Events (2751 Stories)

Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows at the Nishi Gallery

Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows at the Nishi Gallery

[ 15 July 2014; 1:30 pm; ]

In the spirit of upcoming school holidays, we thought we’d give you some information on a concert for the kids (although from the write up, adults are likely to enjoy themselves too).

Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows will be at the Nishi Gallery in NewActon on Tuesday 15th of July.

This interactive event will get kids [...]

ISCCC Public Forum about the new development both sides of Adelaide Avenue near Brickworks


[ 7 July 2014; 7:00 pm; ] The ACT Government is planning to build a new housing development for 4,000 people on both sides of Adelaide Avenue, where it meets the Cotter Road near the Canberra brickworks. This will have a massive impact on all Canberra residents living or working nearby and using local transport links.

You will be affected if you:

live or [...]

Feel-good Food and Fashion

Feel-good Food and Fashion

[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Harsh winds and chilling temperatures won’t deter Canberra’s fashion pack from getting their retail fix this Saturday at the Hustle&Scout Twilight Markets.

In fact, the plummeting temperatures have inspired Hustle&Scout to create a unique partnership with Vinnies to help support their 2014 Winter Appeal.

Vinnies’ Night Patrol Volunteers will be onsite accepting cash donations as well as [...]

Celebration of 10 years of The Human Rights Act 2004

By 1 July 2014

[ 1 July 2014; 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will today discuss the development of human rights in the ACT as part of a celebration of 10 years of the Human Rights Act 2004.

The “Ten Years of the ACT Human Rights Act: Continuing the Dialogue” conference will be held in the Hedley Bull Building at the ANU. Mr Corbell will [...]

Understanding venom evolution as a guide for biodiscovery – Public Talk, Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry

By 30 June 2014

[ 1 July 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Since ancient times, humans have looked for medicines in some of the most unlikely places. Our next public lecture speaker Associate Professor Bryan Grieg Fry will explain how the toxic secretions of venomous animals can be studied to create lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs. After all, these toxins have evolved to attack specific biological targets and better [...]

ACT Older Persons Assembly – Tuggeranong Consultations

By 28 June 2014

[ 10 July 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Hi,

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has been advised by the ACT Government that it will be holding consultations in Tuggeranong in the lead up to the second ACT Older Persons Assembly to be held on 1 October 2014. Members of the public are invited to attend the community consultation forum to provide input into the [...]

King O’Malley’s playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

King O'Malley's playing host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson

[ 26 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Tonight one of Canberra’s favourite live music venues, King O’Malley’s, plays host to the legendary wild child Angry Anderson of 80′s rock’n’roll band Rose Tattoo. Angry Anderson joins James Southwell (and his KILLER band) on a tour around Australia in the hopes of raising much needed funds for volunteer phone service Lifeline.

Tickets are $35 [...]

Frances O’Brien’s Dark Side of the Mind launching at Paperchain

By 26 June 2014
Frances O'Brien's Dark Side of the Mind launching at Paperchain

[ 5 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ]

Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.

This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]

Pedal powered cinema!!

Pedal powered cinema!!

[ 16 July 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.

We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday 22nd

PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday 22nd

[ 22 June 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

Hi guys,

Have decided to try the National Arboretum again (3rd time lucky!). As you may remember the first time there were fee issues (all resolved) and the second time it poured rain!

So this time I hope we are lucky. The grounds are open until 5.30pm so I am suggesting 3-5pm to get the last [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Home Season

By 13 June 2014
Canberra Roller Derby League Home Season

[ 28 June 2014; 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.

In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

By 11 June 2014
COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Winter Concert 2014

[ 15 June 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.

Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!

COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]

The Laughing Samoans hit The Street

The Laughing Samoans hit The Street

[ 13 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Fresh Off Da Blane is the latest from the Laughing Samoans comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai. If you enjoyed the Flight of the Concords, this New Zealand duo are sure to push your buttons.

Favourite characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam will appear once again in this show for the whole [...]

