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This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team and Chloe Lester

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week!

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11 THINGS NOT TO MISS

THE AIM GREAT DEBATE

AIM is delighted to announce the MC for the AIM Great Debate will be Erin Molan, sports reporter and presenter for the Nine Network.

As a journalist, Erin’s passion has always been sport, which she has covered for over 10 years as a television, radio and print reporter. She is a co-host of the hugely popular and Logie Award winning NRL Footy Show and host of the Nine Network’s new reality TV series NRL Rookie.

Happening at lunchtime this Friday 29 July at National Convention Centre. For tickets visit the website.

CONNECTED

The 32 young dancers in QL2 Dance’s Connected are used to connecting online, but they have worked with renowned dance artists Sara Black, Kristina Chan and Lingua Franca to create three works about connection, with no tablets or phones — just bodies, movement and some very loud voices. Connected is a remarkable triple bill of diverse pieces performed by QL2’s Quantum Leap ensemble — young contemporary dancers from Canberra and region, plus visitors from Thailand, Perth and regional NSW.

Performing Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 July at Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit the website.

6500 SANTA SPEEDO SHUFFLE

Join Cystic Fibrosis ACT on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near Regatta Point this Sunday for Cystic Fibrosis ACT’s annual 6500 Santa Speedo. Come along to witness over 100 Santas brace the Canberra cold dressed in speedos’ and a Santa hat to run a course as many times as possible in 65 minutes.

Registrations are closed to run as a Santa, however you can still register for the Christmas in July Fun Run. All funds raised support Canberrans living with cystic fibrosis.

Happening Sunday 31 July on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin (near Regatta Point) from 10am until 3pm. For more information please visit www.cfact.org.au.

WILDBRUMBY BANQUET

It’s winter so it only seems fitting to crack open a bottle of schnapps with the crew from Wildbrumby Distillery for a night of games, laughter and extremely good liquor.

Try a range of schnapps, learn through games and devour a four-course menu featuring Wildbrumby’s exquisite infusions.

Ticket includes four-course Pialligo Estate dinner; tastings of the Wildbrumby range, including their new gin; games with very delicious prizes up for grabs; goodie bag; and an epic squeezebox performance.

Join the fun at 7pm this Thursday 28 July. Cost $145.

Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au.

BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

In 2016, a remarkable triple bill from one of Australia’s most loved ensembles. OUR land people stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the expressive talents of Bangarra and the rich stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and unique paintings.

Happening until Saturday 30 July at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit the website.

A POOCH AFFAIR

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region that unites those active in the dog community with those whose domestic animals are a part of the family.

At a Pooch Affair you will have the opportunity to have High Tea with Dogs (pre purchase online only), go shopping at a Doggie Retail Mall and Diner, let your precious pooches play in a special breed play hour or even treat them to a Doggie Day Spa. Family and dog friendly event!

Happening Saturday 30 July at Exhibition Park, Cnr Northbourne Ave & Flemington Road, Exhibition Park, Mitchell. For more information visit the event website.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS FEAST + MARKET DAY

Why should we celebrate Christmas only once a year? Treat yourself and the kids at Pialligo Estate’s Family Christmas Feast!  This Christmas in July Finale will be overflowing with extravagance – a sumptuous shared Christmas feast, live music, and plenty of Christmas Cheer to keep us warm.

Wonderful market stalls will showcase incredible local produce, tempting the whole family with Christmas delights in true Pialligo Estate style.

Ticket includes: Three course Pialligo Estate lunch, beverages (for kids big and small!), a mysterious Pialligo Estate goodie bag and activities for the littles ones.

* Ticket sales close Thursday 28 July at midnight.

Happening Sunday 31 July at Pialligo Estate Glasshouse, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo ACT. For more information visit the website. Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au.

CANBERRÄNG 2016 – THE UNDEAD TAKE MANHATTAN

Warm up your winter! Listen to Canberra big band In Full Swing while watching dancers from Australia and overseas swing out in Garema Place as part of
Canberräng 2016, Canberra’s annual swing dance festival. This year’s theme is the Undead take Manhattan.

Expect to see fangs and fur alongside New York style pin up girls. Luckily these monsters are friendly and would love to dance with you!

Happening Saturday 30 July at The Chesspit, Garema Place, Off Bunda St, Canberra City. Entry is free, for more information visit the event website.

