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Anthony Petrucci as Elvis Presley

“THE Rock & Roll Circus” is a two hour concert production featuring Scott “Buddy” Cameron as Buddy Holly, Matty Breen as Jerry Lee Lewis, James Nation-Ingle as Bill Haley, Simon O’Connor as the Big Bopper and Anthony Petrucci as Elvis Presley. At Canberra Theatre, Saturday, June 8. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

MOCKINGBIRD Theatre’s Chris Baldock is directing, what he believes to be an Australian first, when “The Laramie Project” rotates with “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” this week. The original play analyses the torture and death of 21-year-old gay, student, Matthew Shephard and the new one follows a theatre company studying the aftermath. Theatre 3, June 7-22. Bookings to trybooking.com

Kamahi Djordon King, as Constantina Bush. Photo: Martin Ollman

“I’M a showgirl, not a drag queen,” says actor Kamahi Djordon King, who will perform as Constantina Bush at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Friday, June 7. Bookings to tuggeranongarts.com or 6293 1443.

CROOKED Colours— Philip Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merrett-Park—will be bringing their unique, electronic dance music to UC Refectory at 8pm, Friday, June 7. Bookings to oshtix.com.au

Sisters Doll

MELBOURNE band Sisters Doll, who were runners-up on “Australia’s Got Talent” and have just released their new single “Black Mirror”, will be at The Basement, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, at 7pm, this Friday, June 7.  Tickets at the door.

IN “The Mystery and Power of Mandalas”, Catherine Lambert will share her story of the mystery and power of mandalas, moving from initial scepticism to creating a book about their use, accepted in the West through the work of Carl Jung. At Mackillop Centre, 50 Archibald Street, Lyneham, 8pm, Friday, June 7. Tickets at the door.

HERBIE Hancock is a legend of modern jazz, with a career spanning into its sixth decade, and 14 Grammies. He’ll be at the Canberra Theatre this Friday, June 7. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

JAZZ pianist Jef Neve

JAZZ pianist Jef Neve and trumpeter Teus Nobel will be performing two shows in a club setting at The Carrington Inn, 21 Malbon Street, Bungendore, 7pm for 8pm, this Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8. Bookings to thecarringtoninn.com.au

ANTHONY Chen will be performing works on piano by Debussy, Franck, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Shostakovich in “A Tale of Two Countries: A Solo Piano Recital of French and Russian Music”, at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 2pm, Saturday, June 8. No bookings required, free entry.

Helen Zaltzman. Photo: Jon Tjhia

HELEN Zaltzman will “rumble with language” in a stage version of her hit podcast, “The Allusionist”, part of the Canberra Theatre Centre’s season of alternative works, “ETCETERA”. At the Courtyard Studio, 7.30pm, June 7 and 8. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

CARL Rafferty presents young tenor Fraser Findlay in an entertaining program of song at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, 6pm, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Bookings to operabycandlelight.net

I PROGETTI Chamber choir is holding an open rehearsal of works by Victoria, Palestrina, Jehan L’Heritier, Clemens Non Papa, and Jean Mouton at the James Turrell Skyspace “Within Without” in the grounds of the National Gallery of Australia. Noon to 1.30pm, this Sunday, June 9, all welcome. The forecast is for 15 degrees, sunny, and little to no wind.

 

 

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