[ 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. [...]
Canberra will play host to a significant Chinese exhibition in early 2016, with the National Library of Australia partnering with China’s largest library.
Qing: Life in China, 1644 – 1911 will include architectural drawings for the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, as well as ancient manuscripts, maps and books.
In a media release, Chief Minister Andrew Barr [...]
[ 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 [...]
The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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!
Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 14 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; 16 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Do you love living in Tuggeranong?
Are there things you would like to see improved?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more [...]
For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.
Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]
Get in early to grab a bargain at these Canberra garage sales over the Easter long weekend. With only a few garage sales scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss your chance to find a secondhand special.
Saturday 4 April
3 Burnside Street Watson
8am to 1pm
Kitchen appliances, books, CDs, clothing, technology equipment, some furniture and miscellaneous goods.
[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!
Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]
The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend.
Operation Blackhawk follows the theme of mud filled obstacle courses made popular by events such as Tough Mudder.
I did the course on Saturday morning – happy that it dawned a spectacular sunny [...]
[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court).
Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body workout using the equipment at [...]
[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.
Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]
When I think of hen’s nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to make the first two activities seem slightly more appealing).
My previous hen’s night adventures had left me unprepared for last weekend, when I was invited [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!
The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.
It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.
5 Kiddle Cres Richardson
7am to 3pm
A massive clear out with three households. everything from kitchen appliances, toys, clothing, kids toys, baby gear and so much more. PLEASE NO PRE 7AM EARLY BIRDS.
26 Kavel [...]
[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm
Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weather permitting, a guided walk for about an hour.
The floodplain and the people have shaped each other across 20,000 years, from Aboriginal settlement through colonial times, establishment [...]
How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more).
Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR [...]
[ 25 October 2015; ]
Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.
With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]
[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.
“This album’s been a long [...]
One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership.
The cosy venue in the Melbourne Building has undergone many machinations throughout the past three decades. From its slow transformation from a bookshop to an arts hub, it has always catered for [...]
[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]
Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.
Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this Saturday (28 March) between 5pm and 7pm .
There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.
The theme is Crazy hair and there will be prizes for the best and most craziest hair on the night.
For more details go to CPCYC [...]
[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; 16 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back with another jam packed season! The 2015 season will be back to our tried and tested year long season of single headers, kicking off in March with a rematch of last year’s grand final.
The 2015 opener will see the [...]
[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.
The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.
You are invited to come along on: