The Guide: What's on this week


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.

Copa, George St.
• Friday, 8pm: TAOS. $10 door sales.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday, 10pm: Kilmog, AJ Sharma and Blonde Hash with special guests.

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

Queenstown Memorial Hall, Memorial St.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
• Saturday, 9am: Black Boy Peaches, The Suds, Strang and the Strange, $5 entry.

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 mike night.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Friday, 9pm: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, doors open 8pm.

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.
• Sunday, 11am-4pm: "The Big Get Together", festival fun on the Museum Reserve.

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

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• Sunday, 1-4pm: Japanese Drumming Workshop and Market Day.

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.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Terrace.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: Fiona Pears and band, tickets $25.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15: International Women's Day concert, with pianist Sandra Crawshaw and Otago Girls' High School Choir.
• Sunday, 7pm: Faure Requiem.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Beethoven and Britten Masterworks I, Heleen Du Plessis, cello, Terence Dennis, piano.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Saturday, 7.30: Fiona Pears, tickets $25.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Andy Parsons classic rock meets acoustic guitar.

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

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


Allan Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• Until Saturday, 7.30pm: Be/Longing: a verbatim play.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Closes Saturday: The Motor Camp.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Until Saturday, 7.30pm: Worse Things Happen At Sea.

Olivers Garden, Clyde Historic Precinct.
• Wednesday, 6pm: "OH MY GISH" Comedy Tour.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Tonight, 8pm, tomorrow, 9pm, Saturday, 8pm: Cab Sav 2: Nostalgia & the Art of Longing. Ad Hoc Productions presents its new cabaret.

Talks and films

Arts Building (Burns 7), University of Otago.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: Associate Professor Ellen Millender (Reed College, Portland, Oregon), "Deconstructing the Mirage: Education, Eugenics, and Spartan Female License".

Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
• Sunday, 2.30-3.30pm: "The Winter Garden Glasshouse and its History", by Gillian Vine, gardener and journalist.

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

Cromwell Public Library, The Mall.
• Tuesday, 4pm: Maria Gill will talk about her latest books, New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable Kiwis and The Call of the Kokako.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: We need to talk about Kevin.
• Sunday, 2pm: Iron Lady.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Every Saturday, 2pm, free: "A New Zealand Artists Tour".
• Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of "Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery".
• Friday, 5.30pm: Summer Series. Patricia Payne speaks on opera and art.
• Saturday, 3pm: The Samurai Trilogy: Samurai I (PG 93min).
• Sunday, 3pm: Artist talk, Campbell Patterson.
Curator's tour through "Boys from the Black Stuff".
• Saturday, 3pm: Dickens readings followed by Dickens (2002, 60min).
• Sunday, 3pm: The Big Picture (90min) by Hamish Keith, parts 1 and 2.

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Julian Priest, "A Geekosystem: Physical and Cultural Boundaries between Technology and the Environment".

Olivers Garden, Clyde Historic Precinct.
• Sunday, 2pm: Master milliner Lindsay Kennett, emphasising the history of millinery 1910-1990.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for March, each weekday at 2pm.
• Monday: The crocodile jaw. Tuesday: Te Parahini.
• Wednesday: The huia. 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".
• Friday, 6.30pm: An Evening at Sea, a film festival film.

St David Street Lecture Theatre, cnr St David and Castle streets.
• Saturday, 10am to 4pm: `Dunedin Brain Day', an open day for the Neurological foundation of New Zealand. Talks and seminars from 10.30am.

REAP, Brendon St, Alexandra.
• Friday, 10am-noon: Gold Lecture Series with U3A as part of Dunstan Gold 150 Celebrations.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.3-pm: Uncomfortable comfortable (1999, 93min). See for booking information.


A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Opening Friday 5.30pm: `Working in the Shadow', a group show of five emerging Dunedin artists.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until 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 April 7: "Castles from the Back Lot", by Becky Richards and "A Diverse Cast", by Barbara Smith.
• Until tomorrow: "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.
• Until Saturday: Patchwork Quilt Exhibition.
• Saturday, 2pm-4pm, Sunday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

Dunedin International Airport.
• Until April 30: Manu Berry and Pauline Bellamy.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until March 29: "Back in Black".
• 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 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.
• Ongoing: "Kabuki: The Art of Transformation".

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

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Closes Sunday: "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.
• Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Finishes today: New work by Frank Gordon, Philip Maxwell, Suzy Platt, Anna Church and others.
• Closes today: "Adorned": An exhibition of portraits, including pencil drawings and oil paintings by Lee Byford.

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

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.
• Closes Saturday: "Nevis", by photographer Eric Schusser.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• 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.
• Until March 28: Michael Hight, recent works, and Hannah Kidd, "Working Dogs".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Upstairs: Karl Maughan. Downstairs: "Reboot".

Monumental, 7 Anzac Ave.
• Until March 31: Motoko Watanabe.

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.
• Opens Saturday: "Fashion Focus". Open daily 10-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• 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 Sunday: "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 April 1: "Malu Minar".
• Until April 29: "The Blind Idealist's Black Dog", Jo Torr.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until March 19: Kevin Black and Judy Ringland Stewart.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until March 30: Works by Brighton artist Darren Tautari.

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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