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This Week In The Can

HerCanberra Team

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

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SEVEN THINGS NOT TO MISS

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The National Arboretum is open after dark this Friday night.

Late Night Opening: Creatures of the Night

The National Portrait Gallery will keep its doors open until 8pm on selected Fridays during January and February. There’s a variety of fascinating and free performances throughout the summer.

Creatures of the night
Alice Cottee performs swinging jazz with vintage glamour with her dapper band Dollface, accompanied by Miss Kitka’s models dressed as creatures we might bump into in the night.

Happening Friday 20 January, 5pm – 8pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Paws for Art: A Doggy Day Out!

Join the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery for a PAWSome day! Draw to live music and paint your pet portraits with artist Darren McDonald. Enjoy a range of creative activities in the family space, pose in the outdoor photo booth and get treats from Paws for Art partners, Best Friends.

Paws for Art: A doggy day out! is being held in conjunction with The Popular Pet Show exhibition, on display at the National Portrait Gallery until March 2017.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 11am – 3pm at National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

The Canberra Women’s March

The Women’s March Canberra is a demonstration of love and power in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, which is rallying to demand respect and protection for women nationally and internationally.

In Canberra they are marching for HERS – Health, Economic security, Representation and Safety, and calling on our leaders and community to march with them. They will be celebrating the Canberra women who are already working for HERS and giving marchers an opportunity to learn what they can do for women’s rights at home.

There will be speakers before the march through Civic, and they’re expecting to finish by 12pm. Men, boys, and people of all genders are more than welcome.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 11am beginning in Garema Place, Civic.

See website for more information.

Arboretum After Hours

Kick back after work this Friday night on the northern deck at the Arboretum and chill out to the tunes of awesome local musos from the Black Hat Band. Enjoy great food and drinks while soaking up in the best views in Canberra. See in the weekend and cool down with a glass of bubbly, chilled wine or a cold beer and get your feet tapping to the smooth tunes slide guitar and sax.

Relax, with extended opening hours, the Village Centre, National Bonsai & Penjing Collection and The Curatoreum Gift Store will be open until 7pm. If you are feeling active, free hour-long guided ‘Fire and Water’ walks depart at 6pm, bring covered shoes and water.

Happening Friday 13 and 20 January, 4pm – 7pm at The National Arboretum, Canberra.

See website for more information.

Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema

There a few signs which signal summer is truly here – longer days, warmer weather and the return of Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas. The quintessential summer cinema returns to the picturesque Patrick White Lawns, adjacent to the National Library of Australia and overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from 12 January to 19 February 2017.

If you’re looking for a romantic, sunset filled evening for date night, drama and laughs for a girl’s night out or some family fun, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is a must-do to add to your list this summer.

The event, which saw Australians consuming over 160,000 scoops of ice cream last year, will be open from Monday to Sunday throughout the season with a packed itinerary of quirky comedies, retro classics, award-winning features, new releases and cult classics.

This season’s line-up is a heavenly mix of action-packed blockbusters (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rogue One, Passengers, Assassin’s Creed), hilarious quirky comedies (Office Christmas Party, Why Him?), some cult classics (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mean Girls, Grease) and flicks for all the whole family (Sing, Trolls, Moana).

Happening between Thursday 12 January and Sunday 19 February, at Patrick White Lawns, adjacent to the National Library of Australia and overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from 12 January to 19 February 2017

See website for more information.

VERSAILLES TREASURES FROM THE PALACE

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are on show in Australia. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history, bringing life to the reign of three kings, their queens and mistresses. From the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, this exhibition is the greatest cultural experience this summer.

Highlights include magnificent works, such as the marble bust of Louis XIV, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, the original sculpture of Latona from the centre of Versailles’ main fountain and Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain.

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace – exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Book your tickets here: nga.gov.au/Versailles

FOOD & DRINK

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Image: ostani.com.au

Girls Night Out – Cocktail Masterclass

It’s a new year and, well, Highball want to give you an excuse to lock in a much-needed girls night out to catch up with all the gossip from your summer holidays! Throw in some of their amazing drinks and you’ve got yourself a perfect Girls Night Out!

