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High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ]

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from adolescence until middle age.

Local theatre company Phoenix Players is bringing Hornby’s timeless, witty story to the stage. High Fidelity is a rock musical unlike any other. With all-original music inspired by the [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
Canberra Blues Society

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

What’s on this weekend? 24th, 25th and 26th January 2015

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

By 22 January 2015
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.

When: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Canberra Stadium

Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

The Village People come to Canberra

By 22 January 2015
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[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:

The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]

Lifeline EPIC Bookfair, 13-15 February

By 22 January 2015
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[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline’s EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available to the community.

The three-day fair runs from Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February with around 250,000 items for sale, including fiction and non-fiction books, rare books, collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign [...]

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

Public talk: Artificial Intelligence, machines on the rise

By 20 January 2015

[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?

Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.

When: Tuesday 3 February [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day

By 19 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 26 January 2015; ]

What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).

If you don’t have plans [...]

What’s on this weekend? 17th and 18th January 2015

By 16 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Welcome back, Friday! We’re in for a sunny and warm weekend, with a forecast maximum of 27 degrees on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Fingers crossed for similar weather down the coast, as that’s where I’m headed for the next few days.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is off to Nellijam at the Steampacket Hotel Nelligen to watch a [...]

2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day, 20 February

By 15 January 2015
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[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.

Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:

Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]

Readable Graffiti EP launch, 17 January 2015

By 14 January 2015
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[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.

It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.

When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]

Prime Minister’s XI versus England, 14 January

By 13 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
PM's XI vs England January 2015

[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.

The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.

Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]

The Color Run returns to Canberra in February

By 12 January 2015
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[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.

Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]

Drama Workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre Semester 1 2015!

By 12 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]

Chet Faker in Canberra, 11 Feb 2015

By 11 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.

This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.

The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]

Make your own resin bowls at The Makers’ Hub

By 9 January 2015
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[ 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

This resin bowl workshop, hosted by Canberra craft extraordinaire Mikaela Danvers, teaches participants how to create layered effects with colours, using a two-part quick-setting polyurethane resin.

I did this workshop with my mum a while ago and even though neither of us are particularly crafty, we really enjoyed it.

Participants create two small dishes to take home with [...]

Flix in the Stix returns in 2015

By 9 January 2015
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[ 31 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Regional Australia’s only film, comedy, music and arts festival, Flix in the Stix, is heading to Canberra at the end of this month.

The festival features a brand new collection of award-winning international short films curated by actress Deborah Mailman, live music from My Friend The Chocolate Cake and entertainment by comedy act Tripod. There will [...]

What’s on this weekend? 10th and 11th January 2015

By 9 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ll bet there are more than a few Canberrans (i.e. anyone who returned to work this week after the Christmas break) looking forward to this weekend with particular enthusiasm.
We’re in for a slightly damp weekend, with rain predicted for both days. That said, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep both you and the [...]

Canberra Food & Wine Expo 2015

By 9 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 12:00 pm; 21 February 2015 at 10:00 am; 22 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. The show houses over 100 local and national exhibitors, including wine makers, distributors, gourmet restaurants, coffee, chocolate and tea.

Sample food and wine in the appreciation area, watch celebrity chefs create recipes from [...]

Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] It’s on again! – Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash.

Special guest for the night will be the sensational Pugsley Buzzard, who has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world, from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans – the womb of the blues. His unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia: Korea vs. Oman

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 10 January 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this [...]

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 10 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; 11 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 11 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play, which sold out throughout Australia in 2012.

Enter a wonderful journey through the seasons as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, [...]

Challenge yourself in one of Canberra’s obstacle course events

By 8 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As 2015 clicked over, my email inbox started filling up with messages on obstacle course events I should make it my new year’s resolution to sign up to.
There are so many of them out there these days – and they can be on the expensive side, but most of them also support a charity through [...]

Kim Churchill at The Abbey, 16 Jan

By 7 January 2015
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[ 16 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra born and Merimbula raised singer/songwriter Kim Churchill returns to the nation’s capital to promote his new single, Single Spark, which is also the opening track from his Silence/Win album, released last year.

Kim is a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his deft guitar work. At only 24 years old, he has opened for both Billy Bragg and [...]

UC Capitals take on West Coast this Friday

By 7 January 2015
Canberra Capitals

[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.

As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]

New Years Eve in Canberra

By 30 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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They say how you spend your New Years Eve is how you will spend the new year, so here’s a few Canberra venues that are throwing New Years parties to help you dance your way into the best new year yet.
MOLLY
Party like it’s 1923 at Molly’s first Gatsby themed New Years event. Tickets are on [...]

Boxing Day Movie Releases

By 25 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Boxing Day, the day after Christmas where you have stuffed your face the entire day before and are in a food coma for the next week. I personally hate hitting the shops and fighting the crowds on Boxing Day, and I am still way to full and lazy from the day before. My favourite Boxing [...]

New Summer Music Camp for Kids

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,

I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.

It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing. 

We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]

City Walk comes alive with Christmas Markets both day and night

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

With 10 market stalls starting at 9am today (Thursday 18 December), this festive hustle and bustle of activity on City Walk near Garema Place is another reason to be in Canberra’s CBD this December.
Everybody loves a good market, especially at Christmas. During the day come and support five of our local charities at the Christmas [...]

Venture out after dark for Enlighten 2015

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Enlighten will breathe light, colour and movement into Canberra after dark from 27 February to 7 March with a world-class program of events including two Australian premieres.
Now in its fifth year, Enlighten will transform the Parliamentary Triangle into a dazzling arts precinct featuring free entertainment and the event’s trademark architectural projections, which will illuminate six [...]

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