CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
Tomorrow: “The Great”, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Jennifer Koh (violin), 7.30pm, Dunedin Town Hall.
Nov 18: Society of Women Musicians November recital meeting, 7.30pm, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum. Music by Beethoven, McDowell, Dvorak and Alan Starett. All welcome.
Nov 24: Otago Symphonic Band “Nearly Christmas Concert”, 3pm, Otago Boys’ High School auditorium.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, pop and soul classics, 8pm, Carousel Bar, up stairs at 141 Stuart St.
Nov 16: Sneaky Bones, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails, Moray Pl.
Nov 17: The Whirling Eddys, Katharticus and Koputai Peoples Party at Creekfest, noon-4pm, Chingford Park, North East Valley.
Nov 17: Dunedin Folk Club Joni Mitchell tribute night, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. All welcome.
Nov 22: Lloyd Cole, “From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork” tour, 8pm, Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward St.
Nov 24: Humboldt, 2pm, Bark! at Dog with Two Tails, Moray Pl.
POETRY & LITERATURE
Nov 20: The Octagon Poetry Collective presents a tribute to Elizabeth Brooke Carr and guest poet David Eggleton, with MC Nicola Thorstensen, 8pm, Dog with Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl. Open mic. All welcome.
THEATRE & DANCE
Nov 16: Dunedin Scottish Society monthly dance, 8pm, Fairfield Hall, Fairplay St. A supper plate please. All welcome. Information: Diane White 027-4894-836.
Nov 17: “From Frances”, readings by Terry Mactavish MNZM from Letters of Frances Hodgkins, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Nov 23: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company presents Swan Lake 7.30pm, Regent Theatre.
Tomorrow to Nov 30: Otago Potters Group exhibition and sales table, Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Guest artist: Duncan Shearer.
Until Nov 16: Works by Lorna Isaac and Anne McLean, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Nov 16: “Dunedin’s Smallest Art Show”, paintings by Jude Ansbacher, 95 Norwood St, Normanby. Also open by arrangement, (03) 473-1650.
Nov 17-23: Works by Kate Simpson and Judy Ringland Stewart, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Nov 17-Dec 1: James Robinson open studio, featuring works in response to or collaboration with Poet Laureate David Eggleton, 11 Grey St, Port Chalmers.
Until Nov 19: “Second Coat”, Dunedin School of Art second year painting students, Robert Piggott Art Gallery, 8 Jetty St.
Until Nov 21: “Inland”, etchings and paintings by Anna Reid, Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St.
Until Nov 22: “Here, There and Everywhere”, Liz Abbott, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until Nov 22: “First Impressions II”, contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings by Francis Nicholls, Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until Nov 23: “New Work by Inge Doesburg”, RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St. Hours: Thursday-Friday 11am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, and by appointment.
Until Nov 24: “Dare to be Wise”, University of Otago 150th anniversary exhibition at Otago Museum.
Until Nov 26: “Looking Glass”, Joanna Braithwaite, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
Until Nov 30: “Here I give thanks”, Jon Chapman, Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay.
Until Dec 1: “Style & Substance: A journey through the collection”, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until Jan 26: “European Journeys”, Frances Hodgkins, Dunedin Public Art 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 Mar 8: “Civic Pride”, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Today: Centre for the Book Symposium, 6pm, Dunningham suite, 4th floor, Dunedin City Library. Panel discussion by Dr Paul Millar, Dr Philip Temple and Dr Deborah Shepard, with moderator Dr Tom McLean. Info and registration: blogs.otago.ac.nz/cfb/
Nov 16: “Future-Nomics” Dunedin TimeBank panel discussion, 4.30pm, St Peter’s Caversham hall, cnr Hillside Rd and Baker St. Followed by potluck BBQ (with vegan options). Info: Jen Olsen 021-0293-8288.
Nov 19: “Visions for Dunedin – New Dunedin Hospital: A Place Changing Building”, Southern Heritage Trust talk by Pete Hodgson, 6pm, Dunedin City Library.
