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Design Canberra: Canberra Glassworks open studios

By 15 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] Date: 21 and 22 November
Time: Tours will run on the hour, every hour, between 10am – 2pm

Meet Canberra Glassworks studio artists, see their works in progress and ask questions in these special intimate tours, developed as part of Design Canberra.

Artists featured include:

Emilie Patteson
Christine Atkins
Brian Corr
Madeleine Dornan
Marina Hanser
Deb Jurss

Bookings are essential.
contactus@canberraglassworks.com
(02) 6260 7005.

Author Talk with Michael Leunig

By 15 November 2015

[ 22 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Join much-loved Australian artist Michael Leunig as he discusses his new collection, The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off. The companion volume to his best-selling The Essential Leunig, The Wayward Leunig showcases 400 cartoons selected from five decades of work. This new collection is as wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful as the first.
In association with Penguin Random [...]

Limited screening of Michael Ware’s “Only the Dead” documentary in Canberra

By 15 November 2015
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[ 14 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

There will be a limited screening of Michael Ware’s documentary “Only the Dead” on Monday, 14th December at 7pm at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre.

Please book your tickets:

https://fan-force.com/screenings/only-the-dead-dendy-cinemas-canberra-city-act/

Michael Ware was a journalist for CNN and Time Magazine during the Iraq War and was not only one of the embedded journalists on the US [...]

Pasko sa Canberra – Philippine Festival

By 15 November 2015

[ 6 December 2015; ] Pasko sa Canberra, an explosion of Philippine food, music, dance, culture and craft will once again take place in the beautiful grounds of the Philippine Embassy in Yarralumla this December.
The one-day Christmas festival is hosted by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT (FCCACT), in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy.
The festival highlighted the best of [...]

Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015

By 14 November 2015

[ 29 November 2015; ] The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015 on Sunday, 29th November at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game.

When:  Sunday, 29th November 2015
Time:    
8:45 am   [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring El Jaguar

By 13 November 2015

[ 18 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]  

El Jaguar is returning to Canberra after his sell out show at the Civic Pub.
Join former WWF masked Mexican wrestler El Jaguar for a high energy, highly interactive evening of spontaneous fiesta making.
“A rip roaring show of immense proportions” – theatreview
Night will be hosted by Emo Parsonson with supports Tom Gibson, Nick Smith and Tim [...]

Friday Night Live- Lachy Doley Group

By 13 November 2015
Lachy Doley

[ 20 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Keller Sessions presents Blues Odyssey

By 13 November 2015
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[ 14 November 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

You may have seen these two singers crooning around Canberra in various outfits. Now, for the first time, Tara Louise and Justin Hoffman unite with stripped-back vocals and guitar as part of the Harmonie German Club’s ‘Keller Sessions’. Take a blues and soul journey, and enjoy some very special duets prepared especially for the occasion. [...]

Seminar: Xavier Herbert

By 13 November 2015

[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]

Modern Love by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan

By 13 November 2015

[ 17 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Hear Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan discuss Modern Love, an intimate biography of the unconventional marriage of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed. The book also explores the Reeds’ relationships with some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur [...]

Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks

By 13 November 2015

[ 16 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and foreign correspondent Geraldine Brooks talk about her latest novel, The Secret Chord, in which she traces King David’s journey from obscurity to fame.
In association with Hachette Australia
When: Monday 16 NovemberTime: 6pmWhere: Theatre, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)More info: https://www.nla.gov.au/node/8377

Garage Sales on this weekend (14 and 15 November 2015)

By 13 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]

Welcome to our weekly round-up of (selected) garage sales on across the Capital Region this weekend. The ones listed here are all on Saturday; however, over at allclassifieds, there is a complete list that just might have a couple on Sunday.

7 Burrai Place, Ngunnawal
9am-2pm
This sale has something for everyone, and everything must go. Items include: [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (13, 14 and 15 November 2015)

By 12 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 November 2015 to 16 November 2015. ] The silly season starts this weekend with 15 things to do in Canberra. Firstly, it’s a weekend of finales: many of the cultural institutions are showcasing exhibitions for the last time this weekend. The most unusual event this weekend is Canberra’s first Cat Film Festival, which the RSPCA is running to help raise funds for [...]

