Tomorrow to August 25: Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society Instrumental Festival, Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover St. Begins 5.30pm Friday; 9am Saturday and Sunday. Door charge (cash only).
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
August 25: Dunedin Folk Club presents The Bidwell Family, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. All welcome.
September 1: Both Sides of the Line Dangerous! album release, 2pm, Bark! – Dog with Two Tails, Moray Pl.
DANCE AND POETRY
Today: South Dunedin Dance Club social sequence dancing, 7.30pm, South Dunedin Community Hall. Beginners’ introduction 6pm-7pm. All welcome. Inquiries: Julie 454-6546.
Today: Salsa Club Dunedin social night, 9pm-11pm Thursdays at Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon St. Salsa, bachata, zouk and kizomba dancing. All welcome.
Today: Launch of Eliana Gray’s poetry collection Eager to Break, 6-9pm, Olga Gallery, Moray Pl. Poetry readings and music.
Tomorrow: National Poetry Day gala event, featuring works by eight poets in response to local locations, 5.30pm, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library.
August 28: 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
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 28: Dunedin Film Society screens In a World…, by Lake Bell, 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 31: Dunedin Medieval Society presents The Tale of Tales, a puppet opera,supported by a chorus and ensemble of early instruments, 1pm and 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until August 31: Works by Lorna Isaac and Lisa Simpson, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until August 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, 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.September 1-14: Works by Judy Ringland Stewart and Anne McLean, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until September 3: “Worship”, Hannah Kidd; “Askew”, various artists, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
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
August 28: Birds NZ presents talks by three international experts on penguin research, 7.30pm, Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King St. All welcome. Inquiries: 464-0787.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
August 24: “Heal Your Soil”, organic soil care workshop, 10am-2.15pm in North East Valley. Details and registration: Michelle Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 26: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class,
5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: 453-6043 or 021122-1421.
August 26: Grow meetings providing positive support for people who are depressed, anxious, lonely, or lost, 22 Manse St, Mondays at 5.30pm. Inquiries, phone 027565-6556, or visit the website www.grow.org.nz
August 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 27: Dunedin Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday, 7pm, Sidey Hall, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. All welcome. Ph Chris Handley on 464-0199.
August 27: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Speaker: Clive Crossman, ex-UK policeman. New members welcome, no joining fee. Inquiries: Jan (03)484-7223.
August 27: Taieri Spinners and Weavers (Creative Fibre) meeting, 7pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St.
August 29 and September 5: Mosgiel Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens rooms, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
September 4: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
September 11: Refugee Support Group. A function at Nanking will mark 30 years since the group started. All former committee members, advisers, trustees, sponsors and teachers welcome. For more information contact Dyna 0271182-4199 or Anne 4740-127.
GARDEN EVENTSAugust 25: Heritage Roses Otago midwinter 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.
Today: 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 handmade print. Items to be donated to Red Cross. For list of desired items visit dunedin.art.museum
August 25: Silverpeaks inter-club day, 10am-5pm, Taieri Bowling Club, Wickliffe St, Mosgiel.
August 28: Quiz night, 7pm, Belleknowes Golf Club, 3 Lawson St (off Ross St). Visitors welcome. Register on the night, $20 per team of four.
September 15: Caledonian Society of Otago Inc’s “Spring Fling” dinner. Upstairs function centre, Edgar Centre, noon. $50 per person. Traditional Scottish dinner, wonderful entertainment, haggis ceremony. Tickets available from The Scottish Shop, 17 George St. RSVP to John: email@example.com or 021088-63442.
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.
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