Picks of the Week

New Zealand Gold Guitar award-winning singer-songwriter Dave Coleclough, of Dunedin, joins forces with Australian recording artist Jo Jo Smith for a night of originals and covers in the New Orleans Hotel, Arrowtown, on December 21. Photo supplied.
New Zealand Gold Guitar award-winning singer-songwriter Dave Coleclough, of Dunedin, joins forces with Australian recording artist Jo Jo Smith for a night of originals and covers in the New Orleans Hotel, Arrowtown, on December 21. Photo supplied.

Today

• 7pm: Contemporary artist Martin Poppelwell, of Napier, attends the opening of the exhibition of two of his acclaimed patchwork paintings and a selection of his ceramic works in Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown.

''Martin Poppelwell: Kiss the Moon'' continues until January 5. Free.8pm: Smooth operators Mark Wilson on piano and Nigel Hirst on saxophone, both of Queenstown, herald the return of the popular Friday Jazz Club in Les Alpes. Free.

Wednesday

• 6pm: Mistletoe and Wine, Mary Did You Know, Away in a Manger and Te Harinui and many more festive favourites will be sung by the newly formed Corus Children's Choir, featuring 38 Wakatipu youths, and the adult Queenstown Community Choir in a Christmas Carol Concert at the City Impact Church, Frankton. Also featuring the Remarkables Primary Glockenspiel Group and entertainers Mark and Emma Wilson, Margaret O'Hanlon and more special guests. Entry is free, but donations are welcome for Wakatipu Victim Support.

Friday

• 7.30pm: Arrowtown six-piece band the Lynch Mob and friends play two classic albums in full - Abbey Road by the Beatles and The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd - in the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall. Tickets cost $30 from Laneway, Arrow Lane. All proceeds to benefit the community.

• 8pm: Singer-songwriter-percussionist Jo Jo Smith, known as ''the Mistress of Groove'' in her native Australia, performs with New Zealand Gold Guitar award-winning singer-songwriter Dave Coleclough, of Dunedin, in the New Orleans Hotel, Arrowtown. Entry $10.