The Guide: What's on this week

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

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday and Saturday, from 10pm: Livewire, featuring Jaimee Evans.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: "The New Edinburgh Folk Club", Eighteen Blades of Grass.
• Monday April 30, 7.30pm: "Song Sale".
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: live acoustic jam session.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Every Friday: Philtre jazz trio, from 5.30pm.
• Saturday, 9pm: Katharticus Live.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Opposite Sex, Death by Silo and Dark Matter. Members $8, public, $10.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Every Thursday: jam night, from 8.30pm. Every Friday, 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, 8.30pm: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet.

Rosie's Bar, Victoria Hotel, 137 St Andrew St.
• Thursdays, 9pm: open mike night.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Friday, 9pm: Circle Jerk 2012.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Tuesdays, 11am: story time.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free.
• Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.
• Every Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm, Atrium level 1: "Maritime Marvels, Investigation Station".
• Explore all things maritime, from launching a vessel to Morse code.

Port Chalmers Library.
• Wednesdays, 11am: story time.

Visitor Information Centre, Octagon.
• Daily, 11am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Music and performance
The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: salsa lessons.
• Every Friday, 8.30pm: salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills, or just enjoy the atmosphere.

Glue Gallery Hall, 26 Stafford St.
• Friday, 8pm: "+ - = TOUCH" a début performance of contemporary dance and sound.

Methodist Church, Mornington, Cnr Galloway and Whitby St.
• Sunday, 3pm: Cellists of Otago.

St Enoch's Church, Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Today, 1.30pm: Classic Clothing's Fashion Parade.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7.30-8.20pm: George Chittenden plays Widor's 'Toccata', Bach's 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor' and Elgar's 'Nimrod' et al.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• April 14-May 5: Red, by John Logan.
• April 29, 2.30pm preceding the show at 4pm: Red "audio describe performance".

Roxburgh Town Hall, Roxburgh.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: "Hot Pink with Penny Ashton".

Tarras Hall, Tarras-Cromwell Rd.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: Arts on Tour presents "Hot Pink with Penny Ashton".

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Spud (104min)
• Sunday, 7.30pm: A Separation (M, 123min)

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Saturday, 4.30pm: Artist floor talk "The Christchurch Earthquakes 2010-2012".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Every Saturday, 2pm, free: "A New Zealand Artists Tour".
• Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours of "Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for April, each weekday at 2pm.
• Thursday, The legend of Osiris; Friday, Polynesian voyaging; Saturday, Maori cloaks; Sunday, The brushtail possum; Monday, The southern sky.
• Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: Man Hunt: Sharp Teeth Nomads (NHNZ Film).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "F--- Now Suffer Later", by Philip James Frost.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until Sunday: "10 Years New Zealand Hat and Hair Art".
• Until May 20: "Louise Greig From the Shadows".

The Anteroom, Port Chalmers.
• "Park", by Anna Perry.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "I went out walking", by Craig Freeborn and Anya Sinclair.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until Sunday: John Noakes "retrospective - botanical drawings".

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until May 12, Upper and Darkside Galleries: "Silk and Lace: 13th Anniversary Gifts".
• Until May 12, Lower Gallery: "After All", Desi Liversage.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• "Hymns and Wee Plants", by Patrick Hartigan.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until May 28: Russell Clark, "The City Hotel Goldrush Panels".

Community Gallery, Princes St,
• Until May 4: The Artsenta Group Exhibition and Art Exchange.

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until June 15: "Ray Guns and Rocket Ships", the Fred Fastier science fiction collection.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until May 6: "Chapter One. I Am Born": 200 Years of Charles Dickens.

Dunedin International Airport.
• Until April 30: Manu Berry and Pauline Bellamy.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until May 6: "Haunts of Dickens", celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.
• Until August 12: Clemens von Wedemeyer "The Fourth Wall".
• Ongoing: "Te wai pounamu: the burial of our people", Jacqueline Fraser.
• Ongoing: "Myriad Worlds", by Ruth Watson.
• Ongoing: "Boys from the Black Stuff", work from the gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections.
• Ongoing: "Kabuki: The Art of Transformation".
• Ongoing: "Jacqueline Fraser Te Wai Pounamu: the burial of our people".

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Until May 6: "The Garden as Muse", an anthology exploring the meaning of gardens.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Mini-exhibition of new works by Nic Reeves, with exhibits by R. Willocks, Leonie Clent and local artists.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until May 12: Kaye Todd with a photographic exhibition.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until May 20: 28th Locations Realty Autumn Festival Art Exhibition.

Lawson Town Hall, 33 Ross Place, Lawrence.
• Until Sunday: "Love, Loss and Absence", by Kaye French. Open 10am-4pm.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Until May 30: Susan Wilson Exhibition.

Metalworks Gallery, 54 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka.
• "Unfolding Landscape", works by Ernie Maluschnig, sculptor in metal. Open weekdays or weekends by appointment.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opening Friday, 5.30pm: Gary Waldrom's "Dangerous Curves".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• "The thick and thin of it", by Ann Robinson.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• "Kokoro Kara 2.0", by Georgie Peter.

Naseby Jubilee Museum, Leven St, cnr Earne St.
• "Maniototo Sporting Heroes". Open Monday-Friday noon-4pm, weekends 10am-4pm. Contact: Jane Greer (03) 444-9393.

North Otago Museum, 60 Thames St, Oamaru.
• Permanent exhibition: "Waitaki Landscapes".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until June 17, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
• "The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand".
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until July 1: "Around-n-about: Art South Otago".
• Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Weekends: 10am-4pm.

Packing Shed Gallery and Cafe, Boulton Rd, Earnscleugh, Alexandra.
• Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Parkside Posh, 7 Mailer St, Mornington.
• "Sunday Morning", by Danni Roberts.

The Picture Lounge, 48 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers Gallery: A continuously updated exhibition; works of New Zealand photographers.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until May 6: "Off the Shelf and Outside", by Paul Lindsay.
• Until May 31: "The Blind Idealist's Black Dog", by Jo Torr.
• Until June 17: "Off the Wall: World of Wearableart upclose".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until Saturday: Peter Gregory and Louise Thompson Parker.
• April 30-May 12: Paddy Carr and Lisa Simpson.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until May 1: works by John Gallagher.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Until Saturday: "Exceeding the Bounds", by Di ffrench (1946-1999).

Teviot District Museum, Abbotsford St, Roxburgh.
• Sundays, 2pm-4pm, or by request. Contact Robin (03) 446-8130 or Joan (03) 446-8671.

Wall Street, Princes St, Dunedin.
• Until May 20: "The Corner Dairy, number 1", a rolling-ball kinetic sculpture by Paul Cardno.

The Wallpapered House, 29 Lees St.
• Sunday, 11am-5pm: Pamela Brown "Open Studio".

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