See all of Canberra’s February highlights, from exhibitions to live theatre, music and more.
The call for tenders : Local artist Jacqueline Bradley will headline Canberra Glassworks’ first exhibition of the year from February 3 to March 27; canberraglassworks.com
Emerging contemporaries: A group exhibition featuring Canberra’s best and brightest emerging artists at Craft ACT, Civic, 3 February to 19 March; craftact.org.au
Aerial combat: A “hauntingly beautiful” war musical from Dramatic Productions at the Gungahlin Theatre, Feb. 4-19; stagecenta.com
Under the Tiger Moon: Charlie Chapstik/Daddy Charles hosts a “variety show subverting expectations” at Courtyard Studio, Civic, February 4-5; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Megalo Print Studio: Kingston art space hosts new exhibition Travel without moving by Damon Kowarsky from February 5 to March 19; megalo.org
Ezra Lee and Louis King: Two blues and rockabilly legends perform at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, Saturday February 5, 8pm; tickets through Humantix.
Baby and Lulu: French fake sensations Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge perform their Album Three exit show at The Street, City West, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; thestreet.org.au
Switch to the highway: The Heart of the Matter with Paul McGovern performs at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Saturday February 5, 8pm; ccsc.com.au
Cultural Break Open Day: The Canberra Dance Studio is holding open days on February 5 at its Erindale studio (12-3pm) and Gold Creek High School (9-11:30am); register through Eventbrite.
Nothing better than being at home: A creative workshop on the use of native plants, traditional tools and indigenous culture 5 February, 10am-12pm at Mulligan’s Flat Nature Reserve, Forde; $20 per person.
Smoke screen: A play by Christopher Samuel Carroll on the dark arts of message manipulation, at Q, Queanbeyan, through February 5; theq.net.au
Belco Arts: Get up close and marvel at original book illustrations by Graeme Base The worst band in the universe at the Belconnen Arts Centre, until February 6; belcoarts.com.au
CCAS Manuka: The Griffith Gallery hosts an exhibition BE CAREFUL! B here with me??? by Isaac Kairouz February 6; ccas.com.au
Levels of concern: A group exhibition at the ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Acton, from February 8 to March 18; soad.cass.anu.edu.au
Exotic Hypnosis: A slapstick theatrical extravaganza presented by Jazida Productions at the Belconnen Arts Center, February 9-12; belcoarts.com.au
Luke Heggie and Chris Ryan: The two hilarious comedians will tell jokes at Q Foyer and Bar, February 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.; theq.net.au
Mixed signals: A new exhibition by emerging Australian artist Jess Cochrane at aMBUSH Gallery, Acton, from February 10 to March 15; ambushgallery.com
Canberra Potters: Host a new exhibition The space between the two by Melbourne ceramic artist Emma JV Parker at their Watson Gallery, February 10-March 6; canberrapotters.com.au
Summer sports and leisure fair 2022: With over 20 local clubs and sports groups at a local community event at Holt Oval on February 11, 3-7pm; crcs.com.au
Montgomery Church: The Snowy Mountains folk act play The Street Theatre, City West, February 11, 7:30 p.m.; thestreet.org.au
Heath Franklin’s helicopter: The beloved comedic cartoon comes to The Playhouse, Civic, with a new show The silent, February 11, 8 p.m.; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
2001: A Space Oddity – Live Concert: A special performance of the sci-fi epic by Tom Buckland and Marlene Radice at the Belconnen Arts Center on February 12 at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; belcoarts.com.au
East Meets West Orchestra Concert: Traditional and contemporary music from East and West at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, February 12; imagechina.com.au
Mono: A comedy prank ride by Noeline Brown, Max Gillies and John Wood at The Playhouse, Civic, February 12, 2 and 8 p.m.; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Hayley Jensen with LIV LI: Bring them Broken Hearts Tour at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden on Sunday February 13, 8 p.m.; ccsc.com.au
Australian Exhibition of the Year 2022: Presenting a personal object from each Australian state and territory of the year 2022 at the National Museum until February 14: nma.gov.au
Japanese Film Festival Online 2022: Hot new feature films and beloved favorites streaming free live from Japan, February 14-27; japanesefilmfestival.net
Fred Smith: Performs a benefit concert in support of newly arrived Afghan refugees at the Playhouse, Civic, 17 February 7.30pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
John Lennon’s songbook in concert: Performed live by John Waters and this band at The Street, City West, February 18 at 8 p.m.; thestreet.org.au
Carbon Neutral: A group exhibition on climate change curated by Alexander Boynes at CCAS, Parkes, from 18 February to 10 April; ccas.com.au
Landing: A live showcase of hip hop, afrobeats and dance music at the Polish White Eagle Club, Turner on February 19 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm; trybooking.com/BXATX
Canberra Art Song: A concert by The Storytellers Ensemble, Piazzolla – A century of Tango, at the Wesley Music Centre, Forrest February 20 3pm and 4.15pm; trybooking.com/BWXEX
Music at noon: The Royal Military College Band returns to the Canberra Theater Centre, Civic on Tuesday 22 February at 12 noon; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Judith Lucy and Denise Scott: Two members of Australian comedy royalty bring their new show Always here at The Playhouse, Civic, February 23-24; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Ruthless: The all-female camp “killer” cult classic at Q, Queanbeyan, Feb. 24-March 12; theq.net.au
Apricus: An Australian Wind Symphony end-of-summer event celebrating sunshine in our lives at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan on 24 February at 7.30pm; theq.net.au
In their footsteps: A play based on the true stories of five women who served in Vietnam at the Courtyard Theatre, Civic, February 25-26, 7:00 p.m.; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Music by the river: A wonderful musical event with the CSO on the banks of the Queanbeyan River at Queen Elizabeth II Park, on February 26 from 5 p.m.; tickets through Eventbrite.
Steve Hoffstetter: One of YouTube’s most popular comics with over 150 million views plays the Big Band Room, ANU – Peter Karmel Building, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.; comedyact.com.au
Summer salt: A one-day hit concert with Missy Higgins, Xavier Rudd, Birds of Tokyo and more, Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, February 26; ticketmaster.com.au
Haiku Hands: Australian dance-pop collective performs UC Hub, Bruce, February 26, 7:00 p.m.; moshtix.com.au
Chicken Wing Festival: Do the Chicken Dance at Reload Bar and Token Arcade, Civic, Feb. 27; explorehidden.com
Tumba 25 Festival: Tumbarumba, NSW’s own all-ages festival with music performed by Jessica Mauboy, wine, food and more, February 26-27; tumbafest.com.au
Mulligans Apartment: Forde Forest Sanctuary runs twilight tours every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings with children’s night walks every second Saturday; mulligansflat.org.au
Area: Canberra’s first major urban street art festival will take place March 4-6, 2022; surfacefest.com.au
Country Capital: The Canberra Country Music Festival with Troy Cassar-Daley, Casey Barnes and more at Stage 88, Commonwelath Park on March 5; capital-country.com.au
Spring: Are on tour to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album and perform at the Playhouse, Civic on March 5 at 8:30 p.m.; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Live hard quiz: It’s the famous ABC show like you’ve never seen it before when Tom Gleeson himself comes to the Canberra Theater on March 5 at 5pm and 8pm; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
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