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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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Undercurrent Design Market 2017

The 2017 Undercurrent Design Market – held in the award-winning National Portrait Gallery, will be showcasing an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design goodness.

Just in time for Christmas, with a wide range of delightful gifts & objects – from ceramics to jewellery, textiles and glass.

Held over three BIG days on the weekend of 24th – 26th November. Avoid the Christmas rush and shop directly with the designers to buy something unique and exclusive.

Happening Friday 24 November from 5pm – 8pm, Saturday 25 November from 10am-5pm and Sunday 26 November from 10am-3pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Find more information via Facebook and their website.

MAMMA MIA!

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s MAMMA MIA! is a heart-warming tale. It tells us of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother’s past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical.

MAMMA MIA! is a global phenomenon, and now, in a stunning new production, you can join the party of a lifetime! A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out whatever your age!

Happening Friday 24 November until Sunday 17 November from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets available online.

Floral Hoops Workshop

A morning of champagne and nibbles while The Floral Society teaches you how to make your very own, statement flower earrings that are oh-so-hot -right-now and the perfect way to dress up your outfits this silly season.

Included in the ticket price is champagne, a grazing station by Nibble + Nourish, floral hoops (1 x set per person), flowers and greenery, tools, materials and tuition.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11am-1pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street, Green Square, Kingston.

Cost: $100 per person (including GST). Tickets: thefloralsociety.com.au/product/floral-hoops-workshop.

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.

DESIGNING FLORAL CENTREPIECES FOR YOUR HOME WITH MISS MOSS 

Join Melissa aka Miss Moss, who will show you her tips for combining florals, greenery and tableware from local Canberra designers to create your own centre pieces at home. Brought to you by Craft ACT as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival.

Each attendee will receive a redeemable $20 Canberra Centre Gift Card upon arrival.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 12 pm – 1 pm at Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre 

Find more information here

Olive Grove Lunch at Pialligo Estate

Wander through the trees, to find the fabulous long table set for an al-fresco lunch, and dine amongst the Pialligo Estate Olive Grove.

The bountiful feast, featuring seafood, Pialligo Estate’s Smokehouse and Market Garden produce, will be complemented by their own flowing wines and local beers.

Live entertainment will be provided.

Happenin Saturday 25 November from 1:30pm – 4pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

$150 per person. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Please let PE know when booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and they will try to accommodate them as best they can.

The Champagne Dame Spring Masterclass

Join Kyla Kirkpatrick as she takes you on a journey into the vines of France’s original home of bubbly: champagne.

You’ll learn about the world’s most desirable sparkling wine, how to serve it and how it’s made during a fascinating presentation over several glasses of champagne.

Kyla Kirkpatrick left a corporate career in 2005 after reading an article on Napoleon Bonaparte. His love affair with champagne, and friendship with Jean Remy Moet, had her wanting to know more about champagne’s illustrious history, and its links to kings, queens, rock starts, movie starts and rappers.

In her workshops, Kyla vows to teach people – champagne lover or not – how to be a bubbles aficionado in a two-hour, action-packed, cheeky journey into the world of champagne. You can expect to learn about its sparkling history, etiquette, different styles, production techniques and more.

Tickets are $50, all guests receive a Canberra Centre gift card to the value of $20. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11 am – 1 pm at Canberra Centre, Level One, opposite Apple.

SPILT MILK

Lorde, Alison Wonderland, Vance Joy & Tash Sultana join the delicious-ness of Hoy Pinoy and Down N’ Out Burger in a vivid colour escape created by Yok & Sheryo and Alex Sanson for Spilt Milk 2017 within Commonwealth Park in Canberra.

Kicks and triple j are proud to bring you a Spilt Milk 2017 creative line-up full of all their fave artists, mouth-watering food and inspiring art.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11am-11pm at Commonwealth Park, Parkes.

UC CREATIVE GRADUATES: IMAGINE

For many budding creatives, the opportunity to have your vision presented to a willing and engaged audience should always to be capitalised on.

And, for lovers of design, this same opportunity presents a chance to get to know the next generation of Canberra creatives. This month for the second year, students from the entire University of Canberra Faculty of Art and Design will present work ranging from digital media design to writers, architects, and many more at the University of Canberra Graduate Exhibition.

Happening Thursday 23 Thursday from 6-9pm at The Refectory, Building 1, University of Canberra. Free and no registration required. Find more information: canberra.edu.au.

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.

Collectable Sunday @ OBDM

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, The Old Bus Depot Markets highlight collectables – anything from records to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it there.

