A scene from Rebelle.

A scene from Rebelle.

NEW MOVIES

After Earth  (M): Centuries after humans were forced to leave Earth, Kitai (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) crash land on the surface and Kitai sets off on a dangerous journey to signal for help. Watch the trailer.

The Internship (M): Salesmen Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) talk their way into an internship at Google and find themselves up against a group of tech-savvy geniuses. Watch the trailer.

Captain Tempest (Dave Evans), and Science Officer (Veronica Thwaites-Brown) in Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Captain Tempest (Dave Evans), and Science Officer (Veronica Thwaites-Brown) in Return to the Forbidden Planet. Photo: Rebecca Doyle Photography

A Lady in Paris (M): Anne (Laine Mägi) moves to Paris to look after an elderly Estonian woman, Frida (Jeanne Moreau) and the sparks soon fly, English subtitles.

Queen of the Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us? (CTC): Taggart Siegel’s documentary about the mysterious drop in honeybee populations  and the causes and consequences.

FRIDAY

Comedienne Kitty Flanagan will aim to answer some of life's big questions with her new show.

Comedienne Kitty Flanagan will aim to answer some of life's big questions with her new show. Photo: Brendan Crabb

SHAKESPEARE IN SPACE

In a musical completely out of this world, Return to the Forbidden Planet is set in intergalactic space. It is inspired by the science fiction film, Forbidden Planet, with a Shakespearean twist, taking elements from The Tempest  and blending them with rock’n’roll hits. Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 8pm.  Tickets $40 adults, $35 concessions. For bookings call 6285 6290 or online at theq.net.au

SATURDAY

WHO, ME?

Even if you aren’t a Doctor Who fan, or know who the Doctor is, you can still enjoy comedian Rob Lloyd’s show on the nature of obsession. A self-described number one fan, Lloyd invites you to have a laugh at his admitted infatuation. Can obsessions ever be beneficial? Tickets $20 at csiro.au/discovery. CSIRO Discovery Centre, North Science Road, Acton. 1pm and 7pm shows. 

FORBIDDEN PLANET

Escape to another world by checking out the latest musical at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Return to the Forbidden Planet is on at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets $40 adults, $35 concessions. For bookings call 6285 6290 or online at theq.net.au

WEEKEND ROAST

Save cooking at home and bring your family for a spit roast at $15 a head. You can assist another local Canberra family by attending the dinner and auction at Captains Flat RSL and Citizens Bowling Club from 7pm. All money donated will go towards supporting Amanda Hopkins and her family. Amanda’s husband passed away in April this year and all proceeds will go to providing for her future. Local businesses have donated auction items from across Cooma, Queanbeyan and Canberra. Bring your family along and give yourself a night away from the stove. Captains Flat RSL and Citizens Bowling Club Foxlow Street. For further information contact Jason Platt on 0421 597 919. 

DELICATE DISPLAY

Canberra Glassworks is offering the opportunity to have a look through their glassmaking process. Activities will be on offer for both children and adults, capturing ‘’100 Days of Glass’’ to mark the Centenary year. In addition to being able to learn about the glassmaking process and view demonstrations, on weekends only Glassworks is offering the chance to make your own glass. For more information canberraglassworks.com or phone 6260 7005. Free entry. 10-4pm. Canberra Glassworks. 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.  

ROCK ON

Rolling on until midnight, the Rock Around the Clock dance is not for the faint-hearted. However, you don’t have to be a professional rocker to come along, with dance workshops available on the night. Entertainment will be provided by four-piece Sydney band The Flaming Stars, who will be playing a variety of 1950s and ’60s beats. They combine swing, rock’n’ roll, rockabilly and jazz mixed with modern sounds. It kicks off at 8pm at Albert Hall and tickets are $30. For more information, see southsiderocknroll.com or phone 0439 538 758.

HELLO KITTY

If you’re feeling down, let comedian Kitty Flanagan bring you up with her latest revelations on the philosophical question everyone has been pondering: “Why does ham taste so good?’’ It might be that it’s layered in salt, or is the closest thing to bacon that you can eat uncooked in the middle of the day. If you want to find out the answer to this question, and many more, come along to her performance on the Hello Kitty Flanagan tour. Bacon and ham not included. Canberra Theatre Centre. 8pm start. Tickets $40. For bookings call 6275 2700 or visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

POSTCARDS FROM HOME

There is a limited time left to view the Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition which wraps up at the end of July. Going back to World War I, the display features  photographs of soldiers travelling to battlefields in the Somme from Vignacourt. As soldiers were waiting to go into battle, the photos were turned into postcards for loved ones back home in Australia. It is a fleeting insight into the life of a soldier, and a haunting glimpse into the people left waiting at home. Australian War Memorial, 10am-5pm daily. For more information see awm.gov.au or phone 6243 4211.

GERMANY IN GLEBE

You don’t have to pay for a flight to Germany to embrace the culture. Children and guardians can attend a magic German Lantern Walk through Glebe Park. A play about Saint Martin will be shown before the walk, encouraging children to sing along. Lanterns will be available on the day for children to decorate and paint. To stay warm, hot soup will be provided so make sure to bring a mug along. European food will also be available for purchase, including traditional German sausages. Gold coin donation. Glebe Park, 5 to 6.30pm. For more information contact Lisa Stephen on 6251 7743.  

WINTER WARMER

A glass of red at Lerida Estate will help you warm up as the temperature is dropping. Live music will be available in the barrel room between 12.30pm and 3pm. Four-piece band The Other Side will be playing a range of jazz, folk and country music. Fresh food will also be available from a winter menu available at Café Lerida.  Lerida Estate is off the Federal Highway, about 55 kilometres from Canberra CBD. Free entry. More information: leridaestate.com.au

SUNDAY

AUSTRIA IN THE ALBERT

A major fundraising event for Arthritis ACT, the Austria in the Albert concert is on again. This year featuring soloists Susan Ellis, Geoff Roberts, Evelyn Graham and Rosemary Lohmann. It also will have an exciting new group ‘The Hallows Trio’.  Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla. 2-5pm. Adults $35.00, concession $25.00. Contact Michael Farr on 62884244 or email info@arthritisact.org.au for more information.

WALKING ON WATER

ACTEW Water with the Bulk Water Alliance is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to stand on the top of Australia’s newest dam. Tours will be operating between 8.30-3.30pm. For further information and to find out about dress safety requirements phone ACTEW Water on 6248 3111.

CANBERRA BLUES

If you like blues and rockabilly, this event is for you. Tiger Snake Jive is this month’s host band at the Canberra Blues Society. 2-5.30pm.Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah. Entry $3 for members $5 for non-members. Contact  Kerry Sattler for more information on 0419607710 or email contact@canberrabluessociety.com.au

VIETNAM VIEWS

Far From Vietnam (1967, 18+)is a  documentary that examines the diverse opinions of four French filmmakers, a Dutch documentary maker and an American artist on was at the time considered to be an everlasting war in Vietnam. The French filmmakers confront how they could make cinema in such an environment, to create beauty out of the darkest places. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 2pm. Tickets $11 adults, $9 concessions. Bookings: 6248 2000 

WAR WITCH

Rebelle (2012, MA15+) is a harrowing story of what it is like to be a child soldier. Young Komona never had the opportunity to have adolescent fights with her parents. Instead, at just 12 years of age, she was forced to go to war and was told that an AK-47 was her new mother and father. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 4.30pm. Tickets $11 adults, $9 concessions. Bookings: 6248 2000.