The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.

• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

Carey's Bay Historic Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Saturday, 8pm: Paul Ubana sings Dylan.

Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St.
• Every Friday 8.30pm-10.30pm, live jazz with The Bill Martin Trio.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: SongSale. Free Entry.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: Open mike. All performers and artists welcome. Free.

Crown Hotel, 179 Rattray St.
• Sunday, doors open 3pm: Monica and the explosions, Opposite Sex, Astro Children. Cover charge $10.

Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown.
• Saturday, 1-7pm: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bachman and Turner and America. Gates open 11am.

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

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.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library, 26 Harvey St, Waitati.
• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

Dunedin Botanic Garden, North Dunedin.
• Wednesday: Artsenta playing a free lunchtime concert.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesdays until April 16, 10.30-11am: Wriggle and Rhyme: Active Movement for Early Learning term 1.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-1pm: Lunchtime snooker. Play snooker on the grand billiard table. During February.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: ''Tours for Tots'' - Parents and caregivers: a free baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition at the gallery.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Every Saturday and Sunday of February, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - see some real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch and liquefy some soil for yourself.
• Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.

St Francis Xavier School, 27 Benhar St, Maryhill.
• Saturday, 2-3pm: The Hispanic Group Otago (Grupo Hispano Otago) is organising Saturday's Hispanic (Sábados Hispanos) with Spanish language storytelling, children's activities and coffee. $2 per activity.

Toitu, 31 Queens Gardens.
• Tomorrow, 10-11am: Toitu Toddler Time - a storyteller helps uncover a museum full of stories and songs. This month, dressing up as pioneers and discovering how Dunedin families lived in the 1840s.

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.
• Fridays, 9pm: Salsa music and dancing. All welcome, free.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Tuesday, 12.50-1.10pm: 1021 - George Chittenden plays works by Murrill, Howells, Thalben-Ball and Cocker.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• Today, 12.30pm: Lunchtime Bites - ''Love, Loss and What I Wore''.
• Sample the latest play from the Fortune Theatre and go into a draw to win tickets. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories of love and loss.

Fire Station Theatre, 3 Cargill St, Mosgiel.
• Until Saturday: The Little Grimley Series, a comedy about an ailing amateur dramatic society. 7.30 nightly and 2pm Saturday. Bookings 489-3008.

Talks and films
Cromwell College Auditorium, Barry Ave.
• Tonight, 6pm: Celia Lashlie on raising boys. Bookings essential. Contact Marie Roxburgh on (03) 450-9159.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Friday, 5.30pm: Summer Series 2013 - No 1, Dr Roger Collins speaking on John Buchanan. Friends of DPAG and members of the public welcome. Saturdays during February, 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''.
• Saturday, 3pm: Wheelchair tour of the exhibitions in the lower galleries: ''The Pleasure Principle'' and ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House.''

Mornington Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce.
• Monday, 7.30pm: Dunedin Photographic Society: Speaker Frank Pawluk: ''Denotation and Connotation in Photography''. All welcome.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Tonight, 5.30pm: Wildlife Photography Lecture. Craig Baxter from the Otago Daily Times, Stefan Mutch from NHNZ and Alex Lovell-Smith from Jonathan's Photo Warehouse discuss their experiences with photography and share some advanced photography tips. Barclay Theatre, free, bookings essential.
• Saturday and Sunday, 3pm: Bite Me: Brazil - NHNZ film screening. Virologist Dr Mike Leahy on his mission to meet the maddest and baddest of Brazil's prolific beasties. Barclay Theatre. Entry by gold coin donation.
• Daily talks at 2pm through February: Monday; Rakiriri, the Dunedin volcano. Tuesday; Akan gold weights. Wednesday; The mysterious rat king. Thursday; Kakapo. Friday; Osiris. Saturday; Northern royal albatross. Sunday; The carved gateway. Free.
• Daily, 4pm: special exhibitions talk ''Canterbury Quakes''. Meet at the information desk. Free with exhibition admission.

