August 4: Wellington-based organist Tom Chatterton celebrates Norma’s 100th anniversary with a programme of English works and two works by Anthony Ritchie, 2pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
August 12: Chamber Music New Zealand presents violinist Jennifer Stumm and Te Koki Trio, 7.30pm, Glenroy Auditorium.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Tomorrow: Betty Apple (Taiwan), 8pm, The Cook.
Tomorrow: John White and Kahu, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Tomorrow: Julian Temple, 8.30pm, Starfish Cafe & Bar.
August 3: Ha the Unclear, with Hot Donnas and Rezzy Crooks, 8pm at The Cook.
August 3: The Big Lawn with Horatio and Grexit, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
August 3: Jo Little & Jared Smith, Bill Morris, Oscar LaDell, Francisca Griffin, and Hyram, 8pm, Inch Bar.
August 3: Ihumatao fundraiser show, 8pm, Dee’s Cafe and Venue.
August 4: Katharticus, from 2pm to 4pm, at Dog With Two Tails.
August 4: The Hudson Family, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
August 7: Ian Chapman’s Cosmic Jive Quartet, 1pm and 7.30pm shows, Marama Hall. Cash only door sales.
DANCE AND POETRY
August 10: Meremere, created and performed by Rodney Bell, 7pm, Glenroy Auditorium. Tickets: www.movementofthehuman.com
FILM AND THEATRE
August 1-10: Aristophanes’ Clouds, 7.30pm, Playhouse Theatre, Albany St.
Until August 3: Arcade Theatre Co presents Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything, 7pm, upstairs at University Book Shop, 378 Great King St.
August 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10: Opera Otago presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado, at Mayfair Theatre, South Dunedin. Most performances at 7.30pm, with 2pm matinee on Sunday.
August 7 and 8: Waiti Productions presents Nga Puke, 7pm, New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon. Tickets: newathenaeumtheatre.com/whats-on
Tomorrow to August 31: “The Knight’s Tale: Joy after Woe, and Woe after Gladness”, Marie
Strauss, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Hours: Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm; Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment (03) 974-6583.
Until August 3: Works by Riki Julin and Louise Thompson Parker, Stuart St Potters’ Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until August 3: Works by Riki Julin and Louise Thompson Parker, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
August 3-11: “The Circus is Back in Town”, new works by Eion Shanks, Gallery de Novo, 101 Stuart St.
Until August 4: “The Many Faces of Love”, exhibition celebrating Dunedin’s social service organisations, 10am-3pm, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Octagon.
Until August 4: “Venus Fly Traps”, Nicola Jackson, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
August 4-17: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until August 6: “Embryonic Islands”, Andy Leleisi’uao and “Modern with a petit m”, Natalie Guy, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Until August 11: “A Garden of Earthly Delights'”, 150 years of teaching, research, exploration, collecting and curiosity at the University of Otago, at the Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
August 3: What’s in Store? Art! See the Hocken’s fabulous collection of historic, modern and contemporary art in this store room tour, 11am to noon. Limit 10 people, for bookings phone (03) 479-8868.
August 5: “The 4th trimester: Supporting postnatal wellbeing”, free seminar for parents and whanau, 10am-noon, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library.
August 5: “The Treasures of Tane: Traditional Plant Usage of Ngai Tahu”, Rob Tipa speaks to Dunedin Naturalists’ Field Club, 7.20pm, Benham seminar room, Otago University Zoology Dept, Great King St (next to Captain Cook Hotel). All welcome.
August 8: Public lecture by journalist and author Stephen Davis on his book, Truthteller 5.30pm, Archway 1 lecture theatre, Archway Building, 280 Leith Walk, University of Otago.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
August 5: Bus Users’ Support Group Otepoti Dunedin public meeting, 1.30pm-2.30pm, Dunedin City Library, third floor meeting room. To discuss proposed new Orbus tag-on tag-off ticket system.
August 5 and 12: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30-6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info and booking: (03)453-6043 or 021122-1421.
August 5 and 12: Grow meetings providing positive support for people who are depressed, anxious, lonely, or lost, 22 Manse St, Mondays at 5.30pm. Inquiries, phone 027565-6556, or visit the website www.grow.org.nz
August 6: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Beetles. Sales table. New members welcome. Inquiries: Jan (03)484-7223.
August 6 and 13: Dunedin Scrabble Club meets every Tuesday, 7pm, Sidey Hall, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. All welcome. Ph Chris Handley on (03)464-0199.
August 7: Dunedin Creative Fibre Social Spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
August 4: Heritage Roses Otago Northern Cemetery working bee, 9am-noon. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, pruning and planting gear. Morning tea provided.
August 4: Otago Lily Society meeting, 1pm, Maori Hill Community Centre (please note change of day and time). Discussion on fertiliser. Sales table. Afternoon tea provided. All welcome. Inquiries: Margaret 02040017-356.
August 2: “The Big latch On”, public breastfeeding event, 10am, Meridian Mall food court, Lower Ground floor. Story time for pre-schoolers, special coffee and muffin deal, spot prizes.
August 3: World Breastfeeding Week afternoon tea with La Leche League Dunedin, 2pm-3.30pm, Croque-o-dile Cafe, Dunedin Botanic Garden. Coffee, chat and raffle drawn at 3pm.August 10: Market, 9am-11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries: (03)487-7177 or (03)487-6367.