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Photo of Marion Mahony Griffin

Magic of Marion: Celebrating 150 years

Festivals and Celebrations

21 Jun 2021 to 10 Aug 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

This year marks Marion’s 150th Birthday. A woman that played such in integral part in architectural designs across two continents.Not...

Ian Thorpe (detail), 2002 by James Houston

The Amazing Face

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.6 kms | Price from: Free

The National Portrait Gallery has a free online class to learn the language of portraiture.Over 14 modules, iconic portraits from...

Beatrix Christian’s The Governor’s Family

Beatrix Christian’s The Governor’s Family

Concert or Performance

1 Jul 2021 to 17 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $20.00

Join with the REP Company as they take you to Government House in Sydney 1897.The newly appointed Governor Mountgarrett is...

THE WHITLAMS

The Whitlams: Gaffage and Clink featuring Ben Lee and Emily Wurramara

Concert or Performance

23 Sep 2021

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Whitlams return with Gaffage and Clink featuring very special guest, Ben Lee and songbird Emily Wurramara.With their first new...

Happy and Glorious

Happy and Glorious

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: Free

The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House presents Happy and Glorious - an exhibition dedicated to The...

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Concert or Performance

18 Nov 2021 to 4 Dec 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $20.00

Rep presents a playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters,...

French horn

Chamber Classics: Reimagined Winds

Concert or Performance

17 Oct 2021

Distance from: 1.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

CSO Chamber PlayersArrangements for wind quintet:Gioachino Rossini Overture from The Barber of SevillePercy GraingerMolly on the ShoreJoseph HaydnDivertimento No. 1Paul...

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Echoes of Pink Floyd: A Journey Through Time

Concert or Performance

20 Aug 2021

Distance from: 7.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd will take audiences on a musical and visual journey...

Market day with stalls and attendees

Haig Park Village Markets

Markets

20 Jun 2021 to 26 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.8 kms | Price from: Free

The new Haig Park Village Markets runs from 8am-2pm every Sunday in the beautiful leafy grounds of Haig Park, Braddon...

Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire

Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire

Concert or Performance

20 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

In 2020, when asked whether she thought Musica Viva could put on stage a program she had conceived entirely for...

Crafting Canberra

Crafting Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 26 Jun 2021

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Bringing together works of art and social history objects from the Canberra Museum and Gallery collection, Crafting Canberra explores how...

Hannie Rayson’s Hotel Sorrento

Hannie Rayson’s Hotel Sorrento

Concert or Performance

23 Sep 2021 to 9 Oct 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $20.00

Join with REP as they present this Australian Drama. Three sisters, reunited after ten years in different worlds, again feel...

Consumer Tasting, Albert Hall

Canberra International Riesling Challenge Riesling Experience

Food and Wine

24 Oct 2020 to 16 Oct 2021

Distance from: 1.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge is the largest single varietal wine show in the Southern Hemisphere, annually assembling one of...

Experience Everything plus Beer

Canberra Beerfest – postponed to late 2021

Festivals and Celebrations

20 Nov 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

CANBERRA BEERFEST HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO LATE 2021Canberra Beerfest returns to JDL Lawns later in 2021 to test your taste...

Four Bangarra Dance Theatre dancers pose in front of a painted rock face

Sandsong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Concert or Performance

15 Jul 2021 to 17 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Between the 1920s and 1960s, Aboriginal people were removed off their Country and onto pastoral stations where they were forced...

Portraits of Kirsten Williams (playing violin) and Matthew Coorey

CSO at the Cinema

Concert or Performance

7 Aug 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

Matthew Coorey – ConductorKirsten Williams – ViolinSelections from:Leah Curtis To Rest in PeaceGeorge Gershwin An American in ParisBernard HerrmannPsychoEnnio Morricone...

Slightly abstracted green illuminated blown glass form in the approximate shape of a human heart

Harriet Schwarzrock: spaces between movement and stillness

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 1 Aug 2021

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: Free

‘The heart is often regarded as our emotional centre. Working with this form allows me to contemplate many aspects of...

Ensemble Q

Ensemble Q

Concert or Performance

24 Aug 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we...

Northern Territory 1975, type R3 photograph 30.5 x 30.5 cm, AGNSW

Mervyn Bishop: Australian Photographer

Festivals and Celebrations

21 Jun 2021 to 1 Aug 2021

Distance from: 1.0 kms | Price from: $0.00

Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition features iconic photographs that derive from his career as a photojournalist, alongside personal images of family...

Portrait of Sally Walker holding a flute; portrait of Simon Hewett

Llewellyn Four: Transformations

Concert or Performance

3 Nov 2021 to 4 Nov 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

Simon Hewett – ConductorSally Walker – FluteCanberra Symphony OrchestraMaurice RavelMother Goose SuiteElena Kats-Cherinin AO Night and NowIgor StravinskyFirebird (1945 version) European audiences...

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Concert or Performance

5 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Sarah Wilson, one of Australia’s most celebrated and recognised authors, is embarking on a book club-style “Big Conversation” tour across...

