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 [...]
[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 1 June 2014; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]
Friday again! As we enter into Winter, what’s around to keep everyone warm, or at least busy enough not to notice the cold?
A few from us:
Friday & Saturday – Whisky Live
Friday – The Feldons @ Pot Belly
Friday – Warren Millers ‘Ticket to Ride’ – The Dendy
Saturday & Sunday – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – [...]
Art and alcohol make for a great combination right? Patrons at the Uni Pub explored this theory as Canberra was again treated to a feast for the senses this Wednesday at the RAW Revolution event.
RAW: natural born artists, is an international organisation of artists devoted to throwing the spotlight on upcoming creatives, giving them a [...]
[ 30 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]
Lennard Promotions presents the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few [...]
The Lost and Found Office is opening a new pop up studio / gallery in Braddon, ACT.
In collaboration with other artists at the Queanbeyan Artists Shed, they will be presenting The Q Collection, a diverse array of collected works that provide an insight into the unique cultural identity of this underground community.
They will be working [...]
[ 3 June 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]
[ 6 July 2014; 3:00 pm; ] The next concert of local a cappella group Capital Voices will take place on Sunday 6 July at 3pm, at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett
In “Songs of Love and Nature”, Capital Voices nimbly leaps over five centuries of music, starting with medieval madrigals and moving to Saint-Saëns, Brahms and even Canberra’s own Wilfrid Holland.
[ 30 May 2014; 8:00 pm; ] With the Canberra Music Club now running regular Thursday nights the Pot is beginning to take off. So this Friday get along to the Feldons and support act Mark Tonks for a night of live, original modrock.
“something very Ferry on the Mersey, or Beatlesque. Mention of Paul Weller does not quite nail the sound but [...]
Friday nights can sometimes leave one wondering what to cook for dinner. It’s the end of the week, you’re tired, don’t want to make a big fuss in the kitchen, but need to feed a hungry family who might not be happy with my choice of an lowly omelette. That was just the case in [...]
[ 28 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.
Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.
She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]
For our second cheap eats, I tried Treehouse on Northbourne Avenue. Already a rising star in the nigh club space, Treehouse is trying its hand at lunches.
I had expectations of pub type meals – tapas put together by a kid chef. However, owner Mike Kadinski has hired two chefs with solid restaurant backgrounds and the [...]
Photographer Loriana Cicchini is our current creative crush at Toni. With work that literally takes our breath away and inspires us beyond, Loriana is destined for big things with a future so bright she better wear shades.
Loriana took out a CIT medal and ANU prize for the most outstanding student last week, with a speech [...]
This winter snow will be falling in the ACT, with an iconic attraction restarting snowmaking after a 10 year
hiatus. Corin Forest will be opening a snow play area less than an hour from the heart of Canberra, bringing a
real winter experience closer than any other city in Australia.
Following its reopening on Boxing Day with new [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).
As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at http://bit.ly/LRACDiscrim.
Community members are invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum this Thursday 29 May [...]
[ 31 May 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.
Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.
Get along and support this fantastic organisation.
Program of Events
[ 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014. ]
The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.
With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh [...]
[ 5 June 2014; 6:00 pm; ] Hear Jono Lineen speak about his book ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’ on 5 June at Paperchain Manuka.
When Jono Lineen’s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in his [...]
Smooth blues, complex guitar melodies and some fabulous vocals are just three of a plethora of reasons why Guyy Lilleyman’s self-titled EP is so promising.
Harvesting sounds from around Canberra and utilising a talent that’s so often under-appreciated, Guyy’s EP exemplifies the aptitude nestled among Canberra’s local artists. In it, he’s put together a collection [...]
As we enter another glorious Friday, what can we look forward to around Canberra over the weekend?
Add any suggestions in the comments.
A few things we know of:
Friday 23rd May – The Gender Blender Ball @ Turner Bowls
Saturday 24th May – Music for Maules Creek @ Croatian Club
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th – Blokes [...]
[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.
‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.
Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]
[ 27 June 2014 to 28 June 2014. ]
Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.
This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia [...]
[ 20 June 2014 to 5 July 2014. ]
The second production for REP’s 2014-15 season is Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Opening on 20 June, the production continues until 5 July 2014 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Jordan Kelly and with Musical Direction by Leisa Keen, no lyric is left unsung in this outstanding retrospective [...]