Nov 19: “Escape from Egypt and the meeting between Moses and God on Mt Sinai”, talk by Fr James Harding, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Caversham parish lounge, Hillside Rd.
Nov 20: Talk by Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer to Friends of the Gallery, 10.30am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. All welcome.
Nov 20: “Spilling the Beans, Chocolate in Otago”, panel discussion presented by Friends of the Hocken Collections, 6.10pm, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Ave.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today and Nov 21: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
Tomorrow: Arthritis support group, 1pm, Hunter Centre, cnr Great King and Frederick Sts.
Guest speaker: a massage therapist. All welcome. Contact: Karen 027-4584-698.
Nov 16: Dunedin Creative Fibre guild day, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
Nov 16: Mosgiel Genealogy meeting, 2pm, Mosgiel Methodist Church Hall, Wickliffe St. Discussion on the new NZSG, where to start and genealogical proof standards. All welcome.
Nov 17: Experience the Sound of Soul: Sing HU, a sacred sound and ancient mantra, for healing the body, mind and spirit, 11am, Brian Arnold Room, Community House, 301 Moray Pl. Contact: 488-1405.
Nov 18 and 25: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30-6.30pm,
Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info: 021-122-1421.
Nov 19: Seniors’ Tuesday club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Entertainment by Jill. New members welcome, inquires: Jan 484-7223.
Nov 19: Suicide bereavement support group, 5.30-7pm, Hope Centre, 3 Albion Pl. Contact: 021-293-0094 or email@example.com. Website: www.lifematters.org.nz
Nov 20: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
Nov 20 and 27: 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.
Nov 20: Widows and widowers meeting, 2pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Hillside Rd. Entertainment and afternoon tea. Contact: Marlene Arthur 487-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 21: Otago Alpine Garden Group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington
Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce. Speaker: Rob Potterton, “A Labour of Love, 48 Years at Pottertons Nursery”. Plant sales. Non-members welcome.
Nov 21: Outram Garden Club meeting, 7.30pm, Outram Community Hall. Speaker: Kaye McArthur, on future directions selling local area produce. Competition: Camelia and Rhododendron.
Dec 1: Heritage Roses Otago working bee, 9am-noon, Northern Cemetery, Lockwood Ave.
Bring strong footwear, secateurs and weeding tools. Morning tea provided. All welcome.
Nov 16: Alpaca open day, 10am-3pm at Flagstaff Alpacas, 140 Three
Mile Hill Rd. More details at www.flagstaffalpacas.nz
Nov 16: Pre-Christmas Hilltop Crafters’ Swap, 11am-2pm, Roslyn Baptist Church, 309 Highgate. Sell, share and swap craft supplies.
Nov 16: Blue Oyster 20th anniversary celebration, 7pm, Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Locally produced food, drink and music.
Nov 16 and 23: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
Nov 17: Port Chalmers cruise ship market, 9am-5.30pm, Port Chalmers Town Hall.
Nov 17: Creekfest, noon-4pm, Chingford Park, North East Valley. Music, food, children’s
activities, education, community groups, etc.
Nov 17 and 24: Family fun rollerskating, 4.30pm-6pm, Caledonian Gymnasium. Follow Southern Skating on Facebook for details.
Nov 18: Port Chalmers cruise ship market, 10am-8pm, Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers.
Nov 21: Southern Heritage Trust Savoy afternoon tea, celebrating St Andrew’s Day, 2.30pm at The Savoy. Reservations: 477-4649.
Nov 23: “The Social Net-Walk”, art event. Make some noise and help walk Opavivara’s interactive, moving, noisy wearable art net SeaSystem to the Octagon and back to the Gallery.
Nov 23 and 24: Orchard Sun Club open days, 20 Sutton St, Sutton, Middlemarch. Inquiries: email@example.com. All welcome to experience naturism at our friendly club.
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.