Master the art of mixing the perfect cocktail from their award-winning team of bartenders and enjoy the exclusivity of Highball’s small group sessions. You’ll learn the tricks of the trade as you take part in the creation of some unique Highball cocktails and one of their fabulously fruity punch bowls. After the class, head to a booth or out to the balcony to continue the fun.

$40per person, 10 people per session.

Happening Wednesday 18 January, 6pm and 7.30pm at The Highball Express, Odgers Lane, Canberra. Click here to book tickets!

Arboretum After Hours

Kick back after work this Friday night on the northern deck at the Arboretum and chill out to the tunes of awesome local musos from the Black Hat Band. Enjoy great food and drinks while soaking up in the best views in Canberra. See in the weekend and cool down with a glass of bubbly, chilled wine or a cold beer and get your feet tapping to the smooth tunes slide guitar and sax.

Relax, with extended opening hours, the Village Centre, National Bonsai & Penjing Collection and The Curatoreum Gift Store will be open until 7pm. If you are feeling active, free hour-long guided ‘Fire and Water’ walks depart at 6pm, bring covered shoes and water.

Happening Friday 13 and 20 January, 4pm – 7pm at The National Arboretum, Canberra.

See website for more information.

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.

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.

MUSIC, DANCE, FILM & THEATRE

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Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema

There a few signs which signal summer is truly here – longer days, warmer weather and the return of Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas. The quintessential summer cinema returns to the picturesque Patrick White Lawns, adjacent to the National Library of Australia and overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from 12 January to 19 February 2017.

If you’re looking for a romantic, sunset filled evening for date night, drama and laughs for a girl’s night out or some family fun, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is a must-do to add to your list this summer.

The event, which saw Australians consuming over 160,000 scoops of ice cream last year, will be open from Monday to Sunday throughout the season with a packed itinerary of quirky comedies, retro classics, award-winning features, new releases and cult classics.

This season’s line-up is a heavenly mix of action-packed blockbusters (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rogue One, Passengers, Assassin’s Creed), hilarious quirky comedies (Office Christmas Party, Why Him?), some cult classics (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mean Girls, Grease) and flicks for all the whole family (Sing, Trolls, Moana).

Happening between Thursday 12 January and Sunday 19 February, atPatrick White Lawns, adjacent to the National Library of Australia and overlooking Lake Burley Griffin from 12 January to 19 February 2017

See website for more information.

Shadow House Party

A first of its kind mini-theatre festival, this night brings together an array of performance art. Sex, Shakespeare, punk rock and revolt… Three shows, followed by an exclusive dance party.

Featuring KREWD’s performance art, Shadow House PITS presenting Trinculo’s Shadow, and Acoustic Theatre Troupe performing new feminist rock musical Ophelia’s Shadow, this surreal collage will make for a night out like no other…

A free drink on arrival, theatre to blow your mind and a dance party…

Happening Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January, 7.30pm – 10.30pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, London Cct, Canberra.

See website for more information.

A Plastic Ocean – Special Screening.

Bikram Yoga Kingston are excited to be hosting a special FREE screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN on January 21st. It is an award-winning film about the impact of plastic in oceans, on marine life and on humankind’s own health.

Today, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution enter the oceans and over the last ten years humans have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century! Please share the news of this screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN and help to raise awareness for preserving our environment. Learn some practical tips on how to rethink plastic use.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 7pm – 9.15pm at Bikram Yoga Kingston, 2/27-29 Eyre St., Kingston.

Call 0418408266 for more information.

No Lights No Lycra Canberra South Dance Session

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, unpretentious place to completely be yourself.
No Lights No Lycra is:
– a friendly, non-judgmental, drug and alcohol free atmosphere.
– a place where everyone is a dancer.
– an inclusive community.
– a safe place to dance freely with no one watching.
– a place to explore self expression through movement.
– a place to exercise at your own pace.
– a time to dance independently in the company of others.

Happening Saturday 23 January, 7pm – 8pm at 66 Springbett St., Kambah.

See website for more information.

