The Guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Albert Town Tavern, 20 Alison Ave, Albert Town.
• Tomorrow: James Reid, Saint album tour.

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

Chick's Hotel, 2 Mount St, Port Chalmers.
• Today, 9pm: Pint Night with Nick Knox, Drew Englehutt and Joshua Baines.
• Tomorrow, 8pm: Great North, Up In Smoke tour.
• Saturday, 9pm: Shocking Pinks, Opposite Sex, Kane Strang.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 12.30pm: Lunch Unplugged - Matt Langley. (NZ Music Month).
• Today, 5.30pm: Gig night - John Egenes, Daniel Madill, Inge Andrew. (NZ Music Month).
• Wednesday, 5.30pm: Gig Night - Arcee, Both Sides of the Line, Tahu and the Takahes. (NZ Music Month).

Golden Gate Lodge, Cromwell.
• Saturday, 9pm: Serpent.

Northburn Station, 45 Northburn Station Rd, Northburn.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: The Eastern.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Latafale Auva'a. Atrium Level 1.

Purple Rain Retro Bar & Cafe, 403 Princes St.
• Saturday, 8.30pm: Katharticus, with King Weasel's Army and Techniculture.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: The Whirling Eddys.

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

Waikouaiti Library, 192 Main Rd, Waikouaiti.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: Malcolm Honeychurch, classical guitarist. (NZ Music Month).

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.

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.
• Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm: ''The Science of Fun!'', Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
• Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: ''Snapping Science'' Discovery World science show. Free with Discovery World admission.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm: ''Kept under wraps!'', Investigation station. Atrium Level 1. Free.
• 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.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Tomorrow, 10am: Toddler Time. Gold coin donation, bookings required.
• Wednesday May 21-Tuesday May 27, 10.30-11.30am and 2-3pm daily: Help construct the new wharerau in the Ara-i-te-uru gallery.

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.

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

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Octagon Poets Collective open mike night, with guest poets Eliana Gray, Giles Graham and Hera Lindsay Bird.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Pl.
• Wednesday, 7pm: ''Russian Fire'', New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs a Shostakovich symphony, conducted by Alexander Lazarev.

Earnscleugh Hall, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Arts on Tour NZ presents Wheel of Experience.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians May recital meeting featuring pianist Modi Deng.
• Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
• Sunday, 3pm: Otago Symphonic Band presents ''Shades of Autumn''.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: ''20th-21st Century Choral Music'', Otago Girls' and Otago Boys' High School choirs in concert. Gold coin donation.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Tuesday, 5.30pm: ''Songs of Scotland'', Southern Youth Choir concert. Music by Vaughan WIlliams, John Rutter and Anthony Ritchie. Wednesday, 1pm:
• Lunchtime concert: Senior Performance students in recital.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave.
• Tomorrow, 1.30pm: Fairfield School Choir(NZ Music Month).

Sargood Centre, Logan Park.
• Sunday, 3pm: Cellists of Otago presents ''Dancing with Twelve Cellos''.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: George Chittenden plays classical organ music. St Peter's Church Hall, Hillside Rd.
• Sunday, 2pm: Mayfair Memories, excerpts from past productions at the Mayfair Theatre.

Tarras Hall, Tarras.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Arts on Tour NZ presents Wheel of Experience.

Plays
Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• From Saturday until June 7: Souvenir, play by Stephen Temperley.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown.
• Until May 24, 8pm-10pm: Showbiz Queenstown presents Jesus Christ Superstar. Matinee on Sunday, 2pm.

Talks and films
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Talk by Sandy Callister, author of The Face of War: New Zealand's Great War Photography, about the making of the book.
• Sunday, 3pm: Tour of the ''Belonging'' exhibition by curators Aaron Kreisler and Lauren Gutsell.
• Wednesday, 10.30am: Friends' monthly coffee morning, guest speaker Dr Noel Waite on Canterbury artist Leo Bensemann.

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. Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm and 2.30pm: International Museum Day. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our storage space. Bookings essential.
• Daily talks, 2pm: Today: Maori cloaks. Tomorrow: Samurai. Saturday: Stoats - the perfect predators. Sunday: The Southern Ocean Sunfish. Monday: Owls - nocturnal birds of prey. Tuesday: Ancient Greek coins. Wednesday: The Union Steam Ship Company.
• Daily, 2.30pm: ''Heritage Lost and Found: Our Changing Cityscape'', Postmaster Gallery, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex.
• Daily, 4pm: ''Brian Brake: Lens on the World'', exhibition talk.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
• Tuesday, 12.30-12.45pm: Staff pick: Sarah McCaig talks about the Weatherston pocket-watch.

Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King St, room 215
• Tuesday, 6pm: Forest and Bird talk, Sue Maturin and Graeme Loh on conservation work in the Galapagos Islands.

Exhibitions
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.
• Opens today, until May 29: ''A Moment in Time'', Rachael Errington and Emma Butler.

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.
• Closes today: ''For Whom the Wind Blows'', Barry Cleavin.

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

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Opens Monday, until May 30: ''Portfolio'', Otago Girls' High School art exhibition.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Information centre.
• Until June 30: ''Birds of the Botanic Garden'', photographs by Paul Sorrell.

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 gallery.

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until Sunday: ''Xistence'', by Richard Mountain.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Closes today: ''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 June 2: ''Fossilised Forms'', ceramics by Sue Rutherford.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Opens today, until June 5: ''Works on Paper''. Gallery open Thursday-Saturday noon-2pm.

Koru Gallery, 2 Castle St.
• Until tomorrow: Annemieke K.
• Opens Saturday, until May 31: ''Fun With Fabric'', Jeanette Hawker and Una Landreth.

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.
• 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.
• Closes today: ''Geothermal'', by Eliot Coates.
• Opens tomorrow, until May 29: ''Form and Void'', Brendan Jon Philip.
• 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.

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 Sunday: ''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.
• Until June 15: Hinton art exhibition, photographers Annemarie Hope-Cross and Eric Schusser.

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

Stuart St Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until May 24: Jo Howard and Lisa Simpson.
• Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 9am-3pm.

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.
• Until tomorrow: ''Top Art Exhibition'', NCEA level 3 art portfolios that achieved excellence in 2013.

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

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