CC November Masthead

This Week in The Can

HerCanberra Team

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

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EIGHT THINGS NOT TO MISS 

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Show & Tell Market 

Show & Tell is Canberra’s contemporary design market, showcasing the work of designers, makers, illustrators and graphic artists. At Show & Tell there’s something for everyone: artwork, terrariums, jewellery, homewares, candles, ceramics, textiles, accessories, and more. With delicious food and live music thrown into the mix, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a fun night of Christmas shopping.

A range of options are available from local vendors including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Most of the stallholders at Show & Tell have card facilities available, and there will be an automatic teller machine on site.

The building has disabled access including parking.

There are a range of parking options available along Emu Bank as well as public transport.

Happening 26 November, 4pm – 9pm at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen.

See website for more information.

The Nutcracker

At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world of toys who come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets.

The Nutcracker is one of world’s most beloved ballets. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this is an enchanting experience for the whole family.

For the first time in its 55-year history, Queensland Ballet will bring The Nutcracker (one of its sentimental favourites) to the national capital.

Happening 23 – 27 November, Wednesday to Saturday – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday – 1.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square.

See website for more information.

Kites for Karralika

Canberrans are invited to enjoy food stalls, live entertainment and free activities for kids including a rock climbing wall, jumping castle and face painting on Saturday 26 November at Kites for Karralika.

Happening Saturday 26 November, 11am – 2pm at John Dunmore Lang Place, King Edward Tcc.

See website for more information.

COCKTAIL DEGUSTATION WITH ALI KING

Following on from the success of their previous tasting events, Black Market are hosting the ultimate event for any dessert lover – Ali King Cocktail Degustation.

Every corner of the globe is producing new talent to the world of desserts but none like Canberra’s Ali King – Desserts, Cakes & Events. In 2016, Ali competed on Channel 7’s ‘Zumbo’s Just Desserts’ battling for the mantle of Australia’s Dessert Queen. Ali’s talent was immediately recognised with Zumbo himself saying her desserts were “something I’d expect to find in a fine French Patisserie”.

Her delicious creations, whilst refined and with spectacular attention to detail, have a warmth and affection to them that sets her apart and makes her desserts a perfect match to the unique and unexpected Black Market cocktails.

At this special event, you will receive a cocktail on arrival before experiencing three original Ali King desserts expertly matched with three original Black Market cocktails.

Happening Thursday 24 November from 8-9.30pm. Tickets are $75 per person. Email n[email protected] for any enquiries regarding food requirements. Tickets are limited, so visit bmbar.eventbrite.com to secure your place.

Sundaze At The Museum Bar – Brother Be and Angus Dibden

Head to National Museum of Australia for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks this spring. It’s also a chance to check out A History of the World in 100 Objects, with extended Sunday opening hours.

Armed with a mission to put a smile on your face, Brother Be’s music is a celebration of all good things in life. Traversing the worlds of folk, pop, funk and rock, the resulting sound is somewhere between Of Monsters and Men and Mumford and Sons. Their upbeat party anthems will have you putting aside your troubles to enjoy the bright side of any day.

Food and drink available for purchase. Free entry at the Lakeside Deck. Exhibition entry is ticketed.

Happening 27 November, 3pm – 7pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Canberra. See website for more information.

Three Sixty Fashion Market

Sunday 27 November our fabulous, fun-filled and award winning 360 FASHION MARKET. Free entry

Happening Sunday 27 November, 10am – 3pm at Canberra Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston.

See website for more information.

DESIGN CANBERRA 

Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Canberra is Australia’s cool little capital. Design Canberra, now in its third year, showcases design excellence across all disciplines—the best the ACT has to offer. From 27 October to 25 November, Design Canberra will present over 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. This year features a tribute to internationally renowned designer, Robert Foster, a youth workshop with Francis Sollano, a ‘trashion’ and installations artist from the Philippines, tours of the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses, and open artist studios.

Design Canberra is for all interests and ages. Most events are free to the public. More than 26,000 visitors flock to the festival, including from interstate.

