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Dancing Goddesses Dinner & Dance Spectacular

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Dancing Goddesses is pleased to invite you to our Bellydancing and Dinner Extravaganza at Harem Restaurant Kingston on 27 February 2016.

When: Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 6.30pm

Where: Harem Restaurant, 48 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT 2604

Tickets include a Turkish banquet, tea and coffee plus an exclusive bellydance show.

Cost: Tickets are $55 per person (plus a booking fee) [...]

Cabbages & Kings ‘DO PIG’ Tour – 24th February @ The Phoenix w/ Local Horror and The Button Collective

By 23 February 2016

[ 24 February 2016; ] CABBAGES & KINGS will be launching their debut album, DO PIG, in Canberra at The Phoenix with local legends, LOCAL HORROR and Sydney gurus THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE. The last leg of the interstate tour so it’s going to get real filthy. Treat yourself to an evening of chaotic and eclectic music on one of the week’s many hump [...]

Friday Night Live – Liza Ohlback

By 19 February 2016
Liza Ohlback

[ 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

With her strong soulful and versatile voice and her witty, passionate and down to earth presence, Liza Ohlback has been a constant performer at major venues and festivals.  Liza has toured with Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Jade McRae, Tony Neville, Regina Velasquez and many others.

Together with Jeremy Edwards, an incredible singer and guitarist who [...]

Richard Denniss: Econobabble Book Launch

By 18 February 2016

[ 24 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] “Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head” — Richard Denniss

Join us 6pm Wednesday 24th February, for a great evening at Politics in the Pub where The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist, Richard Denniss will be launching his new book Econobabble: How to Decode [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (18-20 February)

By 18 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

This weekend, you’ll find something to suit everyone in the family. Start by finding your zen with the Health Harmony Soul Festival, which runs all weekend; on Saturday, head to Phillip Ice Skating Centre to try your hand at ice hockey (sorry boys, girls only!), or get to know your favourite Star Wars characters in [...]

A musical picnic with the Flying Dutchman

By 16 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Despite wet weather hitches in recent years, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s annual Prom Concert in the grounds of Government House is one of the highlights of the capital’s arts (and summer) calendar. Tomorrow’s forecast is for sunshine and 30 degrees, so this would be an excellent year to pack a picnic and make your Prom [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 12 February 2016

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra musicians Phil Coleman, Pete Glanville, Callum Howarth, Trevor Neil and Russell Vincent pay tribute to a venue called Kimbo’s, where they and many other locals started playing music.

Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the ’90s where you could hear anything from original songs to covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles [...]

Nine essential Multicultural Festival tips

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Multicultural Festival food stalls

As I write, the first of the estimated 260,000 or so people who will head to Canberra’s biggest public event this weekend are about to purchase their first world food snacks and gather around the stages set up all around the city to watch it come alive with culture. We have some suggestions to help [...]

Big Daddy Wilson

By 12 February 2016
Big Daddy Wilson Lge

[ 13 March 2016 at 4:00 pm; ]

German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson has announced his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album ‘Time’.

Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.

‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend [...]

Collecting Nostalgia

By 12 February 2016

[ 17 February 2016 to 24 April 2016. ] Official opening: 6pm, February 17
Dates: 18 February to 24 April 2016

Collecting Nostalgia explores ideas about collecting and art making, through the humble glass marble. Marbles can showcase great technical artistry, but they are also treasured objects imbued with memory. If you collected marbles as a child, you are not alone. Marbles embody a special sense of [...]

Marbles: Make, Play, Create

By 12 February 2016

[ 4 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 4 March
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $22 adult, $20 concession, $70 family of four
Did you ever collect and play marbles? Whatever happened to your cat-eyes, aggies and alleys? Take a trip down memory lane with the whole family at this Enlighten 2016 event.
Included in the ticket price:

entry to the exhibition, Collecting Nostalgia, and explore the art of marbles
see [...]

Neon Night

By 12 February 2016

[ 11 March 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Date: Friday 11 March
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $88 adult, $80 concession

Join the Canberra Glassworks for a curated tour of some of Canberra’s famous – and some of our more infamous (wink, wink) – neon.

Program Director Aimee Frodsham will provide an insightful commentary on the bus tour. as part of Enlighten 2016.

