The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
• Friday, 9pm: Hologram Heart, Embedded Figures and Iso 12, $5.
• Saturday, 9pm: Cash Guitar, poet David Merrit and DJ Stu Kawowski, $5.
• Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop St.
• Saturday, 5pm: Avalanche City, We Are For The Wild Places tour, with Benny Tipene.

Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
• Saturday, 7.30pm and Sunday, 4pm: Oxo Cubans 21st anniversary celebration concerts.

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: ''Come All Ye'' open mike night.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Saturday, 9pm: Dunedin Pride opening party.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
• Today, 8pm: Glass Vaults.
• Saturday, 8.30pm: Nicole Andrews with Jhan Lindsay and Abby Wolfe.

Family fun
Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
• Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm: ''Let there be light!'', school holiday science show.

Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Today, 2pm 5pm: Steampunk goggles/rayguns workshop for children, with Isla Mendit. Booking essential: (03) 474 3690.
• Monday, 2pm 5pm: ''Let's Fly a Kite!'' school holiday kite making workshop. Booking essential.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 2pm: ''Once Upon a Sunday: To Infinity and Beyond!'', storytime with Kaitrin McMullan.
• Monday, 3pm: ''Reading is Magic'' school holiday magic show by Wayne McEwan. Book by tomorrow: (03) 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until tomorrow, 10am-4.30pm: ''Happy Campers'' school holiday activity; make a tiny tent to add to the communal miniature landscape.

Lower Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Today, 4pm 8pm: ''Wanaka Street Party'', bouncy castle, food, crafts, entertainment.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Today, 11am: ''Box Clever'', gift box craft activity for children. Booking essential: (03) 474 3690.
• Wednesday, 11am: ''Mosaic Magic'' school holiday activity. Booking essential: (03) 474 3690.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily until October 11: ''Noble Nurses'' school holiday gallery trail. Collect a trail map from information desk or the Discovery Desk (level 1).
• Today and tomorrow, 1.30pm: ''Knitting for the Lads'', children's knitting workshop. Booking essential.
• Daily from Saturday, 11.30am and 3pm: ''The Greatest Science Show in the History of the World Ever!'', Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
• Daily 11am and 1.30pm: ''Butterflies' first flight'', Tropical Forest demonstration. Free with forest admission.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
• Monday, 11am: ''Reading is Magic'' school holiday magic show by Wayne McEwan. Book by tomorrow: (03) 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Tuesday, 11am noon: ''Otago Harbour Navigation'' school holiday activity. Booking essential: (03) 477 5052 or toituosm@dcc.govt.nz.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
• Sunday, 2pm: Saint Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals. Gather at cathedral car park for a procession around the precinct prior to the service. All welcome with pets on a leash or with cage.

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.

Waikouaiti Library, Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Tomorrow, 11am: ''Bubble Trouble Storytime'', school holiday activity.
• Tuesday, 1.30pm 4.30pm: Steampunk goggles/rayguns workshop for children, with Isla Mendit. Booking essential: (03) 474 3419.

Woodhaugh Gardens, North Dunedin.
• Sunday, 11am: Dunedin Pride picnic and walk. Meet at George St entrance for walk, followed by byo picnic at 12.30pm.

Music and performance
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Wednesday, 5.30pm: Poetry reading presented by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, featuring readings by Bernard O'Donoghue, Vincent O'Sullivan and Emma Neale. RSVP: (03) 474 3690.

Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Urzila Carlson comedy show, with Nick Rado and Steve Wrigley.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Music department lunchtime concert; senior performance students in recital.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Tomorrow, 11am: Operatunity daytime concert series presents The Many Faces of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Mornington Methodist Church, Galloway St.
• Sunday, 2pm: Opera Otago presents An Afternoon at the Opera.

Olveston Historic Home, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 6pm: ''Oveston at Six: The Wanderer'', recital by pianist Pascal Harris.
• Wednesday, 6pm: ''Olveston at Six: Classics'', recital by soprano Sophie Morris.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: ''Night Music'', Southern Youth Choir concert.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm 1.10pm: George Chittenden plays Asian themed organ music.

Film and theatre
Alexandra Community Centre, Skird St, Alexandra
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Be | Longing, verbatim play about migrants.
• Saturday, 2pm and 7.30pm: The Keys are in the Margarine, verbatim play about dementia.

Alexandra Musical Society, 43 Enterprise St, Alexandra.
• Until tomorrow: Evita - Don't Cry for me Argentina.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
• Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime theatre: Performance by students of THEA 253/353, Bi cultural Theatre.

Dunedin City Library, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday, 12.30pm: ''Globe Theatre Tidbits'', preview the Globe Theatre's coming production Look Back in Anger.

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.
• Today, 5pm and 7.30pm: The Keys are in the Margarine, verbatim play about dementia.

OUSA Recreation Centre Evison Lounge, 84 Albany St.
• Wednesday, 6.30pm: ''Coming Out: Film and Chat'', Dunedin Pride event.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Until Sunday: Dunedin Repertory Society presents Alice Through the Looking Glass.
• Today Saturday 11am and 2pm; Sunday 2pm. Tickets: 477 6544. Talks and workshops

Burns 1 lecture theatre, University of Otago Arts Building.
• Today, 5.30pm: ''Yeats, Heaney and the Pastoral'', open lecture by Bernard O'Donoghue, University of Oxford.

