The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

The Carisbrook Tavern,149 South Rd Caversham.
• Sunday, 9pm: The Bedfords.

The Church, 50 Dundas St.
• Wednesdays, 7.30pm: live acoustic jam session.

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

Crown Hotel, Rattray St.
• Tonight: Club night - The Forty Winks, Ray Gun (Chch), Swampy D and 5 Pint.

Dunedin Public Library, Moray Pl.
• Today, 5.30-7pm: gig night - some of Dunedin's brightest and best musicians.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Saturday, 9pm: Ded Sparrows, Outsrander Aardvark, Astro Children and Strang and the Strange. Gold coin entry.

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

The National, 1 Queen's Gardens, Dunedin.
• Friday, from 8.30pm: The Unfaithful Ways with Shakes and The Swell Guys and Hana Fahy. Door sales $10.

Re:Fuel, Otago University.
• Tonight, from 9pm: Blacklist and guests. Four out of five of Blindspott's original members return.

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.
• Sunday, 2pm: Once Upon a Sunday: Matariki.

Mosgiel Library, Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel.
• Tuesdays, 11am: song and 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.
• Every Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm, Atrium level 1: "Maritime Marvels, Investigation Station". Explore all things maritime, from launching a vessel to Morse code. "Pacific Sounds, Investigation Station". Learn the customs and stories behind the music and have a go at playing traditional instruments yourself.
• Monday, 1-5pm: Astronomical adventures. Celebrate the transit of Venus.

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

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: "Angel Voices" - Columba College choir, conducted by Richard Madden, St Hilda's School choir conducted by Michael Grant and Otago Girls' High School choir conducted by Karen Knudson.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 1pm: "All At Sea", easy-listening music and original compositions.

Otago Boys' High School Auditorium, 2 Arthur St.
• Monday, June 5, 7pm: Fund-raising show - Hypnotist Andrew Newton.

Plays
Cromwell Memorial Hall, Melmore Tce.
• Friday-Sunday, 7.30pm: Back to the 80s.

Fortune Theatre, Stuart St.
• Until June 9: Two Fish 'n' a Scoop, by Carl Nixon.

Talks and films
• Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm: Free guided tours of Angels and Aristocrats.

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
• Today, 12.30-1.30pm: Graham Fletcher, "Road to Vermont: Report on a Residency"

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for May, each weekday at 2pm.
• Thursday: The Upland Moa. Friday: The Samurai warrior. Saturday: Stoats. Sunday: Rabbits. Monday: Matariki. Tuesday: KT extinction.
• Wednesday: Life on the Endeavour.
• Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".

Red Lecture Theatre, Great King St.
• Wednesday, June 6, 7.30pm: Wong Kar-Wai's lyrical martial arts film The Ashes Of Time.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday: Hunger Games (PG13)

Exhibitions
A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Until Sunday: "New Voids - Interventions with Found Objects".

Archives New Zealand Dunedin office, 556 George St.
• Ends tomorrow: "Evidence of Scandal: Belle Bock and the shady Super" (Archives New Zealand); "The Haunt of Infamy: Dunedin's Vauxhall Gardens" (Otago Settlers Museum); "Scandalous Acts of Neglect ... when the enemies of paper are let loose" (Presbyterian archives).

The Arrowtown Gallery, 8 Berkshire St.
• Private collection of paintings by important early New Zealand artists.

Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
• Until June 28: "Diamonds on the Inside" Art Auction for Rock Solid youth work.

The Artist's Room, 2 Dowling St.
• "Works on Paper".

Blue Oyster Gallery, basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Pl.
• Until June 19: Darkside Gallery, Simon Esling and Clara Chon, "Suicide Pavilions"; Lower Gallery, Shannon Williamson, "Back to You"; A/V Gallery, "Pick 'n Mix"; Project Space, Rosie Rowe, "Concepción".

Brett McDowell Gallery, 5 Dowling St.
• "Bijin-ga, Beautiful Women of the Edo Period".

