The Guide: What's on this week

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday, doors open 8.30: Bands Repressed, Not From Space, The Vamps and Wolfskull. Cover charge $5.

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. Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Saturday, doors open 9pm: Avant-metal troubadours El Schlong return to their home town for an extravaganza of a show featuring a reunion set Christ Puncher and other chums. $10 entry, five bands, first band at 9:30pm.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: ''Detail Detective'': bring all your detective skills to the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House'' and find the details from the paintings, prints and furniture on the activity sheet. There will be clues to help you. Young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Free, bookings not required and suitable for all ages.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• ''Liquefy This!'' - see some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil for yourself. Daily during the school holidays.
• Volcano of Doom -Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, has mysteriously woken from 10 million years of slumber and looks set to erupt. Search the museum's galleries to find objects for your emergency disaster kit, then map your route to escape the fierce fireballs exploding from the Volcano of Doom. Daily during the school holidays.
• Today, 2.30pm: ''Terrifying Torrents'' - Freaky Science Show - discover the enormous power of the tsunami! See how tsunamis create destructive waves as we explore the tectonic plates hidden in the depths of the sea.
• Saturday, 2.30pm: ''Ferocious Fighters - Gallery Antics Adventure Tour''. Take a voyage with Captain James Cook to discover warriors and weapons.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Vicious Volcanoes - Freaky Science Show - Discover what makes a volcano blow as we delve into the science behind volcanoes!Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

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

Music and performance
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St
• Until Saturday: Alexandra Musical Society presents Stars in their Eyes.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Sunday, 7pm: early music performance Missa Dominicalis by Ludovico Grossi da Viadana (1609). Also music by Thomas Tallis (1505-85) and Prelude and Fugue on a Theme by Tomas Luis da Vittoria (1548-1611), performed by Benjamin Britten. Sara Brown/alto, Karen Knudson/organ. Admission free, sung as part of a service.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays the gargantuan Fantasia Patetica by Danish late-Romantic composer Rued Langgaard.

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday and Sunday: Monsieur Lazhar (PG 13, 94min). At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 12.30pm-1.30pm: Hear David Howard talking about his hopes for the year ahead as the University of Otago's Burns Fellow, and the winning poems from the 2013 Robert Burns Poetry Competition. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Anime Greats from Japan - Studio Ghibli movies courtesy of the Japan Foundation, in co-operation with the embassy of Japan. Today, 3pm: Only Yesterday (PG, 1hr 58min). Friday, 3pm: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (PG, 1hr 57min). Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, 2pm: ''Tours at Two''.
• Free guided tours of the collection exhibition ''The Pleasure Principle: Collecting and Collectors'', and the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''.
• Saturday, 2pm: Art 21: season 6 (part 1) - Art in the 21st Century. Season six (2012) is divided into four general themes - Change, Balance, History and Boundaries - and profiles such artists as Ai Wei Wei, Catherine Opie, Lynda Benglis, Robert Mangold and Marina Abramovic. (M, first 2hr of a 4hr DVD).
• Sunday, 2pm: Art 21: season 6 (part 2) - Art in the 21st Century (M, second 2hr of a 4hr DVD).

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks at 2pm through January - Monday: Life on Endeavour. Tuesday: Stoats. Wednesday: Autahi the Leopard seal. Thursday: Auckland Island teal. • Friday: Queen Liliuokani's cape. Saturday: Owls. Sunday: Scarab amulets. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Exhibitions
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until March 3: Sue Pearson, Barbara Pen, Kryssi Staikidis, Kate Walker and Melanie Yazzie, ''Animal Sign/Animal Mind''.

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Judith Lane Ewing paintings.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Opening Saturday: ''A Touch Of Whimsy II'' featuring new paintings from Crispin Korschen, Tony Cribb, Emma Butler and Sharon Singer, and sculptural works by Helen Back and Cheryl Oliver.

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.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 10: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print.

Dunedin International Airport.
• January-February: Anya Sinclair is ''Artist in the Terminal''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until February 24: Jeffrey Harris, ''The Melbourne Drawings''.
• Until March 3: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until March 10: Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''.
• Until March 10: Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''.
• Until March 17: ''Gericault to Gauguin: Printmaking in France 1820-1900''.
• Until April 7: ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work.
• Ongoing: Marco Fusinato, ''Reproduction of Double Infinitive 2''.
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''.
• Ongoing: ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House''.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Closes tomorrow: Gail de Jong's exhibition ''From this Broken Hill''.

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Open daily 10.30am-4pm.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• January: ''Summer Stock Show'': Favourite pieces from the stock room featuring artists Richard Adams, Ian Scott, Barry Clarke and Lukeke.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until February 9: ''Art in the service of science'', Dunedin's John Buchanan.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10: ''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.
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Blackler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until February 13: ''Summer Show'' (2012-2013).

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until February 6: ''The Earl Street Journal''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until March 1: new works.

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

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati.
• Until 17 February: ''Worlds Within'', by Jenny Longstaff. 9.30am to4.30pm daily. Artist talks: ''Artistic inspiration from nature'', February 9, 10, 16 and 17, 1pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until May 5: ''Canterbury Quakes''.
• ''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until March 10: ''Mementos of the South''.
• 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.
• Until January 31: ''Our Place'' celebrating Harbour Cone.
• 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.
• Until February 3: ''A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy''.
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until February 1: New works by Lorraine 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 Sunday: Rosemary McQueen and Riki Julin.
• January 28-February 10: Peter Gregory and Jo Howard.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until February 5: Unique landscape photography by local photographer Murray Crawford.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• Open 10.30am-4pm daily.


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