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Events, arts, exhibitions and more.

Events, arts, exhibitions and more.

SHIMMER: Dancers perform a work by one of three choreographers involved in Footnote Dance Company’s most recent production Search Engine. Picture supplied

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This week

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

Musica Viva: Chamber music trio, Toru. St Andrew’s Church, tomorrow, (7.30pm). Entry $30, students $10.

Smokefree Rockquest finals: War Memorial Theatre, Monday. (7pm).

ExNE: Premiere screening of showcase of new music from the East Coast filmed live in October. Smash Palace, Wednesday May 30, (7pm). Entry free.

Coming up

Jazz pianist Dave Paquette: Tairawhiti Museum, June 3 (2pm) $25 (limited tickets, available from the museum).

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Pianists Margaret Dunsmore, Coralie Hunter, Harnie Jo, Catherine 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 on 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, (2-5pm) Unity Theatre 209 Ormond Road. Perusal scripts available at i-Site, Grey St.

He Kura E Huna Ana: Taki Rua Productions. Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. Set in two distinct time periods — one ancestral, and one contemporary. He Kura E Huna Ana shows that the two are inseparable, and losing sight of our origins can be dangerous.Written by Hōhepa Waitoa, directed by Nancy Brunning. War Memorial Theatre, Friday, June 22 (7pm).

VISUAL ARTS

EXHIBITIONS

Tairawhiti Museum: 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.

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.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Ron Howard directs a “space Western” about Han Solo. It is the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following Rogue One. A stand-alone instalment set before the events of A New Hope, it features the adventures of a young Solo and Chewbacca. Stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany.

The Bookshop: Film based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1978 novel of the same name and starring Emily Mortimer as Florence Green, a widow who opens a bookshop in an abandoned house in a small Suffolk coastal town in the late 1950s. While she has her supporters, she also meets opposition as she stocks groundbreaking literature not to everyone’s taste. Also stars Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Film based on novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. While touring to promote her book of humorous columns about wartime life, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) 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.

Deadpool 2: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect young mutant Russell (New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, of Hunt for the Wilderpeople) from the time-travelling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). 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 into student life.

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 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”.

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

DOME CINEMA

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

The Breaker Upperers: New Zealand film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.

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

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

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

Musica Viva: Chamber music trio, Toru. St Andrew’s Church, tomorrow, (7.30pm). Entry $30, students $10.

Smokefree Rockquest finals: War Memorial Theatre, Monday. (7pm).

ExNE: Premiere screening of showcase of new music from the East Coast filmed live in October. Smash Palace, Wednesday May 30, (7pm). Entry free.

Coming up

Jazz pianist Dave Paquette: Tairawhiti Museum, June 3 (2pm) $25 (limited tickets, available from the museum).

St Andrew’s lunchtime concert series: Piano Extravaganza VIII. Pianists Margaret Dunsmore, Coralie Hunter, Harnie Jo, Catherine 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 on 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, (2-5pm) Unity Theatre 209 Ormond Road. Perusal scripts available at i-Site, Grey St.

He Kura E Huna Ana: Taki Rua Productions. Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. Set in two distinct time periods — one ancestral, and one contemporary. He Kura E Huna Ana shows that the two are inseparable, and losing sight of our origins can be dangerous.Written by Hōhepa Waitoa, directed by Nancy Brunning. War Memorial Theatre, Friday, June 22 (7pm).

VISUAL ARTS

EXHIBITIONS

Tairawhiti Museum: 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.

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.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Ron Howard directs a “space Western” about Han Solo. It is the second of the Star Wars anthology films, following Rogue One. A stand-alone instalment set before the events of A New Hope, it features the adventures of a young Solo and Chewbacca. Stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany.

The Bookshop: Film based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1978 novel of the same name and starring Emily Mortimer as Florence Green, a widow who opens a bookshop in an abandoned house in a small Suffolk coastal town in the late 1950s. While she has her supporters, she also meets opposition as she stocks groundbreaking literature not to everyone’s taste. Also stars Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Film based on novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. While touring to promote her book of humorous columns about wartime life, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) 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.

Deadpool 2: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutants called the X-Force to protect young mutant Russell (New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, of Hunt for the Wilderpeople) from the time-travelling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). 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 into student life.

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 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”.

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

DOME CINEMA

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

The Breaker Upperers: New Zealand film about professional relationship-enders. See synopsis above.

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

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


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