Events (3180 Stories)

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015

[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street
When:  Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]

Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

By 4 May 2015

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.

Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]

A Passion for Peace festival

By 30 April 2015
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[ 27 April 2015 6:00 pm to 2 May 2015 6:00 pm. ] Chorus of Women is presenting a five-day Festival for Peace featuring music, public forums, conversations, a one-day workshop hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the theme ‘Women’s Power to Stop War, storytelling for children, schools events, displays and more.

The festival is inspired by over 1200 women from 12 warring [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting, 5 May 2015

By 30 April 2015

[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:

Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]

Start playing blues harmonica

By 29 April 2015

[ 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’ [...]

Keller Sessions presents Leo Joseph – Sat 9 May at 7 pm

By 28 April 2015
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[ 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 – [...]

Superhero-themed dance party

By 28 April 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

By 27 April 2015
griffith street party

[ 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 [...]

Tommy Balogh’s Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

By 27 April 2015
he Three Disciples by Tommy Balogh, photo by Cole Bennetts

[ 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 [...]

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra


[ 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, [...]

The Crucible at Theatre 3

By 23 April 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

By 23 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

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[ 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 [...]

Have your say on the ACT Arts Policy Framework

By 22 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Help break a Guinness World Record!

By 20 April 2015
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2015

[ 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 [...]

Pain in the brain: the overlap between physical, social and empathy for pain

By 20 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

Small is Beautiful documentary screening

By 20 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

Upcoming events at Ginninderra Falls

By 19 April 2015

[ 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
From 9:00am
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
From 7:30pm
The Ginninderra Falls Association will give a [...]

Calling budding performers for holiday theatre program!

By 18 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery this weekend

By 17 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

Yellow Food Van fundraiser at Cheeky Chicken Childcare

By 17 April 2015

[ 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 [...] teaching ACT high schoolers to code


[ 17 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

Howdy Rioters.

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 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015

[ 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?

Sports/outdoor activities

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 [...]

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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[ 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, [...]

SciNight – X-rated science for adults

Questacon SciNight

[ 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. [...]

Guided tour of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories

By 13 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

Australian Heritage Week events in the ACT


[ 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 [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (11th and 12th April)


[ 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 [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

By 9 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th April 2015

By 9 April 2015

[ 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!

Sports/outdoor activities 

Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]

Keller Sessions presents Shane Pacey Trio Saturday 11 April at 8 pm

By 8 April 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council meeting tonight

By 7 April 2015

[ 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 [...]

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