Musical jukebox full of cruel intentions!
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“CRUEL Intentions: The ’90s Musical” sees the 1999 cult classic turned into a musical jukebox filled with music from artists like NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, The Verve Doubt and more. Canberra Theatre, October 5-8.
CELEBRATE Gungahlin Festival will be presented over four events in downtown Gungahlin, opening at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on October 8 and running through October 22.
THE National Gallery celebrates 40 years since the opening of its building with a program of arts and events throughout October, including a futuristic opera by Australian artist Justene Williams on October 14 and 15 to a new figurative bronze sculpture by British artist Tracey Emin in the Sculpture Garden.
“WELL Built: Simmie & Co” is an exhibition marking the work of pioneering construction firm Simmie & Co who built, among other structures, the Institute of Anatomy (National Film and Sound Archive) and the Australian War Memorial. National Capital Exposition, Regatta Point, October 5-December 15.
“SOUL Trading” is Kate Walder’s revealing sci-fi piece about our rapidly changing relationship with technology. Directed by Jena Prince for the Canberra Youth Theatre, it’s at the Courtyard Studio, October 5-8.
MUSICA Viva has Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital and Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima presenting four centuries of culture from opposite sides of the sea, with traditional music from Salento, Bulgarian, Turkish, Sephardic and Macedonian. Llewellyn Hall, 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 5.
“WHO Are You: Australian Portraiture”, the first exhibition bringing together the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery, presents 130 works by Australian artists. Sitters including Albert Namatjira, Queen Elizabeth II and David Gulpilil. National Portrait Gallery, October 1-January 29.
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