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Published January 30th 2020
The national capital is home to entertainment this February
This February there will be a wide range of free & ticketed events across Canberra and surrounds.

The List below features festivals, multicultural events, family-friendly, workshops, markets, film, cinema, sports, and much more.

1. Damien Leith – A Tribute to Roy Orbison with Strings
When: Saturday, 1 February 2020: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra
Cost: $60pp
Details: This tribute to Roy Orbison will feature an intimate setting, accompanied by a spectacular String Quartet and songs including "Pretty Woman", "Only The Lonely", "You Got It", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook


2. Learn How to Make a Chinese Lantern
When: Sunday, 2 February 2020: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Where: Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook
Cost: $3pp
Details: This family-friendly workshop will teach you how to make your own lanterns. Bring your own cutting board, scissors, ruler and pencils. Instructions and other materials will be provided. Click here for the website.

3. Your Local Wedding Guide Canberra Expo
When: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Where: Exhibition Park, 10 Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Free
Details: This Expo is Canberra's longest-running and largest wedding expo and it will showcase hundreds of exhibitors, including reception venues, cars, beauty, gowns, flowers, photographers, and more. There will also be entertainment, live music, fashion shows, expo discounts, expert advice, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Your Local Wedding Guide Facebook


4. European Outdoor Film Tour–Openair
When: Tuesday, 4 February 2020: 6pm-10:30pm
Where: Patrick White Lawns, Parkes Pl West, Parkes
Cost: Tickets range from $14-$36pp
Details: This film event will present the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year. It will also feature inspirational protagonists with a heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from European Outdoor Film Tour - Australia & New Zealand Facebook


5. Understanding Singing Seminar
When: Tuesday, 4 & 5 February 2020
Where: ANU School of Music, Herbert William Place, Acton
Cost: $545pp
Details: You will learn what "to sing" originally meant, how to train being relaxed in front of any audience, what is the meaning of the phrase "to sing in pitch" and how can it be trained?, improve your breath control, discover the way the voice really works, mastering intervals, increasing the range of your singing voice, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Understanding Music Seminar Facebook


6. Emperors & Armies- The Concert
When: Thursday, 6 February 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where: Wesley Uniting Church, National Circuit, Forrest
Cost: Adults: $60pp, Concession: $50pp & Under 30: $35pp
Details: Inspired by 18th century leaders and armies including Haydn's Emperor quartet and military symphony. The title refers to a Spanish horse race in which two horsemen ride hand in hand. Boccherini infuses the quintet with a military flavour, reminiscent of his famous work Night Streets and Madrid. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Haydn Ensemble Facebook


7. Understanding Music Seminar
When: Friday, 7-9 February 2020
Where: ANU School of Music, Herbert William Place, Acton
Cost: $1,095pp
Details: In just three days you will learn to read and play music with the world's most amazing teacher, Duncan Lorien. You will also learn notes, chords, scales, blues and jazz improvisation on keyboard and guitar, how to read any piece of written music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Understanding Music Seminar Facebook


8. Lifeline Canberra February Bookfair
When: Friday, 7-9 February 2020
Where: Exhibition Park, 10 Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Free
Details: This book fair is the largest event of booklovers in Canberra and a major portion of funds raised will go to crisis support and suicide prevention service. The book fair will showcase books, textbooks, puzzles, computer software, games, board games, console, magazines, lego, war gaming, models & miniatures, maps & atlases, CDs, records, and DVDs, sheet music, notebooks, diaries, bookmarks, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lifeline Canberra Facebook


9. Chinese Lantern Festival
When: Saturday, 8 February 2020: 6:15pm-9pm
Where: Canberra Beijing Garden, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly Festival will celebrate Chinese New Year with entertainment, performances, cultural festivities, music & dance, martial arts, displays, demonstrations, shows, Lantern Parade, and more. Click here for the website.

10. Beethoven Dessner – Australian String Quartet
When: Sunday, 9 February 2020: 2pm-4pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Capital Hill
Cost: Adults: $81pp, Concession: $71pp & Student/Under 30: $30pp
Details: This concert will showcase Beethoven-String Quartet in A major op 18 no5, Bryce Dessner-Aheym, and Beethoven- String Quartet in F major op 18 no1. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australian String Quartet Facebook


11. Everclear 2020 Tour
When: Sunday, 9 February 2020: 7pm-10pm
Where: The Basement, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen
Cost: General Admission: $66.05pp & VIP Package: $183.35pp
Details: For over two decades, Everclear's sound has reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of Art Alexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. The performance will showcase all the favourite songs. Click here for the website.

