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RECLAIM THE CROWN: The Palace Dance Studio’s hip-hop crews bring their high-energy global styles to Gisborne on Saturday. Picture supplied

This week

Smokefreerockquest Finals: Gisborne musicians battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, tonight, 7pm, Students $10, adults $20, children under five, free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers: War Memorial Theatre, tomorrow. The one hour beginners concert starts at 5.30pm. Advanced concert at 7pm. Tickets $5 at the door.

50s & 60s Rock n’Roll: Gold Reunion Dance: Get your dancing shoes on for some fun and spot prizes. RSA Gisborne, tomorrow, 7-10pm. Gold coin donation to RSA.

Boardies Dance Party: Fundraiser for Gisborne Boardriders. The Dome, Saturday, door sales: $15 if in 1970s fancy dress, $20 if not. Doors open at 8.30pm.

New Ritz Music Club: Playing favourites from the 1950s to the 1970s. The White House, Sunday, noon-2pm.

Gisborne Choral Society Concert: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery’s White Gallery, Sunday, 2pm, free/koha.

Coming up

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, plus dance reviews. St Andrew’s Hall, June 17 & 24 (7.30pm), $5, ph 867 6383.

Winter Solstice Party: Brazilbeat Sound System with MC Dreadeye, Dizfunk, DJose. Smash Palace, Friday June 21 (9pm), $5 door sales.

Pauly B + Subset B.C: with Carrier and DJ support from King Dynamite, Subsekretary and Missing Link. Dome, June 22, (8.30pm). Tickets $10 on the door.

ABBA: Heaven: Auckland-based band The Mermaids perform Waterloo, Dancing Queen and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitian Club, June 29 (8pm), $25 non-members, $15 members.

Fiesta Latina: Salsa dancing and more. The Dome, June 29 (9pm). Tickets are selling fast but 30 will be kept for door sales. Entry $10.

Theatre

The Palace Dance Studio: Reclaim the Crown: Auckland hip-hop dance company, War Memorial Theatre, June 15 (7pm), $27.50 from SJ Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Two Minutes of Good Stuff Film Festival: A screening of nine locally made two-minute films to shine a light on work by a non-profit organisation and its volunteers for National Volunteer Week. Tairawhiti Museum, June 20 (5.30pm), $5.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, June 28 (6.30pm). $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, three installations Dr Maureen Lander.

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Pinnies For Your Thoughts. Aprons stitched by Janine Hamilton-Kells.

Zest Cafe: Stitched works by Te Puna Reo o Puhi students.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

Te Awa studios: Works by Amanda Rutherford, Eva Zwinnen and Jess Blackwood at the Te Awa studios in the Heritage Plunket Building.

Stephen Jones Photography: Landscape photographs by Ebony Whitaker.

At the movies

Odeon multiplex

Men in Black: International: London gets a branch of Men in Black (MIB), headed by High T (Liam Neeson), who pairs new recruit Agent M (Tessa Thompson) with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). These agents travel the world dealing with alien attacks, but the organisation may have a mole.

Wild Rose: Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a Scottish mother of two, just out of prison, with aspirations to be a country music star. Julie Walters also stars.

Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score): Alan (Bill Nighy) is a tailor who has spent years searching for his son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player he thinks could be Michael.

Pavarotti: Documentary directed by Ron Howard about Luciano Pavarotti, produced with the co-operation of the operatic tenor’s estate, and using family archives, interviews and live music footage.

Tolkien: Film about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien befriends a group of fellow artists and writers at his school and over the years their bond of fellowship grows. He also meets Edith Bratt, the love of his life. But when World War 1 starts, his relationships are tested.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: The 12th instalment in the X-Men film series, and the seventh and final instalment in the main X-Men series. The X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission goes wrong. Stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.

Rocketman: Taron Egerton (Kingsman) stars in the story of how shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight becomes pop superstar Elton John.

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters: Humans must rely on Godzilla to defeat King Ghidorah and other Titans who are causing worldwide destruction.

Aladdin: Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action remake of the 1992 animated film. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

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

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million price on his head and an army of killers on his trail.

Dome cinema

One Last Deal: Finnish drama about an elderly art dealer whose attention is caught by an old painting being auctioned. He decides to make one last deal to earn some pension money, and teams up with his teenage grandson to investigate the background of the painting. Subtitled.

The World at Arm’s Length: Deaf-and-blind Sven wants to walk the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago, and must rely on trained assistants to help him. After two years of preparation, he sets out but soon reaches his physical and mental limits, and tensions build.

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 bond.

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

This week

Smokefreerockquest Finals: Gisborne musicians battle for a place in the national finals. War Memorial Theatre, tonight, 7pm, Students $10, adults $20, children under five, free.