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

Make your winter escape an enjoyable one by joining the Fireside Festival. The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter… it’s all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The exciting month of events will include everything from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and packages all with a winter theme. You’ll also enjoy hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food, even trail riding; the experiences are endless. The Fireside Festival takes place in regional venues across the Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Lake George and Canberra region.

Happening 1-31 August at Various locations in Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Canberra region. For a full list of events visit the website.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE GHOST TOUR

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the National Film and Sound Archive headquarters. Discover the strange, the ghostly and the disturbing stories lurking in the National Film and Sound Archive basement and under the stairs… if you dare! A rare treat for lovers of the mysterious and macabre.

Price includes fortifying glass of wine to calm the nerves. 
You must be 18+ to attend.

Happening Friday 29 July at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT. For tickets visit trybooking.com.

LATIN LEGENDS

 

Kokoloco Dance Studio is hosting their first theatre show LATIN LEGENDS this Saturday 30 July at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre.

Be entertained, dazzled and inspired by amazing student and instructor routines, all set to music by some of the most influential Latin artists in history and narrated by Mario Gordon.

Enjoy an amazing show and also learn about the culture and history of Latin dance and music. Tickets available online at www.kokoloco.com.au.

FOOD & DRINK

BRUNCH IN THE LOFT

It’s cold outside but we’ve got just the thing to warm you up – Breakfast in The Loft!

Come upstairs from 9am every Saturday and Sunday for a delectable feast featuring all the classics and a few modern twists on the traditional breakfast fare. Wake up with a coffee, or if you’re struggling from the night that was, perk up with something a little stronger like a breakfast cocktail or glass of sparkling.

Bookings essential, so visit the website to book your table for the weekend!

Happening every Saturday and Sunday from 9am at The Loft, The Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. To make a booking visit www.theduxton.com.au

SUITS & SIPS

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. We’re serving up Vanilla Espresso Martinis, Coconut Mango Martinis, Fireball Sours and more tantalising creations every Thursday night from 5pm. Feeling peckish? Select one of our $20 tasting boards and settle in for the evening.

Happening every Thursday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

LET’S DO DINNER

 Join us for our new Let’s Do Dinner set menu special. Venture upstairs to enjoy a Chef’s selection entree tasting plate, followed by your choice of main and dessert for only $49pp. For a special touch speak to our staff about a perfectly matched glass of wine to enjoy with your meal.

Happening Monday – Friday from 5pm at The Loft at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

SPIRITS TASTING BOARD – SINGLE MALT

Starting in July. Enjoy three individual glasses from some of the top single malt whiskeys. Accompanied by tasting notes.

Happening every Tuesday – Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar at 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

TACO TUESDAY

Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in a soft shell taco with cabbage, shallots & coriander.

Happening every Tuesday from 5-1pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

BURGERS & BEERS

A selection of Burgers and tap beer.

Happening every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

WINE AND DINE WEDNESDAYS

Two course chef’s menu, Chocolate Assiette to share and a bottle of house white, red, or sparkling. Tables of 2 only $75pp.

Happening every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

PIZZA & PALE ALE THURSDAYS

A selection of housemade Pizza paired with a schooner of James Squire Pale Beer.

Happening at 5pm every Thursday at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

WINTER STIRDOWN – GARDEN BAR

A selection of six classic stirred winter cocktails, available only from the Garden Bar.

Happening every Thursday 5pm-8pm at Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

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.

Happening throughout July and August in the Canberra Region. For more information visit www.trufflefestival.com.au

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.

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

CHAIRMAN GROUP: WINTER SPECIALS 2016

EN­KAI BANQUET AT LILOTANG 

En­Kai: small words encapsulating a beautiful idea­ to gather and laugh loudly over a shared meal. We thought this was just what is called for at Lilotang this Winter, a delicious and affordable banquet menu that takes all the hassle out of dinner, so you can focus on the laughs!

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 6 – 11pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. For bookings phone (02) 6249 6889.

BENTO LUNCH AT LILOTANG

Your choice of a traditional bento main: menu changes regularly, from braised beef to tonkatsu curries, with pop up specials like kaki furai-fried oyster – Yum! Served with sides such as rice, potato salad, green salad and Japanese pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Cl, Barton ACT. Walk ­in or call to make a booking (02) 6273 1424.

MARKET LUNCH AT LANTERNE ROOMS

Choice of a curry (menu changes regularly, at least three options to choose from) served with three sides, such as rice, croquettes, salad and malay pickles.

Happening every Tuesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm at Lanterne Rooms, 3 Blamey Pl, Campbell ACT. Walk­ in or book on (02) 6249 6889.

