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.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Friday: Castlecliff Heights with Grandfather Alps and Nanny State.
• Saturday: Sexy Animals.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Wednesday, July 25, from 9.30pm: Die! Die! Die! Harmony album release tour. $15 presales.

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.

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

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Tuesday, 11am: Tamariki story time - a selection of stories and songs in English and Maori. Grandparents, parents and children all welcome.

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.
• Saturday and Sunday, 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.

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.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Celebrating Maori Language Week.
• Monday, noon: Kapa haka performance - St Mary's School.
• Monday, 12.30pm: Waiata performance - Dunedin City Council waiata group.
• Tuesday, 9.45am: Kapa haka performance - Outram School.
• Tuesday, 2pm: Kapa haka performance - East Taieri School.
• Wednesday, 2pm: Kapa haka performance - Fairfield School.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday, July 25, 1pm: A cello matinee from the Baroque to present day - featuring visiting cellist Michael Haber (US), Heleen du Plessis, cello, Terence Dennis, piano and Cellists of Otago. Peter Klatzow: Sonata for Cello and Piano (South Africa, 2010) and works by Handel and Boccherini.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Tonight, 8pm: Drown - A performance by Hana Aoake.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Footspa showcases the eclectic traditional music of Europe.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 8pm: Elgar's Enigma Variations - Sibelius, Dvorak and Elgar.

Southern Sinfonia rooms, Carnegie Centre, 110 Moray Pl.
• Sunday, 3pm: Otago Symphonic Band. Waged $15, unwaged $10. Door sales only, no eftpos.

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago.
• Today and Friday, 1pm: Dr Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

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

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Until Saturday: Winkie, written and directed by Nigel Ensor.

Oamaru Repertory Theatre, Itchen St, Oamaru.
• Saturday July 21-July 28: Heaven Help Us! a comedy by Dunedin playwright Tim Hambleton.

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Today-July 28 (no show Monday July 23): Proof by David Auburn and directed by Andrew Cook.

Talks and films
Archway 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
• Today, 5.15pm: "Recording the 'Rime', Line by Line: A Sonic Portrait of Coleridge Community College, Cambridge", lecture by Associate Prof Cris Cheek, Miami University.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: The Well Digger's Daughter (PG, 105 minutes, subtitled).
• Sunday, 7.30pm: The Door (M, 98 minutes).

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Ted Whitaker and Jane Venis - Reports from the Sydney Biennale 2012. P152 lecture theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Friday, 11am: join our tour guide and Brydee Jenkin Strang, NZ Sign Language interpreter in a tour for the deaf and hearing impaired of some of the current exhibitions at the gallery. Free.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Today, 5.30pm: "The Future of Heritage Buildings", Win Clark, consultant structural engineer and executive officer for the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering. Barclay Theatre.
• 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 25, 7.30pm: Simone Bitton's documentary Rachel, that places the Gaza Strip death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie in a more global context. Free to Film Society members (half-year memberships on sale for almost half-price). Because of screening rights, casual admission is not possible. Three movie passes available for $25. See website for further details: Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: Men in Black 3 (PG13, 106 minutes).

St. Francis Xavier School, 27 Benhar St, Maryhill.
• Sunday, 2-5pm: the Otago Hispanic Group launch and social gathering - formed for the purpose of keeping our language and culture alive. Contact: Catherine Barriga (president) on (03) 472-8602.

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Opens today, 5.30pm: "Girlz", work by Bekah Carran, Anya Sinclair, mi$$match and Willow McIsaac.

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.
• Until July 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 Saturday: "Fallen Empire: Museum of True History, in collaboration with Karl Chitham and Jack Ross".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Until July 26: "Joanna Margaret Paul" exhibition.

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.
• Until July 27: VSA 50th anniversary photo exhibition.

Coronation Studio, Portobello Hall.
• Until Sunday: "Sandman", by Tony Auckram.
• Objects found on peninsula using metal detector.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• 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 International Airport.
• Until August 27: Karen Baddock and Sheryl McCammon.

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.
• Until November 30: "Art in Law VIII".

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

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

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 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.
• Opening Saturday-August 15: "Relativity", Marc Blake.
• Opening Saturday-August 15: "Le Dossier", Christine Webster.

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.
• Until August 2: James Bellaney "Tohunga ta whakaahua whenua".

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Until July 28: New glass by Garry Nash.
• Until July 28: Yi-Ming Lin. Ceramist. New work,showing vases and figures from Blue Bikini Series.

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 Sunday: "On the surface - Aotearoa Quilters."
• Until Sunday: "Inspired 2012".
• Until September 30: "Seldom Seen".
• 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 Saturday: Louise Thompson Parker and Paddy Carr.
• July 23-August 4: Lisa Simpson and Lorna Isaac.

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 on (03) 446-8130 or Joan on (03) 446-8671.

Tony Williams Workshop and Gallery, Carnegie Centre, Moray Pl.
• Tuesday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.
• Tomorrow-August 11. "Birth-Life-Death" - Exhibition by Steph Lusted. Jewellery by Tony Williams. Monoprints by Jason Grieg.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• Preview tomorrow, 5.30pm: New work by Aaron Kereopa. New location.

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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