The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs

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

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Monday, 8pm: Beyondsemble play in the conservatory. $15 at door.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Tonight, 7pm: Song sale. Free entry, $5 to commission a song.
• Saturday, 8pm: Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday: Cape Tribulation from Sydney and Local Dunedin Supports. Cover charge on door.

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.
• Saturdays, 4pm: Afternoon jazz sessions.

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.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am (until December 11): Wriggle and Rhyme - active movement for early learning.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, noon-1pm: Scottish Week Grand Opening - Celebrate with a skirl of the bagpipes, the Queen O'the Heather and festivities from Dunedin's Scottish clubs and societies. Ground floor, free.
Wednesday, 11.15am: Tours for tots - a baby-friendly tour of the gallery.

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.
• Sunday, 11am: Animal Stories in the Attic: Gorilla! By Anthony Browne. Discover the Attic's glorious gorilla and its chimp cousin, and make a gorilla model. Free.
• Every Saturday and Sunday of November, 3.30pm: "Superstition secrets" investigation station.

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

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Final poetry reading for 2012 - Our featured poets: Kay McKenzie Cooke and Jenny Powell. MC for the evening: Diane Brown.

Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Dr.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin RSA Choir "A tribute to the merchant navy".

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: "French Connection" - French organ music played by Simon Mace and Peter Stockwell. Gold coin donation.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: The Bedfords - guitar, harmonica and vocals from country rock and blues duo.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians November Recital Meeting featuring Poulenc's The Story of Babar the Little Elephant adapted from the French for narrator and piano and performed by Honor McKellar and Vivienne McLean. All welcome.

Guests $5. Hutton Theatre.

Port Chalmers Town Hall, 1 Grey St.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Ad Hoc Cabaret: Beautiful Madness Tour. Cash door sales $25/$15. Pre-sales $20/$12 via adhoc.nz@gmail.com. Cash bar/supper.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Wednesday, 6.30pm: NZSO Beethoven 7 - The Radio Network Concerts.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music - plays Johann Sebastian Bach's epic Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582).

Plays Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until December 8: Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth.

Oamaru Repertory Theatre, Itchen St, Oamaru.
• Until Sunday: This 'n' That in Music and Melodrama - Songs interspersed with melodrama and readings; meet some of Charles Dickens' characters. Box office open daily from 11am-5pm, phone (03) 434-8868.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Tomorrow, 6.30pm: The Piltdown Man - Beyond The Grave Series. Whodunnit Mystery: coinciding with the centenary of the Piltdown Man hoax. Animal Attic. Bookings essential: (03) 474-7474. Tickets $15.

Talks and films

Arts Building (Burns 5), University of Otago.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: The Classical Association of Otago presents Matthew Trundle, University of Auckland, "Money, Coinage and the Classical Greeks". All interested members of the public, staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Dunedin Gasworks Museum Energy Eco-Centre, Braemar St.
• Sunday, 2pm: "Renewable energy production: DIY 5 solar and renewable energy projects to do" by Tim Bishop, Solaraction NZ co-chair. Free entry.

Edinburgh Rock, north abutment Leith Bridge, Anzac Avenue.
• Sunday 1.30-3.30pm: Otago Sculpture Trust presents a public event featuring a discussion and temporary installation centred on significant aspects of cultural exchange.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Jim and Mary Barr will give a floor talk on the contemporary loans and collection in the exhibition "Elsewhere".
• Sunday, 3pm: Megan Dunn, an art writer, will discuss Yvonne Todd's latest body of work "Wall of Seahorsel".

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Tuesday, 10.45am and 3.45pm: Jewels of the World - America's National Parks: Hawai'i Volcanoes.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 5.30pm: "The Mystery of the Cambodian Body Jars" - Beyond The Grave Series. Nancy Beavan, researcher at the University of Otago, discusses her research unravelling the secrets of mysterious body jars found perched on the edge of Cambodian cliff faces. Free.
• Daily, 2pm, talks through November. Today: "The legends of Maui Potiki". Tomorrow: "Matariki".
• Saturday: "Greek Coins". Sunday: "Southern Whaling". Monday: "Extinct Birds of the South Island". Tuesday: "The Flamboyant Flamingo".

Wednesday: "Kiwi - Bird and Icon".
• Daily 4pm: Special exhibitions talk, "The Moriori of Rekohu: T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: the Centre for Science Communication Student Film Premiere. Tickets $5 plus booking fees. Pre-sales from ticketdirect.co.nz, the Regent theatre. Door sales subject to availability.

Roxburgh Town Hall, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 5pm: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 - Dog Days.
• Saturday, 8pm: The Bourne Legacy.

Exhibitions

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Collection of early New Zealand paintings by a variety of New Zealand artists.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Figuratively Speaking", by Luke Hollis and Stephen Martyn-Welch.
• Opening Saturday: work by Inge Doesburg and Greg Lewis.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until November 26: "When North Meets South".

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.

Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.
• Until Sunday: Art South Otago Annual Exhibition and TrustPower Awards 2012. Open daily 10am-5pm.

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".

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• Until Saturday: Otago Potters Group 50th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibition. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-3pm.

Dunedin International Airport.
• November-December: Ruby Anderson, Rosemary Richards and Susan Videler.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: "Elsewhere" Contemporary WorkOngoing: The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors.
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn: "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Saturday until November 22: "SITE12 Exhibition".
• Open Saturday, 10am-4pm and Monday-Thursday, noon-4pm.

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

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

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Open daily 10.30am-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-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until November 22: Geoffrey Robinson, Jasmine Middlebrook, Philip Maxwell.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• 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 25: "Light as Day" Cookie Martin - "I only have three hearts".
• Resident # 8 - Armstrong Vaughan, November 15-December 2.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Open Saturday until December 24: Works by Rennell Chivers and other artists.

Hope Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until Saturday: "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 Saturday: Kim Pieters and Kirsten Ferguson, "Is the colour the thing or is the thing the colour?"
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Kapa Design Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until Tuesday: Weston Frizzell, "Recent History".

Kenmure Exhibition Space, 506 Kaikorai Valley Rd, Kenmure, Dunedin.
• Until Saturday: Emma J.V. Hogg, "Creation and End of World Myths", open 3pm-6pm. Public welcome.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10, 2013: "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.
• Until November 25: Michael Deavoll "Confluence of Histories".
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until December 5: Bridie Henderson "Fallen Feathers", Nigel Brown "Black Paper" and "New and Recent Works" featuring Neil Dawson, Michael Hight, Reuben Paterson, Andy Leleisi'uao, Wallace and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Opens Saturday until December 12: "Natural Space" by Paul Martinson and "Works on Paper" various artist.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until November 29: Tracy Connolly, paintings featuring Antarctic and New Zealand landscapes.
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

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).

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 Rds, Otago Peninsula.
• Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• 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.
• Until February 1, 2013: New works by Lorane Marlow "The girls and more". Exhibition by J. K. Weir, "Southern Trees". Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment, (03) 481-1805.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until November 24: Anne McLean and Lisa Simpson.

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 Tuesday: Liam Te Nahu "Waiora Taiohi, Manawa Hou - Young Spirit, New Heart".

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

 


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