Comedy, wine, food and more: 25+ events to fill your week in Canberra

Funny, a glass of wine, food as well as a lot more: 25+ occasions to load your week in Canberra

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Today in Canberra head along to a funny event (that’s likewise excellent for individuals enthusiastic regarding a glass of wine), stray along the shore for an unique light program or order your dance queens as well as publication on your own right into the Dance Queen Eating Experience.

You can’t inform us there’s absolutely nothing to do…

Seeking a lot more to do in Canberra? Look into our What’s On area to locate thousands of occasions occurring around community.

Unique occasions + celebrations

Grapes of Mirth

Chuckles, a glass of wine, as well as a damn great time—Grapes of Mirth is going back to Canberra after a four-year respite as well as it’s readied to be significant.

Concerning the premises of trendy environment vineyard Controversial Personality on Saturday 28 January, a heavyweight lineup of a few of Australia’s ideal funnyman will certainly take the phase to make you laugh, snort, as well as guffaw in an extremely one-of-a-kind outside funny event. Welcoming participants to bring up an outing carpet as neighborhood red wines, beer as well as cider put throughout the day, head along to a glass of wine a little as well as laugh a great deal.

Saturday 28 January, 2 pm – 8 pm | Controversial Personality, 810 Norton Roadway, Wamboin | Publication below.

Lights on the Lake

Did somebody state Evening Markets, food as well as beverage suppliers, as well as a laser light water reveal? Australia Day occasions in the resources will certainly look various in 2023.

This year, for the very first time in Canberra, a massive screen of light as well as colour will certainly be predicted onto 2 big range water displays, come with by choreographed high stress water jets as well as laser lights readied to songs. Each 12-minute program will certainly be dipped into periods over the 4 evenings to ensure that it can be seen by the entire neighborhood at Republic Position on Lake Burley Lion.

And Also if that’s inadequate, there will certainly likewise be summer evening markets provided by the group behind both the Little Burley Markets as well as the Haig Park Markets.

Wednesday 25 January till Saturday 28 January |

Subsdance Open Day

PSA: Fyshwick is obtaining its extremely own Revue place (as well as it’s simply either new dancing workshops from Subsdance).

Opening in Phillip as well as Fyshwick on Saturday 28 as well as Sunday 29 January (with the main term beginning Monday 30 January), the Moonlight as well as Sunshine Workshop centers will certainly use a series of courses for all capacities, ages, as well as rate of interests. As well as for those that want attempting either Sunshine or Moonlight (as well as are stressed they don’t have actually a worked with bone in their body), both workshops are holding open days where you can attempt their courses completely free.

From 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 28 January at Sunshine Workshop as well as 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 29 January at Moonlight Workshop | 14-16 Dundas Court, Phillip, as well as 151-155 Gladstone Road Fyshwick | Publication below.

Flazeda Open Day

Have you been waiting to obtain an understanding right into what courses at Flazeda resemble? You can’t miss this. On Saturday 28 January, Flazeda is holding cost-free courses from 11 am till 5 pm so you can experience what makes each of thier courses one-of-a-kind as well as just how they’ll increase your understanding experience, with inviting centers as well as lively social areas. The cost-free course routine consists of: Twerk/floorwork, Samba, Novice Revue as well as even more!

Why not make a day of it? There’ll be market stalls, beverages as well as food too!

Saturday 28 January, 11 am – 5 pm | Device 4/68 Emu Financial Institution, Belconnen |

Household Day: Australia Day at the Gallery

On January 26 head along to the National Gallery of Australia for a day of First Nations talks as well as tasks, songs efficiencies as well as weaving demos.

Begin the day with Cigarette smoking Event as well as Invite to Nation that will certainly after that be adhered to by a performance including Lucas Proudfoot, Wiradjuri Echoes as well as Dale Huddleston as well as the Shore Band.

In the mid-day, obtain hands-on with workshops as well as tasks for youngsters as well as family members, consisting of cost-free access to the Tim as well as Gina Fairfax Exploration Centre (FYI: reservations are important for the Exploration Centre).

Thursday 26 January | National Gallery of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton |

Federation of Chinese Neighborhood of Canberra Inc Australia Day Performance

The Federation of Chinese Neighborhood of Canberra Inc is holding an Australia Day Performance where they will certainly review Australia’s background, regard Australians’ payment as well as commemorate the modern culture as well as our intense future.

