Your guide to the arts this week

EXHIBITIONS

RAINING CATS, DOGS, RABBITS AND OTHERS: Customs House Gallery, Hawkesdale, until May 28. New selection of prints to view by Barbie Kjar, Geoff Ricardo, Kyoko Imazu, David Frazer and more, weekends only between 11am-4pm.

WAR & STITCH - CHRIS MAST: Outlaw Gallery, FJs, Warrnambool, until May 28. Mix of works on paper and fabric by up-and-coming Warrnambool artist Chris Mast.

EFFERVESCENCE - KAREN McKENZIE: The Artery, Warrnambool, until May 28. Brightly coloured collection takes visitors from under the ocean to Venice by local artist Karen McKenzie.

CONTEMPORARY GLASS: Hamilton Art Gallery, until May 28. A survey of contemporary Australian and European glass from the permanent collection.

HAMILTON QUILTERS - DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Hamilton Art Gallery, until May 28. The 17th exhibition from the long-running local quilters group.

EVENTS

TONI ERDMANN: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, May 19, 7.30pm. Port Fairy Film Society screens this German comedy about a father’s goofy attempts to reconnect with his busy daughter.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, May 20, 10am. Join Ruby Richardson and learn the art of screenprinting.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW: Hamilton PAC, May 17, 8pm, Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, May 20, 8pm & Heywood Community Hall, May 21, 8pm. A line-up of top funny people drop in for two and a half hours of laughs.

WORKSHOP: Warrnambool's inner-city creative hub The Artery is hosting a screenprinting workshop by Ruby Richardson May 20, 10am.

WORKSHOP: Warrnambool's inner-city creative hub The Artery is hosting a screenprinting workshop by Ruby Richardson May 20, 10am.

DRINKING WITH A FORK: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, May 17 & 18, 8pm. Comedian Carl Barron returns with his new show.

PERFECT STRANGERS: Hamilton Cinema, May 18, 7.30pm & May 19, 2pm. Hamilton Film Group screens this fiendishly clever Italian comedy exploring modern technology at a dinner party.

ROBERT BURNS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL: Camperdown, May 19-21. The annual festival celebrates the poet and all things Scottish.

WORKSHOP: Merri View Gallery, Warrnambool, May 20-21, 10am. Talented wildlife artist William Ritchie hosts these sessions on behalf of the Warrnambool & District Artists’ Society.

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, May 23, 1.30pm. Agatha Christie’s courtroom thriller comes to life courtesy of legendary director Billy Wilder in this matinee classic screening by the Port Fairy Film Society.

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