There is a feast of sensory delights to enjoy in the capital this weekend. You can treat your taste buds to some delicious hand-made chocolates and freshly brewed coffee, watch some top-level rugby, catch a film by one cinema’s great auteurs, and listen to classical music in beautiful surrounds.
Scorsese by Stratton
When Fri-Sun, various times | [...]
[ 29 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 29 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band are a national – and international – Blues/Roots Band.
Touring their latest album, Pat’s searing electric blues guitar, combined with Keith’s power vocals ensure a rich, earthy and melodic journey, contribute a unique and distinctive style and sound, developed over more than thirty years of solid work in NSW and around Australia. [...]
The coolest event of the week is about to hit sub-zero temperatures as ANUSA presents the biggest party of Bush Week, the Sub-Zero Party, at the ANU Bar from 7.30 this Friday.
Elizabeth Rose | Slow Turismo | Megan Bones Ticket Prices (18+ Event Only)ANU Student: $12*Student Outside of ANU: $20*General Admission: $30** plus $5 booking [...]
Beauty In This is a wonderful photography exhibition, by Maryanne Voyazis, on for a short time at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.
This exhibition is about the pain a family experienced in that final week as their much loved mother slipped away after ten years of illness. The photographer, and daughter, Maryanne Voyazis captured these images in the room [...]
[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
It’s the Comedy Club July with Anne Edmonds.
Anne’s festival show That’s Eddotainment was both Barry-nominated and completely sold out at the MICF this year. Eddo was also one third of the late night, cult hit of the Festival True Australian Patriots (with Damien Power and Greg Larsen) which took out the 2016 Festival Director’s Award.
The Pokémon franchise plays upon [...]
This weekend there is a feast of music, from singer-songwriters and tribute acts, and those playing at both. Elsewhere the Brumbies will be aiming to clinch a Super Rugby play-off spot when they take on the Western Force at GIO Stadium.
When 7-9pm | Where Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston
Singer songwriter Paul Greene (pictured above) [...]
Next to Normal, a rock musical now showing at the ANU Arts Centre, received emotional reviews from the audience at its premiere last Friday night.
Next to Normal follows the life of a woman named Diana (played by Janelle McMenamin) who appears to “have it all”. She’s educated, well-off and happily married with two children. But [...]
[ 16 July 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
Roller derby is the only full contact sport that adult men and women (or any gender) play together as equals, with no rule changes*. And you can see it this Saturday 16 July when Varsity Derby League’s Smackademics take on ‘The World’, a special one-off team for this event. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan [...]
[ 6 August 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra Roller Derby League is back on 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in game 4 of the 2016 CRDL home season.
The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2. The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood [...]
[ 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; 24 August 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
On his first Australian tour in 16 years, and fresh from a US co-headline tour with Aussie favourite Eric Bibb, Corey Harris returns to our shores for a series of solo shows.
Corey Harris was prominently featured in the Martin Scorsese film ‘The Blues: A Musical Journey’ and has performed, recorded, and toured with many of [...]
There are lots of activities this weekend surrounding Constitutional Day and NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Celebrate Constitution Day
When 11am-4pm | Where National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
At the National Archives you can see the Federation documents, join in some constitution-style family fun with the discovery trail, calligraphy and storytelling. Also at the Archives, you can attend [...]
[ 22 July 2016 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 [...]
[ 12 August 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 August 2016 at 10:00 am; 14 August 2016 at 10:00 am; ]
Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again. The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
The Club will be filled with a huge range of quality books, including collectables, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as magazines, games, vinyl records and DVDs – [...]
Have you ever wondered what NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is all about? Part of it is the presentation of a program of cultural events celebrating the contribution of indigenous Australians to the region and nation. There are seminars, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, sporting events and film screenings to attend and participate [...]
Ten years ago, before eating “organic” and “sustainable” meat was the cool thing to do, Grant Hilliard founded Feather and Bone, a butchery in Sydney with the sole purpose of sourcing and selling the highest quality whole meats in the country.
Over the years, Feather and Bone has developed a stellar reputation – becoming known [...]
There are plenty of options for kicking up your heels this election weekend, whether you are part of a hip-hop crew or a fan of ABC Kids favourites, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. The Canberra Raiders’ Victor the Viking (aka Tony Wood) will also be hoping to do a victory jig against Newcastle Knights in his [...]
[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more.
When: Friday 15th July. 8pm.
Where: Harmonie German [...]
[ 17 July 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
“She gotta lotta soul,” said Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones.
With a dose of the blues, a spattering of funk and a sprinkling of soul and boogie, Ali Penney and The Money Makers is regarded as one of this country’s must see acts on the blues club/festival circuit. Ali’s songs take the listener [...]
There’s a wonderful exhibition at the National Gallery until 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits. A visit is highly recommended.
I have seen heaps of Diane Arbus’s work over the years – but it is a terrific experience to revisit these again. This is an exhibition that should excite anyone with an interest in photography, good [...]
[ 8 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music – where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of [...]
This weekend you can watch the country’s best hoofers strut their stuff, have a chuckle listening to some of the finest comic talents to tour the land or show off your knowledge of all things Dr Who.
2016 DanceSport Australia National Championship
When Friday 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm | Where AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce
It used to [...]
[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz will be touring their cross-cultural masterpiece Chi Udaka nationally, including the Canberra Theatre Centre on July 15th.
A collaboration between Taikoz and the Lingalayam Dance Company, Chi Udaka is a dynamic, inter-cultural feast for the senses, seamlessly combining the intense rhythm and drama of [...]
[ 21 June 2016 at 5:30 pm; ]
I know this is late notice but maybe some will see it in time.
A MESSAGE FROM THE US EMBASSY
For Pride Month (increasingly meaningful with the horror of last week), the US embassy is screening ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ at the National Library on June 21.
You can register here: https://goo.gl/kX7h8u
Here is an excerpt [...]
[ 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016. ]
Former Senator and leader of the Greens Bob Brown and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson lead the second announcement from the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival set to take on the National Capital from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2016.
Melbourne Writers Festival Director Lisa Dempster who has led Canberra Writers Festival’s creative direction [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess is running a number of chess activities over the next few months, including individual chess tournaments, school competitions and a Christmas chess challenge.
Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Winter)
Canberra Chess Challenge 11
Woden Saturday Fun Tournament August 2016
Schools Chess Challenge at Westfield Belconnen 2016
Woden Holiday Coaching Clinic (Spring)
Canberra Chess Challenge 12
Woden Saturday Fun Tournament [...]
[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy superstar Nick Cody is coming back to Canberra.
At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over Australia, sold out numerous solo shows at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra Comedy Festivals, performed for the Australian troops in Afghanistan & the Middle East and has toured the country with [...]
[ 1 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in the country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Wards Xpress was conceived.
In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]
[ 26 June 2016 at 4:30 pm; ]
With 9 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most [...]
[ 17 June 2016 to 19 June 2016. ]
Gungahlin has been waiting for a cinema for many years now and hopefully later this year we will see construction commence on the development which will see a Hoyts operated cinema in the town centre.
Whilst the opening of this cinema will still be a while off people can enjoy some movies on the big screen [...]
Classics films such as Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future, The Princess Bride and the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens return to the big screen at the Gungahlin Movie Marathon this weekend. Most of the flicks are on in the main theatre at Gungahlin College, which seats 290 people. Elsewhere this weekend, you [...]