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Basile stands up to take the ‘Blame’

Greek-American comedian Basile Katsikis… at Hellenic Club in the City, December 7.

Arts editor HELEN MUSA lists events from comedy to classical in this week’s ‘Arts in the City’ column. 

GREEK-American comedian Basile Katsikis, also known for his voice work as Universal Studios’ Bullwinkle J Moose and many Japanese Anime series, will be in Canberra with his stand-up show, “Blame It On the Greek”. Simply known as “Basile”, he’s at the Hellenic Club in the City on December 7.

MULTI ARIA award-winning pianist and composer Sally Whitwell joins classical guitarist Matt Withers for a matinee performance to celebrate their recent ABC Classic release, “Starwalker”. At Wesley Music Centre, December 3.

THE documentary “Kids Raising Kids” has won director Patrick Abboud a nomination in the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, to be announced in Sydney on December 5. It’s a story about the program Canberra College runs in which young parents can continue their schooling. 

SHORTIS and Simpson are back with their annual political satire show, “Not Enough Detail”. Highlights of the year, they say, include the guillotining of former RBA Governor Philip Lowe on Bastille Day and being taken for a ride by Qantas, meaning that we all “need a good laugh”. Smith’s Alternative, December 8.

CANBERRA Bach Ensemble will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Advent Cantatas BWV 61, 36, 62, and 1” in St. Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka, December 2-3.

THE Hungarian embassy is sponsoring three free screenings in the second Hungarian Film Festival of films never before seen on the big screen in Australia. Hosted by the ANU Film Group at Kambri, December 6-8. 

CANBERRA medieval harpist, countertenor and composer David Yardley will launch an album of his compositions, “The Lost Codex of Avalon Vol II” with a concert. Luminescence Chamber Singers will join him at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, December 3.

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