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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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HERCANBERRA ACTIVE DAY

HerCanberra has joined with some of Canberra’s best studios, instructors and experts (including the experts in delicious and nutritious foods, The Goods Wholefoods) to bring you our ACTIVE Day bursting with all things health, fitness and wellness at Canberra’s stunning new event space, The Social Club in Kingston.

Start your day learning about healthy snacking from HerCanberra’s resident nutrition expert and owner of The Healthy Eating Hub Kate Freeman while you help yourself to her healthy pop-up yoghurt bar

Get your ‘om’ on with a slow. yoga session presented by here. before settling down for a nourishing, delicious lunch from The Goods Wholefoods.

We’ll spend the afternoon doing hip hop yoga presented by SOULution Yoga, Pilates with Gabrielle Petterwood and then some Dance Cardio with Canberra’s darling of dance, Natasha Vujic.

We’ll finish with a Bliss Ball Workshop from The Goods—complete with healthy snacks to refuel an ACTIVE day’s work.

On top of a menu full of ACTIVE activities, you’ll also be able to peruse the ACTIVE pop-up market to stock up on healthy recipe books, activewear and a range of healthy and sustainable goodies.

Join us for a session, a few hours, or the whole day—the choice is totally up to you. Each session, including lunch, is just $10 (plus booking fee and GST) but hurry – there are limited tickets available! Get them from Eventbrite via the form below.

ACTIVE Day is a day to move, sweat, laugh, connect and feel good from the inside out.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10am-3.30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street (above The Floral Society in Green Square).

Find out more info here.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE WEEK: 50+ free activities

At HerCanberra, we know how tough it can be to get out there and try something new. There’s the fear of being judged, the fear of looking silly, the fear of being ‘unco’, the fear of not knowing anyone. What better way to overcome those fears, than to come together?

In launching HerCanberra ACTIVE, we put the call out to local sports organisations and fitness providers to help us get Canberra women active. We asked them to provide our readers with an opportunity to try an activity for free.

The response has been nothing short of spectacular, and it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce we have fifty (yep, fifty!) opportunities for you to get active for FREE during ACTIVE Week, which runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 November.

From pole dancing to hockey, yoga, dance, powerlifting and a whole lot more – there are so many activities on offer. Most activities are aimed at beginners, which takes the pressure off worrying if you’ll be ‘any good at it’ – plus, we’re all this in this together to support each other. Let’s move, sweat, laugh and connect, with these incredible FREE activities.

Happening 13-19 November at over 50 gyms, sports clubs and fitness studios in Canberra. Click here for all the details.

DESIGN CANBERRA

Throughout November over 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra. See the nation’s capital transformed into a new platform for the best in design.

DESIGN Canberra 2017 will be inspired by the spirit of modernism, a celebration of the creativity, experimentation and optimism for which Canberra’s mid-century architecture is acclaimed. The event will be led by the idea of Canberra as a living design laboratory; a global city of design.

From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory.

The festival, now in its 4th year, is for all interests and ages and most events are free.

Happening from 7 – 26 November at various locations across Canberra. Specific event details through the event website.

Get the Beauty Blogger Look Workshop

Overhaul your look with the help of local industry experts, Kate Lily of KateLily Dressing Hair and Jessica Peris of The Beautique by Jessica Peris at this intensive hair and makeup workshop

This workshop is perfect for all ages 16+ and suits the beauty beginner to the beauty obsessed seeking some expert direction. 

Focussing on achieving a versatile, day and night time appropriate look. Kate and Jess will demonstrate how to create a coveted, beauty blogger glam look with an inside out, Dutch braid demonstration and DIY dewy makeup tutorial.

Included in the workshop is also a 30minute FAQ session, where you can drill down into the specifics of industry techniques, tricks and the tools of the trade. The ticket price also includes a grazing station courtesy of Nibble + Nourish, champagne and refreshments.

Happening Friday 17 November from 7pm – 9:30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street, Green Square, Kingston. 

Cost: $42.79. Tickets: via Eventbrite.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Starstruck explores the striking portraits emerging from 100 years of Australian movies. It features famous Australian actors and iconic films, as well as highlighting the lesser-known early years of our film industry. Many items are available for the public to see for the very first time.

Audiences will be treated to rare film posters, 1930s scrapbooks of aspiring actors, and original costumes from iconic movies such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Showing from 10 November – 4 March 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

Maria’s Open Garden

Maria’s Open Garden will be held Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 10am – 3pm each day. All proceeds will go to Motor Neurone Disease research.

There will be a plant sale, children’s animal hunt, Tea, Coffee and Muffins will be available for purchase.

Entry Fee: Adults $8.00, Pensioners $5.00 & Children under 18 free.

Happening 17-19 November from 10am-3pm each day at 29 Holden Crescent, Wanniassa. See the Facebook event for more details.

HYPER REAL

A levitating man, a genetically engineered baby, towering giants – welcome to humanity amplified in Hyper Real. This blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia is a compelling chronicle of the cycles of life, our constant need for connection and explores the fundamental question: what makes us human? Featuring uncanny figures with painted silicon skin, glass eyes, human hair and cutting-edge digital art, Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, this major exhibition charts the evolution of hyper-realism into the 21st century.

Hyper Real presents major works from early American pioneers George Segal, John De Andrea and Duane Hanson, celebrated Australian artists Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, international masters Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Berlinde de Bruyckere (Belgium), Evan Penny (Canada), Sun Yuan and Peng Yu (China) and many more.

Showing until 18 February from 10am – 5pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. Tickets from $25pp for adults available through event website.

Chinese High Tea at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two – $60. One stand including sparkling to begin and tea selection for two – $80

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

Pialligo Estate Academy

The Pialligo Estate Academy reflects the diversification and sustainability of the Estate by delivering an array of unique and innovative lifestyle, educational and vocational training programs to enhance personal development, engage social groups, build teams and inspire quality hospitality practices.

The Academy Masters will share their first-hand knowledge, skills, experiences and techniques which will heighten interests, foster passions and enhance lifestyles.

Find out more here.

Showtime Saturdays

Casino Canberra’s Showtime Saturdays will see different themed performances every fortnight by some of Australia’s best talent. Entertainment starts at 9pm and is completely FREE.

Come see outstanding vocalists such as Robyn Loau (from Australia’s biggest girl band ‘Girlfriend’), M.C. Hayes Loau, Matilda Moran, Ben Palumbo and Dina David. Plus, performances by Hot Disco Dolls and GG Showgirls, just to name a few.

