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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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11 THINGS NOT TO MISS

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Rosie Waterland: Crazy Lady

After selling out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a national tour with her very first one-woman show last year, Rosie Waterland is back with her brand new offering, Crazy Lady “describing in detail, every lie I ever told”.

Rosie is a best-selling, award-nominated author, and a columnist, TV host, comedian and screenwriter. Her hilarious satirical recaps of the first season of The Bachelor Australia earned her household name status. 

Her irreverent humour has already gathered her a devout online following and now she’s set to expand her legion of fans on the live stage all-over again, with a brand new book release timed with the tour! This Crazy Lady sells out fast, so book in early and don’t miss out.

Happening Friday 1 September from 8.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See the website for tickets and more information.

PRADA’S PRISCILLAS – AN ALL-MALE REVUE

Flanked by gorgeous men, Prada Clutch (nominated as 2014 ACE Award for Rising Star) and her ‘girls’, take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90’s, and into 2017 with a celebration of today’s music icons!

Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes and performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

The show is choreographed by Stephen Clarke who has worked with Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.

Happening Friday 1 September from 8pm-10pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets available through events website.

Segue 2017

Segue is a multifaced seven day long festival of the arts at The Street Theatre, captained in 2017 by Segue artist-in-residence Mikey Weinkove.

There are three major events for the week: click here for information on The Culture of Participation, here for information on The Slice is Right, and here for information on Who Wants To Be?.

Happening Sunday 27 August – Sunday 3 September at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, City West.

Find more information and book tickets here.

KANALARITJA: AN UNBROKEN STRING

Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String celebrates the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing – past, present and future.

See stunning shell necklaces created in the 1800s, alongside necklaces from acclaimed makers of today and a new wave of stringers who learnt the tradition at cultural renewal workshops.

A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Showing until 3 October from 9am-5pm each day at the National Museum of Australia, Acton.

See the website for more information.

Love Your Life With Taline Gabriel From Hippie Lane

 

Wellness lover, holistic lifestyle advocate and renowned healthy recipe developer, Taline Gabrielian of Hippie Lane will host an empowering masterclass to assist you in understanding the principles that help you achieve happiness in your life and inspire you to connect with what’s truly important.

 

The Love Your Life Wellness Session will open a powerful discussion on eight life changing steps that will guide you toward Loving Your Life.

With tips and pointers on mindfulness, gratitude, self-love and nutrition, along with some practical and applicable self-development wisdom to empower you to embrace your life fully, live more authentically and find joy in the everyday.

Happening Saturday 2 September from 11am-12pm at Canberra Centre. Tickets are $24.08 and can be booked online.

MOLLIE AND TANNIN’S SPRING DOG PARTY

Local wine dogs, Mollie (7) and Tannin (1), are hosting a spring dog party to launch their new wines – Mollie’s Block Fumé Blanc and Tannin’s Wild Pinot Grrr-is.

Friendly dogs and their human companions are invited to join in the fun. There will be pooch and people food for purchase, afternoon adventures to the dam, celebrity dog trivia and a collection for the ACT RSPCA.

Mollie and Tannin had rough starts in life, but thankfully were rescued as puppies by the ACT RSPCA before finding their fur-ever home at Murrumbateman Winery.

On 2 September from 10am to 5pm at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman.

Visit the website for more information.

Gather ‘Round the Table: Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Business Breakfast

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is thrilled to announce its Business Breakfast for 2017, a premier networking event, with two very special guests: Maggie Beer AM and Ngaire Hobbins.

Local ABC radio host Adam Shirley will engage Australian food icon Maggie Beer and specialist dietician Ngaire Hobbins in a conversation about the essential role that food and nutrition play in sustaining every facet of our lives throughout every stage of our lives.

Gather ‘round the table with us to meet like-minded local businesses, politicians, community leaders and people living with dementia and their carers.  Feast on a breakfast packed full of fresh, locally produced ingredients and prepared by the same chefs who cater for Australia’s top athletes.

This event is a must – to learn from and be inspired by one of Australian’s most revered business women and advocate for healthy positive ageing.

Tickets can be bought online at gatherroundthetable.eventbrite.com.au

Happening Tuesday 29 August, 7am – 9am at The Australian Institute of Sport.

Alliance Française Classic Film Festival

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is returning for its anticipated third edition.

In association with Palace Cinemas, the Alliance Française and Studiocanal will again hold this evocative event, which parallels the renowned Alliance Française French Film Festival.

The 2017 season will focus on the iconic Jean-Paul Belmondo, showcasing restored versions of six of his most renowned films from 1961 to 1974.  Considered a key figure of the French New Wave, Belmondo’s career of almost 60 years has been internationally fêted through Awards such as the César, the Golden Lion and the Golden Camera, a Career Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and an honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. In recognition of his influence beyond the confines of cinema, Belmondo was also honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2007 and the National Order of Merit in 2017.

Between thriller and drama, comedy and adventure, audiences will be invited to savour films as they were meant to be experienced on the big screen. You will rediscover ‘Bébel’s’ magnificence in the company of actors Charles Boyer, Serge Reggiani, Emmanuelle Riva, Gérard Depardieu, Françoise Dorléac, Raymond Devos, François Périer and many more.

