Ah, the start of winter … traditionally a time associated with rest and hibernation, don’t sleep on the bevvy of things to do across Canberra this weekend, 4-6 June.
Friday 4 June
On tonight and tomorrow night, The Appleton Ladies Potato Race, charming contemporary Australian theatre written by former ABC Radio Canberra presenter, Melanie Tait, is on at The Playhouse, Civic; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
CMAG hosts a special live musical performance by Tina Havelock Stevens and Liberty Kerr in celebration of their most recent exhibition, Habitat: Ways of Living, Friday 4 June 6pm; tickets $10 via Eventbrite.
Documentary Yuwinj Dhari Bulwal: Yuin Country Explored, plus a Q&A and performance by the Four Winds Djinama Yilaga Choir will take place at the Gandel Atrium, NMA, 4 June 6pm; nma.gov.au/yuin-country
Swingin’ Out! featuring the Blamey Street and ConneXion big bands, 4 June 6.45-9.30pm at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah; Eventbrite.
The COX Gallery, Kingston hosts well-known Canberra printmaker Annika Romeyn’s exhibition Across the Distance, 4 June-16 July; coxarchitecture.com.au
Sydney Dance Company bring their acclaimed new show Impermanence to Canberra Theatre, 4-5 June; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
The National Film and Sound Archive Arc Cinema’s Nordic Film Season screens June 4-6. A White, White Day is on 4 June, 6pm; About Endlessness 5 June, 6pm, Aurora 5 June, 8pm, and The Hunt 6 June, 2pm; nfsa.gov.au
Get along to Belco Arts to check out Belco 55, an exhibition sharing images of the Belconnen region over the last 55 years 4-27 June; belcoarts.com.au
To celebrate World Environment Day, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council are both holding events that focus on current threatened species and recovery work; click here to read more.
Saturday 5 June
Catch the final night of Tempo Theatre’s comedic murder mystery Hello … Is There Anybody There, at Belconnen Community Theatre; canberraticketing.com.au
Multi-talented eight-piece Trilogy of Rock will perform an outstanding Australian repertoire as part of The Rock Show at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan, 5 June 8pm; theq.net.au
Vietnam Requiem, featuring iconic pop songs from the Vietnam War era and modern compositions, is on 5-6 June 1pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU; ticketek.com.au
Celebrate Reconciliation Week with a special Songs from Yuin Country concert at the National Museum of Australia 5 June, 11am–12.30pm; bit.ly/YuinCountry
Kangara Waters Retirement Village is holding a winter charity sale is on Saturday 5 June 8.30am- 12.30pm at 2 Joy Cummings Place, Belconnen.
Sunday 6 June
Lorina Gore in Recital will see the acclaimed Canberra soprano perform with pianist Alan Hicks at the NGA’s Gandel Hall, Sunday 6 June 2pm; cso.org.au
The Maruki Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky and more, Sunday 6 June 3pm at Albert Hall, Yarralumla; marukicommunityorchestra.org.au
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