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Upcoming events

Here are a few things happening around town that we thought you and your family might be interested in. Enjoy!

  • A Very Kransky Christmas - Canberra

    London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    13 Dec 2017

    The Kransky Sisters bring you A Very Kransky Christmas.

    Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.

    In a quiet town in the middle of south east Queensland lives a huddle of strange sisters, whom, in between tending ants, knitting egg warmers, and hanging out cane toad skins to dry, travel around the country performing their popular musical shows to a growing following. This oddball musical trio marry curious real life stories with a host of uniquely homemade arrangements of popular songs gleaned from their old wireless in a highly entertaining event.

    The Kransky Sisters have been regular guests on television including SBS’s In Siberia Tonight and ABC’s The Side Show and Spicks and Specks and BBC’s Comedy Shuffle.

  • Carols by Candlelight 2017

    Commonwealth Park, Acton

    13 Dec 2017

    Canberra's original Carols by Candlelight is presented for the 73rd time!

    The carols will be led by Woden Valley Youth Choir accompanied by Canberra City Band, with guest artists Tina Robinson and Anthony Simeonovic. MC will be Ian McLean and there will be a visit from Santa!!

    Auslan interpreters will be signing throughout the evening for members of the Canberra deaf community.

    Coffee, beer, wine and gelato will be on sale. Picnic hampers can be ordered through the Canberra Southern Cross Club for collection at the event.

    10,000 people are expected to attend. Candles and Carol Sheets will be on sale on the night.

    This year all funds raised will go to Parkinson's ACT.

  • Eat | Drink | Shop

    Forest Drive, Australian Capital Territory

    13 Dec 2017

    Eat | Drink | Shop - sound like the perfect combination? Make Christmas shopping an event this year and ‘til you drop with a 10% discount and free gift wrapping at the Curatoreum gift shop. The Curatoreum features local artists and offers a wide selection of books, home-wares and jewelry - the perfect Christmas gifts.

    Enjoy a sensational dinner featuring fresh, local ingredients at the Conservatory Restaurant (bookings essential) or share grazing platters from the bar. Like the personal touch? Get creative with Megalo Print Studio and create your own Christmas card.

    All this with sensational views and music at the National Arboretum Village Centre. Free entry. Free parking.

  • Alliance Française - Christmas Party

    66 McCaughey Street, Turner

    14 Dec 2017

    Come and have a great time at our annual Christmas Party.

    Performances all night!
    Members, Students, Committee members & Staff, frenchie lovers all welcome!

    Dinner & Entertainment!

    If you can sing, dance, play an instrument or act, let us know and you can be included in the program!

    BYO Dessert to share and a $5 max gift !

  • Sound and Fury: Arty. Farty. Christmas. Party

    2 Phillip Law Street, Australian Capital Territory

    14 Dec 2017

    Sound and Fury flaunts and fuses the exceptional skills of performance artists in an exciting party format.

    Expect punchy music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art. This is a late-night, live art party at its best.

    Catch all the madness before the party sails across the ditch to present a huge season at the New Zealand Fringe in March 2018!

    As an extra special treat, Sound and Fury will be set in NewActon's gorgeous new venue, Makeshift, on the ground floor of Nishi.

    Let's get freaky and festive.

  • Darren Hanlon 2017 Christmas Tour

    Elouera Street, Braddon

    15 Dec 2017

    Hark the herald angels sing! It's the twelth annual Darren Halon national Christmas tour!

    It’s business as usual: an intimate and informal solo performance, drawing on songs from his entire catalogue with new songs to share as well. Each night features a surprise musical guest for a duet or two!

    Most exciting for 2017 is the fact Hanlon has managed to convince legendary street performer The Space Lady to accompany him on most shows as support for her first trip to Australia. The Space Lady garnered a cult following through busking on the streets of Boston and San Francisco to support her family, who at one stage were even living in a cave at the top of Mt Shasta, California. Playing an accordion she'd found in a junkshop and a cheap Casiotone keyboard, she’d mix songs written by her husband with gloriously celestial covers like Suicide's Ghost Riders In The Sky, Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild, Sweet's Ballroom Blitz and Steve Miller's Fly Like An Eagle.

