What's on in Gisborne this coming week

Get your entertainment update right here!

Get your entertainment update right here!

THREEPLAY: Guitarist/singer Bruce Reid (left), drummer Mark Stichbury and bass player/singer Matt Jennings of covers band Threeplay look forward to getting back together in Gisborne again for a gig at Smash Palace. Picture supplied

Saturday, June 23

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Auditions: Our Town. All experience levels and ages welcome for Thornton Wilder's classic tale of living and loving in a small town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-3pm, for details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/audition

Flag the Bag Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm. Details: Ph Jo on 021 079 6467.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: Cowboys & Indians.

Sunday, June 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Paringahau Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $4. A 5-hour walk starting in a bush remnant, with a climb up onto a ridge and ending with a walk along a farm track back to vehicles. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, 10-11am. Bring: sturdy shoes, gloves and a bucket.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

The Band School Mid-Year Concert. Over 60 first-time and advanced students and staff perform on stage. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 11am-4pm, koha on-the-door.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Shakespearience: The Tempest Pt 2. Everyone will be assigned a part or parts to read. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2-4pm, $10 cash door-sales, incl hot drinks and a snack. Details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/events-1

Monday, June 25

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 26

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Te Kuri a Paoa (Young Nicks Head) and Mapere, depart 7am, $4. A very steep climb to the trig, then along a steep cliff edge and a circuit walk on from Mapere Beach to Mapere Point. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, June 27

Arthritis and Exercise Workshop. Learn how physical activity can improve your symptoms. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 9.30-11.30am, free or koha at the door. Register: robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz or ph 0800 663 463.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, weather dependent. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Waihirere Domain Pest Busting. Learn various trapping methods from the experts. Waihirere Domain, Back Ormond Rd, meet at the carpark, 10am-midday, ph Jamie 022 627 1952. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Operatunity presents Shake, Rattle & Roll. Iconic NZ artists join to sing different genres. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Have Your Say on NCEA. A public workshop for everyone with an interest in NCEA to share experiences and ideas to strengthen the system. Lytton High School, Nelson Rd, 5.30-8.30pm, free. Register: e.core-ed.org/registration/nceahaveyoursaygisborne18#/897/4/start

Ol’ King Cole. A Wellington jazz trio will play live: piano, guitar and double bass. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Earlybird tickets from The Aviary $25 (cash only), or door-sales $30 adult, $10 student.

Thursday, June 28

Public Meeting with Simon Bridges. A roadshow to connect with communities, come along for a chat with the Leader of the Opposition. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30-11.30am, free.

Waikirikiri Park Community Hui. Come together and share ideas for the Pou/carved artwork within the playground. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, midday-1.30pm, free.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Plastic Bag-Free Planning. Join Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti to plan July's events. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.15-6.15pm. For details: 867 4708.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, June 29

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Zespri Gisborne: Tairawhiti Awards of Excellence. Get a group of your clubbies together and celebrate the region’s top lifeguards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5pm doors open for a 6pm start. Tickets: $25/person at facebook.com/events/1998568930385332

Gisborne Salvation Army Quiz Night. Youth group fundraiser with loads of laughs and cool prizes. Gisborne Salvation Army, 389 Gladstone Rd, 6-9pm, $10/person or $50/table of 6, incl snacks and supper, kids under 7 years free. Register on our Facebook page or email ashley_brown@salvationarmy.org.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-11pm, $12.50/person, maximum of six per team. Soup, bread and supper provided. Ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Threeplay play live. Wellington-based covers band playing Top 40 hits, Jimi Hendix and Red Hot Chilli Peppers classics, plus the blues. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry.

Saturday, June 30

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday June 23 listing for details.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Jul 1). Looking for inspiration? You will find it here: art, electric bikes, first aid/survival kits, pet grooming and much more. Farmers Air Event Centre, Showgrounds Park, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Confetti. A dynamic and sassy Hawke's Bay trio with flutes and cello. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 4pm, free, optional koha or donation to performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

Hail To The Thieves. Enjoy a selection of Radiohead tunes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, June 24 listing for details.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Gisborne Rose Society Rose Demonstration. Learn some rose pruning tips from the experts. All welcome. 40 Darwin Rd, 1pm, free.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Civic Brass Band & Gisborne Civic Orchestra. A programme featuring: Grease, My Fair Lady and much more. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 2.30pm, door-sales: $10 adult, $5 child.

