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Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12, 13 and 14 February 2016)

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn about how our coins are made with a rare opportunity to explore the factory floor; or head along to the Australian War Memorial for [...]

Charlie Parr plays the Keller

By 7 February 2016
Charlie Parr

[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Few modern musicians live roots music like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity – -they are authentic.

A favourite of Australian audiences since his national tour supporting Paul Kelly, dates with You Am I and spots on festivals such as Falls, Sunset Sounds, Southbound and [...]


By 5 February 2016

[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present


Polish White Eagle Club
Friday 19 February
$10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council)
or online:

Featuring: The Gaps, the Feldons, Loud So Clear, In Built Relief, Chris Endrey, the Blade Winner, Cherie Kotek, Alison Procter, Laura Ingram, Alice Cottee, Nigel McRae and others.

Prize for the best [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell
This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm
This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Politics in the Pub: Sam Dastyari

By 4 February 2016

[ 3 February 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
The Australia Institute are excited to announce that Senator Sam Dastyari will be kicking off our Politics in the Pub 2016 series, 7pm Wednesday 3rd February.
A Labor senator from New South Wales, Senator Dastyari has risen to become one of the Labor Party’s brightest stars.

As the chair of the Senate’s corporate tax avoidance inquiry Dastyari has been a [...]

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)


With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with its Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]

Easter Trains at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 1 February 2016

[ 26 March 2016 to 28 March 2016. ] Come join the Canberra Railways Museum over the Easter Long weekend.  Trains depart the Canberra Railway Museum’s platform at 9.45am, 12.25pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Enjoy a 70min steam train trip to Queanbeyan and return.

Your ticket includes entry into the Museum. Other activities are on offer with [...]

The Vibrolators plays Blues Central

By 1 February 2016

[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off’ gig, showcasing this great schwingin’ band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don’t miss this exclusive free event!

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.

Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).

The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code


Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress!
When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

Ward’s Xpress hosts February Blues Jam

By 31 January 2016
Ward's Express

[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Ward’s Xpress was conceived.

In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]


By 31 January 2016

[ 27 February 2016 to 28 February 2016. ] Canberra City Band Inc. will be hosting an open day at its rehearsal venue in Watson, on the 27th February.

The organisation, whose premier ensemble Canberra City Band are the seven-time Australian National Eisteddfod A Grade Concert Band champions, and last year’s runner-up at the Australian National Band Championships, are ushering in a new era. With [...]

Valentines Day Restaurant Train

By 30 January 2016

[ 13 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Unforgettable Valentine’s for the Special Person in Your Life.

This is the year to create everlasting memories of Valentine’s with your one and only.

Imagine sharing a romantic evening aboard a classic restaurant train gliding through the countryside at sunset.

It will be so delightful, different and decadent.

Savouring a wonderful three-course meal newly created for your special occasion [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 29 January 2016

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the 90s where you could hear anything from original songs, and covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles to The Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and BB King.

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave

Free entry

All money raised on the night is being donated to Kidney Health Australia.

Canberra’s top six this weekend (29-31 January 2016)

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

This week, we’ve selected six events that are definitely worth checking out. Head to Ainslie Arts Centre and listen to some organic and experimental music with SoundOut Festival; check out Forrest Tennis Club where they are having an open day and you can get yourself a free membership; or consider seeing Josh Pyke perform at [...]

Board Games Bring Families Together at CanCon


This past Australia Day weekend, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) has again played host to CanCon, Australia’s largest dedicated table-top gaming convention. Now in its thirty-ninth year of operation, the event has welcomed its largest crowds yet with over 5,000 visitors on Saturday morning and 2,000 attendees pre-registered to participate in a tournament or class.

The [...]

Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Roots and Blues Jam hosted by Members of the Board

By 26 January 2016

[ 8 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] The Members of the Board played around Canberra for years, after forming at the Tuesday night “Blues Jam in the Boardroom” (1991-94).  Featuring Phil Coleman (vocals/guitar), John van Buuren (Bass), Dave Blanken (guitar) and Graham Finnamore (drums).  Now the band is back together, with a few extras, to host the first jam of the year.

