Oliver! Jnr forged. Photograph: Elizabeth Scott.

There’s numerous arts within the run as much as Christmas. HELEN MUSA’s “Artsday” column shares what she has…

“OLIVER! JR” is being staged by Carry out Australia’s kids’s musical theatre troupe, with double casting. It’s the Broadway Junior model of Lionel Bart’s traditional musical based mostly on Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver Twist.” Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, 4 performances, December 3-4.

THE Stellar Firm and Liz Lea current “A Stellar Lineup,” of neighborhood dance corporations celebrating inclusion and excellence, Belconnen Arts Centre Theatre, December 2-3.

AUTHOR Susanne Gervay is launching her new ebook, “The Fringe of Limits”, overlaying themes of consent and psychological well being for younger folks, at E-book Cow, Kingston, 5.30pm, December 2.

Journalist Gary Nunn talks to a psychic.

JOURNALIST Gary Nunn is launching his debut ebook, “The Psychic Checks”, which investigates why highly effective and seemingly rational-thinking folks imagine within the “woo”. He’ll be joined on stage by a psychic who’s within the ebook, Melanie Obeid. Smith’s Different, December 6.


  • SYDNEY Comedy Pageant Showcase, with Mike Goldstein, Cameron Jones, Julia Wilson, Annie Boyle, Nat Damena and Laura Hughes, might be at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 8pm, Friday, December 2.
  • “A Very Canberra Comedy Pageant Christmas 2022” might be two-hour comedy gala occasion that includes among the premier acts from Canberra Comedy Pageant’s coming 2023 occasion. Canberra Theatre, 7.30pm, Saturday December 3.

Live shows

  • YOUNG musician/composers will be part of the Ellery String Quartet members to carry out new works by younger composers in “This Is What We Have Right this moment“, Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, December 2.
  • SONGSTRESS Kim Yang’s farewell present earlier than she heads abroad for 3 years might be a mixture of a solo set and a band set. Smith’s Different , noon- 2pm, December 3.
  • CJ Shaw and his band The Blow-Ins are performing a day household music journey with fan favourites and stop-motion projections from Canberra-based, award-winning animators Eleanor Giovanni. Excellent for kids 4 -12, carers, dad and mom and grandparents. The Avenue Theatre, 4pm, December 3.
  • CANBERRA Choral Society heralds the festive season with the Handel’s “Messiah”, carried out beneath the baton of Graeme Morton, Llewellyn Corridor, December 3.
  • PHOENIX Collective “Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons”, carried out in its entirety, with visitor Ariana Odermatt on harpsichord, Wesley Music Centre, 3pm, December 4.
  • MARUKI Neighborhood Orchestra will carry out Mozart, Gounod, Haydn and Beethoven, Albert Corridor, 3pm, December 4.
  • POLIFEMY performs seasonal music by Palestrina, Dufay, Josquin, Lassus and a not often heard mass by Jacob Obrecht. Wesley Uniting Church 5.30pm, December 4.
A watercolour by Isla Patterson.


  • PAINTER Isla Patterson is opening her artwork studio for an exhibition and sale of her watercolours at At 10 Mainoru Place Hawker, 10am-4pm, December 2-4.
  • AN exhibition referred to as “Photos of You” adopts a novel method to self-portrayals of individuals with bodily and psychological well being disabilities who collaborate as equals with knowledgeable photographer (Hilary Wardhaugh). Belconnen Arts Centre, December 2-February 5. 
  • SUKI & Hugh Gallery are showcasing the work of two artists, painter Susie Dureau and ceramicist Larissa Warren. Drinks with the artists at 38A Gibraltar Avenue, Bungendore, 3pm-5pm, December 3. The exhibition runs till December 23.