Happening 31 August to 3 September at Palace Electric Cinema 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

REACH for Nepal Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner

REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN) will be hosting its first major fundraising dinner event on Thursday 31 August. RFN has been established to provide practical and financial assistance to rural Nepalese communities primarily affected by the earthquake in 2015.

RFN’s central fundraising activity is the facilitation of several fully guided trekking experiences to the Himalayas each year. These combine trekking with volunteer work on a rebuilding project. RFN hopes that an event such as this will help us communicate with our stakeholders to promote the progress we have made in Nepal and also to raise our profile to garner more support for the foundation.

The night will feature a delicious two-course Nepalese dinner and drinks along with silent and live auctions.

Happening Thursday 31 August from 6pm – 10.15 pm at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. For more information email [email protected] or 0422 657 897.

Cost: $350 for the table of 10 (Any extra donations will be welcomed).

CSO’s Australian Series Final Concert

Looking for something new and interesting to do this Thursday? Two of the capital’s favourite institutions, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the National Portrait Gallery, will join forces again on Thursday, 31 August at 6:30pm, for the final Australian Series concert of the year.

This experience, featuring a beautiful combination of flute and harp sounds in conjunction with stunning portraits of countless people that history has forgotten, is sure to excite and delight you.

The visual arts and music are truly perfect partners. Artists working in both mediums have recourse to the same tools – such as colour, form, light and dark, harmony and discord, to create emotion and help us better understand the world around us. Thursday’s program, which includes original pieces written by young Australian women, inspired by the works in this exhibition is truly unique and offers something for everyone.

The audience will certainly enjoy the National Portrait Gallery’s Gordon Darling Hall – a superb space both visually and acoustically for this concert. A private tour of the featured exhibition Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824-1844follows the recital performance and is included in the ticket price.

Happening Thursday, 31 August from 6.30pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes Place, Parkes.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit cso.org.au or call CSO Direct on 6262 6772 today.

Night Ski and Ride at Corin Forest

Night Ski & Ride at Corin Forest in the Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges! Take a quick 45 minute drive to the ACT’s only ski field and enjoy the thrill of skiing beneath the stars and lights.

Get out into the winter air with a line-up of themed nights. Every night has a theme but the hill will still be open for all to use.

Thursday is Girls Night! Girls, take your girlfriend, your mum, your sister or your Nan along at no cost and get free coaching to improve your skills in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Wednesday is Park Night, featuring a different rail or jump every week. Friday is Family Pizza Night with Corin’s famous wood-fired pizzas for only $10 each, and Saturday’s All-In is an open session for all.

The cafeteria will be open so you can warm up by the open fireplace, roast giant marshmallows and enjoy a wide selection of meals, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas.

Don’t miss out – book your Ski Area ticket now!

Happening until 2 September, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm at Corin Forest 1268 Corin Road, Paddys River. Tickets $30 for a four hour session.

Find more information on the website

FOOD & DRINK

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BENTSPOKE’S START OF SPRING PARTY 

BentSpoke Brewing Co is holding an SOS Party (Start Of Spring). The free family-friendly event will be a great time to see a production brewery in action while having some good times and beers as the weather turns warmer.

Features will include:

  • The revelation and launch of BentSpoke’s new “big and hoppy” canned beer
  • Pigs on spits
  • A selection of fine BentSpoke beers for sale by the pint
  • Food from Pialligo Estate
  • Roller Racing
  • Fire bins to keep cosy and warm
  • Live music
  • Fire twirlers
  • The Gecko Gang for the kids

It’s all taking place on 2 September from 12pm – 10pm at at The Cannery, 79 Lysaght St Mitchell.

Visit the website for more information.

BEER DINNER

Craft beer lovers will be treated to a 5 course gastro-pub inspired menu paired with local craft beer from Bentspoke, PACT and Capital Brewing Co. Tickets also include a 3 hour beer package, charity raffle and live entertainment throughout the night.

Local craft beer advocates Richard Watkins and Ian Muir (Bentspoke), Wade Hurley (Capital Brewing Co.) and Kevin Hingston (PACT) will guide you through each of the 5 courses and their perfectly paired local brews.

On 1 September from 6.30pm at the Ainslie Football & Social Club. Tickets are: $104, Members: $99.

Visit the website for more information.

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.

LATIN TUESDAYS

Tuesdays are hot at Highball with Latin Tuesdays social night. Hosted by the amazing team from Salsabor Dance Studio, learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free Latin dancing taster class 6.30pm. Add a few cocktails and you’ve got yourself a Tuesday night that’s hard to beat.

$12 cover l $5 extra for 45 mins class. On Tuesdays from 6.30pm at The Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

Find more information here.

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.

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.

Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory Restaurant, hosted by Ginger Catering; a wonderful way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

Call or email now to make your reservation.

Happening Sundays until 24 September from 2pm at the Conservatory Restaurant, National Arboretum Canberra.

Find more information on the website.

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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Segue 2017

Segue is a multifaced seven day long festival of the arts at The Street Theatre, captained in 2017 by Segue artist-in-residence Mikey Weinkove.

