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What’s on in Canberra: 25-27 March, 2022

What's on in Canberra: March 25-27

The weather’s turning a little cooler but there’s still a month until we’re allowed to turn on our heaters. So, no excuse not to leave the house and enjoy everything there is to see and do this weekend! Here’s The Owl‘s rundown of the Canberra scene for 25-27 March, 2022.

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Shakespeare to Winehouse

Over 80 portraits of faces from the sixteenth century from the National Portrait Gallery in London have made their way to Canberra for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this exclusive collection.

Video showcasing some of the pieces at the gallery

Tickets are available here.

Project 1: Sara Lucas

Sarah Lucas has been deemed one of England’s most influential artists. Her work is profound and unapologetic, reimagining of everyday objects such as vegetables, cigarettes and stocking into an exploration of gender and sexuality.

Running until 18 April at the National Gallery of Australia.

Tickets are available here.

Van Gogh Alive

Experience Van Gogh in an exhibition like no other. Visitors will experience a multi-sensory symphony of lights, colour and sound. Intrigued? Don’t be! Buy a ticket and immerse yourself within the wold of Van Gogh.

Running until April 10 at the National Gallery of Australia.

Tickets are available here.

Secure Escapes: Emma and Eppie

Emma and Eppie are a dynamic carminic duo you are going to want to watch out for in Canberra. Their recent exhibition Secure Escapes explores feelings of vulnerability while living in a share house during lockdown. A love letter to the feelings of security their home gave them during the difficult time of the pandemic.

Running until April 2 at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Tickets are available here.

I have arrived at Yellow

‘I have arrived at Yellow’ is an exploration of the trauma and vulnerability Natalie has experienced through her identity in Australia, juxtaposed against her democracy in Hong Kong. Her trauma is visualised through hair, sculptures and videos that create a powerful fusion of two seperate worlds.

Running April 9 – 21May.

Tickets are available here.


With so much live music on in Canberra this weekend, here are the top two you can’t miss each night!

Friday: Flume VS Rüfüs Du Sol Night

Come along and join the fun at this DJ Tribute night. Presenting the hottest dance/electronic hits of Flume and Rufus Du Sol for one night only.

WHERE: Kambri at ANU. 

WHERE: University Ave, Acton ACT 2601

WHEN: 7pm – 12am.

TICKETED: Finale Release tickets from $24.60

(This is an 18+ Event)

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Friday: Smoke Stack Rhino at Transit Bar

In town for one night only, this trio from the Yarra Valley take blues-rock to the next level. With a name like this, a groovy time is sure to be had.

WHERE: Transit Bar

WHEN: 8pm – 12am

Check out their website here

Saturday: FANGZ

Presented to you by Sydney-based punk band ‘Fangz’ they are here to promote their new single ‘Falling is Pretty Normal’ off their third studio EP.

WHERE: The Basement Canberra
2 Cohen St, Belconnen ACT 2617

WHEN: 7pm-11:45pm

TICKETED: General Admission – $29.60

FANGZ – Falling Is Pretty Normal Tour Tickets at The Basement – The Abyss (Belconnen, ACT) on Saturday, 26 March 2022 (

Saturday: Sly Withers at UC Hub

Back out on the road for their ‘Gardens’ Album Tour, this exciting indie-punk band will be joined by Teenage Joans and Noah Dillon for a night full of toe-tapping and fist pumping action.

11 Kirinari St, Bruce ACT 2617

WHEN: 8pm

TICKETED: First release tickets from $40.13

(This is an 18+ Event)
Buy tickets here

Sunday: Maureen and Mary House Concert

You are invited to join Maureen and Mary at their home to enjoy the sounds of ARIA award-winning songwriters Tony and Nina’s acoustic guitar skills accompanied by an angelic voice. So come along, BYO, and enjoy your Sunday with some Canberra local music.

