The Guide: What's on this week


728 Coast Rd, Seacliff.

• December 1, 3pm: Rare Byrds with guests Christopher John Clifford and Amanda Cole present "Proud Fire or Sacred Fear: Songs and Instrumental Music by Henry Purcell". Bookings 021 453 191 or

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.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Bill Morris and the Mark IVs with Swampy, D and 5 Pint and Hana Fahy.
Entry $10.

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

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 mike 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.
• Sunday, 1.30pm: Funny Bones - Discover how flexible your joints are by making your own wooden acrobatic skeleton, then see what your bones are made of as we create disgustingly delicious chocolate bones. Atrium level 1, free.
• 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

Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Today, 12.15-1.15pm: Mark Wilson playing.
Entry $5.

The Church, Dundas St.
• Tonight, 7.30-9.45pm: Jeff Bradley, "Sunset".

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: French Connection II - a further programme of French organ music played by Simon Mace, Karen Knudson and Peter Stockwell.
• Sunday, 7pm: Vivaldi Gloria, by the Knox Church Choir, Calla Knudson-Hollebon/soprano, Sara Brown/alto, sung as part of a service.

Macandrew Bay Hall.
• Saturday, 7.30pm till late: Ad Hoc Cabaret: Beautiful Madness Tour. Cash door sales $25/$15. Pre-sales $20/$12 via Cash bar/supper.

Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, Maryhill Tce.
• Sunday, 2pm: The Choristers present an afternoon tea concert with guests Benjamin Kid (baritone) and Elliot Tay (clarinettist). Admission $10.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Tomorrow, 7-11pm: Evening of experimental sound - Dr Spooky (David Merritt, NZ-wide), Sara Stephenson (Dn), MONTHS (Michael Minchington, Chch) and GRVDGGR (Brendan Philip, Dn).
• Saturday, 7-11pm: Evening of experimental sound - Moment Telepath (Toki Willson, Dn), Radio Cegeste (Sally Ann McIntyre, Dn), CJA (Clayton Noone, Dn) and LSD Fundraiser (Dean "Snake" Barnes, Dn).

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Saturday and Sunday: Giselle.

St Michael and All Angels Church, Clyde.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Variety concert performed by Mark Wilson, Libby Hamilton and Esther Oh.
It's time to celebrate past, present and future.
150 years of service. Cash or cheque only.
Adults $15, children $5 (under 12).

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music - George Chittenden plays music by Flor Peeters and Joseph Jongen, to include Jongen's dazzling Toccata.


Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Home. $20, book at Lakes District Museum.

Fortune Studio, Stuart St.
• Saturday, 3pm: Three Degrees, by Elspeth Sandys and directed by Hilary Norris. Door sales only, $8 a ticket. Afternoon tea provided.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until December 8: Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth.

Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru Opera House.
• Saturday, 3pm: Home. Adults $25, seniors $20, group 8 plus $18.

Talks and films

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Curator's talk - true stories with Mercedes Vincente.
• Sunday, 3pm: "Thomas Gainsborough and the Royal Academy" - a talk by Hugh Belsey, senior research fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 5.30pm: "Beyond the grave: speaking for the dead" - Gareth Jones, professor and director of bioethics at the University of Otago, talks about the ethical questions faced by anatomists surrounding the use of cadavers to enable the teaching and research that drive advancements in medical science.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: Life Force: Brazil's Cerrado. NHNZ film screening. An extreme climate has transformed the Cerrado into a theatre of unique and unusual evolutionary adaptations. Barclay Theatre, entry by gold coin.
• 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: Pitch Perfect (PG13, 112min).


Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Opens Saturday until March 3, 2013: Sue Pearson, Barbara Pen, Kryssi Staikidis, Kate Walker and Melanie Yazzie, "Animal Sign/Animal Mind".

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Collection of early New Zealand paintings by a variety of New Zealand artists.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "New works", by Inge Doesberg and Greg Lewis.
• From Saturday: "New Work", by Karen Baddock and Jane Crisp.

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

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• "The Land Show", Max Bellamy, Kate Belton, Mark Bolland, Sophie Jerram, Mizuho Nishioka, Karim Sahal, Johnathon Titheridge, Sebastian Warne, Jane Zusters.

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.

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St, Clyde.
• Sunday: open day 10am-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.
• Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-3pm.

Dunedin International Airport.
• November-December: Ruby Anderson, Rosemary Richards and Susan Videler.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Opens Saturday: "True stories. Scripted Realities".
• Until December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: "Elsewhere", contemporary work.
• Ongoing: "The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors".
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn, "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Closes today: "SITE12 Exhibition". Open noon-4pm.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until Sunday: Michael O'Kane, "On Assignment".
• Until Sunday: "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-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-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Closes today: Geoffrey Robinson, Jasmine Middlebrook, Philip Maxwell.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Closes today: "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, Dunedin.
• Until Sunday: "Light as Day" Cookie Martin - "I only have three hearts".
Resident # 8 - Armstrong Vaughan, November 15-December 2.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Until December 24: Works by Rennell Chivers and other artists.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Opens today until February 9, 2013: "Art in the service of science", Dunedin's John Buchanan.

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

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Opens tomorrow until December 8: Duncan West, "People and Buildings".
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10, 2013: "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 Sunday: 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.
• Until December 5: Bridie Henderson, "Fallen Feathers"; Nigel Brown, "Black Paper"; and "New and Recent Works" featuring Neil Dawson, Michael Hight, Reuben Paterson, Andy Leleisi'uao, Wallace and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until December 12: "Natural Space", by Paul Martinson, and "Works on Paper", various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until November 29: Tracy Connolly, paintings featuring Antarctic and New Zealand landscapes. Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Opens tomorrow until December 9: Heather Straka, "Playdate".

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Opens Saturday until December 16: Otago Art Society presents Dunedin International Airport Awards, more than 100 selected works from Otago artists, jewellers and ceramicists.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Closes Sunday: "Bodytok Quintet - The Human Instrument Archive" (a sonicsfromscratch production).
• Opens Saturday until March 5, 2013: "Canterbury Quakes".
• "The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land".

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 Rds, Otago Peninsula.
• Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.

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

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

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until February 1, 2013: New works by Lorraine 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: Anne McLean and Lisa Simpson.
• Sunday until December 8: Judy Ringland Stewart and Suzanne Emslie.

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

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Opens tomorrow until December 19: Paratene Matchitt, "Ten Guitars".

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• Open 10.30am-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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