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This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

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

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15 THINGS NOT TO MISS

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Whisky Business: The Science of Whisky

Whisky: it’s made from grains, gets old in a barrel, and has travelled to space and back.

Questacon’s whisky enthusiasts are back with the ever popular Whisky Business. Using drams from around the world they will be exploring the science of whisky. How does the smokiness of whisky relate to climate change? What will happen to whisky when combined with liquid nitrogen? What has Bog Man got to do with any of it? Through comparing and contrasting, science will be closely examined through the bottom of the whisky glass.

This event will be full of fun, science, and of course whisky.

Happening Friday 23 June from 7pm-9 pm at Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

Purchase tickets here

Please note – This is an adults-only 18+ event

Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 2

Making can be a vehicle for mediation and self-connection. Artist Sally Blake will guide this meditative workshop where you will learn how to make repetitive patterns using pressed plant matter collected from around Canberra. To further shift our consciousness, artist Dylan Martorell has created an original sound work using sound recordings from the Australian Botanical Gardens specially for this workshop. This ambient soundtrack will be played as we make.

New digital technologies and the networked 24/7 globalised labour market has increased productivity and have liberated us from office gulags, but these innovations also have side effects. How do we wind down? How do we switch off? If we are working more and sleeping less, how can we find down time to clear out our brains and create new synaptic connections? The ‘Making as Mediation’ Fix and Make series explores making a real deal form of meditation designed to increase creativity and well-being.

Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing objects and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects that already surround us in new ways.

Happening Sunday 25 June from 3-4pm at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.

Tickets are available for $45 from Eventbrite.

THE AIM GREAT DEBATE 2017

The AIM Great Debate has been part of Canberra’s professional and social scene for the past 18 years. With eye-opening discussions, edgy debate and networking with like-minded professionals, this is an event not to be missed!

This year AIm are thrilled to announce the thought provoking topic ‘Equal pay will close the gender gap’, and this year’s debaters include 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year and ABC veteran journalist Alex Sloan; Award-winning journalist and lead of the gender equality initiative ‘50/50 by 2030 Foundation’ Virginia Haussegger AM; Freelance journalist and co-founder of fEMPOWER Arabella Close; 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied; Author of Women in Leadership, Amanda Blesing; and head of strategy and engagement at Science in Australia Gender Equity, Dr Saraid Billiards.

With esteemed social commentator, writer and lecturer, Jane Caro, emceeing the event it will be a whole load of debating fun over lunch whilst networking and celebrating diversity in the workplace!

Happening Friday 23 June from 12-2.30pm at the National Convention Centre, Civic.

For more information or to book your tickets, visit the website: australianinstituteofmanagement.com.au/events/aim-great-debate-canberra

THE IDEA OF NORTH: FAREWELLCOME

After 24 years, the Idea of North’s founding bass, Andrew Piper, is moving on. Farewellcome offers a proper hometown send-off. Join Idea of North, back where it all began, in the heart of Canberra for a trip down memory lane, and to welcome our wonderful new bass Luke Thompson to the family.

The Idea Of North’s founding soprano, Trish Delaney-Brown, will be with the group for this special ‘Farewellcome’ event.

Happening Saturday 24 June at 8:30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton.

Tickets are between $32.00 and $40.00 and are available from The Street.

The Alliance Française de Canberra presents Fête de la Musique

The Alliance Française de Canberra supported by Clandestino Events is proud to invite you to the 2017 Canberra edition of the Fête de la Musique.

Boasting an eclectic line-up of musical acts and performances, this edition promises to stay true to the founding tenant of the day which is to make all genres of music freely accessible to the public.

Happening Friday 23 June from 6pm until late at the Alliance de Francaise de Canberra, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner. Happy Hour from 8-9pm.

Find more information here.

WESTFIELD BELCONNEN TRUFFLE MARKET DAY

Too many truffles are never enough. Westfield Belconnen invites you to attend the Truffle Festival Market Day. With a mouth-watering line-up of events, you are sure to enjoy a fabulous day out with family and friends.

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!

Happening Saturday 24 June from 9am to 5.30pm at Westfield Belconnen. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region; the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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 market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

On until Thursday 31 August 2017 across various Canberra Locations. For more information on opening hours and locations across Canberra visit the website.

Sunday Roast at Pialligo Estate

Come and experience a two or three course Argentinian-style Sunday roast at Pialligo Estate, each Sunday from 12pm. Find more information here.

Sunday Roast is just $65 for adults, $30 for children (2-12 years old). Includes drink on arrival and a three-course shared menu included two roast varieties.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6247 6060 or make an enquiry here

A ROOM IN JUNE

This Saturday evening the ACT Storytellers will present their mid-winter concert just for grown-ups. The Canberra Harmony Chorus will provide music to go along with stories to warm, or chill, your heart. Tickets are at door and $15.00 gets you a cup of mulled wine, homemade supper and some great entertainment. 

Happening Saturday 24 June at 7pm at Curtin Uniting Church Hall. Tickets at the door, $15, including supper. 

Friday Soirée at Buvette

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

Wholefoods Plant-based Feast

Eat Canberra and Rainbow Nourishments have joined forces to bring you a winter-themed wholefoods plant-based feast! This pop-up dinner will be held at Local Press Café, a Canberra brunch hot spot, and will showcase incredible local wholefood businesses that don’t have a shop front.

Anthea, local chef, food blogger and food stylist from Rainbow Nourishments, and Amelia from Eat Canberra, Canberra’s number one online food publication who also hosts foodie events and food tours, have curated this unique dinner.

This special dinner will transform the rustic and earthy Local Press Café into a temporary hub for guests to enjoy a tantilising range of plant-based wholefoods from a beautiful smorgasboard. Guests will be invited to select all they can eat from 15 dishes over three courses. Guests can expect to eat hand-made asian-style bagels, homemade hot chocolate, raw desserts using ingredients from Naked Foods Braddon and Niulife Coconut and plenty more!

Guests will hear Anthea speak about the story behind some dishes and the philosophy of local businesses involved. Each guest will take home a gift bag with over $60 worth of wholefood and wellbeing products from local businesses. Each guest will also be provided with a comprehensive recipe ebook which will contain many of the recipes used for the dinner, which is retailed at $10.

For more info and to purchase tickets click here

Happening Thursday 22 June, 2017 from 6.30pm at Local Press Café, 81 Giles St, Kingston. Price: $140.00

DKC Benefit and Market

Dance Central invite you to come and experience the DKC Benefit and Night Market on Saturday 24 June, created to help DKC fund their trip to Arizona USA to compete in Hip Hop International, August 2017.

THESE KIDS ARE ON FIRE & NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!

DKC is a kids crew consisting of eight kids (8 -12 years of age), training after school for 8 hours per week. These kids are passionate, highly motivated and truly love what they do. DKC has recently been announced number 2 in Australia in one of the worlds most recognised Street Dance Competitions ‘Hip Hop International’. Now presented with the opportunity to represent their country at the World finals in Phoenix, Arizona USA on 8 August 2017, they are seeking support to help make this dream a reality!

