CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
March 14: Mosgiel Highland Piping and Dancing Societies host the Green Island competition, 9am to 4pm at Fairfield Community Hall.
March 14 to 22: Race Relations Week, events at venues across Dunedin, official opening with a powhiri and social gathering at Araiteuru Marae, 10.30am to 2.30pm, 24 Shetland St.
March 15: Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra perform from 1pm at Dunedin Botanic Garden Soundshell.
March 16: Society of Women Musicians annual general meeting, with chamber music programme to follow, 7.30pm, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum. All welcome.
March 18: Lunchtime concert by Tessa Romano (mezzo soprano) and Terence Dennis (piano), 1pm at Marama Hall, on campus.
March 19 to 28: Art Here Now, a 10-day multi-media variety show, with live music, screen printing, lighting and projection, from 7pm, Burns Hall basement. A Dunedin Fringe Festival event.
March 21: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents ‘‘Mavericks’’, conducted by Alexander Shelley, with American organist Cameron Carpenter playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
GIGS AND COMEDY
March 12: Touring rhythm and blues outfit The Flaming Mudcats (Auckland), supported by Larry LaDell, play live at The Cook.
March 12: Jo Little & Jared Smith, 8pm, Inch Bar.
March 12: The Flaming Mudcats with King Leo, 8pm, The Cook.
March 13: Bronwyn and Darryl Baser, 6.30pm, Zanzibar.
March 13: Paul S Allen and The Ellie Jackson Duo, 7pm, Gallery on Blueskin.
March 13: Oscar LaDell, 7.30pm, at Starfish Cafe & Bar, St Clair Esplanade.
March 13: Catch the Feel Good Fridays, Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg, and Robbie Craigie, 8pm, upstairs at Carousel Bar, 141 Stuart St.
March 13: Puku Belle, 8pm, Inch Bar.
March 13: Russian Blue, Filth Wizard, Goats Az, and Slur, 9pm, The Crown Hotel.
March 13: Coin Laundy, Buda, and Scenic, 9pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 14: Kate Owen Not a Proper Girl album release, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 14: Ambulant with Marissa Kaloga, 8pm, Inch Bar.
March 14: Saurian, Chuwnes, and The Slinks, 8pm, The Crown Hotel.
March 14: Julian Temple, 9pm, Zanzibar.
March 15: Touring Australian finger-picking guitarist Jordan Brodie performs at Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas St, 7pm.
March 15: Pearl Street, 3pm at The Galley.
March 15: ‘‘Classy Warfare’’, and hour of stand-up comedy from award-winning comedian Tim Batt, 7.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
March 17: The Bird Flanagan, 6pm, Zanzibar.
March 20: Koputai People’s Party (K.P.P.), 8pm, at The Galley, Port Chalmers.
THEATRE AND DANCE
March 12 and 19: 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.
March 12 and 19: 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 14: Taieri Scottish Society monthly social and dance, 8pm, Methodist Church hall, Wickliffe St. All welcome, bring a supper plate please.
March 18 and 25: 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 email@example.com, or phone (027) 522-8311.
March 12 to 29: 2020 French Film Festival New Zealand, screenings at Reading Cinemas Dunedin. Opening night screening of Someone, Somewhere (Deux Moi), 8pm.
March 18: Dunedin Film Society screening of Sally Potter’s adaptation of Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, Scott building, 260 Great King St. Free to society members, no casual admission, three-trip passes available. For details visit www.dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz
March 12: New Zealand artists’ pre-auction exhibition, open noon to 4pm, at Dunedin Community Gallery. Followed by art auction to raise funds for All Saints’ Arnold Spencer-Smith stained glass window, March 12, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
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.
Until March 19: Returning to Paradise, works by Ana Teofilo, Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
Until March 21: Works by Lisa Simpson and Marion Familton, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until March 27: Forever, new works by Lucy Hunter, William Henry Meung and Beau Cotton, at Pea Sea Art, 6 George St, Port Chalmers. Opening on Sunday, 5pm.
Until March 28: New Familiar, works by Kate Fitzharris, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St (opposite Dunedin Railway Station).
