There’s plenty of things to do in Canberra this weekend, 21-23 May, so if you’re making plans look no further than here.
Friday 21 May
Chant Du Vin will combine wine and acoustic music for an evening out at Lake George Winery, Lake George, tonight 21 May 5.30pm before moving on to The Vintner’s Daughter, Murrumbateman on 22 May 5.30pm and 23 May 4.30pm; chantduvin.com
A Canberra Rep production of Hitchcockian thriller Rope by Patrick Hamilton comes to the Canberra Rep Theatre, Acton, 21 May to 5 June; canberrarep.org.au
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra mentors five artists with diverse disabilities to create original music inspired by colourful artworks as part of Visualising Harmony, at Belco Arts, Friday 21 May 7pm; belcoarts.com.au
Rebel, QL2 Dance’s major project for 2021 for their Quantum Leap ensemble, comes to The Playhouse, Canberra across this weekend, 21 May 7pm, and 22 May 2pm and 7pm; click here for more.
Saturday 22 May
ICYMI, 20 May marked World Bee Day but the celebrations are still buzzing this weekend! Check out the bee-friendly displays and exhibitions, honey and bee-themed food created by Market producers, a display of hives, plants, information and family-friendly activities, such as bee costume and colouring-in competitions, and face painting from 7am to 11.30am at Capital Region Farmers Market, EPIC; capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au
The Embassy of Sweden at 5 Turrana Street, Yarralumla invites you to ‘Bee Swedish’, enjoy a fika and join the conversation on sustainable food on Saturday 22 May 2-4pm; registration essential via beeswedish.eventbrite.com.au
Similarly, Australian Parliament House will host a World Bee Day tour, showcasing their very own bees! Cost is $70 per person; click here to book and for more information.
MoAD has recently opened new exhibition HiveMind: Honeybees, Democracy and Me to coincide with World Bee Day.
A screening of a restoration of the 101-year-old Australian film The Sentimental Bloke, plus a Q&A with composer Paul Mac will be on at the NFSA, Acton 22 May 2pm; nfsa.gov.au/whats-on
After cancelling last year’s event, the 2021 Volunteering Expo will be on this Saturday from 10am to 4pm at Exhibition Hall, Thoroughbred Park, Canberra with free entry. The Expo is the ultimate one-stop-shop to find out about volunteering roles; as well as providing a great opportunity for local organisations and community groups to engage with the public; click here for more.
BRICKS 2021 @ The Woden School will be a weekend of LEGO displays, competitions, raffles, a sausage sizzle, stalls, face painting and more on 22 May 9am-4pm and 23 May 9am-3pm; click here for more.
The Allambee Club at 76 Comur Street, Yass is hosting an art fair on 22-23 May to raise funds for Karinya House for mothers and babies in Canberra; entry $10. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever bring their upcoming Sideways To New Italy tour to Kambri ANU, 22 May; moshtix.com.au
Sunday 23 May
The Downer Dog Day will see dogs, free coffee, and some sweet tunes from DJ Sue this Sunday 23 May 1-3pm on the Downer playing fields. Paw-some!
From 9.30am this Sunday, over 150 distinguished ladies and gentleman will ride vintage and classic motorbikes through Canberra to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer research and Men’s Mental Health as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR). QT Canberra, City West will host the DGR Canberra ride after party at 1-2.30pm on the QT Deck, and as part of the event are offering prizes to the top fundraisers.
A new Jazz series at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre kicks off with Latin Nights, showcasing Jazz from Brazil and beyond, 23 May 4-6pm at the TAC theatre; trybooking.com/BRCDP
Art Song Canberra perform Fairy Tales from Home at the Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 23 May 3pm and 4.15pm; trybooking.com/BPLQU
Ellero, Ghostgum, LIV LI and Endrey play Civic club Sideways, 23 May 2.30-6pm; trybooking.com/BQVIH
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