Pouwhare: A Pillar of Strength (to Sep 16). Exhibition opening featuring works by local artists in tribute of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki. Tairawhiti Museum, opening preview: today 4.30pm, floor talk: July 2, 10.30am and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Saturday, June 23

Gisborne Parkrun. Timed, weekly 5km run or walk, for all abilities. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground for 8am start. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. A variety of realistically-priced goods. Set-up at 8am in carpark behind church (access off Childers Rd), 9am-midday, $5/car paid on arrival. Ph 868 8226.

Auditions: Our Town. All experience levels and ages welcome for Thornton Wilder's classic tale of living and loving in a small town. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 10am-3pm, for details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/audition

Flag the Bag Sewing Bee. Bring your sewing machine and scissors to help sew reusable fabric shopping bags. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 2-4pm. Details: Ph Jo on 021 079 6467.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

TRAAMPS – Three Rivers Almost-Acoustic Music Poetry and Song. Folk and a variety of other genres. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 2-4pm, $2 in the jar. Ph 868 9658, email: newsham@xtra.co.nz

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing. St Mark’s hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11.30pm, $7 on door (incl supper), ph 867 0074. Theme: Cowboys & Indians.

Sunday, June 24

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. Varied weekly 1.5 hour walk with a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards. 8am start. Meeting place details: gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Paringahau Station, Te Karaka, departs 8.30am, $4. A 5-hour walk starting in a bush remnant, with a climb up onto a ridge and ending with a walk along a farm track back to vehicles. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Wainui Beach Clean-up by Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti. Bring a bucket, gloves and sturdy shoes. Meet in carpark at the north-end of Wairere Rd by Hamanatua Bridge, 10-11am. Bring: sturdy shoes, gloves and a bucket.

Tolaga Bay Inn Car Boot Sale. Buyers and sellers welcome. 11am, $5 per stall. Under garden bar roof if wet.

The Band School Mid-Year Concert. Over 60 first-time and advanced students and staff perform on stage. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 11am-4pm, koha on-the-door.

Historic MV Takitimu Cruise. Enjoy the sights of Poverty Bay from a fully-restored historic tug. Sailing from Pier 1 Inner Harbour, weather permitting, 2pm, adult $20, child u12 $10, pay at gate. Ph Brian 027 474 9360.

Shakespearience: The Tempest Pt 2. Everyone will be assigned a part or parts to read. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 2-4pm, $10 cash door-sales, incl hot drinks and a snack. Details: evolutiontheatre.org.nz/events-1

Monday, June 25

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome/rackets available. Social Morning, 9.15-11.30am, $4/session, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5/session, ph 027 350 9482.

Eastland Toastmasters. For confidence in public speaking. Arohaina Centre, 396 Aberdeen Rd (opposite Botanical Gardens), 5.45-7pm. A friendly club which welcomes all visitors.

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. Junior Badminton for Year 7-11 players, 6-7pm, $5 per session, ph 027 548 1133. Gisborne Badminton, 7-9pm, $10/session, ph 867 1416.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls, Gisborne Intermediate School Hall, 7pm, ph Arnold 868 5529.

Tuesday, June 26

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club hike, Te Kuri a Paoa (Young Nicks Head) and Mapere, depart 7am, $4. A very steep climb to the trig, then along a steep cliff edge and a circuit walk on from Mapere Beach to Mapere Point. Register: 867 4591, grass.hopper@xtra.co.nz

Baby Time: for ages 0-2. Parents or caregivers help your baby become an active early learner with songs, rhymes, play and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Cooking Workshop. Receive new recipes, help prepare and cook meals for lunch and enjoy with other attendees. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings (limited spaces available): Erina 868 3571.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Community Hall, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, June 27

Arthritis and Exercise Workshop. Learn how physical activity can improve your symptoms. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti, Level 1, 74 Grey St, 9.30-11.30am, free or koha at the door. Register: robyn.tuohy@arthritis.org.nz or ph 0800 663 463.

Social Tennis. For beginners to experienced players, weather dependent. Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Rd, 9.30-11.30am, $5 incl cup of tea. Details: Dusk 863 0218.

Waihirere Domain Pest Busting. Learn various trapping methods from the experts. Waihirere Domain, Back Ormond Rd, meet at the carpark, 10am-midday, ph Jamie 022 627 1952. Bring: drink bottle, warm clothing and all-terrain footwear.