TANQUERAY, MOLLY & ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz was born in a whisky barrel, so it’s right at home with Molly. M2 Jazz Duet is Tim Benson on trumpet and flugelhorn with singing sensation, Leisa Keen on piano and vocals. The M2 Jazz Duet will ensure you have a roaring good time as they play jazz standards and swinging tunes from the great American songbook.

Venture downstairs to Molly every Tuesday for live jazz from 7-10pm with your favourite tipple on the side.

Happening Tuesday 17 January, 7pm at Molly, Basement, Canberra.

See website for more information.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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The Canberra Women’s March

The Women’s March Canberra is a demonstration of love and power in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, which is rallying to demand respect and protection for women nationally and internationally.

In Canberra they are marching for HERS – Health, Economic security, Representation and Safety, and calling on our leaders and community to march with them. They will be celebrating the Canberra women who are already working for HERS and giving marchers an opportunity to learn what they can do for women’s rights at home.

There will be speakers before the march through Civic, and they’re expecting to finish by 12pm. Men, boys, and people of all genders are more than welcome.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 11am beginning in Garema Place, Civic.

See website for more information.

SAVE OUR SQUARE RALLY FOR CURTIN SHOPS

There will be a rally at the Curtin Shops this Saturday 21 January to protest a proposed commercial development.

Find more information about the rally and the proposed development on the Facebook event.

Saturday 21 January from 11am-12pm at Curtin Shops, Curtin Place, Curtin.

Calligraphy with Metka Design Studio

Join Metka Design Studio in the art of calligraphy at the National Archives of Australia. Learn how to hold a pen/nib, write different strokes and use these strokes to build a letter and write your name. Make and decorate a card with a calligraphic ornamental border.

Participants should bring an A4 blank notebook (no lines). All the rest will be provided. Bring an old T-shirt, just in case.

Happening Tuesday 17 January, 10am – 12pm at National Archives Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Workshop

Canberra (Ainslie) Toastmasters is conducting a public speaking and presentation skills workshop on aspects of effective communications at the Ainslie Football Club, Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie (inner north Canberra).

Please contact Russell on 0415 261 310 if you’re interested in attending.

Happening Tuesday 17 January, 5.30pm – 7pm at Ainslie Football and Social Club, Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie.

See website for more information.

The Sell – A Curator’s View

Dr Susannah Helman speaks about the National Library of Australia’s fabulous and rich advertising collections, which are showcased in the exhibition The Sell: Australian Advertising, 1790s to 1990s.

Happening Wednesday 18 January, 12.30pm – 1.30pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

‘The Embodied Imagination’ Drama Workshop (Adults)

Participants will be led through gentle physical-theatre exercises which reconnect mind and body in embodied movement. No level of physical fitness required, each individual’s experience is treated as their own exploration. The workshop should be approached not so much as a dance class as an experiment in play, focussing on movement that is easeful, graceful, spontaneous, and potentially transformative.

Happening Wednesday 18 January, 7pm – 9pm at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen.

See website for more information.

Open Rehearsal: Paradise Lost

This open rehearsal offers an opportunity to observe Christopher Samuel Carroll, Artist in Residence at Belconnen Arts Centre for January 2017, in rehearsal for his one-man show, Paradise Lost. Christopher will talk through and give practical demonstrations of some of the techniques used in the creation of the piece, combining playful, exploratory physical improvisation with the demands of a high lyrical 17th-century text. The open rehearsal will include the performance of a short excerpt of the work-in-progress.

The completed performance of Paradise Lost will play at Belconnen Arts Centre from the 26 – 28 January, before touring to FRINGE WORLD Festival in Perth, and the Adelaide Fringe in February 2017.

Happening Thursday 19 January, 6pm – 7pm at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen.

See website for more information.

Drone Bootcamp

Bootcamp ALPHA: A fantastic short introductory program where you learn about drones in an engaging and informative lecture incorporating gameplay, videos and activities.

Once you’ve passed the CASA RPAS test (relax, everyone passes) you’ll spend a couple of hours learning to fly one of our Syma X5 drones in a fun, safe and responsible environment graduating with your ‘wings’.

