The Guide: What's on this week

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Sunday, 4pm: Nadia Reid and Lisa Tui Jonathan and special guests. $10.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Diving (EP release), Kittentank (album release) and Zebu. $10.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Friday: Bemsha Swing and Astro Children.
• Saturday: Brother Love, Peter Gutteridge, Sandra Bell, Squirm, AJ Sharma and Comedown Kid.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, doors open 8pm: public gig - from Australia, Ed Kuepper. Members $20, public $25, door sales on the night.

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

Long Beach Hall, Long Beach.
• Saturday, 7.30: Both Sides of the Line; Humboldt County. Free.

Mou Very, George St.
• Tomorrow, 9.30pm: Nick Knox - Keys and Vox.

Re:Fuel, University of Otago.
• Tonight, 9pm: Plum Green's Rushes album release with local support from Astro Children, The Maine Coons and Sarah Gallagher. $10 at the door.

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.

XII Below, 12 Moray Pl.
• Tonight and tomorrow, 9.30pm: Dr Glam salutes Ziggy Stardust. Doors open 8pm, door sales only, tickets $10.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays, 10.30am (October 16-December 11): Wriggle and Rhyme: Active Movement for Early Learning.

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 of October, 3.30pm: "Superstition secrets" investigation station. Explore this curious side of human nature as we discover the intriguing origins and history of superstitions.
• Sensational Steam: Pirate Antics - Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 1.30pm: "Adventure Tour", explore the steamships in the Maritime Gallery.
• Monday, 2.30pm: "Children's Workshop", explore the wonders of steam as you create your own miniature steamship.

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
Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 12.30-1.30pm: "Singing in Style" - Vanessa Kelly (vocalist) and Les Richardson (pianist) with guest artist Libby Hamilton. $5 entry.

Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Wednesday, 8pm: Octagon Poets present: Sue Wootton and Brian Turner. MC Emma Neale.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today, 7.00pm: NZ Trio: Art 3 - Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello and Sarah Watkins, piano with the Spanish sounds of Turina's Piano Trio, matched with exciting new works from Australia and New Zealand. Adults $30, students $15. Cash only (no eftpos). Inquiries: ph 474-3249 or 474-3239.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Extended Play: Sounds 3 - Performances by Pete Gorman, the forgotten guests and EYE. $5 cash only (no eftpos).

Fortune Theatre Studio, 231 Stuart St.
Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm: Swaroopa Unni and Natyaloka present Pushpanjali, an Indian classic dance recital. Tickets $11.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: lunchtime recital - Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Gershwin, pianist Mark Bevin.
Gold coin admission.

Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell, Church St, Port Chalmers.
• Sunday, 11am-3pm: Port Lions Club's "Day in the Dell" - "Three Altos Concert Party". Free.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Tomorrow, 12.15-1pm: Lunchtime recital - Waitaki Girls' High School choir and solo items.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50pm: "101" organ music: George Chittenden (director of music - St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin) plays British organ works of the 20th century, to include Vaughan Williams' Three Preludes founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes.

Golden Gate, 6 Barry Ave, Cromwell.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: Arts on Tour NZ presents Do or Di? A fun-filled musical event spoofing a fabulous '50s-style television game show.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Friday, Saturday and Monday: Carol Krueger presents Minnie Dean. Adults $15, students $10.

Talks and films
Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Hamish Tocher - Circle of Confusion: Photography and Obsolescence in the Digital Age.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Tomorrow, 11am: Brydee Jenkin Strang, NZ Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreter in a tour for the deaf and hearing impaired of the paintings in the exhibition • "Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House" and of the beautiful Japanese prints on display. Free.
• Saturday, 3pm: Dr David Bell, senior lecturer at the Dunedin College of Education, will discuss how to look at a Japanese print.

