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SCHOOL OF ROCK: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Maori performing arts day class students Levi Mackay (left), Lucky Jatav, Brodie Clarke, Seth Niwa-Apelu, Whakamoe McCallum, Jayden Bishop, Marcia Ackroyd, Waiora Paul-Utiera, Mihikiterangi Mareikura and Haimona Lardelli are ready for their music showcase. Picture supplied

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This week

Michael and Ashleigh Tipping: Playing favourite tunes live, Cosmopolitian Club, Friday, August 23, 8pm. Free entry.

Pink Floyd tribute band Revival: A three hour tribute show, Comfortably Numb, Smash Palace, August 23, 8.30pm. Tickets $25 + bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz, door sales $30.

New York Nights: Cabaret-style themed concert for soloists, duos and groups up to four, first-time singers to seasoned performers. Theme: Disney music. Evolution Theatre Company, August 23, 6.30-8.30pm. Register at: evolutiontheatre.org.nz and provide two Disney backing tracks.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa Whirikoka music showcase: Smash Palace, August 24-25, 8pm. Free entry.

Winter Concert Series: Lazarus String Quartet: A young emerging classical string ensemble based in Berlin. Tairawhiti Museum, August 28 5.30pm-6.30pm. $5 adults, free for children and students with ID.

Coming up

Rockshop Bandquest: A platform for primary and intermediate-aged musicians to perform in a supportive competition. War Memorial Theatre, August 30, (7-11pm).

One One One: Waikato covers band, Smash Palace August 31, (9pm). $10.

Shaun Kirk: EP tour: Blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk will showcase songs from his self-titled EP. The Dome, September 7. Tickets are $15 + bf from www.shaunkirk.com

Theatre

The 2nd Annual Gisborne 48-Hour Play Festival: Takes place from Friday, to Sunday, Participants meet on Friday to write, direct and act and produce a 10-minute play at Evolution Theatre Company. Register at evolutiontheatre.org.nz. The performance of the plays will take place on Sunday at 7pm at the Lawson Field Theatre, $10 at the door.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Flat-Pack Whakapapa, three installations by Dr Maureen Lander, The Self Portraits of Carol Montgomery, Ko Ahau - This is Me, paintings by Walter Dewes, Whakawhetai: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin Exhibition.

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

Dome cinema

Florianapolis Dream: An Argentinian couple on the verge of separation and their near-adult children go on holiday to a Brazilian beach resort with thought-provoking results.

The Public: Writer/director Emilio Estevez stars in film about what happens when an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the cold.

Support the Girls: The manager of a sports bar and “breastaurant” takes her job seriously but her commitment to the welfare of the staff brings her into conflict with her boss. Stars Regina Hall in a role that won her the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.

Odeon multiplex

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Director Quentin Tarantino assembled a large ensemble cast to star in “multiple storylines in a modern fairytale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age”. The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where a fictional ageing television actor, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt double and long-time friend (Brad Pitt) navigate the changing Hollywood film industry. It is the first Tarantino film not to be associated with producer Harvey Weinstein, after Tarantino cut ties with him following sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein. The film also stars Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino, and is narrated by Kurt Russell.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Director Tearepa Kahi (Poi E: The Story of Our Song) celebrates Herbs in a documentary film about the reggae band and what they mean to New Zealand and the Kiwi music scene. Inspired by Buena Vista Social Club and The Last Waltz, Kahi brings together some of the band’s key members in an emotional round of interviews, jams and memories.

A Dog’s Journey: A dog goes through four incarnations protecting the granddaughter of his original owner. The dog — in turn a St Bernard/Australian Shepherd mix, a female beagle, an English Mastiff and a Biewer Terrier — communicates with the audience by way of his thoughts, voiced by Josh Gad. Dennis Quaid plays the dog’s first owner, Marg Helgenberger play the owner’s wife and Kathryn Prescott plays the granddaughter.

Late Night: Emma Thompson plays a late-night talk show host in danger of losing her show. In an attempt to revamp the show, she hires an Indian-American woman who has little experience in comedy but who gives her good material to work with.

Palm Beach: Old friends gather in lavish surroundings in Sydney’s Palm Beach, and gradually reveal secrets and grievances. Directed by Rachel Ward, the film stars Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Richard E Grant.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: In this spin-off of The Fast and the Furious, Dwayne Johnson plays Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham plays Deckard Shaw — unlikely allies forced to team up against a greater threat. Also stars Idris Elba as Brixton Lore, an MI6 agent gone rogue, and Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis, as Hobbs’s brother Jonah.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film. Voice cast includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and, as Mufasa, James Earl Jones.

