September 21: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra presents Michael Houstoun (piano) playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.14, plus Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Richard Strauss’ Aus Italien, conducted by Tianyi Lu, 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
September 22: Southern Consort of Voices presents “Fruhling”, German Romantic works from Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and more, 2pm, St Joseph’s Cathedral chapel.
September 26: Dunedin Youth Orchestra presents “Cuckoos & Creek’s Chorus”, 7.30pm, Hanover Hall.
September 26-29: Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions Society Senior Vocal Festival at First Church, Moray Pl. Includes Dame Malvina Major Foundation Dunedin Aria final, 7pm Sunday.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Jazz in the Pocket, featuring Celluloid Bikers, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Today: What the Funk, with Connor Tomoana, Joel Battersby, Dowdz, James Murphy, and Switch b2b DC, 9pm, U-Bar. Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Tomorrow: “A Quiet Noise: Spring”, featuring CJA, Koyla, Akemi and Bad Uncle, 6pm, RdC Cafe, George St.
Tomorrow: Moonflower, 4Stroke, The Merchants, and Noize Control, 7.30pm, Dunedin Musicians’ Club.
Tomorrow: Both Sides of the Line album release, 8pm, The Galley, 36 George St, Port Chalmers.
Tomorrow: Jam Henderson & Harry Parsons, with Alex Dykes and DJs Joel Battersby and Benny Bogan, 8pm, U-Bar.
Tomorrow: Queen of Hearts with Jawbreaker – OUA’s inaugural, biannual, queer* friendly club night, 8pm, Starters Bar.
Tomorrow: Kahu and John White, 8.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Tomorrow: Compost&trellis, 8.30pm, Inch Bar.
Tomorrow: NS005, with YInMn, Chunky Pony, Back on Track, Frost, and Acid Police, 9pm, Dee’s Basement.
Tomorrow: Reggae Vibes, 9pm, The Crown Hotel.September 21: Concrete Grady, 7.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
September 21: Fleetwood Mac, 8pm, Forsyth Barr Stadium.
September 21: Melissa & The Dr, 8pm, Inch Bar.
September 21: Marigaux makes 60!, 8pm, The Galley Cafe & Bar.
September 21: Night Lunch Double Trouble album release, with Mary Berry and Wet Specimen, 8.30pm, The Cook.
September 21: Monolith, with Smith and DJ Urban Myth, 9pm, Dee’s Cafe and Venue, Princes St.
September 21: Evil Kid and Wolfskull, 9pm, Crown Hotel.
September 22: Rhyley McGrath, 2pm, Dog With Two Tails.
September 22: Bill Martin and Jesse Kokaua, 5pm, Inch Bar.
September 22: Richard Dingwall and The Flat Pack Band, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
September 25: Open mic night with Boaz Anema, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
September 25: The Cook Up, with DJs playing techno, dubstep, drum & bass, jungle and hip-hop, 9pm, The Cook.
DANCE AND POETRY
Tomorrow: Earth Angel Jam Jar Dance on at Pioneer Hall in Port Chalmers from 7.30pm. Dancers are asked to bring a plate of food. Alcohol is prohibited.
September 21: Dunedin Scottish Society monthly dance, 8pm, Fairfield Hall, Fairplay St. Old time and sequence dances. A supper plate please. Details: Diane White 027-489-4836.
September 24: Octagon Collective poetry reading, with feature poets Martha Morseth and Jenny Powell, and MC Robyn Maree Pickens, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails cafe, Moray Pl.
FILM AND THEATRE
September 25: Dunedin Film Society screens His Girl Friday, by Howard Hawks, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, near side entrance to Otago University Scott Building, 260 Great King St.
Tomorrow to January 31: “1869: The Year That Was”, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
September 20 to 27: Artsenta Annual Exhibition, at Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St. Open 10am to 4pm daily (closed Sunday). Plus “explore your way to wellbeing” creative sessions, 12.30pm to 1.30pm daily, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
September 20 to October 3: “Pavlova Paradise”, works by Nic Dempster, Gallery de Novo.
Until September 22: “Creature!”, Hamish Cormack, at Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station.
September 26-29: Green Island Art Group annual exhibition and sale, Meridian Mall. Inquiries: Bev 488-1828.
Until September 28: Works by Lindsay Doebler and Kate Springford, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until September 29: “In Motion: The Moving Parts of Contemporary Art”, Sara Hughes, Tiffany Singh, Rebecca Baumann, and Haines + Hinterding, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until September 29: “Ka paroro o haumumu: Coastal Flows – Coastal Incursions”, Alex Monteith, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 1: “The Godwits”, Paul Dibble and “New Works”, various artists, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Until October 6: “Us v Them”, Tony de Lautour, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
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 February 9: “James Cameron – Challenging the Deep”, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Today: Talk from Extinction Rebellion “Climate Change – Why we are facing extinction and what to do about it”, 6pm to 7.30pm, The Valley Project, 262 North Rd, North East Valley. All welcome, inquiries Jen Olsen, phone (021)029-38288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21: Mosgiel Generalogy meeting, with speaker Alison Breese from DCC Archives (“The Toilet Lady”), 2pm, Mosgiel Methodist Church hall, Wickliffe St.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today and September 26: Mosgiel Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens rooms, opposite New World Mosgiel. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
Tomorrow: Arthritis Support Group will meet in the Hunter Centre, corner Frederick and Great King Sts (opposite Dental School), 1pm-2pm. Guest: Pharmacist. Cafe on site. Contact Karen 0274584-698.
September 21: Dunedin Creative Fibre guild day, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
September 22: First class in a botanical art and illustration 10-week tutored course at Olveston. Sunday afternoons, 3pm-5.30pm. Learn the art of botanical illustration. Contact: 022461-2561 or email@example.com.
September 23 and 30: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30pm-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: 453-6043 or 021-122-1421.
September 24: Seniors’ Tuesday Club at Metro Cinema. Meet at the cinema, film starts at 10.30am. Inquiries: Jan (03) 484-7223.
September 24: Taieri Spinners and Weavers evening group meeting, 7pm-9pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St, Mosgiel.
September 25: Think tank, 5.30pm-7pm at Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall, 362 Moray Pl. To look at ways women’s groups can work.
September 25 and October 2: 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.
Today: Outram Garden Club meeting 7.30pm at the Outram Community Hall. Speaker: Margaret Scott from the Dunedin Vegetable Growers Club. Competition: three stems of different daffodils.
Today to September 21: Glenfalloch Night Garden, 6.30pm-10pm. Spend an enchanted evening exploring the illuminated wonders of the Glenfalloch Night Garden. See the website for free transport options www.glenfalloch.co.nz. Gold coin donations appreciated.
September 21-22: Dunedin Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show, 2pm-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday, Forbury Park Raceway, Dunedin. Speaker from Chinese Garden and Toitu 2.30pm Saturday.
September 22: Heritage Roses Otago afternoon tea, 2pm-4pm at Port Chalmers Town Hall. Speaker: Beryl Lee, on “Russian Gardens – Great and Small”. $10. Raffles. All welcome.
September 26: The Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council and Musselburgh School Community garden meets from 10am-noon at the Musselburgh School, corner Marlow and Cullen Sts. Contact 021-062-0001.
September 22: John McGlashan College annual fete, 11am-2pm, 2 Pilkington St, Maori Hill.
September 22: Nude swim, 5pm-6pm at the physio pool. Info: Julie, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow and September 21: Dunedin Branch of New Zealand Society of Genealogists 50th birthday celebration. Information: email email@example.com