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.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tomorrow: Psychedelic Folk Night, Matt Langley, Chris Heazlewood and Ola Belle.

Dunedin Musicians' Club, 12 Manse St.
• Friday, from 7pm: Miriam Buhler, Bronwyn Halley, Levi Kelly, The FarqVards and Puzzle Puppets. All ages gig.
• Saturday, from 8pm: Public gig: Lupus Lunar from Christchurch and The Tommy Gunners.
Members $5 Public $10.

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.
• Saturday 8pm: Gimel on Tour. Jazz.

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

Starfish Cafe and bar, St Clair Esplanade.
• Tomorrow, 8pm: The Cartwright Brothers.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesday, 11am-noon: Stained Glass Butterflies - make stunning stained glass butterflies.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Monday-Sunday, October 14, 10am-4.30pm: "Cool Cardboard Construction" Take a tip from Vicky Browne's creations called 'The Sound of Plants and Music' in the exhibition Sound Full and, using the fabulous coloured cardboard materials on the activities table. Free. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult.

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.
• Daily during the school holidays: "Dastardly Deeds Trail" - collect your trail from the Search Centre Desk free. "Superstition secrets" investigation station - • Explore this curious side of human nature as we discover the intriguing origins and history of superstitions.
• Tuesday, 11.30am: "Ghastly Gargoyles and Gruesome Gorgons" - School Holiday Shock-Buster, discover the facts behind some monster myths.

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
The Church, Dundas St.
• Tuesdays, 7pm: Salsa lessons.
• Fridays, 8.30pm: Salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills.

Coronation Hall, Mosgiel, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Tuesday, 11am: Daytime concert series - Razzle Dazzle. Cast: Tamsyn Miller, Scot Hall, Tizane McEvoy, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Tomorrow, 7.30pm: Gimel on Tour concert.
• Tickets on sale at Cromwell i-Site: $25 adults; $20 gold card; $5 students.

First Church, Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 12.15pm: A concert celebrating National Organ Month and the 30th birthday of the Allen organ with organists Tim Gray, Alan Edwards, Nick Haslam and Neville Winskill.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Sunday, 7pm: Haydn: Mass in time of war. The Knox Church Choir, Calla Knudson-Hollebon/soprano, Tanara Stedman/bass, Jonathan Drummond/conductor, Karen Knudson/organ.
• Sung as part of a service, Admission free

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, 1pm: Music for Strings, featuring visiting violinist Joan Griffing (US) and violinist Tessa Petersen. Works by Chris Adams, Anthony Ritchie and American composers.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Friday, 7.30pm: Southern Youth Choir presents its final concert - three choir brackets, each very varied, including some New Zealand compositions.
• Saturday, 2pm: Celebrity Organ Recital - Martin Rein (director of music, The King's School,
Sydney) plays organ works by Bach, Vierne and Reger - programme also to include improvisations. Free entry.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: George Chittenden (director of music, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin), plays Alexandre Guilmant's Marche Funebre et Chant Seraphique, and the majestic March upon a Theme of Handel.

Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St.
• Ends tomorrow: Alexandra Musical Society presents Rush. Tickets available online from or 0508 484-253.

Coronation Hall, Mosgiel, 97 Gordon Rd.
• October 3-7: Aladdin ... er ... ella?. 11am and 2pm daily, Sunday 2pm only.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Saturday until October 7: The Red Dragon.
• 11am and 2pm daily, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm only.

Talks and films
Cromwell College Auditorium, Barry Ave.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: Peter Hillary is the guest speaker at an evening to raise funds for Cromwell College student adventure to Everest. Tickets: Tiered seating $ 10 adults, $5 students, table seating $30 (includes light supper). Cash bar, silent auction, raffles, food for purchase.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Peter Stupples - Art into Everyday Life: Malevich in Vitebsk 1910- 1920.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Demonstration in the downstairs exhibit "Monocline: Black Boxes", which is by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.
• Learn some of the body movements that will help you move up the levels in this interactive fantastical space, where you pop in and out of portals and through sound fields.
• Saturday, 3pm: DVD: Frank Brangwyn Art?
• It's Just a Job! (2006, 57min) Frank Brangwyn, in "archival footage", discusses his achievements, working methods and views on art.
• Sunday, 3pm: A. H. O'Keeffe in Retrospect: Paint and Personality - Ralph Body, curator of the exhibition "A.H. O'Keeffe: Light in the Shadow", discusses the artist and his work.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: free guided tours.

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.
• Daily at 4pm: talk on the exhibition "Off the Wall: World of Wearable Art Up Close". Free.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: NHNZ Film Screening: Life Force Australia. Barclay Theatre, entry by gold coin donation.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Film Society presents The Cats Meow (M, 2001, 112min).

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• "Le Chaise Du Baise".
• Saturday until October 6: Peter Cleverley, collected works.

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.

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Vanishing Point", by Steev Peyroux.

The Art Shed, 501 Leith St North.
• Today 12-2pm, tomorrow 5-7pm: 35 years of paintings by Sue Heap.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until October 7: "The Power of 10", exhibition by Don Myers, Rachel Tiedemann and Vanessa Paton-Myers.

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Closes today: 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.
• Until Saturday: James R Ford "Snake Pis".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Suji Park "Mollusca".

Clyde Station Museum, Fraser St.
• Sunday: Open day 10am-4pm.

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Until Saturday: Evolve Art Award: Art and Spirituality 2012. 10am-6pm daily.

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 their intrepid journeys to the South Pole.

Dunedin International Airport.
• September: Artist in terminal, Tony Stanford Shields.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• 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 December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: Light in the Shadows.
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• From Saturday: Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House.
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until tomorrow: "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.

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• September: "Sweet Muck", popcorn and lolly mix ceramics by Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

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

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until Sunday: Nic Dempster's "Dunedin".

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

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: Peter McLaren.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• October: Work by Ron Esplin and other Otago artists.

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.

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

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Until October 8: Korowai weaving exhibition.

Living Options, 29 Ngapara St, Alexandra.
• Until tomorrow: "Canvas and cakes", view and purchase artwork created by talented artists.

Margaret Freeman Gallery, 83 Upper Moray Place.
• Until October 12: "Sprung" an exhibition of spring artwork by artists from Studio2, a studio space for people with disabilities.

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.
• Until October 10: Richard Orjis, "Paris is Burning" and Garry Currin, "Voices of Earth".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Mike Petre, "New Works"
• Until November 14: Spring Catalogue

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until Wednesday: Jessica Crothall: "Shaken", new work responding to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until Saturday: "Veneer", by Robert West.

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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• "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.
• Until Saturday: Bayfield High School's "New Masters" art exhibition.

Portsifika Art Gallery, 3 George St, Port Chalmers.

Quadrant Gallery, Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl.
• Monday until October 13: "Now we are 5" an exhibition of Glass and Jewellery. Gallery open Monday-Friday noon-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Sunday: "Seldom Seen".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until Sunday: 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 Saturday: "Tea-party at the Co-op" celebrating all things to do with drinking tea.
• Monday until October 13: Rosemary McQueen and Riki Julin.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until Tuesday: Works by local artist Jan Gow.

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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