The Guide: Whats on this week

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

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Sunday, 6.30pm: ''Music on The Bay'', Matt Langley, Kira Hundleby and Nick Knox.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Saturday, 9pm: The Adventures of Mike Joffa and Toy Destruction.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Saturday, 6pm: Rogernomix, Sawdust, Infinite Justice, God Awful, Conniption, Slitzkrieg, Bazooka.

Embers, 2 Manor Pl.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club presents Sue Galvin and Tony Kiesanowski.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Today, 7pm: First Year Party Night; Knox v Selwyn battle of the bands, V Flat Party and competition.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Eradite and guests.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Manthyng, Beyond the Valley of the Ugly Boys album release party.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra.

The Rock Bar and Grill, Tarbert St, Alexandra.
 •Tomorrow: Kamikaze Mistress NZ.

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

Stadium Tavern, Alexandra.
 •Saturday: Evolve.

Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Dance, with music by Breakthru.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: Matt Langley, Tiny Pieces of 8.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Fuyokos Fables, Prophet Hens.

Valley Lodge, Kaikorai Valley Rd
 •Saturday, 9pm: Anthem, '80s hard rock.

Vinyl Underground, 13-14 Church St, Queenstown.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: The Nomad.

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

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.
 •Saturday, 11am-3.30pm: Storylines festival family day; entertainers, storytellers, illustrators, activities and competitions.
 •Tuesday, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme session for children 0-2 and parents.

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, 3.30pm: ''Nice or Nasty?'' Investigation Station. Free. Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 •Today, 10am: Preschool story time.

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
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St.
 •Saturday: Comedy night with Simon McKinney.

Clyde Hall, Clyde.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: WW1 sing-along.

College of Education Auditorium, Union St East.
 •Sunday, 6pm: Natyaloka school of Indian classical dance presents Magram, bharatanatyam dance recital.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Friday, 6pm: National Poetry Day event, featuring nationally acclaimed and young local poets. Bookings essential.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Sunday, 3pm: the New Zealand Dance Company will perform an excerpt from its WW1 centenary production Rotunda.

Earnscleugh Hall, Alexandra.
 •Sunday, 2.30pm: WW1 sing-along.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Tomorrow and Saturday, 7.30pm: Die Zauberflote: Magic Flute Moments. Excerpts from the opera The Magic Flute.

Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales, St Kilda Brass performance.

Ophir Hall, Ophir.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: WW1 sing-along.

Otago Museum, Cumberland St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Rare Byrds perform medieval, renaissance and baroque music.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays early English organ music, to include works by Bull and Gibbons.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today, 1pm and 7pm; tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre, The New Tennant.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
 •Opens Saturday, until September 13: Lungs.

Talks and films
Blind Foundation Hall, cnr Hillside Rd and Law St.
 •Tomorrow, 7pm and Saturday, 10am: ''How to Publish a Successful eBook'', talk by Smashwords marketing manager Jim Azevedo.

Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Today, 5.30pm: ''Reflections on Life'', readings and images from Water Under the Bridge Publications' ''Conversations'' project.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Wednesday, noon: ''Taking a Trip Abroad'', Friends of the Library talk by Russell Walker.
 •Wednesday, noon: ''Family History: Getting Started'', genealogy research workshop. Bookings essential.

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.

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.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday, 9.30am-1pm: ''Research Your Home'' workshop, in association with the ''Heritage Lost and Found'' exhibition. Bookings essential. H.D. Skinner annex, Museum Reserve.
 •Sunday, 5.30pm: ''I'll be home by Christmas'', facilitated discussion about New Zealand and WW1. Suitable for ages 18-plus. 
 •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.
 •Daily, 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.

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 Sunday: ''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 Saturday: ''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.
 •Until September 30: Spotlight on design - Debbie Malcolm.
 •Until October 12: ''Their War, Our Story: A Call to Arms'', WW1 commemorative exhibition.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until Saturday: ''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 16: ''Sleight of Hand'', curated by Lauren Gutsell.
 •Until November 30: ''One Pot Wonder'', Paul Maseyk.
 •Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •From tomorrow until September 4: ''Pin-Ups'', by Frank Gordon.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •Opening tomorrow, 7pm: ''Onederment,'' by Nic Reeves. 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 Saturday: Lorraine Higgins.
 •Gallery open 10am-4pm daily.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Until September 4: Paintings, prints and objects by Kathryn Madill.
 •Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm and by appointment.

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

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Moray Pl.
 •Until September 3: ''The Writing is on the Wall'', poetry by the artists of Studio2.
 •Gallery open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm.

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

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Opens Saturday 4pm, until September 17: ''Crystal Palace'' by Mike Crawford; ''To Dance'' by Lorraine Rastorfer.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Closes today: ''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.

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.
 •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 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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