Happening Saturday 11 November – Broadway Nights at 9 PM, 10 PM and 11 PM at Casino Canberra, Binara Street, City.

INFAMOUS THE SHOW

Where class and talent combined to deliver the best night of risqué entertainment. Infamous is an 18+ event encompassing delicious food and your choice of alcohol for a never before seen circus cabaret vibe!

Happening 10-17 November in the Spiegel Big Top, Majura Road, Pialligo.

Book tickets now via the website.

FOOD & DRINK

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MULTI-VINTAGE SAUVIGNON BLANC TASTING

Join Murrumbateman Winery owner Bobbie Makin on a multi-vintage tasting through his 2011 – 2017 Sauvignon Blanc expressions.

The flavours and characteristics of wine vary from vintage to vintage. Bobbie will provide information on the growing season, viticultural practices and winemaking techniques used to craft each wine and how these have influenced the flavours and aromas of the wine.

Happening Sunday 19 November from 3pm – 4pm at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman. Tickets cost $20. All participants must be 18 or over.

See the website for more information.

SPRING FEAST AT LANTERNE ROOMS

Spring is in the air… and on the plate at Lanterne Rooms!

Come out of hibernation, catch up with friends and family over their Spring Feast banquet – 6 courses! Featuring fantastic new dishes from our freshly bloomed Spring menu. Bookings essential.

Happening until Thursday 30 November at Lanterne Rooms, Shop 3, Blamey Place, Campbell. Cost is $50 per person for a six-course banquet. Minimum of six people.

Check out the website for further information.

SPRING FEAST AT LILOTANG

Lilotang’s Spring Feast banquet covers five courses featuring delish new dishes from our new menu. Grab some friends, spring on in!

Happening until 30 November at Lilotang, Burbury Close, Barton.

$49.50 per person for five course banquet. Minimum of 6 persons. Must be pre-booked.

Bookings essential via the website.

Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House

Why wait for summer? Spring into action, gather your friends and head to Old Parliament House for Friday Night Drinks. This weekly event is back in 2017 with new themes, great food and entertainment to match.

The season kicks on Friday 22 September 22 and runs until Friday 15 December. Each week will see a different themed event brought to the courtyard of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Think Salsa and Sangria, Aperol Sunset Sessions and a Pimms Garden Party.

Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House are the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and kick-start the weekend.

For more information and a full list of weekly themes click here.

Happening on Friday afternoons until 15 December, from 4pm until late at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Pialligo Estate Academy

The Pialligo Estate Academy reflects the diversification and sustainability of the Estate by delivering an array of unique and innovative lifestyle, educational and vocational training programs to enhance personal development, engage social groups, build teams and inspire quality hospitality practices.

The Academy Masters will share their first-hand knowledge, skills, experiences and techniques which will heighten interests, foster passions and enhance lifestyles.

This week the masterclasses on offer include Italian KitchenMini Masters Pies and Pastries for the kids.

Find out more here.

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS @ HIGHBALL

Highball are freeing the mimosa from being a brunch-only drink and taking them for a night out, Cuban style! Head in on Wednesdays for some fresh and fruity bottomless mimosas and share a charcuterie platter.

– Flight Details –
•  $45 per passenger (4 pax minimum)
•  1.5 hours of service
•  Charcuterie platter to share
•  Wednesdays from 4pm

They’re also letting their mimosas out on the weekends so you can catch them 4-7pm on Saturdays and from 2pm on Sundays.

On every Wednesday from 4pm at The Highball Express. Entry is $45pp, min 4 people. Visit the website for more information.

TIKI THURSDAYS

Start your weekend early at Tiki Thursdays – Highball’s newest weekly social event! Think flaming torches, exotic tropical drinks for only $15 and a sexy Cuban vibe to top it off.

Sip on a Fidel’s Downfall with summer lovin’ peach infused rum, pineapple & mint, or a Highball twist on a Mai Tai. Whatever your flavour, they’ll have the Tiki vibes cruising and the cocktails flowing!

Grab your friends and head to the balcony or a booth with a few $15 tiki cocktails every Thursday from 4pm at Highball, winner ACT Bar of the Year 2017.

On every Thursday from 4pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH A TWIST

Spend your Sunday the way they do in Cuba – sunshine, dominoes, fruity rum punch bowls, tasty Spanish food and live entertainment.

Their fabulous street party style Sunday Session is on every Sunday and it’s fun for all ages – you can even bring your little ones!

– Live entertainment
– Bottomless mimosas
– $70 punch bowls
– $5 Coronas
– Plenty of Dominoes sets to share

The Highball Express will be at your service from 2pm every Sunday over Spring / Summer. On every Sunday from 2pm at The Highball Express. Entry is free. Visit the website for more information.

Chinese High Tea at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra

Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two – $60. One stand including sparkling to begin and tea selection for two – $80

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at casinocanberra.com.au.

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.

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.

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.

MUSIC & STAGE

INFAMOUS THE SHOW

Where class and talent combined to deliver the best night of risqué entertainment. Infamous is an 18+ event encompassing delicious food and your choice of alcohol for a never before seen circus cabaret vibe!

Happening until 17 November in the Spiegel Big Top, Majura Road, Pialligo.

Book tickets now via the website.

THIRSTY MERC AT THE BASEMENT

Thirsty Merc are heading back out on the road with their Take Me Back Tour to celebrate 15 years on the music scene.

Featuring hits ‘Someday Someday’ and ‘In The Summertime’ (the theme for ‘Bondi Rescue’ in 2006), the band will also be showcasing their newer material, including 2015’s ‘Shifting Gears’.

Lead singer Rai Thistlethwayte says the “tour is a big ‘thank you’ to the everyone who’s sung along with us over the years, as well as a great opportunity to dust off some songs we’ve never included in our shows”.

Happening Thursday 16 November from 7pm at The Basement, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen. Strictly an 18+ event. Tickets from $34.70.

See the website for more information.

MUSICA VIVA PRESENTS BENEDETTI ELSCHENBROICH GRYNYUK TRIO

When is a trio not just a trio? When it is this one, comprising three stellar soloists. Chamber music made by an A-team of young guns, the talents of Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk light up the stage in their Southern Hemisphere debut.

Choosing works that highlight both individual players as well as the great masterworks of the trio repertoire by Brahms and Ravel, this tour is an arresting end to the Musica Viva season.

Happening Wednesday 15 November from 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, ANU, William Herbert Place, Acton. Tickets cost between $30 – $113.

See the website for more information.

