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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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Photo: Tim Bean Photography

Photo: Tim Bean Photography

Valentine’s Day at Doma Group 

Valentine’s Day is about to be taken to the next level in Barton with Doma Group. Start the night by celebrating your loved one at Buvette Bistro’s five-course St. Valentine’s dinner menu.

And who wants to drive home after dinner? Not us. Why not take your Valentine’s Day to the next level, literally, by booking a room just a short distance from Buvette at Hotel Realm, Little National Hotel or the Burbury? Find more information here.

Dinner is $110 per guest including a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Champagne.

Happening Tuesday 14 February at Buvette, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Bookings are essential. Email or call Buvette on 02 6163 1818 for dinner bookings.

TEDxYouth: Finding Our Fire

Youth is a time when we begin to form our identity and follow our dreams. We look to the world and to ourselves for the passionate things we wish to pursue in our lives. But sometimes, it’s hard to be excited about everything. We need to search for the things we’re passionate about and sometimes this takes time. So what makes us truly passionate about something?

Finding our fire is about realising that driving force that exists within all of us when we find that one thing we truly love. It is about not only opening up to new ideas and experiences but wanting to know more.

SPEAKERS

  • Guyy the the Fox
  • Hannah Wandel
  • Joe Duggan
  • Katie Bender

Happening Sunday 19 February at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, 2 Launceston Street, Woden.

Tickets are $20 per person. Find more information about the event and purchase tickets via the website here.

Cupid’s Undie Fun Run

On 19 February 2017, hundreds of people around the country are going to be stripping down to their undies and taking part in the Cupid’s Undie Run.

This event is going to be held in 12 capital and regional cities and with the help of Olympians such as Libby Trickett, Emma McKeon, Emma Tonegato and Melissa Wu amongst others, it is expected that over 1000 people nationally, will bare their bum in their Bond’s undies!

All of this is for a great cause, The Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF), Australia’s leading organisation looking after people with Neurofibromatosis. A common aspect of this condition is the growth of tumours on the outside of the body, so getting down to your undies and feeling a little bit uncomfortable is a way of showing solidarity with people affected with the condition.

The aim is to raise over $375,000 and this will go towards local and national programs to support the NF community.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 12pm-4pm at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here. 

Pialligo Estate Orchard Lunch

Experience a lazy Sunday lunch unlike anything you could possibly imagine and let the wine flow as you immerse yourself in Pialligo Estate’s stunning orchard.

Wander through the olive grove, passed the cherry trees and find yourself amongst trees dripping with ripe fruit.

Be treated to a four-course lunch featuring seafood, live cooking and fruit from the orchard as well as free-flowing booze from their top shelf.

If you have any queries, please contact Pialligo Estate on 6247 6060.

Please note this is an 18+ event.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 12:30pm-4:30pm at Pialligo Estate Orchard. Find more information here.

In the event of the lunch being cancelled due to severe weather, it will be postponed until the following Sunday (26/2/17).

National Multicultural Festival

Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival. Celebrate difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world throughout the festival. There will be live music, comedy, performance art, food and wine stalls, street parties and more!

Australian star Kate Ceberano headlines the festival on opening night supported by Andrea Kirwin and Band. Look out for South African a capella group Africa Entsha on Friday and Saturday. Australian acts include Sol Nation and Cumbiamuffin with their Colombian sounds. The festival also welcomes Sonik Waves, Miriam Lieberman, C Major, the Justin Yap Band and Titian Payne and the Big Island Express and a range of much loved local acts.

The 2017 Festival sees the return of multicultural comedy with top comedian Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee and Joe Avati’s Show Us Your Roots showing at The Canberra Theatre.

The Multicultural Festival is also supporting the Canberra Food and Wine Expo which runs over the same three days so there’s definitely something for everyone.

Happening Friday 17 February, Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February. Exact times and locations to be confirmed on their website. Find more information here.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Shell Prom Picnic Concert

Australia’s favourite guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, is 30-years-young in 2017 and to celebrate they’re bringing the party to us for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Shell Prom Picnic Concert! As the sun sets, enjoy your picnic while the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Guitar Trek’s Timothy Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Matt Withers and Bradley Kunda beguile and bedazzle with their virtuosic range of classic hits that have been arranged especially for guitars and orchestra.

This is the first major performance of 2017 for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO). It will be conducted by the enormously popular Graham Abbott, known by ABC Classic FM listeners for his fascinating radio show Keys to Music.

This is a family-friendly event where you can kick off your shoes, and enjoy a home-made picnic supper while the CSO plays. Alternatively, gourmet hampers are available for pre-order from Ginger Catering, and the SES will cook a deluxe barbeque on the day.

Gates open at 4.30, please allow time for bags to be security checked.

Conductor: Graham Abbott

Guest Artists: Guitar Trek

Happening Saturday 18 February from 6pm-8pm at Government House, Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla. Find more information here.

NEW ROMANTICS FILM FESTIVAL

Nostalgia, romance, and national dreaming are the stuff of Frank Capra’s rich and dreamy palette. Check out a delicious selection of groundbreaking contemporary cinema driven by new understandings of these ‘Capraesque’ themes to complement the National Film and Sound Archive’s Capra retrospective.

The New Romantics Film Festival screens films every Friday night in February and includes new work from acclaimed directors Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Tamahori and Aleksey German Jr.

Films screening:

Under Electric Clouds – 17 February

Mahana – 24 February

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

COINCIDENCES

Coincidences’ is an exploration of the work of John Wardle Architects (JWA) carried out by a series of prominent architectural photographers and one artist. This exhibition interrogates the boundaries between public and private spaces. Can a foyer have the intimacy of a living room? How might a house have the civic atmosphere of a university hall?

