The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.
• Fridays from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
• Today, 9pm: Pint Night with Iron Mammoth, Prophet Hens, Owls. R18.

Circadian Rhythm, St Andrew St.
• Fridays, 5.30pm: Duo Jazz: Phil Lyons and Trevor Coleman.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 4.30pm: Teenage Kicks Gig Night (NZ Music Month).
• Wednesday, 5.30pm: Gig night; Erin Morton, Maine Coons and The Sleeves (NZ Music Month).

Manny's Bar, St Andrew St, Dunedin.
• Tomorrow, 6pm: Both Sides of the Line.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Saturday, 4pm: Experimental music performances from Fuji VII, W. belfry bats, astronaut club, Motoko Kikkawa, Tillakaratne, Grvdggr, Ketsuban, glorified!, Troy Naumoff.

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin.
• Today, 5.30pm: Karin Reid and Bill Martin.

Ra Bar, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 9pm: ''Livewire'', featuring Katie Mason.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: The Whirling Eddys perform roots, rock, rhythm and blues. No cover charge.

Sports Central Brewhouse, Oamaru.
• Thursdays, 7.30pm: JBE Karaoke.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Today, 2pm: Pre-school story time.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Lower garden information centre.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am-11.15am: Storytelling with Ann Rennie.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children 0-2 and parents.
• Wednesday, 10.30am: Pre-school story time.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: ''Insightful'', activity for the blind and visually impaired. Come and help build part of the Lego project by Olafur Eliasson.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Tomorrow, 4pm: ''Friday Flicks'', free family movie screening. Downes room.
• Tuesday, 11am: Pre-school story time.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily: Discovery Backpacks. Walk around the museum with an Explorer backpack or rummage around the jungle with a Tropical Forest backpack.
• Daily, 10.30am: ''First-flight butterfly release''. Free with Tropical Forest admission.

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
• Today and Tuesday, 10am: Pre-school story time.
• Saturday, 8.45am-11.30am: Story-time train to Port Chalmers; train trip from Dunedin Railway Station to the library for reading, writing, storytelling and drawing fun. $15 (adult or child). Under-2s free (unseated). (Dunedin Writers' and Readers' Festival).

University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
• Fridays, Saturdays, 10.30am: story time, children's room.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
• Daily, 10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
The Church, Dundas St.
• Fridays 9pm: Salsa music, dancing.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Saturday, 1pm: ''Dear Charles, Dear Janet''. A scripted reading of the writings of Janet Frame and Charles Brasch to and about each other. (Dunedin Writers' and Readers' Festival).

Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop St.
• Sunday, 5pm: Sublime Clarinet and String Quartet.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Organ recital by Simon Mace.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Lunchtime concert, compositions by Mozart fellows. Performers Tessa Petersen and John van Buskirk (NZ Music Month II).

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Tomorrow, 2pm: Beverley Kay plays piano. (NZ Music Month).

Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach St.
• Today, 7pm: Richard Wallis, classical guitarist. (NZ Music Month).

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tenby St, Wanaka.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: ''Mothers in Music'', Central Otago Regional Choir.

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stanley St, Queenstown.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: ''Mothers in Music'', Central Otago Regional Choir.

St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alexandra.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: ''Mothers in Music'', Central Otago Regional Choir.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays Jewish organ music.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, cnr Union and Leith Sts.
• Today and tomorrow, 1pm: Lunchtime Theatre, Quake Babies.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 12.30pm: Lunchtime Bites: Souvenir. Sample the latest play from the Fortune Theatre.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown.
• From Wednesday until May 24, 8pm-10pm: Showbiz Queenstown presents Jesus Christ Superstar. Matinee on May 18, 2pm.

Talks and filmsCentral Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 6pm: Talk by photographer Laurence Aberhart in association with his show ''South by South East''.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30am and 5.30pm: NHNZ film screening, Moms (from the Most Extreme series).
• Saturday, 11.30am-12.45pm: Young adult writers' panel; discussion by historical novelists Melinda Szymanik and Sandy McKay. Tickets $18. Sunday,
• 10am-1pm: ''Write you are!'' Young adult writers' workshop led by author Kate De Goldi. $30. (Dunedin Writers' and Readers' Festival).
• Sunday, 12.30pm-1.45pm: ''In Search of Adventure - Expeditions and Explorations'', chaired by local natural historian Neville Peat. $18. (Dunedin Writers' and Readers' Festival).

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Tomorrow, 8pm: Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival screens Kia Ora Miguel, by Jamie Poipoi, and Bleat, by Sue Wootton and Lizzie Stearn. $15 (no eftpos).
• Sundays during May, 2pm: Free guided tours of the ''Belonging'' exhibition.
• Sunday, 3pm: Dr Roger Collins will talk about his newly curated exhibition ''Frances Hodgkins in 1913''.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: ''Tours for Tots'', free baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition at the gallery.

Fletcher House, 727 Portobello Rd, Broad Bay.
• Open daily 11am-4pm: Guided tours.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Thursdays, 4.30pm: Theomin art collection tours. Bookings essential. Daily tours at 9.30am, 10.45am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Watom Island. Tomorrow: Life on the Endeavour. Saturday: Karetao - Maori puppets. Sunday: Yellow-eyed penguins. Monday: Southern whaling. Tuesday: New Zealand falcon. Wednesday: Nisga'a totem pole segment.
• Daily, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World'', exhibition talk.
• Daily, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', talk to complement exhibition in the Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.

