The Guide: What's on this week

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

Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St.
• Every Friday 8.30pm-10.30pm, live jazz with The Bill Martin Trio.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Tonight, 8pm: Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman. entry $15.

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.

Cromwell Airstrip,
• Saturday, mid-morning-5pm, Sunday, mid-morning-mid-afternoon: Otago ''Open Aerobatic Competition''. A fun weekend for aerobatic pilots with an opportunity for members of the public to have a flight in a plane doing aerobatics.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily until Sunday: ''Liquefy This!'' - see some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil for yourself.
• Daily until Sunday: ''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.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
• Daily, 10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 12.30-1.30pm: Mark and Emma Wilson ''Anything Goes'' lunchtime concert. $5 door charge.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Tomorrow, 11am: ''Spotlight on Stage'', part of Daytime Concert Series.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands Roxburgh Rd, Alexandra.
• Sunday, 11.30am-2pm: Jo Little and Jared Smith (guitar and soulful harmonies).

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays music for the ''Flowers in Praise'' festival, to include popular works by Bach, Handel and Saint-Saens.

Toitu, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Tonight 7-8pm: Live at Toitu with Alexey Medvedev - Dunedin-based Russian guitarist plays acoustic guitar in a style of percussive finger picking.

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Tatarakihi - Children of Parihaka.
• Sunday, 2pm: Tatarakihi - Children of Parihaka.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 2pm: ''Tours at Two''.
• Free guided tours of the collection exhibition ''The Pleasure Principle: Collecting and Collectors'', and the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''.
• Sunday, 3pm: Frank Brangwyn 'Art? It's Just a Job!' (2006, 57mins) Frank Brangwyn, in ''archival footage'', discusses his achievements, working methods and views on art. In association with the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House.''
• Wednesday, 11.30am-4.30pm: Lost in translation: the untold story of the Treaty of Waitangi (10 parts, 25mins each) This documentary sees comedian Mike King retrace the journey taken by the Treaty of Waitangi, in 1840, to find the real story of what happened at the founding of our nation. The documentary screens from 11.30am until almost 4.30pm and investigates those journeys.

Masonic Centre, 2nd floor, Manor Pl, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 8pm: let the Red Cross teach you how to use a defibrillator in a medical emergency heart attacks etc. Free.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks at 2pm through January - Thursday: Auckland Island teal. Friday: Osiris. Saturday: Northern royal albatross. Sunday: The carved gateway. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Judith Lane Ewing paintings.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• ''A Touch Of Whimsy II'' featuring new paintings from Crispin Korschen, Tony Cribb, Emma Butler and Sharon Singer, and sculptural works by Helen Back and Cheryl Oliver.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Opens Saturday: Martin Thompson, ''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: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print.

Dunedin International Airport.
• January-February: Anya Sinclair is ''Artist in the Terminal''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until February 24: Jeffrey Harris, ''The Melbourne Drawings''.
• Until March 3: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until March 10: Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''.
• Until March 10: Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''.
• Until March 17: ''Gericault to Gauguin: Printmaking in France 1820-1900''.
• Until April 7: ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work.
• Ongoing: Marco Fusinato, ''Reproduction of Double Infinitive 2''.
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''.
• Ongoing: ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House''.

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

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Tomorrow until February 22: ''Nether Regions - Souvenirs of the South'', Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

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

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10: ''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.
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Blackler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until February 13: ''Summer Show'' (2012-2013).

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until Wednesday: ''The Earl Street Journal''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until March 1: new works.

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

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati.
• Until February 17: ''Worlds Within'', by Jenny Longstaff. 9.30am to 4.30pm daily. Artist talks: ''Artistic inspiration from nature'', February 9, 10, 16 and 17, 1pm.

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Tomorrow until February 24: ''Crème de la Crème'' 25 recognised, invited OAS artists will submit more than 100 two-dimensional works and jewellery. Daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until May 5: ''Canterbury Quakes''.
• ''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until March 10: ''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 roads, Otago Peninsula.
• Closes today: ''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.

Port Royal Cafe, Port Chalmers.
• February: ''Hope Machines'' new works by Ross Davidson.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Sunday: ''A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy''.
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until tomorrow: 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 February 10: Peter Gregory and Jo Howard.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until Tuesday: Unique landscape photography by local photographer Murray Crawford.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

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

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