[ 5 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Laura Davis presents her award winning show, Ghost Machine.
Winner of the prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine is a truly unique experience for comedy lovers.
Described by critics as being ‘phenomenal’, ‘bold and extraordinary’, as well as ‘fiercely funny’, and ‘totally hilarious’, GHOST MACHINE [...]
[ 18 July 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
It’s tough to be a pug. Incessant snoring, wrinkled face with bulging eyes and a short, stocky frame….. sounds like your perfect mate, right? These traits might seem unappealing when looking for someone to settle down with – but for a pug this makes them perfect in every way!
Pugs are great pets for families and single [...]
[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Superheroes of trivia and lovers of a great night out can come try their hand the Superfun Trivia Night hosted by Varsity Derby League on Thursday 30 July, 7 pm at The Duxton, O’Connor.
Varsity Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is hosting a superhero-themed night of “Superfun” trivia with plenty of chances [...]
[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the rescheduled World Curry Festival, a CBR Brave home game and a free screening of Paper Planes at the National Portrait Gallery.
What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. Flying Fruit Circus presents Circus Under My Bed
Circus Under My Bed follows a young girl’s big imagination, discovering a [...]
[ 16 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Would you like to learn how to take control of your life through diet?
Nutrivolve and Legacy Apparel are hosting an interactive nutrition course on Sunday 16 August at Canberra Southern Cross Club.
Presented by Kyle Webber, this seminar will cover topics including managing stress through diet, improving self control and how to grow your willpower.
When: Sunday [...]
[ 15 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
After 10 years of bartending and 12 years of stand-up (some overlap) Jacques has weaponised his ability to sum people up on sight.
His policy? Always judge a book by its cover; that’s the whole point of a cover…
We all have decent intuition when we meet new people but Jacques wants to go deeper.
Teaching you how [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; 1 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 1 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberräng, the capital city’s annual festival of swing dancing, is returning bigger and better than ever in 2015 – more bands, more dancing and more excitement!
Over four nights from 30 July to 2 August, Canberräng attracts dancers from across Australia and abroad. Along with social swing dancing, Canberräng features local and interstate musicians, performances, balls and more, [...]
[ 18 July 2015 at 2:30 pm; ]
Antoinette Karsten’s Free Spirit exhibition will officially open on Saturday 18 July at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Free Spirit is a mixed media celebration of life joys through the eyes of Lulu – the main character in this collection.
Lulu is a whimsical little figure dedicated to making the world a happier place.
She can be lighthearted and soulful, [...]
[ 17 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
On Friday 17th July, GLIMPSE will bring together 30 local emerging artists spanning fashion, music, visual and performing arts, music and more for a one night extravaganza at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
GLIMPSE is the fourth of six emerging arts showcases to be run by RAW Canberra in 2015 and this showcase is packed wall to [...]
[ 11 July 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
That’s right, roller derby’s for everyone. This Saturday 11 July, Varsity Derby League’s men’s team, Capital Carnage, will be taking on the Light City Sabres from Adelaide, and our mixed team, the Smackademics, will also be playing Light City Sabres, this time in their mixed team form.
There will be rock n roll from local band The [...]
[ 11 July 2015 to 12 July 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a Raiders home game on Friday night and a delicious-sounding coffee and chocolate expo.
What are you planning for the weekend? Let us know in the comments below.
1. Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres multi-arts extravaganza
To celebrate their renovated spaces and renewed focus on cutting edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will host [...]
[ 4 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Magic ‘mantles of invisibility’ have appeared in folk stories through the ages, including a 900-year-old Welsh tale of King Arthur, and in Norse and German fairy tales. Now, new ‘metamaterials’ have brought invisibility cloaking out of the realm of fiction and into science fact.
Hear Professor Yuri Kivshar reveal the magic behind metamaterials and effects previously [...]
[ 18 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
The Make-A-Wish Australia Canberra Branch presents the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner on Saturday 18 July.
Please join us for a great evening so we can raise funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Tickets are $135 and includes a three-course meal, one bottle of red and white wine per table, auctions, lucky door prizes, [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, TIM ROGERS remarkable resume encompasses the world of music, film, television and stage. See him perform all the best hits at the Canberra Theatre Centre, one night only, 9 JULY.
As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll [...]
[ 12 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world’s best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various locations.
As a part of the Triennale, Canberrans will also have the opportunity to purchase ceramics from more than 30 ceramicists this Sunday.
Dedicated entirely to high-end ceramics, the market place will [...]
[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell. Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]
[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]
Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]
[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ] How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendore’s first made by hand markets.
1. Westside Sunday markets
The Sunday markets are on again at Westside shipping container village from 10am this Sunday [...]
[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.
When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/
[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Half stand-up show, half live podcast recording, A Shot & A Beer is back for the second month with the celebrated and hilarious talent, Jen Carnovale.
Look at this quote from ‘Funny Women’ (UK) if you need more convincing:
‘Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, (Jen) had perfect timing and confident, deadpan delivery.’ Funny [...]
[ 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. ]
As the fog and frost sweep across Canberra and the days grow shorter, we are plunged into formidable and freezing season of winter…
But never fear! Canberra Youth Theatre’s WICKED WINTER Holiday Workshops are open for enrolment this July, celebrating the two sides that accompany every story!
Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two [...]
Have fun, be creative, be innovative!!!
Unleash the wilds of your imagination on to the stage with Canberra Youth Theatre’s acting ensemble workshop program.
Through theatre games, theatresports and acting exercises during weekly workshops, develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, voice, movement, characterisation, storytelling and theatre making in a variety of styles and structures.
Workshops on [...]
[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?
1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]
[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.
Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]
[ 22 June 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]
The Blues Shack presented by Ray Reid plays the very best in Australian Blues Music every Monday night from 9pm to 11pm.
Now Ray is coming all the way from Port Phillip Radio in Mornington Peninsula Victoria to do a live to air broadcast with Ali Penney down in The Keller Room.
There will also be performances [...]
[ 20 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week’s Local Leader and 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year Sophie Hope has sent through the following info about a charity fundraising event she has organised for this Saturday night:
As part of my volunteering , I have organised a charity event which is on this Saturday night! It is called ‘Mind the Gap’ and [...]
[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July. A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]
The current exhibition at ANCA in Dickson presents two photographic artists whose works have direct links back to the 1970s American colour photography. The two artists in the ANCA exhibition are Cathy Laudenbach and Adam Mann.
The theme of this joint exhibition is ‘Longing’ — quoting the few words available online:
Working individually the artists explore the idea [...]
[ 27 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
If you haven’t heard the Canberra City Band play then you are really missing a great time. Live music is the best and these musicians are fantastic! Canberra City Band has four ensembles that range from the award winning Canberra City Concert Band to the John Agnew Band development/leisure band for those returning to music [...]
[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ] It’s been a bit of a dreary week in Canberra, but it looks like we might get a small reprieve from the wet weather over the weekend.
If not, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you amused over the next few days, including the inaugural winter glass markets at Canberra Glassworks, a kimchi-making workshop at [...]
[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.
The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]