A look at what's happening around Otago.
Highlights this week: Fancy a laugh? The Anti-Social Tap Christmas Charity Comedy Show will be held on Saturday at Stock Xchange, 91 St Andrew St, from 8pm. The line-up includes Harley McCabe, Kathryn Hurst, Blair Granville, Sam Smith, Velcro Poodle, Mark Murray and Trubie Dylan Smith.
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This week's highlights: Ho, ho, ho! If it's December, it must be time to visit Santa and his friends at Pixie Town at the Otago Settlers Museum. Pixie Town is open weekends and December 21-24 from 10am-noon and 1pm-4pm, and it's free.
This week's Highlight: In storage: From 10am-2pm on Saturday, you can get a free behind-the-scenes look at the Otago Settlers Museum's new custom-built storage facility. Museum staff and members of the Otago Settlers Association will be on hand to welcome you.
This week's highlights: Dame Malvina returns: Dame Malvina Major returns to Dunedin for a special concert this weekend.
This week's highlight: All I ask is a tall ship . . . Owaka author Mike McPhee's book Catlins Bound, about his great-grandfather's sailing ships, which were built in the Catlins and Stewart Island, will be launched on Saturday at Owaka Museum from 2pm-5pm.
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This weeks highlight: Getting jiggy with it: Irish dance company Rhythms of Ireland jigs into Dunedin next week with a production featuring Irish dance and music.
This week's highlights: Celtic swing The Dunedin Celtic Arts Festival starts on Wednesday with programme ranging from bluegrass musician Tim O'Brien (right), to Steeleye Span musician Ken Nicol to assorted harpists, Irish whistlers, bagpipers, poets and more
This week's highlight: In aid of Samoa: Do your bit for tsunami relief at the Dunedin show of the Samoa Relief Concert, on Wednesday October 21, in the Glenroy Auditorium.
Highlight this week: An interactive Australian production of The Wizard of Oz will be performed in Gore and Dunedin on Saturday.
Highlight of this week: Debatable. The end is nigh... or is it? That is the topic of debate at the OUSA Speight's Great Comedy Debate at 7pm in the Dunedin Town Hall tomorrow night.
Highlight this week: Last chance to see... The exhibition "Russian Art in New Zealand", at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, explores the rich holdings of Russian art in New Zealand private and public collections. It closes on Sunday.
• Highlight reel: - Happy birthday, Mr Johnson Celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Johnson with wine and cake, on the cusp of his 300th birthday
A massed choir from the Otago and South Canterbury regions performs at the Dunedin Town Hall. Photo by Jane Dawber. Flat out The Whare Flat Spring Festival is on this weekend at the Waiora Scout Camp, 450 Silverstream Valley Rd. With food stalls and helicopter rides, arts and crafts and classic cars among the offerings, there will be something for everyone. Raised voices
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