In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon successfully established a relationship with hyperactive introverts around the world, connecting through its protagonist, Hiccup.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives four years later eager to reconnect with their previous audience – who in their early/mid teens now respond to their more physical form rather than the inevitable [...]
[ 16 July 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.
We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]
I got to Transit just in time to see Jimmy Pike, Aussie hip-hop artist, pacing between the bar and the stage, occasionally stopping to put his hood up, then back down, then up again.
The anticipation was starting to rise as it got closer to Jimmy’s set time, and I was keenly interested to see where [...]
There’s a TV show premiering this Sunday night that I’m not looking forward to. In fact, I will do everything in my power to avoid it. It’s The Voice Kids.
Yes, I get that some of these pipsqueaks are probably somewhat talented, but I’m still not interested. Who among us are? I can’t imagine. Hopefully my [...]
Get ready for a feast of truffles, entertainment and celebrity chefs. This year’s Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow, 21 June.
Over 60 participating venues will be celebrating the local Black Truffle harvest with events ranging from gourmet degustation dinners, casual dishes at cafes and patisseries, wine and beer tastings, cooking classes and truffle hunts.
Suddenly another weekend is upon us – rejoice! Here are a few things we’re aware of going on around town this weekend. Anything you’d like to add?
Baby & Kids Market
Saturday 21st June 9am-12noon
Exhibition Park, Mitchell
Why buy kids stuff new when you can get pre loved goods at bargain prices?
Skate in the City
Until 20th [...]
During 1972 and 1978, I worked at the School of Music, and for the most part directly to the founding Director, Ernest Llewellyn CBE. He told me that the School was founded on the Julliard model, that is, to turn out degree qualified musicians of high quality who were also world quality platform musicians and [...]
We usually have our reviews written within 24 hours of our dining experience. It’s now day 4 since our Dumpling Inn experience and none of us are fighting to get to the laptop.
On Saturday we checked out Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn, Jamison. We thought we would wade into the debate on where to [...]
Fresh off its midnight screening in Cannes, The Rover, is a psychological crime drama that leads us into a world of random encounters while engulfing us in the minds of the star actors.
This futuristic western is set ten years after the global economy has collapsed. The rich mineral resources of Australia now attract outsiders, and [...]
Canberra writers are encouraged to nominate their works for the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
The $10,000 prize is open to ACT writers who have had a contemporary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry published in the 2013 calendar year.
“The ACT is home to many excellent [...]
[ 22 June 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Have decided to try the National Arboretum again (3rd time lucky!). As you may remember the first time there were fee issues (all resolved) and the second time it poured rain!
So this time I hope we are lucky. The grounds are open until 5.30pm so I am suggesting 3-5pm to get the last [...]
Canberra’s newest casual eatery, Dessert Castle, opens its doors to the public today.
The owners have spent the better part of a year creating a themed venue that lives up to its regal namesake, with stone walls, chandeliers, creeping ivy and an archway leading into the seating area.
The menu is extensive; with co-founder Chuan Wong explaining [...]
“In little room confining mighty men” – Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Henry V (helmed by Damien Ryan as director) presents us with a classroom of energetic students performing the play to each other and challenges us to engage our imaginations to make the play come to life. As the Chorus (presented here as the [...]
[ 28 June 2014; 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.
In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]
Rejoice – the weekend is nearly upon us once again (the short week has helped to speed this along). Here are a couple of our picks for the weekend. Add your thoughts below.
Sunday 15th June
Kids in the Shed
Old Bus Depot Markets
“Find your inner child or just enjoy this family day out for children, [...]
News is in! The National Portrait Gallery were triumphant over New Zealand’s Otago Museum and are now into the third round of the international Museum Dance-off. The NPG, who are the only Australian entrant, took Trans-Tasman glory last week thanks to your support, and finished the day with 65% of total votes. Today, the NPG [...]
[ 15 June 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.
Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!
COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]
Katy Gallagher will join the other ACT Government ministers at 7pm tonight for the seventh annual ACT Virtual Community Cabinet.
Otherwise known as ‘Twitter Cabinet’, the ministers will gather in the cabinet room to answer real time questions from members of the community about what issues are important to them.
Use #actvcc to join or follow [...]
[ 13 June 2014; 8:00 pm; ]
Fresh Off Da Blane is the latest from the Laughing Samoans comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai. If you enjoyed the Flight of the Concords, this New Zealand duo are sure to push your buttons.
Favourite characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam will appear once again in this show for the whole [...]
The fashion of films adapting famous fairy tales is still going strong, albeit with very few really worthy productions of note. Fortunately, there are always exceptions, and Maleficent is one of them.
Based on the classic Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent starts with the line, “Tell you an old story and see how well you know it”. The film [...]
An extra day to enjoy the delights of Canberra this weekend, so here are a few things going on about town that we’re aware of. Event to note ‘Çreate a Lego Queen’- brilliant!
If you have anything to add, please include it in the comments.
Friday 6th June 7pm – Stargazing at Mt Stromlo Observatory
Friday 6th June [...]
[ 22 July 2014; 7:00 am to 8:45 am. ] The Gungahlin Community Council will be hosting a business breakfast on July 22nd from 7am -8.45am at the Kamberra Winery on Northborne Avenue.
The theme for this breakfast is ‘Enhancing Business Opportunities in Gungahlin’ with guest speakers Mr. Jeremy Hanson M.L.A and Chris Faulks from Canberra Business Council. This is the second breakfast to be hosted [...]
I was greeted at the National Film and Sound Archive by the alluring colours, illuminating the face of the building. Light chatter echoed around the marvellous entrance as the typical artsy crowd shuffled in.
Short Seasons film festival produced by ScreenACT, showcased the work of our talented local filmmakers.
Short Seasons powered off with a cleverly crafted [...]
For today’s cheap eats I thought I’d go and check out the newly opened PappaRich in the Canberra centre.
Now if you haven’t been to a PappaRich before (there are a few in Melbourne and other states) then you wouldn’t know about their bizarre ordering system. You are firstly seated at a table (one I felt [...]
Some people get into politics because they want to change the world. And some people are just in it for the cake. Seriously, where’s the cake? What kind of party is this without any cake?
Tom Basden’s “Party” (directed by Daniel McCusker) delighted an audience at Smith’s last night with a genuinely funny script performed with [...]
[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]
The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.
The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]
Something a lot of Australian music buffs appreciate is the inclusion of that distinct sound of an Aussie accent partnered with seriously noteworthy musical talent. Dylan Hekimain has found a way to highlight both of these in his three track EP ‘The Ocean EP’.
Dylan’s, ‘The Ocean EP’ embodies Australian music with bold percussion, dramatic [...]
[ 13 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 10:00 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 [...]