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

SEVEN THINGS NOT TO MISS

THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment.

Bringing everyone together in one location, this gives our Canberra community an opportunity to sample what is happening in our city. For our vendors, it gives them a platform to engage with the public and encourage follow on trade. It’s all about feeding back into our local businesses!

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally (four times a year) and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving our local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

On this Saturday 9 April from 2-7pm at Little National, 21 National Circuit, Barton. Entry is free. For more information visit: theforage.com.au

CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ACTEWAGL MEET THE MUSIC: GOULBURN CONCERTO

The ActewAGL Meet the Music program is creating a world first! This year, a unique collaboration will take place between the Goulburn Strings Project and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

The Goulburn Strings Project is comprised of students ranging from year 3 to 5 at Goulburn Public School, who come from all walks of life, and who are all quite new to music. Some will have a natural aptitude for their new instrument, others may think football is better. Either way, they will be practicing until their little fingers have callouses just like their mentors at the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.

To inspire them to reach their full potential, the CSO has commissioned a piece especially for them. The work is from leading Australian composer Sean O’Boyle AM, and while it is simply called ‘The Goulburn Concerto’, it is far from simple. The music will be challenging, and playing in front of a large audience (including the media) will be scary.

This remarkable project is open for the public to come and watch.

On 5 April at Llewellyn Hall, ANU, William Herbert Place, Building 100. Entry is free, but seating is limited. Email the CSO to book your place. For more information visit:

www.cso.org.au

FIX AND MAKE: THE ART OF KINTSUGI

What is Kintsugi you ask? A way to repair broken dreams, they answer. If you have ever broken a treasured ceramic object this workshop is for you. Learn the art of Kintsugi – a Japanese technique for repairing smashed or chipped pottery where the damage is celebrated as a part of the object’s history rather than disguised.

Bring along broken items from home to work on and repair using a Kintsugi kit created by ceramicist, Naomi Taplin.

Happening this Saturday 9 April at Hotel Hotel from 9am until 12pm. See the website for more information and to purchase tickets: hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/the-art-of-kintsugi

TODX FASHION FUNDRAISER

Things of Desire and the Aids Action Council are hosting a fabulous evening of fashion, beauty and awareness.

What you can expect:

  • Champagne and canapés provided by our great friends at Mood Food
  • Makeup demonstrations by the talented artists from M.A.C Cosmetic
  • A first time look at the fabulous new season fashion of the great labels available at Things of Desire
  • Lucky door prizes including VIVA Glam Lipstick from M.A.C, treats and vouchers from Braddon retailers and restaurants
  • An enticing and exciting evening supporting the important work of the AIDS Action Council

Happening Thursday 7 April at the Things of Desire’s storefront at 32 Lonsdale Street, Braddon from 6pm onwards.

RSVP is essential – please call Things of Desire on 6260 8844 OR the AIDS Action Council on 6257 2855 or email [email protected]

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE WEEK

The 2016 season has been warm and early this year so celebrate the end of harvest with the Canberra District Wine Week. There’s a variety of dinners, cellar door opportunities and celebrations happening across the Canberra Wine Region this week with many opportunities to be one of the first to taste the 2016 harvest.

Happening from Monday 4 April across various locations. For more information visit: www.canberrawines.com.au

BELL SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET 

Violence rumbles through the streets, with two families at war. From such angry beginnings flame the fire of passion and forbidden love.

From the first intimate blush to the tragic finale, Romeo And Juliet is a story for all ages. A tale of a chance meeting, love at first sight, the passion of youth, and old family feuds spilling blood.

In a city divided by anger and from rival families, Romeo and Juliet come together in a dangerous union of love.
Beautiful and intimate, Romeo And Juliet will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, who will breathe new life into one of the greatest love story’s ever told.

Visually stunning in its nod to the layers of storytelling and the history of the play, it will feature a talented cast, including Alex Williams (Underground:The Julian Assange Story, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) as Romeo, and Kelli Paterniti (As You Like It) as Juliet.

Showing until Saturday 9 April at Canberra Theatre Centre. For more information and the purchase tickets see the website canberratheatrecentre.com.au

CANBERRA AND REGION HERITAGE FESTIVAL 

Canberrans are invited to dig up the past and re-explore their region at this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

Supported by the ACT Government, this year’s festival theme Discovery and Rediscoveries.