MUSICA VIVA PRESENTS THE ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT WITH RACHEL PODGER

Experience Britain’s most revolutionary orchestra in a stunning and unique conclusion to Musica Viva’s 2017 International Concert season.

Led by renowned violinist Rachel Podger, these 20 expert musicians come together on period instruments to create the sounds composers like Mozart, Haydn & JC Bach would have heard. In their hands, the big sounds of an orchestra balance perfectly with the intimacy and soloistic talent of chamber music.

For one night only, see this super-sized ensemble on their quest for authenticity in a perfect celebration of all the Age of Enlightenment stood for: experimentation, clarity, and reason.

Happening Thursday 16 November from 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, ANU, William Herbert Place, Acton. Tickets cost between $30 – $113.

For further information, see the website.

AUSTRALIA DAY BY JONATHAN BIGGINS

Written by satirist Jonathan Biggins, Australia Day is set in the fictional NSW town of Coriole where preparations are underway for the nation’s big day.

The committee is charged with putting together the ultimate cultural celebration of what it means to be Australian. Unfortunately, they couldn’t organise a chook raffle in a pub – let alone agree on the event.

Full of light-hearted gags and poking fun at what it means to be Aussie, this play is rapidly becoming a classic Australian comedy.

Happening Thursday 16 November – Saturday 2 December from 8pm Wednesday to Saturday at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton. Full price tickets cost $45 and concession is $38.

See the website for more details.

Showtime Saturdays

Casino Canberra’s Showtime Saturdays will see different themed performances every fortnight by some of Australia’s best talent. Entertainment starts at 9pm and is completely FREE.

Come see outstanding vocalists such as Robyn Loau (from Australia’s biggest girl band ‘Girlfriend’), M.C. Hayes Loau, Matilda Moran, Ben Palumbo and Dina David. Plus, performances by Hot Disco Dolls and GG Showgirls, just to name a few.

Happening Saturday 11 November – Broadway Nights at 9PM, 10PM and 11PM at Casino Canberra, Binara Street, City.

JAZZ AT THE HOUSE

Enjoy an evening of hot food, cool jazz and great wine with Jazz at University House on the last Friday of every month. Music starts at 8 pm. Share plates and drinks available for purchase from 7 pm.

Friday 24 November Miroslav Bukovsky/Tom Fell Quartet – Tribute to Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan

Happening at the Common Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton.

See website for more information. 

FILM

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IMB SUNSET CINEMA

IMB Bank Sunset Cinemas will return to Canberra for the 2017 season, with a new look and feel, “The Summer Local”, encouraging Canberrans to make Sunset Cinema their local outdoor summer movie destination.

Open multiple nights each week between November 16 – 23 December at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classic – perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun.

The season will kick off with the screening of popular drama film, Patti Cake$, followed by other favourites like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Emoji Movie and Logan Lucky.

This year, the IMB Bank Sunset Cinema will partner with three local charities, asking moviegoers to vote for their favourite cause with a grant allocated at the end of the season.

Tickets are available now via the website: www.sunsetcinema.com.au/canberra.

SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM – FASTBALL

Calling all film buffs and sport lovers: the U.S. Embassy Canberra, in partnership with the Canberra Cavalry and the ANU School of Music, are hosting a special screening of the documentary film ‘Fastball’.

Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, and Derek Jeter lead a cast of baseball legends, writers, and scientists who explore how the magic of baseball can boil down to the 396 milliseconds it takes a 100mph fastball to reach home plate.

Following the film, the audience will engage in a special Q&A with Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tyler Herr.

RSVP via email for the chance to win tickets to the Canberra Cavalry’s opening game on 23 November.

Happening Wednesday 15 November from 6pm at the ANU School of Music, Lecture Theatre 3, Building 100, Childers Street, Acton. Free entry.

See the website for more information. 

IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Check out the only nationwide Australian festival dedicated to Iranian cinema, forging cultural understanding between Iran and Australia.

The Iranian Film Festival’s 2016 program included the 2017 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winner – Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman – and this year’s program promises to be equally stellar.

Happening Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See the website for session times and further information.

MULHOLLAND DRIVE SCREENINGS AT DENDY

Canberra Dendy Cinema is set to host screenings of the 2001 David Lynch masterpiece Mullholland Drive.

Cinema-goers can attend a red carpet soiree with a glass of sparkling on arrival and walk the red-carpet Hollywood style.

Special ticket prices for Club Dendy members. Don’t miss a chance to see this iconic film on the big screen.

Happening Monday 20 November from 6.30pm at Dendy Cinemas, 148 Bunda Street. General admission is $18. Tickets for Dendy Club members cost $15.

See the website for more information.

BRAZILIAN MOVIE CYCLE 2017 – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Brazilian Movie Cycle 2017 is a fantastic selection of Brazilian films screened in Portuguese with English subtitles, in the Embassy of Brazil’s auditorium.

This year’s theme is Food for Thought: among laughs and tears, some interesting ideas may spark during these sessions.

Films showing include ‘The Way He Looks’ (2014), ‘Love for Sale’ (2006), and ‘The Man from the Future’ (2011).

Happening until Thursday 30 November at the Embassy of Brazil 19 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla. Entry is free.

See the website for more information.

SCREENING OF ‘UNREST’ – TEDXCANBERRASALON EVENT

This special TEDxCanberraSalon event will present the talk given by TEDFellow Jen Brea at TEDSummit in 2017, along with her feature length documentary, ‘Unrest.’

It will be an opportunity for the Canberra community to learn more about M.E, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, and the millions of people around the world affected by this mysterious and misunderstood illness. Filmmaker Brea has herself suffered with the confining illness.

The screening will be followed by an opportunity to interact with people working to unlock the mysteries of M.E.

Happening Monday 20 November from 6pm – 9pm at Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law Street, Acton. Tickets cost $24.08.

For more information, visit the website.

FESTIVALS

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KOREA DAY 2017 CANBERRA FESTIVAL

Enjoy diverse culture, exquisite Korean food, and vibrant performances and exhibitions at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea’s 2017 Korea Day.

Highlights include Korean food tasting, Taekwondo and K-POP performances, face painting, and learning to write Korean. Featuring the photo exhibition ‘Korea: Then and Now’ and the showing of a brand new Korean car.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10.30am – 4pm at Korean Embassy Garden, 113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla. Free admission.

See the website for more details.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE DAY

HerCanberra has joined with some of Canberra’s best studios, instructors and experts (including the experts in delicious and nutritious foods, The Goods Wholefoods) to bring you our ACTIVE Day bursting with all things health, fitness and wellness at Canberra’s stunning new event space, The Social Club in Kingston.