There are three major events for the week: click here for information on The Culture of Participationhere for information on The Slice is Right, and here for information on Who Wants To Be?.

Happening Sunday 27 August – Sunday 3 September at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, City West.

Find more information and book tickets here.

Rosie Waterland: Crazy Lady

After selling out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a national tour with her very first one-woman show last year, Rosie Waterland is back with her brand new offering, Crazy Lady “describing in detail, every lie I ever told”.

Rosie is a best-selling, award-nominated author, and a columnist, TV host, comedian and screenwriter. Her hilarious satirical recaps of the first season of The Bachelor Australia earned her household name status. 

Her irreverent humour has already gathered her a devout online following and now she’s set to expand her legion of fans on the live stage all-over again, with a brand new book release timed with the tour! This Crazy Lady sells out fast, so book in early and don’t miss out.

Happening Friday 1 September from 8.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre.

See the website for tickets and more information.

Alliance Française Classic Film Festival

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is returning for its anticipated third edition.

In association with Palace Cinemas, the Alliance Française and Studiocanal will again hold this evocative event, which parallels the renowned Alliance Française French Film Festival.

The 2017 season will focus on the iconic Jean-Paul Belmondo, showcasing restored versions of six of his most renowned films from 1961 to 1974.  Considered a key figure of the French New Wave, Belmondo’s career of almost 60 years has been internationally fêted through Awards such as the César, the Golden Lion and the Golden Camera, a Career Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and an honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. In recognition of his influence beyond the confines of cinema, Belmondo was also honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2007 and the National Order of Merit in 2017.

Between thriller and drama, comedy and adventure, audiences will be invited to savour films as they were meant to be experienced on the big screen. You will rediscover ‘Bébel’s’ magnificence in the company of actors Charles Boyer, Serge Reggiani, Emmanuelle Riva, Gérard Depardieu, Françoise Dorléac, Raymond Devos, François Périer and many more.

Happening 31 August to 3 September at Palace Electric Cinema 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

CSO’s Australian Series Final Concert

Looking for something new and interesting to do this Thursday? Two of the capital’s favourite institutions, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the National Portrait Gallery, will join forces again on Thursday, 31 August at 6:30pm, for the final Australian Series concert of the year.

This experience, featuring a beautiful combination of flute and harp sounds in conjunction with stunning portraits of countless people that history has forgotten, is sure to excite and delight you.

The visual arts and music are truly perfect partners. Artists working in both mediums have recourse to the same tools – such as colour, form, light and dark, harmony and discord, to create emotion and help us better understand the world around us. Thursday’s program, which includes original pieces written by young Australian women, inspired by the works in this exhibition is truly unique and offers something for everyone.

The audience will certainly enjoy the National Portrait Gallery’s Gordon Darling Hall – a superb space both visually and acoustically for this concert. A private tour of the featured exhibition Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824-1844follows the recital performance and is included in the ticket price.

Happening Thursday, 31 August from 6.30pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes Place, Parkes.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit cso.org.au or call CSO Direct on 6262 6772.

PRADA’S PRISCILLAS – AN ALL-MALE REVUE

Flanked by gorgeous men, Prada Clutch (nominated as 2014 ACE Award for Rising Star) and her ‘girls’, take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90’s, and into 2017 with a celebration of today’s music icons!

Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes and performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

The show is choreographed by Stephen Clarke who has worked with Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.

Happening Friday 1 September from 8pm-10pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets available through events website.

THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA: THREE PLACES

Momentum Ensemble, an initiative of the Australian Youth Orchestra, brings together the boundless imagination and talent of Australia’s best young instrumentalists at the High Court of Australia. Fuelled by ambition, passion and creativity, the ensemble takes young artists on a journey through a broad range of repertoire and performance opportunities that challenge them to become masters of their art.

In their final concert of the year, Momentum Ensemble is excited to present a musical work by young Australian composer Cyrus Meurant. Performed under the skillful directorship of renowned flautist and Artistic Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Ariel Zuckermann, this innovative new composition is juxtaposed beside music from Haydn and Charles Ives in an exceptional concert not to be missed. 

Happening Sunday 3 September from 1.30pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes. Free Entry.

Find more information here.

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROB MILLS

Mellen Events presents Puttin’ on the Ritz, the song and dance extravaganza – with special guest Rob Mills for the first time in Australia, direct from London with a cast of West End stars.

Travel back to the golden age of Hollywood where melody, rhythm and dance was king! The dazzling theatre spectacle Puttin’ On The Ritz brings to life the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. This is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time. Enjoy Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth of the Blues, Swanee, Night and Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade, Puttin On The Ritz and many more. See the most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood recreated live on stage with award winning singers and dancers in glittering costume.

Happening Sunday 3 September from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets available via event website.

CHOICES & CHANGE

Choices & Change features 11 young artists breaking out of the mundane and into a mysterious world that presents challenges, risk and choice. A circus journey that features big acrobatics, twisting contortion, gorgeous juggling and irreproachable aerials.

On 30 August – 2 September, 7pm every night, 3pm matinee Saturday at the Belconnen Community Theatre, Swanston Ct, Belconnen.

