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Friday Night Live – Just Us

By 17 March 2016
Just Us1

[ 8 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Winning an inner west Battle of The Bands competition, Just Us soon lit up the stage with a sensational performance at The Basement Blues Society – where it has now performed twice – supporting the Australian Blues legend Ray Beadle. At a recent performance at the Sydney Blues and Roots festival Just Us was described [...]

Narrabundah Festival 2016 – Sat 19 March

By 17 March 2016

[ 19 March 2016; ] Narrabundah Festival 2016 Sat 19 March at the Narrabundah Shops, Iluka St, Narrabundah 10 am to 2pm
Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival. This popular event will be the seventh one we have organised at the shops. Video from Serge of 2015 is here.
Live Music & Dancing
Cassidy’s Ceili – 1000am [...]

Top eight things to do in Canberra this weekend (18-20 March)


It was really difficult to write this guide this week: there is so much going on this weekend, especially on Saturday. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular continues each morning on the Lawns of Old Parliament House; Art Not Apart is taking place in New Acton from 1pm on Saturday; and, Skyfire will light up the sky [...]

Pubs and Publishing (Noted Writers’ Festival)

Lit Hop Fresh Start

[ 19 March 2016; ]

Ever been on a pub crawl? A bar hop? An inn skip? A nightspot … stagger? Whatever your answer, it’s irrelevant, because Noted Writers’ Festival is running a ‘Lit Hop’ on Saturday 19 March, and no matter where you fall on pubs, bars or literature, you’re going to love it.

You’ll start the night at King [...]

Dancing in the Street (Noted Writers’ Festival)


[ 16 March 2016 to 20 March 2016. ]

Ever looked at a book and thought, ‘You’re not living up to your potential. Lying around all day, taking up space. Go outside. Be an active member of society’?

We have. And what’s more, we’ve taken action.

We, by the way, are Noted Writers’ Festival. We’re taking place 16–20 March 2016, all our events are free, and [...]

Friday Night Live – Weeping Willows

By 13 March 2016
Weeping Willows

[ 1 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourne duo Andy Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery.  They are part of a long music tradition – the old songs they sing are plucked from the canon, the new ones they write are simply added to the book. Each track is [...]


By 11 March 2016

[ 13 March 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] A call to arms! The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism is inviting Canberrans to pick up a sword, fight like a knight and learn the arts of medieval warfare over an 9 week “Foundations of Armoured Combat” course commencing on 13th of March.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation [...]

Top eight things to do in Canberra this long weekend (11-14 March)


This long weekend, the options are endless for things to do. But we’ve selected the top eight things around Canberra that are must-see. First up, and running all weekend, is Enlighten: you can visit the Night Noodle Market (be warned about the long lines), be entertained by live acts and a film festival, or just [...]

Capital Carnage vs Victorian Vanguard, Sat 12 March

By 10 March 2016

[ 12 March 2016 at 6:30 pm; ]

Get ready for smashing speed when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage take on Victorian Vanguard on Saturday 12 March at Southern Cross Stadium. With Vanguard ranked #1 and Carnage #4 after the 2015 Men’s National Roller Derby Championships, and both teams with skaters on the Australian squad, you’ll be guaranteed a super fast, hard-hitting action packed [...]

Friday Night Live – Queen B & The Archers

By 10 March 2016
Queen B Archers

[ 11 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra based vocalist Bridget Croft and New Zealand punk/metal guitarist Phil Gemmell, with Bill Bostle on bass and Mark Woods on drums, have been honing their shared passion for strong blues and rockabilly riffs, powerful lyrics and quirky musical style.

With influences such as Florence Welch, Blondie and Bobbie Gentry, this is not your average blues [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns for its 8th year

By 4 March 2016

[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.

Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]

Friday Night Live – Gwyn Ashton

By 3 March 2016
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[ 18 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.  He is a master of [...]

The Escalators – CD Launch at Smith’s on March 11

By 3 March 2016

[ 11 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica.

The South Coast collective are celebrating their sophomore release “From The Hip” and bring their show to Smith’s Alternative on Friday, March 11.

Venue: Smith’s Alternative
Date: Friday March 11.
Time: Doors [...]

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub – 2 February

By 3 March 2016

[ 2 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub featuring Andrew Barnett
Since bursting onto the Sydney Comedy scene in 2010, Andrew Barnett has established himself as a crowd favourite in Comedy rooms throughout Sydney and across the country. He has supported some of the finest international and local acts including Dom Irrera (USA), Ian Bagg (Can) and Akmal [...]

Groovin The Moo 2016

By 3 March 2016

[ 24 April 2016; ] Groovin the Moo, Australia’s one and only touring regional festival, is set to return to the University of Canberra in 2016 as part of its six date national tour.

The festival has cemented itself for over more than a decade as a crowd favourite, bringing patrons a diverse range of both national and international acts.

This year’s [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (4-6 March)


This weekend, you have a multitude of options. But we’ve selected the top six things around Canberra that are must-see. First up, and running all weekend, is Enlighten: you can visit the Night Noodle Market, see the giant bunnies, be entertained by live acts (from comedians to trapeze artists), and of course, be awed by [...]

Barbara Hanrahan: Words + Art | Exhibition Opening

By 25 February 2016

[ 10 March 2016 at 5:30 pm; ] Join UNSW Canberra for the opening of an exhibition bringing together the prints and prose of Australian artist and novelist Barbara Hanrahan. Assembling pieces held by UNSW and local private collectors, this exhibition presents Barbara Hanrahan’s prints alongside her unique imaginative fiction, displaying the fertile relationship between her visual and textual languages.

Register here!!



By 25 February 2016

[ 28 February 2016; ] Thousands of people are in for a shimmery surprise when the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run brings its unforgettable colour drenched fun to Canberra on Sunday, 28 February on the last stop of its Shine World Tour.

With a festival atmosphere like no other, The Color Run is now the biggest running series [...]

Top five things to do in Canberra this weekend (26-28 February)

By 25 February 2016

This weekend, you have a multitude of options. But we’ve selected the top five that are must-see. First up, and running all weekend, is the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show: take a ride on a ferris wheel, buy a showbag, take a turn down Sideshow Alley, view one of the 5000 animals, or visit a trade [...]

Hat Fitz & Cara presented by Canberra Blues Society & Lone Wolf Promotions

By 24 February 2016
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[ 17 March 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with powerful and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. They have been referred to as festival favourites globally, as they share a personal invitation into the parody of their lives on the road together that often [...]

Schools Chess Challenge Westfield Woden 2016

By 24 February 2016

[ 13 March 2016; ] The Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Woden is coming up on Sunday 13th March, 2016 and will attract a great number of chess players. The tournament last year brought in 15 secondary players and 55 primary players, with Canberra Grammar School claiming the title for both divisions.
The individual Swiss tournament comprises of 7-rounds, with a time [...]

Canberra Kuchipudi workshop series

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 6 March 2016; ] If you are interested in taking up Kuchipudi (South Indian dance) classes in Canberra, please come along to Sadhanalaya School of Arts interactive workshop and information session on 6 March!
No prior experience required!
Cost: $15
For further information:

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 [...]

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