With ghost trains, torchlight tours, cycling events, open days and historical re-enactments all around Canberra and the surrounding region, there’s something for every age and stage!

It’s on until Monday 18 April at various locations across Canberra. Event costs vary. See the National Trust website for more details: www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au/events/#state=ACT

FOOD & DRINKS

WESTSIDE VILLAGE MARKETS RELAUNCH

The Westside Village Markets will relaunch on Sunday 10th April at 11am. Spend your day strolling through the revamped market at Westside Village, there is no market in Canberra like it!

Set amongst the pop-up shipping container village, at Acton Park, with beautiful views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin.

There will be a jumping castle for the kids along with live music. Stalls including, fresh seafood, fruit & vegetables, clothing, books, handmade products and much more.

Happening this Sunday April 10, 11am – 4pm at Westside Acton Park. Barrine Drive, Acton (next to the lake).

THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment.

Bringing everyone together in one location, this gives our Canberra community an opportunity to sample what is happening in our city. For our vendors, it gives them a platform to engage with the public and encourage follow on trade. It’s all about feeding back into our local businesses!

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally (four times a year) and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving our local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience

On this Saturday 9 April from 2-7pm at Little National, 21 National Circuit, Barton. Entry is free. For more information visit: theforage.com.au

HIGH COUNTRY WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL

Join Thredbo on the 9th of April for the ultimate culinary celebration at the free High Country Wine & Cheese Festival.

You could be the next Thredbo cheese rolling champion! Chase cheese to glory, thrills and spills in Thredbo’s second annual cheese rolling competition and Australia’s ONLY cheese rolling competition. The men’s and women’s winner will take home a magnificent wheel of King Island Dairy Cheese and a Thredbo Winter Season Pass!

There will be a free wine & Cheese Tasting from 2 pm – 5 pm. Relax poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel with live music. The MC will lead you through the day while you enjoy samples from several wineries including Yalumba.

Explore stunning Thredbo in style on the village wide Progressive Dinner from 4pm – 8pm . Enjoy five delectable courses paired with five glasses of wine at five of Thredbo’s top dining establishments. This unique dinner is only $75 per person and is the perfect way to cap off your foodies day out with friends.

Entry is free except the ticketed dinner which is $75 per person. On Saturday April 9 from 11am – 5pm at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel and Thredbo Resort.

Visit the website for more information www.thredbo.com.au/events/wine-cheese-festival

WOOLSHED BREWERY FIVE COURSE BEER AND FOOD MATCHING LUCNH AND DINNER
South Australia’s Tom and Mary from Woolshed Brewery visit Canberra for The Durham’s first Beer and Food Matching event of the year.  Enjoy beers like their Cherax Destructor IPA and their coffee stout excellently matched to a range of courses by The Durham’s head chef Ross Daniels.

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE WEEK – PINOT NIGHT 

Join Muse at the bookshop for an intimate evening to taste Pinot Noir wines from Lerida Estate, Pankhurst Wines and Domaine Rogha Crois matched with a range of superb canapes prepared by Head Chef Sam Willis.

As any topographer worth their salt will tell you, winemaking is the most sensual way to understand a piece of land. Canberra District wines deliver unique qualities derived from an environment like no other in Australia.

Guests will taste a total of nine wines from the assembled wineries, and will have the opportunity to meet the owners and hear all about their Pinot Noir journey, and their passion for Pinot.

Tickets: $60 (includes all wine and food), SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED (20 TICKETS ONLY)

On Monday 4 April at 6.30pm at Muse 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston. Visit the website for more information www.musecanberra.com.au

LET’S DO DINNER 

Get along to The Loft Bar & Grill during March for their Let’s Do Dinner set menu special. With a fresh new menu each week, select from the two featured entrees & two mains each with a perfectly matched glass of wine.

Dinner is $49pp and bookings can be made from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm. To book a table contact us The Loft on 6247 733023.

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.

SUITS & SIPS 

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. They are serving up Vanilla Espresso Martinis, Coconut Mango Martinis, Fireball Sours and more tantalising creations every Thursday night. $10 Cocktails & $20 Tasting Boards.

