What’s on in Canberra in June 2021


See all the highlights of what’s on across Canberra throughout June 2021 and early July, including everything ranging from exhibitions to live theatre, music and plenty more.

NFSA: Has a rich June program ranging from Nordic winters to Japanese horror, Disney dragons and more; nfsa.gov.au

The Veronicas: Bring their first national tour in six years to Canberra Theatre, Civic, Tuesday 15 June; theveronicas.com

21st Manning Clark Lecture: Stan Grant will explore how history shadows our world, at Manning Clark Hall, Kambri, ANU on Thursday 17 June 6pm; trybooking.com/BRFJU

QT Canberra: An Evening with the Sommelier and the Chef is an interactive wine and dining experience, 17 June 6.30pm at Capitol Bar & Grill, QT Canberra; book via Eventbrite.

Kiss Me, Kate: A Queanbeyan Players production of the Broadway hit musical, at The Q, Queanbeyan, 18-27 June; theq.net.au

Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels: Perform their latest album Eleven Women at the Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, 18 June 6.30pm; Oztix.

Pialligo Estate: Enjoy a three-course meal and live music when the Pialligo Glasshouse is transformed into a cabaret-style speakeasy for Songs & Sonnets Dinner & Show on 18 and 19 June 6-10pm; thepialligoestate.com.au/songs-and-sonnets

Gina Jeffreys: Hear the country music superstar at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Friday 18 June 8pm; cscc.com.au

Pandemic Pivot Power: A panel discussion hosted by Women With Altitude, at The Mawson Club, 18 June 9.15-10.45am; womenwithaltitude.com.au

CSO: Canberra Symphony Orchestra presents Classic Afternoon: The Elements, at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Saturday 19 June 2pm; cso.org.au/events

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The CSO, led by concertmaster Kirsten Williams, present Classic Afternoon at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Saturday 19 June 2pm. Photo: Martin Ollman.

Tallagandra Hill Winery: The Gundaroo venue hosts Darren Percival and Bill Risby playing their favourites from the Australian rock catalogue, Saturday 19 June 4.30pm; tallagandrahill.com.au

A Pooch Affair: An awesome doggie day out, proudly supporting RSPCA ACT, at EPIC, 19 June 10am-3pm; trybooking.com/BRAIX

Paco Lara: The critically acclaimed flamenco guitarist presents an evening of Spanish guitar at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan, 19 June 8pm; theq.net.au

The Apprentease: An open level burlesque contest at Ainslie Arts Centre, 19 June 8pm; book via Eventbrite.

Embracing the Familiar: A community arts project and exhibition by Rebecca Mayo at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 19 June-7 August; tuggeranongarts.com

Bounty and Benevolence: A new exhibition by American artist Ericka Walker curated by Miranda Metcalf at Megalo Print Studio, Kingston, 19 June-25 July; megalo.org

Vinnies Queanbeyan monthly Bric-a-Brac Rummage: Come and shop, swap, sell, barter your secondhand goods. Third Saturday of every month 10am-2pm, top of Queanbeyan Park, Lowe and Campbell streets. Next market Saturday 19 June. More info: email [email protected]

St Mary Calwell Shopping Centre monthly market: Come have a sausage sandwich and browse the outside market stalls. Third Saturday of the month 9am-3pm at 7 Webber Crescent, Calwell. Next market Saturday 19 June. More info: email [email protected]

Vedic meditation: Designed for busy professionals, course participants will learn how to be a self-sufficient meditator in four 90-minutes sessions, 19-22 June, from $500; rorykinsellameditation.com

QPRC Art Awards: The Queanbeyan Art Society’s annual awards exhibition at The Q’s exhibition space in Queanbeyan ends 19 June; theq.net.au

The Colour of Sound: A concert series hosted by Music for Canberra featuring the String Ensembles, James McCusker Orchestra and the CYO at Canberra Girls Grammar Senior Hall, 20 June 4pm; musicforcanberra.org.au

Rotary Queanbeyan monthly market: Homemade, made with love and sold with smile. Third Sunday of the month 9am-2pm, Campbell Street, Queanbeyan. Next market Sunday 20 June. More info: email [email protected]

Canberra Qwire: Get yourself to Llewellyn Hall, ANU on Sunday 20 June from 2pm to 4pm for an afternoon of fabulous music and moving harmonies; canberraqwire.org.au

ANCA: The Dickson gallery hosts Tess Horowitz’s exhibition Dusk until 20 June; anca.net.au

Austrian Choir Canberra: Celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a special concert at the Austrian Australian Club, Mawson, 20 June 2pm; call 6288 7884 to book.

