The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Cucina Restaurant, 1 Tees St, Oamaru.
 •Tomorrow, 6.30pm: Les Richardson Duo with vocalist Molly Callanan. Fundraiser for Harbour St Jazz Festival.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 Saturday, 8pm: ''The Bee Katana'' featuring Nomad, Ryan Caldwell, Brandon Wyatt, James Dignan, First Name John and Ronnie Stash.

Mou Very, 357 George St.
 Today, 8pm: Katharticus.

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
 Sunday, 7.30pm: Sweet Hurricane.

Otago Pioneer Women's Hall, 362 Moray Pl.
 Saturday, 8pm: King Leo and Both Sides of the Line.

Family fun
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
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
 Wednesday, 8pm: Octagon Poets Collective open mike poetry night, with guest poets Sue Wootton and David Goodwin.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians August recital meeting, featuring University of Otago voice students accompanied by Tom McGrath.

Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
 Saturday, 5pm and Sunday, 3pm: ''Clarinet Classics with Michael Collins'', Southern Sinfonia performance.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
 Saturday, 7pm: ''Wana Laugh'' comedy night, featuring Brendhan Lovegrove, Ben Hurley and Wilson Dixon.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 Tuesday, 5.30pm: The Lilburn Trust Student Composers Prize concert 2015.
 Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; Waltzes from Vienna for Two Pianos.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
 August 20-22: Band of Magicians, four-piece magic supergroup.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Saturday, 8pm: St Paul's Cathedral choir performs Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music from Belgium.

Film and theatre
Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
 Today, 10.30am and tomorrow, 7.30pm: Dunstan High School presents The Addams Family.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
 Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre; Wings.

Athenaeum Theatre, the Octagon.
 Until Saturday: The Globe Theatre presents two Robert Lord plays: Glitter and Spit and Balance of Payments.

Coronation Hall, 37 Hall Rd, Bannockburn.
 Today to Saturday, 7.30pm: Fine Thyme Theatre Company presents Four Flat Whites in Italy, a play by Roger Hall.

Talks and workshops
Cromwell Presbyterian Church, Elspeth St.
 Today, 7pm: ''The Modern Family Survival Guide'', talk by Nigel Latta. Tickets from Paper Plus Cromwell and Alexandra.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Tomorrow, 6.30pm: ''Is it True?: The Facts, Fun, Fiction of Family History'', talk presented by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
 Wednesday, noon: ''Where My Ideas Come From'', talk to Friends of the Library by writer Paddy Richardson.
 Wednesday, 5.30pm: ''Speak Out'', presentation by Volunteer Services Abroad volunteer Emily Leslie.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Wednesday, 10.30am: ''Helping Tell the Story: Putting a Face Onto a Skull'', talk by Louisa Baillie to Friends of the Gallery.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
} Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Sunday, 2pm: Korowai (Maori feather 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.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
 Today, 6.30pm: ''A Taste of Bread and Honey'' bread baking workshop. Bookings essential.

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.
 Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: new paintings by Joe L'Estrange.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Until September 8: Spotlight on Design - Matt McCutcheon.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Until Sunday: ''Lace Collars and Calico: Textiles and Dress in the work of Frances Hodgkins''.
 Until August 30: ''For Luck'', Zina Swanson.
 Until September 20: ''Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hours'', Gabrielle Amodeo.
 Until September 27: ''Parallel Play: Frances Hodgkins and her European Contemporaries''.
 Until November 8: ''The Sargood Gift: A Tribute to the Sargood Family''.
 Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

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.

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 September 2: ''Nearby'', 50 local landscapes by Liz Abbott.

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 Wednesday: ''A Sense of Order'', Mark Mitchell; ''By Appointment'', Darryn George; ''The Review'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 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.

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.
 Saturday to August 30: ''Art and Light'', artists' responses to scientific research. Open 10am-3pm daily in the H.D. Skinner Annex.
 Until September 6: ''Intersections: Ceramics from Ralph Hotere's Personal Collection''.
 Until September 27: 2015 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition.
 Ongoing: ''Surviving Chunuk Bair: H.D. Skinner at Gallipoli''.

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.
 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 Saturday: Louise Thompson Parker and Lisa Simpson.
 Monday to August 29: Loris Ives and Kate Springfield.

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

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