The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs

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

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Tomorrow: P-Maps, Sum Tram AND Hoax.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday: Scud, Ola Belle, Strange Harvest and Kilmog.

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

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.

Family fun

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 2pm: "Once Upon a Sunday: Och Aye!" - Celebrate the approach of Scottish Week with professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am (until December 11): Wriggle and rhyme - active movement for early learning.

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.
• Every Saturday and Sunday of November, 3.30pm: "Superstition secrets" investigation station.
• Saturday, 1pm: "Beyond the Grave: Inside Out" - a series of events which delve into the fascinating topic of death. Tour the W.D. Trotter Anatomy

Museum at the University of Otago.
• Meet at the information desk. Bookings essential, contact the information desk, (03) 474-7474. Free.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 7pm to 9pm: Gamelan evening concert - night of Indonesian music. Doors open from 6.30pm. Tickets at the door. Cash only. Family ticket (two adults, two children) $30; adults $15; children/students/beneficiaries $5.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: lunch-time recital - Young Performers: Olivia Barber and Ariana Knudson-Hollebon.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Sunshine Concert 2012 - The Simon Gibson Memorial Prize Concert. Free, all welcome.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin
• Monday, 7.30pm: Chamber Music New Zealand 2012 Kaleidoscopes Season: Enso String Quartet with Michael Endres.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: "Lux Aeterna" - A choral concert for the season of All Souls and All Saints featuring the combined choirs of the Southern Consort of Voices and the Cathedral Choir of St Paul's Cathedral.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music - organ works from the Basilica of St Clotilde, Paris - Cesar Franck's epic Choral in B minor, alongside organ works by Jean Langlais.

Plays

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Today, 12.30pm: Saucy Reading: Calendar Girls.
A sneak preview from the Fortune Theatre's latest production.

Talks and films

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.45am and 5.30pm: Jewels of the World: America's National Parks: Hawai'i Volcanoes.

Dunedin Gasworks Museum Energy Eco-Centre, Braemar St.
• Sunday, 2pm: "Water and space heating: Renewable energy projects at the Otago Polytechnic" by Matt King, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic. Free entry.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Timothy Player - MFA: first review seminar. Spencer Hall - Comix Collective.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 3pm: Mark Bolland, senior lecturer in photography and electronic arts, at the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic will talk about the Yvonne Todd exhibition Wall of Seahorsel. All welcome.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily, 2pm, talks through November. Today: The legends of Maui Potiki. Tomorrow: Matariki.
• Saturday: Greek coins. Sunday: Southern whaling.
• Daily 4pm: Special exhibitions talk, "The Moriori of Rekohu: T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
Meet at the information desk. Free with your exhibition admission.

Exhibitions

ANZ Window Gallery, 71 George St, Dunedin.
• Until tomorrow: "Still Loafs", amusing interpretations of bread, by Ron Esplin.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Figuratively Speaking", by Luke Hollis and Stephen Martyn-Welch.

Balclutha, 10 John St.
• Until Saturday: "Dreams of Place", joint exhibition by Sue McPhee and Esther Sinclair. Open 10am to 4pm.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Opens Sunday until November 26: "When North Meets South".

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until Saturday: "Edin", by the Edge of the Grid Collective, and "being made, the other is you", by Ruth Myers.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Paula Rego.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.
• 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until February 10: "Gold is where you find it", 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs mark the occasion.

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St.
• Sunday: open day 10am to 4pm.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• 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: The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors.
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn: "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until November 25: Michael O'Kane "On Assignment".
• Until November 25: Gericault to Gauguin: print-making in France 1820-1900.

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• Until tomorrow: "Greetings from W", by Jacob Feenstra.

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

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Until Sunday: "Tea and Pearls", an exhibition by Lorna Hayward and Catriona Holgate. Open daily 10.30am to 4pm.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• "The Corner Dairy Sculpture" by Paul Cardno.
• "New oil paintings and canvas prints by Charles Barrington".
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until November 8: Janet de Wagt, "Paintings from the suitcase".

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opens Friday until November 22: "On your Wings" a group exhibition featuring five jewellers - Kate Alterio, Jane Dodd, Rebecca Fargher, Lisa West and Kathryn Yeats.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until November 4: Corpus: DSA Jewellery and Ceramics Student Exhibition. Glue Gallery Hall.
• Until November 25: "Light as Day" Cookie Martin - "I only have three hearts".
• Until November 11: Resident # 7 - Anet Neutze, "My head is in the clouds".

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

Hope Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Opens Tuesday until November 17: "Land Girl Project - A Forgotten Story" by Jai Hall.

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

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until November 17: Kim Pieters and Kirsten Ferguson, "Is the colour the thing or is the thing the colour?"
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 2pm or by appointment.

Kapa Design Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Opening tomorrow, 5pm until November 20: Weston Frizzell, "Recent History".

Kenmure Exhibition Space, 506 Kaikorai Valley Rd, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 2pm to 5pm: Emma J V Hogg, "Creation and End of World Myths".

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10, 2012: "Gold is where you find it", 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Opens Sunday, 4pm: Michael Deavoll exhibition.
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until Wednesday: Peter James Smith, "Windless Bight", and Jenna Packer, "Anchored".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until November 14: Dick Frizzell, "Grand Central".
• Until November 14: spring catalogue.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until Wednesday: "Karucha Shoku/Culture Shock", by artist Tara Douglas.
• Noon to 5.30pm weekdays and noon to 4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until November 9: "The Beauty and Brutality of Fact", Damien Hirst and Max Gimblett.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: Brendan Jon Philip "This is not for you". New work.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until Sunday: John Toomer, exhibition of new works, including works by 15-year-old Alice Toomer.

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).

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

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

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

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Gallery open Monday to Friday noon to 5.30pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.

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

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

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until November 10: Louise Thompson Parker and Lorna Isaac.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until Tuesday: works by Joan Scarlet.

University of Otago Library, first floor.
• Until December: "Around the Block on Tenterhooks" by Emma Chalmers.

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

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until November 20: Liam Te Nahu "Waiora Taiohi, Manawa Hou - Young Spirit, New Heart".

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