With another Canberra autumn weekend nearly upon us, there’s a rich array of things to do across town from tonight, Friday 9 April, to Sunday 11 April.
Friday 9 April
The high anticipated new work from Canberra playwright David Finnigan, You’re Safe ‘til 2024: Deep History, opened last night at The Courtyard Studio, Civic, with limited tickets available for tonight and Saturday night’s performances.
A production of Louis Nowra’s poignant comedy Così by Canberra REP starts tonight, 9 April, running until 24 April at Canberra REP Theatre, Acton; canberrarep.org.au
Stir-fried Science sees Dramatis Scientificae serves up a night of laughs with skits, science, stand-up and songs, 9 April 8pm, Smith’s Alternative, Civic; $20
At Narrabundah’s Harmonie German Club, Canberra Blues Society presents the Lachy Doley Group, led by the acclaimed Australian Blues Soul Rock organ player, 9 April 8pm; tickets here.
Couldn’t get a flight for the April school holidays? Pied Piper Productions’ staging of Disney’s Aladdin Jr will show you the world at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, Woden, 9-17 April; trybooking.com/BOONE
Saturday 10 April
As a part of the Heritage Festival, Forrest’s Canberra Fire Museum will be open this weekend, 10 April 10am-3pm. Get along to see their collection of fire vehicles that range from 1913 to 1974, also uniforms and equipment.
Kuban Firez bring their Save the Planet Tour to Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, 10 April 7.30pm; tickets via Eventbrite.
Canberra pop-art-electro sensation Pheno, led by Jess Green, play The Street, City West, Saturday 10 April 8pm; thestreet.org.au
The Rainbow Underground bring the Circus Drag Show to Kambri, ANU on 10 April 7pm; moshtix.com.au
Sunday 11 April
The Jaguar Driver’s Club of Canberra is inviting the public to join them in a display of classic Jaguars to celebrate their 50th birthday at Hall Sportsground, Sunday 11 April 10am-3pm. With over 50 cars expected to be on display, the event offers a great opportunity to view the cars, chat to their owners and contribute to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, through a gold coin donation for entry.
Braddon’s Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre hosts the LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club Canberra, a free monthly dance event for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender and intersex people over 55, held 1-3pm every second Sunday of the month; agac.com.au
In addition, Sunday 11 April marks the last day to see several local exhibitions, including Don’t Shoot The Messenger by E.L.K. (Luke Cornish) at aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri; Belonging a landscape memoir by Holly Grace and waterholes and wetlands by Sue Lovegrove at Beaver Galleries, Deakin; Jeff Mincham’s Vive La Vrai Céramique: Adventures In Clay at Canberra Potters, Watson; and Scott Chaseling’s The Redemption of Colour at Canberra Glassworks.
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