The Guide: What's on this week

Alibi, the Octagon.
• Fridays, from 10.30pm: Hemi and Bede.

Bannockburn Community Church, 33 Hall Rd.
• Friday, 7.30pm: Cromwell Community Arts presents String Wizardry. Adults $25, Supergold $20, Student/child $5.Tickets at the Cromwell i-Site.

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

Cellar Door, 143 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Tonight, 7.30pm: String Wizardry of Helen Webby and Davy Stuart. $20, tickets available from Alexandra Information Centre.

Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers.
• Tomorrow, 9pm: Bazooka, Sewage, The Sendaks.
• Saturday, 9pm: Pete Swanson, Kilmore Girls, Peter Wright.
• Sunday: Sharpie Crows and guests.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Saturday: Black Sea Hustler, A Distant City and Uncut Blanks.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, doors open 8pm: Ded Sparrows, Ramshackle, Black Rock Coffin Makers. Members $2, public $5.

Isis Lounge, 68 Princes St.
• Every Thursday: jam night, from 8.30pm.
• Every Friday, 9pm: Oxo Cubans.

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Saturday: The Sharpie Crows play at None.
• Full line-up to be confirmed.

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.

Tonic, 138 Princes St.
• Saturday, 9pm: Julian Temple solo.

Family fun
Alexandra Library, 43 Tarbert St.
• Saturday, 11am and 11.30am: Margaret Mahy Celebration - Alexandra Library will be participating in a nationwide story time.

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

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.
• Sunday, 11am-4pm: "Carnival of Creatures in the Animal Attic!"
• Schedule Of Events. "Creature Features" - Let make-up artist and Otago Polytechnic tutor Melissa Pizzamiglio, and her students, transform your face,11am-4pm. "Critter Creation Station" - Turn yourself into a carnival critter with ears, a nose or a tail, 11am-4pm. "Specimens of Curiosity" - Get up close with some weird and wonderful animal specimens, 11am-4pm.
• "Animal Antics" - Join the Attic's own Ringmaster on a crazy carnival adventure tour, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. "The Animal Troupe" - Solve an Animal Attic mystery through a performance that will involve everyone, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. "Balloon Animal Workshop" - Join Pippity Pop to discover how to create your very own balloon animal, 1.30pm-2.30pm.

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. "String Wizardry and Celtic Magic" - music with Helen Webby and Davy Stuart.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Michelangelo Pistoletto Band with "The Ladder is Part of the Pit".

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: Lunchtime recital - Otago Boys' and Otago Girls' high school choirs.
• Conductor: Karen Knudson. Accompanist: Sandra Crawshaw.
• Sunday, 3pm: Gala Concert - Otago Boys' High School Choir "Mandate" performance on the way to the national finale of the Big Sing.
• Guest artists: Julian Van Mallaerts (baritone), the Otago Girls' High School Choir. Sandra Crawshaw/piano, Karen Knudson/conductor. $10, $5, family $20.

Marama Hall, University of Otago.
• Wednesday 1pm: Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano - Mozart: Piano Trio in E flat, "Kegelstatt".
• Bruch: Stucke for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. Peter Adams, clarinet, Andrew Filmer, viola, and John Van Buskirk, piano.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• Tonight, 8pm: "Abort Script" - A performance by Puipui-Maya Turei.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: Merryn Gill performs folk favourites from artists such as Eva Cassidy, Simon and Garfunkel, and Ben Harper.

Mayfair Theatre, King Edward St.
• Tonight and tomorrow: Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust - The Grand Duke and Trial by Jury.

Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers
• Saturday, 7pm, and Sunday 3pm: 1848 - Remember the date, story-theatre telling Dunedin settler history through stories, song and music wrapped up in comedy and colourful characters!

Talks and films
Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
• Tomorrow, 5.30pm: "Living on the WW1 Battlefields" - Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps describes life on the World War 1 battlefield of Ypres nearly • 100 years after the bloodshed. 4th floor, free.
• Tuesday, 5.30pm: Author talk: Jenny Pattrick - meet the bestselling author of The Denniston Rose. 4th floor, free, booking essential.

Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Clive Humphreys - Picasso's Vollard Suite in the British Museum, London.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of "Angels and Aristocrats".
• Saturday, 3pm: Werner Herzog Film Season: Bells from the Deep (Germany, 1993, 60mins).
• Sunday 3pm: Exhibition talk: Andrew Clifford from the University of Auckland's Centre for NZ Art Research discusses some of the work in "Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art".
• Wednesday, 10.30am: Friends' monthly coffee morning: a special opportunity to see DPAG arts educator John Neumegen in action. Friends and public all welcome. No charge.

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: Kareaea, the New Zealand falcon. Monday: The moa. Tuesday: Santa Cruz red feather money. Wednesday: Daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
• 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.

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.
• Until August 24: Pat Hewitt exhibition "A Life in Fabric".

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Closes tomorrow: 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 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.
• Until August 17: Phillip Edwards' "Backwaters".

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

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Violet Faigan - Residency # 3.
• Dunedin Zinefest 2012: tomorrow, 5.30pm - launch party and exhibition opening. Saturday, 11am-6pm - Zinefest, market and workshops.

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

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.
• Until 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 Wednesday: "Relativity", Marc Blake.
• Until Wednesday: "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.
• Until August 31: "Sanguine", by artist Richard Munro, and "Structurally sound", by Murray Eskdale.

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
• Opening Saturday until August 25: Annie Baird, "A Retrospective of Annie Baird".

None Gallery, 24 Stafford St.
• Until Wednesday: 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.
• Until September 2: "Edinburgh Realty Premier Arts Awards", 2012. Open daily 10am-4pm.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Opens Saturday: "Bodytok Quintet" - The Human Instrument Archive (a sonicsfromscratch production).
• 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 August 18: Judy Ringland Stewart and Anne McLean.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, 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 Saturday: "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.

The Wallpapered House, 29 Lees St.
• Sunday, 11am-4pm: Pamela Brown, open gallery/studio.

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