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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!

  • Becky Lucas

    15 Childers Street, Canberra

    24-25 Mar 2017

    Becky Lucas is making her debut at the Canberra Comedy Festival.

    If you follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her popular newsletter, you know Becky's one of most exciting rising stars of Australian comedy for a reason.

    She’s written for Emmy nominated show Please Like Me and is co-writing Matt Okine’s upcoming show on Stan. She’s also been busy performing on TV (ABC, Comedy Channel) and opening for the likes of Wil Anderson, Jim Norton and Joel Creasey.

    One of the most exciting new voices on the scene, Becky Lucas is not one to miss.

    “Refreshingly real, with no gimmicks” – BEAT MAGAZINE

    All Ages Recommended 15+

  • Canberra Comedy Festival: Identical as Anything

    15 Childers Street, Canberra

    25 Mar 2017

    Australia’s favourite bickering identical twins return home to deliver musical comedy at its finest. Join The Stevenson Experience for an hour of hilarious songs in Identical as Anything. This time, it’s personal. Who they kidding? It’s always personal.

    Two-time Perth Fringe World Best Comedy Nominees: 2015, 2016.
    Sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival 2016.
    Seen on Channel 10, ABC TV, and The Comedy Channel.

    ‘You will not regret it.’ **** ½ Herald Sun
    ‘Their songs are side-bustingly funny.’ ***** MelbourneArts

    All Ages Recommendation 15+

  • Connect and Participate Expo

    21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

    25 Mar 2017

    Discover how you can enjoy and join Canberra's vibrant groups and clubs! The Connect and Participate Expo is a free community event that will showcase groups and clubs from across Canberra for all ages and abilities, with fun packed come-n-try activities, performances, food stalls and more. Everything from music, sport, outdoor rec, art, craft, dance & hobbies.

    Visit their website for their Facebook page for more information.

  • Dave Hughes - Deluded

    London Circuit, Canberra

    25 Mar 2017

    Did you know that if you type ‘Hughesy’ into your iPhone it autocorrects to ‘Highest’? Let’s all ponder the significance of that as we book tickets to his new show Dave Hughes - Deluded; it's a Canberra Comedy Festival debut!

    As fans would know, life is far from dull for Hughesy. 2016 was his busiest yet as a father of three young kids, he continued to co-host the hit national drive show Hughesy and Kate. However, not happy to be far away from the stand up stage, he toured his live show, Sweet, to sell-out crowds around the country, was invited to perform at the invitation-only Just For Laughs Festival in both Montreal and Sydney, won over Australia’s toughest audience once again with his opening monologue at the TV Week Logie Awards and had his own TV special air on Channel Nine called Hughes the Boss.

    ★★★★★ Sunday Mail

    “Australia’s favourite home-grown stand-up comic and inarguably its most relaxed” Herald Sun

    “…one of the most appealing, and most powerful, comics around” Sydney Morning Herald

  • Earth Hour 10th Anniversary 2017

    Various locations, Canberra

    25 Mar 2017

    Join landmarks, communities, and families across Canberra for Earth Hour 10th Anniversary 2017 and switch off to show support for a cleaner, brighter future.

    This year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour! What started as a homegrown grassroots success story has become a global phenomenon, with over 170 countries, 7000 cities and an estimated 6 million Australians uniting to protect the planet and show they care about its future.

    Head to their website to register your own event, or find out what’s happening near you.

  • Migrant Stories: Celebrating women's journeys

    Flemington Road, Mitchell

    25 Mar 2017

    Initiatives For Women In Need (IWiN) Celebrates 2017 International Women’s Day with an interactive session on "Migrant Stories: Celebrating Women's Journeys"

    During this event, some remarkable women tell their stories and their journeys - the struggles they have faced and experiences they have lived through to be in the successful positions that they are now.

    This will be followed by a dance performed by some of the children in our community, a fashion show that showcases the living arts of migrants in ACT (displaying jewellery and clothing that is reminiscent of those cultures).

    Entry is free but please register via the IWiN website.

    Light refreshments and free parking available on site.

  • Plus500 Brumbies v Highlanders

    Battye Street, Bruce

    25 Mar 2017

    A rematch of last season’s Quarter Final, the Highlanders go up against the Plus500 Brumbies in Canberra.

    The Highlanders were unstoppable against the Brumbies in 2016. This 2017 Vodafone Super Rugby Round 5 match will no doubt bring back that trans-Tasman rivalry.

    Tickets from Ticketek.

  • Proximity Corporate & Community Triathlon Festival

    Shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Parkes

    25 Mar 2017

    The Proximity Corporate & Community Triathlon Festival offers a distance for all ages and motivations. This event is ideal for those who have not attempted a triathlon before or anyone who is looking to achieve a personal goal along with those who enjoy triathlon in a fun, social environment.