On every Thursday night from 5pm at The Loft, corner of Sargood and MacPherson Streets, O’Connor.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FILM PROGRAM – FAMILY CLASSICS

April school holiday fun at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Monday 11 April, 10am

Paper Planes

2014, G, 96mins, D: Robert Connolly

Tuesday 12 April, 10am

Oddball

2015, G, 95mins, D: Stuart McDonald

Wednesday 13 April, 10am

Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water

2015, PG, 92mins, D: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

Thursday 14 April, 10am

Blinky Bill: The Movie

2015, G, 93mins, D: Deane Taylor

Friday 15 April, 10am

The Man From Snowy River

1982, PG, 102mins, D: George Miller

Events on from Monday 11 April to Friday 15 April at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. All tickets are $5.

For more information visit: www.nfsa.gov.au/calendar/?startdate=2016-04-11&type=family-classics

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE AIS

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? School holidays at the AIS has a focus on participation and having a good time. These programs are suitable for primary school aged children and will have your child exploring a world of fun, activity and adventure.

Choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer and Tennis Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program.

All programs are based around children having fun, learning new skills, working as a team and keeping active. There will also be activities in Sportex, the interactive sports experience. Full day or weekly programs available.

Starting Monday 11 April-22 April, 8am-5.30pm at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce. Various admission programs available at different prices. For more information visit: www.experienceais.com/sports-camps/holiday-program

DISCOVERY SPACE: MUSEUM DESIGNER

Using the National Museum’s architecture for inspiration, children can design, make or draw their very own museum these school holidays! Take a short tour to learn about the Museum’s building, then design and build your own mini-museum to take home, with consultant architect Richard Henty. For ages 5+. Costs apply.

Draw a Museum – explore the Museum’s architecture then draw, read or just chill out in our Discovery Space. Free.

For $2 (FREE for children on Museum Friends Full membership), grab a Building Blocks architecture trail from the Information Hub in the Museum’s Main Hall and uncover some of the building’s secrets.

On from Monday 11 April to 22 April from 11am to 1pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton. Entry is $10 and bookings are essential as numbers are limited. For more information visit: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discovery-space-museum-designer-tickets-17538548270

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

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

TDK TUESDAYS – LOOK WHO’S TALKING 

TDKTuesdays presents Look Who’s Talking, a Q&A session with a panel of of local design industry professionals who will share their experiences, and chat all things design.

The discussion will be led by TDK co-host Juliette Dudley (senior graphic designer at Zoo), and there will be an opportunity at the end for the audience to ask the panel questions too. Everyone’s welcome – students, grads, professionals, freelancers, studios – bring a friend, have a drink and get involved in your design community!

Guest Speakers:

Natalie Van Der Rijt (Art Director, Zoo Group)

Matt Tindale (Senior Designer, Voodoo)

Byron Little (Creative Director, 26Hundred)

Saini Copp (Designer, Cre8ive)

Entry is free, on Tuesday 5 April at 7pm at La De Da, Belconnen.

Vist the website for more information www.thedesignkids.com.au


Walk and Talk: What’s the drum about gums on Black Mountain?

Discover the intriguing differences between eucalypts such as Scribbly Gum, Brittle Gum and Red Stringybark, and some of the lesser known native tree species such as Black Cypress Pine and Native Cherry with Michael Doherty. See and hear how they survive fire and drought.

Cost is a gold coin donation. On Saturday 9 April from 9.30am to 11.30am. Meet at Frith Road, Acton. Drive along Frith Road behind the CSIRO, turn right before the ANBG lower entrance, then park next to the ACTEW substation.

Bookings can be made via email to [email protected]


BOOMER & ME: JO CASE IN CONVERSATION WITH MELINDA SMITH

Memoirist Jo Case talks with poet Melinda Smith about what an Aspergers diagnosis meant for her child, herself and her understanding of the workings of her own family.
On Sunday April 10 from  3.30pm – 4.30pm at Muse Canberra, inside the East Hotel, 68 Canberra Avenue, Kingston. See the website for more details www.musecanberra.com.au
MEMORABLE CHARACTERS FROM CANBERRA’S PAST

Join local author Jenny Horsfield in discussion about some of the remarkable and dedicated men and women who helped build Canberra in the early years. These pioneers feature in her new publication Building a City: CS Daley and the story of Canberra.

