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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team and Chloe Lester

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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10 THINGS NOT TO MISS

FRENCH-AUSTRALIAN PRESCHOOL SOIRÉE

Join the Canberra community for a Soirée at the private residence of French Ambassador HE Mr Christophe Lecourtier to support the French-Australian Preschool.

Amanda Whitley, ACT Woman of the Year 2016 and founder and director of HerCanberra, is guest speaker and local musical talent Soul Plumbers will play some groovy jazzy numbers.

The Soirée will formally launch the FAPS campaign to raise funds for essential renovations, which are aimed at ensuring the future viability of the preschool.

More than 3,000 children have graduated from the not-for-profit preschool since 1969.

Enjoy an evening of drinks, canapés and music with friends from our community. Tickets are strictly limited – get yours from Eventbrite.

THE SEVEN MINDSET GREMLINS THAT MESS WITH YOU MOST

On and on they go. Mindset gremlins, worming their way through our mental to-dos, creating doubt. Fanning fear. Telling us exactly what they know is going to trip us up, and keeping us smaller and safer and tucked more tightly into our comfort zones than we really want to be.

Our two-hour workshop will have you laughing, crying and — best of all — realising you are NOT the only one wondering why you’re not further ahead, more organised, more confident, fitter, happier, more satisfied in your relationships, in a stronger place financially, more patient, more relaxed, more ambitious … more of all the things you want the most.

Hosted by Emma Grey and Audrey Thomas, Co-founders of the My 15 Minutes Program from 3pm to 5pm on Friday 22 July at QT Canberra. Buy your tickets from www.my15minutes.com.au.

CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF HOTEL KURRAJONG CANBERRA

This year Hotel Kurrajong Canberra turns 90 and invites you to celebrate with a night of glamour, where yesterday meets today. Be treated to a decadent 1920s themed three-course dinner party with matching wines. Entertainment includes special performances by talented flapper dancers and music from the era. Dress to impress and go into the draw to win a weekend away.

All happening this Saturday 23 July. Tickets $160 per person. For more information or to make a booking call 02 6234 4444 or email[email protected]

COLLECTED RESONANCES

Collected Resonances is a concert series curated by students in the Australian National University (ANU) Experimental Music Studio.

Each evening consists of four 20-minute sets featuring different groups of sonic and visual artists from Canberra and further afield, with a focus on creating a performance space encouraging innovative cross-media collaborations.

Happening Wednesday 20 July at Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera Street, Braddon ACT. Tickets available at the door, for more information visit www.agac.com.au

THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER & THE MERRYMAKER

SMOKED, CURED & GRILLED

Pialligo Estate has one of the best smokehouses in the country and want to show you why. There will be smoke masters and chefs giving you the dirty details on making and cooking the best smoked, grilled and cured products you’ll ever taste!

It’s all happening at 7pm this Thursday 21 July at Pialligo Estate. Find out more and buy tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au (ticket sales close midnight, Tuesday 19 July).

PACT FULL OF SURPRISES

Canberra’s Pact Beer Co presents a four-course degustation the likes of which you’ve never seen. It’s not the traditional matches, but over the four courses of an afternoon soirée. Pialligo Estate’s food warriors and Pact’s Head Brewer Kevin Hingston will take you to on a journey, reflecting on the techniques and thinking behind each scene.

Join in the fun at 2pm this Saturday 23 July at Pialligo Estate. Find out more and buy tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au (ticket sales close Thursday 21 July).

GALAPAGOS DUCK

Since their humble beginnings in the late 60s at the New South Wales skiing resort, The Kosciusko Chalet, Galapagos Duck has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the best-known Jazz bands in Australia.

Join us for an enjoyable night of Jazz at the Southern Cross Club in Woden.

Happening Thursday 21 July at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT. For tickets visit Ticketek – www.premier.ticketek.com.au

THE SALT ROOM

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you The Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers.

MCed by Joel Barcham and Andrew Galan.

