The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
 • Today, 8pm: Earth (Seattle, US). R18.

Circadian Rhythm, St Andrew St.
 • Fridays, 5.30pm: Duo Jazz: Phil Lyons and Trevor Coleman.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 • Tomorrow, 9pm: Perpetuity, Pandemonic, Abftact Survival and Innominatus.

Embers, 2 Manor Pl.
 • Wednesdays, 8.30pm: JBE open mike/jam night with karaoke.

Purple Rain Retro Bar & Cafe, 403 Princes St.
 • Saturday, 9pm: Both Sides of the Line, with Transit 55.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 • Sunday, noon-2pm: Live music with Maria Afflick.

Sports Central Brewhouse, Oamaru.
 • Thursdays, 7.30pm: JBE Karaoke.
 • Sundays, 2pm: JBE open mike/jam session.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
 • Today, 2pm: Pre-school story time.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 • Tuesdays, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children 0-2 and parents.
 • Wednesday, 10.30am: Pre-school story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 • Sunday, 2pm-4pm: Harakeke (flax) star-making workshop to celebrate Matariki.
 • Until August 3: Build a creation in the Olafur Eliasson ''The Cubic Structural Evolution Project'' Lego exhibition.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 • Tomorrow, 4pm: ''Friday Flicks'', free family movie screening. Downes room.
 • Tuesday, 11am: Pre-school story time.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 • Daily: Discovery backpacks. Pick up from Discovery Desk.
 • Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm: ''The Science of Fun!'', Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 • Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''Snapping Science'', Discovery World Science Show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 • Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm: ''Kept under wraps!'', Investigation station. Atrium Level 1. Free.
 • Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 • Today and Tuesday, 10am: Pre-school story time.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
 • Tomorrow, 10am: ''Toddler Time'', story telling, play time and craft activity. Bookings essential.

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

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, dancing.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
 • Wednesday, 8pm: The Octagon Poets Collective open mike night with guest poets Peter Olds and Jeanne Bernhardt.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.

Sunday, 3pm: Central Otago Regional Orchestra presents ''Of Heroes and Empires'', Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ''Eroica'' and oboe concerto.

Dunedin Town Hall Auditorium, Moray Pl.
 • Sunday, 3pm: ''Stormin' Norma Rides Again'', Kemp English plays highlights from the organ repertoire.

First Church of Otago, Moray Pl.
 • Tomorrow, 12.30pm: Performances by secondary school musicians.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 • Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians June recital meeting, organ and choir music presented by musical director Karen Knudson.
 • Today, 12.15pm: ''Choral Spectacular'' Otago Girls' and Boys' High School choirs present a lunchtime concert of 20th-century choral music.

St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1 Killarney St, Alexandra.
 • Saturday, 2.30pm: Central Otago Regional Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ''Eroica'' and oboe concerto.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 • Tuesday, 12.50pm: Neville Winskill plays organ music from the United States.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
 • Tomorrow, 7.30pm and Saturday, 2pm: Lady Susan, by Jane Austen.

Maniototo Arts Centre, Ranfurly.
 • Wednesday, 7.30pm: Promise and Promiscuity, one-woman show by Penny Ashton.

The Stadium Tavern Conference Room, Alexandra.
 • Tuesday, 7.30pm: Promise and Promiscuity, one-woman show by Penny Ashton.

Talks and films
Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
 • Wednesday, 5.30pm: ''All shapes and sizes - domestic architecture in Victorian Dunedin - the Colonial Bay villa'', talk by Peter Entwisle.

Central Cinema, Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 • Saturday, 7.30pm: Goodbye Pork Pie.(Central Otago's Own NZ Film Festival).
 • Sunday, 7.30pm: The Piano. (Central Otago's Own NZ Film Festival).

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 • Today, 2.15pm: Forensic Genealogy, public lecture by Dr Colleen Fitzpatrick. Dunningham Room.
 • Today, 6pm: Author Rangitoia Chase presents an evening of music and memories to promote her book The Ways of the Eagle. Dunningham Suite.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 • Saturdays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Anzac'' WW1 commemoration exhibition.
 • Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
 • Saturday, 3pm: Screening of The Testament of Orpheus, by Jean Cocteau, in association with the ''Stretching Time'' exhibition.
 • Wednesday, 7pm: ''30 Years - 30 Works'', Jim Geddes talks about the Eastern Southland Gallery.

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

Hocken Seminar Room, 90 Anzac Ave. 
 • Wednesday, 6pm: ''Three wise men of the valley'', Stan Rodger on the birth of New Zealand's welfare state and its origins in the Waitaki Valley.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 • Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential. Saturday, 2pm: Housekeeper's tour. Bookings essential.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 • Wednesday, noon: ''Word Pictures'', talk by Dunedin heritage buildings rejuvenator Lawrie Forbes.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 • Saturday, 10am-1pm: ''Research your house'' workshop, Theomin Balcony, H.D. Skinner annex. Bookings essential.
 • Daily talks, 2pm: Today: The Monowai.
 • Tomorrow: Japanese spider crab.
 • Saturday: Woollen bathing suit.
 • Sunday: Kereru.
 • Monday: Matariki.
 • Tuesday: Santa Cruz red feather money.
 • Wednesday: Akan gold weights.
 • Daily, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.
 • Daily, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World'', exhibition talk.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 • Tuesday, 12.30pm-12.45pm: ''Staff Pick'', Rua McCallum will talk about the circular design elements in Ara-i-te-uru (Kai Tahu gallery).