Visit the website for more information: www.warehousecircus.org.au

THE GRIFFYN ENSEMBLE – 2: REVERSE ARCHAEOLOGY

Be fully immersed in a reverse archaeological dig, where layers of experience accrue over time.  Hear the sounds of an excavation, pick axes, brushes, shovels combined with flute and voice alongside spoken word from Canberra artist Jacqui Malins, in a special Gallery opening of her video, ceramic sculpture, and photography.

On 31 August at 6pm at the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, 19 Furneaux St. Forrest. Entry is free.

For more information visit the website.

MASS IN BLUE

The Llewellyn Choir, one of Canberra’s leading choral groups, presents British composer Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, and Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez’ Misa Criolla.

Mass in Blue combines the traditional sung mass with the African-American blues to produce an exciting fusion of liturgical harmony and jazz. Misa Criolla (Creole Mass) compliments the main work , combining the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America with the traditional Catholic mass.

Happening Saturday 2 September from 7.30pm at Hughes Baptist Chruch, Hughes. Tickets via Trybooking.

(MIS)ATTRIBUTIONS

Salut!, one of Australia’s foremost baroque music ensembles, performs a concert with music by van Wassenaer, Bach, Hoffmann, Caccini, Handel, Purcell and Fasch in (mis)Attributions.

“…these concertos were published against my wishes. Some of them are tolerable, some middling, others wretched.” (Unico Willem van Wassenaer, c1755)
It was not until 1980, with the discovery of van Wassenaer’s harsh assessment of his own compositions, that the true author of these fine concertos was identified. Music was often not published during the baroque period, allowing some pieces to be attributed to the wrong composer. Unscrupulous opportunists added their own names to compositions, or attributed their works to a renowned composer to capitalise on an already famous reputation. Even Bach often copied music by other composers to use in performance and as study material for his students.

Happening Saturday 1 September at 7.30pm at Albert Hall, Canberra. Tickets via event website.

“KILL ME, DEADLY” – A BRUCE HALL PRODUCTION

Bruce Hall presents “Kill Me, Deadly” by Bill Robens.

Set in 1950s Hollywood, this parody of a film noir murder mystery is packed with romance, intrigue, and murder … and will keep you guessing until the very end.

On Saturday August, 8pm at Gorman Arts Centre. Tickets start at $10, book your tickets here.

THE GRIFFYN ENSEMBLE – 3: A NIGHT IN HYPERREALITY

Experience a night of hyperactive dreams within dreams, where simple ideas become amplified, distorted and deranged. Massive metronomes, alarm clocks gone crazy, and a mad Marilyn Monroe combine in a show that will leave you wondering if you have ever truly woken up.  In conjunction with Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s HYPERactive exhibition.

On September 1 at 7pm at Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue Braddon.

Tickets are: Single tickets: $38 (full price); $30 (concession); $20 (Under 30); $10 (Under 18) Festival pass (all six concerts): $100 (full price); $80 (concession); $50 (Under 30); $20 (Under 18)

For more information visit the website.

THE GRIFFYN ENSEMBLE – 4: SINGALONG WITH SUSAN THE SINGSECT!

Ever wondered how an insect breathes?  Discover what a spiracle is with our host Susan the Singsect!  Come and learn how to use your own breath just like an insect with The Griffyn Ensemble, singing songs written by YOU!

On 2 September at 12.30pm at Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank Belconnen

How much for tickets/entry: FREE EVENT! No ticket is required to attend this event – it is free!

For more information visit the website.

THE GRIFFYN ENSEMBLE – 5: VENUS AND THE TWILIGHT ARCH

What is the Twilight Arch, and what does it have to do with Venus?  The ever changing colours of a sunset over Canberra’s mountain ranges are brought to life through music from Michael Sollis’ hauntingly beautiful Northern Lights combined with sublime textiles of local landscapes by artist Dianne Firth.

On 2 September at 5.30pm at Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank Belconnen.
How much for tickets/entry: Single tickets: $38 (full price); $30 (concession); $20 (Under 30); $10 (Under 18) Festival pass (all six concerts): $100 (full price); $80 (concession); $50 (Under 30); $20 (Under 18)

For more information visit the website.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Multicultural Sunday

Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month, the Old Bus Depot Markets add a touch of international ‘flavour’ to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.

What might you find? A variety of stallholders offer handcrafted items from around the world – think gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course plenty of tasty international cuisine in their food hall.

Happening Sunday 3 September from 10am-4pm at the Kingston Former Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

BENTSPOKE’S START OF SPRING PARTY 

BentSpoke Brewing Co is holding an SOS Party (Start Of Spring)

The free family-friendly event will be a great time to see a production brewery in action while having some good times and beers as the weather turns warmer.

Features will include:

  • The revelation and launch of BentSpoke’s new “big and hoppy” canned beer
  • Pigs on spits
  • A selection of fine BentSpoke beers for sale by the pint
  • Food from Pialligo Estate
  • Roller Racing
  • Fire bins to keep cosy and warm
  • Live music
  • Fire twirlers
  • The Gecko Gang for the kids

It’s all taking place on 2 September from 12pm – 10pm at at The Cannery, 79 Lysaght St Mitchell.

