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“Bohemian Rhapsody” in Thomas Crane.

“QUEEN – the Bohemian Rhapsody Show” will have all the big hits, including “We Will Rock You”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions”. At the Q, Queanbeyan, 8pm, Saturday, June 15. Bookings to or 6285 6290.

Composer Michael Dooley. Photo: Peter Hislop

CANBERRA composer Michael Dooley’s Piano Concerto no. 1 will be performed in premiere by pianist Andrew Rumsey and the National Capital Orchestra, with Leonard Weiss conducting. Rumsey says it has it all with “sweeping melodies, catchy-asymmetric meters, tenderness, melancholy [and] intensity”. The Q, Queanbeyan, 3pm, Sunday, June 16. Bookings to or 6285 6290.

PJ Williams, left, and Rachel Berger in “A Doll’s House, Part II”

SUGGESTING what happens after Nora Helmer exits the stage in Henrik Ibsen’s famous drama, “A Doll’s House”, The Street Theatre is staging US playwright Lucas Hnath’s play, “A Doll’s House, Part II”. At The Street 1, June 14 to 23. Bookings to or 6247 1223.

BLOOMSDAY is a celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually on June 16, the day his novel “Ulysses” takes place. This year a league of word-lovers will line up to read, extract and raise a glass to Joyce. At Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic, 12.30pm, Sunday, June 16. Bookings to

“In HER Words”. Photo: Barbie Robinson.

CANBERRA women from diverse cultures will appear in “In HER words”, which, directed by Padma Menon, is a performance of dance, film, poetry, song and story. Proceeds will be donated to Beryl Women’s Refuge and Domestic Violence Crisis Service, charities that help multicultural women in Canberra. Hawker College Theatre, 6.15pm, Saturday, June 15. Bookings to

DIRECTED and produced by Fleur Millar, a group of talented students from CIT with “Fleur-De-Lys” vocal students and guests will perform songs in the “Finding Your Voice Cabaret”, at Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic, 4pm-6pm, Sunday, June 16. Bookings to


FIREGLOW is a popular rock and roll band from Sydney who play a blend of ’60s and ’70s-inspired original music. They’ll be playing at the Transit Bar, alongside two Canberra acts, Lady Denman and Big Kahuna, 7 Akuna Street, Civic, 8pm, this Saturday, June 15.

THE Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire will be singing with the Hume Conservatorium choirs in a concert called “All you need is…”, at St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn, 2pm, Sunday, June 16. Tickets at the door.

MAURICE Clerc will perform an organ recital program of works by composers including Diego Ortiz, Jean-Joseph Mouret and Charles Tournemire. At Wesley Uniting Church, 5pm, Saturday, June 15. Tickets at the door.

Mickey Mouse on ice.

“DISNEY on Ice” will celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse as he is joined by Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favourite memory of all time with the help of his “Mouse Pad” and the audience. It will also feature a brand new act — Disney’s “Moana” on ice. This year, AIS Arena, June 19-23. Bookings to

THE Australia Cuba Friendship Society, Canberra, is staging the Cuban Latin Fiesta in Canberra as a fundraiser for a hospital in Cuba. There’ll be Cuban food, drinks, Cuban and Latin dances and performers, a Latin DJ and a Latin MC. Saint James Church Hall, 40 Gillies Street, Curtin, 6.30-11.30pm, Saturday, June 15. Tickets at the door.

THE ANU Open School of Music Chamber Concert Series presents its Semester 1 recitals, featuring musicians from the developing musicians and Year 12 H-Course (classical) programs performances by Chamber Ensembles, the Percussion Ensemble, the Guitar Ensemble and Vocal Fry Chamber Choir. Band Room, Peter Karmel Building, ANU campus, 7pm, Friday, June 14 and 1pm, Saturday, June 15. Free and open to the public.

Chrissie Shaw as Bijou. Photo: Susan Pilbeam.

CHRISSIE Shaw and Alan Hicks’ show “Bijou – A Cabaret of Secrets and Seduction”, set in a cosy Parisian bar, will return for two performances at Le Très Bon French Restaurant in Bungendore. Dinner and show from 6.30pm, Saturday, June 15 and lunch and show from noon on Sunday, June 16. Bookings to 6238 0662 or

THE ANU Open School of Music will also present a 75-minute Sunday afternoon concert featuring the chamber, vocal and solo performers at the High Court of Australia, 1.30pm, Sunday, June 16. Free but registrations essential to inspiring Sunday concert.









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