Featuring performances from Desireé Dallagiacomo (US), Zoya Patel (Canberra), Emily Stewart (Sydney), and One Last Border (Canberra).

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’

Happening Friday 22 July at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT. For tickets and information visit www.agac.com.au.

BRUMBIES VS HIGHLANDERS QUALIFYING FINAL

Don’t miss the Brumbies Qualifying Final showdown with the Highlanders on Friday night.

The game will be a do-or-die Qualifying Final between the defending champion Highlanders and the Aquis Brumbies.

The Brumbies enter the finals as the number four seed and Australian Conference champions whilst the Highlanders enter as the number five seed and highest ranked Wildcard entry.

The two sides last met in Round 10 in Invercargill with the Highlanders running out 23-10 victors in wet conditions.

With a loud and proud home crowd behind them the Brumbies will be looking to advance to the Super Rugby semi-finals for the fourth consecutive season.

Gates open at 4:30pm for a 6pm start on Friday 22 July. Tickets and match day information from www.brumbies.com.au.

WESTFIELD BELCONNEN TRUFFLE FESTIVAL 2016

Westfield Belconnen invites you to attend the Truffle Festival Market Day from 10am to 4pm this Saturday 23 July. It will be a day filled with a mouth-watering line-up of events!

Join in on the fun with live cooking demonstrations from local chefs, wine tastings, truffle hunt demonstrations, local market stalls, food sampling, free kids activities and lots of giveaways!

Local suppliers include Mount Majura Wines, Lerida Estate, Hyatt Hotel, C Dine Bar, Tarago Truffles, Foodish and more.

EXTINCTION

Set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, Extinction is a timely and intelligent new Australian play by Helpmann award winning playwright and screenwriter Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George). Extinction draws attention to the plight of the endangered tiger quoll – the largest marsupial predator on the Australian mainland, in a heart-rending parallel between native species extinction and our own impending mortality.

A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate, and an endangered tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist Piper Ross (Fair) and an unlikely good samaritan, mining executive Harry Jewell (Lane). Both are hell-bent on saving the species, and, though the quoll dies, the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life.

This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (Our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life.

What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, money, sex and power played out under the shadow of global warming.

Happening until 23 July at The Playhouse, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets and more information visit www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

INDULGE COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE EXPO 2016

Indulge Coffee & Chocolate Expo showcases some of the best local and regional coffee and chocolate producers. Experience a unique and sumptuous selection of hand crafted chocolates, cakes and pastries and enjoy the smooth flavours and aroma of a freshly brewed coffee or a decadent cup of hot chocolate.

Stimulate your senses as you wander through the Indulge Coffee & Chocolate Marketplace – the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day!

Happening Saturday 23 July at National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, 13, Canberra. For tickets visit www.ticketebo.com.au

FOOD & DRINK

LERIDA ESTATE WINE DINNER AT POMEGRANATE

Join Jim and Anne for a superb night of food and wine matching experience. Taste the Mediterranean food flavours matched with some fine Lerida Estate wines including our Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Shiraz Viognier and Botrytis Pinot Gris. Identify the mystery wine to win a bottle of wine, and have a chance to win a 6-pack of wine.

Bookings recommended.

Happening Thursday 21 July at Pomegranate, Giles Street, 31, Kingston ACT. For tickets and more information visit www.leridaestate.com.au

BRUNCH IN THE LOFT

It’s cold outside but we’ve got just the thing to warm you up – Breakfast in The Loft!

Come upstairs for a delectable feast featuring pancakes with salted caramel sauce, chia and sago Bircher bowl with mixed nuts & fresh berries, or for something a little more classic we’ve got an eggs benny with poached eggs, toasted sourdough & hollandaise sauce. Wake up with a coffee, or if you’re struggling from the night that was, perk up with something a little stronger like a breakfast cocktail or glass of sparkling.

Bookings essential, so visit the website to book your table for the weekend!

Happening every Saturday and Sunday from 9am at The Loft, The Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. To make a booking visit www.theduxton.com.au

LIVE JAZZ – AN EVENING WITH MOLLY  

Jazz was born in a whisky barrel, so it’s right at home with Molly.