Start your day learning about healthy snacking from HerCanberra’s resident nutrition expert and owner of The Healthy Eating Hub Kate Freeman while you help yourself to her healthy pop-up yoghurt bar

Get your ‘om’ on with a slow. yoga session presented by here. before settling down for a nourishing, delicious lunch from The Goods Wholefoods.

We’ll spend the afternoon doing hip hop yoga presented by SOULution Yoga, Pilates with Gabrielle Petterwood and then some Dance Cardio with Canberra’s darling of dance, Natasha Vujic.

We’ll finish with a Bliss Ball Workshop from The Goods—complete with healthy snacks to refuel an ACTIVE day’s work.

On top of a menu full of ACTIVE activities, you’ll also be able to peruse the ACTIVE pop-up market to stock up on healthy recipe books, activewear and a range of healthy and sustainable goodies.

Join us for a session, a few hours, or the whole day—the choice is totally up to you. Each session, including lunch, is just $10 (plus booking fee and GST) but hurry – there are limited tickets available! Get them from Eventbrite via the form below.

ACTIVE Day is a day to move, sweat, laugh, connect and feel good from the inside out.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10am-3.30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street (above The Floral Society in Green Square).

Find out more info here.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE WEEK: 50+ free activities

At HerCanberra, we know how tough it can be to get out there and try something new. There’s the fear of being judged, the fear of looking silly, the fear of being ‘unco’, the fear of not knowing anyone. What better way to overcome those fears, than to come together?

In launching HerCanberra ACTIVE, we put the call out to local sports organisations and fitness providers to help us get Canberra women active. We asked them to provide our readers with an opportunity to try an activity for free.

The response has been nothing short of spectacular, and it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce we have fifty (yep, fifty!) opportunities for you to get active for FREE during ACTIVE Week, which runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 November.

From pole dancing to hockey, yoga, dance, powerlifting and a whole lot more – there are so many activities on offer. Most activities are aimed at beginners, which takes the pressure off worrying if you’ll be ‘any good at it’ – plus, we’re all this in this together to support each other. Let’s move, sweat, laugh and connect, with these incredible FREE activities.

Happening 13-19 November at over 50 gyms, sports clubs and fitness studios in Canberra. Click here for all the details.

MARKETS

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OPEN DAY & CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CANBERRA

For the fifth year, the Alliance Française de Canberra holds its November Christmas Fair! Over one packed day, they’ll offer you an early taste of Christmas with stalls of handcrafted products, good food, jewellery, books… Perfect for your Christmas shopping à la Française.

Music, creative workshops and animations for children are planned all day!

It is also an occasion for them to present all of the classes, events and services they offer. There will be free placement tests all day and a 10% discount for anybody who registers to French classes on this day.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10 am – 3.30 pm at the Alliance Française de Canberra, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner.

Find more information here.

CANBERRA STYLE MARKET

A new and exciting event – Canberra Style Market is unique to the Canberra market scene. This event will combine fashion, beauty, style, health and wellbeing products and services within a fun, chic atmosphere.

To be held in the lower level of the Former Transport Depot (Old Bus Depot) Kingston, these markets are ideally scheduled in the lead up to Melbourne Cup, formal season, festivals and party season, and will be the place to go to organise your complete look for upcoming special events and the Summer season.

Stalls will include:

* Hand-picked fashion boutiques from Canberra and local surrounds
* Designers of fashion, jewellery, millinery, accessories
* Select ‘quality’ pre-loved stall holders by application
* Beauty services such as makeup, manicures, etc
* Health and wellbeing products, services and food.

Styling of the market will be up-scale including proper change rooms (no tents), a champagne bar, coffee and food stalls, seating and live music.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10 am – 3 pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot.

Find more information on the website.

Designer Sunday @ Old Bus Depot Markets

Interested in design? On the third Sunday of each month, the Old Bus Depot Markets focus on showcasing fresh-thinking Australian designers, makers and artists. See dynamic groups of creatives featuring their awesome designs in jewellery, fashion, accessories, homewares and artwork.

Happening Sunday 19 November from 10 am – 4 pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
Find more information here.

COLLECTED AND CREATED MARKET AT GUNDAROO

The Collected and Created Market Gundaroo will offer a showcase to promote and celebrate talented artisans, craftspeople and style makers in the region.

Artworks, ceramics, vintage and handmade books, beautifully crafted homewares, decorator items, gifts and more will all be on offer.

Happening all day Sunday 19 November at Gundaroo Soldiers Memorial Hall, Cork Street, NSW.

See the website for more details.

COMMUNITY MARKET

Meeting Place and Diversity ACT have come together to put on a series of community markets in Kambah.

There will be handmade stalls, live music, food and drink. Located right next to the adventure playground, bring the kids for a play, grab some snacks, and do some shopping.

Happening Saturday 11 November 2017 – Saturday 20 January 2018 at Diversity ACT, 8 Laidlaw Place, Kambah. Entry is free.

See the website for further 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. 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 attracts 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 18 November from 9am – 12pm at Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park, 5 Flemington Road. Free parking.

Check out 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 until 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.

KINGSTON FRIDAY NIGHT 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 Kingston Friday Night Markets are on every Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Former Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

Beauty Blogger Look

Get the Beauty Blogger Look Workshop

Overhaul your look with the help of local industry experts, Kate Lily of KateLily Dressing Hair and Jessica Peris of The Beautique by Jessica Peris at this intensive hair and makeup workshop

This workshop is perfect for all ages 16+ and suits the beauty beginner to the beauty obsessed seeking some expert direction. 

Focussing on achieving a versatile, day and night time appropriate look. Kate and Jess will demonstrate how to create a coveted, beauty blogger glam look with an inside out, Dutch braid demonstration and DIY dewy makeup tutorial.

Included in the workshop is also a 30minute FAQ session, where you can drill down into the specifics of industry techniques, tricks and the tools of the trade. The ticket price also includes a grazing station courtesy of Nibble + Nourish, champagne and refreshments.

Happening Friday 17 November from 7pm – 9:30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street, Green Square, Kingston. 

Cost: $42.79. Tickets: via Eventbrite.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE DAY

HerCanberra has joined with some of Canberra’s best studios, instructors and experts (including the experts in delicious and nutritious foods, The Goods Wholefoods) to bring you our ACTIVE Day bursting with all things health, fitness and wellness at Canberra’s stunning new event space, The Social Club in Kingston.

