Saturday, 8 March 2014
Songs of the Railways with Troy Brady Enlighten special event @ National Archives of Australia
In a unique evening event during the Enlighten festival, award-winning Indigenous musician Troy Brady will perform original music inspired by stories of Indigenous railway workers in the exhibition I've Been Working on the Railway, currently on show at the National Archives. Savour the sounds of Troy's very special music, before wandering through the exhibition and learning about the rich and proud history of Indigenous railway workers in Australia. Starts at 8:00pm. $30 adults, $25 concession, bookings essential. Click here to book now at Ticketek.
Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas @ Commonwealth Park
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are stopping by Canberra once again from Valentine’s Day, after being embraced by the capital in their debut ACT season last Summer. This year they’ve turned everything up a notch and will be setting up by the lake in a stunning new location at Commonwealth Park for a limited season until 8 March. Click here to visit openaircinemas.com.au/canberra/schedule to find out which movies are playing and when!
Canberra Comedy Festival: 6 Days, 50 Shows, Millions of Laughs @ Canberra Theatre Centre, ANU Art Centre, Novotel Canberra, and The Civic Pub
In 2014, Canberra Comedy Festival returns with a program of the world’s funniest comedians, in what will be Canberra’s biggest ever comedy event! The festival will run from 4 to 9 March, beginning with a dazzling Opening Night Gala featuring performances from the festival’s best comedians. The festival will then host a whopping 50 stand-up comedy shows over the next five days. The festival will be run in venues across Canberra, including: Canberra Theatre Centre, ANU Arts Centre, Novotel Canberra, and The Civic Pub. The shows presented will be a range of Canberran, Australian, and International comedians. Among the highlights; Jimeoin, the Doug Anthony All Stars, Jeff Green & Glenn Robbins. Tickets vary from $15 - $57, depending on the performance. Ticketing Fees may apply. Click here to visit www.canberracomedyfestival.com.au to purchase your tickets and for more information on particular show dates and times.
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!
Copa Carnival @ The Copa
The Copa Brazilian Churrasco presents Copa Carnival every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. On Wednesday the performances by Capoeira & Batucada Drummers are at 7:30pm and 8:15pm. Friday Nights at 7:15pm and 8:30pm the Glamourosas Samba Girls perform and on Saturday Nights both the Capoeira & Batucada Drummers & the Glamourosas Samba Girls perform at 7:15pm and 8:30pm. An entertaining experience to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Culture and creativity are set to illuminate the capital as Enlighten brings Canberra to life from 28 February until 8 March. A selection of the capital’s finest cultural institutions will open their doors after dark as the Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant hub of activity featuring free entertainment such as spectacular street artists and enchanting musical performances. Each night the whole family can indulge in a range of free and ticketed events including live performances, fascinating tours, blockbuster exhibitions, exclusive dining events and a host of surprising experiences – all set against a backdrop of stunning architectural projections, which will shine a light on some of Australia’s most iconic attractions. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit enlightencanberra.com.
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia takes us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a ‘great south land’ to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia. It brings together more than 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library of Australia and from Australian and international lenders including the Vatican Library, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Daily from 10:00am, last entry 5:00pm. (Closed Christmas Day) Free event however bookings are essential. Click here to book your spot. Click here to visit the website for more information.
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.
Exhibition: Finding Nature's Rhythm @ Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
In 2013, Christine Atkins was awarded as a winner in the Australian Craft Awards in the categories of Lighting, and Best Use of Glass. Her practice has continued to evolve and change since then, culminating in nine new works which form Nature’s Rhythm. Nature’s Rhythm explores the interaction between light, water and glass through a combination of wall-hung and installation works. The exhibition comes after a research trip to Japan in 2013, where Atkins delved into the connection Japanese culture has to nature, specifically exploring the wabi-sabi methodology and the construction of Japanese zen gardens. Atkins continues to push boundaries and explore innovative new techniques with her work, with this exhibition proving once again that she is a talent to watch. Nature’s Rhythm will be opened by Emeritus Professor David Williams AM at Craft ACT on Thursday 13 February, 2014 at 6pm.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2014, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is a highly anticipated and extremely popular event on the Australian cultural calendar. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France. Each year the festival curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in seven cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Adelaide and Perth. The festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Q&As and special events with renowned figures of French film. Click here for the full Canberra schedule.
KING OF THE NORTH will be dropping their highly anticipated album ‘SOUND THE UNDERGROUND’ on March 2014. To celebrate Australia will have the chance to see one of it’s best live bands when KOTN hit the road for the ‘Sound The Underground’ national tour. The tour will run through March till June. Leaving no stone unturned on this 30+ date tour. KOTN will be hitting every area of the country possible doing what they’ve done so well, playing live and winning new fans. The unchanged line up of Andrew Higgs (Guitar/ Vocals) and Danny Leo (Drums/ Backing Vocals) will head the two man army many regard as sounding like five or more. Sound The Underground is the debut album from independent Melbourne based rock two-piece King Of The North. ‘Wanted’ the first single from the album will be featured internationally in the brand new BMW 2 series commercial.
Experience the beauty of Lake George and get some exercise at the same time by doing the Lake George Vineyards Walk. Sensible walking shoes required, and bring a warm jacket! Have lunch at Café Lerida before or after the walk. See the menu here: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Bookings recommended.
Experience the beauty of Lake George and get some exercise at the same time by doing the Lake George Vineyards Walk. Sensible walking shoes required, and bring a warm jacket if it is going to be chilly! Have lunch at Café Lerida before or after the walk. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html.
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia @ The National Library
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia takes us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a ‘great south land’ to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia. It brings together more than 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library of Australia and from Australian and international lenders including the Vatican Library, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Daily from 10:00am, last entry 5:00pm. Free event however bookings are essential. Click here to visit the website and secure your place.
It’s that time of year again, both the cricket and tennis are on, it’s perfect weather to be outside and, just when you thought Summer couldn’t get any better, there’s a long weekend for Australia Day! The only thing missing is a pool party. Thankfully, from 12.00pm on Sunday 26 January, Olims Bar and Beer Garden in Braddon has you covered with a pool so conveniently located near a bar that it sounds like Australia Day in paradise.