A Clockwork Orange opens at Canberra's The Playhouse on May 22.

A Clockwork Orange opened at Canberra's The Playhouse on May 22. Photo: Katherine Griffiths

FILMS

Dead Man Down (MA): Victor (Colin Farrell) has infiltrated a New York gang led by Alphonse (Terrence Howard), intent on avenging the deaths of his family. 

The Hangover Part III (MA): Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) must find Chow (Ken Jeong) to save Doug (Justin Bartha) from a gangster (John Goodman). 

Veronica Craye, played by Kate Blackhurst, and  John Cristow, played by Paul Jackson, in "The Hollow".

Veronica Craye, played by Kate Blackhurst, and John Cristow, played by Paul Jackson, in "The Hollow". Photo: Melita Caulfield

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (M): A Pakistani man, Changez (Riz Amed) seeking Wall Street success becomes embroiled in a conflict involving his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and his homeland.

FRIDAY

CHRISTIE MYSTERY

Predator.

Predator.

Tempo Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow – a country-house murder mystery from the Queen of Crime – is on at Belconnen Theatre, Swanson Street, Belconnen at 7.30pm. Bookings: 6275 2700 or canberraticketing.com.au.

DYSTOPIAN VISION

British theatre company Action to the Word’s A Clockwork Orange, an adaptation by Anthony Burgess of his novel, is on at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, at 8pm. Bookings: 6275 2700 or canberraticketing.com.au

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie.

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie.

HARMONY

At the Health, Harmony & Soul Expo there will be psychic readers, seminars, performances, workshops and yoga/meditation classes. Coorong Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra, 10am to 6pm. Various ticket prices, see healthharmonysoul.com.au for more information.   

SATURDAY

CHRISTIE MYSTERY

Tempo Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow – a country-house murder mystery from the Queen of Crime – has its final performance at Belconnen Theatre, Swanson Street, Belconnen at 7.30pm. Bookings: 6275 2700 or canberraticketing.com.au.

DYSTOPIAN VISION

British theatre company Action to the Word’s A Clockwork Orange, an adaptation by Anthony Burgess of his novel, has its final performance at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, at 8pm. Bookings: 6275 2700 or canberraticketing.com.au.  

HARMONY

At the Health, Harmony & Soul Expo there will be psychic readers, seminars, performances, workshops and yoga/meditation classes. Coorong Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra, 10am to 6pm. Various ticket prices, see healthharmonysoul.com.au for more information.   

VISIONS

Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine – whose credits include My Brilliant Career and Moulin Rouge! is coming to Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive as part of A Shining Light, the Australian Cinematographers Society weekend of events celebrating its 42nd National ACS Awards for cinematography. At 2pm today he will introduce a screening of the sci-fi action movie Predator (1987, M) on which he worked. Tickets $11/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

RAPT IN FELT

Rapt in Felt, the Canberra Region Feltmakers Annual Exhibition & Bazaar, has a fashion parade today at 11am at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, rear of 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. The Bazaar is open from 10am to 3pm and ends today.

SUNDAY

SEEING COMEDY

Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine will introduce a screening of the comedy The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972, R) at Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, at 2pm. Tickets $11/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

HARMONY

At the Health, Harmony & Soul Expo there will be psychic readers, seminars, performances, workshops and yoga/meditation classes. Coorong Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra, 10am to 6pm. Various ticket prices, see healthharmonysoul.com.au for more information.   

MARKET

Get out of town and enjoy the hospitality of the Coolac Markets, with stalls including home-made jams, sauces and condiments, cakes, bric-a-brac, local knitting and sewing, garments and gloves, plus a barbecue and free tea and coffee. Old Hume Highway, Coolac, from 7am to 5pm.  

SPEED PLANTING

Are you single and ready to mingle? You’ve heard of speed dating, well this is speed planting. Plant a new tree at Williamsdale, south of Canberra, with a new person every eight minutes in age-grouped teams. Then join everyone for lunch. Drive yourself or catch the free return bus from City West or Calwell Club. Registration by email/phone is essential. See actlandcare.org.au.

BIZARRE BAZAAR

The Burlesque Bazaar is on at the Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie, from 10am to 4pm. There will be talks, performances on the hour, raffles, a pin-up photo booth, hair and make-up artists available to style you, pasties, cupcakes, clothing, corsets, and curiosities. Entry $5 (no need to be a club member) – all ages welcome.

GARDEN GATHERING

Permaculture exchange is having a Garden Gathering at Yarralumla Primary school, Loftus Street, Yarralumla, for a day of learning, interactivity and a chance to get your hands dirty. Hear Dan Harris-Pascal talk about Forest Gardens, see the Forest Garden at the school and help with winter maintenance. This is a free community event but registrations are essential. A light lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, see permacultureexchange.org.au.