The Guide: What's on this week

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

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Friday, 10pm until late: Eight-piece band Soul Deep.
• Saturday, 10pm until late: Road Blockwith Stevie Rice Sax.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Tonight, 8pm: Radio One and the 91Club present Haunted Love, Edmund Cake And Strange Harvest. Free with your 91Club card or $10 on the door without.
• Saturday: New Zealand country act The Warratahs.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: Psychedelic folk night - Brett Lupton, Tahu and the Takahe, Music Sucks.
• Saturday: The Murder Chord - swing/stomp/punk/rock with Black Rock Coffin Makers.

Fleurs Place, Moeraki.
• Tuesday: New Zealand country act The Warratahs.

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

Northburn Station, Cromwell.
• Sunday, from noon: The Warratahs are playing at Northburn Station. Lunch and show $55 per person. Lunch at noon, show starts 12.45pm.
• Limited seating, share table format. Book a table of 10 for $500. Cash bar available. Bookings at The Shed (03) 445-1743 or by email

Re:Fuel, Otago University.
• 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.

Sammy's, 65 Crawford St.
• Friday, 9pm: Sola Rosa: Low And Behold, High And Beyond album release and nationwide tour.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday 11.15am: "Tours for Tots".

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.

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

Roxburgh Town Hall, Scotland St.
• Saturday, from 8am: Start of Scottish Week. A Scottish ceilidh with a fun family night, entertainment and dancing featuring Shindig's Band from Southland. Nibbles, haggis & supper provided. BYO drink. Tickets: adults $25, children $10, family $60 from Highland Pharmacy (03) 446-8009.

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

Music and performance
Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 12.30pm: "Swinging in September" piano jazz with four hands, Les Richardson/Mark Wilson. Tickets $5.

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.

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Today, noon: "Music at noon" with James Dignan.
• Tomorrow, noon: "Music at noon" with Alastair Galbraith.

King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Rd.
• Tuesday, 6.30pm: "NZSO In Miniature".

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Organ recital for National Organ Month. Simon Mace, organist.

Lion Foundation Arena, Edgar Centre, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 6.30pm: 43rd Otago Secondary Schools Music Festival "Last Night of the Proms".
• Adults $10, students $5, family of four, $25, tickets available at the door.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Lexus Song Quest Masterclass Series, supported by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. See the Lexus Song Quest singers polish their technique, led by Quest judge Dennis O'Neill and accompanied by Terence Dennis. Free.
• Wednesday 1pm: New Compositions, a programme of new New Zealand music.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Students from the Irish Beat Dance School reel and jig their way through a lively performance.

Otago Boys' High School Auditorium, 2 Arthur St.
• Sunday, 2pm: "Sing for Spring" by the Dunedin Star Singers, with guests A Cappella (Invercargill), Central Otago Regional Chior and Central Otago Regional Orchestra.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 8pm: Southern Sinfonia, "Tales of Ice and Fire".

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin) plays organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, to include the famous Wedge prelude and fugue in E minor (BWV 548).

Plays Fortune Studio, Stuart St.
• Saturday, 3pm: Hero by Arun Subrmaniam, directed by Erica Newlands. Winner of Best Play at the Adam NZ Play Awards 2011. Hero recounts the glory and anguish surrounding a Malaysian politician's assassination as told through the eyes of his wife and 13-year-old son. Door sales only, $8 a ticket.

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

Talks and films
Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Tomorrow, 2pm: Writing Tibetan Script, with Ven. Ani Kunzang.
• Saturday: 1pm, Writing Tibetan Script, Ven. Ani Kunzang; 2pm, "Tibetan Settlement in New Zealand", Kate Clapham-Dorjee; 3pm, "Current Situation in Tibet", Students for Free Tibet.

Cromwell College Auditorium, Barry Ave.
• Wednesday, 2.10pm and 7pm: Doc film festival, Gone Curling, River Dog and Plough!.

Castle D Lecture Theatre, University of Otago
• Tuesday, 1pm: Poetry reading by Cilla McQueen and Emma Neale.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30am and 5.30pm: The Most Extreme: Pirates - the skullduggery of human pirates is the stuff of legend. How do Blackbeard, Bluebeard, and Long John Silver compare with the Most Extreme raiders and cut-throats of the natural world? Teen Space.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: "Choose to be Calm". Free talk with Dr Kajaria. She will talk about the role meditation can play in allowing us to respond more clearly and calmly in a challenging world.
Bookings email:

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Tonight, 7pm: Pecha Kucha, P152 Lecture Theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Sunday 3pm: Professor Glenn Summerhayes, department of anthropology and archaeology, University of Otago, will discuss the Tasaday, the hoax, and the idea of "First Contact" in other parts of the world such as Papua New Guinea. In association with the exhibition "Clemens von Wedemeyer: The Fourth Wall."
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for September, each weekday at 2pm. Today: Duck hunting. Tomorrow: Sheep farming in the Southern lands. Saturday: New Zealand's native frogs. Sunday: Maori tattooing.
• Monday: Greek vases. Tuesday: Japanese spider crab. Wednesday: The Wahine disaster.
• Daily at 4pm: talk on the exhibition "Off the Wall: World of Wearable Art Up Close". Free.

St David Street Lecture Theatre, cnr St David and Castle streets.
• Wednesday, 7pm: Free public movie, Speak, a documentary film.

Ranfurly rugby club rooms
• Tuesday, 1.30pm and 7pm: Doc film festival, Gone Curling, River Dog and Plough!.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Le Casque D'or (The Golden Helmet) (France, 1952, 96min, PG).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Destroy", Harley Jones. 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.
• Until October 7: "AfterBurner", selections from the 2012 NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards.
• 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.
• 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.
• Until Sunday: "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 City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• From tomorrow until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration" In honour of Robert Falcon Scott's death in the Antarctic during March 1912, along with two of his expedition party; the Reed Gallery reveals the vital role played by Dunedin and Port Chalmers in the history of these great Antarctic explorers, and of their intrepid journeys to the South Pole.

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.
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• "NKOTB", Mark Bolland, Graham Fletcher and Hamish Tocher.

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.
• Until September 30: "On Assignment", Mike O'Kane.

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

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• 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 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 Wednesday: 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".

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

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".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until Sunday: "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.

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

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• 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.
• Until September 13: Suzanne Emslie and Dawn Palmer.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Tomorrow, 5.30pm until September 20: A Dunedin Private Collection.

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.

Wilkinson Adams Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Saturday-October 7: "Power of Ten", sculpture, painting, poetry and cards by Don Myers, Vanessa Paton-Myers and Rachel Tiedemann. Open 10am-2pm.

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