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Environmental Film Festival Australia comes to Canberra

By 8 September 2015
environmental film festival

[ 11 September 2015 6:00 pm to 13 September 2015 9:00 pm. ]

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is a not-for-profit annual film festival dedicated to informing, engaging and inspiring Australians on environment issues through the wonderful medium of film.

The festival has been running for five years but this year it’s coming to Canberra for the first time!

There are three days of films covering a diverse range of topics [...]

The Dinner Party – new theatre at The Front in October

By 8 September 2015
the dinner party

[ 7 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 14 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra audiences are cordially invited this October to enjoy a soiree of extreme silliness. Guests are implored to come in, enjoy a drink and be a fly on the wall as the hosts prepare to drop a bombshell on their guests. Will desires, singledom and petty grudges overshadow their big news?

The Front Café & Gallery [...]

Friday night live with Isaiah B Brunt

By 7 September 2015
Isaiah B Brunt

[ 25 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

For decades Isaiah B Brunt has been a top Aussie production guy and studio owner who’s worked with Julio Iglesias orchestra, hosted the Goo Goo Dolls and rehearsed American Idol’s Randy Jackson and his band for their Australian touring.

Not only has Isaiah been behind the board for globally upper echelon bands, he’s been a go-to [...]

Duffy Primary School and community fete

By 4 September 2015

[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Join us as we travel ‘Around the World’ in one day! Fun, games and refreshments – a great family day out.

Activities include Reptiles Inc, second hand books, SES and fire brigade displays, cultural dance performances, face painting and tattoos, plant stall, putt putt golf, jumping castle, lucky dip and badge making.

Special appearance by the Brumbies, [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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[ 5 September 2015 at 8:00 am; 6 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in O’Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday!

Saturday 5 September

7 Atholbar Way Karabar
8am to 4pm
Bric a brac, toys, clothes, Ford ute, bike rack for car and more.

20 Boobialla Street O’Connor
8.30am to 3pm
Very large house, therefore very large garage sale. Pricing will be low as we must get rid of everything. [...]

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015
ghosts in the scheme

[ 5 September 2015 to 6 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father’s Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the public.

Have a good weekend, and happy Father’s Day!

1. Last chance to see Ghosts in the Scheme at Canberra Theatre Centre
In the 1950s Cooma played host to an extraordinary [...]

Friday Night Live – The Wayne Kelly Band

By 3 September 2015
Wayne Kelly

[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s always amazing watching Wayne Kelly play and his own enjoyment is infectious!

Wayne is a uniquely talented Australian jazz pianist and has been a professional musician for over 25 years. At 15 years of age Wayne performed in his first working club band ‘The Motivators’, which also featured his brother Gavin on drums. Since then [...]

Meet world cycle adventurer Jeremy Scott

By 2 September 2015

[ 7 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Meet Jeremy Scott at the launch of the Big Heart Appeal.
As a toddler, Jeremy Scott had a huge hole in his aorta valve that cruelly denied him the opportunity to live the life of a normal healthy child. At just four years of age Jeremy underwent Open Heart Surgery.
34 years later with practically no experience or [...]

Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show 2015

By 2 September 2015
bonsai show

[ 10 October 2015 at 9:00 am; 11 October 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will be held on the weekend of the 10th – 11th October 2015 at the Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill, ACT.

The display will feature beautiful bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia [...]

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys at Harmonie German Club

By 2 September 2015
Queen Juanita

[ 6 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Queen Juanita and the boys play to dancers – swing, rockabilly, rock and roll, zydeco two step. They have caused hips to shake across several states including the Illawarra, Cobargo, Snowy Mountains and ACT Multicultural Festivals, numerous clubs, pubs, weddings, parties and dance hall jamborees. Their live CD “Dancehall Jamboree” is out now!

Juanita Cucinotta – [...]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

By 1 September 2015
wind symphony performance

[ 4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Are you ready to be blown away?
If you like bad*ss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies… if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear 45 amazing musicians do an impersonation of a train…and if you’ve never been to a concert before, THIS IS THE CONCERT FOR YOU!
We [...]

MB Cup trivia night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?

By 1 September 2015
Michael Buhagiar trivia night

[ 18 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the suicide prevention in the Canberra community through the Michael Buhagiar Cup winter cricket competition.

We’ve raised over $20k in the last three years to support the Lifeline Canberra support services.

Five [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

By 31 August 2015
Groove Kings

[ 4 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Cassidy’s Ceili TONIGHT

By 28 August 2015
Cassidys Ceili 2

Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia:

Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle
Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday!
Saturday 29 August
12 Cruikshank Street
7am to 4pm
Wide range of household items.
20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan
8am to 11am
Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Will be cancelled if raining.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 12pm
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs, clothing, kitchenware, games, sports gear, linen, bags, baby [...]

