SINGER Deborah Conway and her partner and collaborator Willy Zygier are pairing their tenth album, “The Words of Men”, with their 1993 ARIA award-winning gold record “Bitch Epic”, which they will perform in its entirety at The Playhouse, 8pm, Thursday, June 20. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au
BRISBANE’S Expressions Dance Company will stage an elegant dinner party thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on, “The Dinner Party”, choreographed by Natalie Weir, exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status as the accusations start to fly. At The Q, Queanbeyan, June 21-22. Book at theq.net.au or 6285 6290. Recommended for ages 13+.
“DISNEY on Ice” celebrates 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”. AIS Arena, June 19-23. Book at ticketek.com.au
MUSEYROOM Productions and the Friends of Ireland Canberra are marking Bloomsday (the day James Joyce’s “Ulysses” takes place) a day late with “Funeral: 13 Ways of Looking at Finnegan’s Wake.” Renowned as the world’s most baffling book, they say it’s “like a river: you can dive in at any point and have a lot of fun with its playful mixture of music, folklore, filthy stories and outrageous puns”. At King O’Malley’s, Civic, 6pm, Monday, June 17. It’s free, but registrations advised to eventbrite.com
MODERN Māori Quartet is a kind of talented four-piece Māori “Ratpack” who fuse humorous Māori storytelling with the Western tradition of showband entertainment. At The Playhouse, June 19. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
APPLICATIONS for The Wheeler Centre’s second national writers’ scheme, “The Next Chapter,” are now open. Writers will be assessed on a 10,000-word writing sample, a 300-word personal statement and a one-page letter of support from someone who can vouch for the entrant’s commitment to writing, but applicants don’t need a university English degree, industry connections or to have been published before. Applications to thenextchapter.wheelercentre.com close July 12.
FRESH from starring as Malvolio in Shakespeare by the Lakes’ “Twelfth Night” and his one-man show “Icarus”, at The Street, actor Christopher Samuel Carroll joins drummer Steve Fitzgerald to perform the modern Irish classic play, “Howie the Rookie”, described as “a white-knuckle ride through the mean streets of Dublin”. At Smith’s Alternative, Civic, 7pm, June 20-21. Book at smithsalternative.com