The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
 •Saturday, 8.30pm: Bill Direen and the Builders, Darryl Baser, David Eggleton, Opposite Sex.

Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
 Tomorrow, 7.30pm: A comedy plus Valentine extravaganza with comics Ian Loughran, Shen Mansell, Elsa May, Comic Poet Prof and a David Bowie Tribute set from Mr Glad, MC Simon Kingsley Holmes.

Dunedin Musicians Club 12 Manse St.
 Tomorrow, from 8.30pm: Public Gig - Carcosa & F.O.T.A. dual EP release. Support bands Iron Mammoth, Murgatroyd, Innominatus.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 Sunday, noon to 2pm. Summertime Live Music 2016 with Matt Lahood.

 

Family Fun
Clyde Historic Precinct, Sunderland St, Clyde.
 Sunday, 10am-2pm: Clyde markets. Food, music, stalls.

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

Dunedin Botanic Garden.
 Tuesday-Thursday, 10.30am-3.30pm; weekends 10.30am-4pm: Ten-minute tractor-train rides around the lower botanic garden. Weather dependent.

Earnslaw Park, Beach St, Queenstown.
 Saturday, from 9am: Creative Queenstown arts and crafts market.

Omakau Domain, Alton St, Oamakau
 Saturday: Central Otago A&P Show, 119th Annual Show Day.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd, Waitati.
 Daily, 11am: Takahe feeding.

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.
 Daily: The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, several shows throughout the day. Bookings essential.

Pembroke Park, Wanaka.
 Sunday, from 10am: Wanaka craft market.

Pioneer Park, Kenmare St, Alexandra.
 Saturday, from 10am: Alexandra Summer Markets.

Summer Fruit Orchard, Strode Rd, Earnscleugh.
 Sunday 8am-11.30am: Alexandra District Club Take a Kid Fishing. Open to all. Prizegiving 12.30pm.

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

 

Music and Performance
St Paul's Cathedral, the Octagon.
 Tuesday, 12.50pm-1.10pm: George Chittenden plays organ music.

 

Talks and Workshops
Dunedin Chinese Garden, cnr Rattray and Cumberland Sts.
 Sundays, 2pm: Chinese calligraphy classes with Chinese master calligrapher.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Wednesday, 11.15am: ‘‘Tour for Tots'', baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition.
 Today 12.30pm. Guided talk by visiting musician Franziska Baumann.
 Saturday 2pm-4pm. Painting workshop with Pauline Bellamy: How to paint warmth.

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.
 Monday, 5.30pm. Hutton Theatre. Public lecture A History of Care, Prof Barbara Brookes, University of Otago department of history, considers the changing landscapes of care and their implications in the 21st century.

 

Exhibitions
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru.
 Until February 21: ‘‘I Am/We Are'', Nigel Brown.

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 Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
 ‘‘Oamaru Belles'', new works by Katherine Kovacs and Donna Demente.

Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay.
 Closes Sunday: ‘‘Southern Waters'', oil paintings by Pauline Bellamy.

Bistro Gentil, 76A Golf Course Rd, Wanaka.
 Until February 29: Prints by Shane Cotton. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
 Until February 27, Ana Iti, ‘‘Heavy to Hold''

Carrick Winery, 247 Cairnmuir Rd, Bannockburn.
 Until March 1: ‘‘Sculpture at Carrick'', various artists.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
 Until February 29: ‘‘A Roundup of Central Otago Artists''. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Dunedin Botanic Garden Information Centre, Lower Garden.
 Until February 28: ‘‘Botanical Expressions'', by members of the Otago Embroiderers' Guild. Open daily 10pm-4pm.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 Until February 21: ‘‘Stranger In Strange Land'', by Jae Hoon Lee.
 Until February 28: ‘‘Archives: Te Wahi Pounamu'', Areta Wilkinson and Mark Adams.
 Until March 20: ‘‘Renaissance Days'', Jeffrey Harris.
 Until April 3: ‘‘The Future is a Do-Over'', curated by Ane Tonga.
 Until April 10: ‘‘Sitting for Frances'', portraits by Frances Hodgkins.
 Until December 31: ‘‘Exploded Worlds'', works from the gallery's collection.
 Ongoing: ‘‘Belonging'', works from the gallery's collection.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
 Special programme February 12-14 Artist in Residence: Silivenusi Funaki, carver.
 The Cockfight, a multimedia installation work by Bing Dawe, NZ artist based in Christchurch, who grew up in Glenavy.
 Until February 28: ‘‘Wicked Stitch'', mixed media works by Val Griffith Jones.

Gallery on Blueskin, Harvey Street, Waitati
 From Sunday until March 7. ‘‘Dreamtime'', 22 new works by Pam Hill influenced by particle physicist Brian Cox.

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.

Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Ave.
 Closes Saturday: ‘‘We Drove Here'', Hocken and Otago Motor Club Trust exhibition.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 Until February 20: ‘‘Susurrus'', oil paintings by Nigel Wilson.

Inge Doesburg Studio And Gallery, 6 Castle St.
 Until February 27: Selected works by Jo Ogier and Marilynn Webb.
 Gallery open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm.

Lakes District Museum And Gallery, Arrowtown.
 Closes Sunday: ‘‘Ambi-Dexterous'', paintings by Esther Dexter.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
 Until March 2: ‘‘The Earl Street Journal''.
 Until March 2: ‘‘New Works'' features Justin Boroughs, Nigel Brown, Zena Elliott, Bridie Henderson, Michael Hight, John Parker, Emily Siddell and Katherine Smyth.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
 From tomorrow: Works by Michael Springer

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
 Until February 26: ‘‘Diorama - games with colour & light'', new works by Marion Mertens.

Mt Difficulty Winery, 73 Felton Rd, Bannockburn.
 Works by Odelle Morshuis.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
 ‘‘Te Raumati'' (Summer) exhibition.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
 Until March: ‘‘Movable Type'', collection of printers and printing-related objects.

Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
 Unitl March 6: ‘‘Impact Summer'' exhibition. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 Until May 8: ‘‘Hakui: Women Of Kai Tahu''. Ongoing: ‘‘Surviving Chunuk Bair: H.D. Skinner at Gallipoli''.

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 Until March 31: Paintings by Lizzie Carruthers.

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

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