Local jazz group the Bella Groove Duo will feature vocal sensation and avid flutist Elise Walsh accompanied by guitarist Victor Rufus. This unique duo will have you bopping to the beat, as you are treated to their repertoire of swing, blues, Bossa and even some pop & rock covers played in a distinctively jazzy way.

Venture downstairs to Molly from 7-10pm on Tuesday 19 July for live jazz with your favourite whisky on the side.

Happening Tuesday 19 July at Molly, 35-37 London Circuit, Canberra ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.molly.net.au

BRANDY & COGNAC MASTERCLASS

The Brandy & Cognac Masterclass is presented by Blake Ryan from Vintage House Wines and Spirits and is a ‘rare opportunity to taste a 40 year old brandy’. The masterclass features palate cleansers and Metaxa Greek Brandy, the smoothest amber spirit under the sun, served with Chef’s tapas’ selection.

Happening Friday 22 July at 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For bookings visit www.npc.org.au

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration or pop along to a farmers market.

Happening throughout July and August in the Canberra Region. For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

PETIT FEAST AT BUVETTE

Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch … but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11:30am – 2:30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at hotelrealm.com.au.

SEAFOOD BUFFET AT THE COURTYARD

Enjoy an all you can eat Seafood Buffet at The Courtyard. Takes place the last Friday of every month and includes a glass of wine on arrival – all for just $65.00

Happening until Friday 30 December at Courtyard Restaurant, Mercure Canberra, Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon. For bookings and more information visit ResDiary.

CHAIRMAN GROUP: WINTER SPECIALS 2016

EN­KAI BANQUET AT LILOTANG 

En­Kai: small words encapsulating a beautiful idea­ to gather and laugh loudly over a shared meal. We thought this was just what is called for at Lilotang this Winter, a delicious and affordable banquet menu that takes all the hassle out of dinner, so you can focus on the laughs!

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 6 – 11pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. For bookings phone (02) 6249 6889.

BENTO LUNCH AT LILOTANG

Your choice of a traditional bento main: menu changes regularly, from braised beef to tonkatsu curries, with pop up specials like kaki furai-fried oyster – Yum! Served with sides such as rice, potato salad, green salad and Japanese pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. Walk ­in or call to make a booking (02) 6273 1424.

MARKET LUNCH AT LANTERNE ROOMS

Choice of a curry (menu changes regularly, at least three options to choose from) served with three sides, such as rice, croquettes, salad and malay pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lanterne Rooms, 3 Blamey Pl, Campbell ACT. Walk­ in or book on (02) 6249 6889.

COLOURING AND COCKTAILS: WINTER IN THE CITY

Join us at King O’Malley’s on July 20 from 5.30 to 7.30pm for another fabulous night of Colouring and Cocktails. This month’s theme is ‘Winter in the City’ and is in conjunction with the Australian American Association Canberra. This fun & FREE event celebrates all that is great about Winter in #CBR!

Try your hand at the popular adult colouring craze while sampling King O’Malley’s finest cocktails. Last month’s featured were so popular, they are making an encore: Hot cider and Hot Mulled Wine. And of course King O’Malley’s usual beer, wine and cocktail selection will be available, as will mocktails!

Coloured pencils and colouring pages will be provided, there will be free nibbles, a colouring contest, and of course cocktails will be available for purchase.

Happening Wednesday 20 July at King O’Malley’s Pub, 131 City Walk, Civic ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit the event page www.facebook.com

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

AKMAL

Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words, some of which he will be using for the first time.

One of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.

Happening Saturday 23 July at The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club,
6 Ricardo Street,
Wanniassa
ACT. For tickets visit the website www.vikings.com.au.

