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

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WHAT NOT TO MISS

2018 Women’s Celebration Breakfast

The University of Canberra (UC) love supporting women and this year they want to celebrate the UC Canberra women who are changing the world.

Their annual Women’s Breakfast for 2018 will hosted by the spirited Carla and Emma Papas (otherwise known as the Merry Maker sisters) and you’ll hear from incredible speakers including Dr Skye Saunders, Ms Siobhan Rennie and Professor Sudha Rao.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the picturesque Pialligo Estate, network the room and throw your support behind a truly inspiring cause; the UC Cancer Research Fund.

The breakfast is your opportunity to support ground-breaking research to improve treatments and survival rates for metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer and melanoma.

Tickets sell fast, so get your tribe together for a breakfast that will change the world.

Remember, 100% of proceeds from the Women’s Breakfast will go directly to the research. That’s right, you’re not paying administration costs, every dollar raised helps Sudha and her team to find a cure for cancer.

Find more information about the speakers on Eventbrite.

Happening Friday 2 November from 7.45 – 9.30 am at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

Tickets via Eventbrite.

Ladies Charity High Tea

Brick & Basil at Erindale Vikings. Photography: Tim Bean Photography.

Head to Erindale Vikings’ Brick & Basil for an inspiring afternoon featuring a bright conversation from guest speaker Lanai Scarr, Senior Reporter from News Corp Australia in support of Vikings Group Charity of the Year, Marymead.

Lanai will share her life story on motherhood, her career and her childhood as a youth in foster care.

Includes:

  • Special gift bag
  • A complimentary glass of champagne
  • High tea delights
  • Endless tea and coffee
  • Fundraising opportunities

Happening Friday 2 November from 2 pm at Brick & Basil, Erindale Vikings, 6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa.

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

La Grande Fête

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête is one of the largest public school fêtes in the ACT, featuring multicultural fun, food and entertainment.

Happening Saturday 3 November from 2:30 to 7 pm NSW Crescent, Barton.

See Facebook for more information.

The 4th annual Veterans Film Festival

The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event that brings people together to discover extraordinary stories of veterans, first responders, all who have experienced conflict and their families.

Happening 1-3 November at Event Cinemas, Manuka.

See the website for program and more information.

The Wharf Revue

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up for another glorious year of political satire – the stage will be bigger and so will the laughs. We like to think of it as continuity with change.

So, politicians take cover and pundits stand back, because there will be songs, there will be dance, and there will be some very funny impressions.

Join us as we sort the wets from the dries, the leaks from the fakes, and the factions from the fictions in this bigger, better and wharfier Revue than Canberra could ever handle.

Happening until 3 November at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Tickets and more information here.

lululemon Canberra burpee record

lululemon Canberra want you to join in setting the biggest burpee record in Australia (you will only have to do 10, they promise!).

Summer is here, and we are nearing the end of 2018 – a time where old goals are being wrapped up and new ones sit on the horizon. lululemon want you to help them crush their 2018 goal for the most people performing burpees at the same time. After, join in for a fun hiit workout with Maty Sacks followed by a fantastic pilates session with Gabs Petterwood as lululemon’s normal Sunday morning yoga. All ages welcome, please bring along partners, kids, friends and family.

Enjoy treats to round it out from lululemon’s lovely friends at The Goods and Naked Press Juice Co. Complimentary as always.

Start your summer off fresh, reconnect with your yearly goals and get ready to smash this one!

Happening Sunday 4 November from 8:30-10:00am at Glebe Park.

Bring your drink bottle, sweat towel, mat or towel, a whole lot of energy. Find out more via the lululemon Canberra Facebook page.

One Fine Weekend: Sammy and Bella Cooking Demonstration

In celebration of the Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct turning one, Sammy and Bella Jakubiak – winners of My Kitchen Rules 2011 and hosts of Channel Ten’s Kitchen Rescue – are hosting a cooking demonstration on how to cook for a luxury pre-prepared dinner party.

Besides learning invaluable knowledge on how to host the ultimate dinner soiree, you’ll also receive complimentary drinks and canapes prepared by the girls themselves.

There will be two identical masterclasses on Saturday 3 November for you to choose from, between 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm, held at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct on level one.

Over the birthday weekend enjoy the live entertainment, champagne bar and giveaways on offer, while rediscovering your passion for design, food and wine.

Happening Saturday 3 November at 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct, Level One, Canberra Centre.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit canberracentre.com.au.

CBR Fair Day 2018

AIDS Action Council is proud to present CBR Fair Day 2018 with the support of principal partner, the ACT Government. CBR Fair Day is the largest celebration of Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities.

Enjoy a fabulous day of music and performances. You can also participate in activities, chats at the friendly community stalls, shop at the market and indulge your taste buds with delicious food.
The Rainbow Pet Parade will return this year with amazing outfits and prizes for pooches of all sizes!
Fair Day has launched SpringOUT every year since the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999. Bring your friends, partners, family and puppies – there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

The event is free for everyone, and runs from 11 am – 4 pm on 3 November at the Gorman Arts Centre in Braddon. Get involved in CBR Fair Day and visit the website or their Facebook page.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

A Canberra must-do during spring and summer, Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House is happening again for summer 2018/19!

With seating across Old Parliament House’s gorgeous Senate Courtyard and its adjoining restaurant Hoi Polloi, Friday Night Drinks is an all-weather event, and the expansive venue means that large groups are welcomed, no matter the size. With its Parliamentary Triangle location, lots of parking and regular public transport access it’s also a perfect meeting place.

Happening every Friday from 4 pm until late at Hoi Polloi, inside Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

BREAKING THROUGH: 75 YEARS OF WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

Why did it take so long for women to get elected? And once they were there, what was their experience within the parliament?

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first women elected to Australian Federal Parliament, Breaking Through exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores the journeys of 11 trailblazers who were the first to hold particular parliamentary positions.

These are stories of resilience, perseverance and ground-breaking achievements.

From 1943 when Dorothy Tangney and Enid Lyons were the first women elected to parliament through to today where woman have held the highest positions in all areas of parliament, including Prime Minister.

Breaking Through exhibition, recognises the significant contribution these women made in Australia’s democracy. Look back on their lives, uncover their motivations and what they view as their greatest achievements.

Told through never before seen portraits, each a unique representation by a young artist, and powerful stories of change-makers breaking through, this exhibition will inspire visitors to think about the role of women in parliament, what it took to get there and whether we’ve come far enough.

Showing until 28 August 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

DOSE Xmas Night Market

To celebrate the Designer Op Shop Emporium’s first Christmas at DOS Emporium you’re invited to their Xmas Night Market!

