Music: Colin Hay is launching his first studio album of new work in five years. Are You Lookin’ at Me? is a meditation on life, love, sobriety, maturity and perseverance. The former frontman for pop sensation Men at Work is an admired solo performer, his songs in demand for television and films, including Garden State . The Prince Bandroom, June 13. Bookings: ( 03) 9536 1168.
Festival: At the 2007 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, artists from New York, London, Paris and Berlin as well as Mount Gambier and the Pitjantjatjara lands perform in 38 shows of music, song and dance, masterclasses, exhibitions and talks. Look out for Eddie Perfect, Julie Anthony and Simon Gallaher, Michael Feinstein and Issa ( Jane Siberry). Adelaide Festival Centre, until June 23. Inquiries: ( 08) 8216 8600; www. adelaidecabaret. com.
Music: Singer- songwriter Darren Hanlon, ( Happiness is a Chemical ) is headlining a free lunchtime concert at the reopening of Brisbane Powerhouse. Joining him will be Beachfield with Glenn Thompson ( the GoBetweens), Ranger with Adele Pickvance ( the Go- Betweens) and Martin Lee ( Regurgitator), and more. Brisbane Powerhouse, tomorrow, 1pm. Inquiries: ( 07) 3358 8600. Theatre: In Alice , 12 actors play 45 characters in an outrageous romp with a dark heart based on the strange world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass . Lewis Carroll’s books were adapted by Tim O’Connor into a larger than life performance for adults and children. Sydney Street Theatre, New Farm, until June 30. Bookings: ( 07) 3358 5387. Visual art: Ten years of work from John Beard, winner of this year’s Archibald Prize, displays all the features of a visual essay on perception. In Decade, his wax and oil monochrome portraits of his artist friends, contrasts with spare watery landscapes. Liverpool Street Gallery, until June 21. Inquiries: ( 02) 8353 7799. Dance: Young German dancerchoreographer Antje Pfundtner performs her acclaimed solo show EigenSinn . It is based on the Grimm Brothers tale The Wilful Child , about a little girl who pays bitterly for insisting on her own way; an old- fashioned notion given a new twist. The work is ‘‘ ugly, beautiful, mean and vulnerable’’, according to Kampnagel Hamburg . Sydney Opera House, June 14- 16. Bookings: ( 02) 9250 7777.
Music: Country rocker and Golden Guitar legend James Blundell, Scottish singersongwriter Karl Broadie and new talent Nik Phillips are the Like Minded Felons. They perform together and solo in this intimate acoustic concert. Katherine Club, June 14. Bookings: ( 08) 8972 1250. They are also touring to Groote Eylandt, Gove, Humpty Doo and Cooinda.
New offering: Colin Hay has returned to the studio