What’s On October 31

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Strength in unity . . . The Dunedin RSA Choir will mark the end of its performing year with a Sunday afternoon concert on November 10. PHOTO: STAR FILES

CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
November 2: Otago Branch – Institute of Registered Music Teachers’ Instrumental Scholarship for secondary school pupils, sessions from 5pm to 6.30pm, and 7.30am to 9pm, Marama Hall, Otago University.
November 2: Highland Harmony and Distinctive Soundz present a “Movember” fundraising
concert, 8pm, St Patrick’s Bascillca, Macandrew Rd.
November 10: Oamaru’s Limetones choir sings with Dunedin’s Sunny Side Up, 2pm, Hanover Hall.
November 10: RSA choir end of year concert, with guest soloists James Adams and Lillian Gibbs, and pianist Abhinath Berry, 2pm, Dunedin Town Hall.

GIGS AND COMEDY
Tomorrow: Silverpeaks Club night, 8pm, Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, pop and soul classics, 8pm-10pm, Carousel, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
November 2: Both Sides of the Line, with Dee May and the Saints, 7pm, The Penguin Club, Elmusion Lane, Oamaru.
November 2: Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles acoustic blues duo, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
November 3: Both Sides of the Line, with Paul Allen, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
November 8: Steve Gunn, The Unseen In Between tour, with support from Bob Scott, 8pm, The Cook.
November 10: Paul S Allen, Stay LP release, with Bronwyn, 2pm, Bark at Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.

POETRY & LITERATURE
November 8 to 10: Register now for Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators’
Hui Dunedin, a chance to develop your craft, network, and be inspired by speakers. Inquiries, visit www.storylines.org.nz

THEATRE & DANCE
Nov 2: South Dunedin Dance Club monthly dance, 8pm, South Dunedin Community Hall. Bring a plate for supper please. Inquiries, phone Maureen on 476-7361.

FILM
Oct 31: Halloween screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 6.30pm, Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, Otago Museum.
Nov 4: Pumped Dry, documentary on the global crisis of vanishing groundwater, 1.30pm-2.45pm, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library.

EXHIBITIONS
Today to November 23: “New Work by Inge Doesburg”, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Hours:
Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment.
Until November 2: Works by Riki Julin and Jo Howard, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until November 2: Dunedin Stamp and Postcard Club stamp fair and exhibition, 9am to 5pm daily, Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Stamps and postcards bought and sold, appraisals given.
November 3-9: Works by Rosemary McQueen and Lisa Simpson, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until November 5: “Consonance”, abstract watercolours by Robert Piggott, Robert Piggott Art Gallery, 8 Jetty St.
November 5-9: Inapiece Quilting Group exhibition at Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Quilts, wallhangings, felted creations and bags.
Until November 7: “Little Wonderland”, Frank Gordon, Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
Until November 8: “Anniemieke’s Exhibition”, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
November 8-19: “Second Coat”, Dunedin School of Art second year painting students, Robert Piggott Art Gallery, 8 Jetty St.
Until November 9: “Tuia – Southern Encounters”, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
Until November 10: “Karitane Wahine”, various artists, Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
November 10-16: Works by Lorna Isaac and Anne McLean, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
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 January 31: “1869: The Year That Was”, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
Until February 9: “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Tomorrow: “The future of New Zealand’s dune flora”, HortTalk by Assoc. Prof. Mike Hilton, noon, Dunedin Botanic Garden information centre.
November 2: “Tuia” exhibition talk by curator Sharon Dell, with artists Ayesha Green and Simon Kaan, 2pm, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
November 4: “Birds of the Dunedin Town Belt”, talk to Dunedin Naturalists’ Field Club by
Francie Beggs and Janet Ledingham, 7.20pm, Bemham seminar room, Zoology Dept (next to Captain Cook Hotel). All welcome.
November 6: Introductory and behind-the-scenes tour of the Hocken Collections
archives, 11am and 2pm Wednesdays, 90 Anzac Ave.
November 6: “The Politics of Memory and Memorialisation”, talk by social anthropologist and poet Dr Susan Wardell to Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Association, noon, 362 Moray Pl. Registration: email opwmail@gmail.com by November 4.

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today and November 7: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
November 4 and 11: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info: 021-122-1421.
November 5: Life Matters Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 5.30-7pm., Hope Centre,
3 Albion Pl. Inquiries, phone (021) 293-0094, or email contact@lifematters.org.nz
November 6: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
November 6 and 13: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, 10am-1pm Wednesdays, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Rooms, 5A Harstonge Ave. All over 55s welcome. Inquiries: 021-254-3232.

GARDEN EVENTS
November 2: Dunedin Dahlia Circle dahlia tuber sale, 10am-noon, Forbury Park Raceway.
November 2: United Church of Port Chalmers West Harbour Garden Trail, 10.30am-4.30pm, tour seven gardens from
St Leonards to Mihiwaka. Tickets and map from Emmanuel Church Hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay. Home baking, plants and produce,raffles. BBQ 11.30am-2am.
November 3 and December 1: Heritage Roses Otago working bee, 9am-noon, Northern Cemetery, Lockwood Ave. Bring strong footwear, secateurs and weeding tools. Morning tea provided. All welcome.
November 5: Otago Bonsai Society meeting, 7.30pm, Mercy Hall, 42 Macandrew Rd. Demonstration: working with pine (part 1). Trees of the month: Maple (Maple trophy), raft, favourite tree and non-schedule. Contact: Joy (03) 488-4592.
November 9: Otago Iris Show, noon-4pm, St Peter’s Church Hall, Baker St. Entries 7.30am-9am, to be tabled by 9am. Inquiries: robertwfisk@gmail.com. Plants and iris rhizomes for sale from noon.

GENERAL EVENTS
November 1: Taieri Age Connect “Festival of Ageing” expo, 10am-2pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, 5A Harstonge Ave, Mosgiel. Information stands, stalls and demonstrations.
November 2 and 9: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
November 3 and 10: Family fun rollerskating, 4.30pm-6pm, Caledonian Gymnasium. Follow Southern Skating on Facebook for details.
November 3: Lawrence Heritage Day, Lawrence. Historic machinery, buildings and gardens on display, stalls, activities, art exhibition. Programme and map available on the day from Lawrence Information Centre, Ross Pl, or the Old Courthouse, Colonsay St.
November 8-10: WILD Imaginings Children’s
Writers and Illustrators’ Hui. Programme and registration at www.storylines.org.nz. Information: email trishbrooking@gmail.com
Ongoing: :”First Flight” tropical forest demonstration, 11am weekdays, 11am and 1.30pm weekends/holidays at Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura science centre admission.
Ongoing: SPACE for you and your baby, delivered by Playcentre. Mosgiel/Outram and Mornington info and registration: southern.programmes@playcentre.org.nz
Ongoing: Former ice skaters are invited to share their stories: www.nzskatinghistory.weebly.com
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.
REUNIONS
November 1: Retired Registered Nurses annual lunch at Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Rd. Registration and details: email regnselunch@xtra.co.nz, text 027-5544-705 or phone Joan 454-4705.