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A scene from “The Blacksmith”.

Woo hoo, right here comes the weekend. What to do? HELEN MUSA has the weekend worked out in her latest “Artsday” column.

A FULL-length independent film by native film director,Steve Cooke, “The Blacksmith” tells the story of Jesse (Michael Slater) and Ella (Yanina Clifton), who escape to a new rural house to recuperate from a troubling previous. As Jesse turns his hand to blacksmithing, strange issues occur. “The Blacksmith” screens at Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Civic, 7pm, on Friday, November 25.

“PARIS After Dark” is a French worldwide cabaret. Street Theatre, 4pm, Sunday, November 27.

QL2 Dance has its choreographic show, “Hot to Trot 2022”, at Ql2 Theatre, Gorman Arts centre, 7pm, November 26 and 3pm, November 27.

PHOTOACCESS, Manuka, has a recent artwork and music event “Hyperspectral”, 8pm, Saturday, November 26.

ACTOR Richard E Grant will current his live show at Canberra Theatre Centre on Monday, November 28.

“YOU Got It”, a salute To Roy Orbison” features John Stephan. The Q, Friday, November 25.


  • THE Australian Rugby Choir performs its “World In Union” live performance with program of traditional and modern songs from its wide repertoire. The B (Bicentennial Hall), Queanbeyan, 2pm, Saturday, November 26.
  • ANDREW Blanch and Roland Peelman perform “Conciertos Destilados” at Wesley Music Centre, 7pm, Friday, November 25.
  • LARISSA Kovalchuk and Olena Nikulina perform “Music for Ukraine”, Wesley Music Centre, 1.30pm, Saturday, November 26.
  • MUSICIANS of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Kingsland Collective in Recital carry out works by Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovich and more. Wesley Music Centre, 7pm Monday, November 28.
  • COLE’S Opera Salon presents “Dido & Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, 4pm, Smiths Alternative, Civic, Saturday, November 26.
  • CANBERRA City Band presents “Music, She Wrote,” works by six residing female composers, three of whom live in the ACT, Hawker College Theatre, Saturday, November 26.
  • BRINDABELLA Orchestra presents a day of festive and delightful classical music by Beethoven, Brahms and others, as nicely as a cello concerto, Kol Nidrei, by Bruch. Conducted by Shilong Ye. Weston Community Hub (not Community Centre), 2pm Sunday, November 27.
  • THE Leigh Barker Band performs American jazz, Smith’s Alternative, Saturday, November 26.

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