Love Local Markets: Enjoy treats both toasty and tasty at The Plot, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo, 20 June 9.30am-2.30pm; pialligo.estate

The Owl and the Pussycat: An enchanting theatre experience for families based on Edward Lear’s poem, 22-25 June at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan; theq.net.au

The 7 Stages of Grieving: The Australian classic receives an update in this Sydney Theatre Company production at Canberra Theatre Centre, 23-26 June; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

CGGS: Talented Canberra Girls’ Grammar School Music Academy students perform a program for wind and string, 23 June 12.40-1.20pm at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest; trybooking.com/BPXQN

The Rubens: The Australian rock-pop group play Canberra Theatre, Thursday 24 June 7.40pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Phoenix Collective: Perform live concert Tales of War at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, Friday 25 June 6pm and 7.30pm; phoenixcollective.com.au

Whats on June 2021 Canberra
Phoenix Collective perform live concert ‘Tales of War’ at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, Friday 25 June 6pm and 7.30pm.

Handmade Canberra: Are back after 18 months with 270 stalls at EPIC from 25-27 June; book a ticket via Eventbrite.

Wintervention: Canberra’s city centre will once again be transformed with daily performances, food stalls and an open-air ice-skating arena, 25 June-11 July; wintervention.com.au

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular: All your favourite Sesame Street characters will be under the big top at Majura Park Shopping Centre, 25 June-18 July; ticketmaster.com.au

Invocation: Brings ancient story, sacred imagery, rhythmic dance, guitar grooves, heartfelt lyrics and soaring harmonies to Belco Arts, 26 June 8-9pm; belcoarts.com.au

East Meets West Orchestral Evening: A unique blend of music from China and beyond, Saturday 26 June, 7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU; imagechina.com.au

Beethoven 251: The Black Mountain Piano Quartet will perform works written and inspired by Beethoven at All Saints Ainslie Church, 26 June 3pm; facebook.com/TBMPQ

Eco Friendly Tuggeranong Park bric-a-brac and market: Enjoy a morning coffee out with friends and family in the sunshine. Fourth Sunday of the month 9am-2pm at Lake Tuggeranong Park, access from Anketell Street. Next market Sunday 27 June. More info: email [email protected]

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.

MEGAfauna: The Australian National Botanical Gardens will feature a special trail of sculptures of Australia’s long extinct megafauna from 26 June to 25 July; parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens

Belco Arts: Belconnen Arts Centre hosts four exhibitions, In Counterpoint, Disposed/Aerosol, Material Investigation, and The Impulse of Hysteria on show until Sunday 27 June; belcoarts.com.au

Viva Vivaldi: The Canberra Community Chorale celebrate the music of Vivaldi, 27 June 3pm at Cook Community Hall; trybooking.com.au/BRTVB

Drummer Queens: The world-class percussionists bring their live music experience to Canberra Theatre Centre, 30 June-3 July; drummerqueens.com

Whats on June 2021 Canberra
The Handmade Markets will be back in person on 25-27 June with 270 stallholders at their EPIC home. Photo: Handmade Australia.

American Psycho – The Musical: An award-winning production of the Bret Easton Ellis classic will run in The Playhouse, Civic, 30 June-3 July; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Wednesday Lunchtime Concert: Young pianists from the Studio of Jinbo Huang perform at Wesley Music Centre, 30 June 12.40pm; trybooking.com/BPXQU

Icarus, My Son: The latest body of work from artist Dean Cross at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 2 July-28 August; goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au

The Soul Movers: All-star band featuring former Wiggle Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack and their band will perform at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, 2 July; soulmoversband.com

The Governor’s Family: A staging of the critically acclaimed Australian play by Canberra Rep at Canberra REP Theatre, Acton, 2-17 July, Wednesday to Saturday; canberrarep.org.au

Forever Diamond: An acclaimed tribute act to Neil Diamond performed by Peter Byrne at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Saturday 3 July from 8pm; cscc.com.au

Sarah Wilson: One of Australia’s most celebrated authors brings her The Wild and Precious Tour to The Playhouse, Civic, 5 July 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Celtic Illusion Reimagined: The acclaimed production that fuses modern Irish dance and magic comes to the Canberra Theatre, 5 July 7pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Ant Middleton: The chief instructor of SAS Australia brings his Mind Over Muscle tour to Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 7 July; tegdainty.com

While We’re Still Here: A group exhibition exploring the enduring charm and legacy of the still-life genre at aMBUSH Gallery at Kambri ANU, until 11 July; ambushgallery.com

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