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Latin American Film Festival in Australia

By 30 July 2015
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[ 20 August 2015 to 1 September 2015. ]

The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia.

This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 20 August until 1 September.

This year there will be 13 films screened, some of which are award winning pieces and feature some of the [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015
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[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre.

1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium
Yes, that’s a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium this [...]

LAST CHANCE! Twilight exhibition viewing – Revealing the Rothschild Prayerbook

By 29 July 2015
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[ 7 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring ‘the most expensive book in the world’ which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015.
After a busy week, relax with a glass of sparking wine and canapes  before joining Exhibition curator, Dr Susannah Helman as she introduces an exclusive viewing of the Revealing  the Rothschild [...]

National Library of Australia lecture: Buk bilong Pikinini

By 28 July 2015

[ 31 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

Buk bilong Pikinini, meaning ‘books for children’, is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which aims to establish children’s libraries and foster a love of reading and learning.

Since 2007, Buk bilong Pikinini has set up 17 children’s libraries across Papua New Guinea with many more to come. Join Anne-Sophie Hermann, [...]

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

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[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September.
From the media release:

The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]

The Dollop Podcast – Live in Canberra

By 26 July 2015

[ 25 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
That’s right Canberra. From the gentlemen who brought you up to speed on Oofty Goofty, The Dollop is coming for a live podcast. One of the must-listen podcasts is touring Australia and they have managed to squeeze in a visit to Canberra.
In case you don’t know, The Dollop is a weekly podcast hosted by Dave [...]

Canberra Brick Expo

By 25 July 2015
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[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ]

Brick Expo is an annual event held in Canberra that exhibits LEGO creations. Amazing builds have been exhibited over the previous four Brick Expos and this year will be the biggest yet.

Exhibitors travel from all over Australia to display cool and unique creations made from our favourite Danish plastic bricks.

This event will sell out in [...]

Woden Seniors’ second BIG book fair

By 24 July 2015
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[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates

Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.

A huge range of quality [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th July 2015)

By 24 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!

Saturday 25 July

60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.

Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.

24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians

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[ 7 August 2015 to 23 August 2015. ]

Internecine: The Vanished Musicians celebrates the silent contribution of the modern refugee through an investigation of hidden Australian Swing-era history.

WWII: Ninety-six musicians flee Germany to settle in Australia, many forced to leave their homeland for playing blacklisted jazz. After internment in the desert as enemy aliens, many are forced to abandon their art when immigration [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (25 and 26 July 2015)

By 23 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] This weekend: The GWS Giants return to Canberra for their third match at Manuka Oval this season, Mount Stromlo hosts a public observatory night and the Embassy of Brazil invites you to celebrate an evening of Brazilian food and dancing. 

What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats [...]

Camp Quality ACT Dine at Mine launch

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[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]

Canberra zombie film premiere

By 22 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

Three Australian tradies get trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of the zombie apocalypse, and they’re running out of beer!
What a premise.
Me and My Mates vs The Zombie Apocalypse is a Canberra-made feature film. Your first chance to see it in Canberra is at Dendy Cinemas on Saturday 25 July 2015.
Here’s a bit [...]

Fundraising dinner for Everest region guides at The Hungry Buddha

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[ 31 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

At the end of this month, Nepalese restaurant The Hungry Buddha will celebrate its fourth birthday. 

To mark the occasion, owners Lachhu Thapa and Ben Richardson are hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday 31 July 2015. All revenue collected from the restaurant on this night will go towards supporting porters and guides doing it tough as a [...]

Comedy Club @ the Civic Pub featuring Laura Davis

By 20 July 2015

[ 5 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Laura Davis presents her award winning show, Ghost Machine.

Winner of the prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine is a truly unique experience for comedy lovers.

Described by critics as being ‘phenomenal’, ‘bold and extraordinary’, as well as ‘fiercely funny’, and ‘totally hilarious’, GHOST MACHINE [...]

Pug Life Canberra


[ 18 July 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

It’s tough to be a pug. Incessant snoring, wrinkled face with bulging eyes and a short, stocky frame….. sounds like your perfect mate, right? These traits might seem unappealing when looking for someone to settle down with – but for a pug this makes them perfect in every way!

Pugs are great pets for families and single [...]

You could win a $500 bar tab at this trivia night

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[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Superheroes of trivia and lovers of a great night out can come try their hand the Superfun Trivia Night hosted by Varsity Derby League on Thursday 30 July, 7 pm at The Duxton, O’Connor.

Varsity Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is hosting a superhero-themed night of “Superfun” trivia with plenty of chances [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (18 and 19 July 2015)

By 16 July 2015
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[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include the rescheduled World Curry Festival, a CBR Brave home game and a free screening of Paper Planes at the National Portrait Gallery.

