The guide: What's on this week

New Edinburgh Folk Club, 52 Dundas St.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: Anna Bowen invitational, featuring a selection of local musicians.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 Sunday, 7pm: Holly Arrowsmith.


Family fun
Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am and 3pm: ''The Greatest Science Show in the History of the World Ever!'', free with Discovery World admission. Daily 11am, also 1.30pm Saturday and Sunday: ''Butterflies' first flight'', Tropical Forest demonstration. Free with forest admission.

South Dunedin Community Hall, 253 King Edward St.
 Saturday, 8pm: Dancing hosted by the Dunedin Rock'n'Roll Revival Club, with live music by Henare. Bring a supper plate.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
 Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: Story time.


Music and performance
All Saints Church, 786 Cumberland St North.
 Tomorrow, 7.30pm: ''The Seventh Kiss: Delights of Dutch and German early music'', concert by the Rare Byrds Early Music Consort and Chorus.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
 Wednesday, 8pm: Octagon Poets Collective poetry reading, featuring Hera Lindsay Bird, Princess Te Hangi and students of the Otago University English department's 2015 poetry workshop.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
 Sunday, 3pm: ''Bach and Beyond'', organ concert by David Burchell.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
 Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians October recital meeting featuring Polo Nguyen (piano), Dunedin Collegiate Orchestra with Pascal Harris (piano), and chamber trio Dean Hollebon, Alan Starrett and Pascal Harris.

Roxburgh Town Hall and Entertainment Centre, 132 Scotland St, Roxburgh.
 Saturday, 7.30pm: Spring Brass Concert.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays famous French carillons for organ.


Film and theatre
Athenaeum Theatre, the Octagon.
 Until Saturday, 7.30pm: The Globe Theatre presents Look Back in Anger.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
 Tuesday to October 29: Talking House presents The Keys are in the Margarine, a verbatim play about dementia.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown.
 Saturday, 6.30pm: Showbiz Queenstown 40th birthday dinner theatre show. Tickets via Eventfinda.


Talks and workshops
The Cellar Door, Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Today, 7pm: Otago Suicide Prevention Trust presents a talk by Lesley Elliott, of the Sophie Elliott Foundation.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Saturday, 2pm: Arts Gold Awards 2015 exhibition floor talk.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Wednesday, 6.15pm: Talk by author and columnist Joe Bennett. Bookings essential: 474-3690 or

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Saturday, 3pm: ''Exotic Tales'', talk by Ngaire Gardner about her great-great-grandfather Walter Sherwill's exploits in India, in association with the ''Wanderings'' exhibition.
 Sunday, 3pm: ''Photoforum Favourites'', talk by Bridie Lonie, David Eggleton, Assoc Prof Erika Wolf and Michael Findlay, in association with the ''History in the Taking'' exhibition.
 Wednesday, 10.30am: Talk by artist Jenna Packer to Friends of the Gallery.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.
 Sunday, 2pm: Garden tour with gardener Sarah Goldsmith. Meet 1.50pm at reception.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Sunday, 2pm: Korowai (Maori cloak) weaving class with Robin Hill.
 Daily, 1pm: ''Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI'' exhibition talk.
 Daily, 2pm: ''Highlights of the Museum'' guided tour. Meet at information desk.


Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
 Tomorrow to November 1: South Canterbury Art Show.

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

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
 Works by various artists.

Art Bay Gallery, 13 Marine Prd, Queenstown.
 ''Selected Works'', Craig S. Primrose, Rachael Errington and Grant Hanna.

Art Trail, Dunedin and Peninsula. 
 Sunday, 10.30am-4pm: City and Peninsula Art Trail, a tour of local artists' studios and galleries. Tickets and inquiries: Georgina O'Reilly, 027 338-5018.

Artica, 26B George St, Port Chalmers.
 Ongoing: decorative artworks by Kirsten Andreae, paintings by James Cordery.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 ''Seven'', Hannah Joynt, Sam Foley, Alex Lovell-Smith, Marion Vialade, Kereama Taepa, Penny Howard and Helen Back.

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

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 Until October 31: ''The False Demographic'', various artists.

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

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Saturday to November 29: Art Gold Awards 2015 exhibition.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
 Until October 23: Artsenta exhibition 2015.

Dunedin Botanic Garden Information Centre, lower garden.
 Sunday to January 16: ''Valley Artists: Out and About'', various artists.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Until tomorrow: ''Memories from the House of Pain: Carisbrook'', poems and artworks. Closing event, 10am-2pm - share memories of Carisbrook over tea and scones. RSVP: 474-3690.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Until November 1: ''Big Shop: Uncollectables'', rear window installation by Artsenta.
 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.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
 Until October 30: ''The News Network'', works by a community of transtasman artists.

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

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 Saturday to December 6: ''The Canterbury Plains Florilegium Exhibition'', presented by the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin.
 Closes today: ''Beautiful Creatures'', Suzy Platt; ''Land of a Thousand Dances'', Ewan McDougall.
 Tomorrow to October 29: ''New Works'', oil paintings by Robert Ireland.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
 Until Sunday: ''Analog 1980s/1990s'', black-and-white prints by Nigel Yates. 

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
 ''New Works'', by Thomas Elliott.
 Until October 23: ''Fourfold'', by Anna Priluka, Ellie Gray, Jasmine Middlebrook and Annie Smits-Sandano.

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.
 Closes today: ''Dreaming of Summer'', works by Juliette Laird.
 Opens tomorrow 5pm, until November 7: ''New Drawings'', Kim Pieters.
 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 Wednesday: ''Up the Road'', Dick Frizzell; ''A Promise of Spring'', Christine Cathie.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 Saturday to November 11: ''New Paintings'', by Michael Hight.
 Until November 11: ''Spring Catalogue''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 ''Concrete Jungle'', photographs by Murray Eskdale.

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

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
 Tomorrow and Saturday, 10am-4.30pm: Taieri Art Group exhibition.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 ''Mokosoi'' and ''The Heart Derelict'', 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.
 Opens tomorrow, 6pm: Doug and Geoff Williams 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''.

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: Spring group show.
 Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
 Until October 24: Anneke Borren, Dawn Palmer.

Susan Badcock Studio, 47 Talbot St, Geraldine.
 Until October 24: ''Memoirs'', portraits by John Badcock; ''Road Kill'', photos by Susan Badcock.

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

Vortex Gallery, 104 Bond St, Dunedin.
 Until November 1: ''New Light'', Robert Piggott.

Warbirds and Wheels, Wanaka Airport.
 Ongoing: ''Come Up and See My Etchings'', Grahame Sydney.

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