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, 10pm until late: Livewire featuring Jaimee Evans playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: live acoustic jam session.

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

Concord Tavern, 12B Main South Rd, Concord.
• Saturday: Sidewalk Sally.

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

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.
• Saturday, from 9pm: Southern Lights presents "Wonky Winter Masquerade Ball".

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until Sunday, July 8: The Eyeball Bender Trail - Follow our trail of weird and wonderful optical illusions designed to make your eyes spin and your brain bend.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday 15, 10am-4.30pm: WIG OUT! Be inspired by some of the wigs in the exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats" and, using the materials provided on the activities table, create your own wig.
• Monday, July 9- Friday, July 13: Cadbury Fantastically Foiled and Cadbury Chocol-Art Crossword.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: "Tours for tots".

Naseby Ice Adventure Park, Channel Rd, Naseby.
• Saturday-Sunday: Naseby Ice Festival.

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, 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 yourself.
• "Hero Hunt Chocolate Challenge", collect your trail from the Search Centre Desk.
• Today and Tuesday, 2.30pm: Chocoholic Concoctions - Freaky Science ShowSaturday-Wednesday, July 11, 11.30am: Science Extravaganza Shows.
• Saturday-Tuesday, July 10, 1.30pm: Mind-boggling Melodies.
• Sunday, 2.30pm: Moon Marvels - Freaky Science Show.
• Wednesday, July 11, 10.30am, noon, 1.30pm and 3pm: Munchable Moa Choc-Prolites - create "fossilised poo". Free, bookings essential.

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.
• Every Friday, 8.30pm: salsa tango night, $4 lesson then try out your dancing skills, or just enjoy the atmosphere.
• Sunday, 7.30pm: The New Edinburgh Folk Club.

Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Saturday: Heritage Fashion Parade, tickets available Cromwell i-Site.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Today, 6pm: Chamber music - "Alto" (Julia Joyce, viola, Kristin Darragh, mezzo-soprano and Kirsten Simpson, piano). $20-$25, cash door sales.
• Saturday and Sunday 8pm: Two Evenings of Performance in Conjunction with "Sound Full". $10 per night or $15 for both nights. Cash only. No bookings.

Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
• Saturday, July 7: The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Otago production.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Jonny Dyas jazz originals on piano.

Portobello Hotel, 2 Harington Point Rd, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7pm: "Poetry and Laughter", with Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until July 28: In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, written by Sarah Ruhl.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Until Sunday: Pinocchio.

Talks and films
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for July, each weekday at 2pm.
• Thursday: Capybara. Friday: The cheeky kea.
• Saturday: Moriori. Sunday: Haast's eagle.
• Monday: Rapa Nui. Tuesday: The Monowai.
• Wednesday: The Lawrence Lions.
• Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until July 25: Geoff Cloake, "At Large".
• Until July 29: James Robinson, "Age of Transformation".

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• "Watercolours of Arrowtown", by Paul Hanrahan.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Diana Adams woodworks - contemporary New Zealand landscapes on wood grain.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• Until July 29: "Dickensian Dunedin". New etchings and paintings, Pauline Bellamy.

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until July 21: "Fallen Empire: Museum of True History, in Collaboration with Karl Chitham and Jack Ross".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Barry Brickell, drawings and ceramics.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until July 29: "Focal Point". An exhibition celebrating 150 years of the Otago Daily Times.

Coronation Studio, Portobello Hall.
• July 7-July 22: "Sandman", by Tony Auckram.
• Objects found in Otago Peninsula bays by metal detector.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Monday July 9-Thursday July 12: Cadbury Recyclia Trash to Art Exhibition.
• Until August 19: "Our Will and Pleasure: Royal Autographs, Letters and Memorabilia from the British Monarchy".

Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
• Until Sunday: "M ANGELO - Around the World in 80 years". Live "Studio in the Window", 10.30am-6pm. Guided talks Tuesday and Thursday, noon.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
• Opening Saturday-November 11: "Sound Full" - draws together 13 artists working in Australia and New Zealand.
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".
• Ongoing: "Fruit and Small Sculpture", Fiona Connor.

Ex-Community Gallery Window, 300 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• "Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours of Dunedin.

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Until July 18: Annual Group Winter Show.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opening tomorrow until July 26: Richard Adams, "Lost and found: edges".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until July 15: Rachel Blackburn: Residency Two Until Sunday: "Plastic", by Piupiu-Maya Tureri and Hana Aoake.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Until Aug 3: Oamaru Stone sculptures by James Grant, Margaret Grant Mc Donald, Shannon Allen, Patricia Collins and Trish Hiko. Variety of art by local artists.

Hotel St Clair, 24 Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.
• Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until July 15: "Common Ties", by Andi Regan.

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.

Metalworks Gallery, 54 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka.
• "Unfolding Landscape", works by Ernie Maluschnig, sculptor in metal. Open weekdays or weekends by appointment.

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
• Until July 18: "Significant works".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• "Woven" unites the "raw sophistication" of David Trubridge with the abstracted weaving patterns and tactility of Peata Larkin. Annual "The Review".

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• XU: Live autoerotic objectactivity, an installation and performance series by Tim Player.
• Monday, 6pm-8pm; Tuesday, noon-4pm; Wednesday, noon-4pm. Restricted 18 years, contains nudity.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until Sunday: "Pigments of Imagination", by Jenny Longstaff.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until October 28: "Off The Wall: World Of WearableArt - Up Close", admission charge applies.
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
• "Mirek Smisek: 60 years 60 pots".

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Opening Saturday, until September 9: "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.

Parkside Posh, 7 Mailer St, Mornington.
• "Sunday Morning", by Danni Roberts.

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.
• Open Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm. Various artists.

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

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Until Sunday: "Visual Ovaltures", exhibition by Ross Gillies. Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Sunday, 4pm-6.30pm: "Tender", new works by Casselberg House resident artist Megan J. Campbell.

Teviot District Museum, Abbotsford St, Roxburgh.
• Sundays, 2pm-4pm, or by request. Contact Robin (03) 446-8130 or Joan (03) 446-8671.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• "Summer Hits", oil paintings by Peter Hackett and Raquel Clarke and sculpture by Trevor Askin.

Puaka Matariki The Anteroom, 29 Wickliffe Tce.
• Saturday, 4.30pm: Waterlines - a beach walk to specific sites.

North East Valley Community Garden, NEV Normal School.
• Saturday, from noon: North East Valley Community celebration of new growth.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, 600 Blueskin Rd.
• Saturday, various times: Workshops and kapa haka performances.
• Saturday, 4.30-6.30pm: Night tour. Bookings essential.
• Saturday, 7pm: Hangi and sounds.

Victoria Rd Carpark, entrance Moana Rua Rd.
• Sunday, 5.30pm: Drive-in movie.

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