What’s on around Canberra in April 2023 | Canberra Daily

What’s on around Canberra in April 2023 | Canberra Daily
What’s on around Canberra in April 2023 | Canberra Daily

April is [almost] here and Canberra has so much great stuff to do this month, you’ll be eager to hop into it.

Easter means that the National Folk Festival returns to Exhibition Park in Canberra, on 6-10 April, with big names in music like Billy Bragg and The Waifs, and plenty of lesser-known folk acts, interactive workshops, interesting stalls and more.

The National Dinosaur Museum celebrates its 30th birthday, and everyone is invited to join the party on Saturday 8 April.

The festivals continue all month long including the Bungendore Harvest Festival on the weekend of 14-16, the Canberra Circus Festival on 18-23, the Canberra International Music Festival begins on the 23rd, while the Stomp Festival celebrates the Canberra Wine District on 29-30 April.

Holding The Man: One of Australia’s most recognisable odes to love, the story of Timothy Conigrave comes alive on stage in this Everyman Theatre production. ACT Hub, Kingston, 22 March-1 April; acthub.com.au

Choir Boy: The Tony Award-nominated play tells a story of sexuality, race and hope laced with gospel music, soul-stirring hymns and a cappella. Canberra Theatre Centre, until 1 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

somewhere here: A print exhibition by artist collective, nowhereprint, shows works inspired by their homes in lutruwita/Tasmania and reflects on its unique ecosystem and cultural history. Megalo Print Studio, Kingston, 1 April-13 May; megalo.org

Nurturing Nature: An exhibition of small-scale woodcut prints by Canberra artist Heather Groves from observing her surroundings at home and in nature. Rusten House Art Centre, Queanbeyan, 1 April-27 May; qprc.nsw.gov.au

In Conversation: An artist talk with The Broad collective to discuss their new exhibition, Broads at Belco. Belconnen Arts Centre, Saturday 1 April 2pm; belcoarts.com.au

Cuban Latin Fiesta: Experience the richness of Latin American culture with food, dance, music and live performances – all profits going to the Las Tunas Children’s Hospital in Cuba. St James Church Hall, Curtin, 1 April 6.30pm. Tickets $20 at the door.

Smith’s Alternative: Irish Jam each Friday from 4pm; Comedy Open Mic, first Sunday of the month 7pm; smithsalternative.com

Danny Bhouy: One of the world’s favourite comedians returns to Australian shores to debut his new show Now Is Not A Good Time. The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, 3-4 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

360 Allstars: The worldwide smash hit comes to Canberra Theatre Centre, 4-8 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

French Film Festival: Alliance Française brings a season of the finest in French cinema to local audiences with 39 films from across the genres. Palace Electric, until 5 April; affrenchfilmfestival.org

Band of the Royal Military College Woodwind Group: The 40 piece symphonic ensemble share their music at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, Wednesday 5 April 12:40pm; wesleycanberra.org.au

CBR Gals Midweek Mingle: Make some new connections and farewell the last rays of summer, wear your favourite pastels to mark the occasion. Amici, Canberra, 5 April 6pm; cbrgals.com

Campbell-Raupach Group: Celebrate beloved jazz icon Wayne Shorter with a performance of his album, Speak No Evil. Smith’s Alternative, 5 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

The Waifs are one of the headliners for the National Folk Festival at Exhibition Park, 6-10 April. Image supplied.

National Folk Festival: The region’s favourite Easter weekend festival returns with a powerhouse lineup featuring names like Billy Bragg and The Waifs, along with art performances, workshops, culture, food and drinks. Exhibition Park, 6-10 April; folkfestival.org.au

Land Rover 75th Anniversary: A gathering of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts with special guests from the UK. Cooma, 6-10 April, full program; landrover75thanniversary.com.au

Mt Ainslie Music Club: The community ensemble meets for improvisation every first Thursday of the month 8-10pm, Ainslie Arts Centre; ainslieandgorman.com.au

Pirritu: Brings his folk band to share their new album Fire When The Sun Goes Down with audiences at Canberra Theatre Centre, Thursday 6 April 8pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

ANU Classics Museum: Voluntary guides conduct free tours on the second Friday of each month 11am in the A D Hope Building, ANU; call 0438 883 373.

