The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.

• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

The Bog Irish Bar, George St.
• Saturday, 10pm until late: Livewire playing classic pop 'n' rock covers.

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Thursday, 8pm: King Leo Blues, $10 (main bar).

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Wednesdays, July 18: Lydia Cole Me and Moon tour with special guest Tom Lark.

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

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Friday, from 8pm: Blistering Tongues, Grandad's Wedding, Kitten Surprise and Grave Mind. Public $10, member $8.

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, 8pm: Lawrence Arabia The Sparrow album release tour.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Today: Chocolate art classes. $6 per person. Bookings essential

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until Sunday July 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.
• Until Friday: Cadbury Fantastically Foiled and Cadbury Chocol-Art Crossword.

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.
• Sunday, July 15, 2.30pm: Chocoholic Concoctions - Freaky Science ShowToday, 2.30pm: Moon Marvels - Freaky Science Show.

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
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.

• Wednesday, July 18, 8pm: Poetry reading.
• Guest poet: Cris Cheek (visiting British poet, artist, interdisciplinary performer and professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio). Open mike. MC: Jacob Edmond. Free entry.

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.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, July 18, 1-2pm: A Vocal Matinee - Debussy: Trois Ballades de Villon (Three Ballades de Francois Villon), Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (Don Quixote to Dulcinea), Songs and arias by Schubert, Mozart, Verdi, Nicolai and Rossini, Jonathan Abernethy, tenor (Young Artist of the Australian Opera 2012-13), Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone, Terence Dennis, piano.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Monday, July 16,7.30pm at the Hutton Theatre, Society of Women Musicians July recital.
• Programme of French song performed by mezzo Amanda Cole and pianist John van Buskirk. All welcome. Guests $5.

Allan Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• Today and Friday, 1pm: 40 Hour Theatre Coordinated by Bronwyn Wallis.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until Sunday, 11am and 1pm: A Paint Box of Clowns, written and directed by Dan Bain.
• Until July 28: In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, written by Sarah Ruhl.

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• July 12-22: Winkie, written and directed by Nigel Ensor.

Mayfair Theatre, King Edward St.
• Until Sunday, July 15. 11am and 2pm: The Little Mermaid.

Talks and films
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".
• Wednesday, July 18, 10.30am: DPAG Friends' monthly coffee morning featuring invited speaker Nick Austin, 2012 Frances Hodgkins Fellow.
Friends and members of the public warmly welcome. No charge.

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.

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, July 18, 7.30pm: French director Nicolas Philibert's fascinating documentary Nenette, a remarkable portrait of the orang-utang who is the oldest (and most beloved) inhabitant of the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Free to Film Society members (half-year memberships are now on sale for almost half price). Due to the screening rights, casual admission won't be possible. Three movie passes will be available for $25. Please see website for further details:

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday: Dr Seuss The Lorax (G, 86min)

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.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• July 14-29: "Tales from Tibet" Trade Aid carpet exhibition and sale.

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.

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• July 17-27: VSA 50th anniversary photo exhibition.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Closes today: 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.
• 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".
• Until 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.

Faculty of Law, Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• July 16-November 30: "Art in Law VIII"

Flax Cafe, Main road, Caversham
• Until Saturday: Taieri Spinners and Weavers present "Let's Neck".

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.
• Until July 26: Richard Adams, "Lost and found: edges".

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: Rachel Blackburn: Residency Two Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• Until August 3: Oamaru stone sculptures by James Grant, Margaret Grant McDonald, Shannon Allen, Patricia Collins and Trish Hiko. Variety of art by local artists.

Hotel St Clair, 24 Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.
• The Chart Room, Endemic Gallery exhibition, works by Rebecca Gilmore and Greg Slui.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until Sunday: "Common Ties", by Andi Regan.
• July 15-August 26: "Good as Gold". Open daily 10am to 4pm.

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".

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Friday July 13-August 2: James Bellaney "Tohunga ta whakaahua whenua".

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until July 28: Edwards and Johann "Tormenting Luxury".

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

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.
• 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.
• Until July 22: "On the surface - Aotearoa Quilters."
• Until July 22: "Inspired 2012"
• Until September 30: "Seldom Seen" Ongoing: "Southland 150".

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

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until August 1: works by local artist Nola Porteous.

Temple Gallery, 29 Moray Pl, Dunedin.
• "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.

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