Acorn Gallery, 72 Albany St.
• Ongoing: Angela Burns paintings. Open weekdays 8am-5pm or weekends by appointment.

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• New works by Rachel Hirabayashi.

Artbay Gallery, 32 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Until Tuesday: ''Seeing Through Our Eyes'', Deidre Copeland and Alan Waters.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• New works by Zuna Wright, photographs by Cally Whitham.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
• Until May 30: ''Portraits of a mother's day 1991-2013'', Pauline Bellamy. Open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
• Until May 31: ''Seeder'', Ben Clement. Open Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 12pm-3pm.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Until May 15: ''For Whom the Wind Blows'', Barry Cleavin.

Central Stories Russell Henderson Gallery, Centennial Ave, Alexandra
• Until June 3: Spotlight on Design: Nigel Wilson.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until May 25: ''Not all White'', wedding dresses by Tanya Carlson.
• Until June 15: Steve Carr, ''Stretching Time''.
• Until June 23: ''Campaign Furniture'', Juliet Carpenter, Sorawit Songsataya and Biljana Popovic.
• Until August 3: ''The Cubic Structural Evolution Project'', Olafur Eliasson.
• Until August 31: ''Anzac'', by Laurence Aberhart.
• Until October 12: ''Frances Hodgkins in 1913''.
• Ongoing: ''Belonging'', works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until Sunday: ''Broken Idols'', by Tom Simpson.
• Until May 18: ''Xistence'', by Richard Mountain.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until May 15: ''Watershed'', by Martin Hill, in collaboration with Philippa Jones.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Recent work by Alistair Begg, Scott Drummond and Tania McIntosh. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 11am-4.30pm.

Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
• Until July 12: ''Peeps of Life'', photographs by John Halliday Scott.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Until Saturday: ''Form'', photography by Eric Schusser. Gallery hours: 10am-4pm daily.
• Opens Monday, until June 2: ''Fossilised Forms'', ceramics by Sue Rutherford.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until Saturday: ''Choice'', a selection of work. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
• Until May 16: Annemieke K.

Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown.
• Until May 25: ''30th Locations Autumn Festival Art Exhibition''.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs, Old Post Office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Until May 25: ''A Series of Mistakes'', by Susanna Izard.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opens tomorrow 5pm, until June 4: ''Away and Towards'', Nigel Brown.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until May 28: ''Zoomorphic'', Katherine Smyth; ''A Few Thoughts'', Sally Smith.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until May 15: ''Geothermal'', by Eliot Coates.
• Gallery open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• New ''Bright Blocks'', by Hope Gibbons.
• Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4.30pm, and Saturday 11am-2pm.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• ''The Works: Pukeuri 1914-2014'', an exhibition about the Pukeuri meatworks in Oamaru.

Nose Restaurant, cnr SH6 and Sandflat Rd, Cromwell.
• Deidre Copland ''Recent Works''.

Old Creamery Gallery, 230 Harington Point Rd, Lower Portobello.
• Oil and acrylic landscapes by Douglas Williams, Henry Lowen-Smith and Geoff Williams.

Olveston, 42 Royal Tce, Dunedin.
• Until Sunday, 9.30pm-5pm: 2014 sculpture exhibition, by the Otago Sculpture Trust.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until June 1: Hope & Sons biennial art awards. Works from South Island artists. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Ongoing: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World''. Special exhibitions gallery.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Edmund Hillary: New Zealander''. Stairwell display.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until May 18: ''Sheep, Shearing and Scenery'', photography by Joanne McLeary.

The Picture Lounge, 31 Dunmore St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers' Gallery.

Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex, Museum Reserve.
• Ongoing: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape''.

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library.
• Until June 15: ''Tales from a Long, Bright Land: Books for New Zealand Children Before 1960''.

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
• Friday, from 6pm: Hinton art exhibition, photographers Annemarie Hope-Cross and Eric Schusser.

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

Studio Red Gallery, 12 Miners Tce, Bannockburn.
• Until June 3: ''Place & Time - Five Women Artists'', Sarah Anderson, Alice Blackley, Megan Huffadine, Kim Logue and Rebecca Stewart.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• ''The Remarkables'', by Simon Lardelli and Drew Hill.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5.30pm, Saturday, 11am-2pm.

University of Otago de Beer Gallery, first floor, central library.
• Until May 23: ''Make It New! Modernism and the Medieval Presence''.

Waikouaiti Old Post Office Gallery, 152 Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Open 1pm-5pm, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday: Paintings by Laura Gregory. Pottery and paintings by Peter Gregory.

Waitaki Girls' High School, Oamaru.
• From Monday, until May 16: ''Top Art Exhibition'', NCEA level 3 art portfolios that achieved excellence in 2013.

Wakatipu High School, Queenstown.
• Until Tomorrow: ''Top Art Exhibition'', NCEA level 3 art ''excellence'' portfolios.

Wallpaper House Gallery, 29 Lees St.
• Open first Saturday of every month 11am-4pm.

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