Introducing Woroni’s first weekly Event Guide!
I haven’t got enough words to properly introduce myself beyond my name being Mehar, but that’s okay because I know you would rather get to the good stuff. Every Sunday evening at 5.00pm I will be sharing a guide of what events are coming up in the next seven days. The events will, hopefully, appeal to a variety of interests, and will be located both within ANU and the wider Canberra community.
Starting tomorrow the Canberra Theatre Centre is hosting Australian comedian Frank Woodley in Civic Square, who will be performing his show Work in Progress. Woodley, known best as part of the renowned duo Lano and Woodley – click here for a quick snippet – is performing from 27 – 4 March. Personally, I remember his off-beat humour on Thank God You’re Here segments being, sadly, too bizarre to ever win him the trophy – but I am really looking forward to seeing him live in theatre. Tickets are $35.
On Tuesday the ANU Women’s Revue are hosting an Open Writing Workshop for all women-identifying and non-binary students. University comedy revues are satirical shows put on by faculties and groups featuring sketches, songs and videos on everything and anything you can think to complain about. This workshop is the second that has been run so far, but it’s not too late to get involved! The women behind the Women’s Revue will teach you how to write a skit, invite you to share your own ideas, and provide you with the opportunity to give you an opportunity meet some like-minded people.
If that doesn’t interest you, on Tuesday night Canadian author Madeleine Thien will be speaking about her 2016 novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing at the National Library of Australia. Winning multiple awards – including the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction – the novel follows a 10-year-old girl and her mother as they provide a Chinese refugee with asylum. Tickets are $18 and offer access to an interview between Thien and Professor Paul Hetherington.[one-half-first][/one-half-first][one-half]If you’re an AFL fan, tickets for the GWS vs North Melbourne game in Manuka are now on sale – while the event is not on next week, this is one you have to prepare in advance for. The game is on the 10 March at 5.50pm and tickets can be purchased on Ticketek.[/one-half]
Later in the week, Wind It Up – a two-day ‘party conference’ featuring both local and interstate performers – is overtaking Canberra city. During the day workshops like party photography and social media management will be running, as well as panel discussions on industry politics and gender issues within club culture. A $15 combo ticket will also get you access to the party in Verity Lane where you will be able to enjoy the tunes of Melbourne artist Wax’o Paradiso and Sydney’s Lauren Hansom. Wind It Up founder Isaac Dugdale says that the event will focus on ‘music on the disco-house-techno spectrum, proudly feminist and inclusive attitudes’ and ultimately hope that ‘people from different backgrounds will come to the workshops, get to know each other at the parties afterwards and then make good things together.’ He wants to see you – and the whole city – on the dancefloor.
[one-half-first]Last, but certainly not least, School of Art graduate Andrew Baldwin is showing his glass exhibition impermanence at Beaver Galleries. The gallery is located in Deakin and his work will be on display until Saturday 5 March. Baldwin’s use of glass as a vessel serves the purpose of representing notions of transience and emptiness, mirroring Buddhist teachings of cultivating detachment from material possessions and desires.