What’s On March 5

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CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
Until March 6: Apoapo mini-festival, celebrating experimental Maori and Pasifika art, 23 Princes St. Friday closing event, featuring musical acts from Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland, 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
March 8: Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers celebrates ‘‘A Decade of Steampunk in Dunedin’’ with Steampunk 101 — tips and tricks for budding steampunks, plus tips on ‘‘teapot racing’’, from 1pm at the museum.
March 8: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra players present Music at Hanover Hall, 3pm.
March 21: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents ‘‘Mavericks’’, conducted by Alexander Shelley, with American organist Cameron Carpenter playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.

GIGS AND COMEDY
March 6: The Feel Good Fridays provide a tasty take on jazz, pop and soul classics, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
March 8: Both Sides of the Line rockabilly/retro-pop band, play at Bark! (Dog With Two Tails), 7.30pm.
March 8: Joan Baez Tribute night, 7.30pm, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
March 12: Touring rhythm and blues outfit The Flaming Mudcats (Auckland), supported by Larry LaDell, play live at The Cook.

THEATRE AND DANCE
March 5 and 12: South Dunedin Dance Club meets for dancing every Thursday, 7.30pm, South Dunedin Community hall. Coaching from 6pm to 7pm. New dancers welcome. Inquiries, phone Graeme on (021) 057-6792.
March 5 and 12: Salsa Club Dunedin social nights, with Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba dancing, 8.30pm to 11pm, The Garage, 105 Harrow St, Dunedin. All welcome.
March 11 and 18: Ageing Gracefully Dance, community dance classes for over 50s, every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 7pm, Room 208, King Edward Court, Stuart St. Inquiries, email kaolcott@gmail.com, or phone (027) 522-8311.

FILM
March 11: Dunedin Film Society screening of Only Lovers Left Alive, by Jim Jarmusch, starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, Scott Building, Great King St. Casual admission not possible, three-trip passes available.

EXHIBITIONS
March 6 to 19: Returning to Paradise, works by Ana Teofilo, Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
March 6 to 28: New Familiar, works by Kate Fitzharris, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St (opposite Dunedin Railway Station).
March 6 to April 4: Boquet, works by Eleanor Cooper, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St. Artist talk, noon, Friday.
Until March 7: Works by Jo Howard and Rosemary McQueen, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
March 6 to 28: New Familiar, works by Kate Fitzharris, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St (opposite Dunedin Railway Station).
Until March 8: Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Biennial 2020 Exhibition, Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St.
Until March 8: ‘‘Civic Pride’’, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until March 8: ‘‘Land, Sea and Skies’’, mostly retrospective works in oils, etchings, and linocuts, by Heather Maxwell, Otago Art Society galleries, Dunedin Railway Station.
March 8 to 21: Works by Lisa Simpson and Marion Familton, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
March 8 to 27: Forever, new works by Lucy Hunter, William Henry Meung and Beau Cotton, at Pea Sea Art, 6 George St, Port Chalmers. Opening on Sunday, 5pm.
Until March 11: Works by Kaori Jackson, koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
March 11 and 12: New Zealand artists’ pre-auction exhibition, open noon to 4pm, at Dunedin Community Gallery. Followed by art auction to raise funds for All Saints’ Arnold Spencer-Smith stained glass window, March 12, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Until March 17: The Language of Sculpture — works by Terry Stringer, and Colour Lattices 1986-2009 (2019) works by Ian Scott, Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dowling St.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
March 5: World Book Day lecture, ‘‘If Books Could Talk’’, an excursion into object autobiography with Dr Sydney Shep, of Victoria University of Wellington, 5.30pm, Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago.
March 5: Unwrap the Music, an in-depth discussion of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 season with Professor Anthony Ritchie, 7pm, at Hanover Hall.
March 11 and 18: Free introductory and behind the scenes tours of the Hocken collections, 11am and 2pm every Wednesday. Maximum 10 people, no need to book.

