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.
September 28: Southern Youth Choir presents “Songs of Childhood”, with guests Kaikorai Metropolitan Brass, 4pm, Kavanagh College Auditorium.
September 29: Concert celebrating 75 years of the Phillip Neill Memorial Prize in Music, featuring Terence Denis, Anthony Ritchie, Peter Adams and Corwin Newall, 3pm, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Octagon. Proceeds to Dunedin Night Shelter.
September 29: “Out in Space”, Otago Symphonic Band in collaboration with Christchurch Concert Band, 3.30pm, Knox Church. Tickets through eventfinda or at the door (cash only).
October 1: Lilburn Trust Student Composition Competition concert, 5.30pm, Marama Hall, University of Otago.
October 2: Recital 1, featuring University of Otago classical performance students, 1pm, Marama Hall.
October 3 to 6: Cellists of Otago present a CellOtago Retreat, in association with the School of Performing Arts, including involvement in Norma’s 100th birthday bash on October 6, 4pm at Dunedin Town Hall.
October 5: Chamber Music NZ presents Voices NZ chamber choir, directed by Karen Grylls, performing “Taonga Moana” – songs celebrating the oceans, 7.30pm, Glenroy Auditorium.
October 6: Norma’s Big Birthday Bash, celebrating 100 years of the Dunedin Town Hall organ, with cellists of Otago and City Choir Dunedin, 4pm, town hall.
October 10: St Kilda Brass end of year concert and celebration, with a mix of light and classical pieces. All welcome. Door sales, cash only.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Jazz in the Pocket, featuring Phil Davison, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Today: Kove (UK) With Mylen, And Melt, 10pm at Catacombs.
September 27: Triptych, 7pm, Gallery on Blueskin.
September 27: James Reid Songbook Tour, featuring both his solo catalogue and music of The Feelers, 7.30pm, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
September 27: The Feel Good Fridays present jazz, funk, pop, and soul classics, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
September 27: Melissa & The Dr, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
September 27: Hoot with Jo and Jared, 8pm, Inch Bar.
September 27: Sugarcoated Bullets, Koizilla, and Chuwnes, 9pm, The Crown Hotel.
September 27: Bo and the Constrictors Hold Me single release, with Samara Linwood and Compost&trellis, 9pm, U-Bar.
September 28: Paul S Allen, Darryl Baser, and Fray, 8pm, Inch Bar.
September 28: Tiny Pieces of Eight celebrate their vinyl release, 8pm, The Crown Hotel.
September 28: Swallows Nest and Russian Blue, 8.30pm, Dee’s Cafe and Venue.
September 28: Shane O’Neill, 8.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
September 28: Karaoke Shake The House with Eldon, 9pm, Branson’s, 91 St Andrew St.
September 28: Mary Berry, Denudes, and Bathysphere, 9pm, Starters Bar.
September 29: Bill Martin and Jesse Kokaua, 5pm, Inch Bar.
September 29: Bronwyn and Katie Raven, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
October 2: Ha The Unclear, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
October 4: Amiria Grenell and Holly Arrowsmith play as a duo in the Coyote Spring Tour, 7.30pm, Bellamy’s Gallery, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin. Tickets from undertheradar
DANCE AND POETRYFILM AND THEATRE
September 28 and 29: Abby Howells’ award-winning one-woman show HarleQueen returns to Dunedin, shows at 2pm, upstairs at University Book Shop.
October 2: Dunedin Film Society screening of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, 7.30pm, Red Lecture Theatre, Scott Building, Great King St. No casual entry, but three-movie passes available.
September 26-29: Green Island Art Group annual exhibition and sale, Meridian Mall. Inquiries: Bev 488-1828.
Until tomorrow: 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.
Until September 28: Works by Lindsay Doebler and Kate Springford, at Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
September 28 to 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 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.
September 29 to October 12: Works by Marion Familton and Dawn Palmer, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
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
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 1: “Bright and beautiful as we age” International Day of Older Persons 2019 talk for seniors by Beverly Brown, 2pm, Octagon clubrooms, Age Concern building, 9 the Octagon. Includes afternoon tea. RSVP by phoning 479-3054, or visit www.AgeConcernOtago.com
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today and October 2: Mosgiel Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens rooms, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
September 30 and October 7: 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 2 and 9: 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.
September 30: “Life Without a Car” workshop, to plan ahead to do what you enjoy, 10am-noon, Octagon clubrooms, Age Concern building, 9 the Octagon. Registration and info: (03) 479-3054. Website: www.AgeConcernOtago.com
October 2: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St.
October 2: Dunedin 60+ Club members’ meeting, 1.30pm for 2pm, Burns Hall, corner Moray Pl and Burlington St. For information, phone Noel on 455-2586, Len on 481-1876, or visit www.dunedin60plus.co.nz
Today: The Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council and Musselburgh School community garden meets from 10am-noon at the Musselburgh School, corner Marlow and Cullen Sts. All welcome, especially newcomers to Dunedin. Contact 021-062-0001.
September 28 and 29: Blueskin Garden Club annual spring flower show at Waitati Hall, Harvey St, Waitati. Entries accepted at the Hall 10am-1pm Saturday (no charge). Open for public viewing from 10am Sunday, prizegiving at 3pm. Raffles and plant stall.
October 5: Otago Organics Spring Gathering, with workshops, talks, and good advice, plus a picnic or barbecue, 11am to 4pm, Mosgiel (October 6, if weather inclement). For info and to register, phone Annie (022) 313-0818, or check Otago Organics facbook page.
October 6: Otago Lily Society general meeting, followed by a talk on species, 1pm, Maori Hill community centre. Inquiries, phone Margaret on (020) 400-17356.
September 28: Roslyn Market, 9am to 11.30am, 309 Highgate.
Until September 29: 1869 Conference and Dunedin Heritage Festival. For details, visit otago.ac.nz/1869.
October 3: Readings by Harbourlight, bring along any reading that inspires and interests you, to reflect on with others, 7.30pm, Macandrew Bay Boating Club rooms. Inquiries, phone Annie on (022) 413-0818.
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
Ongoing: SPACE for you and your baby, delivered by Playcentre. Mosgiel/Outram and Mornington info and registration: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org