Harmonie [...]

Photographs of 1930s China at ANU


Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory
Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU).
From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

By 24 January 2016

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy…..

On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

Australia Day Celebrations at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 January 2016 at 10:00 am; ] The Canberra Railway Museum is putting on special Australia Day community celebrations on Tuesday 26 January.

As a thank you for community support visitors will be offered, after normal paid entry, a delightful complimentary morning tea from 10am to 12pm.

Aside from tea and coffee, there will be home-made Anzac biscuits and lamingtons in glorious century-old carriages.

The [...]

Friday Night Live – Key Grip

By 23 January 2016

[ 12 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Key Grip lives and breathes by the motto, “It’s Gotta Swing”. In the grey area between blues and jazz, so it can explore the many shades that the blues genre has to offer.

With Canberra’s finest ‘bluesicians’ in the outfit – Leo Joseph on piano and Hammond, the vocal prowess of Angela Lount as well as Leo [...]

Friday Night Live – Sugarcane Collins

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the big voice, the amazing stories and the funky guitar of internationally renowned bluesman Sugarcane Collins.

From the canefield pubs of Queensland to the honky tonks of New Orleans and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, the 2014 Australian Blues Singer of the Year performs his potent no frills blues with an emotional intensity and [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Saturday 8am-2pm
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic


When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
Saturday 8am-2pm
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]

Prolific Canberra composer’s quiet encore

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Piano Bar

[ 16 January 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra trained composer/pianist Joshua McHugh will play at Smith’s Alternative this Saturday in his last performance before he leaves the nation’s capital for New York.

Tales of Woe and Happiness will be a novel and interactive performance where McHugh will play his original compositions as well as much-loved classics. If you can guess the tune, the [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (15, 16 and 17 January 2016)

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Summer in the capital is all about outdoor concerts, open-air cinema, night tours of blockbuster exhibitions and sport: cricket and tennis. If none of those appeal, the Thredbo Blues Festival runs from Friday till the early hours of Monday too.

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
Where: Exhibition Gallery, Ground Floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes [...]

Singing and Songwriting workshop for Teens

By 14 January 2016

[ 18 January 2016 to 20 January 2016. ] HI All,

If you are looking for a musical experience for next week for your teens or preteens what about a…
Singing and Songwriting Workshop with a pro songwriter, singer and teacher??
For ages 12 - 15
3 Half Days of Singing and Songwriting

No Previous Musical Experience Necessary
Monday January 18th – Wednesday January 20th 2015
small workshop –  5 places ONLY  (and I have [...]

2XX Local N Live presents the Bootleg Sessions @ the Phoenix.

By 14 January 2016

[ 18 January 2016; ] 2XX Local N Live, great supporters of local music, are hosting the famous (or infamous?) Bootleg Sessions at the Phoenix on Monday the 18th of January.

And this night promises to be a big one with original music coming from the Feldons, My Sister’s Gramophone, the Blade Winner and Happy Axe.

Playing times:
8.00- 8.30 Happy Axe
8.45- 9.15 [...]

Chinese-Australian Communities in the Qing Era with Kate Bagnall

By 14 January 2016

[ 24 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] From the gold rush decades of the 1860s and 1870s, small numbers of Chinese women started arriving in Australia. Kate Bagnall shares stories of some of the women who left China for Australia in the late Qing dynasty, as well as the families and communities they formed here.

When: Sunday 24 JanuaryTime: 2pmWhere: Conference Room, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $15 [...]

A Celestial Evening, Exclusive Exhibition Viewing and Dinner

By 14 January 2016

[ 23 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
Enjoy a delicious Chinese-inspired meal, a glass of champagne and a tour of the exhibition by curator Nathan Woolley. You will also receive a signed copy of the exhibition’s companion publication.

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911
Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to [...]

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