The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
1908 Cafe, 7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Matt Langley (Portobello Blues Festival).
 •Sunday, 1pm: Stig Eldred (Portobello Blues Festival).

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Today: Pint night with DJ D-Form.
 •Saturday: Scum Hammer, Slitzkkrieg, God Awful, Ostrader Aarvark, Ratt Face.

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

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Ave.
 •Today, 8pm: OUSA Orientation 2015 afterparty featuring Kiesza, Sigma and Jupiter Project.

Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Quantum.

Inch Bar, 8 Bank St.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Humboldt County.

The Moorings Restaurant and Bar, 23 Perriam Pl.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Bella Kalolo.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Rachel Kibblewhite.
 •Sunday, 1pm: Re:Gretabull.

Penguin Cafe, 1726 Highcliff Rd, Portobello.
 •Saturday, 1pm: One Good Eye JT (Portobello Blues Festival).
 •Sunday, 1pm: Matt Langley (Portobello Blues Festival).

Portobello Coronation Hall, 853 Portobello Rd.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Portobello Blues Festival concert featuring Mo'Ju, Suzanne & Doug, One Good Eye JT, Strait Shooters, King Leo.

Portobello Hotel, 2 Harington Point Rd.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Portobello Blues Festival opening concert featuring Nick Saxon, Bulletproof Convertible, One Good Eye JT, Strait Shooters, Tahu & the Takahes.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Nick Saxon (Portobello Blues Festival).
 •Sunday, 1pm: One Good Eye JT (Portobello Blues Festival).
 •Sunday, 3pm: Portobello Blues Festival open mic concert.

Portobello Park, Portobello, Otago Peninsula.
 •Saturday, noon: Portobello Blues Festival concert featuring Gwyn Dobie, Valley Bluegrass, Bulletproof Convertible, Stig Eldred.
 •Saturday, 3pm: Portobello Blues Festival open mic concert.
 •Saturday, 6pm: Portobello Blues Festival jam session.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Mansweat present ''The XY Factor - Episode #4 Re-enactment show'', with Melancholy Friday, Matt Sainsbury and The Sleeves.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Nation, with Palace Rats.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow: Nick Knox, Bell Campanita and Lara Rose.
 •Saturday, 6pm and 8pm: Shayne Carter.

Family fun
Clyde Historic Precinct, Sunderland St, Clyde.
 •Sunday, 10am-2pm: ''Clyde on Sunday'' markets; local food and wine, clothing, children's activites, live music.

Cromwell Public Library, 43 The Mall, Cromwell.
 •Wednesday 2pm: ''Caterpillar'' story and craft activity.

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.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Sunday, 10am-3pm: ''Edwardian garden party''; live music, authentic edwardian garden games. Formal dress optional, byo picnic.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily, 11am; also 1.30pm 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.

Portobello Park, Portobello, Otago Peninsula.
 •Saturday, noon: Portobello Blues Festival arts and community market. Arts and plant stalls, children's entertainment, live music.

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
All Saints' Church, 786 Cumberland St North. 
 •Today, 7.30pm: A Celebration of Music for Voice, Spinet and Organ'' (NZ International Early Music Festival).
 •Saturday, 7pm: ''Viol Dreaming'' (NZ International Early Music Festival).
 •Sunday, 6.30pm: ''Blow and Purcell - Master and Pupil'' (NZ International Early Music Festival).

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Today, 12.30pm: Renaissance and Baroque music performance by the Rare Byrds.

Dunedin Railway Station foyer, Anzac Square.
 •Tomorrow, 7pm: ''J S Bach - Maestro of the Baroque'' (NZ International Early Music Festival).

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians AGM and recital meeting featuring pianist Elena Pakholiouk and singer Tamara Pakholyuk.

Knox Church, 449 George St
 •Sunday, 7pm: ''Missa stylo a cappella'', performance by the Knox Church Choir, sung as part of a service.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Saturday, 12.30pm: ''Shakespeare, Mary Queen of Scots and the Mantuan Court'' (NZ International Early Music Festival).
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert, ''The Year 1915: Echoes of the Great War'', Terence Dennis and Tom McGrath (piano).

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St.
 •Today, 6.45pm: Hypnotist night with Ian Blaine.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Today, 6pm: ''A Renaissance Choral Evensong'', St Paul's Cathedral Choir performance (NZ International Early Music Festival).
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music for the season of Lent.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 •Sunday, 2pm: ''Noblesse De Robe - a celebration of Early Dance and Dress'', performance by Les Belles Vilaines (NZ International Early Music Festival).

