Gig Guide

DOOF-DOOF: Daylight just got saved and to help you celebrate the bounce into spring DJs Brazilbeat Soundsystem (DJ Mara Weiss and Nego Beto) bring Spring Bass to Smash on Saturday. A mere $5 will get you a night of fresh house music, drum & bass, hip-hop, dubstep and electronic beats courtesy of Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, and Djose from 10pm. Picture supplied

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

This week

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: The inaugural arts festival opens tomorrow with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, tomorrow, 5.30pm, free entry.

Spring Bass: Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, Djose and Yung Maac. Smash Palace, Saturday, 10pm. $5 door.

Neil Smoker plays easy listening covers: Peppers Beachfront, Sunday sessions 12-2pm.

Under An East Coast Moon: Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Teeks and Hawaiian musician Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at the Soundshell, Sunday, 7pm. Adults $35, child $15, under 4s $5.

Theatre

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church, Tuesdays 8 and 15 October, 7.30pm. Adults $10, students $5.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt: Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry as a fearless piece of theatre. Lawson Field Theatre, October 11, 7pm. Adult tickets $20-$25, tickets from Gisborne i-Site.

All Roads Lead To Ngatapa: A devised production about Rongowhakaata art, history, survival, activism and strength. Lawson Field Theatre, October 13, 6pm, koha.

Cellfish: Five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology and four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare. Lawson Field Theatre, October 15, midday and 7pm. Tickets $20-$25, tickets from i-Site.

Shel We?: A tribute to the work of American artist Shel Silverstein and the environment that has made a man. War Memorial Theatre, October 16, 6.30pm. Adult tickets $20-$25, children $15 from Gisborne i-Site.

The Pohutukawa Tree: Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, opens November 1, 7.30pm. Tickets adult general admission $32+bf, youth aged 17 and under $22.50+bf and senior 65+ $29+bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The Lieutenant’s Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye; Native Voices: Ko au, ko matau - I am, we are, opening preview, Sunday 1.30pm-4pm; Tu te Whaihanga - 37 taonga return, opens Monday, 10am-1pm.

Lawson Field Theatre: Vai Exhibition — installation by Lina Marsh. October 4-20. Free entry.

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.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Joker: A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society. Also stars Robert De Niro.

Good Boys: Three pre-teen boys get into scrapes as they try to attend a party hosted by their popular classmates.

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. Stallone recently stated that this would be the last Rambo film, saying that his character would “finally find what he assumes to be peace.”

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.

UglyDolls: An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

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.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Sarah Bellows, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories. The stories have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome in 1968 small-town America.

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: Kiwi Pacifica reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

A Seat at the Table: Filmmakers David Nash and Simon Mark-Brown (The Catch) celebrate the talent and the stories behind New Zealand’s world-famous wine industry.

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

This week

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival: The inaugural arts festival opens tomorrow with Maui Putahi — kai, performance and stories of our place. Marina Park, tomorrow, 5.30pm, free entry.

Spring Bass: Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, Djose and Yung Maac. Smash Palace, Saturday, 10pm. $5 door.

Neil Smoker plays easy listening covers: Peppers Beachfront, Sunday sessions 12-2pm.

Under An East Coast Moon: Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Teeks and Hawaiian musician Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole at the Soundshell, Sunday, 7pm. Adults $35, child $15, under 4s $5.

Theatre

Shaky Places: The Gisborne Choral Society, St Andrew’s Church, Tuesdays 8 and 15 October, 7.30pm. Adults $10, students $5.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt: Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry as a fearless piece of theatre. Lawson Field Theatre, October 11, 7pm. Adult tickets $20-$25, tickets from Gisborne i-Site.

All Roads Lead To Ngatapa: A devised production about Rongowhakaata art, history, survival, activism and strength. Lawson Field Theatre, October 13, 6pm, koha.

Cellfish: Five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology and four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare. Lawson Field Theatre, October 15, midday and 7pm. Tickets $20-$25, tickets from i-Site.

Shel We?: A tribute to the work of American artist Shel Silverstein and the environment that has made a man. War Memorial Theatre, October 16, 6.30pm. Adult tickets $20-$25, children $15 from Gisborne i-Site.

The Pohutukawa Tree: Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli Street, opens November 1, 7.30pm. Tickets adult general admission $32+bf, youth aged 17 and under $22.50+bf and senior 65+ $29+bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Exhibitions

Tairawhiti Museum: The Lieutenant’s Calling Card and the Response of a Quizzical Eye; Native Voices: Ko au, ko matau - I am, we are, opening preview, Sunday 1.30pm-4pm; Tu te Whaihanga - 37 taonga return, opens Monday, 10am-1pm.

Lawson Field Theatre: Vai Exhibition — installation by Lina Marsh. October 4-20. Free entry.

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.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Joker: A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society. Also stars Robert De Niro.

Good Boys: Three pre-teen boys get into scrapes as they try to attend a party hosted by their popular classmates.

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. Stallone recently stated that this would be the last Rambo film, saying that his character would “finally find what he assumes to be peace.”

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.

UglyDolls: An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

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.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Sarah Bellows, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories. The stories have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome in 1968 small-town America.

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: Kiwi Pacifica reggae band Herbs are celebrated in a documentary film about what they mean to New Zealand and the music scene.

A Seat at the Table: Filmmakers David Nash and Simon Mark-Brown (The Catch) celebrate the talent and the stories behind New Zealand’s world-famous wine industry.

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