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.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Big Fat Raro Jumps (John White and Toki), ISO 12, Wolfman Stuey.

Embers, 2 Manor Pl
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club presents Footspa.

Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Apollo.

Longford Function Centre , Gore.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Sarah Conlan with the Sha-Low Band.

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
 •Today, 5.30pm: Erin Morton, Terry Ebeling and Steve Hudson.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Devilskin, Suede Arcade, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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

Stadium Tavern, Alexandra.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Peter Caulton presents ''A Tribute to Johnny Cash''.

Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
 •Saturday, 8pm-11pm: Dance with music by Margaret Bates. Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Oosha, Clemintine, Nick Knox, Ben Prestidge.

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

Central Stories Museum, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Saturday, 2pm: Children's mosaic workshop. Decorate a garden pot or design and make a picture.

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

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •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: Preschool storytime.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm: ''It's a Gas!'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''The Science of Fun!'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •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: Preschool story time.

Taieri Bowling Club, 12 Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
 •Today, 7pm: Quiz night, teams of 4-6. Fundraiser for children's hospital ward and Lodge St John wheelchair ramp.

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
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 7pm: Poetry reading to celebrate the publication of the anthology Essential New Zealand Poems, hosted by James Norcliffe. Bookings essential.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Dunedin City Choir presents Mass of the Children. Works by Rutter, Britten and David Hamilton.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert, the Bachelor of Performing Arts Concert.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays organ.
 •Tomorrow, 12.50pm: Soprano Sophie Sparrow and pianist Tom McGrath.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Avant-garde performance by Forbes Williams and friends.

Southern Sinfonia rehearsal rooms, 110 Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Otago Symphonic Band chamber music concert.

Plays
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today 1pm and 7pm, tomorrow 1pm: Lunchtime theatre, 2' 36''.

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

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
 •Opens today, until August 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Talks and filmsBarclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: Mega Disaster 2: Tsunami, NHNZ film screening.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Power Tool Drag Racing, NHNZ film screening.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturdays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Anzac'' WW1 commemoration exhibition.
 •Saturday, 3pm: Strand: Under the Dark Cloth, documentary about artist Paul Strand, in conjunction with the ''Anzac'' exhibition.
 •Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Maori Language Week talk. Lynda Cullen will speak about her experience learning Te Reo Maori.

Dunedin Town Hall, The Octagon.
 •Saturday July 26: Korean Film Caravan presents War of the Arrows at 5.30pm, and The Thieves at 8.20pm. Both films R16.

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

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential. Saturday, 2pm: The Family Silver tour. See objects not generally seen by the public. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday, 1pm-3pm: ''Good Question Series: Marine Protection in Otago'', Ellen Sima speaks about public perceptions of the ocean and support for marine protection.
 •Saturday 26 July, drop in from 1pm to 3pm, Search Centre, gold coin donation 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 15, 4pm: Tangata Whenua Gallery talk.
 •Daily until August 31, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.

Otago University Press, The Jamieson Building, 398 Cumberland St.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Cilla McQueen in conversation with David Eggleton, to celebrate the publication of Edwin's Egg and other poetic novellas. Bookings essential.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 •Today, 6.30pm: Biography writing workshop with Philippa Keaney.

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 tomorrow: ''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 Saturday: ''Specific Objects'', Yona Lee.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra
 •Until August 9: Spotlight on Design, Malcolm Macpherson.

Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.
 •Until Sunday: South Otago Creative Arts annual combined exhibition, various artists. Open 10.30am-4.30pm daily.

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.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
 •Until August 31: ''PAPER + INK + PAINT + CLAY'', works from the John Perry collection.
 •''Home Is Where The Art Is'', celebrates collectors Des Smith, Ray Yallop, Patric Carey and John Money.

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

Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
 •Until October 25: ''Art Between the Covers: Artists and the Book''.

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 Saturday: ''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 Wednesday: ''Significant Works 2014'', various artists.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Opening Saturday: Upstairs, Michael Hight, Richard Orjis and Gary Waldrom; downstairs, Paul Dibble, Shigeyuki Kihara and Mervyn Williams.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Closes today: ''Host'', Craig Freeborn.
 •Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •''Journey'' by Pamela Brown.
 •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 tomorrow: ''Abstract Audacity'', abstract works by various artists. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 
•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 August 2: Peter Gregory and 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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