Plays
Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
 •Until Saturday: Verdict, by Agatha Christie.

Skycity Queenstown, 16-24 Beach St, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, 7pm: Pint Sized Plays competition round. Ten short plays shortlisted from international entries, winner selected by audience vote.

Thomas L Brown Gallery, 568 Speargrass Flat Rd.
 •Saturday, 7pm: Pint Sized Plays competition round. Ten short plays shortlisted from international entries, winner selected by audience vote.

Talks and films
Archway 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
 •Today, 5.30pm: Talk by rare books expert Kay Craddock for World Book Day.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Wednesday: ''Fifteen Years to be an Overnight Success'', talk by playwright Roger Hall.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower garden information centre.
 •Tomorrow, noon: ''Craigeburn Reserve - love, sweat and years'', talk by Lisa Burton and Paul Pope.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Today and tomorrow, 10.30am and 5.30pm: Our Big Blue Backyard, NHNZ film showcase for Seaweek. New episode each day, with a double screening (two episodes) tomorrow. Today: Kaikoura. Tomorrow: Open Bay Islands, Stewart Island. Wednesday, noon: talk on teaching in Africa by Mary McFarlane to Friends of the Library (members only). Dunningham Suite.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Wednesday, 11.15am: ''Tour for tots'', baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition.

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

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
 •Monday to March 13: Our Big Blue Backyard, NHNZ film showcase. New episode shown each day at 10.30am and 5.30pm, with a double screening (two episodes) on March 13. Monday: Northland. Tuesday: Goat Island. Wednesday: Poor Knight Islands. Thursday: Kaikoura. Friday: Open Bay Islands, Stewart Island. Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''An Evening at Sea'' film festival showcasing five student documentaries on marine science and conservation (Seaweek event).
 •Daily, 2pm: ''Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.
 •Daily, 1pm: ''Bugs: the Mega World of Minibeasts'' exhibition talk. Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago's Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Beyond the Hills. Memberships or threefilm passes can be purchased on the night. No casual admission this week.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 •Sunday, 1.30pm-5pm: Series of lectures on historical female figures of Otago by Prof Barbara Brookes and Katie Cooper, for United Nations International Women's Day.

Exhibitions
Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
 •Bronze native bird sculptures by Mike Norris.

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.

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

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •''Rigid Absolutes'', by Martin Thompson.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Until April 24: Native bird sculptures by Luke Anthony.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until March 18: ''Mountain Moods'', contemporary landscapes by Clare Riddington.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Until Sunday: ''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 Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday to May 17: ''Room Temperature'', Mary McFarlane.
 •Until Sunday: ''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 April 19: ''Selected Works from the Bosshard Browne Collection'' and ''Four Decades: Selected Drawings 1970-2003'', both by Jeffrey Harris.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Until April 6: ''Tonga `I Onopooni'', contemporary Tongan artists.
 •Until April 30: ''Memorial Oaks''.

Fresh n Fruity Gallery, Level 3, 140 George St.
 •Saturday and Sunday: Works by Summer residency artists Nikki Cain and Christian McNab.
 •Gallery open noon-4pm or by appointment.

Front Room Gallery, 10 Memorial St, Queenstown.
 •Opens tomorrow, 6pm: Carved and painted surfboards by Aaron Kereopa, curated by Toi o Tahuna gallery.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •Saturday to March 29: ''A road less travelled'', photographs by Eric Schusser.
 •Gallery open 10am-4pm daily.

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

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs, Old Post Office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
 •Until March 12: ''Layers of Her, 3 x 3'', by Susan Hurrell Fieldes.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Land'' by Robert Ellis; ''Show and Tell'', various artists.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Saturday to April 1: ''Queens Down'', Emily Valentine; ''Dog & Pony Show'', Joanna Braithwaite.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •''NUUT'' by Marie Strauss.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Until March 27: ''From Karitane to Ngapara'', paintings by Joanna Tokona.
 •Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •Until March 13: ''Whakaata, Lake Hayes'', Stephen Bambury.

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 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 May 3: ''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 April 30: ''South Coast Exhibition'', works by Lindsay Crooks, J.K. Weir and Fienze C.
 •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 March 12: Loris Ives and Lisa Simpson.

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.
 •Closes today: ''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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