Tuff Nutterz: The country’s biggest inflatable obstacle course returns with a fun day out for the whole family with food and ice cream truck and tunes to keep the vibes up. Parkes Place Lawns, 7-23 April; eventbrite.com.au

Easter Steam Excursions: Hop on board the Picnic Train and take a return ride from Canberra to Bungendore on one of two historic locomotives. Canberra Railway Station, 7-10 April; picnictrain.com.au

Willie and the Correspondents: After a seven-year hiatus the local folk/roots/country band returns to the National Folk Festival with shows and a workshop. 7-10 April, for set and workshop times; folkfestival.org.au

Ecumenical Way of the Cross: Good Friday brings different Christian denominations together to follow Jesus’ journey to the crucifixion. Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, Friday 7 April 11am.

Canberra Small Business Market: The markets return just in time for Easter gift shopping, there may even be a special visitor hopping in for the day, entry donations go to Canberra Pet Rescue. The Fitters Workshop, Kingston, 7 April 3pm; the-canberra-small-business-market.square.site

Salsa Night: A night of Latin culture and music with a salsa DJ and dance floor. Old Canberra Inn, 7 April 7pm; oldcanberrainn.com.au

Jesus Christ Superstar Singalong: Join the live band and relive the music of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice masterpiece. Smith’s Alternative, 7 April 9pm; smithsalternative.com

Canberra Miniature Railway: Hosts the Easter Egg Hunts & Night Trains extravaganza across two nights with night rides and two hunts each night, with 4,000 eggs to find. Canberra Miniature Railway, Symonston, 8-9 April; canberramodelengineers.org.au

Questacon: Canberra’s favourite home of science is extending their hours for an egg-cellent reason, the Easter long weekend. Spend an extra with hands-on experiments and activities. Questacon, 8-9 April 9am- 6pm; questacon.edu.au

Easter Bunny Hunt: Each child is given a bag to decorate before heading off to hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny with three sessions each day. Gungahlin Marketplace, 8-9 April; marketplacegungahlin.com.au

Sweet Factory: The free activity station invites children to participate in a range of craft activities. Canberra Outlet, 8-23 April, full program; canberraoutlet.com.au

Easter Bunny Breakfast: The Easter bunny is inviting kids to join them for a tasty breakfast and special performance. Westfield Woden, Saturday 8 April 9am & 10:30am; events.humanitix.com

National Dinosaur Museum 30th Birthday: Canberra’s favourite prehistoric haunt celebrates the big 3-0 with a day full of dinosaur encounters, fossil talks, workshops, activities, food and drink vendors, plus a special adult-only evening tour. National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Village, Nicholls, Saturday 8 April 10am; nationaldinosaurmuseum.com.au

Shiny Bum Singers: The music group share their parodies and satires of politics, public service and everyday life. Smith’s Alternative, 8 April 4pm; smithsalternative.com

Foreshore Ghosts and Tales: Walk around Kingston Foreshore and Causeway and hear stories from what used to be the most notorious area of Canberra. Norgrove Park, 8 April 7pm; trybooking.com

The Essence of Space: The harmonics of space and light come together in abstract paintings by Magda Cebokli. Nancy Sever Gallery until 9 April; nancysevergallery.com.au

All Fours: Drawing-based artworks and paintings by Lucy Chetcuti explores mark making and animating surfaces. Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, Manuka, until 9 April; ccas.com.au

Easter by the Shores: A morning of activities for bunny day including breakfast, Easter crafts, face painting and an egg hunt. Walt & Burley, Sunday 9 April 9am & 10am; waltandburley.com.au

UROC: The Ukulele Republic of Canberra brings 10 years of experience to their show at Smith’s Alternative, Monday 10 April 2pm; smithsalternative.com

Lunchulele: Every Monday 12.30-1.30pm, ukulele players perform at Smith’s Alternative; smithsalternative.com

Playful Endeavour: Encourage your child to use their imagination through engagement and exploration in the loose-parts play set-up. Glebe Park, 10-23 April; events.canberra.com.au

Chocolate Factory Craft Village: Free exciting and engaging activities for kids to let them leave their Willy Wonka dreams. South.Point, Tuggeranong, 10-21 April; southpointcanberra.com.au

