The Guide: What's on this week

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

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
•Today, 8pm: pint night featuring Bottle, Muff Law and Dr Elongationist. R18.
•Tomorrow, 9pm: Die! Die! Die!, S W I M tour.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Scizerac, Omat Makkarat, Hardcore Homie White Trash and Innominatus.

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

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

Pulse Bar, 68 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Today, 9pm: Die! Die! Die!, S W I M tour.

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

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
 •Saturday, 9pm and Sunday, 4pm: Black Soap Boys.

The Rock Bar and Grill, Tarbert St, Alexandra.
 •Sunday, 2pm-6pm: Music from members of the Cromwell Country Music Club.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Mi-Sex and the Eddie Rayner Project. R18.

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

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Kira Hundleby and guests.

Unnamed second-hand book shop, 6 Stafford St.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Big Phat Raro plays for book shop grand opening.

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.
•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 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.
•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.

The Octagon, Dunedin Central.
 •Sunday, 2pm: Opening of the Dunedin Scottish Festival. Pipe bands, dancing, Celtic music, massed fling, Caledonian Society demonstrations.

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: The Octagon Poetry Collective presents poetry and music with Matthew Robertson and the ssshhh band.

The Country Cafe, 76 Talbot St, Geraldine.
 •Tuesday, 7.30pm: ''Beauty and the Bro'', Mel Parsons and James Nokise.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Sunday, 1.30pm: Southern Children's Choir recital.

Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru Opera House.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: ''Beauty and the Bro'', Mel Parsons and James Nokise.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: Performance by pianist Stephen De Pledge.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.

 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert - Dean Major and Robert Ibell, violin and cello duo. Oamaru Opera House foyer, Thames St.

•Tomorrow, 12.15-1pm: Violinist Eden Bradfield accompanied by June Cameron.

Oamaru Opera House Ink Box theatre, 90 Thames St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: ''Beauty and the Bro'', Mel Parsons and James Nokise.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays Fredrik Sixten's Organ Sonata.

Plays
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre. Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown.
•Tomorrow, 7pm: Munted, verbatim play about people caught up in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
 •Until September 13: Lungs.

James Cumming wing lecture theatre, cnr Ardwick St and Civic Ave, Gore.
 •Wednesday, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

Kurow Memorial Hall, Kurow.
 •Saturday, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

The Little Theatre, 2 Norfolk St, Gore.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: Munted, verbatim play about the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne St, Oamaru.
 •Monday, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

Omarama Community Centre, Omarama.
 •Today, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

Otago Pioneer Women's Memorial Association Hall, Moray Pl.
 •Tuesday, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

Tekapo Community Hall, Aorangi Cres, Tekapo.
 •Today, 7pm: the Bacchanals theatre company presents Once We Built A Tower.

Talks and films
Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
•Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: Man Made Marvels: China 101: Great Wall, NHNZ film screening.

Cromwell Presbyterian Church, Elspeth St.
 •Today, 7pm: ''Joy for the Journey'', coffee and dessert evening with guest speaker Rose Jeffrey.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Saturday, 3pm: ''Women's contribution to WW1'', talk by Professor Barbara Brookes.
•Wednesday, noon: ''Why Things are Tough for Our Libraries'', Friends of the Library talk by DCC chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose.
•Wednesday, 7pm: ''The Paupers of the Northern Cemetery''. Historian and genealogist Sandra Cleary will talk about the people buried as paupers in common graves in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 2pm: Free guided tour 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.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
 •Tomorrow, 12.30pm: ''Reflections on Life'', readings and images from Water Under the Bridge Publications' ''Conversations'' project. Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
•Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.

 •Sunday, 5.30pm: What is war good for? Public discussion about the impacts and legacy of WW1, facilitated by Professor Tom Brooking, of the University of Otago history department. 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 Sunday, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner annex.

Waikouaiti Library, Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
 •Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Jungle School, NHNZ film 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 Saturday: Alexandra pottery group mask-making exhibition. Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St. Works by various artists.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''Shunga'', Japanese erotic prints.

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 Sunday: ''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.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.

 •Until Sunday: ''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.

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

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •''Onederment,'' by Nicola 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''.

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 Wednesday: ''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.
 •Opens tomorrow 5.30pm, until September 24: ''New Paintings'', Lorene Taurerewa; ''New Works'', various artists.

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

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
•''Diamond Harbour'', watercolours by Anna Pickersgill-Brown.
•Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm and Saturday 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •Opens tomorrow 8pm, until September 18: Works by Sam Mitchell and Mary-Louise Browne.

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 Sunday: 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 Sunday: ''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: Jo Howard and Lisa Simpson.
•From Monday until September 13: Rosemary McQueen and Judy Ringland Stewart.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Until Tuesday: 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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