Visit the website for more information.

THREE SIXTY FASHION MARKET

Three Sixty Fashion Market is a vintage, retro, handmade and preloved fashion market held in Kingston at the Fitters Workshop, next to the Old Bus Depot Markets. It is called the “Three Sixty Market” as it aims to create a loop between selling and buying fashion, recycling clothing to make a full circle. Instead of filling up landfill with clothes that people throw out, these markets are an opportunity to recycle preloved clothing in a fashionable, fun and stylish environment.

On 3 September from 10am until 3pm at Fitters Workshop Kingston Foreshore.

Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

Canberra kids market

The Canberra Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes – this market has it all. You will find great brands in the best pre-loved condition, such as Country Road, Jack & Milly, Esprit, Fred Bare, Peg Perego, Mini Haha, Seed – just to name a few!

The Kids Markets always attract a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. Browse through a range of new items for sale and services such as kids entertainment businesses and photographers.

Held indoors, the market has a cafe for snacks and coffee.

Happening Saturday 2 September from 9am-12pm at Fitzroy Building in EPIC. Entry is $3pp, children under 12 are free.

Find more information here.

SCULPTURE ON CLYDE

Experience the Clyde River like never before, a new sculpture festival is born. The Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber proudly presents the inaugural Sculpture on Clyde event, featuring local and interstate sculptors creations on the banks of the iconic Clyde River.

Sculpture on Clyde is a ten-day art festival celebrating all sorts of shape, texture, materials and imagination. With the major prize of $20,000 in its inaugural year, the Sculpture on Clyde exhibition has captured the imagination of more than 35 interstate and locally based, professional and emerging artists, who will showcase 70 sculptures throughout the festival.

On Friday 25 August 2017 to Sunday 3 September, daily 10am to 4pm, Mon – Fri and 9am to 5pm Sat – Sun. Outdoor exhibition – Clyde River Foreshore from Bridge to Star Fish Deli, and Indoor Exhibition – 5 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay.

Visit the website for more information.

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.

CAPTAINS 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.

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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SCIENCE IN THE PUB – HEALTH AND MEDICAL

Local health and medical researchers share their work in a relaxed atmosphere in Science in the Pub – Health and Medical. Grab a drink and a snack, and prepare to be wowed by new research from all kinds of areas.

Your MC, Dr Phil Dooley of Phil Up On Science will guide you through eight short presentations in the relaxed atmosphere of Smiths Alternative. Medical researchers from ANU, Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra present the latest advances in their research, from gene therapy to Alzheimers to cancer treatment.

It could be icky, it could be confronting, it could be fun and it will certainly be interesting.

Happening Saturday 2 September from 7pm-9pm at Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Civic. Free Entry.

HOW TO ROCK THAT CAPE AND CROWN

CPA Australia invites you to an exclusive Women’s Business Luncheon!

Join them for an exciting showcase of speakers who will share their fantastic stories while exploring the facts and fiction on work, life and family balance. All attendees will receive a copy of Jamila Rizvi’s just released book ‘Not Just Lucky’ as well as a gift bag full of goodies from a number of generous suppliers. They are also pleased to announce that the event will be raising funds for Ronald McDonald House with the opportunity for attendees to win some wonderful prizes.

Happening Monday 28 August at QT Canberra from 12pm.

Purchase tickets and find more information here.

THE JOURNEY WITH ISOBELLE CARMODY

Take your writing from reality to the fantastic in three steps. The journey is a classic story trope that provides the perfect structuring device and story arc. Join the award-winning Isobelle Carmody as she shows you how to design a journey or quest that connects to the real world and the fantastic. The workshop will cover: the trope of the journey as a structuring device; practical techniques for beginning, ending and editing; an impressionist writing session; and how to find the fantastic in reality.

Isobelle Carmody is a well known Australian author who has written many novels and short stories for children and adults and has a host of award winning novels to her credit. She began the first of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at high school and worked on it while completing a Bachelor of Arts and then a journalism cadetship. Obernewtyn was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to and went on to be shortlisted in the “Older Readers” section of the CBC Book of the Year Award.
Isobelle is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland.

On 2 September from 10am-4pm at B Block Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon.

Tickets are $145 (+B.F) members, $210 (+B.F) general admission and can be found here.

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.

SPORTS

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CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN

The Canberra Times Fun Run, presented by Westpac, is set to hit the nation’s capital on Father’s Day, with more than 5,000 runners expected to take. Now in its 42nd year, the fun run continues to bring people together to celebrate fitness, while aiming to raise over $125,000 for a wide variety of charities.

Participants have the option to challenge themselves across the 5km, 10km and 14km courses in 2017, with all distances offering unrivalled views of both the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin.

Entries for the event are now open, with participants receiving a $20 discount on their registration up until July 11.

Be sure to keep up to date with The Canberra Times Fun Run and all City Run Series events on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, and be sure to follow #canberratimesfunrun.

On 3 September from 7am – 11am at Old Parliament House, Capital Hill. Tickets for adults start at $30.

Visit the website for more information.

Netball quad series: Australian Diamons v South Africa spar proteasa

The Netball Quad Series, contested by Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa, comes to Canberra in August.

