The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Friday, 7pm main bar, Terry Ebeling Blues.
• Sunday, 3pm main bar, Karin Reid and Will Martin Jazz Noir and Honky Tonk.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Song Sale with MC Robbie Ellis. Free entry, $5 to commission a song.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: Psychedelic Folk Night, Caring Understanding Nineties Trio, Robert Scott, Rob Sherma.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: Jam night. Fridays, from 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Re:Fuel, University of Otago.
• Mondays, from 8.30pm: Open mike night.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, from 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.

Clyde Memorial Hall, Fraser St, Clyde.
• Tonight, 6.30-8pm: "Look back in Time", local adults and school children present stories, pictures and poems related to the gold-mining days and early history of the area. Everyone welcomeDunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: "Tours for Tots".

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.

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.
• Fridays, 8.30pm: Salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Extended Play: Sounds 2 - Performances by Tillakaratne, Rosy Parlane and Rachel Shearer. $5 cash only (no eftpos). Cash bar.

King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Otago Symphonic Band presents "Rhythms of Russia". $15 adults, $10 concession. School pupils free if accompanied by an adult. Door sales only, no eftpos.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: "NOT Organ Music" - a programme of transcriptions, David Burchell and Peter Stockwell.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Youth Orchestra concert "From Russia with Love".

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Performance students in recital.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Tomorrow, 12.15pm: Erik Badcock (bass/baritone), Colin Hayes (euphonium), June Cameron (accompanist).

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Les Belles Vilaines showcase traditional French dance.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin), plays Percy Whitlock's evocative, nautically flavoured Plymouth Suite.

St Joseph's Cathedral Chapel, Tennyson St.
• Sunday, 2pm: Southern Consort of Voices presents "Of shadows on the stars".

Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
• From Saturday until September 28: Alexandra Musical Society presents Rush. Tickets available online from or 0508 484-253.

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Monday, 6pm: A Wife on Gorge River: Kathryn Stewart - A wife, mother, teacher, provider, living two days' walk from the nearest road. Entry: $2 per person. Bookings: 03 474-3690 or

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Leoni Schmidt, "Politics of Scale: Spain 2012". P152 lecture theatre.
• Today, 5.30pm: Slide show by Neil Grant of wood firings by international and New Zealand ceramicists at Woodstoke Conference in Whangamata. P152 lecture theatre.
• Saturday, 10am-3pm: Open day - DSA is offering a range of workshop experiences. If you would like to try out a specific technique or are just interested in what they get up to, please attend. Workshop activities and materials are free and will run throughout the day.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Exhibition Talk: Dr Martin Patrick, senior lecturer of critical studies at Massey University, will discuss "Wall of Seahorsel" by New Zealand artist Yvonne Todd. All welcome. Free.
• Sunday, 3pm: Spring Talk: Jo Drayton, lecturer at Unitec in Auckland, will discuss Frances Hodgkins and the exhibition "Frances Hodgkins: Kaleidoscope". All welcome.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 12.30pm: artist floortalk - Jessica Crothall opens up aspects of her latest cycle of paintings, which respond to the Christchurch earthquakes.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Tomorrow, 5.30pm: "The Wonders of Weta Workshop" with Paul Tobin, a senior concept designer at the award-winning Weta Workshop.
• Saturday,11.30am: Concept design workshop with Paul Tobin - Create and draw your own characters and environment for a movie. Hutton Theatre, $10 per person, bookings essential. Contact the information desk, (03) 474-7474. All skill levels welcome.
• Free daily talks for September, each weekday at 2pm. Today: Duck hunting. Tomorrow: Sheep farming in the southern lands. Saturday: New Zealand's native frogs. Sunday: Maori tattooing. Monday: Greek vases.
• Tuesday: Japanese spider crab. Wednesday: The Wahine disaster.
• Daily at 4pm: talk on the exhibition "Off the Wall: World of Wearable Art Up Close". Free.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Afternoon (Nachmittag) (Germany, 2007, 97min).

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Dark Knight Rises.

