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This Week in The Can

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

FIVE THINGS NOT TO MISS

WOMEN IN MEDIA – CANBERRA NETWORKING NIGHT: RISE OF THE PORTFOLIO CAREER

According to the MEAA, more than 1600 Australian media professionals have been made redundant since 2011. It’s true that because of digital disruption, media careers don’t look like they used to. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Cue the rise of the portfolio career or “slasher” – a person who does many part-time jobs simultaneously.

Join Women in Media Canberra for a panel discussion with three dynamic women in the media industry, Dr Caroline Fisher (Assistant Professor-Journalism at the University of Canberra), Sue White (freelance journalist, travel writer, writing coach and teacher), and Ginger Gorman (social justice journalist, documentary maker, and journalism teacher) to discuss the pros and cons of a portfolio career and how this is quickly becoming the new normal in the media industry.

Happening this Wednesday April 20 from 7pm until 9pm at the National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton. Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au

ANZAC DAY 2016 AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Visit the Australian War Memorial and attend the Dawn Service, National ANZAC Day Ceremony and Last Post Ceremony commemorating the 101st anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in the First World War.

Pre-Anzac Day Services at the Australian War Memorial

Anzac Day commemorations will begin at dusk on Saturday 23 April, when images of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, drawn from the Memorial’s rich photographic collection, are projected onto the Memorial building.

On Monday 25 April, at 4.30 am excerpts will be read from the letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand.

At 5.15 am all will be quiet before the Dawn Service commences in darkness at 5.30 am.

Dawn Service is from 5.30 am and the Anzac Day National Ceremony starts at 10.30am. Parking at the venue is extremely limited. ACTION Buses and the Australian War Memorial, will be providing free transport to and from the Dawn Service and National Ceremony. Pre-register your group and departure point to ensure your bus travel is secured. For information including departure locations, times and registration please visit the ACTION website or call the Customer Service Team on 13 17 10.

Happening at The Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

Anzac Day 2016 Last Post Ceremony

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

The daily Last Post Ceremony will commence at 4.45 pm in the Commemorative Area. All members of the public are welcome to attend this special ceremony concluding the Memorial’s Anzac Day commemorations of the landings on Gallipoli.

It is anticipated that there will be a greater than normal number of people attending the Last Post Ceremony, therefore additional viewing screens will be placed outside the Memorial entrance for members of the public to safely view the proceedings. The ceremony will also be broadcast live via webcam on the Memorial’s website.

On Monday 25 April at 4.45pm at The Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell. For more information visit: www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day

GROOVIN THE MOO 2016

Groovin the Moo, Australia’s one and only touring regional festival, is set to return to the University of Canberra Meadows. The festival has cemented itself over more than a decade as a crowd favourite, bringing patrons a diverse range of both national and international acts. This year’s festival looks set to impress again with performances from the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Danny Brown, Alison Wonderland and The Rubens.

As well as a full programme of music this year’s festival will also include live art with the Sister Cities Art Project and opportunities for budding producers, beat makers and photographers through Heaps Decent, Shoot the Moo and the Sister Cities Art project.

On this Sunday 24 April from 10.30am at The Meadows, University of Canberra, Kirinari Street, Bruce. Tickets are $110.80. For more information visit: www.gtm.net.au.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP AT SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK

Get set for five days of fun these school holidays! Learn all the trampoline flips and tricks at Skyzone Belconnen, followed by lunch in their party rooms.

A fun, active way for kids to spend time!

Happening from Monday 18 until Friday 22 April from 9am to 11.30am each day. Cost is $100 per child, per week. Spaces are limited! 

To book call 13SKYZ (13 75 99) or email [email protected] 

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature thirty stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening starting 22 April, from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

FOOD & DRINKS

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.

SAVOURIES
Charcuterie sliced meat
Duck liver parfait
Oysters
Quiches
Mini sandwiches
Olives and cheese

SWEETS
Mini tartlets
Profiteroles
Crème brûlée
Friands
Macarons
Scones
Chocolate tartlets

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.

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature thirty stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening starting 22 April, from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

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.

