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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team

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Here’s what’s happening this week in The Can!

FIVE THINGS NOT TO MISS

ENLIGHTEN

The national capital’s Parliamentary Triangle will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free entertainment such as talented street artists and international musical acts – all set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections that shine a light on some of Australia’s most iconic attractions.

This year’s event also sees the return of the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets, creating a bustling atmosphere in the heart of the event with an array of authentic Asian eats, themed bars and live music.

It all kicks off on Friday 4 March and continues until Saturday 12 March. The full program is available on the Enlighten website.  Happening across various venues and locations in Canberra. For more information on the event visit: www.enlightencanberra.com.

For ticketing visit: premier.ticketek.com.au

SHAKESPEARE IN THE VINES

Summer 2016 will see Flint at Shaw Vineyard re-visit one of Shakepeare’s most popular love stories, Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, before relaxing with a cheese platter and bottle of wine to a live performance by Essential Theatre held on the lawns of the picturesque Shaw Vineyard Estate. With loads of food and wine options available including hampers, gelato, coffee, cocktails and more, this will be an evening of entertainment not to be missed!

On Saturday 5 March, gates will open at 4.30pm for pre-show restaurant bookings and hamper collection available from 5.30pm (see ticketing options). Show commences at 7pm sharp at Flint at Shaw Vineyard. 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW 2582

Book tickets at www.eventbrite.com.au or visit www.flint.net.au for more information.

CBR 100 CHALLENGE 2016

The CBR 100 Challenge is back for it’s second year this March. Teams of three and soloists will run or walk the 25km, 50km or 100km of Canberra’s beautiful Centenary Trail.

Not only does the CBR 100 Challenge show you what’s hiding in your own backyard, it also gives you a chance to view Canberra from a completely different perspective. Whether you exercise regularly, rarely, or not at all, the CBR 100 Challenge is your chance to get a team together and tackle a challenge that will help you get fitter, healthier, happier as well as fall further in love with an underrated city.

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March across multiple times and locations, see the website for start location details and starting times: cbr100challenge.com.au/event-details

THE CANBERRA SUMMER’S END YOGA FESTIVAL

Summer’s End Yoga Festival is a weekend for the Canberra community to come together and share all that is good about yoga, health and wellness. In two days you will be able to choose from 60 different sessions offered by over 50 different teachers from all over Australia in order to create a unique compilation of classes that will suit you and your abilities. 

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March at the Greenhills Centre at 1437 Cotter Road, Stromlo. Starts at 7am for an 8am start, classes and events run into the evening on Saturday and until 5:15 on Sunday. 

Visit the website for more information www.seyf.com.au

YMCA WOMEN AND GIRLS FUN RUN/WALK

Get your friends and family together and get active in this wonderful 5km fun run/walk. The 2016 YMCA of Canberra Women and Girls’ Fun Run will be the 30th running of this iconic event.

To celebrate, there will be a fancy dress prize, with the theme ‘Heroes’. So go along dressed as your hero – fictional or real – and be in the running for this award. There will also be the always popular family and school prizes. 

Taking place Sunday 6 March from 8.45am-10am at Stage 88. See the website for more details: www.canberra.ymca.org.au.

FOOD & DRINKS

2016 ENLIGHTEN NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

After a highly successful 2015, it’s time to hone your chopstick skills once again in preparation for the 2016 Enlighten Night Noodle Markets. With all the colour, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival, the Night Noodle Markets in association with Enlighten is set to take Canberra by storm.

Expect to see local Asian eateries such as Kusina, Thirst Wine Bar and Soi Noodle Bar along with popular stalls Hoy Pinoy, Let’s Do Yum Cha and Spanthai. Black Star Pastry/ N2 Extreme Gelato will also pop up creating crazy and delicious collaborations. So it’s not all noodles.

Kicks off on Friday 4 March and continues until Sunday 13 March at Reconciliation Place, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

For more information visit enlightencanberra.com.au/enlighten-night-noodle-markets.

2016 MERCEDES-BENZ CANBERRA BLACK OPAL STAKES AND CANBERRA CUP RACE DAY

Mercedes-Benz Black Opal Stakes and tab.com.au Canberra Cup is Canberra’s premiere race day. March 6 2016 is one of the more important autumn race days on the calendar, contested by top trainers both locally and interstate.

