If you’re after a night of fairytales with a twist, The Magic Hour is for you. Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne, The Secret River, Redfern, The Gods of Wheat Street) plays a whole cast of characters, updated and dropped into bleak Australian life in this performance described as Little Red Riding Hood meets Trainspotting.
Prepare for [...]
In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon successfully established a relationship with hyperactive introverts around the world, connecting through its protagonist, Hiccup.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives four years later eager to reconnect with their previous audience – who in their early/mid teens now respond to their more physical form rather than the inevitable [...]
[ 16 July 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.
We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]
Get ready for a feast of truffles, entertainment and celebrity chefs. This year’s Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow, 21 June.
Over 60 participating venues will be celebrating the local Black Truffle harvest with events ranging from gourmet degustation dinners, casual dishes at cafes and patisseries, wine and beer tastings, cooking classes and truffle hunts.
Suddenly another weekend is upon us – rejoice! Here are a few things we’re aware of going on around town this weekend. Anything you’d like to add?
Baby & Kids Market
Saturday 21st June 9am-12noon
Exhibition Park, Mitchell
Why buy kids stuff new when you can get pre loved goods at bargain prices?
Skate in the City
Until 20th [...]
[ 28 June 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come one, come all, as Canberra Roller Derby heralds the beginning of the 2014 home season.
In a big new play, the CRDL is kicking off their epic 2014 season with a massive double header. Starting at 3pm, the Brindabelters take on the Surly Griffins then at 6:15, the Black ‘n’ Bluebelles and the Red Bellied [...]
Rejoice – the weekend is nearly upon us once again (the short week has helped to speed this along). Here are a couple of our picks for the weekend. Add your thoughts below.
Sunday 15th June
Kids in the Shed
Old Bus Depot Markets
“Find your inner child or just enjoy this family day out for children, [...]
[ 15 June 2014 at 4:00 pm; ]
The COZMO Ensemble and COZYMO Learning Group warmly invite family, friends and members of the public to come along to our hugely enjoyable Annual Winter Concert.
Come and enjoy a beautiful program of music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO!
COZMO will present a range of delightful music from the Baroque period to [...]
Katy Gallagher will join the other ACT Government ministers at 7pm tonight for the seventh annual ACT Virtual Community Cabinet.
Otherwise known as ‘Twitter Cabinet’, the ministers will gather in the cabinet room to answer real time questions from members of the community about what issues are important to them.
Use #actvcc to join or follow [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Fresh Off Da Blane is the latest from the Laughing Samoans comedy duo Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai. If you enjoyed the Flight of the Concords, this New Zealand duo are sure to push your buttons.
Favourite characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam will appear once again in this show for the whole [...]
An extra day to enjoy the delights of Canberra this weekend, so here are a few things going on about town that we’re aware of. Event to note ‘Çreate a Lego Queen’- brilliant!
If you have anything to add, please include it in the comments.
Friday 6th June 7pm – Stargazing at Mt Stromlo Observatory
Friday 6th June [...]
[ 22 July 2014 at 7:00 am; ] The Gungahlin Community Council will be hosting a business breakfast on July 22nd from 7am -8.45am at the Kamberra Winery on Northborne Avenue.
The theme for this breakfast is ‘Enhancing Business Opportunities in Gungahlin’ with guest speakers Mr. Jeremy Hanson M.L.A and Chris Faulks from Canberra Business Council. This is the second breakfast to be hosted [...]
[ 30 May 2014 to 30 September 2014. ]
The National Archives are currently displaying a series of photos capturing the life of migrants to Australia post WWII. Whether for a long or short stay, many people spent their early days on Australian shores in hostels across a number of locations in the Country.
The exhibition contains vivid photographs of Australia’s migrant hostels with [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; 1 June 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
If you love sparkly gems and jewellery, collect rocks and minerals, facet or fossick, you’ll be sure to find something at this weekend’s Canberra Lapidary Club’s Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show.