Heritage Festival: Explore the history and heritage of the Canberra region through workshops, talks, tours, activities and events. 11-30 April, full program; environment.act.gov.au

Scroggin: The Australiana bluegrass-swing group returns to Canberra for their first show of the year. Smith’s Alternative, Tuesday 11 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

Music at Midday: The Royal Military College Band perform for audiences with just a gold coin donation on entry and all proceeds going to Cancer Council ACT. Canberra Theatre Centre, 11 April 12pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

From Stone to Ether: Florentine mosaic expert Anatoly Golobokov presents a collection of rare mosaics and an immersive digital experience at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton, 12-18 April; csu.edu.au

Delve into our obsession with physical appearance in ‘Reasons to be Pretty’ at Mill Theatre, Dairy Road, 12 April-6 May. Photo: Martin Ollman.

Reasons to be Pretty: American playwright Neil LaBute’s bristling comic drama focuses on modern-day obsession with physical appearance. Centring on four friends and lovers who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and each other in an edgy comedy to make us question what is important. Coarse language is used in the production. Previews run 12-15 April. Mill Theatre at Dairy Road, Fyshwick, 12 April-6 May; milltheatreatdairyroad.com

The Organ-ic Guitar: Connor Whyte performs a program of organ works by Bach and Pachelbel with classical guitar standards from Rogrigo and Sor. Wesley Music Centre, Wednesday 12 April 12:40pm; wesleycanberra.org.au

Behind-the-Scenes History Tour: Go behind the scenes of Canberra’s oldest public building and see its evolution. Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, every Wednesday and Friday 10.30am-2pm; canberraglassworks.com

After the Past: A group exhibition by alumni of ANU School of Art & Design who have gone on to have successful careers both at home and abroad. ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, 13 April-12 May; soad.cass.anu.edu.au

Warmer- Warmer Dumpling World: A collaborative exhibition explores the intimacies in shared experiences through different mediums. Gorman Arts Centre, 13 April- 28 May; tributaryprojects.xyz

Sing Australia: Weekly sessions at: Belconnen, Thursday 9.30am; Duntroon, Monday 7.30pm; Greenway, Monday 1pm. Costs apply; singaustralia.com.au

The Crisps: The Sydney-based supergroup plays their first-ever Canberra show at Smith’s Alternative, Thursday 13 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

Daniel Sloss: The Scottish comedy star brings his 12th solo show, Can’t, to Australia, stopping at Canberra Theatre Centre, 13 April 8pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Belle Shakespeare presents their take on the Shakespearean tragedy ‘Macbeth’ at Canberra Theatre Centre, 14-22 April. Image supplied

Macbeth: Set post-WWI, Bell Shakespeare reimagines the Bard’s classic tale of deception, at Canberra Theatre, 14-22 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Bungendore Harvest Festival: Returns with the theme ‘food, farming and artistry’ to celebrate the creative community of producers in our region. Celebrate with farm tours, a dinner, a lunch, street markets, a pasta-making workshop, and more. 14-16 April; full program at southernharvest.org.au

Night Markets: The community-run event runs every Friday 4-8pm at Anketell Street, Tuggeranong.

The Mirror- Angles of resistance: Explores Peter Maloney’s practice with the perspective of his queer sexuality. Canberra Contemporary Art Space Lakeside, 15 April- 3 June; ccas.com.au

Anna Weatherup X Amy Vee: The two Australian songstresses have joined forces to embark on an intimate venue tour of the country, playing in Canberra at Smith’s Alternative, Friday 14 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

Capital Region Farmers Market: Fresh seasonal produce and gourmet goods at EPIC, Saturdays 7-11.30am; capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au

Phoenix Collective Quartet: Explores ideas of national identity in this new program of works. All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie, 14 April 8pm; trybooking.com

Lennox Garden Walks: Learn about the history of the monuments and strike the Peace Bell in these Rotary Club guided walks as part of the ACT Heritage Festival. Lennox Gardens, Saturday 15 and 22 April. Bookings essential; eventbrite.com.au

Shrek Jr the Musical: Pied Piper brings a youth cast to the stage with the beloved family tale of an ogre who wants his swamp and isolation back. Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, 15-21 April; trybooking.com

Showmen: Five stars of international magic bring their illusions and stunts to Canberra Theatre Centre, 15 April 2pm & 6.45pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Kippax Marketplace: Indoor market at Kippax Uniting Church Community Centre on the 3rd Saturday of the month 8am-12pm; free entry.

