Don Dwyer’s What’s on in October

Don’s starred event for followers of his Calendar is the screening of Children of the Revolution, part of the Canberra International Film Festival, on Friday 4 November at 8 p.m., in the Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive. This 1996 “historic comedy” film stars Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh and Geoffrey Rush, and the music is by Nigel Westlake.


Saturday 22 October: Great Garage Sale,

Sunday 23 October: 2 p.m. at the National Film & Sound Archive, Acton,
The Conversation, 1974, starring Gene Hackman.

Monday 24 October: 6.30 p.m. at Llewellyn Hall,
Andrew Leigh MP presents Karl Kruszelnicki, author and science explainer.

Tuesday 25 October: 10.30 a.m. at the Q Theatre, Queanbeyan,
Michael Whittaker sings Perry Como’s Magic Moments.

25 October to 16 November: Palace Cinema, Acton,
British Film Festival.

Wednesday 26 October: 10 a.m. at Government House,
Marymead morning tea, $25. RSVP by 21 October, 6296 6596.

26 to 29 October: Q Theatre, Queanbeyan,
Educating Rita. Ph. 6285 6290

27 October to 6 November: Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive,
Canberra International Film Festival.

Friday 28 October: 12.15 p.m., Parliament House Main Committee Room,
Tom Frame, “1916 Conscription Referendum

28 October: 5.30 p.m., National Library, free.
Centenary of the 1916 Conscription Referendum. Joan Beaumont Michael McKernan, Peter Stanley. RSVP 6262 1111

Saturday 29 October: 1 p.m., Hedley Bull Building, ANU, opposite University House
ACT Labour History Remembers the 1916 Conscription Referendum. Humphrey McQueen, Frank Bongiorno, Frank Cain.

Sunday 30 October: 1 p.m., Civic Square (in front of the Canberra Theatre and Civic Library),
Refugee Action CommitteeIt’s Time — Bring Them Here, Close Manus & Nauru, rally for refugees. Union and other groups will meet at the Merry-go-round at 12.30.

30 October: 3 p.m., Palace Cinema,
High Anxiety, comedy starring Mel Brooks.



1 to 6 November: Capitol Cinemas, 6 Franklin St Manuka,
Russian Film Festival.

Wednesday 2 November: 6 p.m., National Library, $15,
Clive Hamilton, The Story of Protest in Australia. RSVP 6262 1111

2 to 3 November: Llewellyn Hall, ANU,
Canberra Symphony Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky (and others). NIGEL WESTLAKE Shimmering Blue; RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; and TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4 in F minor.

Thursday 3 November: 6 p.m., National Gallery,
Ross McMullin, Will Dyson – Australia’s Radical Genius.

3 November: 5.30 p.m., China in the World Auditorium, ANU,
Annual George Morrison Lecture: Jonathan Unger, The Red Guards in 1966. RSVP 6125 7086

Friday 4 November: 8 p.m., Film & Sound Archive,
Children of the Revolution (1996), with Judy Davis, Rachel Griffith, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh and Geoffrey Rush.

4 to 19 November: Q Theatre, Queanbeyan,
The Merry Widow. RSVP 6285 6290

Wednesday 9 November: the US Election.

10 to 20 November: Dendy Cinemas,
Jewish International Film Festival. Enquiries: 6221 8900

11 to 13 November: Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, from 7 p.m.,
Iranian Film Festival.

12 to 13 November: Queanbeyan Showgrounds, King’s Highway,
Queanbeyan Show.

Thursday 17 November: 6 p.m., National Library,
Peter Manning, “Janet Venn-Brown, A Life in Art“. RSVP 6262 1424

24 to 27 November: Palace Cinema,
German Film Festival.