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Australia Day concert featuring Lisa Richards and more, Stage 88, 26 January 1-9pm.

See all the highlights of what’s on across Canberra for the remainder of January and early February, featuring everything from exhibitions to live theatre, music and more.


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Canberra Glassworks’ new exhibition, Scott Chaseling’s The Redemption of Colour, is on until 14 March

Kambri Film Festival: Three weeks of movie magic with a focus on females at the ANU precinct, Thursdays to Saturdays, 21 January-7 February; kambri.com.au

Shortis & Simpson: Raise a Glass and Ruffle Some Feathers, an original show all about 2020, 22-23 January at Contentious Character Vineyard, Bungendore; contentiouscharacter.com.au

Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show: Bounces onto the Canberra Theatre stage until 24 January; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Australia Day Concert: Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan, Kim Yang, Lisa Richards and more perform at a ticketed concert on Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, 26 January 1-9pm; stage88.com.au

The Great Aussie Picnic: Kicking off at 11am on 26 January, Lake Burley Griffin will come alive with five free picnic-style entertainment hubs; thegreataussiepicnic.com.au

NFSA Restores: A new digital print of the 1988 documentary Australia Daze (PG) will premiere at Arc Cinema, NFSA, Acton 26 January 6pm followed by a Q&A; $12/$10; nfsa.gov.au

ANCA Gallery: The Dickson artspace hosts Pinched Paintings by Abbey Jamieson and Rowan McGinness, 27 January to 14 February; anca.net.au

NGA: Hosts a number of events and exhibitions over summer; visit nga.gov.au for more

NFSA Summer Screenings: The cultural institution hosts numerous screenings in their Arc Cinema, Acton, including retro Aussie movies, a Mean Girls quote-a-long and more; nfsa.gov.au

National Museum of Australia: Hosts exhibitions and school holiday events and activities over summer; nma.gov.au

Free yoga classes: Local Yoga and Gorman Arts Centre are offering free fundraising yoga classes throughout summer, Sundays 9am until March 2021.

NPG: Host a number of exhibitions over summer, along with holiday activities for families; npg.gov.au

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery: Explore an exciting range of exhibitions over summer; visit bwoodworks.com.au for more.

Bootleg Rascal and Saint Lane: Their Straight Outta Lockdown tour comes to Kambri, ANU on 28 January; bootlegrascal.com

Salut! Baroque: Celebrates the trailblazing Rebels of the musical world, Friday 29 January 7.30pm, Albert Hall, Yarralumla; trybooking.com/BNLLJ

Cox Gallery: Jakub Beseda’s photographic exhibition, The Space Between, at the Kingston gallery until 29 January; coxarchitecture.com.au

Unit: A film screening of a recorded performance of Regurgitator performing their 20-year-old album live at Canberra Theatre, 29 January; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Book launch: Comedian Chris Ryan will launch local author Ayla Marika’s new book How Food is Made with a Q&A at Smith’s Alternative, Civic, 30 January 1.30pm; smithsalternative.com

Pop Canberra School holiday Workshops: Host a range of workshops suitable for children aged 5-12 and 12+ until 30 January; popcanberra.com.au

Interrobang: A show inspired by Warehouse Circus’ 30-year history, at Belconnen Arts Centre, 30 January-6 February; belcoarts.com.au

Australian Dreams – Picturing our Built World: An exhibition at the National Library featuring a variety of artistic works of iconic Australian buildings on display until 31 January 2021; nla.gov.au

NGA: Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now on display at the National Gallery of Australia until 31 January 2021, free entry; nga.gov.au

The Umbilical Brothers – Green: A work in progress show testing new material at the Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre, 1-7 February; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Music at Midday: Will be donating funds to COTA ACT at their next concert, 2 February 12pm at Canberra Theatre Centre; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Battle of the Voices: It’s Roy Orbison vs Gene Pitney as performed by acclaimed vocalist Eddie Daniels at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan, 4 February 8pm; theq.net.au

Ocean Alley: Australia’s beloved funk-lords and 2018 Triple J hottest 100 winners play Canberra Theatre 5-6 February, 8pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

OutsideIn | InsideOut: A group exhibition by artists from Canberra’s Lime Flamingo Collective on 5 February – 21 March at West Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre; belcoarts.com.au/outside

ArtSound FM: The Canberra community radio station’s Radio Drama series, ArtSound Radio Theatre, sees locally written works performed every Sunday until 7 February 2021; artsound.fm

Sir Edmund Barton: A retrospective exhibition detailing the life and times of Australia’s first Prime Minister at Australian Parliament House until 14 February; aph.gov.au

Walk & Talk about Photography: Canberra School of Photography hosts a series of these events across Canberra from 6 February; photoschool.com.au

Skywhales – Every Heart Sings: Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhalepapa, a new companion piece to Skywhale will be launched near the NGA 7 February, 8 March & 3 April 2021, 6am.

Country Roadshow 2021: A multi-artist travelling mini festival of country music Friday 12 February at the Royal Theatre; ticketek.com.au

Remembering the days of Cat Stevens: Australian performer Darren Coggan brings his stunning rendition of Cat Stevens to The Q, Queanbeyan, 12 February 8pm; theq.net.au

Eishan Ensemble: return to The Street Theatre, City West with their newly released album Afternoon Tea at Six 13 February, 7.30 pm; thestreet.org.au

Jane Gerrish: The Sydney artist’s new exhibition Observe is on at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, 13 February to 21 March; sukihugh.com.au

Joan Mitchell – Worlds of Colour: Presents works on paper produced by the American painter and printmaker during the final stage of her career at the NGA, 13 February – 26 April; nga.gov.au

Gallery Bodalla: Present Justin Pearon’s new exhibition Bitter Sweet Melody until 14 February; gallerybodalla.com.au

Canberra Potters: Hosts new exhibition, Immerse, at their Watson gallery until 14 February; canberrapotters.com.au

Pub Rock: An exhibition celebrating the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock at the National Portrait Gallery until 14 February; npg.gov.au


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