What’s on in Canberra this weekend, May 20-22

Like almost every weekend, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the Canberra region this weekend, May 20-22. Starting from a australian top model model search competition at South.Point Tuggeranong and Bee Day at the Capital Region Farmers Market on Saturday, live music and art exhibits, there is something for everyone.

And remember, Saturday, May 21 is Election Day, so if you haven’t voted yet, be sure to cast your ballot and grab a Democratic Sausage while you do!

These are just some of the events and exhibitions in the Canberra region from May 20-22:


Capital Region Farmers Market: Celebrate World Bee Day at the CRFM this Saturday 21st May from 7:00am to 11:30am at the Canberra Exhibition Park. Enjoy bee-friendly exhibits and displays, bee and honey themed food, information booths, a Honey Trail scavenger hunt, competitions and much more; capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au

Former Bus Depot Markets: The beloved markets have returned to the Old Bus Depot in Kingston every Sunday from 9:30am to 2:30pm; obdm.com.au


Top Model Australia model search: South.Point Tuggeranong Shopping Center will host the exciting runway event, featuring contestants from across the ACT region aspiring to launch their international modeling careers, on Saturday, May 21 at 12:00 pm; finalists announced at 1pm.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Free-Rain Theatre’s production of the classic musical ends its season on Sunday 22nd May at The Q, Queanbeyan; theq.net.au

Jane-Eyre: Charlotte Bronte’s gothic tale comes to life at the Playhouse, Civic, through May 21; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Underhood: Lightbulb Improv presents an unscripted comedy set in the world as Jane Austen knew it, at the Canberra Theater Centre, May 19-21; canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Jimeoin live: The Irish comedian arrives at The B (Bicentennial Hall), Queanbeyan, May 20 at 8 pm; theq.net.au

Rebel: A live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie, at the Belconnen Arts Center on May 20-21; belcoarts.com.au

Ainslie Salon Fall Series: A host of local and interstate musicians will play at the Ainslie and Gorman Centers for the Arts, Braddon, on May 21 and 28; agac.com.au

Tallagandra Hill: Gundaroo Vineyard hosts Mahalia Barnes and The Soul Mates, May 21 at 7pm; Tallagandrahill.com.au

Great Blamey Street Gang: a 20th anniversary Musical walk through the years gala concert at Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, May 21 at 7 p.m.; eventbrite.

Young John Paul: The 1970s pop icon puts on a new show 50 years young at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, May 21; cscc.com.au

Drafts: The WA duo tour their latest album constant connection, and will be supported by Low Flung at Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon, on May 21 at 6:30 p.m.; Humantix.

The Story and Songs of Billy Joel – My Life: A tribute show to Piano Man himself starring Anthony Mara at Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan, May 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm; theq.net.au

Rick Price at Smith’s Alternative, May 21.
Photo: Graham Jepson

Rick Price: The Australian singer-songwriter brings his Soulville tour to Smith’s Alternative, City West, Saturday May 21; smithalternative.com

Canberra Community Choir: gifts Birdsong: Three Centuries of Music Celebrating Birds, Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m. at North Belconnen United Church, Melba; trybooking.com/BYCJB

Dog fight: A “hauntingly beautiful” war musical from Dramatic Productions at the Gungahlin Theatre, through May 22; stagecenta.com

Canberra art song: Presented by Koen van Stade and Neal Peres da Costa in Schubert and Schiller, Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, May 22 at 3:00 p.m.; trybooking.com/BYEPT


Beyond the borders: People, Plastic and Pollution exhibition at the Embassy of Sweden, Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Register via eventbrite.com.au

craft act: Two new exhibitions – Collide + SplitY country of fire – opens at 6 pm on May 19 and continues through July 2 at Craft ACT Gallery, Civic.

Nancy Sever Gallery: ben taylor New Works the exhibition continues through June 12, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm; nancyservergallery.com.au

MoAD in the old parliament house: Home to a host of exhibits, such as: DNA of democracy; Statement: Jack Green Paintings; Y behind the lines 2021. Free entry; Reservations recommended.

Beaver Galleries: The Deakin Gallery houses Glyphs – the return of the poet, a GW Bot exhibit, through May 21; beavergalleries.com.au

Photo access: The Griffith Gallery hosts three exhibitions by local artists: between hope and despair, eat wild weedsY Archive of appearances Until May 21; photoaccess.org.au

ANCA Gallery: Dickson Gallery hosts Material Language by Sylvia Griffin, Sue Pedley and Penny Coss through May 22; anca.net.au


Batlow Cider Festival 2022: Snowy Valley’s premier cider celebration takes place May 21-22 on Batlow’s Pioneer Street; batlowciderfest.com.au

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