The Guide: What's on this week

A look at what's happening around Dunedin

Gigs
Alibi, the Octagon.

Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
Saturday, 10pm till late: Livewire featuring Jaimee Evans playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

Brockville Tavern, 275 Brockville Rd.
Friday, 8pm: Cowboy Bill.

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
Tonight, 8pm: Night Train, featuring Erica Brown (US) with King Leo and Band and Tahu Mackenzie, Bill Morris. $10.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
Monday May 28, 7.30pm: Song Sale.
Wednesdays, 7.30pm: live acoustic jam session.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
Tonight from 9pm: The Forty Winks with Kahu, Peter Gutteridge, Gavin Shaw and Ross Jackson.

Dunedin Public Library, Moray Pl.
Today, 5.30pm-7pm: gig night - some of Dunedin's brightest and best musicians.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
Friday, from 9pm: Total Recall: Thought Creature, $10 door sales.

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

Re:Fuel, Otago University.
Tonight, from 9pm: May Beach Pigs and Rackets (Auckland).
Friday, 8pm: OUSA Battle of the Bands heat four.
Saturday, 8pm: OUSA Battle of the Bands finals.
Monday, 8.30pm: open mike night. Budding and experienced musicians and songwriters wanted.
Tuesday, 8.30pm: Jazz in the Pocket.
Wednesday, May 30, midday: Music Department Showcases.

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.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
Tuesdays, 11am: song and 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. "Pacific Sounds, Investigation Station". Learn the customs and stories behind the music and have a go at playing traditional instruments yourself.

Port Chalmers Library.
Wednesdays, 11am: story time.

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

Music and performance
Alexandra Memorial Hall, 3-15 Skird St.
Sunday 2pm: Central Singers and RSA Gentleman Singers present a variety of songs, amazing combination of sound and toe-tapping fun! Blueskin Nurseries Cafe, Waitati.
Today, 12.30-1.30pm: NZ Music Month - Phil Corfield and John Sule.

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.
Sunday, 7.30pm: The New Edinburgh Folk Club presents Katrina Bristow.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
Friday, 12.30-1.30pm: lunchtime acoustic session - Kate Grace and Marcus Turner. French folk duo.

Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Ave.
Sunday, 3.30pm: Song, Dance & Earth: World Premiere of "Back to Babylon", door sales, $10.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
Today, 12.15: Organ music for the seasons of Ascension and Pentecost. Organists: Karen Knudson and Peter Stockwell.
Sunday, May 27, 7pm: Faure "Messe Basse", Tanara Stedman bass, Karen Knudson organ. Sung as part of a service

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
Wednesday, May 30, 1-2pm: vocal and instrumental ensemble music, Southern Youth Choir,
conductor Phil Cahill and the Marama Chamber Orchestra, director Tessa Petersen.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
Music Month performances: Friday, 6pm: Both Sides of the Line. Four-piece folk and rock band.
Tuesday, 1.30pm: East Taieri School. Recorder players and choir. Wednesday, 11.30am: Silverstream Primary School. Middle school choir.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Sunday, 1pm: The Bedfords.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
Friday, 2-3pm: The Bedfords.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
Sunday May 27, 12.30pm: "Let's Raise the Roof" charity concert for Habitat for Humanity. Tickets at Frames Footwear - adults $10, children $2.

Plays
Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.

Until June 9: Two Fish 'n' a Scoop, by Carl Nixon.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
Until Saturday: Lovepuke, by Duncan Sarkies.
Performances 7.30pm.

Talks and films
BNZ, side entrance, corner Moray Pl and George St.
Saturday, 1.30-3pm: Next essential tremor meeting. Ladies a small plate, men a gold coin please. All welcome.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Sunday, 2pm: Chinese Takeaway (M, 93 min).

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of Angels and Aristocrats.
Saturday, 3pm: Dr Lisa Beaven, lecturer in art history, La Trobe University, will discuss several of the paintings in Angels and Aristocrats.
Sunday, 3pm: Dr Cecilia Novero, department of languages and cultures, University of Otago, discusses surrealist aspects in the exhibition "Boys from the Black Stuff". All welcome.

