Today: Operatunity presents a salute to Glenn Miller and the Big Band Era, 11am, Mosgiel Coronation Hall.
Feb 22: Waitati Music Festival 2020, with three stages featuring 35 bands, including Die!Die!Die!, Soaked Oats, Soul Kitchen, Blackboy Peaches, Tiny Pieces of 8, Skuldubbery, and more, dance music, poetry, multiple arts projects, and more, 11am to 11pm, Bland Park, Waitati.
Feb 22: Silverpeaks Country Music Club barn dance, 7pm, Waihemo Lodge Hotel, Palmerston.
Feb 23: Organ recital by New Zealand keyboard specialist Chris Hainsworth, works by Rossini, Scarlatti, Mozart, Offenbach, and more, 3pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
March 1: The Octagon Ensemble, Dunedin’s newest chamber group, presents ‘‘Beginnings‘‘, works by Monteverdi, von Bingen, Biebl, Poulenc, Chilcott, Gjeilo, Ramsey, Hagen, and Lauridsen, 2.30pm, Knox Church.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Iron Mammoth and Koizilla, 8pm, Dog with Two Tails.
Feb 21: Baroque pop-folk duo Glass Heart String Choir, from Seattle, with support from Lucy Hunter, at Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 21: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, pop, and soul classics, 8pm to 10.30pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
Feb 21: Bronwyn, 8pm, The Galley Cafe & Bar.
Feb 21: Human Susan, SCB, and The Rhododendrons, 9pm, The Crown Hotel.
Feb 21: Chasing Chords, 7pm, Gallery on Blueskin.
Feb 22: Karaoke Shake The House with Eldon, 8pm, Branson’s, 91 St Andrew St.
Feb 23: Sunday Jazz Sessions, 5pm, Inch Bar.
Feb 23: Sunday Sounds with Hyram Ballard, 1pm, Dunedin Botanic Garden soundshell.
Feb 23: Alistair Brown, 7pm, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
Feb 26: Mystical World Music with duo Monk Party, 7.30pm, AYU Wellness Centre, 7 Crawford St.
THEATRE AND DANCE
Today and Feb and 27: 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.
Feb 20 and 27: Salsa Club Dunedin social nights, with Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba dancing, 8.30pm to 11pm, The Garage, 105 Harrow St, Dunedin. All welcome.
Feb 21: Baroque-pop-folk duo Glass heart String Choir, with Lucy Hunter, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Feb 22: Silverpeaks Country Music Club Barn Dance, 7pm, Waihemo Lodge Hotel, Palmerston.
Feb 26 and March 4: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (027) 522-8311.
FILM AND POETRY
Today to Feb 22: Flowers through the Cracks installation and collaborative spoken poetry show, Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Open 1pm to 4pm daily, and from 7.30pm for performances.
Feb 26: Dunedin Film Society screening of Woman At War, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, Scott Building, 160 Great King St. Casual admission not possible, three-movie passes available. For information, visit www.dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz
Until Feb 23: ‘‘Opavivavra!’’, International Visiting Artist Project, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Feb 23: ‘‘The Circle’’, collection show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Feb 28 to March 8: Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Biennial 2020 Exhibition, Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St.
Until Feb 29: Hohua Thompson, Te kete rokiroki, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Until Feb 29: Tribal warrior exhibition, life-sized warriors of the 1800s sculpted by Frank Varsanyi, 23 Princes St (beside Subway). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
Until March 8: ‘‘Civic Pride’’, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until March 8: ‘‘Land, Sea and Skies’’, mostly retrospective works in oils, etchings, and linocuts, by Heather Maxwell, Otago Art Society galleries, Dunedin Railway Station.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Feb 26 and March 4: 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
Feb 28 and March 13: 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.
Feb 15 and 19: Dunedin Creative Fibre (Dunedin Spinners and Weavers), guild day (Saturday) and social spin (Wednesday), 10am to 2pm, at Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
Feb 21 and 28: 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.
Feb 24 and March 2: Grow Dunedin mental health support meeting, 5.30pm at 22 Manse St. Inquiries, phone (027)565-6556, or visit www.grow.org.nz
Feb 24 and March 2: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Inquiries, phone 453-6043 or (021)122-1421.
Feb 25 and March 3: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, meet from 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Morning tea provided, new members welcome. Inquiries, phone Audrey on 455-2628.
Feb 26 and March 4: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, open 10am to 1pm every Wednesday, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall.
March 4 and 17: Age Concern Otago presents Staying Safe driving workshops for older drivers, in Mosgiel, Dunedin, and Waikouaiti. Bookings, phone 479-3054.
March 8: Botanical Art and Illustration 10-week tutored course, 3pm to 5.30pm on Sunday afternoons, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022)461-2561, or email email@example.com
March 11: Life Drawing 12-week tutored course, 6pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022)461-2561, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today: Outram Garden Club meeting, with guest speaker Louise Ardley of the Otago Lily Society, 7.30pm, Outram Community Hall. Competition — native foliage, lily, tomato.
Feb 22: Dunedin Rhododendron Group meeting, 3pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Baker St. Guest speaker, Margaret Long, of Frensham Gardens, will discuss her garden and horticultural travels.
Feb 22 and 23: Dunedin Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show, in conjunction with the Dunedin Dahlia Circle Show, at Forbury Park Raceway, Victoria Rd. Open to the public from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Today: Montecillo Quiz Night, 6.30pm, teams of 4 to 6. Inquiries, phone Briggitte or Karen, phone 466-4778, or email email@example.com
Today and Feb 27: Tainui Croquet Club presents twilight croquet, 5.30pm to 7pm, 24 Tahuna Rd. All ages welcome to have a go.
Feb 22: SuperGrans Dunedin Birthday Bash and Gala Fundraising event, 7.30pm, Forbury Park Bowling Club, 101 Victoria Rd. For tickets, phone 455-0981, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 27: Leith Harbour free 5km or 10km run, departs 6pm, corner Neptune St and magnet St. Run along the cycleway. Inquiries, email leithharbourfree.co.nz
Feb 29: Community market, 10am to 2pm, 22a Bridgman St, Kensington.
Ongoing: ‘‘First Flight’’ tropical forest demonstration, 11am weekdays, 11am and 1.30pm weekends/holidays at Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura science centre admission.
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