The show will certainly consist of First Country individuals’s dancing, standard Chinese dancing, vocal singing, music tools as well as fighting styles along with Chinese food stalls as well as arts stalls.

Thursday 26 January | Gungahlin University, 23 Gozzard Road, Gungahlin |

Society Cruise ship watercraft as well as strolling scenic tours

Jump aboard the Society Cruise ship for the supreme multi-sensory experience.

Discover the National Gallery of Australia as well as the National Picture Gallery from the water as well as obtain a various viewpoint in seeing neighborhood, nationwide, as well as global musicians in the middle of the all-natural as well as developed charm of the setting (Psst! You’ll be wined as well as eaten too).

Saturday 28 January | Numerous areas | Publication below.

Funding Queers: Drag Queen Vineyard Excursion

Are you all set for a fantastic day of a glass of wine, amusement, as well as sustaining a wonderful reason? The Drag Queen Vineyard Excursion is back with all profits going in the direction of Funding Queers (that are standing for Canberra at the Sydney Gay as well as Lesbian Mardi Gras 2023 as well as Sydney Globe Satisfaction).

Don’t lose out on this remarkable experience! Obtain your tickets currently as well as allow’s elevate some cash for Funding Queers to radiate at Globe Satisfaction.

Saturday 28 January | Numerous areas | Tickets below.

Funding Developing Co. Most Popular 100 Countdown Event

To accompany the countdown of both the GABS Most Popular 100 Craft Beers of 2022 as well as Three-way J’s Most popular 100 songs of 2022, Funding Developing Co. is holding the supreme celebration.

Full with enjoyable video games, fresh feeds from neighborhood foodies Brodburger as well as Fricken Poultry, as well as cost-free mixtures whenever Funding Developing Co. lands an area in the GABS Top 100, head along to have a froth, cast a ballot, as well as take pleasure in a night and day of celebrations.

Saturday 28 January, 11:30 am – 7 pm | Structure 3/1 Milk Rd, Fyshwick |

Interfere with, continue, create

Australia, house of the ‘reasonable go’. Yet is it truly the cost-free as well as reasonable location you’d wish for? What can we alter? From loud demonstration to peaceful perseverance, Interfere with, continue, create checks out the several means individuals have actually accomplished social adjustment in Australia.

Pop right into the National Archives of Australia to find effective tales of individuals as well as their activities, from the average to the remarkable.

Up Until Monday 12 June | National Archives of Australia |

Been Afraid as well as Admired: Womanly Power via the Ages

Commemorating the power as well as variety of women souls in social customs as well as ideas around the world, this exhibit checks out just how sirens, satanic forces, witches, spirits as well as saints have actually formed our understanding of the globe.

Including greater than 160 items from the British Gallery’s outstanding collection, this is a prompt exhibit that checks out as well as inquiries womanly power, authority as well as identification.

Up Until Sunday 27 August | National Gallery of Australia |

Food + a glass of wine

Aussie Day Barbeque Buffet

Hungering for a conventional barbeque? Head long to The Backyard at Jamison or in the Laneway at Tuggeranong January 26 for the Canberra Southern Cross Clubs  modern-day Australian buffet as well as live songs.

Their cooks will certainly be preparing a wonderful series of salads, a timeless bbq design buffet, as well as an option of your all-time favorite summertime treats (consisting of mango cheesecake as well as Pavlova!)

Thursday 26 January, 1  pm | Cnr Catchpole &, Bowman St, Macquarie as well as Cnr Pitman &, Holwell St, Greenway | Publication below.

The Dancing Queen Eating Experience

Ever before been raving with envy whilst seeing Donna as well as the gang sing as well as dance on magnificent Greek islands? Well, craze say goodbye to. Order your dance queens,  since a Mamma Mia-inspired Dining establishment is touchdown in Canberra in January.

Friday 27 till 31 March | Saint Malo, 19 London Circuit, Canberra City | Publication below.

Canoes, Cool Climates White Wines & Canapes

What appears much better than paddling the waters on Lake Burley Lion as you drink neighborhood red wines in tailor-made canoes? Include scrumptious neighborhood canapés, as well as tasting cool-climate red wines, as well as you have one of the most engaging method to experience this wonderful river in the country’s resources.

