In his poem The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson wrote of a place where “the white stars fairly blaze at midnight in the cold and frosty sky”. On Friday, Mount Stromlo Observatory is offering Canberrans the prospect of a similarly wondrous night sky. Elsewhere around the capital this weekend, there are free films, tall [...]
Canberrans will mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli in a variety of ways this Monday, attending dawn services and partaking in the simple pleasures of life our diggers so cherished – reminiscing over a drink and a game of two-up and watching some sport.
However, there will be added poignancy at [...]
Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]
[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ISCCC)
PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016
7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall
20-22 National Circuit, Forrest
PROPOSED MANUKA OVAL DEVELOPMENT
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?
The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.
You will be affected if you:
live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]
When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper and mulled over exactly just the right word, the right phrase? Or what about the last time you received a letter addressed specifically for you that wasn’t a bill?
In an age where snapchatting and emojis reign supreme, the art of written correspondence [...]
This weekend be transported back to a time before technology: join the Jane Austen Festival at Albert Hall and indulge yourself in everything Regency, attend a guided workshop in the (nearly lost) art of letter writing, or purchase a few retro-inspired homewares from the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Jane Austen Festival
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth [...]
[ 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016. ] An inner suburban house transforms into a theatre hotspot. An old night club becomes a hub for political debate. Mysteries linger in the Civic Interchange. Where are you?
Playful, irreverent and lo-fi, You Are Here is a curated festival which showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture.
From April 13-17, [...]
[ 14 May 2016; ] Righto folks, Bunker Comedy 2016 is back on May 14 with a double header featuring David Smeidt and special guest MC Sean Woodland. Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for over six years and is now one of Australia’s finest comedian MCs and corporate performers. [...]
It’s a mixed bag this weekend: join other runners from the Capital region in the 2016 Australian Running Festival; brush up on your Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre with Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet; and, eat some amazing local street style food at The Forage.
2016 Australian Running Festival
Where: Event Village is at [...]
[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.
Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]
[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]
[ 31 March 2016 to 15 July 2016. ]
An exhibition now at the ANU’s China In The World gallery.
Using the words from the pamphlet – the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants find themselves in majority [...]
Get out into the fresh air this weekend: take the Canberra Walking Festival challenge running on both Saturday and Sunday, join ‘Catherine Fysh’ as she takes you through her experiences in 1947 Canberra with a guided walk at the National Museum of Australia, or head to Canberra Airport to explore aircraft as part of their [...]
[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families
With the cool change in weather, we recommend long cosy lunches with friends and family. However, Canberra doesn’t disappoint if getting out and about is your thing. We’ve selected the top five things to do in the capital this weekend.
National Folk Festival
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell; When: 24-28 March
Join the celebration [...]
[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla
The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.
The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.
The forum will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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!! www.barbara-hanrahan.eventbrite.com.au
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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) [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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
This household looks to have Kondo’d itself into a garage sale. After extensive decluttering, the items for sale include: bunk bed, Sony [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]