MOHONA is Bengali for “estuary”, but here in Canberra it’s a musical group – Robin Guda, Andrew Purdam and Nitya Bernard Parker – that plays Indian classical music and original compositions. It will be performing in the High Court, 1pm, on Sunday, September 7, as part of the free concert series.
LOCAL band The Ellis Collective is releasing its second album, “Carry,” to audiences at The Street Theatre on September 6. They’ll be performing what Triple J’s Richard Kingsmill calls a “’classic Australian sound” – strings and multi-layered harmonies. Bookings to thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223.
“ICE Floes and Growlers (Antarctica)” is a great name for the coming joint exhibition at M16 of paintings and site sketches by Kerry McInnis and sculptures by Mike MacGregor, who travelled together to the Antarctic Peninsula on a ship leaving Tierra del Fuego and crossing Drake’s Passage in November, 2012. At 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, September 11-28, with an opening by Wendy Teakel, 6pm, on September 11, all welcome.
LOCAL comedy showcase “Nothing Is Sacred” has raised $2143.90 for Amnesty International. Now it’s looking for script submissions for a Christmas event with a fundraising goal of $5000 in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. The script may be up to 15 minutes in length and in any genre, but must begin with the stage direction, “(Character’s Name) enters carrying a Christmas present.” Submissions by October 5. Details at buddingtheatre.com
FURTHER afield, Bookham artist James Shannon is exhibiting paintings of scenes from below Burrinjuck Dam to beyond Gobarralong in the “Murrumbidgee Magic” art exhibition at the Jugiong Wine Cellar, September 7-21. Opening by MP Katrina Hodgkinson, 2pm, September 7, all welcome.