CANBERRRA FABULOUS LADIES WINE SOIREE

Canberra Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree offers a five-course dinner and eight matching wines, plus fun, prizes and fabulousness with Raidis Estate, at the Parlour Wine Room.

Your hosts Emma Raidis, and Jane Thomson – founder of The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society – will be chatting about the wines throughout the night. Learn more about wine styles, flavour profiles and origins. But there’s not too much formality – as this is no ordinary wine dinner! The focus is on facilitating fun and fabulous wine discussion at your table, so you can leave with as little or as much wine knowledge as you like.

Happening Thursday 28 July at Parlour Wine Room, 16 Kendall Lane, Canberra. For tickets and more information visit the website.

A LITERARY TRUFFLE LUNCH

Join the team at Hotel Hotel for an entertaining literary lunch with chef and author of The Truffle Cookbook Rodney Dunn, Country Style food writer Barbara Sweeney and gastronome Dr Roger Haden. Discussions will be followed by an aromatic lunch by Sean McConnell at Monster Kitchen and Bar.

Hear speakers address the big questions. What’s all the fuss about truffles? How come they’re so expensive? How do I prepare them? Did food writer MFK Fisher have it right when she said beware of young women who love neither wine nor truffles nor cheese nor music?

This event is presented by Food and Words and culinary school Le Cordon Bleu and is part of Canberra’s Truffle Festival.

Happening Sunday 31 July at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon Nishi, Canberra. For bookings visit the website.

WILDBRUMBY BANQUET

It’s winter so it only seems fitting to crack open a bottle of schnapps with the crew from Wildbrumby Distillery for a night of games, laughter and extremely good liquor.

Try a range of schnapps, learn through games and devour a four-course menu featuring Wildbrumby’s exquisite infusions.

Ticket includes four-course Pialligo Estate dinner; tastings of the Wildbrumby range, including their new gin; games with very delicious prizes up for grabs; goodie bag; and an epic squeezebox performance.

7pm, Thursday 28 July, 2016. Cost $145.

Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS FEAST

Why should we celebrate Christmas only once a year? Treat yourself and the kids at Pialligo Estate’s Family Christmas Feast!  This Christmas in July Finale will be overflowing with extravagance – a sumptuous shared Christmas feast, live music, and plenty of Christmas Cheer to keep us warm.

Ticket includes: Three course Pialligo Estate lunch, beverages (for kids big and small!), a mysterious Pialligo Estate goodie bag and activities for the littles ones.

From 1pm to 4pm this Sunday 31 July. Cost $50 to $110. Tickets from www.eventbrite.com.au.

* Ticket sales close Thursday 28 July at midnight

FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

Make your winter escape an enjoyable one by joining the Fireside Festival. The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter… it’s all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The exciting month of events will include everything from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and packages all with a winter theme. You’ll also enjoy hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food, even trail riding; the experiences are endless. The Fireside Festival takes place in regional venues across the Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Lake George and Canberra region.

Happening 1-31 August at Various locations in Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Canberra region. For a full list of events visit the website.

MEET THE CHEF – MARK BEST, MARQUE

University House is proud to announce its July Meet the Chef Dinner featuring Mark Best, one of Australia’s best-regarded chefs and owner of multi-award winning restaurant, Marque, in Sydney.
On the night, Mark will be in conversation with Natasha Rudra, Life & Entertainment Editor of The Canberra Times, to discuss his latest book, Best Kitchen. Mark’s philosophy is that great cooking is not a question of luxurious ingredients but it is having the knowledge and ability to unlock the beauty of some of the most basic elements of cooking.

The dinner includes a two-course meal inspired by Mark’s cookbook, Best Kitchen Basics, prepared by our Executive Chef Anshul Chandna and his team, a glass of wine, tea and coffee.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of Australia’s finest chefs.

Happening Monday 1 August at University House,
1 Balmain Crescent,
University House,
Acton
ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

HIT104.7 TANYA’S TRIBE

Tanya has been talking a lot lately about the struggle of finding friends in a new town and as a result she has created the ever-growing circle of friends, Tanya’s Tribe. Tanya wants to extend her Tribe and host another evening of food and drink with invited friends, this time she will be meeting the lonely men of Canberra who move here for APS graduate work, career starts or moving through as part of their career.

Happening at 6pm Friday 29 August at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT. For more information visit the website.

MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

In 2016, a remarkable triple bill from one of Australia’s most loved ensembles. OUR land people stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the expressive talents of Bangarra and the rich stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and unique paintings.

