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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:

Warren Miller’s latest ski and snowboard film

By 26 May 2016

[ 29 May 2016 at 5:00 pm; ]

Warren Miller is back to celebrate winter with snow fans across the globe. This year the latest ski and snowboard film, Chasing Shadows travels to the world’s most exotic winter playgrounds including Alaska, Nepal, Switzerland and Japan in search of the ultimate line.

Showing one night only on Sunday 29 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘Chasing Shadows’ is a [...]

Friday Night Live – Beats Working’

By 25 May 2016
Beats Workin 2

[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back!  They rarely play away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]

Reconciliation week at The National Archives of Australia


[ 27 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 11:00 am; 28 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; 30 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 31 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 1 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 2 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 3 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] We are proud of the Indigenous records in our collection so we’ve arranged free guided tours during Reconciliation Week to point out some of those on display.

You can hear the story of the Larrakia petition to the Queen that was torn in a scuffle when Indigenous people tried to present it to Princess Margaret during [...]

Celebrating a darker side of #CBR


[ 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of  the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories.

Inspired by the atmosphere and tropes of the Australian gothic, CANBERRA OBSCURA will challenge perceptions of our urban surrounds and interrupt the everyday with an eerie and unsettling exploration of what lies beneath. You’ll never see [...]

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra

By 23 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.

[ 4 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.

When: Saturday 4 June, 2.00pm
Where:National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Club – Ramshackle Fiasco


[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

4 great Canberra Comedians come together from one great night of standup.

Fresh from there Sydney Comedy Festival run, RAMSHACKLE FIASCO are putting the show on in Canberra. The A-Team of laughs, presents a night of comedy from four of the nation’s hottest stand-ups. After touring festivals and comedy rooms of Australia with their individual shows, the [...]

Friday Night Live – Andrew Baxter & Mike Beale

By 9 May 2016
Mike Beale Andrew Baxter

[ 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Andrew Baxter plays some of the hottest, swingiest, rockiest, soulful, funkiest blues around. His performances plays to the audience and he works hard to make sure that they go home with a smile on their face and a song on their lips.

Mike Beale is known for his raw, acoustic sounds, paired with strong rock vocals and [...]

Try Croquet

By 5 May 2016

[ 8 May 2016; ] Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics. Free Come and Try on Sunday 8 May at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla – next to the Hyatt hotel.  See

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