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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team

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

10 THINGS NOT TO MISS

DISGRACED

New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor (Sachin Joab) is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest promotion of his life. But beneath all the trappings, success has come at a price.

When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

In dialogue that bristles with wit and complexity, Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under the microscope. The result is a fiercely intelligent and sensationally entertaining drama that reveals the prejudices and compromises of modern Western culture.

Guided by Sydney Theatre Company Resident Director Sarah Goodes (Switzerland), Disgraced is a complex and fearless production that will leave you breathless and keep you talking long after.

Disgraced is showing from June 22 at 8pm – June 25 at 10pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Find more information and tickets here: hercanberra.com.au/event/disgraced

MEN’S TECH AND STYLE MASTER CLASS

Sharpen your style with men’s style expert Huw Bennett, contributing Style & Lifestyle Editor for men’s style website Oliver Grand.

He’ll be sharing his practical advice on how to develop your personal style and share his tips for taking on the season’s trends. This masterclass will be held on level 1 between Jigsaw and Country Road. Spaces are limited so make sure to book online in advance.

Happening Friday June 24 from 7pm until 8pm at Canberra Centre.

Book online here: www.moshtix.com.au

HOTDOCS AT PALACE CINEMAS

hotDocs at Palace Cinemas is the first Australian edition of the renowned Canadian festival Hot Docs, the world’s leading documentary film festival. The program includes 24 inspiring and thought-provoking films from 15 different countries.

Thoughtfully curated by artistic director Richard Moore, the festival will bring the best documentary films from all over the world for their Australian premiere. With films that cover a wide range of topics, hotDocs at Palace Cinemas is a festival for the curious mind, screening critically acclaimed hard-to-catch films and festival hits as well as promoting Q&As with filmmakers and special events.

hotDocs will be screening until Sunday 26 June at Palace Electric Cinemas, 2 Phillip Law Street, City ACT. For tickets and session times visit www.hotdocsoz.com/sessions/canberra

CANBERRA WOMEN IN BUSINESS JUNE EVENT: ‘WINTER BY THE FIREPLACE’

Founded in 1992, Canberra Women in Business (formerly the Chamber of Women in Business) is an organisation created by women and run solely for women, to provide support and development opportunities for businesswomen in the Canberra region. Developing business skills, offering powerful connections in an environment tailored to the needs of women, Canberra Women in Business fosters the confidence to establish and grow successful businesses.

The focus of CWB events is to provide members with the opportunity to network, share valuable resources and learn from each other in an enjoyable and stimulating setting. We also provide information on other events, usually in the Canberra Region, that are relevant to business or opportunities for leadership or staff development.

The Canberra Women in Business June event is a “winter get-together by the fire place” and will be held at Ivy & The Fox on Wednesday the 22nd June from 6-8pm.  The event is $35 a ticket for members and $50 a ticket for non members, and this includes drinks and finger food.

This event is a little bit sentimental as all CWB events use to be held at the Ivy (now Ivy & The Fox).

This event is also in support of the Tara Costigan Foundation. Find out more about Canberra Women in Business here

Happening Wednesday 22 June from 6pm8pm at Ivy & The Fox. Tickets are $30 – $55 and can be purchased here: hercanberra.com.au/event/canberra-women-business-june-event-winter-fireplace

TRUFFLE FESTIVAL AT WESTFIELD WODEN

Westfield Woden will be creating a bespoke market day event that celebrates Canberra’s truffle produce and local chef talent on 25 June in their Centre Court. 

The day’s events will consist of live cooking demonstrations, appearances by local truffle growers and their truffle dogs and wine and beer tastings from local producers. There will also be market stalls set up within the centre where customers can purchase truffle products and fun market style foods. 

Westfield retailers will be offering samples and there will be a variety of activities for the kids including face painting, balloon bending and craft.

Canberra FM will also be broadcasting live from the centre on the day. 

Happening Saturday 25 June at Westfield Woden from 10am until 4pm, Keltie Street, Woden. Click here for more details: hercanberra.com.au/event/truffle-festival-westfield-woden

CULTURE SHOP

Experience a night of shopping with a twist!

Get 20% off purchases*from the Museum Shop and enjoy some winter style workshop featuring this season’s clothing and accessories, with fashion and beauty stylist Trish Murray (pictured). Trish will also chat with featured designers from the Shop’s collection.

