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: Kevin Triplett with his film premiere Blaze Foley Duct Tape Messiah and live music from John Eugenes. Sunday, 7.30pm: The New Edinburgh Folk Club.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: Open mike. All performers and artists welcome. Free.

Cromwell Town and Country Club, Melmore Tce.
• Sunday, 7pm: Doug Stewart.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, doors open 7.30pm: ''Relay for Life Fundraiser'' featuring Stark Raving. Wednesday, 8pm: Tragedy (Portland, Oregon) with God Awful and Feral Hunks.

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: openmike night.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Tomorrow and Saturday, 10pm: Sammy's relaunch with Jeez Jorge.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 2pm: ''Once Upon a Sunday: Fishy Tales'' - Kaitrin McMullan and friends spin magical tales designed to delight children of all ages. In celebration of Seaweek and NZ Book Month.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 11am: ''Fish Frenzy!'' Sea Week 2013 Event - explore what lies in the depths of Otago's ocean and discover the museum's own fantastic fish. Then, mould your own colourful clay fish.
• Saturdays and Sundays during March, 3pm: ''Liquefy This'' Investigation Station. See some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil for yourself.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

St Francis Xavier School, 27 Benhar St, Maryhill.
• Saturday, 2pm-3pm: Hispanic Group Otago (Grupo Hispano Otago) Saturday's Hispanic (Sábados Hispanos) with Spanish language Storytelling, children's activities and coffee.

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.
• Fridays, 9pm: Salsa music and dancing. Free.

Inch Bar, 8 Bank St, Dunedin.
• Wednesday, 7pm: Singing poet and spoken-word performer Sandra Sarala mixes words, rhythm and music and archaic east European folk song in a ritual harvest celebration.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Monday, 11am: ''Opera to Popera'', part of the Daytime Concert Series.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Alexey Medvedev on acoustic guitar, playing a wide range of styles from jazz classics to movie themes, pop and rock classics.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 7.30pm: Oh what a night! musical tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 2-3pm: Choral Concert - The Cathedral Choir of St Paul's Cathedal, a concert of choral music, works by Howells, Bruckner and Madden, alongside Allegri's Miserere Mei.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays organ works by Stanford, Sumsion and Parry.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Today, 12.30pm: Lunchtime Bites - Love, Loss and What I Wore. Sample the latest play from the Fortune Theatre.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Opens Saturday until March 23: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by Nora and Delia Ephron.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, 7.30pm: Rocky Horror Picture Show - interactive experience.

Talks and films
Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
• Today, 4-5.15pm: Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music.
• Today, 5.30pm: ''Jane Austen and the Chawton House Library'', public lecture by Sandy Lerner.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesday, 6-7pm: Author Talk - ''So Brilliantly Clever'' - Crime writer Peter Graham talks about convicted teenage killers Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme from Christchurch. Free. Bookings essential.

Dunedin Prison, Castle St, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 10.30am and Tuesday 5.30pm: Visit the historic site for a ''prison experience'' provided by the Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust. Guided tours. No lift access to upper floors, and not suitable for small children.

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
• Friday, 5.30pm: ''Fired Up'' - Ceramic Exhibitions of ''Subversive Clay'' Triennial in Adelaide. Nicole Kolig will show photos of some exhibitions which were held in conjunction with this conference illustrating the latest trends in international ceramic art. Lecture Theatre P152.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Wednesday, 6.-7.30pm: ''Blokes' Night In: Local Hunting and Fishing'' Hear from local experts and swap some stories. Bookings essential.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Thursday, 4.30pm: ''Tours of the Theomin Art Collection''. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks at 2pm through February/March: Thursday; Kakapo. Friday: Southern sky. Saturday: Polynesian voyaging. Sunday: The Falkland fox. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society screens the first of three films by French director Claire Denis. Set amid the African community living in Paris, the story of 35 Shots Of Rum revolves around the relationship between a widowed train driver and his mixed-race daughter.

393 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Tomorrow, 5pm, and Saturday, 10am-2pm: miniature works of art by Pauline Durning.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Peter Beadle Watercolours.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Claire Beynon, Olav Nielsen and Kate Alterio.

Bannockburn Country Store, Bannockburn.
• Closes today: Arrowtown artist Pat Jones.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• February/March: featuring Max Bellamy, Emma Chalmers, Max Oettli.

Becks Memorial Hall, Manuherikia.
• From Friday-Sunday: Dunstan Creek 150 Art Exhibition, Featuring artists who were past residents, locals and people who love to paint the area.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Kushana Bush ''Gander Moon''.

Cafe Rue , 368 Moray Pl.
• Local artist Fay Mitchell's 2012 works.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until March 7: ''Spotlight on Design'', Rachel Hirabayashi.

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St, Clyde.
• Sunday: open day 10am-4pm. Dowling St Project Space, 20a Dowling St.
• Until Friday: End of year exhibition by 2012 Feldspar Emerging Artist Scholarship Award recipient Nicki Gilmore. 11am-4pm daily.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
• Opens Saturday, 10am: ''Taoka Puoro'', traditional musical instruments of southern Maori by Alistair Fraser and ''Nga Kakahu'', cultural use of native plants by Roka Cameron.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 10: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print. Until March 15: ''Natural Disasters'' - New Zealand's natural environment is beautiful, but it can also be deadly. Discover the strength of mother nature. Ground floor.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon. Until Sunday: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until March 10: Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''.
• Until March 10: Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorsel''.
• 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''. Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until April 7: Haunts of Dickens: Touring exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Admission free. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, weekends and public holidays 1pm-4pm.

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

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm, Weds-Sun.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until March 7: ''A Decade On ... '' by Kerry Fenton-Johns, 10 all-new native New Zealand flora paintings (one for each year), all acrylic on canvas.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opens tomorrow until March 22: new wordks by Bing Dawe, Elizabeth Moyle and Ben Reid.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until April 13: ''The Liquid Dossier Nick Austin''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until March 9: Odelle Morshuis ''Tracing Time'', drawings on glass. Open 10-4pm daily.

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

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until March 10: ''Old and New''. Paintings by Gore artist Margaret Palmer McKenzie.

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 March 13: Ian Scott ''Lattices'' and Ray Ching ''Aesop's Kiwi Fables''.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until Wednesday: Mike Crawford ''The Bird Collector'' and Sally Smith ''No Boundaries''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Opens tomorrow until March 7: Daniel Anngow and Simon Todd.
• Closes today: Artists James Bellaney ''The recent violence he represents, come to be emotional simplicity'' and Murray Eskdale ''Place''. Noon-5.30pm • weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Closes tomorrow: new works.

Nectar Espresso Bar + Cafe, 286 Princes St.
• Until March 18: Jacob Feenstra ''Photograms''.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St. Until May 5: ''Canterbury Quakes''.
• Until May 26: ''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 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.

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

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until March 17: Garry Freemantle ''Digging Deep''.
• Until April 7: Peter Belton ''On Being There''.
• Until April 28: Royal Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Portrait Gallery ''The Art of Science''.
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment,(03) 481-1805.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until March 9: Anne McLean and Lisa Simpson.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until Tuesday: Oils by the late Kenneth Nelson.

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

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