Today: St Kilda Brass end of year concert and celebration, with a mix of light and classical pieces. All welcome. Door sales, cash only.
October 19: The Red Cross Choir presents its annual concert, with guest artists, 2pm, Salvation army Citadel, Princes St.
October 20: Postmodern Jukebox, “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0” tour, 7.30pm, Regent Theatre. Tickets from ticketdirect.co.nz
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Mousey, Lemon Law album release tour, 8.30pm, The Cook. Tickets from Undertheradar.
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays – Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg and Robbie Craigie, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs, 141 Stuart St.
October 13: Ken Nicol, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
October 23: Shooglenifty, folk fusion group, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50Dundas St. Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz or at Relics music store.
POETRY & LITERATURE
October 10 to 13: Celtic Noir Festival, presented by Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, featuring successful crime and horror fiction writers from Scotland, Ireland, and New Zealand. For information, search Celtic Noir online.
November 8 to 10: Register now for Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui Dunedin, a chance to develop your craft, network, and be inspired by speakers. Inquiries, visit www.storylines.org.nz
THEATRE & DANCE
October 12: Dunedin Folk Club Spring Fling Barndance, 8pm, Burns Hall, First Church grounds, Moray Pl. Music by Dunedin Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and friends. $10. All welcome!
October 12: Taieri Scottish Society monthly social and dance, 8pm, Methodist Hall, Wickcliffe St, Mosgiel. All welcome, a supper plate please.
October 15: Nightsong, in partnership with Tour-Makers presents Mr Red Light, written by Carl Bland and directed by Ben Crowder, Regent Theatre.
October 17-26: Taieri Musical presents Blood Brothers, at Coronation Hall Theatre, Mosgiel. Tickets at www.bloodbrothers.co.nz
October 14: Revolt She said, documentary by Louise Lever, 6.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 16: Dunedin Film Society screens Housebound, by Gerard Johnstone, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre(near side entrance to Otago University’s Scott Building, 260 Great King St). Admission and other details at dunedinfilmsociety.org.nz
October 20: Questions for Mr Reynolds, documentary by Shirley Horrocks, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 12: Otago Art Society hosts the 2019 Youth Art Awards, more than 300 works from artists aged from 5 to 15 years, Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until October 12: Works by Marion Familton and Dawn Palmer, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until October 13: Art for Earth’s Sake! Cool Arts for a Cool Climate exhibition, featuring works by Dunedin artists at Knox Church. Opening, 2pm on Sunday, then open daily from 9am to 5pm.
October 13-26: Works by Louise Thompson Parker and Loris Ives, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until October 19: “Spring Exhibition”, Kaori Jackson, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until October 25: “Rangi Matahauariki”, Joanna Tokona, Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 26: Group exhibition, featuring works by Peter Cleverley, Lauren Drescher, Shelley McConaughy, and Marie Strauss, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St.
Until October 29: “Out of Alex”, Dick Frizzell, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Until November 9: “Tuia – Southern Encounters”, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
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 January 31: “1869: The Year That Was”, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
Until February 9: “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
October 15: “Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua”, Southern Heritage Trust talk by Kristen Bracey, 6pm, Dunedin City Library.
October 16: “Art and Wellness”, talk to Friends of the Gallery by Christine Mulligan and Barbara Brinsley QSM, 10.30am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 16: Age Concern presents “Get Savvy on Scams”, talk by Bronwyn Groot from the Commission for Financial Capability, 10am, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library. Registration: (03)479-3054. Info: www.AgeConcernOtago.com
October 19: Tour of the exhibition “Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys” with curator
Mary Kisler, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 20: “Finding Frances Hodgkins”, talk by Mary Kisler to DPAG Society, 11am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 23: “A Woman Artist looks at Women Painters”, Otago Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture, 7.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Info: email email@example.com
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
October 14: Mornington/Roslyn Friendship NZ Ladies’ Club meeting, 10am, Mornington Bowling club, English Ave. Speaker: Daniel Rooney, on “Life as a paramedic”. All welcome. Contact: Marianne 453-4772.
October 14: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: 453-6043 or 021 122-1421.
October 15: Age Concern presents a free Staying Safe Driving workshop for mature road
users, 10am-12.30pm, Chatsford Village events centre, Mosgiel. Info and registration:
(03) 479-3054. Website: www.AgeConcernOtago.com
October 15: Seniors’ Tuesday Club morning tea at Waihola, bus leaves usual place at 10am. Enquiries: Jan (03) 484-7223.
October 16: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
October 16: Widows and Widowers Club meeting, 2pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Hillside Rd. Entertainment and afternoon tea. Contact: Marlene Arthur 487-6735 or
October 16 and 23: 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.
October 17: Age Concern presents a free Staying Safe Driving workshop for mature road users, 10am-12.30pm, East Otago Events Centre, Main Rd, Waikouaiti. Info and registration: (03)479-3054. Website: www.AgeConcernOtago.com
October 19: Dunedin Creative Fibre guild day, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
October 20: Diwali clay lamp painting workshop, 10.30am-noon OR 1.30pm-3pm, Dunedin
Public Art Gallery. Limited numbers, booking: (03) 474-3249.
October 16: Dunedin Rhododendron Group meeting, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall,
Baker St. Bring and talk about plants that please you at this time of year.
October 17: Otago Alpine Garden group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce. Speaker: Hamish Brown, President, NZAGS, on Japan. Plant sales. Non-members welcome.
October 11-13: New Zealand National Rock and Mineral Show hosted by Otago Rock and Mineral Club, 9.30am-5pm, Kaikorai Valley College Hall, Kaikorai Valley. Sales tables and displays.
Until October 13: “Ocean Explorers”, school holiday gallery trail at Otago Museum. Collect your free trail from the Info Desk.
October 12: Hopewalk for suicide presention, departs at 11.45am from School of Dentistry, moves along George St to the Octagon, with music and open mic. For information, visit www.lifematters.org.nz
October 12: Move It Day, a free annual event for under fives and their families, presented by Pioneers, 2pm to 4pm, MoreFM Arena, Edgar Centre.
October 12 and 19: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
October 12: Monthly market, 9am to 11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries, phone 487-7177 or 487-6367.
Until October 13: “Ka-Bloom: Spring Flower Making”, self-guided school holiday papercraft activity at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 20: Taieri Rotary “Tops Down” car rally for Breast Cancer fundraising. Information: Ian 027-4354-264 or Jeff 027-4343-112.
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 Morn
ington 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.
Labour Weekend 2020: Sacred Heart School will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its opening in North East Valley. Anyone interested in attending, please email email@example.com
November 1: Retired Registered Nurses annual lunch at Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Rd. Registration and details: email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 027-5544-705 or phone Joan 454-4705.