The Museum Bar will be open with a cash bar and delicious food from Broadbean Catering, and the ‘Maestro of Mix’ DJ Jungle Jerry providing the beats.

Entry is free but bookings are essential. Visit nma.gov.au/cultureshop for more information.

Happening Thursday 23 June from 6-8pm (doors open from 5.45pm) at the National Museum of Australia.

POP UP BEAUTY BAR

The Pop Up Beauty Bar at the Canberra Centre is the place to be pampered and get the goss on the latest makeup trends. Grab a glass of complimentary champagne and treat yourself to a mini makeover or a make-up touch up from the team of experts, all free of charge. The Beauty Bar will be located outside Witchery on Level 1 of the Canberra Centre.

Happening Saturday 25 June from 11am until 4pm at the Canberra Centre. Click here for more details: hercanberra.com.au/event/pop-up-beauty-bar-5

WINTER FESTIVAL IN THE CITY

Winter Festival in the City is a wintery wonderland styled on European winter markets which will be held in iconic locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth. Each Winter Festival will host a wide range of snow and ice related activities including open air ice skating, powder snow pits, toboggan rides and European style pop up food stalls, live music, professional ice skating performances and interactive fun and games. 

Romantic European styling plus loads of food and beverage options make for fun “après festival” options as well. The inner city locations in all cities not only provide stunning backdrops but also immediate and easy access to public transport.

At $22 for an adult ticket, $60 for a family pass and either $5 or $12 per child (depending on age) and with discounts for groups of 10 or more, it’s a fun, healthy and affordable activity.

Winter Festival in the City will be held in Garema Place, the heart of Canberra City. Two new exciting rides, the real snow Toboggan Terror and the Giant Inflatable Ice slide, will sit alongside the ice skating rink and European style market stalls.

Winter Festival in the City is located within easy walking distance of the Civic bus interchange. You can find out details of bus routes at action.act.gov.au. The Canberra Centre has over 5000 parking spaces, with access to car parking along Ainslie Ave, Petrie Street and Scott’s Crossing. There are also various open air car parking options around the City. For details go to http://au.parkopedia.com/ and search for ‘Canberra’.

Winter Festival in the City is running from 23 June to 17 July. Find more details here: hercanberra.com.au/event/winter-festival-in-the-city

THE SUBSDANCE SHOW 

Subsdance is one of Canberra’s leading dance studios, with styles offered ranging from afro samba to Caribbean, Brazilian and more.

Their June show will be a diverse showcase of all levels of skill and style, with special guest, Paulini Productions.

It’s happening this Friday 24 June from 7pm (doors open 7.30pm) at the ANU Arts Centre, Union Court (off Barry Drive), Acton. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets: www.subsdance.com.au

THREE SIXTY FASHION MARKET – WINTER

Tune your style dial to 360FM! Three Sixty Fashion Market is an exciting, niche market dedicated to recycled, up-cycled, handmade and locally designed fashion. It’s creative, community based and promotes local talent. You’ll find a plethora of pre-loved designer labels, quality retro and vintage fashion and new labels from up-and-coming local designers and artisans.

The market attracts a large variety of stallholders, bringing together a vibrant array of sellers, designers and craftspeople. Cutting-edge couture rub shoulders with lovingly collated vintage collections, locally designed and handmade jewellery and colourful fashion accessories.

Happening Sunday 26 June at Fitters Workshop Kingston Foreshore, Printers Way, Kingston ACT. For more information visit threesixtyfm.com

FOOD & DRINKS

PINOT NOIR WINE DINNER AT SAGE RESTAURANT

Lerida Estate is teaming up with the chefs at Sage Restaurant in Braddon, one of the leading fine dining restaurants in Canberra, to bring you a delightful degustation Pinot Noir Wine dinner. Have fun identifying the mystery wine and go into a draw to win a pack of Pinot Noir wines.

Happening Wednesday 22 June at Sage Restaurant, Batman Street, Gorman House Arts Centre, Braddon ACT. For bookings call 6249 6050.

TRUFFLE FESTIVAL AT WESTFIELD WODEN

Westfield Woden will be creating a bespoke market day event that celebrates Canberra’s truffle produce and local chef talent on 25 June in their Centre Court. 

