The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Alibi, the Octagon.
• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday and Saturday, from 10pm: Livewire, featuring Jaimee Evans.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tonight: Lord, Sonic Alter. MetalTomorrow: Psychedelic Folk Night, Francisca Griffen, Richard Ley-HamiltonSaturday: The Blue Onesies.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: Jam night. Fridays, from 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Re:Fuel, University of Otago.
• Friday, doors open 9pm: Dance Asthmatics (Chch), Golden Awesome (Chch) join Dunedin freaks Strange Harvest and Kilmog. $10 waged or $5 students and unwaged.
• Mondays, from 8.30pm: Open mike night.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet.

Rosie's Bar, Victoria Hotel, 137 St Andrew St.
• Thursdays, 9pm: Open mike night.

Union Hall, University of Otago
• Today: Dubstep artists Benga and Rusko, and homegrown DJ P-Money in support.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 2-4pm: School Holiday Field Recording Workshop. Learn how to make simple field recordings with broadcaster and musician Sally Ann McIntyre (Radio Cegeste). Limited numbers, 10 years and over. $5 cash only (no eftpos). Enquiries: (03) 474-3249.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tours for Tots.
• Until October 14, 10am-4.30pm: "Cool Cardboard Construction". Take a tip from Vicky Browne's creations called "The Sound of Plants and Music" in the exhibition "Sound Full" using the coloured cardboard materials on the activities table. Free. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Today, 11am-noon: Puppets, learn how to make puppets. Free. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690.
• Monday, 11am-noon: Iris Cards, learn how to make cards. Free. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690Tuesday, 2-3pm: Christmas Craft. Free. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free.
• Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.
• Daily during the school holidays: "Dastardly Deeds Trail". Collect your trail from the Search Centre Desk, free. "Superstition secrets" investigation station. • Explore this curious side of human nature as we discover the intriguing origins and history of superstitions.
• Saturday, 2.30pm: "Marvellous Monsters - Adventure Tour!""Freaky Science" - "Freaky Fear", Sunday 2.30pm and "Peculiar Predators", today and Tuesday 2.30pm.

Port Chalmers Library.
• Wednesdays, 11am: story time.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
• Daily, 10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
Bannockburn Cafe, Bannockburn.
• Sunday, 4pm: "Across the bridge in Bannockburn". Poetry reading by Brian Turner.

The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: Salsa lessons.
• Fridays, 8.30pm: Salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills.

George St Normal School Hall, 989 George St.
• Sunday, 3.30pm: Viols and Renaissance Music: public presentation and masterclass.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Performance students in recital, open to the public.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Cantores Choir.

Plays
Coronation Hall, Mosgiel, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Until Sunday: Aladdin ... er ... ella?. 11am and 2pm daily, Sunday 2pm only.

Mayfair Theatre, King Edward St.
• Opening tonight until October 13: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Until Sunday: The Red Dragon. 11am and 2pm daily, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm only.

Talks and films
Arts Building (Burns 2), University of Otago.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: The Classical Association of Otago presents Richard De Puma, F.Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Iowa, "Etruscan Forgeries: The Arts of Profit and Deceit". All welcome.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30am and 5.30pm: Life Force: Madagascar - a story of survival against all odds.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Tuesday, 11am: Insightful tour for blind and partly-sighted.

Gasworks Museum, 20 Braemar St.
• Sunday, 2pm: Energy Savings at Home - Saving money on power bills by Lloyd McGinty, energy consultant. Free entry.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for October, each weekday at 2pm. Today: 'Woollen Bathing Suit". Tomorrow: "Fin
Whale Skeleton". Saturday: "Totem Poles".
• Sunday: "Sepik Spirit House". Monday: "The Guatemalan Quetzal". Tuesday: "Whare Pataka".
• Wednesday: "Gold Rush Days".
• Until October 28, daily 4pm: Special Exhibitions Talk - "Off the Wall: World of WearableArt Up Close".