Presented by Craft ACT: Canberra Craft and Design Centre. Explore the full program on their website.

Happening 27 October – 25 November 2016 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. Contact event organisers for details via [email protected] or 02 6262 9333.

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 December at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.com.au

SOMETHING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR…

SHOW PONY’S SUMMER SOIREE EVENT

Get along and enjoy a relaxed sophisticated summer afternoon in Canberra. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the end of the year festive season in style with friends on the lawns by the lake with a decadent gourmet BBQ lunch, sparkling champagne and live music under Showpony’s beautiful high top Sperry tent.

There will be a gourmet sizzling BBQ cooked on site by Little Lauren Catering, drinks flowing for the duration of the afternoon and live music by MAXO. You can dine in under the Sperry Tent or relax out on the lawns under the umbrellas and picnic rugs or if you are feeling energetic you can play one of the lawn games. including Giant Jenga, chess, Connect Four and croquet.

Tickets are limited so book now. The event is for 18 yrs and over and includes a five hour drinks package including beer, wine champagne and soft drink. Ticket price is $150.30 (includes booking fee).

Happening Saturday 10 December from 12.30-5.30pm at the Patrick White Lawns. Purchase your ticket here. Event brought to you by Show Pony Events, if you have any further questions or queries please send to [email protected].

FOOD & DRINK

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Bottle Your Own Sangiovese At Murrumbateman Winery

Ever thought about bottling your own wine? Probably not, but they bet you are now! In November, Murrumbateman Winery will be bottling their 2016 Sangiovese and they want to share the experience. Come along and bottle six of your very own wines.

They’ll guide you through each step from filling the bottles to capping and labelling your wine.

Two sessions are available on each date, at 10.30am or 3pm.

Happening 25 and 26 November at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman Winery, Murrumbateman.

See website for more information.

Beaujolais Nouveau Party 

Head to the Alliance Française de Canberra and learn about the Beaujolais Nouveau. Taste the wine and dine on charcuterie, cheese and French Bread!

Raffle will be drawn on the day.

Booking essential by 20 November.

Happening 24 November, 7.45pm, at Alliance Française de Canberra, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner

See website for more information.

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.

SUITS & SIPS

If sipping on $10 cocktails after work suits you, it’s time to mix it up at The Loft. They’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 their $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 their 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 piña coladas or a Banana & Maple Old Fashioned from their new cocktail menu 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.

On every Tuesday at Highball Express, Odgers Lane. Doors open at 4pm. Find out more at www.highballexpress.com.au.

SPIRITS TASTING BOARD – SINGLE MALT

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

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.

MUSIC, DANCE, FILM & THEATRE

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The Nutcracker

At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world of toys who come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets.

The Nutcracker is one of world’s most beloved ballets. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this is an enchanting experience for the whole family.

For the first time in its 55-year history, Queensland Ballet will bring The Nutcracker (one of its sentimental favourites) to the national capital.

Happening 23 – 27 November, Wednesday to Saturday – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday – 1.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square.

See website for more information.

Beethoven Finale

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2016 journey through the late quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven culminates with a presentation of the composer’s own favourite, String Quartet Op.131, the epitome of his later style: expansive, visceral, and utterly affecting. Wagner said that “it floats over the sorrows of the world”.

This achingly perfect magnum opus is preceded by pithy yet beguiling pieces from Schubert, and the exploratory music of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. His Sonata for violin and chamber orchestra was admired by ACO’s friend Alex Ross in The Rest is Noise as “rhythmically wry, engaging, …and positively danceable”.

Happening 26 November, 8pm at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra.

See website for more information.

MicFest 2016

With live performances from Rick ‘N’ Roll, Flawless Attendance, The Couch Crushers, The Lumberjacks Whites as well as solo, duo and electronica performances, MICfest 2016 presented by Canberra Institute of Technology will be a great experience for all! With free entry combined with a BBQ and thirsty quenching drinks available for purchase, MICFest 2016 will showcase those skills of students undertaking Music Business, Performance, Electronica and Technical subjects. Whether you are a student, their family or their friend, faculty, Industry professional or even someone who just enjoys live music experiences, this event will be one not to be missed!

