21 September 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (23-29 September)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Turkish lamps

Come along to Braddon to make your own Turkish lamp. Photo: Art Masterclass, Facebook.

Mosaic table lamp workshop Canberra

When: Friday 23 September, 10 am, 1 pm, 5 pm; Saturday 24 September, 2 pm, 6 pm; and Sunday 25 September, 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm (more dates available on site)
Where: Mosaic Table Lamp Workshop, 129/24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
How much: Tickets are $109 pp, and can be purchased here.

Are you a fan of Turkish lamps? Then come and learn how to make your own with the experts from Art Masterclass in Braddon! You’ll get the opportunity to create a traditional Turkish mosaic using tiles (tesserae) and a beautiful geometric template of your choice.

The 2.5-hour mosaic table lamp workshop includes Turkish tea, delectable treats and homemade Turkish shortbread cookies.

Light show

Luminous: Art After Dark will feature a laser and light show, along with live music by Dom Turner, Dog Trumpet and Beautifully Mad. Photo: Luminous.

Luminous: Art After Dark at River of Art Festival

When: Saturday 24 September, 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Moruya
How much: Children, free, adults $20. Luminous: Art After Dark Lounge $150. Purchase your tickets here.

Come along to the shores of the Moruya River this Saturday for the Luminous: Art After Dark, an evening full of light, arts, music and markets.

Meander among the light sculptures and artisan stalls, snack and feast in the food market, be awed by towering, roving performances, magical sprites and live music by Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project, Dog Trumpet and Beautifully Mad. And when the stars come out, settle on the foreshore for the light and laser show.

Jimmy Rees

Jimmy Rees is back at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Canberra Theatre Centre.

Jimmy Rees: Meanwhile in Australia

When: Saturday, 24 September, 4:30 pm and 7 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct
Cost: $61.30 to $72.60 plus transaction fee; purchase your tickets here.

Jimmy Rees returns to Canberra after sold-out performances in July.

Social media sensation Jimmy Rees (famed for his work as Jimmy Giggle) is returning to Canberra this Saturday following his sold-out performances in July. This time, he is leaving the comforts and confines of COVID life at home and is hitting the stage with Meanwhile in Australia.

Bringing his daily antics to the world wide web, Jimmy’s now-iconic skits transcend the experiences of parenthood. Thanks to his refreshing authenticity and relatability, they have become a source of hilarity for people of all ages, reaching a monthly digital audience of more than 9 million people.

Katie and Tyrone Noonan

Polyserena 20th Anniversary Tour – Katie & Tyrone Noonan with Band on Saturday, 24 September at Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Supplied.

Polyserena 20th Anniversary Tour – Katie & Tyrone Noonan with Band

When: Saturday 24 September, 8:30 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct
Cost: $65.50 to $150.60 plus transaction fee. Purchase tickets here.

Brisbane’s powerhouse musical siblings, revered singer-songwriters Katie and Tyrone Noonan, join forces this September to perform the legendary george album Polyserena live in celebration of its 20th Anniversary.

Polyserena is a beloved Australian classic. Debuting at #1 on the ARIA charts in 2002 (only the 10th Australian album to achieve the feat), the album launched george onto the national stage, earning them six ARIA nominations that year: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Cover Art, Producer of the Year, Best Pop Release and winning them the award for Breakthrough Artist – Album.

Polyserena achieved gold status within ten days, platinum record status within three weeks and had reached double platinum by the end of 2002. The album has more recently been recognised as one of Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian albums and landed in Double j’s Top 50 Best Australian Debut Albums.

The Polyserena 20th Anniversary Tour will showcase the extraordinary talents of Katie and Tyrone Noonan and the band – Brandon Mamata on guitar, Steele Chabau on bass, with Katie’s son Dexter Hurren on drums.

Alexa Ashton and Alex Webb

Market organisers Alexa Ashton and Alex Webb are so excited to finally have the markets up and running. Photo: Evelyn Karatzas.

The Little Burley Markets

When: Saturday 24 September, 9 am – 1: 30 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Commonwealth Place
Cost: Free entry

With local markets located all around the north and south side of the capital, it’s a-boat time a market by the lake docks into Canberra. The Little Burley Market launched last weekend and is held every Saturday from 9 am.