Castle 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago
• Monday, 5.30pm: Sir Geoffrey Palmer, in association with Wise Response and CSAFE, ''Climate change in New Zealand: Is it doom or can we hope?''.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 11am 1pm: Pride zine making workshop with Sam Orchard. Help make a collaborative zine for Dunedin Pride 2015. Bring: Pens, pencils, felts, mags, etc.
• Tuesday, 6pm: ''Sex, Gender and Sexuality: Conversations about Continuums'', Dunedin Pride talk by Joey Macdonald.

Dorothy Browns Cinema, Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: Artist's talk by Fiona Pardington in conjunction with her new exhibition ''Mokosoi'' and Nadine Milne Gallery. Bookings: (03) 442 1964.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, lower garden information centre.
• Tomorrow, noon: ''Otago Organics: cross the bridge to certification'', HortTalk by Otago Organics mentor Rayna Dickson.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily, 1pm: ''Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI'' exhibition talk.
• Daily, 2pm: ''Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.

Waikouaiti Library, Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Wednesday, 10am noon or 2pm 4pm: ''Needle felting fun'' workshop. Booking essential.

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

Archives New Zealand Dunedin Regional Office, 556 George St.
• Until October 16: ''Dunedin 1865: Public Works and Buildings''. Open 9.30am-5pm daily.

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.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• ''From Coast to Country'', pastel works by Julie Freeman; ''Simply'', graphite portraits by Gillian Buckley.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Gallery open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• ''Until, When'', Suji Park.

Brick Brothers Gallery, 14D Dowling St.
• ''In Spaces Beyond'', photographic works by Scotto Clarke. Gallery open Wednesday Saturday afternoons.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until Sunday: ''Reflections'', commemorative exhibition for Alexandra artist Doug Ayson.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Opens Monday 6pm, until October 9: ''Art InQueery'' Dunedin Pride exhibition.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Monday to October 16: ''Memories from the House of Pain: Carisbrook'', poems and artworks by Catherine Cocker.

Dunedin Airport.
• Until October 31: Exhibition at the Terminal, Lindsay Crooks.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• 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''.
• Until November 29: ''36 Views of Mt Fuji'', Katsushika Hokusai.
• Until November 29: ''Sublime Worlds'', Martin Thompson.
• Until February 21: ''Stranger in Strange Land'', by Jae Hoon Lee.
• Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

Eastern Southland Gallery, 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore.
• Until October 18: ''A Retrospective'', Elisabeth Buchanan.

The Fix, Frederick St.
• Closes tomorrow: ''Works on Paper'', artworks by Columba College senior visual arts pupils.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until October 11: ''Burns Memorial Art Exhibition'', the 45th annual local schools' art exhibition; ''Peaks'', works by Frank Auger.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
• Opening tomorrow, until October 15: ''Beautiful Creatures'', Suzy Platt; ''Land of a Thousand Dances'', Ewan McDougall.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• ''New Works'', by Thomas Elliott.

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: ''Rolling Time and Shifting Spaces ...'', oil paintings and mixed media works by Gail de Jong.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until October 15: ''Dreaming of Summer'', works by Juliette Laird.
• Gallery open Thursday Saturday, noon 2pm.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
• Until November 1: ''Sounds Like Us: 100 years of Radio New Zealand'', interactive exhibition.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until October 21: ''Up the Road'', Dick Frizzell; ''A Promise of Spring'', Christine Cathie.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until October 14: New works by Nigel Brown, Simon Clark, Neil Dawson, Bridie Henderson, Karl Maughan, John Parker and Katherine Smyth.
• Until November 11: ''Spring Catalogue'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• ''Remnants of the Veil'', Sarah Freiburger.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until October 29: ''Sitting in Dunedin'', portraits by Bill Graham.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Opens tomorrow, 8pm: ''Mokosoi'', Fiona Pardington.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until November 22: ''Movable Type'', collection of printers and printing related objects.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Monday to October 11: 46th Dunedin Festival of Photography exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until January 31: ''Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI'', in the 1877 gallery.
• 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.

Steampunk HQ, 1 Itchen St, Oamaru.
• ''Recycled Relics'', sculpture by Chris Meder.

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until October 10: Judy Ringland Stewart and Anne McLean.

Susan Badcock Studio, 47 Talbot St, Geraldine (back of old post office).
• Until October 24: ''Memoirs'', portraits by John Badcock; ''Road Kill'', hand coloured photographs by Susan Badcock.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queen's Gardens.
• Until February 28: ''Life on the Edge: Otago Harbour Communities''.

Wallpaper House Gallery, 29 Lees St. Saturday and Sunday, 11am 4pm: Pop up Spring exhibition.
• Warbirds and Wheels, Wanaka Airport.
• Ongoing: ''Come Up and See My Etchings'', Grahame Sydney.


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