CARMINA BURANA

Join the National Capital Orchestra and the Canberra Choral Society for Carl Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. one of the standout musical cycles of the twentieth century. Susannah Lawergren, Tobias Cole and David Greco will feature in the performance of some of the most expansive solos ever written. Also experience Australian composer Sean O’Boyle’s River Symphony, one of the most popular contemporary Australian works for orchestra and choir, as featured in ABC Classic 100 Symphony. The National Capital Orchestra will open the concert with Richard Wagner’s triumphant Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.

Enjoy the synthesis of two great cultures in a program featuring some of the most popular Australian and German pieces ever performed. Under the direction of Leonard Weiss and Tobias Cole, this evening of orchestral and choral greats is not to be missed!

Happening Saturday 23 July at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School Of Music, Childers Street, Acton ACT. For tickets visit premier.ticketek.com.au 

DARK DISCO

Dark Disco is a casual weekly dance event held in a dimly lit room. The lights are off and the music is up for one hour so that you can dance like nobody’s watching to everything from old stuff to dance, pop, rock, hip hop, Triple J tunes to super cheesy Top 40.

It’s light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can’t make out their awesome dance moves!

Dark Disco is $5 and held every Monday from 7 till 8pm (except public holidays) on Level 2 of The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street Civic.

SPORT

CANBERRA RAIDERS V. NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 

The Warriors possess an exciting team with several new additions for 2016. The Raiders are encouraging fans to come to the Saturday afternoon match to see them play our rivals from across the Tasman.

Happening Saturday 23 July at GIO Stadium, 21 Battye Street, Bruce ACT. For tickets visit premier.ticketek.com.au

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

OUT OF LEFT FIELD TALK

Discover something different in this series of talks exploring culture and identity through the lens of sportspeople who engage in unconventional sports. 
The speakers for July’s Out of Left Field Talk are Annika and Bobby who play underwater rugby.

Happening Sunday 24 July at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.portrait.gov.au.

PORTRAIT ENCOUNTER – DISCUSSION GROUP: JULY

Meet for conversation and sharing of ideas around selected portraits, facilitated by members of the National Portrait Gallery Access and Learning team. 
The portraits for July will be Germaine Greer by Jaqueline Mitelman and Portrait of Anne Summers by Sue Ford.

Happening Thursday 21 July at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. For bookings and more information visit www.portrait.gov.au

CENTENARY OF 1916 – WESTERN FRONT LAST POST CEREMONIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

This year marks 100 years since 1916’s pivotal events of the First World War. These events will be the focus of international remembrance and commemorative ceremonies both in Australia and overseas, especially on the former battlefields of France and Flanders.

In July, to mark the centenary of Australia’s introduction to the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial will host a number of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme, Fromelles and Pozières. These include special Last Post Ceremonies occurring on 19 and 23 July. See their website for full details.

Happening until 23 July at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell. Entry is free, for more information visit www.awm.gov.au.

THE WORLD OF COIN DESIGN

Have you always wanted to enter the world of a coin designer? Visit the Mint now to see a pop-up display showing what a typical coin design studio looks like on the inside. Whether sketching in pencil, sculpting and carving in plaster or modelling using 3D software, the age-old skills and craft of creating miniature works of art are alive and well at the Royal Australian Mint.

Entry is free. On now at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin.Visit the website for more information www.ramint.gov.au.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Talks and workshops cater for a range of different age groups. For full details visit the NGA website.

MARKETS

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

Lovers of fine hand-crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who head to Canberra’s award winning Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you’ll experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Not your average market, each week you’ll find over 200 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring items all hand-crafted by local and regional creatives. On every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the Old Bus Depot Markets building on Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

CAPITAL REGION FARMERS MARKETS

Visit the largest regional markets in the Southern Tablelands — the Capital Region Farmers Market! Be tantalised by fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, seafood, cakes, condiments, meats, cheeses and more.

Fresh produce reflects the exciting seasonal characteristics and diversity of the region providing opportunity for you to learn more about the food you’re eating and the region it comes, and discuss what you’re buying with the growers.

