The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

Coronation Hall, Balmacewen Rd.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Damien Dempsey, ''Irish working-class hero''.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Saturday, 8pm: Central Otago Rock 'n' Roll Club dance with music from Impakt.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday, from 9pm: Foe, Scum Hammer, With Teeth, God Awful, Slitzkrieg.

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
• Today, 5.30pm: Karin Reid and Bill Martin with special guest Lloyd Williams.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
• Today, 9pm: First-year Party Night - The Black and White Party with DJ Mr Green. Exclusive to first-year students.
• Tomorrow, 10pm: DJL Dunedin presents: LOW N' HARD.
• Saturday, 9pm: The Sleeves, Albion Place and special guest.
• Tuesday, 8.30pm: ''Re:Fuel Unplugged'', open mike/open decks.
• Wednesday, 9pm: THE SOCIAL featuring Sunley Band and A Distant City.

Family fun
Alpha St Playground, Cromwell.
• Sunday, 2pm: Cromwell Plunket Teddy Bears Picnic. Performance by Craig Smith. Bouncy castle, lolly scramble, fire engine rides. Cancelled if wet.

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.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children 0-2 and parents. Fourth floor.
• Tuesday, 6pm: ''Geek to Chic Fashion Show'', catwalk show starring Dunedin librarians.
• Wednesday, 10.30am: pre-school story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Monday, 4pm: recycled fashion parade by pupils from Bathgate Park School.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Thursdays, 11am-11.30am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children 0-2 and parents.
• Tomorrow, 4pm: Friday Flicks, free family movie screening.
• Tuesday, 11am: preschool story time. Children's area.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 11am: ''The Whale's Song'', hear a story and make a whale magnet to take home. Maritime gallery.
• Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Tropical Forest. Free with Tropical Forest admission.
• Saturdays and Sundays, 3.30pm: Nest is Best, Investigation Station. Atrium level 1. Free.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
• Today and Tuesday, 10am: Preschool storytime, children's area.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
• Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: story time, children's room. Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
• Daily, 10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
The Church, Dundas St.
• Fridays 9pm: Salsa music, dancing.

Cromwell Presbyterian Church, 10 Elspeth St, Cromwell.
• Saturday, 7pm: ''The Famous Workers' Concert - Story of the Islands'', starring seasonal workers from Vanuatu.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: ''A Matine of Massenet: Le Bel ge'', Rosamund Illing and Terence Dennis present a programme of late-19th century French Song.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ works by Herbert Howells.

Plays
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
• Today and tomorrow, 1pm: lunchtime theatre: Woman, Man and Eric.

Clyde Memorial Hall, Clyde.
• From Saturday until April 4, 7.30pm: Clyde Theatre Group presents Calendar Girls.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• From Saturday until April 19: Peninsula, by Gary Henderson.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
• Tomorrow, 10.30pm: Improsaurus presents Improvised Tales of Petra Rabbit.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• From tonight until April 5: The Killing of Sister George, by Frank Marcus.

Talks and films
A Drop of Red, SH6 Cromwell.
• Today, 7.30pm: Cromwell Film Society screens Irina Palm.

Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: The Four Alps, NHNZ film screening.

Community House, Alexandra
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: "The 2degreeC climate target - What it means, whether we missed it and what step to take next", public lecture.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 5.15pm: ''A Life in Two Halves: John Milton's Life and Personality'', presentation of poems. Bookings essential. Dunningham Suite, fourth floor.
• Wednesday-Thursday April 2-3, 12pm: ''Vintage Fashion Tours'', exclusive tour of Dunedin Public Libraries' fashion archives. Bookings essential.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 2pm: fashion talk: Dr Jane Malthus and Tanya Carlson discuss Carlson's 15 wedding dresses on display.
• Sunday, 3pm: Margery Blackman will talk on 1920s-'30s fashion and Lynda Cullen will discuss aspects of the popular culture of the period.

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

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 2pm: ''Furnishings and Fabrics Tour''. Limited capacity.
• Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.
•  Daily at 9.30am, 10.45am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Saturday, 10am-4pm: demonstration day - 20 society artists will demonstrate their creative skills.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Operation Pedestal. Tomorrow: Kiwi - bird and icon. Saturday: Akan gold weights. Sunday: The southern sky. Monday: Te Paranihi - Otago Museum's waka taua. Tuesday: Flamboyant flamingos. Wednesday: Lifestyles of Southern Maori.
• Daily until July 20, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the world'', exhibition talk.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
 • New photographs by Russ McLean.

The Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until tomorrow, 10am-4pm daily: ''Life of Embroidery'', Otago Embroiderers Guild exhibition celebrating the work of Gay Eaton MNZM.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Until Sunday: ''Drawl 2'', exhibition featuring Manu Berry, Pauline Bellamy, Emma Chalmers, Kirsten Ferguson, Phillip Madill, James Robinson (Fringe Festival).
• Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
•  Closes today: ''Random Reproductions'', Richard Killeen.

Brick Brothers Gallery, 14D Dowling St.
• Until Monday: ''Second Skin'', Rowan Holt.
• Gallery hours: 11am-5pm daily.

Central Stories Russell Henderson Gallery, Centennial Ave, Alexandra
• Until May 4: ''Wool Away'', history of sheep and stations in Central Otago.

Dunedin Community Gallery, 300 Moray Pl (opposite Otago Community House)
• From Tuesday until April 13: ''Art in April'', painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, fibre art.
• Gallery hours: 10am-5pm.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: ''Speed and Colour: British linocuts from the 1930s''.
• Until Sunday: ''Specular Reflection'', paintings by Frances Hodgkins.
• Until Sunday: ''Gifted'', recent acquisitions.
• Until April 20: Seung Yul Oh, ''Moamoa: A Decade''.
• Until June 15: Steve Carr, ''Stretching Time''.
• From Saturday until April 27: ''Not all White'', wedding dresses by Tanya Carlson.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until tomorrow: ''Hidden Skin'', Rowan Holt.
• Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
• From Monday until April 4: ''Top Art'', selection of NCEA level 3 portfolios that achieved excellence in visual art last year.

The Fix, Frederick St.
• Until tomorrow: ''Mountain, moon and volcano strip'', Louis Graham.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until April 6: ''Confluence'' by Richard Scott.
• Until May 11: ''Broken Idols'' by Tom Simpson.
• Until May 18: ''Xistence'' by Richard Mountain.

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Daily 10.30am-4pm.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Recent work by Scott Drummond.
• Open Wednesday-Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday, 11am-4.30pm.

Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
• Until April 5: ''No Need for Water'', Zina Swanson.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Until Saturday: ''To the Wasteland - Following the Rivers of Gold'', Gail de Jong. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until April 12: `Schmincke Yellow'', Zuna Wright.
• Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
• Until Sunday: ''Reanimate'', Pav Pawlowicz, Kendall Allum and Ian Bretherton.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
• Until April 11: ''From City to Central'', works by Jenny Longstaff and friends from the Otago Art Society.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until April 9: ''Home Truths'', Joanna Braithwaite.
• Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until Wednesday: ''Together in a Sudden Strangeness'', Marc Blake.
• Until April 30: ''The Royal Queenstown Easter Show''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until April 3: ''Blossom'', Tara Douglas.
• Gallery open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Fashion drawings by Lindsay Kennett.
• Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, Saturday, 11am-2pm.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• From Monday until April 5: ''Recycled Runway and Fantasy Catwalks'', Taieri College pupils' wearable art. Downes Room.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Open daily 10am-5pm.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Permanent exhibition: ''Waitaki Landscapes''. Nose Restaurant, cnr SH6 and Sandflat Rd, Cromwell.
• Deidre Copland ''Recent Works''.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Ongoing: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the world''. Special exhibitions gallery.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until May 18: ''Sheep, Shearing and Scenery'', photography by Joanne McLeary.

The Picture Lounge, 31 Dunmore St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers' Gallery.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello Rds, Otago Peninsula.
 • Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.
• D. Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve.
• Ongoing: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape''.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• From Tuesday to April 12: ''Apocalypse and Amulets'', new work by Nikkie Gibson.
• Tuesday-Friday, noon-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.
• Until June 15: ''Tales from a long, bright land: Books for New Zealand Children Before 1960''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open 1pm-5pm, Friday-Sunday or by appointment.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until Tuesday: oils by Dave Johnston.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5.30pm, Saturday, 11am-2pm.

University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library.
• ''Rare Delights III. Recent Additions to Special Collections''.

Waikouaiti Old Post Office Gallery, 152 Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Paintings by Laura Gregory. Pottery and paintings by Peter Gregory.
• Open 1pm-5pm, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday.

Wallpaper House Gallery, 29 Lees St.
• Open first Saturday of every month 11am-4pm.

 


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