Happening until Saturday 30 July at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit the website.

CANBERRÄNG 2016 – THE UNDEAD TAKE MANHATTAN

Warm up your winter! Listen to Canberra big band In Full Swing while watching dancers from Australia and overseas swing out in Garema Place as part of
Canberräng 2016, Canberra’s annual swing dance festival. This year’s theme is the Undead take Manhattan.

Expect to see fangs and fur alongside New York style pin up girls. Luckily these monsters are friendly and would love to dance with you!

Happening Saturday 30 July at The Chesspit, Garema Place, Off Bunda St, Canberra City. Entry is free, for more information visit the event website.

IKON OF LIGHT

The Llewellyn Choir accompanied by the Llewellyn Sinfonia and conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin presents a concert exploring light in all its glorious manifestations. The first work on the program Ikon of Light by English composer John Tavener, was described by Marc Rochester of Gramophone as “characterised by soprano solos soaring above the magically weightless choral texture, countered by the basses descending into unfathomable depths, in some of the most profoundly beautiful music I know”. First performed in 1984, it was originally written for the Tallis Scholars. It requires a very large acoustic such as that provided by the Chapel of the Girls Grammar School. The second work on the program Lux Aeterna was composed for and dedicated to the Los Angeles MasterChorale and first performed in 1997. Its five movements are played without pause and are based on references to light from sacred Latin texts. The concert will also feature the Girls Grammar School’s Gabriel singers.

Happening Saturday 30 July at Chapel of the Canberra Girls Grammar School, Melbourne Avenue, Deakin ACT. For tickets and more information visit the website.

OUR LAND PEOPLE STORIES

Be enthralled by a remarkable triple bill from one of Australia’s most loved ensembles. OUR land people stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the expressive talents of Bangarra and the rich stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and unique paintings.

Happening 28-30 July at Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit the website.

THE MCCLYMONTS

The McClymonts 10 Years of Hits tour is set to thrill audiences when it kicks off in July. Since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2006, Brooke, Sam and Mollie have gone on to amass nineteen top charting singles, two ARIA Awards, ten Golden Guitar Awards, two gold albums and sold out shows across Australia and the U.S, all of which will be celebrated in this special show. Don’t miss the stunning harmonies of Australia’s number one country music group along with their incredible live band.

Happening Saturday 30 July at The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club, 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa ACT. For tickets visit Ticketek.

MIMOSA DUO: VIOLIN AND GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Come and join the Mimosa Duo at the High Court as they express, deep from within their swinging hearts, a joyful virtuosic mix of their delicate classical repertoire, some more upbeat gypsy jazz with a few spin balls in between.

Mimosa is a Sydney born and bred, guitar and violin duo of international acclaim. Enjoy the engaging repertoire of original classical arrangements, well-loved classical works and the gypsy jazz compositions of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

Happening Sunday 31 July at High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes ACT. Bookings essential, for tickets visit the website.

RESIDENT ALIEN

Resident Alien is a one-man show based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp, starring the legendary Paul Capsis who in sharing Quentin’s unforgettable philosophies asks, are they truer today than even he would have anticipated?
As he awaits the arrival of the mysterious Mr Brown and Mr Black, the vintage Professor of Style expounds his own unique vision of the world. He gives us his personal recipe for self-fulfillment as he dissects life, the twentieth century and subjects as diverse as Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey and oral sex.

Happening 27 Jul – 7 Aug at The Street Theatre,
15 Childers Street,
Canberra
ACT. For tickets and more information visit the website.

IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINEMENT

Enjoy a hot Havana night during a cold Canberra winter! The In-Flight Entertainment is heating up this week at Highball with Don Carlo: a dynamic guitar duo comprised of Don McKinnon and Carlo Beasley. The duo formed when Don and Carlo decided to move away from their former genres – jazz and metal – and attempt to meet somewhere in between. Together, they bring together the subtle taste of Don’s jazz harmony and Carlo’s blistering fingers.

The duo plays gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, funk and bebop, and boy do they play it.  The result is a unique blend that is bound to delight.

Happening Thursday 28 July at Highball Express, Level 1, 82 Alinga St, Canberra City. For bookings and more information visit the website.

CONNECTED

Dancers get connected, without a device in sight

The 32 young dancers in QL2 Dance’s Connected are used to connecting online, but they have worked with renowned dance artists Sara Black, Kristina Chan and Lingua Franca to create three works about connection, with no tablets or phones — just bodies, movement and some very loud voices. Connected is a remarkable triple bill of diverse pieces performed by QL2’s Quantum Leap ensemble — young contemporary dancers from Canberra and region, plus visitors from Thailand, Perth and regional NSW.