Otago University, Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 547 Castle St, Dunedin.
• Today 4pm. Energy transition in the Czech Republic: Future challenges and opportunities. Ondrej Sumavsky, of the Charles University in Prague, talks about the current energy situation in the Czech Republic and the challenges it faces in transitioning to more sustainable sources of energy. Free entry, all welcome.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Thursday, 7.30pm in the Red Lecture Theatre (located near the side entrance of the University of Otago's Scott Building on Great King St) the Dunedin Film Society will open its 2013 season with a screening of Jerzy Skolimawski's Deep End, a funny and decidedly unglamorous coming-of-age story set in 1960s London. This programme will also include A Runner, a 15-minute Otago short film. Free to film society members. Three movie passes available for $25. For further details go to Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday and Sunday, 5pm: Quartet.

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.
• Caryl Watts paintings.

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

Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Claire Beynon, Olav Nielsen and Kate Alterio.

Bannockburn Country Store, Bannockburn.
• Until February 28: Arrowtown artist Pat Jones.

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
• February/March: featuring Max Bellamy, Emma Chalmers, Max Oettli.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Opens tomorrow: Kushana Bush ''Gander Moon''.

Cafe Rue , 368 Moray Pl.
• Local artist Fay Mitchell is having a exhibit of her 2012 works. Fay drives for the Southern District Hospital Board and painting is her passion.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Until February 28: ''Spotlight on Design'', Rachel Hirabayashi.

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

Dowling St Studios, 20a Dowling St.
• Saturday to Friday, March 1: End of year exhibition by 2012 Feldspar Emerging Artist Scholarship Award recipient Nicki Gilmore. 11am-4pm daily.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until March 15: ''Natural Disasters'' - New Zealand's natural environment is beautiful, but it can also be deadly. Discover the strength of mother nature in this powerful display by the Earthquake Commission. Ground floor.
• Until March 10: Mai i Rangiatea: the portrayal of Maori myth and legend in print. Dunedin International Airport.
February: Anya Sinclair is ''Artist in the Terminal''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday: 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 Seahorsel''.
• 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 April 7: Haunts of Dickens: Touring exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Admission free. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, weekends and public holidays 1pm-4pm.

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.

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Opens tomorrow until March 7: ''A Decade On'' by Kerry Fenton-Johns, 10 all-new native New Zealand flora paintings (one for each year), all acrylic on canvas.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until tomorrow: ''Nether Regions - Souvenirs of the South'', Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.

Hocken Gallery, cnr Anzac Ave and Parry St.
• Until April 13: ''The Liquid Dossier Nick Austin''.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until March 9: Odelle Morshuis ''Tracing Time'', drawings on glass. Open 10-4pm daily.

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

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Until March 10: ''Old and New''. Paintings by Gore artist Margaret Palmer McKenzie.

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 March 13: Ian Scott ''Lattices'' and Ray Ching ''Aesop's Kiwi Fables''.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl St.
• Until March 6: Mike Crawford ''The Bird Collector'' and Sally Smith ''No Boundaries''.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until February 28: Artists James Bellaney ''The recent violence he represents, come to be emotional simplicity'' and Murray Eskdale ''Place''. Noon-5.30pm weekdays and noon-4pm Saturdays.

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

Nectar Espresso Bar + Cafe, 286 Princes St.
• Until March 18: Jacob Feenstra ''Photograms''.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until Sunday: ''Crème de la Crème'' 25 recognised invited OAS artists have submitted more than 100 two-dimensional works and jewellery. Daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until May 5: ''Canterbury Quakes''.
• Until May 26: ''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 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.

Port Royal Cafe, Port Chalmers.
• February: ''Hope Machines'', new works by Ross Davidson.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Until Sunday: CS Art ''Inscapes''.
• Until March 17: Garry Freemantle ''Digging Deep''.
• Until April 7: Peter Belton ''On Being There''.
• Until April 28: Royal Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Portrait Gallery ''The Art of
• Ongoing: ''Southland 150''.

South Seas Gallery, 1088 Brighton Rd, Brighton.
• Open Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm, or by appointment , (03) 481-1805.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until Saturday: Louise Thompson Parker and Lorna Isaac.
• Monday to March 9: Anne McLean and Lisa Simpson.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until March 5: Oils by the late Kenneth Nelson.

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

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