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Australia Day in the Capital

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

26 Jan 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Sit back and relax as the perfect live soundtrack fills the air at Regatta Point. Justice Crew will headline the...

Cellist Natalie Clein speaks to the heart, playing with a unique combination of passion and delicacy

Natalie Clein & Katya Apekisheva

Concert or Performance

14 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

"Renowned British cellist Natalie Clein plays with a unique combination of passion and delicacy. It’s as though the cello becomes...

Gold coin (obverse) Head of Titus, laureate, with Latin inscription T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT

Rome: City and Empire

Exhibition and Shows

21 Sep 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

Distance from: 1.0 kms | Price from: $12.00

Stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation. Rome:...

An Australian Light Horseman collects anemones near Belah in Palestine

After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial

Exhibition and Shows

5 Oct 2018 to 11 Jul 2019

Distance from: 3.5 kms | Price from: Free

After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose...

Drumming Class 2017

Young Music Society – Summer Music School

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

10 Feb 2018 to 22 Jan 2019

Distance from: 10.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

The annual Young Music Society - Summer Music School is a non-residential event that attracts young people 5 - 18...

performance on Saturday 16th March

The BOLD Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

13 Mar 2019 to 17 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.9 kms | Price from: $35.00

Across four days, the BOLD Festival brings together a dance artists from a wide range of areas, cultures and countries....

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists play the great piano quartets.

Skride Piano Quartet

Concert or Performance

14 Nov 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like...

Southwell and Brown Premier Store Victoria Street, Hall

A Tale of Two Villages – An Exhibition

Community Event

21 Jun 2018 to 13 Jun 2019

Distance from: 13.6 kms | Price from: Free

A Tale of Two Villages tells the story of the Hall-Ginninderra district from Aboriginal times, through the early pioneer farming...

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures – until 10 February 2019

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

10 Aug 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

Distance from: 0.9 kms | Price from: Free

Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic...

Coffee at Handmade Canberra

Handmade Market Canberra – September 2019

Markets

7 Sep 2019 to 8 Sep 2019

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Free

Canberra's award winning Handmade Market is on four times a year. They bring together the most talented artists, designers, stylists,...

Men outside a hotel

Re-Discovering Ginninderra

Community Event

25 Feb 2018 to 21 Feb 2019

Distance from: 13.8 kms | Price from: Free

For half a century during the 1860's, Ginninderra flourished and in it's prime boasted a church, two schools, store, Police...

Bikes lined up on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin

Canberra Triathlon Festival

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations Sporting Events

9 Feb 2019

Distance from: 2.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

Get ready to race in the Nation’s capital as Elite Energy deliver the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival. This year’s Standard...

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

27 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: $29.00

Stand up, make up, think up and step up at the brand new PlayUP at the Museum of Australian Democracy....

Comedy

Daniel Sloss – X

Concert or Performance

21 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star, Daniel Sloss returns to Canberra Comedy Festival with his new show, X. Brilliantly dark...

Comedy

Tim Minchin – Back

Concert or Performance

13 Mar 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Tim Minchin, internationally renowned award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, will return to the Australian stage with his first...

Collection of rugs at Old Bus Depot Markets

Old Bus Depot Markets – Multicultural Sundays

Markets

4 Feb 2018 to 1 Dec 2019

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month, we add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the...

Dame Dorothy Tagney & Dame Enid Lyons

Breaking Through: 75 years of women in parliament

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

29 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2019

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Why did it take so long for women to get elected? And once they were there, what was their experience...

People on a Behind The Scenes guided tour

Guided Tours of the National Library of Australia

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

28 Mar 2017 to 1 Jun 2019

Distance from: 1.9 kms | Price from: Free

Visiting the National Library of Australia? Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience....

Metal Earrings at Old Bus Depot Markets

Old Bus Depot Markets – Designer Sunday

Markets

18 Nov 2018 to 17 Nov 2019

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

Here’s a new reason to visit the markets – our new Designer Sunday. This monthly event, held on the third...

Collectable Lamp from Old Bus Depot Markets

Old Bus Depot Markets – Collectable Sundays

Markets

28 Jan 2018 to 24 Nov 2019

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, the Old Bus Depot Markets highlight collectables –...

Circus Physical Theatre

The Empire Strips Back

Concert or Performance

19 Jan 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed tour of the United States, The Empire Strips Back team returns home to sneak in...

