August 18: Dunedin RSA Choir mid-year concert, with guests Erica Paterson, Bennett School of Ballet, Cosmic Jive Quartet and Otago Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools kapa haka group, 2pm, Knox Church.
August 19: Society of Women Musicians’ August recital meeting, featuring Prof Terence Dennis and piano performance students, 7.30pm, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Cumberland St. All welcome.
August 24: “From the Southern Marches”, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra concert, 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
August 24: Highland Harmony and Dunedin Harmony Chorus combined winter concert, 8pm, St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Rd, South Dunedin. Tickets at door from 7.30pm (cash only).
GIGS AND COMEDY
Tomorrow: James Dignan, 12.30-1pm, the Octagon.
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, funk, pop and soul classics, 8pm-10pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs, 141 Stuart St.
August 17: Kings, with support from The Katayanagi Twins, 8pm, Starters Bar.
August 18: Karin Reid farewell jazz concert, 4pm, Carey’s Bay Hotel.
August 18: The LaDell family, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
DANCE AND POETRY
Today and August 22: South Dunedin Dance Club social sequence dancing, 7.30pm, South Dunedin Community Hall. Beginners’ introduction 6-7pm. All
welcome. Inquiries: Julie 454-6546.
Today and August 22: Salsa Club Dunedin social night, 9pm-11pm Thursdays at Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St. Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba dancing. All welcome.
August 17: Dunedin Scottish Society annual ball, 8pm, Fairfield Hall, Fairplay St. Live music and supper provided. Strict formal dress code. Inquiries: Diane White 0274894-836.
August 21: The Octagon Collective presents guest poets Ian Wedde and Brian Turner, and MC Richard Reeve, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl. Open mic.
August 21 and 28: Ageing Gracefully community dance sessions for the over-50s, 5.45pm to 7pm, Room 208, King Edward Court, Stuart St. All welcome.
August 22: Launch of Eliana Gray’s poetry collection Eager to Break, 6-9pm, Olga Gallery, Moray Pl. Poetry readings and music.
August 23: National Poetry Day gala event, featuring works by eight poets in response to local locations, 5.30pm, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library.
FILM AND THEATRE
Until August 17: Suitcase Theatre presents The Night Shift and Crunchy Silk at New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon. Tickets from www.trybooking.com
August 21: Dunedin Film Society screens Tanna by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, near side entrance to Otago University Scott Building, 260 Great King St. Admission and other details at www.dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz
August 24-26: German film festival at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Saturday, 12.30pm, All About Me; 3pm, The Border Fence; Sunday, 10.15am, Swimming; 12.30pm, The
Reformer Zwingli A Life’s Portrait; 3pm, Gundermann; Monday, 12.30pm, Rocca Changes the World.
August 12-17: “Activate Activate Activate”, Otago Girls’ High School senior art exhibition, Community Gallery, 20 Princes St.
Until August 17: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until August 18: “iNDx”, art from the local and wider autistic community, Otago Museum H.D. Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve.
August 18-31: Works by Lorna Isaac and Lisa Simpson, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
August 19-31: Poems in the Waiting Room 2019 PoARTry exhibition, Mercy Hospital foyer, Newington Ave, Maori Hill.
Until August 24: “Rupua No.5″, Bronte Perry; “UKU//UTU”, Nigel Borell, Heremaahina Eketone and Wi Taepa, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Until August 25: “Winter Oils”, Pauline Bellamy, Bellamy’s Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
Until August 31: “The Knight’s Tale: Joy after Woe, and Woe after Gladness”, Marie Strauss, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Hours: Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm; Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment (03)974-6583.
Until September 13: The Female of the Species – A Celebration of Women in History, De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago Central Library.
Until September 29: “In Motion: The Moving Parts of Contemporary Art”, Sara Hughes, Tiffany Singh, Rebecca Baumann, and Haines + Hinterding, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until September 29: “Ka paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows – Coastal Incursions”, Alex Monteith, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 6: “Us v Them”, Tony de Lautour, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite `Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until November 24: “Dare to be Wise”, University of Otago 150th anniversary exhibition at Otago Museum.
Until December 1: “Style & Substance: A journey through the collection”, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until February 9: “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Tomorrow and August 23: Supergrans crafty pop-in, 10am-2pm at South City Mall, 132 Hillside Rd. Seek or provide help and advice with knitting, crocheting or basic sewing skills. Info: Pip or Leanne 455-0981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow: New Zealand Society Of Genealogists Inc. Dunedin branch presents a talk by Raymon Naisbitt of Family Search, Utah, USA, on familysearch.org and tracing ancestry in Ireland’s land records, 7pm, Dunedin City Library, 4th floor. All welcome. $2.
August 17: Otago Literacy Association talks, “Utilising Bilingual Learners’ Linguistic Resources” by Dr Rae Si’ilata and “My Journey to Publication”, by Pauline Smith, 9.30-12.30pm, Archway lecture theatre, University of Otago. Register at nzla.org.nz/regional-council/otago under “events”. Door sales 9am. All welcome.
August 17: Mosgiel Genealogy meeting, 10.30am, Church Hall, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel. Speaker: Raymon Naisbitt from LDS Church, on “Tips for Family History research”. All welcome. Note change of time.
