Thursday, 4 September 2014
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
Friday, 5 September 2014
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.
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.
We have some great promos every Friday night at Karaoke: $4 basic spirits from 8pm; $5 glasses of champagne; Drink voucher to give away. All you need to do is get up and sing for a chance to score one! Check out our Facebook page dedicated to Karaoke. Click here. We love to give things away. Karaoke kicks off at 8.30pm every Friday night. Click here to visit the Facebook page especially for Karaoke at the Canberra Irish Club.
FREE Live Music - Ms Adie (aka Adrienne Steward) will fill Polit Bar with the dulcet tones of classics made famous by Fitzgerald, Sinatra, Holiday, Cohen and more.
When she is not singing, dabbling in corporate land or kid wrangling, Adrienne has been known to pop in to Polit Bar "Its been a long time between drinks, but the combination of atmosphere, food, drink and quirky entertainment are tantalising. Not to mention the fabulous company of Mary-Jane".
Ms. Adie will perform again from 6-8 pm at Polit on the first Friday of every month. Do yourself a favour and stop by.
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.