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

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FUN FOR KIDS AT JERRABOMBERRA WETLANDS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

These school holidays the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is offering a range of great activities aimed at kids, giving them the opportunity to get out into nature and learn about Canberra’s wonderful environment.

The bush treasures event takes participants on a ranger guided walk around the wetlands where children can collect a variety of natural materials to be turned into pieces of art back at the education centre. It will be held on Tuesday April 19 from 10 am to midday. The bush treasures tour and workshop is suitable for children aged 4 to 13 years old. The cost is $12 per child, and free for adults. A healthy morning tea will be provided.

The clay sculpting workshop on Thursday 21 April from 10 am to 12 noon, will take kids on a short walk around the wetlands with a ranger to look for artistic inspiration.

The budding artists will then create their clay masterpieces back at the education centre. It is suitable for children aged 4 to 13 years old. The cost is $12 per child, with adults being free. A healthy morning tea is provided.

All activities will start at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands office on 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Kids will need sturdy shoes, hat, water bottle and to be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential and places are limited.

For further details contact Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or by email on [email protected] or www.jerrabomberrawetlands.org

AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT CANBERRA GLASSWORKS

Go marble mad during the Autumn School Holiday Program at Canberra Glassworks!

Program ideal for kids 8+.

– Make your own ‘flat marble’

– Play for keepsies in the Glassworks marbles ring

– Buy collectable marbles in the shop

– Visit the marble exhibition Collecting Nostalgia

– Watch Australia’s leading glass artists in action in the hotshop or Engine Room

Programs include:

Make Your Own Flat Marble

What is a ‘flat marble’? A ‘flat marble’ is essentially that, a flat marble! In this workshop you will be creating a circular pattern on a flat glass tile using frit (finely powdered glass), and then decorating it with pieces of twisted cane which are actually used in the creation of real flame-worked marbles.

20 minute workshop

Make Your Own Autumn Tile

Make your own autumn-inspired fused glass tile with a professional artist in just 20 minutes. The whole family can get involved!

45 minute workshop

On from Wednesday 13-Sunday 24 April. Marbles available between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Tiles at 1pm. Taking place at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Tickets start from $30.

For more information visit: www.canberraglassworks.com/education/holiday-classes

CIRQUE AFRICA COMES TO CANBERRA

The greatest show from Africa is in Canberra for the first time ever and is guaranteed to be 100% African, 100% energy and 100% fun!

Cirque Africa is a two-hour high energy African circus production, bursting with colorful costumes, live music, dance and acrobatics. The show features 38 of Africa’s finest artists, along with an acrobat contortionist from 6 different African countries performing to a 9-piece live band playing original music composed for the show. It is a cultural, educational and visually spectacular production without animals and the only five-star rated show currently touring Australia!

Cirque Africa will be showing at Exhibition Park from 7 April until 29 May. Show times are Wednesdays to Fridays at 7.30pm; Saturdays at 1.00pm & 7.30pm; and Sundays at 1.00pm. There will also be additional shows during the school holidays.

For more information and the full show schedule, visit: www.cirqueafrica.com.au

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

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

THE SURFACE PROJECT & BARTON/VILLALTA DUO: THE NOW TOUR

After sell-out album launches in Melbourne in late 2015, The Surface Project and Tom Barton/Diego Villalta Duo are touring Australia with ‘The Now’ Tour.

The Surface Project brings together the excitement and spontaneity of improvisation with the atmospheric textures of folk music, and delivers it with the raw energy of a rock gig – with original compositions featuring lush soundscapes, driving grooves and irresistible melodies. Led by composer, bassist, and genre-bending sound explorer Claire Cross, Surface, is an electric jazz-rock outfit that modernises the fusion tradition, adding to it elements of folk and electronica.

Innovative jazz vocalist Tom Barton joined with guitarist/composer Diego Villalta to release an album of improvised works recorded in Osaka, Japan, in early 2015. Connections feature daring explorations into the sublime and surreal, sketched with a diversity of musical techniques and electronic experimentation. Wholly improvised, the recording was inspired by the duo’s time touring Japan. The music is a journey between sacred inner spaces and the chaotic, wondrous natural world.

