The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St.

• Saturday, 7.30-11pm: Alexandra Childcare Centre presents Jody Direen Live in Concert. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost $35 prepaid, $40 door sales and $300 for a group of 10. Tickets on sale at Harcourts.

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

Bland Park, Almond St, Waitati.
• Saturday, 11am-11pm: Waitati Music Festival 2013 (blues, rock, punk, Celtic fusion and more!). $5 entry, kids free.

Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St.
• Every Friday 8.30pm-10.30pm, live jazz with The Bill Martin Trio.

Carrick Winery, Bannockburn.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: Jackie Bristow with guest artist Mark Punch. Tickets $25 available from Carrick cellar door or phone 445-3480.

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
• Tonight, 9pm: Vorn - direct songs; honest, cynical, sincere, hilarious and in many cases ridiculously catchy.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club - Jackie Bristow, special guest Mark Punch. Wednesdays, 7.30pm: Open mike. All performers and artists welcome. Free.

Coronation Hall, Maori Hill.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Vorn (see above).

Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
• Saturday, 9pm: Not From Space and A Distant City. Ettrick Hall, Ettrick.
• Tuesday, 8pm: The Eastern. Door sales and Ettrick Tavern $20.

The Fork and Tap, Arrowtown.
• Saturday, 4pm: Vorn (see above).

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave.
• Sunday, 5.30pm: 5.30pm Clara van Wel on stage, 6pm The Adults on stage, 7pm Anika Boh & Hollie on stage, 8:30pm Fat Freddy's Drop.
• Wednesday, 8pm: OUSA Comedy Show.

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

Re:Fuel, University of Otago.
• Tonight, 8pm: Mihirangi ''Somebody Shake The Tree'' Album Tour.

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.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands Roxburgh Rd.
• Sunday, 11,30am-2pm: Alistair Monteath plays.

Waitiri Creek Winery, Queenstown.
• Tuesday, 6pm: Winery Tour - Fat Freddys Drop, Anika, Boh and Hollie, The Adults.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays until April 16, 10.30-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme: Active Movement for Early Learning Term 1.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-1pm: Lunchtime snooker. Play snooker on the grand billiard table. During February.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: ''Tours for Tots'' - Parents and caregivers: a free baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition at the gallery.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Every Saturday and Sunday of February, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - see some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch and liquefy some soil for yourself.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

Roxburgh Sports Ground
• Saturday: Mt Benger A&P Show. A full day of family entertainment: horse riding/jumping, pony classes, grand parade, sheep/wool classes, children's pet parade, pavilion competition.

Toitu, 31 Queen's Gardens.
• Tomorrow, 10-11am: Toitu Toddler Time - storyteller helps uncover a museum full of stories and songs. This month, dressing up as pioneers and discovering how Dunedin families lived in the 1840s.

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

Music and performance
The Church, Dundas St.
• Fridays, 9pm: Salsa music and dancing. All welcome, free.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tonight, 6pm-7.30pm: Poetry with a Pulse: Prelude - Join the first in a trio of unique live readings. Immerse yourself in the poetry of Rhian Gallagher and Bernadette Hall.
• Tomorrow, 12.30-1.30pm: English folk guitarist Jake Wilson brings the fated Scott expedition to life through music before embarking on his own expedition to Antarctica.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Dance performance, choreographed by Hahna Briggs, Caroline Plummer Fellow (Dance) at the University of Otago, with costumes designed and props created by artist Katrina Thompson.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays Psalm Preludes by Herbert Howells.

Plays
Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until Saturday: Michael James Manaia, written by John Broughton.

Talks and films
Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 547 Castle St, Dunedin.
• Thursday, February 21, 4pm. Energy transition in the Czech Republic: Future challenges and opportunities. Ondrej Sumavsky, of the Charles University in Prague, talks about the current energy situation in the Czech Republic and the challenges it faces in transitioning to more sustainable sources of energy. Free entry, all welcome.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 6.30pm: China Revealed: Great Wall - See it grow in strength and breadth across China, as the icon of a nation. (Duration 1 hour).

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 3pm: Yvonne Todd talk by Dr Catherine Fowler senior lecturer in film, University of Otago, will discuss stillness and movement, time, space and cinema in relation to the work of Yvonne Todd, on display in the exhibition ''Wall of Seahorsel''.

Northeast Valley Community Rooms, North Rd.
• Tonight, 7pm: The Vagina Monologues Northern Artery presents - The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler. Part of One Billion Rising - a global movement against violence to women. $5, supper provided.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks at 2pm through February: Monday; Rakiriri, the Dunedin volcano. Tuesday; Akan gold weights. Wednesday; The mysterious rat king. Thursday; Kakapo. Friday; Osiris. Saturday; Northern royal albatross. Sunday; The carved gateway. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Zoology Benham Building 346 Great King St.
• Tuesday, 7.40pm: ''Much more to whitebait than a tasty fritter - Discovering our mysterious native galaxiids''. Lan Pham, Department of Conservation. Room 215, level two.

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.
• Caryl Watts 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.
• Opens Saturday: Claire Beynon. Olav Nielson and Kate Alterio.

Bannockburn Country Store, Bannockburn.
• Until February 28: Arrowtown artist Pat Jones exhibiting.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Martin Thompson, ''New Works''.

Cafe Rue , 368 Moray Pl.
• Local artist Fay Mitchell is having a exhibit of her 2012 works. Fay drives for the Southern District Hospital Board and painting is her passion.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until February 28: ''Spotlight on Design'' Rachel Hirabayashi.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 15: ''Natural Disasters'' - New Zealand's natural environment is beautiful, but it can also be deadly. Discover the strength of mother nature in this powerful display by the Earthquake Commission. Ground floor.
• Until March 10: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print.

Dunedin International Airport.
• 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 Seahorsel''.
• 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.
• Until April 7: Haunts of Dickens: Touring exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Admission free. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, weekends and public holidays 1pm-4pm.

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.
• Until February 22: ''Nether Regions - Souvenirs of the South'', Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Opens Saturday until April 13: ''The Liquid Dossier Nick Austin''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until Sunday: Ro Bradshaw as solo artist in a variety of materials.

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

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until March 10: ''Old and New''. Paintings by Gore artist Margaret Palmer McKenzie.

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.
• Opens Satuday until March 13: Ian Scott ''Lattices'' and Ray Ching ''Aesop's Kiwi Fables''.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until March 6: Mike Crawford ''The Bird Collector'' and Sally Smith ''No Boundaries''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until February 28: Artists James Bellaney ''The recent violence he represents, come to be emotional simplicity'' and Murray Eskdale ''Place''. 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 Sunday: ''Worlds Within'', by Jenny Longstaff. 9.30am to 4.30pm daily.
• Artist talks: ''Artistic inspiration from nature'', February 9, 10, 16 and 17, 1pm.

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until February 24: ''Crème de la Crème'' 25 recognised invited OAS artists have submitted more than 100 two-dimensional works and jewellery. Daily 10am-4pm.

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

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

Port Royal Cafe, Port Chalmers.
• February: ''Hope Machines'', new works by Ross Davidson.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until February 24: CS Art ''Inscapes''.
• Until March 17: Garry Freemantle ''Digging Deep''
• Until April 7: Peter Balton ''On Being There''.
• Until April 28: Royal Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Portrait Gallery ''The Art of Science''.
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment,(03) 481-1805.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• February 11-23: Louise Thompson Parker and Lorna Isaac.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until March 5: Oils by the late Kenneth Nelson, past president of the Otago Art Society.

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


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