THE EVENT

The event will showcase Canberra’s best Urban talents from dancers and singers. There will be two shows running on Sat 24 June (afternoon & evening show) with a Night Market full of delicious food and drinks between each session.

Happening Saturday 24 June from 3-9pm at Caldwell High School, 111 Casey Crescent, Caldwell. See the website for more information.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Design and test-fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this thrilling exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Happening until Sunday 23 July from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

Free-wheeling: Cycling in Australia

On the last stage of its national tour ‒ Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is a must-see exhibition for cycling enthusiasts of all ages. Freewheeling explores more than 140 years of cycling in Australia and the stories of riders who have experienced the joy, excitement, freedom and glory of moving at speed under their own power.

Among the extraordinary bikes on display are cycling legend Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike and a BMX bike belonging to world champion Caroline Buchanan. The exhibition also includes examples of the first human-powered-wheeled vehicle known as a ‘boneshaker’ from the 1860s as well as a penny-farthing, ‘safety bicycles’, mountain bikes, tricks bikes and a light-weight racing bike.

Freewheeling celebrates the intrepid individuals who have cycled thousands of miles across the continent, and how the bicycle has transformed the lives of ordinary Australians.

Happening every day from 9am till 5pm until Sunday 9 July 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

For more information on further dates and times visit the website.

Melodrama in Meiji Japan

Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Curated by Dr. Gary Hickey, the exhibition draws upon a substantial collection of kuchi-e amassed by University of NSW Emeritus Professor Richard Clough (1921-2014) and donated to the Library. This collection, along with other works acquired, forms one of the most significant collections of this genre in the world and the largest focused collection of Japanese art in Australia. The exhibition features over twenty artists and a range of subjects, illustrating a fascinating history of a genre profiled for the first time in a major exhibition.

Free entry. Showing every day from 10am-5pm until 27 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO…

ICE SKATING AT GAREMA PLACE

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Garema Place will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring an ice rink, a giant ice slide, jumping castle and a giant inflatable slide. Experience world-class on ice entertainment, magical lighting and killer tunes to heighten the adventure.

Get the family together for an extra-ordinary outing. Spoil that special someone with an out of the box date night experience, or get your mates together for an exciting adventure on the ice!

These pop-up ice rinks are only in town for a limited time. Don’t miss out!

Skating at Garema Place perfectly coincides with the school holidays and is the ideal activity for the entire family.

Happening from Friday 23 June to Sunday 16 July at City Centre, Garema Place.

Opening hours Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm, Friday to Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm , Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm.

SkatingAt Ice Rink tickets include ice hockey rental skates. Book your session now!

FOOD & DRINK

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GALA TRUFFLE DINNER: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Enjoy a memorable gala truffle dinner at the National Press Club; a six-course degustation with matching wines. A total feast for the senses.

Indulge in such gastronomic delights as a shaved Aberdeen Black Angus beef fillet with a truffle consomme, or an espresso textures panna cotta, complete with granita, ice-cream and a truffle anglaise shot.

A night to wine, dine and relish the unique flavours of the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle – part of the 2017 Truffle Festival in the Canberra Region.

Happening this Saturday 24 June at the National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6121 2199.

WESTFIELD BELCONNEN TRUFFLE MARKET DAY

Too many truffles are never enough. Westfield Belconnen invites you to attend the Truffle Festival Market Day. With a mouth-watering line-up of events, you are sure to enjoy a fabulous day out with family and friends.

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!

Happening Saturday 24 June from 9am to 5.30pm at Westfield Belconnen. Free entry.

Find more information on the website.

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region; the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

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 market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

On until Thursday 31 August 2017 across various Canberra Locations. For more information on opening hours and locations across Canberra visit the website.

 Sunday Roast at Pialligo Estate

Experience a two or three course Argentinian-style Sunday roast at Pialligo Estate, each Sunday from 12pm.

Sunday Roast is just $65 for adults, $30 for children (2-12 years old). Includes drink on arrival and a three-course shared menu included two roast varieties.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6247 6060 or make an enquiry here.

CANBERRA TRUFFLE HUNTS

Rug up for a wintery experience and take a Canberra Truffle Hunt in the oak forest on Canberra’s only trufferie; The Truffle Farm. Follow the truffle dogs as they sniff out prized black Perigord truffles. Once the perfect truffle is found, head back into the warmth of the truffle shed to discover the secrets to using this highly prized delicacy.

Tours available Fridays to Sundays early June to August. They sell out fast so make a date with your favourite people and book now to avoid disappointment.

On every Friday to Sunday until 27 August at The Truffle Farm, Mount Majura Road, Canberra. Find information on the website.

MAJURA VALLEY EXPERIENCE

Take a journey through the Majura Valley into Pialligo for the ultimate truffle infused food and wine experience. The day includes a truffle hunt at The Truffle Farm, Wine Tasting and Truffled Brie at Mount Majura Vineyard and a three course truffle lunch at Pod Food.

Join Jayson at Canberra truffles for a truffle hunt, he will take you out with the dogs to find some truffles through the oak and hazelnut trees. Next head to Mount Majura Vineyard for truffled brie and wine, you can also taste through the range of wines while there. Lastly head to Pod Food in Pialligo for a three course truffle infused menu with a glass of Mount Majura Vineyard wine.

The Majura Valley Experience runs on weekends until Sunday 27 August 2017 at Canberra Truffles | Mount Majura Vineyard | Pod Food, Lime Kiln Road. Find more information on the website.

Afternoon Tea at the Conservatory

Book now to enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory Restaurant and magnificent views over Canberra.

Located in the Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra, The Conservatory Restaurant offers visitors the opportunity to dine on food-less-travelled, with sweeping views of the nation’s capital.

The tasty delights served for tea showcase the best produce the region has to offer, prepared with care using Ginger’s paddock-to-plate philosophy.

Happening every Sunday until Sunday 9 July at The Conservatory Restaurant, National Arboretum, Canberra. Find more information on the website.

TRUFFLE INFUSED WINTER WEEKENDS AT CELLAR DOOR

Mount Majura is excited to once again include truffles at the cellar door as part of our winter tasting experience.

Come into the cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard to taste a flight of three wines matched with truffled brie. We combine Flinders Estate Brie, a deliciously rich and creamy brie style cheese, with truffles from our neighbour Jayson at The Truffle Farm.

Every week we will be layering fresh truffles in the brie giving them time to infuse into the cheese, ready for serving on the weekend. To accompany this we’re pouring a flight of three 80ml glasses of wine matched to the truffled brie.

Bookings are essential to ensure the best experience possible.

Happening until Sunday 27 August 2017, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm at Mount Majura Vineyard, Lime Kiln Road. Find information on the website.

Friday Soirée at Buvette

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

HIGH TEA ON THE BURBURY TERRACE 

Designed to blend tradition with innovation, the new Burbury High Tea menu also offers signature favourites with freshly- baked scones, strawberry macaron and finger sandwiches.