Exclusive discounts are on offer storewide, pop up workshops, market stalls, champagne bar and nibbles, complimentary gift wrapping & much more!

With 13 small businesses within DOS Emporium, they have gift ideas for everyone across their 13 vendors – Luxe & Beau, Shelf, Saint Valentine, Moements, Oli-ander, Antica, Jilly’s Vintage, The Modern Object, Chrysanthi Vintage, Designer Op Shop, Royalla Haus, Blissiimo and Tiger & Moth. We hope to see you there!

Happening Thursday 1 November from 6 – 8.30 pm at Designer Op Shop Emporium, 1 Lyell Street, Fyshwick.

See Facebook for more information.

Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale’s debut album “Permanent Vacation” in 2017 topped the AIR Australian Independent Albums Charts, climbed to #15 on ARIA Australian Album Charts and sent them to The States, smashing out shows at SXSW before returning to play Groovin’ The Moo in Canberra.

With a clear taste for playing big stages, Oli & Louis went on to create their very own East Coast Touring Festival, The Squeeze in May 2018 hosting old mates Bootleg Rascal, Aaron Gocs and a refreshing sample of emerging Australian acts.

Happening Friday 2 November from 9.30 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village.

Tickets available online.

Cellar Door

Cellar Door is a new wine market for Canberra’s wonderful wine scene. Buy wines from local makers every Saturday afternoon in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon Precinct. Grab a souvenir glass, taste the latest drops, and buy at cellar door prices.

Wine stalls rotate each week with complementing stalls like flowers, cheese, chocolate and books. Capital City Soul Club are the resident DJs.

Make a day of it with a film at Palace Electric Cinema and NewActon’s leading food and drink destinations.

Happening Saturday 5 November from 3-6 pm on the Nishi Grand Stair, inside the Nishi Building, Philip Law Street, NewActon. See the Facebook event for more details.

Yoga Big Day Out

Canberra’s only one-day yoga micro-retreat is back to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary!

Set at one of Canberra’s most scenic and spectacular locations, the Yoga Big Day Out is Canberra’s premier one-day health and wellness event. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain all of the benefits of a yoga retreat right on your doorstep! No matter what level of experience people have with yoga, all ages are welcome to join in for a day of pampering, yoga and wellness education, relaxation and community.

From 8.30am-4.00pm four teachers will expertly guide guests through a range of both strong and restorative yoga practices. The afternoon is based on learning asana in a workshop style environment and the afternoon focuses on rest and recovery with restorative yoga and guided meditation accompanied by a live musician.

A great way to learn to mentally and physically challenge your limits with expertly guided instruction, learn ancient techniques for stress reduction, mood management and inner peace despite the chaos of modern life and experience how the wisdom of Yoga can help you live a calmer, more balanced and joyful life.

Hosted at the stunning Boat House by the Lake, the day is fully catered with seasonal, delicious and healthy vegetarian food sourced from the local region. The Yoga Big Day out is a great way to deepen your understanding of Yoga and enjoy some relaxing time out in the stunning surrounds of Lake Burley Griffin.

Happening Sunday 4 November from 8.30 am – 4 pm at The Boat House.

Tickets available online.

Millthorpe Garden Ramble

Escape to the delights of Millthorpe, a beautiful heritage listed village near Orange in the Central West, for its annual Garden Ramble.

About three and a half hours scenic drive from Canberra, it’s the perfect girls’ getaway!

As well as the lovely gardens, wander the streets of Millthorpe with its upmarket fashion boutiques, home accessories stores, and eclectic antiques. There’s lots of accommodation on offer—in and out of town—and great cafes, pubs, cellar doors and a hatted restaurant for fine dining. If you are interested in art, you are in for a treat because several of our local artists open their studios and galleries over the weekend.

Tickets available on-line at trybooking.com or at the Ramble HQ and all gardens.

Download the 2018 Millthorpe Garden Ramble Brochure to find the map, list of gardens with descriptions and more!

For accommodation, restaurants, pubs, cafes, cellar doors and so much more see the Millthorpe Village website at millthorpevillage.com.au

ROME: CITY + EMPIRE

Stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation.

Rome: City and Empire brings to Canberra more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire.

Explore how the empire was won and held, witness the grandeur of Rome and appreciate the rich diversity of its peoples.

Happening until 3 February from 9 am – 5 pm daily at the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See the website for more information.

American Masters

Drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) outstanding collection of American art, American Masters celebrates that nation’s artists from the 1940s to the 1980s. When the NGA acquired Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles in 1973, at the time the most expensive American painting ever sold, our emerging collection hit the global headlines. This exhibition tells the story of the formation of our incredible American collection and includes many major works not seen together for a long time.

From Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field, Pop, Neo-Dada and Photo-Realism, to Conceptual, Land and Performance Art, American Masters examines how a generation of young Americans, inspired by European émigrés, challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art. The sensational international impact of the era’s major artists is captured in masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois.

Highlights include paintings and works on paper by the New York School; Sol LeWitt’s huge Wall drawing No. 380 a-d 1982, specially re-made for this exhibition; and a selection of spectacular light works by Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell.

Showing daily until 11 November at the National Gallery of Australia.

Democracy. Are you in?

Your voice, your hands and even your feet have the power to be heard. Our freedoms and our way of life have been built on the foundation of democracy. This living system is sustained through the participation of each and all of us. Democracy is sustained by you. Australian democracy is a work in progress. Curiously, at a time of stability and unparalleled economic growth, confidence in our political and social institutions is at its lowest point in decades. But giving up on them is not the answer. Our democracy needs us. Are you in?

Open daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Find out more at moadoph.gov.au.

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures

Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic roles. Now they have a chance to discover Heath’s creative process and deep passion for the film industry and the visual arts, in a unique exhibition curated in collaboration with his family.

Explore a selection of film costumes and props, Heath’s own character research journals, celebrity portraits and acting awards and more. A Life in Pictures offers a rare insight into the man behind the camera. A program of special screenings and talks will complement the exhibition.

Showing until 10 February 2019 at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton. See website for more information.

Trivia Tuesdays at Casino Canberra

Got a brain full of useless facts and information? Make some money off it at Casino Canberra!

Trivia kicks off at 6:30 pm every Tuesday with free entry and cash prizes to be won!

Visit the website for more information.

PLAYUP

Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information. Free after museum admission. Open from 9 am to 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Cost: Free.

Trivia Tuesdays

Grab your mates, grab a drink and get ready for a good time. MOLO Live will be hosting trivia every Tuesday – and if that wasn’t good enough, the winners get to ‘pluck a duck’ for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

If your team is the brainiest you stand a chance to win a keg, vouchers from Brodburger, Bentspoke or STA Travel and heaps more!

