Wings (1927) will screen at the Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive at 4.30pm, Sunday.
I’M SO EXCITED (MA15+)
In Pedro Almodóvar’s comedy, after a plane is put in a holding pattern because of faulty landing gear, the cabin crew must deal with the situation. English subtitles.
MEETS MOHAMMAD (PG)
An unlikely friendship develops between a Muslim asylum seeker in a Tasmanian detention centre and a Christian pensioner.
Satellite Boy (2012, G) will screen at Arc Cinema, 2pm, Saturday.
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (PG)
A 3D concert movie featuring the teen pop group One Direction.
PERCY JACKSON: THE SEA OF MONSTERS (PG): To save their world, Percy (Logan Lerman) and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden Fleece.
TURBO (G): A garden snail named Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) is given the power of incredible speed and decides to compete in a car race.
Tamina Koehne-Drube as Eliza and Lachlan Ruffy as Thomas from The Book of Everything. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Two of the city’s musical ensembles, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, come together in celebration of Canberra’s Centenary. Strike Up the Band! includes music by Sousa, Respighi and Coates as well as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It takes place at 2pm at Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University. Tickets: $78 through Ticketek on 1300 795 012.
Canberra’s flourishing fashion community showcases a world of non-mainstream, high-end fashion. Canberra’s first seasonal fashion market brings together quality fashion by Australian designers and vintage collectors across 22 stalls. More than a market, the event is billed as an experience, and features three live music acts and food and drinks, before an after party and a fashion parade top off the night. Hustle and Scout’s fashion market Twilight Fashion Market is at the Nishi Precinct on Phillip Law Street from 4pm to 9pm. The event is free. For more information see hustleandscout.com.au.
Simon Bryant will be at the Gourmet Garden, Floriade, at 3pm, Saturday. Photo: Andrew Scott Beveridge
Canberra’s charity fine art show officially opens today. The Canberra art region is well-represented with more than 500 works showcased and ready to be sold for local charities. Entries come from professional artists Australia-wide. City Walk, Civic Centre, 8am-5pm.
The Book of Everything by Richard Tulloch is the story of Thomas (Lachlan Ruffy), nearly 10, growing up in Amsterdam in 1951 and learning to deal with fear, right and wrong, and the strange things he sees. The Canberra Rep production is at Theatre 3 at 2 and 8pm. Tickets $40/$35. Bookings: canberrarep.org.au.
Is dressing up your thing? Experience the glamorous life at the AIDS Action Council’s Cabaret night. Come dressed with a touch of cabaret while enjoying a glass of bubbly and gourmet food. Tilley’s Devine Cafe Gallery, Lyneham, 7.30pm. Tickets: $80. Funds raised go to AIDS Action Council ACT. This is an 18+ event. Bookings: 6257 2855.
In Supa Productions’ Footloose, teenager Ren (Angus Murphy) moves with his mother to a small town where dancing is banned. The musical score includes Let’s Hear It For The Boy and the title song. ANU Arts Centre, 2 and 8pm. Tickets $40/$35. Bookings: canberrarep.org.au.
Chef, television personality and businessman Simon Bryant will be at Floriade, sharing his favourite recipes and promoting the value of Australian produce. Bryant is a champion of ethical food issues, and highlights the importance of fair trade and using seasonal foods with less environmental impact. Gourmet Garden, Floriade, 3pm. For more information see floriadeaustralia.com.
Satellite Boy (2012, G) tells a heartfelt story about a deep connection to country. Pete lives with his grandfather at an abandoned open-air cinema in West Australia’s remote Kimberley region. When a mining company threatens to demolish the old drive-in, Pete and his best mate Kalmain take off through the bush to the city, where the mining company is based, in an attempt to save their home. Arc Cinema, 2pm. Tickets: $6. Bookings: 6248 2000.
HACKETT TURNS 50
Hackett will be celebrating its 50th birthday this weekend at the Hackett Shops. The event will be officially opened by Centenary of Canberra creative director Robyn Archer. Bookstalls, craft items and food will be available as well as children’s entertainment. The event is free and will run from 10am to 10pm.
Wings (1927, PG) was the first Oscar winner for best picture (then called ‘‘outstanding picture’’). Directed by William A. Wellman, it tells the story of two men (Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen) who love the same girl (Clara Bow) but who become friends after they join the Air Corps. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 4.30pm. Tickets $14/$12. Bookings: 6248 4000.
The Book of Everything by Richard Tulloch is the story of Thomas (Lachlan Ruffy), nearly 10, growing up in Amsterdam in 1951 and learning to deal with fear, right and wrong, and the strange things he sees. The Canberra Rep production is at Theatre 3 at 2pm. Tickets $40/$35. Bookings: canberrarep.org.au.
Hackett will be celebrating its 50th birthday this weekend at the Hackett Shops. The event will be officially opened by Centenary of Canberra Creative Director Robyn Archer. Bookstalls, craft items and food will be available as well as children’s entertainment. The event is free and will run from 10am to 4pm.
REMEMBER THE INFERNO
The Street Theatre will host a dramatic representation of the impact that the Canberra Bushfires of 2003 had on the public. From a Black Sky is an opera set in Weston Creek enacted by an ACT cast and chorus. It’s on at 4pm. Tickets $35/$30. Bookings 6247 1223 or thestreet.org.au.
HIGH ON LIFE
The High Court will be full of singing and dancing public servants at 2.30pm as part of the Musical Offerings Project. The Shiny Bum Singers will be performing their wicked parodies about working life in the public service with a cappella singing as well as a wide use of instruments. For more information: 6270 6348 or hcourt.gov.au.
A DAY OUT
The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra will be playing at Lerida Winery just outside Canberra from 12.30pm to 3pm. Diners will be able to taste some of the region’s best food and wine while listening to jazz and traditional Italian music performed by the Orchestra. For more information and directions see leridaestate.com.au.
Looking for something to do with the family? The Torrens Preschool Monster Garage Sale and Family Day is on from 10am to 2pm with something for all ages. Entertainment including face painting and a jumping castle will be provided for the children while the adults can peruse the stalls for cakes, crafts and pre-loved goods. All proceeds go to pre-school and provide new resources for the kids. It’s in Parsons Street, Torrens.