Tim Rogers: With the evening show completely sold out, the beloved Aussie artist has added a matinee show to the roster. Smith’s Alternative, 15 April 3pm; smithsalternative.com

Haus of Fabulous: The fan dancing troupe are about to embark on an overseas adventure witness their remarkable show before they head off, see bump and grind burlesque, hula hooping and so much more. Bom Funk Theatre, Queanbeyan, 15 April 7:30pm;events.humanitix.com

Katie Noonan: Brings her tour of Joni Mitchell’s Blue 50th Anniversary to The Street, City West, 15 April 7.30pm; thestreet.org.au

Under the Australian Sky: Melbourne artist Ji Chen presents a collection of paintings of the great Australian horizons, landscapes and blooms. Nancy Sever Gallery, 16 April- 14 May; nancysevergallery.com.au

Locations: Bernard Ollis displays a collection of works inspired by pre- and post-pandemic travels and encounters at Aarwun Gallery, Nicholls, until 16 April; aarwungallery.com.au

Community Market: Monthly market at Calwell shopping centre on the 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-3pm and Queanbeyan Park on the 3rd Sunday 9am-2pm.

Don McLean: Brings his 50th anniversary American Pie tour to Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Sunday 16 April 7pm; oneworldentertainment.com.au

Neil Murray: Founding member of the Warumpi Band launches his new solo album, The Telling, at Smith’s Alternative, 16 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

Canberra Circus Festival: Returning for a second year is a massive line-up of professional circus, clown, magic and sideshow performers. Chifley Community Oval + Warehouse Circus, 18-23 April; canberracircusfestival.com.au

Cirque Mother Africa: Returning to Australia with an all-new show to transport audiences to the heartland of Africa with feats of human endurance. Canberra Theatre, Tuesday 18 April 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Canberra Bach Ensemble: Presents Die Stimmen erheben, um Hülfe zu bitten! – We raise our voices, to ask for help! – a post-Covid relaunch and fundraising concert. St Christopher’s Cathedral, Forrest, Wednesday 19 April 7pm; trybooking.com

Prima Facie: This mesmerising one-woman show gives the viewer a taste of life in the Australian court system commenting on its failure to provide women in harassment cases. Recommended for audiences 16+. The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 19 April 7.30pm; theq.net.au

Viewfinder: Photography from the 1970s to now at the National Library of Australia, until 20 April. Photo: Kerrie Brewer.

Viewfinder: Photography from the 1970s to now exhibition at the National Library of Australia, until 20 April; nla.gov.au

Troilus and Cressida: Daramalan Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s tragic tale of love and betrayal set during the Trojan war. Daramalan College, 21-29 April; events.humanitix.com

WILSN: The contemporary soul artist brings her debut album, Those Day Are Over tour to Smith’s Alternative, Friday 21 April 7pm; smithsalternative.com

African Festival in the Park: The free all-day event celebrates the diversity, strong traditions, deep and vibrant cultures, pride, beauty and people of Africa with stalls and live entertainment. Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Saturday 22 April from 10am; www.africa2australia.com

In Conversation: An artist talk with Linda Dening, Kim Mahood, Sally Sampson and Wendy Teakel to share insights into their exhibition, Staying with the trouble. Belconnen Arts Centre, 22 April 2pm; belcoarts.com.au

Steve-O: The world-renowned stunt and funny man shares his most extreme show to date in The Bucket List Tour, not suitable for children. Canberra Theatre, 22 April 7pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Threads of Being: The Emerging Artists Support Scheme exhibition for 2023 shows works from previous students of ANU School of Art & Design. Canberra Potters, Watson, until 23 April; canberrapotters.com.au

Old Bus Depot Markets: The much-loved markets continue at the Old Bus Depot in Kingston, Sundays 9.30am-2.30pm; obdm.com.au

Bric-a-Brac Rummage: Hunt for second-hand treasure in front of South.Point, Tuggeranong, Sundays 9am-3pm.