Start your day learning about healthy snacking from HerCanberra’s resident nutrition expert and owner of The Healthy Eating Hub Kate Freeman while you help yourself to her healthy pop-up yoghurt bar

Get your ‘om’ on with a slow. yoga session presented by here. before settling down for a nourishing, delicious lunch from The Goods Wholefoods.

We’ll spend the afternoon doing hip hop yoga presented by SOULution Yoga, Pilates with Gabrielle Petterwood and then some Dance Cardio with Canberra’s darling of dance, Natasha Vujic.

We’ll finish with a Bliss Ball Workshop from The Goods—complete with healthy snacks to refuel an ACTIVE day’s work.

On top of a menu full of ACTIVE activities, you’ll also be able to peruse the ACTIVE pop-up market to stock up on healthy recipe books, activewear and a range of healthy and sustainable goodies.

Join us for a session, a few hours, or the whole day—the choice is totally up to you. Each session, including lunch, is just $10 (plus booking fee and GST) but hurry – there are limited tickets available! Get them from Eventbrite via the form below.

ACTIVE Day is a day to move, sweat, laugh, connect and feel good from the inside out.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10am-3.30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street (above The Floral Society in Green Square).

Find out more info here.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE WEEK: 50+ free activities

At HerCanberra, we know how tough it can be to get out there and try something new. There’s the fear of being judged, the fear of looking silly, the fear of being ‘unco’, the fear of not knowing anyone. What better way to overcome those fears, than to come together?

In launching HerCanberra ACTIVE, we put the call out to local sports organisations and fitness providers to help us get Canberra women active. We asked them to provide our readers with an opportunity to try an activity for free.

The response has been nothing short of spectacular, and it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce we have fifty (yep, fifty!) opportunities for you to get active for FREE during ACTIVE Week, which runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 November.

From pole dancing to hockey, yoga, dance, powerlifting and a whole lot more – there are so many activities on offer. Most activities are aimed at beginners, which takes the pressure off worrying if you’ll be ‘any good at it’ – plus, we’re all this in this together to support each other. Let’s move, sweat, laugh and connect, with these incredible FREE activities.

Happening 13-19 November at over 50 gyms, sports clubs and fitness studios in Canberra. Click here for all the details.

Maria’s Open Garden

Maria’s Open Garden will be held Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 10am – 3pm each day. All proceeds will go to Motor Neurone Disease research.

There will be a plant sale, children’s animal hunt, Tea, Coffee and Muffins will be available for purchase.

Entry Fee: Adults $8.00, Pensioners $5.00 & Children under 18 free.

Happening 17-19 November from 10am-3pm each day at 29 Holden Crescent, Wanniassa. See the Facebook event for more details.

CANBERRA MODERN: THE OTHER MODERN

The Other Moderns explores the work of an unacknowledged group of European-born style makers for the first time in a richly illustrated publication including stunning images from Austrian-born photographer Margaret Michaelis and furniture from the collection of Hotel Hotel Canberra.

Author Rebecca Hawcroft will speak on her research for the book and focus on some of Canberra’s many fascinating émigré stories and the connections that intertwine with the designers featured in the book and the exhibition ‘The Moderns’, currently showing at Museum of Sydney. 

Canberra Modern is an annual program of interconnected events which aim to showcase Canberra’s unique mid-century modern places. In 2017, Canberra Modern is presented as part of the Design Canberra Festival.

Happening Tuesday 14 November from 6pm – 8pm at Drawing Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton.

See the website for more details.

CANBERRA MODERN: FEATHERSTON BY GEOFF ISAAC

As part of Canberra Modern, author Geoff Isaac will present an illustrated overview of the Featherstone‘s work in chair design.

Grant Featherston is best known for his plywood Contour chairs developed in the early 1950s, a design which sparked a 30-year career alongside his wife, Mary. Until recently, very little had been published on the work of one of Australia’s most successful mid-century designers.

A book signing for ‘Featherston’, published by Thames and Hudson, will follow the talk.

Happening Monday 13 November from 5pm – 7.30pm at Sir Roland Wilson Building, 120 McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

FROM RURAL TASMANIA TO THE GLOBAL STAGE: THE JOURNEY OF CHRISTINE MILNE

Join Christine Milne, former leader of the Australian Greens, and Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, as they share personal stories with an open audience about what it means to be a woman in Australian politics.

Be inspired by the stories of how Milne became a fiery environmental warrior and social justice advocate, and explore the backstory to objects from the museum collection that help tell the tale of a global activist.

The doors of the Senate Chamber will also be opened to launch Milne’s memoir An Activist Life. Copies will be available for sale in King’s Hall from 10.00 am. Christine will also be available for a book signing after the event.

This event is hosted by the Museum and University of Queensland Press. Happening Tuesday 14 November at Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes. Entry costs $5.

See the website for more information.

ARTIST STUDIO BUS TOURS: CERAMICS

Join Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett on a guided tour of Canberra’s ceramics scene where you will be given exclusive insight into studio practices and purchase works directly from the artist.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10.15am at Craft ACT, 180 London Circuit. Tickets cost $36.

See the website for more information. 

ARTIST TALK – ELISA JANE CARMICHAEL

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre is proud to present a special artist talk by Alice Springs-based textiles artist Elisa Jane Carmichael.

Elisa Jane Carmichael belongs to the Quandamooka people of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. She is very passionate about nurturing and preserving her strong connection to the sand and sea, Yoolooburrabee. Her practice visually explores the beauty of nature and surrounding environment, drawing inspiration from her cultural identity and heritage.

Her practice traverses across a range of mediums which has seen her creative works and collaborations exhibited nationally in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia and internationally in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and India. Elisa’s work has been published in national and international publications, and she has facilitated arts workshops globally.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 12pm – 1pm at Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

WEAVING: PAST PRESENT FUTURE WITH ELISA JANE CARMICHAEL

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres presents a special weaving workshop by Alice Springs-based textiles artist, Elisa Jane Carmichael.

During her visit to Canberra to participate in the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre’s Indigenous Residency for 2017, Elisa will develop her arts practice, engage with local community and work with Project O for Big hART. This public workshop is an opportunity to engage with an internationally recognised artist in a personalised setting.

All materials and refreshments will be provided.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 3pm – 5pm at Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Entry costs $15.

See the website for more details.

SKETCHY SUNDAY

Celebrate sketching and learn from leading Australian artists, designers and architects on Sketchy Sunday at the National Gallery of Australia.

