[ 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; 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; 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; 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; 7:00 pm to 11:00 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 [...]
[ 18 May 2014; ]
It’s time again for Canberra’s canine community to come together and raise funds for RSPCA ACT.
The Million Paws Walk is Canberra’s premiere pet event where animal-lovers can mingle, chat and celebrate their furry friendships. It is a great day of family-friendly fun designed to entertain, inform and educate the community about important animal welfare issues.
[ 16 May 2014; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Lisa Richards, Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the inner and outer world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after a very extended stint in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville [...]
[ 8 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Finally, after a long break between heats the DMC World DJ Championships are set return to Canberra in 2014!
Not since Buick made history with his third state title in 2008 have our local DJ’s had a chance to rep the A.C.T and earn their stripes on the national DMC stage.
DJ’s it’s time get your [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]
A new exhibition, “Straight Face” by Canberra artist and designer Luke Chiswell opened last night in the Nishi Gallery in New Acton.
“Straight Face” is a design Chiswell created in 2006. At that point he made the decision to continue to use the design unchanged, resisting the urge to reinvent it or try a completely new [...]
Following on from the reprisal last week, what’s going on in Canberra this weekend?
The International Music Festival is on at the Kingston Foreshore tomorrow (10th) in the afternoon. We went along to this last year and it was well worth a visit!
The Brumbies take on the Sharks tomorrow (10th) starting at 7.40pm. Jake White [...]
[ 3 June 2014 to 5 June 2014. ] The Canberra edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will open on Tuesday 3 June with the highly anticipated film The Square, a documentary that takes audiences right to the heart of a movement, a country and a people committed to the ideals of freedom and human rights.
The Square comes direct [...]
[ 10 May 2014; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
[ 22 May 2014; ]
The Annual Ray White Charity Golf Day is on again with all proceeds going to Camp Quality.
This is a great day on the green for a wonderful cause. The four person Ambrose competition will include light breakfast and lunch, with heaps of prizes given throughout the day.
When: 22 May 2014, 7.30am for a 9.00am shotgun [...]
[ 3 May 2014; 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
Auditions for the next season of Big Brother will be held in Canberra today and there’s still time to register!
The auditions will be held at Hotel Realm in Barton, with registration from 11am to 7pm. Last-minute applicants will be allowed, according to the Canberra Times.
This is the first time that the Big Brother auditions have come to the [...]
[ 11 May 2014; ] I heard once that Canberra has one of the highest participation rates for recreational running. I don’t know if that’s true but those of us who do lace on our sneakers for regular runs will already know about the Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
It’s a fund raiser for breast cancer research (you’ll see lots of [...]
[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.
On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!
Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]
[ 30 May 2014 7:30 pm to 1 June 2014 4:00 pm. ] Huge art exhibition and sale…
The annual Radford College Art Exhibition and Sale will run from 30 May – 1 June 2014. Now in its 30th year, this hugely successful exhibition showcases hundreds of creative works across a variety of mediums. Discover and buy quality artwork by talented local and regional artists. Choose from paintings, photographs, [...]
[ 30 April 2014 to 11 May 2014. ] Australian National Capital Artists Inc is hosting its artist-made brooch/pin exhibition. This annual exhibition has been exciting Canberrans since the 2011, and this year looks like it will be a corker.
Opening on Wednesday 30 April at 6pm the exhibition will go until 11 May at the ANCA gallery at 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Participating artists this [...]
Tickets are selling fast for Fashfest, Canberra’s own fashion festival that shines the spotlight on our diverse local design talent, including designers, photographers, models and makeup artists.
Featuring a different theme and show every night, the red carpet fashion event is designed to celebrate fashion, arts and culture in the nation’s capital.
Fashfest runs from 30 April to [...]
[ 6 May 2014; 2:00 pm; 7 May 2014; 5:30 pm; 8 May 2014; 10:00 am; 5:30 pm; 9 May 2014; 10:00 am; ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).
As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at www.lawreform.act.gov.au
Members of the public are invited to provide feedback and comments at one of the following information [...]
[ 9 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. ]
The Canberra International Music Festival is in its 20th year in 2014, once again bringing an eclectic mix of music to our local stages.
This years concert, ‘The Fire and the Rose’ explores the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII through the works of composers [...]
[ 7 May 2014 to 10 May 2014. ]
The 2014 ANU Medical Revue ‘Caecal Weapon 2: The Rise of Salmonella’ is hitting the stage 7-10 May at the ANU Arts Centre.
Following last year’s ‘Para-Medical Activitiy’, which achieved four Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) nominations and the 2012 show winning the CAT Award for Best Original Work, expectations are high.
The ANU Medical Revue is an [...]
[ 3 May 2014; ]
The Australian Capital Territory qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am Titles will be rolling into Belconnen Skatepark on the 3rd May 2014. ACT skateboarders should not miss this opportunity to claim the State championship title, prize money and an invitation to the Australian Championships.
With over $100,000 in cash, prizes and giveaways on [...]
The Spanish Film Festival hits Canberra 1-14 May 2014.
This year, the festival will have the added highlight of (the fairly easy on the eye) Alex González joining the early afternoon sessions on the 4th of May.
The Festival will take place at the Palace Electric Cinema. Schedule and ticket information can be seen here.
[ 13 June 2014; 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.
Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.
Date: Friday 13th June
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120
All Tickets [...]
[ 27 April 2014; ]
One of Australia’s most popular regional music festivals Groovin the Moo will return to The Meadows at University of Canberra this Sunday 27th April.
Now in its 10th year, the all-ages festival is boasting a big name line-up including Dizzee Rascal, The Jezabels, Karnivool, Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets, Disclosure and many more.
Canberra’s own electronic music [...]
How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need [...]
[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.