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In the City Summer
Monday November 29, 2010
swag of Chrissy presents. There’s an amazing
selection of theatre, music and art in the capital over
the summer season. FREYLA FERGUSON writes...
National and international legends will grace the stages of Canberra City.
Film lovers get ready for a massive
Exciting exhibitions will feature
throughout the season.
Theatre lovers will be delighted by the diverse selection on offer.
Belles Will Ring – Come North
With Me Baby, Wow Tour
Up-and-coming psychedelic rockers Belles
Will Ring will perform in Canberra as part of
their Come North With Me Baby, Wow tour.
Transit Bar – December 9
Phone 6162 0899
Skipping Girl Vinegar
They’ve performed at major festivals
including Splendour in the Grass and Falls
Festival and now Melbourne indie rock
quartet Skipping Girl Vinegar will perform in
Canberra. The gig is an extension of their
Drown it Out – Wasted single launch tour.
Street Two – December 11
Tommy & Phil Emmanuel
To mark 50 years of performing together,
brothers Tommy and Phil Emmanuel
will embark on a national tour. Known
internationally for being two of the world’s
finest guitar pickers, Tommy and Phil will be
joined by the TE All Star band.
Royal Theatre – December 12
Blondie & The Pretenders Tour
It’s not every day you get the opportunity to
see two of the world’s greatest front women
perform live in concert. In a world first,
Debbie Harry from Blondie and Chrissie
Hynde from the Pretenders will join forces
for a double-bill in Canberra.
Royal Theatre – December 14
A Christmas Romance
One of Australia’s rising musicians Marcello Maio will perform a concert of rhythm of salsa
and tango featuring some of the most romantic songs and stories from exotic locations
around the world. Street One – December 5 Visit www.thestreet.org.au
Paul Kelly The A to Z Shows
Australian music icon Paul Kelly visits
Canberra this January to perform his
entire discography from A to Z. The string
of shows follows the release of his much
awaited auto-biography How to Make
Gravy. If you love his hits including Before
Too Long, Dumb Things, From Little Things
Big Things Grow, How To Make Gravy –
you won’t want to miss it.
The Playhouse – January 27-30
John Waters – Looking Through A
He may be better known for his acting
in TV shows like All Saints and Offspring
but John Waters is also a very talented
musician. Back in Canberra after
performing Jacques Brel’s songbook last
July, John Waters will now pay tribute to
another great musician – John Lennon.
The Playhouse – February 5
After extensive national and international
touring, including the Nick Cave curated
festival All Tomorrow’s Parties, jazz
improvisers The Necks will take time out
of their busy schedules to perform this
February in Canberra. Their new album
Silverwater was also nominated for this
year’s ARIA for best jazz album.
Street One – February 13
The Blue Marquessa
What is The Blue Marquessa? A circus
sideshow, a theatre performance, a musical
and a venue – The Blue Marquessa is
ultimately a story about losing your passion
and where you go from there. Meet silent
movie siren Miss Marlena Matresse, circus
hula star Patience Blue, the sideshow
antices of Betty Hilderbrant plus many more
colourful characters performed by some of
Canberra’s most talented artists.
Street One Onstage – December 2-4
Scotland the Brave
Get back to your Scottish roots (and if you
don’t have any – pretend!) with the onstage
international smash-hit, Scotland the Brave.
This celebration of Scottish song and
dance has been performed all over the
world and features the popular tenor
Canberra Theatre – December 11
Sydney-based music group Ensemble
Offspring will take a novel look at patterns
in music with their show – Why Patterns?
Inspired by the concept of ‘process music’,
the show includes a selection of music by
composers who have created transparent
music that is sometimes humorous, funky
and always fresh.
The Street – Sunday February 20
Known for her textured creations, Canberra
artist Stephanie Jones’ work, Sugar Town,
is a combination of textured wall paper
and patterned confectionary. The site
specific work is part of an ongoing series
responding to CMAG’s glass fronted
Gallery 4, CMAG – until December 5
Rediscover some of Canberra’s historic
buildings in CMAG’s newest exhibition –
Altered States. Explore buildings from the
past 100 years that have been lost,
salvaged and repurposed, which are now
fulfilling purposes their builders never
Gallery 2/3, CMAG – until 27 February
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
(CCAS) has gallery space in both Gorman
House and Manuka. Over the summer
period the Gorman House space will
hold two exhibitions unearthing local and
national visual art talent. proppaNOW, a
collective exhibition will feature the works
of Brisbane-based Indigenous artists
including Richard Bell, Tony Albert, Vernon
Ah Kee and Gordon Hookey. Blaze 5 will
feature work from various emerging artists
working in Canberra.
proppaNOW – December 10 to February
12 (excluding Christmas shut-down
Blaze 5 – February 25 to March 26
CCAS Gorman House, Gorman House
Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Puppetry of the Penis
They’ve performed on the West End
to Broadway – now the boys behind
Puppetry of the Penis will be bringing their
‘interesting’ art form to Canberra. If you’re
curious as to how graphic the show is
there is a warning – this show may contain
Canberra Theatre – Saturday January 15
An epitome of glitz and glamour is The
Sapphires. The Sapphires were an
Australian Supremes cover group – four
Koori sisters from country Victoria – who in
the late 60s, went on to perform in Vietnam
for the troops. The production also stars
the amazing talents of former Australian
Idol winner Casey Donovan.
Canberra Theatre – February 9-12
Ireland’s Guna Nua Theatre Company
brings the acclaimed production Little
Gem. Written by Irish actress Elaine
Murphy (who can be seen alongside Anne
Hathaway in the film Becoming Jane),
Little Gem follows the lives of three Dublin
women and has all the humour and wit the
Irish are best known for.
The Playhouse – March 1-5
There’s nothing better than enjoying a
balmy summer evening at an outdoor
cinema. National Film and Sound Archive
(NFSA) will kick-off their series of outdoor
screenings with the 1980s classics
Ghostbusters and Footloose.
National Film and Sound Archive
School holiday fun
Creation Station are craft mornings
where kids can make their own funky
musical instrument and explore its sound.
Cartoonimation is a workshop with artist
Adam Kinninmont who will teach kids
new techniques on creating cartoons and
animations. Arc cinema will run school
holiday screenings at matinee times
throughout January. Check out the website
for details. Bookings are essential.
National Film and Sound Archive
Parents don’t have to miss out on all the
fun. NFSA are also holding two family
events – Australian Animation – a fun and
exciting 30-minute live presentation about
our country’s animation from Aeroplane
Jelly to Happy Feet. Archive Alive, are free
weekend family presentations in NFSA’s Art
Deco theatrette. This will coincide with a
special free hands-on exhibit for kids aged
three to nine called Pause and Play.
Australian Animation – 30 January to
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