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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Growing up Chinese in Australia with Ben and Michelle Law

By 14 January 2016

[ 23 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia.
Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) andGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. The Family [...]

Exploring the Qing Dynasty with Dr Nathan Woolley

By 14 January 2016

[ 21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Nathan Woolley, curator of Celestial Empire, explores life under the Qing dynasty through the collections of the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China.

Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on the [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Drunken Master

By 14 January 2016

[ 19 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li’s sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series.
By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin – playing him as a lazy buffoon who is trained in the Drunken [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Once Upon a Time in China

By 14 January 2016

[ 15 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] A must-see from the canon of Hong Kong films, this is a brilliant and gorgeous deconstruction of the life of Qing dynasty folk hero Wong Fei Hung, and the first of three Once Upon A Time films featuring Jet Li as an acrobatic,proud, but romantically innocent incarnation of the great master.
Set in late 19th century Canton, this [...]

Shane Pacey Trio

By 7 January 2016

[ 8 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

While continuing with The Bondi Cigars, Shane Pacey plays to his urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, like the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50s and 60s.

Shane (guitar and vocals) is joined by Paul Blasi [...]

Bucky’s Birthday Bash!!!

By 7 January 2016
Groove Kings

[ 9 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

An evening of fabulous entertainment, featuring four hot acts:

Rodeo Clowns (6.30 pm)
Cletis Carr (Sydney 7.30 pm)
Groove Kings (8.30 pm)
Chris Harland Blues Band (9.30 pm)

Free Entry

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Masquerade at the Albert Hall!

By 29 December 2015

[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!

Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.

Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.

Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.

When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]

School Holiday Workshops @ The National Archives of Australia

By 22 December 2015

[ 11 January 2016 to 15 January 2016. ] School Holiday Workshops
Learn some new tricks or a secret skill from the experts! Join us just for a day or a whole week of school holiday fun.
11 – 15 January 2016 | 10am – 12pm
Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years
Cost: $20 per workshop, or all five workshops for $80
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Monday [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Tony Martin

By 20 December 2015

[ 15 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Comedian Tony Martin from The Late Show, Martin/Molloy and Get This in his first proper stand-up show in ages.   Fresh from a sold-out season at The Melbourne Fringe don’t miss this special event – One night only!
“Fantastically funny” –
“Utterly hilarious” – Squirrel Comedy
“Lanky and personable” – The Age
Tony will be supported by local [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 18 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Today, we have the entire selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. It’s the final weekend of the year for this series, so please enjoy the sales – find a bargain and finish your Christmas shopping!

156 Langtree Crescent, Crace
Sunday 9am-1pm
This sale is for the person who needs to top up [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 17 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ] It’s the final weekend before Christmas, but there is still plenty to do aside from wrapping presents. Our picks this week are Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, which wraps up on Sunday, the final sessions of the Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens, Taste Canberra at Christmas in the City and the 2015 Canberra Santa Pub [...]

Dorothy-Jane Band hosts Blues Jam – Sunday 20 December at 2 pm

By 17 December 2015
DJ Gosper

[ 20 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

With “V8 capacity” vocals and a reputation as Australia’s Queen of the blues-harp, Dorothy-Jane will host our Christmas Party Jam with her smokin’ hot band. Richard Steele – guitar, Paul Leeder – Bass, Mikey Stratford – drums with special guest, the wonderful & extremely talented Ali Penney – keys & vocals.

The host band will be [...]

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