Feb 29 to march 6: Apoapo mini-festival, celebrating experimental Maori and Pasifika art,
March 1: Dunedin’s newest chamber group The Octagon Ensemble presents ‘‘Beginnings’’, works by Monteverdi, von Bingen, Biebl, Poulenc, Chilcott, Gjeilo, Ramsey, Hagen, and Lauridsen, 2.30pm, Knox Church.
March 8: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra players present Music at Hanover Hall, 3pm.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Feb 27: Pitch Black, 8pm, at New New New Corporation.
Feb 27: Mosaic Sky, Scenic, and Marissa Kalog, 8pm, at Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 28: Georgi Hampton, 5.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 28: Katharticus, 7pm at Dee’s Cafe and Venue, 403 Princes St.
Feb 28: The Little Eddys Blues Review, comprising Terry Ebeling, John Dodd, Chris Hudson, and Steve Hudson, 8pm, The Gallery, Port Chalmers.
Feb 28: Catch the Feel Good Fridays, featuring Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg, and Robbie Craigie, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs, 141 Stuart St.
Feb 28: Jazz at Bark! (Dog With Two Tails) with pop-up ensemble Modie Indie-Goo, 8pm.
Feb 28: Julian Temple and Andy Straight, 8.30pm, Inch Bar.
Feb 28: Schizophonics (USA), 8pm, The Cook.
Feb 29: Nick Knox, 4.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 29: Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio My Baby, on tour through NZ, play live at The Cook, 8pm.
Feb 29: Molly Devine, Maddy PC, and Robots in Love, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 1: Philip Fleming, 2pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 1: Celtic Sunday Sessions, 4pm, Inch Bar.
March 1: Alan Moulding (UK), 7pm, Dunedin Folk Club.
March 1: Jonathan Falconer presents ‘‘World’s Dumbest Doctor’’ comedy show, with Harriet Moir, 7pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 8: Both Sides of the Line rockabilly/retro-pop band, play at Bark! (Dog With Two Tails), 7.30pm.
THEATRE AND DANCE
Feb 27 and March 5: South Dunedin Dance Club meets for dancing every Thursday, 7.30pm, South Dunedin Community hall. Coaching from 6pm to 7pm. New dancers welcome. Inquiries, phone Graeme on (021) 057-6792.
Feb 27 and March 5: Salsa Club Dunedin social nights, with Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba dancing, 8.30pm to 11pm, The Garage, 105 Harrow St, Dunedin. All welcome.
March 4 and 11: Ageing Gracefully Dance, community dance classes for over 50s, every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 7pm, Room 208, King Edward Court, Stuart St. Inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (027) 522-8311.
March 4: Dunedin Film Society screening of I Am Love (lo sono l’amore), by Luca Guadagnino, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, Scott building, Great King St. Free to film society members, casual admission not possible. Three-movie passes available. For information, visit www.dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz
Until Feb 29: Hohua Thompson, Te kete rokiroki, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Until Feb 29: Tribal warrior exhibition, life-sized warriors of the 1800s sculpted by Frank Varsanyi, 23 Princes St (beside Subway). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
March 2 to 11: Works by Kaori Jackson, koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until March 7: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
March 6 to 28: New Familiar, works by Kate Fitzharris, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St (opposite Dunedin Railway Station).
Until March 8: Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Biennial 2020 Exhibition, Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St.
Until March 8: ‘‘Civic Pride’’, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until March 8: ‘‘Land, Sea and Skies’’, mostly retrospective works in oils, etchings, and linocuts, by Heather Maxwell, Otago Art Society galleries, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until March 17: The Language of Sculpture — works by Terry Stringer, and Colour Lattices 1986-2009 (2019) works by Ian Scott, Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dowling St.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
March 4 and 11: Free introductory and behind the scenes tours of the Hocken collections, 11am and 2pm every Wednesday. Maximum 10 people, no need to book.
March 5: World Book Day lecture, ‘‘If Books Could Talk’’, an excursion into object autobiography with Dr Sydney Shep, of Victoria University of Wellington, 5.30pm, Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
March 5: Unwrap the Music, an in-depth discussion of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 season with Professor Anthony Ritchie, 7pm, at Hanover Hall.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Feb 28 and March 13: Taieri Age Connect community singing group, 9.30am every second Friday at Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall, 5A Hartstonge Ave. All welcome, very relaxed and informal.
