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See all the highlights of what’s happening across Canberra throughout December 2021, with everything from exhibitions to live theater, music and more.


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‘The Stranger’ starring Christopher Samuel Carroll starring at the Ralph Wilson Theater, Gorman Arts Center, Braddon, 8-11. December. Novel photography.

Johnny Reynolds Band: An extremely engaging funky, blues-atmospheric rock show at the Harmonie German Club, on December 2 at Eventbrite.

Are we dead yet ?: Sydney photographer Stephen Dupont’s eerily beautiful exhibition reopens at aMBUSH Gallery, ANU, 2 December to 23 January; ambushgallery.com

Mulan: A blockbuster show includes a cast of over 250 dancers aged nine years to adults at the Erindale Theater, Wanniassa, December 4 at. 17.00 and 20.00; trybooking.com/BMVMJ

Kopasetic: The roots, reggae, folk outfit launches their new single Petrified on The Street, City West, Dec. 4 at 19.30; thestreet.org.au

Burlesque brunch – down the rabbit hole: A high tea like no other, but with a Wonderland twist in Flazeda, Belconnen, December 5 at. 11-13; Eventbrite.

Terrible British day: Exhibition with the region’s finest British motor vehicles, 5 December at 10.00-14.00 in Queanbeyan Park.

AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market: An online sale featuring a wide variety of paintings, textiles, sculptures and more until December 5th; aiatsis.gov.au/iam

Dairy Road Market: Collection of local produce, handmade items, used clothes, music and play activities for all ages at the Fyshwick area on 5 December at 12-17; Humantix.

Haig Park Village Markets: Hosts Christmas theme markets December 5, 12 and 19; haigparkvillagemarkets.com.au

Development: An exhibition of the Queanbeyan River by Henry Smith is on display at the Rusten House Art Center, Queanbeyan until December 18th; book via Eventbrite.

A Christmas carol: The Canberra Rep brings the Charles Dickens classic to life at the Canberra Rep Theater, Acton, until December 5th; canberrarep.org.au

CCAS Manuka: Holds solo exhibition Headland by Peter Van Der Maele, until December 5th; ccas.com.au

We love locally: Free live music Sunday afternoon, December 5th, 12th and 19th at Tallagandra Hill Winery, Gundaroo. Reservations recommended: [email protected]

Aarwun Gallery: Two new exhibitions, Johnny Romeos Colossal Youth and Bernard Ollis’ Be there, until December 5; aarwungallery.com

Canberra Potters: Their Watson Gallery hosts Member exhibition 2021, until December 5; canberrapotters.com.au

APIA Good Times Tour: An all-star line-up by John Paul Young, Deborah Conway and more at the Canberra Theater, December 6 at. 19.30; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

The stranger: A fiery solo atization of Albert Camus’ modern classic comes to The Ralph Wilson Theater, Gorman Arts Center, Braddon, 8-11. December at 19.30; Humanitix.

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Kim Yang will perform her ‘Brave’ EP launch concert on The Street, City West, on December 17th. Photo: Kerrie Brewer.

The ten tenors: Australia’s leading vocal group brings their special 25th anniversary tour to the Canberra Theater on December 8 at. 14.00 and kl. 19.00; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Live comedy @ Verity Lane: 12 of Canberra’s best local comedians in a massive show at Verity Lane, Civic, on December 8 at. 19.30; comedyact.com.au

Farewell to 2021: The last Wesley Music Center lunch concert for 2021 with Wesley Music Scholars, on December 8 at. 12.40; trybooking.com/BVNMJ

Light bulb improvement: Presents an evening of Christmas comedy, completely made up on the spot! Thursday, December 9 at 19.00 at Smiths Alternative, Civic; tickets $ 15 at smithsalternative.com

Daniel Champagne: The young singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso plays The Street, City West, Friday, December 10th; thestreet.org.au

Patterson Island: The local watercolor artist holds an open studio, Christmas exhibition and sale of paintings 10.-12. December at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mainoru Place 10, Hawker; 6254 5941

Aarwun Gallery: The Gold Creek Art Room hosts the Ken Knights 2021 Exhibition Flow & Ebbe, December 10-9. January; aarwungallery.com

Art exhibition: By the French-Australian artist Marie Barincou, AThR, with the title Self-care and the art of well-being, until December 10 at Alliance Française in Canberra, Turner; afcanberra.com.au

Jeffrey Smart: NGA’s new major exhibition celebrating 100 years since the birth of the iconic Australian artist opens on 11 December; nga.gov.au

Sam Simmons: The stand-up comedian brings his show Sam Simmons puts things on his knee to raise awareness for people who do not have good knees to The Playhouse, Civic, December 11 at. 20.00; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Megalo Print Gallery: Kingston’s art space is hosted Transformation: Megalo Members’ Exhibition 2021 until December 11; megalo.org

Canberra Big Band Collective: Puts on afternoon special with hot swinging big band music at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah December 12 at. 14-16; trybooking.com/833587

Wesley Music Scholars Concert: A wide variety of instruments and vocals will be performed at the Wesley Music Center, Forrest, on December 12 at 15.00; trybooking.com/BVSYB

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase: A range of festival favorites and some of the freshest new talent at the Canberra Theater, December 12 at. 19.30; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Built – modern ceramics: A group exhibition at Beaver Galleries, Deakin, until December 12; beavergalleries.com.au

Craft ACT: Borgergalleriet reopens with two exhibitions, Transformation and CO: LAB until December 14; craftact.org.au

David Helfgott in concert: The acclaimed piano virtuoso will adorn the Canberra Theater stage on December 16 at canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Randy Feltface: Everyone’s favorite comedian with a felt face brings his finest hour of stand-up to The Street, City West, on December 16 at. 20.30; thestreet.org.au

Kordrenge: Celebrate the release of their new LP Feels good with concert at the Royal Hotel Queanbeyan on Thursday 16 December; royalhotelqbn.com/events

Uncalibrated room: New exhibition by local artist Rory Gillen at Tuggeranong Arts Center, until December 16; tuggeranongarts.com

Tallagandra Hill Winery: The Gundaroo venue hosts close-up radio and TV legend HG Nelson on Friday, December 17 at 7 p.m. Darren Percial and The Business – A Soulful Christmas Spectacular Saturday, December 18th at 19.00 Orders: [email protected]

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‘Ancient Greeks’ at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, December 17 – May 1, 2022.

National Museum of Australia: Will host Ancient Greeks: Athletes, warriors and heroes at the Acton Institution December 17 to May 1, 2022; nma.gov.au

Kim Yang: The local musician will launch his new EP Brave on The Street, City West, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. 19.30; thestreet.org.au

A bright Christmas: Luminescence and the Canberra International Music Festival merge into a mini-festival with five performances 17-19. December; cimf.org.au

Canberra Blues Society: Hold their annual Xmas Party Blues Jam on Sunday, December 19th at. 13.30-16.30 at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah; Humantix.

Kyeema Gallery: The Hall venue is hosting a new exhibition Handprinted, featuring works from the Printmaking Workgroup by ASOC until December 20th; capitalwines.com.au

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular: Christmas Edition with all your favorite characters from Sesame Street and a cast of international circus stars on Majura Park’s big top, until December 23rd; sesamestreetcircus.com.au

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