Contributing photographers includes Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter, Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein, and Max Creasy.

Each photographer visited two JWA buildings and took a single image of each site, documenting their own interpretation of detail aspects of built forms. The images are presented as a pair; thus drawing out points of commonality, ‘coincidences’, across seemingly unconnected architectural contexts.

This exhibition extends from the recently published monograph ‘This Building Likes Me’ (Thames and Hudson, 2016). The book assembles thirty-six JWA projects as pairs, documented through photographs, drawings and models. The relationships between these pairs are sometimes obvious and sometimes obscure. Short critical essays and reflections on contemporary architectural processes, preoccupations and projects are also scattered throughout the book.

Showing until Friday 17 February 2017 from 11am-3pm at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane. Find more information on the website.

Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch

The Royal Australian Mint is a unique attraction as the only producer of Australia’s circulating coins. But be sure to check out Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch, an exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO with unparalleled pieces and behind-the-scenes rarities.

From the platypus amid rippling water to a resplendent lyrebird, Geelong-born Stuart Devlin AO is best known in Australia as the designer of Australia’s decimal coins. The much-loved coins were the springboard for an international career as the most creative and influential designer goldsmith and silversmith of the past 50 years.

Take a 30-minute tour of the exhibition with a guide who holds specialist knowledge of Stuart Devlin and his work and explore his illustrious career in further depth. $10 per person. Bookings essential via Eventbrite.

While you are visiting, view the factories where Australia’s circulating coins are made and discover that special coin, gift or souvenir at the Mint Coin Shop.

Showing until 30 April 2017 from 8.30am-5pm at Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street, Deakin. Find more information on the website.

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

In David Attenborough’s First Life VR, visitors travel back 540 million years as Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth and introduces us to its earliest inhabitants, exploring ancient oceans and interacting with extinct sea creatures.

Long-extinct animals such as the whimsically built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully immersive VR experience.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR uses real-world footage and pioneering technologies to shed new light on this magnificent habitat. Visitors will take a 360-degree, VR tour through the vibrant coral, darting fish and majestic sharks in this great natural wonder of the world. In a state-of-the-art submersible, Attenborough guides us through the reef.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

After record attendance last year, Friday Night Drinks are back in 2017 with new themes, great food and entertainment to match. The event kicks off Friday from 4pm with live bands, cocktails and a BBQ.   

The season will run until April 7, with each week bringing a different themed event to the courtyard of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Think DJs, amazing food, craft beers and lawn games. The perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and kick-start the weekend. 

Themes will be revealed each week on the Museum of Australian Democracy’s Facebook page. 

Happening until Friday 7 April, from 4pm until late at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

FOOD & DRINK

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FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

After record attendance last year, Friday Night Drinks are back in 2017 with new themes, great food and entertainment to match. The event kicks off Friday from 4pm with live bands, cocktails and a BBQ.   

The season will run until April 7, with each week bringing a different themed event to the courtyard of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Think DJs, amazing food, craft beers and lawn games. The perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and kick-start the weekend. 

Themes will be revealed each week on the Museum of Australian Democracy’s Facebook page. 

Happening until Friday 7 April, from 4pm until late at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes.

High Tea on the Burbury Terrace

Designed to blend tradition with innovation, the new Burbury High Tea menu also offers signature favourites with freshly- baked scones, strawberry macaron and finger sandwiches.

Burbury Terrace is also proud to introduce a fully-dedicated gluten-free high tea menu. Remaining as innovative as the standard menu, it also includes the traditional sandwiches and indulgent sweets.

Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm.

PRICING

$50.00 per person including TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

$60 per person including a glass of Piper- Heidsieck Champagne, TWG Tea and freshly-brewed coffee.

The new high tea menu will launch Saturday 4 February when Burbury Terrace reopens following the holiday season.

Happening Saturday 18 February from 2pm and Sunday 19 February from 4:30pm at Burbury Terrace, Barton. Find more information here.

 Off the Street Food Market

Join in at this new community event – Off the Street Food Market.

St Benedict’s Community Centre will have a pop-up stall where you can buy some of the best spring rolls in Canberra and Queanbeyan. Go and try Peking Duck Spring Rolls and Prawn and Crab Spring Rolls.

You can also donate a can of non-perishable food on the day, which will help to stock St Benedict’s Community Centre emergency food pantry.

Donate a couple of dollars at St Benedict’s Community Centre pop-up food stall to buy a meal for someone in need at St Benedict’s Community Centre.

Happening Wednesday 15 February from 10am-2pm at 284 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. For more information call 6297 5331.

Canberra Food & Wine Expo

The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual 3-Day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet!

Enjoy free tastings and samples from gourmet exhibitors inside the show.

Businesses in all areas of gourmet food, exquisite wines, homewares and kitchenware come together to show you the latest products and ideas for you to try at home.

Tickets online or at the door.

Happening Friday 17 February from 11am-8pm, Saturday 18 February 10am-6pm & Sunday 19 February 10am-5pm at National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City. Find more information here.

Pialligo Estate Orchard Lunch

Experience a lazy Sunday lunch unlike anything you could possibly imagine and let the wine flow as you immerse yourself in Pialligo Estate’s stunning orchard.

Wander through the olive grove, passed the cherry trees and find yourself amongst trees dripping with ripe fruit.

Be treated to a four-course lunch featuring seafood, live cooking and fruit from the orchard as well as free-flowing booze from their top shelf.

If you have any queries, please contact Pialligo Estate on 6247 6060.

Please note this is an 18+ event.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 12:30pm-4:30pm at Pialligo Estate Orchard. Find more information here.

In the event of the lunch being cancelled due to severe weather, it will be postponed until the following Sunday (26/2/17).