On Sunday 10 April at 2pm at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

The talk is free but bookings are essential. Visit the website for more informationwww.naa.gov.au

2016 NATIONAL VOLUNTEERING CONFERENCE

The 2016 National Volunteering Conference is the principal Australian forum for not for profit leaders, volunteer managers and policy contributors to come together and build knowledge, innovation, networks and leadership to advance volunteering.

Delegates can expect to gain new skills, learn about innovative programs, and connect with subject experts in an engaging and relevant program. Conference content focuses on current and emerging trends in a positive, solution-driven environment.

Registration is $990 + $200 for Gala Dinner Entry. On from 6 April to 8 April at the National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra. 
Visit the website for more information www.2016nationalvolunteeringconference.com.au

DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Enjoy an outdoor experience learning how to use your camera and taking photos while you’re in the nation’s capital. Choose from beginner or advanced classes for the relevant tuition. Classes are offered for anyone 15 and over. Professional photographers ensure plenty of personal attention to advance your knowledge. Handout notes are provided.

Group discounts are available.

Held until Sunday 19 June at the Pork Barrel Café. For more information, contact 02 9560 0077. To book, visit National Photo Training College website.

COLLECTING NOSTALGIA

Collecting Nostalgia, curated by Aimee Frodsham, 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. Participating artists are Alexandra Chambers, Tom Moore, Emilie Patteson, Phoebe Porter, Danielle Rickaby, Jaan Poldaas, Jan Rigden-Clay, Trish Roan and Mikki Trail.

Held until Sunday 24 April at Canberra Glassworks. Entry is free. For more information, visit www.canberraglassworks.com.

SECRETS, STORIES, SPIES 

Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’.

Tours are free but bookings are required and can be made here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/secrets-stories-spaces-tickets-24049275029

On 4, 6, 11 and 13 April from 4.30 – 5.30PM at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace. Suitable for families.

Visit the website for more information www.naa.gov.au

PENINSULA TALES

The award-winning Peninsula Tales tours are back for a limited time as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Join your guide ‘Catherine Fysh’ in the year 1947 as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of Acton Peninsula on this easy-paced one-hour walking tour.

Catherine has just arrived in Canberra in 1947 to take up a position as a biochemist at the Institute of Anatomy. She leaves her family in country Queensland and arrives to find a new suburb named after her great-grandfather. Living at Acton Guest House, she soon enters into the lifestyle of the developing capital.

Held from Sunday 3 April to Sunday 17 April at the National Museum of Australia. Booking is essential. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au for tickets.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

FILM

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FILM PROGRAM – FAMILY CLASSICS

April school holiday fun at the NFSA.

Monday 11 April, 10am

Paper Planes

2014, G, 96mins, D: Robert Connolly

Tuesday 12 April, 10am

Oddball

2015, G, 95mins, D: Stuart McDonald

Wednesday 13 April, 10am

Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water

2015, PG, 92mins, D: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

Thursday 14 April, 10am

Blinky Bill: The Movie

2015, G, 93mins, D: Deane Taylor

Friday 15 April, 10am

The Man From Snowy River

1982, PG, 102mins, D: George Miller

Events on from Monday 11April to Friday 15 April at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. All tickets are $5. For more information visit: www.nfsa.gov.au/calendar/?startdate=2016-04-11&type=family-classics

SPORT, LEISURE & WELLBEING

THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016

A full weekend of running events are set to take place as the Australian Running Festival and the iconic The Canberra Times Fun Run return to Canberra. Join thousands of runners from around the country as serious competitors, joggers, wheelchair athletes, pram pushers and walkers take part in one of the festivals five events.

For serious runners, the Ultra Marathon will once again be recognised by the International Association of Ultra Runner with competitors from the event eligible to be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships later in the year.

All five courses will be a one-lap route, exploring the beautiful Canberra lakeside, starting and finishing at the main festival area near Old Parliament House. For those that prefer a shorter distance the 5km and 10km races will both take place on Saturday April 9.

Tickets start at $48.00. On from April 9 – 10 in the Canberra CBD.

Visit www.runningfestival.com.au for more information.

ROLLER DERBY 

Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against friendly rivals Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax.

The teams last met in a close match in 2015’s Eastern Region Roller Derby Smackdown with the DisHonour Rollers defeating Vice City Betamax 159-140.

On Saturday 9 April, doors open at 6.30 pm, start 7 pm at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, Tuggeranong.

