[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] “The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).
Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]
[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since.
Michael has won several comedy competitions such as the TREV Campus Comedy Competition, (an annual event which searches for the funniest university student), and the Melbourne Comedy [...]
[ 3 October 2015 to 5 October 2015. ] This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka’s freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the fifth annual Living Green Festival and escaping the heat for a while at Canberra Botanical’s art exhibition.
Reminder! Daylight Savings starts this Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks!
Open Day at the Embassy [...]
[ 10 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Join us at the Academy as we explore our new public lecture series ‘Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact’
Our monthly talks will discuss the ways in which popular culture has often fuelled real life scientific discoveries.
This month Professor Andrew White will discuss quantum computing and his current research which aims to explore and exploit the full [...]
[ 13 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Do you like living in the catchment of Theodore, Calwell, Chisholm, Isabella Plains, Richardson and Gilmore?
As a community we need to move forward and build the kind of place we call home. There is no doubt our suburbs need more attention in the way of community facilities-swimming pools, sports fields, indoor sport centres, environment, local [...]
[ 16 October 2015 5:00 pm to 17 October 2015 7:00 am. ] 289 Canberra children will not have a safe and secure place to sleep tonight. Is this the Canberra we want to live in?
Last year over 700 people registered for the Canberra Community Sleepout, raising over $106,000 for homelessness services. This year, the Sleepout is aiming for 1,000 Canberrans sleeping out. Will you to take a stand?
You can [...]
[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]
On 11 October people around the country will be rallying to oppose the horrors of detention on Manus Island and Nauru, the physical and sexual abuse of men, women and children that has occurred there, the silencing of doctors and other workers from speaking out about this abuse, and the shameful bipartisan support for cruelty [...]
[ 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Hailing from the Blue Mountains, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, sitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match.
Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate do-it-yourself musician – [...]
[ 15 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 15 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre (NZ) presents a world premiere production for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Celebrations.
[ 2 October 2015 at 8:45 am; ]
The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Chess Challenge 9 on Friday, 2nd October 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.
The Canberra Chess Challenge 8 in July this year, attracted 53 [...]
[ 25 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Australian of the Year 2015 Rosie Batty reveals the grief, passion and purpose uncovered in her heartfelt memoir, A Mother’s Story.
In February 2014, her eleven-year-old son, Luke, was brutally murdered by his father, who was then shot dead by police. Since that event, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence.
In association with HarperCollins
[ 11 October 2015 to 17 October 2015. ]
Earth Science Week is taking place from 11 to 17 October 2015. This annual celebration promotes the importance and relevance of the geosciences to society.
There are many ways you can take part!
Join a behind the scenes tour of Geoscience Australia – 12-16 October
Take the Online Earth Science Quiz – coming soon
Host your own Earth Science [...]
[ 25 September 2015 at 9:30 am; ]
Ladies, tomorrow is Bright Pink Lipstick Day. It’s a day to have a little fun with our lippy to show support for the Pink Hope organisation.
Pink Hope was established in response to a lack of information, guidance and emotional support for women and their families at risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Pink Hope Founder Krystal [...]
[ 26 September 2015 to 27 September 2015. ] This long weekend’s highlights include Floriade Nightfest, a Harry Potter trivia night and an open day at Government House. As always, let us know your plans in the comments below.
1. Floriade Nightfest
Let’s hope for warmer nights this weekend, as NightFest at Floriade runs until Sunday evening. Go on a journey of discovery with spectacular lighting [...]
[ 10 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Carers ACT will be celebrating the contribution unpaid carers make with local The Voice contestant Amber Nichols heading its Canberra Cares event.
The free event, to be held 10am-3pm Sunday October 10, launches this year’s ACT Carers Week.
Canberra Cares will feature live music, local performers, great food, family fun, handmade markets, a community information expo, and [...]
[ 9 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Nestled in the heart of Canberra’s central musical institution, En Plein Air is a celebration of art and the outdoors set to a soundtrack of our most talented young performers. For one night, the School of Music courtyard will be transformed into a hive of entertainment with live projections, food vendors and wall-to-wall live music.
[ 26 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Be transported back to the roaring swing era with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra!
The CSO’s upcoming concert on 26 September, Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood, promises the familiar music we love, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and of course Glenn Miller’s, In the Mood.
With the largest [...]
