The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts. This is a very special exhibition that anyone with even a remote interest in this era of painting must see.
You may be aware that the bulk of the paintings have been borrowed from collections all over Australia. There’s a [...]
[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.
Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
Curlew Place, Conder
The whole street has come together for this garage sale. Some of the top items on offer include: pool table, boxing bag, prams, baby [...]
It’s the first weekend of summer and the opening weekend of this year’s holiday blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Tom Roberts is the pick of this weekend in our book, but you have till March to see it so don’t panic if tickets have sold out. A major exhibition opened at the [...]
[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ]
Allclassifieds has a spiffy new website and it’s definitely worth a look. We’ve collected five sales on this Saturday, but for all of the sales, check out the website.
Alda Place, Melba
This family is moving after 43 years of living in the same home. There are so many items, you’ll find something for everyone you know. Items [...]
[ 20 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] The top picks from me for this weekend are the DESIGN Canberra Festival, which asks us what design is and how it influences our life; Free Coffee from Coffee Lab on Friday, because everyone likes coffee – or at least some form of hot drink; and the BirdieBall Shootout at Lake Burley Griffin, where I [...]
[ 24 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy bluegrass and old time tunes performed by 2015 National Folk Fellow Miriam Jones and her band, selected from Miriam’s research into the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection and recorded as part of the Folk Fellowship.
Miriam Jones is an early childhood music teacher and fiddle player from Sydney. She plays in old time trio [...]
[ 22 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Join much-loved Australian artist Michael Leunig as he discusses his new collection, The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off. The companion volume to his best-selling The Essential Leunig, The Wayward Leunig showcases 400 cartoons selected from five decades of work. This new collection is as wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful as the first.
In association with Penguin Random [...]
[ 29 November 2015; ] The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Xmas Swiss Chess Challenge 2015 on Sunday, 29th November at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game.
When: Sunday, 29th November 2015
8:45 am [...]
[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]
[ 17 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] The Lives of John and Sunday Reed
Hear Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan discuss Modern Love, an intimate biography of the unconventional marriage of Heide founders John and Sunday Reed. The book also explores the Reeds’ relationships with some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur [...]
[ 16 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and foreign correspondent Geraldine Brooks talk about her latest novel, The Secret Chord, in which she traces King David’s journey from obscurity to fame.
In association with Hachette Australia
When: Monday 16 NovemberTime: 6pmWhere: Theatre, National Library of AustraliaTickets: $20 (includes refreshments and book signing)More info: https://www.nla.gov.au/node/8377
[ 14 November 2015 to 15 November 2015. ]
Welcome to our weekly round-up of (selected) garage sales on across the Capital Region this weekend. The ones listed here are all on Saturday; however, over at allclassifieds, there is a complete list that just might have a couple on Sunday.
7 Burrai Place, Ngunnawal
This sale has something for everyone, and everything must go. Items include: [...]
[ 13 November 2015 to 16 November 2015. ] The silly season starts this weekend with 15 things to do in Canberra. Firstly, it’s a weekend of finales: many of the cultural institutions are showcasing exhibitions for the last time this weekend. The most unusual event this weekend is Canberra’s first Cat Film Festival, which the RSPCA is running to help raise funds for [...]
[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.
Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!
It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!
In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 3:30 pm; ] This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, [...]
[ 11 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this performance in the evocative setting of the Warrior’s Chapel, in the Church of St Andrew Forrest.
Be transported to the battlefield in The Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings.
This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, supporting [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Come along to the Old Bus Depot building in Kingston for a night of spooktacular fun.
Love cats? Why not visit the cattoo parlour, bring a picture of your cat and have artist perform a quick sketch, get your face painted, and watch funny felines on the big screen.
Get your paws into the fun and book [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!
We would love [...]
[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.
Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]
[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.
The band rarely plays away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), [...]
[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the multitude of beer available at the venues and events for Beer Week, the French twist that comes with Telopea Park School’s Le Grande Fete, and the Jewel of Old Bus Depot which transforms the markets on Sunday into a jewellery-lover’s heaven.
Beer Week continues across the weekend, with a [...]
Canberra’s premium beer event – Beer Day Out – will take place again soon on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November in Kingston at the Former Transport Depot. This year’s event will showcase 30 local, interstate and international breweries, pouring more than 150 different beers and ciders, amidst master classes, roving entertainment and international culinary [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).
You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here http://www.schnitzandgiggles.com.au/tickets
This show we have a special treat for you!
Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
November Comedy Club at The Civic Pub features a huge line-up of acts including Jay Sullivan and interstate guests Dane Simpson, Ray Badran, Sam Campbell and John Cruickshank.
When: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: Kicks off at 8pm with doors opening at 7:30pm
Where: The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street Braddon
Tickets are $15 booked here or $20 on [...]
[ 12 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A Shot & A Beer is back on 12 November with the international sensation Alice Fraser. Alice is just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing her critically acclaimed solo show Savage. As if you need more convincing, Alice has performed sold out solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Can I consider myself local if I have only lived in a place for 6 1/2 years? Some say maybe not.! BUT, I do love this place, Queanbeyan, that is my home town!
As with any town much of its goodness and uniqueness is hidden to outsiders. Canberra has always struggled with the very incorrect ‘boring [...]
[ 15 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Guitarist Bryan Williams formed The Levee in Sydney in the 2000s. Now, joined by lead singer Justin Hoffman – a gifted singer with a broad vocal range – and a solid rhythm section, with Keith Joliffe on bass and Jon Nourse on drums. The Levee is at its best, punching out hot and compelling blues, [...]
[ 30 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ] In Australia, there are 3.7 million people who have never used the internet. On top of this, many Australians who do have internet access, are not confident enough to do the basics. To become a truly leading, inclusive and global digital nation we need everyone to become confident internet users by 2020.
Helen Milner will talk [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled by the Melbourne Age as [...]
[ 31 October 2015; ] With your costumes sorted for this year, all you need is a spooky Halloween event to show it off. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you this special Halloween edition of ‘What’s on this weekend in Canberra’.
BOO gong: Halloween at Googong
Googong’s BOOgong Halloween event is sure to satisfy the whole family. Enjoy the atmosphere at Googong [...]