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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!

  • Midnight Oil - The Great Circle 2017

    Leverrier Crescent, Bruce

    24 Oct 2017

    The time has come … for Midnight Oil. Experiencing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent power of live rock & roll. Their music makes you feel, their lyrics make you think, and the combined impact live onstage makes you want to get involved.

    The Great Circle 2017 World Tour will be Midnight Oil’s first tour in 15 years and their biggest tour since classic 80’s and early 90’s albums like 10-1, Diesel & Dust and Blue Sky Mining sold over 10 million copies world wide.

    Tickets on sale February 27 from Ticketek.

    Support act: Something For Kate

  • Girls Night Out Cocktail Masterclass

    82 Alinga Street, Australian Capital Territory

    25 Oct 2017

    The weather is warm, the sun is out and we have the perfect excuse to lock in a catch up with your girls - our Girls Night Out cocktail class!

    Master the art of mixing the perfect cocktail from our award-winning team of bartenders and learn the tricks of the trade as you take part in the creation of some unique Highball cocktails and one of our fabulously fruity punch bowls. After the class, head to a booth or out to the balcony to continue the fun with our Wednesday night special, Bottomless Mimosas!

    Bookings essential.

  • Animals in Children's Literature

    137 Reed Street North, Greenway

    26 Oct 2017

    As part of ACT Children’s Week, Dr. Stephanie Owen Reeder joins us for a special edition of our Literary Lounge series, Animals in Children’s Literature.

    Reeder is the author and illustrator of 10 children’s books, including the acclaimed Lennie the Legend, part of her Heritage Heroes series of historical novels for children.

    In conversation with author and editor Irma Gold, Reeder will discuss the educational importance of children’s literature and of bringing Australian history to life for a young audience as well as the central role that animals (especially horses) play her children’s books.

  • Basque Dinner - Café Région at the Alliance Française de Canberra

    66 McCaughey Street, Turner

    26 Oct 2017

    Join us for our famous Café Région!

    Share an exquisite dinner while exploring the culture and traditions of the Basque Country.
    Booking essential by 19 October.

    Entrée: Tortilla
    Main: Poulet Basquaise
    Dessert: Gateaux Basque
    + A glass of wine

  • Reclaim The Night March

    Garema Place, Australian Capital Territory

    27 Oct 2017

    Reclaim the Night is a global event that provides a public platform for women and their supporters to take a stand against sexual violence. The first march took place around 44 years ago to protest the police response to the Yorkshire Ripper murders in England, where women were told by police to stay indoors at night.

    This year we will hear from the Federal Member for Canberra, Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, and Virginia Haussegger AM, the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre’s patron and passionate women’s advocate and communication specialist. She is also an award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years.

    There will be performances from Matilda Rose, 2017’s Junior Australian National Busking Champion, Ghawazee Moon Bellydance and the Women’s African drumming group.

    The message of Reclaim the Night is as relevant now as it was 44yrs ago. Sexual Assault affects one in three girls before the age of 18 and one in six women will be assaulted in a lifetime. Reclaim the Night is the first event and launches The Summer of Respect campaign. This campaign focuses on community awareness of sexual violence and respectful behaviour.

  • Canberra Nara Candle Festival

    Flynn Drive, Yarralumla

    28 Oct 2017

    Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles at the 15th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival, as we celebrate the 24th year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan.

    Visitors will be mesmerised by the sounds of Japanese music and enchanting lighting that highlights the features of the beautiful Peace Park. The festival brings a wide variety of Japanese and Australian culture with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying.

    The festival features Japanese cuisine, markets and stalls with visitors able to take part in various activities.

  • CBR Fair Day 2017

    55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon

    28 Oct 2017

    The AIDS Action Council is proud to present CBR Fair Day 2017, Canberra's biggest LGBTIQ community fair! Come and celebrate Canberra's wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities by enjoying a fabulous day of music and performances. You can participate in activities and workshops, have a chat at the friendly stalls and indulge your taste buds with delicious food. Watch the beloved Rainbow Pet Parade from the grassy lawns and meet some new friends. And why not bring your dog along and register for the parade?

    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!

  • Family Fun Day - Celebrating 90 years of Girl Guides in the ACT

    Wendouree Drive, Parkes

    28 Oct 2017

    Come and celebrate with Girl Guides as we celebrate our 90th Birthday.

    The day will be jam packed with Guide Activities and lots of fun. Mobile Rock Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Sausage Sizzle & drinks, Campfire fun, cupcakes, Jumping Castle, Tent Displays, Guide Biscuits and most importantly........Birthday Cake!