St David Street Lecture Theatre, cnr St David and Castle streets.
• Today, 5.30pm: Department of history and art history present the Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012 - "Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard" by Grahame Sydney.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Cowboys in India (Simon Chambers, UK, 2009, 79min).

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Ted (R13, 106mins).
• Sunday, 4pm: Brave (PG).

Exhibitions
A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Le Chaise Du Baise".
• Until Saturday: Peter Cleverley, collected works.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until Sunday: "AfterBurner", selections from the 2012 NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards.
• Until Sunday: Jo Robertson, "dRawings".

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Opens tomorrow until October 19: Bridget Paape Exhibition, "Life is for Living".

Art-cut Gallery, 71 Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Contemporary art and design, open daily 10am-4pm.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Vanishing Point", by Steev Peyroux.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until Sunday: "The Power of 10", exhibition by Don Myers, Rachel Tiedemann and Vanessa Paton-Myers.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until October 21: "Body Colour", Pauline Bellamy and Emma Chalmers.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Darkside Gallery - "Under the Rose", Karin Strachan.
• Lower Gallery - "Caves are made of rock but not this cave", Sian Torrington in collaboration with Joan Fleming and Rachel O'Neill.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Suji Park "Mollusca".
• Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.

21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until October 14: Hoffman Collection in association with the Alexandra Patchwork Group.

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St.
• Sunday: Open day 10am-4pm.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration". In remembrance of the death of Robert Falcon Scott and two members of his expedition party in the Antarctic in March 1912, the Reed Gallery reveals the role played by Dunedin and Port Chalmers in the history of these Antarctic explorers and their journeys to the South Pole.

Dunedin International Airport.
• September: Artist in terminal, Tony Stanford Shields.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Until November 11: "Sound Full", draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• Until December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn: "Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until Sunday: Inge Doesburg's "Lumen" and Kathryn Madill's "Hush".

Ex-Community Gallery Window, 300 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• "Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours.

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Until November 30: "Art in Law VIII".

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until Octoner 12: Ewan McDougall exhibition: "When I'm 64". Daniel Mills exhibition: "Home is Exotic".

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opens tomorrow until October 25: Jason and Louise Greig: "The Sights You See When You Don't Have a Gun", Maryrose Crook: "Murmur of the Fallen".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until October 21: "Resident # 6" - Julia Croucher (Chch). Exhibition opening October 19.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• October: Work by Ron Esplin and other Otago artists.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until November 10: "Picture This: Recently Acquired Art".

Hotel St Clair, 24 the Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", Derek Morrison.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Opens tomorrow until October 20: Marie Strauss, "6 paintings and a pot".
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Until Monday: Korowai weaving exhibition.

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Upper Moray Pl.
• Until October 12: "Sprung" an exhibition of spring artwork by artists from Studio2, a studio space for people with disabilities.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Ongoing: New artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock. Wide variety of members' paintings and drawings, novelty art and raffles.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until Wednesday: Richard Orjis: "Paris is Burning" and Garry Currin: "Voices of Earth".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Mike Petre, "New Works"
• Until November 14: Spring Catalogue

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Opening tomorrow until October 13: Anneloes Douglas "Work in Progress". Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturday October 6.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Permanent exhibition: "Waitaki Landscapes".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
• "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).

Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Weekends: 10am-4pm.

The Picture Lounge, 48 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers Gallery: a continuously updated exhibition.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello roads, Otago Peninsula.
• Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Until October 13: "Now we are 5" an exhibition of glass and jewellery. Gallery open Monday-Friday noon-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until October 13: Rosemary McQueen and Riki Julin.

University of Otago science library lobby and St David St lecture theatre.
• "Zoom", by Sue Novell.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• New works by Jane Sinclair, "Slices of Lindis", palette knife works in oil on canvas, also curvilinear bronze sculptures by Trevor Askin, "Smooth me down Kiwi". Open 10.30am-4pm daily.

Wilkinson Adams Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until Sunday: "Power of Ten", sculpture, painting, poetry and cards by Don Myers, Vanessa Paton-Myers and Rachel Tiedemann.
Open 10am-2pm.


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Festival of the arts
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