October 3 to 6: Cellists of Otago present a CellOtago Retreat, in association with the School of Performing Arts, including involvement in Norma’s 100th birthday bash at 4pm, October 6, at Dunedin Town Hall.
Tomorrow: New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, 7.30pm, St Paul’s Cathedral.
October 5: Chamber Music NZ presents Voices NZ chamber choir, directed by Karen Grylls, performing “Taonga Moana” – songs celebrating the oceans, 7.30pm, Glenroy Auditorium.
October 6: Collegiate Orchestra presents Lucy Pollock playing Mozart’s Rondo for piano and orchestra, Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5, 3pm at Marama Hall, on campus.
October 6: Norma’s Big Birthday Bash, celebrating 100 years of the Dunedin Town Hall organ, with cellists of Otago and City Choir Dunedin, 4pm, town hall.
October 9: Recital II, featuring University of Otago Classical Performance students, 1pm, Marama Hall.
October 10: St Kilda Brass end of year concert and celebration, with a mix of light and classical pieces. All welcome. Door sales, cash only.
GIGS AND COMEDY
Today: Jazz in the Pocket, featuring Stevie Rice Band, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
Today: Julian Temple Band, 8.30pm, Zanzibar.
Tomorrow: HeartCore lunchtime music in the Octagon, featuring Jamie and Mae Flower.
Tomorrow: Amiria Grenell and Holly Arrowsmith play as a duo in the Coyote Spring Tour, 7.30pm, Bellamy’s Gallery, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin. Tickets from Undertheradar.
Tomorrow: Devilskin, with Like a Storm and Black Smoke Trigger, 7pm, University union hall.
Tomorrow: Feel Good Fridays, comprising Annemarie Nelson, Nathan Berg, and Robbie Craigie, 8pm at Carousel Bar, upstairs at 141 Stuart St.
October 5: One Spirit Africa, 8pm at Zanzibar.
October 6: Philip Fleming, 2pm, Dog With Two Tails.
October 9: Open mic night with Boaz Anema, 8pm, Dog With Two Tails.
POETRY & LITERATURE
Today: Readings by Harbourlight, bring along any reading that inspires and interests you, to reflect on with others, 7.30pm, Macandrew Bay Boating Clubrooms. Inquiries, phone Annie on 022 413-0818.
October 3 to 6: The fifth New Zealand Young Writers Festival, with talks, workshops, slam poetry, performances and more, at central Dunedin venues. For information, pick up a brochure, or visit youngwritersfest.nz online.
October 10 to 13: Celtic Noir Festival, presented by Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, featuring successful crime and horror fiction writers from Scotland, Ireland, and New Zealand. For information, search Celtic Noir online.
THEATRE & DANCE
Until October 5: Carol Krueger presents Anne Frank’s Story, 6.30pm, New Athenaeum Theatre.
October 5: South Dunedin Dance Club monthly dance, 8pm, South Dunedin Community Hall. Bring a plate for supper. Inquiries, phone Julie Hall on 454-5546.
October 9: Free outdoor screening of Vai, Union Lawn, University of Otago. Pre-show from 6.30pm, film screening starts at 7.30pm. Free popcorn provided, please bring seating. In the event of poor weather the screening will be held in the Castle 1 lecture theatre.
October 15: Nightsong, in partnership with Tour-Makers presents Mr Red Light, written by
Carl Bland and directed by Ben Crowder, Regent Theatre.
October 3 to 26: Group exhibition, featuring works by Peter Cleverley, Lauren Drescher, Shelley McConaughy, and Marie Strauss, at RDS Gallery, 6 Castle St.
Until October 6: “Us v Them”, Tony de Lautour, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
October 6 to 13: Art for Earth’s Sake! Cool Arts for a Cool Climate exhibition, featuring works by Dunedin artists at Knox Church. Opening, 2pm on Sunday, then open daily from 9am to 5pm.
October 6 to 26: “Hang Ten”, oils and watercolours by Sue Syme, at Pea Sea art, George St, Port Chalmers.
Until October 12: Otago Art Society hosts the 2019 Youth Art Awards, more than 300 works from artists aged from 5 to 15 years, Art Station, Dunedin Railway Station.
Until October 12: Works by Marion Familton and Dawn Palmer, Stuart St Potters Co-op, 14 Stuart St.
Until October 25: “Kapa Ma”, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Until November 9: “Tuia – Southern Encounters”, Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Ave.
TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
October 7: Dylan Norfield talks to the Dunedin Naturalists’ Field Club about his trip to Tasmania, 7.20pm, Benham Seminar Room, Great King St, next to The Cook.
October 9: Wayne Everson will discuss the success and botanical focuses of the Botanical Art and Illustration courses he teaches at Olveston, 5.20pm, Benham Seminar Room, Rm 215, Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King St.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
October 5: Endtime Ministries presents a free prophecy conference, 10am to 2.30pm, McMillan Lounge, The Salvation Army, 575 Princes St.
Until October 6: Sit and Sketch in the Pacific Cultures and Tangata Whenua galleries, Otago Museum.
October 8: Seniors’ Tuesday Club, with guest poet Sheila Charles, 10.30am, Caversham Presbyterian Church, Thorn St. New members welcome. Inquiries, phone Jan on 484-7223.
October 5: Otago Organics Spring Gathering, with workshops, talks, and good advice, plus a picnic or barbecue, 11am to 4pm, Mosgiel (October 6, if weather inclement). For info and to register, phone Annie 022 313-0818, or check Otago Organics Facebook page.
October 6: Otago Lily Society general meeting, followed by a talk on species, 1pm, Maori Hill community centre. Inquiries, phone Margaret on 020 4001-7356.
October 8: Dunedin Garden Lovers group, meet at 1.45pm for a guided tour of the refurbished glasshouses at Dunedin Botanic Garden, followed by afternoon tea at Croque-O-Dile. Inquiries, phone Pam on 488-2285.
October 8: Dunedin Gardening Club meeting, with guest speaker Jim Bazsika on “A new gardening season – new possibilities”, 7.30pm, Church of Christ hall, corner Filleul and St Andrew Sts. Inquiries, phone Midge on 488-2796.
October 5 and 12: Otago Farmers Market, 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, rain or shine, Dunedin Railway Station.
October 6: The Blessing of the Animals, honouring animal companions and acknowledging World Animal Day, 2pm, St Paul’s Cathedral.
October 12: Hopewalk for suicide prevention, departs at 11.45am from School of Dentistry, moves along George St to the Octagon, with music and open mic. For information, visit www.lifematters.org.nz
October 12: Move It Day, a free annual event for under-fives and their families, presented by Pioneers, 2pm to 4pm, MoreFM Arena, Edgar Centre.