University of Otago, Burns 2 lecture theatre, Albany St
 • Monday, 2pm: The latest climate change assessments. IPCC lead author Dr Andy Reisinger and Judy Lawrence from the NZ Climate Change Research Institute.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
 • Etchings by Donald Paterson.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 • New works by Zuna Wright, photographs by Cally Whitham.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 • Until June 30: Pauline Bellamy retrospective, ''Pretty dreams, hard work, survival''.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 • Until June 28: ''Attachment Drawing: Interface'', Ali Bramwell.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 • Until June 26: ''Considered Standing'', Patrick Hartigan.

Brick Brothers Gallery, 14D Dowling St.
 • Opens tomorrow 5.30pm, until June 26: ''New Dunedin Painting'', featuring a range of local artists.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Centennial Ave, Alexandra
 • Until Sunday: ''South by South East'', photographs by Laurence Aberhart.
 • Until July 4: Spotlight on Design presents Jose Hall.

Dunedin Botanic Garden Information centre, lower garden.
 • Until June 30: ''Birds of the Botanic Garden'', photographs by Paul Sorrell.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 • Until July 6: Steve Carr, ''Stretching Time''.
 • Until June 23: ''Campaign Furniture'', Juliet Carpenter, Sorawit Songsataya and Biljana Popovic.
 • Until July 6: ''Liar, liar, pants on fire'', Victoria McIntosh (rear window project). Until August 3: ''The Cubic Structural Evolution Project'', Olafur Eliasson.
 • Until August 3: ''Wild Life'', works from the collection.
 • Until August 31: ''Anzac'', by Laurence Aberhart.
 • Until October 12: ''Frances Hodgkins in 1913''.
 • Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
 • Until Sunday: ''Kermadec - Lines in the Ocean''.

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 • Until tomorrow: ''The bright and shining lie'', Ben Webb.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
 • Until June 27: ''Keylines'', Richard Adams.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 • Recent work by Alistair Begg, Scott Drummond and Tania McIntosh.
 • Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 11am-4.30pm.

Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
 • Until July 12: ''Peeps of Life'', photographs by John Halliday Scott.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 • Until June 21: ''Remembrancer'', Megan Huffadine.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 • Until July 26: ''Works on Paper''.
 • Gallery open Saturdays, noon-2pm.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 • Until Sunday: Costumes from the Autumn Festival ''Art 2 Wear'' fashion show.

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Moray Pl.
 • Closes today: ''Helmet men'', Travis Cameron.
 • Gallery open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 • Until July 2: ''Message Beacon'', Zena Elliott.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 • Until June 25: ''Selected Works'', Neil Dawson.
 • Until July 23: ''The Review'', various New Zealand artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 • Closes today: ''Conjunctures'', Philip Madill.
 • Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 • ''Languishing, Vexed and Reclining Nudes'' by Annie Nevin.
 • Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 • From Wednesday, until July 9: ''Heavenly Creatures'', Max Gimblett.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
 • ''The Works: Pukeuri 1914-2014'', an exhibition about the Pukeuri meatworks in Oamaru.

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

Old Creamery Gallery, 230 Harington Point Rd, Lower Portobello.
 • Oil and acrylic landscapes by Douglas Williams, Henry Lowen-Smith and Geoff Williams.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 • Until June 30: Otago Art Society's 138th Annual Exhibition. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 • Until July 20: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World''. Special exhibitions gallery.
 • Until September 14: 2014 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition entries.
 • Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

Owaka Museum Community Gallery, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
 • Until September 21: ''Face to Face with Catlins Folk, Part 3''.
 • Until November 2: ''Sheep Shearing and Scenery'', photographs by Jo Macleary.

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

Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve.
 • Until August 31: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape''. Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.
 • Until Sunday: ''Tales from a Long, Bright Land: Books for New Zealand Children Before 1960''.

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 • Until Sunday: Hinton art exhibition, photographers Annemarie Hope-Cross and Eric Schusser.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 • Until June 21: Riki Julin and Lorna Isaac.
 • Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

Studio Red Gallery, 12 Miners Tce, Bannockburn.
 • Until June 30: ''Place & Time - Five Women Artists'', Sarah Anderson, Alice Blackley, Megan Huffadine, Kim Logue and Rebecca Stewart.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
 • ''The Remarkables'', by Simon Lardelli and Drew Hill.

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

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.

Wallpaper House Gallery, 29 Lees St.
 • Open first Saturday of every month 11am-4pm.

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