Happening Friday 25 November, 1pm – 10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, 160 Ainsworth Street PHILLIP.

See website for more information.

60 Years of TV: Lost and Found 

It’s TV’s diamond year, and to celebrate the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is hosting a special evening of retro treasures, blasts from the past, and a line-up that rivals the best of binge-watching parties.

From hidden gems, to memorable moments, we’ve searched the NFSA vaults for clips so rare we’ve only just discovered some of them.

Highlights include:  the Bee Gees backing Johnny O’Keefe in a 1964 episode of Sing Sing Sing; Canberra’s CTC7 children’s show Meeting in the Middle with a young Shani Wood; or for sports fans, Rod Marsh at the crease in the 1974 Gillette Cup.  

Happening Wednesday 23 November, 6.30pm at National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Cct, Acton.

See website for more information.

MIXTAPE CHORUS, ANNIE & BERN AND THE CHEEKY VIOLETS IN CANBERRA

Join Mixtape Chorus, Annie & Bern and The Cheeky Violets for an uplifting Saturday afternoon of acoustic pop goodness. Mixtape Chorus is an inclusive Canberra community choir for enthusiastic shower singers and lovers of indie music.

The choir is excited to share the stage once more with the Melbournian sixties style popsters Annie & Bern and local folk duo The Cheeky Violets. Entry is $10 for adults and free for children under 12 – tickets/registration available via Eventbrite, Gorman Arts Centre or at the door pending availability.

On Saturday 26 November from 1pm – 4pm at Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon. For more information visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/1117430975038052/

CATHERINE BRITT & BILL CHAMBERS

Award-winning country singer Catherine Britt teams up with Bill Chambers – Australia’s premier alt-country guitarist.

Catherine Britt has a voice which instantly gets your attention. She released 5 studio albums, followed by a “Best of” album and has collected some of the country industry’s highest honours. Catherine’s talent has seen her tour, perform and record with some of music’s most respected names including Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Elton John, Don McLean, Chris Isaac, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Guy Clark & Keith Urban.

Bill Chambers– is both a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on slide. Bill’s albums of mostly original music include the ARIA nominated “Sleeping with the Blues”, “Frozen Ground” and “Drifting South”.

Catherine and Bill will be joined by James Van Cooper.

Happening Saturday 26 November, 8pm – 10.30pm at Harmonie German Club, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah. See website for more information.

RAW Canberra presents MOTIF

On Friday, 25th November, MOTIF will bring together 30+ local emerging artists spanning fashion, music, visual and performing arts, music and more, for a one night extravaganza at the Belconnen Arts Centre. MOTIF is the last in a series of six blockbuster emerging arts showcases to be run in Canberra by RAW:natural born artists in 2016 and this showcase is packed wall to wall with the city’s best emerging creatives.

Happening Friday 25 November, 6.30pm at The Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen.

See website for more information.

Eurogliders

With over two decades of music making behind them, Perth band Eurogliders are back! With six albums and a multitude of chart topping singles, songs like Heaven, We Will Together, Can’t Wait To See You, Absolutely and The City of Soul became the songs of a generation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Eurogliders live in concert at the Southern Cross Club in Canberra.

Happening 26 November, 8pm at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Corinna Street, Phillip.

See website for more information.

Lawrence Mooney: Moonman

After being arrested at his home, he had his car impounded, faced a magistrate and had to remain silent whilst being berated by the beak – difficult for one so normally outspoken. Then he became a cyclist, urgh yuck!

This resulted in the big questions Who am I? What do I want? and What am I doing? The answer came from a close comedy friend – you’re the Moonman – never forget that!

And so now it’s time to find out who the Moonman really is and what he wants. Most at home on the stage in front of comedy audiences the host of ABC’s Dirty Laundry Live, star of the eponymously named Moonman coming up in 2016 on ABC Television and part of Triple M’s Merrick and Australia has saved his most irreverent edge for Canberra where he will be performing Moonman – a sophisticated and disturbingly honest exploration of his comic psyche, his lack of impulse control, and why friends refer to him lovingly as a loose unit.

