Entertainment (6062 Stories)

Forget Scrooge, it’s time to hear Marley’s side of the story…

By 22 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 7:30 pm to 29 November 2015 4:00 pm. ]

One of the world’s best known Christmas Stories is coming to the stage but it’s not quite the way you remember it.

“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible.”

So begins the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – the story of Jacob Marley’s [...]

Three Sides of Love and Death – 8pm 27 November, The Q Theatre

By 21 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Southern Tablelands Arts presents the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra in performance at the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan.
Tickets are $25 full prince and $18 concession. Bookings can be made at
Three Sides of Love and Death takes audiences on a transformative journey and is one of the most memorable experinces to come out of Sydney [...]

Coming Soon — ‘Magnified’: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

By 20 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. ] Celebrate 12 years of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the National Archives this summer.

Enjoy incredible prize-winning artworks exhibited alongside inspiring historical content from the collections of the National Archives of Australia and the South Australian Museum.

A partnership exhibition developed and curated by the National Archives of Australia and South Australian Museum.

Opening next Friday, [...]

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra Public Workshops Saturday 28 November 2015

By 20 November 2015

[ 28 November 2015; ] Three public music workshops are on offer on Saturday 28 November 9 – 12 at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre, The Parkway Jerrabomberra with musicians who are part of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra performing on Friday night at the Q Theatre.

Empowering the Female Voice is open to women and girls of all skill levels [...]

Garage Sales this weekend (21 and 22 November 2015)

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ]

Allclassifieds has a spiffy new website and it’s definitely worth a look. We’ve collected five sales on this Saturday, but for all of the sales, check out the website.

Alda Place, Melba
This family is moving after 43 years of living in the same home. There are so many items, you’ll find something for everyone you know. Items [...]

Piano Blues Night – Friday 27 November at 8 pm

By 20 November 2015
Blues Piano Night

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The annual Blues Piano Night hosts four players with different styles showing what blues piano means to them. And, to top it off, the four players mix and match on the two on stage pianos to play duos and trios and then that crowd favourite, the eight-handed boogie-woogie!

The concept was born in New Orleans, with [...]

Design Canberra: Archives, Experts and an Arboretum

By 19 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] As part of Design Canberra, the National Archives of Australia invites you to

Join the experts to explore the horticultural aspects of Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffins’ vision for Canberra.

See the Griffins’ original plans and discover their sensitivity to the physical features of the national capital site.

Learn about the Griffins’ plans for reforestation, a botanical [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra (20, 21 and 22 November 2015)

By 19 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] The top picks from me for this weekend are the DESIGN Canberra Festival, which asks us what design is and how it influences our life; Free Coffee from Coffee Lab on Friday, because everyone likes coffee – or at least some form of hot drink; and the BirdieBall Shootout at Lake Burley Griffin, where I [...]

NGA Australian Art ready to be seen

By 17 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Sometimes a visit to the National Gallery of Australia can deliver a very nice surprise.
I was there on Sunday to meet someone and thought that I would take a quick look around to see what was left to be seen given their notices that the whole place was undergoing a major reshuffle.
I was surprised to [...]

The Best of Canberra – Cinemas winner is …

Palace Electric

Remember browsing at Electric Shadows Bookstore after watching Jean de Florette or the Three Colours films at Electric Shadows cinema?
The indie cinema operated in Civic from 1979 to 2006, and the bookstore, which first opened in 1987 and had a second life on a new site in Braddon, closed in April this year.
For [...]

National Folk Fellow Lecture with Miriam Jones

By 16 November 2015

[ 24 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy bluegrass and old time tunes performed by 2015 National Folk Fellow Miriam Jones and her band, selected from Miriam’s research into the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection and recorded as part of the Folk Fellowship.
Miriam Jones is an early childhood music teacher and fiddle player from Sydney. She plays in old time trio [...]

Design Canberra: Canberra Glassworks open studios

By 15 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] Date: 21 and 22 November
Time: Tours will run on the hour, every hour, between 10am – 2pm

Meet Canberra Glassworks studio artists, see their works in progress and ask questions in these special intimate tours, developed as part of Design Canberra.

Artists featured include:

Emilie Patteson
Christine Atkins
Brian Corr
Madeleine Dornan
Marina Hanser
Deb Jurss

Bookings are essential.
(02) 6260 7005.

Author Talk with Michael Leunig

By 15 November 2015

[ 22 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Join much-loved Australian artist Michael Leunig as he discusses his new collection, The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off. The companion volume to his best-selling The Essential Leunig, The Wayward Leunig showcases 400 cartoons selected from five decades of work. This new collection is as wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful as the first.
In association with Penguin Random [...]

Limited screening of Michael Ware’s “Only the Dead” documentary in Canberra

By 15 November 2015
Only the Dead #1

[ 14 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

There will be a limited screening of Michael Ware’s documentary “Only the Dead” on Monday, 14th December at 7pm at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre.

