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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What’s on in Canberra

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential for most events. Please contact event organisers/venues, or visit the relevant website for bookings and conditions of entry.

Canberra Glassworks: Adaptation presented by Canberra Glassworks and Suki & Hugh Gallery at the Kingston glass facility, until 20 December; canberraglassworks.com

Wandering Hearts: Internationally acclaimed soprano Eleanor Lyons and conductor/pianist Vladimir Fanshil in Recital at The Q, Queanbeyan, 27 November 8pm; theq.net.au

CIT Visual Arts Graduating exhibition: Open to the public 28 November and 4-5 December 10am-4pm at the Design Space Gallery, CIT Reid Campus; cit.edu.au

Quire in the Park: Canberra Qwire presents a free concert at Glebe Park, Civic, 28 November 12pm; canberraqwire.org.au

Book event: Celebrate local author Rhian Williams’ first picture book Ten Little Figs with a free story time, treasure hunt and colouring event at Gorman House, Braddon, 28 November 10am; book via eventbrite.

Simon Tedeschi and Sally Walker: Perform at The Chapel @ Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, 29 November 4pm and 7pm; trybooking.com/BMHJM

HERE I AM: Art by Great Women festival presents a free program of films celebrating female artists at Kambri, ANU until 18 December; kambri.com.au

The Wharf Revue – Good Night and Good Luck: The Canberra favourite returns 1-12 December at The Playhouse, Civic; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Radio broadcast: ‘Stay Close to God, Safe in Love’, a radio talk featuring UK speaker Lindsey Taylor UK will be broadcast on 1 RPH (1125 AM) 2-3 December 1-1.30pm; christiansciencecanberra.com

Lightbulb Improv: Presents a Christmas special completely made up on the spot, 3 December 7-9pm at Smiths Alternative, Civic; $15- smithsalternative.com

Free yoga classes: Local Yoga and Gorman Arts Centre are offering free fundraising yoga classes all through the upcoming summer months, every Sunday 9am until March 2021.

That Poetry Thing: A fix of poetry and spoken word with featured performers every Monday night accessible either via Zoom or live at Smith’s Alternative, Civic, space permitting.

Strathnairn Arts: Hosts the first exhibition of Lily Sharrock, Creativity on Wheels at their Holt gallery, 3-20 December; strathnairn.com.au

Japanese Film Festival: Celebrates a free classics program coming to the NFSA, Acton from 4 December – 3 March; japanesefilmfestival.net

Canberra Sinfonia: Returns for their only performance of 2020, Natalie Nicolas & Lachner, 2pm 5 December, Wesley Uniting Church Forrest; canberrasinfonia.com

Open Studio: Isla Patterson watercolour studio is open 4-6 December 10am-4pm at 10 Mainoru Place, Hawker; register via [email protected]

Canoes, Champagne and Canapés: Experience Lake Burley Griffin in a new way by paddling and dining on delicious local produce, 5 December 11.30am-2pm and 2.30pm-5pm; wildfest.com.au

Jesus Laughing and Loving: An exhibition of paintings of Jesus, until 5 December at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture, Charles Sturt University, Barton; acc-c.org.au

Absurd Person Singular: A wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at the Christmas Eve parties Canberra REP Theatre, Acton until 5 December; canberrarep.org.au

Humble House Gallery: Hosts Beings, a joint exhibition by Anna-Karina Hermkens and Deborah Van Heekeren, at their Fyshwick space until 6 December; humblehouse.com.au

Music at Midday: Major Darren Cole and the Royal Military College Band return to Canberra Theatre Centre 8 December 12pm, gold coin donation on entry with free registration essential.

A Luminous Christmas: Celebrate the festive season with Luminescence and the CIMF by way of a host of events across Canberra, 11-13 December; cimf.org.au

Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse: A special one-off anniversary screening with Q&A at Limelight Cinemas Tuggeranong, 11 December, 6:30pm-9pm; sanguinetimedia.com.au

Untold Eurobodalla: An exhibition by Amadis Lacheta and Lee Grant on show 12 December-7 February 2021 at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Moruya; untoldeurobodalla.net.au

Paco Lara: The Spanish flamenco guitarist brings the tour of his new album The Andalusian Guitar to The Street, City West, 12 December 7.30pm; thestreet.org.au

2020 Craft ACT Members Exhibition: Showcases current trends in contemporary craft and design and the works of many local artists at their Civic gallery until 12 December; craftact.org.au

PhotoAccess: Finish off 2020 with a group exhibition, The Roots that Clutch, on display at their Griffith gallery until 12 December; photoaccess.org.au

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience: The world’s longest running, and most successful Fawlty Towers tribute comes to Mercure Canberra for one show only 13 December; faultytowersdining.com

Lazy Summer Sundays: Beer, beats and yoga takes over Braddon’s Haig Park from 4pm on 13 December; localyogaproject.com

Emma Rani Hodges: The Tuggeranong Arts’ 2019 EASS award winner’s solo exhibition at the arts centre’s foyer displays her mixed-media works until 18 December; tuggeranongarts.com

Tuggeranong Arts Centre: Double Vision: Corin Dam Residency from the 2019 Craft ACT Spring Residency, until 18 December; tuggeranongarts.com

Nancy Sever Gallery: Tim Johnson’s Inter – Are exhibition until 20 December at their Braddon space; nancysevergallery.com.au

Bilk Gallery: Hosts group exhibition Full Circle at their new Carwoola location, until 20 December; bilk.com.au

AWM: Presents a new exhibition exploring the role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War, Shared Victory, at the Campbell museum until late 2020; awm.gov.au

Australian War Memorial: A new online exhibition, 3D Treasures, featuring three-dimensional digital scans of 25 objects from the National Collection; awm.gov.au

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

Sarah Wilson: One of Australia’s most celebrated authors brings her The Wild and Precious Tour to The Playhouse, Civic, 8 February 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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

Summersalt: A music festival featuring The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, Montaigne and more at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, 27 February 2021; ticketmaster.com.au

National Library of Australia: New exhibition Birds of Paradise: Ellis Rowan in New Guinea until 8 March 2021; nla.gov.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

Out of This World – Australia in the space age: Learn about Australia’s involvement in the space race from the 1950s through to the 1970s at the NAA, Parkes until 14 March; naa.gov.au

Delta Goodrem: The Australian songstress who requires no introduction will play Royal Theatre, Canberra 13 April; ticketek.com.au

Tina Arena: The pop sensation brings her Enchanté: The Songs of Tina Arena tour to Llewellyn Hall, ANU 29 May; tegdainty.com

Rod Stewart: Plays A Day on the Green at Centennial Vineyards, Bowral, 27 March 2022; ticketmaster.com.au