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Friday Night Live – Keith Hall & Pat Dow Blues Band

Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band 2

[ 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

2016 poster

[ 6 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; 6 August 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Uni Pub Comedy Club featuring Anne Edmonds


[ 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 [...]

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


[ 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
Corey Harris poster

[ 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 [...]

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

[ 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 – [...]

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 [...]

Friday Night Live – Black Mountain String Band

By 24 June 2016

[ 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 [...]

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.


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:

Here is an excerpt [...]

Second round of exciting authors announced for Canberra Writers Festival


[ 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 [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Club featuring Nick Cody


[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy superstar Nick Cody is coming back to Canberra.

At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over Australia, sold out numerous solo shows at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra Comedy Festivals, performed for the Australian troops in Afghanistan & the Middle East and has toured the country with [...]

Friday Night Live – Wards Xpress

By 16 June 2016

[ 1 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

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

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

Lloyd Spiegel – Keller Sessions

By 16 June 2016
Lloyd Spiegel 2016

[ 26 June 2016 at 4:30 pm; ]

With 9 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most [...]

Movie marathon in Gungahlin


[ 17 June 2016 to 19 June 2016. ]

Gungahlin has been waiting for a cinema for many years now and hopefully later this year we will see construction commence on the development which will see a Hoyts operated cinema in the town centre.

Whilst the opening of this cinema will still be a while off people can enjoy some movies on the big screen [...]

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

By 15 June 2016

[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here’s your opportunity to do both!

The Orangutan Project’s annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at Eastlakes Football Club, Griffith.

Doors open at 6pm – trivia starts at 7pm.

There will be great prizes, an auction, merchandise for sale, raffles and games. [...]

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

By 15 June 2016

[ 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance.

MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of her vulnerability, strength and survival, with long-standing friends and musicians forming the Blues Experience Band: “Red Wiggle” Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, (Christine Anu, The [...]

Constitution Day family fun at the National Archives of Australia

By 13 June 2016

[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ]

Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge.

Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the [...]

Create your digital self-portrait: a program for young Muslim women

By 8 June 2016
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends. 
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski 
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

[ 13 July 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Develop your own digital stories and self-portraits with the support of Jenni Savigny from Gen S Stories and Thea McGrath from Photo Access. The results will be published online.

This program has been designed for year 9–12 students.

When: Wednesday 13 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace and Kings Avenue, Parkes
Tickets: $20, [...]

Friday Night Live – Killwater

By 8 June 2016

[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Formed by musos seasoned in the pub rock venues of the ACT region and founded in a love of music and the desire to get back to roots, Killwater (formerly Los Pajeros) draws on traditional blues artists – John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy through to the blues rock greats of Led Zeppelin, Cream and [...]

Federal Election public forum at Albert Hall

By 7 June 2016

[ 16 June 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]

Public Forum on 16th June 2016 to meet ACT candidates for the Federal Election.

Hear the Candidates’ views about:

what should be the national responsibilities for planning in the ACT; and
preserving the unique characteristics of Canberra as the nation’s capital.

Questions could cover:

location of Federal departments in relation to impacts on town centres, employment, transport and parking;
impact of [...]

Northside City Slickers hosts June Jam

By 7 June 2016

[ 19 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Northside City Slickers were formed in 2013 by Kevin Abbey to play play songs written by the great bluesmen, highlighting less commonly played material, and to add his original tunes.  This will be a tribute performance to Kevin, who sadly passed away in February.

Tim Spellman, Fred Pilcher – original Northside City Slickers – and [...]

Queen’s Birthday Federation Gallery openings

By 3 June 2016

[ 11 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 12 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 13 June 2016 at 9:00 am; ]

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia’s original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

When: Saturday 11th – Monday 13th June, 9am–5pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Parliamentary Triangle (Parkes) ACT
Cost:: Free

Friday Night Live – Little Buster

By 3 June 2016
Little Buster

[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Take one look at Greg’s old Gretsch Tennessee Rose leaned up against his Vox AC 30 amp and you’ll know that that Little Buster has a deep respect for the past – at least where music is concerned.

This is a band that plays good time rock ‘n roll the way it’s meant to be played [...]

Griffs plan to stop the Belles roll – Roller Derby in the Capital

By 3 June 2016

[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League’s third home season game for 2016 is on Saturday June 25. The resurgent Black’n’Blue Belles will face the steely stare of the Surly Griffins.

The Belles opened their home season in style by scoring a massive 34 points in the first 2 minutes of 2016’s opening game against the Brindabelters. With a [...]

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub – Daniel Connell

By 2 June 2016

[ 2 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at The Civic Pub presents Daniel Connell’s festival show with supports over 2 nights in June.

After requesting a National Police Check Daniel realised two things:

Police Checks cost $49.30.
His past wasn’t as clean as he thought.

Join Daniel as he uncovers his dark past in a way only he knows how.

Writer for The Project (CH10).
Member [...]

Friday Night Live – Stormcellar

By 1 June 2016

[ 10 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Stormcellar is an international touring roots’ act from Australia with a string of critically acclaimed albums. Playing festivals across the US Midwest, Stormcellar has become a cult favourite in the American heartland.

With indie chart positions in the US, Canada, France and Australia, Stormcellar – Michael ‘Rosie’ Rosenthal (guitar), Paul ‘Mr Wizard’ Read (slide guitar, mandolin), Michael [...]

Exhibition tours: Faith Fashion Fusion

By 30 May 2016
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends. 
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski 
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

[ 11 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; 18 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; 25 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing.

When: Saturday 11 June, 2.00pm, Saturday 18 June, 2.00pm, Saturday 25 June, 2.00pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace and Kings Avenue Parkes
Tickets: Free, bookings essential: Book now

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Croquet – come and try it


[ 5 June 2016 at 1:00 pm; ]

Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics.

Come and try it for yourself on Sunday 5 June at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla, next to the Hyatt hotel.

For further information visit:

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