Happening Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 July at Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit the website.

MUSHROOM CLOUD – LIVE SHOWCASE

Mushroom Cloud is a local 5-piece band playing everything from Johnny B. Goode and Mustang Sally to Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. Recently voted the best wedding and corporate cover band, the guys have quickly established themselves as one of Canberra’s best live acts and we are excited to have them playing for you upstairs in The Oak Room.

Drop in for dinner, stick around for a beer and be entertained by the boys from Mushroom Cloud from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Happening Tuesday 2 August at The Oak Room at Duxton, Macpherson St, O’Connor ACT. To make a booking visit the website.

LATIN TUESDAYS

Your Tuesday night at Highball just got hotter! Hosted by amazing people from Salsabor, you can learn how to shimmy and shake like a pro at the free latin dancing taster class every Tuesday from 6.30pm. Add a few $10 mojitos and you’ve got yourself a Tuesday night that’s hard to beat.

Be transported to Cuba and enjoy a night of Latin dancing you’ll want to keep coming back for.

Happening Every Tuesday from 6:30pm at Highball Express, Level 1, 82 Alinga St, Canberra City. To make a booking visit the website.

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.

SPORTS, LEISURE & WELLBEING

6500 SANTA SPEEDO SHUFFLE

Join Cystic Fibrosis ACT on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near Regatta Point this Sunday for Cystic Fibrosis ACT’s annual 6500 Santa Speedo. Come along to witness over 100 Santas brace the Canberra cold dressed in speedos’ and a Santa hat to run a course as many times as possible in 65 minutes.

Registrations are closed to run as a Santa, however you can still register for the Christmas in July Fun Run. All funds raised support Canberrans living with cystic fibrosis.

Happening Sunday 31 July on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin (near Regatta Point) from 10am until 3pm. For more information please visit www.cfact.org.au.

GIANTS VS RICHMOND

Calling all GIANTS! Witness two of the AFL’s most exciting teams when the GIANTS take on the Richmond Tigers at Manuka Oval.

Can the GIANTS make it three wins in a row? Plus you have the chance to WIN $100k thanks to co-major partner Toyo Tires!

Don’t miss the live action of the 2016 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Happening Saturday 30 July at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT. For tickets visit Ticketek.

WALK DOWN BLACK MOUNTAIN SUMMIT WALK TO BOTANIC GARDENS

Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970. The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

Walk down the Summit Walk with local conservationist, Jean Geue, and an ANBG Guide. We shall see Acacia near the apex and the Zieria plants near the Visitor Centre, ANBG. The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers only (including children over the age of 12). Meet at the Lookout near the Telstra Tower (look for the balloons). If you do not wish to walk back uphill to the Summit, ask a friend to meet you at the Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Happening Saturday 30 July at Black Mountain, 100 Black Mountain Dr, Acton ACT. Bookings are essential, please email your name and phone number to event organiser – [email protected] or phone Linda 0437 298 711.

A POOCH AFFAIR

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region that unites those active in the dog community with those whose domestic animals are a part of the family.

At a Pooch Affair you will have the opportunity to have High Tea with Dogs (pre purchase online only), go shopping at a Doggie Retail Mall and Diner, let your precious pooches play in a special breed play hour or even treat them to a Doggie Day Spa. Family and dog friendly event!

Happening Saturday 30 July at Exhibition Park, Cnr Northbourne Ave & Flemington Road, Exhibition Park, Mitchell ACT. For more information visit the event website.

WARM TREES

This July, several of the forests of the National Arboretum will be transformed into a myriad of colours with the installation of the largest knitted art gallery in the world. Go on a journey of discovery around the Arboretum, from spotting giant maples leaves in the forest to miniature displays in the Bonsai Collection.

Happening until Friday 29 July at National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Canberra City. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

REALITY IN FLAMES – CURATOR-LED TOUR

Join this curator-led tour of Reality In Flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War. Discover how Australian artists responded to the upheaval and anxiety of the Second World War to create powerful imagery which explored all aspects of life.

Happening Wednesday 27 July at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE GHOST TOUR

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the National Film and Sound Archive headquarters. Discover the strange, the ghostly and the disturbing stories lurking in the National Film and Sound Archive basement and under the stairs… if you dare! A rare treat for lovers of the mysterious and macabre.

