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Top June Events 2018 - Canberra

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Published May 25th 2018
Celebrate the winter season with this list of June Events
Australia's Capital City will be showcasing fun and exciting events this June. There will be an event suitable for all interests, ages & budgets!

The list below features free & ticketed events across Canberra and surrounds:

1. The NFSA
When: 29 May 2018- 1 June 2018
Where: National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will celebrate our nation's reconciliation journey. The program will include Bran Nue Dae, the NFSA's restoration of My Survival as an Aboriginal and the short film One Night the Moon. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from NFSA Facebook


2. Netier National Capital Rally
When: 1-3 June 2018: 11am-5pm
Where: Kowen Forest, Kowen
Cost: Free
Details: This international event will continue the tradition of presenting a popular and safe event with the support of both the ACT Government and local forestry. The event will be bigger and better with improved spectator facilities, the return of the Kowen Settlement Spectator point as well as the return of some classic rally stages that haven't been used for many years. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Netier National Capital Rally Facebook


3. Thundakat Tour
When: 1 June 2018: 7pm-12am
Where: UC Refectory, UC Refectory Building 1 University of Canberra, 11 Kirinari St, Bruce
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature one of Australia's most-loved Hip-Hop acts and performances. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from UC Refectory Facebook


4. Basic Psych-k Workshop
When: 2- 4 June 2018: 9am-5pm
Where: Vitality Health Centre, Unit 22 Corner, Scollay St & Reed St North, Greenway
Cost: $975pp- for three days.
Details: This experiential workshop will teach you how to tap into your inner wisdom in order to quickly and easily change long-held sabotaging beliefs. The course will also teach you everything you need to know to help yourself, your family, or your friends make significant changes in their lives. Click here for the website.

5. Cartier: Natural Adornment Panel
When: 2 June 2018: 3pm-4:30pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: Traditional contemporary Indigenous adornment design will be the focus of this panel. Artists who practice natural weaving and stringing will share their design insights as well as how they strive to keep their traditions alive in a contemporary way. Click here for the website.

6. Warm Soup, Cool Jazz
When: 2 June 2018: 5pm-8pm
Where: Mercure Canberra, 39 Limestone Ave, Braddon
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature entertainment by a roaring fireplace with great live jazz music, free wine tastings from local wineries, and a hot soup bar and mulled wine for $5 a cup. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mercure Canberra Facebook


7. World Environment Day Dinner
When: 2 June 2018: 7pm-10pm
Where: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek.
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: This event will encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our global environment. The event will showcase a celebration of sustainable food and environmental advocacy to raise support for their work protecting the environment. There will be unique regional food and wines, live music, inspiring speakers, silent & live auction and a range of fun activities throughout the event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Conservation Council ACT Region Facebook


8. BOT Workshop
When: 3 June 2018: 9am-12pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $15pp
Details: This event will feature interactive and hands-on workshop that will provide the little ones with a unique opportunity to learn how to code through purposeful play. Click here for the website.

9. Weaving Workshop
When: 3 June 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: This workshop will teach you how to make your own ornate body decorations using natural fibres and shells. Artists will guide you through the process of weaving and string adornment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Facebook


10. Farm Gate Markets
When: 3 June 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Pialligo Esate, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will feature entertainment for all ages with family-friendly activities, live music and market stalls featuring a range of local stallholders showcasing gourmet food, wine and spirits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Farm Gate Market Facebook


11. Karin Schaupp & Umberto Clerici
When: 3 June 2018: 4pm- 5:30pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $29-$39pp
Details: This event will feature internationally renowned musicians Karin Schuapp and Umberto Clerici with the combination of guitar and cello, gentle Spanish lullabies, fiery contemporary works, beautiful melodies and more. Click here for the website.

12. Colour, Seeing Melody
When: 3 June 2018: From 1:30pm
Where: High Court of Australia, 40 Parkes Place East, Canberra
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature a spectacular Chinese music performance. It will consist of contemporary influences and uses of modern arrangements on traditional Chinese instruments. There will also be performances of traditional Chinese works such as classic music Blossoms on Spring Moonlit Night. Click here for the website.

13. Plus500 Brumbies v Sunwolves
When: 3 June 2018: From 4:30pm
Where: GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: See website.
Details: The Sunwolves will make the trip from Japan for this family round clash. This family-friendly event will see the ACT & NSW Primary Schools Championships taking place pre-match. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brumbies Rugby Facebook


14. The Legendary Gurdas Maan
When: 3 June 2018: 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $59-$129pp
Details: This event will feature the concert of the legendary Gurdas Maan who is considered to be the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


15. Fourplay String Quartet at the Street
When: 5 June 2018: 7pm-11pm
Where: Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia's favourite electric string quartet Fourplay will return to the stage with a rocking new single, Bound. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from FourPlay String Quartet Facebook


16. Sun Ra Arkestra
When: 7 June 2018: 8pm-9:30pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $75pp
Details: The world-famous Sun Ra Arkestra will be performing live this June. The performance will feature nothing you've seen before, as you will be taken on an innovative, subversive and swinging exploration of cosmic sound across the musical galaxy and beyond…Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Theatre Centre Facebook


17. Raiders v Penrith Panthers
When: 8 June 2018: From 3:45pm
Where: GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce
Cost: Tickets range from $17.50-$32.50pp
Details: The Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders will come head to head at this family-friendly game. Click here for the website.

18. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamonds
When: 9 June 2018: 2pm-3pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Palce, East Parkes
Cost: Free
Details: This event will celebrate the Queen's birthday with the Founder of Circa AD Jewels Adrian Dickens exploring the Queen's Private Diamond Collection with focus on Cartier. Click here for the website.

19. Opera Gala: Love & Lust
When: 9 June 2018: From 7:30pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU, William Herbert Place, Building 100, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range between $45-$90pp
Details: This concert will feature Australia's finest young singers from Pacific Opera singing arias, ensembles, and directed scenes from operas such as Mozart's Don Giovanni, Beethoven's Fidelio, Verdi's Rigoletto and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canberra Symphony Orchestra Facebook
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