What’s what, who’s who and what’s happening where in the arts this week? It’s all in HELEN MUSA’s weekly “Arts in the City” column.
CANBERRA actor Zane Menegazzo plays the lead, Ethan, in a new comedy film “Cooked”. A coming-of-age story about a bunch of school leavers featuring stunning views of Newcastle the film was written, directed, produced and largely funded by 22-year-old Novocastrian filmmaker Cameron Utiger, who completed the movie while studying at university. View the trailer here.
GRAFFITI muralist and conceptual sculptor, Dan Maginnity – ”byrd” – shows his appreciation of and anger about Australia’s creatures and natural environment in his newest exhibition, “Ire Elevant”. The Mixing Room Gallery, 10 Mildura Street, Griffith, August 17 to October 2, official opening August 20, registrations essential.
CANBERRA’S fiery Romanian band, Super Rats, is going on tour all the way to Queanbeyan to perform songs from the Bucharest of yesteryear at The Hive, 274 Crawford St, Queanbeyan, 2pm, Sunday, August 15, book here.
ACTOR/musician/singer/songwriter, Justin Stewart Cotta, is Canberra born and bred and a three-time nominee for Best Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards, on TV in the NBC series “Young Rock” with a film, “Rising Wolf”, coming out in the US. His solo album “Melodies For Eulogies” has been released here, with 100 per cent of the first two months of sales proceeds going to Beyond Blue and White Ribbon Australia.
CORO chamber choir, directed by Peter Young, will perform English renaissance music, with the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from Byrd’s “The Great Service” as the centrepieces. Fitters’ Workshop, Kingston, 3pm, Sunday, August 15, book here.
GOLD (Growing Old Disgracefully), the ACT’s outrageous dancing seniors, are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year by popping up all over Canberra to challenge stereotypes of older people and proving that dance is not just for the young. You can next catch them at Belconnen Arts Centre from 2-3.30pm on Saturday, August 7, then at Tuggeranong Arts Centre from 3-3.30pm on Wednesday, August 18.
DAN Russell, artistic director and violinist of the Phoenix Collective, says they will go ahead with a Canberra-only performance of works by Vivaldi, Bach, Biber and Pandolfi in “The Priest, the Intellect, the Eccentric and the Pirate”. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 2pm and 3.30pm, August 14. Book here.
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