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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

The Black Hat Band hosts May Blues Jam

By 5 May 2016
The Black Hat Band

[ 15 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Black Hat Band performs classic blues, rock and original compositions. The band plays songs from the traditional standards to lesser known songs from some great blues artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, Gary Moore and adds some rockabilly, R&B and soul.

BHB was formed by David Grey (lead vocals and guitar) and Derek Lark [...]

Friday Night Live – Doggn It Blues

By 5 May 2016
Doggn It Blues

[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Join us for original Blues for and about Australia. Doggn it Blues is Graeme Druce (vocals, guitar) and John Cupit (vocals, harp).

Doggn It Blues won the SBS Blues contest Sydney in 2012 and reached the semi-finals at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in 2013.

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave

Free entry


Friday Night Live – Blue Eyes Cry

By 5 May 2016
Blue Eyes Cry

[ 9 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.

Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]

Friday Night Live – Alanna & Alicia

By 5 May 2016
Alana and Alicia

[ 13 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Alanna & Alicia are identical twins who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original acoustic songs. Known for their sweet sibling harmonies and natural musical rapport, their original songs sparkle with original, intimate, funny and heartfelt lyrics. Their band features the talents of Damien Neil (guitar) and Michael O’Donnell (violin).

Alanna & Alicia have won [...]

A treat for your Mum for Mother’s Day

By 5 May 2016

[ 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. ] Carl Rafferty presents…

“An Affair to Remember” May 6/7/8 at Canberra’s Albert Hall

Special MOTHER’S DAY afternoon tea concert with scones and champagne and lots of other goodies! Sunday May 8.

You’ll love this celebration of the great love affairs from movies,history and opera. Will this be the most entertaining concert I’ve yet presented?

Let these wonderful tunes remind [...]

Julia Johnson + Vorn Doolette at Smith’s

By 5 May 2016

[ 8 May 2016; ] Canberrans will be treated to an special intimate concert on Sunday May 8th at Smith’s Alternative, with Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette; two of the city’s most successful folk songwriters coming home to play a special one off concert. With a string of fairy lights and guitars in tow, the two will be singing a [...]

Book launch: George Huitker – Big Life

George bok launch

[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.

Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.

George Huitker was born [...]

Johnny Goode’s Leukaemia Foundation Fundraiser


[ 22 May 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation NSW
Entertainment includes:
- Music
- Guest speaker from the Leukaemia Foundation
- Jumping castle and face painting
- Sausage sizzle and pancakes
Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.

This event also celebrates the 80th birthday of John Goode, who will be shaving his head in honour of his late wife, Laura, who [...]

Curator Talk: Faith, Fashion, Fusion


[ 28 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.

Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm
Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace

Manuka Oval Proposal : ISCCC Forum Thurs 28 April


[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]  


 PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016

7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall

20-22 National Circuit, Forrest



The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.

You will be affected if you:

live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]

Themed Trivia Night – Digress – 26th April

By 15 April 2016

[ 26 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] We wanna mix things up in here and leave it to the peoples choice!Do you want to feel a sense of nnostalgiawith Buffy the Vampire Slayer Do you want to expose your knowledge of the bad in you with some Breaking Bad?Is would you prefer do you have a fever and the only cure is more [...]

May 7 2016 Club VAMP 9th Birthday at TRANSIT

By 15 April 2016

[ 7 May 2016; ] VAMP’s 9th Anniversary Event
Saturday May 7 2016 at The TRANSIT Bar, Akuna St Civic

Alternative Music Club eg. [Post] Punk, Dark Indie, Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Electronica, Heavy Glam Rock, EBM, Grunge, Darkwave, Bowie etc

Featuring dark electro-industrial band [SNUFF] of Sydney
+ DJs: Robot Citizen (VAMP co-ordinator) + Special Guests: Mircalla + Black Temple

Facebook Event Page:

Facebook Group [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Club with Rod Quantock

By 14 April 2016

[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
As a pioneer of stand-up comedy, Rod Quantock has more than thirty years’ experience working in cabaret, theatre, television and radio.
In 2013, Rod celebrated his 45th year in stand up with a one off show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre which received rave reviews in the media.
He has won awards, he has performed countless shows at the [...]

You Are Here: arriving this week


[ 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016. ] An inner suburban house transforms into a theatre hotspot. An old night club becomes a hub for political debate. Mysteries linger in the Civic Interchange. Where are you?

Playful, irreverent and lo-fi, You Are Here is a curated festival which showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture.

From April 13-17, [...]

Bunker Comedy returns for 2016 with Sydney double-header

By 7 April 2016

[ 14 May 2016; ] Righto folks, Bunker Comedy 2016 is back on May 14 with a double header featuring David Smeidt and special guest MC Sean Woodland. Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for over six years and is now one of Australia’s finest comedian MCs and corporate performers. [...]

ACT Broomball – Winter Competition Commences

By 7 April 2016

[ 10 April 2016 at 7:30 am; ] ACT Broomball Association is proud to announce the Winter 2016 Competition…

Broomball you say? Broomball is a sport played on ice, where you wear special shoes… no, the one you’re thinking of is curling. It’s not curling. Think of it as “Ice hockey meets field hockey – but more fun”.

The sport has been played in the [...]

King Parrot Live on Thursday 21 April from 8.00PM @ The Basement

By 7 April 2016

[ 21 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] If you are interested in seeing a more adventurous act outside of the usual fare, strap yourself in for a thrash/grind/metal gig that sets the bench for pure fun and mayhem.

King Parrot live has to be one of the most fun gigs you can attend, and the lads are coming back to Canberra to bring [...]

DisHonour Rollers vs Vice City Betamax – Saturday 9 April

By 7 April 2016

[ 9 April 2016; ]
Photo by David Mackie/Soul Hunter Photography

Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax on Saturday 9 April at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.

Get yourself trackside for this game and enjoy some awesome [...]

Whisky Straits hosts April Blues Jam

Whisky Straits

[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.

Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]

Friday Night Live – Phil Emmanuel

Phil Emmanuel

[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]

Australia VS Canada at the AIS

By 1 April 2016

[ 16 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Australia’s Theo Christakos (4-1) is up against formidable opponent when he faces former Canadian Wrestling Champion Kevin “The Mongoose” Manderson as the Main event at BRACE 39.

The Canadian Manderson, a 35 fight veteran will be looking to showcase all his skills and silence the local crowed when he faces Christakos at the AIS Saturday 16th [...]

Photography: Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore


[ 31 March 2016 to 15 July 2016. ]

An exhibition now at the ANU’s China In The World gallery.

Using the words from the pamphlet – the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants fi­nd themselves in majority [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League – Season 2016!

By 31 March 2016

[ 2 April 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] The low rumble of wheels on wood…The silence broken by a shrill whistle…

Canberra Roller Derby League — Canberra’s premier roller derby league — is back for  2016!

This Saturday 2 April CRDL storms back to the track at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium for the first game of the 2016 season.

In a rematch of the 2015 [...]

Looking for a new sport? Try dragon boating!

By 31 March 2016

[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.

Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]

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