Gig guide

The Palace Dance Studio presents Ignite the Crown at the War Memorial Theatre on Sunday at 7pm.

This week

Pub choir

Smash Palace, Tonight, 7-9pm. Gold coin entry.

Walter “The Wiz’ Walsh,

RSA, tomorrow, 7pm. Performing classics.

Stand up comedy, Open mic night,

Smash Palace, tomorrow, 7-8pm. Think you’re funny? Have a go at Smash. Free entry.

Smokefree Rockquest Heats

Saturday, May 12, 7pm. War Memorial Theatre. Acts performing tonight will be hoping to become regional finalists.

Eb and Sparrow

The Dome, Saturday (8pm), Album release tour for Seeing Things, Presales $15 from www.ebandsparrow.co.nz

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Lixin Zhang, 16-year-old pianist, winner of the Wallace Junior and Wallace National competitions in 2016 and 2017.

2pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Adults $5, children and students free.

Hot Mama, featuring DJ Exile

Smash Palace, Saturday (9pm) $5 door.

The Palace Dance Studio

Enjoy a night of world-class hiip-hop dancing from Parris Goebel's Palace Dance Studio. Performances from The

Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum. War Memorial Theatre, Sunday,

May 13 (7pm).

Monty Bevins

The Dome, May 17, Lovers Again Tour, Presale tickets $10 from Aviary, Raglan Roast, or

www.montybevins.com 

Coming up

White Chapel Jak

The Dome, May 19, Presales $20 from www.undertheradar.co.nz $25 on the door

Smokefree Rockquest Finals

The acts chosen on the night get to perform at the national finals. Monday, May 28, War Memorial Theatre, 7pm.

Tickets can be bought from www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Footnote Dance Company presents Search Engine

War Memorial Theatre, May 25 (7-8pm). An electrifying performance, with shimmering light and captivating dance

movements. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography. Adults $27.50, child $17.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

ExNE

Premiere screening of showcase of new music from the East Coast filmed live in October. Smash Palace, May 30

(7pm). Entry free.

Jazz pianist Dave Paquette

Tairawhiti Museum, June 3 (2pm), $25 (limited tickets).

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night

Dome Room, June 5 Tues 5th June 8pm, Strictly blues. Koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

Behind the Red Curtain

A night of burlesque, the Dome Room, June 15-16. Tickets from the Dome or Aviary: $35 VIP seating, or $30

general.

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum

Da Vinci Machines and Robotics, closes May 20. Tao Nga Pare-mata, Mangatu taonga from the Campbell collection.

Hikoi, works by Toni Rangi, Yvonne Tana and Jeannette McDonnell-Rata. He o Mo Apanui, paintings by Erena Koopu,

opens tomorrow at 5.30pm.

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.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe

Paintings by Kath McLaughlin 

Verve Cafe

Works by Leah McCann 

Zest Cafe

Pen drawings by Kartlyn Rose

Paul Nache Gallery

Never Mind The Apocalypse, Teresa HR Lane

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Deadpool 2


Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect young mutant Russell (Julian

Dennison) from the time-travelling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). This is a sequel to the 2016 film. Deadpool 3 is in

development.


Life of the Party


After her divorce, Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) goes back to college and ends up in the same class as her

daughter, who feels uncomfortable as Mum plunges headlong into student life. McCarthy co-wrote the script with her

husband, director Ben Falcone.


Tully


Comedy-drama about the friendship between a mother and the night nanny who helps look after her three children.

Stars Charlize Theron as the mother and Mackenzie Davis as the nanny.


I Feel Pretty


Renee (Amy Schumer) is insecure about her appearance. After falling off an exercise bike and hitting her head, she

is convinced she has been transformed into a beautiful woman, even though no physical change has taken place.


Isle of Dogs


Stop-motion animated comedy set in near-future Japan. A boy searches for his pet after dogs are banished to an

island due to an illness outbreak. Voice cast includes Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston and Frances McDormand.


Truth or Dare


A demon controls a game of Truth or Dare, forcing players to reveal their darkest secrets or perform deadly dares.


Avengers: Infinity War (2D, 3D)


The Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity

Stones. Stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.


The Breaker Upperers


New Zealand comedy film about a two-woman agency that will break up relationships, for a fee. Madeleine Sami and

Jackie van Beek are the co-writers, co-directors and co-stars of a film that also stars James Rolleston as a “hot-but-

dumb teenage rugby-head Lothario”. Jemaine Clement has a cameo and Taika Waititi is an executive producer.


Sweet Country


An Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run in 1920s Northern Territory outback.


Peter Rabbit


Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit gets a live action/computer-animated update.

DOME CINEMA

Mr Stein Goes Online


French-language film about 75-year-old widower Pierre, who joins an online dating site using a picture of the young

man teaching him computer basics. Asked to go on a date, Pierre asks the computer expert to go in his place.


The Breaker Upperers


New Zealand film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.


Lost in Paris


Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon star as an oddly egotistical vagabond and a small-town Canadian librarian.


Ghost


Romantic thriller starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore as lovers separated by death but reunited through a

psychic (Whoopi Goldberg, in supporting-actress Oscar-winning form). These three combine to foil plans of bad guys

responsible for the death.