PICNIC POP-UP BAR 

A weekly event at Bookplate’s outdoor terrace with $5 happy hour drinks, delicious bar snacks, live music and great lakeside summer vibes, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm every Friday in February and March. Perfect for post-work drinks and winding down for the weekend.

On every Friday from 17 February to 31 March Bookplate’s outdoor terrace at the National Library of Australia from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Find more information here: www.facebook.com/bookplatecafe

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH ALI KING & BLACK MARKET 

Ali King is back and you’re invited to another exclusive cocktail & dessert degustation at Black Market.

Join Ali at Black Market on Valentine’s Day where you and your special someone will be treated to a very special evening featuring Ali King desserts perfectly matched with Black Market cocktails.

At this luxurious event, all three dessert and cocktail courses will draw inspiration from Valentine’s Day.  Tickets are $75.00 (+booking fee) on February 14 at 8.30pm at Black Market,  2 Phillip Law St, Canberra. Book here.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT COCKTAIL CLASS 

Highball know you love a good night out with your girls and they’ve got the perfect excuse to lock one in – their Girls Night Out cocktail class.

Master the art of mixing the perfect cocktail from the award-winning team of bartenders and enjoy the exclusivity of their 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.

On February 16 from 6pm – 7.30pm at Highball Express , Odgers Lane, Canberra. Tickets are $40 per passenger and bookings are essential: www.highballexpress.com.au/event/girls-night-out

GIN, MOLLY & ALL THAT JAZZ

Spend the night with your first true love – Jazz! Whether your single, loved up or somewhere in the middle, you’ll feel right at home with Molly.

Evoking the coolness of Peggy Lee and the hipness of Frank Sinatra, the Dial M Trio reflect back to an era of first-class music, beautiful lyrics and interesting harmony.

Venture downstairs to Molly every Tuesday for live jazz from 8-11pm with your favourite tipple on the side.

This event is bought to you by Hendricks. Our featured cocktail for the evening is a true crowd favourite – try a Hendricks Gin & Tonic – only $10 all night.

On February 14 from 8pm at Molly, 35-37 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, find more information here:

HAVANA NIGHTS

Spend a night in Cuba courtesy of The Highball Express as the crew whisks you away to tropical Havana.
Head in every Thursday from 4pm for Havana Nights where you can enjoy some exotic drinks and start the slide into the weekend.

They’ll be featuring mojitos and daiquiris for only $10 and will have all their usual suspects available too so there is always something for everyone regardless of whether you’re flying first class or coach.

Flight Details:
•  Thursday’s from 4pm
•  $10 mojitos and daiquiris
•  Free entry

Happening Thursday 9 February, 4pm at Highball Express, 82 Alinga St, Canberra.

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.

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.

See website for more information.

The ANU Fashion & Beauty Society’s Fashion Show 

To celebrate O-Week 2017, the ANU’s Fashion and Beauty Appreciation Society are hosting a Fashion Show, with local designers such as Millennial Watches and We Are Found Active. 

Happening Monday 13 February from 11am-12pm at the Australian National University, Canberra. Find more information here.

Wil Anderson – Work in Progress

This February Canberra is in for a treat. Star of ABC TV’s smash hit Gruen – Wil Anderson will be performing in the intimate surroundings of the Courtyard Studio for six nights only.

Following on from last year’s sell out run of Work in Progress shows – Wil returns to our nation’s capital to premiere his brand new 2017 jokes just for you.

Book early. Wil will sell out.

Happening 20 February to 25 February from 7:30pm-10pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. Find more information here.

The Last Moose of Aoluguya

The Last Moose of Aoluguya is an intimate portrait of Weijia, a heavy drinking, soul-searching painter and herder, from the Ewekni people of Inner Mongolia, who nostalgically reflects on all that his people have lost. After Weijia’s life spirals into drunken oblivion, his mother posts a personal ad with the hope that he will find a wife and get his act together. A young schoolteacher, Xia, answers the call and invites Weijia to join her on the tropical island of Hainan in the South China Sea, leading Weijia to suddenly embark on an unexpected new journey in life.

Gu Tao will be present after the screening for a Q&A hosted by Christian Sorace, Li Narangoa, and Wuqirilitu.

2013, 99 mins, China

Directed by Gu Tao

Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles

This film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Six: Borderlands, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.

Happening Wednesday 15 February from 5:30pm at The Auditorium, China in the World Building #188, Fellows Lane, Acton. Find more information here.

National Carillon Valentine’s Day Concert – Love Under a Velvet Moon

Enjoy the music of the National Carillon at the special Valentine’s Day Concert, ‘Love Under a Velvet Moon’ performed by Lyn Fuller and Anna Wong.

This free concert of love inspired music will set the scene for a perfect Valentine’s Day. Take a picnic and a rug to enjoy the sun set over Lake Burley Griffin.

Happening Tuesday 14 February from 7pm-8pm at National Carillon, Aspen Island, off Wentworth Drive, Parkes. Find more information here.

Australian Youth Orchestra in Concert

Join the Australian Youth Orchestra In Concert (AYO) as they showcase the raw energy and exceptional talents of the next generation of Australia’s classical musicians. Brought together from around the country and under the deft baton of accomplished English conductor Andrew Gourlay, hear these young players bring a popular selection of orchestral works to life.

Experience a diverse repertoire of classics from Rachmaninov’s triumphant Piano Concerto No.2 to Elgar’s beautifully moving Cello Concerto, performed with masterful skill of internationally renowned guest artist and cellist, Li-Wei Qin.

The AYO celebrates their 60th anniversary with this special concert.

Happening Wednesday 15 February from 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place. Find more information here.