Ettrick Hall, main road.
• Sunday, from 10am: Roxburgh Artzfest "Give it a Go" workshops, demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula.
• Wednesday, 7pm: Larnach Castle garden lecture, author and speaker Tracy Disabato-Aust speaking on designing with colour, texture and form for visionary effects. Tickets $30, includes light supper.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for October, each weekday at 2pm. Today: 'Woollen Bathing Suit". Tomorrow: "Fin Whale Skeleton". Saturday: "Totem Poles".
• Sunday: "Sepik Spirit House". Monday: "The Guatemalan Quetzal". Tuesday: "Whare Pataka".
• Wednesday: "Gold Rush Days".
• Until October 28, daily 4pm: Special exhibitions talk - "Off the Wall: World of WearableArt Up Close".

Roxburgh Town Hall, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 4pm: Ice Age - Continental Drift (94min).
• Saturday, 8pm: Moonrise Kingdom (94min).

South Life Church, 24 Union St, Dunedin.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago are hosting visiting lecturer and quilter Rosalie Dace. Gold coin donation.

393 Princes St, Dunedin.
• Opening Monday, 5.30pm, until October 25: "Throw Back", Becky Cameron, Sam Oram and Gregory Thomas. Students of Dunedin School of Art.

Albert Town Tavern, 20 Alison Ave.
• Opens tomorrow until Monday: Wanaka Arts Society Labour Weekend exhibition.

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Until tomorrow: Bridget Paape exhibition, "Life is for Living".

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.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until Sunday: "Body Colour", Pauline Bellamy and Emma Chalmers.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until November 3: "Edin", by the Edge of the Grid Collective, and "being made, the other is you", by Ruth Myers.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Paula Rego.

Clyde Primary School, Blythe St, Clyde.
• Today until Wednesday: Clyde Village replica facades of timber and painted canvas will re-create the buildings of Clyde during the gold-rush years. This 70m-long re-creation of the old main street will be built in the grounds of Clyde Primary School, open daylight hours.

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

Cromwell Mall, Cromwell.
• Until Wednesday: Golden Art Exhibition, Cromwell, in celebration of 150 years since the Central Otago gold rush.

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 role played by Dunedin and Port Chalmers in the history of these Antarctic explorers and their journeys to the South Pole.

Dunedin International Airport.
• October: Karen Pringle, Invercargill.

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.
• Until December 9: A.H. O'Keeffe: "Light in the Shadows".
• Until February 17, 2013: Yvonne Todd, "Wall of Seahorsel".
• Ongoing: The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors.
• Ongoing: Sir Frank Brangwyn: "Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until October 26: Pasifika Cool - Catherine Cocker, Teina Ellia, Donald Harman, Bridget Inder, Tere Moeroa, Bronwyn Robson, David Teata, Michel Tuffery.

The Fix, 15 Frederick St.
• Until November 2: "Greetings from W", by Jacob Feenstra.

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

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until October 25: Jason and Louise Greig: "The Sights You See When You Don't Have a Gun", Maryrose Crook: "Murmur of the Fallen".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: "Resident # 6" - Julia Croucher (Christchurch), exhibition opening tomorrow.

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.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until October 27: Odelle Morshuis, new work.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until Saturday: Marie Strauss, "6 paintings and a pot".
• Various artists. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

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.
• Wide variety of members' paintings and drawings, novelty art and raffles.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until November 7: Peter James Smith, "Windless Bight", and Jenna Packer, "Anchored".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Opening tomorrow, 5.30pm, until November 14: Dick Frizzell, "Grand Central".
• Until November 14: spring catalogue.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Opening tomorrow until Wednesday: Daniel Anngow "Sunrise collection".
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Closes today: Miranda Jane Caird, "Travelling Around Central".

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Opening Friday until November 9: "The Beauty and Brutality of Fact", Damien Hirst and Max Gimblett.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until November 4: John Toomer, exhibition of new works, including works by 15-year-old Alice Toomer.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land".
• "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).

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 Rds, 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.
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until October 27: Peter Gregory and Jo Howard.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until November 6: works by local artist Joan Scarlet.

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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