Watch some of the world’s best netballers go head to head when the Australian Diamonds versus South Africa SPAR Proteas at Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Arena.

Can the Australian Diamonds defend their Netball Quad Series title? Don’t miss your chance to witness this fiercely-contested series live!

Happening Wednesday 30 August at AIS Arena, Bruce. Tickets via Ticketek.

Night Ski and Ride at Corin Forest

Night Ski & Ride at Corin Forest in the Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges! Take a quick 45 minute drive to the ACT’s only ski field and enjoy the thrill of skiing beneath the stars and lights.

Get out into the winter air with a line-up of themed nights. Every night has a theme but the hill will still be open for all to use.

Thursday is Girls Night! Girls, take your girlfriend, your mum, your sister or your Nan along at no cost and get free coaching to improve your skills in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Wednesday is Park Night, featuring a different rail or jump every week. Friday is Family Pizza Night with Corin’s famous wood-fired pizzas for only $10 each, and Saturday’s All-In is an open session for all.

The cafeteria will be open so you can warm up by the open fireplace, roast giant marshmallows and enjoy a wide selection of meals, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas.

Don’t miss out – book your Ski Area ticket now!

Happening 12 July – 2 September, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm at Corin Forest 1268 Corin Road, Paddys River. Tickets $30 for a four hour session.

Find more information on the website.

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.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Gather ‘Round the Table: Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Business Breakfast

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT is thrilled to announce its Business Breakfast for 2017, a premier networking event, with two very special guests: Maggie Beer AM and Ngaire Hobbins.

Local ABC radio host Adam Shirley will engage Australian food icon Maggie Beer and specialist dietician Ngaire Hobbins in a conversation about the essential role that food and nutrition play in sustaining every facet of our lives throughout every stage of our lives.

Gather ‘round the table with us to meet like-minded local businesses, politicians, community leaders and people living with dementia and their carers.  Feast on a breakfast packed full of fresh, locally produced ingredients and prepared by the same chefs who cater for Australia’s top athletes.

This event is a must – to learn from and be inspired by one of Australian’s most revered business women and advocate for healthy positive ageing.

Tickets can be bought online at gatherroundthetable.eventbrite.com.au

Happening Tuesday 29 August, 7am – 9am at The Australian Institute of Sport.

CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN

The Canberra Times Fun Run, presented by Westpac, is set to hit the nation’s capital on Father’s Day, with more than 5,000 runners expected to take. Now in its 42nd year, the fun run continues to bring people together to celebrate fitness, while aiming to raise over $125,000 for a wide variety of charities.

Participants have the option to challenge themselves across the 5km, 10km and 14km courses in 2017, with all distances offering unrivalled views of both the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin.

Entries for the event are now open, with participants receiving a $20 discount on their registration up until July 11.

Be sure to keep up to date with The Canberra Times Fun Run and all City Run Series events on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, and be sure to follow #canberratimesfunrun.

On 3 September from 7am – 11am at Old Parliament House, Capital Hill. Tickets for adults start at $30.

Visit the website for more information.

REACH for Nepal Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner

REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN) will be hosting its first major fundraising dinner event on Thursday 31 August. RFN has been established to provide practical and financial assistance to rural Nepalese communities primarily affected by the earthquake in 2015.

RFN’s central fundraising activity is the facilitation of several fully guided trekking experiences to the Himalayas each year. These combine trekking with volunteer work on a rebuilding project. RFN hopes that an event such as this will help us communicate with our stakeholders to promote the progress we have made in Nepal and also to raise our profile to garner more support for the foundation.

The night will feature a delicious two-course Nepalese dinner and drinks along with silent and live auctions.

Happening Thursday 31 August from 6pm – 10.15 pm at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. For more information email [email protected] or 0422 657 897.

Cost: $350 for the table of 10 (Any extra donations will be welcomed).

MOLLIE AND TANNIN’S SPRING DOG PARTY

Local wine dogs, Mollie (7) and Tannin (1), are hosting a spring dog party to launch their new wines – Mollie’s Block Fumé Blanc and Tannin’s Wild Pinot Grrr-is.

Friendly dogs and their human companions are invited to join in the fun. There will be pooch and people food for purchase, afternoon adventures to the dam, celebrity dog trivia and a collection for the ACT RSPCA.

Mollie and Tannin had rough starts in life, but thankfully were rescued as puppies by the ACT RSPCA before finding their fur-ever home at Murrumbateman Winery.

On 2 September from 10am to 5pm at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman.

Visit the website for more information.

OUTDOORS

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DONKEY DELIGHTS

What would 1.5 hours with a herd of regular sized donkeys, miniature donkeys, and some very little foals be like? Just like oversized dogs, these animals love to follow you around, give you a gentle nudge, or tug on your clothing, to remind you that All your attention should be on petting them. And, they even smile for the camera! You’ll be just as reluctant as these animals will be to let you go home. And you’ll probably need to clear out some space on your phone to accommodate all the selfies you’re going to take.

Happening from 13 August – 2 October at Alpaca Magic, 2771 Sutton Road, NSW.