    Don't miss what are now becoming rare chances to see Darren Hanlon play around his homeland!

  • Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House

    18 King George Terrace, Parkes

    22 Sep - 15 Dec 2017

    Why wait for summer? Spring into action, gather your friends and head to Old Parliament House for Friday Night Drinks. This weekly event is back with new themes, great food and entertainment to match.

    The season kicks on September 22 and runs until December 15. Each week will see a different themed event brought to the courtyard of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Think Salsa and Sangria, Aperol Sunset Sessions and a Pimms Garden Party.

    Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House are the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather and kick-start the weekend.

    Check their website for more information and a full list of weekly themes.

  • Stille Nacht: Christmas with Luminescence

    15 Cowper Street, Ainslie

    15 Dec 2017

    Enjoy the sublime sounds of Luminescence Chamber Singers and Children's Choir for a moving concert of well loved Christmas music for voices and cello, as well as contemporary carols by Australian composers. Also a world premier of a new work by composer Meta Cohen.

    Luminescence Chamber Singers is a virtuosic chamber music ensemble comprised of eight young vocalists based in Canberra. Since the ensemble’s earliest iteration in 2013, Luminescence has quickly gained a reputation for presenting exciting and excellent singing.

  • L'Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ) by Hector Berlioz

    National Circuit, Forrest

    16 Dec 2017

    One of Canberra's leading choirs, The Llewellyn Choir presents French composer Hector Berlioz' oratorio, L'Enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ). Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, it depicts Herod's persecution of a King of the Jews and the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. It was first performed in 1854 with Berlioz conducting and was an immediate success.

    Conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin, accompanying The Llewellyn Choir will be the Llewellyn Sinfonia with soloists Rebecca Collins (soprano), Michael Martin (tenor), Rohan Thatcher( baritone), Andrew Fysh (bass) and Michael Wilson (bass). The oratorio will be sung in English.

  • Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic

    Tharwa Drive, Tharwa

    16 Dec 2017

    Lanyon Christmas Carols and Picnic offers an evening of magical Christmas fun. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful Lanyon gardens. Sing-a-long with the Sing Australia Choir and Tuggeranong Valley Band as the sun sets over the Brindabella ranges.

    The homestead is lit by candles and decorated for a nineteenth century Christmas. Enjoy Christmas ornament-making for children, a sausage sizzle, musical entertainment and carols on the lawns. Presented in association with Sing Australia Choir and the Tuggeranong Valley Band.

  • Carols on Condamine

    , 17 Condamine St, Australian Capital Territory

    17 Dec 2017

    Join us for a casual evening of carols, a free BBQ and a Christmas message on the lawn. Bring a picnic rug. All are welcome.

  • Infamous the Show

    Majura Road, Pialligo

    10 Nov - 17 Dec 2017

    This is one show you just don't want to miss!

    Where class & talent combined to deliver the best night of risqué entertainment.

    Infamous is an 18+ event encompassing delicious food and your choice of alcohol for a never before seen circus cabaret vibe!

    Located under the Spiegel Big Top, this is one night out that has everyone talking about it.

  • MAMMA MIA!

    Civic Square, London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    24 Nov - 17 Dec 2017

    Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s MAMMA MIA! is a heart-warming tale. It tells us of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother’s past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

    Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical.

    MAMMA MIA! is a global phenomenon, and now, in a stunning new production, you can join the party of a lifetime! A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out whatever your age!

  • Old Bus Depot Markets - Designer Sundays

    21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

    15 Jan - 17 Dec 2017

    Here’s a new reason to visit the markets – our new Designer Sunday. This monthly event, held on the third Sunday of every month, showcases fresh-thinking Australian designers, makers and artists.

    See dynamic groups of creatives featuring their awesome designs in jewellery, fashion, accessories, homewares and artwork. Designer Sunday will feature many of our stallholders who previously attended Bling on Sundays, but we’ll also have several new, innovative designers joining in.

  • The Wiggles - The Wiggly Christmas Big Show

    Civic Square, London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    20-21 Dec 2017

    There’s no business like snow business! The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage!