What's on in Gisborne

Saturday, August 12

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions — Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, through to Sunday, War Memorial Theatre. Session times: 8.30am, 1.30pm, 6.30pm Saturday; 9am, 1.30pm Sunday. Session price $4 adult, $2 child, concession price $20 adult, $5 child.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Mind, Body, Spirit and Craft Fair, 9.30am–4pm, Gisborne Girl's High School hall, free. Alternative healing therapies, readings, massage, raffles and more.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum, through to 27 August.

Toimaikuku — Maori Nail Art by Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi. Free for locals, visitors $5.

Ormond School Grand Variety Auction and Quiz, 6.30pm, Waerenga-a Hika Hall — a fun night fundraiser for the school. Auction items include weekends in baches, hunt trips and more. Tickets available from the school, ph 862 5725, for quiz teams of 6–8 at $10 per person.

Supper Dance Crew, 7–9pm, St Andrew's Community Hall — dances from around the world. $5 and a plate for supper. For more details email Jane at j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, August 13

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions continue. See Friday for details.

Sunday afternoon concert series — James Jin on violin and Xing Wang on piano, playing some of the most beloved classical pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, 2–3pm, Tairawhiti Museum, adults $5, students with ID and children free.

Monday, August 14

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Kiwi Badminton club (years 3 to 7), 4.30–5.30pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Scott 027 350 9482.

Junior Badminton club (years 8 to 11), 6–7pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Eastland Toastmasters: for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, opposite Botanical Gardens in Aberdeen Rd. Come along and see how an evening is run.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Pat Ph 868 6081.

Awesomeness Comedy presents Rhys Darby — 'Mystic Time Bird', a mix of astute observations and stand-up comedy cocooned in a fantastical story, 8pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets $62.40 from Stephen Jones Photography.

Tuesday, August 15

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, Peel Street.

Wednesday, August 16

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for little ones, 10-10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

Volunteer Conservation Experience — Titirangi (Kaiti hill) plant care, releasing natives and cleaning recently-planted areas, 10am–noon. Meet at top car park, wear covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools provided. Contact Andy on 027 511 8156.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, across from YMCA in Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. Free.

Gisborne Orphans Club, club night concert, 7.30–11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, free entry, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Thursday, August 17

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian Summersby 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, August 18

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, through to September 24, 10am – 4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, through to Friday, August 25, 7.30pm, except 4pm matinees Saturday and Sunday, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Looking for Alaska vs Albi & the Wolves, 8–11pm, the Dome. Tickets $15 from 0800 289 849 or the Aviary, or $20 on the door. The former plays thigh-slapping, foot-stomping sing-alongs and heart-rending ballads — the latter challenges with a high-energy blend of swing, bluegrass, soul, r&b, rock and world.

Saturday, August 19

Masters Inter-Association Badminton Competition, 9.30am, Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road. Spectators and supporters welcome.

Espalier fruit tree workshop — learn to shape fruit trees for growing against walls, 11am–noon, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, $5. To register phone 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Newsham Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

Gisborne Caledonian Society modern, sequence and social dancing, 7.30–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, Childers Road. Dress: green/yellow, entry $6, Monte Carlo, spot prizes, all welcome. The Daffodil Day dance — separate donation box proceeds going to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride — Matawai to Motu plus optional ride to Motu Falls, 9am departure, $20. No major hills. To register interest phone Geoff on 862 5710 or email cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Foundation of the Blind rooms, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

Saturday, August 12

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions — Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, through to Sunday, War Memorial Theatre. Session times: 8.30am, 1.30pm, 6.30pm Saturday; 9am, 1.30pm Sunday. Session price $4 adult, $2 child, concession price $20 adult, $5 child.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale, 9am–noon in car park behind church, access off Childers Rd, $5 per car (paid on arrival, set-up from 8am). Ph Val 868 8226. Realistically-priced goods.

Mind, Body, Spirit and Craft Fair, 9.30am–4pm, Gisborne Girl's High School hall, free. Alternative healing therapies, readings, massage, raffles and more.

100 Days Project — Solo Exhibition, 10am–4pm, Tairawhiti Museum, through to 27 August.

Toimaikuku — Maori Nail Art by Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi. Free for locals, visitors $5.

Ormond School Grand Variety Auction and Quiz, 6.30pm, Waerenga-a Hika Hall — a fun night fundraiser for the school. Auction items include weekends in baches, hunt trips and more. Tickets available from the school, ph 862 5725, for quiz teams of 6–8 at $10 per person.

Supper Dance Crew, 7–9pm, St Andrew's Community Hall — dances from around the world. $5 and a plate for supper. For more details email Jane at j.luiten@xtra.co.nz

Sunday, August 13

Gisborne Ballet Group Dancing Competitions continue. See Friday for details.