Saturday 28 January | Yarralumla Bay, Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla | Publication below.

Summertime High Tea

Did somebody state stunning heat wave high tea? Pass on a brand-new (tea) fallen leave, as well as publication on your own right into the Pialligo Estate Glasshouse to appreciate the sweeping summertime sights of 55-acre borders over a glass of shimmering or a seasonal yard spritz.

After that delight in mouth-watering sandwich alternatives as well as delight your craving for sweets with a selection of fragile mini-masterpieces, rub a homemade bun with lotion as well as dig in.

Sunday 29 January | 18 Kallaroo Roadway, Pialligo |

The Wizard’s Den

Witches as well as wizards of Canberra, see! Prepare yourself to release your internal wonderful being as you make remedies, cast spells, as well as consume alcohol even more mead than you can drink a stick at—at this pop-up bar, you’ll devise inhuman mixtures completely (or wicked), all under the careful eye of their smart remedies master.

Up Until Tuesday 31 January | Zoo Bar, London Circuit, Canberra City | Tickets below.

Cressida Campbell: Grazing by the Yard

Motivated by Cressida Campbell’s love of yards as well as shared food in between good friends, the National Gallery is holding Grazing by the Yard. Layout your very own grazing experience as well as pick from an option of scrumptious buns with bow sandwiches, neighborhood grazing boards or a rustic pizza flatbread ready everyday. Espresso coffee, specialized tea or a glass of wine as well as beer will certainly likewise be offered, excellent for a light lunch in the Gallery’s dining-room with panoramas of the Sculpture Yard as well as Lake Burley Lion.

Up Until Sunday 19 February | National Gallery of Australia |


Minutes in the Australian shrub

This exhibit checks out lovely minutes experienced in the one-of-a-kind as well as unique neighborhood atmospheres of Namadgi, the Snowy Hills, the Brindabellas, Tidbinbilla, as well as the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Appreciate practical art with porcelains by Amy Beggs-French, made utilizing a straightforward, stylish kinds with a colour combination influenced by the environment. She has actually been functioning as a ceramicist for the previous 4 years, training along with producing markets, dining establishments as well as coffee shops.

There will certainly likewise be job from Dime Deacon—a musician that paints neighborhood wild animals as well as landscapes in watercolours as well as oils.

Wednesday 25 January till Sunday 26 February | Site Visitor Centre Gallery, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Road, Acton |

Images Of You

Have you ever before attempted to discuss it is to be YOU? To a pal, a companion, your household, a specialist – also to on your own? Currently visualize having a handicap; of the bias that feature that, as well as the difficulties of interesting individuals to look past the special needs to the entire of your character. This is the emphasis of the Images Of You exhibit, which checks out a unique method to self-portrayals of individuals with lived experience of physical as well as psychological health and wellness specials needs – working together as equates to with a specialist digital photographer to generate a picture truthfully showing the entire individual.

Up Until Sunday 5 February | Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Financial Institution, Belconnen |

Solastalgia: Art for the Earth

Allowing musicians as well as customers to review their experiences of environment adjustment as well as admire the environment, this is a joint exhibit by 3 musicians whose love of the Australian setting influences their job.

It influences representation on the unique areas as well as kinds that form our memories of as well as links to the Australian setting.

Up Until Sunday 12 February | m16Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith |

Viewfinder: Digital Photography from the 1970s to Currently

Including 125 photos from the last half a century, all distinctly recorded by popular docudrama digital photographers, Viewfinder is an exhibit that gives an interesting glance right into the transforming face of Australia.

Go through the exhibit as well as you’ll see the faces as well as tales of travelers, shearers, professional dancers, miners, garden enthusiasts, internet users, as well as bronzed bodies at the coastline—however it likewise discloses just how much digital photography has actually developed throughout the years, from black as well as white captures to the lively high-def pictures of today.

This is a reflective exhibit that can be delighted in by every ages. Find out more below.

Up Until Sunday 30 April | National Collection of Australia |


A tally box made to be lugged 500km on the back of a camel. A round dress hand-sewn to commemorate the serene success of Federation. A boomerang-shaped request asking for constitutional acknowledgment in 2013. These items speak with what makes Australia’s freedom so, well… Australian.

