. See www.creativefibre.org.nz for workshop times and costs. Showgrounds Park Event Centre, 20 Main Rd, 9am-4pm, gold coin donation. Register at the event prior to 4pm, May 5 for Have-a-go classes to be held on May 6, 9am-midday, $5/class.

Erana Koopu Exhibition (to June 24). Local artist committed to sustaining Maori culture through art. Tairawhiti Museum, exhibition opens today: 5.30-7pm, thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Zumba Masterclass Fundraiser with Gizzy Sky Tower Squad. A Star Wars dress-up themed event with all proceeds to the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation. Mangapapa School Hall, 5 Rua St, 6-7.30pm. Tickets: $10 text 021 991 867.

Funny Friday. Open-mic comedy, put your name on the board for five minutes of fame. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 7-8pm, free entry, R18.

Build-a-Band. Turn up and jam. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry, R18.

Saturday, May 5

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Friday listing for details.

2018 Football Muster Day. For Year 7-10 mixed-gender players. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 156 Roebuck Rd, Years 7 and 8 meet at 9.30am, Years 9 and 10 meet at 10.30am. Register before Apr 20: www.eventbrite.co.nz $60+Bfee for the season (May 12 to Sept 1).

Motu Art and Craft Show. Two-day fundraiser, proceeds to the Motu Kiwi Creche. Matawai Hall, 6529 Matawai Rd, Matawai, 10am-3pm. Children welcome, gold coin entry, cash sales only. Refreshments available. For entry forms/further details: kiwikaz59@yahoo.com.au

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

Anthonie Tonnon: EP Two Free Hands Tour. One-of-a-kind show combining electronic and traditional music. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8pm. Tickets: $20 from the Aviary or www.anthonietonnon.com

Super Narco Man: Dank Mammoth. EP release party by blues and soul punk trio. Smash Palace, 8pm, $10 door-sales. Featuring: M8s, Sit Down in Front, Hemorrdroids and Uni-Fi.

Sunday, May 6

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Rawiri Station, Tahora Rd, Matawai, depart 7.30am, $25. 5-hour loop walk starts with a steady 300m climb to the top of the farm and a relatively flat walk out the back. Register: Kay 867 8311, brett.bayley@xtra.co.nz

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

First Light Fibres National Education Event, 9am-4pm. See Friday listing for details.

Motu Art and Craft Show Fundraiser, 10am-3pm. See Saturday May 5 listing for details.

Historic Places Tairawhiti visit: Tapui Pa, Manutuke. Includes bus trip, lunch and commentary by Stan Pardoe of Rongowhakaata and Heritage NZ Archaeologist Pam Bain. Bus leaves 11am, HPT members $35, non-members $45. Bookings: write@gems.co.nz or 868 5805.

Jolly Lifestyle Market. Live music, stalls and parking in the paddock. Jolly Stockman carpark, 3 Saleyards Rd, 11am-2pm. Stallholder inquiries; pirihirahall@gmail.com

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise, 2pm. See Sunday April 29 listing for details.

Timeless Treasures, Gisborne Choral Society Concert. Tracking folk tunes through the ages. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 2pm, adult $10, student/child: gold coin.

Alicia Bickett: Psychic Medium. Your loved ones want to talk to you just as badly as you want to hear from them. Smash Palace, 24 Banks St, 4-6.30pm, $50 from venue, limited seating.

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