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What's On in Canberra

Ongoing events listings for ACT; bar/club and dance nights, yoga, movies, dinner nights, community meetings, sports events and more....
Gay, lesbian, bi, trans or queer? Go to Cube
Fridays/ Saturdays at Cube

Friday + Saturday every week at Cube, Bailey’s Corner Arcade from 10pm. DJs Pete and Tom Hathaway alternate weeks with club tracks to keep you dancing untl 5am. Also: Thursday nights with DJ Pete; 0 Week Wednesday College Nights with no cover charge; and special holiday party nights.
On the third Sunday of each month
Queer-friendly Community Kirtan - Zoom Only

Third Sundays, 4-8pm at Fusion Yoga Studio, Narrabundah. The evening includes Prasad shared meal in a pleasant garden with open fires. Cushions and chairs provided. Bring special stools you prefer to sit on as well as favourite musical instruments, and a plate of vegetarian food to share. Singing and chanting, primarily in Sanscrit (words are written on a whiteboard).
Hosted by Canberra Theatre Centre and Opera Australia

July 8-10, 2021, 7:30pm. The femme fatale you can’t forget. In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Coming: Sept 24 - Oct 2, Hamlet.
Broken Heel Festival - New Dates

September 9-13, 2021. Headline performances from the nation's best cultural personalities; DJs Showgirls, Bio Queens, Drag Queens, Drag Kings from every corner of Australia's diverse community. Three stages: comedy, cabaret, live music, social activities pay homage to this iconic cult movie/ musical. Town Square Main Drag In Drag street parade w/ entire community of Broken Hill.
Annual celebration of international cinema and screen arts
Canberra International Film Festival

October, 2021 at the National Film & Sound Archive. CIFF will return with a new retrospective film event. See updates:
Preeminent annual Australian destination for the best new Italian cinema
The St. ALi Italian Film Festival

October, 2021. Palace Cinemas presents a three-week selection of the best new films from Italy. Screening in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Byron Bay and Melbourne. With Australian premieres, heartfelt dramas and hilarious comedies, cinemagoers will be transported  to Rome, Naples, Palermo, and beyond. All non-English language films have English subtitles.
Canberra Pride
SpringOut - Canberra's Queer Cultural Festival

October - November, 2021, annual three-week Canberra Queer Cultural Festival - live music, drag shows, competitions, speakers, march, rally, queer ball, film, picnics, workshops, awards, concert, and more. Includes November Bushdance at Yarralumla Woolshed, 208 Cotter Rd, Yarralumla - an 18+ fun night of dancing with people of all flavours.
Yarralumla Woolshed, Cotter Road, Yarralumla
Canberra Bushdance 2021

November 20, 2021, 7:30pm-1am at the Yarralumla Woolshed. Part of the Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival. Slip on your dancing boots, your favourite country shirt and your very best hat, and come and join the fun! An 18+ event. Bushdance 2020 had to be cancelled.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival wears its colours of France proudly
French Film Festival

March - April, 2022 (TBC) at Palace Electric Cinema. Annual screenings - the largest festival dedicated to French films in the world. Past year included films: Aline, Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary, Été 85, J'irai où tu iras, L'homme qui a vendu sa peau, Miss, Un divan à Tunis, Un triomphe, Un vrai bonhomme, and more....
Every Easter in Canberra - the annual celebration of all things folk
National Folk Festival 2022

April 14-18, 2022 (TBC) at the Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell, ACT. Easter weekend cultural celebration of traditional and contemporary music, dance, poetry and storytelling in the nation's capital. From traditional and contemporary grooves to the quirky and the endearing, almost 200 different acts give you a non-stop flow of entertainment + 90 market stalls.