Burbury Terrace is also proud to introduce a fully-dedicated gluten-free high tea menu. Remaining as innovative as the standard menu, it also includes the traditional sandwiches and indulgent sweets.

$50.00 per person including TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee. $60 per person including a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm at Burbury Terrace, Barton. Find more information here.

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.

BURNELEE EXCURSIONS ON HORSEBACK: TWILIGHT RIDE 

Burnelee Excursions, Poachers Pantry and Eden Road Wines are working together to stage an exciting and adventurous night. Starting the evening will be a twilight horseback ride by Burnelee seeing the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, followed by Smoked meats tasting by Poachers Pantry and wine tasting by Eden Road wines. 5:00pm Arrival for a 5:30pm – 7:30pm Ride.

Happening until 16 December at Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, 320 Dicks Creek Road, Nanima. Find more information here.

HAVANA NIGHTS

Spend a night in Cuba courtesy of The Highball Express as the crew whisks you away to tropical Havana. Head in every Thursday from 4pm for Havana Nights where you can enjoy some exotic drinks and start the slide into the weekend.

They’ll be featuring mojitos and daiquiris for only $10 and will have all their usual suspects available too so there is always something for everyone regardless of whether you’re flying first class or coach.

Happening from 4pm at Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

See website for more information.

TACO TUESDAY

Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in a soft shell taco with cabbage, shallots & coriander. Happening every Tuesday from 1pm-5pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer. Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer. Happening at 5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit the website.

FILM, MUSIC & STAGE

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THE IDEA OF NORTH: FAREWELLCOME

After 24 years, the Idea of North’s founding bass, Andrew Piper, is moving on. Farewellcome offers a proper hometown send-off. Join Idea of North, back where it all began, in the heart of Canberra for a trip down memory lane, and to welcome our wonderful new bass Luke Thompson to the family.

The Idea Of North’s founding soprano, Trish Delaney-Brown, will be with the group for this special ‘Farewellcome’ event.

Happening Saturday 24 June at 8:30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton.

Tickets are between $32.00 and $40.00 and are available from The Street.

JASMINE BETH – MELANIE HORSNELL – TIDAL MOON AT LOVAT CHAPEL, YASS

Attend a matinee concert of songs and stories in beautiful Lovat Chapel with singer-songwriters Jasmine Beth and Melanie Horsnell, plus Tidal Moon, a Celtic-folk-country duo that combines vocals, harp, flute, bodhran and guitar.

Happening Saturday 24 June from 2pm-5pm at Lovat Chapel, Yass.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 0413 05 44 32 or visit South Coast Tickets.

ROCKWIZ LIVE! TWENTYSEVENTEEN

The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 and they’re headed for Canberra! Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and coming young stars … join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up the Canberra Theatre with RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN.

Enjoy your favourite segments … Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five, Contestant Karaoke. Be amazed at the rock knowledge on display, the dazzling duets, the special guests, Julia’s charisma and Dugald’s biceps. As usual, Brian will be coaxing members of the audience to play key roles in the evening’s shenanigans.

Don’t miss a night of hilarious entertainment that is RocKwiz Live!

Happening Thursday 22 June at 7pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Tickets on sale now through Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre.

THE SONG COMPANY PRESENTS FORWARD & BACH: CANBERRA

The Song Company presents Forward & Bach – a program of three Bach motets interspersed with five new Australian settings of Martin Luther’s chorale melodies, and recent completions from The Orgelbüchlein Project.

Take the chance to hear Johann Sebastian Bach weaving the great chorale tune Jesu, meine Freude by Wittenberg student and composer Johann Crüger through his motet of the same name.

Delight in Australian composers Matthew Hindson, Paul Stanhope, Ella Macens, Brett McKern, and Andrew Batt-Rawden’s brand new musical responses to Luther’s own chorales from the late 1520s: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, and Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.

Happening Friday 23 June at 7pm at Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest. Tickets between $40.00 and $65.00.

Find more information on the website.

CANBERRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA FEATURING GABI SULTANA

Internationally acclaimed soloist Gabi Sultana will join with the Canberra Youth Orchestra in Philip Glass’s sensational piece, Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.

Canberra Youth Orchestra will also present Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 1, Titan, to mark 100 years since its composition.

Happening Saturday 24 June at 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Acton.

Tickets are available from Ticketek.

MUSICA VIVA PRESENTS THE PACIFICA QUARTET

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet, based in the US, has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances. Treading that miraculous line between naked emotion and scrupulous musicianship, a concert with the Pacificas becomes an engaging sensory experience, throwing a brilliant light onto quartets by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Australian composer Nigel Westlake.

Happening Tuesday 2 June from 7pm-9pm at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Acton. Tickets between $30.00 and $104.00. No booking fees apply when booking through Musica Viva.

FROZEN MASH: CINEMA ANTARCTIC STYLE

Experience cinema through the eyes of the Australian Antarctic Division’s ‘midwinterers.

Locked in for months on end, and tired of watching the same movies over and over, the ‘midwinterers’ got creative – splicing and dicing prints, adding voice-overs – and the NFSA is proud to share some of these oddities.

Drink hot toddies, enjoy a super special sci-fi screening and (blizzards permitting) say hello to the Australian Antarctic Division team via Skype to Antarctica!

Happening Wednesday 21 June at 6pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry but bookings essential.

For more information visit the website.

JO JO SMITH

JO JO SMITH is one of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul-singing, groove-driving tour de force and 2017 marks her 50th year in the biz. To celebrate this extraordinary, generous life of music-making, Jo Jo is hitting the road with her dear friends and musical comrades LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART, playing dozens of their favourite intimate venues across the land, including Canberra’s White Eagle Polish Club in Turner on Saturday 17th June.

A radical exponent of the power of love and music – and certainly under-known given all the heavyweights from across the decades and genres whom she’s worked with and influenced – Jo Jo Smith has a somewhat cult status, deeply revered by fans and peers alike.

On Saturday 17 June at The Polish Club, 38 David St, Turner at  7.30pm. Visit the website for more information www.jojosmithsoul.com.

DISCOVER MUSIC FOR CANBERRA

Discover what Music For Canberra offers when we open our doors to the community in this day of musical workshops and performances for those aged 18 months and up!

Open to all levels from beginners to experienced musicians, meet our friendly and professional teachers and ask questions about our programs. All sessions are open to all levels and abilities, from those who have never played to those who have lots of musical experience. Some sessions however do require that you bring an instrument with you, so if you have an instrument at home and you want to give it a go, please join us.

10AM • MUSIC PLAY (AGES 18 MONTHS – 5 YEARS)
11AM • HAND-DRUMS, DRUM-KIT & PERCUSSION
12PM • WOODWIND: FLUTE, RECORDER, SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, OBOE
1PM • STRUMMED STRINGS: GUITAR & UKULELE
2PM • BOWED STRINGS: VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO & DOUBLE BASS
3PM • SING-A-LONG SESSION

On 18 June from 10am – 4pm at the Ainslie Arts Centre

Visit the website for more information: www.musicforcanberra.org.au/event/discover-music-for-canberra.

