The Guide: What's on this week


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

Carey's Bay Historic Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Sunday, 3pm: Terry Ebeling, blues.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: jam night. Fridays, from 9pm: Oxo Cubans.Mosgiel RSA, 6 Church St.
• Tomorrow, 8pm: The Foxy Tones Live, music from the '40s till today. Tickets from RSA bar, $10 entry.

Mou Very, George St.
• Sunday, 5pm: Nick Knox, Casual Keys,

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 from 10pm: Soul Deep, 9-piece band, R'n'B funk.

Family fun

Blueskin Bay Library.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.
• Saturday, 10.30am: Once Upon a Christmas - storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends spin some magical tales bound to delight children of all ages.

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 free baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition at the gallery followed by a chat and a cup of tea on the mezzanine floor.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday and Sunday until December 16: "Superstition Secrets'', explore this curious side of human nature as we discover the intriguing origins and history of superstitions.
• 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.

Waikouaiti Library.
• Saturday, noon: Once Upon a Christmas - storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends spin some magical tales bound to delight children of all ages.

Music and performance

Alexandra Theatre, Skird St.
• Sunday, 1pm and 2.30pm: variety shows with pupils from Marilyn Cassidy School of Dance. $5.

Andersons Bay Presbyterian Church, Silverton St.
• Sunday, 4pm: Community carol service and concert.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 12.30-1.30pm: Mark and Emma Wilson in concert.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 12.30pm: Cantores Choir sings Christmas carols.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: lunchtime recital, soprano arias, Calla Knudson-Hollebon/soprano and Karen Knudson/organ. Music by Mozart, Handel, Borodin, and Gershwin. Gold coin donation.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: sing-along Messiah. Conducted by Peter Adams, David Burchell on the organ, and Sinfonia players on trumpets and timpani. Soloists: Sophie Morris, Ingrid Fomiston-Nurse and Calla Knudson-Hollebon (sopranos); Christopher Clifford (alto); Ben Madden (tenor); and Julien van Mellaerts (bass). $20 waged; $15 unwaged; $10 students with ID; Schoolchildren free.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.Sunday,
• 1pm: Alexey Medvedev. St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tomorrow, 7.30-8.20pm: Sam Baker (Pembroke College, Oxford/Wanganui Collegiate School) plays organ works by Bach, Guilmant, Alain et al. Free entry/donations.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101'' organ music, George Chittenden plays organ music dedicated to the Virgin Mary, including Bach's setting of the Magnificat, and Boellmann's sumptuous Priere a Notre Dame.

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

Talks and films

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Wednesday, 6pm: "The Lord of the Rings: The Lost Pictures'' Tolkien never wanted his trilogy illustrated until he saw the works of Mary Fairburn. Dr Paul Tankard unveils the long-lost tale of Tolkien, the destitute artist and their unpublished vision. Free. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690 or

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Tuesday, 11am: Insightful tour - for the blind and partially sighted.

Glenfelloch Gardens, Macandrew Bay.
• Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 17 and 18: five-day sculpture event. Ceramic workshop, $208 (materials included).

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily, 2pm, talks through December.
• Today: New Zealand's native kingfisher.
• Tomorrow: Lapita.
• Saturday: the Kiribati warrior.
• Sunday: Piopio.
• Monday: Mapoutahi pa.
• Tuesday: wreck of the Penguin.
• Wednesday: rabbits.
• 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 Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 5pm: Madagascar 3 - Europe's most wanted.


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.
• 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 Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-3pm.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon. Until Sunday: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows''.
• Until March 3, 2013: "True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until March 10, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel''.
• Until May 26, 2013: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope''.
• Ongoing: Philip James Frost "Forkboy''.
• Ongoing: "Elsewhere'', contemporary work.
• Ongoing: "The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''.
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn, "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House''.

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• Anna Reid "Intaglio'', drypoints and collagraphs on paper.

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.
• Opens tomorrow: "A Round Christmas'' - wall of small circular paintings by a variety of artists

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opens tomorrow until December 27: Featuring artists Richard Adams, Dave Gibbons, Lukeke, Louise McRae and Ian Scott.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Opens today until December 23: "Dirt'', a national collection of experimental works by women artists.
• Until December 30: "ISO12 - Double Vision''.

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 Saturday: 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 December 20: 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.
• Opens Saturday until February 13, 2013: "Summer Show'' (2012-2013).

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

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• 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 Sunday: Heather Straka, "Playdate''.

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

OCTA Art Gallery, Old Cromwell Town.
• Until Sunday: 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.
• Opens tomorrow until March 10, 2013: "Mementos of the South''.
• 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.
• Until January 31, 2013: "Our Place'' celebrating Harbour Cone.Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Gallery open Monday-Friday, noon-5.30pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. The Scout Hall, corner Howe and Leith sts.
• Today and tomorrow, noon-2pm: "Obstructions'' by Man Ray re-mades and "Well Hung'' works from the collection.

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: 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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