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
March 6 and 13: Crafty Pop In, every Friday from 10am to 2pm at SuperGrans Place, South City Mall. All welcome — come and learn/share knitting and crochet skills.
March 9 and 16: Grow Dunedin mental health support meeting, 5.30pm at 22 Manse St. Inquiries, phone (027) 565-6556, or visit www.grow.org.nz
March 9 and 16: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Inquiries, phone 453-6043 or (021) 122-1421.
March 10 and 17: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, meet from 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Morning tea provided, new members welcome. Inquiries, phone Audrey on 455-2628.
March 11: Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Dunedin and Districts March monthly meeting, with guest speaker Dunedin City Councillor David Benson-Pope discussing the draft mobile trading by-law, 11.30am to 1pm, McNab Seminar Room, third floor, Dunedin City Library, Moray Pl. All welcome. NZ Sign Language interpreter available on request.
March 8: Botanical Art and Illustration 10-week tutored course, 3pm to 5.30pm on Sunday afternoons, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022) 461-2561, or email jo@livingart.co.nz
March 10: Working for Otepoti Women Inc (Wow) annual general meeting, 5.30pm, Otago Pioneer Women’s Hall, Moray Pl.
March 11: Life Drawing 12-week tutored course, 6pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays, at Olveston. Inquiries, phone (022) 461-2561, or email jo@livingart.co.nz
March 11 and 18: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, open 10am to 1pm every Wednesday, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall.
March 13 and 27: Taieri Age Connect community singing group, 9.30am every second Friday at Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall, 5A Hartstonge Ave. All welcome, very relaxed and informal.
March 14: Self-publishing 8-week course, in digital and paper publishing. For details visit writeandpublish.nz, or phone (027) 525-5665.
March 17, and April 1: Age Concern Otago presents Staying Safe driving workshops in Dunedin, and Waikouaiti respectively. Information and bookings, phone 479-3054.
March 24: Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust annual meeting, 6pm, Level 1, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes St.
Until April 8: Italian language classes for absolute beginners, 5.45pm to 6.45pm weekly, at Antonella’s Italian Classes, Opoho. Inquiries, phone 473-0832, (027) 341-8312, email antonella.vecchiato@gmail.com, or visit www.italianclasses.co.nz

GARDEN EVENTS
March 10: Dunedin Gardening Club AGM and monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Church of Christ hall, corner Filleul and St Andrew Sts. Speaker Rory Harding will discuss ‘‘sustainable gardening in a small inner-city section’’. All welcome. Inquiries, phone Midge on 488-2796.
March 11: Botanical Society of Otago, guest speaker Peter Johnson, of Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, will discuss ‘‘New Caledonia: A Botanist’s Paradise’’, 5.20pm, Room 215, Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King St. Please be prompt.
March 29: Heritage Roses Otago ‘‘Autumn Sharing Day’’, 11.30am to 3pm, Westpac Bowls Stadium, Tahuna Rd. Inquiries, phone Ann on 489-6641.

GENERAL EVENTS
March 5 and 12: Cards afternoon, playing 500, 1.30pm to 4pm, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall. Inquiries, phone Tony Robinson on 489-2197.
March 6 and 13: SuperGrans host ‘‘crafty pop-in sessions’’ every Friday, 10am to 2pm, at South Dunedin mall.
March 7 to 11: Brain Awareness Week 2020, with expert talks and activities, and a family fun-day from 10am on Saturday, at Otago Museum. In association with the Brain Health Research Centre and the Neurological Foundation. Visit the Otago Museum website for details.
March 9: Commemoration of Arnold Spencer-Smith, 5.30pm Mass followed by refreshments, 7pm public lecture by Richard McElrea, author of Polar Castaways: The Ross Sea Party of Sir Ernest Shackleton (1914-1917), at All Saints Church, 786 Cumberland St.
March 14: March Market, 9am to 11am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, 61 Thorn St. Stall inquiries, phone 487-7177, or 487-6367.
March 16: Burnside Indoor Bowling Club new season opening night, 7.30pm, upstairs at Dunedin Ice Stadium, 105 Victoria Rd, St Kilda. Inquiries, phone Kevin on (021) 110-9448, or Bev on (021) 024-66165.
Ongoing: ‘‘First Flight’’ tropical forest demonstration, 11am weekdays, 11am and 1.30pm weekends/holidays at Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura science centre admission.
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.

REUNIONS
Labour Weekend: Sacred Heart School 125th anniversaty celebrations, open to all ex-pupils, friends and former teachers. For information, email reunion125@sacredheartdn.school.nz or phone 473-8362.