Price includes fortifying glass of wine to calm the nerves. 
You must be 18+ to attend.

Happening Friday 29 July at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT. For tickets visit trybooking.com.

BOOK CLUB: A LITERARY PORTRAIT

Join Professor Jen Webb, Director, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, Desmond Manderson Professor College of Law, Australian National University and Christopher Chapman Senior Curator National Portrait Gallery in a discussion of Theft: a love story by Peter Carey. Read the book and join the conversation.

Happening Thursday 28 July at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace,
Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

Learn how to set up a worm farm and recycle waste into an organic fertiliser with expert Cid Riley, the owner and operator of Global Worming. At this workshop we will set up a demonstration worm farm for the Canberra City Farm, at the same time as providing you with knowledge about how you can do this at home. Global Worming is the first Enterprise to get established at the new Canberra City Farm Dairy Road Education Centre.

Happening Sunday 31 July at Canberra City Farm, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick ACT. For more information visit the website.

EA INSIGHTS: JULY ONE DAY COURSE

Keen to seek promotion to senior levels? Fear you may not be able to go any further in your career? Feel under appreciated and that your work is not valued?

The EA Insights Program is an intensive one-day course designed for EAs who want to move to senior levels. It is also for EAs seeking to transition into the APS, and for private sector EAs, who currently or wish to support C-suite executives. Presented by Ursula Kohler, Managing Director, Capital EA, and Kim Vella, Founder and Principal Coach, Kim Vella Coaching, talented EAs are invited to participate.

Happening Wednesday 27 July at Forrest Hotel and Apartments, 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT. For bookings and more information visit the event page.

THE AIM GREAT DEBATE

AIM is delighted to announce the MC for the AIM Great Debate will be Erin Molan, sports reporter and presenter for the Nine Network.

As a journalist, Erin’s passion has always been sport, which she has covered for over 10 years as a television, radio and print reporter. She is a co-host of the hugely popular and Logie Award winning NRL Footy Show and host of the Nine Network’s new reality TV series NRL Rookie.

Happening Friday 29 July at National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT. For tickets visit the website.

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.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

MARKETS

OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS

Lovers of fine hand-crafted wares, clothing collectors, food fanatics and jewellery junkies are just a few of the people who head to Canberra’s award winning Old Bus Depot Markets every Sunday. In a fabulous old industrial building you’ll experience the endless colour, tastes, sounds and atmosphere that is “Canberra’s Sunday Best”.

Not your average market, each week you’ll find over 200 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring items all hand-crafted by local and regional creatives. On every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the Old Bus Depot Markets building on Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

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 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.

FAMILY MARKET DAY

It’s Market Day, and we’re celebrating the Finale of our first ever Winter Series, The Butcher, The Baker and the Merrymaker. We have market stalls and activities that will be sure to delight children big and small and so much more. These wonderful market stalls will showcase our incredible local produce, tempting the whole family with Christmas delights in true Pialligo Estate style.

Happening Sunday 31 July at Pialligo Estate Glasshouse, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo ACT. For more information visit the website.

MUDDLE PUDDLE MARKET

You will always find something special at Canberra’s favourite market for handmade and new goods for babies and children. Held at the beautiful Fitters Workshop, directly adjacent to the Old Bus Depot Market, and featuring an eclectic mix of small business stallholders showcasing their unique wares, this bustling little market is the sweetest spot in town.

Happening Sunday 24 July at Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston Foreshore. Entry to the market is free, for more information visit the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

6500 SANTA SPEEDO SHUFFLE

Join Cystic Fibrosis ACT on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin near Regatta Point this Sunday for Cystic Fibrosis ACT’s annual 6500 Santa Speedo. Come along to witness over 100 Santas brace the Canberra cold dressed in speedos’ and a Santa hat to run a course as many times as possible in 65 minutes.

Registrations are closed to run as a Santa, however you can still register for the Christmas in July Fun Run. All funds raised support Canberrans living with cystic fibrosis.

Happening Sunday 31 July on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin (near Regatta Point) from 10am until 3pm. For more information please visit www.cfact.org.au.

NATIONAL FAMILY PORTRAIT MONTH
Seeking mothers and daughters to photograph to help raise $10,000 for the Women’s Cancer Foundation. To participate, register on the website for $51, all of which will be donated to the foundation. Portraits will also be available for purchase.
On for the full month of July. Portrait sitting times will be arranged with the photographer and taken in your own home. Visit the website for more information  www.familyportraitmonth.com.au

HINDMARSH PRIZE

The inaugural Hindmarsh Prize exhibition aims to recognise excellence and promote the appreciation of glass artists who live and practice in the ACT and region.