THE RESONANTS – SHINING NIGHT

The Resonants present… a selection of contemporary American choral music by Eric Whitacre, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, and more. The Resonants are an independent, non-profit mixed Canberra choir, directed by Helen Swan, who celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2015. Come along to enjoy some beautiful chorale music… because some things from America have always been great.

On Saturday 24 June at 6pm at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne Avenue, Deakin.

Visit the website for more information: www.resonants.org.

Essential Kurosawa: selected by David Stratton

The Essential Kurosawa retrospective consists of seven of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. A master of action, Kurosawa was influenced by directors like John Ford and in turn influenced a younger generation of filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese.

Australian film critic icon David Stratton will join you for the closing night screening of Rashomon 4K on Friday 30 June.

Screening from Wednesday 14 to Friday 30 June at the National Film and Sound Archives.

LIVE JAZZ

LIVE JAZZ The M2 Jazz Duet is Tim Benson on trumpet and flugelhorn with singing sensation, Leisa Keen on piano and vocals. The M2 Jazz Duet will ensure you have a roaring good time as they play jazz standards and swinging tunes from the great American songbook.

Venture downstairs every Tuesday for live jazz from 7-10pm with your favourite tipple on the side.

Happening Tuesday 6 June 2017 from 7pm at Molly Bar in Canberra. Find more information on the website.

THE 39 STEPS

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy – The 39 Steps. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde, from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands.
Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

Showing Thursday 15 June – Saturday 1 July Canberra / Wednesday – Friday: 8pm – 10.30pm, Saturday: 2pm -4.30pm & 8pm – 10.30pm, Sunday: 2pm – 4.30pm at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Canberra

Find more information here and buy tickets online.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Collectable Sunday at Old Bus Depot Markets

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, The Old Bus Depot Markets highlight collectables – anything from records, to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it here. On Collectable Sunday, OBDM host a range of different stallholders who deal in an ever-changing stock of collectable items including ceramics and glassware, china and vintage clothing.

If you’re into collecting smaller items, you’ll find things like small antiques, lamps and vinyl records. Larger collectables featured on this day include furniture such as Chippendale chairs.

Happening Sunday 25 June from 10am-4pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 2

Making can be a vehicle for mediation and self-connection. Artist Sally Blake will guide this meditative workshop where you will learn how to make repetitive patterns using pressed plant matter collected from around Canberra. To further shift our consciousness, artist Dylan Martorell has created an original sound work using sound recordings from the Australian Botanical Gardens specially for this workshop. This ambient soundtrack will be played as we make.

New digital technologies and the networked 24/7 globalised labour market has increased productivity and have liberated us from office gulags, but these innovations also have side effects. How do we wind down? How do we switch off? If we are working more and sleeping less, how can we find down time to clear out our brains and create new synaptic connections? The ‘Making as Mediation’ Fix and Make series explores making a real deal form of meditation designed to increase creativity and well-being.

Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing objects and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects that already surround us in new ways.

Happening Sunday 25 June from 3-4pm at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.

Tickets are available for $45 from Eventbrite.

FASH N TREASURE MARKET

Fash N Treasure Market is a Canberra-based fashion market specialising in new, vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. It’s fashion styling with everything in one location. The market also hosts collectible items including books, DVDs, vinyl records and household items.

Happening Saturday 24 June in the Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park In Canberra. $3.00 entry, Children under 12 are free.

Find more information here.

GUNNING PATCHWORK WEEKEND

Gunning Patchwork Weekend (GPW) is held each year on the last weekend in June. Timed to break the monotony of the winter, the weekend is also a great opportunity to have a break from the rat race. A fully self-funding weekend, the GPW is coordinated by four volunteers, Margaret, Marie, Kath and Peta. The GPW brings visitors to town and provides some welcome trade for local businesses and the Lions Club Markets.

Aimed at beginners and experts alike, the weekend focuses on completion of your project, good food, fun and friendships as well as high quality tutorials. Join them for an opportunity to get away from it all and create a masterpiece.

Happening this weekend Saturday 24 – Sunday 24 June at Yass Street, Gunning.

For more information, check out the website.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS 

Get along to the Southside Farmers Markets every Sunday morning and pick up the finest fruit and vegetables and produce our region has to offer.  There are over 50 stalls made up of farmers and producers who sell their food direct from their farm or kitchen.  Many farmers are out picking their produce the night before the market and you can certainly taste the difference.

Talk to the farmer direct and find out where your food is being grown, how they grow it, and even how they best like to cook it.  Not only do they provide us with fresh food every week but they are a wealth of information on the food that nourishes week in week out.

What’s in season this week?  Annual herbs, beans, peas, beetroot, capsicums, carrots, chillies, corn, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, onion, radishes, rhubarb, squash, zucchini, melons, stonefruit, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more!

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 11am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more information.

MURRUMBATEMAN VILLAGE MARKET

Murrumbateman Village Market is a friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway, specialising in local fresh food and crafts.

The market sells a wide range of local crafts, pottery and handmade goods, as well as organic vegetables, local produce from local gardens, plus breads, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, sauces, chillies, a range of meats, olives and olive oil, native plants, local winemakers and more.

Experience a great ambience at the Village Green, Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

Happening each week until 9 December 2017 at Murrumbateman Village Market, Barton Highway.

Find more information on the website.

CAPTAIN FLAT COUNTRY MARKETS

The Captains Flat Country Markets are friendly, relaxed markets held the first Saturday of each month (except January and this April when Easter Saturday falls on the same date) selling craft, homemade jewellery, local produce, handcrafted timber goods, plants, homemade cakes, slices biscuits, pre-loved goods, and much more.

The Markets’ Cafe provides fresh tea and real coffee and various community groups provide a barbecue. The Captains Flat Country Markets are run by the Captains Flat Community Association (CFCA – a not-for-profit organisation), for the benefit of the local community. Funds raised go towards supporting a variety of community initiatives.

Don’t forget to talk to the Community Association representatives on their regular stall to find out more about local events and activities, including local businesses and services.

Happening from Saturday 3 June – Saturday 2 December 2017 at Captains Flat Community Hall | Open from 10am – 2pm. Find more information on the website.

MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE STALL

Selling fresh, clean, chemical free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out.

Wynlen House is a small urban micro farm specialising in offering a broad range of seasonal vegetables all year round.

They also run workshops to show people how to grow vegetables, garlic, and raise small farm animals on a large suburban block and offer slow food events to showcase the benefit and deliciousness of produce grown locally, without chemical inputs and picked fresh.

On every Saturday from 8.30am – 12pm, at The Courtyard, Braidwood. For more information visit the website.

THE MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The [email protected] is open on the third Sunday of every month. Shop or browse for their unique local produce, products, art and crafts and general stalls. Light lunch and great coffee available from the kitchen.

Make a day out of it and explore the rest of Bungendore, only a 25 minute drive from Canberra. If you don’t feel like driving, you could always travel there and back by steam train with Historic Railway Tours.