This double bill brings their unique and innovative vision of music – jazz of the now: dramatic, expressive and present.

On Friday 22 April from 8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. All tickets are $25. For more information visit: www.thestreet.org.au

THARWA BUSH DANCE

Take the whole family along o the Tharwa Bush Dance for some old fashioned fun. The Bush Capital Band will be playing many lively tunes, with the caller guiding you through the steps.

BYO Drinks. Tea and Coffee provided. Please take a plate to share for supper.

All profits raised will go towards maintaining the Tharwa Hall.

Check it out on Friday 22 April from 7-11.30pm at Tharwa Hall, North Street, Tharwa Hall, Tharwa. Tickets start at $5. For more information visit www.facebook.com/TharwaBushDances

ROSS NOBLE

Ross Noble, everybody’s favourite randomist is back. As always he has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out. Be part of this truly unique stand up experience. Join him as audience and performer come together for a massive brain dump.

With an on-stage presence like no other, Noble’s exuberance, spontaneity and cerebral style have established him as one of the world’s best-loved comedians. Freewheeling and off the cuff; join the master surrealist as he uses an infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery in a night not to be missed.

On Thursday 21 April from 7.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra City. For more information and ticketing visit: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

COLLECTED RESONANCES

Collected Resonances is a concert series curated by students in the ANU Experimental Music Studio. Each evening consists of four 20-minute sets featuring different groups of sonic and visual artists from Canberra and further afield, with a focus on creating a performance space encouraging innovative cross-media collaborations.

On Wednesday 20 April at Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera Street, Braddon. All tickets are $5. For more information visit: www.agac.com.au

MUSIC OF PAUL GOODCHILD BLASTS FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT

Two words come to mind when you hear the trumpet playing of Paul Goodchild – “Power and Grace” and this concert at the High Court of Australia is no exception.

Paul Goodchild has long been recognised as one of Australia’s leading trumpet players, having considerable experience nationally and internationally. In this concert he teams up with accomplished pianist Susanne Powell to bring you a very unique performance from the past and the present. Expect to be dazzled by their virtuosity as you hear works by Alexander Goedicke, Bohuslav Martinu, Alan Holley, and Percy Code.

On Sunday 24 April from 1:30-245pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Entry is Free but bookings are essential. For more information visit: www.hcourt.gov.au/about/concerts

GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE ‘FEEL THE MANOUCHE’

From the La Havana International Jazz Festival in Cuba to Four Winds Vineyard in Murrumbateman, George Washingmaching and his Gypsy Jazz band will perform their world music. No need to book or purchase tickets (just grab a pizza and a bottle of wine when you arrive).

Feel the Manouche is the title of the act. Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe. What we in Australia call Gypsy Jazz. This group has been put together by its individual members as an exercise in small group swing. Feel The Manouche has a ‘world music’ feel. Through it’s use of double bass, guitars, accordion, fiddle & vocal, the band achieves a strong melodic groove, that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, chord and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and “Feel The Manouche”.

On Sunday 24 April from 1-2pm at Four Winds Vineyard, 9 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman. Entry is free. For more information visit: www.fourwindsvineyard.com.au

KRISTIN BERARDI: JUST AS YOU ARE

Informed by life as award-winning jazz vocalist Kristin Berardi, Just As You Are captures moments in her life -both happening to her and to those around her. From entering the funny intimate world of a complete stranger in a NY laundromat, to riffs with girlfriends on the happiness that is yellow, to pain shared amongst a group of friends, her compositions remind us that every single moment we experience is worthy of our appreciation.

The Kristin Berardi Band consists of some of Australia’s leading and most exciting jazz musicians and Kristin has made this album to capture this particular line-up. Through Berardi’s original compositions and unique contributions from each other member, revealed is personally-charged composition, technical mastery, emotional depth, effortless improvisation, as well as some much loved jazz standards with adventurous treatments.

On Saturday 23 April from 8-9.30pm at The Street, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. Tickets start at $25. For more information visit: www.thestreet.org.au

THE TEN TENORS – THE POWER OF TEN 

Most people believe that opera and rock music are at opposite ends of the music spectrum. The TEN Tenors are not ‘most people’.