On every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am at Exhibition Park on Flemington Road.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature thirty stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS

The Southside Farmers Market is a village market that provides all the fresh food that you need for your weekly shop. The market has a great range of fresh, seasonal produce from around 60 stallholders each week – including fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, honey, bread, gourmet treats and much more.

Open every Sunday morning from 8am until 11:30am at CIT Southside Campus, corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Ainsworth Street, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

CASTING FOR RECOVERY TRIVIA NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION

Casting for Recovery offers women a free weekend retreat to enhance their recovery from breast cancer treatment through learning the sport of fly-fishing. Come along and support Casting for Recovery by participating in a fun trivia night and silent auction. Finger food will be provided at intermission. Tickets are $20 and can be booked through Eventbrite. Tables seat 8 if you want to book a whole table.

Happening Thursday 21 July at Canberra Deakin Football Club, 3 Grose St, Deakin ACT. To book tickets visit www.eventbrite.com

NATIONAL FAMILY PORTRAIT MONTH
Seeking mothers and daughters to photograph to help raise $10,000 for the Women’s Cancer Foundation. To participate, register on the website for $51, all of which will be donated to the foundation. Portraits will also be available for purchase.
On for the full month of July. Portrait sitting times will be arranged with the photographer and taken in your own home. Visit the website for more information  www.familyportraitmonth.com.au

KIDS

 LITTLE GRIFFINS

A free program for toddlers and pre-schoolers. At 10am on the last Friday of each month come along for an hour of constructive fun at the National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive Commonwealth Park (just off Commonwealth Avenue).

Prams welcome and bookings aren’t necessary. 2016 dates for LITTLE GRIFFINS:  29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November. Click here for more details: www.natcap.gov.au

PLAY UP

Play Up pokes its tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off. Stand up, muck up, dress up, make up, think up and step up in a fabulous space that has turned the traditional idea of what goes on in museums completely on its head.

The exhibition has been developed with children and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Play Up celebrates the important role children have in the cultural life of our communities. Most importantly Play Up is a place for fun.

Open from 9am to 5pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Your local library is a treasure trove…not only are there free books and resources, there are regular amazing events! Giggle & Wiggle with your little ones (up to two years) and help them learn through language play using interactive rhymes, songs, games and stories.

Looking to improve your English and make new friends, then head along to your local library for one of the informal English conversation groups. For more events and info check them out here.

SPIDERS AT QUESTACON

Imagine if you could taste with your fingers and hear with your hair! Spiders – a joint exhibition between Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and the Australian Museum will help you to unlock the secretive world of these captivating creatures.

Featuring up to 200 spider specimens including live Australian tarantulas, funnel-webs, redbacks and giant water spiders you will learn there is more than meets the eye to these beautiful creatures.

Open every day from 9am to 5pm until 9 October at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. For more information see www.questacon.edu.au.

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Take your little ones along to the Australian National Botanic Gardens for some fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers. An engaging treat for pre-school children, parents and carers.

First Friday of the month (different theme each month) and commences at 10am (duration one hour). Tickets are $5 per child and bookings are not required. Visit www.anbg.gov.au for more information.

FILM

SCORSESE BY STRATTON

This July, the National Film and Sound Archive celebrates legendary director Martin Scorsese in association with David Stratton, Sydney Film Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The program includes Scorsese’s greatest works (and a few of David’s personal favourites!). Relive classics like New York, New York and Taxi Driver on the big screen.

Happening until Sunday 24 July at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT. For bookings visit www.trybooking.com

A MONTH OF MURRAY AT DENDY

He’s a man whose contribution to the film and entertainment industry can’t be ignored and that’s why Dendy Cinemas is unleashing a month-long celebration of Bill Murray and his amazing performances. 
A versatile performer, Bill Murray has embodied the serious, the funny, and the downright ridiculous. You can’t help but worship a man who openly admits being a nut, and so much more.

On until Saturday 25 July at Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Bunda Street, Level 2 North Quarter Canberra Centre, Canberra City. For session times and more information visit www.dendy.com.au

FILMS ON FILM

As the cold air approaches, settle in for a wintery season of cinematic delights. Every Sunday at 2pm enjoy rare, cult, classic, experimental and surprising treasures from the National Film and Sound Archive’s 16mm and 35mm collections.