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Mark Bolland - "Second Nature: Landscape Pictures in a World of Images".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Free daily talks for May, each weekday at 2pm.
Thursday: The Upland Moa. Friday: Queen Liliuokalani. Saturday: The Yellow-Eyed Penguin.
Sunday: The Union Steamship Company. Monday: The Wreck Of The Penguin. Tuesday: Tuatara.
Wednesday: Aboriginal Bark Art.
Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: NHNZ film screening: Aerial Assassins, Barclay Theatre.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
Wednesday, May 30, 7.30pm: film director F.W.
Murnau's doomed South Seas romance Tabu.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
Saturday, 8pm: Good for Nothing (R13).

Waitaki Boys' High School, Waitaki Ave, Oamaru.
Wednesday, May 30, 4pm: Dr Kerry Swanson, University of Canterbury, "The importance of small", 3-D images taken with a 3-D electron microscope.

Exhibitions
A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
Until June 3: "New Voids - Interventions with Found Objects".

Archives New Zealand Dunedin office, 556 George St.
Until June 1: "Evidence of Scandal: Belle Bock and the shady Super" (Archives New Zealand); "The Haunt of Infamy: Dunedin's Vauxhall Gardens" (Otago Settlers Museum); "Scandalous Acts of Neglect ... when the enemies of paper are let loose" (Presbyterian archives).

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
"Works on Paper".

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
Until June 19: Darkside Gallery, Simon Esling and Clara Chon, "Suicide Pavilions"; Lower Gallery, Shannon Williamson, "Back to You"; A/V Gallery, "Pick 'n Mix"; Project Space, Rosie Rowe, "Concepción".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
Opening Friday, 5.30pm: "Bijin-ga, beautiful women of the Edo Period".

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Until Monday: Russell Clark, "The City Hotel Goldrush Panels".

Civic Centre Plaza, the Octagon.
Until June 1: "Wild Scenes in the Council Chamber: Scandals from Dunedin's Local Government" (Dunedin City Council archives).

Community Gallery, Princes St.
Until Saturday: "Portfolio" senior art exhibition, Otago Girls' High School.

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.
May 24-August 19: "Our Will and Pleasure: Royal Autographs, Letters and Memorabilia from the British Monarchy".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Until June 17: "Boys from the Black Stuff", work from the gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections.
Until June 17: "Kabuki: The Art of Transformation".
Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
Ongoing: "Te Wai Pounamu: The Burial of our People", Jacqueline Fraser.
Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".
Ongoing: "Fruit and small sculpture", Fiona Connor.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
Until June 8: "Hot Pink Man Cave", Steve Lovett.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
Until June 10: "Smoke and Mirrors - painting, isolation and tradition".

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
"Wild Honey", by Ben Webb.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
Closes today: "Steel Bronze Paint", recent works by Paul and Fran Dibble.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
Until June 3: "Necronomicon", by Brendan Jon Phillip.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
New works by Nic Reeves, with exhibits by R. Willocks, Leonie Clent and local artists.

Hotel St Clair, 24 Esplanade.
"Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
Until June 2: "Here and now (and then)", by Liz Rowe.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
Until June 2: "Grandiflora", various artists. Open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
Various artists.

King's High School, 270 Bay View Rd.
Ends tomorrow: NZQA's annual Top Art touring exhibition featuring work by some of New Zealand's most talented secondary students.

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.
May 26-June 20: Andy Leleisi'uao, "Polyneitus Spring" and Anita DeSoto, "Coming Back".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
Until May 30: "The Royal Queenstown Easter Show".
Opening Friday, 5pm, artist talk 6pm: Nigel Brown's "Dusky Doubtful".

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.
Until June 3: Hope and Sons biennial arts awards.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Until June 17, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
Until Monday: "The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand".
"2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".

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.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
Until May 31: "The Blind Idealist's Black Dog", by Jo Torr.
Until June 17: "Off the Wall: World of Wearable art upclose".
Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh road (State Highway 8), Alexandra.
Melanie Eade exhibiting a collection of works.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
Until May 26: Lorna Isaac and Judy Ringland Stewart.
May 26-June 9: New members' exhibition; Suzanne Emslie and Anne McLean.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
Until June 1: oils by local artist Alena Simonova.

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

Waitaki Girls' High School, Thames St, Oamaru.
May 28-June 1: NZQA's annual Top Art touring exhibition featuring work by some of New Zealand's most talented secondary students.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
"Summer Hits", oil paintings by Peter Hackett and Raquel Clarke and sculpture by Trevor Askin.

 

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