As applied over the last few days events and gatherings Australia wide with over 500 in attendance have been postponed or entirely cancelled. The family centred Skyfire was the first event to be cancelled, and now Record Store Day, Canberra Geek Markets, Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival have been canned as well. And that’s just our Capital! Though, there is a glimmer of hope, as some events are still currently active.

Andrew Hansen of The Chaser’s War on Everything fame is still bringing his biting and his too-dark-it’s-good humour as a part of the Canberra Comedy Festival. Wednesday 8 March.

Art, Not Apart is presenting the thought provoking exhibition of Today I, Tomorrow You at the Nishi Gallery located in NewActon. 16 March – 4 April.

The National Gallery of Australia is hosting a special event commemorating the works of acclaimed artists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The pair set the course of western art history in the first half of the twentieth century. Matisse & Picasso: Access Tour will feature more than 60 works of art, including paintings and sculptures, drawings, prints and costumes. 18 March.

The English-Nigerian comic Stephen K. Amos will be performing at the Canberra Theatre Centre; using his anecdotal stories and charm to make you laugh. 19 – 20 March.

Token Arcade and Kitchen will have their grand opening launch party. There’ll be 50c wings, $10 burgers, $5 craft tap beers, $8 cocktails and, of course, classic arcade and pinball machines! 20 March.

The massively successful festival Groovin’ the Moo has stated they are still deliberating what to do amidst this crisis but as of publication GTM is still a-go. Last year saw over 20,000 groovers in attendance to see such acts like Billie Eilish, Coolio, Hilltop Hoods and Regurgitator. The line-up this year has Bhad Bhabie, The Cat Empire, Gang of Youths and The Veronicas. 25 April at Exhibition Park.