The Guide: What's on this week

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

Ancient Briton Hotel, Naseby.
• Saturday and Sunday: Bards, Ballads & Bulldust Festival early till late.

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

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Both Sides of the Line: Inge Andrew; Drew Englehutt. Door $7.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: live acoustic jam session.

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

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

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

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

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Saturday 2-4pm: Watercolour Workshop, bookings essential.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday April 11, 11.15am: "Tours for Tots".

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.
• Daily, 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.
• Daily through school holidays: "Nauseating Nature Trail". Collect your trail from the Search Centre Desk.
• Every Monday, Friday and Saturday of the school holidays from April 9, 2.30pm: "Putrid Pirates Gallery Antics 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 enjoy the atmosphere.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Tim Davis with blues and folk on guitar.
• Sunday, 1pm: Linda Munro with modern favourites on keyboard and vocals.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Today 12.30-1pm: Preview of Red.

Talks and films
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.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Footnote (M, 106 mins).
• Sunday, 2pm: Midnight in Paris (PG).

Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30am and 5.30pm: Bite Me with Dr Mike Leahy: The Outback.

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".

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
• Today 12.30pm-1.30pm: Rachael Rakena, Recent Projects.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Saturday 4pm: Ann Robinson artist talk.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for March, each weekday at 2pm. Monday, The Southern sky; Tuesday, Kakapo; Wednesday, Autahi the Leopard seal; Thursday, • • The legend of Osiris; Friday, Polynesian voyaging; Saturday, Maori cloaks; Sunday, The brushtail possum.
• Daily at 4pm: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times". Panel discussion.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday April 11, 7.30pm: The Consequences of Love (M 100mins).

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 4pm: The Muppets (G, 110mins)Sunday, 8pm: War Horse (M, 146mins)

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Preview today, 5pm. Opens Saturday: "F--- Now Suffer Later", by Philip James Frost.

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

The Anteroom, Port Chalmers.
• "Park", by Anna Perry.

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

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until April 10: "Portholes", new and old works by Tony Tarasiewicz.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until Saturday: "Castles from the Back Lot", by Becky Richards, and "A Diverse Cast", by Barbara Smith.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• "Hymns and Wee Plants", by Patrick Hartigan.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until April 15: "Chinese Fortnight".

Clyde Lodge Hall, Clyde.
• Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-5pm: Central Otago Arts Society Annual Easter Exhibition.

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until June 15: "Ray Guns and Rocket Ships", the Fred Fastier science fiction collection.

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

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• 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 May 6: "Haunts of Dickens", celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.
• Ongoing: "Te wai pounamu: the burial of our people", Jacqueline Fraser.
• 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".

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until April 22: Rita Angus, selected works.

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.
• Extended April 15: "To the Coast", by Angela Burns. Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Preview today 5pm, until April 25: Simon Kaan, "Ara".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until April 19: "The Moon Knows", by Mary McFarlane.

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.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell.
• Opening today, 7pm, Open Friday-Monday 10am-4pm: Cromwell Combined Society of Arts and Crafts Easter Exhibition.

Macandrew Bay Hall.
• Until April 9: "Almost an Island", Otago Peninsula artists.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Until April 10: John Badcock's "Stations of the Cross".
Opens today: "Evening in Song", by Carolyn McAtamney-Rasch.

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 April 25: "House of Rainbow", by Reuben Paterson.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Opening Friday, 10am: "The Real Queenstown Easter Show".
• Opening Friday, 10am: "The thick and thin of it", by Ann Robinson.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• "Kokoro Kara 2.0" by Georgie Peter.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until April 14: "Just Brights", by Hope Gibbons.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Closes tomorrow: Fiona Pardington and Neil Pardington.

Naseby Jubilee Museum, Leven St, cnr Earne St.
• "Maniototo Sporting Heroes". Open Monday-Friday 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.
• "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 July 1: "Around-n-about: Art South Otago".
• Open Monday-Friday, 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.

Parkside Posh, 7 Mailer St, Mornington.
• "Sunday Morning", by Danni Roberts.

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 29: "The Blind Idealist's Black Dog", by Jo Torr.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until April 14: Jo Howard and Riki Julin.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until May 1: works by John Gallagher.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
• Closes today: "This should not be named" Flynn Morris Clarke and Danny Brisbane.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Until April 28: "Exceeding the Bounds", by Di Ffrench (1946-1999).

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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