On Collectable Sunday, they host a range of different stallholders who deal in an ever-changing stock of collectable items including ceramics and glassware, china and vintage clothing. If you’re into collecting smaller items, you’ll find things like small antiques, lamps and vinyl records. Larger collectables featured on this day include furniture such as Chippendale chairs.

Happening Sunday 26 December from 10 am – 4 pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See the website 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.

COLOUR

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Turn a blue butterfly green, visit the Room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music. Discover Colour at Questacon and see the world in a new light!

Happening from 16 November to 30 September 2018 from 9am-5pm daily at Questacon, Parkes.

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.

FOOD & DRINK

Image: Tim Bean Photography

Image: Tim Bean Photography

Olive Grove Lunch at Pialligo Estate

Wander through the trees, to find the fabulous long table set for an al-fresco lunch, and dine amongst the Pialligo Estate Olive Grove.

The bountiful feast, featuring seafood, Pialligo Estate’s Smokehouse and Market Garden produce, will be complemented by their own flowing wines and local beers.

Live entertainment will be provided.

Happenin Saturday 25 November from 1:30 pm – 4 pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

$150 per person. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Please let PE know when booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and they will try to accommodate them as best they can.

The Champagne Dame Spring Masterclass

Join Kyla Kirkpatrick as she takes you on a journey into the vines of France’s original home of bubbly: champagne.

You’ll learn about the world’s most desirable sparkling wine, how to serve it and how it’s made during a fascinating presentation over several glasses of champagne.

Kyla Kirkpatrick left a corporate career in 2005 after reading an article on Napoleon Bonaparte. His love affair with champagne, and friendship with Jean Remy Moet, had her wanting to know more about champagne’s illustrious history, and its links to kings, queens, rock starts, movie starts and rappers.

In her workshops, Kyla vows to teach people – champagne lover or not – how to be a bubbles aficionado in a two-hour, action-packed, cheeky journey into the world of champagne. You can expect to learn about its sparkling history, etiquette, different styles, production techniques and more.

Tickets are $50, all guests receive a Canberra Centre gift card to the value of $20. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11 am – 1 pm at Canberra Centre, Level One, opposite Apple.

THANKSGIVING AT BOURBON STREET KITCHEN

The Bourbon Street Kitchen is holding a Thanksgiving dinner!

Happening Thursday 23 November, from 5pm-9pm at Bourbon Street Kitchen, Canberra. Tickets are $45pp for adults and $20pp for children, bookings through the restaurant.

BOTTLE YOUR OWN SHIRAZ

Enjoy big reds and you cannot lie? Bottle your own Shiraz is for you. They are bottling a big bold 2016 Shiraz and you can join in too. With winemaking roots in the Coonawarra, owner and winemaker Bobbie Makin takes advantage of warm vintages to push the boundaries of cool climate winemaking through his big bold red expressions.

Learn about winemaking and be guided through each step of the bottling experience from gassing the bottles, to filling capping and labelling. Finish your experience with a wine tasting and platter to share. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Clothes may get red wine on them and shoes must be completely closed.

Happening over Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November at Murrumbateman Winery, Murrumbateman. Tickets $180 for up to two people, includes bottling experience, wine tasting and six take-home bottles of wine. Tickets available through website.

YOUNG PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS: THE 2017 CHRISTMAS SOIREE

The YPP invite all of Canberra’s property professionals to attend the Christmas Party of the year. Join us for an evening of socialising at one of Canberra’s best venues. At The Burbury Rooftop Terrace, take in the unmatched views of Barton, the Parliamentary Precinct and the Lake, while enjoying a drink and unwinding with like-minded people.

Magician Mick Webb will entertain you throughout the event with his humorous and impressive repertoire of magic and illusion.

Happening Friday, 24 November from 4.30pm on the Burbury Rooftop, 1 Burbury Close, Barton.

Find more information here.

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.

CULTURE CLUB

A special event for the 2017 DESIGN Canberra festival, CULTURE CLUB explores the work of creatives who design. Often occupied behind the scenes or tinkering with the tools of the trade, our production designers, web developers and place-makers have a close and unique relationship with the arts, not just as designers but as true collaborators.

Accompanied by a distinctive supper from locavore catering enterprise, A Forager’s Heart, join us for this participatory in-conversation event as we peek behind the curtains and between the wires.Speakers include Joseph Norster and Millie Catlin from These Are The Projects We Do Together,  Nick Delatovic (musician/theatre maker) + Imogen Keen (designer), collaborators on This Band Will Self-Destruct, and Karmin Cooper from New Best Friend + Yolande Norris from YouAreHereon branding an experimental arts festival.