The action takes place both on and off the track at Thoroughbred Park. Enter the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for ladies, men and couples. Enjoy the Food Alley, amusements for the kids and live music from Big Boss Groove.

Gates open 11.30am this Saturday 6 March at Thoroughbred Park, Randwick Road. Tickets are $25. For more information check out: www.thoroughbredpark.com.au

SUPPER CLUB AND ENCOUNTERS NIGHT TOUR AT THE NMA

Visit the National Museum of Australia after hours for an exceptional supper club experience in their waterfront cafe. Enjoy a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines, an exclusive after-hours tour of Encounters and a 20% discount on the exhibition catalogue!

Saturday 5 March from 6.30pm at the National Museum of Australia. Cost: $105 per person. Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.

PIALLIGO APPLE DINNER AT POD FOOD

We too often forget about Pialligo as a premium fruit and apple growing area of Canberra with so many orchards. This month Pod Food will be celebrating this year’s apple season with a five-course apple inspired menu with apple being the star of each course – running through the history of Pialligo and its many varieties of apples. You’ll enjoy a five-course Dinner with apple snacks and Petit Fours, and matched ciders and wines.

On Friday March 5 at 7pm at Pod Food, 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo.

Visit www.podfood.com.au/events for more information.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE VINES

Summer 2016 will see Flint at Shaw Vineyard re-visit one of Shakepeare’s most popular love stories, Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, before relaxing with a cheese platter and bottle of wine to a live performance by Essential Theatre held on the lawns of the picturesque Shaw Vineyard Estate. With loads of food and wine options available including hampers, gelato, coffee, cocktails and more, this will be an evening of entertainment not to be missed!

On Saturday 5 March, gates will open at 4.30pm for pre-show restaurant bookings and hamper collection available from 5.30pm. Show commences at 7pm sharp at Flint at Shaw Vineyard. 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW 2582

Book tickets at www.eventbrite.com.au or visit www.flint.net.au.

VINES AND WINES TOUR

Let Vines and Wines take you on fully guided tour in Murrumbateman – arguably the capital of Canberra’s cool climate wine region. This is a fabulous time to be visiting the wineries as harvest has begun and there’s plenty going on! 

You’ll get tastings at four wineries, a two-course lunch plus glass of wine, transport (including pick up/drop off), great company and expertise!

On Saturday 5 March. Pick ups start at 9.30am and the last winery stop is at 4.15pm. Visit www.vineswines.com.au for more information.

A. BAKER X EAT STREET

Set in the Old Oak Tree Courtyard and serving up aromatic street food to craft beers, enchanting sights and sounds of live performers, A. BAKER plays host to Canberra’s most interactive street style experience.

Every Friday from 6pm throughout Summer, entry is free.  Visit the website for more information.

Get along to the A. BAKER Old Oak Tree Courtyard, NewActon Pavilion, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OPH

Spring is back, and so are Friday night drinks at Old Parliament House. Unwind from the week and kick-start the weekend with your colleagues, friends or significant other in the historic courtyard of Old Parliament House.

Enjoy live DJ, delicious snacks and chilled cocktails every Friday night until March. Visit www.moadoph.gov.au for more details.

At the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra.

THE CANBERRA TIMES GOOD FOOD MONTH

The celebration of fantastic food and produce from around the region returns with The Canberra Times Good Food Month presented by Citi featuring delicious categories including Let’s Do Lunch, Experiences, Drinks and more.

Plus, an impressive line-up of feature events including a delicious lunch with renowned NSW chef Matt Moran, dinner with Moon Park’s Ben Sears and Eun Hee An, a 6 course feast with Ross Lusted, the chef behind The Bridge Room and more.

Kicks off Tuesday 1 March and runs until Thursday 31 March across various venues and locations in Canberra. Explore the full program here: www.canberra.goodfoodmonth.com

DELICIOUS AFTERDARK

Indulge in an exclusive evening of delicious food, fine wine and a unique after dark tour experience at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

These ‘adults only’ evenings combine a grazing menu featuring regional produce followed by a Ranger led night tour. There are also special guest presentations each night by winemakers and Floresco head chef, Ben Smith.

