The Guide: What's on this week

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

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

Carey's Bay Hotel, 17 Macandrew Rd.
• Sunday, 4-6pm: Peter Kesha, jazz.

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.

Dunedin Musicians Club, 12 Manse St.
• Saturday, from 7.30pm: "Winter Stomp" featuring The Dark Horses, Simple Thieves, Ded Sparrows and more. Members $4, non-members $8.

Fortune Theatre Studio, Corner Moray Pl and Stuart St.
• Saturday, 8pm: The Oxocubans Fortune Theatre concert series.

Fortune Theatre, Corner Moray Pl and Stuart St.
• Sunday, 4.30pm: Jazz @ The Fortune, Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra.

Glue Gallery Hall, 26 Stafford St.
• Friday, 8-11.30pm: Waste Land - One Thousand Hues of Gold Fire, The Ladder is Part of the Pit, CJA, Rubbish Film Unit. $3.
• Saturday, noon-6pm: A hex4nextdoor, Zebu, Sewage, The Yellow Men, QTPI, Feral Hunks.

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

Mou Very, George St.
• Friday, 9.30pm: Nick Knox and Jono Heyes (Mama Yeva).

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.

Valley Lodge Hotel, Dunedin.
• Saturday: Sidewalk Sally.

Family fun
Blueskin Bay Library.

• Fridays,10.30am: story time.

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: "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
Circadian Rhythm, 72 St Andrew St.
• Wednesday, June 20, 8pm: Poetry reading.
Guest poets: Rhian Gallagher, Peter Olds, Pamela Gordon (reading Janet Frame), open mike. MC: Sue Wootton. Free entry, all welcome.

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.
• Friday, 3-4pm: Piano Performance - George Ren.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
• Saturday, 6pm: Chamber Music New Zealand Dunedin presents a selection of romantic classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries in "Angels and Aristocrats".

Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Dr.
• Monday, June 18, 7.30pm: Royal Dunedin Male Choir June concert.

Knox Church, 449 George St.
• Today, 12.15pm: "Organantics"- Organ recital by young organist Simon Mace.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Sunday, 1pm: "Sunny Side Up" - choir with gospel rhythms and international sound.

Regent Theatre, the Octagon, Dunedin.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: The Topp Twins and Southern Sinfonia.

Plays
The Orchard Garden, 576 Dunstan Rd, Alexandra.
• Ends tomorrow, shows start 7.30pm: Production of Roger Hall's Social Climbers by Clyde Theatre Group.

Talks and films
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
• Saturday, 7.30pm: Le Havre (G, 93 mins).
• Sunday, 2pm: Sky Whisperers Ranginui (G).

Dunedin City Library , 230 Moray Pl.
• Today, 2pm: Author Talk - "Dear Dot, I Must Tell You", historian Keith Scott explores letters to "Dot" in the Otago Witness.

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

• Wednesday, June 20, 10.30am: Linda Wigley, director Settlers Museum speaks on "Complete Museum Makeover". Friends of the DPAG and members of the public all warmly welcome. No charge.

Dunedin School of Art, cnr Albany and Riego streets.
• Today, 12.30pm: Art seminar, P152 lecture theatre, Sam Mann - Sustainable Lens: Sustainability and Representation.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Free daily talks for May, each weekday at 2pm.
• Thursday: Lapita pottery. Friday: The Samurai warrior. Saturday: Stoats. Sunday: Rabbits. Monday: Matariki. Tuesday: A history of glass. Wednesday: Life on the Endeavour.
• Daily at 4pm: Talk on the exhibition "Mirek Smisek: 60 Years 60 Pots". Free.

Roxburgh Entertainment Centre, Scotland St.
• Saturday: Hugo (PG, 126min).

Exhibitions
199 King Edward St
• The Pixel Specific Exhibition: Featuring works by Dunedin School of Art Students.