The day’s events will consist of live cooking demonstrations, appearances by local truffle growers and their truffle dogs and wine and beer tastings from local producers. There will also be market stalls set up within the centre where customers can purchase truffle products and fun market style foods. 

Westfield retailers will be offering samples and there will be a variety of activities for the kids including face painting, balloon bending and craft.

Canberra FM will also be broadcasting live from the centre on the day. 

Happening Saturday 25 June at Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden. Click here for more details: hercanberra.com.au/event/truffle-festival-westfield-woden
TWO BIRDS BREWING – AUSTRALIA’S ALL FEMALE BREWERY TURNS 5 
The Durham Castle Arms is one of Canberra’s biggest craft beer proponents, pouring only Australia’s finest craft beers.  And Two Birds Brewing is definitely one of Australia’s finest breweries.  Now 5 years old, The Durham is celebrating in style by putting on tap some of their very best beers.  Among others, this includes their VERY EXCLUSIVE Jam Donut beer, their small release Seasonal Stout and Gin & Tonic Inspired India Pale Ale!
On Thursday 23 June at 5pm at The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston.
CANBERRA TRUFFLE HUNTS

Rug up for a wintery experience and take a Canberra Truffle Hunt in the oak forest on Canberra’s only trufferie; The Truffle Farm. Follow the truffle dogs as they sniff out prized black Perigord truffles. These exceptionally talented dogs roam amongst the farm’s 2,500 trees to find a piece of ‘black magic’.

Once the perfect truffle is found, head back into the warmth of the truffle shed to discover the secrets to using this highly prized delicacy.

Choose from Truffle Hunts, Breakfast Hunts with three indulgent truffle courses and sparkling wine or Lunch Hunts featuring a world class, six course truffle degustation with matching local wines. Truffle creations come courtesy of award winning Michelin Star Chef Damian Brabender.

Tours available Fridays to Sundays early June to August. They sell out fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

Happening Sunday 5 June – Sunday 28 June at The Truffle Farm, Mount Majura Road, Majura. For bookings visit Eventbrite

THE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL – CANBERRA REGION

The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration or pop along to a farmers market.

Visit the website for more information.

Happening Wednesday 1 June – Wednesday 31 June in the Canberra Region. For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

SEAFOOD BUFFET AT THE COURTYARD

Enjoy an all you can eat Seafood Buffet at The Courtyard. Takes place the last Friday of every month and includes a glass of wine on arrival – all for just $65.00

Happening Friday 27 May – Friday 30 December at Courtyard Restaurant, Mercure Canberra, Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon. For bookings and more information visit ResDiary

PETIT FEAST AT BUVETTE

Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch … but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11:30am – 2:30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at hotelrealm.com.au.

LET’S DO DINNER

$49pp – 3 Courses

Let’s Do Dinner continues in June with their delectable dinner menu!

Join the team at The Loft for dinner where for just $49pp you’ll receive an entree tasting plate, then your choice of main meal (including the specials board), and your choice of dessert! Top it off with a glass or two from the extensive wine selection and you’ve got dinner done.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm. To book a table contact The Loft on 6247 7330

The Loft Bar & Grill is situated above the Duxton at O’Connor shops. With a warm rustic, seasonal menu and a strong focus around the grill. The menu is a showcase of Australian regional produce and innovative sides dishes all paired with the extensive wine and cocktail list.

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

THE SUBSDANCE SHOW 

Subsdance is one of Canberra’s leading dance studios, with styles offered ranging from afro samba to Caribbean, Brazilian and more.

Their June show will be a diverse showcase of all levels of skill and style, with special guest, Paulini Productions.

It’s happening this Friday 24 June from 7pm (doors open 7.30pm) at the ANU Arts Centre, Union Court (off Barry Drive), Acton. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets: www.subsdance.com.au

TUGGERANONG’S TALENTS LET LOOSE

When the leaders of a small town ban the young people from listening to music and dancing, they turn to more dangerous behaviours as a way of self-expression. But things change when street-wise Ren arrives from the city and decides to shake things up! The show will incorporate the full cast of Fresh Funk participants who can’t wait to Let Loose.

