The Big Wedding (MA15+): Divorced Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton) must pretend to be married when their adopted son’s Catholic birth mother comes to his wedding.
Camille Rewinds (M): Camille faints on New Year’s Eve and is transported back in time to the 1980s. English subtitles.
Drift (M): In the 1970s, brothers Andy (Myles Pollard) and Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) struggle to establish their surf gear business.
The Hunt (MA15+): A kindergarten teacher (Mads Mikkelsen), is accused of inappropriate behaviour by a girl in his class. English subtitles.
LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT
Queanbeyan City Council’s production of the longrunning off-Broadway musical about love and relationships, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, is in its final days at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Friday 8pm. Tickets $45/$40 $35 matinee Bookings: theq.net.au
FOR THE BIBLIOPHILES
The Queanbeyan Charity Bookfair has thousands of books including current releases with a large range of non-fiction including science, history and religion. There’s also a large vinyl record collection. Proceeds from this month’s sale will support Queanbeyan Meals on Wheels. Queanbeyan Community Centre, Crawford Street. Opposite Council Chambers. Open on Friday from 5 to 8pm.
Possum Magic is on its last tour of Australia. The adaptation of Mem Fox’s book (now 30 years old) uses people and puppets to tell the story of Grandma Poss trying to find out how to make Baby Hush visible again. Canberra Theatre 10am, 11.45am and 1.30pm. Tickets $24.90/ family of four $80. Bookings: 6275[del th]2700.
LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT
Queanbeyan City Council’s production of the longrunning off-Broadway musical about love and relationship, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, is in its final days at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Saturday 2 and 8pm. Tickets $45/$40 $35 matinee Bookings: theq.net.au
The Queanbeyan Charity Bookfair is on at the Queanbeyan Community Centre, Crawford Street, Queanbeyan from 10am to 2pm.
The International Homebrew Day Big Brew invites home brewers of all skill and interest levels to the Wig and Pen, Alinga Street, Civic, from 9am as seven of the club’s best brewers brew a Belgian-style blonde ale, and each will makea slight variation on the same recipe. Around the world, Big Brew participants are being encouraged to brew one of three specific styles: A Belgian Blonde Ale, an English Dark Mild Ale or a Classic American Pilsner. At the Canberra event, brewers will use range of brewing setups. Anyone interested in getting into homebrewing or taking their hobby to the next level is encouraged to come along on the day to get some advice from national award-winning homebrewers and Wig and Pen head brewer, Richard Watkins, who won Champion Small Australian Brewery at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards.
The Canberra Seniors Centre Autumn Fete from 9am to 3pm includes plants, trash and treasure, craft, books, clothes, a sausage sizzle and more. Entry is free. 10 Watson Street, Turner.
POTS AND PIECES
The Marymead Autumn Plant Sale from 9am to 1pm has plants for gardeners of all types as well as books, toys, preserves, and clothes.
It’s on at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah.
MADE WITH LOVE
The Handmade Food & Fashion Market at the National Convention Centre. Constitution Avenue, Reid from 10am to 4pm features about 90 local and interstate designers, gourmet food, make-up sessions and more. Free entry and parking.
FOR THE KIDS
Here’s a pairing of French director Albert Lamorisse’s classic short films for children. White Mane (1953, G) is about a wild horse named Crin-blanc and a boy named Folco and The Red Balloon (1956, G) is about a Parisian boy who chases a balloon around the city. All tickets $5. Recommended for ages five and up. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 1pm. Bookings: 6248 2000.
My Brilliant Career (1979, G), an adaptation of Miles Franklin’s novel, starred Judy Davis and Sam Neill and was directed by Gillian Armstrong. It tells the story of woman in Edwardian Australia forced to make a choice between love and independence. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 3pm. Tickets $11/$9.Bookings: 6248 2000.
Centenary of Canberra and Greening Australia present the Cotter Restoration Celebration from 9.30am-3pm. There will be a community planting event and ceremonial tree planting, followed by a panel discussion about the achievements to date, music, artistic performances, guided hikes, children’s activities, aboriginal plant use demonstrations, and tours of recovery sites.
Lunch and fresh coffee will be provided, free of charge, and disabled amenities will be available on-site.This event is in the bush and you can expect undulating terrain, some blackberries and fallen timber. Please bring hat, sunscreen, long sleeves, gardening gloves, long pants, sturdy boots, mattock (if you have one) and water bottle. Free Buses depart:8:30am and 10.30am – City-West Bus Terminal (Marcus Clarke St, Canberra City); 9am and 11am – Stromlo Forest Park. Buses will return from the event to both locations at 1.00pm and 3.00pm.
Directions: Bullock Paddock Road, Uriarra Forest. Please catch the bus if possible, details below. If driving, drive along Uriarra Rd to Uriarra Crossing, turn left immediately after crossing the Murrumbidgee river. Continue on this road for approximately 8km, then turn left onto Bullock Paddock Road. Directional signs will be in place from Uriarra Crossing. RSVP to Greening Australia firstname.lastname@example.org or 6253 3035.
For more information go to canberra100.com.au or phone 6253 3035.
ON LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Queanbeyan City Council’s production of the longrunning off-Broadway musical about love and relationshios, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, is in its final days at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Saturday 2 and 8pm. Tickets $45/$40 $35 matinee Bookings:theq.net.au
The Hall Markets make their monthly return at the Hall Showground from 10am to 3pm. Browse around a huge array of stalls from local and interstate vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and produce, plants and home-made produce through to sculptures and mirrors. All proceeds from the entry donation go to Hartley Lifecare.
Ths sixth annual Michelago Mayfair from 10am to 3pm at the Village Oval features a tethered balloon rides, market stalls with Mother’s Day gift ideas, live entertainment, a patting paddock, food and drink for sale and much more. Only 20 minutes drive from Calwell, south along the Monaro Highway. Entry by Gold coin donation. Website: michelagoregion.org.au