The Power of TEN is a celebration of the exhilarating and unique sound for which The TEN Tenors are now world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The TEN Tenors take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through Rock and Pop anthems giving them their unmistakable tenorial treatment.  When you think that is all they have they will woo you with some of the most romantic love songs and Arias of all time.

This electrifying night of world-class entertainment truly shows that ‘the Vocal Wonder from Down Under’ can sing anything, with beloved classics by Puccini, Rossini and Verdi and artists as eclectic as Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Bruno Mars, Fun and the Everly Brothers. Lifelong fans will be especially thrilled to hear the sheer power of The TEN Tenors’ signature versions of classic hits. Be amazed by the almighty force of ten extraordinary voices, united by music, in an evening that will take your breath away. It’s time to experience The Power of TEN!

Tickets start at $85, On 22 April to 23 April at the Canberra Theatre Centre

Visit the website for more information canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/the-ten-tenors

LIAM BUDGE

Award-winning Jazz Vocalist and ex-Canberran Liam Budge returns to Canberra for one last performance before returning to New York City!

Since releasing his debut jazz album to critical acclaim and a four star review in The Australian, Liam has continued to establish himself as one of Australia’s leading vocalists and song-writers.

In 2014 Liam relocated to New York City to begin working on new musical ventures and projects. During this year Liam recorded and played with New York City’s finest musicians including Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Kris Bowers & Brad Williams and studied under Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling.

Joining him on the night will be some of Australia’s finest musicians:

Tim Firth – Drums

Carl Morgan – Guitar

Luke Sweeting – Keys

Tom Botting – Bass

On Monday 18 April from 7:30pm at The Street, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. All tickets are $20. For more information visit: www.thestreet.org.au.

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

RENDEZVOUS WITH A COMET: THE ROSETTA MISSION

The Academy of Science, Australia’s premier scientific organisation, holds monthly public talks to challenge and stimulate the mind.

Join us to hear first-hand from Dr Warwick Holmes, a Rosetta space engineer, about the building, testing and launch of the Rosetta orbiter and Philae lander spacecraft, and the mission highlights – including detailed images and what we’ve learned so far from the scientific results the orbiter has collected.

Experience the heritage-listed Canberra Icon, the Shine Dome and listen to some of Australia’s leading scientific minds.

Check it out on Wednesday 20 April at The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra. Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm with the talk starting at 6pm. All tickets are $10. For more information visit: www.science.org.au

CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE

To mark Europe Day and the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson, University of Melbourne, and Professor Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University, explore how the playright and poet became a global phenomenon.

On Saturday 23 April from 3-3pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. All tickets are $15 and included refreshments. For more information visit: www.nla.gov.au/event/celebrating-shakespeare

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.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

FILM

HOME SONG STORIES

2007, Dir: Tony Ayres, Australia, 103mins

Screening at over 15 international film festivals around the world, this multi-award winning, heartbreaking film is director Ayres’ memoir of growing up with his glamorously troubled mother. Joan Chen’s handling of this complex character is masterful and, together with its meticulously understated art direction, creates a very specific, complicated nostalgia for 1970s Australia and the Hong Kong migrants that made it their home.

On Sunday 24 April from 7pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Tickets start at $8. For more information visit: www.nfsa.gov.au

KING OF THE CORAL SEA

1954, Dir: Lee Robinson, Australia, 85mins

Starring Chips Rafferty and Charles Tingwell, this rollicking high seas adventure was one of Australia’s most commercially successful films of the 1950s, hurling the dashing Rod Taylor into the lap of Hollywood. Ross Wood’s daring and sumptuous on-and-under-water photography on location on Thursday Island makes this already fun thriller into a big screen holiday.

On Sunday 24 April from 5pm at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Tickets start at $8. For more information visit: www.nfsa.gov.au

WELCOME TO CANBERRA: HOME MOVIES FROM NEW AUSTRALIAN FAMILIES

See Home Movies from New Australian Families. As the Canberra region began to grow in the 1960s and ’70s with families from Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia, many brought home movie cameras and documented their new lives. The National Film and Sound Archives has combed their collection for just a few of these films, and invited original filmmakers and subjects to come and share their stories.