Set in the beautiful heritage gardens at Gorman Arts Centre, this will be a gorgeous summer evening of inspiration and conversation.

Tickets: $40 general or $30 concession, includes supper from A Forager’s Heart

Happening Wednesday 22 November from 7-9pm at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Find more information here.

Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres with support from Design Canberra.

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

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MAMMA MIA!

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s MAMMA MIA! is a heart-warming tale. It tells us of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother’s past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical.

MAMMA MIA! is a global phenomenon, and now, in a stunning new production, you can join the party of a lifetime! A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out whatever your age!

Happening Friday 24 November until Sunday 17 November from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. Tickets available online.

SEASON VOICES SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Join the Seasoned Voices Choir as they sing Christmas Carols at St Andrews Church.
The Seasoned Voices Choir is a singing group made up of adults 55+, who meet weekly to sing and socialise in a fun, socially-inclusive choir, led by fantastic professional classical & opera singer, and conductor, Sarahlouise Owens.

Music For Canberra believes strongly in the importance of performance in improving the self-confidence and musical ability of students of all ages.

Happening Tuesday 21 November from 10.45am at St Andrews Church, Forrest. Free Entry.

2017 NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL LECTURE: MISSION SONGS

2017 National Folk Fellow Jessie Lloyd presents the National Folk Festival Lecture: Mission Songs, a collection of Indigenous songs from Christian missions, Aboriginal reserves and the fringes of townships where Indigenous people were relocated. Selected from the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection. In association with the National Folk Festival..

Happening Tuesday 21 November from 6-7pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes. Free Entry.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Launch yourself into the Christmas Season this year with the most performed and loved work in the choral repertoire – Handel’s Messiah. First performed in Dublin in 1742 for charity, this music has inspired myriad musicians and countless concerts, and still is a much-anticipated Christmas event around the globe.

Canberra Choral Society’s Massed Choir, hand-picked orchestra and soloists will fill the stage for a performance that will shake the rafters of the magnificent Llewellyn Hall.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 7.30pm at ANU Llewellyn Hall, Acton. Tickets from $55pp for adults, available through Ticketek.

BEGINNINGS WITH THE AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

Travel across musical time during Beginnings with the Australian String Quartet. The program encompasses baroque eloquence, classical grandeur and intense romanticism at the dawn of the 20th century.

Scarlatti Sonata a Quattro no 4 in D minor
Bartók String Quartet no 1
Beethoven String Quartet in F major op 59 no 1

They begin with one of the earliest works for string quartet written by Italian master, Alessandro Scarlatti. String quartets of the classical era are often described as musical conversations. Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet orates with passion, serious intent and grandeur of scale. Composed soon after the revolutionary Eroica Symphony, this quartet carries the same powerful sense of expressiveness and scope.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 2pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. Tickets from $75pp for adults, available through event website.

Whatever Floats Your Horse

Tuggeranong Arts Centre will enliven the banks of Lake Tuggeranong with a day of fun and entertainment hosted by comedian Kevin Kropinyeri. Whatever Floats Your Horse will feature music, dance and activities for families, pets and the whole community.

The event will give Tuggeranong locals and other visitors a chance to head down to the lakefront and enjoy a coffee or gelato and free entertainment by the water with our favourite Royal, The Queen herself.

Drawing inspiration from our 2017 theme ‘Animals,’ we will have activities for humans and their furry (or scaled, or feathered) friends alike. We will also be launching our community art project ‘The Horse Float of Ideas’ – which is currently seeing our old horse float transformed into a unique, relocatable, experimental art space by local artists and community groups.

The day includes; Yoga, Zumba, and coffee by the lake, Music, dance, comedy, children’s activities, pet beauty pageant, corgi knighting, arts and crafts stalls, food and drink, plus much more.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 9am-2pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Greenway. Free Entry.

RED DRESS & THE SUGAR MAN

A dark and smoky cabaret inspired by the music of Tom Waits. A modern-day tragedy of poetic proportions, Red Dress and The Sugar Man tells the story of Romeo and Rosie, two unlikely characters drowning in an ocean of regret. Marisa Quigley, supported by a phenomenal live band and backing singers, stars in a self-written immersion into the stories, characters, and music of singer-songwriter Tom Waits. Marisa Quigley is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter, solo artist, and cabaret performer.

Happening Friday 24 November from 7pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Entry is $30-35.

Find more information 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 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

Woman eating popcorn while watching a movie

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 until 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.

