A weekend of must-see events

Congratulations

Wendy Teakel's artwork, Cycle. Photo: Keith Maxwell

Wendy Teakel's artwork, Cycle. Photo: Keith Maxwell

Murrumbateman's Wendy Teakel recently won the $20,000 Sculpture at Scenic World award for her artwork, Cycle. The outdoor art event transforms a Blue Mountains rainforest into an outdoor art exhibition each year.

Applications open

Applications for exhibitions at M16 Artspace in 2020 are now open. To apply for any of the three gallery spaces, download the application form and follow the guidelines. Applications are due by May 1, 2019. m16artspace.com.au/down-load-application-forms/.

National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival, one of the biggest events on the Canberra music calendar, boasts more than 200 acts including acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country. Exhibition Park in Canberra. 11.30am to midnight until Monday. www.folkfestival.org.au

The Jazz at the Lab concert

Canadian and Scandinavian jazz quartet The North will perform on Wednesday, April 24 at the Finnish Embassy (12 Darwinia Avenue, Yarralumla) at 7.30pm. Bookings can be made by emailing gpage40@bigpond.net.au. Tickets $25/$15 concession/$10 ANU student cards.

Heritage Festival

Get your moonwalk ready as the theme of the 37th Canberra Heritage Festival is "Space", with events taking place in various locations in the ACT region. Until May 5. environment.act.gov.au.

Queers

Alexander Hoskison as a World War I soldier in Queers. Photo Janelle McMenamin.

Alexander Hoskison as a World War I soldier in Queers. Photo Janelle McMenamin.

2pm: Everyman Theatre present a series of monologues chronicling a century of queer life in Britain and the social events that underpinned it. The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre. 2pm and 7.30pm Saturday. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.

Peter Helliar - Big Boy Pants

The Australian comedian's new show deals with such matters as growing up and getting a vasectomy. The Spiegeltent, Canberra Theatre Centre. 6.30pm Saturday. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.

The Miser

Harriet Gordon Anderson, Jessica Tovey and John Bell in The Miser. Photo: Prudence Upton.

Harriet Gordon Anderson, Jessica Tovey and John Bell in The Miser. Photo: Prudence Upton.

Bell Shakespeare presents Moliere's comedy about a miser (played by John Bell) and his son who love the same woman. The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. 2pm and 7.30pm Saturday. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

The Great Easter Egg Trail

At the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, choose one of four trails, explore the exhibition and heritage spaces, follow the clues and solve the riddle. There will also be activities and games. 8am Sunday. $5 for adults, under 18s are free. Bookings essential. moadoph.gov.au/easter.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Adam Salter (Watson), left and Brian Kavanagh (Sherlock Holmes) in Baskerville. Photo:Janelle McMenamin

Adam Salter (Watson), left and Brian Kavanagh (Sherlock Holmes) in Baskerville. Photo:Janelle McMenamin

Dramatic Productions presents Ken (Lend Me A Tenor) Ludwig's adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle story about a family seemingly afflicted by a mysterious curse involving a demonic dog. Holmes and Watson go on the case. Gungahlin College Theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. stagecenta.com.au.

A Family Day at The Crisp Galleries

Jazz pianist Wayne Kelly will perform works by Duke Ellington and others and at interval, in keeping with the fact it is Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter egg hunt in the Formal Lavender Garden. $35 adults, includes afternoon tea and refreshments, under 16 years free admission. 2pm Sunday. 28234 Hume Highway, Bowning. crispaustralia.com.

Life: The Show

Dancers Rechelle Mansour and Hilton Denis with singer Lee Taylor perform in Life: The Show. Photo Elesa Kurtz

Dancers Rechelle Mansour and Hilton Denis with singer Lee Taylor perform in Life: The Show. Photo Elesa Kurtz

This adults-only show bills itself as "a joyous cocktail of entertainment and enlightenment" with music, dance, comedy and more in the mix. The Spiegeltent, Canberra Theatre Centre forecourt. At 8.30pm on Saturday and 3pm and 6pm on Sunday. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

NEW FILMS

Breaking Habits (M): Documentary about a corporate high-flier who after a life crisis became a nun and founded the medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley.

Burning (M): Korean thriller about a man in love with a childhood friend who sets out to investigate his romantic rival.

The Curse of the Weeping Woman (M): Based on a Latin American legend about the ghost of a mother who drowned her children centuries ago and who continues to stalk the offspring of others.

The Trouble With You(M): French comedy about a police chief's widow who tries to help an innocent paroled man who was jailed because of her husband's corruption but finds he has trouble adjusting to the outside world.

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