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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!

  • Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial

    Treloar Crescent, Campbell

    25 Apr 2017

    Visit the Australian War Memorial and attend the Dawn Service, National ANZAC Day Ceremony and Last Post Ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in the First World War.

    Anzac Day commemorations will begin at dusk on Monday 24 April, when images of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, drawn from the Memorial’s rich photographic collection, are projected onto the Memorial building.

    On Tuesday 25 April, at 4.30 am excerpts will be read from the letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand.

    At 5.15 am all will be quiet before the Dawn Service commences in darkness at 5.30 am.

    Transport Canberra, together with the Australian War Memorial, will be providing free transport to and from the ANZAC Day dawn and national ceremonies.

    Passengers must pre-register and allocate their collection point and the number of passengers in their party. See the Australian War Memorial website for more information.

  • Dinosaur Babies Tour at the National Dinosaur Museum

    6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls

    10-25 Apr 2017

    To celebrate its latest acquisition, a fossil dinosaur nest from France, the National Dinosaur Museum will be running special tours every day during the April school holiday. Discover the various eggs and prehistoric babies the museum has on display, including the largest egg in the world!

    Let their knowledgeable staff take you back in time to when the lords of the land were not born, they hatched!

    Perfect for all ages.

    If you take the 11am tour, stay on to take part in the Paint a Dinosaur Egg activity at midday.

    Free with normal entry.

  • Egg-celent Dinosaur Egg Hunt

    6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls

    10-25 Apr 2017

    This April school holidays, kids can take part in an Easter egg hunt at the National Dinosaur Museum. Search the museum display for answers on prehistoric eggs and babies to win a real fossil to take home.

    Free with normal entry.

  • Paint a Dinosaur Egg at the National Dinosaur Museum

    6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls

    10-25 Apr 2017

    At midday every day during this April school holidays, kids can paint a dinosaur egg to take home. Hear staff give a short presentation on the different shapes dinosaur eggs came in, then each child will be given their own egg to paint.

    Note: all paints are washable.

    Free with normal entry.

  • Pre-Dawn Anzac Day Commemorations at the Australian War Memorial

    Treloar Crescent, Campbell

    25 Apr 2017

    Anzac Day commemorations will begin at dusk on Monday 24 April, when images of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, drawn from the Memorial’s rich photographic collection, are projected onto the Memorial building.

    On Tuesday 25 April, at 4.30 am excerpts will be read from the letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand.

    At 5.15 am all will be quiet before the Dawn Service commences in darkness at 5.30 am.

  • The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s

    Parkes Place West, Parkes

    23 Nov 2016 - 25 Apr 2017

    Step back in time, into the ads of Australia's past. The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s showcases rich collections of Australian advertising and explores the messages behind many iconic and long forgotten ads.

    Ephemeral by nature, often lasting in impact, advertising can reflect how much or just how little Australian society has changed over the centuries. From wanted posters to ads for underwear and chocolates, Vegemite and Victa Mowers, to the ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ campaigns, there will be something to push everyone's buttons!

    Join a Library guide for a tour of The Sell and explore the stories and messages behind Australia's advertising history. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 10:30am.

  • Beer and Satay at the Lanterne Rooms

    Blamey Place, Shop 3, Campbell

    22 Mar - 27 Apr 2017

    Drop in after work for fun and casual market style food and drink.

    Order a la carte from our Beer and Satay Hawker menu which features a variety of skewers and other bar snacks, served with sides and condiments.

    Walk ins or bookings welcome.

  • Valli Little - Meet the Chef Dinner

    1 Balmain Crescent, Acton

    27 Apr 2017

    University House invites you to a dinner with Valli Little, one of Australia’s food superstars, who will be in conversation with Alex Sloan.

    The 3 course dinner will feature recipes from Valli’s new book, My Kind Of Food, her most personal cookbook yet. Valli shares 100 recipes that she has cooked time and again to share with the people she loves, dishes that burst with colour and flavour, making the most of incredible seasonal produce. 

