The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Central Otago Rock 'n' Roll public dance, with music from IMPAK. Tickets from Cromwell i-Site.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Today, 5.30pm: Mallika, Madeleine Howard, 6Years.
 •Tomorrow, 5.30pm: Falconets, The Violet-ohs, Kylie Price.
 •Wednesday, 5.30pm: Jake Cropley, Glen Ross, Tui Birds.

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

Grainstore Gallery, 9 Harbour St, Oamaru.
 •Today, 8pm: Adam McGrath.

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

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Metal Fusion, instrumental covers band.

Purple Rain Retro Bar and Cafe, 403 Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Saturday, 8pm: ''The Future is Now'' featuring Justice Peace, The Bedfords, DJ Fadez, Ain't The First, Baylee Berry, Miss, The Bedford School of Music, Dave Coleclough and Laura Bedford-Murphy.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Friday, 9pm: OUSA Battle of the Bands heat four.
 •Saturday: OUSA Battle of the Bands finals.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
 •Saturday, 9am: The Bedfords and The Bedford School of Music NZ.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
 •Tomorrow, 9pm: Thundercub, OPC, and The Violet-Ohs.

Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Dance, with music by Spectrum.

Family fun
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Daily, 3.30pm-4.30pm: ''Play the Banana Piano'', New Zealand Music Month activity.

John McGlashan College Hall, 2 Pilkington St, Maori Hill.
 •Today, 4pm: Dunedin Public Libraries presents Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey. Suitable for ages 7+. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 3pm: ''The Best Science Show in the History of the World Ever!'', Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
 •Daily 11am, also 1.30pm Saturday and Sunday: ''Butterflies' first flight'', Tropical Forest demonstration. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

St Gerard's School Hall, Tarbert St, Alexandra.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Alexandra Old Time Dance Group public dance. Contact: (03) 448-6871.

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

Music and performance
Blueskin Bay Library, l26 Harvey St, Waitati.
 •Today, 6.15pm: Malcolm Honeychurch, classical guitarist.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 1pm: The Dunedin Harmony Chorus with Highland Harmony.

Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Square.
 •Sunday, 4.30pm: ''Songs of War & Peace'', Gallipoli commemoration concert by the OUSA Cantores Choir, with orchestra and percussion band.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 •Sunday, 2pm: ''A Beautiful Pea-Green Boat: Songs for Kids'', performance by the Southern Consort of Voices and the Southern Children's Choir.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: ''Night Ringing with Unseen Larks, Music to Remember World War 1'', Dunedin Youth Orchestra concert.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 •Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; senior performance students in recital.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
 •Tomorrow, 1.30pm: Fairfield School choir, marimba band and recorder ensemble.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: Jonny Dyas plays contemporary and classical hits on grand piano.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Today, 8pm: ''Circulating Rhythms'', featuring the OUSA Fire Club and Circus Club performers, DJs, painters, tribal belly dancers and more.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays French organ works for Pentecost, to include music by Olivier Messiaen.

South Dunedin Community Hall, 261 King Edward St.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Middle Eastern Music and Dance Night, fundraiser for Syrian refugee children and families.

Waikouaiti Library, 192 Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
 •Saturday, 11am: Richard Wallis, classically inspired guitar.
 •Wednesday, 4pm: East Otago High School pupils' music performance.

Film and theatre
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 •Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre: Dear Diary.

Athenaeum Theatre, the Octagon.
 •Until Saturday: The Globe Theatre presents Roger Hall's Taking Off at 7.30pm.

Limelight Cinema, 239 Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Sunday, 2pm: North Otago Bible Society presents The Vatican Museums 3D.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 99 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
 •Until Saturday: Taieri Musical presents The Sound of Music at 7.30pm.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown.
 •Until Saturday: Showbiz Queenstown presents Saturday Night Fever.

Red Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
 •Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Gloria. Roxburgh Town Hall, 132 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Boy Wonder, one-man comedy show starring Ryan Richards.

