14 October 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (14 - 20 October)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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High tea

Spring High Tea at Parliament House is on 14 and 15 October. Photo: Penny Bradfield.

Spring High Tea

When: 14 and 15 October, 11:30 am for 12 pm start
Where: Parliament House
How much: $90, tickets from Humanitix.

Enjoy a traditional high tea with a contemporary twist and views of the spring-flowering courtyards at Parliament House. With treats such as smoked salmon bruschetta, cucumber and lemon myrtle finger sandwiches and cherry berry slice, it will surely be a feast to delight!

Vera Blue

Vera Blue is part of the Stonefest lineup at UC. Photo: Vera Blue Facebook.

Stonefest Canberra

When: Saturday 15 October, from 3:30 pm
Where: Concourse Lawns, University of Canberra
How much: Tickets from $44, and can be purchased here.

After three years of stops, starts, isolations, cancellations and everything in between, Stonefest is back with an incredible lineup that will make you feel like Stonefest never left.

The lineup features artists such as Vera Blue, Ruby Fields, Luca Brasi, Hope D, Arno Faraji, Archie and Miroji. If you love music festivals, then you won’t want to miss out on this. Get your tickets now.

Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Days are on this October. Photo: Yass Valley.

Murrumbateman Field Days 2022

When: Saturday 15, Sunday 16 October
Where: 19 East St, Murrumbateman
How much: Parking is free. For tickets and more info, visit the website.

Come along to Murrumbateman Field Days this weekend and experience an agriculture-themed family event. There will be plenty of entertainment, including a range of exhibitors from farm, livestock and machinery, building and home improvement, lifestyle and fashion, local food, wine and craft beer, and everything in between!

For kids of all ages, there’s the Children’s Farmyard with baby farm animals, pony rides and, of course, face painting, and for older kids, they can try out the Aerobounce or Durkins Amusements with Cha Cha, dodgem cars and the giant slide.

TEDxCanberra promotional image

TEDxCanberra will be hosting a special event in mid-October. Photo: Supplied.

TEDxCanberra 2022: Impact

When: Sunday 16 August, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Cultural Centre Kambri, ANU
How much: Tickets from $45, and can be purchased here.

What does it mean to “create impact” and “have impact”? What does “good” impact for the future look like, and what guides it? How should we balance the ambition to create impact with other ingredients of a happy, meaningful life?

TEDxCanberra is set to host a special event to tie together thousands of Canberrans and celebrate great ideas in science, technology, arts, culture and humanities. The unique lineup of 11 guest speakers includes Timothy Lo Surdo, Harry Hatch, Nazia Ahmed, Christina Ryan and Wayne Herbert, so book in quick because you won’t want to miss out on this inspirational and motivational event.

READ MORE TEDxCanberra speaker reveals what we fail to learn in schools

Woden's 60th birthday event poster

Woden’s turning 60 and you’re invited! Photo: Woden Community Service.

Woden’s 60th birthday

When: Sunday 16 October, 2 to 5 pm
Where: Eddison Park, Woden
How much: Free entry.

Woden is turning 60, and to celebrate, there’s lots of live music, art markets, stalls, children’s activities and food to be enjoyed. Proudly organised by Woden Community Service, Woden Valley Community Council and Tuggeranong Arts Centre, this event will also have crafts, games, dancing, entertainment, skating and basketball competitions and more, as well as music by Pachamama, Devine Devilles and Pretty in Punk.

Solitary Man - Hugh Sheridan sings Neil Diamond

Solitary Man – Hugh Sheridan sings Neil Diamond on Wednesday, 19 October, at Canberra Theatre. Image: Supplied.

Solitary Man – Hugh Sheridan sings Neil Diamond

When: Wednesday, 19 October at 7 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
How much: $129.00 – $139.00 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Solitary Man.

