The Guide: What's on this week


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

The Bog, cnr of London and George Sts.
• Friday, 10pm: Soul Deep, funk r'n'b.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Today, 7.30pm: Celebration of Music featuring Roots Women, Nick Knox and Girl on Girl Action.

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

New Orleans Hotel, Arrowtown.
• Tomorrow, 8.30pm: Jo Jo Smith.

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

Roaring Meg Bar, Cromwell.
• Saturday, 9pm: Quantum, three-piece band performs.
• Monday, 8pm: Middlearth with Neil and Phil.

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

Family fun

Alexandra Library, 43 Tarbert St.
• Today, 2.30-3.30pm: Christmas wreath-making.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Monday: Make your own Christmas decorations using the gallery's fabulous 3-D shapes, coloured foils and other materials. Free. Bookings not required.
• Saturday until January 27, 2013: ''Detail Detective'': Bring all your detective skills to the exhibition Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House and find the details from the paintings, prints and furniture on the activity sheet. There will be clues to help you. Young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Free, bookings not required and suitable for all ages.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Saturday, 11am: Once upon a Christmas - Kaitrin McMullan spins some magical tales bound to delight children of all ages.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today until Sunday, 11am-4pm: Santa and his elves in the traditional Victorian-inspired grotto in the Animal Attic.
• Opens Saturday, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - See some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil for yourself. Daily during the school holidays.
• Starts Saturday: Volcano of Doom -Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, has mysteriously woken from 10 million years of slumber and looks set to erupt. Search the Museum's galleries to find objects for your emergency disaster kit, then map your route to escape the fierce fireballs exploding from the Volcano of Doom. Daily during the school holidays.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free.
• Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

Port Chalmers Town Hall, 1 Grey St.
• Until Sunday, 6pm-9pm: Port Chalmers Christmas Cave. Gold coin entry.

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.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Salsa music and dancing. All welcome, free.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today, 12.15 pm: ''Angels from the realms of Glory'', the Knox Church children's choir, Christmas carols and spirituals
• Saturday, 12.30pm: Melrose Singers Christmas songs.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Jonny Dyas performs jazz originals and Christmas classics on piano.

Roxburgh Town Hall, Scotland St.
• Sunday 7.30pm: Christmas Variety Concert presented by Roxburgh Musical Society,St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7.30-8.20pm: Organ Recital For Christmas - George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin) to include music by Bach, Balbastre, Langlais and Messiaen.

Talks and films

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday and Sunday, 2-4pm: Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century (M 2hrs of a 4hr DVD).

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.


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''.

Amisfield Winery, 10 Lake Hayes Rd, Arrowtown.
• Closes tomorrow: exhibition by Rachael Hirabyashi.

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 Doesburg and Greg Lewis.
• New works 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''.

Carrick Winery, Cairnmuir Rd, Bannockburn.
• Tomorrow: Deidre Copeland ''New Works''.

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 March 10, 2013: Mai i Rangiatea: The Portrayal of Maori Myth and Legend in Print.

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

Dunedin International Airport.
• Jasmine Middlebrook, Ruby Anderson, Rosemary Richards and Susan Videler.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until March 3, 2013: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''.
• Ongoing: 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''.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until January 25, 2013: Gail de Jong's exhibition ''From this Broken Hill''.

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

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until December 27: ''In Colour'' featuring artists Richard Adams, Dave Gibbons, Lukeke, Louise McRae and Ian Scott.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Until Sunday: ''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 Monday: 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 January 5, 2013: Christmas show , various artists.
• 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.
• Closes today: 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 February 13, 2013: ''Summer Show'' (2012-2013). Closed Sunday-January 7.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until February 6, 2013: ''The Earl Street Journal''. Open every day except December 25 and 26.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Closes today: 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 January 5: Martin Poppelwell ''Kiss the Moon''.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• ''House of Many Mansions'' featuring work by: Danny Brady, Esta de Jong, Andrew Glennie, Kelly O'Shea, Brendan Jon Philip, Jessie-Lee Robertson, Justin Spiers, Tokerau Wilson.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Permanent exhibition: ''Waitaki Landscapes''. Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until January 11: Holiday Season Exhibition, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, sold off the wall. Closed Sunday until January 3.

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.
• 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.

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.

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh road (State Highway 8), Alexandra.
• Until January 17, 2013: exhibition by Esther Dexter.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until February 5, 2013: Unique Landscape photography by local photographer Murray Crawford.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Until December 31: ''Finale'', a selection of work.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Until December 29: ''Dark Secret Love'' exhibition.
• Tuesday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

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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