Canoes, Cool Climate Wines & Canapés

Canoes, Cool Climate Wines & Canapés

Food and Wine

25 Sep 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $195.00

Paddle the waters on Lake Burley Griffin as you sip champagne in custom-built canoes. Add in delicious local canapés, sampling...

lunchbox acoustic

Lunchbox Acoustic

Concert or Performance

21 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 2.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Introducing the City Renewal Authority’s new Lunchbox Acoustic program of live performances in the city centre!The program features talented, local...

Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC

Collection Highlights Tour

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: Free

Join the National Portrait Gallery for a free 30 minute guided tour touching on aspects of the building and some...

woman in black vest and hat

Three Sixty Fashion Market

Markets

11 Jul 2021 to 7 Nov 2021

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

The Three Sixty Fashion Market is a truly unique, niche, Canberra-based market dedicated to sustainable fashion. This mostly recycled fashion...

Robert Drewe (in the swell) (detail), 2006 by Nicholas Harding

This is my place

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: Free

After months spent in isolation at home, the National Portrait Gallery invites you to take a fresh and intimate focus...

Kirsten Williams and Doreen Cumming playing violins

Chamber Classics: Old Friends

Concert or Performance

4 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

CSO CHAMBER PLAYERSAlan Vivian – ClarinetKirsten Williams, Doreen Cumming – ViolinsTor Frømyhr – ViolaPatrick Suthers – CelloANTONÍN DVOŘÁKWaltz in A...

Two girls laughing at interactive letter wall in MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition space

PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: Free

PlayUP is the Museum of Australian Democracy's imaginative family space with activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds. With...

National Burnout Masters Competition

Street Machine Summernats 34 Proudly Supported by Rare Spares

Exhibition and Shows

6 Jan 2022 to 9 Jan 2022

Distance from: 6.9 kms | Price from: Not Available

Summernats is Australia's wildest horsepower party. Held over four massive days at Exhibition Park in Canberra, Summernats is a unique...

Man looking at exhibition images, text and displayed badges

Democracy. Are You In?

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Free

Democracy. Are You In? is a contemporary exhibition that aims to encourage visitors to recognise that our freedoms and our...

Wattle Day

Australian Wattle Day @ the Old Bus Depot Markets

Markets

5 Sep 2021

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

National Wattle Day has been officially celebrated since 1992 across Australia.Before then, Australians in different States and the territories celebrated...

Sally Walker holding flute

Sally Walker in Recital

Concert or Performance

7 Nov 2021

Distance from: 2.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

Sally Walker – FluteCSO Chamber PlayersJohann Joachim QUANTZ Quartet in E minor QV4:0, no. 2W.A. MOZART Quartet in G, K. 285Luigi...

Portraits of Jayson Gillham and Jessica Cottis

Llewellyn Three: Celestial Visions

Concert or Performance

15 Sep 2021 to 16 Sep 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $30.00

For many, the night sky produces a humble appreciation of one’s smallness in an impossibly big universe. Gustav Mahler’s fourth...

Aerial view of the CSO Summer Prom with sunset

CSO Summer Prom

Concert or Performance

4 Dec 2021

Distance from: 3.4 kms | Price from: $29.00

Benjamin Northey – ConductorCanberra Symphony OrchestraHeld in the stunning grounds of Government House, the CSO Summer Prom is an annual highlight...

Nicolas Fleury

Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun and Amir Farid

Concert or Performance

30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: $40.00

In a matter of weeks in 1865 Johannes Brahms composed a horn trio in memory of his mother, bringing together...

High Jinks Interactive Cocktail Class

High Jinks – Interactive Cocktail Class

Food and Wine

29 May 2021 to 31 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $65.00

Admit it: you’ve always fantasized about getting behind the bar and whipping up your own cocktail. Well, now’s your chance.In...

Image of a Drag Queen

Drag Takeover!

Concert or Performance

19 Jun 2021 to 11 Dec 2021

Distance from: 6.8 kms | Price from: $20.00

Every Drag Takeover is bringing you a bevy of local Canberran Drag Queens, Drag Kings and queer talent with and...

MoAD’s Truth Power and a Free Press exhibition entry with three visitors looking at displays

Truth, Power and a Free Press

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Free

Truth, Power and a Free press is a compelling exhibition that explores the relationship between trusted media sources and a...

Life Through the Lens

Life Through the Lens – Photographic Display at the NFSA

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 1.0 kms | Price from: Free

This photographic display highlights just a few of the 3,000 Commonwealth documentaries and educational short films in the Film Australia...

Model Magnolia Maymuru standing with a purple background and gold motif deisng on the left.

Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 8 Aug 2021

Distance from: 0.9 kms | Price from: Free

This stunning exhibition shines a light on Australia's leading First Nations creatives and a design movement that is fast becoming...

Young boy in red shirt typing at light blue typewriter in MoAD’s Yours Faithfully exhibition space

Yours Faithfully

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Free

Yours faithfully is an interactive exhibition that invites you to rediscover the art of letter writing.In Yours Faithfully, you can...