Hosted by DESIGN Canberra and led by acclaimed Canberra designer Tom Skeehan, visitors of all ages can come and develop their technical drawing skills and own unique style of drawn communication in the Sculpture Garden.

Food is available in the NGA Café, or pack a lunch and enjoy it picnic-style in the sculpture garden.

Happening Sunday 19 November from 12pm – 3pm at the Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.

Pialligo Estate Academy

The Pialligo Estate Academy reflects the diversification and sustainability of the Estate by delivering an array of unique and innovative lifestyle, educational and vocational training programs to enhance personal development, engage social groups, build teams and inspire quality hospitality practices.

The Academy Masters will share their first-hand knowledge, skills, experiences and techniques which will heighten interests, foster passions and enhance lifestyles.

Find out more here.

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP

Bindaree Bee Supplies and Wins Creek Meadery are offering the new and unique two-day Art and Science of Beekeeping course.

The course covers bee genetics, biology and disease control (the science) and actual hands on experience working with these animals and constructing the frames and hives that they live in (the art).

Four-course dates are offered with a limit of 10 people per course. Course attendees get priority bookings for honey bee colonies to start their new adventure.

Happening until Sunday 3 December 2017 from 10am-4pm at Win’s Creek Meadery, 18 East Street, NSW. Cost is $290pp for two days.

See the website for more information.

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 through the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, followed by smoked meats tasting by Poachers Pantry and wine tasting by Eden Road wines.

Happening until 16 December 2017 from 5.30pm-7.30pm at Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, 320 Dicks Creek Road, NSW. Cost is $130pp.

See the website for more information.

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.

SPORT & RECREATION

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HERCANBERRA ACTIVE DAY

HerCanberra has joined with some of Canberra’s best studios, instructors and experts (including the experts in delicious and nutritious foods, The Goods Wholefoods) to bring you our ACTIVE Day bursting with all things health, fitness and wellness at Canberra’s stunning new event space, The Social Club in Kingston.

Start your day learning about healthy snacking from HerCanberra’s resident nutrition expert and owner of The Healthy Eating Hub Kate Freeman while you help yourself to her healthy pop-up yoghurt bar

Get your ‘om’ on with a slow. yoga session presented by here. before settling down for a nourishing, delicious lunch from The Goods Wholefoods.

We’ll spend the afternoon doing hip hop yoga presented by SOULution Yoga, Pilates with Gabrielle Petterwood and then some Dance Cardio with Canberra’s darling of dance, Natasha Vujic.

We’ll finish with a Bliss Ball Workshop from The Goods—complete with healthy snacks to refuel an ACTIVE day’s work.

On top of a menu full of ACTIVE activities, you’ll also be able to peruse the ACTIVE pop-up market to stock up on healthy recipe books, activewear and a range of healthy and sustainable goodies.

Join us for a session, a few hours, or the whole day—the choice is totally up to you. Each session, including lunch, is just $10 (plus booking fee and GST) but hurry – there are limited tickets available! Get them from Eventbrite via the form below.

ACTIVE Day is a day to move, sweat, laugh, connect and feel good from the inside out.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 10am-3.30pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street (above The Floral Society in Green Square).

Find out more info here.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE WEEK: 50+ free activities

At HerCanberra, we know how tough it can be to get out there and try something new. There’s the fear of being judged, the fear of looking silly, the fear of being ‘unco’, the fear of not knowing anyone. What better way to overcome those fears, than to come together?

In launching HerCanberra ACTIVE, we put the call out to local sports organisations and fitness providers to help us get Canberra women active. We asked them to provide our readers with an opportunity to try an activity for free.

The response has been nothing short of spectacular, and it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce we have fifty (yep, fifty!) opportunities for you to get active for FREE during ACTIVE Week, which runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 November.

From pole dancing to hockey, yoga, dance, powerlifting and a whole lot more – there are so many activities on offer. Most activities are aimed at beginners, which takes the pressure off worrying if you’ll be ‘any good at it’ – plus, we’re all this in this together to support each other. Let’s move, sweat, laugh and connect, with these incredible FREE activities.

Happening 13-19 November at over 50 gyms, sports clubs and fitness studios in Canberra. Click here for all the details.

COMMONWEALTH BANK WOMEN’S ASHES SERIES, 2ND T20 INTL – AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND

Don’t miss seeing the stars of the Women’s Big Bash League battle it out when Australia take on England in the 2nd and 3rd T20 International clashes of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series.

Cheer on the Australian women’s team and enjoy the action, fun, and atmosphere of Big Bash cricket on an international stage where you can get closer to elite cricket action in a fun environment.

Two dollars from each adult and concession ticket purchased for the two matches at Manuka Oval will be raising money for the Lord’s Taverners ACT, which is dedicated to giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance through cricket-related initiatives.

Happening Sunday 19 November from 2.35pm – 5.20pm at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith. Adult tickets cost $10 and concession price is $5. Secure a free child’s ticket when booking any adult/concession ticket. For bookings of 10 or more, contact the Cricket Australia Group Bookings team.

Check out the website for more information.

UC CAPITALS 2017/18 SEASON

The 2017/18 WNBL is set to be another bumper year of basketball for the UC Capitals. With many fan favourites and plenty of fresh faces joining the team, the UC Capitals need your support.

They have a new home stadium, the National Convention Centre and we would love nothing more than to pack the stands each and every week.

Games scheduled until 29 December 2017. Click here for the full schedule.

Yoga in the Monaro Mall

Yoga is the perfect morning workout for the mind, body and soul. It can help increase energy levels, improve your mental clarity, circulation and posture, and tone your muscles.

The best way to get started is in a group class where an experienced instructor can help you learn the basics, or hone your existing knowledge.

Every Thursday from 7.15am–8am, in the event space opposite Endota Spa, Lululemon will be hosting complimentary yoga classes. Led by local yoga instructor Alex Ball, the classes will focus on Vinyasa flow yoga and is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Yoga mats will be provided for all attendees— just bring your own towel, water bottle and zen spirit!As the class is outside regular Centre trading hours, the entry point into Canberra Centre will be off Petrie Plaza.

Happening every Thursday from 7.15am–8am opposite Endota Spa in the Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre.

Sessions are complimentary and no bookings are required.

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.

OUTDOORS

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Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House: Fiesta

Why wait for summer? Spring into action, gather your friends and head to Old Parliament House for Friday Night Drinks. This weekly event is back in 2017 with new themes, great food and entertainment to match.

