Don’s calendar

Don’s calendar was unfortunately buried and forgotten under an onrush of paperwork and bills after a trip out of town… and is consequently later than usual. Apologies from the Vintage Red’s admin team…


Tuesday 31 May, 8 p.m., Southern Cross Club Woden
The Pointer Sisters, Greatest Hits Tour 2016
Ticketek 13 28 49 or


Wednesday 1 June, 6 p.m., Manning Clark Theatre, ANU
Amanda Whitley in conversation with Tara Moss on her new book
Speaking Out: a 21st century handbook for women and girls.
RSVP 6125 8415 or

Thursday 2 June, 7 p.m., Llewellyn Hall, ANU
The SSO Brass Tour: West Side Story, Led Zeppelin, John Williams & more!
Ticketek 13 28 49

Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June, 7 p.m., Palace Electric Cinema
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Sunday 4 June, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Canberra Theatre Centre
The Peasant Prince: The true story of Mao’s last dancer. Post-show Q & A follows each performance. Bookings 6275 2700

Monday 7 June, 6 p.m., Manning Clark Theatre, ANU
Ian Lowe speaks about his new book
The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia.  RSVP 6125 8415

Wednesday 8 June, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Canberra Museum & Gallery
Bush Capital Community Program: the natural history of the ACT
Kristy Gould & Steve Taylor – Woodlands, wood & weeds. CMAG: 6207 3968

Wednesday 8 June to Monday 13 June, Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street
Mini Capital Jazz Project: Canberra’s midwinter jazz festival
Tickets at the Street, online at, or by phone, 6247 1223

Thursday 9 June, 7 p.m., Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Enso String Quartet plays Broadstock, Beethoven, Turina and Ginastera
Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Friday 10 June to Saturday 25 June, 8 p.m. & Saturday matinees 2 p.m., The Q, Queanbeyan
Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man
Box office: 6285 6290 or

Saturday 11 June, 10 a.m., Canberra Theatre
There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake: A big new musical adventure
Bookings 6275 2700

Thursday 16 June to Saturday 2 July, 8 p.m. with some matinees, Theatre 3, ANU
Canberra Rep does Agatha Christie‘s famous old play, Witness for the Prosecution
Tickets 6257 1950, or

Sunday 19 June, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dalry Rd, Fyshwick
Wetlands Walk: Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Meet at the car park at the end of Dalry Road. Booking not required. Enquiries 6205 7151

Tuesday 21 June, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Canberra Theatre Centre
Music at Midday: The Royal Military College Band
Entry by gold coin donation

Friday 24 June & Saturday 25 June, Canberra Theatre
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Tickets 6275 2700

Entries due 30 June for the University of Canberra’s
Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
First prize $15,000.


Saturday 2 July: Federal Election

Saturday 2 July, 7:30 p.m., Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Opera Gala. More information: 6262 6772


Thursday 4 August, 7 p.m., Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Layton
Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012