The Guide: What's on this week

A look at what's happening around Otago.

Alibi, the Octagon.

Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
Sunday, 4pm: Paul Ubana Jones live in the Conservatory. $25.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
Monday, June 25, 7.30pm: Song Sale. Free ($5 commissions).
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.

Mint Bar, Wanaka.
Friday: TAOS and Yvette Williams ($5 before 10pm, $10 after).

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.

Subculture, Queenstown.
Saturday: TAOS and Yvette Williams ($10 before midnight, $15 after).

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

Cromwell Kindergarten, 25 Gilling Pl.
Tonight, 6pm: Lantern Walk.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
Tuesday, 10.45am: Megastructures: Eco Ark (World Environment Day).
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.

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.

Dunedin College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union St East.
Friday, 6-7.30pm: "Dancing like the Stars" School showcase.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Friday, 7.30pm: Shakespeare Songs. $12/$15.
Saturday 1.30pm: live renaissance music and a puppet show of Jonah and the Whale.

Moeraki Room, Brydone Hotel, Oamaru.
Friday, 12.15-1pm: Waitaki Girls' and Boys' high schools, chamber music groups and solos.

Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, Maryhill Tce.
Saturday, June 30, 2pm: The Melrose Singers invite you to "Music to Dance on your Heart", with guest artists Goeknil Biner and Modi Deng. Tickets $10 (children under 12 years free) available from Beggs Musicworks, via members or phone 476-3880 (evenings). Door sales also available.

Otago Pioneer Women's Hall, 362 Moray Pl.
Sunday, 4pm: Ad Hoc Productions presents an afternoon of jazz and cocktails with Karin Reid and the Bill Martin Trio and special guest Joshua Simon (tenor sax). $10.

St Joseph's Cathedral Chapel, Tennyson St.
Sunday 2pm: "Songs of Hope" - The Southern Consort of Voices presents a showcase of work by emerging and established Otago composers.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
Today, 12.30: Saucy Reading: In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play - a sneak preview from the Fortune Theatre's latest production.

Ranfurly Town Hall, Northland St.
Saturday, 7.30pm: Fortune Theatre presents Two Fish 'N' A Scoop.

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Saturday, 7.30pm: Trishna (R16, 108 min).
Sunday, 7.30pm: Margin Call (M, 105 min).

Clyde Memorial Hall, Fraser St.
Thursday, 6.30-8pm: Look Back In Time - Local adults and schoolchildren from the Terrace Primary School will present stories, pictures and poems related to gold-mining days and early history of the area.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".
Saturday, 10am, 11.45am and 2pm: "Speaking Shakespeare", a series of free public workshop-performances. Hilary and Kirsty will focus on how to interpret Shakespeare's texts, and how to perform iambic pentameter.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Free daily talks for June, each weekday at 2pm.
Thursday: Lapita pottery. Friday: The Samurai warrior. Saturday: Stoats. Sunday: Rabbits. Monday: Matariki. Tuesday: A history of glass. Wednesday: Life on the Endeavour.
Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.
Sunday and Saturday, 3pm: Clash of the Continents - Part One, The End of Eden.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
Saturday: Dark Shadows. (PG13, 113min).

199 King Edward St
The Pixel Specific Exhibition: Featuring works by Dunedin School of Art students.

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
Until July 1: Justin Spiers, "The Sides of my Intent".

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
Watercolours of Arrowtown by Paul Hanrahan.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
June 28, 5.30pm: "Diamonds on the Inside", art auction for Rock Solid youth work.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
"Monochrome", by Anna Reid.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
Until July 29: Dickensian Dunedin "New etchings and paintings", Pauline Bellamy.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
Barry Brickell, drawings and ceramics.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Until Monday: June Russell Clarke, murals exhibition.

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 September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".
Ongoing: "Fruit and Small Sculpture", Fiona Connor.

Ex-Community Gallery Window, 300 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
"Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours of Dunedin.

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.
Until June 28: "Land Fabric", by Maria Kemp.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
Closes today: Portraiture exhibition with a twist.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
Exhibition opening tomorrow, 5.30-7.30pm: Richard Scowen: Residency One.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
New work by Darren Tautari, Leonie Clent and local artists.
Until July 20: Oamaru stone works.

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

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
From June 24-July 15: "Common Ties", by Andi Regan.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
Closes today: "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.
June 23-July 18: "Significant works".

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".

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until June 27: New Etchings by Cynthia Taylor.
June 30-July: Basement sale.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
XU: Live autoerotic objectactivity, an installation and performance series by Tim Player. Monday, 6pm-8pm; Tuesday, noon-4pm; Wednesday, noon-4pm. Restricted 18 years, contains nudity.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
Until Sunday: Otago Art Society 136th Annual Exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
"2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
"Mirek Smisek: 60 years 60 pots".

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 roads, Otago Peninsula.
Open Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm. Various artists.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
Until Saturday: Riki Julin and Rosemary McQueen.

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.

Puaka Matariki
Allen Theatre Hall, University of Otago.
Tonight and Friday, 8pm: Tumatuma - a solo full-length dance performance.

Approach Community Learning, 177 Mornington Rd.
Today and Friday, 10am-noon: raranga and hangi - learning to weave flax and share a hangi.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland St, Wakari.
Sunday, 10am-4pm: taonga takaro mo te whenua (Maori games for all the family).
Wednesday, June 27, 6-9pm: Marae Idol.

Bayfield High School, 2 Shore St.
Saturday, 12.30-3pm: Matariki fair.
Saturday, 3pm-5pm: Matariki concert.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Octagon.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4.30pm: Matariki star map.

Kura Kuapapa O te Otepoti, Main South Rd, Fairfield.
Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm: ukaipo hui piripono - breast-feeding hui.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd.
Saturday, various times: workshops and kapa haka performances.
Saturday, 8pm: "Skull Dubbery and Richard Nunns".

The Octagon, Dunedin.
Saturday, 5.30-7.30pm: Dunedin Midwinter Carnival.

St Leonards Playcentre, 1 Pukeko St.
Today, 5-7.30pm: St Leonards Matariki lantern parade.


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