The Song Company presents Accidental Plans

The Song Company: Accidental Plans presents the extraordinary life and death of Cornelius Cardew in graphic scores and group improvisation.

Following Cardew’s journey from bourgeois artistic revolutionary to post-Marxist populist, and finally his untimely demise in suspicious circumstances (having upset significant parts of the Establishment), this operetta-esque happening gives some hindsight to his turbulent times and upside-down thinking.

Threads in the story created with designer and writer Adrian Self include Cardew’s Forrest Gump-like involvement with major developments in 20th-century music, the trajectory of radical left-wing politics contemporaneous with the march of Reagonomics and the neocons, and the question: can popular music and culture still change the world today? 

Happening Friday 17 February from 7pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. Find more information here.

All the King’s Men

Four of Australia’s leading blues players – Ray Beadle, Darren Jack, Rosscoe Clark & Grant Cummerford – are joining forces to salute four of the blues’ biggest and most influential artists.

There are few blues fans and guitarists who haven’t fallen under the spell of the playing and vocals of B.B King, Albert King, Freddie King and Earl King. Now Australian performers Darren `Jacko’ Jack, Ray Beadle, Grant Cummerford and Rosscoe Clark have put together a show to salute these blues greats, putting their own stamp on their best known titles.

Guitarists Darren Jack and Ray Beadle are worthy exponents of highly charged emotional attack style of the Kings, and are widely recognised on the national blues circuit. In recent years both have been voted Performer of the Year by the Sydney Blues Society, and performed in The Memphis Blues Challenge. Another Memphis Blues Challenger is Rosscoe Clark, the go-to blues’ drummer in Sydney, and enduring member of the veteran band The Cyril B Bunter Band and the Foreday Riders. Bassist Grant Cummerford has clocked up the miles with Darren Jack and globetrotting guitar virtuoso Jeff Lang.

Happening Friday 17 February from 8pm-10:30pm at Harmonie German Club of Canberra, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah. Find more information here. 

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Shell Prom Picnic Concert

Australia’s favourite guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, is 30-years-young in 2017 and to celebrate they’re bringing the party to us for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Shell Prom Picnic Concert! As the sun sets, enjoy your picnic while the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Guitar Trek’s Timothy Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Matt Withers and Bradley Kunda beguile and bedazzle with their virtuosic range of classic hits that have been arranged especially for guitars and orchestra.

This is the first major performance of 2017 for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO). It will be conducted by the enormously popular Graham Abbott, known by ABC Classic FM listeners for his fascinating radio show Keys to Music.

This is a family-friendly event where you can kick off your shoes, and enjoy a home-made picnic supper while the CSO plays. Alternatively, gourmet hampers are available for pre-order from Ginger Catering, and the SES will cook a deluxe barbeque on the day.

Gates open at 4.30, please allow time for bags to be security checked.

Conductor: Graham Abbott

Guest Artists: Guitar Trek

Happening Saturday 18 February from 6pm-8pm at Government House, Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla. Find more information here.

JPY & the Allstar Band: The Vanda & Young Songbook

JPY & The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king.

John Paul Young & the Allstar Band: The Vanda & Young Songbook celebrates this incredible song-writing duo’s creations—the songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60s, 70s and the 80s and still to this day.

“…the songs, the stories… we laughed and we cried – Just Brilliant!” – Molly Meldrum

Happening Saturday 18 February from 7pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. Find more information here.

I’m Me Festival Auditions 

The first CYT production for 2017 will be the I’m Me Festival, a twilight performance festival for 7 – 12 year olds, performed by 7 – 12 year olds! Register now to audition to be a performer at this brilliant festival! They are looking for all types of performance skills – singers, dancers and actors.

The festival will explore new ways to make and stage theatre whilst celebrating “being me”. Seven brand new works will be presented on this evening, delving into dance theatre, roving comedy, physical poetry, musical theatre, immersive art and invisible theatre. Each work will stem from a “word” in some way and will be created by its cast and director.

The evening will run for four hours with the works being performed on a rotational basis so that all of the audience has the opportunity to see everything. Le Breton Crepes will be on hand to provide sustenance and the evening will conclude with an outdoor dance party around the beautiful tree in the courtyard.

Happening Saturday 18 February from 10am-11:30am at Gorman Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon. Find more information here.

NEW ROMANTICS FILM FESTIVAL

Nostalgia, romance, and national dreaming are the stuff of Frank Capra’s rich and dreamy palette. Check out a delicious selection of groundbreaking contemporary cinema driven by new understandings of these ‘Capraesque’ themes to complement the National Film and Sound Archive’s Capra retrospective.

The New Romantics Film Festival screens films every Friday night in February and includes new work from acclaimed directors Peter Greenaway, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lee Tamahori and Aleksey German Jr.Films screening:

Under Electric Clouds – 17 February

Mahana – 24 February

Showing until 24 February 2017 from 7pm at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

LOST HORIZONS – FRANK CAPRA’S AMERICA

To celebrate the National Film and Sound Archive’s restoration of the lost Capra film, Three Days to Live, the NFSA has a month of Hollywood charm, wit and grace, in the glow of ‘Capra’s touch’.

The program includes:

The Miracle Woman – 19 February, 2pm

The Bitter Tea of General Yen – 19 February, 4pm

Prelude to War (2pm) and It’s a Wonderful Life (3.15pm) – 26 February (ticket price includes entry to both films)

Showing until 26 February 2017 at The National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton. Find more information on the website.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

Join the Australian Youth Orchestra as they showcase the raw energy and exceptional talents of the next generation of Australia’s classical musicians. Brought together from around the country and under the deft baton of accomplished English conductor Andrew Gourlay, hear as the young players bring a popular selection of orchestral works to life.

