Saturday, 25 October 2014
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.
Raising money for Marymead @ South African High Commission Open Gardens
Help raise funds for Marymead by visting the South African High Commission, Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place, Yarralumla, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October from 10.00am – 4.30pm. Enjoy the vibrant Spring display and manicured lawns which feature specimen trees, interesting South African species flourish in sheltered beds together with formal herb garden edged in box and espaliered limes. The Marymead Auxiliary will also be raising additional funds with the sale of morning tea/afternoon tea, sausage sizzle and there will also be face painting for the kids. Entry is $8.00 and kids entry is free. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Joanne Dean-Ritchie on 6162 5800.
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!!!)
Spring Festival @ Belconnen Fresh Food Markets
Belconnen Fresh Food Markets are gearing up shoppers to get ready for the return of their annual Spring Festival, set to take off on the 25th and 26th of October. With spring truly in full force, the Belconnen Markets have planned an excess of activity taking place throughout the marketplace over one massive weekend filled with life, culture, gourmet goodies, entertainment and kids’ activities. Bring your friends and family along and watch the markets spring to life whilst participating in this free event. For more event details, visit www.bffm.com.au
Time: 10am – 3pm
Every Saturday the MooseCrew don their superhero outfits and weaponise music of bass destruction!
* $2.50 Selected Schooners (10-Mid)
* $3 Basics (10-Mid)
* $4 Selected RTDs (All Night)
* $6 Miniatures & Warm Schnapps (All Night)
Get in early, because the lines like the fun become HUGE!
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
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.
The Street presents the world premiere of Cathy Petocz's Where I End & You Begin. Light years apart, two private detectives search for missing persons among doppelgängers, impersonators and monstrous stand-ins. Everyone struggles to know where they end and someone else begins. Set in a double-universe where truth can only be found when nothing makes sense, Where I End & You Begin is two plays in the same space about the search for self and the complications of relationships.
Directed by The Street’s Artistic Director, Caroline Stacey, the world premiere season will be presented on the stage of Street One with a giant catwalk as the performance site.
SEASON 18th - 26th October 2014
TIMES 18th + 22nd - 25th October @ 7:30pm
19th + 26th October @ 6pm
TICKETS All tickets: $30
BOOKINGS 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Sunday, 26 October 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.
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.
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.