CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
Nov 22: The Little Box of Operas presents “Just Desserts” performed by Claire Barton, including the opera Bon Appetit, 7.30pm, Knox Church.
Nov 24: Otago Symphonic Band “Nearly Christmas Concert”, 3pm, Otago Boys’ High School auditorium.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Nov 22: Lloyd Cole, “From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork” tour, 8pm, Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
Nov 23: AJAX and The Washin’ Up and Infinite Justice present “A Smack In The Face” at the Crown Hotel. Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust fundraiser.
Nov 24: Humboldt, 2pm, Bark! at Dog with Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Nov 24: Jon Sanders, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
POETRY & LITERATURE THEATRE & DANCE
Until Nov 23: Arcade Theatre Company presents Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons by Sam Steiner, directed by Alex Wilson, at The Clarkson Studio, Regent Theatre. Most performances at 7pm, and 2pm on Saturday.
Until Nov 23: The Globe Theatre presents Larnach – Castle of Lies, by Michelanne Forster, directed by Emmet Hardie, 7.30pm.
Nov 23: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company presents Swan Lake 7.30pm, Regent Theatre.
Until Nov 24: Wow! Productions presents Party with the Aunties, by Erina Daniels, at community halls and spaces throughout Dunedin. Performances at 7.30pm, and 2pm on Sundays.
Nov 30: Royal NZ Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel, 7.30pm, Regent Theatre.
Until Nov 22: “Here, There and Everywhere”, Liz Abbott, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Nov 22: “First Impressions II”, contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings by Francis Nicholls, Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until Nov 23: Works by Kate Simpson and Judy Ringland Stewart, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until Nov 23: “New Work by Inge Doesburg”, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Hours: Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment.
Until Nov 24: “Dare to be Wise”, University of Otago 150th anniversary exhibition at Otago Museum.
November 24-30: Works by Lindsay Doebler and Laura Gregory, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Nov 25-Dec 8: “Love, Buy, Take” Otago Art Society affordable art exhibition, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Nov 26: “Looking Glass”, Joanna Braithwaite, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Nov 26-Dec 8: “The Daring”, Di Wales, Joy Heazlewood, Marian Dawson, Murray Hanan, at Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Nov 30: “Here I give thanks”, Jon Chapman, Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
Until Nov 30: Otago Potters Group exhibition and sales table, Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Guest artist: Duncan Shearer.
Until Dec 1: James Robinson open studio, featuring works in response to or collaboration with Poet Laureate David Eggleton, 11 Grey St, Port Chalmers.
Until Dec 1: “Style & Substance: A journey through the collection”, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Jan 26: “European Journeys”, Frances Hodgkins, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Jan 31: “1869: The Year That Was”, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
Until Feb 9: “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
Until Feb 23: “Opavivavra!”, International Visiting Artist Project, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Feb 23: “The Circle”, collection show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Feb 29: Tribal warrior exhibition, life-size warriors of the 1800s sculpted by Frank Varsanyi, 23 Princes St (beside Subway). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
Until Mar 8: “Civic Pride”, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Nov 26: “Church Romanesque Architecture”, talk by art historian and landscape painter Rodney Hamel, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Caversham parish lounge, Hillside Rd.
Nov 27: Pioneer Women’s learning lunch, noon, Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall, 362 Moray Pl. Speaker: Lauren Jarvie from Women in Sport Otago (WiSPO). Registration: email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov 25 if you would like lunch provided.
Dec 4: “Discovering Lost Cities of the Silk Road”, Otago Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture, 7.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Contact: email@example.com
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Nov 21 and 28: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
Nov 25 and Dec 2: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info: 021-122-1421.
Nov 26: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Flower show, bring your best bloom. Hospice donation (last for the year). Inquiries: Jan
Nov 27 and Dec 4: 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.
Nov 20: Taieri Community Garden, 12.30pm-2.30pm Wednesdays. This week planting rhubarb at Cemetery Rd, East Taieri, in the paddock from the car park.
Nov 21: Otago Alpine Garden Group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce. Speaker: Rob Potterton, “A Labour of Love, 48 Years at Pottertons Nursery”. Plant sales. Non-members welcome.
Nov 21: Outram Garden Club meeting, 7.30pm, Outram Community Hall. Speaker: Kaye McArthur, on future directions selling local area produce. Competition: Camelia and Rhododendron.
Dec 1: Heritage Roses Otago working bee, 9am-noon, Northern Cemetery, Lockwood Ave. Bring strong footwear, secateurs and weeding tools. Morning tea provided. All welcome.
Dec 1: Otago Lily Society Christmas meeting, 12.30pm, Maori Hill community centre. All trophies to be returned. General meeting and table show followed by lunch. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Inquiries: Margaret 0204-001-7356.
Nov 21: Southern Heritage Trust Savoy afternoon tea, celebrating St Andrew’s Day, 2.30pm at The Savoy. Reservations: 477-4649.
Nov 23: “The Social Net-Walk”, art event. Make some noise and help walk Opavivara’s interactive, moving, noisy wearable art net SeaSystem to the Octagon and back to the Gallery.
Nov 23 and 24: Orchard Sun Club open days, 20 Sutton St, Sutton, Middlemarch. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. All welcome to experience naturism at our friendly club.
Nov 23 and 30: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
Nov 24: Naked swim, 5-6pm, physio pool, Dunedin. Info: email Julie, email@example.com
Nov 24 and Dec 1: Family fun rollerskating, 4.30pm-6pm, Caledonian Gymnasium. Follow Southern Skating on Facebook for details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.