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.

Ettrick Hall, Ettrick.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: ''Sad but True'', Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams.

Luggate Hotel, Luggate.
• Sunday, 4pm: Swamp Thing.

McNulty Green, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Today, 7pm: ''Sad but True'', Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams.

Mou Very, 357 George St.
• Saturday, 9pm: Katharticus.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Today, 9pm: Mbryo.

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

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
• Sunday, midday: Alistair Monteath.

The Little Theatre, Gore.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: ''Sad but True'', Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams.

Family fun
Aramoana Domain
• Today, 10am: Music in the Park - raffles, stalls, giveaways. No dogs please.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today, 10am-4.30pm: Design a NZ flag using materials supplied.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tour for Tots - free baby-friendly tour of an exhibition.

Historic Precinct, Clyde.
• Sunday, 10.30am: Step into Clyde Waitangi Weekend - music, food, art.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 1.30pm: ''Aotearoa Ahoy!'' - Learn about sailing in New Zealand history, decorate your own kite to take home, atrium level 1, free, bookings essential.
• 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.

Pioneer Park, Alexandra.
• Today until Sunday: Zirka Circus.

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

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesdays, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music. The programme this week will be decided by a vote. Vote at St Paul's Cathedral, closes noon Monday.

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 1pm: Plainsong to Pergolesi: A Passion for Early Music - Christopher John Clifford shares his love of early music.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Plainsong to Pergolesi: A Recital by the Rare Byrds Trio.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 3pm: Front Door Out Back, Bill Culbert film screening and talk by assistant curator Lauren Gutsell.
• Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Wonderwall'' and ''Hotere Culbert'' exhibitions.

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, 2pm: Today: Rabbits - scourge of the land? Tomorrow: Otago Museum's Egyptian mummy. Saturday: Karetao - Maori puppet. Sunday: Fin whale skeleton. Monday: Rat king. Tuesday: Contemporary carved gateway. Wednesday: Moa - extinct flightless birds.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibition talk, REVolution: 100 Years of Motorcycles. Free. St John rooms, Barry Ave.
• Sunday, 7pm: Sir Lloyd Geering talks on ''Excavating Jesus''.

University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union St East.
• Sunday, 2pm: Talk by author Jung Chang. Tickets $10 from University Book Shop.

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.
• Peter Beadle new large paintings on display.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Open daily, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

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

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.
• 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.

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.
• Until March 10: ''Plainsong to Pergolesi'' - celebrates music from the medieval, Renaissance and baroque periods.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Opens Saturday: ''Gifted: Recent Acquisitions''.
• Until March 9: ''Hotere Culbert''.
• Until April 20: Seung Yul Oh, ''Moamoa: A Decade''.
• Ongoing: ''Speed and Colour: British Lino cuts from the 1930s''.
• 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 Sunday: ''Laurence Aberhart: South by South East''.

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

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Until February 16: Margaret Halcrow Cross watercolour and acrylics. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until February 21: ''Glorious'', Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

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

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Until February 15: Jillian Porteous ''Points of View''.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until Saturday: ''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 Wednesday: Summer show.
• Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• From Saturday until March 5: ''Girl and the Garden'', by Charlotte Handy.
• Until March 5: ''The Earl Street Journal''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until Thursday: ''Frontiers'', Isaac Leuchs.
• Gallery open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Open daily 10am-5pm.

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.
• Opens Saturday until March 9: Summer 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.

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.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until February 19: ''Aarpi'', Sonia Keogh.

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, 29 Lees St.
• Open Saturday, 11am-4pm. Sunday, 11am-4pm.

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