The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs

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

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

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: Live acoustic jam session.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: The New Edinburgh Folk Club.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Every Friday: Philtre jazz trio, from 5.30pm.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday March 3, 9pm: Uncut Blanks, Repressed and The Vamps.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Every Thursday: Jam night, from 8.30pm.
• Every Friday, 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Purple rain, 411 Princes St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Katharticus.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: Ryan Adams, with Jason Isbell.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet, 8.30pm.

Rosie's Bar, Victoria Hotel, 137 St Andrew St.
• Thursdays, 9pm: Open mic night.

Tonic, 138 Princes St.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Julian Temple solo.

Waitiri Creek Winery, Queenstown.
• Saturday: Jackie Bristow solo show.

Winehouse, Gibbston Valley.
• Sunday, 6pm-10pm: Hollie Smith.

Family fun

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am: Wriggle and Rhyme.
• Wednesdays, 10.30am: Story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tour for tots, baby-friendly 30-minute tour.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Tuesdays, 11am: Story time.

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, 3.30pm, Atrium level 1: "Maritime Marvels, Investigation Station". Explore all things maritime, from launching a vessel to Morse code.
• Monday 3.30pm: Colossal Creatures! Adventure Tour.

Port Chalmers Library.
• Wednesdays, 11am: Story time.

Visitor Information Centre, Octagon.
• Daily, 11am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance

The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: Salsa lessons.
• Every Friday, 8.30pm: Salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills, or just come and enjoy the atmosphere.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Les Belles Villaines, traditional French dance.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• March 8, 7.30: I Musici from Rome.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Friday, 7.30pm: Baroque organ music played by George Chittenden.

Plays

Allan Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• March 1-4 and 7-10, 7.30pm (4pm on Sunday): Be/Longing: a verbatim play.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until March 10: The Motor Camp by Dave Armstrong. Audio-described performance, for the sight-impaired, including 3pm touch-tour, Sunday 4pm.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Until March 10, 3pm matinee on Sunday, no show Monday March 5: Worse Things Happen At Sea.

Talks and films

Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
• Today, 5.15pm: "Alexander Solzhenitsyn 50 Years after One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", a talk by Dr Michael Nicholson, of Oxford University.

Arts Building (Burns 7), University of Otago.
• 7pm: "In the Beginning ..." Prof Richard Hunter, professor of classics, University of Cambridge.

Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Tour of the Herb Garden, by Bunny Rathbone, Otago Herb Society.

Cromwell campus, Otago Polytechnic, corner of Erris and Ray Sts.
• Starting today, 6pm-8.30pm: Megan Huffadine is tutoring life drawing classes in a five-week block.

Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30am and 5.30pm: NHNZ film screening, Jewels of the World: Fiordland. Teen Space, second floor.
• Sunday, 2pm, storypit: Once Upon a Sunday: Maui Superheroes.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Every Saturday, 2pm, free: "A New Zealand Artists Tour". Free guided tours.
• Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of "Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery".

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego Sts.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Kushana Bush "All Things to All Men: Frances Hodgkins Fellow Report 2011".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for February, each weekday at 2pm. Monday: New Caledonian greenstone axes.
• Tuesday: Spartan oil jars. Wednesday: The plesiosaur. Thursday: The Siebe-Gorman diving suit. Friday: Marquesas hair garments.
• Saturday: Staff gods of the Cook Islands. Sunday: TSS Port Chalmers.
• Daily at 4pm: "Focal Point, 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• March 7, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society, Nicholas Roeg's Walkabout. See www.dunedinfilmsociety.arts.net.nz for booking information.

Exhibitions

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Until Saturday: New embroidered work by Jay Hutchinson.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• March 6-May 20: "Louise Greig From the Shadows".
• March 17-April 29: "10 Years New Zealand Hat and Hair Art".

