The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Jacob Ambrose, Drew Englehutt, Siobhan Watson and Ayumu Kobayashi.

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

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Fuschia Gash, Nick Knox, Spinster.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Paul Winders, Seafog, AJ Sharma, David Lynch Mob.
 •Sunday, 8pm: Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding.
 •Wednesday: Christopher Coleman, Monty Bevins.

Family fun
Alexandra Library, 43 Tarbert St, Alexandra.
 •Tomorrow, 2.30pm-3.30pm: Commonwealth Games holiday programme, ages 5-plus. Bookings essential.

Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Today, 2pm: Pre-school story time.
 •Until Saturday: ''Super Inventions Discovery Trail'', pick up a trail guide and follow the clues.

Cromwell Library, 43 The Mall.
 •Today, 2.30pm-3.30pm: Commonwealth Games holiday programme, ages 5-plus. Bookings essential.

Cromwell Mall, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 10.30am-12.30pm: Cromwell Midwinter Mall Party. Stalls, food and events.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower Garden Information Centre.
 •Tuesdays, 10.30am-11.15am: Storytelling with Ann Rennie.

Dunedin Chinese Garden, corner Rattray St and Cumberland St.
 •Until July 20, 10am-5pm daily: School holiday activities: Silk Road trading game and Camel Hunt.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Today, 12.15pm-12.45pm: Lunchtime Science Demo, What are Objects in the Universe Made Of? (International Science Festival).
 •Until Saturday: ''Super Inventions Discovery Trail'', pick up a trail guide and follow the clues.
 •Wednesday, 10.30am: Freddo's family story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until tomorrow, 10am-4.30pm: ''Animasks'', draw yourself as your favourite animal, or make an animal mask using the materials provided.
 •From Saturday until July 18, 10am-4.30pm: Chocol-art Festival; create a foil flower and complete the Chocol-art crossword to receive a chocolate reward.
 •Until August 3: Build a creation in the Olafur Eliasson ''The Cubic Structural Evolution Project'' Lego exhibition.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower Garden Information Centre.
 •Saturday, 10am-4pm: BioBlitz, a range of science activities and exploration walks.

Maniototo Ice Rink, Channel Rd, Naseby.
 •Saturday, 5.30pm-7.30pm: Costumes on Ice Fancy Dress Disco.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Today, 1.30pm and Tuesday, 2.30pm: ''Holiday Flicks'', free family movie screening. Downes room.
 •Tomorrow, 4pm: ''Friday Flicks'', free family movie screening. Downes room.
 •Until Saturday: ''Super Inventions Discovery Trail'', pick up a trail guide and follow the clues.
 •Tuesday, 11am and 1pm: Freddo's family story time.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily: Discovery backpacks. Pick up from Discovery Desk. Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am-4pm: ''Remembering the World Wars'', train rides, large display of military memorabilia.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 •Today, 10am: Pre-school story time.
 •Until Saturday: ''Super Inventions Discovery Trail'', pick up a trail guide and follow the clues.

Roxburgh Library, 120 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 •Today, 2.30pm-3.30pm: Commonwealth Games holiday programme, ages 5-plus. Bookings essential.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
 •Tomorrow, 10am-11am: ''Toddler Time'', storytelling 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.

Waikouaiti Library, Main Road, Waikouaiti.
 •Monday, 2pm: Freddo's family story time.

Music and performance
All Saints' Anglican Church, 786 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 7pm: Amnesty International presents Imagine, music and poetry evening.

The Anteroom, 29 Wickliffe Tce, Port Chalmers.
 •Saturday, 4.30pm-6pm: ''Waterlines III'', a site-specific art event, to be held at Port Chalmers Back Beach.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Rob Thorne performance for Matariki.

Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: The Dalecarlia Clarinet Quintet.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Tomorrow until Sunday: SOAR stage show. Friday 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 5.30pm and 8pm.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert, Nick Hollamby Quintet, ''The Great American Songbook and Beyond''.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
 •Tomorrow and Saturday: Okareka Dance Company presents Mana Wahine. Friday 7.30pm; Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays organ music.