Happening 28 Jul – 4 Sept at Canberra Glassworks, Fitters Workshop,
11 Wentworth Avenue,
Kingston
ACT. For more information visit the website.

LEADING CHANGE: COUNTRY TO CANBERRA CHARITY PANEL EVENT

 Join us for drinks, canapés and an exciting Panel Event on Wednesday, 27 July to empower young rural and remote women. All funds raised will go toward Country to Canberra’s award-winning ‘Power Trip’ and ‘Project Empower’ programs, which are run purely by volunteers and deliver education and leadership opportunities to some of Australia’s most isolated communities.

The Panel will focus on the topic Leading Change: Empowering Women in Male-Domainated Industries” and will be MC’d by the inspiring Amanda Whitley, HerCanberra Founder and 2016 ACT Woman of the Year!

Happening Wednesday 27 July at PwC Canberra – 28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT. For bookings visit the event page.

ACT PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARBON CHALLENGE

In August 2016 the challenge is on for ACT Primary schools and by challenge, we mean Carbon Challenge! Terrific prizes up for grabs and each participating school receives:

  • Administration support
  • Resource packs for teachers
  • Activity kits for students

Principals & teachers – Get your school on board and register your interest to participate today! Registration closes 30 June 2016. If you are a parent interested in getting your school involved, present this info sheet to staff at your school.

Happening Monday 1-31 August. For more information or to register your interest email [email protected] or call 13 22 81 for more information. View full terms and conditions of the competition.

LATION PARTY ORGANISED BY PUENTE AUSTRAL

 A Latin Party organised for Puente Austral, an NGO based in Canberra that supports rural schools in Argentina. A event to enjoy with the family, try a free tango lesson with TengoTango, experience Latin rhythms with Kokoloco and dance with DJ Giovani Cano. This event is supported by the Embassy of Argentina.

Happening Saturday 30 July at 40 Gilliest St, Curtin ACT. For more information visit the website.

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:  29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November. 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.

LITTLE FACES

Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for Little Faces, playful activities in the galleries on the first Tuesday of each month. Look at the portrait Charles Teo by Adam Chang exploring faces, colour and sound.

Ideal for children from 6 months – 3 years. Followed by morning tea in the café. Bookings essential. The program is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

Happening until Tuesday 2 August at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. For bookings and more information visit the website.

FILM

FILMS ON FILM

As the cold air approaches, settle in for a wintery season of cinematic delights. Every Sunday at 2pm enjoy 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. See the full program on the website: www.nfsa.gov.au

WINTER FILM SCREENING SERIES

This winter, the Australian War Memorial is presenting a series of five classic films that all take different perspectives on the war on the Western Front. This is a rare opportunity to see these classics on the big screen.

All screenings start at 1.30 pm, are free, and will be accompanied by a short introduction to the film. This is not a ticketed event, so get in early to guarantee yourself a seat.

Sunday 31 July: Australia in France

Happening 17-31 July at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Street, Campbell ACT. Entry is free, for session times visit www.awm.gov.au

A MONTH OF MURRAY AT DENDY

He’s a man whose contribution to the film and entertainment industry can’t be ignored and that’s why Dendy Cinemas is unleashing a month-long celebration of Bill Murray and his amazing performances.

A versatile performer, Bill Murray has embodied the serious, the funny, and the down-right ridiculous. You can’t help but worship a man who openly admits being a nut, and so much more.

Happening until Monday 25 July at Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Bunda Street, Level 2, North Quarter Canberra Centre, Canberra City. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

DOWN UNDER – FILM SCREENING AND Q&A

Film Ink and Canberra International Film Festival invite you to join
Director Abe Forsythe for a special advance screening of his new
Australian film, Down Under. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, DOWN UNDER is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide.

Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious yet poignant story of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds, and what was meant to be a retaliation mission turns into something neither side could have imagined. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with writer and director of Down Under: Abe Forsythe.

Happening Thursday 28 July at Dendy Cinemas Canberra, Bunda Street, Level 2, North Quarter Canberra Centre, Canberra City. For tickets and more information visit dendy.com.au.

BROKE

The exclusive Canberra season of Heath Davis’s powerful exploration of contemporary masculinity. Disgraced sports star and gambling addict BK (Steve Le Marquand) attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan, Cec (Max Cullen).

