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, 10pm until late: Livewire, featuring Jaimee Evans, playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday, 9pm: Lyttelton Rough House Revival, featuring The Eastern.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Tonight, doors open 7.30pm: "The Black Helicopter Organisation" is Scott D. $5 entry.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: Psychedelic Folk Night - Opposite Sex, Tangy Bliss, Swampy D and 5 Pint.

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

Plato, 2 Birch St
• Friday, 8.30pm: Lyttelton Rough House Revival, featuring The Eastern.

Re:Fuel, Otago University.
• Saturday, 2pm and 7pm:'s 7th Birthday Party. With 24 live bands.
• Mondays, 8.30pm: Open mike night.

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.

Saint Omer, 23 The Octagon.
• Tonight, 6-10pm: "Permanent Vacation, Issue 2", by Kerry Ann Lee. With good tunes courtesy of Rose Hobart and T.C. Wedde.

Natures Wonders, Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula.
• Tomorrow: Stand-up comedy: Gary McDonald and Tim Shadbolt. Tickets $60 from Dunedin i-Site, Tahuna camp store, Portobello Hotel and Natures Wonders.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 2pm: Once Upon a Sunday: Fab Dads - bring dad along for a special Father's Day story session.

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.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm, Atrium level 1: "Pacific Sounds, Investigation Station". Learn the customs and stories behind the music and have a go at playing traditional instruments yourself.

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

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

Music and performance
All Saints Church, 786 Cumberland St, Dunedin.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Music for Organ and Trumpet - David Burchell, organ and Bill Stoneham, trumpet. Works by J.S. Bach, Krebs, Jeremiah Clarke, Alan Hovhannes and Petr Eben.

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.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Sunday, 2pm: Leonari Trio in concert, adults $25; Supergold $20; students $5. Tickets on sale now at Cromwell i-Site.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Extended Play: Sounds 1.
• Performances by Radio Cegeste, Mela and Alastair Galbraith. $5 cash only (no eftpos). In association with the exhibition Sound Full.

First Church, Moray Pl.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: "The Great, Late Beethoven Quartets", the New Zealand String Quartet.

King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: "Aotearoa, an industrial journey", a musical journey of New Zealand featuring the St Kilda Brass with Debbie Wai Kapohe and the Rasa School of Dance directed by Lisa Wilkinson.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Southern Hesperides - the Otago Girls' High School recital. Also at Queenstown's St Peter's at 11am on Sunday, and at Wanaka's dinosaur park at 3pm and Wanaka Presbyterian Church hall, Tenby St 3.30pm, on Sunday.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Kathryn Gale, an acoustic journey through today's popular music.

St Paul's Church, Coquet St, Oamaru.
• Tuesday, 12.30-1.10pm: George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin) plays Italian organ works of the baroque era, to include music by Frescobaldi, Merulo and Cavazzoni.

Plays Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until September 15: Heroes, by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Until Saturday: Dunedin Repertory Society presents My Brilliant Divorce, by Geraldine Aron.
• Directed by Lewis Ablett-Kerr and starring Elsa May. Daily, 7.30pm. For bookings, phone 477-6544.

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Monday, 7pm: Nicky Pellegrino "When In Rome" - a captivating tale of love, food, music and passion. Bookings essential. Tickets $5.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Eva Gluyas, Realising Projects through Production, P152 Lecture Theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: In Conversation: artist Yvonne Todd and curator Serena Bentley on the newly opened exhibition "Wall of Seahorsel": an exhibition that focuses and elaborates upon the more experimental strains of this photographer's practice.
• Sunday, 3pm: "Insightful" tour for blind and visually impaired in the exhibition Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art. Guide dogs welcome at this tour.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for August and September, each weekday at 2pm. Today: Tuhawaiki. Tomorrow: New Zealand sea lion. Saturday: New Zealand's native frogs. Sunday: Maori tattooing.
• Daily at 4pm: talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents The Strength of Water (M, 86mins, 2009).

