Thursday, 24 April 2014
Collected Works 2014 @ Canberra Theatre Centre
Collected Works 2014 is a season of drama, dance, ballet, opera, physical and musical theatre and features an outstanding line up of productions from Australia’s best loved performing arts companies along with two international productions. There is something for everyone. Click here to find out more, including Nine Good Reasons To Buy A Season Pass!
Exhibition: Behind The Lines @ Old Parliament House
There’s never been a year like this in politics. Behind the Lines 2013 the year’s best political cartoons tells the tale of three leaders, Gillard, Rudd and Abbott through broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, and leadership spills, prime ministerial changes, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls. Free caricatures - Whilst you’re seeing Behind the Lines 2013 (only in January) there will be a free caricaturist on site. You get to take home the drawing too! The exhibition runs until 17 November 2014. Click here for more information.
It's the return of a Canberra Institution! Head over to Hellenic in the city every Thursday night for Jolly Jugs. Between 5-7pm and 9-11pm grab yourself a jug of beer or cider for only $10.00. The bistro is open from 6.00pm until 9.00pm and there's every chance you could win $10,000 cash in our members badge draw!
This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists including Susan Norrie, Michael Riley, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. 10am - 5pm. FREE. www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions
Tegan the Vegan Exhibition
Tegan the Vegan focuses on the short clay animation film made by Marisa Martin of Queanbeyan. The exhibition features sets, clay models, posters and extracts from the film. Based on Martin's real life experiences growing up as a vegetarian, the film features the voices of well-known actors Noni Hazlehurst, Paul McDermott, Charli Delaney and Pippa Black. Tegan the Vegan was selected for Flickerfest 2011, and won the Best Australian Animation Award at the World Through the Eyes of Women (WOW) Film Festival. Tegan the Vegan is part of the National Film and Sound Archive's Main Gallery exhibition. Entry is free. Open 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays and 10:00am-5:00pm weekends. Closed Christmas Day. See one of Tegan the Vegan's short films here on Youtube.
Thursdays weekly special at Siren Bar includes $10 Pies, Pastas between 12pm - 3pm. $10 Pizzas (choice from Mediterranean, Marguerita, Carnivore, Hawaiian & Tropical) from 4pm - 6pm and then from 6pm - 8pm enjoy $10 cocktails with live music! What a great way to start the weekend, early!
Friday, 25 April 2014
by Jen Taylor
Not even the rain and loss of Daylight Savings kept the dedicated from Transit Bar on Thursday night for the return of Glass Towers after their tour of America. The night opened with The Alternative, who brought quite a large crowd of followers. It was their first foray into the music scene with a drummer, having previously performed as an acoustic duo. They presented some nice acoustic guitar and solid basslines, and their final song (introduced by the lead singer as their personal favourite) was a definite crowd pleaser.