GIGS AND COMEDY
Jan 23: Karaoke In The Mall with Bedford Entertainment, Meridian Mall, noon-2pm.
Jan 24: The Galley, Port Chalmers, Jae Bedford, One Man Band.
Jan 24: Moon Moth, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Jan 25: Die Musikband, with support from Flybaby, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Jan 26: Philip Fleming plays guitar and saxophone, 1pm, Otago Museum.
Jan 26: Jackie Bristow, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
THEATRE AND DANCE
Jan 25: Chinese New Year Lion Dance performance, 4pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery foyer.
Until Jan 24: School holiday film screenings, 2pm daily at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Monday, Finding Nemo (PG, 100 mins); Tuesday, Ratatouille (PG, 111 mins); Wednesday, The Princess Bride (PG, 94 mins); Thursday, The Little Prince (G, 110 mins); Friday, The Wizard of Oz (G, 102 mins).
Until Jan 26: ‘‘European Journeys’’, Frances Hodgkins, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Jan 29-Feb 29: Hohua Thompson, ‘‘Te kete rokiroki’’, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Until Jan 31: ‘‘1869: The Year That Was’’, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
Until Feb 8: ‘‘Love, Buy, Take’’ Otago Art Society affordable art exhibition, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Feb 23: ‘‘James Cameron — Challenging the Deep’’, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
Until Feb 23: ‘‘Opavivara!’’, 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-sized 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
Until Jan 26: ‘‘No Rain, No Rainforest’’, tropical forest demonstration, 2.30pm, Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura admission.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Fantastic Fire’’, school holiday science demonstration, 11.30am and 3.30pm, Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura admission.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Jan 29: Taieri Age Connect information and social hub, 10am-1pm Wednesdays, Mosgiel Senior Citizens’ Hall, 5A Hartstonge Ave (opposite Mosgiel New World). All over-55s welcome for a chat and a cup of tea, or seek information for seniors. Inquiries: 021254-3232.
Jan 29: ‘‘Yoga for Wellness’’, hatha yoga class in the tropical forest, 5.45pm for 6pm start, Otago Museum. Ages 14+. Book at museum info desk or online — otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Jan 31: Taieri Age Connect community singing group, 9.30am every second Friday at Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall, 5A Hartstonge Ave (opposite Mosgiel New World). All welcome; very relaxed and informal.
Feb 5: Dunedin 60+ Club meets at Burns Hall, corner Moray Pl and Burlington St, at 2pm. Speaker Daniel Judd discusses ‘‘Active Ageing and Acupuncture’’.
Jan 23: Outram Garden Club meets in the Outram Community Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker: Veronica MacMillan on fuchsias. Competition: fuchsia, any rose, a carrot.
Feb 2: Heritage Roses Otago summer pruning demonstration, Wylde Willow Garden, 2pm-4pm. Devonshire tea provided. Gold coin raffle. All welcome.
Jan 25: Otago Farmers Market, 8am-12.30pm, Dunedin Railway Station. Every Saturday, rain or shine.
Until Jan 24: ‘‘Mysterious Moa Makerspace’’, self-guided school holiday craft activities at Otago Museum.
Jan 25: Chinese New Year celebrations, 6.30pm, Dunedin Chinese Garden. Cultural performances, food stalls, etc.
Jan 25: Burns Night dinner, annual celebration of Robbie Burns, 6.30pm, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Ticketed event. Tickets from Toitu reception or The Scottish Shop, George St. Contact: email@example.com or (03) 477-5052.
Jan 25 and 26: ‘‘Good Luck Dragon’’, self-guided Chinese New Year paper craft activity at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Find Your Feet’’, school holiday gallery trail at Otago Museum. Collect activity sheet from museum info desk.
Until Jan 26: Playspace picture competition, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Use the sheets provided and go in the draw to win a prize. Also collect your free sunflower seeds for planting.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Detail Detective’’ school holiday activity at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Feb 8: Summer Market at Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St, 9am-11am. Stall inquiries to 487-7177 or 487-6367.
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, 2pm-4pm, October to May. Turn off SH87 at Outram Bridge. Otago Vintage Machinery Club is on site, open Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm-4pm.