CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
Today: Operatunity presents “The Three Tenors”, 11am, Mosgiel Coronation Hall. Tickets: 0508226-237 or at operatunity.co.nz
Tomorrow: NEWZATS Cleveland Contemporary Vocal Awards for high school-aged vocal soloists, 6pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. Audience welcome.
October 19: The Red Cross Choir presents its annual concert, with guest artists, 2pm, Salvation Army Citadel, Princes St.
October 20: “Opera Here at The Kirk”, 2pm, Opoho Presbyterian Church. Your favourite arias and duets explained and translated.
October 20: Postmodern Jukebox, “Welcome to the Twenties 2.0” tour, 7.30pm, Regent Theatre. Tickets from ticketdirect.co.nz
October 21: Society of Women Musicians October recital meeting, with programme by the Flagstaff Community Choir, 7.30pm, Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Ave, Wakari. All welcome.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Tami Neilson with Jay Neilson, 8pm, Mayfair Theatre.
Tomorrow: Jason Kerrison, 7.30pm, Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl.
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, pop and soul classics, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
October 19: Aart Smith at Inch Bar.
October 20: Bettenroo, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.
October 23: Shooglenifty, folk fusion group, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. Tickets
from eventfinda.co.nz or at Relics music store.
POETRY & LITERATURE
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
October 23: The Octagon Poetry Collective presents guest poets Kay McKenzie Cooke and Rob Allan, with MC James Dignan, 8pm, Dog with Two Tails, 25 Moray Pl. Open mic. All welcome.
THEATRE & DANCE
October 17-26: Taieri Musical presents Blood Brothers, at Coronation Hall Theatre, Mosgiel. Tickets at www.bloodbrothers.co.nz
October 19: Dunedin Scottish Society monthly dance, 8pm, Fairfield Hall, Fairplay St. All welcome. Contact: Diane White 0274894-836.
October 20: Questions for Mr Reynolds, documentary by Shirley Horrocks, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 19: “Spring Exhibition”, Kaori Jackson, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until October 20: “Urban Grids & Precious Lands”, photography, print-making, paper and fabric works by E. Rose, Otago Art Society.
Until October 25: “Rangi Matahauariki”, Joanna Tokona, Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until October 26: Works by Louise Thompson Parker and Loris Ives, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until October 26: Group exhibition, featuring works by Peter Cleverley, Lauren Drescher, Shelley McConaughy and Marie Strauss, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St.
October 27 to November 2: Works by Riki Julin and Jo Howard, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until October 29: “Out of Alex”, Dick Frizzell, Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling St.
October 29 to November 2: Dunedin Stamp and Postcard Club stamp fair and exhibition, 9am to 5pm daily, Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Stamps and postcards bought and sold, appraisals given.
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 Art Gallery.
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 19: Tour of the exhibition “Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys” with curator Mary Kisler, 3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 20: “Finding Frances Hodgkins”, talk by Mary Kisler to DPAG Society, 11am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 23: “A Woman Artist looks at Women Painters”, Otago Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture, 7.30pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Until October 23: “The Puketoi Station textiles and what they can tell us”, informal floor talk by archaeology senior lecturer Dr Catherine Smith, 11am to noon, Hocken Gallery, first floor.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today: Age Concern presents a free Staying Safe Driving workshop for mature road users, 10am-12.30pm, East Otago Events Centre, Main Rd, Waikouaiti. Info and registration: (03)479-3054. Website: www.AgeConcernOtago.com
Tomorrow: Arthritis support group lunch meeting, 1pm-2pm at Harvest Cafe, Harvest Court Mall, George St. All welcome. Contact: Karen 0274584-698.
October 19: Dunedin Creative Fibre guild day, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.
October 19: Mosgiel Genealogy meeting, 2pm, Mosgiel Methodist Church Hall, Wickliffe St. Speaker: Dee Brooks, on WW1 soldiers. All welcome.
October 20: Diwali clay lamp painting workshop, 10.30am-noon OR 1.30pm-3pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Limited numbers, booking: (03) 474-3249.
October 20: Experience the Sound of Soul: Sing HU, a love song to God, for comfort, peace and calm, 11am, Brian Arnold Room, Community House, 301 Moray Pl. Contact: 488-1405.
October 22: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Entertainment by Bariva. New members welcome. Inquiries: Jan (03) 484-7223.
October 23 and 30: Taieri Age Connect, information and social hub, 10am-1pm Wednesdays, Mosgiel Senior Citizens Rooms, 5A Harstonge Ave. All over-55s welcome. Inquiries: 021254-3232.
October 26: Otago Spinning and Weaving Association “dyeing day”, 9am-4pm, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, Church St. Untutored/social get together and sharing of ideas. BYO lunch and materials (including table/floor protection and old towels). RSVP: Sarah, email@example.com.
Today: Otago Alpine Garden Group meeting, 7.30pm, Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce. Speaker: Hamish Brown, president, NZAGS, on Japan. Plant sales. Non-members welcome.
October 20: Rhododendron Day plant sale, 9am-1pm, upper garden car park, Dunedin Botanic Garden. Range of plants for sale and expert advice, food and coffee. BYO bags and boxes. Guided tour of the Rhododendron Dell with Doug Thomson at 10am, meet at the Dell entrance sign.
October 19: Port Chalmers market for the visit of cruise ship Ruby Princess, Port Chalmers Town Hall, 8am to 5pm.
October 19: Garage Sale for Dunedin Wild Life Hospital, 9.30am-2pm at 42 Macandrew Rd, South Dunedin. Inquiries: Jenni Mattingly 027455-8201.
October 19 and 26: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
October 20: Taieri Rotary “Tops Down” car rally for Breast Cancer fundraising. Information: Ian 0274354-264 or Jeff 0274343-112.
October 24: Port Chalmers market for the visit of cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, Village Green, Port Chalmers.
October 24: The Beautiful Awards gala dinner, run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Information and tickets at knzb.org.nz
October 26: Diwali celebrations. Workshops at Otago Museum from 11am-1.30pm, then celebrations at Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Octagon from 2pm-4.30pm. Heritage information, food, workshops and performance.
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, 2pm-4pm, October to May. Turn off SH87 at Outram Bridge. Otago Vintage Machinery Club is on site, open Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm-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 email@example.com
November 1: Retired Registered Nurses annual lunch at Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Rd. Registration and details: email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 0275544-705 or phone Joan 454-4705.