The Guide: What's on this week

Bannockburn Hotel Garden.
 •Sunday, 1.30pm-5pm: Carnethy.

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
 •Today: Pint night, with Toy Destruction, Mansweat and Anarchy Drive.

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

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

Otago Pioneer Women's Hall, 362 Moray Pl.
 •Saturday, 7pm: ''Jazzorama'', celebrating Dunedin jazz. Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Standard Practice, Clones, Palace Rats, Samsara.
 •Saturday 8.30pm: TLA, Free the Feeling album release, with ManSweat, Dinosaur Sanctuary, Sloth Vegas and Anarchy Drive.

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

Starfish, St Clair Esplanade.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Dooley, Ewan and Shakes.

Union Hall, University of Otago.
 •Today, 9pm: Schoolboy Q, the #Oxymoron tour.


Family fun
Central Stories Museum, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Today, 10am-2.15pm: Blossom festivals education programme. Create blossom decorations and cookies. Bookings essential.
 •Today, 12.45pm-3pm: Colour and water festivals education programme. Create bubble art and join in a water fight. Bookings essential.

Cromwell Public Library, 43 The Mall, Cromwell.
 •Today, 2pm: Finger puppets holiday programme. Ages 5-10. Bookings essential.

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 City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 2pm: ''Once Upon a Sunday - Animal Antics'', storytelling with Kaitrin McMullan to celebrate World Animal Day.
 •Tuesday, 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm: ''Have a Go'' knitting and crochet class for beginners. Ages 7+. Bookings essential.

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, 2pm: ''Holiday Flicks'' free family movie screening. Downes room.
 •Tuesday, 11am: ''Let's make some cards!'' school holiday activity. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Tomorrow and Monday, 2pm: ''The Radical Mathematical Show'', Atrium level 1.
 •Today and Saturday, 2.30pm: Mythical Mayhem adventure tour. Meet at information desk.
 •Wednesday, 11.30am and 1.30pm: ''Capturing Chaos'', school holiday shock-buster. Bookings essential.
 •Daily, 11am and 3pm: ''Cracking Chaos'', science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •Daily, 1pm: ''Science vs Fantasy'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •Daily: ''The School Holiday Trail of Chaos''. Pick up any time from Discovery Desk.
 •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
Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
 •Wednesday, 7pm: ''Four Poets'', poetry reading by Brian Turner, Sue Wootton, David Eggleton and Doc Drumheller.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
 •Today, 8pm: The Topp Twins present ''The Grand Ole Topp'ry''. Knox Church, 449 George St.
 •Sunday, 2pm: ''Bless Them All'' featuring the Dunedin Star Singers, with guests the Royal Dunedin Male Choir and Ralph Miller and organist David Burchell. Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; senior performance students in recital II.

Sargood Centre, Logan Park.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Cellists of Otago present ''Voices of Peace''. St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.

Tuesday, 12.50pm: Alan Edwards plays organ music based upon American themes.


Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
 •Until tomorrow: 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; Voyager XIV.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
 •Until Saturday: The Choice.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
 •Until Sunday: Sleeping Beauty. 11am and 2pm daily, Sunday 2pm only. Shed 40, 40 Fryatt St.
 •Until October 18: Fortune Theatre presents The Caretaker.

Talks and films
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower garden information centre.=
 •Tomorrow, noon: HortTalkn - ''Plant Symbolism: paeonies, poppies and the Tree of Life'', by Janice Lord.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 6pm: ''Roadwords'' writers Pip Adam, Laurence Fearnley, Tina Makereti and Lawrence Patchett will discuss writing. Bookings essential.

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

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Saturday, 11am: Jessica Crothall will talk about her exhibition ''Post Implosion''.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Flamingos. Tomorrow: HMS Victory. Saturday: Ancient Egyptian life. Sunday: Karetao. Monday: Queen Lili'uokalani's feather cape. Tuesday: Maori cloaks. Wednesday: Mutiny on the Bounty.
 •Daily, 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.

Alexandra Community House, Centennial Ave.
 •Until October 18: ''The Hoffman Exhibition'', 35 fabric works.

Alexandra Library, 43 Tarbert St, Alexandra.

Until Saturday: Central Otago China painters' 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 Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
 •Opens Tuesday, until October 12: Otago Embroiderers' Guild exhibition.

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 October 12: ''Their War, Our Story: A Call to Arms'', World War 1 commemorative exhibition.
 •From Wednesday, until October 21: ''I Buy Therefore I Am'', by Andrew Price.

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

Community Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Closes today: Paintings by Stephen Bloomfield.
 •From Sunday, until October 19: ''A Palette of Poetry'', Poems in the Waiting Room collaborative exhibition.

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.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •Until October 9: ''Fabric Earth'', paintings by Maria Kemp.

Historic Cairnmuir Woolshed, 328 Cairnmuir Rd, Bannockburn.
 •Saturday and Sunday: ''Artists of Bannockburn'', various local artists.

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: ''Print Me a Cloud of Milk'', prints by Marion Vialade.
 •Opens Sunday, until October 25: ''Casting Shadows'', by Andi Regan.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Opens tomorrow, until October 18: new works by Emma Chalmers, Ruth Cleland and Motoko Kikkawa.
 •Gallery open Thursday-Friday noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 •Until October 15: ''Contemporary Fiordland'', pastels by Dawn Glynn.

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

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until October 22: ''Velvet Dreams'', Shigeyuki Kihara; ''Singularities'', 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.
 •Closes today: ''The World is Your Oyster'', by Peter Lewis.
 •Opens tomorrow, until October 23: ''Post Implosion'', by Jessica Crothall.
 •Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Opens monday, until October 31: ''The Male Nude'', drawings by John Z Robinson.
 •Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm and Saturday 11am-2pm.

National Mortgage Agency Building top floor, 49 Water St.
 •Opens Sunday, until October 31: Three-dimensional fabric artworks by Motoko Watanabe.

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 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.
 •Until February 15, 2015: contemporary jewellery by Bob Wyber.

Steampunk HQ, 1 Itchen St, Oamaru.
 •''Mythos'', works by Donald Paterson and Kano.

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until October 11: Lorna Isaac and Loris Ives.

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

Supporting Families Central Otago, 28 Ashworth St, Alexandra.
 •From Monday, until October 11: ''Tall Poppies III'', artworks by users and supporters of mental health services.

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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