Thursday, 4 September 2014
2014 Ray Mathew Lecture Thomas Keneally - Gutenberg Fights On: A Survival Story @ National Library of Australia
With over 50 years' experience in writing and publishing, Thomas Keneally examines the survival of the physical book and asks, 'Why does it exist at all and where does it sit now, as a tool of research or a source of transcendence and joy, amongst its electronic siblings?' 6.00 pm. Free entry. https://www.nla.gov.au/event/7194
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.
Test your talent at Canberra’s best karaoke night!
Cash karaoke is on every Thursday night at PJ’s. Every Thursday we give away $200 in PJ’s money plus the top 3 performers win a place in the monthly final held on the last Thursday of every month and the chance to win $500 in cash money.
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!
Murrumbateman Moving Feast @ 15 Murrumbateman Wineries
The 8th annual Tradies Murrumbateman Moving Feast on October 4, 5 &6 holiday weekend will see food and wine enthusiasts from Canberra, Sydney, many regional areas of NSW and as far as Brisbane and Melbourne, tour the 15 Murrumbateman wineries.
The major sponsor of the Feast, is The Tradies Club Canberra, who also serve a wide range of Canberra District wines at their clubs.
Annually the region’s finest wines are matched with fresh local produce prepared as a “signature dish” at each of 15 Murrumbateman wineries and matched with a glass of the winery’s “signature wine”.
Where: Murrumbateman on Barton Highway 20 mins from Canberra.
When: October 4, 5 & 6 2014. 10:00am-5:00pm daily
Cost: $20 per main dish including a glass of wine (the glass is yours to keep), desserts $15 including wine.
Further information: Bill Crowe 0432 060 903 or Ken Helm 0418 61 91 86
ROUND 26: CANBERRA RAIDERS VS PARRAMATTA EELS @ GIO Stadium Canberra
Catch the Green Machine take on the Parramatta Eels on Thursday 4th September 7:00pm at the GIO Stadium. This is the Canberra Raiders' home stadium and you can get along to be a part of the NRL action right here in the National Capital. Purchase tickets from www.ticketek.com.au or at the gate.
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.