    Bring your family and friends. This is a public event, so all are welcome to come and see what Girl Guides get up to in the ACT.

  • Where's Miranda? 50 Years of Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Parkes Place West, Parkes

    28 Oct 2017

    Join a special event at the National Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joan Lindsay's cult classic Picnic at Hanging Rock.

    Much-loved Canberra journalist Genevieve Jacobs will MC this exciting event, which will feature dramatised readings from the novel by several popular Australian actors, as well as thought-provoking discussions about this remarkable book and its lasting legacy.

    Includes an English-themed afternoon tea.

  • ACT Churchill Fellows’ Association presents the Canberra Recorder Orchestra: Excellence and Passion

    40 Parkes Place East, Parkes

    29 Oct 2017

    Join the Canberra Recorder Orchestra (CRO), the Wayfarers’ Choir and other ACT Churchill Fellow musicians as they exploit the acoustic beauty of the High Court of Australia.

    This unique concert features Margaret Wright OAM and the Canberra Recorder Orchestra performing music from the 17th century through the centuries to contemporary; all demonstrating the range and beautiful tone of recorders in large ensemble.

    Churchill Fellows have extraordinary abilities and aspirations. A Churchill Fellowship provides a remarkable opportunity for talented Australian citizens to travel overseas in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence. The wide variety of projects demonstrates the importance of these awards.

    Participating Fellows are Alice Giles AM (harp), Margaret Wright OAM (CRO conductor), Judith Clingan AM (composer and choral conductor) and Christopher Pidcock (cello).

    Be moved by Judith Clingan’s (AM) ‘Wayfarers’ Choir presenting pieces from Judy’s latest composition for music theatre, ‘Harmonia Mundi’, recently toured around Asia and Europe.

    Alice Giles AM will present pieces from her latest recording: Christmas carols including Australian carols and Christopher Pidcock will conclude the concert with Bach’s Cello Suite No 5.

  • Canberra Home & Leisure Show

    Flemington Road, Mitchell

    27-29 Oct 2017

    Be inspired to live the life you choose at the Canberra Home & Leisure Show. This annual show is bigger and better than ever in 2017 with new precincts, a Fine Food Hall, family entertainment and more sites to visit!

    Whether you're in the market for a caravan so you can explore more of Australia, a new kitchen, 4WD gear or some delicious gourmet treats, you'll find it here.

  • Canberra Timber & Working With Wood Show

    Randwick Road, Lyneham

    27-29 Oct 2017

    The Canberra Timber & Working With Wood Show is Australia's premier event for woodworking. From the weekend hobbyist and home DIY'er through to the most experienced enthusiasts, this is a show you cannot miss.

    See the best in the industry, share their expertise, have fun trying new techniques and tools - and experience some of the world's finest timbers, all at the one new location!

  • Charm - Studio Glass by Nick Wirdnam

    81 Denison Street, Deakin

    12-29 Oct 2017

    Nick Wirdnam is a highly regarded glass artist who incorporates into his work a language of recurring symbols and motifs on which we often project a special meaning.

    The work in this exhibition explores the idea of the charm and Nick has exquisitely sculpted everyday objects that have an “historical association of good fortune, hope and consolation as amulets or lucky charms. These charms are symbols that offer hope and protection.”

    Nick’s work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, National Art Glass Collection at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Nijima Glass Art Museum (Japan).

  • Rugby League World Cup 2017 - France vs Lebanon

    Battye Street, Bruce

    29 Oct 2017

    Rugby League World Cup – France vs Lebanon.

    In 2017, the best players and teams from around the world will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup. The tournament will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks – all hoping to be crowned world cup winners, in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. The action will kick off in round 1 of pool matches with France taking on Lebanon.

    Canberra Stadium, the home of the Canberra Raiders will host three pool matches over three weekends, in what is set to be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be at the Rugby League World Cup in Canberra.

    Tickets from Ticketek. Transaction & booking fees may apply.
    Prices are subject to change at RLWC discretion.

  • white, red, black - works on paper by Chris Denton

    81 Denison Street, Deakin

    12-29 Oct 2017

    Chris Denton’s prints and drawings are intricate, minutely observed and exquisitely rendered. Chris continues to use the dahlia motif as he explores the idea of the material object in space, restricting his colour palette to “white, red, black – a universal narrative.”

    All of his works combine a love of intellectual enquiry with objects of great beauty - an aesthetic fusing of science, nature, spirituality and philosophy. Chris' work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Association Musee d'Art Contemporain (Chamalieres, France) and Tama Art University (Japan).