Our MC this week is Amtthew Robert Arnaudon (a.k.a. Kid of Harith)


Jazida’s Fabulous Fan Dancers

Australia renowned burlesque performance troupe Jazida’s Fabulous Dancers will be fanning flames of intrigue when they bring their beautiful artistry to the Smith’s stage.
With influences from Circus, Jazz, and elemental influences of water and fire, this stunning troupe is not to be missed.
Rated PG

With One Voice Ginninderry Choir

After launching at Winterfest in July to over 150 guests, the With One Voice Ginninderry Choir are ready to take the stage again…
And this time you’re invited to sing along!
This is your community choir!
Come and join in the fun, all welcome, all abilities.
We sing a range of music from classic to contemporary soul, rock, pop, country, folk and more!

Kid of Harith

Dark-folk songs about family, fear, and fragility.

Read between the Lyne, featuring Michelle Singleton - Pure Acetone

A reading of a short story, inspired by songs by Ezra Bell and small book stores.

And more TBA

Live Art by Houl

Esteemed Canberra artist Houl has been ruining perfectly good paper, wood and various other mediums with markers for a number of years now. Sometimes his scribblings turn out somewhat recognisable, but for the most part, they are an undecipherable mess. Try to enjoy them as best you can, but you won't be blamed for walking out. 


Another Wednesday night, another night of exploring the unexpected further reaches of Canberra’s performing arts community. Smith’s Varietal is open to all comers. There’s no restrictions on genre, style, vulgarity, art form. We will accept virtually anything and anyone. Dance, origami, balancing acts, acrobats, sexual fantasists, impressionists, expressionists, depressionists, nappy boy wrestling, muscle man flexing, magicians, comedians, bonsai demonstrations, cheer girl/boys, burlesque.... Anything interesting, unusual, entertaining, humorous etc. etc. but not illegal and not degrading to the human spirit.

People interested in being part of this or future shows should contact Nigel McRae on 0401 084 773 or smithsalternative@gmail.com.

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