The evening starts with canapés on the deck and the menu is accompanied by Long Rail Gully wines, including their 2015 Riesling, Rose and Shiraz.

The next evenings will be held from 7pm on Friday 4 and 11 March at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Bookings are essential and can be made at www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/whatson.

MUSIC & DANCE

JAMIE OEHLERS: THE BURDEN OF MEMORY

Australian jazz saxophonist, Jamie Oehlers, has been one of the country’s most successful international jazz exports for the past two decades. His no holds barred approach to jazz performance sees him performing regularly with the world’s most well known jazz artists at clubs and festivals all around the world.

This promises to be an exceptional night of music, delivered by some of the finest players in Australia.

Check it out this Sunday 6 March from 6-8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City. Tickets start at $25.

For more information visit: au.patronbase.com/_StreetTheatre/Productions/JOBM/Performances

PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN SHOW

On 4 October 1970 Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose and in spite of her inevitable self-destruction, Janis was headed for greater musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’.

Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk.

Check it out this Saturday 5 March at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City. Tickets start at $29.

For more information visit: au.patronbase.com/_StreetTheatre/Productions/PEJJ/Performances

IAN MOSS: SIX STRINGS CLASSIC TOUR

The Six Strings Classic tour will be the perfect intimate setting for audiences to experience the powerfully resonating classic songs of Cold Chisel and Ian Moss.

Still respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, 5 times ARIA winner Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable live sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

Check it out this Friday 4 March from 8pm-10pm at The Street Theatre. All tickets are $55.00 and the Box Office opens 1.5 hours prior to every show. For more information visit au.patronbase.com/_ST/Productions/IM16/Performances

LAKESIDE AT 5 PRESENTS ‘NIGHT POTION’

Night Potion is Dublin born Caroline McNicholas (vocalist/songwriter/flautist) and Johnny Reynolds (guitar/vocalist) together with Paul Callan (bass) and Shayne Rolt (drums/percussion).  Their eclectic sound entwines McNicholas’ and Reynolds’ Irish roots and 20 years experience performing on the jazz, blues, folk and rock scene. They perform original songs and some covers, creating a diverse contemporary sound.

On Friday 4 March from 5pm – 7pm at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway.

Visit the website for more information www.tuggeranongarts.com

DARK DISCO

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

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

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

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

PWC FOR PURPOSE MARKET EVENT

This free event will provide a platform for not-for-profit, community, for-purpose organisations and social enterprises to engage with the Canberra community.

Set out in a marketplace/careers fair style, this is a unique opportunity for the business and government sectors to visit their stalls and learn more about the amazing work of organisations in Canberra and how to get involved.

The exciting panel discussion facilitated by Hannah Wandel (founder of Country to Canberra) will navigate personal and professional journeys to finding the right balance of Social Responsibility.

Organisations will share a snappy, 1xminute “pitch” about their work and attendees will vote on the winner who will receive a donation. With free drinks, canapes and door prizes it is a night not to be missed!

Happening from 4:30-7pm Thursday 3 March at PwC’s Canberra Offices at 28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest. All members of the community welcome.

ENLIGHTEN AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA

Enlighten at the National Archives of Australia; four nights of illuminations, events, music, roving performers and arthouse projections. Exhibitions, drop-in gallery tours plus free family activities including face painting, origami, storytelling and #Archiveselfie!

Out of the Cabinet

Satirists Shortis and Simpson revisit the early 1990s through music and comedy. A time when Hawke was in government and hypercolour was in fashion!

Secrets, spooks and spies with Tim the Yowie Man

Under cover of darkness, explore the historic National Archives building (Canberra’s original post office), with Tim the Yowie Man to discover the building’s secrets and treasures from the Archives’ collection.

Kicks off on Friday 4 March and continues until Saturday 12 March at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. For more information visit: www.naa.gov.au

BONSAI WEEK AT THE ARBORETUM

Discover the magic of bonsai with a week of special events and activities at the National Arboretum. Activities include free daily styling demonstrations and curator-guided tours of the Collection, an auction and Gala Cocktail Evening Demonstration by international guest artist Mr Pavel Slovak.

