Don’s Autumn Calendar of Events

Website time-lag has meant that only those lucky people who received Don’s hand-out were notified about most of the events, festivals and book-launches happening across town since our last Vintage Reds meeting. But some gems are still to come: see below.

A particular highlight was from the Bridge Theatre, London, a recorded production of “Young Marx”, which showed at the Dendy cinema over several days. Not to be missed; and we didn’t. There are a couple more screenings still, this week.

The Dendy has more offerings from the National Theatre Live series, coming soon: Julius Caesar in April, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in May.

March 2018

Mon. 19 – 25 March: Canberra Comedy Festival, at various venues. Book fast! Some sessions are already sold out.

Wed. 21 March: “Young Marx” at 1.30 at the Palace cinema;
Wed. 21 March at 6 pm, & Thurs. 22 March at 10 am: “Young Marx” at the Dendy cinema, from the National Theatre Live series, UK. (Note: these are more expensive tickets than normal: $23 to 25 for adults.)

Wed. 21 March: Puccini’s La Bohème, performed by Teatro Comunale of Bologna, showing at the Palace cinema, 1 p.m.

Sun. 25 March: Palm Sunday Refugee Rally: Justice for Refugees, in Garema Place at 1 p.m.

Wed. 28 to 31 March: Black is the New White, a play by Nakkiah Lui, performed by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Canberra Theatre.

Thurs. 29 March to 2 April: National Folk Festival, at Exhibition Park. Ring 6242-5944 for information; or click here for a program, to read online or download.

From Thurs. 29 March: The Manchester Guardian‘s “Film of the Year”: The Death of Stalin. At local cinemas.

April 2018

5 April: Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes, “Brasil ’66 — From Bossa Nova to Samba to Jazz and Beyond!” Canberra Theatre, tickets from ticketmaster or at the theatre.

5 & 7 April: Flying Fruit Fly Circus, at the Canberra Theatre. Direct from the grassy bank of the Murray River, Albury, this is always an amazing show. 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 11 a.m. & 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. “Grab a child, go.” — advice from the Sydney Morning Herald.

From 12 April: The Party, a film by Sally Potter. On the program at the London, Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals.

12 to 21 April: Bell Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare. At the Playhouse.

May 2018

10 May: Ballet Revolucion, direct from Havana at the Canberra Theatre, 7.30 p.m.

June 2018

2 June: at 8 p.m., Wil Anderson in “Wilegal”, Canberra Theatre.