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Latin American Film Festival in Australia

By 30 July 2015
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[ 20 August 2015 to 1 September 2015. ]

The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia.

This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 20 August until 1 September.

This year there will be 13 films screened, some of which are award winning pieces and feature some of the [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015
meerkats making art

[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre.

1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Yes, that’s a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium this [...]

LAST CHANCE! Twilight exhibition viewing – Revealing the Rothschild Prayerbook

By 29 July 2015
rothschild prayer book

[ 7 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring ‘the most expensive book in the world’ which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015.
After a busy week, relax with a glass of sparking wine and canapes  before joining Exhibition curator, Dr Susannah Helman as she introduces an exclusive viewing of the Revealing  the Rothschild [...]

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer.

Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated millions of people across five continents. Now Quidam has embarked on a new journey, with the same spell-binding production being performed in arenas around the world.

Young Zoé is bored. Her parents ignore [...]

National Library of Australia lecture: Buk bilong Pikinini

By 28 July 2015
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[ 31 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of reading and learning.

Since 2007, Buk bilong Pikinini has set up 17 children’s libraries across Papua New Guinea with many more to come. Join Anne-Sophie Hermann, [...]

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September.
From the media release:

The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents The Crossbones

By 27 July 2015
crossbones

[ 31 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Friday Night Live with The Crossbones

The Crossbones’ power trio (George Jakovceski – Guitars and Vocals, Frank Piccolo – Drums and Backing Vocals, James Newhouse – Upright Bass and Backing Vocals) combines scorching Gretsch Guitars, pounding upright bass and pedal to the metal drums, to unleash their own brand of rockabilly, psychobilly, [...]

The Dollop Podcast – Live in Canberra

By 26 July 2015

[ 25 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
That’s right Canberra. From the gentlemen who brought you up to speed on Oofty Goofty, The Dollop is coming for a live podcast. One of the must-listen podcasts is touring Australia and they have managed to squeeze in a visit to Canberra.
In case you don’t know, The Dollop is a weekly podcast hosted by Dave [...]

Canberra Brick Expo

By 25 July 2015
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[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ]

Brick Expo is an annual event held in Canberra that exhibits LEGO creations. Amazing builds have been exhibited over the previous four Brick Expos and this year will be the biggest yet.

Exhibitors travel from all over Australia to display cool and unique creations made from our favourite Danish plastic bricks.

This event will sell out in [...]

Woden Seniors’ second BIG book fair

By 24 July 2015
woden big book fair 2015

[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates

Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.

A huge range of quality [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th July 2015)

By 24 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!

Saturday 25 July

60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.

Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.

24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians

By 23 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians celebrates the silent contribution of the modern refugee through an investigation of hidden Australian Swing-era history.

WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (25 and 26 July 2015)

By 23 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] This weekend: The GWS Giants return to Canberra for their third match at Manuka Oval this season, Mount Stromlo hosts a public observatory night and the Embassy of Brazil invites you to celebrate an evening of Brazilian food and dancing. 

What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Blazing Boots

By 22 July 2015

[ 24 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more.

When: Friday 24 July 2015
Time: 8pm
Where: Harmonie [...]

Camp Quality ACT Dine at Mine launch

By 22 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]

Canberra zombie film premiere

By 22 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

Three Australian tradies get trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of the zombie apocalypse, and they’re running out of beer!
What a premise.
Me and My Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a Canberra-made feature film. Your first chance to see it in Canberra is at Dendy Cinemas on Saturday 25 July 2015.
Here’s a bit [...]

Fundraising dinner for Everest region guides at The Hungry Buddha

By 21 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

At the end of this month, Nepalese restaurant The Hungry Buddha will celebrate its fourth birthday. 

To mark the occasion, owners Lachhu Thapa and Ben Richardson are hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday 31 July 2015. All revenue collected from the restaurant on this night will go towards supporting porters and guides doing it tough as a [...]

Comedy Club @ the Civic Pub featuring Laura Davis

By 20 July 2015
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[ 5 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Laura Davis presents her award winning show, Ghost Machine.

Winner of the prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine is a truly unique experience for comedy lovers.

Described by critics as being ‘phenomenal’, ‘bold and extraordinary’, as well as ‘fiercely funny’, and ‘totally hilarious’, GHOST MACHINE [...]

Chris Harland Blues Band hosts jam

By 18 July 2015

[ 19 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The simplest formula. The maximum impact. The Chris Harland Blues Band has the command and the precision to nail every number it plays. UK guitarist Chris Harland brought to Oz the tradition of British-made Electric Blues, the authentic riff-driven Chicago sound, a high-voltage heritage of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Green.