Night Ski and Ride at Corin Forest

Night Ski & Ride at Corin Forest in the Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges! Take a quick 45 minute drive to the ACT’s only ski field and enjoy the thrill of skiing beneath the stars and lights.

Get out into the winter air with a line-up of themed nights. Every night has a theme but the hill will still be open for all to use.

Thursday is Girls Night! Girls, take your girlfriend, your mum, your sister or your Nan along at no cost and get free coaching to improve your skills in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Wednesday is Park Night, featuring a different rail or jump every week. Friday is Family Pizza Night with Corin’s famous wood-fired pizzas for only $10 each, and Saturday’s All-In is an open session for all.

The cafeteria will be open so you can warm up by the open fireplace, roast giant marshmallows and enjoy a wide selection of meals, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas.

Don’t miss out – book your Ski Area ticket now!

Happening 12 July – 2 September, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm at Corin Forest 1268 Corin Road, Paddys River. Tickets $30 for a four hour session.

Find more information on the website.

NATURE PLAY PELICAN FEED

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants. Meet at Pond 4 Boardwalk in the Sanctuary.

Happening every day in August from 1.30pm-2pm at The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, 141 Paddys River Road, Paddys River.

Park entry fees apply, visit Nature Play for more information.

NATURE PLAY KOALAS IN THE CANOPY

Learn about these fascinating marsupials and then take a stroll around the Eucalypt Forest enclosure and try to spot Koala’s. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

Happening every Saturday in August from 2:30pm-3:00pm at The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, 141 Paddys River Road, Paddys River.

Park entry fees apply, visit Nature Play for more information.

KIDS

Image: nma.gov.au

Image: nma.gov.au

TOWERS OF TOMORROW WITH LEGO BRICKS

See 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from Australia, Asia, Canada, USA and the United Arab Emirates, constructed from LEGO® bricks by the Southern Hemisphere’s only certified LEGO® professional, Australia’s Ryan McNaught.

Be amazed by model skyscrapers of international building icons such as Eureka Tower, Marina Bay Sands and Taipei 101. The exhibition at the National Museum of Australia will include the world premiere of 10 new towers. See the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and New York’s Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

Visitors can also create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose bricks in our hands-on construction areas.

Admission costs and sessions times apply. Book your tickets online.

Happening until 8 October from 9am-5pm at the National Museum of Australia.

See the website for more information.

Canberra kids market

The Canberra Kids Market provides excellent quality pre-loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes – this market has it all. You will find great brands in the best pre-loved condition, such as Country Road, Jack & Milly, Esprit, Fred Bare, Peg Perego, Mini Haha, Seed – just to name a few!

The Kids Markets always attract a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. Browse through a range of new items for sale and services such as kids entertainment businesses and photographers.

Held indoors, the market has a cafe for snacks and coffee.

Happening Saturday 2 September from 9am-12pm at Fitzroy Building in EPIC. Entry is $3pp, children under 12 are free.

Find more information here.

NATURE PLAY PELICAN FEED

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants. Meet at Pond 4 Boardwalk in the Sanctuary.

Happening every day in August from 1:30pm-2pm at The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, 141 Paddys River Road, Paddys River.

Park entry fees apply, visit Nature Play for more information.

LLAMAS IN THE MIST  

On a misty morning watch the mist rise revealing a tranquil vista of paddocks and rolling hills, with dozens of alpacas and llamas peacefully grazing… or on a frosty morning watch the frost on their whiskers and fleece become steam rising from their bodies as they amble up the paddock for their breakfast. 

This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed – meet over 200 alpacas and llamas, learn about them, and take wonderful “selfies” with them. 

Happening Saturday 19 August – Saturday 11 November from 8:30am – 10am at Alpaca Magic, 2771 Sutton Road, New South Wales. 

For bookings and more information visit the website.   

Night Ski and Ride at Corin Forest

Night Ski & Ride at Corin Forest in the Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges! Take a quick 45 minute drive to the ACT’s only ski field and enjoy the thrill of skiing beneath the stars and lights.

Get out into the winter air with a line-up of themed nights. Every night has a theme but the hill will still be open for all to use.

Thursday is Girls Night! Girls, take your girlfriend, your mum, your sister or your Nan along at no cost and get free coaching to improve your skills in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Wednesday is Park Night, featuring a different rail or jump every week. Friday is Family Pizza Night with Corin’s famous wood-fired pizzas for only $10 each, and Saturday’s All-In is an open session for all.

The cafeteria will be open so you can warm up by the open fireplace, roast giant marshmallows and enjoy a wide selection of meals, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas.

Don’t miss out – book your Ski Area ticket now!

Happening 12 July – 2 September, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5.30pm – 9.30pm at Corin Forest 1268 Corin Road, Paddys River. Tickets $30 for a four hour session.

Find more information on the website.

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.

STORY TIME IN THE ARCADE

Hear a different Australian story come to life on selected Wednesdays during winter. Story Time in the Arcade will be followed by craft activities.

Best suited to pre-schoolers, but all children under five are welcome.

Showing till Wednesday 30 August 2017 at the National Archives of Australia, Parkes. Find more 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 18 October 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.

