Gig guide

MESMERISING: As Duo Col Legno, marimba specialist Yoshiko Tsuruta (left) and cellist Heleen du Plessis bring their unique sound and wide-ranging programme to Gisborne on Monday. “The audience will be on the edge of their seats,” says du Plessis. “Comments we have had from previous concerts are that our performance is mesmerising and engaging". Picture supplied

This week

Adam McGrath - The Ragged Ramble Tour: Lead singer/songwriter from Christchurch folk/country band The Eastern.
The Dome, tomorrow, doors open at 7.30pm. Presales $20 from the Aviary or $25 on the door.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark’s Church hall, Childers Road, Saturday, 7.30pm. Theme: India. All welcome.

A One Night Stand: An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub.
Evolution Theatre Company (ETC), Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets $25 on the door or from ETC’s website.

New Ritz Music Club: Live band playing 50s, 60s, 70s favourites. The White House, Sunday, midday-3pm. For bookings, phone 867 1112.

Duo Col Legno: Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand, marimbist Yoshiko Tsuruta and cellist Heleen du Plessis perform at St Andrew’s Church, Monday, 7.30pm. Adults $30, students $10.

The Chardonnay Affair: Come aboard the historic steam train Wa165 from the inner harbour to Muriwai, with acoustic guitar and songs by Ariana Henare. Get on board at 1 Kaiti Beach Road, May 23, 2-5pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at http://www.eventfinda.co.nz

Chardonnay under the Big Top: An array of food will be served to match your desired chardonnay, as you enjoy the cool sounds of Ben Wilkinson and Spaghetti Toast. Dress: After-five. Matawhero Wines, May 23, 7-10pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at www.eventfinda.co.nz


Coming up


Supafly Killas + Kings of Kaiaua: Come along, have a tipple and listen to the beats. Smash Palace, May 25, (9pm), $10 door sales, R18.

White Chapel Jak: Recent winners of RNZ Battle of the Covers band bring their rocking original flavours to town. Smash Palace, May 31, (8pm), $20 door sales, R18.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs: Comedians Ben Hurley, Michelle A’Court and Donna Brookbanks perform at the War Memorial Theatre on June 7 (8pm). Tickets $49 plus booking fee from TicketDirect and Stephen Jones.

Theatre

Black Grace: War Memorial Theatre, tonight, (7.30pm). Tickets $20, door sales only.

Katie Boyle performs The Merry Wives of Windsor: Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, tomorrow, 7.30pm. Tickets $20 presale at www.eventfinda.co.nz. Door sales, $25, cash only.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, May 31, (6.30pm), $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: OHO. Recent work by Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata and Izzy Te Rauna. Hei Ora exhibition, recent works by Henare Brooking.About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, artist, weaver and academic Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving), opens on Saturday.

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Annabel Dowding.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Top End Wedding: Australian romantic comedy. Lauren (Miranda Tapsell) and Ned (Gwilym Lee) have 10 days to reunite Lauren’s newly separated parents and pull off their dream northern Australia wedding.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds voices Detective Pikachu, a wisecracking Pokémon who searches for his former partner, Harry Goodman, in a world where humans and Pokémon live side by side.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million bounty on his head and an army of killers on his trail. Also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane.

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen: A portrayal of pioneering filmmaker Merata Mita (Patu!, Mauri) told through her children. Her youngest, Hepi Mita, shares what he discovers.

Brown Boys: Pete’s mates tell him to go from one girl a week to one girl, period . . . an Auckland-based Pacific Island/Kiwi tale.

All is True: Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Kenneth Branagh stars.

Poms: Martha (Diane Keaton) moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad.



The Hustle: Con artists played by Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have contrasting methods but come together to swindle a naive tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).

Long Shot: Journalist Fred Flarsky meets politician Charlotte Field and realises she is his former babysitter and childhood crush.

The Aftermath: An English woman and her husband, in postwar Germany for the rebuilding of Hamburg, share a home with its German owner and his troubled daughter, and heartbreak ensues.

Avengers: Endgame: The remaining Avengers must bring back their vanquished allies for a showdown with Thanos.

DOME CINEMA

The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps: The eccentric Martin Phillipps and his band are examined in this documentary, which travels with Phillipps as he faces mortality and looks back on music that was part of the 1980s Kiwi landscape.

Where Hands Touch: Germany, 1944: Leyna, the 15-year-old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth, and they form an unlikely connection in a quickly changing world.

