HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts and shows in Canberra
IN a huge art coup, Tuggeranong Arts Centre has secured Campbelltown Arts Centre’s touring exhibition “Another Day in Paradise”, which features paintings by executed Bali Nine drug smuggler and artist Myuran Sukumaran, along with provocative works by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Megan Cope, Jagath Dheerasekara, Khaled Sabsabi and Matthew Sleeth. As well, stencil artist Luke Cornish (ELK), will preview new works focused on the streets of Syria in “No Place like Home”. Both at the centre, March 2 to April 29.
LEGENDARY Aussie comedy duo Lano & Woodley (Colin Lane and Frank Woodley) are back together after a decade, with a new show called “FLY!” At Canberra Theatre, March 2-4. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
IT will be “Happy Birthday, dear Frédéric” when the Friends of Chopin Australia mark the Polish composer’s 208th birthday on the actual day, complete with cake and music. Pianist Kotaro Nagano will perform music of 1810 in the Larry Sitsky Recital Room from 6pm, on Thursday, March 1. Bookings to friendsofchopin.org.au or tickets (cash only) at the door.
THE London Klezmer Quartet, a group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer (the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews), is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. At the Canberra Irish Club, 7pm, Sunday, March 4. Bookings to irishclub.com.au
CANBERRA Theatre Centre will stream live two of the headline sessions from “All About Women”, direct from the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, March 4, at 1pm and 2.30pm. Then, at 4pm, Virginia Haussegger will host a discussion at The Playhouse between Jane Caro, Genevieve Jacobs and others. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
“OH, What a Lovely War!” revolutionised the London theatre scene in 1963. Now Chris Baldock is reviving the satirical stage musical for Canberra REP as a sort of World War I commemoration. At Theatre 3, Acton, February 22 (preview) to March 10. Bookings to canberrarep.org.au or 6257 1950.
LUMINESCENCE Chamber Choir pays tribute to the art of renowned Parisian teacher and composer Nadia Boulanger in a recital at the Drill Hall Gallery, Acton, 6pm, Sunday, February 25. Bookings to eventbrite.com.au
SOPRANO Ayse Göknur Shanal and pianist Alan Hicks will perform “A Journey from East to West” for Art Song Canberra, at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest, 3pm, on Sunday, February 25. No bookings, tickets only at the door.