What’s On October 24

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Colourful festival . . . Beautiful costumes and dance will be a focus of this weekend's Diwali Festival of Lights celebrations in Dunedin. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
November 2: Highland Harmony and Distinctive Soundz present a “Movember” fundraising concert, 8pm, St Patrick’s Bascillca, Macandrew Rd.

GIGS AND COMEDY
Tomorrow: The Feel Good Fridays play jazz, pop and soul classics, 8pm, Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
Tomorrow: Humboldt, 8pm, The Galley, Port Chalmers.
November 2: Greg Copeland and Steve Gilles acoustic blues duo, 7.30pm, 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St.

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

THEATRE & DANCE
Until October 26: Taieri Musical presents Blood Brothers, at Coronation Hall Theatre, Mosgiel. Tickets at www.bloodbrothers.co.nz

FILM
November 4: Pumped Dry, documentary on the global crisis of vanishing ground water, 1.30-2.45pm, Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library.

EXHIBITIONS
Until tomorrow: “Rangi Matahauariki”, Joanna Tokona, Moray Gallery, 55 Princes St.
Until tomorrow: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Tomorrow to November 5: “Consonance”, abstract watercolours by Robert Piggott, Robert Piggott Art Gallery, 8 Jetty St.
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, October 31: Antarctic Poetry Exhibition, work by twelve international poets and photography by Harry Seagar, Dunedin City Library.
November 3-9: Works by Rosemary McQueen and Lisa Simpson, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
November 5-9: Inapiece Quilting Group exhibition at Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St. Quilts, wallhangings, felted creations and bags.
Until November 8: “Anniemieke’s Exhibition”, Koru Gallery, opposite Dunedin Railway Station.
Until November 9: “Tuia – Southern Encounters”, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
Until November 10: “Karitane Wahine”, various artists, Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati.
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
Today: The Otago Potters Group and Ceramics Association of New Zealand present a public talk by Duncan Shearer, one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent soda firing potters, 6pm, room P201, Polytech Art School P block (upstairs).
October 30 and November 6: Introductory and behind-the-scenes tour of the Hocken Collections archives, 11am and 2pm Wednesdays, 90 Anzac Ave.
November 1: “The future of New Zealand’s dune flora”, HortTalk by Assoc. Prof. Mike Hilton, noon, Dunedin Botanic Garden information centre.

MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Today and October 31: Taieri Age Connect 500 card game group, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, opposite New World Mosgiel. All welcome. Contact: Tony Robinson 489-2197.
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, spinner875@gmail.com.
October 29: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. Beetle Drive. Hospice donation please. New members welcome. Inquiries: Jan (03)484-7223.
October 30 and November 6: 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.
November 4: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, 5.30-6.30pm,Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park St. Info: 021-122-1421.
November 6: Dunedin Creative Fibre social spin meeting, 10am-2pm, Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar St, South Dunedin.

GARDEN EVENTS
November 2: United Church of Port Chalmers West Harbour Garden Trail, 10.30am-4.30pm, tour seven gardens from St Leonards to Mihiwaka. Tickets and map from Emmanuel Church Hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay. Home baking, plants and produce, raffles. BBQ 11.30am-2am.

GENERAL EVENTS
October 24: The Beautiful Awards gala dinner, run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Information and tickets at knzb.org.nz
October 26: Roslyn Market, 9am-11.30am, 309 Highgate.
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.
October 26 and November 2: Otago
Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
October 27: Lions International Garden Fete, 11am-3pm, Lady Thorn Rhododendron
Dell, 7 Church St, Port Chalmers. Arts and craft stalls, plants, produce, entertainment, food.
October 27 and November 3: Family fun rollerskating, 4.30pm-6pm, Caleadonian Gymnasium. Follow Southern Skating on Facebook for details.
October 28: Unions Otago Labour Day potluck picnic Otepoti 2019, noon-2pm, Woodhaugh Gardens. All welcome!
November 1: Taieri Age Connect “Festival of Ageing” expo, 10am-2pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, 5A Harstonge Ave, Mosgiel. Information stands, stalls and demonstrations.
November 3: Lawrence Heritage Day, Lawrence. Historic machinery, buildings and gardens on display, stalls, activities, art exhibition. Programme and map available on the day from Lawrence Information Centre, Ross Pl, or the Old Courthouse, Colonsay St.
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: southern.programmes@playcentre.org.nz
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.

REUNIONS
Labour Weekend 2020: Sacred Heart School will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its opening in North East Valley. Anyone interested in attending, please email reunion125@sacredheartdn.school.nz
November 1: Retired Registered Nurses annual lunch at Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Rd. Registration and details: email regnselunch@xtra.co.nz, text 027-5544-705 or phone Joan 454-4705.