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MELBOURNE

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.

ADE­LAIDE

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.

BRIS­BANE

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.

KATHER­INE, NT

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.

SYD­NEY

New of­fer­ing: Colin Hay has re­turned to the stu­dio

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