Suitability: Ages 10 and up. Ages 10-12 years must be accompanied by a parent/carer for the duration of the event (only one ticket is required).

Content:
• The past, present and future of autonomous aircraft.
• CASA rules and regulations.
• Basic flying skills, drills and activities.
Spots available: Eight (8)

Cost: $59 per person.

Happening Monday 16 January, 9.30am – 1pm at Campbell High School, Treloar Cresent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

FOSSIL DIG AT THE NATIONAL DINOSAUR MUSEUM

At midday every day during the school holidays visitors to the National Dinosaur Museum will be able to join our education team and learn some of the techniques employed by palaeontologists to find and catalogue fossils.
Fun and educational, visitors will help search for and describe the real fossils they find and can earn a certificate issued from the PTP (Palaeontologist Training Program).

Free with normal entry. Suggest visitors take the 11am tour of the museum, and then join the midday fossil dig. Guided tours also run throughout the ACT School Holidays at 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

See website for more information.

FOSSIL LIGHT AT THE NATIONAL DINOSAUR MUSEUM

Looking up at the night sky, you are not observing how the stars are today; you are seeing how they used to be. When NASA turns the lense of the HUBBLE space telescope onto a galaxy 120 million light years away, it is actually looking into the distant past; in other words they are studying ‘Fossil Light’ as old as the dinosaurs.

This school holidays walk through the galleries and explore a number of high definition images collected by HUBBLE from various ages of the past, along with the fossils of the same age. The display is free with normal entry.

See website for more information.

NGA TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

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

SPORT

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Canberra Capitals Vs. Bendigo Spirit

Women’s National Basketball (WNBL) heats up in Round 15 when University of Canberra Capitals vs Bendigo Spirit here in Canberra.

Get your tickets now via Ticketbooth.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 7pm at Southern Cross Stadium, 22 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway.

See website for more information.

SUMMER HARNESS RACING CARNIVAL

Harness Racing’s Goulburn/Canberra Summer Carnival kicks off this weekend over four exciting Sundays with race meets alternating between Goulburn and Canberra. The two Canberra race days will be on the 22 January (Oaks & Derby Day) and 5 February (Canberra Cup).

Harness Racing’s Goulburn/Canberra Summer Carnival is an ideal opportunity for the wider community to come and experience the beauty of harness racing in a family friendly and social environment, with kids activities, food and icecream vans and the chance to meet harness racing lover and Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker.  A highlight for the Canberra Cup on 5 February will be a glamorous Fashions on the Field competition.

Happening 22 January (Oaks & Derby Day) and 5 February (Canberra Cup). A highlight for the Canberra Cup on 5 February will be a glamorous Fashions on the Field competition.

See website for more information.

GIO Summer Down Under – Race on Rollers Launch

As well as seeing the world’s best wheelchair athletes test their race speeds, members of the public will have the opportunity to try a racing wheelchair for themselves and race against Canberra Raiders Coach, Ricky Stuart and Australian Paralympic Athletes, including Kurt Fearnley OAM, Rheed McCracken and Madison de Rozario, and Canberra’s own Angie Ballard.
The Race on Rollers event begins the 2017 GIO Summer Down Under Wheelchair Racing Series.

The Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing Series is the highest profile wheelchair-sporting event in Australia. The Series, coordinated by Wheelchair Sports NSW, has grown from a single race to two international competitions, road and track events, and attracts the finest wheelchair athletes from across the world.

Happening Thursday 19 January, 12pm – 2pm at City Walk, Civic, Canberra.

See website for more information.

GIO Summer Down Under Wheelchair Racing Series

The 2017 GIO Summer Down Under Series brings the best wheelchair athletes from around Australia and around the world to Canberra.

With two big nights of racing the International Track Meet is a highlight of the Series that brings together the world’s top international wheelchair athletes to race against their rivals and break world records.

The Australian Institute of Sport Athletics Track is a spectacular venue, and the Summer Down Under International Track Meet is a free, family friendly event, perfect to take the kids to in the school holidays.

Test Your Race Speed! At the launch members of the public will have the opportunity to try a racing wheelchair for themselves and race against Ricky Stuart and Australian Paralympic Athletes, including Kurt Fearnley OAM, Rheed McCracken and Madison de Rozario, and Canberra’s own Angie Ballard.