Civic Centre Plaza, the Octagon.
• Until tomorrow: "Wild Scenes in the Council Chamber: Scandals from Dunedin's Local Government" (Dunedin City Council archives).

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until June 15: "Ray Guns and Rocket Ships", the Fred Fastier science fiction collection.

Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.
• Until August 19: "Our Will and Pleasure: Royal Autographs, Letters and Memorabilia from the British Monarchy".

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Until June 17: "Boys from the Black Stuff", work from the gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections.
• Until June 17: "Kabuki: The Art of Transformation".
• Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Ongoing: "Te Wai Pounamu: The Burial of our People", Jacqueline Fraser.
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".
• Ongoing: "Fruit and Small Sculpture", Fiona Connor.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.
• Until June 8: "Hot Pink Man Cave", Steve Lovett.

Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore.
• Until June 10: "Smoke and Mirrors - painting, isolation and tradition".

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

Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
• "Wild Honey", by Ben Webb.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• June 1-21: A portraiture exhibition with a twist.

Glue Gallery, 26 Stafford St.
• Until Sunday: "Necronomicon", by Brendan Jon Phillip.

Green Island Gallery, 194 Main South Rd, Green Island.
• New work by Darren Tautari, Leonie Clent and local artists.

Hotel St Clair, 24 Esplanade.
• "Oceans of Inspiration", by Derek Morrison.

Hullabaloo Art Space, Melmore Tce, Old Cromwell historic precinct.
• Until Saturday: "Here and now (and then)", by Liz Rowe.

Inge Doesburg Studio and Gallery, 6 Castle St.
• Until Saturday: "Grandiflora", various artists. Open Thursday-Saturday, noon-2pm or by appointment.

Koru Gallery, 4 Castle St.
• Various artists.

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
Until June 21: "Art 2 Wear" - Costumes from the Autumn Festival show.

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 June 20: Andy Leleisi'uao, "Polyneitus Spring" and Anita DeSoto, "Come Back".

Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9A Earl St.
• Nigel Brown's "Dusky Doubtful".
• Upstairs, the works of Michael Hight, Neil Frazer and Bruce Hunt. In the downstairs gallery "Small Works".

Nadene Milne Gallery, 16 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.
• Until June 7: "Ralph Hotere 2012".

Naseby Jubilee Museum, Leven St, cnr Earne St.
• "Maniototo Sporting Heroes". Open Monday-Friday noon-4pm, weekends 10am-4pm. Contact: Jane Greer (03) 444-9393.

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

Old Presbyterian Church, 24 Inniscort St, Old Cromwell. Deidre Copeland.
• Today, doors open 4pm, auction 6pm: "The Great Queen's Birthday Weekend Central Otago Art Sale". Tickets $20.
• Friday till Monday: exhibition of "The Great Queen's Birthday Weekend Central Otago Art Sale".

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until Sunday: Hope and Sons biennial arts awards.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until June 17, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition"

Owaka Museum, 10 Campbell St, Owaka.
• Until July 1: "Around-n-about: Art South Otago".
• 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. Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St, Invercargill.
• Closes today: "The Blind Idealist's Black Dog", by Jo Torr.
• Until June 17: "Off the Wall: World of Wearable art upclose".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Speargrass Inn Gallery, 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh road (State Highway 8), Alexandra.
• Until June 6: Melanie Eade exhibiting a collection of works.

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until June 9: New members' exhibition; Suzanne Emslie and Anne McLean.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Closes tomorrow: oils by local artist Alena Simonova.

Teviot District Museum, Abbotsford St, Roxburgh.
• Sundays, 2pm-4pm, or by request. Contact Robin (03) 446-8130 or Joan (03) 446-8671.

Waitaki Girls' High School, Thames St, Oamaru.
• Closes tomorrow: NZQA's annual Top Art touring exhibition featuring work by New Zealand secondary students.

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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