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‘Mission H20 The Musical’

SET in Space School 11, Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents “Mission: H2O”, an original musical where students uncover a sinister plot. The musical was written by children aged 6-13 with Nathalie and Tim Bevitt. It’s at TAC, 6.30pm, Friday November 29 and, 3pm, Saturday, November 30. Bookings at trybooking.com

AUSTRALIANS, Spaniards, Latin Americans and global historians will gather for a picnic to commemorate the lives of Australian men and women who fought and died for the government of Republican Spain. Spanish-Australian Memorial in Lennox Gardens, noon this Sunday, December 1. All welcome.

The Vegetable Plot. Photo: Lyn Taylor

THE National Capital Orchestra, conducted by Lizzy Collier, is collaborating with the Vegetable Plot, a happy bunch of musicians led by Aspara Gus (Luke Escombe) who have recently been signed to ABC Music and whose songs, jokes and banter have delighted audiences around the country. At Albert Hall, 1pm and 3pm, Sunday, December 1. Bookings at nationalcapitalorchestra.org.au

BRINDABELLA Orchestra’s final concert for 2019 of light classical music by Borodin, Grieg, Chabrier, Schubert and others will be held at Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall, corner of Hilder and Gritten Streets, Weston, 2pm, Sunday, December 1. Entry by donation.

MUSE Cafe has Tim Ayliffe talking about his thriller, “State of Fear”. At East Hotel, Kingston, 3pm-4pm, Sunday, December 1. Bookings at musecanberra.com.au

Singer Genevieve Kingsford

SINGERS Simon Gleeson and Genevieve Kingsford and guest conductor, Geoffrey Castle, will join Canberra Symphony Orchestra to present Broadway and West End numbers in the 2019 Shell Prom summer picnic concert, Government House, Yarralumla, 6pm, Saturday, November 30, gates open 4.45pm. Bookings at cso.org.au

THE National Film and Sound Archive will be hosting two events to celebrate diversity in Canberra. The first, at 6pm, on Friday, November 29, is the “Game Masters: Women and Non-Binary Gamers Club”, and then at 2pm on Saturday, November 30, will be the ACT premiere of the documentary “Becoming Colleen”. It will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Ian Thomson. Bookings at nfsa.gov.au

THIS weekend the Greek Film Festival will be celebrating 26 years of bringing Greek Cinema to Australian audiences and its 7th year running in Canberra. All screenings at Palace Electric Cinemas except for closing night, at the Hellenic Club in Woden, Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1. Bookings at greekfilmfestival.com.au

Pianist Peter de Jaeger

REMEMBERING the 80th anniversary of the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany in September 1939, the first winner of Australian International Chopin Piano Competition in 2011, Peter de Jaeger, will perform a concert called “Heart of Poland”, at the Larry Sitsky Recital Room, 7pm, Friday, November 29. Bookings at friendsofchopin.org.au or tickets at the door.

THE James McCusker Orchestra will perform a concert called “Young and Brilliant” at The High Court, 1.30pm, Sunday, December 1. Free but registrations essential to hcourt.gov.au

THE ACT Suzuki Piano Chamber Music Festival will be held in Wesley Music Centre, 1.30pm, Sunday, December 1. Bookings at trybooking.com or at the door.

Benjamin Law. Photo: Daniel Francisco Robles

TV personality and author Benjamin Law will lead a panel of University of Canberra experts, advocates and people from all the colours of the rainbow, such as bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer people, to discuss their own experiences, research and the support or issues the community faces in today’s Canberra. “UnCover: The Other Colours of the Rainbow”, at Tilley’s, Wattle Street, Lyneham, 6.30pm–8.30pm, Thursday, November 28, bookings at eventbrite.com.au

ELISE Walsh and her band Bella Groove will be perfom as part of Smith’s Sunday “Jazz Jam” from 1pm-3.30pm, December 1. Then at 7pm, Tim Rollinson is here with his album tour “Old New Blues”. At Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic. Bookings at smithsalternative.com

Hip hop artist Tuka

THUNDAMENTALS hip hop artist Tuka has new solo music including the single “Selling Me Out”. He’s been charted in Triple J’s Hottest 100 a massive seven times, and his last solo album “Life Death Time Eternal” debuted at number six on the ARIA Albums Chart. At the University of Canberra’s UC Hub, Friday, November 29. Bookings at moshtix.com.au

SPECTRUM Big Band presents “Jazzmas”, a fundraising night of swing, food and dancing at the Harmonie German Club, 7pm, Saturday, November 30. Book at harmonieclub.com.au or tickets at the door. 

AS part of a fund raising campaign by the National Council of Women towards providing a pink “sleepbus” bring safe, temporary, overnight accommodation to people sleeping rough in Canberra, a kickstarter dinner to raise $5000 will be held at Terroux, near Hall, with guest speaker Virginia Haussegger and musical entertainment by local trio Spice. Bookings essential at trybooking.com and inquires about donating to barbara.baikie@gmail.com or 0419 477959.

Chrysalis trio

MELBOURNE’S Chrysalis Trio will perform a fundraising concert afternoon tea and champagne for the Canberra International Music Festival. At The Crisp Galleries, 28234 Hume Highway, Bowning, 2.30pm, Saturday, November 30. Bookings at trybooking.com

POETRY at Manning Clark House this week is the last gig for the year, with three poets from the Yass Valley Robyn Sykes, Victoria Mc Grath and Lizz Murphy. 11 Tasmania Circuit Forrest, 7pm for 7.30pm, Thursday, November 28. Tickets at the door.

 

 

 

 

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