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Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Giants

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital.
FRIDAY

National Film and Sound Archive Ghost Tour
When 7pm | Where National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton
Explore the mysterious and macabre by joining Tim the Yowie [...]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (22-24 July)

By 21 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There is a feast of sensory delights to enjoy in the capital this weekend. You can treat your taste buds to some delicious hand-made chocolates and freshly brewed coffee, watch some top-level rugby, catch a film by one cinema’s great auteurs, and listen to classical music in beautiful surrounds.
ALL WEEKEND

Scorsese by Stratton
When Fri-Sun, various times | [...]

Marie-Antoinette’s harp coming to town

By 19 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tapestry: Manufacture des Gobelins, after Charles Le Brun. The audience with Cardinal Chigi, 28 July 1664 from the series Life of the King. Wool, silk and gold thread.

Had you been around in October 1789, would you have been one of the 7000 women marching on the Chateau de Versailles to demand Louis XVI address the issue of poverty in his nation, or one of the 3000 or so well-powdered, high-powered aristocrats, courtesans and ministers swanning around amongst the gilded furnishings inside with [...]

Friday Night Live – Keith Hall & Pat Dow Blues Band

By 19 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 29 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 29 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band are a national – and international – Blues/Roots Band.

Touring their latest album, Pat’s searing electric blues guitar, combined with Keith’s power vocals ensure a rich, earthy and melodic journey, contribute a unique and distinctive style and sound, developed over more than thirty years of solid work in NSW and around Australia. [...]

International Blues Music Day

By 19 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; 6 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Rose to play Sub-Zero Party in Bush Week

By 18 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Elizabeth Rose

The coolest event of the week is about to hit sub-zero temperatures as ANUSA presents the biggest party of Bush Week, the Sub-Zero Party, at the ANU Bar from 7.30 this Friday.
 Elizabeth Rose | Slow Turismo | Megan Bones Ticket Prices (18+ Event Only)ANU Student: $12*Student Outside of ANU: $20*General Admission: $30** plus $5 booking [...]

Photography at Nishi Gallery – Beauty In This

By 18 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Beauty In This is a wonderful photography exhibition, by Maryanne Voyazis, on for a short time at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.
This exhibition is about the pain a family experienced in that final week as their much loved mother slipped away after ten years of illness. The photographer, and daughter, Maryanne Voyazis captured these images in the room [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Club featuring Anne Edmonds

By 15 July 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s the Comedy Club July with Anne Edmonds.

Anne’s festival show That’s Eddotainment was both Barry-nominated and completely sold out at the MICF this year. Eddo was also one third of the late night, cult hit of the Festival True Australian Patriots (with Damien Power and Greg Larsen) which took out the 2016 Festival Director’s Award.

Since [...]

City mourns a master artisan

By 14 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Robert Foster

Today, I’m going to fill our FINK jug with flowers and put it in our front window to celebrate the life of its creator, Robert Foster, the Canberra designer-maker who founded FINK, and fostered the talents of so many artists in our city.

Foster, 53, died yesterday in a head-on collision on the Kings Highway at [...]

Six Pokémon Go meet-ups in Canberra this week

By 14 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s the app that’s captured Canberra and the world. In less than a fortnight, more people are searching for exotic pocket monsters than they are for love and companionship via Tinder. If it hasn’t done so already, Pokémon Go will soon knock Twitter off its perch in terms of user numbers.
The Pokémon franchise plays upon [...]

Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (15-17 July)

By 14 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Paul Greene

This weekend there is a feast of music, from singer-songwriters and tribute acts, and those playing at both. Elsewhere the Brumbies will be aiming to clinch a Super Rugby play-off spot when they take on the Western Force at GIO Stadium.
FRIDAY
Paul Greene
When 7-9pm | Where Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston
Singer songwriter Paul Greene (pictured above) [...]

Next to Normal gets emotional reviews

By 13 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Next to Normal, a rock musical now showing at the ANU Arts Centre, received emotional reviews from the audience at its premiere last Friday night.
Next to Normal follows the life of a woman named Diana (played by Janelle McMenamin) who appears to “have it all”. She’s educated, well-off and happily married with two children. But [...]

Barista champ film wins Best Australian doco

By 12 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Coffee Man team

Two former Canberrans who made a documentary about the capital’s world champion barista are celebrating an award of their own today after their film, The Coffee Man, won Best Australian Documentary film at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival last night.
The doco started out chronicling barista Sasa Sestic’s global hunt for the perfect coffee bean as [...]

Is this is the only full contact sport men and women play as equals?

By 12 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 16 July 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]

Roller derby is the only full contact sport that adult men and women (or any gender) play together as equals, with no rule changes*.  And you can see it this Saturday 16 July when Varsity Derby League’s Smackademics take on ‘The World’, a special one-off team for this event. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan [...]

Determined Brindabelters defence to meet fast Black Hearts

By 11 July 2016

[ 6 August 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra Roller Derby League is back on 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in game 4 of the 2016 CRDL home season.

The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2. The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood [...]

