The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
52Dundas, 52 Dundas St.
 •Sunday, 7.30pm: New Edinburgh Folk Club presents the Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.

Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
 Saturday, 8pm: Halloween Spooktacular, featuring Wolfskull, Slitzkrieg, Silly Drunken Bastards, The Hag, Vamps, Raw Panic, Rattface, Infinite Justice, God Awful.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
 Saturday, 8pm: Halloween show featuring EJets, Axe Handles, Ramshackle and a secret special guest. Fancy dress.

Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
 Saturday, 8pm: Dance, with music by Two's Company.

 

Family fun
Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Melmore Tce, Cromwell.
 Sunday, 9am-1pm: Cromwell Farmers and Craft Market.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
 Today, 1.30pm: Children's entertainer Stig Wemyss presents an hour of fun, promoting books, reading, and raising awareness on the benefits of audio books. Bookings essential: (03) 474-3690.
 Sunday, 2pm: ''Once Upon a Sunday: Light and Fire'', story time with Kaitrin McMullan.

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Anzac Ave, Dunedin.
 Saturday, 5pm-8.30pm: Light Party. Inflatables, carnival games, animal petting.

King Edward St, South Dunedin.
 Saturday, 10am-3pm: South Dunedin Street Festival. Live entertainment, food, market stalls, merry-go-round, bouncy castle.

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.

Pioneer Park, Kenmare St, Alexandra.
 Saturday, 5pm-7pm: Combined Churches of Alexandra Light Party. Bouncy castles, carnival games, free food, entertainment.

St Enoch's Church grounds, Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Saturday, from 9am: Country and Western Fair. Baking, produce, plants, books, collectables, food, raffle, activities.

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
 Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: Story time.
 Saturday, 10am-4pm: New Zealand Bookshop Day celebration, with local authors in-store, staff in costume, and merry-go-round rides at neighbouring Holy Name Church.

 

Music and performance
Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St.
 Wednesday, 7.30pm: The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ works in commemoration of the departed.

 

Film and theatre
College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union St East.
 Sunday: ''Science Teller 2015: Sex and Science!'' film screenings - 10am, Life Story, Courtship; 1pm, Out There, with Stephen Fry; 3pm, Kinsey (rated R).

Dunedin City Library, Moray Pl.
 Today, 12.30pm: Lunchtime Theatre, preview Talking House's upcoming play Be|Longing.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Stuart St.
 Closes today: The Keys are in the Margarine, a verbatim play about dementia.
 Saturday to November 7: Talking House presents Be|Longing, a verbatim play about migrants.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 Sunday, 2pm: Plastic Paradise documentary screening.

 

Talks and workshops
College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union St East.
 Tomorrow, 6pm: ''Science Teller 2015: Sex and Science!'' keynote speech by Dan Savage. Saturday: Science Teller 2015 panel discussions - 9.30am, ''Weird Sex in the Animal Kingdom''; 11.30am, ''Gay, Straight and In-between''; 2pm, ''Sex in Otago''.

Dunedin Chinese Garden, cnr Rattray and Cumberland Sts.
 Sundays, 2pm: Chinese calligraphy classes with a Chinese master calligrapher. Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
 Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential.
 Sunday, 2pm: Garden tour with Sarah Goldsmith. Meet 1.50pm at reception.

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.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
 Saturday, 2pm: ''The Supernatural and the Popular Imagination: Halloween'', talk by Kim Morgan.

 

Exhibitions
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
 Until Sunday: South Canterbury Art Show.

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

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

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

The Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
 November 2-8: ''Jewels'', personal responses by Notus Textile Artists.

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

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

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

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
 ''Muaupoko''.

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

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

Dunedin Airport.
 Until Saturday: Exhibition at the Terminal, Lindsay Crooks.
 Tuesday to January 15: J K Weir.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Until Sunday: ''Big Shop: Uncollectables'', rear window installation by Artsenta.
 Until Sunday: ''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.
 Closes tomorrow: ''The News Network'', works by a community of transtasman artists.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 Until 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: ''New Works'', oil paintings by Robert Ireland.
 Tomorrow to November 13: ''Solo'', cast-glass works by Di Tocker.

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 art.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 Until November 15: ''Cross Culture'', Lynne Wilson and Rachel Hirabayashi.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 Until November 7: ''New Drawings'', Kim Pieters. 
 Gallery open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Kiki Beware, 344 George St.
 Opens tomorrow 6.30pm, until November 27: ''...And Other Fables'', prints and art by Emma Francesca.

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 Until November 18: ''The Geometric Figure'', Paul Dibble; ''Ardour'', Lorraine Rastorfer.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 Until November 11: ''New Paintings'', Michael Hight; ''Spring Catalogue'', various artists.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: ''Reset The Moon'', Daniel Anngow.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 Closes today: ''Sitting in Dunedin'', portraits by Bill Graham.

Musselburgh Baptist Church, 131 Musselburgh Rise.
 Tomorrow and Saturday: ''Louder'' community art and craft exhibition. Open 5pm-8pm tomorrow, 10am-4pm Saturday.

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.
 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''.

State of Princes, 393 Princes St, Dunedin.
 Until November 7: ''Sportsmeat'', Justin Spiers and Craig Freeborn.
 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 Sunday: Louise Thompson Parker and Peter Gregory.
 Monday to November 8: Lisa Simpson and Kate Springford.

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

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

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

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