IT was a friend’s birthday. She puts up with my lame jokes. The joke of the night was told amidst the usual groan. “Hey, did I tell you my friend was just fired from a […]
“A CAPITAL Evening with The Spooky Men’s Chorale” is coming to Canberra, promising “the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male, armed only with their voices”. At Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, 7.30pm, Saturday, April 14. Bookings to trybooking.com or at the door.
PHOENIX Pub in Civic has as follows: “Piss Weak Karaoke”, 9pm, Thursday, April 12; “The King Hits”, 9pm, Friday April 13; and “The Bee Cons”, Saturday, April 14.THE Street is unveiling a new work in development this weekend, “Monkey Madness” by Jim McGrath—his look at a very famous Chinese monkey, with a feedback session after the showing. Street Three, this 6.30pm-7.30pm, Friday, April 13. Bookings to thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223. THE “To the Riptide” concert introduces the Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire’s silver anniversary year, featuring Australian songs by everyone from from Kylie Minogue to Vance Joy. Gungahlin College Theatre, 4pm, this Sunday, April 15. Bookings to canberraqwire.org.au or tickets at the door.
JENNIFER Rayner will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on Rayner’s new book, “Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy”. At the Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World, 188 Fellows Lane, ANU, 6pm, Thursday, April 12, signing from 5.30pm. Bookings to eventbrite.com.auTHE National Film and Sound Archive’s Cinema ’68 season celebrates 40 years with the Australian premiere of the new 4K digital restoration of George A. Romero’s zombie film, “Night of the Living Dead”, restored by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Foundation. Arc Cinema, 7pm, Friday, April 13. Bookings to nfsa.gov.au Costumes and makeup are encouraged. MUSICA da Camera will mark being part of the Canberra music scene for 40 years with a concert of string orchestra, directed by violinist Barbara-Jane Gilby, High Court of Australia, 1.30pm, Sunday, April 15. Free but registrations essential to hcourt.gov.au
CARL Rafferty is presenting a concert featuring pianist Victor Sangiorgio, playing Clementi, Beethoven, Schubert and Gershwin. ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Acton, 6pm for 6.30pm, Friday, April 13, and 5pm for 5.30pm, Saturday, April 14. Bookings to trybooking.com
SOLO guitarists Paco Lara from Spain and Damian Wright from Australia, will join with percussionist James Hauptmann in “Guitarra Flamenca”, The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra, City West, 4pm, Sunday, April 15. Bookings to thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223.