Don Dwyer’s Spring Calendar

Don’s calendar starts of course with Floriade, which runs in Commonwealth Park until 16 October. The Floriade Nightfest is on from Wed. 28 September to Sun. 2 October.

22 September to 8 October, Theatre 3, Acton, Wed–Sat 8pm; matinee at 2 pm, 1, 2 & 8 October.
Canberra Repertory Society performs Oliver Goldsmith, “She Stoops to Conquer“, a classic comedy of manners first performed in London in 1773.

23 September to 9 October, Queanbeyan showground,
Weber’s Circus, Wild West Australian Tour., or ring 0448247287.

Tuesday 27 September: Prepolling begins for the ACT Assembly election (Saturday 15 October)

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September, Canberra Theatre,
Shaolin Warriors. Ring 62752700

27 September to 1 October, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre,
“Mother”, starring Noni Hazlehurst.

29 September to 1 October, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, 6.30 and 8.30 pm,
Fashfest, six shows over the three nights.


Monday 3 October, Labour Day at the National Film & Sound Archive, 2 p.m., Arc cinema, $14/$12:
October: Ten days that shook the world [Октябрь (Десять дней, которые потрясли мир)], a film of the 1917 Russian Revolution made by Sergei Eisenstein in 1928. New digital print and score. This should fire us up for 2017, the 100th anniversary.

Sunday 2 October, 3 p.m. at the Palace cinema,
Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, with Peter Sellars as the Doctor.

6 – 8 October, QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave,
House of Sand, NZ contemporary dance group, presents Pedal & Castles.

Saturday 8 October, 2 p.m. at Llewellyn Hall, Canberra Symphony Orchestra with Guy Noble,
Magic: Beatles in Symphony. Tickets online, $55.05 to $88.70.

Saturday 8 October, 11.30 a.m., National Library Theatre,
Andrea Ho (ABC) in conversation with Tim WintonThe Boy behind the Curtain. Tickets $15. RSVP 6262 1111

Saturday 8 October, 6 p.m., Southern Cross Club, Woden,
Songwriter Richard Clapton.

Sunday 9 October, 11 a.m., West Basin, meet near the Boat Ramp for a BBQ.
West Basin Rally, opposing the privatisation of public parkland on the edge of the lake for high-rise development. Contact Penny Lockwood, 0407483474

13 to 13 October, Palace Cinema, evening showings,
Environmental Film Festival, program online here.

13 – 23 October, Canberra Theatre. Weekdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; see online for other times.
Free-Rain Theatre’s production of Wicked. The prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Phone 6275 2700

Friday 14 October, QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit.
Breakfast with Rosie Batty. Tickets $74.14. All funds raised from ticket sales will go to the ACT Women’s Legal Centre.

Fri. 14 to Sat. 22 October, Playhouse. Tues. & Wed. 6.30 p.m.; Thur.-Sat. 7.30 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m. Sat. 22nd, 2 p.m. matinee.
Bell Shakespeare’s Othello. From the website: “This production contains strong adult themes.”
(You can also catch the New York Metropolitan Opera’s performance on film of Verdi’s Otello, Dendy cinema, 14th & 15th November at 1 p.m.,  19th November at 10 a.m.)

Saturday 15 October, at your nearest polling booth,

Saturday 15 October, 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St,
Australian Native Plant Sale

Tuesday 18 October, 6 p.m., National Library,
An Evening with Richard Roxburgh. $15, RSVP 6262 1111

Friday 21 October, 8 p.m., Southern Cross Club, Woden,
1970s Discomania“, with Hot Chocolate and The Real Thing. Tickets at the club or online.

Sunday 23 October, 7.30 registration for 8.30 start, Rond Terrace.
Ronald McDonald House Red Wig Run and Walk. More information here.

Sunday 30 October, 2 p.m., National Library Theatre.
Di Morrissey Reflects: the Harold White Lecture 2016. Morrissey has worked as a journalist, writer, community newspaper publisher and environmental activist. $30/$20 includes afternoon tea. Bookings 6262 1698 or