Pheno, led by Jess Green (pictured), plays The Street on April 10th at 8 p.m. Photo: Kerrie Brewer.
See all of Canberra’s April 2021 highlights, from exhibits to live theater to music and more.
TUBE: Llewellyn One: Seven Deadly Sin plays the Canberra Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jessica Cottis on April 1st at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, under the direction of Jessica Cottis. cso.org.au.
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery: Presents the new exhibition Rouge by Marc Rambeau from April 1st to May 31st; bwoodworks.com.au
Wesley Music Center: Host a range of events at their Forrest location throughout April. Visit wesleycanberra.org.au for more.
Craft ACT: Hosts two exhibitions, Between Earth and Heaven by Jennifer Martiniello and Sharon Peoples; and Essence of Cloud by Mark Eliott through May 22nd; craftact.org.au
Good people: A Queanbeyan Folk Experience Presented by the National Folk Festival with a program of concerts across Queanbeyan this Easter April 3rd and 4th; folkfestival.org.au
A taste of Ireland: Take the Craic to the Canberra Theater Center, Civic, April 3rd, 7:30 pm; atasteofirelandshow.com
From the desert to the sea: Friends’ Botanic Art Group’s 14th annual art exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Visitor Center from April 3rd to May 2nd; Free admission.
NFSA: The Acton Archives are home to a range of April and Easter holidays, from cartoons on Saturday morning to a showing of Enter the Dragon. nfsa.gov.au.
MoAD: Has a fun school vacation program throughout April led by a brand new zine workshop. Visit moadoph.gov.au for more.
Nancy Sever Gallery: Greg Daly’s Dappled Light exhibition is on view in their Civic venue through April 25th. nancysevergallery.com.au
Aarwun Gallery: Hosts the Autumn Elements exhibition by artists Carlos Barrios, Wendy Wooden, and Sandra House at their Gold Creek Gallery through April 16; aarwungallery.com
Skywhales – Every heart sings: Weather permitting, Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhalepapa, the companion piece to Skywhale, will launch near the NGA on April 3 at 6 a.m. nga.gov.au/calendar
Strathnairn Arts: New exhibitions The Precious Few: Endangered Species from Canberra through April 4 and Carolyn Fitzpatrick’s drawing at her Holt gallery through April 18; strathnairn.com.au
Megalo Print Studio: The art space Kingston will host Shifting Spaces by Marilou Chagnaud until May 1st; megalo.org
Barkfest 2.0 is a dog day full of fundraising, feasting, and fun in the QT Canberra, Civic parking lot, April 24, 11:30 a.m.-3: 30 p.m.
Share the sky: The first concert in the CSO’s 2021 Australian Series, curated by and with Deborah Cheetham, in the atrium of the National Museum of Australia, Thursday, April 8th, 6:30 pm; cso.org.au.
Canberra Glassworks: Architect Eric Martin AM is hosting a free private evening tour of iconic Kingston venue on April 8th and 15th at 6pm for the 2021 Heritage Festival. canberraglassworks.com
Bulb Enhancement: Presents a comedy night at Smiths Alternative, Civic, Thursday, April 8, 7pm; Tickets $ 15 at smithsalternative.com
Andrew Farriss: The INXS founding member and legendary songwriter will play two shows at the Royal Hotel Queanbeyan on April 9th at 5.30pm and 8.30pm. royalhotelqbn.com.au
Tuggeranong Arts Center: Shows the multidisciplinary exhibition Deqolonise: The Erotic as Power by Melbourne artist TextaQueen from April 9th to June 5th; tuggeranongarts.com
In order to: A production of Louis Nowra’s poignant comedy by Canberra REP, Nov. 9-24 April, Wednesday through Saturday, 8pm at the Canberra REP Theater, Acton; canberrarep.org.au
Fried Science: Dramatis Scientificae Serves Laughing Night of Skits, Science, Stand-Up, and Songs, April 9, 8 p.m., Smiths Alternative, Civic; $ 20
Canberra Blues Society: Presented by the Lachy Doley Group under the direction of the renowned Australian blues soul rock organ player Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, April 9th, 8pm; Tickets: humanitix.com
Disney’s Aladdin Jr .: Can’t get a flight for the April school holidays? Pied Piper Productions will show you the world from April 9th to 17th at the Canberra College Performing Arts Center in Woden. trybooking.com/BOONE
Canberra Jung Society: Shauna Winram discussing Structure of Consciousness PhD thesis, MacKillop Conference Center, Lyneham, April 9, 7:30 pm; canberrajungsociety.org.au
Snez: The NSW singer / songwriter brings her Fisher on the Sea album tour to The Front, Lyneham on April 9; snez.com.au.
Deborah Cheetham will appear in the National Museum Atrium of the National Museum 2021 in the CSO’s first Australian series concert “Sharing the Sky” on April 8th. Photo Wayne Quilliam.
ANU Classics Museum: Guided tours of the museum’s collection of ancient Greek and Roman antiquities take place every second Friday of the month. Call 0438 883 373.
Kuban Firez: Bring your Save the Planet Tour to the Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, April 10th, 7.30pm; Tickets through Eventbrite.