Feb 28 and March 6: Crafty Pop In, every Friday from 10am to 2pm at SuperGrans Place, South City Mall. All welcome — come and learn/share knitting and crochet skills.
March 2 and 9: Grow Dunedin mental health support meeting, 5.30pm at 22 Manse St. Inquiries, phone (027) 565-6556, or visit www.grow.org.nz
March 2 and 9: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Inquiries, phone 453-6043 or (021) 122-1421.
March 3: Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 5.30pm to 7pm, Hope Centre, 3 Albion Pl. Inquiries, phone (021) 293-0094, email email@example.com, or visit www.lifematters.org.nz
March 3 and 10: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, meet from 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Morning tea provided, new members welcome. Inquiries, phone Audrey on 455-2628.
March 4: Dunedin 60+ Club meeting, with guest speaker Jordana Whyte of Dunedin Wildlife Hospital, doors open 1.30pm for 2pm, at Burns Hall, Burlington St.
March 4, 17, and April 1: Age Concern Otago presents Staying Safe driving workshops in Mosgiel, Dunedin, and Waikouaiti respectively. Information and bookings, phone 479-3054.
March 4 and 11: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, open 10am to 1pm every Wednesday, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall.
March 8: Botanical Art and Illustration 10-week tutored course, 3pm to 5.30pm on Sunday afternoons, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022) 461-2561, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 10: Working for Otepoti Women Inc (Wow) annual meeting, 5.30pm, Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall, Moray Pl.
March 11: Life Drawing 12-week tutored course, 6pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022) 461-2561, or email email@example.com
March 14: Self-publishing 8-week course, in digital and paper publishing. For details visit writeandpublish.nz, or phone (027) 525-5665.
Until April 8: Italian language classes for absolute beginners, 5.45pm to 6.45pm weekly, at Antonella’s Italian Classes, Opoho. Inquiries, phone 473-0832, (027) 341-8312, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.italianclasses.co.nz
March 1: Otago Lily Society meeting, general meeting with discussion of new club rules, and lily growing questions,1pm, Janet Cameron Lounge, Green Island. Inquiries, phone Margaret on (020) 400-17356. Note change of venue
March 2: Dunedin Naturalists’ Field Club meeting, with guest speaker Bradley Curnow on ‘‘Plants and Wildlife of Lincoln National Park, South Australia’’, 7.20pm, seminar room, second floor, Zoology Department. All welcome.
March 3: Otago Bonsai Society meeting, 7.30pm in Mercy Hall, 42 Macandrew Rd. Part 2 of the demonstration on working with pines. Trees of the month — NZ native, literati, and non-schedule. Inquiries, phone Joy on 488-4592.
Feb 27: Tainui Croquet Club presents twilight croquet, 5.30pm to 7pm, 24 Tahuna Rd. All ages welcome to have a go.
Feb 27: Leith Harbour Free 5 or 10km run, departing 6pm, corner Neptune and Magnet Sts, for a run along the West Harbour cycle-walkway. For details, email leithharbourfree.co.nz
Feb 28 and March 6: SuperGrans host ‘‘crafty pop-in sessions’’ every Friday, 10am to 2pm, at South Dunedin mall.
Feb 29: Roslyn Market, 9am to 11.30am, Roslyn Baptist Church, 309 Highgate.
Feb 29: Community market, 10am to 2pm, 22a Bridgman St, Kensington.
Feb 29: Open Day at Flagstaff Alpacas, 10am to 3pm, 140 Three Mile Hill Rd. Details, visit www.flagstaffalpacas.nz
Ongoing: ‘‘First Flight’’ tropical forest demonstration, 11am weekdays, 11am and 1.30pm weekends/holidays at Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura science centre admission.
Ongoing: Taieri Historical Museum and Park, Outram, open Sunday, 2-4pm, October to May. Turn off SH87 at Outram Bridge. Otago Vintage Machinery Club is on site, open Sunday and Wednesday, 2-4pm