Coming Events

HP 48 HOURS- Gisborne Finals

Dates: Friday 29 Sept

HP48Hours is New Zealand's largest and longest running filmmaking competition.

Join us to view the very best short films that Gisborne created in this year's competition, and to see who wins the awards for the region. The winner will have the chance to go on to compete in the Grand National Championship for a massive prize pool.

Hosted by 48hours Gisborne city manager Tom Paton with guest MC Walter 'The Wiz' Walsh and major awards presented by mayor Meng Foon

Doors 6:30pm

Tickets $10 available from


Dates: SAT 30 SEPT

Get your tickets NOW to the Sept 30th Ultimate Disco Night 2: Discotravaganza!
It's going to be funkingtastic! Shine your disco balls, get a group together and enjoy the best disco night you'll go to in a long time.
Buy a presale and it's only $10 for 4 hours of those classic disco sounds set to a light and laser show... incredible value!!! It's our last fundraising for The Dome cinema for 2017, so come along and be part of the afrotastic fun.

Tickets $10, available from Aviary from Tuesday Sept 5th (cash sales only – no eftpos), or you can buy now (and outside Aviary’s opening hours) by contacting 027 536 8096 – online payment option also available. Door sales will be $15 on the night (if any tickets left).
Dress up in 70’s Disco Costumes is encouraged.
This is an R18 event.

Boomshack Band

Dates: Sunday 22 October

The Boomshack Band is back with all of it's original members!!! Bar opens 7pm, band on 9pm-12am. 50's party. Maximum R'n'B, Rockabilly, Surf, Rock'n'Roll. The boys are flying in from Melbourne, Wellington and Napier and are ready to party! Link Wray, Dick Dale, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, The Sonics, The Tornadoes, Buddy Holly and much more.

We all know this is going to be a fabulous night to top off a weekend at the Food and Wine Fest. We love long weekends!

Presale tickets $15 from the Aviary (cash only), $20 on the door

Big Daddy Wilson

Dates: Sunday 29 Oct

Tickets $30 or $35 on the door.

Oh yes it's Big Daddy Wilson here on his 2017 tour traveling with his band hot from USA and Europe! He is playing the Dome Room on a Bluesy Sunday afternoon.

Big Daddy and the band will be playing material from the new album 'Neckbone Stew' mmm mmm! Released in 2017 on Ruf Records, Neckbone Stew is the latest twist in a fascinating life story. “For me,” he says, “it sits on top. The latest is always the greatest. I was in the mood, like John L. Hooker said.” If Neck Bone Stew brings together a variety of genres, then it also unites a dream-team of musicians who helped these 13 songs soar. Led by the multi-instrumental talents of Wilson himself on vocals, guitar and percussion, long-standing Trio members Cesare Nolli (guitar) and Paolo Legramandi (bass) brought fire and flair to sessions at Italy’s Fire Place Room. “These guys are just incredible musicians and great to work with,” reflects the bandleader. “I have some special guests, too. The phenomenal Ruthie Foster. Mr. Staffan Astner. One of my blues heroes, the great Eric Bibb. And this CD is produced by the Goosebumps Brothers. As for the songs, they run the gamut. There’s the rolling acoustic blues of Cross Creek Road. The exuberant brass lines, wah guitar and bad-luck lyric of 7 Years. The melancholy clipped chords of Damn If I Do, with its depiction of a lover brought his knees (“You got your hooks so deep in my heart/You got me crawlin’, but still you won’t stop”). The album’s musical variety, meanwhile, is exemplified by the magical moment when the title track switches from an aching slide-blues into a reggae strut, with lyrics describing a lover who “got them big old hips, look just like two battleships”. Wilson is equally adept on the sun kissed balladry of I Just Need A Smile, which pairs lush chords with a lyric that implores us to ditch our gadgets and reengage with our humanity. “It’s all about life,” decides the bandleader of the album’s subject matter. “But there are two things you need in a good blues CD – a woman and some food.”

Doors open 2.30pm, Big Daddy from 3pm.


Dates: First Tuesday of the month

The best in live music!

Come down on the first Tuesday of the month for the best selection of local music at the Poverty Bay Blues Night. Each month sees a new line-up of musicians giving us a taste of what they've got.

Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. Just $5 on the door