Feb 14: Southern Baroque Ensemble, with world-renowned harpsichord soloist Edita Keglerova, presents ‘‘Concerti Grossi’’ — works by Bach, Handel, Corelli, Sammartini, Telemann and Vivaldi, 7.30pm, St Paul’s Cathedral.
Feb 22: Waitati Music Festival 2020, with three stages featuring 35 bands, dance music, poetry, multiple arts projects, and more, 11am to 11pm, Bland Park, Waitati.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Feb 13: Jazz in the Pocket, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 13: Oscar LaDell, 8pm, Inch Bar.Feb 14: Bill Martin and Geoff Culverwell, 5.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 14: Sid Wanderer with Dylan and the Villains, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 14: Mermaidens, with Sea Mouse and Mary Berry, 8pm, The Cook.
Feb 14: Human Confusion, Robots in Love, and Fray, 8pm, Inch Bar.
Feb 15: King Leo, 5.30pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 15: Indie folk outfit Good Habits, from Manchester, UK, with support from Kylie Price, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.Feb 15: The Fleetwoods, 8pm, The Cook.
Feb 15: Wax Mustang and Jack Berry, with Kevin in Luv, Juno Is, and Hames Murphy, 9pm, Starters Bar.
Feb 15: Catgut & Steel, 8.30pm, Inch Bar.
Feb 16: Darryl Baser, Bronwyn, and Paul S Allen, 2pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 16: Sunday Jazz Sessions, 5pm, Inch Bar.
Feb 16: 2 Bit Jug Band, 7.15pm, Dunedin Folk Club, 50 Dundas St.
Feb 16: Mia Jay and Phoebe James, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Feb 21: Baroque pop-folk duo Glass Heart String Choir, from Seattle, with support from Lucy Hunter, at Dog With Two Tails.
THEATRE AND DANCE
Feb 13 and 20: 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.
Feb 14, 15 and 16: Summer Shakespeare presents Romeo & Juliet, Woodhaugh Gardens. Performances at 6pm on Fridays, 4pm on Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays.
Feb 15: Dunedin Scottish Society monthly dance, 8pm-11pm, Fairfield Hall, Fairplay St. Good music and friendly atmosphere, bring a plate. Inquiries, phone Diane White on 9207) 489-4836.
Feb 19 and 26: 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 email@example.com, or phone (027) 522-8311.
Feb 21: Baroque-pop-folk duo Glass heart String Choir, with Lucy Hunter, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Feb 19: Octagon Poetry Collective presents readings from 2019’s MCs, with MC Ian Loughran, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails. Open mic, all welcome.
Feb 20 -22: Flowers through the Cracks installation and colaborative spoken poetry show, Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Open 1pm to 4pm daily, and from 7.30pm for performances.
Until Feb 18: Show & Tell, group exhibition at Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dowling St.
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: Hohua Thompson, Te kete rokiroki, at Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling St.
Until Feb 29: Tribal warrior exhibition, life-sized warriors of the 1800s sculpted by Frank Varsanyi, 23 Princes St (beside Subway). Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm.
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.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Feb 19: Botanical Society of Otago meeting, 5.20pm, Benham Seminar Room 215, Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street. Guest speaker Bill Lee, of Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, will discuss trait development, ecology and evolution of New Zealand’s modern flora by looking at woody and herbaceous lineages through time.
Feb 19 and 26: 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
Feb 14: Enabling Love Valentine’s Day Dinner, from 6pm, at Black Dog, Princes St. Tickets on Eventfinda.co.nz
Feb 14 and 28: 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.
Feb 15: Mosgiel Genealogy meeting, 2pm, Mosgiel Methodist Church hall, Wickliffe St. Guest speaker Jenny Jeffery will speak on ‘‘Early Chinese Settlement, 1850-1950’’. Rooms open one hour before the meeting for research. All welcome.
Feb 15 and 19: Dunedin Creative Fibre (Dunedin Spinners and Weavers), guild day (Saturday) and social spin (Wednesday), 10am to 2pm, at Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
Feb 16: Experience the Sound of Soul: Sing HU, a love sung to God, 11am, Brian Arnold room, Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Pl. Inquiries, phone 488-1405.
Feb 17 and 24: Grow Dunedin mental health support meeting, 5.30pm at 22 Manse St. Inquiries, phone (027) 565-6556, or visit www.grow.org.nz
Feb 17, and 24: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Inquiries, phone 453-6043 or (021) 122-1421.
Feb 18 and 25: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, meet from 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Morning tea provided, new members welcome. Inquiries, phone Audrey on 455-2628.
Feb 19: Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Association ‘‘Lunch and Learn’’, noon at 362 Moray Pl. Guest speaker Carol Frost, from Dunedin Night Shelter. All welcome, inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 19 and 26: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, open 10am to 1pm every Wednesday, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Hall.
Feb 14: Outram Garden Club Flower Show, 2pm to 6pm, Outram Church hall, Holyhead St.
Feb 20: Outram Garden Club meeting, with guest speaker Louise Ardley of the Otago Lily Society, 7.30pm, Outram Community Hall. Competition — native foliage, lily, tomato.
Feb 13, 20, and 27: Tainui Croquet Club presents twilight croquet, 5.30pm to 7pm, 24 Tahuna Rd. All ages welcome to have a go.
Feb 14: After Dark @ OM presents Un-Valentine’s Day, from 7pm, at Otago Museum. Music, food, karaoke and more.
Feb 15, 16, and 29: Community market, 10am to 2pm, 22a Bridgman St, Kensington.
Feb 19: Spokes Dunedin Bike Breakfast, free breakfast for anyone on a bike, 6.30am to 9am, Dunedin Railway Station.
Feb 20: Montecillo Quiz Night, 6.30pm, teams of 4 to 6. Inquiries, phone Briggitte or Karen, phone 466-4778, or email email@example.com
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