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The Dinner Party – new theatre at The Front in October

By 8 September 2015
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[ 7 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 14 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra audiences are cordially invited this October to enjoy a soiree of extreme silliness. Guests are implored to come in, enjoy a drink and be a fly on the wall as the hosts prepare to drop a bombshell on their guests. Will desires, singledom and petty grudges overshadow their big news?

The Front Café & Gallery [...]

Friday night live with Isaiah B Brunt

By 7 September 2015
Isaiah B Brunt

[ 25 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

For decades Isaiah B Brunt has been a top Aussie production guy and studio owner who’s worked with Julio Iglesias orchestra, hosted the Goo Goo Dolls and rehearsed American Idol’s Randy Jackson and his band for their Australian touring.

Not only has Isaiah been behind the board for globally upper echelon bands, he’s been a go-to [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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[ 5 September 2015 at 8:00 am; 6 September 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in O’Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday!

Saturday 5 September

7 Atholbar Way Karabar
8am to 4pm
Bric a brac, toys, clothes, Ford ute, bike rack for car and more.

20 Boobialla Street O’Connor
8.30am to 3pm
Very large house, therefore very large garage sale. Pricing will be low as we must get rid of everything. [...]

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015
ghosts in the scheme

[ 5 September 2015 to 6 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father’s Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the public.

Have a good weekend, and happy Father’s Day!

1. Last chance to see Ghosts in the Scheme at Canberra Theatre Centre
In the 1950s Cooma played host to an extraordinary [...]

Friday Night Live – The Wayne Kelly Band

By 3 September 2015
Wayne Kelly

[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s always amazing watching Wayne Kelly play and his own enjoyment is infectious!

Wayne is a uniquely talented Australian jazz pianist and has been a professional musician for over 25 years. At 15 years of age Wayne performed in his first working club band ‘The Motivators’, which also featured his brother Gavin on drums. Since then [...]

Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show 2015

By 2 September 2015
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[ 10 October 2015 at 9:00 am; 11 October 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show will be held on the weekend of the 10th – 11th October 2015 at the Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill, ACT.

The display will feature beautiful bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia [...]

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys at Harmonie German Club

By 2 September 2015
Queen Juanita

[ 6 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Queen Juanita and the boys play to dancers – swing, rockabilly, rock and roll, zydeco two step. They have caused hips to shake across several states including the Illawarra, Cobargo, Snowy Mountains and ACT Multicultural Festivals, numerous clubs, pubs, weddings, parties and dance hall jamborees. Their live CD “Dancehall Jamboree” is out now!

Juanita Cucinotta – [...]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

By 1 September 2015
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[ 4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Are you ready to be blown away?
If you like bad*ss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies… if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear 45 amazing musicians do an impersonation of a train…and if you’ve never been to a concert before, THIS IS THE CONCERT FOR YOU!
We [...]

MB Cup trivia night – Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?

By 1 September 2015
Michael Buhagiar trivia night

[ 18 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the suicide prevention in the Canberra community through the Michael Buhagiar Cup winter cricket competition.

We’ve raised over $20k in the last three years to support the Lifeline Canberra support services.

Five [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

By 31 August 2015
Groove Kings

[ 4 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Cassidy’s Ceili TONIGHT

By 28 August 2015
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Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia:

Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle
Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]

Marisa Quigley with Ali Penney at the Keller Sessions

By 27 August 2015
Marisa Quigley

Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne.
Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]

Public talk: Nanoscience – are nanoparticles alive?

By 26 August 2015

[ 6 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.

In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Fiona Boyes

By 26 August 2015
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[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis & nominated for 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards, she was the first [...]

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 26 August 2015

[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans?

1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart
Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and [...]

Living Green Festival 2015

By 25 August 2015
living green festival canberra 2015

[ 4 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

The Living Green Festival is turning five!

Come along to the Albert Hall on Sunday 4 October from 10-4pm and experience a kinder shade of green.

There will be over 80 food and market stalls selling plant-based foods as well as sustainable, fair trade and cruelty-free products and services. Plus live entertainment, workshops, talks on environmental, animal [...]

Long John hosts September Blues Jam

By 25 August 2015
long john canberra

[ 20 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure!

