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A still from “CATS.”

“CATS” is director Tom Hooper’s 2019 take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical of the same name. Predicted to become a movie classic, it features stars like Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson. Now the National Film and Sound Archive is screening the film at the Arc Cinema, 8pm, Friday, September 25. Bookings essential here

THE Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, is once again hosting the Manhattan Short Film Festival, which this year features nine finalists out of 971 entries from Australia, Finland, Iran, Russia, Israel, North Macedonia, State of Palestine and USA. Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. Bookings online via theq.net.au until September 26.

“The Budgie” by Judy Holding, tissue paper, wire, ink, paint, wall piece.

SHOWING now at Beaver Galleries are the exhibitions, “Place”, which includes sculptures in tissue paper and cast bronze by Melbourne artist Judy Holding and, “Passage”, which includes prints and drawings by John Pratt that explore the concept of flight. People can view it online via beavergalleries.com.au  or in person at 81 Denison Street, Deakin, from 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, until October 11. 

CAPO’s 2020 Auction has been cancelled but its grants round continues, with grants from $500 Emerging Artists’ Awards right up to the $4000 Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award. Applications to capo.org.au/awards/ close September 30.

City Walk Gallery. Photo: Andrew Sikorski

NANCY Sever’s new City Walk Gallery is now open on at Level 1, 131 City Walk, Civic. She’ll be exhibiting paintings by Andrew Baines, Michael Taylor, Kate Stevens and Janet Dawson.

“Scan 02” by Chris Holly, 2020, type C print, detail

EXHIBITIONS opening at M16 Artspace are “Away From Here” by Ellen Shields, “Scan” by Chris Holly, “Introducing Yellow” by Kirsten Biven, Brenton McGeachie’s photograph exhibition and Zoe Bilston’s installation “SYD_LAX, 2020” in Chutespace. At 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith, from noon Friday, September 25, to October 11.

Vocalist Emma Pask

JAZZ vocalist Emma Pask will interweave storytelling through jazz and blues standards, Latin rhythms and ballads while local metal cover band Live Evil will be playing the work of Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and similar artists. At the Link Bar, Canberra Theatre on Friday and Saturday, September 25-6. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or via 6275 2700.

THIS year’s “DESIGN Canberra” BMW car wrap competition has expanded to include four brand new Rolfe Classic BMW models as canvases for designers and artists in four. Applications to designcanberrafestival.com.au/rolfe-classic-bmw-car-wrap-competition-2020/ close on September 30.

“MOV’IN Car Canberra” has now returned for spring to the Questacon Car Park. Movies will include “The New Mutants”, “The Greatest Showman”, “Pirates of The Caribbean” and “Frozen 2”. All details and bookings at movincar.com.au

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