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Top April Events 2019 - Canberra

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Published March 27th 2019
Fill up your calendar with this list of April Events
This April, there will be a line-up of free & ticketed events for all interests, ages and budgets across Canberra and surrounds.

The list below features festivals, exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, family-friendly events, fairs & fetes, markets, concerts, shows and more:

1.1000 Mods
When: Wednesday, 3 April 2019: 7:30pm-11:30pm
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen St, Belconnen
Cost: $35pp
Details: 1000Mods will be presenting heavier than life, psychedelic, trippy, hauntingly melodic and dangerously addictive performance with their now-legendary Greek heavy rock music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from 1000mods Facebook


2. Canberra Symphony Orchestra- Actewagl Llewellyn One
When: Wednesday, 3 & 4 April 2019: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU, William Herbert Place, Austral
Cost: Tickets range between Adults: $55-$95pp, Concession: $45-$85pp & Pensioner Concession: $29pp
Details: Conducted by Jessica Cottis, the program will transport you from the wilderness of Tasmania to the rugged landscapes of Scotland. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:45pm. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Symphony Orchestra Facebook


3. Speed Dating Singles Party
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: K's Bar, 11 Genge St, Canberra
Cost: $39pp
Details: This Speed Dating Singles Party (Guys: 35-49yrs & Girls: 33-49yrs) is nothing like what you've heard about speed dating. There is no long tables or interview-style setups. It feels authentic, yet cosy and you will have mini 'real' dates with everyone who attends. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from We Click Events Facebook


4. Lez Zepplelin
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019: 7pm-10pm
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen St, Belconnen
Cost: $44.15pp
Details: Considered to be "The most powerful all-female band in rock history" by respected New York rock magazine SPIN, Lez Zepplelin will be showcasing a one-night-only performance featuring their hits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lez Zeppelin Facebook


5. Annie & The Armadillos
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019: 7pm-10pm
Where: National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton
Cost: Free
Details: This performance will be featuring Blues and Rock Pop favourites. Get ready to party with funky blues, rock and pop from one Canberra's busiest bands! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Press Club of Australia Facebook


6. Potted Potter- The Unauthorized Harry Experience- A Parody
When: Thursday, 4, 6 & 7 April 2019.
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $69.90-$79.90pp
Details: Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, Potted Potter condenses all 7 Harry Potter books (and real-life game of Quidditch) into 80 hilarious minutes. The family-friendly show will be filled with laugh-out moments, all your favourites characters, special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts' magic! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


7. Outer Rhythm
When: Thursday, 4 April 2019: 8pm-12am
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen St, Belconnen
Cost: $2pp
Details: This fundraising party event will help to raise much-needed funds for the Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy group's "Dance 4 Dystrophy" initiative. There will be House music from the time when House began to newly released tracks from around the world. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Basement Facebook


8. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival- Girls of The Sun
When: Friday, 5 April 2019: From 3:30pm
Where: Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: Girls of The Sun is an incendiary and unashamedly emotional film that pays respect to largely unacknowledged Kurdish female warriors who have played a monumental role in the fight against Daesh. This film is part of the French Film Festival. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Alliance Française French Film Festival Facebook


9. Silverchair Tribute Show
When: Friday, 5 April 2019: 7:30pm-11pm
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen St, Belconnen
Cost: $23.47pp
Details: Come and rock out with Silverchair as they perform an amazing set of Silverchair's hits including 'Freak', 'Israel's Son', 'Tomorrow' and more. There will be two supporting acts, including INXS- Performed by Deathcap Mushroom and Divinyls- Performed by The Vinyls. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Shananigans Entertainment Facebook


10. Canberra District's Wine Week
When: Friday, 5-14 April 2019
Where: Various locations across Canberra- see website
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: There will be exhibitions, meet the wine maker, vineyard tours, vertical wine tastings, live music, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Wines Facebook


11. Africa Party in The Park
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Where: Lennox Park, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly multicultural event will showcase all things Africa with entertainment, culture, music, dance, food, fashion, activities, performances, displays and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Africa Party In The Park- Canberra Facebook


12. Mountainfilm on Tour
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 5pm-7pm
Where: Dendy Cinemas, Canberra, 148 Bunda St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Youth/Concession: $18.50pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $80
Details: This event will feature the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado. This year's film s feature an awesome mix of short films featuring mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mountainfilm Facebook


13. Marymead's Autumn Garage & Plant Clearance Sale
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 9am-1pm
Where: The Rheinberger Function Centre, 49 Weston St, Yarralumla
Cost: Free
Details: There will be plenty of quality plants, books, clothing, toys, bric-a-brac , and more for sale. There will also be a sausage sizzle. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Marymead Facebook


14. The Empowered Feminine Festival
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 7:30am-9:30pm
Where: Insync Body Mind Life, 2A Barker St, Griffith Shops, Griffith
Cost: See website
Details: This festival will bring together 18 amazing presenters on subjects from yoga to dancing, archetypal expression to fireside stories. Learn the power of trusting your wild inner woman and experience the healing and awakening that comes with genuine sisterhood and support. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Empowered Feminine Festival Facebook


15. The Forage
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 2pm-7pm
Where: Dairy Rd, Fyshwick
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie event will is Canberra's only dedicated street food event and it will showcase food trucks, food stalls, pop-ups, restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, cafes and more. There will also be a live music lounge. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Forage Facebook


16. Hawker School Autumn Fete
When: Sunday, 7 April 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Hawker Primary School, 35 Erldunda Cct, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will showcase entertainment, activities, games, market stalls, food & drink stalls, performances, games, displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hawker Primary School P&C Fundraising Facebook


17. Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday
When: Sunday, 7 April 2019: 10am—4pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural market event will feature experiences from different cultures with a touch of international "flavour" with a variety of stallholders offering handcrafted items from around the world- jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares. There will also be plenty of delicious international cuisine in the food hall. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


18. Canberra Wine Week Holy Trinity of Cheesemaking, Cooking & Pairing
When: Sunday, 7-13 April 2019: 11am-2pm
Where: Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar Door & Kitchen, 810 Norton Rd, NSW
Cost: $160pp
Details: This foodie & wine event will present a personalized experience and inclusive demonstrations, ingredients, cheeses, accompanying breads, olives, preserves and wines. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cheese Making Wee Jasper Facebook


19. Danny Bhoy- Age of Fools
When: Tuesday, 9 April 2019: From 8pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is considered one of the biggest selling comedians in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland, he has taken the US by storm and is returning back to Australia, bringing a collection of funny anecdotes and stories and hilarious observations. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


20. Canberra Wine Week
When: Wednesday, 10 April 2019: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo
Cost: $135pp
Details: Pialligo Estate will be hosting one of their famous Meet the Marker dinners. Spend the evening with Sarah and Anthony McDougall from Lake George Winery. The evening will consist of an intimate dinner series showcasing the harmony between food, wine and friends. Tickets include a five course dinner with matching Lake George wines. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pialligo Estate Facebook


21. Neil Diamond- The Man, The Music Tribute Show
When: Friday, 12 April 2019: 8pm-11pm (Doors open from 7pm)
Where: Harmonie-German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrbundah
Cost: General Admission: $20pp & Dinner Show: $60pp
Details: This Tribute Show is one you do not want to miss! The Show will feature Craig Steward, the master storyteller and he will be crafting the story of Neil Diamond's songwriting career into one of the most superb shows around. It will feature approx. 30 of Neil's most-loved hits- from "Cracklin' Rosie", "I am I Said", "Sweet Caroline" through to a special "Hot August Night" tribute. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Harmonie German Club Facebook


22. PLUS500 Brumbies v Lions
When: Saturday, 13 April 2019: From 7:45pm
Where: GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Beaten Super Rugby Finalists for the past two seasons, the Lions will arrive at GIO Stadium aiming to make it third time lucky in 2019. Do not miss out on this match! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brumbies Rugby Facebook


23. Canberra & Region Heritage Festival
When: Sunday, 13 April 2019- 5 May 2019
Where: Various locations across Canberra
Cost: Free & Ticketed events- see website
Details: This festival will showcase a celebration for the region's Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage. There will be many events including exhibitions, tours, open days, talks, dinners, markets, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Arboretum Canberra Facebook


24. Australian Bon Jovi Show
When: Saturday, 13 April 2019: 7:30pm-11:55pm
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen St, Belconnen
Cost: $22pp
Details: The Australian Bon Jovi Show will be performing the New Jersey album entirely in full '88 attire, to take you back to 1988 with the release of the album. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australian Bon Jovi Show Facebook


25. The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival
When: Saturday, 13 & 14 April 2019: From 7am
Where: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Capital Hill
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: This fundraising festival will be held over two consecutive days and attracts people of all fitness levels including some of Australia's best athletes. The Festival will also showcase entertainment, performances, market stalls, exhibitors, elite VIP area, kids' zone, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Running Festival Facebook


26. Autumn School Holiday Program at The National Museum
When: Monday, 15-26 April 2019: 10am-11:30am & 11:30am-1pm
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton
Cost: $10 per child- other prices see website.
Details: This event will keep the little ones entertained with activities, games, workshops, chill-out zone, and more. Click here for the website.

B]27. School Holidays at The Australian Institute of Sport[/B]
When: Monday, 15-26 April 2019: 8am-5:30pm
Where: The Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce
Cost: $66 per child.
Details: These school holidays the kids will love the entertainment that will be happening at The Australian Institute of Sport. The Program will include swim intensive, soccer, interactive sport experiences and more. Click here for the website.

28. Easter Family Fun & Food
When: Saturday, 20 April 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Pialligo Estate, 1/ 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Easter event will feature entertainment, activities, jumping castle, Easter craft & treasure hunt, face painting, and more. For the adults, there will be champagne, wine, beer and delicious food available. Do not forget to bring your picnic blanket! Family Picnic Boxes will be available to purchase. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pialligo Estate Facebook


29. National Folk Festival
When: Thursday, 18-22 April 2019
Where: Exhibition Park & various locations across Canberra- see website.
Cost: See website
Details: This festival will be a celebration of traditional and contemporary folk life. It will feature high-end entertainment with over 200 acts representing diverse styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country. The program will also include music, dance, spoken word, film, circus, and traditional crafts. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Folk Festival Facebook


30. Portobello Road on Easter Sunday
When: Sunday, 21 April 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: The Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Easter event will include a chocolate egg hunt, market stalls featuring jewellery, collectables, antiques and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook


31. The Great Easter Egg Trail
When: Sunday, 21 April 2019: 8am-1:30pm
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.
Cost: $5pp
Details: This family-friendly Easter event will include four new trails, opportunities to explore exhibitions and heritage spaces, chocolate prizes, games, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Facebook


32. Quality Management & Document Development Workshop
When: Wednesday, 24 April 2019: From 9am
Where: Training College, Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke St, Turner
Cost: $578.59
Details: This workshop will offer the tools and knowledge needed to effectively recognise and implement Quality Management System and develop supporting documents. Click here for the website.

33. ANZAC Day Eve
When: Wednesday, 24 April 2019: 5:30pm-9pm
Where: See website
Cost: Gold coin donation to 'Legacy'
Details: There will be entertainment, activities and complimentary Aussie treats. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Press Club of Australia Facebook
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