Happening every Tuesday from 5.30 pm at MOLO Live, in the ANU Pop-Up Village on ANU Campus, Acton.

FOOD & DRINK

One Fine Weekend: Sammy and Bella Cooking Demonstration

In celebration of the Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct turning one, Sammy and Bella Jakubiak – winners of My Kitchen Rules 2011 and hosts of Channel Ten’s Kitchen Rescue – are hosting a cooking demonstration on how to cook for a luxury pre-prepared dinner party.

Besides learning invaluable knowledge on how to host the ultimate dinner soiree, you’ll also receive complimentary drinks and canapes prepared by the girls themselves.

There will be two identical masterclasses on Saturday 3 November for you to choose from, between 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm, held at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct on level one.

Over the birthday weekend enjoy the live entertainment, champagne bar and giveaways on offer, while rediscovering your passion for design, food and wine.

Happening Saturday 3 November at 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct, Level One, Canberra Centre.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit canberracentre.com.au.

Ladies Charity High Tea

Head to Erindale Vikings’ Brick & Basil for an inspiring afternoon featuring a bright conversation from guest speaker Lanai Scarr, Senior Reporter from News Corp Australia in support of Vikings Group Charity of the Year, Marymead.

Lanai will share her life story on motherhood, her career and her childhood as a youth in foster care.

Includes:

  • Special gift bag
  • A complimentary glass of champagne
  • High tea delights
  • Endless tea and coffee
  • Fundraising opportunities

Happening Friday 2 November from 2 pm at Brick & Basil, Erindale Vikings, 6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa.

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

A Canberra must-do during spring and summer, Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House is happening again for summer 2018/19!

With seating across Old Parliament House’s gorgeous Senate Courtyard and its adjoining restaurant Hoi Polloi, Friday Night Drinks is an all-weather event, and the expansive venue means that large groups are welcomed, no matter the size. With its Parliamentary Triangle location, lots of parking and regular public transport access it’s also a perfect meeting place.

Happening every Friday from 4 pm until late at Hoi Polloi, inside Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

Cellar Door  

Cellar Door is a new wine market for Canberra’s wonderful wine scene. Buy wines from local makers every Saturday afternoon in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon Precinct. Grab a souvenir glass, taste the latest drops, and buy at cellar door prices.

Wine stalls rotate each week with complementing stalls like flowers, cheese, chocolate and books. Capital City Soul Club are the resident DJs.

Make a day of it with a film at Palace Electric Cinema and NewActon’s leading food and drink destinations.

Happening Saturday 3 November from 3-6 pm on the Nishi Grand Stair, inside the Nishi Building, Philip Law Street, NewActon. See the Facebook event for more details.

High Tea at Gold Creek Station fundraising for JDRF

A High Tea to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Enjoy a glass of ‘bubbles’ and a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, served with tea or coffee in an idyllic country setting.

Experience life on a working sheep farm – sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations.

Lucky door prize, raffle, silent auction and more!

Tickets $60, to include your first glass of ‘bubbles’.

Happening Sunday 4 November from 1.30 – 4 pm at Gold Creek Station.

See the website for tickets and more information.

After Work | Wine & Dine

Lanterne Rooms if offering a fantastic ‘After Work | Wine & Dine’ special this Spring. With the choice of four small plates and one large plate to share for just $50 per person, this grazing style dinner is the perfect opportunity to come out of hibernation and have those long overdue catch ups!

Get your first glass of house wine for just $5, and any additional glasses of house wine after that for just $10. Eat at your leisure and affordably order more if you feel like it, by adding any additional small plate for $6pp extra or any large plate for $9pp extra.

Available from Tuesday to Friday only (until 7 15PM on Fridays).
Minimum of 2 persons, maximum of six.
Conditions apply and seating is limited, so be sure to book.

Happening until 31 October Lanterne Rooms, Shop 3, Blamey Place, Campbell

See website for more information.

HIGH TEA AT PIALLIGO ESTATE

Showcasing a range of sweet and savoury treats by Pialligo Estate, alongside an impeccable range of tea’s by Canberra based Tea Garden Co.

High Tea at Pialligo Estate is as refined as its setting. Tuck into delicate pastries and cakes, classic finger sandwiches, scones with Estate jam plus a glass of bubbles for extra indulgence.

This High Tea is perfect for celebrations, birthdays, hen parties, dates, family get-togethers and friends wanting something different! Bookings are essential.

Inclusions | Glass of Bubbles, Selection of Tea Garden Co. Teas, Selection of sweet and savoury items.

Happening weekends until Saturday 22 December from 10am at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. From $55. See the website for more information.

TIPSY TEA AT WHITE RABBIT COCKTAIL ROOM  

It’s always time for tea at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, Tipsy Tea that is! Kicking off from two every Saturday and Sunday, Tipsy Tea is perfect for those seeking a little adventure.

Tipsy Tea ($65 pp), in true White Rabbit style combines classic high tea flare with signature concoctions encouraging the curious to explore their senses. To eat, you are greeted by a 3- tier platter with an array of flavoursome bites including; spiced pork sausage rolls, smoked salmon and cream cheese pinwheel sandwiches and semi-dried tomato and caramelised onion tarts. Looking for something a little sweeter? Try the sour rhubarb and marshmallow tarts or the delightful dark chocolate and peanut brownies topped with caramel icing.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 pm at White Rabbit Cocktail Room, 65 Northbourne Avenue, City.

Book your table via info@whiterabbitroom.com.au or on (02) 6257 7779.

GARDEN BAR HAPPY HOUR  

Select wine, beer, basic spirits, cocktail specials while you enjoy live music from Canberra’s most talented local musicians. Make your Friday happy and relaxing with a various selection of popular drinks.

Happening Friday every week between 5pm – 7pm at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, inside Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton.

Cost: $5 wine, beer, spirits.

FRIDAY SOIRÉE AT BUVETTE  

Add a little sparkle to your Friday night with Buvette Bistro’s Friday Soirée. Set outdoors in the Parisian-style Buvette Terrace, celebrate the weekend with this exclusive event. Enjoy VIP service with a personal bartender and select your drink of choice from the special cocktail menu, designed exclusively for Friday Soirée.

Sip on a French 75 or a Lychee Torsadée whilst enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie or a duck liver parfait.

Every Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm at Buvette, inside the Realm Hotel, 18 National Circuit, Barton. Find more information here.

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.

$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.

Available Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm at Burbury Terrace, Barton. Find more information here.

