The Guide: What's on this week

A look at what's happening around Otago.

Gigs
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.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
Tonight: June Jamnight.
Friday, 9pm: June Zillionz (Wellington) album release.

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.
Friday, 9pm: Gravemind, Scum Hammer and The Vamps.

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.
Sunday, 2pm: "Once Upon a Sunday: Mad, Weird and Wonderful".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4.30pm: WIG OUT! Be inspired by some of the wigs in the exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats" and, using the materials provided on the activities table, create your own fabulous wig. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

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 during the school holidays, 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.
Daily during the school holidays: "Hero Hunt Chocolate Challenge", collect your trail from the Search Centre Desk.
Tuesday, July 3, 1.30-2pm: Space Survival - Join a real Nasa astronaut as we discuss what it takes to be an ultimate space survivor.

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.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
Saturday, 7.30pm: Debbie Rawson (soprano sax), Hayden Sinclair (tenor sax), Reuben Chin (alto sax), Graham Hanify ( baritone sax) perform as Saxcess.

Glue Gallery Hall, 26 Stafford St.
Tomorrow, 7pm; Saturday and July 1, 5, 6, 7, 12-4pm; July 8, noon-8pm, "Plastic" Puaka Matariki Festival 2012.

King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
Saturday, 5pm and Sunday, 3pm: Bold as Brass - Handel, Haydn and Beethoven. Southern Sinfonia.

Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
Saturday, June 30, Monday, July 2, Wednesday, July 4, and Saturday, July 7: The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Otago production.

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 Museum, 419 Great King St.
Saturday, 1pm: Linda Munro, modern favourites on keyboard and vocals.

Plays
Coronation Hall, Mosgiel.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Taieri Musical Society, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
June 30-July 28: In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, written by Sarah Ruhl..

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Saturday, 1pm: Lecture by Brian Miller "The Story of Gold in Central Otago", $2 door charge.
Saturday, 7.30pm: The Headhunters (R16, 100 mins).
Sunday, 2pm: Le Havre (G, 93 mins).

Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
Today, 5.30-7pm: "When happiness is not enough: balancing pleasure and achievement in your life", by local author, columnist and clinical psychologist Chris Skellet. Dunningham Suite, 4th floor.
Friday, 5pm: Public meeting: Global affairs in the 21st century, Dunningham Suite, 4th floor.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".
Saturday, 3pm: Bridie Lonie, senior lecturer, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, will discuss aspects of "What Makes Us Tick" in relation to some of the portraits in the touring exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats".
Sunday, 3pm: "The Art of European Landscape".
Jane Messenger, curator of European Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, will discuss the landscape paintings in "Angels and Aristocrats".

Mornington Methodist Church, 12 Galloway St.
June 30: "Making Friends With The Piano: A Performers' Workshop" with Donald Cullington.
Session 1, 11am-12.30pm; session 2, 1.30pm-3pm.

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 Endeavour.
Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.
Saturday, 12.30pm: Dame Suzie Moncrieff presents a talk in conjunction with "Off the Wall: World of WearableArt - Up Close", from inspiration to international acclaim. Hutton Theatre, free.

Exhibitions
A Gallery, 393 Princes St.

Until Sunday: Justin Spiers, "The Sides of my Intent".

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

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

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
Diana Adams woodworks - contemporary NZ landscapes on wood grain.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
Until July 29: "Dickensian Dunedin" New etchings and paintings, Pauline Bellamy.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
Until July 21: "Fallen Empire: Museum of True History, in Collaboration with Karl Chitham and Jack Ross"

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

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
July 3-July 29: "Focal Point" An exhibition celebrating 150 years of the Otago Daily Times.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
Until August 19: "Our Will and Pleasure: Royal Autographs, Letters and Memorabilia from the British Monarchy".

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
July 1-8: "M ANGELO - Around the World in 80 years". Live "Studio in the Window", 10.30am-6pm.
Guided talks Tuesday and Thursday, noon.

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.
Closes today: "Land Fabric", by Maria Kemp.
June 29-July 18: Annual Group Winter Show.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
July 6-26: Richard Adams, "Lost and found: edges".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
Until July 15: Rachel Blackburn: Residency Two Until July 8: "Plastic", by Piupiu-Maya Tureri and Hana Aoake.

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.
Until 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.

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 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".

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
Until July 4: "Configure 8" new works, new direction, by Jessica Crothall.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Saturday-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.
June 30-July 8: "Pigments of Imagination", by Jenny Longstaff.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
June 30-October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
"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".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
Until July 8: "Visual Ovaltures", exhibition by Ross Gillies. Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

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
Brockville Primary School, 263 Brockville Rd.

Today, 5-7pm: Brockville community whai workshop.

Burns Hall, 415 Lower Moray Pl.
Saturday, 3-5pm: Pecha Kucha Puaka Matariki special.

Opoho School, 96 Signal Hill Rd.
Friday, 5.30pm: Opoho School Matariki celebration.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd.
Saturday, 11am-3pm: Seaweed workshop with Fleur Sullivan and Sally Carson, $40 per person.
Saturday, 4.30-6.30pm: Night tour.
Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Friday, 7.30-9am: Te Parekereke, preparing the seedbed: education, iwi and entrepreneurship. Breakfast with the Minister of Education.

 

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