The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
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.

Embers, 2 Manor Pl.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club presents Come All Ye/open mike night.

Loco Cantina, 47-49 Shotover St, Queenstown.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Katchafire.

Pequeno, Moray Pl, Dunedin.
 •Today, 8.30pm: Valley Bluegrass.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: I Am Giant.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Katchafire with Dave Boogie and Summer Thieves. R18.

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

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Bill Morris and the Hinterland Band, Kylie Price.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Violet French and Jim Nothing, D and Swampy.

Family fun
Alexandra Library, 43 Tarbert St, Alexandra.
 •Tomorrow, 2.30pm-3.30pm: School holiday programme, design your own funky house. Bookings essential.

Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Today, 2pm: Freddo's family story time.

Cromwell Library, 43 The Mall.
 •Today, 2.30pm-3.30pm: School holiday programme, design your own funky house. Bookings essential.

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 Sunday, 10am-5pm daily: School holiday activities: Silk Road trading game and Camel Hunt.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 10.30am: Freddo's family story time.
 •Tuesday, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme session for children 0-2 and parents.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until tomorrow, 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.

Maniototo Ice Rink, Channel Rd, Naseby.
 •Saturday, 6pm: Maniototo Costume Ice Dance.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Today, 1.30pm: ''Holiday Flicks'', free family movie screenings. Downes room.
 •Tomorrow, 4pm: ''Friday Flicks'', free family movie screening. Downes room.
 •Tuesday, 11am: Preschool storytime.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Today, 2.30pm: ''The Science of Chocolate'' freaky science show. Atrium level 1.
 •Tomorrow and Sunday, 2pm: ''Fruits of the Forest Fondue'', learn about tropical foods and taste tropical fruit in chocolate fondue. Free with tropical forest admission.
 •Daily until Sunday: ''Heroes and Legends'' gallery trail. Collect trail from Discovery Desk and answer all the questions to earn a chocolate treat.
 •Daily: Discovery backpacks. Pick up from Discovery Desk. Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 •Today, 10am: Freddo's family story time.

Roxburgh Library, 120 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 •Today, 2.30pm-3.30pm: School holiday programme, design your own funky house. 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
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
 •Wednesday, 8pm: Octagon Poets Collective open mike night with guest poets Rhian Gallagher and Tim Jones.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians July recital meeting featuring the Collegiate Orchestra conducted by Dean Hollebon.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert, Irene Bartlett and Viv Middleton.

Pulse Bar, 68 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: James Nokise stand-up comedy show.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Today, 8.30pm: James Nokise stand-up comedy show.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays a symphonic improvisation upon plainsong themes on the organ.

Plays
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre, Finding Home.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 •Until Sunday, 11am and 1pm daily: Cat vs. Dog, a silent play for loud children.
 •Until August 2: Jumpy, play by April De Angelis.

Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru Opera House.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: Nick - An Accidental Hero.

Luggate Hall, 54 Main Rd, Luggate.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Nick - An Accidental Hero.

Talks and films
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Tomorrow, 1.30pm: ''Insightful'' tour for the blind and visually impaired of the Paul Maseyk exhibition ''One Pot Wonder''. Guide dogs welcome.
 •Saturday, 1pm-3.30pm: Bus tour of Dunedin WW1 monuments with historian Jock Phillips. Bookings essential.
 •Saturdays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Anzac'' WW1 commemoration exhibition.
 •Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Historian Jock Phillips talks about New Zealand sculptors and war memorials, in association with the Laurence Aberhart ''Anzac'' exhibition.

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

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Today, 5.30pm: ''Conserving our built heritage: The hidden Port Chalmers mural'', talk by Guy Williams.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Sunday, 3pm and Tuesday, 5.30pm: ''My kid could have done that'': demystifying contemporary art, a talk by Lisa Wilkie in connection with the exhibition ''Significant Works''.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential. Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily talks, 2pm: Today: El Nino. Tomorrow: The Guatemalan quetzal. Saturday: The gold rush days. Sunday: New Zealand sea lion. Monday: Mapoutahi Pa. Tuesday: Rapa Nui. Wednesday: History of glass.
 •Daily until August 31, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.
 •Daily until Sunday, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World'', exhibition talk.

Exhibitions
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 August 3: ''Here and Now'', various artists.

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

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

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

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 •Until July 26: ''Specific Objects'', Yona Lee.

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

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra
 •Until Monday: ''Found'', photographic exhibition in the Russell Henderson gallery, 10am-4pm daily.
 •Until August 9: Spotlight on Design, Malcolm Macpherson.

Dunedin International Airport.
 •July and August: Artist in the Terminal - Kate Williamson.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •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''.
 •Until November 30: ''One Pot Wonder'', Paul Maseyk.
 •Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •''A Portrait of Southland'', Ron Esplin.
 •Open 11am-6pm and Saturday 11am-4.30pm.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •Until August 2: ''Project Aurora 2014''.
 •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.

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

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

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •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 Sunday: ''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 Saturday: ''Midwinter blues'' exhibition.
 •From Monday to August 2: Peter Gregory & Louise Thompson Parker.
 •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.

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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