RADICAL REELS FILM FESTIVAL

Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with two and a half hours of the world’s best action sport short films.This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long ski lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts.

Each action-packed short has been handpicked from more than 300 entries to the recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure film festival in the world). These high-energy excerpts will take you to a place where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at high speed.

Happening from Friday 24 to Sunday 25 November 7pm, at National Film & Sound Archives, Acton. Tickets from $20.50 available online.

SHOT CALLER & SWEET VIRGINIA DOUBLE FEATURE AT DENDY

Recently announced additions to the Dendy Marquee program Shot Caller and Sweet Virginia will be running as a double-feature advance-screening event, exclusively at Dendy Cinemas.

Both films will screen back to back for a special discounted rate. With a 15-minute interval, Dendy Cinemas is offering free soft drink and popcorn refills for any large or colossal combos. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is the Shot Caller, a white-collared happily married business professional who commits a crime and is sentenced to prison time. As a newly released prison gangster, the shot caller’s choices will have repercussions, both to himself and his family – especially if he makes the wrong ones.

Certified 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Sweet Virginia stars Jon Bernthal as a former rodeo star with a small-time life who unknowingly starts a rapport with a young, violent man. The hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator that has suddenly gripped his small town.

Happening Sunday 26 November from at Dendy Cinema, Canberra. Tickets are $9pp available online.

MULHOLLAND DRIVE SCREENINGS AT DENDY

Canberra Dendy Cinema is set to host screenings of the 2001 David Lynch masterpiece Mulholland 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 from 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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SPILT MILK

Lorde, Alison Wonderland, Vance Joy & Tash Sultana join the delicious-ness of Hoy Pinoy and Down N’ Out Burger in a vivid colour escape created by Yok & Sheryo and Alex Sanson for Spilt Milk 2017 within Commonwealth Park in Canberra.

Kicks and triple j are proud to bring you a Spilt Milk 2017 creative line-up full of all their fave artists, mouth-watering food and inspiring art.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11am-11pm at Commonwealth Park, Parkes.

SUITCASE RUMMAGE IN CANBERRA

Suitcase Rummage is setting up their suitcases in Canberra!

In case you don’t know, Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. It’s about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies.

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, …… You name it!

Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle.

You must register to sell your wares, so please follow the link below to book in online. We will contact you with further information once you’ve registered!

Next step is… to bring your treats and goodies on the day and start selling like your grandma. Easy as pie.

If you would like to be a part of the Rummage experience as a seller, please register for a stall here! If you just want to come along for a browse on the day, no registration is necessary and it’s FREE to attend.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 12-4pm in the NewActon precinct. Find more information on Facebook.

CULTURE CLUB

A special event for the 2017 DESIGN Canberra festival, CULTURE CLUB explores the work of creatives who design. Often occupied behind the scenes or tinkering with the tools of the trade, our production designers, web developers and place-makers have a close and unique relationship with the arts, not just as designers but as true collaborators.

Accompanied by a distinctive supper from locavore catering enterprise, A Forager’s Heart, join us for this participatory in-conversation event as we peek behind the curtains and between the wires.Speakers include Joseph Norster and Millie Catlin from These Are The Projects We Do Together,  Nick Delatovic (musician/theatre maker) + Imogen Keen (designer), collaborators on This Band Will Self-Destruct, and Karmin Cooper from New Best Friend + Yolande Norris from YouAreHereon branding an experimental arts festival.

Set in the beautiful heritage gardens at Gorman Arts Centre, this will be a gorgeous summer evening of inspiration and conversation.

Tickets: $40 general or $30 concession, includes supper from A Forager’s Heart

Happening Wednesday 22 November from 7-9pm at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Find more information here.

Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres with support from Design Canberra.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

View new collections  from Marian Hosking, Melissa Cameron, Tom Rowney, Jill Hermans,  Zoe Brand, Cinnamon Lee, Sean O’Connell, Kath Inglis, Mark Vaarwek, Mio Kuhnen, Larah Nott, Lisa Furno, Jo Hawley, Yioryios Papayioryiou, Rebecca Hinwood, Margaret West and many more pieces from this years exhibition schedule.

For many years Workshop Bilk in Queanbeyan would celebrate ‘White Christmas’,  their annual festive season exhibition.

This year Bilk Gallery will throw a nostalgic nod to its predecessor and to celebrate 6 years in Manuka, it will host its first ‘White Christmas’ exhibition.

