The guide: What's on this week

1876 Bar and Restaurant, 45 Ballarat St, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, 4pm: Sunday session with DJ Mikael Wills.

The Bog, cnr London and George Sts.
 •Sunday, 2.30pm: Mid Winter party with Irish music from Paddy's Pirates.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
 •Friday, 9pm: Rattface, Godawful, Slitzkrieg and Young Nats, $5.
 •Saturday, 9pm: Secularity (Chch), Bowmessiah (Chch) and Abstract Survival, $5.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm: ''Mid Winter Mayhem'' featuring iZaac, Concrete Grady, EJets and The Boogie Men.

Earnslaw Park, Beach St, Queenstown.
 •Saturday, 5pm: Milly Bea and Culbin Sands.
 •Sunday, 5pm: Queenstown Winter Festival evening sessions open mike night.
 •Monday, 5pm: Holly Arrowsmith, with Sophia Macray and Kirsty McCorkindale.
 •Tuesday, 5pm: Pol Nicholson, Dom Hazzell and Derek Smith.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday, 1pm: The Mentalist Collective.

Family fun
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Sunday, 2pm: Harakeke (flax) star-making workshop for Matariki.

Earnslaw Park, Beach St, Queenstown.
 •Tomorrow, 5.30pm: Queenstown Winter Festival opening party and fireworks.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm: Creative Queenstown arts and craft market.
 •Monday, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival Winter Workout. Lunchtime workout session with spot prizes.
 •Wednesday, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival Downtown Day, including Meltdown competition, Hospitality Race and Drag Race. Wednesday, 5pm: Queenstown Winter Festival Ghostbusters movie night.

Forbury Park Function Centre, 146 Victoria Rd, St Clair.
 •Saturday, 7.30pm: Physio Pool fundraising dance, with music from Catgut & Steel. Tickets from Caversham Physiotherapy 487-7323.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Saturday and Sunday, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm: ''Puaka Matariki Starlab'', view the stars inside the museum's inflatable starlab and hear Kai Tahu legends based on Puaka Matariki. Limited places, bookings essential.
 •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.

Queenstown Bay, Lakefront, Queenstown.
 •Sunday, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival Day on the Bay, including Birdman competition, water races and dance battle.

Queenstown CBD, Queenstown.
 •Saturday, noon: Queenstown Winter Festival street parade.

Queenstown Events Centre, 33 Joe O'connell Dr.
 •Saturday, 8pm: Queenstown Winter Festival comedy debate.

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

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, Village Green, Queenstown.
 •Tuesday, 12.30pm: Queenstown Ice Skating Club presents ''Stars on Ice'', ice-dancing performances by Queenstown locals.

Music and performance
Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 2pm: The Royal Dunedin Male Choir Winter concert.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
 •Today, 11am: Operatunity presents Best Musicals of All Time.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St.
 •Tuesday, 8pm: Queenstown Winter Festival comedy night.

Skycity Queenstown Casino, 16-24 Beach St.
 •Wednesday, 10pm: ''Wednesday Lates'' comedy show, with Brendhan Lovegrove, Tevita Manukia and Jamie Bowen.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 •Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: Neville Winskill plays organ works by Bach and Bonnet.

Film and Theatre
Dunedin City Library, Moray Pl.
 •Today, 12.30pm: ''Lunchtime Bites'', sample the Fortune Theatre's upcoming play Punk Rock.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 11am and 2pm: A Medieval Midwinter Menagerie, medieval puppetry with live music from the Rare Byrds consort.
 •Sunday, 3pm: Oneone, dance, light and sound film screening.

Nga Maara Hall, Sacred Heart School, 63 North Rd, Northeast Valley.
 •Tomorrow, 6pm and 9pm and Saturday, 2pm and 6pm: Northern Artery presents Cheese: A Cabaret in Four Segments.

Queenstown Lakes District Council Chambers, 10 Shotover St, Queenstown.
 •Wednesday to June 28: Storming Theatre presents Ideation by Aaron Loeb.

