The Smiths Street Band at Kambri – Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February
In what will be The Smiths Street Band’s first regular tour since they released their #1 ARIA album Don’t Waste Your Anger, the band are super excited to get back to touring. Releasing a studio album, three live albums and a solo album from lead singer Wil Wagner over the past 18 months, hear all their songs, old and new at Kambri ANU this weekend. Tickets are on sale now.
ARC Cinema Valentine’s Weekend – Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February
Travel to Hollywood at the NFSA this Valentine’s Day weekend with a program of two films, 10 Things I Hate About You, Moulin Rouge! Tickets include a drink on arrival and exclusive access to the Australians & Hollywood exhibition before the film. Book via their website.
NMA Greek Cultural Festival: The Agora – Saturday 12 February
The National Museum of Australia is celebrating all things Greek, with an agora market featuring local artists and importers offering clothes, sweets and pastries, jewellery, perfume and beauty, textiles, homewares and more! Browse the market, taste delicious foods and enjoy live music and dance performances from 10:30am to 4:30pm. As the evening closes in, later join Canberra’s Cellar Door Market as they present a wine-tasting series. Bookings are recommended for a 90-minute session to view the markets. Book online.
Sex Under the Sea Trivia Night – Saturday 12 February
Get a table together for a night of laughs and immature education! Australian Marine Science Association is hosting a trivia night at Hellenic Club in the City and it’s all about the sea’s kinky dark side and how science and Disney collide (or don’t). All funds raised will go towards future ACT AMSA branch initiatives. Purchase your tickets here.
Umbrella Music Presents: John Dimas Into The Woods – Saturday 12 February
Making his way to the Capital, self-taught musician Don Dimas will be spinning his minimal house/techno beats at the Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brasserie. Once again, bringing the rustic and raw vibes that local musicians have to offer, the line-up will be bigger than ever, with nine supporting acts playing throughout the day from 12pm. Grab your tickets online.
East Meets West Orchestral Concert – Saturday 12 February
Experience Australia’s finest musicians performing traditional and contemporary music from the East to the West, including acclaimed Chinese classics at Llewellyn Hall. The 50-piece orchestra will be led by revered music maestro Guy Noble and includes a star-studded list of artists. Performing one show in Canberra, this is a rare opportunity to experience an Australian tribute to the eastern musical heritage. Book now.
MONO: A Three-Person One-Man Show – Saturday 12 February
Laugh along as three of Australia’s best loved performers bring to life brand-new comedy MONO by Angus FitzSimons. Noeline Brown (The Naked Vicar Show), Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) and John Wood (Blue Heelers) will be on stage performing nine brilliant comic characters through hysterical monologues in 90 minutes of wit, fun and laughter. Grab your tickets here.
Death on the Nile High Tea Screening at Dendy – Sunday 13 February
Celebrate the release of the highly anticipated film Death on the Nile with high tea in the comfort of Dendy’s Lounge Cinema. Following the success of the recent film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s other novel Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile features an all-star cast and is set to be another blockbuster. Included in the high tea screening, guests will receive a glass of sparkling orange juice on arrival and a mix of sweet and savoury items, and a pot of tea served in the cinema. Book your seat now!
Contentious Character Love in the Vines Dinner – Sunday 13 February
Love is in the vines at Contentious Character this Valentine’s weekend. On Sunday, setting the mood, each table will be fitted with white linen tablecloths and candles, with live romantic music playing throughout the night. For food, enjoy a 4-course tasting menu with the option to add on bubbles and fresh oysters. Book your table for two via their website.