A White Christmas, in the trade is traditionally referred to as a Christmas of Diamonds. As a gallery for contemporary glass and metal we push this reference further and refer to it as something special and unique in our lives. While Australia isn’t known for having a classic ‘White Christmas’ either, we thought we might cool down the gallery by inviting you to view special collections of individual works, based around the theme ‘White Christmas’.

Opening Saturday 18 November  11am – 4pm  and showing until  24 December at Bilk Gallery, 12 Palmerston Lane, Griffith. Find more information here.

SRI LANKA FESTIVAL 2017

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra is hosting Sri Lanka Festival for the 2nd consecutive year at its premises this November.

Showcasing Sri Lanka in Australia the festival is an attractive destination for tourism, trade and investment as well as promoting the diversity of our culture. This would be an ideal opportunity to taste/buy variety of Sri Lankan food & drinks, pure ceylon black tea, batik, handlooms, paintings, enjoy cultural performances, activities for children, astrology and much more!

The main event will be a special performance by National Dance Troupe of Sri Lanka at the main stage among many other Sri Lankan cultural performances. Last year there were over 3000 visitors to this event! Come along and join in the festivities.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11am-6.30pm at the Sri Lanka High Commission, Yarralumla. Free entry.

MARKETS

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Undercurrent Design Market 2017

The 2017 Undercurrent Design Market – held in the award-winning National Portrait Gallery, will be showcasing an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design goodness.

Just in time for Christmas, with a wide range of delightful gifts & objects – from ceramics to jewellery, textiles and glass.

Held over three BIG days on the weekend of 24th – 26th November. Avoid the Christmas rush and shop directly with the designers to buy something unique and exclusive.

Happening Friday 24 November from 5pm – 8pm, Saturday 25 November from 10am-5pm and Sunday 26 November from 10am-3pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Find more information via Facebook and their website.

Collectable Sunday @ OBDM

Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, The Old Bus Depot Markets highlight collectables – anything from records to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it there.

On Collectable Sunday, they host a range of different stallholders who deal in an ever-changing stock of collectable items including ceramics and glassware, china and vintage clothing. If you’re into collecting smaller items, you’ll find things like small antiques, lamps and vinyl records. Larger collectables featured on this day include furniture such as Chippendale chairs.

Happening Sunday 26 December from 10 am – 4 pm at the Former Kingston Transport Depot, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

See the website for more details.

ETSY MADE LOCAL CANBERRA

Meeting Place – ACT and Surrounds will once again be bringing some of Canberra’s best creatives together and helping locals connect with the makers and designers behind the perfect Christmas gifts at the Etsy Made Local market.

It’s part of a national one-day event that will see cities from across the country celebrating the makers, designers and collectors that make up the creative community selling on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, and encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting.

As well as providing the perfect opportunity to find unique, affordable and meaningful gifts in the lead up to Christmas, the event will also include live music, food stalls and free face painting.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 9am-3pm at EPIC, Mitchel. Gold coin donation at entry. Ticket information through oztix.

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE TASTINGS AND SUITCASE RUMMAGE

For the first time ever, these two fantastic events are joining forces to create the Canberra District Wine Tasting and Suitcase Rummage.

Join in for an afternoon rummaging through suitcases filled with vintage goods and handmade treasures – perfect for those Christmas pressies. Suitcase Rummages are held across the country and are a favourite with Canberrans.

Plus, treat yourself and purchase a tasting glass to try all the best vinos from across the Canberra district. There will be over 30 different wines to sample, presented by Canberra District Wine Association.

Happening Sunday 26 November from12-4pm at New Acton. Free entry.

MERAKI

Mocan and Green Grout is hosting another of its lively Meraki nights. Based on the meaning of meraki -the spirit or love that you put into a work as you create it, the exhibition focuses on beautiful and considered functional and everyday objects. Mocan has again brought together a small collection of local designers and craftspeople to exhibit and sell their works for one night only.

The exhibition will include ceramic tablewares, textiles and wood work.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 5pm at Mocan & Green Grout, Acton. Free entry.

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 each Saturday until 20 January 2018 at Diversity ACT, 8 Laidlaw Place, Kambah. Entry is free.

See the website for further 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

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Photo: Peta Rudd for HerCanberra’s UNVEILED. Floral hoops by The Floral Society.

Floral Hoops Workshop

A morning of champagne and nibbles while The Floral Society teaches you how to make your very own, statement flower earrings that are oh-so-hot -right-now and the perfect way to dress up your outfits this silly season.