August 17: “Health and Wellbeing”, panel discussion in association with Tiffany Singh’s “Make a House a Home Project”, 11am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
August 17: The Otago Branch of Registered Music Teachers presents “Considering The
Classics”, talk by Terence Dennis, and masterclass with three advanced students, 2pm-4pm, Marama Hall, University of Otago.
August 18: Talk by Alisha Sherriff, Dunedin Botanic Garden Curator of Birds, in association with the exhibition “Ka paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions”, 11am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
August 20: “A vision for Women: Julius Vogel’s Arma Domini 2000”, presented by Kirby-Jane Hallum. Free. Dunedin Public Library at 6pm.
August 21: Radhika Raghav talk to Friends of the Gallery, on late nineteenth-century artist Raja Ravi Varma, 10.30am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. All welcome.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Tomorrow: Arthritis Support Group meeting, 1pm, Hunter Centre, cnr Great King and Frederick Sts. All welcome. Contact: Karen 0274584-698.
August 17: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
August 17: Organic propagation workshop, 10am-2pm in North East Valley. Details and registration: Michelle Cox, email email@example.com. Website: www.organicsunearthed.co.nz
August 18: Otago Organics Biochar workshop, 12.30-3.30pm, 59 Camp Rd, peninsula. Indefinite sequestering of carbon, improves soil biology and nutrient holding. Info and registration: Annie 022 3130-818.
August 18: Combined Clans and Societies of Otago annual meeting, 1.30pm, Janet Cameron Lounge, Green Island. Contact: Dene Mackenzie 027-574-5936.
August 19 and 26: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: 453-6043 or 021122-1421.
August 19 and 26: Grow meetings providing positive support for people who are depressed, anxious, lonely, or lost, 22 Manse St, Mondays at 5.30pm. Inquiries, phone (027) 565-6556, or visit the website www.grow.org.nz
August 20: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Speaker: Steve Broni. New members welcome. Inquiries: Jan (03)484-7223.
August 20: Suicide bereavement support group, 5.30-7pm, Hope Centre, 3 Albion Pl, Dunedin. Contact: 021 293-0094 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lifematters.org.nz
August 20 and 27: Dunedin Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday, 7pm, Sidey Hall, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. All welcome. Ph Chris Handley on 464-0199.
August 21: Taieri Spinners and Weavers (Creative Fibre) meeting, 9.30am-2pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St. Workshop by Sarah Gamble and Rona Dowdell on needle felting on clothes and using an auto rats-tail maker. Sales table auction, show and tell. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: email@example.com or Sarah (03) 489-4876.
August 21: Dunedin Creative Fibre Guild Day, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
August 21: Widows and widowers meeting, 2pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Hillside Rd. Entertainment and afternoon tea. Contact: Marlene Arthur 487-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 21 and 28: Taieri Age Connect Information Hub, 10am-1pm Wednesdays, Mosgiel Senior Citizens rooms, 5A Harstonge Ave. Chat and a cup of tea. Inquiries: 021254-3232.
August 24: “Heal Your Soil”, organic soil care workshop, 10am-2.15pm in North East Valley. Details and registration: Michelle Cox, email@example.com. Website: www.organicsunearthed.co.nz
August 24: Dunedin Aglow and Mosgiel Aglow host Jasmine Fidow-Maiava of Forerunner Ministries, 1.30pm-3.30pm at DCBC, Concord. Afternoon tea provided. All welcome.
August 24: Otago Spinners and Weavers spinning, carding, and blending day, a shared skills workshop open to all, 9am to 4pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St. RSVP to Sarahspinner875@gmail.com or phone 489-4879.
August 27: Taieri Spinners and Weavers (creative fibre) meeting, 7pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St.
Today: Otago Alpine Garden Group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce. Speaker: Jacqui Reith, on “A summer’s week in my favourite
garden: Sissinghurst”. Plant sales. Non-members welcome.
August 17: Outram Garden Club meeting, 1pm, Outram Community Hall. Rustic candle pot painting (pots provided). Ringers will advise details. No competition this month.
August 21: Dunedin Rhododendron Group meeting, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Baker St. Speaker: Dylan Norfield of Dunedin Botanic Garden, on “Experiencing Tasmanian Flora”.
August 25: Heritage Roses Otago mid-winter pot luck lunch, 11.30am-3pm, East Taieri School Hall, Cemetery Rd, Mosgiel. Speaker: Bronwen Thomas, on “Foxgloves and Roses”. Plant exchange, gold coin and raffle. Finger food.
August 22: Exchange day #3 for Tiffany Singh’s Make A House A Home Project, 10am-noon at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Exchange a new or second-hand item for a hand-made print. Items to be donated to Red Cross. For list of desired items visitdunedin.art.museum
August 25: Silverpeaks inter-club day, 10am-5pm, Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
Ongoing: Former ice skaters are invited to share their stories: www.nzskatinghistory.weebly.com
Ongoing: Taieri Historical Museum and Park, Outram, Sun, 2-4pm, October to May. Turn off SH87 at Outram Bridge. Otago Vintage Machinery Club is on site.