Christopher Pease (Minang/Wardandi/Ballardong/Nyoongar peoples) Target 3 2017, purchased 2019

Belonging: Stories of Australian Art

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 2.5 kms | Price from: Free

This major collection presentation recasts the story of nineteenth-century Australian art. Informed by the many voices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous...

onetoeight

onetoeight: Australia’s first prime ministers

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Distance from: 2.2 kms | Price from: Free

Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in...

Sepia photograph of man and woman looking at each other. Man has his arm around the woman.

Australian Love Stories

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 1 Aug 2021

Distance from: 2.4 kms | Price from: $10.00

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!). Reconnect and reflect with a new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories...

the witness tree by Judy Watson, 2018, video installation, muslin cloth, charcoal, ochre, gate posts

Myall Creek and Beyond Touring Exhibition

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 9 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.2 kms | Price from: Free

ANU School of Art & Design invites you to see the Myall Creek and Beyond Touring Exhibition. On the afternoon...

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Canberra Christmas Market

Markets

11 Dec 2021

Distance from: 6.9 kms | Price from: Free

The Canberra Christmas market will not be going ahead in 2020, but plans to be open in 2021.Over two-days, shoppers...

PLEXUS collective

Australian Series: Reclaiming the Night

Concert or Performance

18 Nov 2021

Distance from: 0.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

PlexusNat BartschInto the LightLeanne BearNôtre GothiqueDeborah Chetham AOInsieme - Yapeneyepuk - TogetherBrenda GiffordWorld premiere, Plexus commissionSally GreenwayQuietudeIn this closing concert...

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Concert or Performance

12 Aug 2021 to 28 Aug 2021

Distance from: 1.1 kms | Price from: $20.00

A modern classic, this fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and...

Caravan Camping Lifestyle Expo

Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo

Exhibition and Shows

23 Oct 2020 to 24 Oct 2021

Distance from: 6.9 kms | Price from: $0.00

Our 2020 Canberra Caravan Camping Outdoor Expo has been cancelled due to COVID-19. On for three big days, with over...

The Dressmaker - Liam Hemsworth as Teddy McSwiney by Ben King

Starstruck: On Location

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 9 Oct 2021

Distance from: 1.0 kms | Price from: Free

Starstruck: On Location features 16 of the most striking images from the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition, previously seen at...

Deborah Cheetham in front of Dulka Warngiid tapestry

Australian Series: Within and Without

Concert or Performance

22 Jul 2021

Distance from: 0.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

Sam Weller – ConductorLorina Gore – SopranoCSO Chamber PlayersCurated by Deborah Cheetham AOMOYA HENDERSON AM Kudikynah CavePEGGY POLIAS Lacuna**world premiere,...

Flight testing in Tucana St Makerspace

Maker meetup

Community Event

22 Jun 2021 to 29 Sep 2021

Distance from: 8.0 kms | Price from: Free

Meet interesting people in Canberra’s Maker community and see the cool stuff people are working on. The projects range from...

Two children playing with ‘whoosh’ ball machine in front of a green Behind the Lines exhibition sign

Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 15 Nov 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: Free

Behind the Lines presents the best political cartoons from 2020, including digital cartoons for the first time. With the fitting...

Oil painting of an Australian prospector

A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.9 kms | Price from: Free

Original drawings and paintings by the artists of The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia will be on show at the National...

Silhouette cut-out of a body on green carpet next to briefcase and envelope

Peril in the Parliament

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Distance from: 2.3 kms | Price from: $25.00

A brand new Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) experience for groups – part whodunit, part riddle room at Old Parliament...

A small girl and a baby

Canberra Kids Market

Markets

28 Nov 2021

Distance from: 6.9 kms | Price from: $3.00

Discover new, handmade and pre-loved clothes, toys, books, games, accessories, furniture, equipment for babies, toddlers and young ones at the...

Chopin's Piano with Aura Go

Chopin’s Piano with Aura Go

Concert or Performance

11 Nov 2021

Distance from: 1.3 kms | Price from: Not Available

In the winter of 1838-9 Frédéric Chopin – along with his lover, the brilliant and pioneering writer George Sand –...

Headshot of Jayson Gillham

Jayson Gillham in Recital

Concert or Performance

19 Sep 2021

Distance from: 2.7 kms | Price from: $30.00

Jayson Gillham – PianoNikolai MEDTNER 8 Stimmungsbilder, op. 1: 1. Prologue: Andante cantabile, ‘The Angel’Alexander SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 4...

Seeing Canberra

Seeing Canberra

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jun 2021 to 17 Jul 2021

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

As a city initiated as an imagined capital for the new Australian nation, Canberra has been a place that quickly...

Woman dressed in white poses with handbag

Canberra Fashion, Food, Wine Market

Markets

27 Jun 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

Distance from: 4.0 kms | Price from: Free

The Canberra Fashion Food and Wine Market will be held throughout 2021 at its new home - Fitters Workshop, Kingston,...

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