The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Little Bark, The Violet-Ohs, Crackerjacks.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Saturday: Empire, Waystone, Abstract Survival, State of Malice.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Vanda Temple, Shakes and the Swell Guys.

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

Loco, 49 Shotover St, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, 8pm: Shapeshifter DJ set, The Upbeats with MC Tiki.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Kraus, L$D Fundraiser, Motoko Kikkawa.

Plato, 2 Birch St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: The Chaps.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Carb on Carb, Males, Dinosaur Sanctuary.
•Saturday, 10pm: The Dunedin MC Battle for Supremacy 2014.
•Tuesday, 8.30pm: Open mike/open decks night featuring Sloth Vegas.
•Wednesday, 9pm: OUSA Future DJ competition winners.

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

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

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow: Oosha, The Canals, Violet French. 
•Saturday: French For Rabbits and guests.

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

 

Family fun
Alexandra Blossom Festival, Lower Tarbert St.
 •Tomorrow, 7pm-9pm: Blossom Festival Mardi Gras.
•Saturday, 11am-6pm: Blossom Festival Grand Procession, and Saturday in the Park, Pioneer Park..

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Daily: ''Treasure jar'' playspace activity. Fill the jar with a drawing of your favourite things.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Monday, 11am: ''Let's make some Christmas decorations!'' holiday activity. Bookings essential.
•Wednesday, 11am: ''We're going to do some button art!'' holiday activity. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Monday, 2pm: ''The Radical Mathematical Show'', Atruim level 1.
•Saturday, 2.30pm: Mythical Mayhem adventure tour. Meet at information desk.
•Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''Science vs Fantasy'' science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
•Daily from Saturday, 11am and 3pm: ''Cracking Chaos'', science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
•Daily from Saturday: ''The School Holiday Trail of Chaos''. Pick up any time from Discovery Desk.
•Wednesday, 11.30am and 1.30pm: ''Chaos and the Big Bang'', school holiday shock-buster. Bookings essential.
•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
Burns Hall, First Church, Moray Pl.
 •Until Saturday: Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society Inc presents the 2014 Senior Vocal Festival. Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru Opera House.
•Tomorrow, 12.15pm: Waitaki Girls' High School choir and soloists recital.

Kai Whakapai, cnr Helwick and Ardmore Sts, Wanaka.
 •Today, 7pm: New Zealand National Poetry Slam, Wanaka regional heat.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 •Today, 7.30pm: ''Forces of Destiny'', Dunedin Youth Orchestra performance.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; senior performance students in recital.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
 •Tomorrow, 11am: The Operatunity Daytime Concert Series presents Hits of the '50s & '60s!

Musical Theatre Dunedin Rooms, 1 Sullivan Ave.
 •Until Saturday: Musical Theatre Dunedin presents Lights on Broadway II, theatre restaurant.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
 •Saturday, 11.50am: George Chittenden plays Scandinavian organ works.
•Tuesday, 12.50pm: Donald Cullington plays organ music by Boyce, Leighton and Bridge. St Peter's Church Hall, Hillside Rd.
•Sunday, 2.30pm: Friends of the Opera presents ''Opera Singing in the 21st Century'', a presentation by Flora Edwards and pupils.

 

Plays
Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
 •From Saturday, until October 3: Alexandra Musical Society presents All Shook Up, featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre; The Private War of Corporal Cooper. Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
•Today, 12.30pm: Preview of the Globe Theatre's production The Choice.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
 •Opens today, until October 4: The Choice. Shed 40, 40 Fryatt St.
•Opens Saturday, until October 18: Fortune Theatre presents The Caretaker. Talks and filmsBarclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
•Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: New Zealand Movie Paradise, NHNZ film screening.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Dads (part of the ''Most Extreme'' series), NHNZ film screening.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 4pm: New Zealand sign language interpreter Brydee Jenkin Strang presents a signed tour of the Barry Brickell and Paul Maseyk exhibitions.
•Monday, 2pm: Arrietty, school holiday film screening.
•Tuesday, 2pm and 2.15pm: The Lost Thing, school holiday film screening.

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Saturday, 11am: John Parker will talk about his exhibition ''Singularities''. Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
•Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •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, 2.30pm: ''Gifts and Legacies'' talk in the H.D. Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve.
•Daily, 4pm: ''Gifts and Legacies'', Special Exhibitions Gallery talk.

 

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

Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St.
 •Until Tuesday: Blossom Festival Art Exhibition.

Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office, 556 George St.
 •Until December 24: ''Readiness and Sacrifice'', an exhibition of World War 1 archives.

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

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 •''Land, Leather, Metal & Feather'', Jane Crisp and Julie Greig.

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

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Until October 9: ''Morphologies'', ceramics by Barry Brickell.

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 Tuesday: Spotlight on design - Debbie Malcolm.
•Until October 12: ''Their War, Our Story: A Call to Arms'', World War 1 commemorative exhibition.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until October 9: ''Sea Baskets'', woven works by Jasmie Clark.

Community Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Until October 2: Paintings by Stephen Bloomfield.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •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: ''His Own Steam'', ceramics by Barry Brickell.
•Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Until November 16: ''Koreo Ko, Koreo Au'', by Moana Tipa.
•Until November 30: ''Titokowaru's Dilemma'', by Marian Maguire.

Fresh n Fruity gallery, Level 3, 140 George St.
 •Opens tomorrow 5.30pm, until Tuesday: ''No One Will Remember You'', Eleanor Haydn.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •Closes today: ''Spring group show'', various artists.
•From tomorrow, until October 9: ''Fabric Earth'', paintings by Maria Kemp.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
 •Until tomorrow: ''Kissing the obscene'', Jason Greig; ''Sculpture'', Bing Dawe.

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 October 4: ''Print Me a Cloud of Milk'', prints by Marion Vialade.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Until Saturday: ''Works on Paper'', by Mate Pavic.

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm and by appointment.
 •Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
•Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Charity art auction for Dunedin's Dhargyey Buddhist centre. Works by various local artists.

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

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Moray Pl.
 •Until 12 October: ''Krystal's Colours'' by Krystal Hyslop.
•Gallery open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •From Saturday, until October 22: ''Velvet Dreams'', Shigeyuki Kihara; ''Singularties'', John Parker.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until October 15: ''Abstract geology'' by Kate Woods; ''Orbit'' by John Edgar.
•Until November 12: ''Spring Catalogue'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Until October 2: ''The World is Your Oyster'', by Peter Lewis.
•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 October 15: ''2000 Grounds For Error'', by Julia Morison.

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: 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 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 November 2: ''Sheep Shearing and Scenery'', photographs by Joanne McLeary.

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.
 •Until Sunday: ''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: Riki Julin and Kate Springford.
•From Monday, until October 11: Lorna Isaac and Loris Ives.

Studio Red Gallery, 12 Miners Tce, Bannockburn.
 •From Saturday, until October 21: ''No Animals Were Harmed'', paintings by Lizzie Carruthers.
•Gallery open 10am-5pm daily.

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'', World War 1 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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