Until April 4: Bouquet, works by Eleanor Cooper, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St. Artist talk, noon, Friday.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
March 15: Race Relations Week talk by National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies director Professor Richard Jackson, on the interrelated crises of wealth inequality, violence, and climate change, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
March 17: ‘‘The Law of Love’’, a free public lecture by Anne Melville CSB, of Kaikohe, on the effective application of biblical healing, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ, 5.30pm, Christian Science Church, 32 York Pl.
March 18: The Friends of Dunedin Public Art Gallery by author Peter Simpson, on the art of writing about Colin McCahon and the new McCahon exhibition, 10.30am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
March 18 and 25: Free introductory and behind the scenes tours of the Hocken collections, 11am and 2pm every Wednesday. Maximum 10 people, no need to book.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
March 12 and 19: Taieri Age Connect hosts card games of 500, 1.30pm to 4pm, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall. Inquiries, phone Tony Robinson on 489-2197.
March 13 and 20: Friday Art Group, 9am to 3pm, Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd.
March 13 and 20: 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 13 and 27: 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.
March 14 and 21: Self-publishing 8-week course, in digital and paper publishing. For details visit writeandpublish.nz, or phone (027) 525-5665.
March 15: Experience the Sound of Soul, sing HU a sacred sound and ancient mantra, 11am, Brian Arnold Room, Community House, 301 Moray Pl. Inquiries, phone 488-1405.
March 15 and 22: 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 16 and 23: Grow Dunedin mental health support meeting, 5.30pm at 22 Manse St. Inquiries, phone (027) 565-6556, or visit www.grow.org.nz
March 16 and 23: 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 17 and 24: 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 17, and April 1: Age Concern Otago presents Staying Safe driving workshops in Dunedin, and Waikouaiti respectively. Information and bookings, phone 479-3054.
March 18: Widows and Widowers Group meeting, with entertainment and afternoon tea, from 2pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Hillside Rd. Inquiries, phone Marlene Arthur on 487-6735, or email email@example.com
March 18 and 25: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, open 10am to 1pm every Wednesday, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall.
March 21: Dunedin Miniaturists Club workshop day, 10.30am to 3.30pm, to get memory boxes done for the October convention. Inquiries, phone Miah on (022) 555-8623.
March 24: Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust annual meeting, 6pm, Level 1, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes St.
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 18: Dunedin Rhododendron Group meeting, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Baker St.
March 19: Outram Garden Club’s ‘‘spud in a bucket‘‘ weigh-in, 7pm at Outram Community Hall. Followed by meeting at 7.30pm. Competition: beetroot, any vegetable, any perennial.
March 19: Otago Alpine Garden Group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Terrace. Guest speaker Dr David Orlovich, of Otago University’s Botany Department, will discuss ‘‘Fungi — New Zealand’s Hidden Diversity’’.
March 29: Heritage Roses Otago ‘‘Autumn Sharing Day’’, 11.30am to 3pm, Westpac Bowls Stadium, Tahuna Rd. Guest speaker Sue Mepham will discuss the historic Parihaka Memorial in the Northern Cemetery. Inquiries, phone Ann on 489-6641.
March 12 and 19: Cards afternoon, playing 500, 1.30pm to 4pm, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall. Inquiries, phone Tony Robinson on 489-2197.
March 13 and 20: SuperGrans host ‘‘crafty pop-in sessions’’ every Friday, 10am to 2pm, at South Dunedin mall.
March 14: March Market, 9am to 11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries, phone 487-7177, or 487-6367.
March 15: Naked World Bike Ride, meet at noon at Waitati Hall, Waitati. Inquiries, email Julie at email@example.com
March 16: Burnside Indoor Bowling Club new season opening night, 7.30pm, upstairs at Dunedin Ice Stadium, 105 Victoria Rd, St Kilda. Inquiries, phone Kevin on (021) 110-9448, or Bev on (021) 024-66165.
March 21: First Church of Otago Fair, stalls, music, and food, 11am to 1.30pm, 415 Moray Pl. Bring your own bags please.
March 29: Three Peaks Mountain Races, first race startes at 6am, corner Malvern St and Woodhaugh St. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website threepeaks.co.nz
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: Sacred Heart School 125th anniversaty celebrations, open to all ex-pupils, friends and former teachers. For information, email email@example.com or phone 473-8362.