Theatre / “Australia Day”, Canberra Repertory, until 2 December. Reviewed by JOHN LOMBARD.
THE 5th Winter Film Series will soon be back at the NGA. Curated by Simon Weaving, now a lecturer at the University of Newcastle, the high points this year are new docos about medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch, fashion designer Dries Van Noten and enigmatic artist Joseph Beuys. At the James O Fairfax Theatre, 6.30pm, June 7-July 5. Bookings to nga.gov.au or 6240 6701.
UBIQUITOUS musical director Leonard Weiss is conducting Haydn’s “The Creation” for SCUNA, the ANU Choral Society, with soloists Rachael Duncan, Charles Hudson and David Greco representing, respectively, the archangels Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. Haydn wrote German and English versions of the oratorio – this will be in English. Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, 4pm, Sunday, June 4. Bookings to trybooking.com
CAPO Curatorial Internship Awardees, ANU Art History graduates Clare Fealy and Emily Stewart, are busy curating its third Emerging Artists’ Prize exhibition opening at Belconnen Arts Centre, 6pm, Friday, June 2 and running until Sunday, June 25.
AUSTRALIA’S leading science fiction magazine “Aurealis” has produced its 100th issue and Canberra author David Tansey has contributed stories to both the first issue in 1990 and to the latest, in which his short story “The Cavity” appears. Visit aurealis.com.au
“CONTACT” is a new contemporary dance work choreographed by 22-year-old Jack Riley, a graduate of QL2 and the Victorian College of the Arts, who looks at the impact of personalised objects and technology on our bodies. At QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, 7pm, June 9-10. Bookings to eventbrite.com
“SHORT+Sweet Canberra” is still alive and well, but has been postponed to mid-April 2018 at the Canberra Theatre Centre’s Courtyard Studio. Meantime, there will be a writing workshop with festival director Trevar Alan Chilver from October 13-15, with a script deadline on December 15. All details at shortandsweet.org
WESLEY Music Centre’s “Lunchtime Live” series has brilliant young pianist Aaron Chew performing Chopin’s Sonata No.2 in B flat minor and works by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, at the centre, 12.40pm to 1.20pm, on Wednesday, June 7. No bookings required. Donation at the door.
THE 2nd “Girls Rock! Canberra” camp is running during the winter holidays. The five-day program is open to girls, trans and non-binary youth ages 10-17 years. Last year there were 42 participants and 35 mentors. At Ainslie Arts Centre, July 10-15, applications to girlsrockcanberra.com
SALUT! Baroque presents “Performance Practice”, music by Quantz, Geminiani, Rameau, Biber, Avison, Corrette, Mattheson, Ortiz and Fux. At the Albert Hall, 7.30pm, on Friday, June 9. Bookings to trybooking.com
ONCE called “Ireland’s Billie Holiday”, singer Mary Coughlan will perform jazz ballads, blues, rock, Irish songs and original compositions at 7pm in the Canberra Irish Club on Sunday, June 4. Bookings to trybooking.com or 6288 5088.