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What’s on in Canberra this weekend, 12-14 March

With the Canberra Day long weekend behind us, we’re all waiting for the weekend to begin this arvo after a gruelling four-day slog; here’s what’s on across town 12-14 March.


Queanbeyan Players present their production of the all-time classic musical The Sound of Music at The Q, Queanbeyan from 12 to 21 March; theq.net.au

Cross Crawford Street to catch Aussie rock royalty from The Superjesus, Sarah McLeod, playing Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, Friday 12 March 8.30pm; oztix.com.au

Canberra Philo presents Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, at Erindale Theatre, 12-13 March and then 17-20 March; philo.org.au/tickets

Canberra contemporary dance company Australian Dance Party present their newest work, Symbiosis, at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 12-14 March; australiandance.party

The Street previews a work-in-progress play, People Inside Me, by Katie Pollock as part of their First Seen program to be streamed from their City West theatre, Friday 12 March 5pm; thestreet.org.au

Opening Friday night is new exhibition Don’t Shoot the Messenger, featuring 54 hand-cut stencil works from Sydney-based artist Luke Cornish (E.L.K.) at aMBUSH Gallery, Kambri, ANU, open until 11 April; kambri.com.au/event/dont-shoot-the-messenger/

On Saturday 13 March, save the whole day to spend with 11 local acts as part of Women Who Rock for Charity at The Polo, Turner, with three shows from midday until midnight; tickets.oztix.com.au

Canberra’s Griffyn Ensemble perform their stunning Indigenous-themed Songs from a Stolen Senate at Belco Arts, Belconnen, Saturday 13 March 2pm and 7pm; belcoarts.com.au

Exploring Griffin’s pioneering role as an environmentalist and urban planner, The Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture is on Saturday 13 March 2pm, National Museum of Australia; nca.gov.au/marion

Canberra Sinfonia host their opening concert of 2021, Appalachian Spring & Sinclair, Saturday 13 March 3pm, Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest; canberrasinfonia.com

In the mood for a laugh? Australian funny man Joel Creasey brings his Messy Bitch stand-up tour to Canberra Theatre, 13 March 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Across Saturday and Sunday, the Jungle Collective hosts a “huge” indoor plant warehouse sale at Causeway Hall, Kingston; thejunglecollective.com.au/canberra-event

Weather permitting, catch the last two mornings of the nine-day Canberra Balloon Spectacular, which ends this Sunday 14 March. While capacity has been reached for the Patrick White Lawns launch site, there are still plenty of vantage points to see the hot air balloons drift across the city; enlightencanberra.com/program/canberra-balloon-spectacular/

On Sunday, Maruki Orchestra finds its lost year with Finding the Lost Year, featuring a massive program for their pandemic-return concert, 14 March 3pm, Albert Hall; marukicommunityorchestra.org.au

“Australia’s Queen of Boogie”, Jan Preston, brings a brand-new show 88 Pianos I Have Known to The Street, City West, 14 March 4pm; thestreet.org.au

The Queanbeyan Group of the NSW Knitters’ Guild hosts their Capital Region Yarn and Fibre Showcase at Westwood Farm, Kambah, 14 March 10am-2pm.

whats on canberra march the street theatre weekend
What’s on in Canberra: The Street Theatre hosts Jan Preston’s brand-new show ’88 Pianos I Have Known’ this Sunday 14 March 4pm. File image.

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