[ 24 February 2016; ] CABBAGES & KINGS will be launching their debut album, DO PIG, in Canberra at The Phoenix with local legends, LOCAL HORROR and Sydney gurus THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE. The last leg of the interstate tour so it’s going to get real filthy. Treat yourself to an evening of chaotic and eclectic music on one of the week’s many hump [...]
[ 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
With her strong soulful and versatile voice and her witty, passionate and down to earth presence, Liza Ohlback has been a constant performer at major venues and festivals. Liza has toured with Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Jade McRae, Tony Neville, Regina Velasquez and many others.
Together with Jeremy Edwards, an incredible singer and guitarist who [...]
[ 24 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] “Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head” — Richard Denniss
Join us 6pm Wednesday 24th February, for a great evening at Politics in the Pub where The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist, Richard Denniss will be launching his new book Econobabble: How to Decode [...]
[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra musicians Phil Coleman, Pete Glanville, Callum Howarth, Trevor Neil and Russell Vincent pay tribute to a venue called Kimbo’s, where they and many other locals started playing music.
Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the ’90s where you could hear anything from original songs to covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles [...]
[ 13 March 2016 at 4:00 pm; ]
German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson has announced his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album ‘Time’.
Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.
‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend [...]
[ 17 February 2016 to 24 April 2016. ] Official opening: 6pm, February 17
Dates: 18 February to 24 April 2016
Collecting Nostalgia explores ideas about collecting and art making, through the humble glass marble. Marbles can showcase great technical artistry, but they are also treasured objects imbued with memory. If you collected marbles as a child, you are not alone. Marbles embody a special sense of [...]
[ 4 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 4 March
Cost: $22 adult, $20 concession, $70 family of four
Did you ever collect and play marbles? Whatever happened to your cat-eyes, aggies and alleys? Take a trip down memory lane with the whole family at this Enlighten 2016 event.
Included in the ticket price:
entry to the exhibition, Collecting Nostalgia, and explore the art of marbles
[ 11 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 11 March
Cost: $88 adult, $80 concession
Join the Canberra Glassworks for a curated tour of some of Canberra’s famous – and some of our more infamous (wink, wink) – neon.
Program Director Aimee Frodsham will provide an insightful commentary on the bus tour. as part of Enlighten 2016.
glass of wine and canapes on arrival
[ 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 [...]
[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT
Polish White Eagle Club
Friday 19 February
$10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council)
or online: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=179891
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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!
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
All money raised on the night is being donated to Kidney Health Australia.
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
8.00- 8.30 Happy Axe
8.45- 9.15 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]