The guide: What's on this week

Gigs and Dances

50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Folk Club American Night.

Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
 •Today, 9pm: Reggae Vibes, DJ Yemenite, Jungle Fari, Two Tone, DJ Thief.
•Saturday, 8.30pm: Baracuda, George Swan, Apocalabia.

Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Both Sides of the Line with Sideline.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Saturday: Battle of the Bands regional final featuring TeHight, The Vortz, Kathurticus and King Weasels Army.

Gallery on Blueskin, Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Tomorrow, 5.30pm: Richard. C. Wallis, acoustic classical guitar.
•Sunday: Pip Cotton (piano) 11am-1pm; Richard. C. Wallis and Pip Cotton host open mic from 1pm.

The Village Green, Queenstown.
 •Today, 5pm: Bam, Paul Shipman.
•Tomorrow, 5pm: Holly Hoogvliet, Derek Smith.
•Saturday, 5pm: Annah Mac.
•Sunday, 5pm: Choice, Asti-Loren.

 

Family Fun

Clyde Memorial Hall, cnr Fraser and Newcastle Sts.
 •Sunday, 10am-2pm: Mid-Winter markets. Stalls, food, children's activities.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 2pm: "Once Upon a Sunday: Hoots, Toots, Polish My Boots!'', Scottish storytime with Kaitrin McMullan.
•Monday, 10.30am: Maori Language Week te reo Maori storytime with Reo Pepi.

Earnslaw Park, Beach St, Queenstown.
 •Today: Queenstown Winter Festival dog barking competition. Registrations from 2pm, competition starts 3pm.
•Tomorrow, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival dodgeball championships.
•Saturday, 9am-3pm: Creative Queenstown arts and craft market.

Gallery on Blueskin, Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Sunday, 11am-1pm: Waitati market day.

Maniototo Outdoor Ice Rink, Channel Rd, Naseby.
 •Saturday, 11am-3pm: 2016 Ice Festival. Luge, skating and curling.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Tuesday, 11am: Maori Language Week te reo Maori storytime.

Oamaru Baptist Church, 14 Sandringham St, Oamaru.
 •Thursdays, 10am: "Mainly Music'', music and movement for preschoolers, their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati.
 •Daily, 11am: takahe feeding.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 1.30pm: "Marama a-whetu: Light of the Stars'' planetarium show. Bookings via Otago Museum website.
•Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 3pm: "The Greatest Science Show In The History Of The World Ever!'' Free with Discovery World admission.
•Daily 11am, also 1.30pm Saturday and Sunday: "Butterflies' first flight'', tropical forest demonstration. Free with forest admission.
•Daily: the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, several shows throughout the day.

Queenstown CBD, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, 4.30pm-8pm: Queenstown Winter Festival Community Carnival. Music, demonstrations, children's activities, food, etc.

Queenstown Events Centre, 33 Joe O'connell Dr.
 •Saturday, 6pm: "Dive in Movie'', Inside Out, children's movie screening in the leisure pool.

Remarkables Park Shopping Centre, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival Kids Big Snow Dig. Dig for prizes in the snow. Ages 0-12. Pre-registration essential via Remarkables Park Shopping Centre website.

The Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown.
 •Today: Queenstown Winter Festival Dog Derby. Register 9am-11am, event start noon.
•Saturday: Queenstown Winter Festival Mountain Mayhem, includes Suitcase Race, Dash for Cash and children's Treasure Traverse race. Entries from 10.30am, racing from noon.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
 •Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: story time.

The Village Green, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Queenstown Winter Festival charity duck race.

 

Music and Performance

Cromwell College Auditorium, Barry Ave, Cromwell.
 •Today and tomorrow: Cromwell College presents Bats, the musical. Tickets from College office, (03)445-1121.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 3pm: City Choir Dunedin and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra perform Theresienmesse and Magnificat. Information and tickets at www.citychoirdunedin.org.nz

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Monday, 2pm: Fairfield School Kapa Haka group performs for Maori Language Week.
•Wednesday, 10am: Mosgiel Montessori tamariki perform for Maori Language Week.
•Wednesday, 2pm: East Taieri School Kapa Haka group performs for Maori Language Week.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: Alan Edwards plays organ works by Bach and his pupils.

 

Film and Theatre

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 •Until July 9: Over the River & Through the Woods.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
 •Sunday, 2pm: Freud's Last Session, by Mark St Germain, a rehearsed reading. Bookings: (03)477-3274.

Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

 

Talks and workshops

Dunedin Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
 •Tomorrow, noon: "Minding our bees 'n wax'', HortTalk by apiarists Murray and Heidi Rixon.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Wednesday, 7pm: "Continued Sense of Wonder'', adult conversation about children's literature. Bring a story to share. Preceded by a tour of the children's basement collection at 6.30pm. Booking essential: (03)474-3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz. Information: Jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nz

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Tomorrow, 4pm: "Matariki, He Korero Whetu'', interactive korero led by astronomer and researcher Assoc Prof Dr Rangi Matamua. Bilingual, ages 5+.
•Daily, 11am and 2pm: "Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.

 

Exhibitions

Art Bay Gallery, 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown.
 •"Selected Works'', Craig S. Primrose, Rachael Errington and Grant Hanna.

Artica, 26b George St, Port Chalmers.
 •Ongoing: decorative artworks by Kirsten Andreae, paintings by James Cordery.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 •Twelfth Birthday Invitational group exhibition.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Until Sunday: "The Hereweka Project'', Becky Cameron.
•Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday, noon-4pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 •Until Saturday: "You Can Eat Everything But The Rocks'', Ngahuia Harrison.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •"Three Naive Painters'': Teuane Tibbo, Dick Lyne, Ivan Hill.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

Until July 27: paintings by Euan Macleod.

Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville.
 •Until July 16: "The Return of Sergeant Dan'', the history of Fleming's Creamoata mascot.

De Beer Gallery, University of Otago central library.
 •Until August 26: "Scholarly Favourites: Researching in Special Collections''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until August 7: "The Obliteration Room'', interactive installation by Yayoi Kusama.
•Until August 14: "Light switch and conduit'', works from the Jim Barr and Mary Barr collection.
•Until August 14: "The analysis of Billy Apple's genome'', by Billy Apple and Dr Craig Hilton.
•Until August 21: "Bodywork'', works from the gallery's collection, with a focus on the body.
•Until September 18: "Frances Hodgkins and the St Ives Connection''.
•Until December 31: "Exploded Worlds'', works from the gallery's collection.
•Ongoing: "Belonging'', from the gallery collection.

Fe29 Gallery, 30 Sandringham St, St Clair.
 •Until July 20: "Marion Beaupere - Rose Me Tender'', ink drawings.
•Ongoing: "Edward Povey - drawings, paintings and lithographs from 1973-2015''
•Gallery open 11am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.

The Fix, Frederick St.
 •Closes today: "Flat White'', by Jarvis Jarvis.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Ongoing: "What is Art For #4: the self-portrait'', works from the gallery's collection.

Gallery on Blueskin, Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Works by Anita DeSoto, Rachel Hirabayashi, Malcolm Beaumont, Chandima Daskon and Marina Kazantseva.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
 •"New Works'', by Thomas Elliott.

Green Island Gallery, cnr Church St and Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •Displaying a variety of local art.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •Until July 16: "Tinker Tailor'', Kay Turner.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Tomorrow to July 15: New works by Felix Harris and Mate Pavic.
•Gallery open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 •Saturday to July 31: "All that Hullabaloo'', celebrates one decade of the Hullabaloo collective.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Saturday to July 27: "Rear Vision'', paintings by Mervyn Williams.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until July 20: Selected works by Dick Frizzell.
•Until August 17: "Staging Post''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Opens tomorrow, 5pm: "Prints of Basil Hooper Homes'' by Manu Berry.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Closes today: "Rangi & Papa: Earth & Sky'', paint and clay artworks by Fiona Stirling and Marion Familton.
•Saturday to July 28: ''Reflections of Princes Street'', paintings by Maggie Holmes.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •"X Marks the Spot'', paintings by Heather Straka.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 •Until July 11: "A4 Anonymous'' exhibition, 300 A4-sized works to celebrate OAS 140th anniversary. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Until October 16: 2016 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition.
•Ongoing: "Surviving Chunuk Bair: H.D. Skinner at Gallipoli''.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 •Ongoing: paintings by Paul Samson.

Steampunk HQ, 1 Itchen St, Oamaru.
 •"Recycled Relics'', sculpture by Chris Meder.

Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until Saturday: works by Anne McLean and Rosemary McQueen.
•Monday to July 16: works by Laura Gregory and Peter Gregory.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Featuring work by local artists and photographers.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
 •"Slice of Life - The World Famous Dunedin Study''.

 

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