The lakeside market offers lots of gourmet and fresh foods and fruits, smoked meats, fresh cheeses, juices, kombucha, bread, pastries, cakes, brownies, cannoli, gluten-free, paleo, vegan sweets and Mediterranean eats. You’ll also be able to find handmade pottery, soaps, candles, jewellery and home goods, as well as kids and baby clothes, toys, dog treats and accessories and more.

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show. Photo: ACCWS.

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Public Tasting

When: Saturday 24 September, 11 am to 1: 30 pm, 2 pm to 4: 30 pm
Where: Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Hall
Cost: $45 per person per tasting, purchase tickets here.

Come along and put your tastebuds to the test and try entries from all across the region at the 2022 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Public Tasting. Journey through sparkling, Riesling, Traminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Rosé, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Shiraz Viognier and dessert wines. This fun event will be split into two sessions and the ticket price includes wine tasting, a complimentary ACCWS Riedel wine glass and rustic nibbles.

Greyhounds Winter, Sugar and Tiffany model bandanas available for purchase this Sunday at the Great Global Greyhound Walk.

Greyhounds Winter, Sugar and Tiffany model bandanas available for purchase this Sunday at the Great Global Greyhound Walk. Photo: Lavine Truzette

Great Global Greyhound Walk

When: Sunday 25 September, from 10 am
Where: Commonwealth Place Parkes Place W and Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free entry.

Calling all greyhound and sighthound owners: the Great Global Greyhound Walk is on again this weekend, and all greyhounds and sighthounds are invited to participate.

This walk is happening all over the globe on the same day, including in Canberra. It’s free, starts near Questacon on Sunday, 25 September, at 10 am, and lasts about an hour. Leaving from the car park behind the International Flag display, the walk takes in part of the Parliamentary Triangle, stopping outside Parliament House for a group happy (or yappy) snap. Registrations for the Great Global Greyhound Walk are not necessary, just turn up on the day ready to set off with your hound or hounds and be part of this annual global movement.

School Holiday Storytime NLA

School holiday storytime: celebrating 50 years of NLA Publishing. Photo: NLA.

School holiday storytime: celebrating 50 years of NLA Publishing

When: Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September
Where: Foyer, National Library of Australia
Cost: Free, but bookings are essential. Book here.

To celebrate 50 years of NLA Publishing, bring the kids these school holidays for a children’s storytime and series of creative activities that focus on books from the National Library of Australia’s publishing team.

Members of the ACT Storytellers Guild will bring the NLA Publishing titles to life with live readings of select titles. The book reading will inspire the children to participate in activities designed around each storytelling session.

Two men leaning against a wall

Callan Purcell and Guy Simon star in Whitefella Yella Tree. Photo: Brett Boardman.

Whitefella Yella Tree

When: Wednesday, 28, Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 September and Saturday, October 1, 7 pm. Matinee performances on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 1 pm.
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct
Cost: $57.00, plus transaction fee. Purchase your tickets here.

Once in a blue moon, in the middle of nowhere, two teenage boys meet under a lemon tree. After a rough start, a fragile friendship fruits into a heady romance. Ty and Neddy fall madly in love, as teenagers are wont to do.

If history would just unfurl a little differently, the boys might have a beautiful future ahead of them. But without knowing it, Ty and Neddy are poised on the brink of a world that is about to change forever. It’s the early 19th century. Ty is River Mob. Neddy is Mountain Mob. And the earth they stand together on is about to be declared ‘Australia’.

In his young career, Dylan Van Den Berg has won the Griffin Award, the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. In Whitefella Yella Tree, he has penned a heart-warming and heart-breaking story about love, Country, and Blak queerness throughout history. Starring Helpmann Award-winner Guy Simon (First Love is the Revolution and Wakefield) and nurtured through the Griffin Studio program, Whitefella Yella Tree is a force of nature and a tender first kiss.

Dancers performing in the stage

Savage is on 29-30 September at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Canberra Theatre Centre.


When: 29 and 30 September, 7:30 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct
Cost: $79.00 plus transaction fee. Purchase your tickets here.

A brand-new work by Australian Dance Theatre’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Daniel Riley, SAVAGE will explode with the collective energy of bodies and voices fuelled by the stories of our national identity.

Performed by a multi-generational cast, SAVAGE is a collection of ideas and eras shaped into an urgent piece of dance theatre, exploring the power and influence of art and monuments and their hold on our hearts and minds. The work will investigate how the Australian imagination has been captured and how our national identity is wrapped up in these stories.

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