Special Event – Corey Harris

By 11 July 2016
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[ 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

On his first Australian tour in 16 years, and fresh from a US co-headline tour with Aussie favourite Eric Bibb, Corey Harris returns to our shores for a series of solo shows.

Corey Harris was prominently featured in the Martin Scorsese film ‘The Blues: A Musical Journey’ and has performed, recorded, and toured with many of [...]

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (8-10 July)

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
NAIDOC fun run

There are lots of activities this weekend surrounding Constitutional Day and NAIDOC Week celebrations.
SATURDAY
Celebrate Constitution Day
When 11am-4pm | Where National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
At the National Archives you can see the Federation documents, join in some constitution-style family fun with the discovery trail, calligraphy and storytelling. Also at the Archives, you can attend [...]

Friday Night Live – Lachy Doley Group

By 7 July 2016
Lachy Doley

[ 22 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Big Book Fair

By 6 July 2016
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[ 12 August 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 August 2016 at 10:00 am; 14 August 2016 at 10:00 am; ]

Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again.  The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.

The Club will be filled with a huge range of quality books, including collectables, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as magazines, games, vinyl records and DVDs – [...]

Language, culture, science on NAIDOC Week agenda

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Chief Minister Andrew Barr with the flag-raisers

Have you ever wondered what NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is all about? Part of it is the presentation of a program of cultural events celebrating the contribution of indigenous Australians to the region and nation. There are seminars, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, sporting events and film screenings to attend and participate [...]

Win a double pass to lunch and a masterclass with the maestro of meat

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ten years ago, before eating “organic” and “sustainable” meat was the cool thing to do, Grant Hilliard founded Feather and Bone, a butchery in Sydney with the sole purpose of sourcing and selling the highest quality whole meats in the country.
Over the years, Feather and Bone has developed a stellar reputation – becoming known [...]

Are you electing to party?

By 1 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After all the electioneering, the sloganeering, the cheering and the jeering, and having finally cast your vote this federal election, are you about ready to party? Thought so.
There are plenty of options around Canberra this Saturday to kick back and watch the results roll in.
What will you be doing this election night? Any recommendations for how to spend the [...]

Top six things to do around Canberra this weekend (1-3 July)

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Lah-lah

There are plenty of options for kicking up your heels this election weekend, whether you are part of a hip-hop crew or a fan of ABC Kids favourites, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. The Canberra Raiders’ Victor the Viking (aka Tony Wood) will also be hoping to do a victory jig against Newcastle Knights in his [...]

Friday Night Live – Blazing Boots

By 29 June 2016
Blazing Boots

[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more.

When: Friday 15th July. 8pm.
Where: Harmonie German [...]

Ali Penney hosts July Blues Jam

By 28 June 2016
Ali Penney

[ 17 July 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

“She gotta lotta soul,” said Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones.

With a dose of the blues, a spattering of funk and a sprinkling of soul and boogie, Ali Penney and The Money Makers is regarded as one of this country’s must see acts on the blues club/festival circuit. Ali’s songs take the listener [...]

NGA-Diane Arbus and more

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There’s a wonderful exhibition at the National Gallery until 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits. A visit is highly recommended.
I have seen heaps of Diane Arbus’s work over the years – but it is a terrific experience to revisit these again. This is an exhibition that should excite anyone with an interest in photography, good [...]

Friday Night Live – Black Mountain String Band

By 24 June 2016
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[ 8 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music – where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24-26 June)

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This weekend you can watch the country’s best hoofers strut their stuff, have a chuckle listening to some of the finest comic talents to tour the land or show off your knowledge of all things Dr Who.
ALL WEEKEND
2016 DanceSport Australia National Championship
When Friday 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm | Where AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce
It used to [...]

Taikoz performs Chi Udaka: A feast for senses

By 22 June 2016

[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz will be touring their cross-cultural masterpiece Chi Udaka nationally, including the Canberra Theatre Centre on July 15th.

 

A collaboration between Taikoz and the Lingalayam Dance Company, Chi Udaka is a dynamic, inter-cultural feast for the senses, seamlessly combining the intense rhythm and drama of [...]

Free screening of ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ tomorrow night

By 20 June 2016
Matt Shepard is a friend of mine

[ 21 June 2016 at 5:30 pm; ]

I know this is late notice but maybe some will see it in time.

A MESSAGE FROM THE US EMBASSY

For Pride Month (increasingly meaningful with the horror of last week), the US embassy is screening ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ at the National Library on June 21.

You can register here: https://goo.gl/kX7h8u

Here is an excerpt [...]

Second round of exciting authors announced for Canberra Writers Festival

By 20 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016. ]

Former Senator and leader of the Greens Bob Brown and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson lead the second announcement from the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival set to take on the National Capital from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016.

Melbourne Writers Festival Director Lisa Dempster who has led Canberra Writers Festival’s creative direction [...]

Upcoming chess tournaments and holiday coaching clinics 2016

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, school competitions and a Christmas chess challenge.
July

Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Winter)
Canberra Chess Challenge 11

August

Woden Saturday Fun Tournament August 2016
Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen 2016

September

Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Spring)

October

Canberra Chess Challenge 12
Woden Saturday Fun Tournament [...]

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