What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Flying Fruit Circus presents Circus Under My Bed
Circus Under My Bed follows a young girl’s big imagination, discovering a [...]

Seminar: How to beat the cheat

By 15 July 2015
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[ 16 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Would you like to learn how to take control of your life through diet?

Nutrivolve and Legacy Apparel are hosting an interactive nutrition course on Sunday 16 August at Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Presented by Kyle Webber, this seminar will cover topics including managing stress through diet, improving self control and how to grow your willpower.

When: Sunday [...]

Comedy Club @ the Civic Pub presents Jacques Barrett – The Confident Profiler

By 13 July 2015

[ 15 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

After 10 years of bartending and 12 years of stand-up (some overlap) Jacques has weaponised his ability to sum people up on sight.

His policy? Always judge a book by its cover; that’s the whole point of a cover…

We all have decent intuition when we meet new people but Jacques wants to go deeper.

Teaching you how [...]

Where is the King of Swing? Canberräng 2015 Dance Festival

By 13 July 2015

[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; 1 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 1 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Canberräng, the capital city’s annual festival of swing dancing, is returning bigger and better than ever in 2015 – more bands, more dancing and more excitement!

Over four nights from 30 July to 2 August, Canberräng attracts dancers from across Australia and abroad. Along with social swing dancing, Canberräng features local and interstate musicians, performances, balls and more, [...]

Free spirit exhibition opening

By 11 July 2015
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[ 18 July 2015 at 2:30 pm; ]

Antoinette Karsten’s Free Spirit exhibition will officially open on Saturday 18 July at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Free Spirit is a mixed media celebration of life joys through the eyes of Lulu – the main character in this collection.

Lulu is a whimsical little figure dedicated to making the world a happier place.

She can be lighthearted and soulful, [...]

World Curry Festival postponed

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Bad news for curry fans! This weekend’s World Curry Festival in the City has been postponed due to bad weather.
Organisers say the event is likely to run on July 18 and 19 2015. We’ll keep you updated as we know more.

RAW Canberra presents GLIMPSE at Belconnen Arts Centre

By 10 July 2015
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[ 17 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

On Friday 17th July, GLIMPSE will bring together 30 local emerging artists spanning fashion, music, visual and performing arts, music and more for a one night extravaganza at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

GLIMPSE is the fourth of six emerging arts showcases to be run by RAW Canberra in 2015 and this showcase is packed wall to [...]

Men’s and mixed roller derby this Saturday!

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[ 11 July 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

That’s right, roller derby’s for everyone. This Saturday 11 July, Varsity Derby League’s men’s team, Capital Carnage, will be taking on the Light City Sabres from Adelaide, and our mixed team, the Smackademics, will also be playing Light City Sabres, this time in their mixed team form.

There will be rock n roll from local band The [...]

12 things to do in Canberra this weekend (11 and 12 July 2015)

By 9 July 2015

[ 11 July 2015 to 12 July 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a Raiders home game on Friday night and a delicious-sounding coffee and chocolate expo.

What are you planning for the weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres multi-arts extravaganza
To celebrate their renovated spaces and renewed focus on cutting edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres will  host [...]

Public talk: Metamaterials – invisibility cloaks and bending light

By 8 July 2015

[ 4 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Magic ‘mantles of invisibility’ have appeared in folk stories through the ages, including a 900-year-old Welsh tale of King Arthur, and in Norse and German fairy tales. Now, new ‘metamaterials’ have brought invisibility cloaking out of the realm of fiction and into science fact.

Hear Professor Yuri Kivshar reveal the magic behind metamaterials and effects previously [...]

Make-A-Wish winter wonderland gala dinner

By 7 July 2015

[ 18 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
The Make-A-Wish Australia Canberra Branch presents the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner on Saturday 18 July.
Please join us for a great evening so we can raise funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Tickets are $135 and includes a three-course meal, one bottle of red and white wine per table, auctions, lucky door prizes, [...]

Win a double pass to Tim Rogers this Thursday night

By 7 July 2015

[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, TIM ROGERS remarkable resume encompasses the world of music, film, television and stage. See him perform all the best hits at the Canberra Theatre Centre, one night only, 9 JULY.

As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll [...]

Stepping Up ceramics market place

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[ 12 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world’s best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various locations.

As a part of the Triennale, Canberrans will also have the opportunity to purchase ceramics from more than 30 ceramicists this Sunday.

Dedicated entirely to high-end ceramics, the market place will [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015

[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell.  Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]

Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

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[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ]

Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the world, including from Canada, France, India, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

It is the second time the ACT will host The Australian Ceramics Triennale, to be [...]

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