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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!

  • Autumn School Holidays - Mushrooms and Minibeasts

    Forest Drive, Australian Capital Territory

    16-20 Apr 2018

    These autumn school holidays, let the kids awaken their senses at the “Mushrooms and Minibeasts" forest walk. Meet the guide at the Himalayan Cedar car park for this nature walk through the forest. Look for small animals and a range of plants and fungi. There is also a craft activity included. Suitable for children ages 5 - 7yrs. Bookings essential. Parents are welcome to join in!

  • Cartier Lecture: Monsieur Xavier Gargat

    Parkes Place East, Parkes

    20 Apr 2018

    Join Monsieur Xavier Gargat, former Director of the Ateliers of High Jewellery, Cartier, for an exclusive insight into Cartier's high fashion pieces. Exhibition entrance and glass of wine/champagne included

    Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia.  Cartier: The exhibition showcases more than 300 spectacular items, with loans from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier Collection itself, in exquisite settings such as royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

    Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients and discover the age of glamour and icons of style through our program of talks, tours, events and beautifully curated, fully illustrated catalogue.

  • Cinema '68

    McCoy Circuit, Acton

    11-20 Apr 2018

    This retrospective showcases five films celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018.

    From seminal zombie horror Night of the Living Dead to the cult film, The Swimmer, 1968 was a revolutionary year of filmmaking.

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    12-21 Apr 2018

    The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.
    In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

    Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra.
    Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

    Witness the insight and power of AFI and Logie winner Catherine McClements (Rake, The Time of our Lives) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

  • Design for Democracy tours at Parliament House

    Parliament Drive, Canberra

    14-21 Apr 2018

    Find out why Parliament House has won so many architectural awards. Running for one week only, the popular Design for democracy tours offer you the opportunity to go behind the scenes to explore architecture, landscape design, art collections and more. Book your tickets today.

    Public parking is available in the underground car park at the front of Parliament House. Parking is free on weekends, public holidays and for the first two hours on weekdays.

    For security purposes, participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation for all ticketed tours. In the event a patron does not have these, they will be unable to participate. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before a tour for screening and check-in. Wet weather alternatives are in place for all tours. Please wear comfortable shoes for all tours.

    As Parliament House is a working building, filming and photography in the private areas of Parliament House is subject to approval and may not be permitted. Your guide will inform you of restrictions at the beginning of each tour.

  • Dr Frankenstein

    3 Repertory Lane, Acton

    5-21 Apr 2018

    Canberra REP presents Selma Dimitrevic's play Dr Frankenstein, director Jordan Best. Meet Dr Victoria Frankenstein, in a telling where history and the present enfold and unfold in this brilliantly suggestive and provocative adaptation of Mary Shelly's novel.

  • Vybz Fridays

    32 Northbourne Avenue, Australian Capital Territory

    20-21 Apr 2018

    Vybz Entertainment is back at Treehouse for an Afro-Caribbean Takeover!

    With Canberra's best DJ's on board, you can expect to dance all night long to non-stop Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca and Reggaeton!

    Making use of Treehouse's Maple Bar, we have both General Admission and VIP Tickets available: See Below for Ticket Options...Early Bird Tickets on sale now!

    General Admission: Floor access to "Vybz Fridays" at Treehouse Bar Canberra.

    VIP: Floor access to "Vybz Fridays" at Treehouse Bar, Canberra, VIP Access to Treehouse Bar's Maple Lounge VIP Booth, a drink on arrival, and table service in the VIP area.

    * Online sales will be given Priority Entry - get in quick and avoid queuing at the door!

  • First Seen: Icarus by Christopher Samuel Carroll

    15 Childers Street, Australian Capital Territory

    22 Apr 2018

    A new wordless play in development. Loosely based on the true story of a refugee’s journey from Mozambique to the UK., stowed away in the landing gear of a plane, before falling to his death on a street in a quiet and unassuming London suburb.

    First Seen, offers Canberra audiences the opportunity to be part of our creative process. First Seen offers a unique insight into development and is a vital part of our planning for future years as The Street seeks to bring original and diverse Canberra stories to the stage.

    This is an opportunity to participate in the development process through public showings where we open up the floor for a conversation with playwright, director, dramaturg and actors. By sharing your thoughts with the creative teams you help assist us progress the works to production and get a sneak peek into Canberra’s ingenious artistic community.