Tickets $10 + booking fee online via varsityderbyleague.com or $10 at the door. Children under 12 free with paying adult.

2016 BEACH TOUCH SEASON

Want to extend your summer of Touch Football in Canberra and can’t hold out for the Winter competition? Or are you new to the sport? Dust off your boardies, flick off your thongs and put the surf board on hold for a short/sharp season of exciting Beach Touch through April, 2016!

The ACT Beach Volleyball courts is the hottest sporting venue in town and plays host to a variety of sports including Beach Touch.

Featuring two action-packed modified games per night played over three consecutive weeks and a finals week (w/c 19 April, 2016), the new Beach Touch format provides a great way for you and your mates to fling the ball around in a great social and fun setting before the sun goes down this summer.

The cost is $380 per team.

Held each Tuesday until Wednesday 19 April at the Volleyball ACT Beach Volleyball Courts. For more information or to register, contact Nicola Wines: [email protected].

PENINSULA TALES

The award-winning Peninsula Tales tours are back for a limited time as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Join your guide ‘Catherine Fysh’ in the year 1947 as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of Acton Peninsula on this easy-paced one-hour walking tour.

Catherine has just arrived in Canberra in 1947 to take up a position as a biochemist at the Institute of Anatomy. She leaves her family in country Queensland and arrives to find a new suburb named after her great-grandfather. Living at Acton Guest House, she soon enters into the lifestyle of the developing capital.

Held from Sunday 3 April to Sunday 17 April at the National Museum of Australia. Booking is essential. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au for tickets.

ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE GRUDGE MATCH: DISHONOUR ROLLERS VICE CITY BETAMAX

Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against friendly rivals Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax on Saturday 9 April at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.

The teams last met in a close match in 2015’s Eastern Region Roller Derby Smackdown with the DisHonour Rollers defeating Vice City Betamax 159-140.

Happening Saturday 9 April. Door open at 6.30 pm for a 7pm start at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, Tuggeranong

Tickets $10 + booking fee online via varsityderbyleague.com or $10 at the door. Children under 12 free with paying adult.

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.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016

A full weekend of running events are set to take place as the Australian Running Festival and the iconic The Canberra Times Fun Run return to Canberra. Join thousands of runners from around the country as serious competitors, joggers, wheelchair athletes, pram pushers and walkers take part in one of the festivals five events.

For serious runners, the Ultra Marathon will once again be recognised by the International Association of Ultra Runner with competitors from the event eligible to be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships later in the year.

All five courses will be a one-lap route, exploring the beautiful Canberra lakeside, starting and finishing at the main festival area near Old Parliament House. For those that prefer a shorter distance the 5km and 10km races will both take place on Saturday April 9.

Tickets start at $48.00. On from April 9 – 10 in the Canberra CBD.

Visit www.runningfestival.com.au for more information.

CELTIC SOCCER ACADEMY IN CANBERRA

Celtic Soccer Academy is coming to the University of Canberra! This is a unique opportunity for boys & girls (aged 6-17) of all abilities to be trained by Celtic Soccer Academy coaches.
On April 9 and 10 from 9am-12pm for ages 6-11 years and 1pm-4pm for ages 12-17 years at the University of Canberra (Oval 1).

Cost is $60 per ½ day session per person or both ½ day sessions for $110 per person

Find our more here: www.motiv8mefootballacademy.com/mmfa-working-with-celtic-fc


BEACH TOUCH SEASON

Want to extend your summer of Touch Football in Canberra and can’t hold out for the Winter competition? Or are you new to the sport? Dust off your boardies, flick off your thongs and put the surf board on hold for a short/sharp season of exciting Beach Touch through April, 2016!

The ACT Beach Volleyball courts is the hottest sporting venue in town and plays host to a variety of sports including Beach Touch.

Featuring two action-packed modified games per night played over three consecutive weeks and a finals week (w/c 19 April, 2016), the new Beach Touch format provides a great way for you and your mates to fling the ball around in a great social and fun setting before the sun goes down this summer.

The cost is $380 per team.

Held each Tuesday until Wednesday 19 April at the Volleyball ACT Beach Volleyball Courts. For more information or to register, contact Nicola Wines: [email protected].

MARKETS

THE FORAGE

The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment.