Experience a diverse repertoire of classics from Rachmaninov’s triumphant Piano Concerto No.2 to Elgar’s beautifully moving Cello Concerto, performed with masterful skill of internationally renowned guest artist and cellist, Li-Wei Qin. We invite you to share the brilliance of the AYO as we celebrate our 60th anniversary with this special concert.

Tickets are $54 Adult, $44 Concession, $30 Youth.

On 15 February at 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra.

Visit the website for more information www.premier.ticketek.com.au

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

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Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Workshop

Canberra (Ainslie) Toastmasters is conducting a public speaking and presentation skills workshop on aspects of effective communications.

Happening Tuesday 14 February from 5:30pm-7pm at the Ainslie Football & Social Club, Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie. Find more information here.

Anh Do: The Happiest Refugee

Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in this ground-breaking stand-up show. This moving and inspirational theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s amazing story.

Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one person already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manner of difficulties throughout his life to become a lawyer and, in 2008, Australia’s Comedian of the Year.

Today he is one of Australia’s most sought after stand-ups, as well as a talented writer, actor, producer and Star of the ABC1 TV’s ‘Anh’s Brush With Fame”.

The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, charts his journey from starving refugee to one of Australia’s best-loved entertainers, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years,”. It has been awarded Book of the Year with sales in excess of 400,000.

Happening Saturday 18 February from 7.30pm at Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Canberra. Find more information here.

ChemFreeCom HANG OUT at Naked Foods Braddon

Jillian Exton from the Chemical Free Community will be hanging out with the team at Naked Foods – Organic Health Foods Bulk Braddon. Pop in for a chat about all things no/low toxic and chemical free.

Happening Tuesday 14 February from 11am-2pm at Naked Foods, 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon.

Find more information on the website.

HOW TO GO CHEMICAL FREE IN 2017

Living in the modern world we are exposed to may pollutants. There is growing evidence that toxic chemicals in our environment are contributing to many illness such as cancer. It makes sense to minimise our exposure.  Join the ‘Chemical Free Community’ for an introduction into the world of no/low toxic living and learn what simple steps you can take.

Happening Wednesday 15 February at 6pm at MURA – Path to Wellness, 69B Anthony Rolfe Ave, Gungahlin.

Find more information on the website. RSVP Jillian 0411 246 133 by Tuesday 14 by 5pm for catering.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at The Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S LUNCHES – MONTHLY NETWORKING LUNCH

Professional Women’s Lunches (PWL) is a global community of professional women committed to empowering each other to succeed.  Helping women to fully understand the value of connecting, appreciating their value and support the view that women should see themselves as a successful professional woman no matter what role, level or type of career they have chosen.

All about encouraging women to expand their networks via this global community and gain success in their chosen career, by nurturing these networks.

Get along to one of our monthly lunches, where you will meet other professional women in a relaxed environment over a delicious meal and truly network.

Tickets are $60.00, on 16 February from 12.15pm to 2.00pm at Morks Restaurant, 18-19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston. Visit the website for more information: www.professionalwomenslunches.com

GROWING A MEDICINAL GARDEN 

Did you know that camomile can be used to soothe colds, skin conditions and gum inflammation? Or that wormwood can relieve digestive issues and reduce inflammation from bites?

Learn about growing your own medicinal garden at home with Sarah Aylott, a garden educator with the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Sarah will explain the benefits of some common and not-so-common plants to both you and your garden. You’ll also learn about where to grow different medicinal plants, how to take care of them and how to use each plant.

On 21 February from 6pm – 8pm at the Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, Acton Peninsula

Tickets are $25 and places are limited places. Bookings are essential, please visit the website for more information www.ecoaction.com.au

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES

After a sell-out season in London, this virtual reality experience comes to the National Museum of Australia.

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences are a feast for the senses! Immerse yourself in the first two natural history documentaries ever designed for Virtual Reality (VR). Join David Attenborough as he travels back through time to see the first glimmerings of life on earth, or dive into a breathtaking underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, all using the latest in VR technology.

In David Attenborough’s First Life VR, visitors travel back 540 million years as Attenborough reveals the dawn of life on Earth and introduces us to its earliest inhabitants, exploring ancient oceans and interacting with extinct sea creatures.

Long-extinct animals such as the whimsically built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully immersive VR experience.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR uses real-world footage and pioneering technologies to shed new light on this magnificent habitat. Visitors will take a 360-degree, VR tour through the vibrant coral, darting fish and majestic sharks in this great natural wonder of the world. In a state-of-the-art submersible, Attenborough guides us through the reef.

Showing until 30 June 2017 daily from 9.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

ULTIMATE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

Experience the exclusive Ultimate Museum Experience at the National Museum of Australia with a:

  • Meet and greet service
  • Refreshment in the Museum member’s ‘Friends Lounge’
  • Tailored tour of the Museum – planned to suit your interests with a dedicated Museum Visitor Services Host
  • Meal with a glass of wine in the stunning waterfront Museum Cafe
  • A voucher for 10% off purchases at the beautiful Museum Shop

Tickets are available from the Museum or online.

# The Museum Shop discount applies to full-priced items, single transaction only, and cannot be redeemed for cash.

** Rate valid until 31 March 2017

* Brunch and lunch is available at the Museum Café up until 2 pm daily

Allow for 2-3 hours to experience this package!

Showing until 1 April 2017 daily from 10am, 1pm, 3pm or on request at The National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Find more information on the website.

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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Prime Minister’s XI vs Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister’s XI vs Sri Lanka in a T20 fixture for 2017. The match will mark the first time the annual match will be played in the shortest and most exciting format of the game.

