Bangarra: 30 Years out of 65,000
1.30pm: The Indigenous dance company is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a program including Frances Rings' Unaipon, a portrait of the Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note, and Stamping Ground, created by Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian as an homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Canberra Theatre. Also 7.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
Moon Landing on the big screen
View a new digitally restored version of Australia's official copy of the Apollo 11 broadcast, recently donated to the NFSA collection by CSIRO and NASA, on repeat as part of NFSA's Moon Landing 50th anniversary celebrations. 10am-4pm. Free. Bookings not required. Also catch The Dish (noon) and First Man (7.30pm). McCoy Circuit, Acton. 6248 2000.
Tidbinbilla Open Day
9am: Relive the time in 1969 when a group of Australians in a tracking station in Canberra received and broadcast the TV images of Neil Armstrong on the moon. With a rebroadcast of the original footage, an exhibition, a viewing of the dish and more. Free.
Chinese Festival Day
10am: At the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, visit The Historical Expression of Chinese Art exhibition in its final weeks on show, enjoy calligraphy, food, music, dragon and lion dancing, and the rituals of a tea ceremony and take part in family-friendly craft activities with artisans from the Chinese community in Australia. Mostly free (small costs may apply to some activities). nma.gov.au.
2pm: Magistrate Louise Taylor reflects on becoming the ACT's first Aboriginal judicial officer, her life and career. Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia. $20 includes refreshments. nla.gov.au.
5pm: Free Rain presents the Tony Award-winning musical (with songs by Cyndi Lauper) about a young northern England man who inherits his father's failing shoe factory and devises a plan to turn it around by targeting a niche market: by making boots for drag queens. But his fiancee wants to live in London. Also Saturday at 2pm and 8pm. Suitable for ages 15+. theq.net.au.
NFAW 30 Year Anniversary
6pm: Join the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) for a celebratory reception to mark the organisation's major achievements over the past 30 years. Guest speakers are social activist and founding member Marie Coleman and ACT Woman of the Year 2018 Ashleigh Streeter-Jones. National Library of Australia foyer. $50. nla.gov.au.
Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts
12.40pm: At Wesley Music Centre, local vocal group Rhythm Syndicate showcase gospel, jazz and pop songs. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.
Story + Party: True Dating Stories
8pm: At the Street Theatre will be a mixture of stories told by professional storytellers and some shared by brave audience members for people wanting to sympathise with a farcical dating experience or are after a daily dose of schadenfreude. $40. thestreet.org.au.
Taikoz - the Beauty of 8
8pm: This performance by the taiko drum ensemble features guest artists, dancer-drummer Chieko Kojima and Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee as well as ex-Taikoz performer Anton Lock. Canberra Theatre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
7.30pm: The stars of Superwog are performing a series of new and favourite sketches on stage at the Canberra Theatre. canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.
Apollo 11 (G): Documentary about the first moon landing, marking 50 years since it happened, drawing on thousands of hours of footage and audio.
The Lion King (PG): Disney's CGI remake of its animated musical about Simba, a young lion whose uncle Scar kills his father and drives him away until he grows up and returns to claim his birthright. Stars the voices of Donald Glover and James Earl Jones.
Sink or Swim (M): In this French comedy, a group of 40-something men all on the verge of a mid-life crisis decide to form their local pool's first male synchronised swimming team.
The White Crow (M): Actor Ralph Fiennes directs (and acts in) this film about Kirov Ballet star Rudolph Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) and his defection to the West during the Soviet era.