Stewart D’Arrietta and John Waters.

CANBERRA and Queanbeyan are in for a feast of Lennon and McCartney this weekend with Darren Coggan and Damien Leith performing “Two of Us The Songs of Lennon & McCartney” at The Q, Queanbeyan, 8pm, February 24, adopted by John Waters, Stewart D’Arrietta and the Liverpool Band performing the “The John Lennon Songbook” at The Road Theatre, 8pm, February 25.

CANBERRA Bonsai Society presents the 2023 exhibition of Australian vegetation as Bonsai within the Crosbie Morrison Constructing, Australian Nationwide Botanic Gardens, 9.30am-4pm, February 25-26.

THE first 2023 Mom Tongue poetry occasion shall be held as a part of “That Poetry Factor” at Smiths’ Different, Civic, 7pm-9pm, February 27, with featured artist Andrew Kwabena Moss.

AUSTRALIAN Dance Celebration’s “Tradition Cruise”,  a four-hour interactive storytelling, music and dance expertise, full with wine and lunch at Water’s Edge, is on once more this Saturday (February 25).


  • CANBERRA Theatre Centre has the circus and bodily theatre present “Air Play,” Full with flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, big kites, at The Playhouse, February 24-26.
  • “DOWNTOWN: The Mod Musical,” Queanbeyan Gamers at Belconnen Neighborhood Theatre till March 4.
  • “A Stroke of Luck”, a play reflecting the real-life story of stroke survivor Gretel Burgess, QL2 Dance, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon, February 24-26.
  • CHRISTOPHER Samuel Carroll’s newest present, “I Have No Enemies”, “an unique post-dramatic play” about surveillance, Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, March 1-11.
  • ACTING For The Enjoyable Of It programs are up and operating once more, on the Hedley Beare Centre, Stirling, 7pm-9pm, March 25 for six weeks. [email protected] or 0408 034 373.

Live shows

  • IN Tuggeranong Arts Centre Lakeside at 5, The Fuelers will play their cross-breed mixture of nation, swing and diesel-billy, February 24. Bar open from 5pm, music 5.30-7.30pm. Entry by donation.
  • ART Track Canberra’s first live performance for 2023, “Love and Battle”, shall be given by the Tasman Soloists – tenor Kent McIntosh, Robert Johnson on horn, Sharolyn Kimmorley on piano, with Rob Canberra’s Wilton as speaker. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 3pm, February 26.
  • GEOFF’S Jazz at Smiths has Lachlan Coventry Quartet’s taking part in a Wes Montgomery tribute live performance. At Smiths Different, Civic, 7pm, March 1.
  • AJ America, mezzo-soprano, and Ariana Odermatt, harpsichordist, current a live performance by Monteverdi and Caccini, Wesley Music Centre, 12.40 to 1.20pm, March 1.


  • ANCA Gallery, Dickson, has “Of Place and Time”, audio and visible kinds that specific their private and neighborhood connections, by Helen Stark and Bridget Baskerville. Till March 5.
  • CANBERRA artist Isla Patterson has “Flying Collectively”, an exhibition of 12 miniature watercolours, in Designer Op Store Emporium, Fyshwick, February 28-March 19. Meet the artist 2pm-4pm, March 5.

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Ian Meikle, editor