The guide: What's on this week

Family fun
Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower Garden Information Centre.
 •Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am-3pm: Tractor-train rides depart near duck pond.

Hayes Engineering and Homestead, Hayes Rd (off Ida Valley-Omakau Rd), Oturehua.
 •Sunday, 10am-5pm: Historic Hayes Engineering Works operating day.

Main St, Clyde.
 •Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm: Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Tomorrow to April 19, 11.30am and 3pm: ''The Best Science Show in the History of the World Ever!'', Discovery World holiday science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •Tomorrow to April 19: ''Mysterious Moai'', school holiday gallery trail. Collect trail from the Discovery Desk at any time.
 •Tomorrow to April 19: ''Unbelievable Beasts'', drop in to the Search Centre to learn about unexplained and fantastical animals.
 •Daily, 11am and 1.30pm: ''Butterflies' first flight'', Tropical Forest demonstration. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
 •Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: story time.

Music and performance
Cromwell Presbyterian Church, 10 Elspeth St, Cromwell.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Vanuatuan concert to raise funds for cyclone-affected islands. St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach for the season of Easter.

Film and theatre
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre, ''Improsaurus Rise Again!'', improvisational theatre by Improsaurus. Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 •Until April 18: The War Play. Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday-Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 •Today, 6pm: Our Big Blue Backyard episode 6: Stewart Island, NHNZ film screening.

Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago's Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents The Tenth Victim. Memberships or three-film passes can be purchased on the night. No casual admission this week.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, 132 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 •Saturday, 8pm: The Theory of Everything, film screening.
 •Sunday, 7pm: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, film screening.

Talks and workshops
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. Daily, 11.30am: ''Intersections'', Ralph Hotere exhibition gallery talk. Meet at information desk.

Queenstown Library, 10 Gorge Rd, Queenstown.
 •Saturday, 3.30pm: Talk by author Robin Robilliard about her book ''Hard Country''.

Wanaka Library, Dunmore St, Wanaka
 •Saturday, 11am: Talk by author Robin Robilliard about her book ''Hard Country''.

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.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Until April 24: ''Headlands'', by Manu Berry and Pauline Bellamy. Open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •''Local Supercluster'', Michael Harrison.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Until April 24: Native bird sculptures by Luke Anthony.
 •Until June 1: ''Gallipoli: Then & Now'' school art competition showcase.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Symbiosis'', photography by Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken.

Community Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Until Tuesday: Dunedin Photographic Society 125th anniversary exhibition. Historic and current images.

Cromwell Presbyterian Church, 10 Elspeth Street, Cromwell.
 •Tomorrow to Monday: Creative Heart Art and Craft Easter show.

Custom House Gallery, Tyne St, Oamaru.
 •Until Saturday: ''Queen of Other Worlds'', paintings by Dylan Prujean, Debbie Price-Ewen, Donna Demente and Julia Sutherland.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until Sunday: ''The town wrist watch'', Nick Austin.
 •Until April 12: ''Parallel Play'', works by Frances Hodgkins and her European contemporaries.
 •Until April 26: ''Dodge'', Evan Woodruffe (rear window project).
 •Until May 17: ''Room Temperature'', Mary McFarlane.

Dunstan Masonic Lodge, 26 Sunderland St, Clyde.
 •Tomorrow to Sunday: Central Otago Arts Society annual Easter exhibition.

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 Monday: ''Tonga `I Onopooni'', contemporary Tongan artists.
 •Until April 30: ''Memorial Oaks''.

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •Until April 9: ''Land Fall'', various artists.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •Pottery by Danny Moorwood.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Until April 11: ''Shift Work'', monoprints and linocuts by Marion Wassenaar.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Still'' by Eliot Coates, John Parker and Christine Webster; ''The Social Fabric'' by Michael Shepherd.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Saturday to April 29: ''The Aroma of Black'', Reuben Paterson.
 •Saturday to May 27: ''The Royal Queenstown Easter Show'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Closes today: ''Mid March Mix'', various artists.
 •Opens tomorrow, until April 16: ''All That is Solid Collapses Into Air'', Scott Flanagan and Anet Neutze.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Until April 30: ''Let the Earth Bear Witness'', paintings by Kate Williamson.
 •Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm; Saturday 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •''Paradise Valley'', Max Gimblett.

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 Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 •Until April 12: Otago Art Society Summer exhibition. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Until May 10: ''Bugs: The Mega World of Minibeasts'', in the Special Exhibitions gallery.
 •Until September 6: ''Intersections: Ceramics from Ralph Hotere's Personal Collection''.
 •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.

Ranfurly Hotel, Charlemont St, Ranfurly.
 •Until Wednesday: Photography by Jane Fletcher.

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.
 •Until June 14: ''By the Author of Waverley'', exhibition featuring Sir Walter Scott.

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 April 9: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen.

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 May 22: ''Aliens, Androids & Unicorns: the Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection''

Wanaka Primary School Gymnasium, 7 Ironside Dr.
 •Opens tonight, until Monday: The Wanaka Arts Society Easter Exhibition.

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

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