Happening Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January, 5.30pm – 8pm at the AIS, Leverrier St., Bruce.

See website for more information.

Adult Tennis Lesson and BBQ

Meet the Tennis Canberra coaches for 2017 and join a social adult lesson. We will have an hour training session for players of all abilities and to top it off we can all enjoy a BBQ in a meet and greet fashion.

Happening Monday 23 January, 6pm – 8pm at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Australian Open Screening

Watch the Australian Open matches live on Ostani’s two large screens ever yday throughout the tournament.

Happening Monday 16 to Sunday 29 January at Ostani Lounge and Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton.

See website for more information.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT

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

Choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer, Tennis and Swim Intensive Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program. All programs are based around children having fun, learning new skills, working as a team and keeping active. There will also be activities in Sportex, the interactive sports experience.

Full day or weekly programs available. Happening Tuesday 3 to Friday 27 January, 8am – 5.30pm (except Australia Day) at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce.

See website for more information.

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets is Canberra’s national award winning indoor Sunday market focuses on the talent and creativity of regional arts and craftspeople.

Discover 200 stalls within a fabulous old industrial building. Stalls offer unique handcrafted items, gourmet take home food, regional wines, and freshly ground coffee.

The markets are easy to access, have ample free parking and a wide range of food stalls to enjoy a multicultural meal, a coffee or a quick bite to eat – while watching talented musicians and taking in the hustle and bustle of the markets.

Happening at Wentworth Avenue, Kingston every Sunday with a variety of special theme events are held regularly throughout the year.

Find out more at obdm.com.au

Australia Day Festival: A World of History and Culture

Dress up and celebrate the many cultures of Australia and the world. Enjoy music, dance, demonstrations, workshops, games, craft and family fun. This Australia Day Festival: A World of History and Culture is inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Some activities involve a small charge. Exhibition entry fees apply.

Happening Thursday 19 to Thursday 26 January, Australia Day 10am – 2pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See website for more information.

KIDS

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Explore and Cook Archival Recipes with Kids Pantry

Kids Pantry is Canberra’s only cooking school and kitchen garden that’s just for kids. They’re hosting a school holiday program at the National Archives of Australia designed for children aged between two and 18.

Explore and Cook Archival Recipes with Kids Pantry in a fun and supportive environment.

Happening Monday 16 January, 10am – 12pm at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

School Holiday Art and Drama Workshops for Kids

Help Art Zone bring to life their little production based well-loved children’s stories. They will have a day filled with with art, craft and drama for 7- 12 year olds.

All materials provided, no experience necessary.

Happening Monday 23 January, 9.30 – 4.30 at Art Zone, Farrer Primary School, Lambrigg St., Farrer.

See website for more information.

Make a Gingerbread House

Head to the National Archives of Australia for a short tour of the stunning exhibition, Iconic Australian Houses. Get inspired and then Make a Gingerbread House.

All materials provided.

Happening Wednesday 18 January, 10am – 12pm at National Archives Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Drawing Bold Buildings with Sarah Summers

Join local artist Sarah Summers in a drawing workshop on the theme of buildings, for children ages 8–12.

Inspired by the Iconic Houses exhibition, kids will learn how to draw a lighthouse and then move outside to draw the beautiful National Archives building using a variety of mediums.

Happening Thursday 18 January, 10am – 12pm at National Archives Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Introduction to Circus Skills

Warehouse Circus workshops are full of exciting and fun circus activities for all ages and skill levels. At this two hour workshop at the National Archives of Australia you’ll learn a range of handheld circus activities (‘manipulations’) including juggling, diabolo, trick sticks, hula hoop, poi, plate spinning and more! There’s also performance games, team activities and more!

Trainers are there to supervise activities, give instructions on how to get circus-ing, and to keep all participants safe and having fun.

It’s a structured workshop, so get there early, stay for the whole 2 hours and have a blast until it’s time to leave with some sweet new tricks under your belt.