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

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canberraglassworks.com

NEIL ROBERTS – CHANCES WITH GLASS

Chances with Glass focuses on Neil Robert’s relationship with glass as object, medium and signifier.  Neil Roberts (1954-2002) was an important artist in Canberra who had a growing national and international reputation. He was enormously influential and supportive of the national arts scene.

Born in Melbourne, Roberts trained as a glass blower at the Jam Factory in Adelaide, the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden and the Experimental Glass Workshop in New York. He came to Canberra in 1983 when he was invited by Klaus Moje AO, the inaugural Head of the Glass Workshop at Canberra School of Art, to join him in creating the Workshop’s teaching program.

After two years at the School, Roberts chose the life of an independent artist, but, with Moje, was instrumental in setting the serious, rigorous and innovative tone of the ANU School of Art & Design Glass Workshop, which in the ensuing twenty-five years has earned it an international reputation.

Showing until 15 October 2017 at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See the website for more information.

KANALARITJA: AN UNBROKEN STRING

Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String celebrates the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing – past, present and future.

See stunning shell necklaces created in the 1800s, alongside necklaces from acclaimed makers of today and a new wave of stringers who learnt the tradition at cultural renewal workshops.

A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Showing until 3 October from 9am-5pm each day at the National Museum of Australia, Acton.

See the website for more information.

TOWERS OF TOMORROW WITH LEGO BRICKS

See 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from Australia, Asia, Canada, USA and the United Arab Emirates, constructed from LEGO® bricks by the Southern Hemisphere’s only certified LEGO® professional, Australia’s Ryan McNaught.

Be amazed by model skyscrapers of international building icons such as Eureka Tower, Marina Bay Sands and Taipei 101. The exhibition at the National Museum of Australia will include the world premiere of 10 new towers. See the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and New York’s Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

Visitors can also create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose bricks in our hands-on construction areas.

Admission costs and sessions times apply. Book your tickets online.

Happening until 8 October from 9am-5pm at the National Museum of Australia.

See the website for more information.

KANALARITJA: AN UNBROKEN STRING

An exhibition celebrating the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing – past, present and future.

A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

On 11 August until 3 October from 9am – 5pm at the National Museum of Australia. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information: www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/kanalaritja

VAST BY INGRID BOWEN

Sydney based artist Ingrid Bowen is opening her solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery. The exhibition entitled ‘Vast’ presents a series of whimsical watercolour landscapes that will resonate with viewers from our region. The paintings respond to a feeling of ‘exhaling’ or decompressing for the artist who describes a sense of release when driving away from urban centres.

The works have an impressionistic quality created through Bowen’s expressive use of white space and light wash. This contributes a dream-like, abstract quality to the images and allows viewers to imagine the places and ideas they express.

Showing until 19 October from 3pm – 5pm at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information: www.sukihugh.com.au

EMPIRE GLOBAL ART AWARD EXHIBITION

See a selection of artworks entered in the 2017 Empire Global Art Award at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Head down to Tuggeranong and feast your eyes on a collection of artwork created especially for the award. This year’s theme was inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi who said, ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’

The exhibition is set to feature works from a variety of disciplines including: sculpture, painting, photography, digital art, drawing, printmaking and textiles.

Grab this chance to experience an exhibition of artwork from a collection of Canberra artists.

Happening until Saturday 2 September at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street South, Greenway. Opening: Thursday 3 August 6pm -8pm, then weekdays 10 am – 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm.

More information available here.

TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

Immerse yourself in the epic saga of the Seven Sisters and take a journey into the heart of Australia. Intrigue, desire, drama, passion and beauty – connect with the songlines of the Seven Sisters.

This Aboriginal-led exhibition shares an ancient way of holding culture and telling stories written in the land. See the stories embedded in rock art inside a state-of-the-art digital dome, or visit our vibrant art centre hub where artists create works you can take home.

Don’t miss out — this exhibition is a journey like no other. Showing until 25 February 2018 from 9am – 5pm daily at the National Museum of Australia. Visit the website for details and booking costs www.nma.gov.au/songlines

THE WAY OF THE REFORMER: GOUGH WHITLAM

Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, before that, the Australian nation shaped him. The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century tells the story of the man behind the legacy – the bright Canberra schoolboy obsessed with Greek mythology, the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, and a young father starting a family on the urban fringe.

Showing until Sunday 3 September 2017, from 9am till 5pm at the National Archives of Australia, Parkes. For more information visit the website.

FINDERS KEEPERS: COLLECTORS AND THEIR STORIES

Peek into the personal collections of five fascinating collectors. Diverse, rich and often surprising, these collections are brimming with stories. From cherished mementoes of political careers, to well-worn protest T-shirts, each collection takes us on a journey through Australia’s democratic history.

Finders Keepers asks why do people collect, why do museums collect and what do our collections say about us? With 269 objects on display, the most in the history of the museum, Finders Keepers unveils the collector in us all and invites you to share your own collection story.

Families can explore the exhibition and discover what makes collectors tick with our fun, hands-on Finders Keepers Collector Kits.

Showing daily till Sunday 24 December 2017 from 9am-5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Find more information on the website.

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.

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!

Showing until Sunday 18 October from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

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.

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

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.

Showing 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.

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.

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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