The guide: What's on this week

Gigs Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
 •Friday, 9pm: Scurvy Dogs.
 Saturday, 1.30pm: ''Onslaught 11'' afternoon show, featuring Slitzkrieg, Infinite Justice, Suicide Bombers, Mince on Toast.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 Saturday, 5.30pm: ''Onslaught 11'' evening show, featuring Whiskey and the Wench, Sterile Assembly, The G-Nomes, Sawdust, Gripper, Spiteful Urinator, Fantails, No Idea, Pavement Saw, Rattface, Bazooka.

Inch Bar, 8 Bank St.
 Tomorrow, 8pm: Shakes, Ewan and Dooley.

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
 Sunday, 7.30pm: Liv McBride.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Sunday, 1pm: The Foxy Tones.

Purple Rain Retro Bar & Cafe, 403 Princes St.
 Saturday, 8.30pm: The Doll Drums, supported by Sideline, Ras Botches and Europa Kid.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 Friday, 8pm: Stretch, the Southern Kicks tour.
 Saturday, 8pm: Bill Morris, Hinterland album release with Matt Langley.
 •Sunday, 7pm: Anthonie Tonnon, Successor vinyl release.

Wanaka Games Village marquee, Wanaka Lakefront.
 Sunday, 7pm: JUCY Meltdown Concert featuring Kora, with support from Arma del Amor. Ticket details on Winter Games NZ Facebook page.

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.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
 Tomorrow to Sunday, 10am-5pm: Heritage Trail for Kids, collect your transport timeline at the front counter. (Dunedin Heritage Festival).

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
8 on 87 Cafe and Bar, 8 Holyhead St, Outram.
 Tomorrow, 7pm: ''J & K Rolling's Outriders Poetry Tour'', poetry reading and open mike.

City Impact Church Queenstown, 3 Hansen Rd, Frankton.
 Today, 7.30pm: ''Slice of Heaven'', Kids for Kids mass choir performance fronted by Nathan King.

Cromwell Paper Plus, 19 The Mall.
 Tomorrow, 3pm: Open mike poetry event for National Poetry Day.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Tomorrow, 6pm: ''Many Happy Returns'', National Poetry Day celebration, featuring readings by Hinemoana Baker, David Eggleton and Louise Wallace. Bookings essential.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
 Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; Baroque keyboard music of Iberia, Ayako Otomo and John Van Buskirk.

Oamaru Public Library, 62-64 Thames St.
 Today, 6pm: Poetry performance by David Eggleton.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music by Georg Muffat and Vincent Lubeck.

St Peter's Parish Centre, 2 Church St, Queenstown.
 Tuesday, 7.30pm: Aroha String Quartet.

Film and theatreAthenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 Tomorrow to September 6: Farley's Arcade: The Wildest Place in Town, guided, interactive theatre experience. (Dunedin Heritage Festival).

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
 Until September 5: The Hound of the Baskervilles, comedy caper.

Talks and workshops
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Monday, noon: ''Big Spender: What are My Rights When I Shop?'', talk presented by Community Law Otago.
 Wednesday, noon: Library events co-ordinator Kay Mercer speaks to Friends of the Library.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Sunday, 3pm: ''Putting the `social' into Otago's built heritage'', Lawson lecture presented by Lois Galer. (Dunedin Heritage Festival).
 Sunday, 3pm: Lauren Gutsell talks to Jae Hoon Lee about his new exhibition, ''Stranger in Strange Land''.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 Today, 6pm: ''Going Super Heavy - the end of the periodic table of elements'', 2015 Rutherford lecture by Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger. 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.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 Tomorrow, 2pm -5pm: Dunedin Heritage Festival seminar; 2pm, ''Farley's Arcade: How shopping created a city'', by Richard Huber; 3pm, ''Toitu: What's in a Name'', by Bill Dacker; 4pm, ''Literature and Politics in Colonial Dunedin'', by Tony Ballantyne.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
 Saturday to October 11: ''Tonga `i Onopooni'', Tongan contemporary art; works by Hamish Mio.

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.
 New paintings by Joe L'Estrange.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Until September 8: Spotlight on Design - Matt McCutcheon.
 Until October 4: ''Reflections'', commemorative exhibition for Alexandra artist Doug Ayson.

Croydon Aircraft Heritage Centre, Mandeville.
 Until tomorrow: Intrepid Art Group exhibition. Closing event and auction tomorrow night, tickets from Eastern Southland Gallery.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Saturday to September 27: ''Dunedin 1865: A City Rises'', Dunedin Heritage Festival exhibition.
 Saturday to February 21: ''Stranger in Strange Land'', by Jae Hoon Lee.
 Until Sunday: ''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 1: ''Wanderings'' works from the collection on the theme of travel.
 Until November 8: ''The Sargood Gift: A Tribute to the Sargood Family''.
 Until November 15: ''History in the Taking: 40 Years of Photoforum''.
 Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

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

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 Until Sunday: ''The Bridge'', by Ioan Grigore.
 Until September 6: ''The Bridge'', by Burns Pollock; ''Forged'', by Johanna Zellmer; works by Motoko Watanabe.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 •Until September 3: ''Surfaces'', paintings by Angela Burns.

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.
 Opens tomorrow 5pm, until September 12: ''The Monkey in the Machine'', drawings by Philip Madill.
 Gallery open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
 Until Wednesday: ''Nearby ... '', local landscapes by Liz Abbott.

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 Saturday to September 23: ''Atmosphere: People of Moana'' by Andy Leleisi'uao; ''A Study of a Samoan Savage'' by Yuki Kihara.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 Until September 16: ''Signal'' by Graham Bennett; ''The Catchments'' by Wayne Barrar.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 Until September 3: ''Black Mirror'', paintings by Brendan Jon Philip.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 Closes today: ''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 Sunday: Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards exhibition. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Until Sunday: ''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.
 Tomorrow, 6.45pm: ''Blue and Black Tones'', sound installation and performance loops by Christian McNab. One night only.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 Until Saturday: Loris Ives and Kate Springfield.
 Monday to September 12: Lorna Isaac and Riki Julin.

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

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