Happening 26 November, 8pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Rat Pack From Vegas

Direct From Las Vegas after sell out seasons through North America and the United Kingdom, Frank, Sammy and Dean will be in Australia in November to set Australian audiences on fire.

The artists Robbie Howard as Frank Sinatra, Nicholas Brooks as Sammy Davis Junior and Johnny Edwards as Dean Martin perfectly recreate the Vegas shows with their own six piece swing band. The show includes all the songs the humour and the wit that made this trio the Kings of Las Vegas.

Happening 24 November, 8pm, at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, Corinna Street.

See website for more information.

The Pigs: Pig-thology 2016

Unashamed bluegrass sinners, The Pigs, have been spreading their supercharged hillbilly pop around Australia and the world for over 12 years. Their ability to turn hit pop songs into downright foot-stompers is legendary. Their kooky original anthems like Macho Moisturiser and Hey Christina are sung from Berlin to Bendigo.

2015 saw the release of their iconic Aussie album, The Pigs Home Brew and the crazy national tour that ensued, including major festivals, regional theatres and TV appearances – where they sung “Ita” to Ita Buttrose! Get ready for a massive Greatest Hits celebration as The Pigs present “Pig-thology 2016”.

Happening 25 November, 8pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra.

See website for more information.

PHOENIX PLAYERS PRESENT SPRING AWAKENING

Phoenix Players will present SPRING AWAKENING, an audacious coming-of-age musical at the ANU Arts Centre from 11 to 26 November. An electrifying blend of morality, sexuality and rock & roll, SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion you will never forget.

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING follows the lives of three young German students who are struggling to break loose from parental authority and childhood restrictions in late 19th Century society. As their bodies and minds develop into adulthood, anxiety and confusion ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the raw energy of adolescent pain and pleasure. SPRING AWAKENING deals with issues that are still current – teenage rebellion, intolerance, peer pressure, blossoming sexuality and kids struggling to find their way in the world.

Happening 11 – 26 November at ANU Arts Centre, ANU. More information and tickets at Phoenix Players.

COLD LIGHT

How far can a woman of vision go? Cold Light introduces Edith Campbell Berry, fresh from International acclaim at the League of Nations, handsome British diplomatic husband in tow. Look out 1950’s Canberra, she’s on her way to the top. Or is she? The League was, after all a failure, and hubby dear is a secret cross dresser and her long lost brother is a Communist agitator watched by a fledgling ASIO. Maybe those dreams of renewed diplomatic honour might take longer than she thinks to materialize. A lot longer.

And so to be ‘acceptable’ she consults the Book of Crossroads, bungles her inner life, remarries badly, and compromises her career options. Delicious drama, involving life choices, and a celebration of the beauty of a life lived with passion and determination.

Happening 19 November to 4 December, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 6pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Civic. Tickets and information at The Street.

NOISES OFF

Canberra REP presents Noises Off, a classic comedy farce. Onstage, it’s sardines, adultery, burglary and confusion. Backstage there are rivalries, broken doors, befuddled co-stars and a cactus. Either way, it’s farce from multiple angles.

That’s what it’s all about, doors and sardines…That’s farce. That’s theatre. That’s life. Join this accomplished theatre company for some outrageous humour that’s sure to brighten your day!

Happening 17 November to 3 December 2016. Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. More information at Canberra Repertory Society.

3RD BRAZILIAN MOVIE CYCLE

The Embassy of Brazil hosts the 3rd Brazilian Movie Cycle every Thursday night. The theme is From Pages to Screen as all movies are based in Brazilian classics or best-seller books.

Entry is free and so is the popcorn! Recommended for 18+ only. Movies are subtitled in English.

Dog’s Will (2000, 104 min) – 3/11
Based on the play by Ariano Suassuna, the film tell the story of Jack Cricket and his adventures to get money, food and a proper funeral for a dog.