Australian Men's Test Cricket team, going out to field

Canberra Domain Test match: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Sporting Events

1 Feb 2019 to 5 Feb 2019

Distance from: 3.9 kms | Price from: $10.00

Don't miss the first ever International Domain Test Match to be played at Manuka Oval! A new look Australian side...

Children's rides

Canberra Day at Enlighten Festival

Community Event Festivals and Celebrations

11 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Canberra is turning 105 this year! Join in the celebrations with a program bursting to the seams with live music...

DressUP: Change the World

DressUP: Change the World

Exhibition and Shows

12 Dec 2018 to 31 Dec 2019

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories....

A cast bronze mouse playing a grand piano

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

Exhibition and Shows

23 Nov 2018 to 23 Feb 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: $5.00

This exhibition encompasses a vibrant cross-section of leading tendencies in contemporary European art from the collection of Lisa and Danny...

Bar area at Handmade Canberra

Handmade Market Canberra – June 2019

Markets

29 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Free

Canberra's award winning Handmade Market is on four times a year. They bring together the most talented artists, designers, stylists,...

Canberra will host five matches in ICC World Twenty20 2020 women’s tournament

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

Sporting Events

1 Feb 2020 to 31 Mar 2020

Distance from: 4.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Canberra and Manuka Oval have been named as Host City and Venue for the upcoming ICC World T20 2020 tournament...

Flora and fauna on dark background

Beauty Rich and Rare

Exhibition and Shows

22 Sep 2018 to 10 Feb 2019

Distance from: 2.5 kms | Price from: Free

An immersive sound and light experience illuminating the natural beauty of Australia through the eyes of Sir Joseph Banks.Feel the...

Fireworks over Lake Burley Griffin

Skyfire at Enlighten Festival

Community Event Concert or Performance Festivals and Celebrations

16 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Skyfire 2018 delivers a magnificent display of fireworks set to a soundtrack simultaneously broadcast on Hit 104.7. Canberra lights up...

Handmade Market stallholder

Handmade Market Canberra – March 23 & 24 2019

Markets

23 Mar 2019 to 24 Mar 2019

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Free

Canberra's award winning Handmade Market is on four times a year. They bring together the most talented artists, designers, stylists,...

One piano and four hands seamlessly create a ‘20-Finger Orchestra’, delivering a vibrant fusion

Zofo

Concert or Performance

28 May 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

Playing one piano with four hands – but a unified artistic mind – is about the most intimate form of...

Mackenzie McCarthy

Wakeboard ACT Summer Series

Sporting Events

10 Nov 2018 to 2 Mar 2019

Distance from: 6.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Wakeboard ACT Round 1 of the 2018/19 Summer SeriesAbility based event for all levels of wakeboardersAll ages groups from junior...

Wall of Honour

Hall WW1 Commemorative Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

1 Mar 2018 to 21 Feb 2019

Distance from: 13.8 kms | Price from: Free

"When Hall Answered the Call" - Visit the small community of Hall's School Museum and see their moving exhibition to...

After an absence of 19 years, the Emerson String Quartet makes a long-awaited return to Australia.

Emerson String Quartet

Concert or Performance

16 Sep 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

"Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first...

Popular Music

Colin Hay

Concert or Performance

26 Apr 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Colin Hay, best known as the frontman for Australian hit makers Men at Work, is receiving continued accolades, for his...

Collection Highlights Tour

Collection Highlights Tour

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

7 Sep 2018 to 22 Apr 2019

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: Free

The National Portrait Gallery offers a free thirty minute tour of their Collection every day. Explore the building and immerse...

John Everett Millais Ophelia (detail) 1851-82 Image courtesy Tate Britain

Love and Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Exhibition and Shows

14 Dec 2018 to 28 Apr 2019

Distance from: 2.7 kms | Price from: $20.00

Enter a world of Love and Desire as the Tate Britain loans exclusive masterpieces from its unsurpassed collection of Pre-Raphaelite...

Popular Music

Nashville Live

Concert or Performance

14 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

For the first time in Australia, Nashville Live, the hit musical production celebrating country music and the stories behind the...