Soldiers Without Guns: Documentary about Kiwi soldiers who ease tensions in a hotbed of violence by using music, Maori culture and love.

This week

Adam McGrath - The Ragged Ramble Tour: Lead singer/songwriter from Christchurch folk/country band The Eastern.
The Dome, tomorrow, doors open at 7.30pm. Presales $20 from the Aviary or $25 on the door.

Gisborne Caledonian Society: Modern, sequence and social dancing. St Mark’s Church hall, Childers Road, Saturday, 7.30pm. Theme: India. All welcome.

A One Night Stand: An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub.
Evolution Theatre Company (ETC), Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets $25 on the door or from ETC’s website.

New Ritz Music Club: Live band playing 50s, 60s, 70s favourites. The White House, Sunday, midday-3pm. For bookings, phone 867 1112.

Duo Col Legno: Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand, marimbist Yoshiko Tsuruta and cellist Heleen du Plessis perform at St Andrew’s Church, Monday, 7.30pm. Adults $30, students $10.

The Chardonnay Affair: Come aboard the historic steam train Wa165 from the inner harbour to Muriwai, with acoustic guitar and songs by Ariana Henare. Get on board at 1 Kaiti Beach Road, May 23, 2-5pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at http://www.eventfinda.co.nz

Chardonnay under the Big Top: An array of food will be served to match your desired chardonnay, as you enjoy the cool sounds of Ben Wilkinson and Spaghetti Toast. Dress: After-five. Matawhero Wines, May 23, 7-10pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at www.eventfinda.co.nz


Coming up


Supafly Killas + Kings of Kaiaua: Come along, have a tipple and listen to the beats. Smash Palace, May 25, (9pm), $10 door sales, R18.

White Chapel Jak: Recent winners of RNZ Battle of the Covers band bring their rocking original flavours to town. Smash Palace, May 31, (8pm), $20 door sales, R18.

Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs: Comedians Ben Hurley, Michelle A’Court and Donna Brookbanks perform at the War Memorial Theatre on June 7 (8pm). Tickets $49 plus booking fee from TicketDirect and Stephen Jones.

Theatre

Black Grace: War Memorial Theatre, tonight, (7.30pm). Tickets $20, door sales only.

Katie Boyle performs The Merry Wives of Windsor: Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, tomorrow, 7.30pm. Tickets $20 presale at www.eventfinda.co.nz. Door sales, $25, cash only.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, May 31, (6.30pm), $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: OHO. Recent work by Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata and Izzy Te Rauna. Hei Ora exhibition, recent works by Henare Brooking.About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, artist, weaver and academic Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving), opens on Saturday.

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Works by Annabel Dowding.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Top End Wedding: Australian romantic comedy. Lauren (Miranda Tapsell) and Ned (Gwilym Lee) have 10 days to reunite Lauren’s newly separated parents and pull off their dream northern Australia wedding.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds voices Detective Pikachu, a wisecracking Pokémon who searches for his former partner, Harry Goodman, in a world where humans and Pokémon live side by side.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million bounty on his head and an army of killers on his trail. Also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane.

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen: A portrayal of pioneering filmmaker Merata Mita (Patu!, Mauri) told through her children. Her youngest, Hepi Mita, shares what he discovers.

Brown Boys: Pete’s mates tell him to go from one girl a week to one girl, period . . . an Auckland-based Pacific Island/Kiwi tale.

All is True: Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Kenneth Branagh stars.

Poms: Martha (Diane Keaton) moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad.



The Hustle: Con artists played by Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have contrasting methods but come together to swindle a naive tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).

Long Shot: Journalist Fred Flarsky meets politician Charlotte Field and realises she is his former babysitter and childhood crush.

The Aftermath: An English woman and her husband, in postwar Germany for the rebuilding of Hamburg, share a home with its German owner and his troubled daughter, and heartbreak ensues.

Avengers: Endgame: The remaining Avengers must bring back their vanquished allies for a showdown with Thanos.

DOME CINEMA

The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps: The eccentric Martin Phillipps and his band are examined in this documentary, which travels with Phillipps as he faces mortality and looks back on music that was part of the 1980s Kiwi landscape.

Where Hands Touch: Germany, 1944: Leyna, the 15-year-old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth, and they form an unlikely connection in a quickly changing world.

Soldiers Without Guns: Documentary about Kiwi soldiers who ease tensions in a hotbed of violence by using music, Maori culture and love.

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