See the crafty Sri Lankans take on the future of Australian cricket in a night of action, excitement and fun as the most explosive form of cricket lights up the nation’s capital.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said “The PM’s XI is a fine tradition. It’s a valuable opportunity to develop and showcase Australia’s cricketing future. I look forward to continuing this tradition next year and watching a fierce contest against Sri Lanka.”

The big hits, fast yorkers and classic catches are set to explode with some of the best players in the world guaranteeing a highly entertaining evening at the home of cricket in Canberra.

Happening Wednesday 15 February from 7:15pm at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Forrest. Find more information here.

University of Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

Women’s National Basketball (WNBL) heats up in Round 19 when University of Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning here in Canberra.

Get your tickets now via Ticketbooth.

Happening Thursday 16 February from 7pm at Southern Cross Stadium, 22 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway. Find more information here.

Seiffert Trial – Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights 

The Canberra Raiders return to their spiritual home of Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, to take on the Newcastle Knights. With this as their only pre-season trial scheduled, the Raiders will be fielding their full-strength team for the encounter.

Grandstand tickets available online.

Happening Saturday 18 February from 6:30pm (gates open from 2:55pm) at Seiffert Oval, Thurralilly Street, Queanbeyan East. Find more information here.

Austbrokers Canberra Meet the Players Day

Your Brumbies will host skill sessions and one-on-one meet and greets, whilst there will also be a BBQ to feed growing athletes, a kids corner with fun activities, and don’t forget a coffee van for Mum and Dad!

The event will have a great community feel, with seven of the Canberra Rugby Union Clubs on display to help sign up both boys and girls for the 2017 junior rugby season.

This is your last opportunity to wish the Brumbies boys well before they start their 2017 Super Rugby campaign – it’s a day not to be missed!

Happening Saturday 18 February from 10:30am-12pm at Building 29, Bruce. Find more information here.

Forrest Tennis Club Open Day 

A range of on-court activities for adults and children including Cardio Tennis for adults, programs using half-court tennis for children and related tennis programs. The Club Coach will be on hand throughout the morning to offer advice and conduct programs.

A Junior Exhibition match featuring two of the ACT’s best junior players will hit off at noon, supported by a free sausage sizzle for spectators, with prizes and give-aways.

Adults wanting to play for the first time, or first time for a long time, will be matched with Club players in doubles games, and loan racquets will be available throughout the day. Free three month trial membership is available only on the Open Day; a membership desk will offer details and information. Those who enrol on the day will have the $70 joining fee waived.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 9:30am-2pm at 33 Dominion Circuit, Forrest. For more information call 0413425537.

Lord’s Taverners PM’s XI Dinner

The Lord’s Taverners is holding its PM’s XI Dinner on Tuesday 14 February at Manuka Oval. This year’s guest speaker is former Prime Minister, Hon John Howard OM, AC.

Packages which include the dinner and a premium seat at the PM’s XI match the following evening are also available. Entry to the dinner is open to everyone – you don’t have to be a member of the Lord’s Taverners to attend. The Lord’s Taverners is a charity which is dedicated to helping young people play cricket and other sports when they might otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.

Happening Tuesday 14 February from 7pm-10pm at Manuka Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith. For further information, including how to buy tickets, email: [email protected].

MARKETS & FESTIVALS

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Designer Sunday @ Old Bus Depot Markets

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.

For one Sunday each month they welcome specialty stallholders with their gorgeous jewellery and accessories for ‘Designer Sunday’.

The Old Bus Depot 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.

A variety of special theme events are held regularly throughout the year.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 10am-4pm at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston. Find more information here.

Saint John the Apostle Fete 

A school FETE with a difference. A multicultural event hosting foods, entertainment and many other multicultural activities.

All the usual rides and games will be available.

Happening Friday 17 February from 4pm-8pm at Saint John the Apostle Primary School, Florey. For more information call 0450447171.

The Way We Wear Frock Up Canberra

Don’t miss the twenty-third Canberra vintage fashion event from The Way We Wear Fairs. You’ll find over one hundred years of fashion and fashion accessories for sale plus fashion ephemera, textiles, lace, antique children’s wear, fashion art and fashion books.

An event no ‘fashionista’ should miss.

Happening Friday 17 February from 6pm-9pm & Sunday 18 February from 10am-4pm at Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Stuart Street, Griffith. Find more information here.

National Multicultural Festival

Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival. Celebrate difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world throughout the festival. There will be live music, comedy, performance art, food and wine stalls, street parties and more!

Australian star Kate Ceberano headlines the festival on opening night supported by Andrea Kirwin and Band. Look out for South African a capella group Africa Entsha on Friday and Saturday. Australian acts include Sol Nation and Cumbiamuffin with their Colombian sounds. The festival also welcomes Sonik Waves, Miriam Lieberman, C Major, the Justin Yap Band and Titian Payne and the Big Island Express and a range of much loved local acts.

The 2017 Festival sees the return of multicultural comedy with top comedian Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee and Joe Avati’s Show Us Your Roots showing at The Canberra Theatre.

The Multicultural Festival is also supporting the Canberra Food and Wine Expo which runs over the same three days so there’s definitely something for everyone.

Happening Friday 17 February, Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February. Exact times and locations to be confirmed on their website. Find more information here.

Southside Farmers Markets

Get along to the Southside Farmers Markets every Sunday morning and pick up the finest fruit and vegetables and produce our region has to offer.  There are over 50 stalls made up of farmers and producers who sell their food direct from their farm or kitchen.  Many farmers are out picking their produce the night before the market and you can certainly taste the difference.

Talk to the farmer direct and find out where your food is being grown, how they grow it, and even how they best like to cook it.  Not only do they provide us with fresh food every week but they are a wealth of information on the food that nourishes week in week out.

