Arts in the city: The shenanigan season begins

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  • DO you sense Christmas coming? Canberra Repertory’s season winds up with Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway”, at Theatre 3, Acton, from November 21 (preview) to December 6. Directed by Liz Bradley, it’s “filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans”.
  • Salut! Baroque… “Musick for His Majesty” on November 22.
    Salut! Baroque… “Musick for His Majesty” on November 22.
    SALUT! Baroque will present “Musick for His Majesty” at Albert Hall, 7.30pm, on Friday, November 22. It’s billed as a grand concert of music composed for royalty by Purcell, Boyce, Avison, Eccles, Woodcock, Williams and Paxton. Tickets at the door.
  • KATHY Kituai and Lizz Murphy will take their poetry program, “No Small Thing”, to Boorowa, joining local and regional writers, including Margaret Berry, Chris Hall, Maria Stanton and Jane Baker. At the Old Courthouse, Marsden Street, 2pm, November 17. Admission free.
  • THE Canberra International Film Festival board members never sleep; they are hosting the inaugural “Body of Work”, honouring movie impresario Harvey Weinstein who’ll be here for film screenings and Q&As, talks, a master-class and “The Virgin Ball”. November 22-24, bookings to tix.bodyofwork.org.au or at Palace Electric.
  • THE 2013 Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival is in Hall, November 15-17. Canberra artists Leanne Castley, Dylan Hekimian and The Guitar Cases will join Betty A from Texas and others. Program and tickets at canberracountry.com
  • THE ANU School of Art’s Glass Workshop is holding its annual sale on November 22 outside School of Art Library, noon-1pm. Be advised, you’ll have to be quick to snaffle up the “exhibition quality one-offs, high-end design, production, prototypical and playful student work”.
  • CANBERRA’S Sarv Ensemble is performing a concert of Persian music in the Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House, 3pm, on Sunday, November 17, bookings to griffyn.iwannaticket.com.au
  • THE Forrest National Chamber Orchestra, formed in 2007 by Gillian Bailey-Graham, will perform Holst, Vivaldi and Elgar in Wesley Music Centre, 3pm, on Sunday, November 17. The soloists are Hannah Lord, Duncan McIntyre and Donica Tran.
  • THE most recent of David Williamson’s social comedies, “When Dad Married Fury”, is coming to Queanbeyan, directed by Denis Moore for HIT Productions. Brothers Ian and Ben are on their way to Sydney to visit their rich dad. Alas, he’s just married an American beauty queen half his age. At The Q, November 19-23, bookings to 6285 6290 or theq.net.au

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