The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.

• Fridays from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

The Bog, cnr London and George Sts.
• Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm: Livewire featuring Katie Mason.

Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St.
• Fridays 8.30pm-10.30pm: Bill Martin jazz trio.

Circadian Rhythm, St Andrew St.
• Tomorrow, 5.30pm: Philanthropy featuring (among others): Phil Lyons (guitar, saxes) and Trevor Coleman (keys, keybass, trumpet).

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
• Today, 5.30-7.30pm: Erin Morton and guest blues man Terry Ebeling.

Queens, 1 Queens Gardens.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Nick Knox, Resuscitate album release. Featuring the extraordinary Fuschia Gash and the lovely whimsy of Strange Harvest.
Saturday, 9pm: Bill Direen.

Pequeno, Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Tonight, 8.30pm: Philanthropy featuring (among others): Phil Lyons (guitar, saxes) and Trevor Coleman (keys, keybass, trumpet).

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

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
• Sunday, noon-2.30pm: Live music with Matt Lahood (melodic acoustic with rock edge).

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
• Today, 7.30pm: Little Lapin solo acoustic tour.

Family fun
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower garden information centre.
• Tuesdays, 10.30-11.15am: Storytelling with Ann Rennie.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 2pm-4pm: Light-arted: A fun children's Lights and Things Workshop. Tutor is sculptor Mike O'Kane for 10+ age group. $8 cash includes materials (no eftpos). Phone 474-3249 to book as numbers are limited.
• Daily until Sunday: Art gallery quiz. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Daily until Sunday: Explore the art gallery: Follow the instructions in our fun Explore foldout activities sheet. Free.
• Daily until Sunday: String and things hairy monster-making using the materials on the activities tables in Playspace. Free.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Thursdays 11am-11.30am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children aged 0-2 and their parents.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Sunday, 11am-3pm: An Edwardian Garden Party - One of the most Edwardian of traditions; dress up in your finery and bring a picnic and Pimms. Enjoy live music from the era and play authentic garden games. $5 entry fee

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Friday and Sunday, 2:30pm: Ghost Rider Adventure Tour. Join the museum's own Ghost Rider on a hell-raising ride around the REVolution: 100 Years of Motorcycles exhibition.
• Saturday, 2pm: Freaky Science Show - Do You Dare? Find out how we can use science to do things that seem impossible, and then have a go at your own daring deed.
• Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Tropical Forest. Free with your Discovery World Tropical Forest admission.
• Daily, 3.30pm: ''Nest is Best'', investigation station, atrium level 1, free.
• Daily until Sunday: ''Cirque du Quirk'', school holiday trail. Collect trail from the Discovery desk. Free.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Until Sunday, 10am-5pm: Self-portrait Gallery. Create your own self-portrait and hang it in our special gallery. Sunday, 2pm-4pm: Celtic Knot Drawing Workshop - Anna Bowen will teach beginners how to draw Celtic knots including triangles, squares, pentagons and borders. Suitable for 13yrs and over, $2, materials supplied. Bookings required. or (03) 477-5052.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
• Every Friday and Saturday, 10.30am: Story time in the children's room on the magic carpet.

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

Music and performance
Alexandra Memorial Hall, Skird St.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: New Zealand Secondary Students` Choir In Concert. Purchase tickets at the door or Budge's Pharmacy, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students.

The Church, Dundas St.
• Fridays 9pm: Salsa music and dancing.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Sunday, 11am-1.30pm: Fresh Vibe Vocals presents a vocal workshop. Bookings essential, contact Marie 021 130-9235. Octagon Bandstand.
• Saturday, 2pm: Robbie Rocks Dunedin - hear the Robbie Rocks Dunedin finalists' interpretation of some Burns classics. In the event of bad weather, Robbie Rocks Dunedin will be held at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesdays, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays Scandinavian organ works, to include music by Sibelius and Sixten.

Talks and films
A Drop of Red, SH6 Cromwell.
• Today: Cromwell Film Society is showing Still Mine. For info and to book phone 445-4151.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today and tomorrow, 3pm: Anime films from Studio Ghibli - Today: Kiki's Delivery Service (PG 1hr 43min). Tomorrow: The Cat Returns (G 1hr 15min).
Sunday, 3pm: Art documentary - The Big Picture by Hamish Keith Parts 4 and 5 (DVD 90min).
• Sundays in January, 2pm: Free guided tours of ''Wonderwall'' and ''Hotere Culbert''.

