The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Coronation Hall, 1 Balmacewen Rd.
 •Tomorrow, 7.30pm: ''Raise the Roof'', fundraising concert for the Dhargyey Buddhist Centre, featuring Paul Ubana Jones, Delgirl and Tiny Pieces of Eight.

Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
 Saturday, 9pm: Some Other Creature, Matt Langley, Abby Wolf, Jarni Blair.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 Tomorrow, 8.30pm: Slave to the Grind with Slitzkrieg, God Awful, Infinite Justice, Rattface.

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
 Sunday, 7.30pm: Jenny Mitchell.

Family fun
Elmgrove School Hall, Ayr St, Mosgiel.
 Sunday, 10am-2pm: Mosgiel Playcentre presents ''Mosgiel Big Day Out'': food, crafts, stalls, pony rides, bouncy castle, raffles, face-painting, etc.

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.
 Tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''Bedtime Capers'', children's story evening. Pyjamas and favourite soft toys encouraged.
 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
Dog with Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
 Sunday, 7pm: ''Black Water'', fundraising poetry evening for Oil Free Otago.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
 Sunday, 2pm: Dunedin RSA Choir midyear concert.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
 Saturday, 7.30pm: ''Sea & Land'', City Choir Dunedin concert with St Kilda Brass.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; recital by organ performance students.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ works by Johannes Brahms.

Thistle Cafe and Bar, 23 The Octagon.
 Monday, 7pm: New Zealand Society of Authors writers' salon, featuring readings by Genevieve Scanlan, Sam Hume, Tom McLean and Damien Gibson.

Film and theatre
Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
 Tuesday to August 14: Dunstan High School presents The Addams Family.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre; Beat(h)oven.

Athenaeum Theatre, the Octagon.
 Today to August 15: The Globe Theatre presents two Robert Lord plays: Glitter and Spit and Balance of Payments.

Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Rd, Bannockburn.
 Saturday, Sunday and August 13-15, 7.30pm: Fine Thyme Theatre Company presents Four Flat Whites in Italy, a play by Roger Hall.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 Tomorrow and Saturday, 7pm: Wanaka Showcase Entertainers presents ''Back to the '70s party''. Talks and workshops

Dunedin Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
 Tomorrow, noon: ''BioBlitz - studying life in Dunedin Botanic Garden'', HortTalk by botanist Tom Myers.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Today, 6pm: Talk by M.O. (Mike) Chamberlain, author of With a Father Like Mine. RSVP: 474-3690.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Saturday, 9am-1pm: ''Basil Hooper and Arts and Crafts'', Heritage NZ workshop on how to research the history of your home.
 Saturday, 3pm: Insightful tour of the ''Private Utopia'' exhibition for the blind and visually impaired. Sunday, 3pm: ''YBA Favourites'', Chloe Geoghegan, Aaron Hawkins, Jeremy Mayall, Rachel Allan and John Ward Knox will talk about their favourite works in the ''Private Utopia'' exhibition.
 Wednesday, 11.15am: ''Tour for Tots'', baby-friendly half-hour exhibition tour.
 Wednesday, 5.30pm: Art + Object managing director Hamish Coney will talk to Friends of the Gallery about the New Zealand art market.

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.

Rydges Lakeland Resort, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown.
 Tomorrow, 4pm: Photowalk with Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. Bookings: nzipp@composition.co.nz.
 Sunday to Monday: Infocus annual photography conference.

Exhibitions
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
 Until August 23: ''Artarama''.

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.
 Gallery open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 ''Mine Mine Mind'', Jim Cooper.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Until Sunday: ''Food For Thought'', photographic exhibition.
 Until September 8: Spotlight on Design - Matt McCutcheon.

Dunedin International Airport.
 August: Artist in the Terminal - Mark Sharma.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Opens Saturday, until September 20: ''Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hours'', Gabrielle Amodeo.
 Opens Saturday, until November 8: ''The Sargood Gift: A Tribute to the Sargood Family''.
 Until Sunday: ''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.
 Until September 27: ''Parallel Play: Frances Hodgkins and her European Contemporaries''.
 Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
 Today, 5pm: ''City Gallery Crawl'', self-guided tour of Dunedin art galleries, with buses to town leaving from the School of Art from 5.30pm onwards. Collect map from OUSA reception, 640 Cumberland St, or online at artweek.ousa.org.nz

The Fix, Frederick St.
 Until August 31: Paintings by Kerry Fenton-Johns.

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.
 Closes tomorrow: ''Home Port'', Phillip Edwards.

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 22: ''Hakataramea Valley'', Nigel Wilson.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 Gallery open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 Until Saturday: Oil paintings by Jampa Stuart.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
 Until August 30: ''Referencing the Land'', paintings by Janet de Wagt.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 Until August 26: ''South Seas Idol'', Jenna Packer; ''Neke Atu I Te Tutaki I Te Kanohi'', Zena Elliott.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 Until August 19: ''A Sense of Order'', Mark Mitchell; ''By Appointment'', Darryn George; ''The Review'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 Closes today: Prints by Manu Berry in response to the poems of Richard Reeve.
 Opens tomorrow 5pm, until August 20: ''Don't Quite Belong'', photographs by Samantha Matthews.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 Until August 27: ''History Repeats'', photography by Jenny Longstaff.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 ''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 Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 Until August 30: Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards exhibition. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Opens tomorrow: ''Surviving Chunuk Bair: H.D. Skinner at Gallipoli''.
 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 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.
 Opens today 6pm, until August 23: ''Pocket Star'', by Miranda Parkes.
 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 15: Louise Thompson Parker and Lisa Simpson.

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

Union Hall, University of Otago campus.
 Closes tomorrow: OUSA Art Week student art exhibition and sale.

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