[ 13 June 2014 at 7:30 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 [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; 1 June 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
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 [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 3 June 2014 at 7:30 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 [...]
[ 6 July 2014 at 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.
[ 30 May 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 28 May 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 6:00 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 http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.
Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
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
[ 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 [...]
[ 5 June 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 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) [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 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
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, ACTON
[ 29 May 2014 at 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 [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] Conservation Council World Environment Day Dinner 2014
Imagine a spectacular setting, sipping a glass of champagne overlooking a sunset panoramic view of Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond, enjoying a delicious gourmet meal while calming strings play in the background.
The Conservation Council ACT Region annual fundraising World Environment Day Dinner will be held at the beautifully scenic Arboretum [...]
[ 18 May 2014; ]
It’s time again for Canberra’s canine community to come together and raise funds for RSPCA ACT.
The Million Paws Walk is Canberra’s premiere pet event where animal-lovers can mingle, chat and celebrate their furry friendships. It is a great day of family-friendly fun designed to entertain, inform and educate the community about important animal welfare issues.
[ 16 May 2014 at 12:30 pm; ] Lisa Richards, Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the inner and outer world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after a very extended stint in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville [...]
[ 8 August 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Finally, after a long break between heats the DMC World DJ Championships are set return to Canberra in 2014!
Not since Buick made history with his third state title in 2008 have our local DJ’s had a chance to rep the A.C.T and earn their stripes on the national DMC stage.
DJ’s it’s time get your [...]
[ 16 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. 21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014. ]
From the 16th to the 24th of May, a cast of extremely talented students at the ANU will be performing the musical Spamalot at the ANU Arts Centre. Brought to life by the student society ANU Interhall Musical Productions, who have previously performed CATS (2013) and Chicago (2011), Spamalot has been an exciting opportunity for [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]
[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.
The Square comes direct [...]
[ 21 May 2014 at 4:30 pm; 24 May 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school. I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use. Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:
[ 10 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ]
The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
[ 22 May 2014; ]
The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.
When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]
[ 3 May 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
[ 11 May 2014; ] I heard once that Canberra has one of the highest participation rates for recreational running. I don’t know if that’s true but those of us who do lace on our sneakers for regular runs will already know about the Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
It’s a fund raiser for breast cancer research (you’ll see lots of [...]
[ 4 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.
On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!
Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]
[ 24 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.
Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.
Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]
[ 30 May 2014 7:30 pm to 1 June 2014 4:00 pm. ] Huge art exhibition and sale…
The annual Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale will run from 30 May – 1 June 2014. Now in its 30th year, this hugely successful exhibition showcases hundreds of creative works across a variety of mediums. Discover and buy quality artwork by talented local and regional artists. Choose from paintings, photographs, [...]