    For 14 years Valli was food director of the highly successful delicious. magazine where she created up to 60 recipes each month inspired by her travels and her love of food. Alex Sloan was recently named the 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year and is one of Canberra’s best-known and loved personalities. She recently retired from the ABC radio after 27 years.

    Dinner will be preceded by pre-drinks, canapes and book signings. 

    Numbers are strictly limited for this exclusive event, so book your ticket today!

  • GIANTS v Western Bulldogs

    Manuka Circle, Forrest

    28 Apr 2017

    The stage is set for a massive AFL preliminary final replay in the nation’s capital when GIANTS v Western Bulldogs. The GIANTS are out for redemption in what will be a Friday night blockbuster match at UNSW Canberra Oval.

    Be there for the battle of redemption in Round 6 of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and cheer on your favourite team.

    Tickets now on sale from Ticketek.

  • Ignite Walk Canberra

    Parkes Place West, Parkes

    28 Apr 2017

    Prepare to experience Lake Burley Griffin and the stunning Lennox Gardens in a whole new light at night! Expect to be wowed by live entertainment, neon light installations and music as you glow in the dark.

    Challenge yourself with a 7km, 14km or 21km walk as you support young people and adults living with cerebral palsy.

    The Ignite Walk kicks off with a Neon Ignite Party. Pick up your bib, grab a bite to eat from the food stalls and get your face painted with neon, glow in the dark face paint! Make sure you purchase a show bag which includes loads of neon glow in the dark goodies to light you up around the course.

    Check their website for full details.

  • Dracula

    Civic Square, London Circuit, Australian Capital Territory

    26-29 Apr 2017

    The Gothic horror story Dracula swoops into the nation's capital with a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.

    When young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table – he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all – blood.

  • Night at the Museum: Heroes and Villains

    Lawson Crescent, Acton

    29 Apr 2017

    Calling all veiled villains and caped crusaders! Are you ready for Night at the Museum: Heroes and Villains? Release your inner alter ego. Go disguised as your favourite superhero or scandalous villain and prepare for a night of superhero-sized adventures, uneasy alliances and unexpected action.

    Over 18s only.

  • Urban Polaris

    Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

    29 Apr 2017

    The Urban Polaris rides again. Forming part of the Canberra & Region Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week the Urban Polaris will take in heritage sites spread throughout Canberra.

    Come and make tracks in the Capital as teams of two riders take to the cycle paths, forests and roads seeking out a choice of checkpoints in a seven-hour event that is open to serious riders, recreational riders and teams of all ages.

    Urban Polaris is a navigating and cycling event where teams must find their way around control points. Each control point is given a point value that the competitors accumulate during the day. The team with the most points at the end of the seven hours is declared the winner. Successful teams will require good tactics to ensure they visit enough control points while allowing themselves time to return to base without incurring too many penalties.

    Despite its competitive undertone the event suits everybody from those teams who will endeavour to reach every point to those who see it as an opportunity to have a day out riding with friends and taking in areas of Canberra they may not otherwise visit. There are categories and prizes.

  • Blinky Bill: The Koala Revolution!

    Parkes Place West, Parkes

    30 Apr 2017

    Dorothy Wall’s The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill has not been out of print since its publication in 1933.

    Mr Tim and Ensemble Offspring bring this children’s classic to life, featuring an all-Australian score by Boyd, Edwards, Grainger, Pollard, Sculthorpe and Westlake. For little possums (and their koalas) aged 3 to 8.

    In association with the Canberra International Music Festival.

  • Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Round 3

    Opperman Avenue, Australian Capital Territory

    30 Apr 2017

    Round Three of the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series will be held at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, one of the most popular MTB venues in the country!

    Why #Superflow? The race tracks are picked so that they give the riders that "super flowy" feeling! Each track will demand different skill sets of the riders - from tricky sections around rocks and tight corners to flowy berms and quick stints that needed pedal power and endurance.

    Spectator entry is free.

    Get your #superflow on with the Fox Rollercoaster, hydrated by Camelbak!