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.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Today, 8pm: The Final Chapter, Edison's Hoax.

Embers, 2 Manor Pl.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club presents a night of country songs performed by various artists.

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

Mou Very, 357 George St.
 •Today, 8.30pm: Impromptus.

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
 •Friday, 5.30pm: Valley Bluegrass.

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

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Today, 9pm: Kamandi, Bailey Wiley, Tom Scott, A.C.

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

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Today, 8pm: Donna Dean with John Egenes.
•Tomorrow, 8pm: Shakes and the Swell Guys with Plot Holes and Abby Wolfe.
•Saturday, 8pm: Tahu and the Takahes.

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 decoupage workshop. $15. 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.
•Sunday, 2pm: Songs and storytelling with Kat Anna Fiddle, prelude to Storylines Dunedin Family Day. Tuesday, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme.

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

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.
•Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm: ''Science vs Fantasy'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
•Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''It's a Gas!'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
•Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm: ''Nice or Nasty?'' Investigation Station.
•Free. Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''Brain Dead'' zombie adventure tour and workshop. Meet at information desk. Ages 8-plus.
•Sunday, noon: Zombies on Screen. Come dressed as a zombie and act out your own green-screen scene.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 •Today, 10am: Preschool story time.
•Today, 6.30pm: Songs and storytelling with Kat Anna Fiddle.

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.
 •Tomorrow, 3.50pm: Songs and storytelling with Kat Anna Fiddle.

Music and performance
Alexandra Community House,14-20 Centennial Ave.
•Today and Tomorrow, 7pm: Dunstan High School ''Arterati Showcase''.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians August recital. All welcome.

Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
 •Saturday, 5pm and Sunday, 3pm: Southern Sinfonia performance conducted by Holly Mathieson.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Barock gala concert, Otago Boys and Girls High School choirs with Kaikorai Brass and the Dunedin RSA Choir.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert.

Otago Girls' High School, Tennyson St.
 •Tomorrow, 6pm: Cabaret evening featuring young Cleveland Soloists, Otago Girls and Boys High School choir, jazz and acoustic bands.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays organ works by Johannes Brahms and Franz Lizst.

Plays
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre, Do You Really Love Me.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Today, 12.30pm: Lunchtime Bites, Lungs. Sample the latest play from the Fortune Theatre.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
 •Until Sunday: Stageworks presents Hamp, World War 1 drama by John Wilson.

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, noon: ''Reflections on Life'', readings and images from Water Under the Bridge Publications' ''Conversations'' project. Wednesday, noon: Friends of the Library talk, ''Order of St John - a Community of Service'' by St John area chairwoman Joyce Whyman.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturdays, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Anzac'' WW1 commemoration exhibition.
•Saturday, 3pm: Curator Lauren Gutsell will lead a conversation with artists from the ''Sleight of Hand'' exhibition.
•Sundays, 2pm: Free guided tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
•Sunday, 2pm: ''William Mathew Hodgkin's Grandchild: the Gallery's Octagon Complex; its history, strengths and limitations'', William Mathew Hodgkins memorial lecture by Peter Entwisle.
•Sunday, 3pm: Associate Prof Erika Wolf will talk about the Laurence Aberhart exhibition.
•Wednesday, 10.30am: Friends Society coffee morning featuring stained-glass artist Peter Mackenzie, with Dr Stella Cullington speaking on the new Dunedin Window in St Paul's Cathedral.

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

Hocken Seminar Room, 90 Anzac Ave.
 •Wednesday, 6pm: ''The making of New Zealanders'', talk by historian Ron Palenski.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Sunday, 1pm: Poetry by Jillian Sullivan and magic by Declan Wong to launch Jillian's book Parallel.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.
•Sunday, 1.30pm: Janet de Wagt hosts a talk with artists involved in the ''PoARTry @ Olveston'' exhibition. Bookings essential. Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
•Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Blaschka glass models. Tomorrow: The Union Steam Ship Company. Saturday: The plesiosaur. Sunday: Royal albatross. Monday: The carved gateway. Tuesday: The Kiribati warrior. Wednesday: Sri Lankan demon mask.
•Today and tomorrow, 4pm: Tangata Whenua Gallery talk.
•Daily from tomorrow, 4pm: ''Gifts and Legacies'', Special Exhibitions gallery talk.
•Daily until August 31, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, 132 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Frozen DVD screening.

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

Alexandra Community House, Centennial Ave.
 •Until August 30: Alexandra pottery group mask-making exhibition. Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St. Works by Peter Beadle.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Until August 24: ''Fall, Light, Fall'', new works by Manu Berry and Emma Chalmers.
•Open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 •Until August 23: ''The Optimists'', John Ward Knox and Sophie Bannan.

Brick Brothers Gallery, 14D Dowling St.
 •''Working Men'', Jeffrey Harris, Ewan McDougall, Neil Emmerson, Philip J. Frost, Greg Lewis, Flynn Morris-Clarke.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •From Wednesday, until September 30: Spotlight on design.
•Until October 12: ''Their War, Our Story: A Call to Arms'', WW1 commemorative exhibition.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until Wednesday: Queenstown Art Society members' exhibition.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
•Opens Saturday: ''Sleight of Hand'', curated by Lauren Gutsell.
•Until August 23: ''Sweet Child o' Mine'', by Aroha Novak (rear window project).
•Until August 31: ''Anzac'', by Laurence Aberhart
•Until October 12: ''Frances Hodgkins in 1913''.
•Until November 9: ''Jim McMurtry'', by Michael Parekowhai.
•Until November 30: ''One Pot Wonder'', Paul Maseyk.
•Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.

Fresh n Fruity gallery, Level 3, 140 George St.
 •Tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''Penthouse'', one night show by Sean Bosman, Zoe Crook, Erinn Keith, Natalie Kittow and Vanessa Preston.

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 23: Lorraine Higgins.
•Gallery open 10am-4pm daily.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •''Works on Paper''. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 •Until Saturday: Paintings by Bryan Jackson.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 •Until October 12: ''Shadows of Shoah'', multidisciplinary Holocaust exhibition.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until August 27: ''Hints for the Incomplete Traveller'' by Garry Currin; ''Knitting Patterns'' by Simon Clark.

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

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Until August 21: ''Not All Square'', Sarah Freiburger.
•Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •''Diamond Harbour'', watercolours by Anna Pickersgill-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.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Until Sunday: ''PoARTry @ Olveston'', various artists' responses to poems by Ruth Arnison.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 •Until August 31: Edinburgh Realty Annual Premier Art Awards. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Until September 14: 2014 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition entries.
•From Saturday, until November 23: ''Gifts and Legacies'', honours people who have contributed to the museum.
•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.

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: Anne McLean and Dawn Palmer.
•From Monday, until August 30: Jo Howard and Lisa Simpson.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Until September 2: works by Kaori Jackson.

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

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 •Ongoing: ''Dunedin's Great War 1914-1918'', WW1 commemorative exhibition.

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.

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

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