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Top eight things to do in Canberra this weekend (18-20 March)

By 17 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Top eight things to do in Canberra this long weekend (11-14 March)

By 10 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Friday Night Live – Queen B & The Archers

By 10 March 2016
Queen B Archers

[ 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 [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (4-6 March)

By 3 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
enlighten

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 [...]

Barbara Hanrahan: Words + Art | Exhibition Opening

By 25 February 2016

[ 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

 

Top five things to do in Canberra this weekend (26-28 February)

By 25 February 2016
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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 [...]

Hat Fitz & Cara presented by Canberra Blues Society & Lone Wolf Promotions

By 24 February 2016
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[ 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 [...]

Schools Chess Challenge Westfield Woden 2016

By 24 February 2016

[ 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 [...]

Dancing Goddesses Dinner & Dance Spectacular

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 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) [...]

Cabbages & Kings ‘DO PIG’ Tour – 24th February @ The Phoenix w/ Local Horror and The Button Collective

By 23 February 2016

[ 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 [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (18-20 February)

By 18 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 12 February 2016

[ 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 [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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
Saturday 10am-4pm
This household looks to have Kondo’d itself into a garage sale. After extensive decluttering, the items for sale include: bunk bed, Sony [...]

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12-14 February)

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.

Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).

The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress!
When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

Canberra’s top six this weekend (29-31 January 2016)

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week, we’ve selected six events that are definitely worth checking out. Head to Ainslie Arts Centre and listen to some organic and experimental music with SoundOut Festival; check out Forrest Tennis Club where they are having an open day and you can get yourself a free membership; or consider seeing Josh Pyke perform at [...]

Photographs of 1930s China at ANU

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory
Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU).
From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Saturday 8am-2pm
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
ALL WEEKEND

Encounters Tour
Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (16 and 17 January 2016)

By 15 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list head to the allclassifieds website.
15 Marril Street, Queanbeyan
Saturday 8am-2pm
A classic garage sale, with items including: toys, games, occasional furniture, freestanding stoves, DVD/CD’s, electronic equipment, Christmas lights, formal dresses (varied sizes) and general household [...]

Chinese-Australian Communities in the Qing Era with Kate Bagnall

By 14 January 2016

[ 24 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] From the gold rush decades of the 1860s and 1870s, small numbers of Chinese women started arriving in Australia. Kate Bagnall shares stories of some of the women who left China for Australia in the late Qing dynasty, as well as the families and communities they formed here.

When: Sunday 24 JanuaryTime: 2pmWhere: Conference Room, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $15 [...]

Growing up Chinese in Australia with Ben and Michelle Law

By 14 January 2016

[ 23 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia.
Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) andGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. The Family [...]

Exploring the Qing Dynasty with Dr Nathan Woolley

By 14 January 2016

[ 21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Nathan Woolley, curator of Celestial Empire, explores life under the Qing dynasty through the collections of the National Library of Australia and the National Library of China.

Nathan Woolley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on the [...]

Film Screening at the NLA: Drunken Master

By 14 January 2016

[ 19 January 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Contemporary chop-socky fans will know the historical hero Wong Fei Hung (1847-1924) through Jet Li’s sober, prouder performances in Once Upon A Time in China series.
By contrast, in the 1978 classic and first of two Drunken Master movies, Jackie Chan gives the master a zany spin – playing him as a lazy buffoon who is trained in the Drunken [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (9 and 10 January 2016)

By 8 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

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.
6 Skertchly Place, Florey
Saturday 7am-2pm
This garage sale is doing a holiday clean-out, witch items including: clothing in all sizes, men’s and women’s, some new with [...]

7 things to do in Canberra this weekend (08, 09 and 10 January 2016)

By 7 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
billfilm

As Canberra transitions into 2016, this weekend is easing you back into the activities on offer. We’ve curated seven activities for a variety of ages to be enjoyed, but our top picks include: the film screening of Bill, which looks at what happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ through a family friendly narrative; the Behind the Lines [...]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Masquerade at the Albert Hall!

By 29 December 2015
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[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!

Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.

Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.

Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.

When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 December 2015)

By 17 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 19 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ] It’s the final weekend before Christmas, but there is still plenty to do aside from wrapping presents. Our picks this week are Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, which wraps up on Sunday, the final sessions of the Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens, Taste Canberra at Christmas in the City and the 2015 Canberra Santa Pub [...]

NGA Photography – The world is beautiful

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The exhibition is titled: The world is beautiful.
The curator, Shaune Lakin, has chosen some of the gems from the NGA’s vast photography collection.
For the lovers of photography as a way [...]

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