The National Opera: Her 2021 season premiered with La Clemenza di Tito at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, April 10th, 13th, 15th and 17th; nationalopera.org.au
Pheno: The Canberra pop art electro sensation plays The Street, City West with a band on Saturday April 10th at 8pm. thestreet.org.au
The rainbow underground: Bring the Circus Drag Show to Kambri, ANU on April 10th at 7pm; moshtix.com.au
Canberra Glassworks: The final days of Scott Chaseling’s The Redemption of Color through April 11th are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. canberraglassworks.com.au
Biberg Galleries: Organizes exhibitions that belong to a landscape memory of Holly Grace and waterholes and wetlands by Sue Lovegrove through April 11 at the Deakin venue; beavergalleries.com.au
Don’t shoot the messenger: An exhibition with 54 hand-cut stencil works by ELK (Luke Cornish) in the aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri, ANU, until April 11th; ambushgallery.com.au
Canberra Potters: Renowned ceramist Jeff Mincham is presenting his 90th solo exhibition, Vive La Vrai Céramique: Adventure in Clay, at the Watson Gallery until April 11th. canberrapotters.com.au
Mamma Mia !: Through the magic of storytelling by ABBA, the Free-Rain Theater Company presents the popular musical romantic comedy at The Q, Queanbeyan, Nov. 13-17. And 20.-25. April 28th to May 2nd and April 5th to 8th May; theq.net.au.
John Bell: His solo show A Man in His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare at the Canberra Theater Center, May 14-15. April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
The clarity seminar: Presented by established local clinical psychologist Nicole Daly at the Federal Golf Course in Red Hill on April 15th and 17th from 9am to 5pm. nicoledalyseminars.com.au
Canberra Potter’s Fall Market: From April 16-18, discover some of Canberra’s finest potters and ceramic artists at the Watson Art Space. canberrapotters.com.au
The wobbling movements: We’re All Fruit Salad Tour! with her classics and new songs from April 17th to 18th at the Canberra Theater; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Matt Keegan: Vienna Dreaming, a presentation of the Canberra International Music Festival, will be performed at The Street, City West, Saturday, April 17th, 8pm; thestreet.org.au
Free open class from Biodanza: A night of uplifting music, movement, and dance, Monday, April 19, 7-8.30pm, Lyneham Primary School; Book through [email protected] or biodanza.com.au
Hall Countryside & Beyond: A collection of Isla Patterson watercolors at the Kyeema Gallery, Capital Wines, Hall through April 19; capitalwines.com.au
I am Elton: The funny British man is bringing his Live 2021 tour to the Canberra Theater on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. benelton.net
Garden design workshop: An interactive, small-group experience of learning design techniques with hands-on examples includes catering on April 20; Gardens with Fleur.com.au
Spanish Film Festival: Brings a selection of movies we missed last year, as well as some brand new titles, to the Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton, April 21st through May 9th; spanishfilmfestival.com
Renovate your space: The Goulburn Mulwaree Library will host Cherie Barber, the Australian renovation queen, on Wednesday April 21st at 12.30pm. Free bookings via trybooking.com/BOXDL
Melinda Schneider: The award-winning singer-songwriter will take her to the Canberra Theater Center on April 23rd. canberratheatrecentre.com.au
The Beaver Galleries will host the exhibitions “Belonging a Landscape Memoir” by Holly Grace and “Waterholes and Wetlands” by Sue Lovegrove at the Deakin venue until April 11th.
Neil Murray: The loner and founding member of the Warumpi Band is bringing his Keep Rolling On Tour to Street, City West on Friday, April 23rd at 8pm; thestreet.org.au
Bowie orchestrates: The 24-piece symphony orchestra will perform the Best of Bowie on Saturday, April 24th at 7.30pm at the Canberra Theater. canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Barkfest 2.0: Dog Day of fundraising, feasting, and fun in the QT Canberra, Civic parking lot, April 24th 11:30 am-3:30pm; Book about Eventbrite.
Clock display: See Clocks, Clocks, and Watchmaking Tools hosted by the Canberra Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, April 24, 10 am-4pm, Canberra Irish Club, Weston; Gold coin entry.
SEE-Change Tuggeranong Repair Cafe: Bring broken items and learn repair skills on the last Sunday of the month, 1-4am at the Tuggeranong Community Center, Greenway.
Joan Mitchell – Worlds of Color: Works on paper that the American painter and graphic artist produced in the last phase of her career with the NGA up to April 26th; nga.gov.au.
Daniel Sloss: The Scottish comedian brings his highly anticipated 11th Hubris Show to the Canberra Theater from April 27-28. canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Australian Dance Week 2021: With free courses, workshops, films, performances and more in Canberra from April 29th to May 9th; ausdance.org.au
The point: A dance performance by the Liz Lea Dance Company at the Belconnen Arts Center from April 29th to May 1st; belcoarts.com.au/point
2021 CIMF: The Canberra International Music Festival brings Vienna and its 250-year history of music to Canberra with a dynamic program of events from April 30th to May 9th. cimf.org.au
Seasonal photo competition 2021: Organized by Canberra Multicultural Service (FM 91.1), which highlights all Canberra offers and accepts submissions by April 30th. [email protected]
Thor’s Hammer: Holds the Curious Nature exhibition with current work by Amanda Stuart and Hayley Lander until April 30th at their Kingston Mixing Room Gallery. thors.com.au
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