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, plays classic pop and rock covers.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday, 9pm: Bill Morris album release, with the Mark 4s. Support Tahu and the Takahe and Hana Fahy.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: Psychedelic Folk Night - Tom Batchelor, Shakes and The Swell Guys and Ola Bella.
• Saturday: God Aweful, Foe, Scum Hammer - punk/rock.

Commercial Tavern, Green Island.
• Saturday: Sidewalk Sally.

Dunedin Musicians' Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, doors open 6.30pm: AMPED Music Project - The Unveiling. Featuring Perpetual Button, IMPACT, The Sleeves, No DIrection, John George MacLeod's Melon Platoon and H.C. Koha. All ages welcome. Soft drinks only.
• Wednesday, doors open 7.30pm: Public Gig from the UK: The Subhumans, with Bazooka and Conniption. Door sales.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: jam night. Fridays, from 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

Re:Fuel, University of Otago.
• Mondays, from 8.30pm: Open mike night.

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

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

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.
• Sunday, 11am: Storytelling in the Animal Attic - A Lion in the Meadow, by Margaret Mahy.

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
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Poetry reading. Celebrating student poets: Joan Fleming, Loveday Why, Lynley Edmeades, Cy Mathews, Sally Ann McIntyre. Open mike. MC: Orchid Tierney.

The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: Salsa lessons.
• Fridays, 8.30pm: Salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: Bill Morris album release, with New Edinburgh folk club.

Dunstan High School, Enterprise St, Alexandra.
• Sunday, 3.30pm: Central Otago Regional Orchestra and Community Orchestra Dunedin present "Music in Central" demonstration concert.

Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Cumberland St.
• Saturday and Sunday, sessions begin 9.30am and 1.30pm: Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society Senior Instrumental Festival.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Society of Women Musicians September recital meeting featuring chamber ensemble winners and University of Otago piano performance students with Prof Terence Dennis. All welcome. Guests $5.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Celebration of Spring and Youth! Featuring the DNI School choir and orchestra, with Sara Brown conductor. Ariana Knudson-Hollebon (St Hilda's) on organ. Gold Coin donation.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: "Spanish Music for Two Pianos" featuring Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, and works by Infante and Lecuona. Piano performance students with Terence Dennis.

Macandrew Bay Hall.
• Wednesday, 8pm: West African drummer Epizo Bangoura will perform at the Macandrew Bay Hall. $10.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Trevor Coleman entices with new approaches to jazz and Latin standards with original and improvised pieces.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin) plays Fredrik Sixten's epic Sonata for Organ.

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

Talks and films
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, 518 Castle St.
• Tomorrow, 4.30pm: Rob Green and Kate Dewes public lecture and launch of Rob Green's book, A thorn in their side: The Hilda Murrell murder.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Today, 1.30pm and 7pm: River Dog, the story of one man's struggle to save the river he lives by.
• Plough a ground-breaking film about the 57th World Ploughing Championships.

Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Today, tomorrow and Monday, noon-3pm: Pauline Belamy and Manu Berry will demonstrate printmaking.

Dunedin Gasworks Museum Energy Eco-Centre, Braemar St.
• Sunday, 1pm: "Energy Savings at Home", DIY reducing draughts, moisture and dampness, by Ben Nichols, building consultant. In the fitting shop. Free.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic
• Today, from 9am-5pm: Multiple presenters - postgraduate conference day. P152 Lecture Theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 12-4pm: Extended play: Field recording workshop. A one-day workshop (learn how to make simple field recordings) with broadcaster and musician Sally Ann McIntyre (Radio Cegeste). Limited numbers.
• Saturday, 3pm: Dr Jane Malthus: re:DRESS Pt2 "From Renaissance to Regency: Dress in Angels & Aristocrats".
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours of "Angels & Aristocrats".
• Wednesday, 10.30pm: Friends' monthly coffee morning, with guest speaker Prof Leoni Schmidt on "Surprises in Spanish Art".
• Wednesday, 5-7pm: White night tour and late night.

Golden Gate, Cromwell
• Sunday, 4pm: Annabel Langbein launches her new TV programme and cookbook with a cooking demo and book signing. Tickets at Cromwell Paper Plus. Proceeds to Cromwell Primary School.

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.
• Saturday, 10.30pm: "Moriori: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", with Maui Solomon. Celebrate the opening of The Moriori of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land exhibition with Maui Solomon, general manager of the Hokotehi Moriori Trust. Maui will provide an insight into Moriori peace traditions and the efforts to revive their identity and culture.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents Le silence de le mer (The silence of the sea) (France, 1947, 95min).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Destroy", Harley Jones. The third part of the "Draw Paint Destroy" instalment.
• "Girlz", 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.
• Finishes today: Laurence Aberhart "Hau Hau Flags".
• Opens tomorrow, 5.30pm: Suji Park's "Mollusca".
• Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery.

21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until Sunday: Central Stories photographic exhibition "Lines".

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Until Wednesday: "Four in the frame", featuring Maurie Angelo, Pauline Bellamy, Manu Berry and Ron Esplin.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until December 2: "Next Stop Antarctica: Dunedin's Role in Polar Exploration". In remembrance of the death of Robert Falcon Scott and two members of his expedition party in the Antarctic in March 1912, 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 International Airport.
• September: Artist in Terminal, Tony Stanford Shields.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Saturday: "Angels & 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.
• Until tomorrow: "NKOTB", Mark Bolland, Graham Fletcher and Hamish Tocher.
• Opens Monday until September 28: "The Entombment", by Sacha Lauchlan.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until October 7: Inge Doesburg's "Lumen" and Kathryn Madill's "Hush".

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".

Fern Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin.
• Opens Saturday until September 23: Norman Sinclair exhibits watercolours.

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Opening tomorrow 5.30pm until September 28: Nic Dempster's "Dunedin".

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• September: "Stock Show". Our walls will be changing weekly throughout the month.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Opening today until September 30: Peter McLaren.

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

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

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

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

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

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

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Ongoing: New artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Backler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Opening Saturday until October 10: Richard Orjis "Paris is Burning" and Garry Currin "Voices of Earth".

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

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until September 23: Otago Art Society Youth Arts Awards - 5- to 13-year-old children's art works.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Opens Saturday: The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land.
• "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.
• Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Weekends: 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.

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.
• Finishes today: Suzanne Emslie and Dawn Palmer.
• Opening Saturday until September 29: "Tea-party at the Co-op" celebrating all things to do with drinking tea. All welcome to the opening at 11am on Saturday.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until October 2: works by local artist Jan Gow.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Until September 20: A Dunedin Private Collection.

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.
• Until 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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