Happening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sundays. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

WINTER FILM SCREENING SERIES

This winter, the Australian War Memorial is presenting a series of five classic films that all take different perspectives on the war on the Western Front. This is a rare opportunity to see these classics on the big screen.

All screenings start at 1.30 pm, are free, and will be accompanied by a short introduction to the film. This is not a ticketed event, so get in early to guarantee yourself a seat.

Saturday 23 July: Australia n France (Special screening)

Sunday 24 July: The Dawn Patrol

Sunday 31 July: Australia in France

Happening 17-31 July at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Street, Campbell ACT. Entry is free, for session times visit www.awm.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS

2° EXHIBITION OPENING

investigates climate change, it’s effect on the present, and the struggle to avoid environmental disaster by limiting rising global temperature to two degrees. Other than life and death, climate change will be one of the only collective experiences in our lifetime to touch every human on the planet. Engaging audiences through humor, seduction and intrigue, 2° effectively raises awareness and addresses the concerns of climate change. This exhibition features Daniel Bonson, GW Bot, David Buckland, Søren Dahlgaard, Jacky Green, Annika Harding, Timothy James Johnson and Andrew Styan, is curated by Alexander Boynes, and is supported by Climarte.org who promote the arts for a safe environment through their international programs and networks.

Happening Friday 15 Jul – 20 Aug at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT. For more information visit www.ccas.com.au

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

Streets of Papunya presents the new generation of painters from the legendary epicentre of Western Desert art. Networks of kinship have ensured the handing-down of ancestral narratives, clan designs and the mental maps of sacred geography which provide the paintings’ motifs. This exhibition seeks to locate the work of the current generation within the momentous historical achievement of their elders.
Women artists are conspicuously more prominent among the younger generation. The exhibition also includes a wide selection of historical works drawn from the collections of ANU Anthropology and Archaeology and the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Happening 15 July – 14 August at Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Acton ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit dhg.anu.edu.au

TOUGH AND TENDER

Photographs by Warwick Baker, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr reflect the formative identity of young adulthood and complexities of masculinity and gender, composed with sensitivity and candour in Tough and Tender. In ground-breaking performance art documented on video, Chris Burden’s physical trials strip back his own persona and the mythic ethos of manhood.

Specific works have been selected from broader oeuvres to create an atmosphere of revelation of subtle emotion and bodily sensation in portrait-related work.

Happening 15 Jul – 16 Oct at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.portrait.gov.au

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening 16 Jul – 20 Nov at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/bigger-on-the-inside-collecting-dr-who

BEAUTY IN THIS

A celebration of a mother’s life through moments of stillness. A very personal exhibition from Canberra photographer Maryanne Voyazis, that speaks to moments in the human experience seldom shared with strangers.

The exhibition will be opened by artist David Sequeira with music by Fred Smith.

The Nishi Gallery is a space in NewActon dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions that explore our curiosities on local identity, objects and their meaning, the natural world, design experimentation and artisanal making.

Happening until Sunday 24 July at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Acton ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.hotel-hotel.com.au/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years marks a milestone for Australia’s longest-running children’s television program. Come inside and find all your favourite characters – Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima – plus the Rocket Clock and all the windows. This exhibition brings our childhood stories alive. For all ages.

Happening until Sunday 24 July at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton ACT. For tickets and more information visit www.nma.gov.au

MICHAEL TAYLOR: A SURVEY 1963-2016

Michael Taylor is one of Australia’s best expressionist painters and one of our most significant contemporary artists, with a practice spanning 60 years. This exhibition is the first major survey of Taylor’s practice and includes paintings and drawings from six decades, sourced from major public and private collections in Australia.

He has lived in the Canberra region since 1971 – in Canberra, Bredbo, Michelago and Cooma. The landscape of the region has been a leitmotif in his ebullient, sensuous paintings, which oscillate between abstraction and representation. In Taylor’s painting every mark is electric with energy.

