What’s on in Canberra in June 2021

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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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