[ 7 June 2015; ]
Do you nurse a burning desire to pick up a harmonica and play some wailing blues riffs?
Here’s your chance. Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire is holding a half-day beginners’ workshop at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin on Sunday June 7.
Tony (pictured) promises he’ll get you playing tasty-sounding riffs within the first 15 minutes on his song Spearfishin’ [...]
[ 9 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
The versatile Leo Joseph, whose bands Nightless Lovers and Key Grip are amongst the best blues bands Canberra has to offer, will play solo blues piano and guitar (not at the same time!) that even seasoned Canberra blues’ aficionados will not have heard him play before.
Joined by guests during the course of the evening – [...]
[ 2 May 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]
Bring the child in you back to life. Dress up in your favourite superhero costume for a theme dance event. From Captain America to Spider-Man to X-Men to Cat Woman, this not to be missed dance event will knock your socks off and will be jam-packed with superhero characters from all genres. So what are you [...]
[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]
The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.
On the day M16’s three [...]
[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ]
Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.
Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.
The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house [...]
[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto.
Hoang Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in 2013 by Symphony Australia, and has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, [...]
[ 1 May 2015 8:00 pm to 16 May 2015 8:00 pm. ]
The first production for REP’s 2015-16 Season—and the second for 2015—is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
Opening on 1 May, the production continues until 16 May 2015 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.
This Classic drama directed by Jordan Best presents a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community [...]
[ 6 May 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading.
In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great [...]
[ 25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015. ] Another week almost over! Here’s your guide to what’s on this weekend, including Canberra’s Anzac Day Centenary commemorations.
Anzac Day 2015
The Australian War Memorial is hosting two ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia during times of war and peace. The dawn service starts at 4.30am and the Anzac Day [...]
[ 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] Minister for the Arts Joy Burch has called on Canberra’s arts community to register for tomorrow’s public forum on the review of the ACT Arts Policy Framework.
Minister Burch’s office has released the following information:
“artsACT is looking for feedback from the community on the current ACT Arts Policy Framework, and the forum on Thursday provides those with [...]
[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!
At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]
[ 9 June 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Come and join us at the Academy of Science for our public lecture series, Science stars of tomorrow.
This month: Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain.
“Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
When we think about [...]
[ 29 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Small is Beautiful is a movie documentary about tiny houses, and is directed by Jeremy Beasley from Melbourne.
Just a few more tickets need to be reserved and it’ll be showing! There will only be one session.
I’ve been interested in minimal housing for years, especially for its financial and environmental aspects. It’d be great to get some [...]
[ 17 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 April 2015 at 9:00 am; 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month:
21 April 2015
The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on endangered species.
21 April 2015
The Ginninderra Falls Association will give a [...]
[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
• Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
• Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
• Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
• Stage Management (organisation [...]
[ 18 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] This Saturday and Sunday.
Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery, ANU
This Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 5pm.
Please join Carl Rafferty at ANU’s very pleasant Drill Hall Gallery, this weekend at 5pm. He is presenting a preview of some of the piano music he’ll be playing in Vienna this summer.
Concerts in the Drill [...]
[ 17 April 2015; ] Cheeky Chicken Early Learning Centre is today holding its weekly fundraiser for the Yellow Food Van.
You can follow our link for info, pop along to our centre to give a donation or go to the Yellow food Van web site to donate.
Please help us support this very worthwhile charity as they make a massive difference [...]
[ 17 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]
My name is Matt and I’m the General Manager of the Entry 29 coworking space in Civic. Tomorrow through Sunday we are putting on an event where volunteers from Canberra’s tech community are helping high school students prototype their first website, mobile app, videogame, 3D Artwork, or 3D Printed object.
We have 40 volunteers helping [...]
[ 18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]
This weekend’s highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky’s Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What are your plans for this weekend?
The Canberra Devils ice hockey team will play its second game of the season against the Chiefs at 7pm on Friday. Head down to the [...]
[ 29 April 2015 7:30 pm to 2 May 2015 7:30 pm. ]
“If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them?
Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”
In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother, [...]
[ 15 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.
Is the Y chromosome disappearing? What’s the science behind who you’re attracted to? Why is latex so useful… and when is it not?
Take an intimate look into the science and technology behind genes, gender and reproduction. [...]
[ 22 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories.
Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, departing from the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre.
Safety considerations: All visitors [...]
[ 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ] Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in Canberra to get involved with Australian Heritage Week.
“Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs until 19 April 2015,” Senator Seselja said today.
“Australian Heritage Week is an important and lively celebration that encourages us to reflect on the stories and [...]
[ 11 April 2015 7:30 am to 12 April 2015 12:30 pm. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Isabella Plains, Karabar, Gowrie, Bonython, Conder, Wanniassa, Bruce, Harrison and Watson, plus a poultry sale in Yass. Happy Friday!
Saturday 11 April
101 Kinloch Street Bruce
7am to 12pm
Homewares, some furniture, women’s/mens clothing, pet accessories, lots of kitchen wares.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 1pm
Fundraising garage sale to fund projects that support children [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]
[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ]
From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival, there’s something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below – and enjoy the rest of the four-day working week!
Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The guitar and voice of The Bondi Cigars is bringing it back home at the Harmonie German Club this Saturday 11 April.
Although Shane Pacey’s other band, The Bondi Cigars, is still going strong, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the [...]
[ 7 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] A quick note to let you know the next Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2015.
Guest speakers include representatives from YWCA Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre and ACTEW AGL.
The meeting will commence at 7.30pm in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
New members [...]
[ 14 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; 16 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Do you love living in Tuggeranong?
Are there things you would like to see improved?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.
Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]
[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!
Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]
[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court).
Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body workout using the equipment at [...]