Showing until 2 October at Canberra Museum and Gallery,
176 London Circuit,
Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

FAITH, FASHION, FUSION

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia explores the emerging modest fashion market and the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs – from swimwear to denim to red carpet gowns.

Developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, with advice and assistance from Multicultural NSW, Australian Muslim organisations and community members who shared stories, loaned objects and took part in the film and fashion shoots that make the exhibition visually and emotionally rich.

The exhibition includes commentary by Sydney’s first, and highly influential, Muslim fashion blogger Delina Darusman-Gala. Delina shares her love of clothing and offers advice on modest fashion, where to buy outfits and accessories, and how to make mainstream fashion trends more modest.

Faith Fashion Fusion also provides a space where Muslim women speak more broadly about themselves, their experiences and their faith, countering misconceptions that exist in Australian society. The women share their opinions, challenges and achievements through photographs, treasured objects and interviews; including author Randa Abdel-Fattah, academic and media commentator Susan Carland, Australia’s first Muslim surf lifesaver Mecca Laalaa and author Arwa Abousamra.

Inspired by the work of photo bloggers such as Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the exhibition also captures the diversity and creativity of Muslim women’s style through a street style photo shoot undertaken at locations around Sydney.

Faith Fashion Fusion is on show until 4 September at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes from 9am–5pm daily with free entry.

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

In 1994 Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He embodied not only the hopes of his long-suffering people, but also the spirit of thousands of anti-apartheid supporters around the world who had worked tirelessly to rid the country of its racist laws.

Among these supporters were many Australians. From as early as 1950, trade unions, the government, sportsmen and women, musicians and many individuals took part in the fight for justice in South Africa. The anti-apartheid movement was diverse and complex, and made up of many different groups and voices.

While Old Parliament House functioned as the federal parliament, important discussions were held and decisions were made there on Australia’s response to the South African government’s discriminatory policy of apartheid. Three prime ministers—Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke—made key decisions that put pressure on the South African government to abolish apartheid.

This exhibition features the voices and memories of some of the Australians and South African expatriates who worked hard over decades to bring about the end of apartheid. They often faced bitter opposition, and some were jailed for their actions. Memories of the Struggle pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of everyone who took part in the movement.

The Museum of Australia Democracy is pleased to be a contributing partner to this important exhibition.

On exhibition now at the Museum of Australian Democracy, inside Old Parliament House, Parkes.

AUSTRALIA IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia in the Great War is the Australian War Memorial’s new exhibition in the First World War Galleries. Discover one of the world’s great collections of material related to the First World War.

The First World War Galleries integrate a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas, art works; uniforms; medals; technology such as artillery and firearms; photographs; film; and letters and diaries.

On display now until 1 January 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

ART IS A WEAPON

Art is a Weapon explores how the Eureka story, legend and iconography have been used by groups and causes of all political flavours to spread their message. Alongside the portfolio of works, other objects and artworks using the Southern Cross motif show how the idea of Eureka has been adopted by groups as diverse as young communists and motorcycle clubs.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

MAGNA CARTA – AN AUSTRALIAN STORY

This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world. First written in 1215, it set down rules limiting the power of the monarchy and safeguarding basic human rights and freedoms. This exhibition explores the history and relevance of Magna Carta from an Australian perspective.

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

KANINJAKU

Kaninjaku explores the history of the Canning Stock Route. Stories of contact, conflict and survival are featured in a striking new exhibition, Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route.

Showing at the National Museum of Australia until 12 August.

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening Saturday 16 July – Sunday 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

For a comprehensive round up of smaller exhibitions around town, visit Capital Magazine.

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  • Bec Lou Lou Webster

    What about the Brumbies v Highlanders in the Super Rugby finals??

  • Laura Aoun
    • Laura Aoun

      Black Tie Affair – Saturday 23rd at 7 – Jazz event at Polit Bar in manuka! Quality music in an elegant venue.