The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.

• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday, doors open 8.30pm: 1000 Hews of Gold, Wolfskull and Fire playing.

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

Queens, 1 Queens Gardens.
• Tonight, 9pm: Bill Morris and the Mark IVs, Tahu and the Takahes, Hana Fahy.

Robbie Burns Pub, 374 George St.
• Thursdays, from 8.30pm: Calder Prescott Jazz Quartet.
• Saturdays, 4pm: afternoon jazz sessions.

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

Speargrass Inn, 1300 Fruitlands Roxburgh Rd.
• Sunday, 11.30am-2pm: Vanuatu Boys playing.

Taste Merchants, 36 Stuart St.
• Tonight, 8pm: Paul Ubana Jones. Tickets $25 from Castle MacAdam, 40 Stuart St, Dunedin.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Tonight, 7pm-8pm: Trevor Coleman.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until January 27: ''Detail Detective'': bring all your detective skills to the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House'' and find the details from the paintings, prints and furniture on the activity sheet. There will be clues to help you. Young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Free, bookings not required and suitable for all ages.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
'• 'Liquefy This!'' - see some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil for yourself. Daily during the school holidays.
• Volcano of Doom -Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, has mysteriously woken from 10 million years of slumber and looks set to erupt. Search the museum's galleries to find objects for your emergency disaster kit, then map your route to escape the fierce fireballs exploding from the Volcano of Doom. Daily during the school holidays.
• Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm: ''Ferocious Fighters - Gallery Antics Adventure Tour''. Take a voyage with Captain James Cook to discover warriors and weapons. Until January 26.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

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

Music and performance
St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays romantic organ music, to include works by Karg-Elert, alongside Liszt's epic Prelude and Fugue upon BACH.

Talks and films
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 2pm: ''Art 21'' (season 5, part 1) - art in the 21st century. Season five (2009) is divided into four general themes - compassion, fantasy, transformation and systems; and profiles such artists as Doris Salcedo, Jeff Koons, Yinka Shonibare and John Baldessari. (M first two hours of a four-hour DVD).
• Sunday, 2pm: ''Art 21'' (season 5, part 2) - art in the 21st century. (M second two hours of four-hour DVD).
• Saturday, 2pm: ''Tours at Two'' - free guided tours of the collection exhibition ''The Pleasure Principle: Collecting and Collectors'', and the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''. Throughout January.
• Monday-Friday, January 21-25, 3pm: Anime films. Studio Ghibli movies courtesy of the Japan Foundation, in co-operation with Embassy of Japan, New Zealand. Monday: Spirited Away (PG 2hr 5min). Tuesday: My Neighbour Totoro (G 1hr 25min). Wednesday: Laputa, Castle in the Sky (PG 2hr 04min). Thursday: Only Yesterday (PG 1hr 58min). Friday: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (PG 1hr 57min). Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Blueskin Rd.
• Sunday, 1pm: ''Up close and personal with the eastern falcon''. Talk by Donna Falconer.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Daily talks through January, 2pm - Monday: Life on the Endeavour. Tuesday: Stoats. Wednesday: Autahi the Leopard seal. Thursday: Auckland Island teal. Friday: Queen Liliuokani's cape. Saturday: Owls. Sunday: Scarab amulets. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until March 3: Sue Pearson, Barbara Pen, Kryssi Staikidis, Kate Walker and Melanie Yazzie, ''Animal Sign/Animal Mind''.

Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Judith Lane Ewing paintings.

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

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Until February 10: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

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

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Until Sunday: Norman Sinclair, new and local works, and Thelma Emslie, works in miniature. Open 9am-5pm.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 10: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print.

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• Until Sunday, 10am-5pm; High-country artist Norman Sinclair and works in miniature by Thelma Emslie.

Dunedin International Airport.
• January-February: Anya Sinclair is ''Artist in the Terminal''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until February 24: Jeffrey Harris, ''The Melbourne Drawings''.
• Until March 3: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''.
• Until March 10: Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''.
• Until March 10: Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''.
• Until March 17: ''Gericault to Gauguin: Printmaking in France 1820-1900''.
• Until April 7: ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work.
• Ongoing: Marco Fusinato, ''Reproduction of Double Infinitive 2''.
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''.
• Ongoing: ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''.
• Ongoing: ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the billiard room of Horton House''.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until January 25: Gail de Jong's exhibition ''From this Broken Hill''.

The Gallery, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens.
• Open daily 10.30am-4pm.

Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm, (03) 482-2080 and (03) 425-0475.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until February 9: ''Art in the service of science'', Dunedin's John Buchanan.

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

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until February 10: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

McAtamney Gallery, upstairs at old post office building, 47-49 Talbot St, Geraldine.
• Ongoing: new artists and work by Sarah Harper, John Badcock, Sarah Blackler (ceramics) and Douglas Badcock.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until February 13: ''Summer Show'' (2012-2013).

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Until February 6: ''The Earl Street Journal''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until March 1: new works.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• January 13-20: Dunedin Photographic Society's 43rd Dunedin Festival of Photography exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until March 5: ''Canterbury Quakes''.
''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until March 10: ''Mementos of the South''.
• 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.
• Until January 31: ''Our Place'' celebrating Harbour Cone.
• 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 February 3: ''A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy''.
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until February 1: new works by Lorraine Marlow, ''The girls and more''. Exhibition by J. K. Weir, ''Southern Trees''. Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment, (03) 481-1805.

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Road (State Highway 8), Alexandra.
• Closes today: exhibition by Esther Dexter.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• January 14-27: Rosemary McQueen and Riki Julin.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until February 5: Unique Landscape photography by local photographer Murray Crawford.

Teddyland, 22 Kerry Court, Cromwell.
• Open Saturday, 2-4pm: a private collection of more than 900 teddies, entry by gold-coin donation to Cure Kids.

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

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• Open 10.30am-4pm daily.

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