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Destroy", Harley Jones.
• "Girlz", by Bekah Carran, Anya Sinclair, mi$$match and Willow McIsaac.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until October 7: "AfterBurner", selections from the 2012 NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards.
• Until October 7: Jo Robertson, "dRawings".

Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St.
• Today until Tuesday: Blossom Festival Art Exhibition. Hours: 10am-4.30pm.

Alexandra Public Library, Tarbert St.
• Today until Wednesday: Central Otago China Painters, exhibition of china painting.

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

Art-cut Gallery, 71 Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Contemporary art and design, open daily 10am-4pm.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Opening Saturday: "Vanishing Point", by Steev Peyroux.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Opening Tuesday until October 7: "The Power of 10", exhibition by Don Myers, Rachel Tiedemann and Vanessa Paton-Myers.

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Until September 27: Taieri College art exhibition.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Darkside Gallery - "Under the Rose", Karin Strachan.
• Lower Gallery - "Caves are made of rock but not this cave", Sian Torrington in collaboration with Joan Fleming and Rachel O'Neill.
• Until September 29: James R Ford "Snake Pis".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Suji Park "Mollusca".

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St.
• Sunday: Open day 10am-4pm.

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Tomorrow until September 29: Evolve Art Award: Art and Spirituality 2012. 10am-6pm daily.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration". In remembrance of the death of Robert Falcon Scott and two members of his expedition party in the Antarctic in March 1912, the Reed Gallery reveals the vital role played by Dunedin and Port Chalmers in the history of these great Antarctic explorers and their intrepid journeys to the South Pole.

Dunedin International Airport.
• September: Artist in terminal, Tony Stanford Shields.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Until November 11: "Sound Full", draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until September 28: "The Entombment", by Sacha Lauchlan.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until October 7: Inge Doesburg's "Lumen" and Kathryn Madill's "Hush".

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

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• September: "Sweet Muck", popcorn and lolly mix ceramics by Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Until November 30: "Art in Law VIII".

Fern Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
• Until Sunday: Norman Sinclair exhibits watercolours.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until September 30: "On Assignment", Mike O'Kane.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until September 28: Nic Dempster's "Dunedin".

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• September: "Stock Show". The walls will be changing weekly throughout the month.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until September 30: Peter McLaren.

Golden Gate, Cromwell.
• Closes tomorrow: Russell Clark, mural exhibition.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until November 10: "Picture This: Recently Acquired Art".

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

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

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Tomorrow until October 8: Korowai weaving exhibition.

The Link mezzanine, University of Otago.
• Finishes tomorrow: OUSA student art exhibition and sale.
• McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Ongoing: New artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until October 10: Richard Orjis, "Paris is Burning" and Garry Currin, "Voices of Earth".

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until October 3: Jessica Crothall: "Shaken", new work responding to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until September 29: "Veneer", by Robert West.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: Gaby Montejo, "Goat in a Bikini".

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 Youth Arts Awards - 5- to 13-year-old children's artworks.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
• "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).
• Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Weekends: 10am-4pm.

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.
• Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.
Until September 28: Bayfield High School's "New Masters" art exhibition.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Sunday: "Quilts Takitimu".
• Until September 30: "Seldom Seen".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until September 30: new exhibition by Ollie Crooks, "Good times and Happy Days".
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until September 29: "Tea-party at the Co-op" celebrating all things to do with drinking tea. All welcome to the opening at 11am on Saturday.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until October 2: Works by local artist Jan Gow.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Closes today: A Dunedin Private Collection.

University of Otago science library lobby and St David St lecture theatre.
• "Zoom", by Sue Novell.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• New works by Jane Sinclair, "Slices of Lindis", palette knife works in oil on canvas, also curvilinear bronze sculptures by Trevor Askin, "Smooth me down Kiwi". Open 10.30am-4pm daily.

Wilkinson Adams Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until October 7: "Power of Ten", sculpture, painting, poetry and cards by Don Myers, Vanessa Paton-Myers and Rachel Tiedemann. Open 10am-2pm.

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