What’s in season this week?  Annual herbs, beans, peas, beetroot, capsicums, carrots, chillies, corn, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, garlic, onion, radishes, rhubarb, squash, zucchini, melons, stonefruit, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes and more!

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 11am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more information www.canberrafarmersmarkets.com.au

MURRUMBATEMAN VILLAGE MARKET

Murrumbateman Village Market is a friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway, specialising in local fresh food and crafts.

The market sells a wide range of local crafts, pottery and handmade goods, as well as organic vegetables, local produce from local gardens, plus breads, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, sauces, chillies, a range of meats, olives and olive oil, native plants, local winemakers and more.

Experience a great ambience at the Village Green, Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

Happening each week until 9 December 2017 at Murrumbateman Village Market, Barton Highway.

Find more information on the website.

Farmers and Foodies Markets

A weekly food market with a focus on local and organic produce, amazing street food and boutique beer wine and spirits. Come and do your weekly shop grab some dinner sit down and relax while you enjoy a cold drink at the end of a hot week! On every Friday from 4pm – 8pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Visit the Facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/Farmers-and-Foodies

YASS FARMERS MARKETS

Support the local producers and come to the Yass Farmers Markets. Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts.

It’s a great place to catch up with friends or to take a family and friends, with good weather expect to see the jumping castle and more stalls outside.

The Yass Farmer’s Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month. Have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

On until 7 October 2017 every first and third Saturday of the month from 10am- 1pm at St Augustines Church, Meehan Street, St Augustines Church.

Find more information on the website.

SOUTHERN HARVEST FARMERS MARKET AT BUNGENDORE

The Southern Harvest Farmers Market: selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community.

The market is open every Saturday from 9am to Noon.

It is a great source of fresh food and farm produce from around the region including meat, eggs, seafood, honey, fruit, vegetables, preserves and refreshments.

Stall holder enquiries welcome.

Showing until 16 September 2017 every Saturday from 9am- 12pm at Bungendore Anglican Hall, 25 Butmaroo Street.

Find more information on the website.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Charity Garage Sale

Are you looking for good quality second hand items?

Come along to the next Charity Garage Sale and browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items including:

– Books, CDs, DVDs

– Baby & kids clothing, shoes & accessories

– Pictures and photo frames

– Baby equipment and nursery items

– Craft and sewing supplies

– Toys, games, puzzles, sporting gear

– Electrical appliances, kitchenware, crockery

– Bric-a-brac & jewellery

– Stationary

– Vintage and collectibles

– Plus much more

All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities through well-known charities such as The Fred Hollows Foundation, Caritas & Oxfam as well as a few grassroots organisations.

Happening Saturday 18 February from 8am-2pm at 5 O’Grady Pl, Wanniassa. Find more information here.

Help Menslink at the 2017 Multicultural Festival 

Menslink will be at the National Multicultural Festival again this year and would love your support! The National Multicultural Festival, is a weekend full of great food and music in the heart of Canberra. This unmissable event is also a major fundraiser for Menslink and they are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help.

They would love your help handing out wristbands, information cards and asking for donations. They will provide you with the bucket, the handouts, a very attractive t-shirt and a healthy dose of feeling good about helping Menslink.

There are shifts available on Friday night, as well as Saturday day and night.

There are three shifts to cover, they are as follows:

Friday 17th of February from 5:30-9pm

Saturday 18th of February from 12-3:30pm

Saturday 18th of February from 5:30-9pm.

If you’re available to help out by doing any (or all!) the above shifts it would be greatly appreciated.

Remember! You can also invite your friends and family and make a great day or evening out of it! The more people we have on the street, the easier the task.

Happening Friday 17 February from 5:30pm-9pm and Saturday 18 February from 12pm-9pm at City Walk, Canberra. Find more information here.

Cupid’s Undie Fun Run

On 19 February 2017, hundreds of people around the country are going to be stripping down to their undies and taking part in the Cupid’s Undie Run.

This event is going to be held in 12 capital and regional cities and with the help of Olympians such as Libby Trickett, Emma McKeon, Emma Tonegato and Melissa Wu amongst others, it is expected that over 1000 people nationally, will bare their bum in their Bond’s undies!

All of this is for a great cause, The Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF), Australia’s leading organisation looking after people with Neurofibromatosis. A common aspect of this condition is the growth of tumours on the outside of the body, so getting down to your undies and feeling a little bit uncomfortable is a way of showing solidarity with people affected with the condition.

The aim is to raise over $375,000 and this will go towards local and national programs to support the NF community.

Happening Sunday 19 February from 12pm-4pm at Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here. 

CUPCAKES FOR CUPCAKE – AN ORANGUTAN FUNDRAISER 

This Valentine’s Day, The Orangutan Project is urging people to bake cupcakes and sell them to friends and family to help raise funds to release a baby orangutan called Cupcake, and his mum Sam, into the wild. Sam was rescued from very poor conditions in a zoo and while recovering in a rehabilitation centre, she gave birth to little Cupcake.

Hoping to raise $20,000 to fund Sam and Cupcake’s medical, food and housing costs as well as their jungle school training and rehabilitation so that we can give them a new life of freedom in the jungle.
On through out February and March at work, at home at school or wherever is good for cupcakes! To register visit the website www.orangutan.org.au/cupcake.

Participants will be sent a free registration kit to help plan, promote and hold their Cupcakes for Cupcake fundraiser.

Charity Garage Sale in Wanniassa – OPEN EVERY SATURDAY

Find a bargain for all the family at the Charity Garage Sale in Wanniassa.  Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. New items are added every week with proceeds used to fund projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities. Excellent quality, no trash.

Thousands of items, everything must go so come along and grab a bargain.

