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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Karaoke Salon @ Polit Bar

Free, fun & cozy @ Polit Bar. Every Tues from 8pm. Relax an enjoy a song and a bevvy or two with your friends. Great place to practice!

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The Confidence Man @ The Street Theatre

When a large sports bag full of cash is brought into Peter’s very ordinary suburban home, his family find themselves caught up in a sinister and disturbing chain of events. An interactive audio experience complete with goodies, baddies, and a dose of good old fashioned psychotic menace, The Confidence Man unfolds with the gripping intimacy of a tale whispered in your ear.

In The Confidence Man audience members get to make a choice:
Want to play? Equipped with a mask and headset, you get to star in this heist drama, playing one of six characters as this deliciously dark tale unfolds.

Want to watch? You’ll sit back and survey the action from the perimeter provided with a smartphone to flick between the characters’ stories as the ruse of this suburban life crumbles, revealing something much more sinister.

VENUE: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City West
SEASON: 20th – 23rd September 2015
TIMES: Sunday 20th Sept @ 4pm/ 7pm
Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd September @ 1pm/6:30pm/ 8:30pm
Q&A: Post-show, 1pm Tuesday 22nd September
TICKETS: $25
DURATION: 45 minutes + 15 minute briefing
BOOKINGS: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

DEVIN THE DUDE @ Transit Bar

DEVIN THE DUDE
The texan rapper-swooner hits Australia for the first time
8pm, presale via Moshtix

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Commonwealth Park

Floriade 2015 @ Commonwealth Park

Floriade – Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring – returns to Canberra for the 28th year from Saturday 12 September until Sunday 11 October 2015.

This iconic event showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year.

Click here to see the full program, special events and more!

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Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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International Twilight Fair

Thousands of fairy lights will transform the Westside shipping container village into a fair and carnival precinct. Over 5 nights you'll be treated to an awesome lineup of live music and acts and an array of international food and drink from a range of food vendors. In support of local business and local Canberra talent, the market square will showcase local designers, produce, businesses, artists and exhibitions!

Invite your friends, share the event and stay tuned for more info!

Free entry
September 23-27
5pm-11pm

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Commonwealth Park

Nightfest 2015 @ Commonwealth Park

As the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade’s after-dark extravaganza takes visitors on a journey of discovery with spectacular lighting designs, roving performers, bustling night markets and a fantastic line-up of entertainment.

NightFest runs for five nights only from Wednesday 23 September until Sunday 27 September, 6:30pm to 10:30pm each night.

Click here to see the full program, special events and to book tickets to this sell out enchanted experience!

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The Confidence Man @ The Street Theatre

When a large sports bag full of cash is brought into Peter’s very ordinary suburban home, his family find themselves caught up in a sinister and disturbing chain of events. An interactive audio experience complete with goodies, baddies, and a dose of good old fashioned psychotic menace, The Confidence Man unfolds with the gripping intimacy of a tale whispered in your ear.

In The Confidence Man audience members get to make a choice:
Want to play? Equipped with a mask and headset, you get to star in this heist drama, playing one of six characters as this deliciously dark tale unfolds.

Want to watch? You’ll sit back and survey the action from the perimeter provided with a smartphone to flick between the characters’ stories as the ruse of this suburban life crumbles, revealing something much more sinister.

VENUE: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City West
SEASON: 20th – 23rd September 2015
TIMES: Sunday 20th Sept @ 4pm/ 7pm
Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd September @ 1pm/6:30pm/ 8:30pm
Q&A: Post-show, 1pm Tuesday 22nd September
TICKETS: $25
DURATION: 45 minutes + 15 minute briefing
BOOKINGS: 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Commonwealth Park

Floriade 2015 @ Commonwealth Park

Floriade – Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring – returns to Canberra for the 28th year from Saturday 12 September until Sunday 11 October 2015.

This iconic event showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year.

Click here to see the full program, special events and more!

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Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Event Re-cap

Provini takes to the stage in Civic

by OutInCanberra

Canberra has never been short of Italian restaurants. In the heart of the city, La Scala was one of the longest lasting and most-loved. After an amazing 25 year run, the familiar space was taken over by the CoCu Group (consisting of nearby Tuckshop and Shorty’s, among others) to redevelop the space into another Italian restaurant that Canberrans could fall in love with. Welcome to Provini!

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