Sunday afternoon concert series — James Jin on violin and Xing Wang on piano, playing some of the most beloved classical pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, 2–3pm, Tairawhiti Museum, adults $5, students with ID and children free.

Monday, August 14

Badminton Eastland social morning club, 9.30–11.30am, Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road, $4 a session. Ph Leslie 867 2584.

Kiwi Badminton club (years 3 to 7), 4.30–5.30pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Scott 027 350 9482.

Junior Badminton club (years 8 to 11), 6–7pm, Badminton Centre, $5 a session or $80 for season. Rackets available. Ph Gabe 027 248 2729 or kim.gabe@xtra.co.nz

Eastland Toastmasters: for confidence in public speaking, 5.45–7.15pm, Arohaina Centre, opposite Botanical Gardens in Aberdeen Rd. Come along and see how an evening is run.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, 7–10pm, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall. Contact Pat Ph 868 6081.

Awesomeness Comedy presents Rhys Darby — 'Mystic Time Bird', a mix of astute observations and stand-up comedy cocooned in a fantastical story, 8pm, War Memorial Theatre. Tickets $62.40 from Stephen Jones Photography.

Tuesday, August 15

Wainui Lions meeting, 5.30pm, The White House, Peel Street.

Wednesday, August 16

Toddler Time - Stories and Songs for little ones, 10-10.30am, HB Williams Memorial Library, 53 Awapuni Road, free.

Volunteer Conservation Experience — Titirangi (Kaiti hill) plant care, releasing natives and cleaning recently-planted areas, 10am–noon. Meet at top car park, wear covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools provided. Contact Andy on 027 511 8156.

Community Tennis Night, 5.30–7.30pm, Gisborne Tennis Club, across from YMCA in Childers Rd, for beginners through to experienced players, individuals and groups of friends welcome. Racquets and balls provided. Free.

Gisborne Orphans Club, club night concert, 7.30–11pm, Senior Citizens Hall, free entry, supper provided, refreshments available. Email pjshn@xtra.co.nz or phone 868 9849.

Thursday, August 17

Gisborne Woodturners Group — learners' night, 7pm, Clubrooms beside Enterprise Pool car park, Nelson Rd. Ph Ian Summersby 867 5521 or 027 289 6480.

Gisborne Camera Club, 7.30pm, Blind Foundation Rooms, Grey St. Contact gisbornecameraclub@gmail.com. All welcome.

Friday, August 18

Gisborne Artists and Potters Group Exhibition, through to September 24, 10am – 4pm, Tairawhiti Museum. Free for locals, visitors $5.

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, through to Friday, August 25, 7.30pm, except 4pm matinees Saturday and Sunday, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

Build-a-Band — 'Turn up and jam' session, 8pm, Smash Palace Bar.

Looking for Alaska vs Albi & the Wolves, 8–11pm, the Dome. Tickets $15 from 0800 289 849 or the Aviary, or $20 on the door. The former plays thigh-slapping, foot-stomping sing-alongs and heart-rending ballads — the latter challenges with a high-energy blend of swing, bluegrass, soul, r&b, rock and world.

Saturday, August 19

Masters Inter-Association Badminton Competition, 9.30am, Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Road. Spectators and supporters welcome.

Espalier fruit tree workshop — learn to shape fruit trees for growing against walls, 11am–noon, Tairawhiti Environment Centre, $5. To register phone 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com

TRAAMPS — Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song, 2–4pm, the Band Room, Childers Road, $2 in the jar. Folk and a variety of other genres. Contact John Newsham Ph 868 9658 or newsham@xtra.co.nz

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

Gisborne Caledonian Society modern, sequence and social dancing, 7.30–11pm, St Mark's Church Hall, Childers Road. Dress: green/yellow, entry $6, Monte Carlo, spot prizes, all welcome. The Daffodil Day dance — separate donation box proceeds going to the Cancer Society.

Sunday, August 20

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club cycle ride — Matawai to Motu plus optional ride to Motu Falls, 9am departure, $20. No major hills. To register interest phone Geoff on 862 5710 or email cobbunco@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Sceptic Group, 11am. For information on topics and venue contact Ingrid Ph 867 3715 or Doug Ph 867 7122.

The Gisborne Country Music Club, 1–4pm, Foundation of the Blind rooms, afternoon tea supplied. Singers, musicians welcome to join in. Members $2, non-members $3. Contact Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Unity Theatre present Macbeth, 4pm, Black Box Theatre, Ormond Road. Tickets $20 from Gisborne iSite and at the door.

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