Sunday, 15 December 2013
100 days of glass @ Canberra Glassworks
100 days of Glass is being held at Canberra Glassworks in the Kingston Foreshore an event as part of the Centenary year. Between 14 November 2013 to 22 December 2013, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm will be packed with events including exhibitions, classes for children and adults, residencies, artist talks and demonstrations in the Hotshop. The highlights of the 100 day long event include exhibitions featuring the art of indigenous artists working in glass and the facilitation of a workshop introducing new glass practices and processes to artists from the Pilbara, connecting with the Big hART program - Yijala Yala Project Community Exchange. You can event try your hand at glass making by participating in the Off-the-Street, Hands on Glass program on weekends. Free entry. Contact the Canberra Glassworks on 02 6260 7005 or email email@example.com for more information and the full program.
Visit Parliament House to see one of Australia’s best art collections. As a special celebration of the building’s 25th anniversary, 25 artworks by some of Australia’s most notable artists will be on display. Drawn from the Parliament House Art collection, the artworks tell a story of how Australian landscape and identity are intrinsically linked. Running from 6 September 2013 to 16 February 2014. Free event. Kids welcome. Parliament House is open 9am–5pm every day except Christmas Day. For more information call 02 6277 5399 or visit 25years.aph.gov.au
Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia takes us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a ‘great south land’ to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia. It brings together more than 100 spectacular maps, atlases, globes and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library of Australia and from Australian and international lenders including the Vatican Library, the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Daily from 10:00am, last entry 5:00pm. (Closed Christmas Day) Free event however bookings are essential. Click here to book your spot. Click here to visit the website for more information.
Exhibition: Radio City - Observations of New York @ Altenburg & Co
Alternburg & Co at 104 Wallace Street, Braidwood NSW 2622 invites you to the opening of Radio City - Observations of New York. Works by Julian Laffan. To be opening by Penny Grist - Assistant Curator of the National Portrait Gallery. Starts 6:00pm Friday December 6th 2013 and is showing until Sunday January 12th 2014. Contact 02 4842 2545 or click here to visit the Altenburg & Co Facebook page for more information and regular updates.
Cassidy's Ceili is the beautiful voice of Cassidy Richens together with the thoughtful accompaniment of four world class musicians - Sandy Gibbney, Ian Blake, Jon Jones and Peter Richens. Cassidy's voice will enfold you in gripping prime-time tales of crime and passion, cross-dressing sailors, and the ever-popular theme of not being where you wanted to be with the one you would have liked to have been with....It's a voice that'll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn't know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia. 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Head over to Mecca Bah for their delicious lunch specials. $16 Lunch Set Includes mezze, Middle Eastern Salad, Tagine and Cous Cous. $10 Gozleme Turkish hand rolled pastry filled with your choice of: Rocket and Feta or Spicy Lamb with Pinenut and Feta or Moorish Flavoured Chicken, Feta and Rocket. Available 7 days between 11.30am and 3pm.
Simon Wilde's 'Wanderlust' @ East Hotel
Simon Wilde whose art, like his travel pursuits represent a true passion for discovering the unknown. Sydney born Simon is displaying his latest spellbinding exhibition ‘Wanderlust’ at Canberra’s East Hotel – the first exhibition for the venue. His works portray an array of great travel stories he has to tell – told through the use of explosive, bold colour and strong forms. The exhibition is set in the beautiful atrium inside the boutique hotel and runs until March 2014, and will showcase key pieces at different stages of his artistic evolution - from a painting constructed in Shanghai in 2011, to another called ‘In the Forest’, created just two months ago. Cost: Free. Website: www.easthotel.com.au and www.simonwilde.com.
A Bite To Eat Café and Bar at the Chifley Shops in the heart of the Woden Valley hosts Sunday Best every Sunday evening. Bringing you FREE live music 5-7pm, happy hour on booze 5-6pm and tapas plates available from 5pm. Each week featuring different grooves and styles such as folk; blues; jazz (standards, manouche, gypsy swing, New Orleans); old school pop; reggae fusion; rockabilly; rock; roots; lounge; covers and originals as well as local and interstate talent. Check our Website for specific details of upcoming bands. Don’t miss a minute of the best FREE live music in Canberra on Sundays!
Monday, 16 December 2013
by Carly Jade Devine
Last Friday night Canberra girls (and guys) were lucky enough to have the one-and-only Brody Jenner appear at the Tongue & Groove Launch Party. For those of you who don’t know Brody (cough), he is an American reality TV star, full-time heartthrob, son of Olympic champion Bruce Jenner (who is also Kim Kardashian’s step-dad) and probably at the top of every girls ‘Guy I want to Marry’ list. Presented by Tongue & Groove and FAMBIZ, Brody appeared to help celebrate the launch of the new menu, renovations and changed-up scenery throughout the bar.