Talks and workshops
Alexandra Community House,14-20 Centennial Ave.
 •Saturday, 10.30am-3pm: Alexandra Pottery Group presents ''Introduction to Pottery''. Bookings: Kathy 021-0252-8365.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Wednesday, 10.30am: ''Dunedin to Shanghai to Dunedin and the Zeitgeist of Fashion Photography'', talk to Friends of the Gallery by Margo Barton. All welcome.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Sunday, 2pm: Korowai (Maori cloak) weaving class with Robin Hill.
 •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.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown.
 •Monday, 7pm: Avalanche awareness seminar with Mountain Safety avalanche and back country safety experts.
 •Wednesday, 7pm: ''Inspiring Winter Celebrations'', evening with creative stylist Susan Elijas.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
 •Until June 28: ''Korero Koe, Korero Au'', Moana Tipa.
 •Until August 2: ''Stations of the Cross'', John Badcock.

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 June 28: ''Winter stories'', Manu Berry and Pauline Bellamy; ''Collage'', Emma Chalmers.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 •''What Happens'', Cilla McQueen.

Brick Brothers Gallery, 14D Dowling St.
 •Opens tomorrow 5.30pm, until June 26: ''Third'', by Flynn Morris-Clarke.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 •Until August 9: ''Food For Thought'', photographic exhibition.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Until July 26: ''Parallel Play: Frances Hodgkins and her European Contemporaries''.
 •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''.
 •Until August 30: ''For Luck'', Zina Swanson.
 •Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
 •Until July 15: ''Hokonui Heritage'', Southern Regional Embroidery exhibition.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 •Until June 30: ''Memorial Oaks'', tribute to fallen memorial oak trees; ''Look Again'', works by Colin Wheeler from the gallery's collection.
 •Until July 11: ''What is Art For #2: War Art'', artwork made during 1914-18 from the gallery's permanent collection.
 •Until July 12: ''Erewhon: the book of the machines'', by Gavin Hipkins.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •Until June 25: paintings by John Badcock. Dunedin scenes, botanicals, portraits and garden views.

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

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •Until Sunday: ''Mapping the Terrain'', ceramics by Sue Rutherford.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 •Closes today: Selected works.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 •Until June 27: Puaka Matariki celebration exhibition, featuring works by local artists.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 •Until July 19: artworks by Clyde artist Liz Kempthorne.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until July 1: ''Escapist'', by Neil Frazer; ''Studio 18D'', by Toss Woollaston, Pat Hanly, Ann Robinson, Chris Charteris, Chris Heaphy, Ian Scott, Dick Frizzell, Yuki Kihara and Paul Dibble.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 •Until Wednesday: ''Plain Song: three-part lyric suite'', by J.S. Parker; ''Growing in the 1960s and Other Stories ...'', by Terry Stringer.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 •''Meditations on New Zealand History'', paintings by Kim Pieters.

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 July 12: 139th annual exhibition. Open 10am to 4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Until September 6: ''Intersections: Ceramics from Ralph Hotere's Personal Collection''.
 •Until September 27: 2015 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition.

St Paul's Cathedral, Octagon.
 •Until June 30: ''A Tent for the Sun'' and ''The Dawn Watch'', by Wallace Crossman.
 •Hours: 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday, noon-3pm Sunday.

State of Princes, 393 Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Until June 28: ''One'', by James Cousins, Saskia Leek and John Ward Knox. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sat, 11am-4pm.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 •Until Saturday: Lorna Isaac and Riki Julin.
 •Monday to July 4: Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen.

Susan Badcock Studio, 47 Talbot St, Geraldine (back of old post office).
 •Until July 18: ''Botanical Series'', hand-coloured photographs by Susan Badcock; ''Narcissistic'', works by John Badcock.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queen's Gardens.
 •Until September 6: ''Cats 'n' Dogs: An Illustrated History''.

Warbirds and Wheels, Wanaka Airport.

Ongoing: ''Come Up and See My Etchings'', Grahame Sydney.

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