Operatunity presents Shake, Rattle & Roll. Iconic NZ artists join to sing different genres. War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, 11am–1pm, $35 incl light lunch. Tickets: 0508 266 237 or operatunity.co.nz/concerts

Have Your Say on NCEA. A public workshop for everyone with an interest in NCEA to share experiences and ideas to strengthen the system. Lytton High School, Nelson Rd, 5.30-8.30pm, free. Register: e.core-ed.org/registration/nceahaveyoursaygisborne18#/897/4/start

Ol’ King Cole. A Wellington jazz trio will play live: piano, guitar and double bass. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 7.30pm. Earlybird tickets from The Aviary $25 (cash only), or door-sales $30 adult, $10 student.

Thursday, June 28

Public Meeting with Simon Bridges. A roadshow to connect with communities, come along for a chat with the Leader of the Opposition. Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, 9.30-11.30am, free.

Waikirikiri Park Community Hui. Come together and share ideas for the Pou/carved artwork within the playground. Ka Pai Kaiti, 500 Wainui Rd, midday-1.30pm, free.

Scrabble Club: for children of any age. Play for points or just for fun. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 3-5pm, free.

Plastic Bag-Free Planning. Join Plastic Bag-Free Tairawhiti to plan July's events. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 5.15-6.15pm. For details: 867 4708.

Gisborne Caledonian Society. Sequence and social dancing for beginners. St Mark's Church Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30pm, $4. All welcome.

Friday, June 29

The Scrabblers. A drop-in scrabble morning for adults. HB Williams Memorial Library Mahutonga Room, 34 Bright St, 9am, free.

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Parents or caregivers bring your children and their friends along for songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Zespri Gisborne: Tairawhiti Awards of Excellence. Get a group of your clubbies together and celebrate the region’s top lifeguards. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5pm doors open for a 6pm start. Tickets: $25/person at facebook.com/events/1998568930385332

Gisborne Salvation Army Quiz Night. Youth group fundraiser with loads of laughs and cool prizes. Gisborne Salvation Army, 389 Gladstone Rd, 6-9pm, $10/person or $50/table of 6, incl snacks and supper, kids under 7 years free. Register on our Facebook page or email ashley_brown@salvationarmy.org.nz

Gisborne Orphans Club Quiz Night. Senior Citizens Hall, 30 Grey St, 6-11pm, $12.50/person, maximum of six per team. Soup, bread and supper provided. Ph Keith 868 9849 or Phil pjshn@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Ukulele Underground. Uke or experience not essential. Gisborne Bowling Club, 28 Wainui Rd, 7.30pm, $5.

Threeplay play live. Wellington-based covers band playing Top 40 hits, Jimi Hendix and Red Hot Chilli Peppers classics, plus the blues. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 8pm, free entry.

Saturday, June 30

Gisborne Parkrun, 8am start. See Saturday June 23 listing for details.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo (to Jul 1). Looking for inspiration? You will find it here: art, electric bikes, first aid/survival kits, pet grooming and much more. Farmers Air Event Centre, Showgrounds Park, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Tennis for beginners to experienced players. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph Geoff 862 5741 or Tania 862 5856. New members welcome.

St Andrew’s Concert Series: Confetti. A dynamic and sassy Hawke's Bay trio with flutes and cello. St Andrew’s Church, 176 Cobden St, 4pm, free, optional koha or donation to performers. Bring your lunch, tea or coffee provided.

Hail To The Thieves. Enjoy a selection of Radiohead tunes. Dome Room, PBC, 38 Childers Rd, 8.30pm, $20 door-sales.

Sunday, July 1

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See Sunday, June 24 listing for details.

Gas Guzzler Breakfast. Everyone welcome to check out the cars on the Quay. Behind the Courthouse on Reads Quay, 8.30-11am.

Gisborne Home & Lifestyle Expo, 10am-4pm. See Saturday June 30 listing for details.

Gisborne Rose Society Rose Demonstration. Learn some rose pruning tips from the experts. All welcome. 40 Darwin Rd, 1pm, free.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation rooms, 37 Grey St, 1-4pm, members $2, non-members $3, incl afternoon tea, ph Flo 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Gisborne Civic Brass Band & Gisborne Civic Orchestra. A programme featuring: Grease, My Fair Lady and much more. St Andrew’s Church hall, 176 Cobden St, 2.30pm, door-sales: $10 adult, $5 child.

Pouwhare: A Pillar of Strength (to Sep 16). Exhibition opening featuring works by local artists in tribute of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki. Tairawhiti Museum, opening preview: today 4.30pm, floor talk: July 2, 10.30am and thereafter: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

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