All activities are free except the Cocktail Evening Demonstration. Check it out from Monday 29- Sunday 6 March at the National Arboretum, Forest Drive (off Tuggeranong Parkway). For more information visit: www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/visit/whats_on

MARBLES: MAKE, PLAY, COLLECT

Did you ever collect and play marbles? Whatever happened to your cat-eyes, aggies and alleys? Take a trip down memory lane with the whole family at the Canberra Glassworks.

Explore the art of marbles in the Collecting Nostalgia exhibition and see marbles being made in the hotshop.

Book in to a Make Your Own Marble, knuckle down and play for keeps in the inaugural Canberra Glassworks Marble Tournament, and buy beautiful handmade marbles from the shop.

From 6-8pm Friday 4 March at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Tickets start at $20. For more information visit: www.canberraglassworks.com

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCH

Violence against women and girls is a global epidemic of staggering proportions. As many as 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime, while in the Pacific, that number is twice as high. We all have a role to play in putting an end to this entirely preventable problem.

By attending one of the International Women’s Day events, you support the many UN Women programs that are transforming the lives of women and girls around the world.

Speakers will include:

  • Sister Lorraine Garasu (Papua New Guinea), counsellor, anti-violence advocate and head of the Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation in Bougainville, PNG.
  • Tura Lewai (Fiji), women’s rights activist and member of the UN Secretary Generals Network of Male Leaders.
  • Virginia Haussegger (Event MC), journalist, media commentator, and board member, Australian National Committee for UN Women.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change. Get along to The National Convention Centre on Friday 4 March, to celebrate the successes of women past and present and make your commitment to eliminating violence against women.

Buy your tickets today and help build brighter futures for women and girls everywhere. On Tuesday 8 March from 7am. See website for more details register.canbook.me/iwd-canberra

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY NETWORKING AND FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

Soroptimist International ACT & Monaro and the Country Women’s Association Queanbeyan Evening Branch invite you to this fun International Women’s Day event. The guest speaker is Cynthia Jones-Bryson. Funds raised will support Molonglo Services, including Louisa Domestic Violence Service, Homelessness services and Court Advocacy Service.

On Tuesday March 8 from 7am – 8.30am at The Lakeside Room, Jerrabomberra Community Centre.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

LAKESIDE LITERARY LOUNGE WITH PAUL DALEY

Paul Daley will be reading from his work in progress, a novel – “Jesustown” – about frontier violence, anthropology and cultural theft from Indigenous Australian communities in the 20th century. He’ll also talk about his long and interesting career as a political journalist and award-winning award winning books.

On Thursday 3 March at 7pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway.

Visit www.tuggeranongarts.com for more information.

PEER SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

This is a meeting for people who are supporting family members with mental health issues. Simply peer support from others who are experiencing the same as you.

Completely confidential and private. It will be a space to discuss your own personal feelings, frustrations, achievements or any other feelings you have when dealing with the mental health issues. This group is for you to vent or simply get support from others who know exactly how you feel and are there to understand, acknowledge and share the same feelings with you.

On Thursday 3 March at 7.30pm in the downstairs meeting room in the Gryphon Bar, Griffith shops. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

STARTING A NEW BUSINESS: THE NUTS AND BOLTS

Have a new business idea or need help with an existing business? Whether you are an established business owner or just aspiring to be one, this workshop is a great introduction to the nuts and bolts’ of running any business.

On February 29 from 10am – 12pm at Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre, Unit 6, 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick. Visit www.canberrabusinessnews.com.au to book your ticket. 

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

THE FIVE KEY CHALLENGES IMPACTING THE FOR-PURPOSE SECTOR

The For-Purpose sector continues to operate in a tough economic environment, but keeping the door open isn’t the only problem. Join the Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre for a workshop designed to work through and build upon your understanding of the 5 key challenges faced by businesses in the For-Purpose sector.

On March 3 from 10am – 12pm at the Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre, Unit 6, 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick. 

Visit the website for more  information www.canberrabusinessnews.com.au

FILM

SCREENING: THE HUNTING GROUND

The Women’s Centre for Health Matters are screening a session of documentary The Hunting Ground, a critically acclaimed US feature documentary chronicling the personal stories of university students who have reported sexual assault on campuses, and the failure of a number of American universities to respond effectively and appropriately to these reports.

