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Published March 4th 2021
The Canberra What's On event list
This list features all the top free & ticketed events across the nation's capital this March.

Events include festivals, exhibits, family-friendly concerts, art, food, theatre, markets, and more.

1. Enlighten Festival
When: Until 14 March 2021
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: Canberra will light up with the best autumn free & ticketed events, including projections, displays, food, wine & beer events, Canberra Balloon Spectacular, concerts, film events, and more.

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Image Courtesy from Enlighten Festival Facebook


2. Jersey Boys
When: Until March 2021
Where: Erindale College Community Precinct, Erindale Theatre, 115 McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa
Cost: Adults: $60pp, Concession: $50pp, Children (17yrs & under): $30pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $40pp
Details: Jersey Boys is the inspiring rags-to-riches tale of The Four Seasons. When Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi met, they were just four New Jersey teens singing together under the street lamps, scraping for gigs and money. The Concert will showcase The Four Seasons most iconic hits and revealing the inspiring tale behind the music.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Philharmonic Society Facebook


3. Botticelli to Van Gogh Exhibit
When: Until 14 June 2021
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: This exhibition will include 500 years of art in 60 paintings and comprise the largest groups of works ever to travel outside of Britain in the National Gallery's 192-year history. Botticelli to Van Gogh will feature 55 of the world's most famous and admired artists from the 15th to the turn of the 20th century, including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Turner, Constable, Van Dyke, Gainsborough, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

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Image Courtesy from National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Facebook


4. Canberra Re-Seen Workshop Two: Secret Scenes
When: Saturday, 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2021 (every Saturday): 1pm-4pm
Where: Canberra Museum & Gallery, Cnr London Circuit & City Square, Canberra
Cost: $325pp
Details: This four-week mentored black & white darkroom photography workshop will discover and investigate the artistic legacy of Ted Richards, a significant contributor to Canberra's photographic history. You will explore how Richard's work captured surprising and revealing details of people's lives in the city, learn how to short with and develop 35mm black & white film, create stunning prints and more.

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5. Chocolatier, Winery & Distillery Tour
When: Sunday, 7, 14, 21 & 28 March 2021
Where: See website.
Cost: $185PP
Details: This foodie, winery & distillery event will tour three local wineries, a distillery and a chocolatier. Your expert tour guide will take you behind-the-scenes at each location to see how your favourite drinks and sweet treats are made. You will also have opportunities to indulge in a little gin, chocolate and wine tasting.

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Image Courtesy from ClassBento Facebook


6. A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas
When: Friday, 12 March 2021-11 July 2021: 9am-5pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: This exhibit will showcase original drawings and paintings by the artists of The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. The exhibition will feature three of Atlas's artists' art: Julian Ashton, A. Henry Fullwood and Frank Mahony. Other works will include William Macleod, Ellis Rowan, Constance Roth, and Americans William Smedley and Frederic B. Schell.

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7. Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio
When: Friday, 12 March 2021: From 7pm
Where: The Australian National University, Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range between $40-$106pp
Details: The concert will showcase Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio, who will be performing masterpieces of the repertory. The program will include Martinu: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello & Piano, H. 315 (1947), Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1839), and Skipworth: Oboe Quartet (2020)*

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Image Courtesy from Musica Viva Australia Facebook


8. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
When: Friday, 12 March 2021
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $40pp
Details: This comedy event will feature a hilarious evening featuring some of the freshest emerging talents, including Justin Hamilton, Cam Knight, Amanda Gray, Chris Ryan, John Cruickshank, Floyd-Alexander Hunt, and Anthony Locascio.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


9. Appalachian Spring & Sinclair
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: 3pm-4pm
Where: Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
Cost: $35pp
Details: This concert will showcase a timeless paragon of classical music, capturing the beauty of everyday life, paired with the world premiere performance of Canberran composer Chloe Sinclair's "Rainfall of Diamonds", commissioned by the Canberra Sinfonia to open the 2021 concert season.

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10. Joel Creasey- Messy Bitch
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $42pp
Details: Australia's Crown Prince of Comedy, Joel Creasey, returns for another season of his latest stand up show 'Messy Bitch'. The unfiltered and unscripted Joel will regale you with tales from his life in and out of the spotlight.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


11. Plus500 Brumbies v QLD Reds
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: Tickets from $12pp
Details: After winning the 2020 Super Rugby AU Championship, the Plus500 Brumbies will go up against their grand final opponent, the QLD Reds, in what will be an epic grand final re-match.

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Image Courtesy from Brumbies Rugby Facebook


12. Songs from a Stolen Senate
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: From 7pm
Where: Belco Arts, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Cost: Adults: $45pp & Concession: $35pp
Details: This concert will feature five of Australia's most prolific First Nation musicians as they time travel through the Australian parliament, redefining words that the governments spoke of our country.