    Get your friends, family or colleagues together for a fun filled morning. Participate as a team or race solo past some of Canberra's iconic national attractions.

    With achievable distances in a fun supportive atmosphere, it’s the perfect opportunity to get active! There's even a free untimed kids run!

    Check their website for full details.

  • Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

    15 Childers Street, Canberra

    24-25 Mar 2017

    See comedian Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine.

    'So clearly match-fit. The most powerful he's ever been. He comes in peace and leaves you in pieces.’ ★★★★ HERALD SUN

    'Clever, a bit below-the-belt... blatantly very funny.' ★★★★SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

    All Ages :Recommended 15+

    I'm Fine is part of the Canberra Comedy Festival.

  • Stephen K Amos - World Famous

    London Circuit, Canberra

    25 Mar 2017

    Globe-trotting laughter master Stephen K Amos returns to Canberra after delighting audiences around the world. In the last twelve months, Stephen has performed his unique brand of feel-good comedy all over England, Scotland, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Spain and the Seychelles. And what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more!

    “Stephen K Amos’s show has it all…laughs guaranteed…a great show” ★★★★ Herald Sun

    “You can’t deny Amos’ infectious energy.” Rip It Up

    “[He] offers something for everyone. No matter who you are, guaranteed you’ll leave feeling satisfied.” Five AA ★★★★ 1/2

    “Born to entertain” The Guardian

    “No one could possibly have left this feel good show without a beaming smile on their face” The Herald

    Stephen K Amos - World Famous; part of the Canberra Comedy Festival

  • Yianni Agisilaou: The Simpsons Taught me Everything I Know (Canberra)

    London Circuit, Canberra

    25 Mar 2017

    You may know Yianni Agisilaou from such shows as Comedians Against Humanity, and The Un-Pinchable Pink Pen. He's won awards at Fringe festivals in Edinburgh, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook and by gum it put them on the map!

    Book your tickets to his new show, a hilarious and cromulent look at how The Simpsons embiggened his life, and how he almost became the replacement voice for Mr Burns and Smithers!

    Can an obsessive knowledge of the world’s longest running cartoon embiggen one’s understanding or is that unpossible? Fun diddly-un for Simpsons tragics and fans alike. Don’t miss it!

    "Embiggen your night, go and see this show" - Daily Review

    "He weaves in quotes using different character’s voices leaving us all in stitches" - The Music

    "Sharp social commentary to compare favourably to Woody Allen" - Chortle

  • A Seasonal Journey through Voice, Violin and Viola

    137 Reed Street North, Greenway

    26 Mar 2017

    Take a Seasonal Journey through Voice, Violin and Viola.

    Three well known and highly experienced Australian musicians – Sarahlouise Owens – voice, Andrew Lorenz – violin/viola and Wendy Lorenz – piano, join forces to present a captivating program inspired by the changing seasons in the opening concert of this year’s Tuggeranong Twilight Series.

    For many composers throughout the centuries, seasonal images have provoked some of their most inspired and masterful creations. This concert draws on this rich and colourful repertoire to take the listener on a musical journey through all four seasons.

    Beginning with Beethoven’s iconic Spring Sonata (violin & piano) then on to a highly evocative selection of songs by Berlioz, Hahn, Barber, Wolf and Gershwin.

    All three artists will then combine for two seldom heard highlights from the repertoire – Schubert’s spring imbued Shepherd on the Rock (Soprano/violin/piano) contrasted by the autumnal glow of Brahms’ Two songs for alto, viola and piano.

  • ACT Claycourt International

    3 Riggall Place, Lyneham

    11-26 Mar 2017

    The ACT Claycourt International tennis tournament brings players from all over the world and around Australia to the nation's capital. See two women's ITF events. With a total of USD $50,000 in prizemoney on offer, the competition will be fierce.

  • Alex Asch - Strange couplings

    81 Denison Street, Deakin

    9-26 Mar 2017

    The act of bringing disparate objects together is instinctive for Canberra sculptor Alex Asch who describes the sense of touching an object as “‘feeling its potential for a new life”. Combining these different objects, each with its own past owner and life changes, prompts a plethora of possible narratives and metaphorical understandings for Strange Couplings.

    Alex’s work is represented in collections around Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, ACT Legislative Assembly and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

  • Bonsai Week 2017

    Forest Drive, Australian Capital Territory

    20-26 Mar 2017

    Bonsai Week 2017 at the National Arboretum Canberra offers an international bonsai experience with a week of demonstrations, masterclasses, curator guided tours and social events.

    Guest presenter Mr Tony Tickle from the United Kingdom is an internationally renowned, award winning Bonsai artist and a leader in the Bonsai community.

    Bonsai Week highlights the ancient art of Bonsai and will capture the imagination for the Bonsai professional, enthusiast and the curious.