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (M, 107mins).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Destroy", Harley Jones, August 30. The third part of the "Draw Paint Destroy" instalment.
• "Girlz", work by Bekah Carran, Anya Sinclair, mi$$match and Willow McIsaac.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• From Saturday until October 7: "AfterBurner", selections from the 2012 NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards.
• From Saturday until October 7: Jo Robertson, "dRawings".

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• "Watercolours of Arrowtown", by Paul Hanrahan.

Art-cut Gallery, 71 Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell Historic Precinct.
• Contemporary art and design, open daily 10am-4pm.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Matt Gauldie, "Wrangler".

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Until September 27: Taieri College art exhibition.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Darkside Gallery - "Under the Rose", Karin Strachan.
• Lower Gallery - "Caves are made of rock but not this cave", Sian Torrington in collaboration with Joan Fleming and Rachel O'Neill.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: Laurence Aberhart "Hau Hau Flags".
• Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.

21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until September 16: Central Stories Photographic Exhibition "Lines".

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• From tomorrow until September 9: "The Living Bridge" - a multimedia exhibition linking contemporary Tibetan, New Zealand and International participants.

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until September 14: "Charting the Land on the Ocean. Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Until November 11: "Sound Full" - draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• From Saturday until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Ex-Community Gallery Window, 300 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• "Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours of Dunedin.

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Until November 30: "Art in Law VIII".

Forrester Gallery, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Opens tomorrow until September 30: "On Assignment", Mike O'Kane.

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

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Beth Nathan - Resident # 4.

Green Acorn Cafe, 72 Albany St.
• Until tomorrow: Angela Burns paintings, a mix of early and new works.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• From tomorrow until November 10: "Picture This: Recently Acquired Art".

Hotel St Clair, 24 the Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until Saturday, September 15: Annemarie Hope-Cross, "Sun Prints in Central".

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm and by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until September 16: "Corridors and Passages", paintings by Pat Jones.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until September 12: exhibition by Mervyn Williams, Chris Bailey and Lorene Taurerewa.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until September 19: Justin Boroughs, "Light" and John Edgar, "In Transit".

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Ends tomorrow: "Sanguine", by Richard Munro, and "Structurally sound", by Murray Eskdale.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Ends tomorrow: group show including works by Shane Cotton, Ralph Hotere and Fiona Pardington.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm until September 5: "Female Woman", Cushla Donaldson and Clara Chon.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until Sunday: "Edinburgh Realty Premier Arts Awards" 2012. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).
• Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
• "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until September 9: "Time For Tea", by Deborah Sykes. A touring campervan visitor to the Catlins takes the tea cosy to new creative heights.
• 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.

The Picture Lounge, 48 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• New Zealand's Photographers Gallery: a continuously updated exhibition.

Poolburn-Moa Creek Community Hall, Ida Valley.
• Saturday, 10am-4pm: Exhibition "Poolburn Patchwork Group 21st Birthday Celebration". Entry: gold coin donation for local cancer society.

Portobello Gallery, cnr Highcliff and Portobello roads, Otago Peninsula.
• Monday-Sunday,10am-4pm. Various artists.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Until Saturday: "Times 5", an exhibition of jewellery, ceramics and carving. Gallery open Monday-Friday noon-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until September 23: "Quilts Takitimu".
• Until September 30: "Seldom Seen".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until September 30: new exhibition by Ollie Crooks, "Good times and Happy Days".
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Ends today: "Heralding Spring".
• Saturday-September 13: Suzanne Emslie and Dawn Palmer.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until September 4: works by the Taieri Art Group.

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

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

University of Otago science library lobby and St David St lecture theatre.
• "Zoom" by Sue Novell.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• New works by Jane Sinclair, "Slices of Lindis", palette knife works in oil on canvas, also curvilinear bronze sculptures by Trevor Askin, "Smooth me down Kiwi". Open 10.30am-4pm daily.

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