The Guide: What's on this week


728 Coast Rd, Seacliff.
• Saturday, 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.

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Sunday, 3pm: Karin Reid and Will Martin on piano, jazz noir and honky-tonk.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow, doors open 9pm: Strange Harvest and Opposite Sex. $5.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Sunday, doors open 8pm: Public gig, Nic Leeden's Roots and Roll Revue. Door charge $5.

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.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday: Soul Deep, 8-pce R and B funk, 10pm-2am.
• Saturday: Roadblock with Stevie Rice on sax, 10pm-2am.

Family fun

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 2pm: Once Upon a Christmas, storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends spin some magical tales.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am (until December 11): Wriggle and Rhyme, active movement for early learning.

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

The Church, Dundas St.
• Today, 8.30pm: Kierian Cooper, "Yes, No, Sincerely" Tour, acoustic alternative folk music.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Dirt Floor Alliance.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club, The Moroney Family.

Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Dr.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Royal Dunedin Male Choir Christmas Concert.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Lunchtime recital, Rosemary Tarbotton (mezzo-soprano) and Modi Deng (piano). Modi will present her own pieces and will also accompany Rosemary in pieces including Hark! The Echoing Air, from The Fairy Queen by Purcell; Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, by W. A. Mozart; Wir Melodien zieht es mir, by Brahms; Madchenlied, by Brahms; and the Ave Verum, from Stabat Mater, by Karl Jenkins.
• Sunday, 7pm: "Advent Processional Carols", music and readings for the Christmas season by Handel, Praetorius, Vivaldi, Part, and J.S. Bach.
• The Knox Church Choir with soloists Ben Madden and Calla Knudson Hollebon. Admission free, sung as part of a service.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Monday, 11am: Puss 'n' Gumboots Christmas Pantomime.

Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, Maryhill Tce.
• Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm: rehearsal for singers wishing to practise for the sing-along Messiah event at Knox Church on Tuesday, December 11, at 7.30pm at Knox Church.

St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alexandra.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Central Otago Regional Choir presents with CO Regional Orchestra "The Sprig of Thyme". Adults $20.

St Martin's Hall, Northumberland St, Northeast Valley.
• Saturday, 12-4pm: Northern Artery, a new performance and arts collective.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music, George Chittenden plays organ music for Advent, to include settings of Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, by Bach, Buxtehude and Heiller.


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

Talks and films

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Saturday, 12.30pm: Hunting the ice whales.

Follow a remarkable expedition tackling the most horrendous conditions imaginable, to try and change the course of whale research for ever. Free.

• Tuesday, 5-7pm: Double book launch, Peter Olds' Under the Dundas Street Bridge and Marion Jones' Reflections. Dunningham Suite.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Wednesday, 5.30pm: "Fired Up, Ceramics Talking", talks and slide show by Jo Howard and Kate Fitzharris on "Subversive Clay" in Australia. P152 Lecture Theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: DVD Pina: A Film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders (99min PG). Screened in association with the exhibition "Wall of Seahorsel", by Yvonne Todd.
• Sunday, 3pm: Aaron Kreisler and Jay Hutchinson in conversation with Philip James Frost in the newly opened exhibition, "Philip James Frost: Forkboy".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 5.30pm: "Imperial Science: the invention of New Zealand plants". Joseph Dalton Hooker was one of 19th-century Britain's most acclaimed naturalists. Jim Endersby, British author, historian and lecturer, discusses the New Zealand collectors who were fundamental to the success of Hooker's career, and asks how and why they worked so hard to help their distant correspondent with his work.

Hutton Theatre. Free. Bookings essential.
• Tuesday, 5.30pm: "Global Feast: Culinary sensations from around the world", be inspired by new culinary techniques and taste exciting global cuisine with the launch of Global Feasts, written by Dunedin-based authors Beryl Lee and Afife Harris. Hutton Theatre. Free.
• Daily, 2pm, talks through November. Today: "The legends of Maui Potiki". Tomorrow: "Matariki". Saturday: "The Kiribati warrior".
• Sunday: "Piopio".
• 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.


Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• 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.
• "New Work", by Karen Baddock and Jane Crisp.

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.
• Opens tomorrow: Jason Greig, "The Abyss".

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 Sunday: "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.
• Until December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Until March 3: "True stories. Scripted Realities".
• 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".

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Until tomorrow: "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.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Opens today until December 30: "ISO12 - Double Vision".
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Opens Sunday: Rosemary Campbell "Contemplation".
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until Wednesday: 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.

• Closes today: Tracy Connolly, paintings featuring Antarctic and New Zealand landscapes.
• Opens tomorrow until December 20: Kate van der Drift "They Could Have Stayed Forever".
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

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

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

OCTA Art Gallery, Old Cromwell Town.
• Until December 9: jewellery exhibition by Lynn Kelly, "Central".

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• 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.
• 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 December 8: Judy Ringland Stewart and Suzanne Emslie.

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

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• 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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