On until Sunday 18 June 2017, at Bungendore War Memorial Hall, Molonglo Street. Find more information here.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKETS

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer wine and spirits. Do your weekly shop, grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! The Farmers and Foodies Markets are on every Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

YASS FARMERS MARKETS

Support the local producers and come to the Yass Farmers Markets. Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts.

It’s a great place to catch up with friends or to take a family and friends, with good weather expect to see the jumping castle and more stalls outside.

The Yass Farmer’s Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month. Have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

On until 7 October 2017 every first and third Saturday of the month from 10am- 1pm at St Augustines Church, Meehan Street, St Augustines Church.

Find more information on the website.

SOUTHERN HARVEST FARMERS MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The Southern Harvest Farmers Market: selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community.

The market is open every Saturday from 9am to noon and is a great source of fresh food and farm produce from around the region including meat, eggs, seafood, honey, fruit, vegetables, preserves and refreshments.

On every Saturday from 9am- 12pm until 16 September 2017 at Bungendore Anglican Hall, 25 Butmaroo Street.

Find more information on the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2017 CELEBRATIONS

Stretch, Breathe, Meditate and Celebrate! The United Nations declared the first International Day of Yoga on June 21 2015. This is the third annual event.

Join like-minded individuals to raise worldwide awareness of the many benefits of Yoga. Get ready for some fun and flowing yoga, deep relaxation, mediation and much more.

Light lunch is provided after the session.

Happening Wednesday 21 June from 12pm-1:30pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly forecourt, 196 London Circuit. Attendance is free however please RSVP for catering purposes on or before 18 June 2017.

In case of wet weather, this event will be in the Reception Hall of ACT Legislative Assembly.

Find more information here.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE – DIVERSITY AND EMPATHY SERIES

‘it Starts with Equal’ – Development and Power – presented by Sally Moyle, CEO of CARE Australia. Social justice, poverty and equality; how will we progress in the 21st century?

The first in a series of free lectures hosted by Australian Catholic University, Canberra. Open to all. Registrations essential and light refreshments will be provided prior to the lecture.

Happening Tuesday 20 June from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at 127 Phillip Avenue Watson.

For more information about this event, call 6209 1129.

THE EMPOWER U PROGRAM

What would it mean if your teenager had the mindset and motivation to create a successful future?

More motivation, improved attitude, better exam marks and a more open family relationship?

You will see results fast!

Empower U is an opportunity for your child to ‘leap-frog’ ahead of 96% of their peers in a fun, teenager-friendly environment.

Australia’s Only 2 1⁄2-Day Advanced Life-Skills Seminar for Teenagers and Young Adults will reveal the very same motivation and high-achievement secrets that propel the world’s top performers to success.

Secrets your child can easily apply to get outstanding results in any area of their own life. Secrets so simple to understand and use that you will notice immediate improvements.

Whether it’s more motivation, improved attitude, better exam marks, a savings plan, landing a great job, or just a more open family relationship … you will see results FAST!

Happening Monday 19 June from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra.

For more information and to register call 1300 039 662 or visit the website

THE TURNING POINT

Do you harbour a secret dream? Have you always wanted a community where you can nourish it without feeling too old, too selfish or not good enough? Thrive Sistas is that community and the The Turning Point is our first event – an empowerment and networking event for women making a shift, a change or transition later in life.

Expect some laughs, good conversation and possibly a few tears as three women share their personal stories about the turning points in their lives.  Enjoy some bubbles, refreshments a bit of music and stories that connect and inspire. Passionate supporters of initiatives for and by women and girls and shining a light on Act of Women Giving and Brainstorm for a Cure at this event.

Tickets are $25. On 21 June from 5pm – 6.30pm at Muse, East Hotel, Kingston. Visit the website for more information: www.musecanberra.com.au/events/

INDIGENOUS LIVES

Hear stories of first contact between Indigenous people and the Europeans they adopted into their families. Join Professor John Maynard, Professor Victoria Haskins and National Library Curator Matthew Jones as they explore these encounters. Maynard and Haskins bring fresh insight into these stories, told from an Indigenous perspective in their latest book Living with the Locals: Early Europeans’ Experience of Indigenous Life (NLA Publishing, 2016). A Treasures Gallery Access Program, supported by National Library Patrons

Tickets are $20 which includes refreshments and book signing. On Tuesday 20 June at 6pm, Conference Room, National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl W, Canberra.

Bookings essential

Book here or 02 6262 1111

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING

Keeping a bee hive in your backyard allows you to harvest your own honey and greatly improves the pollination of your garden crops. It is quite simple to get started and not the least bit scary. Canberra has a thriving community of backyard bee keepers, who all provide their own delicious honey.

Come and hear from Canberra Urban Honey’s Mitch Pearce on what it takes to be a backyard beekeeper. Learn about the different types of hives available, disease control and what you need to do throughout the year to maintain a healthy and productive hive.

Tickets are $25. On Tuesday 20 June from 6pm-8pm, Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, Acton Peninsula. Visit the website for more information: www.canberraenvironment.org

Stepping Forward: Combining social interaction with light exercise

This free group is suitable for women wanting to reconnect socially with other women after domestic violence. 

The group gets together each fortnight to go for a relaxed 30-minute walk and catch up at a local café. Guest speakers are invited to join providing information about topics of interest in the group. This group is an open group, making it easy for new members to join throughout the term. This group is organised and run by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.

On fortnightly in Tuggeranong on Wednesday mornings and fortnightly in Gungahlin on Friday mornings, during school terms only. Children not yet at school are welcome to attend. 

Complete the online contact form to register.

Collection Highlights Tour

The National Portrait Gallery offers a free thirty-minute tour of their Collection every day. Explore the building and immerse yourself into the artistic world. Learn some background information on specific works and the artists behind the masterpiece.

Feel free to ask any questions. Guides are more than happy to answer.

Showing until Friday 8 September 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, from 11.30am daily. Find more information on the website.

For Country, For Nation Highlights Tour

Since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have proudly served in the Australian military forces. The Australian War Memorial’s exhibition For Country, for Nation has a diverse range of relics and stories to explore. Join a Memorial curator to learn of some of these personal stories on a highlights tour.

Occurring every Tuesday from 11.30am till 12.30pm till 26 September 2017 at the Australian War Memorial.

For more information visit the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Fundraising screening: Despicable Me 3

Join Dance Central for the opening week screening of Despicable Me 3! This special screening has been created to help their kid’s street dance crew DKC fund their trip to Arizona USA to compete in Hip Hop International, August 2017.

TIMING

5pm – Ticket collection. All tickets can be collected from a special DKC ticket booth located inside the cinema. Drinks, Popcorn and Choc tops will then be available from the candy bar upon siting customers ticket.

6.10pm – DKC special performance

6.20pm – Cinema doors open

6.35pm – Movie starts!

TICKETS

$20/person includes popcorn or choc top or drink.

To reserve your ticket please email [email protected] to reserve ticket. Payments may be made in cash on the day or via direct deposit. Direct deposit details are accessible to those who wish to pre-purchase tickets and reserve a ticket in advance.

Reserving tickets is a must.