Happening Friday 24 – Sunday 25 June at Calwell Performing Arts Centre, 111 Casey Crescent, Calwell. For tickets visit trybooking.com

PIGMAN’S LAMENT

Trapped in his Canberra apartment, Raoul is blitzed by his grandfather in modern day Australia. What ensues is a white-knuckle ride through the psyche of a man tormented by a fascist past, or is it the present? Forced to re-live extreme moments from his own life, and with his family threatened, this psychological thriller spirals into a hair raising reckoning between the generations.

Pigman’s Lament is a multi-lingual play, brought to life by acclaimed avant-garde theatre director Paulo Castro, renowned in Australia for forging unique humorous and corrosive contemporary theatre as part of company Stone/Castro.

Happening Friday 24 June – Sunday 3 July at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra ACT. For tickets visit au.patronbase.com

DUO VELA: FLUTE AND GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Within the beautiful architecture of the High Court of Australia join Duo Vela as they transport you, guided by the stars, across the ocean to other lands. Experience new sounds and indulge your senses in the colours and picturesque scenes painted by the flute and guitar.

Duo Vela is not the traditional, run-of-the-mill classical music concert program. Duo Vela’s primary goal is to engage you, the audience member, bringing you a little bit closer to their art and craft.

Bookings via High Court website.

Happening Sunday 26 June at High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes ACT. For bookings visit www.eventbrite.com.au

2016 DANCESPORT AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Witness one of Australia’s premier DanceSport events at the DanceSport Australia National Championship. You’ll see glamour, flair, incredible grace and athleticism.

DanceSport is what used to be referred to as competitive Ballroom Dancing. It covers the three main styles of Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue.

Characteristics consist of physical strength, agility, co-ordination, stamina, fitness, discipline, teamwork, grace, style and musicality. It is now recognised by the International Olympic Committee as a sport and is expected to eventually be included in the Olympic program.

Winners of major events will be invited to represent Australia at World Championships.

Happening Friday 24 – Saturday 25 June at AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce ACT. For tickets visit premier.ticketek.com.au

SEQUENZA ITALIANA

“Breathtaking imagination and startling virtuosity.” LA Times

Maverick cellist Giovanni Sollima joins the Australian Chamber Orchestra for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian music.

Rossini’s ‘Une larme’ (A Tear) effortlessly balances bravura with melancholy. Berio’s Sequenzas pay tribute to the possibilities of each instrument, and this program’s ‘collage’ enables Satu Vänskä and Maxime Bibeau to take virtuosic flight. Vänskä also features in a precision-demanding piece by Paganini, and Bibeau in Scelsi’s incantatory double bass solo.

Though Sicilian himself, Sollima’s love of Neapolitan style flowers not only in a captivating rendition of galant composer Leo’s third Cello Concerto, but also in his own work, Fecit Neap 17…, a spirited and heartfelt close to a stunning concert.

Happening Saturday 25 June at Llewellyn Hall, Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra ACT. For tickets and more information visit www.aco.com.au

SACRIFICE – THE LOST SONGBIRDS OF THE SOMME

Music created in war and played in peace – a concert to celebrate the music of twelve musicians from six nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain, Germany and France) who were lost or injured at the Somme, 100 years ago. Hear beautiful and rarely played songs, an elegy, musical compositions and pipe tunes all connected with the Battle of the Somme.

The Flowers of War project is directed by ANZAC Centenary Fellow Christopher Latham, who was responsible for the best-selling Gallipolli Symphony broadcast last year in Istanbul, and on ABC TV.

The free discussion with Chris Latham and historian Joan Beaumont at 6.30pm will focus specifically on this conflict and how that trauma affected the future history of the nations involved.

Performed by: Andrew Goodwin tenor, Anton Wurzer accordion, Jason Craig bagpipes and the Sculthorpe String Quintet: Chris Latham, Veronique Serret, violins, Tor Fromyhr viola, David Pereira cello

Happening Tuesday 21 June at High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. For tickets visit theflowersofwar.org

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

YOGA AND MEDITATION MARATHON

Strengthen, rejuvenate and ease your body for a good cause at the Yoga and Meditation Marathon at Tidy Temple Yoga.

The Yoga and Meditation Marathon is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the practice of Yoga and Meditation and how to implement it into your own life. It also provided a great chance to connect and share with others (there will be mingling, light snacks and tea after the marathon concludes).

