CANBERRA troubadour Fred Smith will sing highlights from his new album “Warries” on Anzac Eve and at the Australian War Memorial’s National Anzac service. The album is a non-jingoistic retrospective documenting a period in which Australian soldiers and civilians deployed into conflict zones in the Pacific and Central Asia as warriors and peacemakers. It is a sequel to his extraordinary “Dust of Uruzgan” album. At The Street Theatre, 7.30pm, Wednesday, April 24. Book at thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223.
THE National University Theatre Society (NUTS) is presenting its first show in the new Kambri Drama Centre. It’s a physical and devised theatre adaptation of “Peter Pan” by director Amy McDonald and artistic director Claire Holland, full of magic, mermaids, pirates and fairies. At Kambri, ANU campus, April 24-27. Book at nutspresents.getqpay.com
AUSTRALIAN dance legend and 2015 “CityNews” Artist of the Year Elizabeth Cameron Dalman is cooking up a 30th birthday celebration of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre, Lake Road, Bungendore, April 26-28, and would like to hear from people involved in the journey at email@example.com or via mirramu.com
ON the final weekend of “Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate”, Essential Theatre and Three Birds Theatre from Melbourne will stage three nights of “Enter Ophelia”, a “darkly funny” reimagining of a different future for Shakespeare’s tragic damsel, and a new look at femininity, isolation and silliness. At the National Gallery, April 26-28. Book at nga.gov.au
“SHORT+SWEET” Canberra is back for its tenth anniversary festival with a mix of 10-minute works from elsewhere and here, including plays by Canberra arts identity Harriet Elvin and “CityNews” arts critic John Lombard. Ten “All Stars” performances will be seen in the Courtyard Studio, April 26-27, while new works will be seen April 30-May 4. There will be anniversary cake and bubbles after the April 26 show. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au
US singer Arlo Guthrie and his humorous mix of folk, rock, country, blues and gospel styles will be at Canberra Theatre, April 22. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au