The guide: What's on this week


Carey's Bay Historic Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd, Port Chalmers.

• Sunday, 3.30pm: ''Sunday Jazz and High Tea'', bookings essential.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St

• Today, 9pm: Reggae night with Jungle Far I.

• Saturday, 9pm: Idiot Prayer, Astro Children.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.

• Tomorrow, 8.30pm: The Mid-Winter Mixed Bag featuring Bazooka, DeathCall, Slitzkrieg and God Awful.

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.

• Sunday, 7.30pm: Helen Webby, harpist

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.

• Saturday, 1pm: Rachel Kibblewhite; Sunday, 1pm: Re:Gretabull.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.

• Today, 9pm: I Am Giant.

Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.

• Saturday, 8pm: Dance, with music by Margaret Bates.


Family fun

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.

• Today, 11am or 2pm: ''Happy 25th Birthday Slinky Malinki!'' colouring and collage competition for children 5 years and under, with prizes presented by Dame Lynley Dodd.

Lowburn Hall, Lowburn Valley Rd, Cromwell.

• Saturday, 8pm: Lowburn Curling Club Ceilidh, with pipes and haggis.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.

• Tuesday, 11am: Maori Language Week Storytime.

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.

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

Hare Krishna Cultural Centre, 133 London St.

• Saturday, 10am-10pm: Hare Krishna Sacred Festival of Song, with dancing, chanting and feasting. All welcome.

Knox Church, 449 George St.

• Sunday, 2.30pm: Kaikorai Metropolitan Brass Band Winter variety concert.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.

• Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; A Concert of Maori Music.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.

• Wednesday, 10am: Mosgiel Montessori Maori Language Week performance.

• Wednesday, 2pm: East Taieri School Kapa Haka group performance for Maori Language Week.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St.

• Tuesday, 8pm: ''Little Victories'', Alan Davies comedy show.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.

• Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays English organ music of the 19th century, to include works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley et al.


Film and theatre

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.

• Sunday, 3pm: Art documentary screening - Moving Pictures: Artists' film from the London Jarman Award: Programme 2.


Talks and workshops

Dorothy Browns Cinema, Buckingham St, Arrowtown.

• Tomorrow, 7pm: Bridie Lonie will lead a discussion with Russell Moses about his exhibition ''Earthrise'' at Nadene Milne Gallery.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.

• Today, 6pm: Landscape gardening workshop with Nigel Cowburn. Bookings essential.

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



Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.

• Until August 2: ''Stations of the Cross'', John Badcock; ''Fire and Earth'', South Canterbury pottery group.

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 August 2: ''Hinterland/Revival'' by Pauline Bellamy and Manu Berry; ''Wonder Word'' by Emma Chalmers.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.

• Closes today: ''Thirteen Drawings'', various artists.

• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''Mine Mine Mind'', Jim Cooper.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

• Until September 8: Spotlight on Design - Matt McCutcheon.

• Until August 9: ''Food For Thought'', photographic exhibition.

Dunedin International Airport.

• July and August: Artist in the Terminal - Mark Sharma.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.

• Until Sunday: ''Parallel Play: Frances Hodgkins and her European Contemporaries''.

• Until August 2: ''Crossing the Line'', rear window project by David Green.

• 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.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.

• Until August 30: ''The Bridge'', by Ioan Grigore.

• Until August 23: Woodworks by Damien McNamara.

• Until September 6: ''The Bridge'', by Burns Pollock; ''Forged'', by Johanna Zellmer; works by Motoko Watanabe.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.

• Saturday to August 7: ''Home Port'', Phillip Edwards.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.

• Until tomorrow: ''V I V I D'', Richard Adams, Cristina Popovici, Ellie Gray and Janna Van Hasselt.

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 August 1: ''Sense of Place'' group show.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.

• Tomorrow to August 30: ''Referencing the Land'', paintings by Janet de Wagt.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.

• Until Wednesday: ''Negative Space'', Neil Dawson; ''Studio 18D Part Two'' group show.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.

• Saturday to August 19: ''A Sense of Order'', Mark Mitchell; ''By Appointment'', Darryn George.

• Until August 19: ''The Review'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.

• Tomorrow to August 6: Prints by Manu Berry in response to the poems of Richard Reeve.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.

• Until July 30: ''Riders of the Storm'', paintings by James Bellaney.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.

• Opens tomorrow, 8pm: ''Earthrise'', paintings by Russell Moses.

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''.

• Until September 27: 2015 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition.

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.

• Until October 11: ''Dunedin City of Literature: The First 100 Years''.

South Otago Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.

• Until Sunday: Works by Jane Rixon, Anne Creighton and Mary Woodrow. Hours: 10.30am-4.30pm.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.

• Until October 25: 15th birthday exhibition, ''Artist at Work'', by J.K. Weir. Gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

State of Princes, 393 Princes St, Dunedin.

• Until Saturday: ''As Is'', by James Oram. 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 August 1: Peter Gregory and Marion Familton.

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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