The Guide: What's on this week

The Bog, cnr London and George Sts.
•Tomorrow and Saturday, 9.30pm: Livewire, featuring Katie Mason.

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
 •Today, 9pm: The Mentalist Collective, NessLion.

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

Crofters Pub, 160 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Saturday, 9pm: '80s theme night with Anthem.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Slitzkrieg, Scum Hammer, Ratt Face, O.A, With Free.

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

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Today, 9pm: First Year Party Night.
•Tomorrow, 9pm: Trinity Roots.

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

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

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower Garden Information Centre.
 •Today, 10.30am-11.15am: Storytelling with Ann Rennie.
•Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-2.45pm: Fifteen-minute tractor rides around the lower Botanic Garden (weather dependent).

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.

King's High School, 270 Bay View Rd.
 •Saturday 11am-2pm: King's Karnival.

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.
 •Sunday, 11am: ''Spring storytelling series'', hear the story Jack's Garden, learn about the importance of plants and make a planter to take home.
•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.
•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.

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 poetry readings with guest poets Vincent O'Sullivan and Brian Turner.

Dunstan High School, Enterprise St, Alexandra. 
•Sunday, 3.30pm: ''Music in Central'', concert by Central Otago Regional Orchestra and Dunedin Community Orchestra.

First Church of Otago, Moray Pl.
 •Today, 7.30pm: New Zealand String Quartet ''Salon Series'' concert.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Jian Liu (piano).

Otago Museum, Cumberland St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Cantores, University of Otago student choir.
•Sunday, 1pm: The Foxy Tones.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.|
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays Scottish organ works, to include music by Kenneth Leighton.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre, The Fall of the House of Usher.

Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown.
 •Opens Wednesday, until September 20, 8pm: 'Allo 'Allo.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
 •Until Saturday: Lungs.

Talks and films
Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Sunday, noon: ''Barry's Art Train up the Coast'', train journey to Waitati and back with narration by Barry Brickell. Limited numbers.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Saturday, noon: ''Weight-loss myth buster'' Marie Bean talks about her book Lazy Loser. Bookings essential.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 10.30am: Potters wheel demonstration by Barry Brickell, in conjunction with the ''His Own Steam'' exhibition.
•Sunday, 10am: ''His Own Steam'' exhibition talk by Barry Brickell and David Craig.
•Sunday, 3pm: Professor Robert Hannah will talk about Paul Maseyk's decorative style in relation to Grecian pottery, in conjunction with the ''One Pot Wonder'' 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.
•Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Akan gold weights. Tomorrow: Fin whale. Saturday: New Zealand bats. Sunday: The woollen bathing suit. Monday: Queen Lili'uokalani's feather cape. Tuesday: Maori cloaks. Wednesday: Falkland Islands wolf.
•Daily from Saturday, 2.30pm: ''Gifts and Legacies'' talk in the H D Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve.
•Daily, 4pm: ''Gifts and Legacies'', Special Exhibitions gallery talk.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
 •Works by various artists.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Open Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Until September 18: ''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 Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Opens Saturday: ''His Own Steam'', ceramics by Barry Brickell.
•Until October 12: Photographs by Max Bellamy (Rear Window project).
•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.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •Until September 20: ''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''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •From Sunday, until October 4: ''Print me a cloud of milk'', prints by Marion Vialade.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Until September 27: ''Works on Paper'' by Mate Pavic.
•Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm and by appointment.

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until September 24: ''New Paintings'', Lorene Taurerewa; ''New Works'', various artists.

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

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Until September 18: ''Au'', by Murray Eskdale and Tara Douglas.
•Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •''Into Arrowtown'', oil on canvas by Nigel Wilson.
•Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm and Saturday 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown. 
•Until September 18: Works by Sam Mitchell and Mary-Louise Browne.

Oak Lounge, East Taieri Church, Cemetery Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Today until Saturday: East Taieri artists group exhibition.

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.
 •From Saturday, until September 28: Youth Art Awards, a variety of works by 5 to 13-year-olds and school art classes. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Until Sunday: 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.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
 •Until Saturday: ''Token Politics'', jewellery by David McLeod.
•Gallery open Tuesday-Friday noon-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

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: Rosemary McQueen and Judy Ringland Stewart.
•Opens Monday, until September 27: Riki Julin and Kate Springford.

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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