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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

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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Harold White Fellow Presentation - The Love Letters of Vance and Nettie Palmer @ National Library of Australia

Love letters can capture intimate moments of great intensity of emotion. Dr Deborah Jordan will discuss the courtship correspondence of one of Australia's finest literary partnerships, Vance and Nettie Palmer, 1909 to 1914. 5:30pm. Free entry.

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In Conversation - Larry Sitsky's 80th Birthday Celebration @ National Library of Australia

Join Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky in conversation as we celebrate the Canberra composer's 80th birthday. 1:00pm. $10 includes refreshments. https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7230

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KINDA THINKY: WRONG @ Civic Pub

Murder is wrong, right? So's stealing. And racism, incest, lying, cheating, taking drugs, bullying, disrespecting your elders, failing to dob in a co-worker, dobbing in a co-worker, blaspheming, leaving the toilet seat up, forgetting your gran’s birthday, swearing at work, inappropriate touching, not living up to your potential, telling children there’s no santa and, and, and…

Jeebuz, being not-wrong is thirsty work. It's also completely, utterly and entirely impossible. Wrongness is based on ideas that people in the olden days simply made up. Seriously. The things that make you squirm make you squirm just cos somebody else told you to.

Don’t believe us? Come and get kinda thinky as we shine the bright light of rationality on why being wrong can feel just so goddamn right.

October 8 (2nd Wednesday of the month)
7:30pm (doors open @ 7pm)
Civic Pub, The Whisky Room
$14.30 online or $20 at the door

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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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Thursday, 9 October 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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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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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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Friday, 10 October 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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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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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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Saturday, 11 October 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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