What's on this weekend
The Lifeline book fair is on this weekend at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Photo: Jay Cronan
Goddess (PG): Comedy about a lonely young mother (Laura Michelle Kelly) who becomes famous via webcam. Watch the trailer.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (M): Comedy about rival magicians stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. Watch the trailer.
Mama (M): Horror movie about two orphans who’ve lived in the woods for five years. Stars Jessica Chastain. Watch the trailer.
Performance (M): Drama about the tensions among the members of a string quartet. Stars Christopher Walken. Watch the trailer.
The Lifeline Autumn Bookfair 2013 runs from Friday to Sunday at the Budawang Pavilion, Exhibition Park with more than 200,000 books as well as records, maps,CDs, games, jigsaw puzzles and more. Proceeds go towards Lifeline’s 24-hour phone crisis support and suicide prevention service. Entry by gold coin donation. Opening hours are Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
HERE YOU ARE
As part of the You Are Here festival of independent and experimental arts and culture, in the former Fletcher Jones building in Civic (corner Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit) will be three performances from 7.30pm. Shadowhouse PITS’ Trinculo’s Bathtub is a reincarnation of French revolutionary Marat in a bathtub, Drama-Free Productions’ Pop Goes Our Weasel is a pop culture mash-up, Chris Summers’ Not About You is a reflection-confession-performance and Nakkiah Lui’s I should have told you before we made love (that I’m black) is about how she and a friend are both courting the same guy on OKCupid. Admission free. Adults only. More information: youareherecanberra.com.au
The Four Elements Festival is on at Mirramu Creative Arts Centre, Lake Road, Bungendore NSW. The Festival includes a series of dance workshops for experienced and non-experienced dancers as well as workshops in pottery, painting, aerial photography and hebel block sculpture, writing and yoga. Full details at mirramu.com
It’s a double dose of zombies at Arc Cinema. Harold’s Going Stiff (2011, 18+) is a British documentary-style story of an old-age pensioner who is falling victim to a disease that leads to zombiefication. Juan Of The Dead (2011, 92 minutes) is a Spanish-Cuban story of a small-time criminal who tries to profit from a zombie outbreak while the government insists the undead are just CIA-funded dissidents. National Film and Sound Archive, 7.30pm. Tickets $11/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.
Enjoy a free, volunteer-guided 30-minute tour of the exhibition The Dream of a Century: the Griffins in Australia’s Capital. Meet outside the Exhibition Gallery at the National Library of Australia. The tour begins at 11.30am.
The final installment of You Are Here’s gRage series, transforms Smiths Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Civic into a functioning replica of your loungeroom circa 1am Saturday night. Tonight, guest-programming the music video screenings event is Sydney producer Dro Carey. From 6.30 to 8pm.
Drawing from genres including celtic, classical, jazz and bluegrass, The String Contingent will perform at artist Kim Nelson’s studio gallery, The Oddfellows’ Hall, at 67 Comur Street Yass at 4pm. Admission $20.
EAT WITH POETS
Yass Show holds its inaugural Poets Breakfast at 8.30am. Cheer on the performers in the St Patrick’s Day themed poetry performance competition, participate in the open mike (all styles), hear the announcements and winning poems in the written poetry competition categories. And of course there are all the other events of the show including yard dog trials, dressage, and a magic show. Yass Showground, Grand Junction Road, Yass (gate charge of $15 adults, $5 children). Enquiries: Coordinator and MC Robyn Sykes -email@example.com
COME WHAT MAY
Moulin Rouge! (M), Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 story of love and tragedy at a reimagined version of the famous 19th-century Paris nightspot (with some decidedly modern music) is on at the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, at 2pm. Admission is free.
Beyond Exhaustion delves into the various layers of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion and the states of consciousness that exist within them. It’s created and performed by Courtney Scheu, Ashlee Bye, Kelly Beneforti and Hannah Wong with a soundtrack featuring Akufene and Chris Zabriskie Film and sound mixed by Hannah Wong. Part of the You Are Here festival. It’s on at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Civic, at 1pm.
Meet scores of alpaas and llamas and their babies at the free Alpaca Magic Open Day, 2771 Sutton Road, Sutton from 11am to 3pm. Cuddle an alpaca or walk a llama, try your hand at spinning or felting their fleece. More information: alpacamagic.com.au
Citizen Kane (1941, PG) was co-written and directed by first-time filmmaker Orson Welles who also stars as newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, in a film celebrated for its deep-focus cinematography by Gregg Toland and bravura cinematic style. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 2pm. Tickets $11/$9. Bookings: 6248 4000.