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Visual arts, exhibitions, movies - it's all here!

Visual arts, exhibitions, movies - it's all here!

Armed with two guitars, Daniel Jenner from the band Undersided belts out an original rock song at the Smokefreerockquest heats at the Gisborne War Memorial Theatre. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

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Visual arts

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.

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: Never Mind The Apocalypse, Teresa HR Lane.

Verve Cafe: Works by Leah McCann.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Kath McLaughlin.

Zest Cafe: Cushions, hand-painted fabric with original designs and vintage fabric cushions by Teri Wilkinson.

This Week

Monty Bevins: Folk, roots and soul music, featuring Paul Jackson, Lovers Again Tour, The Dome, Tonight (7pm). Presale tickets $10 from Aviary, Raglan Roast or www.montybevins.com

White Chapel Jak: Acoustic covers band, The Dome, Saturday. Presales $20 from www.undertheradar.co.nz or $25 at 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 purchased from www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Coming up

Footnote NZ Dance presents Search Engine: An electrifying performance, with shimmering light and captivating dance movements. War Memorial Theatre, Friday May 25 (7-8pm). Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography. Adults $27.50, children 17.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Musica Viva: Chamber music trio, Toru. St Andrew's Church, Friday, May 25, (7.30pm). Entry $30, students $10.

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).

St Andrew's lunchtime concert series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Pianists Margaret Dunsmore, Coralie Hunter, Harnie Jo, Cathering Macdonald, Beverley Peach and Trish Tattle, play two, three, four (and even more) at a time, on one or two (or more) pianos. Tea/coffee at door. Bring your lunch. Admission free. Koha for performers' expenses and piano maintenance fund optional. St Andrew's Church, June 4 (12.30pm).

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night: Dome Room, June 5, 8pm. Strictly blues. Koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

The Wave featuring Seymore & TDK: The Dome Room, June 9 (6pm). First 30 free then $20 at the door.

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

The Bootleg Beach Boys: War Memorial Theatre, Thursday August 9, 8pm.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hits as opposed to classic hits. War Memorial Theatre, Thursday September 6 (7pm).

Theatre

Unity Theatre: Auditions for The Shadow Box, Saturday May 26 (2-5pm), Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road. Perusal scripts available at i-Site, Grey Street.

At the movies

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, in a Cyrano de Bergerac-type development.

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.

CodeGirl: Documentary about high school girls from around the world who take part in the Technovation Challenge. This international competition aims to empower girls to develop apps, with the ultimate aim of increasing, from 20 percent, the percentage of app developers who are females.

Odeon Multiplex

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Film based on novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. In 1946, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) embarks on a cross-country tour of England to promote her latest book, a compilation of humorous columns, written under a pseudonym, about life during World War 2. While touring, she is greeted at every stop by flowers from a mysterious admirer, and also receives a letter from a Guernsey pig farmer who has come into possession of her copy of Essays of Elia and wants to know more about the author, Charles Lamb. Intrigued by the name of the book club to which the farmer belongs, Juliet makes a visit that changes her life. Also stars Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

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.

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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. Fourth collaboration of director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody.

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: 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 film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.

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

Got something on? Let the Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz

Got something on? Let the Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz

Visual arts

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.

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: Never Mind The Apocalypse, Teresa HR Lane.

Verve Cafe: Works by Leah McCann.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Kath McLaughlin.

Zest Cafe: Cushions, hand-painted fabric with original designs and vintage fabric cushions by Teri Wilkinson.

This Week

Monty Bevins: Folk, roots and soul music, featuring Paul Jackson, Lovers Again Tour, The Dome, Tonight (7pm). Presale tickets $10 from Aviary, Raglan Roast or www.montybevins.com

White Chapel Jak: Acoustic covers band, The Dome, Saturday. Presales $20 from www.undertheradar.co.nz or $25 at 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 purchased from www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz

Coming up

Footnote NZ Dance presents Search Engine: An electrifying performance, with shimmering light and captivating dance movements. War Memorial Theatre, Friday May 25 (7-8pm). Tickets from Stephen Jones Photography. Adults $27.50, children 17.50 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Musica Viva: Chamber music trio, Toru. St Andrew's Church, Friday, May 25, (7.30pm). Entry $30, students $10.

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).

St Andrew's lunchtime concert series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Pianists Margaret Dunsmore, Coralie Hunter, Harnie Jo, Cathering Macdonald, Beverley Peach and Trish Tattle, play two, three, four (and even more) at a time, on one or two (or more) pianos. Tea/coffee at door. Bring your lunch. Admission free. Koha for performers' expenses and piano maintenance fund optional. St Andrew's Church, June 4 (12.30pm).

Euan Fielder Memorial Jam Night: Dome Room, June 5, 8pm. Strictly blues. Koha at door for the East Coast Asthma Society.

The Wave featuring Seymore & TDK: The Dome Room, June 9 (6pm). First 30 free then $20 at the door.

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

The Bootleg Beach Boys: War Memorial Theatre, Thursday August 9, 8pm.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Classical Hits as opposed to classic hits. War Memorial Theatre, Thursday September 6 (7pm).

Theatre

Unity Theatre: Auditions for The Shadow Box, Saturday May 26 (2-5pm), Unity Theatre, 209 Ormond Road. Perusal scripts available at i-Site, Grey Street.

At the movies

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, in a Cyrano de Bergerac-type development.

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.

CodeGirl: Documentary about high school girls from around the world who take part in the Technovation Challenge. This international competition aims to empower girls to develop apps, with the ultimate aim of increasing, from 20 percent, the percentage of app developers who are females.

Odeon Multiplex

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Film based on novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. In 1946, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) embarks on a cross-country tour of England to promote her latest book, a compilation of humorous columns, written under a pseudonym, about life during World War 2. While touring, she is greeted at every stop by flowers from a mysterious admirer, and also receives a letter from a Guernsey pig farmer who has come into possession of her copy of Essays of Elia and wants to know more about the author, Charles Lamb. Intrigued by the name of the book club to which the farmer belongs, Juliet makes a visit that changes her life. Also stars Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

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.

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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. Fourth collaboration of director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody.

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: 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 film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.

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

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