Happening Friday 20 January, 10am – 12pm at National Archives Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

Majura Park Shopping Centre School Holiday Program

Enjoy learning AFL skills, playing a range of fun games, team challenges, movies at the club & more! Age: 5 – 12 years (boys & girls).

Happening Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January, 9am – 4pm at Kingston Oval, Dawes St., Griffith.

See website for more information.

School Holiday Movie Program: Pixar-Palooza!

This January school holidays, discover (or rediscover) some classic films from Pixar Animations Studios, one of the most imaginative and exciting creative teams on the planet in Pixar-Palooza! at the National Film and Sound Archives.

From adventures with Princess Merida in Brave, to swimming the seas with Nemo and Dory, you’ll meet characters and stories that excite and enchant.

The Incredibles – 18 January
Inside Out – 19 January
Brave – 20 January

Happening from Monday 9 January to Friday 20 January on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11am at National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See website for more information.

Mr. Tim’s Mini Musical Holiday Program

A week long performance program for 8-12 year olds. Over five days, participants will work with Mr. Tim to write and develop an original musical, culminating in a public performance.

Cost: $125 per student, subsidised places available on a needs basis.

Happening Monday 16 January to Friday 20 January,9.30am – 4pm at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed St., Greenway.

See website for more information.

Drone Bootcamp

Bootcamp ALPHA: A fantastic short introductory program where you learn about drones in an engaging and informative lecture incorporating gameplay, videos and activities.

Once you’ve passed the CASA RPAS test (relax, everyone passes) you’ll spend a couple of hours learning to fly one of our Syma X5 drones in a fun, safe and responsible environment graduating with your ‘wings’.

Suitability: Ages 10 and up. Ages 10-12 years must be accompanied by a parent/carer for the duration of the event (only one ticket is required).

Content:
• The past, present and future of autonomous aircraft.
• CASA rules and regulations.
• Basic flying skills, drills and activities.
Spots available: Eight (8)

Cost: $59 per person.

Happening Monday 16 January, 9.30am – 1pm at Campbell High School, Treloar Cresent, Campbell.

See website for more information.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAMILY CORNER

During the school holidays pop into the National Archives of Australia to enjoy puzzles, play a board game and read a book from their selection of Australian stories. Free, bookings not required.

Happening until Wednesday 25 January 2017 at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

NATIONAL DINOSAUR MUSEUM SCHOOL HOLIDAY TOURS

Join in the fun these school holidays with the National Dinosaur Museum. Take a guided tour through Australia’s largest display of dinosaurs. Experience the Mesozoic – the age of the dinosaurs , touching genuine fossilised bones from dinosaurs and other extinct creatures along the way!

Suitable for all ages. Free with museum admission. These fun, educational tours are available every day during ACT and NSW school holidays.

Happening Saturday 17 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017, Daily: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm at National Dinosaur Museum, 6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls.

See website for more information.

WORDPLAY

Drop in and read, write, illustrate and imagine at Wordplay. A range of activities allow you to explore the shape, meaning and use of language. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Happening10am – 4pm until Sunday 29 January at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAMILY CORNER

During the school holidays pop into the National Archives of Australia to enjoy puzzles, play a board game and read a book from their selection of Australian stories.

Happening until Wednesday 25 January at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information and opening times.

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.

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.

Discovery Space: History Of You

How will you be remembered? Discovery Space: History of You is inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

Make your own time capsule that includes a small soap carving, identity badge and snapshot photo of yourself taken on the day. Take along a small, special object from your life and learn some cool techniques on how to draw your object with artist Naomi Zouwer.

All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings essential for Discovery Space.

Your Discovery Space ticket entitles discounted entry into the A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum exhibition.

Happening from Monday 9 January to Friday 20 January, weekdays, 10am – 11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See website for more information.

Afternoon Play Space

Play, read or relax in the Bay Window play space.

Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities at no cost.

Happening from Monday 9 January to Friday 20 January, weekdays, 10am – 11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See website for more information.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The Canberra Women’s March

The Women’s March Canberra is a demonstration of love and power in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, which is rallying to demand respect and protection for women nationally and internationally.

