The Guide: What's on this week

''Aliens, Androids & Unicorns: the Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection'' is on at...
''Aliens, Androids & Unicorns: the Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection'' is on at the University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library, until May 22. Photo by Linda Robertson.

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
Saturday: The Eversons and guests.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: State of Malice, Waystone, Goats AZ, Innominatus, Ronnie Stash.
• Saturday: Conniption, Nowhere, Feral Hunks, Slitzkrieg.

Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow: Matt Joe Gow.

Grainstore Gallery, 9 Harbour St, Oamaru.
• Today, 7.30pm: The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer.

Long Beach Hall, Driver St, Long Beach.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
• Saturday: Feastock 2015 after party.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Tomorrow, 8.30pm: The Whirling Eddys.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
• Tomorrow: Mel Parsons.
• Saturday, 8.30pm: The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer.

Tokanui Tavern, 18 McEwan St, Tokanui.
• Sunday, 6.30pm: The Lonesome Pine Specials with Archer.

Family fun

Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Today, 6pm: Worm farm workshop.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Daily until April 19, 10am 4.30pm : ''Imagination City'', school holiday activity. Add to the huge townscape laid out on paper.

First Church of Otago, 415 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 11am 1.30pm: Annual church fair. All welcome.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Today, 2pm: ''Dizzy Twisters'' paper spinning tops workshop. Bookings essential.
• Tuesday, 2pm: ''Arty Faces'', decorate your own animal mask. Bookings essential.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 11.30am and 1.30pm: ''Marvellous Manu'', guided children's activity. Bookings essential.
• Daily until 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.
• Daily until April 19: ''Mysterious Moai'', school holiday gallery trail. Collect trail from the Discovery Desk at any time.
• Daily until 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.

Waikouaiti Library, Main Road, Waikouaiti.
• Tuesday, 2pm: ''Paper planes and paper dolls'' school holiday activity.

Music and performance

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians' April recital meeting, featuring soprano Jenny Whitaker, mezzo Jan Harrington Versteeg and pianist Alison Paterson.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert, New Zealand premieres.

Oamaru Basilica, 68 Reed St, Oamaru.
• Saturday, 12.30pm: The Choir of Newman College and the The Affetto Players perform Claudio Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
• Today, 7.30pm: ''La Chappelle du Roy'', French Baroque music performed by soloists of the Choir of Newman College, accompanied by Polly Sussex and David Macfarlane.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: The Choir of Newman College and the The Affetto Players perform Claudio Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm 1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ works by Paul Hindemith.

Thistle Cafe and Bar, 23 The Octagon.
• Monday, 7.30pm: New Zealand Society of Authors Writers' Salon, featuring Ella West, Joe Baker and Iona Winter.

Film and theatre

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 3pm: Moving Pictures: Artists' film from the London Jarman Award: Programme 1, film screening.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until April 18: The War Play. Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Audio described performance for the visually impaired this Sunday.

Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Puzzle of a Downfall Child. Memberships or three film passes can be purchased on the night.

Talks and workshops

Alexandra Community House,14 20 Centennial Ave.
• Saturday and Sunday, 10am 4pm: ''New Styles - New Ideas'' acrylic art workshop with Rachel Hirabayashi.
• Saturday, 9.30am noon: The Creative Writers Circle presents ''Finding Your Voice'', talk and Q and A session with writer Pauline Cartwright.

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.


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.
• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: photographs by Laurence Aberhart.

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.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: ''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.

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 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.
• Closes today: ''Land Fall'', various artists.
• Tomorrow to April 24: ''A Storybook of paintings: From Whaling to Watching'', Janet de Wagt.

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

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

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
• Until Saturday: paintings by Bryan Jackson.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
• Tomorrow to May 10: Autumn Festival Art Exhibition 2015.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opens tomorrow, until May 6: ''Facing the Mountain'' by Simon Edwards; ''Nga Kakahu Karaihe'' by Te Rongo Kirkwood; from Saturday: ''Men at Work'' by Teresa H.R. Lane.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until April 29: ''The Aroma of Black'', Reuben Paterson.
• Until May 27: ''The Royal Queenstown Easter Show'', various artists. Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• 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 Sunday: 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.

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.
• Closes today: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen.
• Tomorrow to April 26: ''Double digits'', 10th anniversary exhibition.

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

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