What's on Canberra April
The Festival of Small Halls at St Saviour’s Cathedral Hall, Goulburn, 16 April.

See all the highlights of what’s on across Canberra throughout April 2021, featuring everything from exhibitions to live theatre, music and more.

Andrew Farriss: INXS founding member and legendary songwriter plays two shows at Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, 9 April 5.30pm and 8.30pm; royalhotelqbn.com.au

Così: A production of Louis Nowra’s poignant comedy by Canberra REP, 9-24 April, Wednesday to Saturday 8pm at Canberra REP Theatre, Acton; canberrarep.org.au

Stir-fried Science: Dramatis Scientificae serves up a night of laughs with skits, science, stand-up and songs, 9 April 8pm, Smiths Alternative, Civic; $20

Canberra Blues Society: Presents the Lachy Doley Group, led by the acclaimed Australian Blues Soul Rock Organ player, Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, 9 April 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 at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, Woden, 9-17 April; trybooking.com/BOONE

Canberra Jung Society: Shauna Winram discusses PhD work Structure of Consciousness, MacKillop Conference Centre, Lyneham, 9 April, 7.30pm; canberrajungsociety.org.au

Snez: The NSW singer/songwriter brings her Fisher on the Sea album tour to The Front, Lyneham, 9 April; snez.com.au

Don’t Forget the Milk: An exhibition celebrating 50 years of Canberra Milk at CMAG, Civic, until 31 July; cmag.com.au

ANU Classics Museum: Tours of the museum’s collection of ancient Greek and Roman antiquities run on the second Friday of each month; call 0438 883 373.

Kuban Firez: Bring their Save the Planet Tour to Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah 10 April, 7.30pm; tickets via Eventbrite.

The National Opera: Premiere their 2021 season with La Clemenza di Tito at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 10, 13, 15 and 17 April; nationalopera.org.au

Pheno: The Canberra pop-art-electro sensation plays The Street, City West with a band 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

Canberra Glassworks: Final days to see Scott Chaseling’s The Redemption of Colour, showing until 11 April, open 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday; canberraglassworks.com.au

Beaver Galleries: Hosts exhibitions Belonging a landscape memoir by Holly Grace and waterholes and wetlands by Sue Lovegrove at the Deakin venue until 11 April; beavergalleries.com.au

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: An exhibition featuring 54 hand-cut stencil works from E.L.K. (Luke Cornish) at aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri, ANU, until 11 April; ambushgallery.com.au

Canberra Potters: Acclaimed ceramicist Jeff Mincham presents his 90th solo show, Vive La Vrai Céramique: Adventures In Clay, at the Watson gallery until 11 April; canberrapotters.com.au

What's on Canberra April
Award-winning singer-songwriter Melinda Schneider brings her ‘A Farewell to Doris Day’ tour to Canberra Theatre Centre, 23 April.

Mamma Mia!: Through the story-telling magic of ABBA, Free-Rain Theatre Company presents the beloved musical romantic comedy at The Q, Queanbeyan, 13-17 and 20-25 April, 28 April to 2 May, and 5-8 May; theq.net.au

John Bell: His solo show One Man In  His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre, 14-15 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

GOST: The Watson gallery is hosting a dotty Pop-Up project showcasing jewellery and home décor 15-18 April; galleryofsmallthings.com

The Clarity Seminar: Presented by well-established local clinical psychologist, Nicole Daly, at the Federal Golf Course, Red Hill, 15 and 17 April 9am-5pm; nicoledalyseminars.com.au 

Canberra Glassworks: Architect Eric Martin AM hosts a free private evening tour of the iconic Kingston venue for the 2021 Heritage Festival, 15 April 6pm; canberraglassworks.com

The Festival of Small Halls: Some of the country’s best folk and acoustic performers play St Saviour’s Cathedral Hall, Goulburn, Friday 16 April 6.30pm; smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au

Canberra Potters Autumn Market: Discover some of Canberra’s finest potters and ceramic artists at the Watson art space, 16-18 April; canberrapotters.com.au

Aarwun Gallery: Hosts exhibition Autumn Elements, by artists Carlos Barrios, Wendy Wooden and Sandra House at their Gold Creek gallery until 16 April; aarwungallery.com

Simple Pleasures: A vibrant solo exhibition by Jack Irvine at aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri, ANU, 16 April to 16 May; ambushgallery.com

Flickerfest Tour: Australia’s largest short film festival is on the road, stopping off at Palace Electric, 16 April from 7pm; flickerfest.com.au/tour/canberra

MoAD: Has a fun-filled school holidays program throughout April led by a brand-new zine-making workshop; visit moadoph.gov.au for more.

The Wiggles: We’re All Fruit Salad Tour! featuring their classics and new songs at Canberra Theatre, 17-18 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Cuban Latin Fiesta: An all Latin experience with proceeds going to the Las Tunas Children’s Hospital in Cuba, 17 April from 6pm, St James Church Hall, Curtin; tickets $15 at the door.

