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Expressions Dance company presents… “The Dinner Party”

BRISBANE’S Expressions Dance Company will stage “The Dinner Party”, a dance work choreographed by Natalie Weir which exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status. At The Q, Queanbeyan, June 21-22. Bookings to theq.net.au or 6285 6290.

Leonard Weiss. Photo: Peter Hislop.

LEONARD Weiss will conduct Musica da Camera in “Reimaginings”, Arensky’s “Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky”, “Like snowdrops you will shine” by Sydney composer Katia Beaugeais, as well as Max Richter’s re-composition of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with violinist Helena Popovic as soloist. At Holy Covenant Anglican Church, Cook, 2.30pm, Saturday, June 22 and then again at Shire Hall Gunning, 2pm, Sunday, June 23. Bookings to musicadacamera.org.au or tickets at the door.

“DON’T Call Me Girlie” is a line from the 1938 comedy “Dad and Dave Come to Town”. It’s also the name of a film about women who worked in the golden years of Australia’s film industry and will screen for the Friends of the NFSA at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 2.30pm-4pm, this Friday, June 21. Admission is free for “Friends” and a gold coin donation for others.

Christopher Samuel Carroll, foreground, in “Howie the Rookie”.

ACTOR Christopher Samuel Carroll joins drummer Steve Fitzgerald to perform “Howie the Rookie”, a highly-charged and darkly comic play by contemporary Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe. At Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic, 7pm, June 20 and 21. Bookings to smithsalternative.com

Bruce the puppet.

“BRUCE” is a two-man, one puppet show fusing mime and puppetry. It was created by Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduates Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and Tim Watts, who are also the two men working with the one puppet. The show’s recommended for people aged 15 and up. It’s at The Street Theatre’s Street 2, 8pm, June 18-22. Bookings to thestreet.org.au or 6247 1223.

HARMONIE German Club is holding a German markets day with new and used vinyl records, craft items, German breads, cakes, deli, wines, beers and spirits. At 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah, 9am-1pm, this Sunday, June 23. Free event, all welcome.

GREVILLEA Quartet is back again with a new concert titled “Grevillea Quartet presents Haydn and Tchaikovsky”. At the Chapel of Annunciation, Canberra Girls Grammar School, 6.30pm, Sunday, June 23. Bookings to trybooking.com

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. AIS Arena, until June 23. Bookings to ticketek.com.au

CLASSICAL guitarist Rupert Boyd and his wife, the American cellist, Laura Metcalf, will perform “Boyd Meets Girl”, at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 7.30pm, Friday, June 21, bookings to trybooking.com It’ll be on again at the Bungendore Woodworks (champagne and show), at 6pm, Saturday, June 22. Bookings to 6238 1682 or rupertboyd.com

PAPERCHAIN will celebrate World Music Day with Canberra author Maura Pierlot, who will be reading her award-winning picture book, “The Trouble in Tune Town”. There will also be music, craft activities, goodie bags and a book giveaway. At 34 Franklin Street, Manuka, 3pm, Saturday, June 22.

Sarahlouise Owens. Photo: Peter Hislop

ART Song Canberra has soprano Sarahlouise Owens with pianist Natalia Tkachenko in a concert entitled “Venus Unwrapped”. It’ll be an exploration through the repertoire of female composers throughout history. At Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 3pm, Saturday, June 23. Bookings to trybooking.com or tickets at the door (cash only). 

AWARD-winning author Robyn Cadwallader will speak about her novel “The Anchoress”, which was published by Faber and Faber in London in 2016. In the Lovat Chapel, Meehan Street, Yass, 2pm for 2.30pm, Sunday, June 23. Admission free.


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