Included in the ticket price is champagne, a grazing station by Nibble + Nourish, floral hoops (1 x set per person), flowers and greenery, tools, materials and tuition.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11am-1pm at The Social Club, 48 Jardine Street, Green Square, Kingston.

Cost: $100 per person (including GST). Tickets: thefloralsociety.com.au/product/floral-hoops-workshop.

The Champagne Dame Spring Masterclass

Join Kyla Kirkpatrick as she takes you on a journey into the vines of France’s original home of bubbly: champagne.

You’ll learn about the world’s most desirable sparkling wine, how to serve it and how it’s made during a fascinating presentation over several glasses of champagne.

Kyla Kirkpatrick left a corporate career in 2005 after reading an article on Napoleon Bonaparte. His love affair with champagne, and friendship with Jean Remy Moet, had her wanting to know more about champagne’s illustrious history, and its links to kings, queens, rock starts, movie starts and rappers.

In her workshops, Kyla vows to teach people – champagne lover or not – how to be a bubbles aficionado in a two-hour, action-packed, cheeky journey into the world of champagne. You can expect to learn about its sparkling history, etiquette, different styles, production techniques and more.

Tickets are $50, all guests receive a Canberra Centre gift card to the value of $20. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 11 am – 1 pm at Canberra Centre, Level One, opposite Apple.

DESIGNING FLORAL CENTREPIECES FOR YOUR HOME WITH MISS MOSS 

Join Melissa aka Miss Moss, who will show you her tips for combining florals, greenery and tableware from local Canberra designers to create your own centre pieces at home. Brought to you by Craft ACT as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival.

Each attendee will receive a redeemable $20 Canberra Centre Gift Card upon arrival.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 12 pm – 1 pm at Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre 

Find more information here

LET’S TALK RETIREMENT VILLAGES, FEES AND CONTRACTS

You’ve heard the media stories now get the facts from Canberra’s most experienced operator, Goodwin Aged Care, with special guest Jo Twibble from KGB Law. Jo will explain retirement village fees, contracts, what you get for your money, why it’s different to aged care, and what the benefits are. If you are interested in down-sizing with no home maintenance, no stamp duty, no land rates and a relocation assistance package come along to the event and ask all your questions in a Q & A session. Refreshments provided.

Goodwin is a not-for-profit seniors housing and aged care provider since 1954.

Happening Thursday 23 November from 10.30am at Premier Hotel, 110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen.

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.

2017 DESIGN FESTIVAL, CULTURE CLUB

A special event for the 2017 DESIGN Canberra Festival, Culture Club explores the work of creatives who design. Often occupied behind the scenes or tinkering with the tools of the trade, our production designers, web developers and DIY synthesiser manufactures have a close and unique relationship with the arts, not just as designers but as true collaborators.

Accompanied by a distinctive supper from locavore catering enterprise, A Forager’s Heart, Culture Club invites you to peek behind the curtains and between the wires. Presented by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres with support from DESIGN Canberra.

Happening Wednesday 22 November from 7-9pm at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon. Tickets from $40pp includes supper and a drink, available through Eventbrite.

LIVING A DIGITAL LIFE IN THE 2030S CANBERRA

With emerging and disruptive technology changing all aspects of life in Canberra today and tomorrow, more complex problems will emerge. Part of the Design Canberra festival, Living in a Digital like in 2030s Canberra will be bringing insight, understanding and innovation to how we meet these challenges is key to how organisations can adapt and succeed.

In this two-hour breakfast session, participants will workshop with Noetic’s NXT approach to bring innovation to the complexities of Canberra life in the 2030s.This invigorating breakfast workshop draws on Noetic Group’s extensive work on emerging and disruptive technologies in Australia and the United States.

Happening Wednesday 22 November from 8am at Vibe Hotel, Canberra. Tickets $40pp available through trybooking.

RENEWABLE ENERGY DAY 2017

Come along to Renewable Energy Day 2017! Join one of two bus tours to visit renewable energy sites throughout the ACT and south east NSW region.

Walk amongst majestic wind turbines. Be amazed by the world’s largest solar dish. Visit the world’s leading battery testing facility. Just a glimpse of what REDay17 has to offer!

The tour includes travel to and from the sites, morning tea and lunch, and gives unprecedented access to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative renewable energy technologies.

Happening Saturday 25 November from 9am-3.30pm, pick up Canberra Theatre, Canberra. Tickets $30pp available through Eventbrite.

UNBREAKABLE: JELENA DOKIC

Unbreakable is the story of Jelena Dokic’s survival, in her own words. How she survived as a refugee, twice. How she survived on the tennis court to become world No. 4. But, most importantly, how she survived her domineering coach and father, Damir Dokic.