Happening Wednesday 21 June from 5pm at Limelight Cinemas, Tuggeranong.

Tanna Screening

The Architecture students at the University of South Australia as part of their course have to design and help build a project.

They built the shelter on Mt Franklin near Canberra following the 2003 fires. The students have designed and are building a small resort at Resolution Bay on the Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. They need help raising the funds for this project. The movie “Tanna” which was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film 2017 is being shown at Palace Electric cinema at 6.30 pm Wednesday 21

They need help raising the funds for this project. The movie Tanna which was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film 2017 is being shown at Palace Electric cinema at 6.30 pm Wednesday 21 June to help raise funds.

For tickets go to tickets.demand.film/event/1686

BOGAN BINGO – ROYAL LIFE SAVING ACT

Sick of fundraisers that have you listening to speeches and yawning until you fall off your chair? Fear no more! Royal Life Saving ACT is teaming up with Bogan Bingo to bring you a night of hilariousness and old fashioned fun! They describe it as half game show, half party! What could be more fun!?

Book a table or a seat, give us your money and you’re on your way to the best night out you’ve had in years! All proceeds will go to the kids* so make sure you bring your wallet for the lucky door raffle and other prize-winning opportunities. See you there!

* the kids = water safety and lifesaving programs and activities that aid the drowning prevention efforts of the Royal Life Saving Society- Australia in the ACT.

Happening Friday 23 June from 7:00pm – 11:00pm at The Deakin Soccer Club.

Book tickets via Eventbrite.

KIPPAX MONSTER GARAGE SALE

West Belconnen’s biggest Garage Sale is back again!

Supporting the work of Kippax Uniting Church, this sale offers 1000s of items at bargain prices. Furniture, clothes, books, craft supplies, home wares, kids’ supplies plus morning tea, a jumping castle and a great community atmosphere.

Donations gratefully received from Thursday 22 June.

Happening Saturday 24 June from 8:00am – 1:00pm, at Kippax Uniting Church, Hardwick Crescent, Holt.

JDRF GALA BALL BOTANICA 2017

Six more Australians are diagnosed every day with type 1 diabetes (T1D). That’s six families whose lives will never again be the same because of this life-long autoimmune disease. There is no way to prevent T1D, and currently no cure. People can be diagnosed with the disease at any age, though diagnosis is most common in children.

JDRF is the leading global organisation funding T1D research. JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat and prevent T1D and its complications. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. JDRF supported 36 research projects in Australia alone last year, each a potential pathway to our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.

Happening Saturday 24 June from 6:30pm – 11:30pm at Hotel Realm, National Circuit.

Individual tickets from $200, tables of ten starting at $2,000, Book here.

NIGHT OF MAGIC AND LAUGHTER

This year we have a great line up of Magic and Laughter to help us raise much needed funds for kids and families living with Cancer in the ACT and Region. Bring your family and friends for a casual night out packed with lots of laughter, unbelievable magic and lots of fun!!

Be amazed by Jack Black who is undoubtedly Australia’s most sought after close up magician. Witness the unbelievable and experience the impossible as interactive magic is performed in your hands and inches away from your eyes. Objects will disappear, float, burn and end up in the most impossible places. Predictions will be made and minds will be read.

…and have a laugh with Andrew Barnett – Andrew’s comedy career began with a bang in 2010 when he made the NSW State Final of Raw Comedy. Since then Andrew has established himself as a crowd favourite across the Sydney comedy scene and beyond. He has performed in cities and towns around Australia.

As always we continue to support our local comedians including Tom Gibson as our MC – Tom has been a great supporter of this event over the years and is always witty and funny. He brings with him 2 other local comedians.

Happening Saturday June 24 from 7:00pm – 11:30pm, at The Hellenic Club of Canberra, Woden Valley, Phillip.

Tickets are $75 per person or $700 per table of 10 and are available now from the Hellenic Club or by phoning Anna Slavich on 0403 363 353.

ANOTHER CHANCE OP SHOP – 50% OFF STOREWIDE SALE

Another Chance Op Shop, Scullin will be having an end-of-financial-year SALE with ALL STOCK STOREWIDE (except books and greeting cards) HALF PRICE!

A great range of children’s and adult clothing, bags, shoes, kitchenware, manchester, books, toys and bric a brac are on offer at affordable prices.

Another Chance Op Shop is a project of Mosaic Baptist Church, with profits from sales going directly towards supporting people in need both locally and overseas.

Happening Monday 19 June to Friday 30 June at 10am – 4.30pm and on Saturday 24 June at 10am – 1pm, at Scullin Shopping Centre, Ross Smith Crescent and McIntosh Street Scullin.

For more information call 6278 4135.

THE STILETTOS – ALZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA ACT DEMENTIA & THE ARTS FUNDRAISER

Come and dance the night away to swing and jazz performed by The Stilettos, a Canberran all female vocal harmony trio and help us to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia ACT’s  unique ‘Dementia and the Arts’ program.

Sit back and enjoy a two course dinner and show or show only and help us support people living with dementia, their families  and carers living in our community. All proceeds from this event will go straight to the Dementia and the Arts program.

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is the peak body representing the interests of people affected by dementia in the ACT. On 23 June at 6:30pm at Hellenic Club Woden.
Dinner & show tickets are $80 or show only is $50. Visit the website for more information: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=288699

SPORTS

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Kowen Trail Run

The Wamboin Runners Group, in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association is holding the inaugural Kowen Trail Run in conjunction with the Wamboin Home Produce Market.

Starting and finishing at the Wamboin Community Hall, the race will see competitors running up Bingley Way and into Kowen Forest. The event includes a marathon, half marathon and 12 kilometre run/walk.

For more information, visit the Kowen Trail Run Facebook page.

CANBERRA ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE GAME FOUR

Game 4 of Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2017 home season on 24 June sees last year’s premiers the Red Bellied Black Hearts take on a resurgent Black ‘n’ Blue Belles.

In their first game of the 2017 home season, the Hearts had a few missed beats as they fought to overcome an experienced Surly Griffins line up. The Hearts couldn’t shake the Griffs for the first half, going into half time with a handful of points to spare.  However, the Hearts came out pumped for the second period and drew away from the Griffs in a powerful jamming display. The Hearts will be looking to get a confident start from the very first whistle against the Belles.

Happening Saturday 24 June. Doors open 6pm, Game starts 6.30pm
. Tickets from $15.

Find more information and purchase tickets via Moshtix.

RAIDERS V BRONCOS

Round 16 of the NRL Telstra Premiership sees Raiders v Broncos. The Brisbane Broncos are the team that everyone wants to beat. The Raiders and the Broncos both have a proud history of gripping encounters and this rugby league match is shaping up to be another blockbuster.

Happening this Saturday 24 June at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce, kick off at 5:30pm.

Tickets available from Ticketek or at the stadium.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2017 CELEBRATIONS

Stretch, Breathe, Meditate and Celebrate! The United Nations declared the first International Day of Yoga on June 21 2015. This is the third annual event.

Join like-minded individuals to raise worldwide awareness of the many benefits of Yoga. Get ready for some fun and flowing yoga, deep relaxation, mediation and much more.