  • Plus500 Brumbies v Jaguares

    Battye Street, Bruce

    22 Apr 2018

    History will be made in this fixture when the Brumbies welcomes Argentine Super Rugby outfit the Jaguares to GIO Stadium for a first-ever fixture in Canberra between the two teams. Indeed, they’ve only ever met once before with the Brumbies winning 39-15 in Buenos Aires on their way to top spot in the Australian Conference table.

    Perfect for families with an early kick-off time, plus enjoy a special ticket offer whereby one junior (under 15 years of age) will get in free with each adult/concession ticket purchased through Ticketek.

  • Segundo Boyet Vasquez: From South East Asia to Down Under – Music beyond borders

    40 Parkes Place East, Parkes

    22 Apr 2018

    Let professional classical guitarist Segundo Boyet Vasquez sweep you off your feet as he moves though a repertoire of classical works for the guitar within the acoustically superb High Court of Australia. Segundo grew up in a family of classical musicians in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Audiences will be enthralled by his talent and skill enhanced by the acoustics of the High Court. Segundo has been a solo performer employed by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines over the past nine years.

    Duration 60 minutes.

    Please note: Admission to this concert is strictly by registration only. Registration opens 22 March 2018.

  • Tenth Anniversary Band Concert in Hall

    Victoria Street, Hall

    22 Apr 2018

    The Hall School and Heritage Centre are presenting a twilight concert.

    The concert hosted by David Kilby and featuring the Canberra Brass band, Victoria Street Brass, Canberra Youth Brass and vocal soloist Katie de Veau, will provide music with a theme of "Musical Reflections" - celebrating a decade in the life of Hall village".

    The Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre will be open from 10am.

  • The Earth Festival

    Clunies Ross Street, Acton

    21-22 Apr 2018

    The Earth Festival is an educational event for how to be environmentally sustainable, we want to be able to raise awareness about everyday choices and how they impact the environment, animals and other people. Our goal is to help change these choices the community makes to transition them into living a vegan and sustainable lifestyle. We want to encourage the community to change their lifestyle into choosing animal-friendly products and services, to stand for animal rights.

    The Earth Festival is a two day event over a weekend, consisting of market stalls, a vegan food court, workshops and speakers, activities for adults and kids, live tattooing and raising funds for an animal sanctuary. A different animal sanctuary is chosen each year, in 2017 we supported Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. In 2018, we will be supporting Lucky Stars Sanctuary. Every aspect of the event is aimed to educate the community on how to live healthier lives, be more sustainable to the planet, choosing ethical products and services that do not impact the lives of other humans and animals.

  • Mr Snot Bottom's Seriously Stinky Songs | Canberra

    Launceston Street, Phillip

    23 Apr 2018

    From ghosts in the loo through to lolly-stealing Grandmas, Mr Snot Bottom’s Seriously Stinky Songs has it all! The Peter Pan of all things gross and The Willy Wonka of all things weird, don’t miss your chance to see Mr Snot Bottom perform his latest, fully charged stand-up theatre show for families, right here in Canberra!

    “A well-crafted and hilarious comedy for kids of all ages that was delivered with style..” Australian Stage

    “Had the kids in stitches…parents won’t feel left out” Melbourne Herald Sun

    “Kiddy stand up at its best” Adelaide Advertiser

    “Unashamed and brilliant” Broadway Baby

  • Music & Memory: Andrew Ford Lecture

    Parkes Way, Parkes

    23 Apr 2018

    In this lecture, award-winning composer Andrew Ford will share insights into the creative process of composing, exploring the relationship between music and memory, reflecting on the role that music plays in our lives.

    Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster who has won awards in each of those capacities, including the 2004 Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a 2010 Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt's Wife and the 2012 Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha . A former academic, Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published nine books, most recently The Memory of Music (Black Inc., 2017). He has written, presented and co-produced five radio series and, since 1995, presented The Music Show each weekend on ABC Radio National. Andrew is an ANU Coombs Creative Arts Fellow in 2018, and this lecture is one event in a program of featuring Andrew’s writing and music, proudly presented by the ANU School of Music.

  • Tactile selves

    King Edward Terrace, Parkes

    23 Apr 2018

    Explore textures in portraits from the exhibitions from the exhibition Express Yourself and experiment with materials to create a mixed media self-portrait.
    Suitable for children aged 8-12 years.

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