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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Crafty Afternoons @ PJ O'Reilly's Canberra City

Every day from 5-7pm all craft beer schooners are $5. Take the opportunity to try one of the great products we offer from the Matilda Bay Brewery.

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Old Parliament House

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.

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Free live music @ PJ O'Reilly's Canberra City

Every Saturday from 9pm PJ’s showcases some of the best local and interstate talent.

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Happy Hour @ Polit Bar

Celebrate everyday with with us over $6 bubbles, beer & wine and $10 Polit Special cocktails.

NEW - NOW AVAILABLE - "Drink & Dry Responsibly" finest linen tea towels. Drop by and pick yours up for $24.50 ea. See the full range here.

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Happy Hour @ PJ O'Reilly's Tuggeranong

Every Monday - Sunday between 4:00pm - 6:00pm it's HAPPY HOUR at PJ O'Reilly's Tuggeranong. Choose from $4.00 Beers, $5.00 House Wines and $5.00 Basic Spirits!

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Lake George Vineyards Walk @ Lerida Estate

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.

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Live Music @ Western Basement

Enjoy Live Music every Saturday Night featuring various acts each week at Western Basement.

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Live Music: The Bridge Between @ Casino Canberra

Enjoy live music every Saturday from 10:00pm until late.

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Pètanque/Boules @ Lerida Estate

Come and have lunch at Café Lerida with some family and/or friends, and then enjoy a social game of Petanqué/Boules. A relaxing way to spend the afternoon – and some gentle exercise as well! For menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Bookings recommended.

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SATURDAY DJS AND DRINKS @ Hellenic Club In The City

Saturday nights at Hellenic in the City are the place to be. Saturday features $4 tap beer, house wine and house spirits between 9pm and 11pm as well as a selection of $6 cocktails between 9pm and 11pm. There will also be live entertainment from some of Canberra's premier DJ's from 9pm - late (and no pesky cover charge either!!!)

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Seminar - A Culinary History: Australia's First Cookery Book @ National Library of Australia

Incorporating the 2014 Kenneth Binns Lecture. Celebrate the 150th anniversary and the release of the new editions of The English and Australian Cookery Book by Tasmanian Edward Abbott. Join Barbara Santich, Matthew Evans and Tony Marshall for a discussion about Australia's culinary heritage. 2.00 pm. $20 includes refreshments. https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7200

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Vineyard/Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting @ Lerida Estate

Vineyard/Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting Tour the winery and the barrel room with the owner or cellar door manager, and participate in a tutored tasting of 6 wines. Notes provided. Approx 45 minutes in duration. Groups of 8 or more. $7.50 or $12.50 (depending on the wines served). Bookings Required on 6295 6640.Tasting at the Cellar Door without tour is FREE.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Abstraction–Création: J.W. Power in Europe 1921–1938 @ National Library of Australia

Abstraction-Création features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia's most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the interwar years. Power studied art in Paris with Ferdinand Léger at his Académie Moderne and was part of the international group of artists known as Abstraction-Création. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, Power's paintings from the University of Sydney and his sketchbooks held by the National Library of Australia. 10:00am - 5:00pm. Free.

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Canberra Theatre Centre

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!

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Event Re-cap

Courtney Love - Live at UC

by OutInCanberra

A small, though excitable crowd gathered at UC Refectory on Saturday night to see one of the 90s most talented and tempestuous stars take the stage. It could be none other than Ms Courtney Love. What the Hell would happen tonight? After a storming warm-up set from Melbourne’s The Mercy Kills, the beer queue formed, while a range of tiara-and Doc-Marten-wearing ladies pressed themselves up against the barriers in anticipation of the grunge goddess’ appearance.

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