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Review – Photography at ANCA in Dickson


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 [...]

Canberra City Band 90th anniversary spectacular!


[ 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 [...]

17 things to do in Canberra this weekend (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 18 June 2015
marriage equality rally getup

[ 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 [...]

Backbeat Drivers host June Blues Jam at Harmonie German Club

By 16 June 2015

[ 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 [...]

Wild wild west theme party

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[ 20 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Yee-haw! Welcome to the Wild West Theme Event. Your cowboy/cowgirl hat is starting to collect dust. You’re humming the theme song to the classic TV western ‘Bonanza’. Rather than talk in your sleep, you’re calling out square dance directions. You’re drawn to pointy snakeskin boots and chaps.

Step in to our saloon and enjoy a wild [...]

Mandolin concert, 28 June

By 15 June 2015

[ 28 June 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) and our learning group COZYMO!

COZMO will present delightful music from Arcangelo Corelli; Australian composers Richard Charlton, Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay; and traditional tango, Italian and Latin tunes.

COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes Croatian pieces [...]

The New Savages at Harmonie German Club

By 12 June 2015
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[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to.

Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern yet [...]

Women who love to sing, try Brindabella Chorus!


[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Love to sing? Join us in June!

Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.

Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.

Brindabella Chorus [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (13 and 14 June 2015)

By 12 June 2015

[ 13 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Waramanga, Jerrabomberra, Aranda, Hackett, Giralang, Turner, Conder, Kambah, Spence, Ngunnawal and Wanniassa. Happy Friday!
Saturday 13 June
40 Maple Crescent Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Furniture items, Mongoose push bikes, books, puzzles, board games, toys, magazines, CDs, DVDs, gym set, etc. Great prices!!
6 Minda Place Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Downsizing, most items under $10. Books, kitchenware, camping [...]

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (13th and 14th June)

warehouse circus

Lots to do in Canberra this weekend, including free graffiti workshops for young people, Andy Bull performing at ANU Bar and a family film screening at the National Portrait Gallery. What are your plans?

1. Warehouse Circus mid-year show
Every six months Warehouse Circus celebrates the achievements of its members through a massive showcase of performances. It’s [...]

A Shot & a Beer – Stand up comedy and live podcast

By 9 June 2015

[ 11 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Come join us at Canberra’s newest comedy night. Half stand up comedy, half live podcast. First show and we are very excited to bring the hilarious, talented and very tall comedy stylings of John Cruckshank. John is coming off the back of a successful run in the Sydney Comedy Festival with his avalanchely (?) [...]

Public talk: Techno-fixes for climate change

By 9 June 2015

[ 7 July 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Climate change has spawned its very own science-fiction sub-genre, cli-fi, which explores techno-fixes as much as doomsday scenarios. Some of the imagined solutions are seriously off the planet, but not all techno-fixes are purely fictional.

Professor Barry Brook will square up to the mounting problems of climate change, pollution, energy security and dwindling supplies – and [...]

The Art of Anthropology: Photographs from the Field

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[ 1 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
The Art of Anthropology showcases the work of 28 ANU anthropologists at different stages of their career, working on a variety of topics.
Despite the varying subject matter covered in these photographs, there is a shared ethos, a commonality of purpose: that of giving a glimpse into the worlds of the people who told us their [...]

Smokin’ up in Hall

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[ 12 June 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

As Winter sets in, we can anticipate the joys and comfort of fires, warm hot pots, roasts, and rustic living. For those of us are ambitious enough to leave our cocoons of warmth in these chilly days, Poacher’s Pantry in offering a tour of their smokehouse as part of the Canberra Environment Centre’s SUSTAINability workshops.

Poacher’s [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (June long weekend 2015)

By 5 June 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macgregor, Karabar, Queanbeyan, Wanniassa, Giralang, Flynn, Jerrabomberra and Chisholm. Enjoy the long weekend!
Saturday 6 June
Fiaschi Street Macgregor
7.30am to 3pm
Antique carpenter tools, builders tools, excess building material, halogen work lights, cement mixer,  jack hammer, household items, cane chairs, sun lounger, 2 drawer filing cabinets, fluffy toys, nerf guns and more.
5 [...]

Escape the cold and discover something magic at a library this winter

By 4 June 2015

As the weather cools down, Libraries ACT is offering events, classes and activities to keep locals entertained this winter.
From the media release:
“Our winter program has begun and offers a range of free activities that are not only entertaining but educational too,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.
“There are special events to keep kids busy and [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this June long weekend


[ 5 June 2015 to 8 June 2015. ] Raise your hand if you’re more than overdue for another long weekend. Thought so.

