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: Die! Die! Die! with Opposite Sex and Peter Gutteridge.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Monday, 7.30pm: "Song Sale", free entry, $5 to commission a song.

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

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.

Saint Omer, 23 The Octagon.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: Nick Knox; The New Self (Laurence Smith).

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

Clyde Memorial Hall, Fraser St, Clyde.
• Tonight, 6.30-8pm: "Look Back in Time" - Local adults and schoolchildren from Alexandra Primary School will present stories, pictures and poems related to gold-mining days and early history of the area.

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.
• Friday, noon: Elmgrove School Kapa Haka group.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Sunday: annual Newzats Otago Southland Secondary Schools singing awards - juniors start at 11am and seniors start at 2pm.
• Wednesday, August 1, 1pm: Performance students in recital - instrumental and vocal works, including Shostakovich: Piano Trio no.1, op.8.

Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Rd.
• Friday, 11am: the music and fun of the '60s and '70s with the award-winning Daytime Concert Series presented by Operatunity. Tom Sharplin and his band are joined by Operatunity director Geoffrey Hughes and Tamsyn Miller.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Friday, 12.15pm: Lunchtime recital - Wendy Eckhardt, soprano, Richard Bowering, bass, and June Cameron, accompanist.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Te Taieri O Owheo performance.

St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Robert Costin (Ardingly College, United Kingdom) plays organ music by Bach, Parry and MacMillan et al.

Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown.
• Sunday, 7pm: Silent Night. Tickets from Lakes District Museum.

Fortune Studio, Stuart St.
• Saturday 3pm: Read Out Loud series, Moon at the Bottom of the Garden, by Sarah McDougall, directed by Lisa Warrington.

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

Globe Theatre, 104 London St.
• Tonight and tomorrow, 7pm, Saturday, 2pm and 7pm: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Lowburn Hall, Cromwell.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Silent Night. Tickets from Cromwell i-Site.

Oamaru Opera House foyer.
• Friday, 7.30pm: Silent Night. Tickets from or 08004ticket.

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

Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany St.
• Until Saturday: Proof by David Auburn and directed by Andrew Cook.

Talks and films
Arts Building (Burns 7), University of Otago.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: Classical Association of Otago presents Assoc Prof Jon Hall, Department of Classics, University of Otago, "Cicero, Showmanship and the Roman Lawcourts". Public lecture.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Alex Kennedy, "Dokumenta 2012 and Re-Mix Culture, Europe 2012", P152 Lecture Theatre.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 3pm: Karyn Paringatai, who is a lecturer in Te Tumu (School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies) at the University of Otago, expands on the theme for this year's Maori Language Week, Arohatia te Reo (Treasure the Language).
• Sunday, 1pm: British Painting 1700-1850 (50min, G)Sunday, 3pm: David Maskill, programme director, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University, Wellington, will give a talk on a selection of works from the touring exhibition "Angels and Aristocrats".
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 3pm: NHNZ film screening, Clash Of The Continents: Part 2 - The Fate Of Man.
• 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.

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

Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai-iti Rd, Timaru.
• Until Sunday: James Robinson, "Age of Transformation".

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

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until Sunday: "Tales from Tibet", Trade Aid carpet exhibition and sale.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• Nick Eggleston, "Just a Pack of Bitches".

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Opens tomorrow: Taieri College art exhibition.

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

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until August 25: AV Gallery - [Eddy] Deborah Crowe and Eldon Booth.
• Darkside Gallery - "Under the Rose", Karin Strachan.
• Lower Gallery - "Caves are made of rock but not this cave", Sian Torrington in collaboration with Joan Fleming and Rachel O'Neill.

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• Closes today: "Joanna Margaret Paul" exhibition.

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

Community Gallery, Princes St.
• Closes tomorrow: VSA 50th anniversary photo exhibition.

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.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Opens tomorrow, 5pm, runs to Aug 3: "Don't Stop! Editions of Multiples".

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until August 19: Jo Robertson, "dRawing".

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.
• Closes today: Richard Adams, "Lost and found: edges".

Green Acorn Cafe, 72 Albany St.
• Until August 31: Angela Burns paintings, a mix of early and new works.

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.

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.
• Until August 15: "Relativity", Marc Blake.
• Until August 15: "Le Dossier", Christine Webster.

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Opens tomorrow 5.30pm: Joanna Braithwaite's "Goes Without Saying" (upstairs). Until August 22: Annual "The Review" (downstairs).

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Until August 2: James Bellaney "Tohunga ta whakaahua whenua".

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

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until Saturday: 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 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 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 Caselberg 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-Friday11am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-2pm.
• Until August 11. "Birth-Life-Death" - Exhibition by Steph Lusted. Jewellery by Tony Williams. Monoprints by Jason Greig.

Toi O Tahuna Fine Art Gallery, 29 Rees St, Queenstown.
• 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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