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THE BARE NECESSITIES: Kaa the python, played by Christoffer Fraser, in Evolution Theatre Company children’s production of The Jungle Book, confers with cobras (left) Diego Castano, Irelyn Purnell and Carter Allen. Picture by Suzan Anderson

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

This week

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of Best Concert: All welcome to enjoy the entertainment. Senior Citizens Hall, Saturday, 30 Grey Street, 7.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided. Contact Mike on 867 5247.

Tiny Ruins and Jen Cloher: Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa. The Dome, Sunday 7.30pm, tickets $34.90+bf from http://www.banishedmusic.com

Coming up

Tony Chen Lin Concert: Singaporean pianist performs at the Lawson Field Theatre, September 26 (7.30pm). Cash-only door sales; $30 adults and $10 children/students with ID.

Fearless Fridays: Part social club and part improv comedy team evening. Evolution Theatre Company., Disraeli Street, September 27 (6.30pm). $5 at the door.

Majik Pixie Juice Mollymawk album release: With support from God, Bluebirdz of Happiness, and Superfly Killa.
Smash Palace, September 28.

Festival of the Arts: The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet, tap, modern and hip-hop; speech, drama and music. September 28, 29 & 30. Entry $40 family (two adults plus two children); $30 concession (adults, all sessions plus venues); per session: $5 adults or $1 children. Programmes are $10 from SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: The inaugural arts festival opens on October 4 with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, (5.30pm-8.30pm), free entry. More information at https://tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Theatre

Vintage Hitchcock: a live radio play: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, September 19-20, 7.30pm. Tickets $25+bf from Gisborne i-Site or book online through eventfinda at https://tinyurl.com/yyworazl

The Jungle Book: Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, tomorrow, 5.30pm and September 21-22, 1.30pm. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Door sales only, cash or Eftpos.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Gisborne Artists, Potters & Photographers. The Lieutenant’s Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal.

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Abominable: Cartoon in which teenager Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet) meets a young yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai. She and her friends name him Everest and try to reunite the creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Eddie Izzard voices a character who wants to capture the yeti.

Ad Astra: Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who goes into space in search of his father, whose experiment threatens the solar system. Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland also star.

Good Boys: Three pre-teen boys get into scrapes as they try to attend a party hosted by their popular classmates. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are among the producers.

Rambo: Last Blood: Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. He travels to Mexico to save his niece, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless cartel.

Downton Abbey: It’s 1927, soon after the TV series’ story ended, and the King and Queen visit Downton. Old favourites return.

The Angry Birds Movie 2: Big names in voice cast lead the drive to make a sequel more appealing than the original. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph are among those telling a story where the birds and pigs must join forces to repel a threat.

Amazing Grace: The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Amazing Grace was filmed, but director Sydney Pollack had not used clapperboards, so post-production efforts to synchronise audio and video failed. Producer Alan Elliott bought the footage in 2007 and was able to get the sound and film synchronised, and the whole was edited down to 87 minutes. But only recently could it be released.

It: Chapter Two: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard star in the sequel to It. Both movies are based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, this one set 27 years after the events of the first film.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the final days of Hollywood’s golden age is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where an ageing TV actor and his stunt double/friend navigate the changing film industry.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film.

DOME CINEMA

Florianopolis Dream: An Argentinian couple on the verge of separation and their near-adult children go on vacation together to a Brazilian beach resort.

Girls of the Sun: Bahar, leader of a battalion of Kurdish women fighting extremists who have conquered their town, hopes to find her son, who is being held hostage.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

The Last Picture Show: Far Out Film Night offering directed by Peter Bogdanovich from the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson won best-supporting-acting Oscars. Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn and Cybill Shepherd also starred.

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

Gisborne Orphans Club: Best of Best Concert: All welcome to enjoy the entertainment. Senior Citizens Hall, Saturday, 30 Grey Street, 7.30pm, guests $10, members free, supper provided. Contact Mike on 867 5247.

Tiny Ruins and Jen Cloher: Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa. The Dome, Sunday 7.30pm, tickets $34.90+bf from http://www.banishedmusic.com

Coming up

Tony Chen Lin Concert: Singaporean pianist performs at the Lawson Field Theatre, September 26 (7.30pm). Cash-only door sales; $30 adults and $10 children/students with ID.

Fearless Fridays: Part social club and part improv comedy team evening. Evolution Theatre Company., Disraeli Street, September 27 (6.30pm). $5 at the door.

Majik Pixie Juice Mollymawk album release: With support from God, Bluebirdz of Happiness, and Superfly Killa.
Smash Palace, September 28.

Festival of the Arts: The Gisborne Competitions Society celebrates with performances in ballet, tap, modern and hip-hop; speech, drama and music. September 28, 29 & 30. Entry $40 family (two adults plus two children); $30 concession (adults, all sessions plus venues); per session: $5 adults or $1 children. Programmes are $10 from SJ Photography or Ballance Street Bookshop.

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: The inaugural arts festival opens on October 4 with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, (5.30pm-8.30pm), free entry. More information at https://tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

Theatre

Vintage Hitchcock: a live radio play: Unity Theatre, Ormond Road, September 19-20, 7.30pm. Tickets $25+bf from Gisborne i-Site or book online through eventfinda at https://tinyurl.com/yyworazl

The Jungle Book: Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, tomorrow, 5.30pm and September 21-22, 1.30pm. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Door sales only, cash or Eftpos.

Visual Arts

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: Gisborne Artists, Potters & Photographers. The Lieutenant’s Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye

Zest Cafe: Photography by Tony Ganal.

Muirs Bookshop & Cafe: Lino cuts by Teri Wilkinson.

At the movies

ODEON MULTIPLEX

Abominable: Cartoon in which teenager Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet) meets a young yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai. She and her friends name him Everest and try to reunite the creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Eddie Izzard voices a character who wants to capture the yeti.

Ad Astra: Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who goes into space in search of his father, whose experiment threatens the solar system. Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland also star.

Good Boys: Three pre-teen boys get into scrapes as they try to attend a party hosted by their popular classmates. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are among the producers.

Rambo: Last Blood: Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. He travels to Mexico to save his niece, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless cartel.

Downton Abbey: It’s 1927, soon after the TV series’ story ended, and the King and Queen visit Downton. Old favourites return.

The Angry Birds Movie 2: Big names in voice cast lead the drive to make a sequel more appealing than the original. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph are among those telling a story where the birds and pigs must join forces to repel a threat.

Amazing Grace: The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album Amazing Grace was filmed, but director Sydney Pollack had not used clapperboards, so post-production efforts to synchronise audio and video failed. Producer Alan Elliott bought the footage in 2007 and was able to get the sound and film synchronised, and the whole was edited down to 87 minutes. But only recently could it be released.

It: Chapter Two: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard star in the sequel to It. Both movies are based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, this one set 27 years after the events of the first film.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s tribute to the final days of Hollywood’s golden age is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where an ageing TV actor and his stunt double/friend navigate the changing film industry.

The Lion King: A photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film.

DOME CINEMA

Florianopolis Dream: An Argentinian couple on the verge of separation and their near-adult children go on vacation together to a Brazilian beach resort.

Girls of the Sun: Bahar, leader of a battalion of Kurdish women fighting extremists who have conquered their town, hopes to find her son, who is being held hostage.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom: Reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

Dan Carter: A Perfect 10: The personal story of All Black first five-eighth Dan Carter.

The Last Picture Show: Far Out Film Night offering directed by Peter Bogdanovich from the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson won best-supporting-acting Oscars. Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn and Cybill Shepherd also starred.

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

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