On Sunday 24 Apr 2016 at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Entry is Free, no booking necessary. For more information visit: www.nfsa.gov.au

SPORT, LEISURE & WELLBEING

CANBERRA RAIDERS VS TIGERS

Be a part of the action at GIO Stadium for a Canberra Raiders home match when Raiders v Tigers. It’s a late Saturday afternoon game and one the Raiders will be desperate to win. Both teams possess an array of talented young players, who love to play high intensity fast footy.

On Saturday 23 April, kick off is at 5.30pm at GIO Stadium Canberra, 21 Battye Street, Bruce. For more information visit: www.ticketek.com.au

AQUIS BRUMBIES V CRUSADERS

See the Aquis Brumbies v Crusaders at GIO Stadium. It’s an ANZAC clash on the eve of ANZAC Day 2016 for these Australian and New Zealand teams.

This is an especially family friendly afternoon game and will be the only game where patrons will be allowed on the field post match. In addition, The Brumbies will be supporting Legacy and the “children of Legacy” program – this will see 13 children (aged 13 – 19) from across Australia attend the game and line the players tunnel in their specially designed Anzac jerseys. Legacy will also be the beneficiary of the funds from the auction of this jersey and support the pre-match Anzac Day eve service.

Kicking off at 4.05pm on a Sunday, this game provides the perfect conditions for enjoying rugby. Get there early to soak up the pre-game ANZAC commemorations.

On Sunday 24 April at GIO Stadium Canberra, Battye Street, Bruce. Kick off is at 4.05pm. For tickets visit: www.premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=KRU216

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].

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

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].

MARKETS

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature thirty stalls selling anything from tea to dog treats to organic vegetables and wood-fire sour dough all the way from Adaminaby. There will also be live music and a small bar.

For those who struggle to make it to the Farmers Markets on Saturday or Sunday, come out for some music, food and seasonal shopping at Farmers and Foodies Market!

Happening every Friday evening starting 22 April, from 3-7pm at the Kingston Foreshore, within the Old Bus Depot Markets. See the Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com

CANBERRA TOY AND HOBBY FAIR

The Canberra Toy and Hobby Fair has an amazing amount of toys and hobby collectables for sale under one roof. The Fair returns for its 4th straight year with lots of local and interstate sellers. See special guest Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano. There will be special trading card available on the day for purchase. Lots of lucky door prizes, plenty of free onsite parking, bus stop outside, and it’s a family friendly event.

Items for sale on the day include:

Die cast model cars and vehicles:

Match box, Hotwheels, Biante, classic Carlectables, Trax, Dinky, Ikon.

– Trading Cards:

Sports cards – basketball-NBA, baseball, football (AFL, NRL, NFL), soccer, cricket, factory sealed boxes, complete sets and single cards

Non sport cards – TV, movie, complete sets and inserts

– Wide-range of card supplies and accessories

– Pop culture:

action figures, bobble heads, figurines, apparel, posters, giftware, lots more

– LEGO

– Sports collectables

– Books, magazines, paper ephemera

– Model Railways

– Australiana

– Coca Cola

+ lots more

Check it out on Saturday 23 April from 9am-3pm at the University of Canberra High School Kaleen, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen. Entry starts at $2. For more information visit: www.ashow.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.

KIDS

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CANBERRA OUTLET CENTRE – MEET CAPTAIN COOK FROM PETER PAN

Children are invited to meet Captain Hook at the Canberra Outlet Centre from 18 – 22 April between 11am – 2pm and join him in creating pirate hats or fairy wings to take home to continue a pirate adventure. The fun will take place outside of Monkey Mania, while parents can enjoy a coffee from Caffe Cherry Beans right next door.

Cost: Free

Website: canberraoutletcentre.com.au/news/school-holiday-activity-captain-hook 

PEANUTS LIVE SHOW AT WESTFIELD BELCONNEN AND WODEN

Join us for some school holiday fun and watch Snoopy and the gang from Peanuts perform live at Westfield!