It is the latest film by Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering who made The Invisible War, a film directly responsible for influencing government policy and laws on how the US armed forces responded to and prevented sexual assault within their ranks.

A Q&A panel discussion following the screening will focus on the how the film is being used as a tool to engage the local university sector and the broader community in a conversation around sexual assault and harassment, consent, disclosure and reporting.

The panel will be facilitated by long term social justice and women’s rights advocate Veronica Wensing and include panellists Dr Helen Watchirs OAM, ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner, Chrystina Stanford, Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, Allison Henry, Impact Producer of the Hunting Ground Australia Project, and Alyssa Shaw, Women’s Officer and Acting Vice President for the Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA) and Vice President (Chair of Equity) for the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations.

It’s happening Thursday 3 March from 6:30pm at The Arc Cinema at the National Film & Sound Archive, 1 McCoy Circuit, Acton. Run time: 103mins, Rating: M

Tickets $10 available at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com.au

SPORT, LEISURE & WELLBEING

CANBERRA RAIDERS VS PANTHERS

Be a part of the action at GIO Stadium for a Canberra Raiders home match when Raiders v Panthers. The 2016 season kicks off with a matchup against a youthful and exciting Panthers squad. Catch the first glimpse at the Raiders new superstar recruits Aidan Sezer and Elliott Whitehead.

Kick off is at 3pm this Saturday 5 March at GIO Stadium Leverrier Crescent, Bruce. Tickets are available here: www.ticketek.com.au

AQUIS BRUMBIES V WARATAHS

See the Aquis Brumbies v Waratahs at GIO Stadium. The Brumbies take on their fiercest rivals in Round 2. Often the most popular game of the season, the Tahs game in Canberra never fails to deliver on a thrilling atmosphere.

Tickets from Ticketek. Transaction fees apply. See here for ticket prices and purchase: premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=KRU216

Kick off is at 7.40pm this Friday 4 March at GIO Stadium, Battye St Bruce. For more information and ticketing visit

AMY’S BIG CANBERRA BIKE RIDE

One of Canberra’s premier cycling participation events, Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride. This ride was developed by Pedal Power ACT to provide an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities and ages to celebrate safety and cycling in Canberra.

The event is proud to support the Amy Gillet Foundation as the official beneficiary charity for the 2016 Ride. The 2016 Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride features four different rides for registrants to select from.

Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride is an inclusive cycling event and open to riders 5 years and up (adult supervision is required for cyclists under 18 years of age).

On Sunday March 6 from 8am, Rond Terrace, Canberra.

Visit the website for more information www.bigcanberrabikeride.com.au

THE CANBERRA SUMMER’S END YOGA FESTIVAL

Summer’s End Yoga Festival is a weekend for the Canberra community to come together and share all that is good about yoga, health and wellness. In two days you will be able to choose from 60 different sessions offered by over 50 different teachers from all over Australia in order to create a unique compilation of classes that will suit you and your abilities. 

Your experience at Summer’s End Yoga Festival will surely be a memorable one leaving you buzzing with new energy to take back with you into your daily life. You will make new discoveries about yourself and about all that is on offer in Canberra and beyond to make positive changes in your life and the lives of those around you.

On March 5 and 6 at the Greenhills Centre at 1437 Cotter Road, Stromlo. Starts at 7am for an 8am start, classes and events run into the evening on Saturday and until 5:15 on Sunday. 

Visit the website for more information www.seyf.com.au

THE FIT MUSE – SOCIAL RUNNING CLUB

Meet every Saturday morning at 8:15am out the front of Muse in Kingston for an 8:30am start. It’s an easy 5km run up through Telopea Park, along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin up to the NGA and back again. All levels welcome and there are additional challenges for the more experienced runner.

At 8:30am every Saturday Morning. FREE.

MARKETS

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS 

Canberra’s national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople.

Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building offering unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines, and freshly ground coffee.

Visitors can browse all kinds of items including funky lamp shades, tea cups and saucers, retro decorative art, antique jewellery, china and art glass, silver, linens and restored pieces.

The Old Bus Depot Markets are easy to access, have ample free parking and a wide range of food stalls to enjoy a multicultural meal, a coffee or a quick bite to eat – while watching talented musicians and taking in the hustle and bustle of the markets.