From war-torn Yugoslavia to Sydney and, later, Wimbledon, Jelena Dokic narrates her hellish ascent to international tennis stardom and her heart-breaking fall from the top. Presented in association with Penguin Random House.

Happening Monday 27 November from 6pm at the National Library of Australia. Find more information here.

SHE LEADS IN-CONVERSATION

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking.

Join us on Wednesday 22 November from 6-8pm, to hear from Virginia Haussegger AM In-Conversation with Jane Alver. The conversation will discuss gender equality and equity as it relates to women and girls in not only an Australian context, but also an international one.

Happening Wednesday 22 November from 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra, 23 University Drive South, Bruce. Find more information via Eventbrite.

EYE TO HAND LEARN TO DRAW SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Eye to Hand is an observational drawing course taught by award-winning Canberra artist Genevieve Swifte. Drawing on her PhD research, the course explores the relationship between the eye and the hand to develop observational and motor skills through traditional and contemporary approaches to mark making. Based in the creative heart of Canberra at the historic Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, the class welcomes young artists from thirteen years of age, creative professionals, complete beginners and people with all levels of ability.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 2-4pm at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre. Find more information here.

AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: OUR PEACEFUL PLANET

Join Yasmin Davar, author of Our Peaceful Planet: Healing Ourselves and Our World for a Sustainable Future, for a discussion and book signing at the Paperchain Bookstore, 34 Franklin St, Manuka at 6pm on 30 November 2017.

Our Peaceful Planet: Healing Ourselves and Our World for a Sustainable Future guides everyday people, businesses and governments alike to create a peaceful and sustainable world, starting with transformation on the individual level.

Humans often wonder why there is always war in the world. They wonder how humans are able to cause so much destruction, why there is so much inequality in the world, or why very little has changed despite all of the effort poured into establishing an environmentally sustainable planet. Environmental engineer Yasmin Davar introduces extraordinary ideas to answer these questions with the potential to transform individual lives and the planet.

Our Peaceful Planet: Healing Ourselves and Our World for a Sustainable Future provides a practical healing framework for the whole world, starting with how people can change the beliefs that cause them to be destructive in their own lives and in their own world, and extending to the actions that they can take to create global peace and environmental and economic sustainability. As each part of the world—beliefs, governance, the environment, in-dustries and the economy—dynamically interacts, Davar provides a complete solution by considering all of those interactions in totality.

Everyone has the power to make a difference, to themselves and others, and to the world. Our Peaceful Planet contains big ideas for world leaders and little ideas for everyday people. It is a roadmap for a future in which everyone can play a role.

Happening Thursday 30 November from 6pm at Paperchain Bookstore, 34 Franklin Street, Manuka.

Find more information 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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COMMONWEALTH BANK WOMEN’S ASHES SERIES, 3RD T20 INTL – AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND

The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series will see the two mostly highly ranked teams in women’s cricket, Australia and England, battle it out for Ashes glory and the pride of their nation. Manuka will host the final two matches of the T20 INTL matches and of the series, with Manuka Oval set to come alive with cricket action on November 19 and 21.

Come prepared for your day at the cricket and pack your own food and even your own drinks (just leave the alcohol, glass, and cans at home). 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 Tuesday 21 November from 7.10-9.55pm at Manuka Oval, Griffith. Tickets from $10pp for adults, available through Ticketek.

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.

JACKIE FAIRWEATHER MEMORIAL TRIATHLON

In honour of the late Jackie Fairweather, this race promises to be something truly special. Jackie made an amazing contribution to triathlon and sport in general, and this event brings together many wonderful aspects of the Triathlon Australia Hall of Famer’s life. Held over Australia’s most popular triathlon distance, the Sprint, competitors will compete on a 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle and 5 kilometre run. Jackie’s love, of not only triathlon but also running, will be showcased at the event with an inclusive day for all to be a part of the celebration of an amazing woman.

The event also includes the Super Sprint (Enticer) and Miniman triathlon distances. For Sprint distance competitors, the Draft Legal race is a qualifying event for selection in the Australian Age Group Team at the 2018 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships to be held in our very own Gold Coast, Queensland.

Jackie Fairweather was one of the world’s premier triathletes and endurance athletes. Jackie’s impact on Triathlon, Athletics, High Performance Sport and people in general was more than just winning a World Title or Commonwealth Games Bronze medal, she truly had a passion to make a difference in peoples lives.

Happening from Sunday 26 November from 6am-12pm at Rond Terrace, Parkes. Registration and event information available online.