Talks and workshops
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 •Tomorrow, 1pm-4.30pm: ''Navigating Career Transitions - Young People Managing the Journey to Economic Independence'', Otago Careers Festival panel discussion. Bookings essential.
 •Monday, 10am-2pm: ''What About Me?'', Otago Careers Festival workshop for women returning to work or changing careers. Bookings essential.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Sunday, 3pm: ''Tale & Fable'', Emma Neale will talk about tale and fable in the work of selected artists in the ''Private Utopia'' exhibition.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 •Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Daily, 2pm: ''Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.
 •Daily, 11.30am: ''Intersections'', Ralph Hotere exhibition gallery talk. Meet at information desk.

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.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 •Until Sunday: ''Drawl 3'', drawings by Max Bellamy, Pauline Bellamy, Manu Berry, Emma Chalmers, Kirsten Ferguson, Philip Madill, James Robinson.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''What Happens'', Cilla McQueen.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Until May 31: ''Their War: Our Story - Gallipoli and Anzac''. Until June 1: ''Gallipoli: Then & Now'' school art competition showcase.
 •Until June 16: Wood carvings by Murray Sheppard.

Cloakroom Gallery, cnr Ballarat and Stanley Sts, Queenstown.
 •Until June 9: ''Impressions'', pottery exhibition.

Dead Souls Bookshop, 401B Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Until June 15: ''Disorder'', new paintings by Robert Scott.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until May 31: ''Belonging'', works from the DPAG.
 •Until August 9: ''Private Utopia'', contemporary art from the British Council Collection.
 •Until August 16: ''Lace Collars and Calico: Textiles and Dress in the work of Frances Hodgkins''.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
 •Until June 7: ''We Are Here'', Juliet Novena Sorrel.

First Church Grounds, 415 Moray Pl.
 •Until May 31: Contemporary sculpture by various artists.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Closes today: Paintings by Jackie Margaret.
 •Until Sunday: ''Bodytok Quartet: A Sonics From Scratch Project'', interactive video and sound installation by Phil Dadson and James Charlton; ''What is Art For #1'', works by John Mitchell, Eion Stevens, Nigel Brown, Ralph Hotere and Peter Cleverley.
 •Until June 30: ''Memorial Oaks'', tribute to fallen memorial oak trees; ''Look Again'', works by Colin Wheeler, from the gallery's collection.

Fresh n Fruity Gallery, Level 3, 140 George St.
 •Tomorrow and Saturday: Fashion and art installation by STeeP STReeT. Open from 5.30pm tomorrow; noon-4pm Saturday.

Front Room Gallery, 10 Memorial St, Queenstown.
 •Until June 10: Paintings and digital prints by Shaun Burdon.

Green Island Gallery, cnr Church St and Main South Rd, Green Island.
 •Displaying a variety of local artwork.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Tomorrow to June 18: Selected works.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 •Until May 31: ''Where History Meets Nature'', Quilt Challenge exhibition.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until June 3: ''Finnis Road'' by Karl Maughan; ''Tipping Point'', by Hannah Kidd.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until Wednesday: ''The Royal Queenstown Easter Show'', various artists; ''Dawn Chorus'', Ray Ching.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 •Until May 28: ''Coast'', Anna Reid.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 •Until May 30: ''Matchbox'', various artists. Fundraising exhibition for the Caselberg Trust.
 •Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm; Saturday 11am-2pm.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •''Swimming Into Darkness'', Gretchen Albrecht.

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 September 6: ''Intersections: Ceramics from Ralph Hotere's Personal Collection''.
 •Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

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

St Paul's Cathedral, Octagon.
 •Until June 30: ''A Tent for the Sun'' and ''The Dawn Watch'' by Wallace Crossman.
 •Hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday, noon-4pm 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: Lisa Simpson and Louise Thompson Parker.
 •Monday to June 6: Loris Ives and Kate Springfield.

University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library.
 •Until May 29: ''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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