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 buvette@domahotels.com.au. 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, STAGE AND THEATRE

Horrorfest at the NFSA

A night of horrific fun in Canberra’s most haunted building, the National Film and Sound Archive!

Dress up and enjoy mini ghost tours, burlesque performances and the Naked Girls Reading show by Ursula Wolfe and Artemis Seven, Dr Scar Face Painting, DJ, a cosplay parade and more!

The Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition will also be open for a special late night viewing, exclusively for Horrorfest visitors.

This event is 18+ only. Tickets are $25 per person and include a courtesy drink.

Happening Friday 2 November from 8 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See the website for more information.

The Wharf Revue

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up for another glorious year of political satire – the stage will be bigger and so will the laughs. We like to think of it as continuity with change.

So, politicians take cover and pundits stand back, because there will be songs, there will be dance, and there will be some very funny impressions.

Join us as we sort the wets from the dries, the leaks from the fakes, and the factions from the fictions in this bigger, better and wharfier Revue than Canberra could ever handle.

Happening until 3 November at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Tickets and more information here.

Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale’s debut album “Permanent Vacation” in 2017 topped the AIR Australian Independent Albums Charts, climbed to #15 on ARIA Australian Album Charts and sent them to The States, smashing out shows at SXSW before returning to play Groovin’ The Moo in Canberra.

With a clear taste for playing big stages, Oli & Louis went on to create their very own East Coast Touring Festival, The Squeeze in May 2018 hosting old mates Bootleg Rascal, Aaron Gocs and a refreshing sample of emerging Australian acts.

Happening Friday 2 November from 9.30 pm at the ANU Pop Up Village.

Tickets available online.

Trivia Tuesdays

Grab your mates, grab a drink and get ready for a good time. MOLO Live will be hosting trivia every Tuesday – and if that wasn’t good enough, the winners get to ‘pluck a duck’ for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

If your team is the brainiest you stand a chance to win a keg, vouchers from Brodburger, Bentspoke or STA Travel and heaps more!

Happening every Tuesday from 5.30 pm at MOLO Live, in the ANU Pop-Up Village on ANU Campus, Acton.

CBR Fair Day 2018

AIDS Action Council is proud to present CBR Fair Day 2018 with the support of principal partner, the ACT Government. CBR Fair Day is the largest celebration of Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities.

Enjoy a fabulous day of music and performances. You can also participate in activities, chats at the friendly community stalls, shop at the market and indulge your taste buds with delicious food.
The Rainbow Pet Parade will return this year with amazing outfits and prizes for pooches of all sizes!
Fair Day has launched SpringOUT every year since the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999. Bring your friends, partners, family and puppies – there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

The event is free for everyone, and runs from 11 am – 4 pm on Saturday 3 November at the Gorman Arts Centre in Braddon. Get involved in CBR Fair Day and visit the website or their Facebook page.

Trivia Tuesdays at Casino Canberra

Got a brain full of useless facts and information? Make some money off it at Casino Canberra!

Trivia kicks off at 6:30 pm every Tuesday with free entry and cash prizes to be won!

Visit the website for more information.

Lightbulb Improv: Making Magic

Lightbulb are back, and they’re armed with talking stars, spells, frozen universes, sentient sailboats, and a show designed to suspend your belief so high you’ll fly. This month the Lightbulb players will be inspired by a reading from author Zoya Patel. Plus there will be serious Halloween candy. Take a sneak peek at the show in a magical podcast by local author and show director, Rosanna Stevens, on SoundCloud under “Lightbulb Improv”.  Did they mention candy?

Happening Friday 2 November from 7.30 pm at Smith’s Alternative.

See the website for more information.

SUNSET SESSIONS AT THE LAKES  

The perfect way to end your week…Head to The Lakes every Friday from 4pm in the lounge, for your chance to see some of Canberra’s best local musicians!

Happening until Friday 29 March 2019 at Gungahlin Lakes Golf & Community Club, 110 Gundaroo Drive, Nicholls. Free entry. See the website for more information.

FILM  

The 4th annual Veterans Film Festival

The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event that brings people together to discover extraordinary stories of veterans, first responders, all who have experienced conflict and their families.

Happening 1-3 November at Event Cinemas, Manuka.

See the website for program and more information.

NSFA Daily Screening – I Am Heath Ledger

During the exhibition of Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, the National film and sound archive will be sharing daily screenings of the documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

It provides an intimate look at Heath through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey.

Happening until Wednesday 31 October at the National and Film sound archive theatrette, Acton. Free entry.

See the NFSA website for more information and session times.

The Dawn Wall – Canberra

The Dawn Wall is here!

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.

But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

Screening only Tuesday 30 October from 7 pm at Dendy Cinemas in Civic. Tickets start from $20 concession and $25 for adults, via EventBrite. 

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENING: SUSPIRIA

A spooky movie screening is coming to Dendy especially for Halloween!

From master filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) comes a reinterpretation of the iconic giallo horror by Dario Argento. Meticulously crafted, the filmmaker’s reimagining of the horror classic is amongst the most anticipated films of the year.

Tickets also include a bloody red cocktail on arrival!

The screening begins at 6.30pm on October 31st. Tickets are $18 for Club Dendy Members and $20 General Admission, book them through the Dendy website.

FESTIVALS

CBR Fair Day 2018

AIDS Action Council is proud to present CBR Fair Day 2018 with the support of principal partner, the ACT Government. CBR Fair Day is the largest celebration of Canberra’s wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities.

Enjoy a fabulous day of music and performances. You can also participate in activities, chats at the friendly community stalls, shop at the market and indulge your taste buds with delicious food.
The Rainbow Pet Parade will return this year with amazing outfits and prizes for pooches of all sizes!
Fair Day has launched SpringOUT every year since the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999. Bring your friends, partners, family and puppies – there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

The event is free for everyone, and runs from 11 am – 4 pm on 3rd November at the Gorman Arts Centre in Braddon. Get involved in CBR Fair Day and visit the website or their Facebook page.

Horrorfest at the NFSA

A night of horrific fun in Canberra’s most haunted building, the National Film and Sound Archive!

Dress up and enjoy mini ghost tours, burlesque performances and the Naked Girls Reading show by Ursula Wolfe and Artemis Seven, Dr Scar Face Painting, DJ, a cosplay parade and more!

The Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition will also be open for a special late night viewing, exclusively for Horrorfest visitors.

This event is 18+ only. Tickets are $25 per person and include a courtesy drink.

Happening Friday 2 November from 8 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See the website for more information.

 

MARKETS

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. 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.

Happening until Saturday 20 October from 9am-1pm at Bungendore Anglican Hall, 25 Butmaroo Street, Bungendore Anglican Hall, New South Wales, Australia. Free entry. See the website for ore information.