Christmas Vintage Market & Ball: Old Blue Eyes meets the Queen of Jazz

By 12 November 2015
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[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.

Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]

Block to the Future – Canberra Roller Derby League Grand Final

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!

It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!

In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]

Curtin celebrates living memories

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 at 3:30 pm; ] This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, [...]

Lest We Forget: Canberra Wind Symphony on Remembrance Day

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this performance in the evocative setting of the Warrior’s Chapel, in the Church of St Andrew Forrest.

Be transported to the battlefield in The Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings.

This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, supporting [...]

Canberra’s First Cat Film Festival is Here!

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Come along to the Old Bus Depot building in Kingston for a night of spooktacular fun.

Love cats? Why not visit the cattoo parlour, bring a picture of your cat and have artist perform a quick sketch, get your face painted, and watch funny felines on the big screen.

Get your paws into the fun and book [...]

Weetangera Primary School Fete Sun 08 Nov 15

By 8 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:

BBQ
Books
Toys
Icecream
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!

We would love [...]

That’s not glass!

By 6 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Studio Showing – Katherine Clark, Jeweller
Date: Saturday 21 November
Time: 2pm

Join Canberra Glassworks and explore what the historic Kingston Power House means to jeweller Katherine Clark, who has been a That’s not glass! resident artist.

Born and raised in Italy, Katherine currently calls Canberra home. This event will display her beautiful jewellery selection, inspired by the architectural [...]

Five things you must do at Beer Day Out

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.

1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]

Barbershop is more than a Shave and a Haircut!

By 6 November 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra’s premiere male barbershop chorus, the Canberra Chordsmen, are presenting “A Very Merry Concert” on the 5th of December at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest. Off the back of a very successful performance at the national Barbershop Harmony Australia Convention, receiving the highest score in our club history and the most improved chorus award, the [...]

Remembrance Day at the National Archives

By 6 November 2015

[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am

Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]

Friday Night Live with Mitch Grainger

By 6 November 2015
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[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.

Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (7 and 8 November 2015)

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]

It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.

SATURDAY

8 Oleander Court, Higgins
9am-2pm
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]

Friday Night Live with Beats Workin’

By 6 November 2015
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[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.

The band rarely plays 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), [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (7 and 8 November 2015)

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the multitude of beer available at the venues and events for Beer Week, the French twist that comes with Telopea Park School’s Le Grande Fete, and the Jewel of Old Bus Depot which transforms the markets on Sunday into a jewellery-lover’s heaven.

ALL WEEKEND

Beer Week
Beer Week continues across the weekend, with a [...]

Schnitz & Giggles – Weekly comedy improvisation shows starting this Wednesday

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).

You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here http://www.schnitzandgiggles.com.au/tickets

This show we have a special treat for you!

Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]

Comedy Club @ The Civic Pub 4 November

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 4 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

November Comedy Club at The Civic Pub features a huge line-up of acts including Jay Sullivan and interstate guests Dane Simpson, Ray Badran, Sam Campbell and John Cruickshank.

When: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: Kicks off at 8pm with doors opening at 7:30pm
Where: The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street Braddon

Tickets are $15 booked here or $20 on [...]

A Shot & A Beer with Alice Fraser

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A Shot & A Beer is back on 12 November with the international sensation Alice Fraser. Alice is just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing her critically acclaimed solo show Savage. As if you need more convincing, Alice has performed sold out solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra [...]

Percussion queen set to dazzle at Llewellyn

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Claire Edwardes

[ 4 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; 5 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Get ready for a magic carpet ride! Claire Edwardes, the “Sorceress of Percussion”, joins the flamboyant conductor Nicholas Milton and his Canberra Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday and Thursday for the final concert of 2015, RACHMANINOV.

Chief conductor and artistic director Milton has put together a vibrant and varied program for the orchestra’s last outing this year.

Edwardes is an internationally [...]

The #VisitQueanbeyan Progressive Dinner Party

By 30 October 2015

[ 14 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Can I consider myself local if I have only lived in a place for 6 1/2 years? Some say maybe not.! BUT, I do love this place, Queanbeyan, that is my home town!

As with any town much of its goodness and uniqueness is hidden to outsiders. Canberra has always struggled with the very incorrect ‘boring [...]

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