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What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd May 2015

By Amy Birchall - 30 April 2015 6

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Early morning raves, Gregorian chants and speed dating are just a few of this weekend’s highlights. Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.

Sports/outdoor activities

  • See the Brumbies take on the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on Friday. Kick off is at 7.40pm.
  • Join Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak and Hilary Wardhaugh for #PhotowalkCanberra Afloat! Meeting at 5.30am on Saturday, the pair will host a dawn event paddling through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands photographing the early morning birdlife and flora.
  • CBR Brave take on Adelaide Adrenaline at Phillip Ice Skating Centre on Saturday from 5.30pm.
  • If you’re going to watch the showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on Sunday, you may as well do it with a beer in hand. Zierholz at UC and The Dock on Kingston Foreshore will both be screening the fight, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Live music

  • Folk rock outfit The Audreys play at The Abbey from 6.30pm on Friday.
  • Experience the diversity of Ugandan music at the African Children’s Choir Concert on Friday 1 May from 7pm at Canberra Girls Grammar.
  • The Igitur Nos Chamber Choir will perform at the High Court of Australia on Sunday from 1.30pm. Enjoy Gregorian chants and music from the Renaissance to the Romantics and beyond.

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Markets and festivals 

  • The annual Griffith Street Party is on at M16 Artspace from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday. Don’t miss this family friendly community event that combines art, food and jazz.
  • A Chorus of Women’s Inaugural Festival for Peace includes music, forums and workshops with children’s events. It runs until Saturday at Albert Hall.
  • Australia’s only traveling regional music festival, Groovin The Moo returns to Canberra on Sunday with acts including Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, A$AP Ferg and more.
  • Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming, an afternoon of Indigenous art with music, food and wine. Organisers say it’s a unique opportunity to purchase artworks and wares from across Australia and to sample some of Canberra’s finest food and regional wines.

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Other

  • Kids aged five and over can make a special card for mum this Mother’s Day using recycled materials, books, stamps, punches and bling at Belconnen Library from 10.30am on Saturday. Bookings are essential.
  • Rebel Muse on Lonsdale Street will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday from 10am. There will be champagne, cupcakes and balloons.
  • The Eighth Australian Print Symposium runs all weekend at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • Try your hand at speed dating on Sunday from 2.30pm at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston. Limited seats available.

What are your plans for the weekend?  

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6 Responses to
What’s on this weekend? 2nd and 3rd May 2015
rubaiyat 6:22 pm 02 May 15

GardeningGirl said :

“Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming, an afternoon of Indigenous art with music, food and wine. Organisers say it’s a unique opportunity to purchase artworks and wares from across Australia and to sample some of Canberra’s finest food and regional wines.”

So I clicked on the link and seeing this
“The use of the grounds of Government House is by kind permission of Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General”
I checked the date
2009

The correct link:

http://ncig.anu.edu.au/files/Sunday-Dreaming-Flyer.pdf

And yes it is on:

1100 -1500 hrs Sunday 3 May 2015.
Government House, Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla

“A unique opportunity to purchase museum-quality Indigenous artworks through direct sale, live and silent auction
Hear Wally Caruana, expert in Indigenous art, introduce each piece Picnic lunches available from some of Canberra’s favourite restaurants
• Local and regional wines
Proceeds support the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics”

rubaiyat 6:17 pm 02 May 15

dungfungus said :

GardeningGirl said :

“Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming, an afternoon of Indigenous art with music, food and wine. Organisers say it’s a unique opportunity to purchase artworks and wares from across Australia and to sample some of Canberra’s finest food and regional wines.”

So I clicked on the link and seeing this
“The use of the grounds of Government House is by kind permission of Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General”
I checked the date
2009

““Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming,…………….”
Good chance for the light railers to chill out.

Except we are not living in the past, burning donuts into the lawn.

dungfungus 10:16 am 02 May 15

GardeningGirl said :

“Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming, an afternoon of Indigenous art with music, food and wine. Organisers say it’s a unique opportunity to purchase artworks and wares from across Australia and to sample some of Canberra’s finest food and regional wines.”

So I clicked on the link and seeing this
“The use of the grounds of Government House is by kind permission of Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General”
I checked the date
2009

““Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming,…………….”
Good chance for the light railers to chill out.

GardeningGirl 11:54 pm 01 May 15

“Relax on the lawns of Government House for Sunday Dreaming, an afternoon of Indigenous art with music, food and wine. Organisers say it’s a unique opportunity to purchase artworks and wares from across Australia and to sample some of Canberra’s finest food and regional wines.”

So I clicked on the link and seeing this
“The use of the grounds of Government House is by kind permission of Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General”
I checked the date
2009

John Hargreaves 4:29 pm 30 Apr 15

Hey all you Rioters out there. I am playing in a band – the Old 45s at the George Harcourt Inn on Sunday arvo if anyone wants a beer, burger and a buzz.

Come along!

hopeful 10:13 am 30 Apr 15

Violin and Champagne at Twilight – this weekend May 2 & 3 5pm.

Join us at ANU’s Drill Hall Gallery for an excellent violin entertainment.

We’ve now presented 5 concerts at the Drill Hall Gallery, and music lovers are
telling us that this is the ideal way to enjoy musical entertainment…a great
room, tuneful concerts, amusing stories…all topped off with champagne.

Liam Keneally has been a favourite performer in Opera by Candlelight and
now you can enjoy him as a soloist. Liam and his fiddle arrive from Brisbane
this week to give you a concert of violin favourites:

You’ll be thrilled by rhythmic Gypsy tunes by Brahms and Dvorak.

You’ll relish Russian romance in music by Shostakovich.

Liam is joined by virtuoso instrumentalists to give you a wonderful
Mozart concerto. Classical elegance par excellence!

You’ll love the showpieces that finish this concert: the hilarious
“Hot Canary”, the glorious “Skater’s Waltz” and the blood stirring
“Zorba’s Dance”

We’ll serve champagne and wine and a chicken sandwich at 4.45,
then take your glass to your seat and enjoy the music a little after
5pm. The performance lasts about an hour, and then you can enjoy
the gallery with your wine.

All seats are $30, including supper. Seating is limited to 100 music
lovers, so book now by email- carlrafferty@bigpond.com

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