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National Portrait Gallery exhibition highlights

By 20 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The National Portrait Gallery is currently running a special exhibition as its contribution to the Anzac centenary. The exhibition is titled All that fall — Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War.

The first thing to report is that this exhibition isn’t about portraiture. Most of the exhibition is made up of rooms of posters. [...]

Calling budding performers for holiday theatre program!

By 18 April 2015

[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
•    Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
•    Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
•    Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
•    Stage Management (organisation [...]

What’s on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015
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[ 18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ]

This weekend’s highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky’s Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What are your plans for this weekend?

Sports/outdoor activities

The Canberra Devils ice hockey team will play its second game of the season against the Chiefs at 7pm on Friday. Head down to the [...]

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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[ 29 April 2015 7:30 pm to 2 May 2015 7:30 pm. ]

“If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them?
Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”

In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother, [...]

SciNight – X-rated science for adults

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.

Is the Y chromosome disappearing? What’s the science behind who you’re attracted to? Why is latex so useful… and when is it not?

Take an intimate look into the science and technology behind genes, gender and reproduction. [...]

Guided tour of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories

By 13 April 2015

[ 22 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories.

Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, departing from the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre.

Safety considerations: All visitors [...]

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

By 9 April 2015

[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th April 2015

By 9 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ]

From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival, there’s something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below – and enjoy the rest of the four-day working week!

Sports/outdoor activities 

Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]

The Old Canberra Inn Rockabilly Relaunch, 11 April

By 6 April 2015
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[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.

Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (Easter long weekend)

By 3 April 2015
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Get in early to grab a bargain at these Canberra garage sales over the Easter long weekend. With only a few garage sales scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss your chance to find a secondhand special.
Saturday 4 April
3 Burnside Street Watson
8am to 1pm
Kitchen appliances, books, CDs, clothing, technology equipment, some furniture and miscellaneous goods.
Sunday [...]

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]

The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!

Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

By 30 March 2015

[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court).

Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body workout using the equipment at [...]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.

Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!

The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.

It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

By 26 March 2015

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm

Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weather permitting, a guided walk for about an hour.

The floodplain and the people have shaped each other across 20,000 years, from Aboriginal settlement through colonial times, establishment [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March 2015

By 26 March 2015
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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more).
Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.

“This album’s been a long [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

By 25 March 2015
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[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]

Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.

Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]

Free family night at PCYC this Saturday

By 24 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this Saturday (28 March) between 5pm and 7pm .

There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.

The theme is Crazy hair and there will be prizes for the best and most craziest hair on the night.

For more details go to CPCYC [...]

DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball

By 24 March 2015
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[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League 2015 home season

By 24 March 2015

[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; 16 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back with another jam packed season! The 2015 season will be back to our tried and tested year long season of single headers, kicking off in March with a rematch of last year’s grand final.

The 2015 opener will see the [...]

Bit of a foodie? Into sustainability? There’s an event on Monday you’ll like

By 20 March 2015
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[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.

The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.

You are invited to come along on:

Date:   [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (21st March)

By 20 March 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au. Please respect sellers by arriving during scheduled hours.

All garage sales listed below will be held on Saturday 21 March.

Southside

71 Prichard Cct Richardson
7am to 1pm
Dining table with 8 chairs, wall unit, piano, bath tub, clothes, books, various [...]

Public talk: Warp drives and bending time

By 19 March 2015
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[ 5 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Light speed is one of science fiction’s major plot limitations — and maybe one of the major limitations of science. How can we explore the stars if it takes tens of thousands of years to get to them… or the galaxies, if it takes billions of years? Warp drives and wormholes are often co-opted by [...]

Narrabundah Festival this Saturday

By 19 March 2015

[ 21 March 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend the 2015 Narrabundah festival. This popular event will be the sixth one we have organised at the shops.

Attractions, live music and dancing include:

Cassidy’s Ceili – 1030am – 1230 pm
Russian Dancing – Short display from the Russian School – 1230pm
Food
ONCC Inc – Sausage Sizzle
Russian School [...]

What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd March 2015

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 March 2015 to 22 March 2015. ]

Another weekend with lots to do in the capital, including the 2015 Canberra Comedy Festival, which runs until Sunday at various venues. With a line up including Jason Byrne, Mike Wilmot, Urzila Carlson, Wil Sylvince, The Umbilical Brithers, Ronny Chieng and Akmal Saleh, there’s a show to suit every type of humour.

Elsewhere in Canberra…

Sports/outdoor activities

The [...]

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan

By 18 March 2015
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[ 18 March 2015 to 3 April 2015. ]

This is a must-see exhibition for those with an interest in photography.

What may not be known is that during the 1950s and 1960s there were many very talented photographers at work in Taiwan.

This exhibition brings together a small selection of these Taiwanese photographs from this interesting period in Taiwan’s history.

The exhibition is of 44 beautiful black [...]

You’re invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

By 18 March 2015
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[ 29 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
In less than two short weeks the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will bring a celebration of art, culture, food and music into the heart of our city.
Providing visitors with an exciting new experience, this urban event will bring new life and creativity into Canberra’s City centre.
Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will be [...]

Event: Will light rail increase greenhouse emissions?

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Is light rail emissions-free, as some experts claim, or does it cause emissions comparable to those of buses, as estimated by Shreya Dave of M.I.T.?

Is Capital Metro correct in saying that buses offer 350 times the greenhouse benefits of light rail?

Was Damian Haas correct in saying that my estimates suffered from confirmation bias?

Come to my [...]

Richard Perso at the Harmonie German Club, Friday 27 March

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Having blown away crowds at over 100 blues, rock, folk, acoustic and music festivals, Richard Perso is steadily becoming known as one of those ‘not to miss’ acts.

Jumping onto the festival scene at the ripe old age of 16, Perso has been mastering his craft around Australia and overseas. Combining his appreciation for late 60s [...]

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