YASS COMMUNITY MARKETS  

Support the local producers and come to the Yass Community 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 Community Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month. Come and have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

Happening until Saturday 2 February 2019 from 10am-1pm at St Augustines Church, Meehan Street, St Augustines Church. $2 entry. See the website for more information.

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 11 am at Canberra College, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip. Entry is free, visit the website for more information.

MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE STALL  

Selling fresh, clean, chemical-free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out. Wynlen House is a small urban micro-farm specialising in offering a broad range of seasonal vegetables all year round.

They also run workshops to show people how to grow vegetables, garlic, and raise small farm animals on a large suburban block and offer slow food events to showcase the benefit and deliciousness of produce grown locally, without chemical inputs and picked fresh.

On every Saturday from 8.30am – 12 pm, at The Courtyard, Braidwood. For more information visit the website.

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & TALKS

Summer Paradise Seekers at FASHFEST 2017. Photography: Martin Ollman.

Summer Paradise Seekers Launch Event

Who’s ready for the salty air, hot summer nights and more cocktails to share?

Let’s kick off the party season with the official Summer Paradise Seekers Summer launch party in collaboration with Treehouse Bar. Join Summer Paradise Seekers in celebration of our next chapter with a night of fashion, entertainment and cocktails.

VIP guests & Media only from 7pm to 9pm. Doors open to the public from 9:00pm onwards at Treehouse Bar, 32 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City.

See Facebook for more information.

2018 Women’s Celebration Breakfast

The University of Canberra (UC) love supporting women and this year they want to celebrate the UC Canberra women who are changing the world.

Their annual Women’s Breakfast for 2018 will hosted by the spirited Carla and Emma Papas (otherwise known as the Merry Maker sisters) and you’ll hear from incredible speakers including Dr Skye Saunders, Ms Siobhan Rennie and Professor Sudha Rao.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the picturesque Pialligo Estate, network the room and throw your support behind a truly inspiring cause; the UC Cancer Research Fund.

The breakfast is your opportunity to support ground-breaking research to improve treatments and survival rates for metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer and melanoma.

Tickets sell fast, so get your tribe together for a breakfast that will change the world.

Remember, 100% of proceeds from the Women’s Breakfast will go directly to the research. That’s right, you’re not paying administration costs, every dollar raised helps Sudha and her team to find a cure for cancer.

Find more information about the speakers on Eventbrite.

Happening Friday 2 November from 7.45 – 9.30 am at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

Tickets via Eventbrite.

One Fine Weekend: Sammy and Bella Cooking Demonstration

In celebration of the Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct turning one, Sammy and Bella Jakubiak – winners of My Kitchen Rules 2011 and hosts of Channel Ten’s Kitchen Rescue – are hosting a cooking demonstration on how to cook for a luxury pre-prepared dinner party.

Besides learning invaluable knowledge on how to host the ultimate dinner soiree, you’ll also receive complimentary drinks and canapes prepared by the girls themselves.

There will be two identical masterclasses on Saturday 3 November for you to choose from, between 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm, held at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct on level one.

Over the birthday weekend enjoy the live entertainment, champagne bar and giveaways on offer, while rediscovering your passion for design, food and wine.

Happening Saturday 3 November at 10 am–11 am and 1 pm–2 pm at Monaro Mall’s Lifestyle Precinct, Level One, Canberra Centre.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit canberracentre.com.au.

Horrorfest at the NFSA

A night of horrific fun in Canberra’s most haunted building, the National Film and Sound Archive!

Dress up and enjoy mini ghost tours, burlesque performances and the Naked Girls Reading show by Ursula Wolfe and Artemis Seven, Dr Scar Face Painting, DJ, a cosplay parade and more!

The Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition will also be open for a special late night viewing, exclusively for Horrorfest visitors.

This event is 18+ only. Tickets are $25 per person and include a courtesy drink.

Happening Friday 2 November from 8 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See the website for more information.

Candle Making with Lucian

Enjoy a fun night out with Lucian’s Candle Making Workshop, learning new skills in a treetop studio in Griffith, Canberra’s Inner South.

Learn to design your own scent with support from the founders of Lucian Candles, a local candle company.
This event will be catered by Sweetzee Creations, a local baker. They will provide a variety of delicious treats while you sip tea and create your own gifts for the holiday season

There are several evening dates happening until  7 December, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Tickets start from $60 for 5 candle tins -$80 for a diffuser and candle tin -$120 for a marble candle.

All prices include delicious baked treats.

Tickets available from EventBrite, and more information can be found on their Facebook page.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE  

Discover the stories behind the building on a special tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of our national identity and gain a rare view into private areas.

These tours run only on non-sitting days (except Christmas Day and when seasonal tours are running). We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour or event for screening and check-in as places are limited to 10 participants. tours operate for 55 mins. For security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours or events. If you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.

Participants on a paid tour can take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour.

Happening until March 2019 at Australian Parliament House, Parliament Drive, Capital Hill. See the website for more information.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA  

Visiting the National Library of Australia? Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience. Whether this is your first visit or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and its exhibitions by joining a free guided tour. Tours are offered by trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections. Your Guide will welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the National Library, its collections and the stories of Australia.

Treasures Gallery – Daily at 11.30am
Take a tour and come face-to-face with some of the Library’s greatest treasures and Australia’s greatest stories.

Behind The Scenes – Thursdays at 2 pm
Take a tour to visit enormous stacks where the books are stored and learn about strange curiosities in the Library’s collection that have been acquired over more than a century of collecting.

Discover your National Library – Saturdays at 2 pm
. Join a Library guide for a journey around the building and discover the stories in the Reading Rooms and public spaces.

For more detailed information visit the website.

ART FOR LUNCH  

Drop into 30-minute weekly talks or creative activities interpreting works of art in the NGA’s collection. Check our website for further details. This event is free but bookings are essential.

Happening every Thursday until November 29 2018 from 12.45pm–1.15pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. See the website for more information.

STEPPING FORWARD: COMBINING SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH LIGHT EXERCISE  

This free group is suitable for women wanting to reconnect socially with other women after domestic violence. The group gets together each fortnight to go for a relaxed 30-minute walk and catch up at a local café. Guest speakers are invited to join providing information about topics of interest in the group. This group is an open group, making it easy for new members to join throughout the term. This group is organised and run by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT.

On fortnightly in Tuggeranong on Wednesday mornings and fortnightly in Gungahlin on Friday mornings, during school terms only. Children not yet at school are welcome to attend. Complete the online contact form to register.