Please book your tickets:

Michael Ware was a journalist for CNN and Time Magazine during the Iraq War and was not only one of the embedded journalists on the US [...]

Pasko sa Canberra – Philippine Festival

By 15 November 2015

[ 6 December 2015; ] Pasko sa Canberra, an explosion of Philippine food, music, dance, culture and craft will once again take place in the beautiful grounds of the Philippine Embassy in Yarralumla this December.
The one-day Christmas festival is hosted by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT (FCCACT), in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy.
The festival highlighted the best of [...]

Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015

By 14 November 2015

[ 29 November 2015; ] The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015 on Sunday, 29th November at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game.

When:  Sunday, 29th November 2015
8:45 am   [...]

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring El Jaguar

By 13 November 2015

[ 18 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]  

El Jaguar is returning to Canberra after his sell out show at the Civic Pub.
Join former WWF masked Mexican wrestler El Jaguar for a high energy, highly interactive evening of spontaneous fiesta making.
“A rip roaring show of immense proportions” – theatreview
Night will be hosted by Emo Parsonson with supports Tom Gibson, Nick Smith and Tim [...]

Friday Night Live- Lachy Doley Group

By 13 November 2015
Lachy Doley

[ 20 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Keller Sessions presents Blues Odyssey

By 13 November 2015
Williams & Louise

[ 14 November 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

You may have seen these two singers crooning around Canberra in various outfits. Now, for the first time, Tara Louise and Justin Hoffman unite with stripped-back vocals and guitar as part of the Harmonie German Club’s ‘Keller Sessions’. Take a blues and soul journey, and enjoy some very special duets prepared especially for the occasion. [...]

Seminar: Xavier Herbert

By 13 November 2015

[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]

Modern Love by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan

By 13 November 2015

[ 17 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Hear Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan discuss Modern Love, an intimate biography of the unconventional marriage of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed. The book also explores the Reeds’ relationships with some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur [...]

Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks

By 13 November 2015

[ 16 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and foreign correspondent Geraldine Brooks talk about her latest novel, The Secret Chord, in which she traces King David’s journey from obscurity to fame.
In association with Hachette Australia
When: Monday 16 NovemberTime: 6pmWhere: Theatre, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)More info:

Garage Sales on this weekend (14 and 15 November 2015)

By 13 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]

Welcome to our weekly round-up of (selected) garage sales on across the Capital Region this weekend. The ones listed here are all on Saturday; however, over at allclassifieds, there is a complete list that just might have a couple on Sunday.

7 Burrai Place, Ngunnawal
This sale has something for everyone, and everything must go. Items include: [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (13, 14 and 15 November 2015)

By 12 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 to 16 November 2015. ] The silly season starts this weekend with 15 things to do in Canberra. Firstly, it’s a weekend of finales: many of the cultural institutions are showcasing exhibitions for the last time this weekend. The most unusual event this weekend is Canberra’s first Cat Film Festival, which the RSPCA is running to help raise funds for [...]

Christmas Vintage Market & Ball: Old Blue Eyes meets the Queen of Jazz

By 12 November 2015

[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.

Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]

Best of Canberra call out – cinemas


In these days of internet TV, iPads, Netflix and cinematic television series like Game of Thrones, cinemas have to offer up something special to get us off our sofas and into their ticket queues.
Luckily, we’re spoilt for choice in Canberra when it comes to going to the movies.
If it’s a family outing you’re after, you [...]

Block to the Future – Canberra Roller Derby League Grand Final

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!

It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!

In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]

Curtin celebrates living memories

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 at 3:30 pm; ] This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, [...]

Lest We Forget: Canberra Wind Symphony on Remembrance Day

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this performance in the evocative setting of the Warrior’s Chapel, in the Church of St Andrew Forrest.

Be transported to the battlefield in The Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings.

This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, supporting [...]

Canberra’s First Cat Film Festival is Here!

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Come along to the Old Bus Depot building in Kingston for a night of spooktacular fun.

Love cats? Why not visit the cattoo parlour, bring a picture of your cat and have artist perform a quick sketch, get your face painted, and watch funny felines on the big screen.

Get your paws into the fun and book [...]

Weetangera Primary School Fete Sun 08 Nov 15

By 8 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:

Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!

We would love [...]

Are the old Trams at the Dickson Tradies Haunted?

By 6 November 2015

Ever wondered why the wonderful old trams at Canberra’s Tradies clubs are slowly disappearing?
Is there a connection between strange milkshakes devised at Manuka’s Patissez and the mysterious disappearances?
Well, here’s one (fictitious) Halloween-inspired theory: they are haunted.
Curious to find out more?
All the details are in the latest Capital Yarns podcast, Freakshakes:
Freakshake photo courtesy of Patissez, [...]

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