things to try this week
The 30th anniversary of Floriade, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest flower show, will bloom once more in Canberra. Nightfest, Floriade’s after-dark experience, will provide lighting displays and comedy acts. September 16 to October 15; floriadeaustralia.com.
Little Fires Everywhere is the second novel from bestselling author Celeste Ng. Set in a meticulously ordered town, the story explores the tenuous relationships between neighbours and the dangers of secrets. Out September 12, $29.99; hachette.com.au.
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in Darren Aronofsky’s film mother! as a couple whose lives are upended by unexpected visitors. Aronofsky says it is “closer to Black Swan in spirit than anything I have done in a while”. In cinemas September 14.