Elite Squad (2007, 115 min) – 10/11
Probably the most successful contemporary Brazilian movie. The protagonist Captain Nascimento is a complex mix of hero, anti-hero and villain, fighting crime in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.

Astral City (2010, 109 min) – 17/11
It tells the story of André Luiz, a renowned doctor that finds himself in another plane of existence after his own death. Based on the book by Brazilian medium Chico Xavier, which is considered a central work in Brazilian religious Spiritism.

Captains of the Sands (2011, 96 min) – 24/11
Directed by author Jorge Amado’s granddaughter, Cecilia, and shows the adventures of Pedro Bala and his gang in the city of Salvador.

Happening 3 November – 24 November 

SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure! This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!  To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.

Happening Friday 11 November to Thursday 17 December at Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. See website for showtimes. Find more information here: www.sunsetcinema.com.au

WOMEN OF THE SUN (1981) SCREENINGS

In 1981, Sonia Borg and Hyllus Maris wrote a series of television movies telling the story of Australia’s colonisation through the eyes of four Aboriginal women. The groundbreaking series included performances from the likes of Bob Maza and Essie Coffey, and went on to win the United Nations Media Peace Prize and the Banff Grand Prix in 1983.

Catch this special season screening all four films, 3pm daily at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Free entry. More details at www.nfsa.gov.au and tickets from www.trybooking.com.

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

NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA

No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement.

NLNL is a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body. NLNL is a daggy, non-pretentious place to completely be yourself.

South Canberra: Mondays 7-8pm at South Kambah Scout Hall, 66 Springbett Drive, Kambah. Find more information here.

North Canberra: Wednesdays 7.30-9pm, St John’s Church Hall, 45 Constitution Avenue, Reid. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available. Find more information here.

SPORTS, LEISURE & WELLBEING

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Canberra Cavalry vs. Sydney Blue Sox 

Head out to watch baseball, eat great food, and have an amazing night at Narrabundah Ballpark when Canberra Cavalry vs. Sydney Blue Sox.

Whether you are a huge baseball fan, enjoy sports in general, or are just looking for a fun night, a Cavalry game is a great opportunity to experience baseball with family, friends, or an organisation.

The Cavalry were the 2013 Australian Baseball League Champions and are excited for a competitive 2016-17 season.

Check out their website for tickets.

Happening 24 – 27 November, Thursday to Saturday: 7pm. Sunday: 3pm at Canberra Cavalry & Narrabundah Ballpark, Corner of Goyder and Kyeema Place, Narrabundah. See website for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TALKS

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Design Canberra

Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Canberra is Australia’s cool little capital. Design Canberra, now in its third year, showcases design excellence across all disciplines—the best the ACT has to offer. From 27 October to 25 November, Design Canberra will present over 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. This year features a tribute to internationally renowned designer, Robert Foster, a youth workshop with Francis Sollano, a ‘trashion’ and installations artist from the Philippines, tours of the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses, and open artist studios.

Design Canberra is for all interests and ages. Most events are free to the public. More than 26,000 visitors flock to the festival, including from interstate.

Presented by Craft ACT: Canberra Craft and Design Centre. Explore the full program on their website.

Happening until 25 November 2016 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. Contact event organisers for details via [email protected] or 02 6262 9333.

Canberra Environment Centre: Keeping Chooks

Keeping chooks in the backyard provides you with fresh eggs, a way to turn your kitchen scraps into organic fertiliser and reduces the pest population of your veggie patch. Many chooks also make great pets with their funny personalities and often docile nature. Join us for a hands-on introduction to backyard chook keeping with Bredbo Valley View Farm’s Martyn Noakes. Learn how to raise, feed, handle and shelter these incredibly useful birds in a backyard setting. You don’t need a farm to have a flock of happy chickens to supply your house with fresh eggs everyday. Limited places are available and bookings are essential

Happening Tuesday 29 November, 6pm – 8pm at Canberra Environment Centre, Lennox Crossing, Acton.

See website for more information.