The season kicks on Friday 22 September 22 and runs until Friday 15 December. Each week will see a different themed event brought to the courtyard of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Think Salsa and Sangria, Aperol Sunset Sessions and a Pimms Garden Party.

Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House are the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and kick-start the weekend.

For more information and a full list of weekly themes click here.

Happening on Friday afternoons until 15 December, from 4pm until late at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

HERCANBERRA ACTIVE WEEK: 50+ free activities

At HerCanberra, we know how tough it can be to get out there and try something new. There’s the fear of being judged, the fear of looking silly, the fear of being ‘unco’, the fear of not knowing anyone. What better way to overcome those fears, than to come together?

In launching HerCanberra ACTIVE, we put the call out to local sports organisations and fitness providers to help us get Canberra women active. We asked them to provide our readers with an opportunity to try an activity for free.

The response has been nothing short of spectacular, and it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce we have fifty (yep, fifty!) opportunities for you to get active for FREE during ACTIVE Week, which runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 November.

From pole dancing to hockey, yoga, dance, powerlifting and a whole lot more – there are so many activities on offer. Most activities are aimed at beginners, which takes the pressure off worrying if you’ll be ‘any good at it’ – plus, we’re all this in this together to support each other. Let’s move, sweat, laugh and connect, with these incredible FREE activities.

Happening 13-19 November at over 50 gyms, sports clubs and fitness studios in Canberra. Click here for all the details.

Maria’s Open Garden

Maria’s Open Garden will be held Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 10am – 3pm each day. All proceeds will go to Motor Neurone Disease research.

There will be a plant sale, children’s animal hunt, Tea, Coffee and Muffins will be available for purchase.

Entry Fee: Adults $8.00, Pensioners $5.00 & Children under 18 free.

Happening 17-19 November from 10am-3pm each day at 29 Holden Crescent, Wanniassa. See the Facebook event for more details.

OBSTASPLASH CANBERRA

ObstaSplash is a 100% full inflatable obstacle with a mixture of wet and dry inflatables.

Slip, stack, and splash through 3-5km of flat grassland and music and mayhem with wet and dry inflatable obstacles such as ObstaScream, ObstaBlueBalls and ObstaDance stations with music to get a groove on. ObstaSplash is open to ages 13+.

Spectators are welcome to come down and watch.

Happening Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 8.30am – 11.30am at Bungendore Showgrounds, Mathews Lane, NSW.

See the website for more information.

CANBERRA CITY FARM OPEN DAY

Join Canberra City Farm at the official opening of their Dairy Road site.

Enjoy a jam-packed open day of farm tours and demonstrations and talks. Learn how to make wicking beds, rocket stoves and polytunnels. Free pizza and scones and tea will be available.

Canberra City Farm is establishing learning hubs where the community can creatively share knowledge and experience of socially, economically and environmentally responsible food production and sustainable living.

Happening Sunday 19 November form 10am – 3pm at Canberra City Farm Education Centre, Dairy Road, Fyshwick.

Check out the website for more information. 

SUCCULENT DAY

Come to Succulent Day at the Discovery Garden and learn more about succulents and their part in the National Arboretum, Canberra.

Watch potting and grafting demonstrations, hear about Dragon, Boab and Bottle trees, tour the Discovery Garden and learn from guest presenter Attila Kapitany, who has over 30 years experience with cacti and succulents, is an author of more than seven books and is regularly published in magazines, journals and newspapers.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 9.30am – 2.30pm at Discovery and Terrace Room, National Aboretum, Forest Drive, Canberra. Free entry.

See the website for more details.

TORCHLIGHT TOUR

Experience the stillness of Jerrabomberra Wetlands at night with a ranger-guided tour across the wetlands as it starts to come alive.

Search for many bird species – including the infamous Latham’s Snipe – while watching for micro-bats darting in and out of the torch beams. Learn how to identify the various frog species through their different and deafening calls.

Make sure to bring sturdy shoes, rain protection, a torch, water and warm clothing for the 4km trek.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 7.30pm – 9pm at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Cost is $25.

For further information, see the website.

IMB SUNSET CINEMA

IMB Bank Sunset Cinema will return to Canberra for the 2017 season, with a new look and feel, “The Summer Local”, encouraging Canberrans to make Sunset Cinema their local outdoor summer movie destination.

Open multiple nights each week between November 16 – 23 December at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classic – perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun.

The season will kick off with the screening of popular drama film, Patti Cake$, followed by other favourites like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Emoji Movie and Logan Lucky.

This year, the IMB Bank Sunset Cinema will partner with three local charities, asking moviegoers to vote for their favourite cause with a grant allocated at the end of the season.

Tickets are available now via the website: www.sunsetcinema.com.au/canberra.

KIDS

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Santa Claus Parade at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

Santa Claus and his friends will be arriving a little early this year to put on a special Christmas Parade for the children of Canberra. 

This free event will have the kids in awe, with face painting, carolers, stilt walkers, and of course, Santa, his reindeers and elves.

Happening Saturday 18 November from 9 am – 11:30 am at Hyperdome Shopping Centre, corner of Ankatell and Reid Streets, Tuggeranong. 

Maria’s Open Garden

Maria’s Open Garden will be held Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 10am – 3pm each day. All proceeds will go to Motor Neurone Disease research.

There will be a plant sale, children’s animal hunt, Tea, Coffee and Muffins will be available for purchase.

Entry Fee: Adults $8.00, Pensioners $5.00 & Children under 18 free.

Happening 17-19 November from 10am-3pm each day at 29 Holden Crescent, Wanniassa. See the Facebook event for more details.

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

For bookings and more information visit 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.

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.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Maria’s Open Garden

Maria’s Open Garden will be held Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November from 10am – 3pm each day. All proceeds will go to Motor Neurone Disease research.

There will be a plant sale, children’s animal hunt, Tea, Coffee and Muffins will be available for purchase.

Entry Fee: Adults $8.00, Pensioners $5.00 & Children under 18 free.

Happening 17-19 November from 10am-3pm each day at 29 Holden Crescent, Wanniassa. See the Facebook event for more details.

EXHIBITIONS

Credit: The Dressmaker - Hugo Weaving as Horatio Farrat by Ben King.

Credit: The Dressmaker – Hugo Weaving as Horatio Farrat by Ben King.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Starstruck explores the striking portraits emerging from 100 years of Australian movies. It features famous Australian actors and iconic films, as well as highlighting the lesser-known early years of our film industry. Many items are available for the public to see for the very first time.