THE SCIENCE OF US  

The 2018 Canberra Speaker Series held across the year at the iconic Shine Dome. The series will investigate the science of our lives and our health, from the moment of conception through to death, focusing on some of the issues we face during our lives and what science is doing to resolve them.

We’ll feature leading experts in the areas of reproduction, embryo development, personalised medicine, addiction, mental health, aging and more.

Happening until Tuesday 11 December from 5.30pm at The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Acton. $10. See the website for more information.

NOT-FOR-PROFITS WORKSHOP SERIES  

Managing a not-for-profit (or for purpose) entity is not what it used to be. The level of competition has increased 10 fold and the amount of money available for supporting your activities has decreased by an even bigger number. Throw on top of this all the added expectations of corporate governance, best practice, competing for great staff and the high burn out rates and you wonder why you do it.

That’s easy – you’re passionate about the cause, but is that enough to make you sustainable? Times are a-changing and this sector has many opportunities and challenges not affecting other sectors. This series of workshops will look at some of the biggest issues facing organisations in the not-for-profit/for purpose sector today and present options on how to address them. There will also be an opportunity for you to connect with other local community groups and share your knowledge and experiences with one another.

Happening until Friday 9 November 2:30 pm at Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre, 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick. See the website for more information.

SPORT

Yoga Big Day Out

Canberra’s only one-day yoga micro-retreat is back to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary!

Set at one of Canberra’s most scenic and spectacular locations, the Yoga Big Day Out is Canberra’s premier one-day health and wellness event. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain all of the benefits of a yoga retreat right on your doorstep! No matter what level of experience people have with yoga, all ages are welcome to join in for a day of pampering, yoga and wellness education, relaxation and community.

From 8.30am-4.00pm four teachers will expertly guide guests through a range of both strong and restorative yoga practices. The afternoon is based on learning asana in a workshop style environment and the afternoon focuses on rest and recovery with restorative yoga and guided meditation accompanied by a live musician.

A great way to learn to mentally and physically challenge your limits with expertly guided instruction, learn ancient techniques for stress reduction, mood management and inner peace despite the chaos of modern life and experience how the wisdom of Yoga can help you live a calmer, more balanced and joyful life.

Hosted at the stunning Boat House by the Lake, the day is fully catered with seasonal, delicious and healthy vegetarian food sourced from the local region. The Yoga Big Day out is a great way to deepen your understanding of Yoga and enjoy some relaxing time out in the stunning surrounds of Lake Burley Griffin.

Happening Sunday 4 November from 8.30 am – 4 pm at The Boat House.

Tickets available online.

Come and Try: Dragons Abreast ACT

Breast cancer survivors are invited to a dragon boating come and try session with Dragons Abreast Canberra on Saturday 3 November at 9 am. There will be an easy paddle followed by morning tea, finishing at 10.30 am. The venue is Lotus Bay, off Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla.

Participants will be provided with a paddle and a personal floatation device and will have the chance to chat with their members.

Happening Saturday 3 November from 9 am at Lotus Bay, off Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla.

Please email Canberra@dragonsabreast.com.au for more details and to register your interest or call  0439 462253.

Come and Try Day

The Canberra Ice Dragons invite YOU to come and try dragon boating with them!

The Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat Club was formed in Canberra in 2003, and was founded on the success of a social Canberra dragon boat team. The club has since grown to become one of Australia’s premier clubs. In 2009 the Club broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance paddled in a dragon boat over a 24-hour period. We were the National Dragon Boat Champions in 2011, and made our debut on the international stage at the 2012 World Club Crew Dragon Boat Championships in Hong Kong, with the men’s crew bringing home a silver medal.

Dragon Boating is the BEST whole-body work-out and the BEST team sport! Whether you are interested in making friends, working on your fitness or are looking to fix your insatiable need for competition, there is something to suit everyone at Ice Dragons!

Happening Saturday 3 November from 11 am – 1.30pm at Commonwealth Place near the flagpoles. Entry is free.

See Facebook for more information.

Apis Canberra International 2018

A world class field is set to line up for the Apis Canberra International 2018 from 27 October – 4 November at the Canberra Tennis Centre.  The tournament features a USD$75,000 ATP Challenger event and a USD$60,000 ITF Women’s event. Jason Kubler (Qld), Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) and Jordan Thompson (NSW) will headline the men’s draw, while defending women’s champion Olivia Rogowska (Vic), Arina Rodionova (Vic) and Gabriella Taylor (GBR) will feature in the women’s draw.

Players from the world’s top 200, and a crop of rising tennis stars from Australia and across the globe, will compete for significant prize money and valuable world ranking points, as they look to boost their rankings ahead of the Australian Summer of Tennis.

Kids Tennis Day, a free community event, will return on Saturday 3 November from 9am-11am.  For more details about Kids Tennis Day, click here.

Entry to the Canberra Tennis Centre is free from 27 October – 2 November.  Entry is by gold coin donation on finals weekend.  A limited amount of paid reserved seating and corporate hospitality is available.  To find out more, click here.

OUTDOORS 

Millthorpe Garden Ramble

Escape to the delights of Millthorpe, a beautiful heritage listed village near Orange in the Central West, for its annual Garden Ramble.

About three and a half hours scenic drive from Canberra, it’s the perfect girls’ getaway!

As well as the lovely gardens, wander the streets of Millthorpe with its upmarket fashion boutiques, home accessories stores, and eclectic antiques. There’s lots of accommodation on offer—in and out of town—and great cafes, pubs, cellar doors and a hatted restaurant for fine dining. If you are interested in art, you are in for a treat because several of our local artists open their studios and galleries over the weekend.

Tickets available on-line at trybooking.com or at the Ramble HQ and all gardens.

Download the 2018 Millthorpe Garden Ramble Brochure to find the map, list of gardens with descriptions and more!

For accommodation, restaurants, pubs, cafes, cellar doors and so much more see the Millthorpe Village website at millthorpevillage.com.au

ACT PARKS CRITTERS OF THE EUCALYPT FOREST  

Every Saturday take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”. Meet at the koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest.

Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required.

Happening until Saturday 16 February 2019 from 2pm-2.45pm at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, Paddys River. See the website for more information.

ACT PARKS KOALAS IN THE CANOPY  

Every Saturday you can search for koalas and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear a ranger’s story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas in the Canopy. Happening until Saturday 16 February 2019 from 2.45pm-3.15pm at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, Paddys River. See the website for more information.

KIDS

Outdoor Classroom Day Australia

School children across the world will be stepping outside on to learn more and learn outdoors for Outdoor Classroom Day.