Watercolour Workshop 

Join artist Graeme Drendel in a figurative watercolour workshop. Learn more about Drendel’s approach with a demonstration, and experience his guidance in the creation of your own works.

More information provided at time of booking.

Happening 26 November, 12.30pm – 4.30pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Eat / Sleep / Love

In our fast-paced society, it is essential for us to survive. What if we could extend our life beyond survival mode and truly nourish our body, mind and spirit to increase vitality?

The Soul Project Canberra team welcome you to our second theatre night out!

Live Music and mingling plus 90 minutes of information for your soul to absorb!

Happening Monday 21 November, 7pm – 9pm at Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law Street Canberra. See website for more information.

Introduction to Essential Oils class

Come and spend an afternoon together and learn which oils are great for skin and beauty, which are great for calming, healing and supporting you throughout stressful, busy or anxious times, which oils to use to be uplifted or to wind down, for family health care, personal care, emotional su

pport and spiritual well being.

Happening Sunday 27 November, 10am – 12pm at Essential Elixirs, 12 McLean Place, Curtin. See website for more information.

Bungendore Quilt Exhibition 

The Bungendore Quilters’ Annual Quilt Exhibition will feature a collection of handmade quilts, patchwork and textiles by members of Bungendore Quilters. The exhibition proudly supports local craftspeople and the community.

They have the ever popular Viewer’s Choice Award, annual Member’s Challenge, annual raffle and sales table with good quality handmade items just in time for Christmas.

Come to enjoy and be visually stimulated! The exhibition will complement neighbouring village Braidwood’s The Airing of the Quilts, just a short drive from Bungendore.

Happening 26 November 9am – 7pm and 27 November 10am – 4pm at Bungendore War Memorial Hall, Molonglo Street, Bungendore War Memorial Hall, Bungendore.

See website for more information.

RANGER GUIDED WALKS AND ACTIVITIES AT TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don’t miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles.

Walks and activities cater for a range of different age groups.

Happening until 31 December at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Find out more at tidbinbilla.act.gov.au.

MIXTAPE CHORUS, ANNIE & BERN AND THE CHEEKY VIOLETS IN CANBERRA

Join Mixtape Chorus, Annie & Bern and The Cheeky Violets for an uplifting Saturday afternoon of acoustic pop goodness. Mixtape Chorus is an inclusive Canberra community choir for enthusiastic shower singers and lovers of indie music.

The choir is excited to share the stage once more with the Melbournian sixties style popsters Annie & Bern and local folk duo The Cheeky Violets. Entry is $10 for adults and free for children under 12 – tickets/registration available via Eventbrite, Gorman Arts Centre or at the door pending availability.

On Saturday 26 November from 1pm – 4pm at Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon. For more information visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/1117430975038052/

THE POLYGOT CLUB

Informal conversation groups in German, Spanish, French and Danish suitable for intermediate to advanced or native speaker. (Small annual fee).

Held each Monday (not public holidays) at 5.30 at the Cellar Bar, University House, ANU.

For more information contact: Dr Peter Gibson: [email protected] or  0408 231 153 or via the website: Polygot Club.

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 AND FESTIVALS

The Old Bus Depot Markets are something of a Sunday tradition.

The Old Bus Depot Markets are something of a Sunday tradition.

SUITCASE RUMMAGE

A mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle. It’s about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats.

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ……you name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed! Easy as pie.

On Sunday 27 November from 10am – 2pm at Kendall Lane, NewActon. To find out more, visit the website www.suitcaserummage.com.au

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.

Find out more at obdm.com.au.

Amaroo School Fete

Stalls galore including cake stall, lollies, lucky dip, books, arts and crafts, plants and second hand uniforms. Rides including dodgems, cup and saucer and giant slide.

Happening Saturday 26 November, 12pm – 4pm at Amaroo School, Kathrine Avenue, Amaroo.

See website for more information.

CAPITAL REGION FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

FARMERS AND FOODIES MARKET 

Farmers and Foodies will feature 30 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 Canberra College, corner of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip. Visit the website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Kites for Karralika

Canberrans are invited to enjoy food stalls, live entertainment and free activities for kids including a rock climbing wall, jumping castle and face painting on Saturday 26 November at Kites for Karralika.