Plan at the Gallery of Australian Freedom (MoAD) is a brand-new exhibit that shares the plan whereupon our distinct freedom has actually been developed. Head along today!

Running till late 2023 | 18 King George Balcony, Parkes |

Belonging: Stories from Far North Queensland

The very first in a three-part collection, this exhibit records generations of social expertise formed by the varied Very first Countries individuals that live there as well as their link to Nation. Appreciate the well-known as well as arising musicians from throughout Far North Queensland as well as the Torres Strait as they discover art utilizing brand-new products as well as methods as they share what it implies to belong.

Up Until Sunday 12 February | National Gallery of Australia |

Cressida Campbell

From her molasses-rich colour combination to her capacity to re-imagine kitchen area scraps with the misleading simplicity of a movie liquify, it’s simple to obtain shed within Cressida Campbell’s globe.

Her newest exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia  is thoroughly taken in her identification, the lovely information of repainted timber blocks as well as a ‘difficult to identify’ temporal power that will certainly deactivate as well as deliver target markets in the process. Including greater than 140 masterpieces from the popular musician, consisting of brand-new purchases as well as vital jobs from personal as well as public collections it will certainly use brand-new understandings right into her life as well as job, including research study as well as composing from a series of managers, musicians, poets as well as various other voices.

Up Until Saturday 19 February | The National Gallery of Australia |


ACelebrating the women torchbearers that have actually played an essential duty fit Australian culture, that rallied versus constraints, creating brand-new courses, as well as transforming plan, regulations, as well as point of views,  Changemakers will certainly concentrate on 54 Australian females as well as radiate a light on just how the political leaders, musicians, lobbyists, as well as sportswomen have actually moved the nationwide discussion as well as altered the future.

From Ash Barty as well as Chanel Contos to Rosie Batty, Barbara Cummings, as well as Louisa Lawsone,  Changemakers will certainly provide a voice to the females through a collection of photos, items, as well as video clips while leading site visitors via styles of equal rights, monetary freedom, birth as well as treatment duties, the difficulties of sex as well as race, as well as a lot more.

Currently revealing |  18 King George Balcony, Parkes |


Gershwin as well as a lot more: Simon Tedeschi as well as George Washingmachine together

Head along to take pleasure in remarkable show pianist, Simon Tedeschi. With a long-harboured love of jazz, as well as 3 popular cds of Gershwin’s songs to his name, Tedeschi will certainly be teaming  up with jazz singer as well as violinist, Georgie Washingmachine, to do Gershwin favourites as well as traditional jazz requirements by Cole Doorperson, Oscar Peterson, Fats Waller as well as a lot more. Light beverages are likewise consisted of in the ticket cost!

Friday 27 January, 6 pm-8 pm | Wesley Uniting Church 22 National Circuit, Forrest | Publication below.

Daniel Sparkling Wine

He has actually been called ‘the finest guitarist of this generation’ ‘a leading light in acoustic songs’ as well as ‘an entertainer that should be attended be thought’. Currently, Daniel Sparkling wine is involving Canberra. As well as with an online reputation for going down jaws, making groups buzz, as well as damaging guitars any place he goes, you can anticipate one fantastic program.

Friday 27 January | The Road Theater, 15 Childers St, Canberra City | Publication below.

Sporting Activity

Commbank Female’s T20I Collection: Australia vs Pakistan

See as  Australia tackles Pakistan at Manuka Oval in the last suit of the global summertime! The competitors is readied to crackle in the countdown to the 2023 ICC Female’s T20 Globe Mug. See you there?

Sunday 29 January | Manuka Oval, Manuka Cir, Griffith |

Workshops, webinars + even more

The Tipsy Sketching Club

Love to attract (or simply enjoy a glass of wine)? Tipsy Sketching Club for a night of drinking, snacking as well as mapping out with a little enjoyable as well as frivolity tossed right into the mix.

The life illustration session competes roughly two-hours with a series of timed presents from 2-30 mins, as well as breaks for beverages, food, sharing as well as chuckling. Attracting products can be provided. Embed in among Canberra’s favorite area bars, all tools as well as imaginative capacities welcome.

Tuesday 24 January | Wakefield’s Bar & White wine, 1 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie | Publication below.

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