Bringing everyone together in one location, this gives our Canberra community an opportunity to sample what is happening in our city. For our vendors, it gives them a platform to engage with the public and encourage follow on trade. It’s all about feeding back into our local businesses!

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally (four times a year) and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving our local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience

On this Saturday 9 April from 2-7pm at Little National, 21 National Circuit, Barton. Entry is free. For more information visit: theforage.com.au

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.

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.

WESTSIDE VILLAGE MARKETS RELAUNCH

The Westside Village Markets will relaunch on Sunday 10th April at 11am. Spend your day strolling through the revamped market at Westside Village, there is no market in Canberra like it!

Set amongst the pop-up shipping container village, at Acton Park, with beautiful views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin.

There will be a jumping castle for the kids along with live music. Stalls including, fresh seafood, fruit & vegetables, clothing, books, handmade products and much more.

Happening this Sunday April 10, 11am – 4pm at Westside Acton Park. Barrine Drive, Acton (next to the lake).

 

KIDS

THE GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS

Michael Edgley has done it again, bringing The Great Moscow Circus back to Majura Park and giving us a high energy and exciting new two hour production to be presented under the grand bigtop! The action-packed show will feature a sensational line-up of superstar new Russian and international performers in the best Moscow circus ever.

Wednesday 6 April from 6.30pm 7pm (finishing at approximately 9.15pm) at Majura Park. For more information, including ticket information, please visit the website www.thegreatmoscowcircus.com.au

DISCOVERY SPACE: MUSEUM DESIGNER

Using the National Museum’s architecture for inspiration, children can design, make or draw their very own museum these school holidays! Take a short tour to learn about the Museum’s building, then design and build your own mini-museum to take home, with consultant architect Richard Henty. For ages 5+. Costs apply.

Draw a Museum – explore the Museum’s architecture then draw, read or just chill out in our Discovery Space. Free.

For $2 (FREE for children on Museum Friends Full membership), grab a Building Blocks architecture trail from the Information Hub in the Museum’s Main Hall and uncover some of the building’s secrets.

On from Monday 11 April to 22 April from 11am to 1pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton. Entry is $10 and bookings are essential as numbers are limited. For more information visit: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discovery-space-museum-designer-tickets-17538548270

MEMORY OF A NATION – FAMILY CORNER

Queen Victoria’s underpants? A trip to Antarctica? What is an archive? Read stories from our past, do a puzzle or try the Discovery Trail. For children under 10. Fun for mum and dad too!

On from April 11 – 25  from 9am–5pm at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

Visit the website for more infromation www.naa.gov.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 from now until 22 May 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

TODX FASHION FUNDRAISER

Things of Desire and the Aids Action Council are hosting a fabulous evening of fashion, beauty and awareness.

What you can expect:

  • Champagne and canapés provided by our great friends at Mood Food
  • Makeup demonstrations by the talented artists from M.A.C Cosmetic
  • A first time look at the fabulous new season fashion of the great labels available at Things of Desire
  • Lucky door prizes including VIVA Glam Lipstick from M.A.C, treats and vouchers from Braddon retailers and restaurants
  • An enticing and exciting evening supporting the important work of the AIDS Action Council

Happening Thursday 7 April at the Things of Desire’s storefront at 32 Lonsdale Street, Braddon from 6pm onwards.

RSVP is essential – please call Things of Desire on 6260 8844 OR the AIDS Action Council on 6257 2855 or email [email protected]

EXHIBITIONS

TUNING IN: ABC TV 1964-76

Gather round the telly and bask in the glow of vintage ABC. From Play School to raunchy romps, see Australian life reflected on screen in Tuning IN: ABC TV 1964-76.

From the National Archives of Australia audiovisual collection

Starting Friday 8 April and running until 15 May, open daily from 9am – 5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Entry is free. For more information visit: www.naa.gov.au/visit-us/exhibitions/index.aspx

CONNECT WITH NATURE

View works produced by artists Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher during the Archives’ ‘Connect with your nature’ artist-in-residence program. A National Archives, Craft ACT and ACT Parks and Conservation Service project.

On from Friday 8 April  to Saturday 14 May from 9am–5pm at the  National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

Visit the website for more information www.naa.gov.au

RE-DISCOVERING GINNINDERRA

Re-Discovering Ginninderra is an exhibition that explores questions about Ginninderra: How and when did it begin as a village? Where was it? When and why did Hall take over? Who were the movers and shakers? Who was affected and why? Do the ghosts of our pioneers and the past still have an impact today?

