Canberra Potters presents its annual members' exhibition featuring some of the best work created by its members during the past 12 months. The exhibition presents the inexhaustible breadth of ceramic arts through works using combinations of different clays, making, decorating and firing techniques to create works that are unique in form, texture and colour. Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Canberra Potters Gallery.
The Apia Good Times tour is set to return for its eighth year with a line-up of eight of the country's favourite musicians. There will be performances from Brian Cadd, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, John Paul Young, Kate Ceberano, Leo Sayer, Vika and Linda Bull, and Wendy Matthews. Apia Good Times is a great opportunity to see some of Australia's music stars perform their most loved hits and share the stage and their songs. Monday, 7.30pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Hugh van Cuylenburg, The Resilience Project founder, has partnered with elite sports teams, thousands of schools and hundreds of workplaces to teach simple and practical mental health strategies. He's also a best-selling author and co-host of the podcast, the imperfects. Join van Cuylenburg as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Renowned as one of the great character studies in modern literature, The Stranger is a masterpiece by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus. One of Canberra's most celebrated actors, Christopher Samuel Carroll, delivers a performance of searing intensity in this solo adaptation of a modern classic. In this nuanced production, audiences are challenged to test the boundaries of their own morality - to relate to this stranger or cast their judgement upon him. Wednesday to Friday, 7.30pm. Ralph Wilson Theatre. Tickets from Humanitix. Continues until December 11.
Take an in-depth look at the work of Elizabeth Newman with curator Tony Oates at the artist's latest exhibition, Un-Titled. This exhibition surveys the work of the Melbourne artist, be it collage, installation, text-based, textile or found object, and is infused with painterly notions of re-presentation. There will be a floor talk on Thursday from 12pm. Drill Hall Gallery. Register at Eventbrite. Continues until December 16.
Join Lightbulb Improv for lighthearted fun as they deliver a night of comedy inspired by your suggestions and the joy of Christmas. In a lively and daring journey, the players craft stories, games, songs and fearless theatre that frees the mind, delights the intellect and distils the meaning of life. It's a variety show like no other as it's completely made up on the spot. Thursday at 7pm. Smith's Alternative. Tickets to smithsalternative.com.
When it comes to the plot of Canberra Youth Theatre's latest production, the title says it all. Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never to be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. It follows a young couple and their desperate attempt to live the ideal Millennial lifestyle, filled with cool friends, indoor plants and home-brewed kombucha. Thursday and Friday, 7.30pm. Continues until December 14. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Daniel Champagne heads to The Street this weekend. The young virtuoso, recently described as "the finest guitar player of this generation", first picked up his instrument of choice as a five year old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. Friday, 7.30pm. The Street. Tickets from thestreet.org.au.
Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen are five performers whose roots run deep in the Canberra music scene, featuring Michael Simic on guitar, Pip Branson on violin, Phil Moriarty on clarinet, Guy Freer on accordion and Sam Martin on double bass. The group has packed houses from the Sydney Opera House to London's West End, releasing four albums and building a dedicated following here and around the world. This week they are back with a special David Branson 20th Anniversary Concert. Branson was a founding member of Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, playing the violin and appearing on stage as Senor Handsome. Friday, 7.30pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Does Arj Barker swear to tell the whole truth? No, but he'll swear while telling the partial truth ... it's a lot more fun that way. The US comedian and honourary Australian returns to the Canberra Theatre on Friday for his Comes Clean tour. Friday, 8pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
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