99 percent of Australian teachers agree that outdoor time is critical for children to reach their full potential, yet 2 in 3 children spend under an hour playing outdoors each day.
To inspire outdoor learning and play, Nature Play with support from OMO will be taking the classroom outside with thousands of schools across Australia and the world, stepping outdoors to take lessons and prioritise playtime.

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global initiative to educate children, teachers and parents about the impact outdoor learning has on children’s health, and the effect outside time has on kids.
Learning outside helps improve children’s problem solving skills, working with their peers to achieve outcomes and come back indoors, ready to learn more.

To get your school involved to learn more and learn outdoors sign up on the website.

Australian Girls Choir – Open Day

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because they encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. Girls grow in confidence and take pride in developing music and presentation skills in our dynamic classes.

The AGC is delighted to invite girls who will be school-aged in 2019 to come along to its Open Day on Sunday November 4 to join in a fun complimentary class, meet our staff members, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the AGC!

Bookings are essential – contact us if you would like to attend.

Happening Sunday 4 November from 1.30 pm at Canberra Girls Grammar School. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

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.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE 

Brick & Basil at Erindale Vikings. Photography: Tim Bean Photography.

Ladies Charity High Tea

Head to Erindale Vikings’ Brick & Basil for an inspiring afternoon featuring a bright conversation from guest speaker Lanai Scarr, Senior Reporter from News Corp Australia in support of Vikings Group Charity of the Year, Marymead.

Lanai will share her life story on motherhood, her career and her childhood as a youth in foster care.

Includes:

  • Special gift bag
  • A complimentary glass of champagne
  • High tea delights
  • Endless tea and coffee
  • Fundraising opportunities

Happening Friday 2 November from 2 pm at Brick & Basil, Erindale Vikings, 6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa.

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

Little Hands Masquerade Night

The Little Hands Masquerade Night team believes in children having a happy and supportive childhood and home environment. This is why we have chosen to work with Barnardos Australia. Barnardos Australia has dedicated their work to providing children in need across the country with safe and happy homes.

The evening will include a 3 course meal, live music, raffles (bring change!), guest speakers and a photo-booth! Prizes for best mask on the night.

Happening Thursday 1 November from 6-9pm at the CIT Restaurant, Reid

See the website for more information.

High Tea at Gold Creek Station fundraising for JDRF

A High Tea to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Enjoy a glass of ‘bubbles’ and a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, served with tea or coffee in an idyllic country setting.

Experience life on a working sheep farm – sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations.

Lucky door prize, raffle, silent auction and more!

Tickets $60, to include your first glass of ‘bubbles’.

Happening Sunday 4 November from 1.30 – 4 pm at Gold Creek Station.

See the website for tickets and more information.

EXHIBITIONS

 

Credit: Chelsea Lemon. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti

The exhibition The Void: reimagining Enrico Taglietti will be presented as part of DESIGN Canberra. This year, the festival will present a range of programs to pay tribute to Dr Taglietti’s work and contribution to the nation’s capital. Fifteen outstanding craft practitioners and contemporary designers have been invited to respond to, or reimagine, Enrico Taglietti’s work to celebrate his legacy and contribute a new perspective to his aesthetics.

Showing until Saturday 15 December at Craft ACT, London Circuit from 10am – 5pm.

For more information, head to Craft ACT.

ROME: CITY + EMPIRE

Stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation.

Rome: City and Empire brings to Canberra more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire.

Explore how the empire was won and held, witness the grandeur of Rome and appreciate the rich diversity of its peoples.

Showing until 3 February from 9 am – 5 pm daily at the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See the website for more information.

American Masters

Drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) outstanding collection of American art, American Masters celebrates that nation’s artists from the 1940s to the 1980s. When the NGA acquired Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles in 1973, at the time the most expensive American painting ever sold, our emerging collection hit the global headlines. This exhibition tells the story of the formation of our incredible American collection and includes many major works not seen together for a long time.

From Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field, Pop, Neo-Dada and Photo-Realism, to Conceptual, Land and Performance Art, American Masters examines how a generation of young Americans, inspired by European émigrés, challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art. The sensational international impact of the era’s major artists is captured in masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois.

Highlights include paintings and works on paper by the New York School; Sol LeWitt’s huge Wall drawing No. 380 a-d 1982, specially re-made for this exhibition; and a selection of spectacular light works by Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell.

Showing daily until 11 November at the National Gallery of Australia.

COOK AND THE PACIFIC

Visitors to Cook and the Pacific will follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages, and explore this spectacular region through the eyes of the British voyagers and the First Nations peoples they met.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the Pacific 250 years ago, with destinations including Tahiti, New Zealand, the east coast of Australia, Hawaii and even Siberia.

With content drawn from around the world, visitors will be enthralled by maps, manuscripts, rare books, large oil paintings, delicate watercolours by voyage artists, medallions, cartoons and poetry.

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm until 10 February 2019 at the National Library of Australia.

See the website for more information.

BEAUTY RICH AND RARE

An immersive sound and light experience illuminating the natural beauty of Australia through the eyes of Sir Joseph Banks.

Feel the excitement and wonder of Banks and his team of botanists, scientists, and illustrators as they documented Australia’s unique botanical and animal species, astonishing eighteenth-century Europe.

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm until 10 February 2019 at the National Library of Australia.

See the website for more information.

All shook up: Snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman.

Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG. View Sally Hopman’s collection of over 500 snow domes, from the classic to the kitsch and everything in between.

Happening until March 17 from 12pm – 5pm daily at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial

After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war, from those who have served to loved ones left behind. Take an intimate journey of the personal costs and consequences of war, unfolding over 100 years from 1918 to 2018.

Entry is free as always, and this event runs until 11 July 2019. For more information, check out the War Memorial website.

BREAKING THROUGH: 75 YEARS OF WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

Why did it take so long for women to get elected? And once they were there, what was their experience within the parliament?

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first women elected to Australian Federal Parliament, Breaking Through exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores the journeys of 11 trailblazers who were the first to hold particular parliamentary positions.

These are stories of resilience, perseverance and ground-breaking achievements.

From 1943 when Dorothy Tangney and Enid Lyons were the first women elected to parliament through to today where woman have held the highest positions in all areas of parliament, including Prime Minister.

Breaking Through exhibition, recognises the significant contribution these women made in Australia’s democracy. Look back on their lives, uncover their motivations and what they view as their greatest achievements.

Told through never before seen portraits, each a unique representation by a young artist, and powerful stories of change-makers breaking through, this exhibition will inspire visitors to think about the role of women in parliament, what it took to get there and whether we’ve come far enough.

Showing until 28 August 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm daily at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

See the website for more information.