Canberra International Music Festival: Travel the world without leaving the capital with the theme of The Child Within. Multiple locations, 23 April- 7 May; cimf.org.au

Brian Cadd: The Aussie music staple and powerhouse performer plays an intimate show at Tallagandra Hill Winery, Sunday 23 April 6.30pm; tallagandrahill.com.au

Mudhoney: Pioneers of the early Seattle grunge scene head to Australia, stopping in at Kambri, ANU, 23 April 7.30pm; moshtix.com.au

The Survival of Kindness: The visually striking film follows a woman fleeing from one captivity to another with a Q&A with director Rolf de Heer and actor Mwajemi Hussein following the screening. National Film & Sound Archive, Monday 24 April 6:30pm: nfsa.gov.au

Quilting Exhibition: Canberra Quilters Inc. together with Craft Alive host an exhibition full of the craft of quilting. Former Transport Depot, Kingston. 26-29 April 9.30am-4pm daily.

Llewellyn Two- Electric Blue: Jessica Cottis conducts a vibrant orchestral tribute to the colour blue, featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s iconic Scheherazade and Scriabin’s utterly beautiful piano concerto. Electric Blue features guest pianist Sine Winther and Principal Cellist Patrick Suthers, and two world premieres from Australian composers. Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 26-27 April; cso.org.au

Rhys Nicholson: The comedian returns with a one-off performance of his critically acclaimed show Rhys! Rhys! Rhys. Canberra Theatre Centre, Wednesday 26 April 8pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Dylan Moran: The award-winning comedian takes audiences on a delightful trip through the frustrations of life in We Got This. Canberra Theatre, 27-28 April; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Crimes of the Heart: Exploring past choices and how they impact our relationships and futures, three sisters reunite under the Mississippi sun. Canberra Repertory Theatre, 27 April-13 May; canberrarep.org.au

Telenova: Touring their current single Lost in the Rush, the AIR Award winners and Triple J darlings play Transit Bar, 27 April 8pm; telenovamusic.com.au

Photo Access: Launches three new exhibitions exploring the ecological challenges our world is facing, Chris Round’s The Grand Scheme, Noah Thompson’s Huon and Toni Hassan’s Between Presumption and Melancholy. Photo Access, 27 April-10 June; photoaccess.org.au

Alison Booth: Launches her new novel Bellevue with Professor Frank Bongiorno and Alex Sloan at The Street Theatre, City West, Thursday 27 April 6pm; thestreet.org.au

Stephen Page AO: The former Artistic Director will deliver this year’s Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture. The National Portrait Gallery, Thursday 27 April 6pm; portrait.gov.au

Canberra International Music Festival: Travel the world without leaving the capital at this year’s CIMF with its theme ‘The Child Within‘. Multiple locations, 28 April-7 May; cimf.org.au

Wild Thing: High school friends reunite for their yearly catch-up, this time a weekend away with twists and surprises in store for the trio. The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 28-29 April; theq.net.au

Seeds of Life: Marking the ten-year anniversary of the arboretum and twenty years on from the Canberra bush fires artists celebrate life and new growth through music and performance. National Arboretum Canberra, Friday 28 April 11am; trybooking.com

depth disintegration: The Canberra premiere of the composition by Cahoots Lab Alumni Sia Ahmad performed by Ben Anderson. Belconnen Arts Centre, 28 April 8pm; belcoarts.com.au

Taste a drop from some of the Canberra region’s best vineyards during the Stomp Festival, 29-30 April. Image supplied.