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, opals, fossils, rough & cut gemstones
Stock up on lapidary and beading supplies
See displays of members’ collections
Participate in free fossicking and gold [...]
Friday again! As we enter into Winter, what’s around to keep everyone warm, or at least busy enough not to notice the cold?
A few from us:
Friday & Saturday – Whisky Live
Friday – The Feldons @ Pot Belly
Friday – Warren Millers ‘Ticket to Ride’ – The Dendy
Saturday & Sunday – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]
Lennard Promotions presents the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few [...]
[ 3 June 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Join us for a special screening of the eye-opening documentary ‘Once My Mother’.
When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story [...]
[ 6 July 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] The next concert of local a cappella group Capital Voices will take place on Sunday 6 July at 3pm, at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett
In “Songs of Love and Nature”, Capital Voices nimbly leaps over five centuries of music, starting with medieval madrigals and moving to Saint-Saëns, Brahms and even Canberra’s own Wilfrid Holland.
[ 28 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week, the second RAW:natural born artists event of the year will be taking place at the Uni Pub.
Showcase director Sarina Del Fuego has lined up an amazing group of 30 creative people and you can check them out on Wednesday night.
She sources new talent by seeing shows, exhibitions and also online – she looks [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Pegasus open day is next Saturday 31 May.
Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus relies on approximately 140 volunteers per week to operate their programs. The government currently provides less than half of the funds necessary to operate Pegasus.
Get along and support this fantastic organisation.
Program of Events
[ 24 June 2014 to 25 June 2014. ]
The contagious spirit of Polynesia is taking over Canberra this winter and nowhere is it more joyful than Canberra Theatre Centre where New Zealand’s First Pacific Musical, The Factory, is travelling across the ditch to warm the hearts of locals.
With some of New Zealand’s very best established and emerging musical theatre talent, this fresh [...]
[ 5 June 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Jono Lineen speak about his book ‘Into the Heart of the Himalayas’ on 5 June at Paperchain Manuka.
When Jono Lineen’s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in his [...]
[ 28 May 2014 to 1 June 2014. ]
The Street Theatre will be featuring the out of the ordinary production ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ between the 28th of May and 1st of June.
‘An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries, censorship… and description.
Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer [...]
[ 27 June 2014 to 28 June 2014. ]
Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.
This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia [...]
[ 20 June 2014 to 5 July 2014. ]
The second production for REP’s 2014-15 season is Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Opening on 20 June, the production continues until 5 July 2014 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Jordan Kelly and with Musical Direction by Leisa Keen, no lyric is left unsung in this outstanding retrospective [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy savant Dayne Rathbone and his international rugby star brother Clyde perform their brand new, absurdly funny comedy play “It’s Me Mandela” at The Playhouse Theatre in July.
Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward South African emigrant Dayne has gone on to national and international success.
In 2012 he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) [...]
[ 29 May 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
short::seasons Spring 2014 viewing is coming.
The short film festival focuses on showcasing the work of filmmakers from the Canberra Region. It is non-competitive and showcases local filmmakers.
Entry is free (Under 15s must be with an adult)
When: 29th May
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, ACTON
[ 29 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
There is no denying the fact that social media is here to stay. With Facebook boasting in excess of 1.9 billion monthly active users, Twitter with over 255 million monthly active users and Instagram with over 150 million active users, it is impossible to ignore. The problem is, businesses are often left scratching their heads [...]
Canberra’s International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2014
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is proud to bring you Canberra’s 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
A space to remember those who have gone too soon and recommit to continuing more than 30 years of international HIV activism, so the grief and stigma faced in the past is not [...]
[ 31 May 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] Conservation Council World Environment Day Dinner 2014
Imagine a spectacular setting, sipping a glass of champagne overlooking a sunset panoramic view of Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond, enjoying a delicious gourmet meal while calming strings play in the background.
The Conservation Council ACT Region annual fundraising World Environment Day Dinner will be held at the beautifully scenic Arboretum [...]