Ticket includes:

glass of wine and canapes on arrival
exclusive [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
62 Murrjinelle Cct, Bonner
Saturday 10am-4pm
This household looks to have Kondo’d itself into a garage sale. After extensive decluttering, the items for sale include: bunk bed, Sony [...]

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12-14 February)

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn about how our coins are made with a rare opportunity to explore the factory floor; or head along to the Australian War Memorial for [...]

Charlie Parr plays the Keller

By 7 February 2016
Charlie Parr

[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Few modern musicians live roots music like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity – -they are authentic.

A favourite of Australian audiences since his national tour supporting Paul Kelly, dates with You Am I and spots on festivals such as Falls, Sunset Sounds, Southbound and [...]


By 5 February 2016

[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present


Polish White Eagle Club
Friday 19 February
$10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council)
or online:

Featuring: The Gaps, the Feldons, Loud So Clear, In Built Relief, Chris Endrey, the Blade Winner, Cherie Kotek, Alison Procter, Laura Ingram, Alice Cottee, Nigel McRae and others.

Prize for the best [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell
This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm
This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Politics in the Pub: Sam Dastyari

By 4 February 2016

[ 3 February 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
The Australia Institute are excited to announce that Senator Sam Dastyari will be kicking off our Politics in the Pub 2016 series, 7pm Wednesday 3rd February.
A Labor senator from New South Wales, Senator Dastyari has risen to become one of the Labor Party’s brightest stars.

As the chair of the Senate’s corporate tax avoidance inquiry Dastyari has been a [...]

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)


With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with its Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]

Easter Trains at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 1 February 2016

[ 26 March 2016 to 28 March 2016. ] Come join the Canberra Railways Museum over the Easter Long weekend.  Trains depart the Canberra Railway Museum’s platform at 9.45am, 12.25pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Enjoy a 70min steam train trip to Queanbeyan and return.

Your ticket includes entry into the Museum. Other activities are on offer with [...]

The Vibrolators plays Blues Central

By 1 February 2016

[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off’ gig, showcasing this great schwingin’ band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don’t miss this exclusive free event!

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.

Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).

The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code


Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress!
When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

Ward’s Xpress hosts February Blues Jam

By 31 January 2016
Ward's Express

[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Ward’s Xpress was conceived.

In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]


By 31 January 2016

[ 27 February 2016 to 28 February 2016. ] Canberra City Band Inc. will be hosting an open day at its rehearsal venue in Watson, on the 27th February.

The organisation, whose premier ensemble Canberra City Band are the seven-time Australian National Eisteddfod A Grade Concert Band champions, and last year’s runner-up at the Australian National Band Championships, are ushering in a new era. With [...]

Valentines Day Restaurant Train

By 30 January 2016

[ 13 February 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Unforgettable Valentine’s for the Special Person in Your Life.

This is the year to create everlasting memories of Valentine’s with your one and only.

Imagine sharing a romantic evening aboard a classic restaurant train gliding through the countryside at sunset.

It will be so delightful, different and decadent.

Savouring a wonderful three-course meal newly created for your special occasion [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 29 January 2016

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the 90s where you could hear anything from original songs, and covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles to The Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and BB King.

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave

Free entry

All money raised on the night is being donated to Kidney Health Australia.

Canberra’s top six this weekend (29-31 January 2016)

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

This week, we’ve selected six events that are definitely worth checking out. Head to Ainslie Arts Centre and listen to some organic and experimental music with SoundOut Festival; check out Forrest Tennis Club where they are having an open day and you can get yourself a free membership; or consider seeing Josh Pyke perform at [...]

Board Games Bring Families Together at CanCon


This past Australia Day weekend, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) has again played host to CanCon, Australia’s largest dedicated table-top gaming convention. Now in its thirty-ninth year of operation, the event has welcomed its largest crowds yet with over 5,000 visitors on Saturday morning and 2,000 attendees pre-registered to participate in a tournament or class.

The [...]

Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Roots and Blues Jam hosted by Members of the Board

By 26 January 2016

[ 8 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] The Members of the Board played around Canberra for years, after forming at the Tuesday night “Blues Jam in the Boardroom” (1991-94).  Featuring Phil Coleman (vocals/guitar), John van Buuren (Bass), Dave Blanken (guitar) and Graham Finnamore (drums).  Now the band is back together, with a few extras, to host the first jam of the year.

Harmonie [...]

Photographs of 1930s China at ANU


Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory
Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU).
From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

By 24 January 2016

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy…..

On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

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