Funky Hottie Covers Exhibition
10am: Canberra Region Feltmakers and Canberra Spinners and Weavers are jointly hosting this exhibition of exotic, handmade hot water bottle covers over the weekends of June 15-16 and June 22-23 from 10am to 4pm at Textile Works Gallery, Chifley Wellness Hub, 70 Maclaurin Street, Chifley. Free.
3 Sculptors, 3 Spaces
10am: This exhibition of works by Shaun Hayes, Michael Le Grand and Peter Vandemark will be officially opened at 2pm by Wendy Teakel at Strathnairn Woodshed Gallery. It is on from Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm until July 14. strathnairn.com.au
11am: This exhibition of new works by art jewellers Vicki Mason, Linda Hughes and Daniel Dicaprio captures notions of place, being and perceptions. Bilk Gallery, 12 Palmeston Lane, Manuka. Until July 13. 11am to 4pm. bilk.com.au.
Maurice Clerc Organ Recital
Sammy J's Major Party
7.30pm: The Australian comedian brings his characters from ABC TV, including the Government Coach, to the stage of the Canberra Theatre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
11am: Artists Isobel Rayson and Nick Stranks present an exhibition of new works reflecting on their shared experience as artists in residence on Vancouver Island, Canada. Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Jazz at Jamison
1pm: Canberra Jazz Club presents songstress Angela Lount & the Fedoras playing a range of music from jazz through to rock 'n' roll and today's popular tunes. Canberra Southern Cross Club, Jamison. Free to members and guests. canberrajazzclub.com.
National Capital Orchestra
3pm: The National Capital Orchestra presents the premiere of Michael Dooley's Piano Concerto no. 1, with soloist Andrew Rumsey, as well as Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2, at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Pre-concert talk by Michael Dooley at 2.15 pm. Conducted by Leonard Weiss. Tickets: nco.org.au.
Bloomsday 2019 at Smith's
12.20pm: Bloomsday is the day on which James Joyce's Leopold Bloom set out on his odyssey through Dublin. Readers from Canberra's theatrical and artistic communities will present excepts from Joyce's Ulysses, interspersed with musical interludes at Smith's Alternative until 3.30pm. $15/$12. Bookings: 6257 1225. Inquiries: Phillip Mackenzie on 0407 905 970.
Apia Good Times Tour
7.30pm: The seventh anniversary line-up of Australian music stars features performances by Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. Canberra Theatre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
6pm: For Bloomsday, Friends of Ireland and ANU are producing 13 Ways of Looking at Finnegans Wake with readings, music and more at King O'Malley's Bar in City Walk. All welcome. Free event but register at eventbrite.com. More information: Billy on 0427 241 810.
Boyd Meets Girl
7.30pm: Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf will perform repertoire from Bach to Beyonce at Wesley Music Centre. trybooking.com/BBZTX.
Men In Black: International (M): In this new adventure, The Men in Black tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the MIB organisation. Stars Chris Hemsworth.
Tolkien (M): The orphaned John Ronald Reul Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) - later to write The Lord of the Rings - befriends a group of fellow artists and writers at school, finding inspiration and courage.
Wild Rose (M): Glasgow musician Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) decides to pursue her dream of becoming a star in the competitive country music capital of Nashville.