WHERE: 60 Maitland St, Hackett ACT

WHEN: 2pm – 4pm


Maureen and Mary house Concert 27th March 2022. 2pm – 4.00pm, Hackett – Everi

Sunday: Catherine Britt

Join multi-award winning & top selling country artist, Catherine Britt as she and her fellow talented musician friend bring music to the bush with a special one off OUTDOOR show! A talented assemblage will wa

WHERE: Rose Cottage

WHEN: 12pm – 5pm

(Catherine Britt set time: 3pm – 4:25pm)

TICKETED: General Admission for 15+ = $34.68

Kids 14 under FREE

Buy tickets here

Food and drink

A table set with high tea.
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Feeling a bit hungry or thirsty this weekend? 

Whether you prefer strolling to the Farmer’s Markets to grab some fresh produce for dinner or enjoy bottomless drinks at Fenway Public House, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s some of the best food & drink events in Canberra this weekend!

Friday: The Pop Inn

You know it’s going to be a good start to the weekend when you’re enjoying a charcuterie board and some wine with your friends.

The Pop Inn is a great place to spend your weekend with local and interstate wines on offer as well as delicious cheese and locally cured meats.

Head on down to Telopea Park on Friday evening from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm and enjoy this ‘pop-in’ event.

This one will be moving to Haig Park in Braddon on Saturday from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm before returning back to Telopea Park on Sunday evening from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Saturday: QT Lounge Sky High Tea

Make your way to QT in the City to enjoy an afternoon devouring stylishly decadent treats oozing with elegance in the exclusive QT Lounge. 

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For $70 you can indulge in a range of picture perfect dishes, brought to you by the experienced QT staff to take you out of this world for one afternoon. 

You can find more information about this event here.

Saturday: Bottomless drinks and High tea lunch filled with live music + DJs!

Venture to Fenway Public House in Woden to enjoy an afternoon filled with love and laughter. On offer is the ‘Bottoms Up’ – bottomless Moet & Carlton Beer plus their special 3 tier high tea two hour lunch package!

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Tickets start from $75 and you can experience this on both Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March 2022 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

You can buy tickets for this event here.

Saturday: Farmers Market

Need to stock up on some fresh produce? The Farmers Market is being held at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on Saturday, from 7:30 am – 11:30 am.

Whether you need fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, baked goods or ready-made meals, there’s something for everyone at the Farmers Market. 

You can find out what stalls are available here.

Saturday: Gin Class

People who enjoy gin are going to feel right at home with this Gin Class being held at Hops and Vine on Saturday afternoon.

Not only will you learn how to make a delicious blend of gin with botanical infusions provided by The Canberra Distillery, you’ll receive complimentary finger food and wine.

With tickets set at $89, you get a great learning experience with great value.

Sunday: German Markets 2022

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Venture to the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah for a very entertaining day at the German Markets. With loads of traditional German food and drinks you can transport to Germany and get a taste of the good life!

Entry is free and the event is from 9:00 am — 1:00 pm.

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Sunday: Food and Stories

Food and Stories will be an incredible evening filled with 8 courses of  authentic multi-cultural food prepared by Her Kitchen Table Executive Chef Metin Baran of Zeytin Turkish Restaurant, and the stories behind the food!

In celebration of the female entrepreneurs (meal artists) of Canberra social enterprise Her Kitchen Table and International Women’s Day 2022 this event brings loads of flavour to the table. 

Tickets are $110 which includes all 8 courses and the delicate evening commences at 5 pm at Zeytin Turkish Cuisine in Kingston.

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Sunday: Molonglo Valley cultures and communities – food, entertainment and activities

The Molonglo Valley Multicultural Day 2022 is a celebration of cultures and communities with a wide range of traditional food stalls to be enjoyed!

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It is a free event with the option of a gold coin donation upon entry to raise funds for the Charles Weston School and Evelyn Scott School to purchase books.

Come join them from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday at Stromlo Forest Park for some great food!

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