Long John’s groove loving John Stockdill (drums), John Coates (bass) and John Van Buuren (guitar/vocals) got together, wrote tunes and played the blues in their own way.

Enjoy an afternoon of funk, shuffle, ferocious boogies, [...]

Dreamboogie at Harmonie German Club

By 24 August 2015
dream boogie

[ 10 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

A modern Blues act, Dreamboogie’s repertoire is imbued with the classic tunes of Bessie Smith 1930s through to the Chess recordings of the 1950s.

Dreamboogie – Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) – won the 2011 MBAS Blues Performer of the year, and rated #1 on the National [...]

Fundraising trivia night – Awesome prizes!

By 24 August 2015

[ 19 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Did you know that every night nearly 2,000 Canberrans are homeless?!We have formed a team, the Communities@Work Sleeping Beauties to participate in the Canberra Community Sleepout on October 16th. To help us reach our fundraising target, we’re holding a Trivia Night. All funds raised for the Community Sleepout are shared between Communities@Work and St Vincent de [...]

Free gig: Dr Jawbone & the Restless Souls

By 22 August 2015
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[ 11 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Dr Jawbone, high energy swinging jazz & a little Latin featuring Ross Buchanan on keys, singer song writer Owen Cooper on Trombone & Ken Nosworthy on drums.

When: Friday 11 September
Time: 8pm
Where: Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah

Uni Pub Comedy featuring Josh Earl

By 21 August 2015
josh earl

[ 28 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV show Spicks and Specks.  As a solo artist he now sports nine sold out festival seasons and is a favourite with festival audiences all over the country.

As well as hosting Spicks and Specks he also wrote for it and has appeared all [...]

Trivia night raising funds for Canberra Cat Fix

By 21 August 2015
canberra cat fix

[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.

The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (22 August 2015)

By 21 August 2015
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 22 August 2015; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!

Saturday 22 August 

UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.

117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]

Chifley Preschool spring fair

By 20 August 2015

[ 13 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

This just in:
Chifley Preschool Spring Fair, to be held at the preschool, 60 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley on Sunday September 13 2015 from 10am – 1.30pm.


2015 ACT Pinball Championship – this weekend!

By 20 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 23 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Are YOU Canberra’s best pinball player?

The inaugural ACT Pinball Championship is coming up this weekend at Exhibition Park In Canberra (EPIC).

Qualifying commences Saturday week (22nd of August) from 10:00am and continues until 4:00pm. The top 2 highest scoring players on each of the 12 qualifying pinball machines will go through to the finals the next [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (22 and 23 August 2015)

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ] This weekend is a great one for Canberra’s space nerds, comedy buffs and fans of Latin American film. What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Llewellyn Hall
Cashed up cosmic nerds, this is really happening. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is in Canberra this Sunday evening at [...]

Have you ever been publicly shamed on social media?

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Ever felt the sting of public shaming on social media? Jon Ronson has.
Head to the National Library on Tuesday 1 September as Ronson talks about his latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Inspired by the theft of his identity through a fake Twitter account, Ronson interviewed individuals involved in high-profile cases of online public shaming.
Through [...]

Owen Campbell to headline Art for Charity

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia.

Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]

Pickin’, pluckin’, bendin’ and groovin’: how to play the blues on your guitar

By 18 August 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level.

The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music and guitar playing and will cover the following topics:

Chords, scales, chord progressions and arpeggios used in blues music
Techniques for squeezing the most amount [...]

Canberra Academy of Chess junior chess clubs 2015

By 17 August 2015
kids playing chess

The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term.
The Canberra Academy of Chess is still taking enrolments for both clubs. 2015 term dates and details are below.
Belconnen Junior Chess Club 
Term 3: 21st July – 22nd September
Term [...]

2015 Kenneth Myer Lecture: Professor Mick Dodson AM

By 17 August 2015

[ 27 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on his years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating social change and solidarity for our country. Includes refreshments.
When: Thursday 27 August 2015
Time: 6pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre
Tickets and more information: or 02 6262 1271
Generously [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Blues Preachers

By 16 August 2015
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[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.

Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]

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