In Canberra they are marching for HERS – Health, Economic security, Representation and Safety, and calling on our leaders and community to march with them. They will be celebrating the Canberra women who are already working for HERS and giving marchers an opportunity to learn what they can do for women’s rights at home.

There will be speakers before the march through Civic, and they’re expecting to finish by 12pm. Men, boys, and people of all genders are more than welcome.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 11am beginning in Garema Place, Civic.

See website for more information.

Disney Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Disney Trivia night to help Canberra student Paige raise funds for her World Challenge to Vietnam in September 2017.

Tickets are $50 per person this will include light refreshments, an entry for the lucky door prize and a take home goodie bag.

Tables of 10 or smaller RSVP and payment before 16th Jan.

There will also be raffles, games and a coin toss held throughout the night.

Costumes encouraged and a prize for best dressed will be awarded on the night.

Happening Friday 20 January, 7pm – 10pm at the Rose Cottage, Cnr of Isabella Dr. and Monaro Hwy., Gilmore.

See website for more information.

Wanniassa Charity Garage Sale

Find a bargain for all the family at the next Charity Garage Sale in Wanniassa.  Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices.  Plenty of new items every month, including kids clothes, books, DVDs, kitchenware, toys, bric-a-brac and much, much more.  All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities.

Happening Saturday 21 January, 8am – 2pm at 5 O’Grady Place, Wanniassa.

EXHIBITIONS

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 CITIFIED BY ROSY WILSON

This collection of paintings and prints by Canberra-based visual artist Rosy Wilson explores what makes iconic cities magnetic, from distinctive architectural landmarks to smaller moments.

The exhibition will open Friday 20 January at 6pm and runs until Sunday 22 January at Anvil Design Studio, a new gallery space at the Hamlet, Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Showing until Sunday 16 July 2017. Open from 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

VERSAILLES TREASURES FROM THE PALACE

For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are on show in Australia. Prepare yourself for an epic exhibition that embodies the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history, bringing life to the reign of three kings, their queens and mistresses. From the iconic gardens to the rich paintings, from sumptuous rooms to the golden details, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, this exhibition is the greatest cultural experience this summer.

Highlights include magnificent works, such as the marble bust of Louis XIV, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, the original sculpture of Latona from the centre of Versailles’ main fountain and Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain.

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace – exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Book your tickets here: nga.gov.au/Versailles

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.

Showing until Friday 30 June 2017, 10am at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See website for more information.

ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES

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.

Open 9am–5 pm daily and special late night openings every Tuesday until 7pm. Café open 9am–4pm

Showing until Friday 3 March 2017 at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

PETER HISLOP, PEOPLE, PERFORMANCES AND PLACES

Peter Hislop is a photographer specialising in documenting fine music performance and performers. This exhibition looks back forty years to the beginning of this work and comes forward to the present in a personal journey through fond memories of people, performances and places.

Peter currently works full-time as a Public Servant, and documents approximately two hundred music events per annum in his free time. The images are donated to the performers, and a catalogued set is also gifted to the National Film and Sound Archives as part of their documentation of Australia’s music making.

Showing until Wednesday 25 January 2017 daily from noon to 4pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. See website for more information.

AJIT NINAN: CARTOONIST TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST DEMOCRACY

One of India’s best known cartoonists for the Centrestage series in India Today magazine and Ninan’s World in the Times of India, Ajit Ninan has been part of many Indians’ daily lives. See the most provoking and influential political cartoons from the world’s largest democracy. For Ajit Ninan cartooning runs in the blood, he is the nephew of cartoonist Abu Abraham and had his first cartoon published in the late 1960s when he was still at school.

Showing until Wednesday 1 March 2017 at The Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

See website for more information.

THE POPULAR PET SHOW

The Popular Pet Show expresses 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 includes 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 until 12 March 2017.

Exhibition tickets: $10/$8 members and concessions. See website for more information: portrait.gov.au/exhibitions.

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.

Showing until 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!

Showing until 25 April 2017, daily 10am – 5pm. No booking required. More information at National Library of Australia.

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.

Showing until 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.

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: www.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 Strugglepays 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.

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 ofMagna 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 exhibitionexplores 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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