Gungahlin Community Council Business Breakfast

By 5 June 2014

[ 22 July 2014; 7:00 am to 8:45 am. ] The Gungahlin Community Council will be hosting a business breakfast on July 22nd from 7am -8.45am at the Kamberra Winery on Northborne Avenue.

The theme for this breakfast is ‘Enhancing Business Opportunities in Gungahlin’ with guest speakers Mr. Jeremy Hanson M.L.A and Chris Faulks from Canberra Business Council. This is the second breakfast to be hosted [...]

A Place to call home? Migrant hostel memories

By 4 June 2014
A Place to call home?  Migrant hostel memories

[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]

The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.

The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]

Amnesty International Quiz


[ 13 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Amnesty International continues to ask the tough questions and – for the 24th year running – it will be seeking answers from Canberrans at its quiz night on Friday, 13 June at the Hellenic Club.

One of Canberra’s oldest quiz nights, the Amnesty International quiz night has raised more than $250,000 over the past 24 years [...]

Canberra Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

By 30 May 2014
Canberra Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 1 June 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.

Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]

Warren Miller’s Ski & Snowboard Film – One night only!

Warren Miller's Ski & Snowboard Film - One night only!

[ 30 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]

Amnesty – Meaningful Movies


[ 3 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.

When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]

Songs of Love and Nature

By 29 May 2014

[ 6 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ] The next concert of local a cappella group Capital Voices will take place on Sunday 6 July at 3pm, at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett

In “Songs of Love and Nature”, Capital Voices nimbly leaps over five centuries of music, starting with medieval madrigals and moving to Saint-Saëns, Brahms and even Canberra’s own Wilfrid Holland.

“Songs [...]

The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

The Feldons at the Pot Belly Friday 30 May

[ 30 May 2014; 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.

“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]

RAW:Canberra Revolution

RAW:Canberra Revolution

[ 28 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.

Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.

She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]

Community Consultation about the ACT Discrimination Act

By 26 May 2014

[ 29 May 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at

Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Open Day 2014

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Open Day 2014

[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.

Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.

Get along and support this fantastic organisation.

Program of Events

10.00am: [...]

The Factory coming to Canberra

The Factory coming to Canberra

[ 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014. ]

The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.

With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh [...]

Jono Lineen goes ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’

By 23 May 2014
Jono Lineen goes 'Into the Heart of the Himalayas'

[ 5 June 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Hear Jono Lineen speak about his book ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’ on 5 June at Paperchain Manuka.

When Jono Lineen’s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in his [...]

An unusual theatre experience with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

An unusual theatre experience with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.

‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea comes to Canberra this June

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea comes to Canberra this June

[ 27 June 2014 to 28 June 2014. ]

Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.

This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia [...]

Canberra Repertory ‘Showtune’

Canberra Repertory 'Showtune'

[ 20 June 2014 to 5 July 2014. ]

The second production for REP’s 2014-15 season is Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Opening on 20 June, the production continues until 5 July 2014 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Jordan Kelly and with Musical Direction by Leisa Keen, no lyric is left unsung in this outstanding retrospective [...]

It’s Me Mandela – Charity Event

It's Me Mandela - Charity Event

[ 5 July 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy savant Dayne Rathbone and his international rugby star brother Clyde perform their brand new, absurdly funny comedy play “It’s Me Mandela” at The Playhouse Theatre in July.

Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward South African emigrant Dayne has gone on to national and international success.

In 2012 he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival

Canberra Short Film Festival

[ 29 May 2014; 7:00 pm; ]

short::seasons Spring 2014 viewing is coming.

The short film festival focuses on showcasing the work of filmmakers from the Canberra Region. It is non-competitive and showcases local filmmakers.

Entry is free (Under 15s must be with an adult)

When: 29th May
Time: 7pm
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, ACTON

The Social Media Revolution Conference

By 16 May 2014
The Social Media Revolution Conference

[ 29 May 2014; 5:30 pm; ]

There is no denying the fact that social media is here to stay. With Facebook boasting in excess of 1.9 billion monthly active users, Twitter with over 255 million monthly active users and Instagram with over 150 million active users, it is impossible to ignore. The problem is, businesses are often left scratching their heads [...]

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