Our pick of what's happening in Canberra this weekend.
1. The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy. And I'm at Glebe Park for Canberra's Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Expect to see more than 100 women, men and children, dressed in their best red frocks, singing and dancing to the classic Kate Bush song Wuthering Heights. And it's all for a good cause as it is a fundraiser for the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service. Saturday, 10am. Glebe Park.
2. Carl Barron
When comedian Carl Barron was a small boy at school, he asked the teacher how ants feel. Most would put it down to just one of those questions kids ask but not Barron. He never got an answer all those years ago, but he still wants to know. So what did he do? He made a stand-up show about it. Barron's new show Skating Rink for Flies sees him ponder things we all think about but never mention. Things like plastic bags, peanut butter and the possible emotions of an ant. Friday to Sunday, 8pm. Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre. Tickets are $79.90 from Ticketek.
3. Potted Potter
It may be 14 years since the final Harry Potter book came out but who says you can't enjoy the magic?Potted Potter - the unauthorised Harry experience- is in Canberra this weekend, delivering comical wrap-ups of all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. Even if you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, this brilliant comedy will make you roar with laughter. This show is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). Wednesday to Friday, 7pm. Saturday, 4pm and 7pm. Sunday, 1pm and 4pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from $69.90 from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Dance company Bangarra brings SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert. The new work by Stephen Page and Frances Rings tells the story of the Walmajarri people from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, who between the 1920s and 60s were removed and forced into hard labour on pastoral stations. Despite this displacement and cultural disruption, the Traditional People of the Western Desert have maintained an unbroken connection to Land and Country - keeping songs, stories and kinship strong. Thursday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from $59 from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
5. On Repeat
It's a love story, baby just say yes. And by love story, we mean a Taylor Swift love fest. Taylor Swift's Fearless is on repeat at Kambri this weekend. Make sure you dress for the occasion with merch and costumes encouraged for this Taylor Swift tribute night. Friday, 7pm. Kambri, Australian National University. Tickets are $24.60 from Moshtix.
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