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, http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au
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 Committee, It’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,
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.