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Image Courtesy from Belconnen Arts Centre Facebook


13. Teeny Tiny Stevies
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: From 10:30am
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$30pp
Details: This child-friendly concert will showcase brand new songs from the Teeny Tiny Stevies album.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


14. Tim Freedman-Hot Autumn Nights
When: Saturday, 13 March 2021: From 8pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $55pp
Details: Tim Freedman will re-emerge in March with a brand new solo show, "Hot Autumn Nights 2021". The performance will preview three more songs from the Whitlams' forthcoming album "Gaffage and Clink" and premiere reworkings of some of his favourite tracks from Joni Mitchell, Neigh Young Randy Newman.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


15. Craft Beer Explorer Tour
When: Saturday, 13 & 27 March 2021: 11am-5:30pm
Where: Meeting point: BentSpoke Brewing Co, 38 Mort St, Braddon
Cost: $160pp
Details: Discover delicious craft beers and ales in the full-day brewery tour. The tour will include a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide take you on an exploring journey of the local area, visiting some of Canberra's best breweries and craft beer tasting.

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16. Jan Preston: 88 Pianos I Have Known
When: Sunday, 14 March 2021: From 4pm
Where: The Street, 15 Childers St, City West
Cost: Adults: $35pp & Concession: $32pp
Details: Jan Preston, who took the opportunity in her studio in 2020 to work on her new show 88 Pianos I Have Known, is a performance featuring a fascinating combination of skillfully performed piano music, images, songs and stories.

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Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


17. Curious Nature Exhibition
When: Monday, 15 March 2021-30 April 2021
Where: Mixing Room Gallery at Thor's Hammer, 10 Mildura St, Griffith
Cost: Free
Details: Featuring recent work by Amanda Stuart and Hayley Lander, the Curious Nature exhibition is a deep engagement with the natural world and addresses the complexities and far-reaching consequences of human impact in the Australian landscape.

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Image Courtesy from Thor's Hammer Facebook


18. Selby & Friends presents "Exotic Strudel".
When: Monday, 15 March 2021: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $76pp, Senior: $74pp & Student/Pensioner: $58pp
Details: Shelby & Friends is chamber music at its best, and "Exotic Strudel" will present a fascinating glimpse of how three influential composers of the first half of the 20th century- Ernest Block, Joaquin Turina, and Dmitri Shostakovich imagined the piano trio in three powerful "miniatures".

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Image Courtesy from Selby & Friends Facebook


19. Drag Trivia- 90s
When: Thursday, 18 March 2021
Where: The Boardwalk Bar & Nightclub, 11/114 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Cost: Free
Details: Every Month, Phish and Phreak's bring local Drag Host, games, giveaways, prizes, and fabulous themes, as well as plenty of surprises. This month's theme is the 90s and will feature double denim, pop princesses, dial-up modems, The Simpsons, The Titanic, and more.

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20. Australian Love Stories Exhibition
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021-1 August 2021
Where: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $12pp, Circle of Friends: $10pp & Under 18s: Free
Details: This exhibition will explore love, affection and connection in all its guises, including enduring to forbidden, romantic to platonic, unrequited, obsessive, scandalous to creative. There will be over 200 artworks from across photography, painting, works on paper, small sculpture and immersive glass installation.

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Image Courtesy from National Portrait Gallery Facebook


21. Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021: 11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm
Where: Mecure Canberra, 39 Limestone Ave, Braddon
Cost: Tickets range $20-$30pp
Details: This festival will showcase all things beer and cider with over 40 exhibitors, tastings & sampling, opportunities to meet the brewers, beer-food matching, demonstrations, live entertainment, a wide range of family-friendly activities, high-quality food, and more.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival Facebook


22. The Song Company: Dances of Passion
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021: 7pm-8:15pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $55pp & Concession: $45pp
Details: The Song Company's ensemble artists will present a salon performance with an entertaining program featuring Johannes Brahms's energetic Liebeslieder Waltzes and Tonadillas en un stile antiguo by Enrique Granados. The concert will showcase spectacular young voices, beautiful music, and theatrical elements.

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Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


23. Statement Jewellery Workshop
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021
Where: See website.
Cost: $115pp
Details: This 3-hour workshop will teach you how to make funky statement jewellery with Leah Bartsch. You will create up to three jewellery pieces, either earrings or necklaces, using pre-cut acrylic and timber designs, learn basic jewellery making techniques, and more.

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24. The Gruffalo's Child Musical
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021: 10am, 12pm & 4pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$34pp
Details: This performance will showcase Gruffalo's Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. The Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the dark deep wood one wild and windy night. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't exist…does he?

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


25. Eat the Bourgeoisie: Feast of Freaks
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021
Where: Subsdance Dance Studio, 1/27-29 Eyre St, Kingston
Cost: $35pp
Details: Eat the Bourgeoisie: Feast of Freaks will be an evening filled with drag, dance and otherworldly delicacies. The performance will showcase local Canberra performers in ways you may have never seen before.

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Image Courtesy from Phish and Phreak Productions Facebook


26. Weave a Bookmark Workshop
When: Saturday, 20 March 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: See website.
Cost: $155pp
Details: This 3-hour workshop will teach you how to weave your own bookmark with feature embellishments. The workshop will also cover all the fundamental weaving techniques, including twinning, tabby weave, the overshot technique, hemstitch, and how to tidy up your completed work, uses of loom, and various yarn and weaving tools.

