The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.

• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Tomorrow, 7pm: Terry Ebeling Blues live (main bar, free).
• Sunday, 4pm: Both Sides of the Line EP release, supported by Swampy, D and 5-Pint. Door $5.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday, doors open 8pm: Circuitry Of The Wolf plus Thoughtful And The Mighty Heart.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday, doors open 9pm: Nelson punk band Without A Fight is launching its second album The Wreck on a South Island tour. Opening acts are Gravemind, Black Rock Coffin Makers and Ostrander Aardvark. R18, $5 entry.

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: Beastwars with Mountaineater, Arcacend and Made in China. Free with your 91CLUB card or $10 at the door without.

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Wednesday, 11.15am: Tours for tots, baby-friendly half-hour tour of the gallery, then tea.

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
Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tomorrow, 12.30-1.30pm: Mark Wilson, "Tapestry of Music and Song". $5 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.
• "String Wizardry and Celtic magic" - music with Helen Webby and Davy Stuart.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Cnr Hokonui Dr and Norfolk St, Gore.
• Tuesday, 8pm: "String Wizardry and Celtic magic" - music with Helen Webby and Davy Stuart.

Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Dr.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dunedin RSA Choir, "Enduring Melodies".

Goldfields Hotel, Roxburgh.
• Wednesday, 7.30pm: "String Wizardry and Celtic magic" - music with Helen Webby and Davy Stuart.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday 1pm: "Re-Tuned", a programme of music for scordatura solo cello: Robert Ibell, cello; J.S. Bach: Suite V in C minor, BWV 1011; Sculthorpe: Requiem; Chris Cree Brown: The Imp and the Troll (premiere performance).

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: Rasa School of Dance - hip-hop dance, then take part in an interactive workshop.

Mayfair Theatre, King Edward St.
• Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday: Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust - The Grand Duke.

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 10.30 and 5.30pm: Man Hunt: Kill to Survive - Learn about the Namal people's hunting strategies on Vanuatu's Tanna Island.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Debbie Adamson and Jessica Winscombe - Project Report: Handshake. Lecture theatre P152.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".
• Saturday, 1.30pm: Demonstration of Monocline: Black Boxes, from the "Sound Full" exhibition, learn body movements to move up the levels of the interactive work, in which you pop in and out of portals and through sound fields.
• Saturday, 3pm: Werner Herzog film season, The White Diamond, story of flying airship over Amazon rainforest.
• Sunday, 3pm: Werner Herzog film season, Wodaabe - Herdsmen of the Sun. A portrait of the Wodaabe tribe of the Sahara, who consider themselves the world's most beautiful people.

Moot Court, 10th floor Richardson Building, University of Otago.
• Today, 5.15-6.15pm: "Less Is More: Contemporary Poems Composed Through Deletion", by Professor Brian Reed, University of Washington.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for August, each weekday at 2pm. Today: Tuhawaiki. Tomorrow: New Zealand sea lion. Saturday: Life on board HMS Victory.
• Sunday: Karaerea, the New Zealand falcon.
• Monday: Rapa Nui. Tuesday: The Monowai.
• Wednesday: Daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
• Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday, 8pm: The Avengers (M, 142min).

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

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

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

Aurora Cafe, Mosgiel.
• Until September 27: Taieri College art exhibition.

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.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Opens tomorrow runs to August 24: Pat Hewitt Exhibition "A Life in Fabric".

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Opens tomorrow runs to August 9: Velvet, The Tuna Tapestry. The full tapestry is over 40m in length and highlights the plight of the NZ longfin eel in our modern world.
• 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.
• Until tomorrow: "Don't Stop! Editions of Multiples".
• Monday-August 17: Neil Emmerson, "inhabit me (like a memory)".

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 De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• Opens tomorrow runs to August 17: Phillip Edwards' "Backwaters".

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Opens tomorrow runs to August 24: "Words Fall Like Water", latest works by Kate Alterio and Kate Fitzharris.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Opening tomorrow: Violet Faigan - Residency # 3.

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 tomorrow: 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.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
• Opens Saturday runs to September 16: "Corridors and Passages", paintings by Pat Jones.

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.
• Joanna Braithwaite's "Goes Without Saying" (upstairs).
• Until August 22: Annual "The Review" (downstairs).

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Pl.
• Closes today: James Bellaney, "Tohunga ta whakaahua whenua".

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Until August 15: Dunedin Augmented Reality Art Collaborative, group show curated by Ted Whitaker.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Opens Saturday runs to September 2: "Edinburgh Realty Premier Arts Awards", 2012.
• Open daily 10am-4pm.

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 August 26: "Polyfest 2012 Ko Wai Au? (Who Am I)" - Murihiku Maori and Pacifica Cultural Trust.
• Until September 23: "Quilts Takitimu".
• 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: Lisa Simpson and Lorna Isaac.
• August 26-18: Judy Ringland Stewart and Anne McLean.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Road, Mosgiel.
• Until September 4: Works by the Taieri Art Group.

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-Friday 11am-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.

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