The Guide: What's on this week

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

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday: Die!Die!Die!.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday, 9pm: Barthsheild, Man Sweat, Iron Tusk.

Federal Diner, Wanaka, Helwick St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Grammy Award-winner Chris Berry.

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
• Today, 5.30pm: Erin Morton (of Delgirl) plays her own acoustic songs, backed by blues guitarist-harp player Terry Ebeling, and the snare groove of Steve Hudson.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Friday, 9pm: The Whirling Eddys.

Sports Central Brewhouse, Oamaru
• Thursdays, 7.30pm: JBE Karaoke.

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.
• Sunday, 2pm: ''Once Upon a Sunday: Eggs and Legs'', Easter-eggy tales with storyteller Kaitrin McMullan.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children 0-2 and parents. Fourth floor.
• Wednesday, 10.30am: pre-school story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tours for Tots, baby-friendly half-hour tour of the gallery followed by a cup of tea.

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.
• Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm: Snapping Science Discovery World science show. Discover photography's role in the advancement of science. Dissect an eye and a camera to see their similarities. Free with Discovery World Tropical Forest admission.
• Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: Magic Busters Discovery World science show. Uncover the secrets of magicians. Free with Discovery World Tropical Forest admission.
• Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Tropical Forest. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
• Today and Tuesday, 10am: preschool story time, children's area.

St Andrew's Church, Blyth St, Cromwell
• Sunday, 4pm: variety concert.

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.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: ''Rarities of Richard Strauss: 150th Anniversary Commemorative Concert'', Enoch Arden, op.38; Stimmungsbilder, op.9 for piano and Kramerspiegel Intermezzo, op. 66; Terence Dennis, piano, John Drummond, narrator.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7pm-11pm: ''Execution'', sound and performance experiments.

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

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
• Today and tomorrow, 1pm: lunchtime theatre: fluids, bodily. Harrowing and honest account of childhood abuse. R18.

Clyde Memorial Hall, Clyde.
• Until tomorrow, 7.30pm: Clyde Theatre Group presents Calendar Girls.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until April 19: Peninsula, by Gary Henderson.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Until Saturday: The Killing of Sister George, by Frank Marcus.

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 2pm: lecture series, Daphne Randle.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queenstown
• Today, 3pm: talk by Japanese architect Koh Kitayama.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, noon: ''Vintage Fashion Tours'', exclusive tour of Dunedin Public Libraries' fashion archives. Bookings essential.
• Today, 11.30am and 5.30pm: NHNZ film screening: Vintage is the New Black (an episode from the series LA Frock Stars). Teen Space, second Floor.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today, 12.15pm: Dunedin sister city Shanghai Fashion Project, illustrated talk about the fashion photography and research project.
• Friday, midday: Francis Hooper from WORLD fashion house in conversation with Margo Barton.
• Saturday, 3pm: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, documentary about the Harper's Bazaar and Vogue editor.
• Sunday, 1pm: Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times.
• Sunday, 3pm: 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris, Yves St Laurent opens his house of haute couture.

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

Monarch office, Fryatt St, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 2.30pm: seaborne photography workshop for Otago Wildlife Photography Competition, aboard MV Monarch. Bookings essential on 477-4276 or $89.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential. Daily at 9.30am, 10.45am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 10am and 3pm: ''Fashionable Gold'', textiles collection tour. Bookings essential on 474-7474 or online at
• Daily talks, 2pm: Monday: Te Paranihi, Otago Museum's waka taua. Tuesday: New Zealand falcon. Wednesday: Nisga'a totem pole segment. Thursday: Watom Island. Friday: life on the Endeavour. Saturday: Karetao, Maori puppets. Sunday: yellow-eyed penguins. 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the world'', exhibition talk.
• Daily, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', talk to complement exhibition in the Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H. D. Skinner Annex.

Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago's Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society screens Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr's Ten Canoes.

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.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Until Monday: ''La Foret Sauvage'', Anya Sinclair.
• Until April 30: ''Expressions of War ... portraits of veterans'', Hon Captain Matt Gauldie.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Until April 30: Pauline Bellamy watercolours. Open Wednesday-Sunday noon-5pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
• Today, 6pm: Orira, by Samin Son,closing event. Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.''
• Paper Works - 1978 and 1980'', Gary Blackman.

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

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Until April 13: ''Art in April'', painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, fibre art. Gallery hours: 10am-5pm.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Tomorrow and Saturday, 10am-5pm: ''Emerging Talent 2014'', garments from the 2014 iD International Emerging Designers' Award. Designers will attend Saturday 3-4pm.
• Until April 20: Seung Yul Oh, ''Moamoa: A Decade''.
• Until April 27: ''Not all White'', wedding dresses by Tanya Carlson.
• Until June 15: Steve Carr, ''Stretching Time''.
• From Saturday: ''Belonging'', works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until tomorrow: ''Top Art'', selection of NCEA level 3 portfolios that achieved excellence in visual art last year.

The Fix, Frederick St.
• Until April 11: ''Mountain, moon and volcano strip'', Louis Graham.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until Sunday: ''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 Saturday: ''No Need for Water'', Zina Swanson.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Until April 19: ''Absence/Presence'', by Odelle Morshuis.

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

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 Wednesday: ''Home Truths'', Joanna Braithwaite.
• Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday, 11am-3pm.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• From Saturday until April 30: ''Woodland'', by Karl Maughan.
• Until April 30: ''The Royal Queenstown Easter Show''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until today: ''Blossom'', Tara Douglas.
• Gallery open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.
• From Saturday: ''Exorcise (E)'', by James Robinson.

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

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Until Saturday: ''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 Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
• From Saturday until April 23: ''Treasures Revisited Exhibition'', pre-owned artworks for sale. Open 10am-4pm daily.

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.
•  Until 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''.

Salisbury Boutique, 104 Bond St, Dunedin
• Saturday, 5.30pm: ''Third Ever Blue Oyster International Art Fair'', Nick Austin, Emma Chalmers, Zhonghao Chen, Judy Darragh, Tony De Lautour, Francis van Hout, Saskia Leek, Philip Madill, Sophie Scott, Zina Swanson.

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

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
• Friday, from 6pm: Hinton art exhibition, photographers Annemarie Hope-Cross and Eric Schusser.

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 May 6: Works by local artist, Margaret Calder.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• ''The Remarkables'', by Simon Lardelli and Drew Hill.

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.
• Until May 23: ''Make It New! Modernism and the Medieval Presence''.

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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