Congratulations to Story Canberra theatre director Chenoeh Miller and her company Little Dove Theatre Art. They have won three awards at this year's Sydney Fringe Festival for Miller's production Evangeline: best in theatre, NIDA best director and best director Sydney Fringe.
MIPP Canberra finalists
Congratulations to the four Canberra finalists in the 2020 Megalo International Print Prize: Rose-Mary Faulkner; Dianne Fogwell; Annika Romeyn and Peter McLean. The winners will be announced mid-March 2020.
10am: The opening of the Tim Fairfax Learning Gallery and Studio Launch will have gallery-wide art-making workshops, performances, family tours and talks until 4pm. Free. nga.gov.au.
Much Ado About Nothing
2pm: Bell Shakespeare presents the comedy about two couples, the romantic Claudio and Hero and the battling Beatrice and Benedick, and the problems they encounter on the way to finding love. Also 7.30pm Sunday at 4pm. The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 270.
Canberra Mental Health Film Festival
6.30pm: The second Canberra Mental Health Film Festival includes Depression and Me, about British politican spin doctor Alistair Campbell's exploration of new depression treatments, at Gungahlin Community Centre, 7 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin. On Sunday at Palace Electric at 4pm are films from Russia, New Zealand and Australia. More information and bookings: thisismybraveaustralia.com.
6pm: ANU Za Kabuki presents the 42nd annual Japanese evening with a comedy set during Japan's Edo period in which a man is called away from his family to travel to the capital. This is kabuki for an Australian audience including stage effects and live subtitling. Theatre 3, off Ellery Crescent, Acton. Also on Sunday at 1pm, Bookings: anuzakabuki.netlify.com/index.html.
ANU Arts Revue
7pm:Love Capital, this year's revue, promises comedy, singing and dancing. The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
West Side Story
1pm: The classic musical about street gangs in New York based on Romeo and Juliet - with songs by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim including Maria, Tonight and America - is presented by Opera Australia. Canberra Theatre. Also 5.30pm and Saturday at 2 and 7.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
1pm: Canberra Jazz Club presents, from the Illawarra, Capt. Bob's Station House Seven jazz band playing traditional 1920s Dixieland tunes. Canberra Southern Cross Club lounge, Jamison. Free to members and guests. canberrajazzclub.com.
2pm: Dramatic Productions presents the Mel Brooks musical comedy about a producer and his accountant who concoct a scheme to oversell the cost of a terrible musical they know will flop and abscond with the money. Stars Daryl Somers. Also Saturday at 8pm. Gungahlin College Theatre. stagecenta.com.
7.30pm: Canberra Youth Theatre has supported three emerging playwrights aged 13 to 19 to create a new play in collaboration with a teenage ensemble of 12 actors. It is a mosaic of micro scenes presenting a journey through the minds of young people today. Until Saturday. Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre. Tickets: cytc.net/production/possibility.
The Eulogy(M):The tragic story of child prodigy pianist-composer Geoffrey Tozer, inspired by former prime minister Paul Keating's eulogy for the artist.
Gemini Man (M): Will Smith plays a veteran hitman about to retire who must face a younger version of himself.
Hustlers (MA): A group of strip-club employees join forces to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez.
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl(M): Anime in which a high school boy with a girlfriend is confronted by the appearance of his first crush.