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures  

Audiences around the world know and love Heath Ledger as a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and created iconic roles. Now they have a chance to discover Heath’s creative process and deep passion for the film industry and the visual arts, in a unique exhibition curated in collaboration with his family.

Explore a selection of film costumes and props, Heath’s own character research journals, celebrity portraits and acting awards and more. A Life in Pictures offers a rare insight into the man behind the camera. A program of special screenings and talks will complement the exhibition.

Showing until 10 February 2019, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton. See website for more information.

Democracy. Are you in?  

Your voice, your hands and even your feet have the power to be heard. Our freedoms and our way of life have been built on the foundation of democracy. This living system is sustained through the participation of each and all of us. Democracy is sustained by you.

Australian democracy is a work in progress. Curiously, at a time of stability and unparalleled economic growth, confidence in our political and social institutions is at its lowest point in decades. But giving up on them is not the answer. Our democracy needs us. Are you in?

Open every day at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Find out more at moadoph.gov.au.

After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial

After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war, from those who have served to loved ones left behind. Take an intimate journey of the personal costs and consequences of war, unfolding over 100 years from 1918 to 2018

Happening until 11 July 2019 at the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell

See website for more information

EXHIBITION: WATERWAYS

This exhibition is a reflection of five Canberra artists’ experiences of water, fleeting moments of nature, seaside architecture, travel and separation.

Victoria Cotton, Sharon Peoples, Prue Power, Rozalie Sherwood and Steve Tomlin examine waterways through paint, ink, stitch and textiles. The locations range from our local waterways, including Lake Burley Griffin, the South Coast and the English seaside.

Happening until 6 November at The Link at Ginninderry, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt ACT.

ART + SOUND  

A fortnightly series showcasing playlists curated to specific galleries by various personalities. This event is brought to you by NGA and Yamaha.

No bookings required.

Happening until Saturday 2 February 2019 from 1pm-2pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

Transfer Exhibition – Helen Aitken Kuhnen and Mio Kuhnen

Transfer, heralds the first time that Bilk Gallery co-directors and mother and daughter team, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen and Mio Kuhnen have exhibited exclusively together. Aitken-Kuhnen and Kuhnen, explore the process of enamelling in highly skilled and experimental ways. The resulting work in this exhibition, mainly in the form of brooches and pendants, clearly demonstrates each artist’s proficiency as well as their deep and reverent passion for the ancient craft.

Showing until 23 November at Bilk Gallery, 12 Palmerston Ln, Griffith.

HALL WW1 COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBITION  

“When Hall Answered the Call” – Visit the small community of Hall’s School Museum and see their moving exhibition to commemorate the district’s contribution to World War 1 as part of the ANZAC Centenary.

The exhibition features photos, medals, letters, and other memorabilia that tell the story of the boys and men from the district who went off to fight in WW1. Learn about the support provided by their families, the local community and Welcome Home celebrations.

Happening Thursdays until Thursday 21 February 2019 from 10am-1pm at Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry.

See the website for more information.

RE-DISCOVERING GINNINDERRA  

For half a century during the 1860s, Ginninderra flourished and in its 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.

Happening until Thursday 21 February 2019 at Former Hall Primary School, Victoria Street, Hall. Free entry. See the website for more information.

ARTISTS’ FACES AND PLACES  

Peek behind-the-scenes with this fascinating display of portraits of artists and their studios, drawn entirely from the national collection at the National Gallery of Australia. Comprised of artists’ self-portraits, artists’ portraits of other artists, and representations of the places in which they work, the exhibition explores the way artists see themselves, the way they are viewed by their friends and contemporaries, the shared world artists inhabit, and the centrality of the studio to their creative endeavours.

In particular, Roy de Maistre’s Studio Interior 1959, painted the year before his retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, captures the artist’s strong connection to the location of decades of work.

Happening until Monday 31 December at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes. Free entry. See the website for more information.

CRAFTING THE HOUSE IN THE HILL: ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN IN THE BUILDING OF AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE  

During the 30th anniversary year of Australian Parliament House, this exhibition reveals the stories behind some of the building’s major art and design commissions and explores how these works connect Australia’s most intriguing public building with its first people, landscape, creative spirit and the principles of democracy.

In their winning design scheme for Australian Parliament House, Mitchell / Giurgola & Thorp Architects envisaged a structure of national significance that was sensitively located within a regional landscape. The guiding design themes of land, place and identity are carefully mapped into the building’s architecture, surrounding landscaping and works of art commissioned from some of Australia’s finest practitioners in ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture, textiles and wood.

In partnership with Australian Parliament House and the National Archives of Australia.

Happening until Sunday 4 November at the Canberra Museum and Gallery,
Cnr London Circuit and Civic Square, City. See the website for more information.

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES – AN EXHIBITION  

A Tale of Two Villages tells the story of the Hall-Ginninderra district from Aboriginal times, through the early pioneer farming settlement at Palmerville and then Ginninderra, to the establishment of the village of Hall from 1881.

See the website for more information or drop by the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre, Victoria Street, Hall.

ART DECO  

Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection, Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian vitalism, capturing Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture, and technology.

In the 1920s, Australian artists rebelled against the austerity of World War I to create images of an abundant nation filled with strong, youthful figures, capturing the vitalism of a nation reborn.

Technological advancements and urbanisation influenced the emergence of Art Deco: a new aesthetic in art, architecture, design and fashion.

Art Deco presents superb examples of Australian Vitalism, including Rayner Hoff’s architectural frieze Deluge – stampede of the lower gods 1927, Jean Broome-Norton’s Abundance 1934 and Napier Waller’s painting, I’ll put a girdle round about the earth 1933, which captures Art Deco’s fascination with the meeting of art, architecture and technology.

Showing until Monday 31 December 2018, 7 days from 10am-5pm at National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

For more information, see the website.

BEHIND THE LINES 2017: THE THREE RING CIRCUS  

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus.

Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.

From postal votes and citizenship chaos to penalty rates and constitutional recognition, 2017 was a tumultuous year in politics. Its cavalcade of political characters and sensational events provided rich material for our nation’s cartoonists who continue to look behind the lines of the daily political sideshows to capture the spirit of our democracy in all its passion, scepticism and humour.

Behind the Lines 2017 is on now at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Open 9 am – 5 pm. For more information, visit the website.

EMERGING CONTEMPORARIES  

Emerging Contemporaries is the Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists. This exhibition plays a pivotal role in supporting and transitioning artists into professional practice and placing Australian artists in view of the national cultural collecting institutions, business and industry, and audience.

On display at CraftACT, 180 London Circuit, Level 1, North Building. Email craftact@craftact.org.au or call 6262 9333 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.

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