September 13: The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents Transfiguration, works by Rachmaninov, Strauss and Wagner, with conductor Asher Fisch and pianist Louis Lortie, 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
September 15: Opera Here presents “Love/Lust?” – an alternative exploration of some of Opera’s greatest and most passionate hits, featuring Lois Johnston, Claire Barton, James Adams and Jeremy Woodside, 2pm, Dog With Two Tails. Koha.
September 16: Society of Women Musicians’ September recital meeting with vocal music by Otago University voice students accompanied by Tom McGrath, followed by an item by pianist Seungmin Yoo, 7.30pm, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Jazz in the Pocket, featuring Karin Reid, 8pm at Dog With Two Tails.
Today: Mary Ocher (Berlin), 8pm at The Cook.
Today: Bootleg Rascal “Yin & Yang”tour, 8pm at U-Bar.
Today: Hybrid Minds (UK), 9pm, Union hall.
Tomorrow: Feel Good Fridays – Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg and Robbie Craigie, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs, 141 Stuart St.
Tomorrow: Jarni Blair Sparkle in My Eye EP release, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Tomorrow: Spawts AV1 album release tour, with Koizilla, 9pm at The Cook.
Tomorrow: Lucy Hunter and Motte, 8.30pm, The Crown Hotel.September 14 and 15: Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls Spring Tour, with Jen Cloher, Port Chalmers Pioneer Hall. Saturday show 8pm, Sunday at 7.30pm.
September 14: Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, with Fazed on a Pony and Koizilla, 9pm, The Cook.
September 14: Amped Musixc Project 2019/Gig #2, with special guest Stefanimal, 6pm, Dog With Two Tails. All ages, no alcohol.
September 15: Bill Martin and Jesse Kokaua, 5pm, Inch Bar.
DANCE AND POETRY
Saturday 14: Taieri Scottish Society afternoon tea dance, 2pm, Methodist Hall, Wickcliffe St, Mosgiel.
September 14: “Varnam – Colours”, Natyaloka School of Indian Dance eighth anniversary showcase, 6.30pm, Kavanagh College auditorium.
September 18: Octagon Poetry Collective presents guest poets Martha Morseth and Jenny Powell. MC: Robyn Maree Pickens. Open mic. From 8pm at Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
FILM AND THEATRE
September 12 to 14: A Hundred Words for Snow, by Tatty Hennessy, presented by Moose of Fire Productions, 7.30pm, New Athenaeum Theatre. Octagon. Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm, 70 minutes
September 12 to 21: The Globe Theatre presents Ophelia Thinks Harder, by Jean Betts, directed by Lynne Keen, most shows at 7.30pm.
September 13 to 20: Unesco Dunedin City of Literature Short Play Festival, 28 short plays, speakers, new scripts, rehearsed readings, and workshops, Allen Hall Theatre, campus.
September 18: Dunedin Film Society screens Brazil by Terry Gilliam, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, near side entrance to Otago University Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
Until Tomorrow: “The Female of the Species – A Celebration of Women in History”, De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago Central Library.
Until September 17: “Love Reaches Out” Children’s art and writing exhibition, Knox Presbyterian Church, George St.
Until September 22: “Creature!”, Hamish Cormack, at Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
September 17: “150 years of Heritage: Cherishing New Zealand’s First University” Public talk by University of Otago vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne, 6pm, Dunedin City Library (4th floor).
September 18: “Geological constraints on the age and antiquity of land in New Caledonia and the Chatham Islands”, Botanical Society of Otago 2019 Geoff Baylis lecture by Hamish Campbell, 6pm, Castle 1 lecture theatre, University of Otago campus.
September 18: “Murder most florid” Otago Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture by Dr Mark Spencer, 7.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Inquiries: email email@example.com
September 19: Talk from Extinction Rebellion “Climate Change – Why we are facing extinction and what to do about it”. The Valley Project, 262 North Rd, North East Valley. 6pm-7.30pm. Contact: Jen Olsen on 021 0293-8288.
Today and September 19: Mosgiel Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens rooms, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
September 14: The Taieri Scottish Society is holding an afternoon tea dance in the Methodist Hall, Wickcliffe St, Mosgiel at 2pm.
September 15: Guided birdwatching walk with guides from Birds NZ, 10am at Dunedin Botanic Garden. One-hour walk, bring your binoculars. Meet at the Information Centre. Inquiries: 022 6018-579.
September 15: Sing HU, a sacred sound and ancient mantra for inner guidance and divine love, 11am, Brian Arnold room, Community House, 301 Moray Pl.
September 18: Dunedin Widows and Widowers group meeting, with entertainment and afternoon tea, from 2pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Hillside Rd. Inquiries, contact Marlene Arthur, phone 487-6735.
September 17: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Speaker: Christina from the Salvation Army. Hospice donation please (note this is a week early). Inquiries: Jan(03)484-7223.
September 17: Suicide bereavement support group, 5.30-7pm, Hope Centre, 3 Albion Pl.
Contact: 021 293-0094 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lifematters.org.nz
September 18: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
September 18: New illustration and creative drawing 10-week tutored course at Olveston, Wednesday evenings 6pm-8.30pm. Contact: 022 461-2561 or email@example.com.
September 18: Taieri Spinners and Weavers meeting, 10am-2pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St, Mosgiel. Topic: Colour – changing to shades of grey and sorting colour samples. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today: Savoy Afternoon Tea with Heritage Roses, “Celebrating the roses of a Victorian Cemetery”, 2.30-4.30, $25. Reservations: the Savoy, 477-4649.
September 18: The Dunedin Rhododendron Group meeting, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Baker St. AGM will be followed by a talk from Tony Fitchett.
September 19: Otago Alpine Garden Group meets at 7.30pm at Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce for its AGM, followed by members’ photos.
September 19: Outram Garden Club meeting 7.30pm at the Outram Community Hall. Speaker: Margaret Scott from the Dunedin Vegetable Growers Club.
September 19-21: Glenfalloch Night Garden, 6.30pm-10pm. For information, visit www.glenfalloch.co.nz.
Today: Heritage Roses Savoy afternoon tea, “A Unique Victorian Garden Cemetery”, 2.30-4.30pm. Reservations: 477-4748.
September 14: Spring Market, 9am-11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries: 487-7177 or 487-6367.
September 14: Dunedin Malayali Association Inc presents Samathwa 2K19 cultural programme, with special guest Dr David Clark, 4pm, Kaikorai Valley College.
September 15: Caledonian Society of Otago Inc’s “Spring Fling” dinner. Upstairs function centre, Edgar Centre, noon. $50pp. Tickets: The Scottish Shop, 17 George St. RSVP email@example.com or 0210886-3442.
September 18: Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Association will open its hall every Wed at noon.