Show times at Westfield Woden: Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 April. Two shows per day at 11am (followed by a meet and greet at 12pm) and 1pm.

It’s happening at Centre Court Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden. Bookings are not required.

Show times at Westfield Belconnen: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 April. Two shows per day at 11am (followed by a meet and greet at 12pm) and 1pm.

It’s happening at Centre Court Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen. Bookings are not required.

TUGGERANONG HYPERDONE STAR WARS IMMERSIVE ZONE

The Star Wars Immersive Zone is an interactive zone with a tech hub, obstacle course and the sphere! Lots of Star Wars themed fun for all ages!

They would love to see you geared up in your best Star Wars costumes, plus they’re expecting a visit from the Southern Cross Garrison, the local branch of the 501stGarrison (an international society of Star Wars fans who love to attend events in their Star Wars costumes & enjoy all things Star Wars!)

Want to relive the movie experience? Limelight will be showing Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Check out session times here: limelightcinemas.com.au/tuggeranong/film/star-wars-episode-vii-the-force-awakens-1177

Happening at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Centre Court from Monday April 11 – Friday 22 April from 11am-2pm daily. Find out more via the website: www.hyperdome.com.au/whats-on/star-wars-school-holidays

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

The ACT Witness Tree Project

The Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) will be launching an exhibition exploring a key aspect of Canberra’s local history and heritage. Presented by the ANU School of Art Furniture Workshop, the ACT ‘Witness Tree Project’ features objects created from the timber of city street trees who have come to the end of their useful life.

The ACT Witness Tree Project saw select trees distributed to a handful of artists, craftspeople and furniture makers to be transformed into new objects, reflecting on what the trees may have seen or heard in their lifespans.

Launches 8 April and runs until 30 April 2016 at Gallery of Australian Design, 47 Jardine Street, Kingston. Entry is FREE.

EXHIBITIONS

FIONA HALL: WRONG WAY TIME

Straight from the Venice Biennale comes Fiona Hall’s Wrong Way Time. This exhibition brings together hundreds of elements which create tensions around three intersecting concerns: global politics, world finances and the environment.

Previously exhibited in the newly built Australian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, it will be accompanied alongside works from the NGA’s collection.

Free entry, on from 22 April until July 10 at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes. Visit the website for more information nga.gov.au/exhibitions

SEMBLANCE BY SALLY WALK 

Established ceramic artist Sally Walk will present a series of sculptures in her upcoming exhibition entitled Semblance. In 2015 Sally was awarded the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Award for Ceramics (first place) at the Florence Biennale in Italy and attended the Changchun International Ceramics Symposium in China. 

The exhibition title refers to Walks fascination with human nature, in particular the facades often created to ensure belonging.

Sally has been invited to exhibit at the 2016 Tokyo International Art Fair and also been shortlisted to the North Queensland Ceramic Art Award. She has worked in ceramics for 25 years and has exhibited extensively over the last 10 years in France, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Italy and Australia. In 2018, she will present her work in a solo exhibition at Artifact Gallery in Manhattan New York.

On from from 9 April to 29 May at the Suki and Hugh Gallery  – Thursday to Fri 11am to 4pm, Sat to Sun 10am to 5pm, Monday 11-4pm, 38A Gibraltar Street Bungendore.

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

The ACT Witness Tree Project

The Gallery of Australian Design (GAD) will be launching an exhibition exploring a key aspect of Canberra’s local history and heritage. Presented by the ANU School of Art Furniture Workshop, the ACT ‘Witness Tree Project’ features objects created from the timber of city street trees who have come to the end of their useful life.

The ACT Witness Tree Project saw select trees distributed to a handful of artists, craftspeople and furniture makers to be transformed into new objects, reflecting on what the trees may have seen or heard in their lifespans.

Launches 8 April and runs until 30 April 2016 at Gallery of Australian Design, 47 Jardine Street, Kingston. Entry is FREE.

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.

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

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.

Feature image of GTM 2015 by Tao Jones. Image via facebook.com/groovinthemoofestival

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