Whether you plan on staying in bed for the best part of the Queen’s birthday public holiday or want to cram as much as possible into the next few days, our weekend guide has you sorted. Here’s what looks interesting in Canberra [...]

Tuggeranong Bulldogs 40th gala dinner

This is why we do what we do

[ 8 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club turns 40 this year and is hosting a gala dinner to celebrate. All past and present players, members, family and friends of the Bulldogs community are invited.

Tickets are $80 per person, which includes canapés, a three-course meal, drinks on arrival and live music.

When: Saturday 8 August 2015
Time: 7pm
Where: The Hellenic [...]

Quad save the Queen!

By 1 June 2015

[ 6 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 7 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am; ] Canberra Roller Derby League presents QUAD SAVE THE QUEEN, an explosive colony-wide roller derby tournament on the June long weekend!

Two tracks, three days, and twelve teams makes this a roller derby spectacular not to be missed! Knock-out structure means there is no predicting who will conquer all and rise to the throne.

Whether you’re a derby [...]

Canberra Latin Dance Festival – 16-18 October

By 31 May 2015
latin dance fest

[ 16 October 2015 to 18 October 2015. ]

If you love Latin music and dancing, do not miss Canberra’s Latin Dance Festival. The festival brings together leading international/national artists & the best of local talent. It is a chance for everyone and anyone to get immersed in the amazing Latin dance scene!

The Canberra Latin Dance Festival brings together leading Latin artists to perform, [...]

Civic Pub comedy club featuring Matty B

By 29 May 2015
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[ 3 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
June Comedy Club at the Civic Pub features the philosophical bogan Matty B, along with a host of great acts including interstate guests Mitch Garling and Will McKellar, as well as Shahed Sharify and more.
Matty B is a stand up comedian moulded from the school of hard knocks that is the Newcastle comedy scene. He has [...]

Uni Pub comedy featuring Adam Rozenbachs

Adam Rozenbachs

[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Finally there’s a comedy room in the city.  Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm.
Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor and voice over artist. He has steadily risen to become one of Australia’s funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters. Adam has [...]

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (30 and 31 May 2015)

By 28 May 2015

[ 30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015. ] Enjoy the last weekend of Autumn with plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, including the MS Fun Run and Walk, a Brumbies home game and an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea brunch at Mint Garden Bar. Have a good weekend!

1. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea brunch at Sage’s Mint Garden
Enjoy brunch in the beautiful Mint Gardens at [...]

Geeks and nerds theme party

By 26 May 2015
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[ 6 June 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]

Nerd up people. Now here is the opportunity to take a break from your busy work schedule or mundane life to cut loose and dance the night away at Digress Lounge and Bar.

Hike up your pants to get down and nerdy. This not to be missed dress up and dance event promises to be nerdastic. [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (23 and 24 May 2015)


This weekend’s highlights include a Tintin adventure night, a Raiders home game and a chance to explore the solar system at Mount Stromlo Observatory’s May public night.

1. Lurch & Chief at Transit Bar
Melbourne stoner-swirl jam-psych band Lurch & Chief return to Canberra in support of their sophomore EP Breathe, which was written and recorded at [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra + Giveaway


[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.

The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]

Food fans in for a feast

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[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker.

Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]

Book launch – Turning Point by Don Aitkin

By 19 May 2015

[ 27 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Please join us for the launch of Turning Point by Don Aitkin. The book will be launched by Professor Satendra Nandan.
In 1977, Angus & Robertson, then the grandfather of Australian publishers, brought out a novel by a young professor at Macquarie University, Don Aitkin, well known as a political scientist, an election-night and political commentator [...]

Community film event -The Mask You Live In

By 18 May 2015

[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Canberra business will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.

This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.

The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]

Photography competition: Australian rock star (photos) wanted

By 15 May 2015

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.
The theme for this year’s competition is “Rock Stars”. Entry to the Top GeoShot competition is open to all members of the Australian public and we encourage everyone to start taking photos that capture [...]

Free workshops at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

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[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).

From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:

Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.

The [...]

Comedy – LOLPol with Danny Bensley

By 14 May 2015

[ 21 May 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Danny Bensley was a RAW Comedy crowd member and winner of the participation award in Year Three mathematics. He has since bumbled through his life with little to no idea of what the hell he is doing. What whacky adventure he gets himself into next?

Supported by Wunderkinder; Simon Bower, Bill Benson, Andrew Bensley and James [...]

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