What’s on in Canberra this weekend, April 8-10

Whatever the weather, there’s plenty on in and around Canberra this weekend, April 8-10 – which is also the start of the ACT autumn school holidays. If you’re looking for something to do, somewhere to go, check out our handy guide below.

Pixar Putt: Australia’s much-loved pop-up mini-golf phenomenon, Pixar Putt, opens at Civic Square in Canberra City from April 8 through to May 1. Tickets on sale now at www.pixarputt.com.au

READ MORE: Pixar Putt set to take Canberra to infinity and beyond this April!

Hamlet: Bell Shakespeare’s critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at The Playhouse, Civic, April 7-16. Tickets: canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Canberra Choral Society Rejoice in the Lamb, English sacred music for choir and organ, on Friday 8 April 7pm at Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra; and Saturday 9 April 2pm at St Savior’s Cathedral, Goulburn. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/872849 or at the door (cash only).

Carbon Neutral: An exhibition of works by contemporary Australian artists that addresses the climate crisis, at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes until Sunday 10 April; open 11am-5pm.

John Williamson: Brings his popular Winding Back tour to the Southern Cross Club, Woden, April 8, 8pm; johnwilliamson.com.au

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival: A celebration of our local heritage with a host of events across Canberra, April 9–May 1; environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage-festival; environment.act.gov.au/heritage/heritage-festival

READ MORE: Curious about Canberra? Come to the Heritage Festival

Canberra Classic Boat Fest: See traditional boats, both restored old ones and new recreations, out on Lake Burley Griffin on the weekend of April 9-10. See the boats at Lotus Bay, near Canberra Yacht Club from 9am on Saturday or on the water later that day or again during the Grand Parade from Lotus Bay to Kingston Harbor on Sunday morning.

READ MORE: Ahoy! Canberra Classic Boatfest on Lake Burley Griffin

Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Festival: An opportunity to celebrate the unique history of the region, April 9–May 14; qprc.nsw.gov.au

Greek Cultural Festival: Back by popular demand, the Agora returns to the National Museum of Australia, Saturday 9 April 10.30am-4.30pm; nma.gov.au/greek-festival

Saturday Afternoon Tunes: Free live music in Gungahlin at Yerrabi Pond District Park, Saturday 9 April 3-5pm; belcoarts.com.au

Roaring Twenties in Reid: Sunday 10 April 12–3pm is the time to come to Reid’s Dirrawan Gardens to celebrate ‘The Roaring Twenties in Reid’. Get on your glad rags, grab a picnic lunch and join in the 1920s fun with: Trio live jazz, dancing with Savoy Dance, delicious baked goods from Ainslie P&C, a classic car display, tennis with wooden racquets at the Reid Tennis Club, and prizes to win in the glad rags challenge. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BXKSI

Old Bus Depot Markets: Canberra’s much-loved markets have returned to the Old Bus Depot in Kingston every Sunday 9.30am-2.30pm; obdm.com.au

National Capital Orchestra: Conducted by Louis Sharpe with talented young Canberra cellist James Monro in the monumental Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak at The Q, Queanbeyan, Sunday 10 April 3pm; theq.net.au/whats-on/productions/national-capital-orchestra-dvorak/

polylifemy: Women’s vocal ensemble directed by Robyn Mellor present Palms Ashes Rebirth, music from the Renaissance for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, at Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, Sunday 10 April 5pm. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BXSDT

Belconnen Arts Centre: hosts new exhibition, precious by Cam Michael, until 15 May; belcoarts.com.au

The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Featuring 35 artists from across Australia, the exhibition, titled ceremony, is on now at the NGA until 31 July. Bookings: nga.gov.au

READ MORE: NGA Indigenous Art Triennial ‘another stitch in a timeless heritage’

Canberra Potters: The Watson Gallery hosts new exhibition, Connections: EASS 2022, April 7-1 May; canberrapotters.com.au

Resting House: The Queanbeyan venue hosts new exhibition Site Specific – artists respond to Rusten House, April 8-30; qprc.nsw.gov.au

Queanbeyan Quilters: Their 2022 exhibition with more than 100 quilts at Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, April 9-10.

Jenny Blake: The Canberra artist’s solo exhibition Tipping Point is at Gallery 2 Strathnairn Arts, Holt until 1 May; strathnairn.com.au

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