Marisa Quigley with Ali Penney at the Keller Sessions

By 27 August 2015
Marisa Quigley

Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne.
Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]

2015 Seymour Biography Lecture: Robert Drewe

By 26 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Robert Drewe, Australian author of the prize-winning memoirs The Shark Net and Montebello, presents a lecture exploring the complexity of writing a memoir.
He will explore the literary, personal and public issues involved in writing this increasingly popular and often misunderstood art form.
Drewe grew up on the West Australian coast, the setting for his memoirs. His novels, short stories [...]

Public talk: Nanoscience – are nanoparticles alive?

By 26 August 2015

[ 6 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.

In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Fiona Boyes

By 26 August 2015
fiona boyes

[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis & nominated for 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards, she was the first [...]

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015

[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans?

1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart
Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and [...]

Pop-up cabinet in Woden

By 25 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 3 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Meet your local ministers and have your say on local issues at the ACT Government’s pop-up cabinet in Woden next week.

The Woden pop-up cabinet is the first of several that will take place at town centres across Canberra in coming months.

In addition to the pop-up cabinet, there will also be opportunities to engage with ministers [...]

Living Green Festival 2015

By 25 August 2015
living green festival canberra 2015

[ 4 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

The Living Green Festival is turning five!

Come along to the Albert Hall on Sunday 4 October from 10-4pm and experience a kinder shade of green.

There will be over 80 food and market stalls selling plant-based foods as well as sustainable, fair trade and cruelty-free products and services. Plus live entertainment, workshops, talks on environmental, animal [...]

Long John hosts September Blues Jam

By 25 August 2015
long john canberra

[ 20 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure!

Long John’s groove loving John Stockdill (drums), John Coates (bass) and John Van Buuren (guitar/vocals) got together, wrote tunes and played the blues in their own way.

Enjoy an afternoon of funk, shuffle, ferocious boogies, [...]

ANU Interhall Productions presents Miss Saigon

By 25 August 2015
miss saigon anu

Experience the ANU Interhall Productions rendition of one of the most thrilling shows in musical theatre, Miss Saigon.
Set in the Vietnam War, the musical is emotionally stirring portraying a heartbreaking story of suffering, loss and love.
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (creators of Les Miserables) bring Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the modern world in [...]

Dreamboogie at Harmonie German Club

By 24 August 2015
dream boogie

[ 10 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

A modern Blues act, Dreamboogie’s repertoire is imbued with the classic tunes of Bessie Smith 1930s through to the Chess recordings of the 1950s.

Dreamboogie – Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) – won the 2011 MBAS Blues Performer of the year, and rated #1 on the National [...]

Light rail – Yes, go ahead. No, stop now.

By 24 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
light rail artist impression

[ 27 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

I am the Chair of the Canberra Public Transport Alliance, and a past Chair of the Combined Community Councils Transport Working Group. I am  concerned with the way the ACT Government is handling the light rail issue.

I do not believe ACT voters have been given any opportunity to collectively vote on whether they want a [...]

In Conversation: Old Man’s Story – Big Bill Neidjie

By 24 August 2015

[ 9 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Senator Nova Peris discusses the achievements and mentoring of her great uncle, Big Bill Neidjie, a Gagudju elder, with one of Big Bill’s final collaborators, photographer Mark Lang, and John Paul Janke from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
In association with Aboriginal Studies Press and AIATSIS
When: Wednesday 9 September 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Where: [...]

Fundraising trivia night – Awesome prizes!

By 24 August 2015

[ 19 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Did you know that every night nearly 2,000 Canberrans are homeless?!We have formed a team, the Communities@Work Sleeping Beauties to participate in the Canberra Community Sleepout on October 16th. To help us reach our fundraising target, we’re holding a Trivia Night. All funds raised for the Community Sleepout are shared between Communities@Work and St Vincent de [...]

Free gig: Dr Jawbone & the Restless Souls

By 22 August 2015
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[ 11 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Dr Jawbone, high energy swinging jazz & a little Latin featuring Ross Buchanan on keys, singer song writer Owen Cooper on Trombone & Ken Nosworthy on drums.

When: Friday 11 September
Time: 8pm
Where: Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah

Uni Pub Comedy featuring Josh Earl

By 21 August 2015
josh earl

[ 28 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV show Spicks and Specks.  As a solo artist he now sports nine sold out festival seasons and is a favourite with festival audiences all over the country.

As well as hosting Spicks and Specks he also wrote for it and has appeared all [...]

Trivia night raising funds for Canberra Cat Fix

By 21 August 2015
canberra cat fix

[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.

The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (22 August 2015)

By 21 August 2015
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 22 August 2015; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!

Saturday 22 August 

UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.

117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]

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