Together [...]

Pug Life Canberra

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 18 July 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

It’s tough to be a pug. Incessant snoring, wrinkled face with bulging eyes and a short, stocky frame….. sounds like your perfect mate, right? These traits might seem unappealing when looking for someone to settle down with – but for a pug this makes them perfect in every way!

Pugs are great pets for families and single [...]

You could win a $500 bar tab at this trivia night

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Superheroes of trivia and lovers of a great night out can come try their hand the Superfun Trivia Night hosted by Varsity Derby League on Thursday 30 July, 7 pm at The Duxton, O’Connor.

Varsity Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is hosting a superhero-themed night of “Superfun” trivia with plenty of chances [...]

North Canberra Community Council General Meeting 21 July 2015

By 17 July 2015

[ 21 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Our next meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on 21 July, at the Majura Function Room, Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson.
Our guest presenters will be Labor MLA for Molonglo Meegan Fitzharris, and the Asbestos Response Task Force.
We have asked Ms Fitzharris to respond to the following questions:

In relation to the governments publication Engaging Canberrans – [...]

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?

By 17 July 2015
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[ 20 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.
The next session [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th July 2015)

By 17 July 2015
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weston Creek, Red Hill, Florey, Richardson, Forrest and Garran. Happy Friday!

Saturday 18 July

2 Edman Close Florey
6.30am to 12pm
Kitchen items, homewares, furniture, coffee tables, books, fridge, treadmill, rowing machine, clothing, handbags and more.

196 Monaro Crescent Red Hill
7am to 3pm
Moving sale. All items must go. Furniture and general household goods.

45 Curlewis [...]

Friday night live – PJ O’Brien Band

By 16 July 2015
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[ 17 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

Space Party, the Feldons and the Kingstons at the Polish Club

By 16 July 2015
the wild and the reckless

[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

After a self imposed hiatus modsters The Feldons will be returning to the stage in the company of surf punk kings Space Party and ska/ reggae aficionados The Kingstons for a night of danceable original music that is guaranteed to blow away your winter blues.

When: Friday 31 July 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Where: The Polish White Eagle Club, [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (18 and 19 July 2015)

By 16 July 2015
fruit fly circus circus under my bed canberra theatre centre

[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the rescheduled World Curry Festival, a CBR Brave home game and a free screening of Paper Planes at the National Portrait Gallery.

What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Flying Fruit Circus presents Circus Under My Bed
Circus Under My Bed follows a young girl’s big imagination, discovering a [...]

Seminar: How to beat the cheat

By 15 July 2015
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[ 16 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Would you like to learn how to take control of your life through diet?

Nutrivolve and Legacy Apparel are hosting an interactive nutrition course on Sunday 16 August at Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Presented by Kyle Webber, this seminar will cover topics including managing stress through diet, improving self control and how to grow your willpower.

When: Sunday [...]

Comedy Club @ the Civic Pub presents Jacques Barrett – The Confident Profiler

By 13 July 2015
Jacques

[ 15 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

After 10 years of bartending and 12 years of stand-up (some overlap) Jacques has weaponised his ability to sum people up on sight.

His policy? Always judge a book by its cover; that’s the whole point of a cover…

We all have decent intuition when we meet new people but Jacques wants to go deeper.

Teaching you how [...]

Where is the King of Swing? Canberräng 2015 Dance Festival

By 13 July 2015

[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; 1 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 1 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Canberräng, the capital city’s annual festival of swing dancing, is returning bigger and better than ever in 2015 – more bands, more dancing and more excitement!

Over four nights from 30 July to 2 August, Canberräng attracts dancers from across Australia and abroad. Along with social swing dancing, Canberräng features local and interstate musicians, performances, balls and more, [...]

Free spirit exhibition opening

By 11 July 2015
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[ 18 July 2015 at 2:30 pm; ]

Antoinette Karsten’s Free Spirit exhibition will officially open on Saturday 18 July at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Free Spirit is a mixed media celebration of life joys through the eyes of Lulu – the main character in this collection.

Lulu is a whimsical little figure dedicated to making the world a happier place.

She can be lighthearted and soulful, [...]

World Curry Festival postponed

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
world curry festival

Bad news for curry fans! This weekend’s World Curry Festival in the City has been postponed due to bad weather.
Organisers say the event is likely to run on July 18 and 19 2015. We’ll keep you updated as we know more.
 

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