Canberra carillonist Peter Bray entered the international Queen Fabiola Competition in Mechelen, Belgium. He placed fifth in a field of 14 performers. Canberra lead carillonist Lyn Fuller writes that she and some of her colleagues were there to support him, saying, "We listened, watched and heard the most sizzling playing from Peter, and the National Carillon is very proud of him."
Scripted by Nature
10am: Artists Ingrid Bowen and Larissa Warren's exhibition of new works inspired by the earth and landscapes will open at Suki & Hugh Gallery, 38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm until September 29. sukihugh.com.au.
7.30pm: Franz Kafka's story about a man who wakes up to find he has turned into a giant insect and the events that follow is on in Steven Berkoff's adaptation at the Street Theatre. thestreet.org.au.
7.30pm: Canberra Youth Theatre's Company Ensemble presents Grace De Morgan's play that explores, through the personal experiences of six young people in Canberra, the factors that have contributed to the destruction of civilisations past and the challenges that threaten our society today. The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.
All That Arises
10am: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn's exhibition All That Arises is a multimedia display of more than 50 works from the Canberra artist's long career. ANU Drill Hall Gallery. Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday until October 13.
Noon: M16 Artspace's current exhibitions are Phil Page's Kyoto Wanderings, exploring his interest in Japanese woodcuts, the group shows Abstracting Space and Place Less; Suitcase Dollhouse by Marisa Martin and David Tynan; and Invasive by Rebecca Selleck, about introduced and endemic species. 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith until September 1, Wednesday to Sunday noon to 5pm.
2pm: Under the baton of conductor Craig Johnson, Brindabella Orchestra will perform a variety of pieces by Humperdinck, Mozart, Holst, Delius and others. Entry $5 includes a printed program and afternoon tea. Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall, Corner of Hilder & Gritten Streets, Weston.
3pm: Lisa Cannizzaro (soprano), Jeremy Tatchell (baritone) and Elena Nikulina (piano) will perform an Art Song Canberra recital with music connected to important historical figures. Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest,Admission, including program and light refreshments: Full price $35. Concessions $30. $30 per person. Art Song Canberra Members $25. Full-time students $15. trybooking.com/BCIMJ or at the door (no EFTPOS).
Shakespeare in Love
7.30pm: Adapted from the Oscar-winning movie by Lee Pace, this comedy-romance has Will Shakespeare suffering from writer's block with his new play until he meets Viola, a young woman disguised as a man in order to act on stage. Canberra Theatre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.
6.45pm: After completing the world's most gruelling marathon in Antarctica (with no previous experience), comedian Tommy Little (The Project) has a story to share. Not suitable for children. The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. Also 8.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 62752700.
Camino Skies (PG): Documentary about six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago to overcome the personal and physical traumas life has dealt them.
A Dog's Journey (PG): Bailey is living the good life on the farm of Ethan and Hannah. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he promises Ethan to find granddaughter CJ and protect her at any cost. Stars Dennis Quaid.
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (MA): In Quentin Tarantino's new film, fading TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double and sidekick Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) find Hollywood is changing in 1969.
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