Strathnairn Arts:  New exhibition Drawing by Carolyn Fitzpatrick, until 18 April at their Holt gallery; strathnairn.com.au

Matt Keegan: Performs Vienna Dreaming, a Canberra International Music Festival presentation at The Street, City West, Saturday 17 April 8pm; thestreet.org.au

Grainger Gallery: The Fyshwick venue hosts Benjamin Shine’s exhibition, Defining Moments, until 18 April; graingergallery.com.au

Mini Psychic Fair: Karmic Soul is back Sunday 18 April 10am-5pm, at Ainslie Football and Social Club; see Karmic Soul Facebook page for more.

Rainbow Ring Pour: An afternoon of painting for women and non-binary folk at the Diversity ACT Community Hub, Kambah, 18 April 12.30-3pm; diversityact.org

Free Open Class of Biodanza: A night of uplifting music, movement and dance, Monday 19 April, 7-8.30pm, Lyneham Primary School; Book via [email protected] or biodanza.com.au

Hall Countryside & Beyond: A collection of watercolours by Isla Patterson at Kyeema Gallery, Capital Wines, Hall until 19 April; capitalwines.com.au

Ben Elton: The UK funny man brings his Live 2021 tour to the Canberra Theatre, 20 April 7.30pm; benelton.net

Garden Design Workshop: An interactive small group experience learning design techniques with practical examples, includes catering, 20 April; gardenswithfleur.com.au

Spanish Film Festival: Brings a selection of films we missed last year as well as some brand-new titles to Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton, 21 April-9 May; spanishfilmfestival.com

Renovate Your Space: Goulburn Mulwaree Library hosts ‘Australia’s Renovation Queen’ Cherie Barber, Wednesday 21 April 12.30pm; free, bookings essential via trybooking.com/BOXDL

Canberra Potters: The Watson art space hosts new exhibition Inside by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend, 22 April-9 May; canberrapotters.com.au

Melinda Schneider: The award-winning singer-songwriter brings her A Farewell to Doris Day tour to Canberra Theatre Centre 23 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Neil Murray: The maverick song man and founding member of the Warumpi Band brings his Keep Rolling On tour to The Street, City West, Friday 23 April 8pm; thestreet.org.au

Bowie Orchestrated: The 24-piece Symphony Orchestra will perform the Best of Bowie, Saturday 24 April 7.30pm, Canberra Theatre; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Barkfest 2.0: A dog’s day out filled with fundraising, feasting and fun at QT Canberra back carpark, Civic 24 April 11.30am-3.30pm; book via Eventbrite.

Tallagandra Hill: The Gundaroo vineyard and venue hosts the Badloves, with King Canyon, Saturday 24 April 4pm; tickets via Eventbrite.

Craft ACT: Host their 2021 artist-in-residence open day at Namadgi National Park, 24 April, with a shuttle service available; book via Eventbrite by 22 April.

Barkfest 2.0
Barkfest 2.0 is a dog’s day out filled with fundraising, feasting and fun at QT Canberra back carpark, Civic 24 April 11.30am-3.30pm.

Watch and Clock Display: See watches, clocks and clockmaking tools hosted by Canberra Chapter of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 24 April 10am-4pm, Canberra Irish Club, Weston; gold coin entry.

Jeff Lang: The guitar extraordinaire bring his Some Memories Never Die tour to The Street Theatre, City West, 24 April 7.30pm; thestreet.org.au

Nancy Sever Gallery: Hosts Greg Daly’s exhibition Dappled Light at their Civic venue until 25 April; nancysevergallery.com.au

SEE-Change Tuggeranong Repair Cafe: Bring in broken items and learn repair skills on the last Sunday of each month, 1-4pm at Tuggeranong Community Centre, Greenway.

Stronger than Fiction: The Documentary Film Festival’s 2021 iteration launches with a screening of The Mole Agent at Dendy Canberra, 25 April 2pm; strongerdocs.com

Joan Mitchell – Worlds of Colour: Works on paper produced by the American painter and printmaker during the final stage of her career, at the NGA until 26 April; nga.gov.au

Daniel Sloss: The Scottish comedian brings his highly anticipated 11th show, Hubris, to Canberra Theatre, 27-28 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Australian Dance Week 2021: Featuring free classes, workshops, films, performances and more across Canberra, 29 April-9 May; ausdance.org.au

The Point: A dance performance by Liz Lea Dance Company at Belconnen Arts Centre 29 April to 1 May; belcoarts.com.au/point

2021 CIMF: Canberra International Music Festival brings Vienna and its 250 years of musical history to Canberra with a dynamic program of events, 30 April-9 May; cimf.org.au

2021 Seasonal Photo Contest: Organised by Canberra Multicultural Service (FM 91.1) highlighting all Canberra has to offer, accepting submissions until 30 April; [email protected]

Thor’s Hammer: Hosts exhibition Curious Nature, featuring recent works by Amanda Stuart and Hayley Lander at their Kingston Mixing Room Gallery until 30 April; thors.com.au

Wesley Music Centre: Hosts a series of events throughout April at their Forrest venue; visit wesleycanberra.org.au for more.

NFSA: The Acton Archive hosts a range of events throughout April and the Easter holidays, from Saturday morning cartoons to a screening of Enter the Dragon; nfsa.gov.au

Megalo Print Studio: The Kingston art space hosts Shifting Spaces by Marilou Chagnaud until 1 May; megalo.org

From the Desert to the Sea: The Friends’ Botanic Art Group’s 14th annual art exhibition at the Visitor Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens, until 2 May; free entry.

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