Where There is Life


Free-entry film, presented by Hospice Tairawhiti, following the journey of Margaret Lee, husband Stephen and

daughter Imogen after Margaret is diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

This week

Pub choir

Smash Palace, Tonight, 7-9pm. Gold coin entry.

Walter “The Wiz’ Walsh,

RSA, tomorrow, 7pm. Performing classics.

Stand up comedy, Open mic night,

Smash Palace, tomorrow, 7-8pm. Think you’re funny? Have a go at Smash. Free entry.

Smokefree Rockquest Heats

Saturday, May 12, 7pm. War Memorial Theatre. Acts performing tonight will be hoping to become regional finalists.

Eb and Sparrow

The Dome, Saturday (8pm), Album release tour for Seeing Things, Presales $15 from www.ebandsparrow.co.nz

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Lixin Zhang, 16-year-old pianist, winner of the Wallace Junior and Wallace National competitions in 2016 and 2017.

2pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Adults $5, children and students free.

Hot Mama, featuring DJ Exile

Smash Palace, Saturday (9pm) $5 door.

The Palace Dance Studio

Enjoy a night of world-class hiip-hop dancing from Parris Goebel's Palace Dance Studio. Performances from The

Royal Family, ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum. War Memorial Theatre, Sunday,

May 13 (7pm).

Monty Bevins

The Dome, May 17, Lovers Again Tour, Presale tickets $10 from Aviary, Raglan Roast, or

www.montybevins.com 

Coming up

White Chapel Jak

The Dome, May 19, Presales $20 from www.undertheradar.co.nz $25 on the door

Smokefree Rockquest Finals

The acts chosen on the night get to perform at the national finals. Monday, May 28, War Memorial Theatre, 7pm.

Tickets can be bought from www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Footnote Dance Company presents Search Engine

War Memorial Theatre, May 25 (7-8pm). An electrifying performance, with shimmering light and captivating dance

movements. Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography. Adults $27.50, child $17.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

ExNE

Premiere screening of showcase of new music from the East Coast filmed live in October. Smash Palace, May 30

(7pm). Entry free.

Jazz pianist Dave Paquette

Tairawhiti Museum, June 3 (2pm), $25 (limited tickets).

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night

Dome Room, June 5 Tues 5th June 8pm, Strictly blues. Koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

Behind the Red Curtain

A night of burlesque, the Dome Room, June 15-16. Tickets from the Dome or Aviary: $35 VIP seating, or $30

general.

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum

Da Vinci Machines and Robotics, closes May 20. Tao Nga Pare-mata, Mangatu taonga from the Campbell collection.

Hikoi, works by Toni Rangi, Yvonne Tana and Jeannette McDonnell-Rata. He o Mo Apanui, paintings by Erena Koopu,

opens tomorrow at 5.30pm.

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.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe

Paintings by Kath McLaughlin 

Verve Cafe

Works by Leah McCann 

Zest Cafe

Pen drawings by Kartlyn Rose

Paul Nache Gallery

Never Mind The Apocalypse, Teresa HR Lane

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Deadpool 2


Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect young mutant Russell (Julian

Dennison) from the time-travelling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). This is a sequel to the 2016 film. Deadpool 3 is in

development.


Life of the Party


After her divorce, Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) goes back to college and ends up in the same class as her

daughter, who feels uncomfortable as Mum plunges headlong into student life. McCarthy co-wrote the script with her

husband, director Ben Falcone.


Tully


Comedy-drama about the friendship between a mother and the night nanny who helps look after her three children.

Stars Charlize Theron as the mother and Mackenzie Davis as the nanny.


I Feel Pretty


Renee (Amy Schumer) is insecure about her appearance. After falling off an exercise bike and hitting her head, she

is convinced she has been transformed into a beautiful woman, even though no physical change has taken place.


Isle of Dogs


Stop-motion animated comedy set in near-future Japan. A boy searches for his pet after dogs are banished to an

island due to an illness outbreak. Voice cast includes Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston and Frances McDormand.


Truth or Dare


A demon controls a game of Truth or Dare, forcing players to reveal their darkest secrets or perform deadly dares.


Avengers: Infinity War (2D, 3D)


The Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity

Stones. Stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.


The Breaker Upperers


New Zealand comedy film about a two-woman agency that will break up relationships, for a fee. Madeleine Sami and

Jackie van Beek are the co-writers, co-directors and co-stars of a film that also stars James Rolleston as a “hot-but-

dumb teenage rugby-head Lothario”. Jemaine Clement has a cameo and Taika Waititi is an executive producer.


Sweet Country


An Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defence and goes on the run in 1920s Northern Territory outback.


Peter Rabbit


Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit gets a live action/computer-animated update.

DOME CINEMA

Mr Stein Goes Online


French-language film about 75-year-old widower Pierre, who joins an online dating site using a picture of the young

man teaching him computer basics. Asked to go on a date, Pierre asks the computer expert to go in his place.


The Breaker Upperers


New Zealand film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.


Lost in Paris


Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon star as an oddly egotistical vagabond and a small-town Canadian librarian.


Ghost


Romantic thriller starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore as lovers separated by death but reunited through a

psychic (Whoopi Goldberg, in supporting-actress Oscar-winning form). These three combine to foil plans of bad guys

responsible for the death.


Where There is Life


Free-entry film, presented by Hospice Tairawhiti, following the journey of Margaret Lee, husband Stephen and

daughter Imogen after Margaret is diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

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