The guide: What's on this week

Gigs
Bland Park, Dunedin-Waitati Rd, Waitati.
 •Saturday, from 11am. Waitati Music and Arts Festival.

Dunedin Town Hall, Terrace/Fullwood rooms, Moray Pl.
 •Sunday, 3pm to 6pm. The Secret Sessions, Abby Wolfe, Jarni Blair, Some Other Creature and Molly Devine.

Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm. The INTERSECTIONists with guests Darryl Baser, Elle with Joshua Urquhart.

Roxburgh Racecourse, Roxburgh East Rd, Roxburgh.
 •Saturday from 8pm. Cavalcade Hoedown. Culmination of Mt Benger A&P Show featuring X-CELL and the Craig Adams Band in the grand marquee.

Speargrass Inn,1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Rd (SH8), Alexandra.
 •Sunday noon to 2pm. Summertime Live Music 2016, Maria Affleck, violinist.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
 •Tomorrow, 8pm. The Carnivorous Plant Society Arts on Tour New Zealand.

 

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, Opoho Rd, Dunedin.
 •Tuesday-Thursday, 10.30am-3.30pm; weekends 10.30am-4pm: Ten-minute tractor-train rides around the lower botanic garden. Weather dependent.
 •Sunday 1pm-2.30pm. Sunday Sounds - Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra.

Dunedin Chinese Garden, corner Rattray St and Cumberland St.
 •Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm: Lantern Festival.
 •10.30am-noon, Tea House: Chinese experts will teach you how to make Chinese dumplings.
 •11.30am-12.30pm, Ting Pavilion: Garden tour with Malcolm Wong.
 •1pm-2pm, Tower Room: Learn how to write your own lucky message for the new year.
 •2pm-2.30pm, Tea House: Traditional tea ceremony and tea tasting.
 •2.30pm-3.30pm, Tower Room: Children's lantern-making workshop.

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

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
 •Sunday, 2pm: Korowai weaving classes with Robin Hill, a member of the Ocean View Weaving Group and author of the blog Robin Weaves Korowai.
 •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.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon.
 •Today, 10.30am and 7pm. Classic movie Singin' in the Rain. Regent Theatre Movies.

Roxburgh Racecourse, Roxburgh East Rd, Roxburgh.
 •Tomorrow and Saturday: Mt Benger A&P Show and Cavalcade.
 •Saturday: Roxburgh Classic Car Show. Rotary Club of Roxburgh fundraise. All classics, modified and vintage are welcome.
 •Saturday: Mt Benger A&P Show dog trials.

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

 

Music and Performance
Blue Oyster Art Project Space ,16 Dowling St.
 •Saturday 3pm. Phytophilic: Why Look at Plants? An afternoon of plant-attuned video shorts.

Dunedin Chinese Garden, corner Rattray St and Cumberland St.
 •Saturday 7pm-9pm: Midsummer music at the Garden. Traditional Chinese musicians from the Dunedin Chinese Art/Instrument Association.

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

St Peter's Church hall, Hillside Rd.
 •Sunday, 3pm: In Mr Byrd's Chamber. A celebration of the life and music of William Byrd. The Rare Byrds Consort and Chorus, with soloists Ana Good and Janet Rountree.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
 •Sunday, 2pm-3pm. Ros Rice leads a panel discussion on the evolution of Community Access Radio in Dunedin, from its origins in 1990 as Hills AM through to Otago Access Radio today.

 

Talks and Workshops
Alexandra Community House, 14-20 Centennial Ave.
 •Saturday, 7am to 8.30am: Free men's breakfast with a guest speaker.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
 •Saturday, 3pm-4pm: Victor Rodger play reading. FCC presents a reading of At the Wake, written by Victor Rodger, Robert Burns Fellow 2016. Featuring Lisa Harrow and Robbie Magasiva.

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.

 

Exhibitions
Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-Iti Rd, Timaru.
 •Until Sunday: ‘‘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.

Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.
 •Today until February 21: Patchwork and Hoffman travelling quilts. Daily 10am-4pm.

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 Muster of Artists''. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin.
 •Saturday until February 27. Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago Inc exhibition by members. 10am to 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 Sunday: ‘‘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.
 •Until February 28: ‘‘Wicked Stitch'', mixed-media works by Val Griffith Jones.

Gallery on Blueskin, Harvey St, Waitati.
 •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.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
 •Sunday until March 12: Annemarie Hope-Cross' ambrotype images. 10am-4pm daily.
 •Until February 20: ‘‘Susurrus'', oil paintings by Nigel Wilson.

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

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
 •Until March 16: ‘‘Show and Tell'' features new works by Cat Auburn, Hannah Beehre, Israel Birch, Zena Elliott, Wendy Fairclough, Chris Heaphy, Karl Maughan, Jenna Packer and Reuben Paterson.

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.
 •Until 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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