Light lunch is provided after the session.

Happening Wednesday 21 June from 12pm-1:30pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly forecourt, 196 London Circuit. Attendance is free however please RSVP for catering purposes on or before 18 June 2017.

In case of wet weather, this event will be in the Reception Hall of ACT Legislative Assembly.

Find more information here.

Live footy screenings at Ostani

Watch the AFL, NRL and Super Rugby live from Ostani’s big screens. Don’t miss a match on the two big screens, plus enjoy Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm-7pm.

Happening at Ostani Lounge Bar and Restaurant, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

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KOALAS IN THE CANOPY

Search for Koalas in the Canopy and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear the ranger’s story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas in the Canopy.

Arrive an hour early and see the pelicans being fed at Pond 4 at 1.30pm. Hear insights about pelicans and the other remarkable inhabitants of the wetlands from a Tidbinbilla ranger.

Saturdays 2.30pm – 3pm until Sunday 12 May 2018 at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Find more information on the website.

PLATYPUS PURSUITS

Take a Sunday walk with a wildlife ranger through Tidbinbilla’s wetlands in search of the elusive platypus. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance. Bring binoculars.

Nominal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Platypus Pursuits.

Arrive early to explore the rest of the sanctuary. You’ll see the pelicans being fed at Pond 4 at 1.30pm. Hear a ranger sharing insights about pelicans and the other remarkable inhabitants of the wetlands.

Showing until Sunday 1 October 2017 at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Open the 1st and 3rd Sunday in September 3.30pm – 3.45pm. Find information on the website.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Design and test-fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this thrilling exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Happening until Sunday 23 July from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

Friday Story Time at the Australian War Memorial

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

Friday Story time at the Australian War Memorial is a program suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening until Thursday 31 August 2017 every Friday from 10.30am at the Australian War Memorial, Campbell.

Find more information here.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

RANGER GUIDED WALKS AND ACTIVITIES AT TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE 

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Walks and activities cater for a range of different age groups.

Happening until 31 December at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, RMB 141 Paddy’s River Road, via Tharwa. Find more information here.

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. This Friday program is suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening Fridays, excluding public holidays 10.30 am until 16 June 2017 in the lower galleries at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

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.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

Melodrama in Meiji Japan

Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Curated by Dr. Gary Hickey, the exhibition draws upon a substantial collection of kuchi-e amassed by University of NSW Emeritus Professor Richard Clough (1921-2014) and donated to the Library. This collection, along with other works acquired, forms one of the most significant collections of this genre in the world and the largest focused collection of Japanese art in Australia. The exhibition features over twenty artists and a range of subjects, illustrating a fascinating history of a genre profiled for the first time in a major exhibition.

Free entry. Showing every day from 10am-5pm until 27 August at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

The Chandelier Show

The Chandelier Show promises to excite the senses and prompt genuine house-improvement envy! Come and see what these contemporary glass artists can do with a free design brief. Think swanky, slinky, slick and sophisticated.

Artists: Christine Atkins, Scott Chaseling, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Knight, Kate Nixon, Tom Rowney and Wendy Dawes, John and Ruth White. Curator: Jane Cush.

Showing at the Canberra Glassworks until 7 August 2017.

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia brings the works of 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country into the national spotlight.

This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day.

Be moved by powerful art that touches on the issues of identity, racism, displacement, country, nuclear testing, sovereignty and the stolen generations through many media: painting on canvas and bark, weaving and sculpture, new media, prints, photography, metalwork and glasswork.

This groundbreaking show is the largest survey yet at the NGA and it highlights the continued excellence and diversity of Indigenous practice today. Showing until 10 September 2017.

Worry will vanish revelation

Worry will vanish revelation‘ is a large-scale immersive video installation by Swiss contemporary artist, Pipilotti Rist on show at the National Gallery of Australia until 20 August.

An intertwining psychedelic microcosm of flesh and nature is projected on a 16-metre surround screen inside a dedicated space that engulfs the viewer in a meditative experience.

Accept the invitation to explore the sensation of being at one with the universe and every living organism in it. Remove your shoes and step inside an alternative space, recline on a soft cushion, give yourself permission to stop and stretch out. Allow your mind a reprieve from the day’s schedule, release your worry. Slow your breathing by relaxing each body part, starting with the soles of your feet right up to the top of your head. Absorb your new surrounds through your eyes and ears and try to sense your environment through every pore of your skin. Listen to the soundscape of a rhythmic, whirring pulse.

Free entry.

A VIVID COLLECTION OF ARTWORK FROM WARNAYAKA ART CENTRE

A vivid collection of artwork from Warnayaka Art Centre. Warnayaka is located in Lajamanu in the Tanami Desert 580kms south west of Katherine, Northern Territory. This is a energetic and bold collection of contemporary paintings representing Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards Finalists: Lily Hargraves, Molly Napurrurla Tasman and Rosie Napurrurla Tasman along with a selection of other artists.

Get along to the opening, enjoy a glass of wine and a vibrant display of art that will warm your winter’s evening! Visit the website for more information www.jakmangallery.com.au.

Opening on Tuesday 13 June from 6pm – 8 pm at East Hotel, Kingston.

Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Phillipines

Exciting new talent Rodel Tapaya draws inspiration from Filipino folklore and contemporary events in an exhibition of recent mural-sized painting, sculptural installation and works on paper on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia until 20 August.

By drawing inspiration from pre-colonial mythology and Filipino folkloric tradition, Tapaya meticulously pieces together numerous pictorial fragments, fusing the otherworldly with the real, in a visual grappling with contemporary politics, social and environmental issues.

Free-wheeling: Cycling in Australia

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia explores more than 140 years of cycling in Australia and the stories of riders who have experienced the joy, excitement, freedom and glory of moving at speed under their own power.

Among the extraordinary bikes on display are cycling legend Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike and a BMX bike belonging to world champion Caroline Buchanan. The exhibition also includes examples of the first human-powered-wheeled vehicle known as a ‘boneshaker’ from the 1860s as well as a penny-farthing, ‘safety bicycles’, mountain bikes, tricks bikes and a light-weight racing bike.

Happening every day from 9am till 5pm until Sunday 9 July 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

For more information on further dates and times visit the website.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Museum of Australian Democracy is launching a new, collaborative exhibition. Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum explores the journey of Australia’s most successful referendum campaign and asks what this far-reaching change means today. 

This is a joint exhibition by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Reconciliation Australia.

Yes: The Ongoing Story of the 1967 Referendum is open now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily. For more information visit the website

HANNAH QUINLIVAN AUTONOMY OF A DRAWING

At Canberra Museum and Gallery Hannah Quinlivan presents Autonomy of a Drawing. The artist uses the glass-walled space of Gallery Four on Civic Square to dissect and display the elements of a drawing, in an inversion of classic anatomical drawing, which peels away layers of skin and flesh to expose the structure beneath. Employing the conventions of those graphic traditions, Quinlivan separates various elements of a drawing and rearranges them on different spatial planes within the space, able to be viewed from different directions and angles; the whole interrogating our art-historical understanding of what can constitute a drawing.