All proceedings from the event will go towards charity: Barnardos and Soldier On.

Happening Saturday 25 June from 11am at Tidy Temple Yoga, 125 Temperley street, Nicholls. Find more information on 
www.tidytempleyoga.com

STYLE WORKSHOP SEMINAR

Style Workshop featuring lessons on wardrobe organisation, style confidence, trends, body shape and colour analysis and a makeup tutorial on contouring, brow definition and latest products to achieve a healthy, natural glow.

Guests receive champagne on arrival, canapés and a goodie bag full of exciting products, offers and coupons. Guest Speakers include Jemma Mrdak, founder of A Stylish Moment and Dak & Co, Alicia Xyrakis, owner of Rebel Muse and Makeup Artist Acacia Tsekenis from Acacia Makeup.

Happening Saturday 25 June at Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham ACT. For tickets visit events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/style-workshop-event

THE WORLD OF COIN DESIGN

Have you always wanted to enter the world of a coin designer? Visit the Mint now to see a pop-up display showing what a typical coin design studio looks like on the inside. Whether sketching in pencil, sculpting and carving in plaster or modelling using 3D software, the age-old skills and craft of creating miniature works of art are alive and well at the Royal Australian Mint.

Entry is free. On now at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin.

Visit the website for more information www.ramint.gov.au/world-coin-design

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

SPORT, LEISURE & WELLBEING

VARSITY DERBY LEAGUE

Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is looking for male and female new players, referees and officials and will be holding an information night at King O’Malley’s Civic.

No experience with roller skating or roller derby is needed as all coaching and instruction is provided by the league by friendly and experienced trainers.

There will also be a come-and-try skating afternoon at the league’s training venue on Saturday 25 June where people can get skates on and get an introduction to roller derby with VDL. Full details are at the VDL website: VarsityDerbyLeague.com.

Some equipment other than mouth guards may be available to borrow for the first sessions. Skaters will need quad roller skates suitable for derby and protective gear – knee, elbow and wrist pads plus a helmet and mouth guard.

Varsity has two women’s teams (DisHonour Rollers and Rogue Scholars), a men’s team (Capital Carnage) and a mixed team (Smackademics), as well as referees and off-skates officials, so there are plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in roller derby to get involved. We also have a juniors team which will have another intake soon.

Happening at 7 pm on Monday 20 June at King O’Malleys, City Walk, Civic. Full details are at the VDL website: VarsityDerbyLeague.com.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

CANBERRA TRUFFLE HUNTS

Rug up for a wintery experience and take a Canberra Truffle Hunt in the oak forest on Canberra’s only trufferie; The Truffle Farm. Follow the truffle dogs as they sniff out prized black Perigord truffles. These exceptionally talented dogs roam amongst the farm’s 2,500 trees to find a piece of ‘black magic’.

Once the perfect truffle is found, head back into the warmth of the truffle shed to discover the secrets to using this highly prized delicacy.

Choose from Truffle Hunts, Breakfast Hunts with three indulgent truffle courses and sparkling wine or Lunch Hunts featuring a world class, six course truffle degustation with matching local wines. Truffle creations come courtesy of award winning Michelin Star Chef Damian Brabender.

Tours available Fridays to Sundays early June to August. They sell out fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

Happening Sunday 5 June – Sunday 28 June at The Truffle Farm, Mount Majura Road, Majura. For bookings visit Eventbrite

MARKETS

YARRALUMLA MIDWINTER ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

The Yarralumla Midwinter Show is one of Canberra’s premier art and crafts events featuring local artisans. A staple on the Canberra calendar, the show has been delighting visitors for over 35 years with a large array of art and craft, food and entertainment. The work of local craft workers and artists is showcased and the funds raised support vital community programmes. Recipients last year included Canberra Hospital Chaplaincy, Canberra Refugee Support, Companion House, Kairos Outside for Women, Paperworks Inc. and SIDS and Kids ACT.

Performers at afternoon concerts during the show will include Gospel Folk, Lady’s Mantle, Sticks and Tones and the Andante Andante (ABBA) Choir. A great way to spend time out of the cold Canberra weather, the show offers much to see and buy as well as wonderful musical entertainment and delicious refreshments.

