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Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

Adam Rozenbachs

[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Finally there’s a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm.
Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor and voice over artist. He has steadily risen to become one of Australia’s funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters. Adam has [...]

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015

[ 30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015. ] Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea brunch at Mint Garden Bar. Have a good weekend!

1. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea brunch at Sage’s Mint Garden
Enjoy brunch in the beautiful Mint Gardens at [...]

Geeks and nerds theme party

By 26 May 2015
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[ 6 June 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]

Nerd up people. Now here is the opportunity to take a break from your busy work schedule or mundane life to cut loose and dance the night away at Digress Lounge and Bar.

Hike up your pants to get down and nerdy. This not to be missed dress up and dance event promises to be nerdastic. [...]

Catherine Britt and Bill Chambers together in concert

By 22 May 2015

[ 31 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Australia’s premier alt-country guitarist Bill Chambers is both a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on slide. His albums of mostly original music include the ARIA nominated Sleeping With The Blues, Frozen Ground and his most recent, Drifting South.

Catherine Britt has a voice which instantly gets your attention. She has [...]

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?

By 21 May 2015

[ 25 May 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 [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (23 and 24 May 2015)


This weekend’s highlights include a Tintin adventure night, a Raiders home game and a chance to explore the solar system at Mount Stromlo Observatory’s May public night.

1. Lurch & Chief at Transit Bar
Melbourne stoner-swirl jam-psych band Lurch & Chief return to Canberra in support of their sophomore EP Breathe, which was written and recorded at [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra + Giveaway


[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.

The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]

Food fans in for a feast

lurch & chief

[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker.

Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]

Local leaders – Sean Davey

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For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships.
“Photography means constantly dealing with people. If you’re good with people, you’ll be a good photographer. So much of photography is personal interaction and making people [...]

Book launch – Turning Point by Don Aitkin

By 19 May 2015

[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan.
In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]

Community film event -The Mask You Live In

By 18 May 2015

[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra business will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.

This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.

The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre launches Pozible funding campaign


Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]

In pictures: FASHFEST 2015


The FASHFEST runway shows are over for another year, and what a year it has been!
Starting with the model castings, the announcement of the two faces of FASHFEST and the change of venue, this has been a time of growth and experimentation for the annual event.
The convention centre welcomed us through the doors from Wednesday [...]

Photography competition: Australian rock star (photos) wanted

By 15 May 2015

[ 15 April 2015 10:00 am to 1 September 2015 5:00 pm. ]

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Rock Stars”. Entry to the Top GeoShot competition is open to all members of the Australian public and we encourage everyone to start taking photos that capture [...]

Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council


[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015. 

Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.

The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:

How does the Government plan to meet [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (16th and 17th May 2015)


[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Kambah, Kaleen, Banks, Belconnen, Isaacs, Franklin, Theodore, Jerrabomberra, Gordon, Hughes, Monash, Forde, Chisholm, Queanbeyan and Watson. Happy Friday!
Saturday 16 May
20 Mackay Crescent Kambah
7.30am to 11am
Kitchen ware, white goods, furniture, children’s furniture, exercise equipment, cook books, sports gear and more. View items.
14 Deacon Close Chisholm
7.30am to 12.30pm
Shelves, furniture, Lego, toys, [...]

Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong A5 flyer

[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).

From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:

Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.

The [...]

Comedy – LOLPol with Danny Bensley

By 14 May 2015

[ 21 May 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Danny Bensley was a RAW Comedy crowd member and winner of the participation award in Year Three mathematics. He has since bumbled through his life with little to no idea of what the hell he is doing. What whacky adventure he gets himself into next?

Supported by Wunderkinder; Simon Bower, Bill Benson, Andrew Bensley and James [...]

FASHFEST 2015 hits the Convention Centre


FASHFEST is back and bigger than ever, kicking off for its third year last night.
Unlike previous years where the four-night event was held at the Canberra International Airport, this year guests are being treated to an extravagant experience at the National Convention Centre. The foyer and catwalk space are decked out with gossamer curtains, multiple [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (16 and 17 May 2015)

By 14 May 2015

[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Fashfest, Transit Bar’s ninth birthday celebrations and an x-rated science night for adults at Questacon. What are your plans?

1. Fashfest, Wednesday 13 May to Saturday 16 May
Canberra’s largest annual red carpet fashion event, Fashfest, kicked off earlier this week and continues until Saturday evening. This year, over 30 fashion designers will launch [...]

Five Fabulous Tenors, Albert Hall

By 12 May 2015
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[ 22 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 23 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; 24 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Carl Rafferty has assembled a cast of fabulous tenors, and they’re going to take you on a thrilling journey through all of the great songs that make tenors the most popular and exciting of all singers. You’ll hear these fantastic singers in wonderful acoustic and beautiful setting of Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. You’ll be thrilled [...]

Massive MMA fight night featuring 2 x women’s fights

By 11 May 2015

[ 23 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

The BRACE 2015 Australian MMA Championship continues in the nation’s capital on Saturday 23 May.

Live from the AIS Arena, BRACE will bring a night of explosive mixed martial arts action. Secure your tickets now for a night of dynamic sports entertainment and you will witness Australia’s best fighters battle it out in the cage.

BRACE 34 [...]

Behind the scenes of Fashfest 2015


In February I shared my experience attending the 2015 Fashfest model casting. At the time, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be selected. To my surprise, I received an email two weeks later, congratulating me on being selected from over 300 hopefuls as a 2015 Fashfest model.
With Fashfest kicking off this week, here’s a [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

By 9 May 2015

If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

Free legal advice on wills

By 8 May 2015

[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.

“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]

What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th May 2015

By 7 May 2015

[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include Mother’s Day festivities (if you’re still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother’s Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]

The Mighty Bluzicians host May Blues Jam

By 6 May 2015
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[ 17 May 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong


[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May

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 actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.

Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

By 5 May 2015

[ 31 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Introducing Warren Miller’s highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, and the edge of Alaska’s Chugach.

Showing one night only on Sunday 31 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘No Turning [...]

Tempo Theatre Spider Web fundraiser

By 5 May 2015
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[ 14 March 2015 7:30 pm to 8 May 2015 9:30 pm. ]

Come and preview Agatha Christie’s Spider Web put on by the talented Tempo Theatre to raise funds for Communities@Work Social Programs. There will be refreshments and raffles with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $35 each.  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you can’t join us on the 14th, you can still catch the show from [...]

Mother’s Day on the shareway

By 4 May 2015

[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street
When:  Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]

Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

By 4 May 2015

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation – all are welcome.

Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the prodigious combustion of hydrocarbons over the past century, with anthropogenic pollution with greenhouse gases causing grave threats to biodiversity, food security and [...]

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