The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Coronation Hall, 1 Balmacewen Rd.
 •Monday, 7pm: Saltire, Scottish duo.

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

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave.
 •Tuesday, 8pm: OUSA Orientation Toga Party, featuring Summer Thieves, Swaren Veygal, and Sachi.

Gin and Raspberry, 155 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Into the East.

Queenstown Memorial Hall, 1 Memorial St.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Valentine's Ball with music from No Reason and Love Lost Demons.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.

 Sunday, noon-2.30pm: Matt Lahood.

Family fun
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower Garden Information Centre.
 •Daily 10am-4pm: Duck food free from information centre.
 •Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am-3pm: tractor-train rides depart near duck pond.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Sunday, 2pm-4pm: Clay pinch pot workshop with Marion Familton. Bookings essential. Omakau Domain, Omakau.
 •Saturday, from 10am: Central Otago A&P Show.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati.
 •Daily, 11am: takahe feeding.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily, 11am; also 3pm Saturday and Sunday: ''Butterflies' first flight'', Tropical Forest demonstration. Free with Tropical Forest admission.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 3pm: ''Jurassic Bugs'', Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 10am-2pm: Guided tours of the theatre, commencing every half-hour.

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
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St.
 •Monday to February 21: Alexandra Musical Society presents Stars In Their Eyes.

BG Artspace, 76A Golf Course Rd, Wanaka.
 •Saturday, 4pm: ''Set Your Compass South'', performance by poet Brian Turner (Outspoken festival of words and storytelling).

Corbridge Barn, Corbridge Downs, Rapid 707, Luggate Hwy.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: ''Outspoken: Legends of the South'', opening night of the Outspoken festival of words and storytelling.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Wenesday, 6pm: ''The Strength of Hercules'', performance of Italian renaissance music by the Rare Byrds.

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave.
 •Monday, 7pm: OUSA Orientation Otago Variety Show. Official welcome for first-year students followed by a line-up of local entertainers.
 •Wednesday, 6.30pm: ''TV3 presents: 7 Days'', comedy show live filming (OUSA Orientation event).

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden Chalet, 430 Portobello Rd.
 •Sunday, 4pm: ''Poetry in the Garden'', readings by Emma Neale, Alan Roddick, Pat White and Sue Wootton. Fundraiser for the Caselberg Trust.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: ''Valentine's Date With Gary McCormick'' (Outspoken festival of words and storytelling).

Otago Museum, Cumberland St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: The Mentalist Collective, folk ensemble.
 •Sunday, 1pm: Kate Morgan plays classic and contemporary pop on grand piano.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music for Mardi Gras.

Plays
Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 •Until February 28: Outside Mullingar.

Talks and films
Central Cinema, Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Today, 2pm: Charity film screening of Still Alice, for the Alzheimers Society.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 3pm: Charleston: A Painter's Paradise, documentary screening.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Art History and Theory lecturer Bridie Lonie will discuss the work of Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.

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

Nichol's Cafe, Iles St, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 7am: ''Blokes Breakfast'' with talk by racing driver and politician Ian ''Inky'' Tulloch. Limited spaces.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily, 2pm: ''Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.
 •Daily, 1pm: ''Bugs: the Mega World of Minibeasts'' exhibition talk.

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

Artica, 26B George St, Port Chalmers.
 •Ongoing: decorative artworks by Kirsten Andreae, paintings by James Cordery.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 •Works by Diana Smillie; ''Yet another touch of Whimsy'' by Crispin Korschen, Rachael Garland, Emma Butler, Fiona Tunnicliffe and others.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Solo Artists Wall''.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Until March 8: ''Marvels of the Renaissance: The Renaissance in Context'', first floor exhibition space; ''Heritage Early Music Exhibition'', third floor heritage room. In conjunction with the New Zealand International Early Music Festival.

Dunedin International Airport.
 •February: ''Silent Observations'', photography by John Caswell.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until March 1: ''The Crystal Line'', Peter Trevelyan.
 •Until March 1: ''His Own Steam'', ceramics by Barry Brickell.
 •Until March 8: ''Shield'', Tara Douglas (a rear window project).
 •Until March 15: ''Dogwood Days'', Erica van Zon. Until March 15: ''Visible Structures'', Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.
 •Until March 15: ''Floating Studio'', Fiona Connor and Alicia Frankovich.
 •Until March 15: ''The town wrist watch'', Nick Austin.
 •Until March 31: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery.
 •Until April 12: ''Parallel Play'', works by Frances Hodgkins and her European contemporaries.
 •Ongoing: ''Mythos'', curated by Aaron Kreisler.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
 •Until Sunday: ''New Urban Realists'', Ruth Cleland, Gary McMillan and David Woodings.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Until Sunday: ''The Wreck of Hope'', sculpture by Michele Beevors.
 •Until March 1: ''Look Again'' featuring works by Colin Wheeler.
 •Until April 30: ''Memorial Oaks''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •''New Fibres'', Andi Regan. Thousands of hand-tied cable ties create a new textile.
 •Gallery open 10am-4pm daily.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Until Sunday: ''Summer Show''.
 •Until March 20: Works on paper.
 •Gallery open Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm and by arrangement.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 •Until Monday: ''Something Old Something New'', avian pottery by Bron.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Opening Saturday, 3pm: ''Land'' by Robert Ellis; ''Show and Tell'', various artists.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until March 4: ''The Earl Street Journal'', various artists; new works by John Walsh, Mark Mitchell, Reuben Paterson, Neil Dawson, Garry Currin, Layla Walter and Karl Maughan.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Opens tomorrow, 5pm: ''NUUT'' by Marie Strauss.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Until February 27: ''Shadows of the Sea'', paintings by Angela Burns.
 •Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •Group show featuring John Pule, Shane Cotton, Russell Moses, Stephen Bambury, Gretchen Albrecht, Michael Parekowhai and Elizabeth Thomson.
 •Banksy print Barcode, 2004.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Until April 30: ''From Little Towns in a Far Land'', World War 1 centennial exhibition.

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 March 1: ''Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica''.
 •Until May 10: ''Bugs: The Mega World of Minibeasts'', in the Special Exhibitions gallery.
 •Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

Owaka Museum Community Gallery, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
 •Until Saturday: ''The Summer Show'', works by Bob Wyber, Jane Downes and Bob Steiner.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho O Te Taniwha, Queens Park, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
 •Until March 22: ''Under the Cracks, Behind the Shadows'', Helen Back.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
 •Until March 14: ''A Room of St Clairs'', Lindsay Crooks.
 •Open 1pm-5pm, Friday-Sunday.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until Saturday: Peter Gregory and Lorna Isaac.
 •Monday until February 28: Louise Thompson Parker and Anne McLean.

Studio Red Gallery, 12 Miners Tce, Bannockburn.
 •New works by Sarah Anderson, Lizzie Carruthers, Megan Huffadine, Kim Logue, Rebecca Stewart and Jim Wheeler.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queen's Gardens.
 •Ongoing: ''Dunedin's Great War 1914-1918'', World War 1 commemorative exhibition.
 •Victory Medal, a sculpture by Helen Pollock.

University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library.
 •Until March 5: ''The World of Joseph W Mellor (1869-1938) Chemist, Ceramicist and Cartoonist''.

Warbirds and Wheels, Wanaka Airport.
 •Ongoing: ''Come Up and See My Etchings'', Grahame Sydney.

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