Happening 24 – Sunday 26 June at Yarralumla Uniting Church Centre, Denman St Yarralumla. For more information visit the Facebook event page www.facebook.com/midwinterartsandcrafts

THREE SIXTY FASHION MARKET – WINTER

Tune your style dial to 360FM! Three Sixty Fashion Market is an exciting, niche market dedicated to recycled, up-cycled, handmade and locally designed fashion. It’s creative, community based and promotes local talent. You’ll find a plethora of pre-loved designer labels, quality retro and vintage fashion and new labels from up-and-coming local designers and artisans.

The market attracts a large variety of stallholders, bringing together a vibrant array of sellers, designers and craftspeople. Cutting-edge couture rub shoulders with lovingly collated vintage collections, locally designed and handmade jewellery and colourful fashion accessories.

Happening Sunday 26 June at Fitters Workshop Kingston Foreshore, Printers Way, Kingston ACT. For more information visit threesixtyfm.com

FASH N TREASURE MARKET

Fash N Treasure provides an outlet for new, vintage and pre-loved fashion clothing, accessories and fashion related goods and services. The market offers up to 100 stalls at each market and stall holders range from established business seeking an extra outlet for their goods, traders in pre-loved fashion offering designer brands at bargain prices, to a large number of wardrobe clearing stalls where traders have unworn or little worn items too good to not be worn by other fashionistas. The emphasis is on recycling and environmentally responsible re-use of fashion. Treasure stalls offer household items, DVDs, vinyl records, books and collectables. FNT provides a relaxed undercover shopping experience with food and coffee to complete the experience. The market runs 7 times a year and dates can be found on the FNT website.

Happening Saturday 25 June at Fitzroy Building Exhibition Park Canberra, 5 Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT. For more information visit www.fashntreasure.com.au

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.

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

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.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

TRIVIA NIGHT FOR THE ORANGUTAN PROJECT

Come on a trivia safari to help save endangered wildlife! The “Are you smarter than the average bear” trivia night proceeds for wildlife conservation, plus there will be great prizes, auctions, merchandise for sale, raffles and games. Jungle attire encouraged (prize for best dressed).

Happening Saturday 25 June at Eastlakes Football Club, Oxley Street, Griffith ACT. For tickets and more information visit www.orangutan.org.au

LIFELINE SOUTHSIDE BOOKFAIR

If you’re looking for something warm and cosy to do this winter, why not curl up with a good book? You can stock up at the annual Lifeline Southside Bookfair, we have loads of books, movies, music, games and more!

Happening Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June at Erindale Vikings Club, The Auditorium, 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.act.lifeline.org.au

A LITTLE FURTHER

A Little Further is a fundraising event showcasing Australian women who are working towards achieving their dreams.

The evening will feature the exclusive preview of “A Little Further”, the first EP by Ruth O’Brien, an accomplished singer songwriter from Canberra, and a current recipient of the Australia Council’s Artist with a Disability Program grant.

It will also recognise two local scientists, Cristina Venables and Claire Hindle, who have both been chosen to participate in the Homeward Bound Program: an international leadership initiative that is taking 80 women scientists from around the world to Antarctica, with a focus on climate, biological, and earth system research.

On Friday 24 June from 6:30pm for 7pm start at The Abbey, Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT.

Visit the website for more information theabbey.com.au

KIDS

LITTLE GRIFFINS

A free program for toddlers and pre-schoolers. At 10am on the last Friday of each month come along for an hour of constructive fun at the National Capital Exhibition, Barrine Drive Commonwealth Park (just off Commonwealth Avenue).

Prams welcome and bookings aren’t necessary. 2016 dates for LITTLE GRIFFINS: June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25. 

Click here for more details: www.natcap.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.

FILM

WHY MOFFATT MATTERS – BEDEVIL AND NIGHT CRIES

Tracey Moffatt is now best known for her work as a photographer and visual artist, but her early work as a filmmaker seems to grow richer as time passes. The trio of ghost stories in BeDevil, and the preceding short film, Night Cries , express a unique awareness of cinema history, drawing on an eclectic range of inspirations – from Vincente Minnelli’s dance dramas to Japanese master Kobayashi, and more. These are adventurous, assured and sublimely idiosyncratic works that were too extreme to be embraced by audiences when they first appeared, and can only be fully appreciated on the big screen.