Check us out on facebook at Charity Garage Sales – Canberra

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

See website for more information.

KIDS

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Saint John the Apostle Fete 

A school FETE with a difference. A multicultural event hosting foods, entertainment and many other multicultural activities.

All the usual rides and games will be available.

Happening Friday 17 February from 4pm-8pm at Saint John the Apostle Primary School, Florey. For more information call 0450447171.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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TUESDAY NIGHT EXHIBITIONS

During summer the Archives exhibitions are open every Tuesday evening excluding 27 December and 3 January. See Iconic Australian Houses and Memory of a Nation at your leisure.

Showing until 28 February 2017 from 5pm – 7pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

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 February 2017 from 10am at National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place East, Parkes. Find more information on the website.

COINCIDENCES

Coincidences’ is an exploration of the work of John Wardle Architects (JWA) carried out by a series of prominent architectural photographers and one artist. This exhibition interrogates the boundaries between public and private spaces. Can a foyer have the intimacy of a living room? How might a house have the civic atmosphere of a university hall?

Contributing photographers includes Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter, Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein, and Max Creasy.

Each photographer visited two JWA buildings and took a single image of each site, documenting their own interpretation of detail aspects of built forms. The images are presented as a pair; thus drawing out points of commonality, ‘coincidences’, across seemingly unconnected architectural contexts.

This exhibition extends from the recently published monograph ‘This Building Likes Me’ (Thames and Hudson, 2016). The book assembles thirty-six JWA projects as pairs, documented through photographs, drawings and models. The relationships between these pairs are sometimes obvious and sometimes obscure. Short critical essays and reflections on contemporary architectural processes, preoccupations and projects are also scattered throughout the book.

Showing until Friday 17 February 2017 from 11am-3pm at Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane. Find more information on the website.

MARIANA DEL CASTILLO, FUGITIVE FAITH – A CONSCRIPTED OATH

In her practice Mariana del Castillo explores experiences common to humanity, in particular themes of migration, displacement and the painful burden of loss. Employing recycled materials, her reconfigured forms occupy the space of the gallery as if engaged in a kind of danse macabre, in a surreal meditation on identity and the body, the past and the present.

In subverting the original uses for the objects that make up her work, del Castillo draws on her Ecuadorian heritage, her memories of her grandparents’ shop with its cabinets of curiosities, the cultural influences of pre-Columbian art and the Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo, as well as the dark strains of European surrealists such as Hans Bellmer and the satirical series of etchings Los caprichos, by the great 18th century Spanish artist Francisco Goya.

For Mariana del Castillo Fugitive Faith – A conscripted oath, the artist continues to explore the themes and forms of her recent work, employing largely recycled materials in a surreal reflection on identity, migration, religion and the body.

Showing until 26 March 2017 weekdays 10am-5pm and weekends 12pm-5pm at The Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Civic Square.

Find more information on the website.

BEHIND THE LINES 2016: THE YEAR’S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONS

Behind the Lines 2016: The year’s best political cartoons celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

Explore the unpredictable events of 2016 that shaped our political destiny – from Australia’s own double-dissolution, to Brexit and the shock Trump victory – through the sharpened wit and pencils of Australia’s best cartoonists.

There’s more than cartoons. Dress up in a crown and velvety red cape in the exhibition programming space, discover your political destiny with a game of political tarot or challenge your friends and family in political head.

Showing until 8 December 2017 from 9am- 5pm at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

DRESS CODE: EMPIRE

Dress Code: Empire. An old coat rescued. Sir Edmund Barton revealed. In this exhibition you will discover an intriguing tale of power, prestige and Australia’s changing ties to Britain.

Discover Barton’s coatee, an exciting digital interactive, videos and school activities.

Showing until 1 August 2017 from 9am-5pm at The Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

VELOCITY: VINTAGE RACING BIKES

Velocity: Vintage racing bikes offers an exhibition from the extensive collection of Peter Taylor. Peter is a postman and cycling enthusiast who services bicycles from his garage workshop and maintains a large and wonderful collection of vintage racing bikes.

Examples from Peter’s collection range from rare Post World War II European bikes to an Australian bike raced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The exhibition coincides with the inaugural L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France bicycle race which will take place in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

Showing until 5 March 2017 from 10am-5pm weekdays and: 12 – 5pm weekends at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corner London Circuit and Civic Square.

Find more information on the website.

ARTISTS OF THE GREAT WAR

Artists of the Great War explores the horrors of the First World War, palpably expressed in the work of Australia’s official war artists and their combatant and non-combatant peers.

This powerful exhibition addresses wartime propaganda, front-line experience and remembrance through paintings, drawings and prints featuring a a special focus on the remarkable artist Will Dyson.

Showing until 31 May 2017 from 10am-5pm at The National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

Find more information on the website.

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.

Defining Moments

An exhibition of combined works by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock which captures defining moments in this couple’s careers in Australian contemporary studio glass.  Their partnership in glass and life will be explored through their works, images, photographs and stories.

Showing Thursday 26 January to Sunday 26 March at Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. See website for more information.

Coincidences

John Wardle Architects present an exploration of their work by a field of prominent architectural photographers.

Recurringly the work has enquired into the possibilities on the coexistence of the public and the private realms, exemplified in asking “Is it possible for a foyer to have the intimacy of a living room, or for a house to have the civic quality of a university building?”

Contributing Photographers are: Sharyn Cairns, Erieta Attali, Sam Noonan, Kristoffer Paulsen, Brett Boardman, Earl Carter,Peter Hyatt, Dianna Snape, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings, Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein and Max Creasy.

Showing Wednesday 18 January to Friday 17 February, 11am – 3pm at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.

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.

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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

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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