[ 14 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ]
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) has announced its 2015 program for the Canberra leg of the national festival, opening 14 October at Capitol Cinemas Manuka, and bringing the finest of Japanese culture to the silver screens of Australia.
Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation in Sydney, the Festival’s Canberra program will feature an eclectic line up of [...]
[ 26 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Flip Out in Hume is hosting a fundraising event to support a local family affected by autism this Saturday 26 September.
Tickets cost $14 and include 90mins of trampolining. Parents can have a bounce or take a break while the kids burn some energy. There are smaller trampolines for younger children, and a giant foam pit [...]
[ 19 September 2015 9:00 am to 28 September 2015 4:30 pm. ]
For a brief few days, the public can experience the charm of native Dendrobium orchids as the Australian National Botanic Gardens is opening its Research Glasshouse to visitors.
Usually open only to researchers, the Gardens’ Research Glasshouse is currently consumed with the fragrance and colour of hundreds of cool temperate orchids.
The prolifically flowering Dendrobium speciosum plants [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Conder, Holt, Dunlop, Florey, Queanbeyan, Karabar, Garran, Bruce, Kambah, Weston, Hackett, Palmerston, Dickson, Wanniassa, Watson, Torrens and Lyneham. Happy Friday!
Saturday 19 September
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 12pm
Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. New items are added every month with [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Raise funds and awareness to help improve outcomes of people living with melanoma at the Melanoma March Canberra this Sunday 20 September.
Melanoma March Canberra will commence from the end of Pescott Lane in Weston Park near the mini train car park. The walk will be a lovely 4km (approx) walk following the path around Weston [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy legend Bob Franklin comes to Canberra to headline Uni Pub Comedy.Star of Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking show and appearing in loads of TV shows and movies, Bob will bring his laconic comedy and poetry to Canberra in September.
When: 8pm Friday 18 September 2015 (doors open at 7:30pm)
Where: Uni Pub – London Circuit – Level [...]
[ 9 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
After the huge success of their inaugural concert in August, the Canberra Wind Symphony returns to the stage in October for their second installment for 2015.
Join this stunning wind orchestra – the freshest contributor to the international wind music conversation – for an evening of musical magic with compositions by James Barnes, Eric Whitacre, Philip [...]
[ 19 September 2015 to 20 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Floriade, 50 years of the ANU School of Music, the Lifeline Canberra bookfair and a Scrabble competition. What are your plans?
1. Co-lab: Science meets street art at Westside
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday from 10am to 6pm to see what happens when science meets street art. Co-lab is a creative collaboration between [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
Lovers of art and the great outdoors are getting the chance to experience both at the same time with the artist-in-residence open day at Namadgi National Park this Saturday 19 September 2015.
“The open day event will give members of the public a chance to meet Craft ACT’s 2015 artists-in-residence for an insight into their art [...]
[ 17 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America rarely heard in Australia.
As a soloist and collaborative artist Victor Valdes has performed with Tlen Huicani, Placido Domingo, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Maya Jupiter, The Wiggles and Jimmy Barnes.
Now based in Sydney, [...]
[ 19 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday to see what happens when science meets street art.
Co-Lab is a creative collaboration between Canberran street artists and early career scientists.
Five local street artists have paired up with five PhD Science students from ANU to take inspiration from their research, discoveries and concepts integral to their field.
From this collaboration street [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Recycling, repurposing and going green will be top of mind at the Old Bus Depot Markets’ Green Savvy Sunday on 20 September 2015.
From the media release:
Any time is a good time to look at how you can bring a little more green into your life. And September is the time of year that Canberra’s favourite [...]
[ 1 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
The Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition highlights the dynamic world of contemporary artists’ book practice, with contributing artists from over 16 countries who attempt to reconfigure and reignite our relationship with the book.
This exhibition intimately catalogues a perspective of individual life experience exploring various structures and content, with curator Robyn Foster inviting us to contemplate our evanescent relationship with books at [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us at Exhibition Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIGGEST ever Lifeline Canberra Bookfair! With over 120 tonnes of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, puzzles, games and more – there’s something for everyone.
Our full range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also [...]
[ 5 December 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
After Canberra Comedy Festival made over 9000 Canberrans laugh in 2015, it will return for its fourth year in March 2016 – but the organisers couldn’t quite wait that long, so they are revealing their massive 2016 line-up with an enormous Christmas show this December.
A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas will see some of the [...]