Launching this June, the Why Matters series takes a closer look at cinematic greats: Jean Renior, Gillo Pontecorvo, Grigori Kozintsev and Tracey Moffatt.

Presented by film historian, distributor, exhibitor, documentary producer and director Andrew Pike, the four- part screening series will take audiences through a journey of classics from 1937-1993.

Happening Sunday 26 June at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT. For bookings visit www.trybooking.com

SCREENING: ARTHUR BOYD: TESTAMENT OF A PAINTER

This film focuses on the internationally acclaimed Australian painter, Arthur Boyd, as he reflects on his life’s work and the influences which helped create it.

Arthur Boyd: Testament of a Painter PG (1994)
Directed by Don Bennetts.

Happening Saturday 25 June at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.portrait.gov.au

FILM PREMIERE OF MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE

In association with Embassy of the United States of America, in recognition of US Pride month, the National Library will present the Australian premiere of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.

The 1998 murder and homophobic hate crime of Matthew Shepard made countless headlines around the world, and set the stage for the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt’s, as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members, and gaining insight into the life and loss of Matthew Shepard.

This film is yet to be classified – contains adult themes and violence.

Happening Tuesday 21 June at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. For more information and bookings visit www.nla.gov.au/event/matt-shepard-is-a-friend-of-mine

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX!

Throughout June, the National Film and Sound Archive explores sex, sexuality and gender on screen. We delve into the seedy world of the sexploitation flick, screen films dogged by controversy and censorship, and showcase experimental films that explore sexuality and sensuality in intriguing new ways.

Throw in some rare treasures of Queer cinema and screen activism and a feisty celebration of the most boundary-pushing television series Australia has ever seen and you have yourself a steamy start to winter.

Happening at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

FILMS ON FILM

As the cold air approaches, settle in for a wintery season of cinematic delights. Every Sunday at 2pm we’ll screen rare, cult, classic, experimental and surprising treasures from the National Film and Sound Archive’s 16mm and 35mm collections.

Happening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sundays across June and August. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS

DAVID PLEDGER IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE

In the context of the 2016 Federal Election, David Pledger will launch a durational artwork in the form of a campaign where he seeks to be elected for various offices in multiple contexts over a number of years.

David Pledger asks how should artists and politicians behave in a time when civil society and political culture are profoundly disconnected? What is an artist? What is a politician? And what kind of politician might an artist be?

Happening Wednesday 22 June at Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon ACT. For bookings and more information visit www.eventbrite.com.au

PEOPLES + BRAND

Nellie Peoples and Zoe Brand are emerging art jewellers who have recently graduated from the Australian National University, School of Art Gold and Silversmithing Workshop. This is the first time they have shown together and while they are exhibiting solo bodies of work, the themes and approaches to jewellery share interesting and varied parallels.

Peoples is examining the connections made between objects and people. The work will focus on the aspect of an on-going narrative with the beholder/s. This includes a small series of sterling silver rings encased in crayon that wears down with the journey of time and at the same time marks connection with the journey. Brand is constructing a narrative around how we consume and understand signs. The work includes serial production of badges, pendants and rings as well as one off advertising boards.

Happening Friday 24 – Wednesday 29 June at Bilk Gallery, 12 Palmerston Lane, Manuka ACT. For more information visit www.bilk.com.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 Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr London Circuit and City Square, Canberra ACT. Entry to the exhibition is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

BLACK

Black can be understood as a puritanical colour, while it can also carry negative associations as well as represent endings or new beginnings. In this exhibition, see the role black has played in the story of twentieth century art.

Happening Wednesday 8 – Sunday 26 June at National Gallery of Australia, 1 Constitution Avenue, Parkes ACT. Entry to the exhibition is free, for more information visit nga.gov.au/Black

EXHIBITION TOURS: FAITH, FASHION, FUSION

Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing.

Free, bookings essential via Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 11 – Saturday 25 June at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT. For bookings visit www.eventbrite.com.au

ART TARTS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Discover the NGA’s tarty side, and join us for a night of cocktails and promiscuous art with Assistant Curator, Julia Greenstreet.