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "I went out walking", by Craig Freeborn and Anya Sinclair.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until Saturday: "867 Hours Underground", by Scott Flanagan.
• Until Saturday: "Emetic Aesthetic", byTjalling de Vries.
• Wednesday-April 7: "Castles from the Back Lot", by Becky Richards and "A Diverse Cast", by Barbara Smith.
• Wednesday-Friday March 9: "Alongside Project", by Monique Jansen and Frances Hansen.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• "Five new works, five old works" by Martin Thompson.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until May 6: "Chapter One. I Am Born": 200 Years of Charles Dickens.

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• From Saturday-10 March: Patchwork Quilt Exhibition. Saturday, 2pm-4pm, Sunday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• From Saturday until April 25: "Colourbox", celebrating the wild, vibrant and fantastical flourishes of New Zealand painters including Philip Trusttum, Pat Hanly, Alan Pearson, Gretchen Albrecht and Jeffrey Harris.
• Until Sunday: "Kabuki: The Art of Transformation".
• Until April 1: "Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery".
• Until April 1: "The French Connection", Frances Hodgkins and Impressionism.
• Until May 6: "Haunts of Dickens", celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.
• Ongoing: "Myriad Worlds", by Ruth Watson.
• Ongoing: "Boys from the Black Stuff"', work from the gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections.

Dunedin Rugby Club, Moana Rua Rd.
• Saturday and Sunday, from 10am: Bonsai exhibition.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until Sunday: "Painting the View", British landscape watercolourists.
• Until March 11: "Home is Where the Art is", works from the Smith Yallop Collection.

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• Until March 16: "Familiar Fragments", an exploration of love, loss and belonging.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until May 6: "The Garden as Muse", an anthology exploring the meaning of gardens.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Until Saturday: Paintings by New Zealand artist Clare Reilly.
• Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday).

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until March 8: "Adorned": An exhibition of portraits, including pencil drawings and oil paintings by Lee Byford.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Tomorrow-22: "Gone Boating!" Barry Clarke: sculptures, paintings and contemporary jewellery.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: "Monster Manual" by Scrap Princess.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Works by established and emerging artists.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until April 14: "All things to all men", Kushana Bush.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until March 10: "Nevis" by photographer Eric Schusser.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Tomorrow until March 30: "Animalis", various artists.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Until April 10: John Badcock's "Stations of the Cross".

Metalworks Gallery, 54 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka.
• "Unfolding Landscape", works by Ernie Maluschnig, sculptor in metal. Open weekdays or weekends by appointment.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opening tomorrow evening: Michael Hight, recent works, and Hannah Kidd, "Working Dogs".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until March 7: "The Earl Street Journal".
• "Chosen", an exhibition of paintings, glass and sculpture.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Ends today: "Debut: Photography by Anneloes Douglas".

Monumental, 7 Anzac Ave.
• "Extended Moment", solargraphy by Chris Reid.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until Saturday: "Small Summer Paintings", by Angela Burns.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Exhibition from Max Gimblett.

Naseby Jubilee Museum, Leven St, cnr Earne St.
• "Maniototo Sporting Heroes." Open Mon-Fri noon-4pm, weekends 10am-4pm.
Contact: Jane Greer (03) 444-9393.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Saturday, 10am-4pm: 20 artists will demonstrate in various disciplines and mediums.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "Translation", works in glass by Luke Jacomb. Until June 17, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
• "The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until March 11: "Enchanted Garden", by Sue McPhee.
• Open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm.
• Weekends: 10am-4pm.

Packing Shed Gallery and Cafe, Boulton Rd, Earnscleugh, Alexandra.
• Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

The Picture Lounge, 48 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers Gallery: A continuously updated exhibition; works of New Zealand photographers.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Saturday: Rita Angus, selected works.
• Until April 1: "Malu Minar".

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until Monday: Lisa Simpson and Lorna Isaac.
• March 6-18: Kevin Black and Judy Ringland Stewart.

Teviot District Museum, Abbotsford St, Roxburgh.
• Sundays, 2pm-4pm, or by request.
Contact Robin (03) 446-8130 or Joan (03) 446-8671.

 

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