Fletcher House, 727 Portobello Rd, Broad Bay.
• Open daily 11am-4pm: Guided tours.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Thursdays, 4.30pm: Tours of the Theomin art collection. Bookings essential.
• Daily tours at 9.30am, 10.45am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks for January, 2pm: Today: Falkland Islands wolf. Tomorrow: New Zealand frogs - unique and endangered amphibians. Saturday: Auckland Island teal. Sunday: Vénus de Milo - iconic goddess of love and beauty. Monday: Ta moko - Maori tattooing. Tuesday: Stephens Island wren - extinct flightless songbird. Wednesday: Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani's feathered cape. Daily, 4pm: special exhibition talk, REVolution: 100 Years of Motorcycles. Free.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
• Friday, 5.30pm: Talk - ''Edinburgh'' - DUNedinburgh offers us the opportunity to reflect on the origins of our city and how we identify ourselves today. Join us for a Scottish perspective with a talk by a guest curator from the National Museum of Scotland. Free, no booking required.

Acorn Gallery, 72 Albany St.
• Ongoing: Angela Burns paintings. Open weekdays 8am-5pm or weekends by appointment.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until March 2: Mary Macpherson ''Old New World''.

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Visit our new gallery space.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Until Saturday: ''Wildlife'', works by Pauline Bellamy and Manu Berry. Open daily, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
• Until February 22: ''[sic]'', by Zac Langdon-Pole.

Gallery on Blueskin, Waitati.
• Until Sunday: ''Oil on canvas''. Today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• ''The Hors Commerce'', by Jason Greig.

Carrick Winery, 247 Caimmuir Rd.
• Until February 28: Jenny Hill exhibition.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until January 30: Christmas Showcase. Local artists with an under-$200 section.

Croydon Aviation Centre, Mandeville.
• Until February 24: ''4 Colour Lovers'' exhibition featuring Christine O'Connor, Jodie Marlow, Margaret Palmer-McKenzie, Liz Bristow. Open 9.30am-4.30pm weekdays and 11am-3pm weekends.

Design Withdrawals, Palmerston.
• Until Saturday: Joanna Tokona's new exhibition.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 2: ''A Distinct New Zealand Flavour: McNab's Gift to Dunedin''. Celebrating 100 years of the McNab Collection.

Dunedin International Airport.
• January-Friday: Photographer Derek Morrison.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: ''Derek Ball: High-Tech Fantasy''.
• Until Sunday: ''Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place''.
• Until March 9: ''Hotere Culbert''.
• Until April 20: Seung Yul Oh, ''Moamoa: A Decade''.
• Ongoing: ''Wonderwall'', 50 paintings from the permanent collection.
• Ongoing: ''Rear Window'' Fallen Picture with Harpoon by Nick Austin.
• Ongoing: ''Specular Reflection'', paintings by Frances Hodgkins.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until February 9: ''Laurence Aberhart: South by South East''.

The Fix, Frederick St.
• January: Anna Reid ''Titled'' - prints and paintings.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until February: Drawings by Alan Pearson.

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

Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
• Until February 7: ''Place Makers - Artists and Iconic Landscapes''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Until Saturday: Rachel Hirabayashi.
• Opens Sunday until February 15: Jillian Porteous ''Points of View''.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until February 8: ''Variations on a Summer Day'', a selection of paintings from Kim Pieters' ''Arbitrary Knowledges'' series

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
• Until February 23: ''Sign of the Times'', memorabilia and objects signed by famous people.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until February 12: Summer show.
• Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until February 5: ''The Earl Street Journal'', open daily 10am-6pm.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Murray Eskdale exhibition.
• Gallery open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

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

Nose Restaurant, cnr SH6 and Sandflat Rd, Cromwell.
• Deidre Copland ''Recent Works''.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until February 2: ''Affordable Art'' exhibition. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until February 16: ''REVolution: 100 Years of Motorcycles''.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until March 16: ''Prima Threads'', works on paper by Gordon Thompson and textiles by Janine Thompson.

The Picture Lounge, 31 Dunmore St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers' Gallery.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello Rds, Otago Peninsula.
• Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday, noon-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open 1pm-5pm, Friday-Sunday or by appointment.

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
• Until Wednesday: ''Essence of Central Otago'', photographs by Gilbert van Reenen.

Steampunk HQ, 1 Itchen St, Oamaru.
• ''Mythos'', works by Donald Paterson and Kano.

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until February 3: Photography on Canvas and Corrugated Iron by Murray Crawford.

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

University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library.
• ''Rare Delights III. Recent Additions to Special Collections''.

Waikouaiti Old Post Office Gallery, 152 Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Open 1pm-5pm, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday. Paintings by Laura Gregory. Pottery and paintings by Peter Gregory.

The Wallpaper House Gallery, Studio. 29 Lees St.
• Open Saturday, 11am-4pm. Sunday, 11am-4pm.

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