Stomp Festival: Two days of fine wine, grape stomping, farm animals, music, art, demonstrations, games, prizes and picnics at this Canberra region wine festival spread across our best vineyards. 29-30 April; stompfest.com.au

Handmade Markets: The beloved markets return with homewares, clothes and gifts just in time for Mother’s Day. Exhibition Park, 29-30 April; handmadecanberra.com.au

Canberra Potters: Hold their 2023 Emerging Makers Market with beautiful artisan homewares, jewellery and refreshments available for purchase. Canberra potters, Watson, 29-30 April; canberrapotters.com.au

Five Elements: An exhibition by Carmen Ky whose paintings bring together western traditional art training, eastern philosophy and a deep connection to the Australian landscape. Humble House Gallery, 29 April- 28 May; humblehouse.com.au

Bjorn Again: The world’s biggest tribute group brings the Thank ABBA For The Music Tour to Canberra Theatre, Saturday 29 April 2pm & 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Batchelor + Lea: Present A Dance Week Double Bill with two artists who started their careers in the region sharing their works on International Dance Day. Canberra Theatre Centre, 29 April 3pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

TraXion Big Band: An evening of smooth tunes and renditions in Jazz Next Door at The Australian Croatian Club, O’Connor. 29 April 7pm; trybooking.com

Autumn Dance Party: The territory’s hottest dance party is heating things up this autumn hosted by Everyday Champions and Coree Occupational Therapy. The Club House, Kaleen, 29 April 7pm;eventbrite.com.au

Bootleg Rascal: Bring their Psychotica 10th Anniversary tour to Transit Bar, 29 April 8pm; trybooking.com

Haunting: Vic McEwan explores the difficult history of objects and place in this photographic exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, until 30 April; nma.gov.au

International Jazz Day: Canberra City Band Inc’s Spectrum host the concert celebrating the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month at Hawker College, Sunday 30 April 2pm; stagecenta.com

Princesses of Pop: Travel between 1965 and 1980 as Nikki Bennett revisits the lives of three Aussie superstars – Judith Durham, Olivia Newton-John and Helen Reddy. The B, Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, Sunday 30 April 2pm; theq.net.au

Australian Women’s Archives Program: Delve into the lives of the women whose lives have been recorded and preserved in our archival institutions. National Library of Australia, 30 April 2pm; nla.gov.au

Marloo’s Blues: The Saxophonist, activist and proud Guguyelandji and Woppaburra woman brings her renowned blues sounds to the National gallery of Australia. 30 April 2:30pm; nga.gov.au

Russel Morris: The Aussie music legend comes to Tallagandra Hill Winery, Gundaroo NSW, 30 April 6.30pm; tallagandrahill.com.au

Craft ACT: Presents three new exhibitions – Homage, Boundaries, and Two Tones showcasing (respectively) the inaugural Indigenous artist in residence program, the national artist in residence program, and a collaboration of two glass artists. Craft ACT, until 13 May; craftact.org.au

Belconnen Arts Centre: Hosts three new exhibitions – Broads at Belco, a collection of works by women; A little bird told me by Nichola Leeming; and Staying with the trouble by a collective of artists. BAC, until 14 May; belcoarts.com.au

Light, Colour, Humanity: The Legacy of Alastair Swayn presented Alastair Swayn Foundation 2023 Showcase explores how the three concepts were reflected in the architects works. Canberra Museum and Gallery; until 28 May;  cmag.com.au

Disrupt, Persist, Invent: Discover the stories of the many ways Australians have achieved social change in this ongoing exhibition at the National Archives of Australia, until 12 June; naa.gov.au

Potrait23 Identity: Portraiture leaves the canvas and becomes 3d in this new experimental exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, until 18 June; portrait.gov.au

Settled/ Unsettled: The universal language of art explores the personal and shared issues faced by Australia’s refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. Canberra Museum and Gallery, until 25 June; cmag.com.au

untitled (walam-wunga.galang): Jonathon Jones celebrates the practice of grinding seeds to make flour in this collaborative exhibition. National Gallery of Australia, until 23 July; nga.gov.au

Feared and Revered: Explore feminine spiritual power through the ages in this exhibition on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Australia, until 27 August; nma.gov.au

Dancing Queen Dining Experience: Enjoy a three-course meal while being serenaded with a theatre performance dedicated to the songs of ABBA. Templo Theatre, City West, until 30 November; explorehidden.com

Canberra/Kamberri, Place & People: Discover the story of Canberra as the place where nationhood found a home – the people, places and history that make up this city and region. Canberra Museum and Gallery, ongoing; cmag.com.au

MoAD: Home to a host of exhibitions, such as Behind the Lines 2022, Blueprint, and Statement: Jack Green’s Paintings, at Old Parliament House, free entry; bookings encouraged.

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