See all the highlights of what’s happening in Canberra throughout November 2021, with everything from exhibits to live theater, music and more.
National Capital Art Prize 2021: Finalist exhibition at 11 Federation Square, Nicholls until November 14; nationalcapitalartprize.com.au
Beaver Galleries: Deakin Place hosts Tom Moore’s exhibition Glassorama-BioDrama! Diorama all day ding-dong! and that of Michael Schlitz Mental field images, November 4-21; beavergalleries.com.au
NFSA: The Archive will reopen to the public from November 5 with a full program of Arc Cinema screenings throughout November; nfsa.gov.au
Art exhibition: By Franco-Australian artist Marie Barincou, AThR, titled Self-Care & the art of wellbeing, from November 5 to December 10 at the Alliance Française de Canberra, Turner; afcanberra.com.au
Phoenix collective: Canberra string quartet to present new show Tales of war at Wesley Church, Forrest, November 5 at 7 p.m. phoenixcollective.com.au
Smith’s Alternative Spring Series: The iconic City West venue hosts musical performances every Saturday and Sunday afternoon until November 28; smithsalternative.com
Fiction writing with Ewa Ramsey: An online workshop on writing a catchy opening scene, run in three two-hour blocks on November 6, 13 and 20; book via Eventbrite.
Flazeda: A host of alternative performing arts classes have resumed at Belconnen Dance Studio; flazedahub.com/learn
Uncalibrated space: New exhibition by local artist Rory Gillen at Tuggeranong Arts Center, November 6 to December 16; tuggeranongarts.com
Pialligo estate: Host a Bottomless Brunch on November 7 at 10:30 a.m. and a Spring High Tea on November 14 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. thepialligoestate.com.au
Worm box: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott of The Wharf Revue and guest Mandy Bishop are back at the Canberra Theater, November 8-20; canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Great cinema night by bike: An edifying and inspiring 2021 short films collection, Monday 8 November from 6.30 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. bigbikefilmnight.nz
National portrait gallery: The Living Memory – National Photographic Portrait Prize the exhibition has been extended until January 16, 2022; portrait.gov.au
Wednesday noon concert: Pianist Mark Jurkiewicz performs Impromptu Schubert Wednesday November 10, from 12:40 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. at the Forrest room; trybooking.com/BUYPH
Aarwun Gallery: Two new exhibitions, that of Johnny Romeo Colossal youth and Bernard Ollis Be there, November 11-December 5; aarwungallery.com
Canberra Potters: Their Watson Gallery hosts the Members’ exhibition 2021, November 11-December 5; canberrapotters.com.au
Kyeema Gallery: The Hall gallery welcomes past and present works by artist Ruth Dodd until November 11; capitalwines.com.au
Canberra Youth Theater: Presents a staging of Carp DM by The Emerge Company, at the Gorman Arts Center, Braddon, November 12-13; canberrayyouththeatre.com.au
A fancy dress party with a smelly 70s fondue: A groovy fondue evening at Contentious Character Vineyard, Wamboin, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. contentiouscharacter.com.au
Bilk Gallery: Carwoola art space hosts new group exhibition Solstice, November 13-December 18; Bilk.com.au
Canberra Art Song: Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) and Ronan Apcar (piano) present Shining star concerts at the Wesley Music Center, Forrest, November 14 at 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. trybooking.com
Wesley Music Center: The Forrest site welcomes Character clarinet with Helena Maher on clarinet and pianist Lucus Allerton, November 17th at 12:40 pm; trybooking.com/BVDNX
Stronger than fiction: The documentary film festival is back System K, a film on street artists in Kinshasa, Friday November 19, 7 p.m. at Dendy Canberra; strongdocs.com
Digital collage workshop: Presented by Simon Ward, this NGA online program will teach participants new skills through a free program, Blender, on November 20 from 10am to 11:30 am; book via nga.gov.au
Book launch: New work by author Michael Burge Water reservoir will have a launch event moderated by Nigel Featherstone at The Book Cow, Kingston on November 24 at 5pm; bookcow.com.au
A Christmas Carol: The Charles Dickens classic is presented by Canberra Rep at the Canberra Rep Theater, Acton, from November 26 to December 5; canberrarep.org.au
Belco Arts: Get up close and marvel at the original artwork from Graeme Base’s book The worst group in the universe at the Belconnen Arts Center, November 26-February 6; belcoarts.com.au
Photo access: Manuka Gallery opens four new online exhibitions by local artists: Experiences in life [Melt], Surface appearances, Light materials, and 398, until November 27; photoaccess.org.au
The war in 2021: Join Australian satirical stars Charles Firth, Mark Humphries, Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst of Freudian Nip, and James Schloeffel at the Canberra Theater, Civic, on November 30 at 7:30 p.m. canberratheatrencentre.com.au
British Film Festival: The best of British cinema in a 31-film lineup through December 1 at Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton; britishfilmfestival.com.au
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