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.

JACKIE FAIRWEATHER MEMORIAL TRIATHLON

In honour of the late Jackie Fairweather, this race promises to be something truly special. Jackie made an amazing contribution to triathlon and sport in general, and this event brings together many wonderful aspects of the Triathlon Australia Hall of Famer’s life. Held over Australia’s most popular triathlon distance, the Sprint, competitors will compete on a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre cycle and 5-kilometre run. Jackie’s love, of not only triathlon but also running, will be showcased at the event with an inclusive day for all to be a part of the celebration of an amazing woman.

The event also includes the Super Sprint (Enticer) and Miniman triathlon distances. For Sprint distance competitors, the Draft Legal race is a qualifying event for selection in the Australian Age Group Team at the 2018 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships to be held in our very own Gold Coast, Queensland.

Jackie Fairweather was one of the world’s premier triathletes and endurance athletes. Jackie’s impact on Triathlon, Athletics, High Performance Sport and people in general was more than just winning a World Title or Commonwealth Games Bronze medal, she truly had a passion to make a difference in peoples lives.

Happening from Sunday 26 November from 6am-12pm at Rond Terrace, Parkes. Registration and event information available online.

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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COLOUR

See colour as you’ve never seen it before! Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Turn a blue butterfly green, visit the Room of Missing Colours and hear fascinating stories from people who see colour when they hear music. Discover Colour at Questacon and see the world in a new light!

Happening from 16 November to 30 September 2018 from 9am-5pm daily at Questacon, Parkes.

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 8:30 am – 10 am 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.

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.

UC CREATIVE GRADUATES: IMAGINE

For many budding creatives, the opportunity to have your vision presented to a willing and engaged audience should always to be capitalised on.

And, for lovers of design, this same opportunity presents a chance to get to know the next generation of Canberra creatives. This month for the second year, students from the entire University of Canberra Faculty of Art and Design will present work ranging from digital media design to writers, architects, and many more at the University of Canberra Graduate Exhibition.

Happening Thursday 23 Thursday from 6-9pm at The Refectory, Building 1, University of Canberra. Free and no registration required. Find more information: canberra.edu.au.

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.

ANU SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN GRADUATION EXHIBITION

The ANU School of Art & Design is proud to invite you to their 2017 Graduating Exhibition.

The achievements of the graduating students are exhibited across the entire school. The exhibition showcases the work of students completing awards in undergraduate programs, Bachelor degrees with Honours, Graduate Certificate of Arts and Masters programs by coursework.

The culmination of years of study in art practice, as well as art history and art theory, the Graduating Exhibition represents the successful resolution of thought processes, skills and making, working in and across disciplines.

Happening Friday 24 November from 6-8pm at ANU School of Art and Design, Acton. Free entry.

BIG 3 CAR SHOW

The American Car Nationals, Big 3 Car Show and Queanbeyan Swap Meet are on at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November.

The Big 3 Car Show is on Saturday and The American Car Nationals is on Sunday. The Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held over both days. The Big 3 Car Show is open to all makes and models of Ford and General Motors vehicles and Chrysler vehicles; and is run in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Swap Meet.

Happening Sunday 26 November from 8am at Queanbeyan Showgrounds. Tickets $4pp available at entry.

EIRENE MORT: A LIVELIHOOD

The story at the heart of this exhibition is that of Eirene Mort; a prolific artist, collaborator, teacher, writer, family historian and a ‘new woman’ pursuing a profession in the arts at the beginning of the 20th Century.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Eirene Mort’s death at the age of 98, a fitting time to consider her life and work. View numerous artefacts from Mort’s art practice made possible thanks to a generous gift to Canberra Museum and Gallery from her heirs.

A self-described woman of independent means, Mort was an advocate and proponent of the use of Australian materials and motifs in decorative arts. Her translation of the English Arts and Crafts movement to an Australian context coincided with the creation of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901 and helped define a burgeoning national identity.

Happening 30 September to 25 February 2018, from 12-5pm at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra City. Free entry.

Midawarr | Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

Two artists, two completely different approaches, but one abiding passion – to depict the natural bounty to be found in northern Australia.

For almost a decade, renowned artists Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley have met at midawarr, the harvest season, to seek, eat and paint the edible plants of Yolŋu country in north-eastern Arnhem Land. Together they have created an unforgettable suite of works.

Happening Friday 24 November 2017 to 18 February 2018 from 9am-5pm daily at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

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.

Showing until 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.

Showing until 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.

Showing until 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.

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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