August 12: Chamber Music NZ presents violist Jennifer Stumm with Te Koki Trio, 7.30pm, Glenroy Auditorium.
August 14: Traditional Indian music, from 1pm at Marama Hall.
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.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Musings on Monk with Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bill Martin, 6pm, Dunedin City Library.
Tomorrow: HeartCore Free Friday performance by Person Will, noon, the Octagon.
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays – Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg and Robbie Craigie, 8pm, Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St (upstairs).
Tomorrow: Skyscraper Stan, 8pm, The Cook.
Tomorrow: Nick Knox, Rosa Black, and lara Rose, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
August 10: Trent Hawthorne and Dee Street Blues, 7pm, Dog With Two Tails.
August 10: French for Rabbits, with Repulsive Woman, 8pm, The Crypt, St Paul’s Cathedral.
August 10: Dog Power with L$D Fundraiser and Jackson Harry, 9pm, The Cook.
August 11: Classic Covers Sunday, with Jackson Caine and Darryl Baser, 2pm-4pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
August 11: Bill Martin and Jesse Kokaua, 5pm, Inch Bar.
August 11: Dunedin Folk Club “Fam-All-Ye” family music concert, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. All welcome.
August 17: Kings, with support from The Katayanagi Twins, 8pm, Starters Bar.
DANCE AND POETRY
Today and August 15: 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 15: 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 10: Taieri Scottish Society afternoon tea dance, 2pm, Methodist Hall, Wickcliffe St, Mosgiel. All welcome, a plate please.
August 10: Meremere, created and performed by Rodney Bell, 7pm, Glenroy Auditorium. Tickets: www.movementofthehuman.com
August 14 and 21: Ageing Gracefully community dance sessions for the over 50s, 5.45pm to 7pm, Room 208, King Edward Court, Stuart St. All welcome.
FILM AND THEATRE
Today: Waiti Productions presents Nga Puke, 7pm, New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon. Tickets: newathenaeumtheatre.com/whats-on
Today and August 10: Opera Otago presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado, 7.30pm, Mayfair Theatre, South Dunedin.
Until August 10: Aristophanes’ The Clouds, 7.30pm, Playhouse Theatre, Albany St.
August 14-17: Suitcase Theatre presents The Night Shift and Crunchy Silk at New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon. Tickets from www.trybooking.com
Until August 11: “The Circus is Back in Town”, new works by Eion Shanks, Gallery
de Novo, 101 Stuart St.
Until August 11: “A Garden of Earthly Delights”, 150 years of teaching, research, exploration, collecting and curiosity at the University of Otago, at the Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave. Open for special hours, from 2pm to 5pm, on the final day.
August 12 to October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
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.
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, Bellamys 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 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
Today: Public lecture by journalist and author Stephen Davis on his book, Truthteller 5.30pm, Archway 1 lecture theatre, Archway Building, 280 Leith Walk, University of Otago.
August 10: Talk by Wynstan Curnow on artist Colin McCahon, 11am, Hocken Seminar Room, ground floor, Hocken Collections.
August 14: “Tour for Tots”, baby-friendly half-hour tour of an exhibition, 11.15am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
August 14: Taieri Garden Club meeting, 7.30pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church Hall, Church St. Speaker: Glen Riley, on “Restoration of the Sinclair Wetlands”. Competition and sales table, supper.
August 16: 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.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
August 10: “Know 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 12: Mornington/Roslyn Friendship NZ Ladies Club meeting, 10am, Mornington Bowling Club rooms, English Ave. Speaker: Lorraine Isaacs, on “Two lovely ladies”. All welcome. Contact: Marianne 453-4772.
August 12 and 19: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: 453-6043 or 021 122-1421.
August 12 and 19: 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 13: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Bring your best tip for making life easier for yourself. New members welcome. Inquiries: Jan (03) 484-7223.
August 13 and 20: Dunedin Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday, 7pm, Sidey Hall, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. All welcome. Ph Chris Handley on 464-0199.
August 14: Disabled Persons Assembly Dunedin and districts monthly meeting, 11.30am-1pm, McNab room, third floor, Dunedin City Library. NZ Sign Language interpreter available.
August 14 and 21: Taieri Age Connect Information Hub, 10am-1pm Wednesdays, Mosgiel Senior Citizens rooms, 5A Harstonge Ave. Chat and a cup of tea. Inquiries: 021-254-3232.
August 17: Dunedin Creative Fibre Social Spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
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 13: Dunedin Garden Lovers meeting, 1.30pm, Church of Christ, cnr Filleul and St Andrew Sts. Speaker: Fire safety officers. Sales table. New members welcome. Inquiries: Pam 488-2285.
August 15: 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 10: Market, 9am-11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries: 487-7177 or 487-6367.
Ongoing: Former ice skaters are invited to share their stories: www.nzskatinghistory.weebly.com
Labour Weekend 2020: Sacred Heart School will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its opening in North East Valley. Anyone interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org