Despite rain being forecast, don’t let the weather get in the way of enjoying the host of things to do across Canberra this weekend, 19-21 March.
Friday 19 March
The Queanbeyan Players production of all-time classic The Sound of Music is on at The Q, Queanbeyan, all weekend with the last performance on Sunday 21 March; theq.net.au
On Friday night, 19 March 8pm, The Emma Pask Quartet, led by the eponymous Australian jazz vocalist, performs at Canberra Theatre Centre; emmapask.com
Another live music offering, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mahalia Barnes returns to The Royal Hotel Queanbeyan for two shows, Friday 19 March 5.30pm and 8.30pm; oztix.com.au
Legendary rocker of Noiseworks, Electric Hippies and Mi-Sex fame, Steve Balbi will perform an exclusive show at Smith’s Alternative, City West, 19 March; stevebalbi.com
If you’re on the southside and in the mood for laughs, head along to Club Sandwich Comedy. Hosted by Laura Campbell, it features a stellar line-up of local comedians, Friday 19 March 7pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre; tuggeranongarts.com
Throughout the weekend, 19-21 March, the Mardi Gras Film Festival brings four of the best festival films to Dendy Cinemas Canberra; queerscreen.org.au
Saturday 20 March
Saturday marks the start of Celebrate Gungahlin Festival, a week-long celebration of all things Gungahlin with a host of events on until 28 March; celebrategungahlin.com.au
On Saturday 20 March, the Kyeema Gallery at Capital Wines, Hall opens new exhibition Hall Countryside & Beyond,a collection of watercolours by Isla Patterson until 19 April; capitalwines.com.au
The Hellenic Club of Canberra, in partnership with the Greek Community of Canberra and Fair Canberra Inc, is bringing Hellenic Festival: Street Food of the World to the Hellenic Club Woden. Being held across 20-21 March, the festival will feature traditional street food, music and dance from a wide range of cultures; click here for more.
The Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival will be staged this Saturday in the surrounds of Mercure Canberra, Braddon. Starting at 11am, the festival will feature breweries from across Australia along with a live band, food, entertainment and a wide range of kids’ activities; click here for tickets.
Saturday night 20 March is also your last chance to catch Jersey Boys by Canberra Philo, telling the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, at Erindale Theatre; philo.org.au/tickets
‘Make your own’ experiences at the Canberra Glassworks are back! Book a one-on-one session in our hotshop with a teaching artist to make your own bird, paperweight, tumbler or vase. Sessions are available on weekends for 20 to 40 minutes; book online here.
Beautiful voices and exquisite harmonies in sublime song take the stage as The Song Company – Dances of Passion performs at The Street Theatre, City West, 20 March 7pm; thestreet.org.au
Sunday 21 March
On Sunday, Belco Arts hosts movement/wellbeing workshop Elastic Terrain with internationally acclaimed Canberra dancer James Batchelor.
The workshop will explore new micro-movement possibilities and improvisation practices in an open and accessible atmosphere; click here to register and for more.
Forrest venue Wesley Music Centre hosts Sonia’s Art Song/Lieder Song Book, performed by Sonia Anfiloff and Kylie Loveland, Sunday 21 March 3pm and 4.15pm; trybooking.com/BOMCJ
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