What’s Happening in Canberra This May

Whats Happening May 2016-Canberra

Dance and drink it off this May in Canberra!

If You Don’t Laugh You Cry

Date: 3 May
Location: Nishi Gallery – Kendall Lane, Canberra

For most people, the Australian Federal Budget is no laughing matter. For those of you not looking forward to this year’s edition, here’s your chance to drink away your sorrows. Don’t even worry about that dude on the hill making decisions that affect the whole country. Drink up instead, because the philosophy at Nishi Gallery on budget day is that If You Don’t Laugh You Cry, and there’s no better way to see the bright side of life than with an open bar. Find out more


Banff Mountain Film Festival

Date: 14-18 May
Location: National Film and Sound Archive Arc Cinema – McCoy Circuit, Acton

Ski into the National Film & Sound Archives this May as the Banff Mountain Film Festival rolls into town with a snowball of some of the best adventure films from around the globe. From skiing down the third-highest peak in North America to a speed climb of El Capitan in Yosemite, California, nine films chosen from a pool of 300 will be shown for over two and a half hours of mountainous adventures. You’ll be transported to the far corners of the globe and back – and you’ll even get to hear from the adrenaline-seekers behind the action as they present their masterpieces to you. Find out more


Eurovision Superfan Party

Date: 15 May
Location: National Film and Sound Archive

Following our debut last year, Australia has scored another invite to Eurovision, with Dami Im of X Factor fame representing us at the biggest international singing competition in the world. To celebrate, head on over to the National Film & Sound Archive in your best ABBA costume for an epic night of musical fun. Not only will there be a (delayed) live feed of the finals, but you can also have a go at Eurovision bingo and karaoke, all brought to you in classic Swedish style. Oh, and did we mention it’s completely free? So get those vocal chords warmed up and get in there! Find out more


Little Shop of Horrors

Date: 25-29 May
Location: Canberra Theatre Centre – Civic Square, London Circuit

Lock up your plants, because you never know when they’ll get you! That’s the lesson to be learnt from Little Shop of Horrors, touring Australia this year with six performances at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Little Shop of Horrors is a cult horror comedy rock and roll musical, and if you thought that was a mouthful wait until you see what happens on stage. Brought to you by an awesome all-Australian cast and featuring giant magical puppets, the musical follows the story of a hapless florist who raises a plant that feeds on, of all things, blood and human flesh. Good, creepy fun! Find out more

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