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 until late: Livewire featuring Jaimee Evans playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
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.
Saturday: Blood Plague and Retox.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
Saturday, 9pm: The Greyhounds (Lyttleton) with support from Tiny Lies (Chch) and John White (Dn). $10 door sales.

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.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
Friday, 8pm: Kilmog with A Distant City and Stephen Stedman.

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: "Pacific Sounds, Investigation Station".
Learn the customs and stories behind the music and have a go at playing traditional instruments yourself.
Saturday and Sunday: Matariki Celebrations - Celebrating Puaka Matariki 2012.

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
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 featuring Nadia Reid and Flora Knight.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
Today, 12.15pm: Four young choirs present choral repertoire from the 1600s to present day.
Student conductors Sam Madden, Nick Tipa and Calla Knudson-Hollebon with the Otago Boys' High School and Otago Girls' High School choirs.
Sandra Crawshaw/piano, David Burchell/organ and Karen Knudson/conductor.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
Monday, June 11, 11am: Ben Makisi and the cast of Viva Italia.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Sunday, 1pm: Dunedin Star Singers - variety choir performing classic and contemporary hits.

Plays
Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
Tonight, Friday and Saturday: Back to the 80s show performed by the Fine Thyme Theatre Company.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
Until Saturday: Two Fish 'n' a Scoop, by Carl Nixon.

Lake Wanaka Centre, Ardmore St.
Saturday, 7.30pm and Sunday, 2pm: Ian McKellen on Stage - with Shakespeare, Tolkien and You.

The Orchard Garden, 576 Dunstan Road, Alexandra
June 9 - June 15, shows starting 7.30pm: Production of Roger Hall's Social Climbers by Clyde Theatre Group.

Talks and films
Arts Building (Burns 7), University of Otago.
Tonight, 7.30pm: Emeritus Professor Clive Ruggles (University of Leicester) - "Building upon shaky foundations: Is archaeostronomy relevant to Classical Studies?"

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Friday, 12.30pm: Talk by Roger Browne and Craig Wilson "Relocating Species - is it a good idea?"
Saturday, 7.30pm: Margin Call (M, 105 mins).
Sunday, 2pm: Last Will (M).

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Saturday, 3pm: Lin Klenner, gilder and conservator of picture frames, will demonstrate techniques used in the exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats".
Sunday, 3pm: Exhibition talk: Dr Judith Collard in "Angels and Aristocrats".

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
Today, 12.30pm: Art seminar, P152 lecture theatre, Sarah Lawrie "Sameness and Difference in Alaskan Art", and Aroha Novak "Report on an Exchange in Prague".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Free daily talks for May, each weekday at 2pm.
Thursday: Lapita pottery. Friday: The Samurai warrior. Saturday: Stoats. Sunday: Rabbits. Monday: Matariki. Tuesday: KT extinction. Wednesday: Life on the Endeavour.
Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".

Exhibitions
A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
Opening, Today, 5.30pm: Justin Spiers "The Sides of my Intent".

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
Private collection of paintings by important early New Zealand artists.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until June 28: "Diamonds on the Inside" art auction for Rock Solid youth work.

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.
"Bijin-ga, Beautiful Women of the Edo Period".

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Until Monday 26: Gold Rush mural panels originally painted by Russell Clark.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Until June 17: "Past and Future Clouds: New Zealand Weather from the Collection".
Until June 10: "Boys from the Black Stuff", work from the gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections.
Until June 10: "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".
Until June 10: "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 tomorrow: "Hot Pink Man Cave", Steve Lovett.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
Until Sunday: "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. Also a selection of new works by our usual artists on show.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
Until June 21: A portraiture exhibition with a twist.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
New work by Darren Tautari, Leonie Clent and local artists.

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

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
Until June 21: "Art 2 Wear" - Costumes from the Autumn Festival show.

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 June 20: Andy Leleisi'uao, "Polyneitus Spring" and Anita DeSoto, "Come Back".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
Nigel Brown's "Dusky Doubtful".
Upstairs, the works of Michael Hight, Neil Frazer and Bruce Hunt. In the downstairs gallery, "Small Works".

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
Closes today: "Ralph Hotere 2012".

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.
Opens Saturday, until June 24: Otago Art Society 136th Annual Exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Until June 17, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
"2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
"Mirek Smisek: 60 years 60 pots".
Otago Pioneer Women's Hall, 362 Moray Pl.
June 9-15: "Indignation", Dunedin School of Art print and textiles studios collaborative project with the hall.

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.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello Rds, Otago Peninsula.
Open Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm. Various artists.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
Until June 17: "Off the Wall: World of Wearable art up close".
Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
Until Saturday: New members' exhibition; Suzanne Emslie and Anne McLean.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
Until July 2: Oils by local artist Roslyn King.

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

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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