Nine things to do in Canberra this week (21 – 27 August)

Sharon Kelley 18 September 2020
Tikka Stand

Tikka Stand are coming to The Warehouse this weekend. Photo: Supplied.

There are some great events happening around Canberra this week!

Tuggeranong Arts Centre has an exhibition called ‘First Response’ focusing on the personal effects that the pandemic has had on the people and communities of the ACT.

The Warehouse is hosting Tikka Stand at the Kingsborough Village Square on Friday and Saturday. They’ll be pouring beers, wine and mulled cider while the crew from Tikka Stand will be serving their famous Indian Street food, in a COVID -19 socially distanced way.

RISE Canberra is presenting Live in Ya Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights, while Ducks Nuts is hosting a night of Musical Bingo.

The National Portrait Gallery will explain how artists accidentally reveal their own character when they’re creating a portrait in a virtual tour on Tuesday, and catch the variety show Decadence and Debauchery – the Distanced Edition, presented as a part of RISE Canberra’s #WhereYouAre Festival. The show will be live-streamed, but limited live audience tickets will be available to the show at the Abbey Function Centre.

Yoga fans will be happy to join Yogasana Fitness for Vinyasa Yoga for Slow Flow Yoga for Power and Grace either online or at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

If you’re looking for more events around Canberra, make sure to check out the RISE Canberra website.

All weekend

First Response

First Response – documenting Canberra’s response to COVID-19. Photo: Martin Ollman.

First Response Exhibition

Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway
When: Daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Artists Martin Ollman, Marissa McDowell, Anna Georgia and Shannon Hanrahan document Canberra’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a series of four works as a part of First Response, presented by the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

The works highlight Canberra’s role in the crisis and show the personal effects that the pandemic has had on people and communities of the ACT.

Tikka

The Warehouse will be teaming up with the Tikka Stand this Friday and Saturday night. Photo: Supplied.

Food truck weekend at The Warehouse

Where: The Warehouse – Kingsborough Forecourt, off Parbery St, Kingston
When: Friday & Saturday, Bar open from 4:00 pm, food from 5:00 pm
Cost: Varied

The Warehouse can’t wait to welcome Tikka Stand to the Village Square on Friday and Saturday. They’ll be pouring beers, wine and mulled cider and the crew from Tikka Stand will be serving their famous Indian Street food with a twist!

The Village Square is an open space for all to enjoy but guests are reminded to be respectful of COVID-19 restrictions in place and maintain social distancing.

Friday

Live In Ya Lounge

Alec Randles + Moondog play on Friday evening for another Live In Ya Lounge live music concert. Image: Live In Ya Lounge Facebook.

Live in Ya Lounge with Alec Randles and Moondog

Where: Online and at EPIC, Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell
When: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $0-25, plus bookings fee and extras

Live In Ya Lounge is back this week. Enjoy a fantastic night of live music from local Canberra artists Alec Randles performing Celtic, African and Flamenco fingerstyle guitar and MoonDog performing his blues harmonica along with vocals.

There are 50 tickets available to join the Live Studio audience with food and bar service on-site. Bookings are essential.

Saturday

Live In Ya Lounge

Thunder Fox and ThunderGoose play on Saturday evening. Image: Live In Ya Lounge Facebook.

Live In Ya Lounge with Thunder Fox + ThunderGoose

Where: Online and at EPIC, Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell
When: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $0-25, plus bookings fees and extras, book as a group for $15 each

Thunder Fox is set to bring their signature live show to Live in Ya Lounge, jam-packed with high-octane groovers and smooth melodies to melt your butter slowly while you shake your booty in your bedroom. Expect some old classics, a brand new cover and a performance of their latest single ‘Communicate’.

Expect ThunderGoose to play some uncanny covers of songs you already know and love.

Sessions now have 50 tickets available to join the Live Studio audience with food and bar service on-site. Bookings are essential.

Decadence and Debauchery

This edition of Decadence and Debauchery is designed to keep everyone safe during coronavirus and is a part of the #WhereYouAreFestival. Photo: Supplied

Decadence and Debauchery

Where: Online and at The Abbey Function Centre, O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls
When: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: $18 – 50 + booking fee

Decadence and Debauchery is a long-running and regular sell-out Canberra variety show that puts alternate arts, including burlesque, circus, comedy, belly dance and drag into the spotlight. The performance celebrates artists from different cultures, generations and body types.

‘Decadence and Debauchery – the Distanced Edition’ is presented as a part of the #WhereYouAreFestival and will be live-streamed, with limited live audience tickets available to the show at the Abbey Function Centre. To get your seat, book here.

Monday

That Poetry Thing

That Poetry Thing is back with another Poetry Zoom as part of #WhereYouAreFestival this time featuring the launch of Saba Vasefi and Geoff Page. Photo: Supplied

That Poetry Thing: Saba Vasefi + Geoff Page

Where: Online and at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic
When: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost:
$0 – $10

That Poetry Thing is your weekly fix of poetry and spoken word performances, coming to you every Monday night from right where you are via Zoom and live from Smith’s Alternative to a COVID-safe crowd. You could even feature in the open mic session at the end.

Join acclaimed poet, film-maker, academic and journalist Saba Vasefi from Sydney via Iran on Zoom, and Canberra’s own Geoff Page in house launching his new collection Codicil, as part of the #WhereYouAreFestival. To experience it first hand, you’ll need to book.

Tuesday

Yogasana

Vinyasa Yoga for Power & Grace is running on Tuesday. Photo: File.

Vinyasa Yoga for Power & Grace

Where: Belconnen Arts Centre in the Dance Studio – 118 Emu Bank Belconnen or online
When: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Cost: $15 first class, $20 each class after, or 10-class pass for $170

Join Yogasana Fitness as they take you through Vinyasa Yoga for Power and Grace. This style focuses on transitioning from one pose to the next by synchronising the movement with your breathing.

As your breathing is a barometer that can be used to assess your stress levels, maintaining your breath control during this physical exertion will improve your ability to cope with stress in your daily life. Over time and with consistent practice, Vinyasa Yoga will build your strength, flexibility and stamina.

This class is perfect of all levels, from beginners right through to advanced. It is offered in-person and online. Book here.

George and Jemima Billet with family, C.H.T. Costantini

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 by C.H.T. Costantini, watercolour on paper, 38.7 cm x 34.2 cm. Image: National Portrait Gallery.

Virtual Collection Tour: Intention and convention

Where: Online via Zoom
When: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Get all Sherlock Holmes and discover how artists accidentally (or on purpose) reveal their own character and world when they’re creating a portrait.

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you with instructions on how to connect via Zoom.

Wednesday

Musical Bingo

Where: Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill, 30 Woolley St, Dickson
When: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free to play

Ducks Nuts is hosting Musical Bingo for all music fans. Whether you consider yourself a music aficionado or only listen to your favourites, this is the latest pub craze that all will enjoy.

Listen to the hits from different decades, sing along with your friends and go in the running to win some great prizes.

If you’re looking for more events around Canberra, check out the RISE Canberra website


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