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INTERNATIONAL Magician of the Year, Australia’s Cosentino, will create “mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic” in his show, “Anything Is Possible”. At Canberra Theatre, Saturday, July 13. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

THE Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival is running now with a selection of 21 films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. At Palace Electric, until July 31. Bookings to palacecinemas.com.au

SPARE Parts Puppet Theatre are coming to The Street with their adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” will take the audience into the world of a grumpy old couple, Mr and Mrs Twit, who haven’t had a good thought or done a kind thing in years. At The Street Theatre, until July 13. Bookings to thestreet.org.au

EX-ASIS officer and author Warren Reed and EG Whitlam Fellow Adam Hughes Henry will discuss the human side of spying in reference to Reed’s latest novel, “An Elephant on your nose”. At Harry Hartog, Woden, 6pm, Thursday, July 11. All welcome. RSVP woden@harryhartog.com.au or 6232 5832.

Rania Osbourne as Lola in “KInky Boots”. Photo: Janelle McMenamin

THE Cyndi Lauper musical, “Kinky Boots”, sees Charlie Price saved when drag queen Lola comes up with a good business idea. At The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until July 28. Bookings to theq.net.au or 6285 6290.

CANBERRA Community Chorale, directed by Dan Walker and accompanied by a string quartet, will be performing Schubert’s “Mass in G”, which will be interspersed with re-workings of songs by Depeche Mode and art songs from American composer Samuel Barber. The soloist will be soprano Chloe Lankshear with Lucas Allerton on piano. At North Belconnen Uniting Church, Conley Drive, Melba, 2pm, Sunday, July 14. Bookings to trybooking.com or tickets the door, cash only.

Anthony Callea

AUSTRALIAN recording artist Anthony Callea will showcase material from a stellar recording career in “Unplugged and Unfiltered”, at Canberra Playhouse, 8pm, Saturday, July 13. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

CANBERRA Scouts and Guides have the annual “Gang Show” coming up, this year titled “Whatever Floats Your Boat!” Purportedly set on the luxury cruise ship “La Costa Fortuna”, it takes the audience from above to below deck in a fun-filled evening. At Tim Murray Theatre, Canberra Grammar School, Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, July 13-20, various times. Bookings and program details at canberragangshow.com.au

“THE Wizard of Oz” turns 80 this year, so the National Film and Sound Archive is screening classic kids’ films and animations, from each of the last eight decades these July school holidays. The classics will include “Pinocchio”, Gene Wilder’s “Willy Wonka”, “The Goonies” and “Moana Sing-a-Long”. At Arc cinema, until July 19. All details and bookings to nfsa.gov.au



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