12. International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 6 – Canberra
When: Wednesday, 12 February 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where:Capitol Cinemas, 6 Franklin Street, Manuka
Cost: Adults: $22pp & Concession: $18pp
Details: This film event is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers and it will feature the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries, including the most inspiring short films from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from International Ocean Film Tour AUS NZ Facebook


13. Canberra International Open
When: Friday, 14-16 February 2020
Where: Southern Cross Stadium, Cnr Cowlishaw St & Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Concession: $5pp, Under 3yrs: Free & Weekend Pass: $15pp
Details: This year the event will bring to the amt athletes from all over Australia and Australasia in their last attempt to gain Olympics points to represent at this year's 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australasian Judo Facebook


14. Canberra's Home Design Build & Lifestyle Show
When: Saturday, 15 & 16 February 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Exhibition Park, 10 Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Free
Details: This Show will feature an exceptional range of exhibitors, inspiring speakers, sustainable living, garden inspiration, displays, demonstrations, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The ShowRoom Canberra Facebook


15. Monster Garage and Plant Sale
When: Saturday, 15 February 2020: 9am-1pm
Where: Marymead, 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a massive range of plants, books, toys, clothing & fashion, and bric-a-brac for sale. All proceeds will be going to Marymead. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Marymead Facebook


16. Canberra Beerfest
When: Saturday, 15 February 2020: 1pm-8pm
Where: Commonwealth Place, Upper Commonwealth Place, John Dunmore Lang Place, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $16.71–$118.91
Details: This festival will showcase all things beer with tasting & sampling, pop-ups, exhibitors, stalls, food discovery, beer & food pairing, demonstrations, over 300 unique exotic and small-batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines, local street eat stalls and more. Click here for the website.

17. So 2000s Festival Canberra
When: Saturday, 15 February 2020: 3pm-9pm
Where: See website
Cost: $10pp
Details: Celebrate music, fashion and pop culture from the 2000s-early 2010s at this event. There will be entertainment, throwback party festivities, activities, free Chupa Chups, jumping castle, face painting, fairy floss, Shrek guest DJ set, sing-along, all day playing of your favourite hits from the 2000s- early 2010s, best outfit prizes, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from So Festival Facebook


18. National Multicultural Festival
When: Friday, 21-23 February 2020
Where: City Centre, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: Discover the world at this multicultural family-friendly festival will feature a massive lineup of entertainment, a kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, sights, flavours, and fun. There will be performances, displays, demonstrations, international food galore, and dance spectacular, Greek Glendi, Latin Carnival, Chinese New Year celebrations, Pacific Island Showcase, The Parade, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Multicultural Festival Facebook


19. Tumbafest
When: Saturday, 22 & 23 February 2020
Where: Tumbarumba
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This festival will be a celebration of quality music and local food and wine. There will be entertainment, live performances, food & wine stalls, pop-ups, activities, tasting & sampling, family-friendly entertainment, wine courtyard, food alley, market stalls, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tumbafest Facebook


20. The 5K Foam Fest
When: Saturday, 22 February 2020: 8am-5pm
Where:
Cost: $64.99pp
Details: This festival is one of its kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run and it will showcase over 22 obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits, 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, family-friendly events, activities, entertainment, Kids Zone, market stalls, food & drink stalls, beer garden, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SAC Facebook


21. The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets
When: Friday, 28 February 2020- 9 March 2020
Where: Reconciliation Place, 40 King Edward Terrace, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: These dog-friendly night markets will showcase vibrant flavour journeys through Asia with signature dishes, dynamic flavours, new creations, hawker-style stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Good Food Month Facebook


22. Royal Canberra Show
When: Friday, 28 February 2020-1 March 2020: 8:30am-6pm
Where: Exhibition Park, 10 Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $12pp, Children (6-16yrs): $12pp, Children under 5yrs: Free & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $50 per family.
Details: This family-friendly show will feature a massive lineup of entertainment, shows, acts, performances, roving performers, market stalls, food & drink stalls, activities, displays, demonstrations, animal farm, amusement & carnival rides, sideshow alley, dog and other animal shows, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show - Dog Section Facebook


23. Breaking The Castle
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $42pp, Student: $35pp & Under 30yrs: $30pp
Details: David is thrown an unlikely lifeline. Finding himself in the mountains of Southeast Asia he is offered a chance at redemption, but he will need to confront his inner demons, traumas, and secrets long buried in his psyche.
Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Street Theatre Facebook

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