Fire Station Theatre, 3 Cargill St, Mosgiel.
 •From tomorrow until Wednesday, 2pm: Pirates! Preposterous Pandemonium!

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 •Until August 2: Jumpy, play by April De Angelis.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
 •Until Sunday: The Dunedin Repertory Society presents The Frog Prince. 11am and 2pm daily, Sunday 2pm only.

Talks and films
Archway 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
 •Today, 5.15pm-6.30pm: Humanities public lecture by Carla Harryman, ''Rules and Restraints in Women's Experimental Writing''.

Burns 4 lecture theatre, University of Otago Arts Building.
 •Tomorrow, 4pm-5pm: English Department seminar by Barrett Watten, ''Zero Hour/Stunde Null: Destruction and Universals at Mid Century''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturdays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Anzac'' WW1 commemoration exhibition.
 •Sunday, 1pm: Meet the Otago University arts fellows for 2014; Majella Cullinane, Melinda Szymanik, Patrick Lundberg, Louise Potiki Bryant and Jeremy Mayall.
 •Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
 •Wednesday, 10.30am: Friends' monthly coffee morning with talk by printmaker Barry Cleavin.

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

Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: New Zealand Mountain Film Festival presents six short films.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Saturday, 2pm-4pm: Furnishings and Fabrics tour. Bookings essential.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Woollen bathing suit. Tomorrow: Whio - New Zealand's blue duck. Saturday: Stephen Island wren. Sunday: Operation Pedestal. Monday: Akan gold weights. Tuesday: Queen Liliuokalani's red feathered cape. Wednesday: Ta Moko - Maori tattooing.
 •Daily until August 31, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.
 •Daily until July 20, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World'', exhibition talk.

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

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland St.
 •Sunday, 6pm: Pecha Kucha night #22, a showcase of Maori artists, ideas and creativity.

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
  •Works by Peter Beadle.

Artbay Gallery, 32 Rees St, Queenstown.
 •Opens tomorrow, until July 25: ''Far from Home'', Ilya Volykhine.

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

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Anu'', Suji Park.

Bruce, Level 2, Allbell Chambers, 127 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until July 20: ''Crash'' by Rachel H. Allan. Viewings by appointment.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Centennial Ave, Alexandra
 •Until July 21: ''Found'', photographic exhibition in the Russell Henderson gallery, 10am-4pm daily.

Community Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Until tomorrow: ''Puaka Matariki'', contemporary Maori art exhibition.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Opens Saturday: ''One Pot Wonder'', Paul Maseyk.
 •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: Eastern Southland Embroiderers' Guild biennial exhibition.

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

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 Saturday: ''Peeps of Life'', photographs by John Halliday Scott.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •From Sunday until August 2: ''Project Aurora 2014'', various artists.
 •Gallery open 10am-4pm daily.

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 August 3: ''South by South East'', photographs by Laurence Aberhart.

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Moray Pl.
 •Until tomorrow: ''It's a wonderful day, it's a wonderful night'' Matariki art exhibition.
 •Gallery open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until July 30: ''Significant Works 2014'', various artists.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until July 23: ''The Review'', various New Zealand artists.
 •Until July 23: ''Waking up to the Oculus People'', Andy Leleisi'uao.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Closes today: ''Coppertone'', Brian Alexander.
 •Opens tomorrow 5.30pm, until July 24: ''Host'', Craig Freeborn.
 •Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •''Dunedin overlooking the harbour'' and ''Town Hall, Dunedin'', David Corballis.
 •Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday 11am-2pm.

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 July 25: ''Abstract Audacity'', abstract works by various artists. Open 10am-4pm daily.

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 Joanne McLeary.

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 September 28: ''Keepsakes - Rediscovered Souvenirs of the Great War''.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until July 19: ''Midwinter blues'' exhibition.
 •Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Until August 5: Oils and watercolours by local artist Fay Mitchell.

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

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 •Until Sunday: ''DUNedinburgh'', artefacts with a Caledonian connection.

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. Warbirds and Wheels, Wanaka Airport.
 •Ongoing: ''Come Up and See My Etchings'', Grahame Sydney.

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