things to try this week
Escape to the NT for 18 days of music and art at the DARWIN FESTIVAL. August 10–27; darwinfestival.org.au.
Heartwarming play DI AND VIV AND ROSE
explores the bond of female friendship. From August 12; mtc.c mtc.com.au.
The bush comes to Brisbane for the 140th ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW. August 11–20; ekka.com.au.
From Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE (Pan Macmillan, $29.99).