From 10am to 4pm every Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Visit obdm.com.au for more information.

SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

EAT LOCAL FRIDAYS – FARMERS MARKETS

Eat Local Fridays is a brand new farmers’ market to hit Canberra. Held every Friday, buy chemical and GMO-free produce directly from the grower and makers.

On from 2.30pm to 7pm each Friday at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Visit www.eatlocalmovement.org for more information.

CAPITAL REGION FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

KIDS

KIDS BOOK LAUNCH: SMILE CRY

Come along to Harry Hartog Woden for the official launch of the beautiful children’s book Smile Cry by the fabulous Tania McCartney!

Kids will be entertained by a reading, activities, delicious cupcakes and other goodies. Bring your smiles, and your favourite soft toy to join in the fun!

Please RSVP for catering purposes, although everyone is welcome to come on the day.

On Saturday 5 March at 11am at  Harry Hartog, Woden. Visit the website for more information harryhartog.com.au

CELESTIAL EMPIRE FAMILY ROOM

Use your imagination in this hands-on, interactive area to explore life during China’s last imperial dynasty. Kids and parents can contribute to a giant collaborative dragon artwork. Other activities will include puppeteering, craft, and colouring with ample space to curl up with a Chinese storybook.

The Family Room is open until March 24 and March 26 to May 22 2016 at the National Library of Australia. Find out more at www.nla.gov.au.

PLAY UP

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

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

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

LEAP INTO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

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

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

SPIDERS AT QUESTACON

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

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

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

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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

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

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

2016 FESTIVAL OF THE STONE

Along with Clean Coast Collective, you are invited to join Stone & Wood as they roll into towns along the East Coast, on their 2016 Festival of the Stone Tour.

Pull together a crew, come and clean up your coastline before kicking back at our after party.

The Landrover Clyde will be stocked up and pouring cold, fresh beer; there will be pumping live music, awesome locally sourced food for everyone to enjoy and celebrate, ‘the way it should be.’

BEACH CLEAN UP

Help clean up your beach with Clean Coast Collective on Sunday 6 March at the Acton Boat Terminal from 1-3pm. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, helping hands and smiling faces.

Followed by the AFTER PARTY at A. BAKER from 3-7pm with live music by the Lavers.

Visit the event page for more information.

Variety Family Day

Variety fundraising family friendly event hosted by Blind Dove Café. Highlights include face painting, a car boot sale, Constable Kenny Koala, Trades and Services Auction, Shaw Vineyard Estate Wine raffle and more.

On Saturday March 5 from 10am – 5pm at Blind Dove Café, 148 Flemington Road, Harrison.

Visit the Facebook page for more information.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

UNSETTLED: STORIES WITHIN

In Unsettled: Stories Within, five leading Indigenous Australian artists – Julie Gough, Jonathan Jones, Judy Watson, Elma Kris and Wukun Wanambi – respond to the National Museum of Australia’s major exhibition, Encounters, which reveals Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural material collected during the early years of European colonisation.

From 27 November 2015 to 28 March 2016, daily from 9am-5pm. Closed on Christmas Day. For more information visit www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/unsettled

COLLECTING NOSTALGIA

Collecting Nostalgia explores ideas about collecting and art making, through the humble glass marble. Marbles can showcase great technical artistry, but they are also treasured objects imbued with memory. Canberra Glassworks has invited nine artists from across Australia to respond to the notion of collecting, using marbles as inspiration.

Showing at Canberra Glassworks until 24 April.

WENDY SADDINGTON: UNDERGROUND ICON

Artist Peter Maloney first saw Wendy Saddington perform in Canberra when he was around 17 years of age. He became a lifelong admirer and then friend of the singer and amassed an extensive personal archive of material relating to this iconic Australian performer. Using material from Maloney’s archive, the exhibition follows the development of Saddington’s career as a cult celebrity and a key figure in Australian popular music history.

Showing until 17 April at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

MAGNIFIED

Celebrate 12 years of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the National Archives of Australia. Enjoy incredible prize-winning artworks exhibited alongside inspiring historical content from the collections of the National Archives of Australia and the South Australian Museum.

Open daily from 9am to 5pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday, until March 28 at National Archives of Australia. Free entry.