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

Michael and Ashleigh Tipping: Playing favourite tunes live, Cosmopolitian Club, Friday, August 23, 8pm. Free entry.

Pink Floyd tribute band Revival: A three hour tribute show, Comfortably Numb, Smash Palace, August 23, 8.30pm. Tickets $25 + bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz, door sales $30.

New York Nights: Cabaret-style themed concert for soloists, duos and groups up to four, first-time singers to seasoned performers. Theme: Disney music. Evolution Theatre Company, August 23, 6.30-8.30pm. Register at: evolutiontheatre.org.nz and provide two Disney backing tracks.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa Whirikoka music showcase: Smash Palace, August 24-25, 8pm. Free entry.

Winter Concert Series: Lazarus String Quartet: A young emerging classical string ensemble based in Berlin. Tairawhiti Museum, August 28 5.30pm-6.30pm. $5 adults, free for children and students with ID.

Coming up

Rockshop Bandquest: A platform for primary and intermediate-aged musicians to perform in a supportive competition. War Memorial Theatre, August 30, (7-11pm).

One One One: Waikato covers band, Smash Palace August 31, (9pm). $10.

Shaun Kirk: EP tour: Blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk will showcase songs from his self-titled EP. The Dome, September 7. Tickets are $15 + bf from www.shaunkirk.com

Theatre

The 2nd Annual Gisborne 48-Hour Play Festival: Takes place from Friday, to Sunday, Participants meet on Friday to write, direct and act and produce a 10-minute play at Evolution Theatre Company. Register at evolutiontheatre.org.nz. The performance of the plays will take place on Sunday at 7pm at the Lawson Field Theatre, $10 at the door.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Flat-Pack Whakapapa, three installations by Dr Maureen Lander, The Self Portraits of Carol Montgomery, Ko Ahau - This is Me, paintings by Walter Dewes, Whakawhetai: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin Exhibition.

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

Dome cinema

Florianapolis Dream: An Argentinian couple on the verge of separation and their near-adult children go on holiday to a Brazilian beach resort with thought-provoking results.

The Public: Writer/director Emilio Estevez stars in film about what happens when an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the cold.

Support the Girls: The manager of a sports bar and “breastaurant” takes her job seriously but her commitment to the welfare of the staff brings her into conflict with her boss. Stars Regina Hall in a role that won her the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.

Odeon multiplex

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Director Quentin Tarantino assembled a large ensemble cast to star in “multiple storylines in a modern fairytale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age”. The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where a fictional ageing television actor, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt double and long-time friend (Brad Pitt) navigate the changing Hollywood film industry. It is the first Tarantino film not to be associated with producer Harvey Weinstein, after Tarantino cut ties with him following sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein. The film also stars Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino, and is narrated by Kurt Russell.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Director Tearepa Kahi (Poi E: The Story of Our Song) celebrates Herbs in a documentary film about the reggae band and what they mean to New Zealand and the Kiwi music scene. Inspired by Buena Vista Social Club and The Last Waltz, Kahi brings together some of the band’s key members in an emotional round of interviews, jams and memories.

A Dog’s Journey: A dog goes through four incarnations protecting the granddaughter of his original owner. The dog — in turn a St Bernard/Australian Shepherd mix, a female beagle, an English Mastiff and a Biewer Terrier — communicates with the audience by way of his thoughts, voiced by Josh Gad. Dennis Quaid plays the dog’s first owner, Marg Helgenberger play the owner’s wife and Kathryn Prescott plays the granddaughter.

Late Night: Emma Thompson plays a late-night talk show host in danger of losing her show. In an attempt to revamp the show, she hires an Indian-American woman who has little experience in comedy but who gives her good material to work with.

Palm Beach: Old friends gather in lavish surroundings in Sydney’s Palm Beach, and gradually reveal secrets and grievances. Directed by Rachel Ward, the film stars Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Richard E Grant.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: In this spin-off of The Fast and the Furious, Dwayne Johnson plays Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham plays Deckard Shaw — unlikely allies forced to team up against a greater threat. Also stars Idris Elba as Brixton Lore, an MI6 agent gone rogue, and Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis, as Hobbs’s brother Jonah.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film. Voice cast includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and, as Mufasa, James Earl Jones.

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