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27. Big Canberra Bike Ride
When: Sunday, 21 March 2021: 6:30am-3pm
Where: Event Hub, John Dunmore Lang Place, Parkes
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This non-competitive event will bring together over one thousand riders of all ages and abilities, which will have the opportunity to cycle safely through the heart of Canberra alongside other happy riders. There is something for everyone, including 6km Big Family Ride, 32km Big Community Ride, 70km Big Dam Ride, and 120km Bike Tidbinbilla Ride.

Ride past some of the city's most iconic buildings while being entertained by roving musicians and entertainers. There will also be live entertainment, food, drink and bicycle-related activities.

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Image Courtesy from Big Canberra Bike Ride Facebook


28. Gem Tree Workshop
When: Sunday, 21 March 2021: 2pm-4pm
Where: Teacher's Studio, 27 Lonsdale St, Braddon
Cost: $95pp
Details: This workshop will bring some zen and elegance to your surroundings by hand, making a beautiful gem tree using crystals unique to you.

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29. Mermaid Cake Decorating Class
When: Sunday, 21 March 2021: 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Srathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt
Cost: $149pp
Details: This Class will help you learn how to create and decorate a beautiful mermaid-themed cake. This beginner-friendly class will also teach you how to cut and smoothly cover a cake with indulgent white chocolate ganache, learn decorating techniques such as colouring your ganache and creating watercolour effects, and more.

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30. Guided Eucalypt Walks- National Eucalypt Day
When: Monday, 22-28 March 2021: From 11am
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Meet at the clock near the entry bridge.
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate Australia's iconic genus on a free guided tour. Learn some amazing facts about eucalyptus and discover a selection of Australia's iconic eucalypts and more.

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Image Courtesy from Australian National Botanic Gardens Facebook


31. Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live!
When: Wednesday, 24 March 2021: 8pm-9:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $69.90pp
Details: By popular demand, Anh returns with his smash hit show this March. Anh's stage show will take a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his remarkable story.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


32. Fangirls
When: Wednesday, 24-28 March 2021: 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range between $49-$99pp
Details: Fangirls follows the uproarious story of Edna, a misfit scholarship girl who believes that she alone can win the heart of the world's biggest pop star, Harry. The show will showcase a dazzling cast, witty dialogue, and heart-pumping, infectious songs.

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Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


33. Essence of Cloud Exhibit
When: Thursday, 25 March 2021-8 May 2021
Where: Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: Essence of Cloud is a multi-faceted solo exhibition showcasing glass artist Mark Eliot. The collection will be comprised mainly of Glass objects, text, mixed media, watercolour sketches, performance, music, scent, and animation.

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34. Rotary Aussie Peace Walk Festival
When: Friday, 26-28 March 2021
Where: Nara Peace Park, Yarralumla
Cost: Free- donations are welcome.
Details: This two-day walking festival will feature walks ranging from 7kms to 42km. The festival-like event will enable people of all ages and backgrounds, share a weekend of family-friendly healthy fun. Friday, 26th, is the Peace Dinner Event.

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Image Courtesy from Rotary Aussie Peace Walk Facebook


35. Three in Three Brewery Tour in the Capital
When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 2pm-5:50pm
Where: Pickup at BentSpoke Brewing Co, 38 Mort St, Braddon
Cost: $130pp
Details: Experience the best beers on this half-day brewery tour across Canberra. The tour will include 3 ½ hours discovering the best local beer spots across Canberra, a behind-the-scenes brewery tour at each location, tasting & sampling, and more.

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36. Bandaluzia Flamenco
When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 7:30pm-8:50pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $35pp & Concession: $32pp
Details: Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble Bandulazia led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright will present this new spectacular show which will showcase contemporary flamenco dance and music. Bandaluzia is celebrated for its powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity.

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Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


37. Cross Stitch Class for Beginners
When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 10am-12pm
Where: POP Canberra, 27 Lonsdale St, Braddon
Cost: $70pp
Details: This class will teach you the basics of cross-stitching, learn basic stitches, how to read a colour chart, how to finish a hoop, learn tips and tricks, and more.

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38. Public Art Treasure Hunt #8 - Braddon Nighttime Edition
When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 7pm-10:30pm
Where: Haig Park (near Lonsdale St), Haig Park, Braddon
Cost: Free
Details: This event is about finding art, attaching and labelling, take photos and wins a prize. The Hunt is inspired by the Enlighten Festival and will draw you to illuminated treasures found only in the dark. You will get a map detailing hidden pieces of overlooked beauty (like a broken neon sign or the silhouette of trees) and a set of gallery labels to stick to them.

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Image Courtesy from Public Art Treasure Hunt #8 - Braddon Nighttime Edition Facebook


39. Online Databases - 'Rediscovering Ginninderra' and 'Bush Schools of the Canberra region'.
When: Sunday, 28 March 2021: at 4pm
Where: Online
Cost: See website.
Details: This online exhibit will showcase two major online displays. The first locates and tells the stories of more than 80 one-teacher bush schools of the Canberra region and identified all of their teachers.
The second display, 'Rediscovering Ginninderra' records prominent People and Places in the Ginninderra district during the settlement era, illustrated by more than 400 photographs.

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