Canberra International Music Festival
The Canberra International Music Festival has announced that it will be back for May 2021, with tickets going on sale on Monday.
In 2021 the festival will bring Vienna and its 250 years of musical history to Canberra, with the city's musical legacy and spirit of innovation captured between April 30 and May 9, 2021.
Vienna is the city where Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven made history, where Schubert and Strauss were born, where Mahler led its famous opera house into the 20th century and where Schnberg anticipated the human tragedy of two world wars.
For the full program, go to cimf.org.au.
The last show comedian Tom Gleeson did was in Adelaide in March where he won the Fringe Award for best comedy. He was going to brag about the win but then COVID-19 hit and he had to settle for gloating to his family.
Gleeson is back out on stage and is ready to get together and have a laugh.
His Lighten Up Tour heads to the Canberra Theatre Centre on Saturday from 5.30pm and 8pm. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
The Design Revisited series is an opportunity to take a look at the capital's design history, design education and design excellence.
This Saturday's event is held at the iconic Shine Dome and celebrates the rich history of Australian graphic design from 1960 to 1990 as told through the Re:collection online archive created by Dominic Hofstede.
In this DESIGN Canberra keynote talk, Hofstede will explore the evolution of Australian graphic design, and the importance of appreciating our rich history. He is a strong believer that archives (including biographies, articles and collections) deserve a dedicated platform to inform and enrich other designers, both locally and globally.
Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. To register go to Trybooking.
Ari Rex's Interstellar exhibition at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre features his astrophotography and highlights his passion for nature and the night sky.
Each time Rex plans out a shoot, he aims to push the evocative power of his work a little further. He investigates the dynamics of the landscape, including the precise alignment of the night sky and its objects, while factoring the effects and limitations of various weather elements.
Interstellar runs until November 24.
Out of Lockdown
This Friday City Walk Gallery launches Out of Lockdown. Prints from Basil Hall Editions, an exhibition of limited edition prints from the studio of one of Australia's leading printmakers.
The work on show is by a range of artists including Garry Shead, Judy Watson, Jenny Sages, Monique Auricchio, Peter Adsett, Rosella Namok, Dorothy Napangardi, Regina Pilawuk-Wilson, Ian Abdullah and Basil Hall.
They are not machine-made reproductions. The artists themselves drew, painted or gouged the plates from which the prints were made.
Out of Lockdown. Prints from Basil Hall Editions opens at the City Walk Gallery on Friday and runs until December 19.
Here I Am
Inspired by the global Know My Name movement, and in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, Here I Am: Art by Great Women, pictured, is a showcase of contemporary artists.
Presented by Kambri at ANU and curated by aMBUSH Gallery, the group exhibition is accompanied by a summer-long festival that aims to re-energise the cultural landscape by showcasing some of Australia's best female creative talent.
This Saturday sees a performance from musician Eva Sweekhorst at 12pm and the screening of Martha: A Picture Story at 7pm. The exhibition runs until February 28.
Australians love grass whether it's for kicking a footy, running under a sprinkler, having a barbeque in the backyard or spending time in the garden. Cultivating a perfect lawn - a status symbol - requires a commitment of time, money and focus.
The Canberra Museum and Gallery's latest exhibition, The Blade: Australia's love affair with lawn, charts the history, tools and stories behind this passion.
Curated by the director of benefaction at Carrick Hill historic house and garden in Adelaide, Richard Heathcote, in conjunction with the Australian Garden History Society, this travelling exhibition explores the history of lawn and examines modern gardening and lawn innovations. It also explores Indigenous land management practices.
The exhibition runs until February 20.
Live at Llewellyn
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the Llewellyn Hall mainstage this week with a special program of works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Matthew Hindson.
In the first mainstage performances since March, Wednesday and Thursday's events will feature incoming principal guest conductor Simon Hewett and inaugural artist in focus and guest cellist Julian Smiles.
On the bill for the performance is Matthew Hindson's The Stars Above Us All, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92.
Wednesday and Thursday at 6.30pm. Tickets from cso.org.au/events