tvnewsaustralia March 4, 2018

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A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer.

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer.

Photo: Mark Douet

FAMILY Spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends when he pulls into Gembrook Station. Take a 35-minute train ride with Thomas, Percy and Diesel, pet animals at the animal nursery or play and create at the imagination station. 2pm, Gembrook Puffing Billy Railway Station, Main Road, Gembrook, $23-$39, 9757 0700, puffingbilly.com.au

Mon MAR 5

ART Fleur Rendell’s exhibition Abundance takes inspiration from her own garden and the glory of springtime to create bold, vibrant designs. Until March 18, 10am-6pm, Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood, free, 9417 4303, australiangalleries.com.au

Tue MAR 6

STAGE The Keir Choreographic Award is dedicated to the commissioning of new work and promoting innovation. This semi-final performance showcases four different works. Awards ceremony takes place on March 10. Until March 10, Tues, 7pm, Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street, Carlton North, $25-$30, 9347 2860, dancehouse.com.au

Wed MAR 7

MUSIC Scandinavian indie folk duo My Bubba land in Melbourne with their soft, soulful music reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel. Support from Audrey Powne. 7pm and 9pm, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, corner of Sydney and Glenlyon roads, Brunswick, $35-$40, 9240 1111, brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

Overheard by Oslo Davis. Secondhand bookshop, Kensington, Saturday 11am 
"I'm a frustrated writer. I add expression, passions into my emails. Make them really descriptive. My semicolons can get really emotional!"

Overheard by Oslo Davis. Secondhand bookshop, Kensington, Saturday 11am
“I’m a frustrated writer. I add expression, passions into my emails. Make them really descriptive. My semicolons can get really emotional!”

Thu MAR 8

MUSIC Experience an evening of powerful voices, thought-provoking lyrics and acoustic piano and guitar in Wild, Fearless and Free. The International Women’s Day show features six acts, including rocker Stella Angelico and opera singer Jessica Hitchcock. 7.30pm, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, corner of Sydney and Glenlyon roads, Brunswick, $30-$35, brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

Fri MAR 9

STAGE Bryony Kimmings is known for her powerful, confrontational theatrical productions. In A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer, Kimmings tackles the difficult topic of cancer. March 7-18, today, 7.30pm, Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, $35-72, 9685 5111, malthousetheatre.com.au

Sat-Sun MAR 10-11

MUSIC Local singer-songwriter Natalie Ambrose takes the stage for the launch of her second single Did You Really Mean It. Support from Karen Moreno and Jordan Jaarola. Sat, 1pm, the Workers Club, corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy, $5, 9415 6558, theworkersclub.com.au

ART Inspired by his Pacific Island heritage and the stylistic principles of geometric abstraction, artist Dion Horstmans delves into a love of the energetic and dynamic in exhibition Particle Fever. The display features multi-dimensional wall sculptures. Until March 17, Sat, 11am-5pm, Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, city, free, 9654 3332, flg.com.au

STAGE The Broadway revival of Godspell follows a group of people who are joined together by a charismatic stranger. Through Gospel retellings, games, topical stories and song, the community changes the world into a better place. Music is by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). March 8-10, various times, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, $21.50-$33, 8290 7000, chapeloffchapel.com.au

OUT OF TOWN Dive into Punctum’s Public Cooling House, a pop-up gathering place to keep cool this summer. Inspired by conversations between scientists and artists, this project features individual cooling pools, traditional cooling practices plus live performances and speakers. This weekend features artists Nikki Edgar and the Currents. Until Mar 12, Sat and Sun, 2-7pm, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, 2 Walker Street, Castlemaine, bookings essential, punctum.com.au

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