World-class singer and entertainer Hugh Sheridan will lift you to the rafters with powerful renditions from Hot August Night and other Neil Diamond favourites, including ‘Crunchy Granola Suite’, ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘I Am I Said’, ‘Song Sung Blue’, ‘Holly Holy’, ‘Love on the Rocks’, ‘Canta Libre’, ‘Cracklin Rosie’ and ‘I’m A Believer’.

The lyrical beauty of Neil’s reflective love ballads contrasting with drinking songs and blended with toe-tapping 60’s pop tunes will have you dancing, laughing and singing all night long.

Meet the Author: Marion Halligan in conversation with Alex Sloan

Meet the Author: Marion Halligan in conversation with Alex Sloan. Photo: Supplied.

Meet the Author: Marion Halligan in conversation with Alex Sloan

When: Thursday 20 October, from 6 pm
Where: The National Library of Australia, National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl W, Canberra (live-streamed via Zoom)
How much: Members $15, non-members $20, Zoom livestream ticket $15, book here.

Join Canberra writer Marion Halligan and local journalist Alex Sloan as they discuss Marion’s latest work, Words for Lucy – a story of love, loss and a celebration of life at the National Library.

It’s a memoir that tells the story of a mother surviving the aftershocks of death and it celebrates Lucy’s life and her most treasured memories. If you can’t make it to the actual event, a zoom link will also be available to stream the session. To order your copy of Words for Lucy, visit the National Library Bookshop.

Tommy LIttle

Tommy Little on 15 October at Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Supplied.

Tommy Little – Pretty Fly For a Dickhead

When: Saturday, 15 October at 8 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct
How much: $49.90 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s Tommy Little flying in for a night of huge laughs!

A Tommy Little show is an hour of raucous laughter, wild stories and guaranteed good times – nothing is out of bounds.

Tommy’s infectious energy and killer performances have audiences coming back for more year after year. He sells out to huge crowds wherever he goes. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The Little Burley Market

The Little Burley Market is on every Saturday. Photo: Evelyn Karatzas.

Little Burley Market

When: Saturday 15 October, 9 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Commonwealth Place
How much: Free entry.

The weekly lakeside market is the perfect place to spend your Saturday morning this weekend, especially now as the weather is getting warmer and the days are bright and sunny.

After launching only three weeks ago, these markets have plenty to offer with gourmet and fresh foods and fruits, smoked meats, fresh cheeses, juices, kombucha, bread, pastries, cakes, brownies, cannoli, gluten-free, paleo and vegan sweets.

There are also lots of authentic multicultural foods ranging from Argentinian to Mexican to Italian to Vietnamese. You’ll also find handmade pottery, soaps, candles, jewellery and home goods, kids and baby clothes, toys, dog treats and accessories and more.

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Man seated with a guitar

Harry Manx is coming to the ANU for a special live performance next week. Photo: Harry Manx, Facebook.

Harry Manx

When: Thursday 19 October, 7: 30 pm
Where: The Street Theatre, ANU
How much: Tickets are $60, and can be purchased here.

International superstar Harry Manx, who has performed all around Australia and at festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Woodford, is coming to Canberra.

The Canadian is best known for having created his own music genre, ‘Mysticssippi Blues’, which is described as a combination of organic fusion of eastern musical traditions with blues. It combines a range of instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, stomp box and the Mohan Veena.

After releasing 15 albums, going on more than 10 extensive tours since 2001, and receiving so much recognition for his award-winning tracks, Harry Manx’s live performance is a must-see.

Sarah Leete

Sarah Leete is launching her new single at a show in Canberra next Thursday! Photo: Sarah Leete, Facebook.

Sarah Leete

When: Thursday 20 October, 6 – 9:30 pm
Where: The Front, 1 Wattle Place
How much: Tickets are $20, and can be purchased here.

Unique Australian country artist Sarah Leete is hitting the nation’s capital this October to launch her new single, ‘Girl Next Door’. Most known for creating music with melodic pop influences, wrapped in a bright country twang, Sarah will perform new songs and a range of her catchy classics.

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