Gisborne Ukulele Underground: Young Ukers: War Memorial Theatre, tomorrow. The one hour beginners concert starts at 5.30pm. Advanced concert at 7pm. Tickets $5 at the door.

50s & 60s Rock n’Roll: Gold Reunion Dance: Get your dancing shoes on for some fun and spot prizes. RSA Gisborne, tomorrow, 7-10pm. Gold coin donation to RSA.

Boardies Dance Party: Fundraiser for Gisborne Boardriders. The Dome, Saturday, door sales: $15 if in 1970s fancy dress, $20 if not. Doors open at 8.30pm.

New Ritz Music Club: Playing favourites from the 1950s to the 1970s. The White House, Sunday, noon-2pm.

Gisborne Choral Society Concert: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Yeomen of the Guard. Tairawhiti Museum Art Gallery’s White Gallery, Sunday, 2pm, free/koha.

Coming up

Fun Dancing Gisborne: 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, plus dance reviews. St Andrew’s Hall, June 17 & 24 (7.30pm), $5, ph 867 6383.

Winter Solstice Party: Brazilbeat Sound System with MC Dreadeye, Dizfunk, DJose. Smash Palace, Friday June 21 (9pm), $5 door sales.

Pauly B + Subset B.C: with Carrier and DJ support from King Dynamite, Subsekretary and Missing Link. Dome, June 22, (8.30pm). Tickets $10 on the door.

ABBA: Heaven: Auckland-based band The Mermaids perform Waterloo, Dancing Queen and more. Gisborne Cosmopolitian Club, June 29 (8pm), $25 non-members, $15 members.

Fiesta Latina: Salsa dancing and more. The Dome, June 29 (9pm). Tickets are selling fast but 30 will be kept for door sales. Entry $10.

Theatre

The Palace Dance Studio: Reclaim the Crown: Auckland hip-hop dance company, War Memorial Theatre, June 15 (7pm), $27.50 from SJ Photography or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Two Minutes of Good Stuff Film Festival: A screening of nine locally made two-minute films to shine a light on work by a non-profit organisation and its volunteers for National Volunteer Week. Tairawhiti Museum, June 20 (5.30pm), $5.

Fearless Fridays Improv Comedy Club: For ages 15 and over. A fun and fearless foray into improv comedy. Evolution Theatre Company, June 28 (6.30pm). $5 cash-only door sales.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: About Time, paintings by Dave Andrew. Flat-Pack Whakapapa, three installations Dr Maureen Lander.

Paul Nache Gallery: Works by Evan Woodruffe.

Muirs Bookshop Cafe: Pinnies For Your Thoughts. Aprons stitched by Janine Hamilton-Kells.

Zest Cafe: Stitched works by Te Puna Reo o Puhi students.

Verve Cafe: Installation by Conor Jeory.

Te Awa studios: Works by Amanda Rutherford, Eva Zwinnen and Jess Blackwood at the Te Awa studios in the Heritage Plunket Building.

Stephen Jones Photography: Landscape photographs by Ebony Whitaker.

At the movies

Odeon multiplex

Men in Black: International: London gets a branch of Men in Black (MIB), headed by High T (Liam Neeson), who pairs new recruit Agent M (Tessa Thompson) with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). These agents travel the world dealing with alien attacks, but the organisation may have a mole.

Wild Rose: Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a Scottish mother of two, just out of prison, with aspirations to be a country music star. Julie Walters also stars.

Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score): Alan (Bill Nighy) is a tailor who has spent years searching for his son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player he thinks could be Michael.

Pavarotti: Documentary directed by Ron Howard about Luciano Pavarotti, produced with the co-operation of the operatic tenor’s estate, and using family archives, interviews and live music footage.

Tolkien: Film about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien befriends a group of fellow artists and writers at his school and over the years their bond of fellowship grows. He also meets Edith Bratt, the love of his life. But when World War 1 starts, his relationships are tested.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: The 12th instalment in the X-Men film series, and the seventh and final instalment in the main X-Men series. The X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix after a mission goes wrong. Stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.

Rocketman: Taron Egerton (Kingsman) stars in the story of how shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight becomes pop superstar Elton John.

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters: Humans must rely on Godzilla to defeat King Ghidorah and other Titans who are causing worldwide destruction.

Aladdin: Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action remake of the 1992 animated film. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

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

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million price on his head and an army of killers on his trail.

Dome cinema

One Last Deal: Finnish drama about an elderly art dealer whose attention is caught by an old painting being auctioned. He decides to make one last deal to earn some pension money, and teams up with his teenage grandson to investigate the background of the painting. Subtitled.

The World at Arm’s Length: Deaf-and-blind Sven wants to walk the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago, and must rely on trained assistants to help him. After two years of preparation, he sets out but soon reaches his physical and mental limits, and tensions build.

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 bond.

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

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