Happening Saturday 26 November, 11am – 2pm at John Dunmore Lang Place, King Edward Tcc.

See website for more information.

KIDS

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

Miss Millie at the Bricks4Totz session. Photo by Mel Hill Photography.

Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show

Be inspired to be the best you can be with Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show! Super Sparkleheart, a cheerful caped visitor, takes the friends on a joyful musical journey to discover the mysterious inner Super Power that will make everyone of them an Everyday Super Hero!

Cookie practises sharing, Elmo cheers up the Count, Abby Cadabby and Zoe bandages Big Bird’s bumps and boo- boos while Super Grover thinks all super heroes should learn to fly! Jam-packed with Sesame Street’s coolest hits, including Belly Breathe, Elmo’s Ducks, Don’t Give Up, Grover Can Do It and the Everyday Hero Club Song, this is a show for little people and their grown-ups to sing, dance and join in with while experiencing the heart and touching on the life-lessons that Sesame Street has brought to three generations over more than forty years.

Happening 22 November, 10am – 12.30pm, at the Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra.

See website for more information.

FUN FOR KIDS WITH THE SOCIAL CHEF

Join us at Paleo Café Canberra City on the third Monday of each month for a children’s book reading with local chef and children’s book author, Matt Morrissey – The Social Chef.

Kids will be entertained with stories and activities while grown-ups can relax with friends and enjoy morning tea. Mini muffins and babycinos will also be available for the little ones to enjoy!

Book readings commence at 10am sharp and all activities are suitable for children up to 6 years of age.

Happening Monday 21 November, 10am – 10:45am at Paleo Café, 38 MORT ST, BRADDON

See website for more information.

STORY TIME AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places, brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys. This Friday program is suitable for pre-school-aged children, but older brothers and sisters are also welcome.

Happening Fridays, excluding public holidays 10.30 am until 16 June 2017 in the lower galleries at Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

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:  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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

Ministrations of the shepherdess, 2014 by Graeme Drendel. Collection of the artist, Melbourne.

Ministrations of the shepherdess, 2014 by Graeme Drendel. Collection of the artist, Melbourne.

The Popular Pet Show

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and will celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways. Comprising exuberant recent Australian paintings, many on a large scale, it will include portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney and Kristin Headlam.

The Popular Pet Show will be the National Portrait Gallery’s major summer show, running from 4 November 2016 to 12 March 2017. A host of associated programs and events for adults, children and pets are currently in development.

Free entry. See website for more information: portrait.gov.au/exhibitions.

Down_To_Earth

A collection of works created by South Coast artist Nicole Grimm-Hewitt. down_to_earth explores the beauty of our planet from an aerial perspective and tempts the viewer to think differently about how they see things.

Grimm-Hewitt’s artwork recreates the patterns, shapes and colours that the land and ocean present to us. They remind us that we stand upon a living breathing planet that is constantly changing and repairing itself. Some of the patterns are naturally formed, but many are scars that we have inflicted. Sometimes it’s not until we can physically see the magnitude of this, that we truly realise the impact we are having on the land beneath us and the waterways that surround us.

The Nishi Gallery is a space in NewActon dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions that explore our curiosities on local identity, objects and their meaning, the natural world, design experimentation and artisanal making.

Happening 24 November to 11 December, 11am to 3pm at the Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, Canberra

See website for more information.

Iconic Australian Artists

Take a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and interviews look beyond the physical structures to tell the story of how good design can enrich lifestyle.

Iconic Australian Houses is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums. Supported by exhibition partner Architecture Foundation Australia, principal partner Stormtech, and sponsors the NSW Architecture Registration Board and University of Newcastle. Assisted by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia. 

Happening 26 November 2016 to 13 March 2017, Daily: 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

For Country, For Nation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories of military service in times of war and peace will be told in this new exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

For Country, for Nation will draw inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of the warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership and skill.

