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“Medieval mirth” at Dirty Dick’s.
“Medieval mirth” at Dirty Dick’s.
FOR silliness washed down with a pint of ale and a slab of roast beef, Dirty Dick’s is the place. Comedy sketches, witty songs, hysterical antics and interactive performance are part of the “medieval mirth”. At Erindale Vikings, 8 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa, 6.30pm to 10.30 pm, November 29 and December 6 and 13, bookings to 6121 2131.

PRUDENT poet and jazz-lover Geoff Page is urging a visit to “Jazz in Concert at The Gods” at the ANU Arts Centre on Tuesday, December 2, featuring James Greening’s Magnificent Seven. Dinner at 6.30; music at 8pm, bookings to 6248 5538 or email

Caitlin Johnstone, left, Jake Keen and Jackson Nash in Pied Piper’s Christmas show.
Caitlin Johnstone, left, Jake Keen and Jackson Nash in Pied Piper’s Christmas show.
NINA Stevenson’s company Pied Piper is staging a 50 minute pre-Christmas show performed by children aged 6-14 at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Manuka, 10am, November 27; 6pm, November 28 and 3pm, November 29. Tickets, $5, at the door.

WE told you: Artsound, Bilk Gallery, Canberra Glassworks, CCAS Manuka, GAD, M16 Artspace, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, PhotoAccess and East Hotel – the Inner South Arts Hub – are turning on “Art After Dark” launch events on December 5 and December 6. Aside from Christmas drinks, there’ll be odd phenomena such as a drag queen performance by Queen of the Night at Bilk Gallery. Details at

Detail of a work by Sharon Peoples… showing at Karen O’Clery’s Narek Galleries, Tanja, until January 5.
Detail of a work by Sharon Peoples… showing at Karen O’Clery’s Narek Galleries, Tanja, until January 5.
CANBERRA artist Sharon Peoples has a collection of new machine embroideries in black thread, said to be typical of C19 Spanish lace, showing at Karen O’Clery’s Narek Galleries in the old church, 1140 Tathra, Bermagui Road, Tanja, until January 5.

THE National Film and Sound Archive is celebrating the International Day of People with Disability with a free film festival from 6pm on Wednesday, December 3. Each film has been made by or about people living with disability and the line-up includes docos, comedy and even horror. The ACT Disability Services Commissioner’s Film Festival is fully accessible, with Auslan interpretation, captioning and audio description of all films. The event includes drinks, canapés and live entertainment, but bookings are essential to or 6248 2000.

BRINDABELLA Orchestra, conducted by Rosalie Hannink, will be performing English folk songs by Vaughan Williams, Coriolan Overture by Beethoven, selections from Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 and light classical music in its final concert for 2014 in Queanbeyan Uniting Church, Rutledge Street, 2pm, on Sunday, November 30. Entry by donation of $5.


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