EVERYMAN Theatre and The Q are staging Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”, the admired musical about “love, marriage and everything in between”. It’s an all-star line-up on and off stage,with direction by Jordan Best, musical direction by Timothy Hansen and choreography by James Batchelor. At The Q, October 16-24, bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org or 6285 6290.
“THE Art of Teaching Nothing”, written by Kirsty Budding, the brains behind several short-play programs in Canberra, takes the stage soon for Free Rain Theatre, with Cate Clelland directing and assisted by Sarah Hull. A young teacher hopes to make a difference in her new school, but soon discovers the staffroom is worse than the classroom. At the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre, October 22-25, bookings to canberraticketing.com.au or 6275 2700.
SIMON Gallaher’s pop-rock revision of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” is Canberra Philharmonic’s springtime venture. At the Erindale Theatre, McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa, October 22-November 7, bookings to email@example.com
THIRTY sculptures will adorn the riverbank, in front of the Riverbank Café, in Queanbeyan’s second Clearwater Sculpture Prize. Part of the Queanbeyan River Festival, awards of $5000 and $1000 will be announced on the main stage at noon, on Saturday, October 17. The exhibition runs October 16 to 18.
THIS year’s Japanese Film Festival is at Capitol Cinemas, Manuka, until Sunday, October 18. Full program at japanesefilmfestival.net and tickets at the door.
DARAMALAN College is gearing up for “Clone”, a surreal show with a “rock-concert feel”. At Daramalan Theatre, October 21-24. Bookings via trybooking.com or 6245 6351.
THE NGA’s Gerard Vaughan will launch the “Up, Up and Away”, the Cranleigh-Capital Chemist Art Show, on Friday, October 16. A feature will be work produced by honours students from the ANU School of Art. Proceeds will go to equip the new outdoor learning space and sensory garden. At Cranleigh, Starke Street, Holt, 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 17, and 10am-12.30pm, Sunday, October 18. Tickets for opening night from the school.
CUBAN music, dancing and the Latin DJ “Paisa” will feature at the Latin Fiesta planned to celebrate Cuba’s National Day of Culture. Proceeds will go to a hospital in Cuba for patients with special needs. At St James Church Hall, 40 Gillies Street, Curtin, 6.30pm, Saturday, October 24. Tickets at the door.
HUSBAND-and-wife duo mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson and pianist Alan Hicks perform “Love and Harmony Combine”, a look at musical masterpieces born of creative relationships, for Art Song Canberra. At Wesley Music Centre, 3pm, Sunday October 18. Tickets only at the door.