Dec 20: Alexander Pianos presents Polish and Hungarian music performed by Sydney Manowitz (violin), Sylvia Alicia Manowitz (cello) and Donald Cullington (piano), 5.30pm, Room 21, King Edward Court, Upper Stuart St.
Dec 21: Classical music performance by Michelle Jackson, Natasha Manowitz, JoshuaFerrer, and Katie Morgan, noon, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
Dec 21: City Choir Dunedin Christmas concert, 1pm, Otago Museum.
Dec 22: ‘‘Baroque Christmas’’, concert by the Choir of Newman College and the Affetto Players, 2pm, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Octagon.
Dec 30 to Jan 3: Whare Flat Folk Festival, at Waiora Scout Camp, 450 Silverstream Valley Rd. For information, www.whareflat.org.nz
GIGS AND COMEDY
Dec 19: Jazz music by Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, 8pm, Bark! at Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Dec 19: Osca LaDell, Leo LaDell and Jim Strang, 8pm, Inch Bar.
Dec 19: Jazz in the Pocket, featuring Reid and Wolken Duo, 8pm, Dog with Two Tails.
Dec 19: Julian Temple and Logan Hampton, 9pm, Zanzibar.
Dec 20: Anthony Tonnon presents Rail Land, at Waitati Hall via Dunedin Railways, departing Dunedin Railway Station at 7pm.
Dec 20: Tahu and the Takahes, Jo Little and Jared Smith, and the Mighty Buda, 8pm, Inch Bar.
Dec 20: Osmium and Swamp Dweller, 9pm, The Crown Hotel.
Dec 21: Ha The Unclear, 8.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Dec 22: Jazz music by Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, 4pm, Inch Bar, North East Valley.
Dec 22: In A Circle, Pop Tops, and Silver String Marine Band, 4pm, The Galley.
Dec 27: Dee Street Blues, 7pm, Gallery on Blueskin.
Dec 28: Jazz music by Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, 5pm, Arc Brewing Co, Warrington.
Dec 28: Bronwyn, with Darryl Baser, 8pm, Inch Bar.
Jan 3: Jazz music by Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, 7pm, Gallery on Blueskin, Waitati.
Jan 5: Jazz music by Karin Reid and Alex Wolken, 3pm, The Galley, Port Chalmers.
Dec 21: Love Actually (M, 136 mins), Christmas film screening, 6.30pm, Otago Museum planetarium. Tickets at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Jan 10: The Matrix (M, 136 mins), science fiction film screening, 7pm, Otago Museum planetarium. Tickets at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Jan 12: Ice Age (PG, 81 mins), family film screening, 4.30pm, Otago Museum planetarium. Tickets at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Until Dec 21: Kathryn Madill and Valerie Hammond, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Open Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment.
Until Dec 21: ‘‘Console Whispers’’, Nick Austin, Campbell Patterson and Ed Ritchie, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Dec 21 to March 15: ‘‘Museum of Broken Relationships’’, objects telling stories of Dunedin heartache, Otago Museum.
Until Dec 24: Otago Woodturners Guild Inc. woodcraft sale at the Community Gallery, Princes St. Bowls, plates, clocks, pens, children’s toys. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm.
Until Jan 11: ‘‘Tuia — Southern Encounters’’, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
Until Jan 21: ‘‘Samoa no uta — a song about Samoa’’, Yuki Kihara, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘European Journeys’’, Frances Hodgkins, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Gravel Road’’, acrylic paintings by Pauline Bellamy, Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
Until Jan 31: ‘‘1869: The Year That Was’’, Special Collections exhibition, De Beer Gallery, Otago University Central Library.
Until Feb 8: ‘‘Love, Buy, Take’’ Otago Art Society affordable art exhibition, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Feb 9: ‘‘James Cameron — Challenging the Deep’’, ocean exploration exhibition, Otago Museum Special Exhibition Gallery.
Until Feb 23: ‘‘Opavivavra!’’, International Visiting Artist Project, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Feb 23: ‘‘The Circle’’, collection show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Feb 29: Tribal warrior exhibition, life-size warriors of the 1800s sculpted by Frank Varsanyi, 23 Princes St (beside Subway). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
Until Mar 8: ‘‘Civic Pride’’, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Dec 21: ‘‘Museum of Broken Relationships’’ artist talk by Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, 11.30am, Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum.
Jan 11: ‘‘Bildungsroman’’ exhibition talk by Areez Katki, 1pm, Otago Museum HD Skinner Annex. H D Skinner Annex
Until Jan 26: ‘‘No Rain, No Rainforest’’, tropical forest demonstration, 2.30pm, Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura admission.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Fantastic Fire’’, school holiday science demonstration, 11.30am and 3.30pm, Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura admission.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Dec 19: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
Jan 9: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group first meeting for 2020, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. Note no meeting Dec 26 or Jan 2. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
Jan 11: Embroidery workshop with Areez Katki, in association with the ‘‘Bildungsroman’’ exhibition, 2pm, Otago Museum HD Skinner Annex. Details and booking at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Jan 8: Taieri Community Garden first meeting for 2020, 12.30-2.30pm Wednesdays, Cemetery Rd, East Taieri (in paddock behind school car park).
Dec 19 to 23: Port Chalmers and District Lions Christmas Cave, 6pm, Port Chalmers Town Hall, Grey St. Gold coin.
Until Dec 20: ‘‘Elves’ workshop and makerspace’’, self-guided Christmas craft activities at Otago Museum.
From Dec 20: Otago Museum Moa Imaginarium competition. Upload a picture, poem, or short-story inspired by the moa footprints on display. Entries close noon, Feb 2. Details at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Dec 21: Flea market, 11am-3pm, 22A Bridgman St, WTS headquarters facility. Info: email@example.com
Dec 21 and 28: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
Dec 22: Family fun rollerskating, 4.30pm-6pm, Caledonian Gymnasium. Follow Southern Skating on Facebook for details.
Dec 21 to 24: ‘‘Christmas in Playspace’’, self-guided paper craft activities at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Canned food donation for food bank appreciated.
Dec 21 to Jan 26: Playspace picture competition, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Use the sheets provided and go in the draw to win a prize. Also collect your free sunflower seeds for planting.
Dec 21 to Jan 26: ‘‘Detail Detective’’ school holiday activity at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Dec 21, 23 and 24: Port Chalmers cruise ship market, 8am-5pm, Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers.
Dec 30 to Jan 3: Whare Flat Folk Festival at Waiora Scout Camp. Details and programme at whareflat.org.nz
Dec 31: ‘‘The Science of Fire and Fireworks’’ science demonstration and digital fireworks display, 4.30pm, Otago Museum planetarium. Book at otagomuseum.nz/whats-on
Jan 14 and 15: ‘‘Sea-Scapades’’, story and adventure time, 10.30am-11.30am, University Book Shop and Otago Museum.
Until Jan 26: ‘‘Find Your Feet’’, school holiday gallery trail at Otago Museum. Collect activity sheet from museum info desk.
Ongoing: ‘‘First Flight’’ tropical forest demonstration, 11am weekdays, 11am and 1.30pm weekends/holidays at Otago Museum. Included with Tuhura science centre admission.
Ongoing: SPACE for you and your baby, delivered by Playcentre. Mosgiel/Outram and Mornington info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.