THE BALD ARCHY PRIZE 2016

Watson Arts Centre once again presents the Bald Archy Prize, that eccentric icon of the Australian art calendar. Created in 1994 as a spoof of another more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides a genuine opportunity for artists of all styles and standards to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

Showing daily, 10am to 4pm, until 14 March at the Watson Arts Centre. See www.canberrapotters.com.au for more information.

TOM ROBERTS

Experience the work of legendary Australian artist Tom Roberts this summer at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra. This extraordinary exhibition brings together Tom Roberts’ most famous paintings. Paintings such as Shearing the rams (1888-90) and A break away! (1891) are among the nation’s best known works of art.

Showing daily from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day) until 28 March at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. Book tickets at www.ticketek.com.au.

UNDER EMBARGO

In a national premier, 11 honours students and two professors from the University of Canberra (UC) will reveal a diverse range of creative design responses to some of Australia’s most immediate cultural, social and innovation challenges.

Visionary is the Gallery of Australian Design’s latest exhibition, addressing issues such as the improvement of Australia’s wellbeing, promoting stronger student literacy engagement among students and enabling the elderly to re-engage with their community through design.

Open 9am to 5pm until 27 February at the Gallery of Australian Design, 47 Jardine St. Kingston.  

THROUGH SPACE AND TIME

Through Space & Time is a showcase of select abstract graphite drawings and acrylic on canvas artworks that span the last three years of Justin Andrew’s career.

Showing until 3 April at Suki & Hugh Gallery, 38A Gibraltar Street Bungendore. Visit www.sukihugh.com.au for more information.

THE LAST TEMPTATION: THE ART OF KEN AND JULIA YONETANI

Chandeliers made from uranium glass representing nuclear-powered nations and a nine-metre banquet table made entirely of salt feature in the first large survey show of internationally acclaimed Japanese and Australian artist collaborators Ken + Julia Yonetani atNational Gallery of Australia (NGA) Contemporary. Ken + Julia Yonetani’s installation is a provocative response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.

Showing until 27 March at NGA Contemporary, Parkes.

HOME IN TIME

Home in Time was inspired by a book written for the centenary of Canberra. 100 Canberra Houses: A Century of Capital Architecture by Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts surveys Canberra’s domestic culture from 1913 – 2013. Ten homes from the book have been selected for this exhibition. They demonstrate a variety of themes, from public service inundation to architectural innovation and date back to the foundation of Canberra’s urban environment.

Showing until 24 March at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

SIDESHOW ALLEY: INFAMY, MACABRE AND THE PORTRAIT

Featuring a spooky and sometimes disquieting selection of portraits, Sideshow Alley maps the various ways in which artists, photographers and entrepreneurs used portraits of Australian convicts and criminals: the canny publishers trading in salacious prints and penny dreadfuls; the studios doing a brisk trade in portraits of heroes and villains; and the waxworks proprietors who, with their ‘Chambers of Horrors’, turned violence, scandal and misfortune unto a lucrative art form.

Showing until Sunday 28 February at the National Portrait Gallery. 

AUSTRALIA IN THE GREAT WAR

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

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

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

WILLIAM EDWIN PIDGEON (1909-1981), WAR CORRESPONDENT AND ARTIST

William Edwin Pidgeon was a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, and newspaper critic. This exhibition presents a selection of the over 400 works by William Pidgeon held in the Australian War Memorial’s Art collection.

The works relate to Pidgeon’s Second World War experiences in Darwin, New Guinea, Borneo and Morotai between 1943 to 1945.

On display in the Second World War Galleries until 7 March at the Australian War Memorial.

ENCOUNTERS

This not-to-be-missed exhibition reveals the powerful stories of rare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection. Encounters also features contemporary works produced by the Indigenous communities from which the British Museum’s objects were originally acquired. Many of the objects from the British Museum have not been seen in Australia since they were first acquired during contact between early settlers and First Australians.

On show until 28 March at the National Museum of Australia. Entry is free. Timed tickets are available at the door but we recommend you book online.

ART IS A WEAPON

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

Showing now at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

MAGNA CARTA – AN AUSTRALIAN STORY

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

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

KANINJAKU

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

Showing at the National Museum of Australia until 12 August.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

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

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