Showing until 30 July 2017 at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit. Opening Hours from 10am – 5pm on weekdays and 12pm – 4pm on Weekends. For more information visit the website.

PREVAILING VOICES – INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS PARLIAMENTARIAN

Timed to coincide with National Reconciliation Week 2017, the exhibition is intended to recognise and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous parliamentarians to the Australian Parliament.

Featuring portraits of current and former Indigenous parliamentarians, personal stories, footage of first speeches and other objects of significance.

Works from the Parliament House Art Collection, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia have been brought together for the first time for this historic exhibition.

Showing until Sunday 30 July 2017 at Parliament House, Capital Hill.

For more information visit the website.

Enigma exhibition

A new exhibition by photographer Lorna Sim–‘Enigma‘–captures the free spirit of young contemporary dancer Eliza Sanders, who dances wherever the wind takes her. The challenge for Lorna was to capture Eliza’s spontaneous, fleeting and emotional movements in a still frame. The resulting thought-provoking images that draw you in and don’t want to let you go. The images are unedited, making them even more fascinating.

Also on are two other free exhibitions. ‘Absence of Sunshine’, by Maurice Weidmann, features black and white photographic prints of theatre productions from Canberra in the 1980s. ‘What comes to mind’ is by Dörte Conroy, who has turned small sculptures into photographs.

Happening until 25 June every Sunday from 10am-4pm at The Photography Room at the Old Bus Depot Markets. Free entry.

For more information visit their website.

Next

NEXT is a solo exhibition by South Australian designer and maker, Christian Hall. The exhibition will be a collection of furniture and objects that explore “the viewpoint” as a focus for design. Audiences will experience time and movement from the visual impact of shifting patterns and geometry generated by the moving around the pieces. NEXT questions traditional distinctions between functional and decorative, literal and ambiguous and between pure and applied art.

Happening until 15 July at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building. Email [email protected] or call 6262 9333.

Emerging Contemporaries

Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists.

This exhibition plays a pivotal role in supporting and transitioning artists into professional practice and placing Australian artists in view of the national cultural collecting institutions, business and industry, and audience.

On display at at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building. Email [email protected] or call 6262 9333 for more information.

Kirstie Rea, The Land: A 20 Year Survey

Kirstie Rea established an independent studio in Canberra in 1987, following her graduation from the Glass program at the (then) Canberra School of Art. This exhibition documents her achievements over the past two decades as one of Australia’s leading contemporary glass artists. Much of the artist’s distinctive imagery has its genesis in rural experience. Her work often explores the growing separation between our increasingly urbanised lives and her perception of the natural environment.

Happening Saturday 13 May 2017 – Sunday 20 August 2017, Wednesday’s from 10am – 5pm and Weekends from 12pm-5pm at Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit.

Find more information on the website.

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island, in partnership with the National Museum, Evolution explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they continue to influence contemporary art forms.

Showing until 23 July 2017, 9am-5pm at the National Museum of Australia. Find more information on the website.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

See forty-nine of the year’s best photographic portraits at the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize. An annual prize open to both aspiring and professional photographers, the NPPP celebrates contemporary photographic portraiture from across the country, with the winner awarded $25,000.

Now in its tenth year, the prize continues to present surprising perspectives on contemporary photographic portraiture, with the images remaining an evolving kaleidoscope of the nation’s preoccupations and identity.

Happening daily at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 

Old Parliament House was once brand new. What was it like to be a spectator at the opening ceremony? 

This new exhibition marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Old Parliament House and tells an important story in Australia’s democratic history from the perspective of onlookers in the crowd. Follow The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 around the corridors and discover the pomp and pageantry, humour and tragedy of this historic day.

The Opening Day: 9 May 1927 is on now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9am – 5pm daily. For more information visit: moadoph.gov.au

Onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers  

Visually arresting, humorous and thoughtful, Canberra-based artist Alison Alder reinterprets and reinvigorates portraits of the first eight prime ministers in Onetoeight: Australia’s First Prime Ministers, a contemporary art exhibition.

See intense patterned wallpaper honouring the prime minister’s wives and a Term-O-Meter animation tracking the changing political hues of individuals and governments. Through the portraits Alder gives us a sense of Australia’s history that is lively, dynamic and parallels the present day.

Occurring until 24 February 2018 daily from 9am to 5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

For more information visit the website.

Facing Two Fronts: The Fight for Respect

How did war become a platform for advocating the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Indigenous Australians have served in the Australian military since Federation. Their role was significant, yet largely unrecognised. For some, armed service provided equality. For others, discrimination.

Through the lens of military service and the stories of those who served, learn about Indigenous soldiers’ fight for social justice. A digital exhibition at the Archives featuring extraordinary images and records from our collection and a series of stirring video portraits.

Happening daily until Sunday 16 July from 10am at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR FROM TEH BOER WAR TO PRESENT

Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the present. The armed services would provide a first experience of equal opportunity, although sadly not an enduring one. This Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition celebrates the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces.

The exhibition uncovers the individual and family stories of service and sacrifice of the First Australians. The National Archives of Australia is proud to host the first Shrine of Remembrance exhibition ever touring to Canberra.

Showing until Sunday 16 July from 9am-5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

BEHIND THE LINES 2016: THE YEAR’S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONS

Behind the Lines 2016: The year’s best political cartoons celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

Explore the unpredictable events of 2016 that shaped our political destiny – from Australia’s own double-dissolution, to Brexit and the shock Trump victory – through the sharpened wit and pencils of Australia’s best cartoonists.

There’s more than cartoons. Dress up in a crown and velvety red cape in the exhibition programming space, discover your political destiny with a game of political tarot or challenge your friends and family in political head.

Showing until 8 December 2017 from 9am- 5pm at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Showing until Sunday 16 July 2017. Open from 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

FRANK STELLA “THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION” 

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year. Frank Stella ‘The Kenneth Tyler Collection’ showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Showing until Friday 30 June 2017, 10am at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See website for more information.

FOR COUNTRY, FOR NATION

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories of military service in times of war and peace will be told in this new exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

For Country, for Nation will draw inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of the warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership and skill.

Showing until 27 September 2017, 10am – 5pm, at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking.

Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.

Frank Stella The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Showing until 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

PEACE, LOVE AND WAR: THE DENMANS, EMPIRE AND AUSTRALIA, 1910-1917 

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition examines the political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced – in the context of rapidly evolving social values, against a backdrop of a Europe on the brink of World War.

Happening weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information: www.cmag.com.a

MYSTERIOUS EYES: ARTHUR BOYD PORTRAITS FROM 1945

A young man whose soft features betrayed the intensity of his own self-image, Arthur Boyd portrayed others with equally concentrated emotion. In this focus exhibition, Boyd’s self-portrait at age twenty-five is joined by his portraits of those around him. Through his eyes they are a reflection of the artist’s own state of mind.

Showing at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Free entry.

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.

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