THE National Film and Sound Archive is celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 by livestreaming the show on the big screen and inviting audiences to sing along and cheer on Australia’s Sheldon Riley. There’ll be Eurovision bingo and award prizes for best team outfit. Arc cinema, 7pm, Sunday (May 15). Book here
AUSTRALIAN National Capital Artists Inc is holding an open day at its Dickson studios for a peek inside the studios of some of Canberra’s best artists, makers and designers. Noon to 4pm at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson, on Saturday (May 14).
SHORTIS and Simpson’s show “American Pie” marks the 50th anniversary since Don McLean’s hit of the same name went to number one in Australia. The satirical duo look at the music history of a decade from the ‘50s to the ‘60s, not to mention the songs of Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly. At Carrington Inn, Bungendore, 6:30pm, May 13-14. Book here
THE Australian Chamber Orchestra’s newest member, principal viola Stefanie Farrands, will make her ACO concerto debut this month, joining Richard Tognetti in Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante”. The concert will also feature Benjamin Britten’s “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge” and “Elegy for Strings”. At Llewellyn Hall, on Saturday (May 14). Book here
TO highlight the problem of plastic pollution, the Swedish embassy and students at ANU School of Art & Design are presenting “Beyond Borders: People, Plastic and Pollution”, at the embassy, 5 Turrana Street, Yarralumla, over two Saturdays, May 14 and 21. Register here
MEGALO Print Studio has an exhibition of posters from the Megalo archives celebrating the art, music and drama of Canberra across four decades. “Culture Clubs: Posters from the Megalo Archives” is on display at 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, from Saturday (May 14) to June 25.
THE latest local exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery is “Back to the Boombox”. Objects on show have been amassed over the past 25 years by local music appreciator Kinloch Kilby who owns a ”wall of sound”, comprising of more than 80 machines from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. At CMAG until May 21.
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