The Guide: What's on this week


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

Bennu, Moray Pl.
• Saturday, 8pm: The Sultans of the Seventies - Argus - roll back the years at a special reunion gig.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday: Soul Deep.
• Saturday: Roadblock, with saxophonist Stevie Rice.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday: Concubine, 3 days to the east, Inner District Council, Emerald McGill, Uncut Blanks, Gravemind.
• Saturday: Street Chant, Males, 2 Cartoons.

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

Regent Theatre, the Octagon.
• Wednesday: Raw - Crash! Bang! Tap! Tap dancing, beat box, and drumming. Tickets $10 for under-18.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet.
• Saturdays, 4pm: Afternoon jazz sessions.

Rosie's Bar, Victoria Hotel, 137 St Andrew St.
• Thursdays, 9pm: open mic night.

Family fun

Blueskin Bay Library.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am (until December 11): Wriggle and Rhyme - active movement for early learning.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tours for tots - a baby-friendly tour of the gallery.

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 of November, 3.30pm: "Superstition secrets" investigation station.

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

Knox College, Arden St
• Friday, 7-9pm: Valedictory Organ Recital - George Chittenden (Fleming Galway Organ Fellow, Knox College) plays works by Bach and Buxtehude et al. Free entry / donations.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: lunch-time recital - Organ Music For Remembrance. Music by Bach, Albinoni, Elgar. Simon Mace and Karen Knudson, organ.
• Sunday, 7pm: Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. The Knox Church Choir, John Elder and Simon Mac, organ, Karen Knudson conductor.
Admission free, sung as part of the service.
• Tuesdays (until December 11): Sing-along Messiah: Join the City of Dunedin Choir on Tuesday December 11, at 7.30pm, and sing along with the choruses of Handel's masterpiece Messiah.
Rehearsals on Tuesdays from November 13.
Rehearsal schedule: City of Dunedin Choir website:

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

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music - George Chittenden plays royal organ music for the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, to include music by Handel, Elgar and Walton.

St Peter's Church hall, Hillside Rd.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Friends of the Opera - "Life After Opera" with Patricia Payne and vocal pupils. A mix of music and stories. All welcome.

Plays Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Opens Saturday until December 8: Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth.

Oamaru Repertory Theatre, Itchen St, Oamaru.
• Opens Saturday until November 18: This 'n' That in Music and Melodrama - Songs interspersed with melodrama and readings; meet some of Charles Dickens' characters. Box office open daily from 11am to 5pm, phone (03) 434-8868.

Talks and films

Hoyts Cinema, the Octagon.
• Tuesday, 6.30pm: Power Mega Ultra Master Super Video 3000! - film screening of student work from Otago Polytechnic School of Design years 1-3.
Cinema 6. Tickets $5, can be bought from Pam in the design office (H block, floor 5) or OPSA office in the Student Centre, Harbour Tce.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Time Dance - film directed by Daniel Belton and Good Company in association with Stroma. Free.
• Sunday, 3pm: Curators' talk - Elsewhere with Aaron Kreisler and Lauren Gutsell. Free.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 5.30pm: Beyond the Grave: Funeral Fireworks - Auckland researcher Sally Raudon discusses her latest research into death and the modern funeral ceremony.
• Daily, 2pm, talks through November. Today: "The legends of Maui Potiki". Tomorrow: "Matariki".
• Saturday: "Greek Coins".
• Sunday: "Southern Whaling".
• Monday: "Extinct Birds of the South Island". Tuesday: "The Flamboyant Flamingo".
• Wednesday: "Kiwi - Bird and Icon".
• Daily 4pm: Special exhibitions talk, "The Moriori of Rekohu: T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Roxburgh Town Hall, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Looper (R16).


Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Watercolours by Peter Beadle.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Figuratively Speaking", by Luke Hollis and Stephen Martyn-Welch.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until November 26: "When North Meets South".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Paula Rego.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.
21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until February 10: "Gold is where you find it", 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.
• Opens Tuesday 7.30pm until November 18: Art South Otago Annual Exhibition and TrustPower Awards 2012. Open daily 10am-5pm.

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St.
• Sunday: open day 10am to 4pm.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration".

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• Until November 17: Otago Potters Group 50th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibition. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-3pm.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: "Sound Full", draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• Opens Saturday: "Elsewhere" Contemporary WorkUntil December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors.
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn: "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

East Otago Events Centre, Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Tomorrow until Sunday: East Otago Art and Crafts Exhibition 2012. 10am-4pm each day.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until November 25: Michael O'Kane "On Assignment".
• Until November 25: Gericault to Gauguin: print-making in France 1820-1900.

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

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Open daily 10.30am to 4pm.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• "The Corner Dairy Sculpture" by Paul Cardno.
"New oil paintings and canvas prints by Charles Barrington". Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Closes today: Janet de Wagt, "Paintings from the suitcase".
• Opening tomorrow 5.30pm to November 22: Geoffrey Robinson, Jasmine Middlebrook, Philip Maxwell.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until November 22: "On your Wings" a group exhibition featuring five jewellers - Kate Alterio, Jane Dodd, Rebecca Fargher, Lisa West and Kathryn Yeats.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: Resident # 7 - Anet Neutze, "My head is in the clouds". Exhibition opens tomorrow, 5.30-7.30pm.
• Until November 25: "Light as Day" Cookie Martin - "I only have three hearts".

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

Hope Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until November 17: "Land Girl Project - A Forgotten Story" by Jai Hall.

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

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until November 17: Kim Pieters and Kirsten Ferguson, "Is the colour the thing or is the thing the colour?"
• Various artists.
Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 2pm or by appointment.

Kapa Design Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until November 20: Weston Frizzell, "Recent History".

Kenmure Exhibition Space, 506 Kaikorai Valley Rd, Kenmure, Dunedin.
• Emma J.V. Hogg, "Creation & End of World Myths", open November 8-10 and 15-17, 3pm-6pm.
Public welcome.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10, 2012: "Gold is where you find it", 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Until November 25: Michael Deavoll "Confluence of Histories".
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opening tomorrow, 5.30pm until December 5: Bridie Henderson "Fallen Feathers" and Nigel Brown "Black Paper".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until Wednesday: Dick Frizzell, "Grand Central".
• Until Wednesday: spring catalogue.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: Tracy Connolly, paintings featuring Antarctic and New Zealand landscapes. Noon to 5.30pm weekdays and noon to 4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until tomorrow: "The Beauty and Brutality of Fact", Damien Hirst and Max Gimblett.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Saturday: "Wendelein Bakker - Migrate: to go and further".

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

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).

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

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.
• Monday to Sunday,10am to 4pm. Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Gallery open Monday to Friday noon to 5.30pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.

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

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Opens Sunday until February 1, 2013: New works by Lorane Marlow "The girls and more". Exhibition by J. K. Weir, "Southern Trees". Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment, (03) 481-1805.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until Saturday: Louise Thompson Parker and Lorna Isaac.
Opens Monday until November 24: Anne McLean and Lisa Simpson.

University of Otago Library, first floor.
• Until December: "Around the Block on Tenterhooks" by Emma Chalmers.

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

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until November 20: Liam Te Nahu "Waiora Taiohi, Manawa Hou - Young Spirit, New Heart".

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


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