Audiences will be treated to rare film posters, 1930s scrapbooks of aspiring actors, and original costumes from iconic movies such as Picnic at Hanging RockMy Brilliant Career, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Showing from 10 November – 4 March 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

DESIGN CANBERRA

Throughout November over 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra. See the nation’s capital transformed into a new platform for the best in design.

DESIGN Canberra 2017 will be inspired by the spirit of modernism, a celebration of the creativity, experimentation and optimism for which Canberra’s mid-century architecture is acclaimed. The event will be led by the idea of Canberra as a living design laboratory; a global city of design.

From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory.

The festival, now in its 4th year, is for all interests and ages and most events are free.

Happening until 26 November at various locations across Canberra. Specific event details through the event website.

SONGLINES: TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

Immerse yourself in the epic saga of the Seven Sisters. Take a journey into the heart of Australia, with intrigue, desire, drama, passion and beauty – and 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 where artists create works you can take home.

Showing until 25 February 2018 at the National Museum of Australia. Find more information on the website.

FLY ME TO THE MOON BY LIZ FAUL

Combining mid-twentieth century graphics with modernist shapes and colourful backgrounds, the collages shown in Fly Me To The Moon look at the use of animals in rocket experiments and space exploration in the 1950s and ’60s.

They evoke feelings of whimsy and nostalgia, but there is a deeper meaning in how we frame our relationship with animals and exploit their cuteness in advertising and propaganda.

Happening Friday 17 November – Sunday 3 December at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

MESS, STRUGGLE AND RENEWAL

Mess, Struggle and Renewal celebrates a year of creative endeavour by IGNITE artists. This collection of works reaches into and through our dark places to reveal our collective potentials, and coincides with the International Day of People with Disability and ‘Detonate’, a celebration of the community’s creative vibrancy.

Happening Friday 17 November – Sunday 3 December at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

TRIBUTE 2017 – KEMARRE ARTS INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S GROUP EXHIBITION

In Tribute, artists give intimate personal and profound recognition to the traditional cultures, families, communities and places that have given us heritage and identity.

Those featured in this series are contemporary, urban-based Aboriginal artists paying tribute to their traditional responsibilities of taking care of land, environment and the passing of knowledge for future generations. By transforming found urban culture objects rescued from landfill into contemporary vehicles for Aboriginal cultural expression, the artists showcase skills and practices based in tradition.

Artists include Michelle Bedford, Lyndy Delian, Kayannie Denigan, Jenni Dries, Alana Garwood-Houng, Ronnie Jordan, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Lyn Talbot and Tahlia Kring.

Happening Friday 17 November – Sunday 3 December at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Free entry.

Check out the website for more information.

INSIDE – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

A photographic exhibition by Anthony Basheer, INSIDE will show how photography can elevate the status of place continuing the tradition set by the likes of Australian photographer(s) Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers and John Gollings. Using Telstra Tower as the subject, it explores the play of light and complexities of colour and texture to reveal materiality and form.

An exhibition presented as part of DESIGN Canberra, celebrating and promoting Canberra as global city of design.

Showing until 26 November from 9am-10pm at Telstra Tower, Black Mountain. Free Entry.

DEMOCRACY IN DESIGN

Australian Parliament House welcomes you to their spring program. In celebration of this stunning season, we’re offering special design tours to align with one of Canberra’s most anticipated festivals, DESIGN Canberra Festival 2017, in Democracy in Design.

Architecture, landscape design, art collections and more, explore a behind the scenes design tour led by one of our friendly guides. Find out why Parliament House has won so many architectural awards.

Showing until 26 November, from 10am, 12pm and 3pm daily at Australian Parliament House, Parkes. Tickets are $25pp for adults, available through Canberra Ticketing.

PASSAGE TO PUSAN: THE JOURNEY BRIDGING THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Centre and the Korea Institute of the Australian National University will be co-hosting the specially-curated exhibition ; Passage to Pusan: the journey bridging the relationship of two families.

The exhibition, Passage to Pusan, is based on a book of the same name by Australian journalist Louise Evans. The book tells the story of bereaved Australian mother Thelma Healy who makes an epic 15,000km sole journey to Korea in 1961 to find the grave of her son, Vincent Healy, who died fighting in the Korean War.

Showing until 17 November, 8am-6.30pm at Hedley Bull Atrium ANU, Acton. Free entry

HYPER REAL

A levitating man, a genetically engineered baby, towering giants – welcome to humanity amplified in Hyper Real. This blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia is a compelling chronicle of the cycles of life, our constant need for connection and explores the fundamental question: what makes us human? Featuring uncanny figures with painted silicon skin, glass eyes, human hair and cutting-edge digital art, Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, this major exhibition charts the evolution of hyper-realism into the 21st century.

Hyper Real presents major works from early American pioneers George Segal, John De Andrea and Duane Hanson, celebrated Australian artists Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, international masters Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Berlinde de Bruyckere (Belgium), Evan Penny (Canada), Sun Yuan and Peng Yu (China) and many more.

Showing until 18 February from 10am – 5pm at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. Tickets from $25pp for adults available through event website.

WAVING THE RED FLAG: CHINESE POSTERS 1949-1976

What did it mean to be a citizen in the new People’s Republic of China? Waving The Red Flag is a mini exhibition of bright, colourful propaganda posters that shows us how the Chinese government communicated its officially sanctioned ideals for the lives of its people in this brave new world.

Showing until 2 February 2018 from 10am-5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Entry is free.

See the website for further information.

CANBERRA MODERN

Canberra Modern is an annual program of interconnected events which aim to showcase Canberra’s unique mid-century places.  In 2017 – Canberra Modern is being presented as part of DESIGN Canberra, celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Check out the Canberra Modern exhibitions, walks and talks as well as an authentic Modernist Dinner, hosted by Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross with Darren Bradley AKA @modarchitecture as keynote (11 Nov). Join Pinup Sensation Miss Cherry Bomb and others at the Modernist Market (12 Nov) and learn the art of the martini with Canberra’s own Martini Whisperer – Phillip Jones (16 Nov).

Happening until 16 November at various locations. Visit the website for more information www.canberramodern.com.

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME

Inspired by the 1964 civil rights song of the same name, A Change Is Gonna Come invites visitors to consider the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision within the context of their time, through events that led to and followed these significant moments. Has change truly come, or is it coming still?

Showing until 30 January 2018 daily from 9am-5pm only at the National Museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, Canberra. Entry is free.

Check the website for more information.

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 nma.gov.au/songlines for details and booking costs.

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 the Museum’s fun, hands-on Finders Keepers Collector Kits.

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

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 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

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