See website for more information: nga.gov.au/calendar

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $35 members, $40 guests

Please check the website for booking the tickets: tickets.nga.gov.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebEvent/EventSeatBlockPrices.aspx

CRAFTING WASTE

Ottomans made out of worn clothing? Light fixtures created out of discarded plastic milk bottles? You bet. These and other items, created by local designer-maker Niklavs Rubenis, showcase in ‘Crafting Waste’, a unique exhibition on now at Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre.

Niklavs uses domestic waste and adapts, re-uses or re-appropriates it, giving new value and meaning. Also on is ‘Aesthetics in the Time of Emergency’ by five Melbourne-based glass artists who create around environmental issues requiring a new form of emergency—like climate change and nuclear disaster. It’s fascinating and all designed to make you think hard about the world we live in.

Both exhibitions are free to the public and run until 9 July.

Visit the website for more information www.craftact.org.au

CONFIDENT COLLECTING AT M16ARTSPACE
Calling all art lovers and aspiring art collectors! Join in the art talk, wine and nibbles at this winter series of 4 panel/Q and A sessions on the what, how, where and why of collecting art.
Hear from  the finest of the nation’s brains trust in the visual arts! Senior curators from the NGA, ANU, Drill Hall Gallery and CMAG are teamed with notable collectors and gallery owners. Come and learn how to engage with abstract art and Indigenous art and get answers to all the questions that will make you dazzle as an arts aficionado at your next dinner party!
Dates: Session 1, Monday 30 May: Session 2, Monday 6 June: Session 3, Monday 20 June: Session 4, Monday 27 June. Each session starts at 6.30 pm at 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith
Visit the website for more information www.m16artspace.com.au

CURATOR TALK: FAITH, FASHION, FUSION

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia explores the emerging modest fashion market and the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs – from swimwear to denim to red carpet gowns.

Developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, with advice and assistance from Multicultural NSW, Australian Muslim organisations and community members who shared stories, loaned objects and took part in the film and fashion shoots that make the exhibition visually and emotionally rich.

The exhibition includes commentary by Sydney’s first, and highly influential, Muslim fashion blogger Delina Darusman-Gala. Delina shares her love of clothing and offers advice on modest fashion, where to buy outfits and accessories, and how to make mainstream fashion trends more modest.

Faith Fashion Fusion also provides a space where Muslim women speak more broadly about themselves, their experiences and their faith, countering misconceptions that exist in Australian society. The women share their opinions, challenges and achievements through photographs, treasured objects and interviews; including author Randa Abdel-Fattah, academic and media commentator Susan Carland, Australia’s first Muslim surf lifesaver Mecca Laalaa and author Arwa Abousamra.

Inspired by the work of photo bloggers such as Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the exhibition also captures the diversity and creativity of Muslim women’s style through a street style photo shoot undertaken at locations around Sydney.

Faith Fashion Fusion is on show at the National Archives in Canberra until 4 September at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes from 9am–5pm daily with free entry.

The Archives is the final venue of its extensive national tour.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years marks a milestone for Australia’s longest-running children’s television program at the National Museum of Australia. Head inside to find all your favourite Play School characters – Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima – plus the Rocket Clock and all the windows. This exhibition brings childhood stories alive.

On exhibition daily from 9am until 5pm from 7 May – 24 July at the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton. For all ages.

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 (CMAG) and other national institutions.

Happening from 29 February – 26 June at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and City Square.

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

In 1994 Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He embodied not only the hopes of his long-suffering people, but also the spirit of thousands of anti-apartheid supporters around the world who had worked tirelessly to rid the country of its racist laws.

Among these supporters were many Australians. From as early as 1950, trade unions, the government, sportsmen and women, musicians and many individuals took part in the fight for justice in South Africa. The anti-apartheid movement was diverse and complex, and made up of many different groups and voices.

While Old Parliament House functioned as the federal parliament, important discussions were held and decisions were made there on Australia’s response to the South African government’s discriminatory policy of apartheid. Three prime ministers—Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke—made key decisions that put pressure on the South African government to abolish apartheid.

This exhibition features the voices and memories of some of the Australians and South African expatriates who worked hard over decades to bring about the end of apartheid. They often faced bitter opposition, and some were jailed for their actions. Memories of the Struggle pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of everyone who took part in the movement.

The Museum of Australia Democracy is pleased to be a contributing partner to this important exhibition.

On exhibition now at the Museum of Australian Democracy, inside Old Parliament House, Parkes.

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

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.

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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