Happening 28-31 July at National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT. For tickets visit trybooking.com.

EXHIBITIONS

2° EXHIBITION OPENING

investigates climate change, it’s effect on the present, and the struggle to avoid environmental disaster by limiting rising global temperature to two degrees. Other than life and death, climate change will be one of the only collective experiences in our lifetime to touch every human on the planet. Engaging audiences through humor, seduction and intrigue, 2° effectively raises awareness and addresses the concerns of climate change. This exhibition features Daniel Bonson, GW Bot, David Buckland, Søren Dahlgaard, Jacky Green, Annika Harding, Timothy James Johnson and Andrew Styan, is curated by Alexander Boynes, and is supported by Climarte.org who promote the arts for a safe environment through their international programs and networks.

Happening Friday 15 Jul – 20 Aug at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT. For more information visit www.ccas.com.au

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

Streets of Papunya presents the new generation of painters from the legendary epicentre of Western Desert art. Networks of kinship have ensured the handing-down of ancestral narratives, clan designs and the mental maps of sacred geography which provide the paintings’ motifs. This exhibition seeks to locate the work of the current generation within the momentous historical achievement of their elders.
Women artists are conspicuously more prominent among the younger generation. The exhibition also includes a wide selection of historical works drawn from the collections of ANU Anthropology and Archaeology and the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Happening 15 July – 14 August at Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, Acton ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit dhg.anu.edu.au

TOUGH AND TENDER

Photographs by Warwick Baker, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr reflect the formative identity of young adulthood and complexities of masculinity and gender, composed with sensitivity and candour in Tough and Tender. In ground-breaking performance art documented on video, Chris Burden’s physical trials strip back his own persona and the mythic ethos of manhood.

Specific works have been selected from broader oeuvres to create an atmosphere of revelation of subtle emotion and bodily sensation in portrait-related work.

Happening 15 Jul – 16 Oct at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit www.portrait.gov.au

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening 16 Jul – 20 Nov at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/bigger-on-the-inside-collecting-dr-who

MICHAEL TAYLOR: A SURVEY 1963-2016

Michael Taylor is one of Australia’s best expressionist painters and one of our most significant contemporary artists, with a practice spanning 60 years. This exhibition is the first major survey of Taylor’s practice and includes paintings and drawings from six decades, sourced from major public and private collections in Australia.

He has lived in the Canberra region since 1971 – in Canberra, Bredbo, Michelago and Cooma. The landscape of the region has been a leitmotif in his ebullient, sensuous paintings, which oscillate between abstraction and representation. In Taylor’s painting every mark is electric with energy.

Showing until 2 October at Canberra Museum and Gallery,
176 London Circuit,
Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

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 until 4 September at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes from 9am–5pm daily with free entry.

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.

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 1 January 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.

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Happening Saturday 16 July – Sunday 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

SOLAR HOUSE DESIGN

Lecture and Exhibition – Different approaches to designing a solar house in Canberra.

Browse and talk with exhibitors of sustainable products and technologies. This will be followed by a presentation by local architects demonstrating different approaches to designing a solar house on different blocks of land in Canberra and surrounds. Come along and hear the many innovative design solutions architects can offer to improve your home.

Happening Wednesday 27 July at The Shine Dome Canberra (Australian Academy of Science, ANU), 15 Gordon Street, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

AN EVENING INSPIRED BY BEAN

The Evening Inspired by Bean commences with the opening of Charles Bean: Life and Work, an exhibition exploring and celebrating the life and achievements of historian Dr Charles Bean. The opening is followed by a tribute to the legacy of Charles Bean through music and film, and a panel
discussion about Wain Fimeri’s film Charles Bean’s Great War.

Charles Bean’s moving poem Non Nobis has inspired two musical compositions to be performed publicly for the first time at UNSW Canberra, performed by the Burgundian Consort and the Gabriel Singers. In addition to his accompaniment of the Burgundian Consort’s performance, Ian Munro will perform the solo piano piece ‘Berceuse héroïque’ by Claude Debussy.

Happening Friday 29 July at Academy Library & Adams Auditorium, UNSW Canberra at ADFA, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT. Entry is free, for more information visit the website.

BRICK EXPO

Brick Expo is a entertaining and interesting exhibition of rare and unique LEGO creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. Hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including: Star Wars, Trains, Planes, Space Ships, Racing Cars, Monuments and Sculptures.

Happening 29-31 July at Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Phillip ACT. For tickets visit trybooking.com.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

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

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