Happening 23 November 2016 to 27 September 2017, 10am – 5pm, at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

THE SELL: AUSTRALIAN ADVERTISING 1790S TO 1990S

Step back in time, into the ads of Australia’s past. The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s showcases rich collections of Australian advertising and explores the messages behind many iconic and long forgotten ads.

Ephemeral by nature, often lasting in impact, advertising can reflect how much or just how little Australian society has changed over the centuries. From wanted posters to ads for underwear and chocolates, Vegemite and Victa Mowers, to the ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns, there will be something to push everyone’s buttons!

Happening 23 November 2016 to 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

MEMORY OF THE WORLD IN CANBERRA

Memory of the World in Canberra is an opportunity to learn about the long history Canberra shares with the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for safeguarding documentary heritage.

Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra’s librarians, archivists, curators and conservators. Challenge your understanding of what a ‘document’ is in a display that includes film, music and dance, oral history and digital media

Happening 12 November – 19 December, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Weekends noon until 5pm. More information at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

FRANK STELLA THE KENNETH TYLER COLLECTION

Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking.

Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.

Frank Stella The Kenneth Tyler Collection showcases a selection of Stella’s adventurous and groundbreaking prints.

Happening 19 November 2016 to 30 June 2017, 10am – 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Australia. More information at National Gallery of Australia

MUD MEN: RAMESH NITHIYENDRAN

Mud men: Ramesh Nithiyendran is an installation comprising five large-scale ceramic sculpture, including four new works that are being exhibited for the first time.

The Sydney based artist draws from wildly varied subject matter, including Hindu and Christian religions, patriarchy and its opposition in queer and feminist theory. He also incorporates motifs from art history.

Showing until 30 January 2017 at 10am at National Galley of Australia.

STUDIO CBR: IN THE MAKING

With a suite of 12 photographic portraits of Canberra’s premier designers and makers, this exhibition captures the energy and creativity of Canberra’s creative community.

Studio CBR: In the Making is a Design Canberra signature exhibition presented by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre.

Showing until 25 November, weekdays at 9am at Canberra Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes. Free entry.

RE-DISCOVERING GINNINDERRA

For half a century during the 1860’s, Ginninderra flourished and in it’s prime boasted a church, two schools, store, Police Station, post & telegraph office, school of arts, nursery, farmers union hall, annual show, sports team and hotel.
By 1915 Ginninderra was finished. Find this out and more by visiting the Re-Discovering Ginninderra exhibition.

Showing until 16 March 2017, every Thursday at 10.00am to 12.00pm and the first Sunday of every month from noon till 3pm at Former Hall Primary School, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry.

PEACE, LOVE AND WAR: THE DENMANS, EMPIRE AND AUSTRALIA, 1910-1917 

Lord Thomas Denman was Australia’s fifth Governor-General. He and his wife, the irrepressible Lady Gertrude Denman, resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition examines the political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced – in the context of rapidly evolving social values, against a backdrop of a Europe on the brink of World War.

Happening weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information: hwww.cmag.com.au

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS

Explore two million years of human history through treasured objects from the British Museum’s collection. Discover how people have shaped the world and, in turn, have been shaped by it.

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum will invite visitors to span the globe, to wonder at the remarkable achievements of people as they faced changing climates, new lands and shifting political arenas. It is an astonishing testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship.

This is a story told exclusively through the things people have made: objects of all kinds that have been admired and preserved, or used, broken and discarded. From stone to gold, clay to plastic, the objects range in size from tall Assyrian reliefs to a small, but exquisite, gold llama from Peru.

For more information, visit nma.gov.au/exhibitions

MYSTERIOUS EYES: ARTHUR BOYD PORTRAITS FROM 1945

A young man whose soft features betrayed the intensity of his own self-image, Arthur Boyd portrayed others with equally concentrated emotion. In this focus exhibition, Boyd’s self-portrait at age twenty-five is joined by his portraits of those around him. Through his eyes they are a reflection of the artist’s own state of mind.

Showing at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Free entry.

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE

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.

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.

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