A Gallery, 393 Princes St.
• Until July 1: Justin Spiers "The Sides of my Intent".

ANZ Window Gallery, 71 George St, Dunedin.
• Closes Friday: "Window on Dunedin", Ron Esplin, watercolours of Dunedin.

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".

Aurum Wines, 140 State Highway 6, Cromwell.
• Until Monday: "Burgundy", Otago photographic exhibition by Philippe Maupetit.

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.
• Opening Friday, 5.30pm: Barry Brickell, drawings and ceramics.

De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, first floor, Central University Library.
• Until tomorrow: "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 Sunday: "Past and Future Clouds: New Zealand Weather from the Collection".
• Until September 16: "Angels and Aristocrats - Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections".
• Until October 28: Clemens von Wedemeyer, "The Fourth Wall".
• Ongoing: Frances Hodgkins, "Kaleidoscope".
• Ongoing: "Fruit and Small Sculpture", Fiona Connor.

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. Also a selection of new works by our usual artists on show.
• June 15-28: "Land Fabric" by Maria Kemp.

Gallery Thirty Three, 33 Helwick St, Wanaka.
• Until June 21: Portraiture exhibition with a twist.

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.

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".
• 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.

None, 24 Stafford St, Dunedin.
• XU: Live autoerotic objectactivity, an installation and performance series by Tim Player. Monday, 6pm-8pm; Tuesday, noon-4pm; Wednesday, noon-4pm. Restricted 18 years, contains nudity.

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

Otago Art Society, OAS gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
• Until June 24: Otago Art Society 136th Annual Exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Until Sunday, Special Exhibitions Gallery: "Focal Point: 150 Years of the Otago Daily Times".
• "2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition".
• "Mirek Smisek: 60 years 60 pots".

Otago Pioneer Women's Hall, 362 Moray Pl.
• Until tomorrow: "Indignation", Dunedin School of Art print and textiles studios' collaborative project with the hall.

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.

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: "Off the Wall: World of Wearable art up close".
• Ongoing: "Southland 150".

Stuart Street Potters Co-operative, 14 Lower Stuart St.
• Until June 23: Riki Julin and Rosemary McQueen.

Taieri Gallery, 123 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel.
• Until July 2: Oils by local artist Roslyn King.

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

The Wallpapered House, 29 Lees St.
• Sunday, 11am-5pm: Pamela Brown open studio.

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery, 4 Helwick St.
• "Summer Hits", oil paintings by Peter Hackett and Raquel Clarke and sculpture by Trevor Askin.

Puaka Matariki Brockville School Hall, 263 Brockville Rd.
• Tuesday, 5.30pm: A presentation on Kai Tahu and the significance of Puaka to the Otepoti area by Dr Jim Williams.

Concord Kindergarten.
• Friday, 9.30am-noon: Show Me Hakinakina, storytelling.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Octagon.
• Friday, 5pm: Official opening, includes kai, drinks and kapa haka.
• Tuesday, noon: Balmacewen Intermediate School kapa haka group.

Kaikorai Valley Rowing Shed, Otago Boat Harbour, Magnet St.
• Sunday, 10.30-11.30am: Have a go at waka ama.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
• Saturday, 11am, 1pm and 3pm: Southern Constellations - go star-gazing in daylight, bookings essential. Saturday, all day: Create your own planisphere. Both in the Tangata Whenua Gallery. Sunday, 2-3pm: Night Sky Balloonascape, Atrium, level 1.

Pioneer Hall, 45 George St, Port Chalmers.
• Saturday, 5-8pm: Matariki celebration - storytelling, kapa haka and kai.

Waitati School, Mt Cargill Rd.
• Wednesday June 20, 5.30pm: Matariki lantern parade and harvest feast, Please bring plates, cups and cutlery.

Warrington School, 3 Ferguson St.
• Tuesday, 6.30pm: Warrington Okahau Matariki celebrations, lantern parade, kapa haka and kai.

 

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