Audience in seating

The Vinyl Lounge at NFSA

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks Community Event Concert or Performance

1 Dec 2017 to 5 Jul 2019

Distance from: 1.0 kms | Price from: Free

Bring along your favourite records, share your music stories and hear what’s spinning on the NFSA’s turntables. The ultimate listening...

Racing

2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and tab.com.au Canberra Cup Race Day

Sporting Events

10 Mar 2019

Distance from: 6.5 kms | Price from: $0.00

The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes...

Image of a selection of snow domes from the exhibition

All shook up: snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman

Exhibition and Shows

20 Oct 2018 to 16 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG. View Sally Hopman’s collection of over 500 snow domes, from...

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas Market 2019

Markets

6 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Free

Shop Canberra's award winning Handmade Market which brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and producers all under one roof....

Arlo

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant

Concert or Performance

22 Apr 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arrested for littering, Arlo was deemed...

Nevermind is an ensemble rewriting the rulebook on performing Baroque music, with wondrous skill.

Nevermind

Concert or Performance

17 Oct 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant! The four musicians of French ensemble Nevermind – combining flute, violin,...

This legendary choir showcases the best choral masterworks from the Renaissance to the present day.

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Concert or Performance

25 Jul 2019

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the...

Nicole Kidman, c. 1980 by Lewis Morley

Electric! Portraits that pop!

Exhibition and Shows

11 Sep 2018 to 22 Apr 2019

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: Free

Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold...

Comedy

Rob Brydon – I am Standing Up

Concert or Performance

27 Mar 2019

Distance from: 1.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Swansea-born radio and TV presenter got his big break in 2000 with Marion and Geoff, the series of short...

Suitable for Children

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Concert or Performance

6 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Following hot on the wobbly heels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its...

Anne from Tarago Truffles conducts a truffle hunt

The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region

Festivals and Celebrations Food and Wine

1 Jun 2018 to 1 Sep 2019

Distance from: 1.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates...

Art and Dementia: Friday with a Friend

Friday with a Friend

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

6 Apr 2018 to 1 Mar 2019

Distance from: 2.5 kms | Price from: Free

Engaging tour of the NGA collection for people with dementia and their carers. This event is free however we do...

KAtya

An Evening With Katya Zamolodchikova – Help Me I’m Dying

Concert or Performance

3 May 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help...

Music LIve

Sunset Sessions at The Lakes

Concert or Performance

6 Apr 2018 to 29 Mar 2019

Distance from: 11.2 kms | Price from: Free

The perfect way to end your week…Head to The Lakes every Friday from 4pm in the lounge, for your chance...

Participants on the Behind the scenes tour

Behind the scenes tours at Parliament House

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

13 Mar 2018 to 12 Mar 2019

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: $20.00

Discover the stories behind the building on a special tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building's impressive architecture is...

Fob watch belonging to Henry Lawson

Treasures Gallery

Exhibition and Shows

25 Apr 2018 to 31 Jan 2019

Distance from: 2.0 kms | Price from: Free

Experience some of the nation's most precious treasures and stories in this permanent exhibition at the National Library. Recently refreshed...

Comedy

Trixie Mattel – Skinny Legend

Concert or Performance

12 Feb 2019

Distance from: 1.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

She’s blonde, she’s the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3, she’s a Skinny Legend and she’s bringing...

Image of a bus shelter

Trevor Dickinson’s Beautiful Bus Shelters of Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

18 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Many Canberra suburbs are home to the distinctive concrete bus shelters designed by architect Clem Cummings in 1975. Nearly 500...

People on a sideshow ride

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

Exhibition and Shows Festivals and Celebrations

22 Feb 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Get ready to be entertained, excited and educated at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show! The award winning ActewAGL Royal Canberra...

Young girl uses oversized glasses to look at an image and see different colours

Colour

Exhibition and Shows

16 Nov 2017 to 1 Feb 2019

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: $17.50

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint...

Spring into Zumba

Spring into Zumba

Community Event

14 Aug 2018 to 8 Aug 2019

Distance from: 2.1 kms | Price from: Free

Get active this spring with free lunchtime Zumba Classes in Garema Place every Tuesday and Thursday. Zumba is a great...

Crowd observing a horse race at Thoroughbred Park

Super Saturday – Canberra Outlet Centre Charity Race Day proudly supporting Marymead

Community Event Exhibition and Shows

23 Mar 2019

Distance from: 6.7 kms | Price from: Free

Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country...

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