From the 1860s for half a century, Ginninderra flourished and in its prime boasted a church, two schools, store, police station, post a d telegraph office, school of arts, nursery, farmers union hall, annual show, sports team and hotel. By 1915, Ginninderra was finished.

Held from Saturday 2 April to Thursday 16 March 2017 at Former Hall Primary School. Entry is free. For more information, contact 0412 580 792.

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2016

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Now in its ninth year, this ever-popular event promotes the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

Held until Sunday 26 June at the National Portrait Gallery. For more information, visit www.portrait.gov.au.

BUSH CAPITAL: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ACT

Bush Capital showcases the natural history of the Australian Capital Territory. With the selection of the Yass-Canberra region as the location for the national capital, the phrase ‘Bush Capital’ became enshrined as an integral part of the city’s identity.

In this exhibition, the natural history of the Territory will be illustrated using specimens, illustrations, photographs, works of art and sound from the collections of Canberra Museum and Gallery and other national institutions.

Running until Sunday 26 June at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. Entry is free. For more information, visit www.cmag.com.au.

CELESTIAL EMPIRE: LIFE IN CHINA 1644-1911

Celestial Empire – 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty.

See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and plans for Beijing’s iconic palaces from the Yangshi Lei Archives, never seen in Australia. Beautiful maps, books and prints come alive in ornate detail.

Discover the National Library of Australia’s acclaimed Chinese Collection, including rare items from the London Missionary Society; a unique view of early western impressions of China.

Held until Sunday 22 May at the National Library of Australia. For more information, visit www.nla.gov.au.

MENZIES BY JOHN HOWARD

Former Prime Minister John Howard has curated the Menzies exhibition. He shares his unique and personal insights, reflections and stories on the intense first term of former Prime Minister, Robert Menzies.

The exhibition will help mark the 75th anniversary of Robert Menzies’s first term as Prime Minister (1939-41) and features objects never before seen by the public, including personal items on loan from the Menzies family.

Showing until Sunday 1 May at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Entry is up to $5 for a family. For more information, visit www.nma.gov.au.

MACQUARIE DIGITAL PORTRAITURE AWARD 2016

The Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015 exhibition is your chance to see outstanding finalist works, including two award winners, support artists working with screen-based technology and cultivate digital portraiture as an evolving art form.

Rigorous visual form and careful consideration of soundscape and duration characterise the six finalist artworks.

Held until Monday 25 April at the National Portrait Gallery. For more information, visit www.portrait.gov.au.

BEHIND THE SCENES: TYLER GRAPHICS AT WORK

The National Gallery of Australia’s Kenneth Tyler Print Collection spans the entirety of Tyler’s career and is the most comprehensive collection of post-war American art outside the United States.

Consisting of over 7000 works of art and extensive holdings of documentary film, sound and photographic material, the collection provides insight into the workings of the most innovative print workshop of the twentieth century.

Showing until Sunday 8 May at the National Gallery of Australia. For more information, visit www.nga.gov.au.

THE WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL

The world is beautiful is an exhibition of photographs taken over the last 100 years from the National Gallery of Australia’s magnificent photography collection, including work by Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Henson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Edward Weston and many more.

Together, these photographs capture some of the delight photographers take in turning their cameras on the world and re-imaging it, making it beautiful through the power of their vision and their capacity to help us see the world in new ways.

Held until Sunday 10 April at the National Gallery of Australia. Entry is free. For more information, visit www.nga.gov.au.

CONNECT WITH YOUR NATURE 

View works produced by artists Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher during the Archives’ ‘Connect with your nature’ artist-in-residence program. A National Archives, Craft ACT and ACT Parks and Conservation Service project.

On from Friday 8 April until Saturday 14 May from 9am – 5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

Visit the website for more information www.naa.gov.au

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.

MAKING OF MIDNIGHT OIL EXHIBITION 

The Making of Midnight Oil is a free exhibition exploring the bands impact on Australia’s social and cultural history over their 40-year career. It showcases rare and iconic items like instruments, stage props and memorabilia and includes performances and workshops.

On from Friday 11 March – 14 May at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway. Entry is free, visit the website for more information www.tuggeranongarts.com

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.

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.

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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