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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection @ National Library of Australia

This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists including Susan Norrie, Michael Riley, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. 10am - 5pm. FREE. www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions

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Lunchtime @ The Woden Tradies

Pillars at The Woden Tradies has the ultimate lunchtime offer perfect for any appetite and craving! Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm you can indulge in a variety of delicious and freshly prepared dishes in the All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet for just $15 per person (for adults) and $10 per person (for kids)!

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Lunchtime Specials @ The Woden Tradies

Pillars at The Woden Tradies has the ultimate lunchtime offer perfect for any appetite and craving! Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm you can indulge in a variety of delicious and freshly prepared dishes in the All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet for just $15 per person (for adults) and $10 per person (for kids)!

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Hotel Realm

Marymead’s Bride & Groom Ball @ Hotel Realm

Marymead’s MayJor fundraising month is starting off with the event of the year – ‘The Bride & Groom Ball’. Come along to raise money for the Marymead Foster Care Program. Come dressed as part of a bridal party, bride, groom, bridesmaid, groomsman, mother/father of the bride. Also bring a gift – these gifts will be donated to Foster Carers and their Families. For gift ideas head to the Marymead website.

When: Saturday 3 May 2014
Time: 6:30pm till late
Dress: Come dressed as part of a bridal party, bride, groom, bridesmaid, groomsman, mother/father of the bride
Tickets: $1,100.00 per table, individual tickets also available at $110.00
Bookings: events@marymead.org.au or call Jo Dean-Ritchie on (02) 6162 5828
Discounted accommodation at Hotel Realm also available

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Pètanque/Boules @ Lerida Estate

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.

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SATURDAY DJS AND DRINKS @ Hellenic Club In The City

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!!!)

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Saturdays @ Siren Bar & Restaurant

From 8am till LATE. Siren Bar is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Book to experience their award winning menu and extensive Beer, Wine and Cocktail lists. Sit inside in the cool area or outside on the large deck in the sun, whatever your preference Siren Bar has you covered!

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Tegan the Vegan Exhibition

Tegan the Vegan focuses on the short clay animation film made by Marisa Martin of Queanbeyan. The exhibition features sets, clay models, posters and extracts from the film. Based on Martin's real life experiences growing up as a vegetarian, the film features the voices of well-known actors Noni Hazlehurst, Paul McDermott, Charli Delaney and Pippa Black. Tegan the Vegan was selected for Flickerfest 2011, and won the Best Australian Animation Award at the World Through the Eyes of Women (WOW) Film Festival. Tegan the Vegan is part of the National Film and Sound Archive's Main Gallery exhibition. Entry is free. Open 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays and 10:00am-5:00pm weekends. Closed Christmas Day. See one of Tegan the Vegan's short films here on Youtube.

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Nishi Gallery, NewActon

65, an exhibition @ Nishi Gallery, NewActon

Monika Domaschenz is a Canberra born and trained, Sydney based graphic designer who works with a number of leading design studios and global advertising agencies such as M&C Saatchi, Frost, Moon Design, Clemenger BBDO & Imagination. The central focus and strength of Monika's work – for both commercial and private projects – has always been in image-making, primarily drawing and photography. 65, an exhibition are small acts of remembrance. By producing one drawing each week over 65 weeks Monika has sought to reflect on, and celebrate, her mother's life of 65 years. Each drawing is simply a unit of reflection – one moment in a journey with no final destination – the act of making being equally, if not more important to her, than the final work. Heart and tear motifs, continuously reinterpreted, become a visual record of thoughts, emotions, recollections and realisations generated during their making. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be donated to support NeuRA's stroke rehabilitation research. This exhibition was created in memory of Monika's mother Wanda Domaschenz who passed away at the age of 65 after suffering her second stroke in 2011. The opening night will be held from 6-8pm, Thursday 1 May 2014.

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All You Can Eat Mussels Night @ Duxton

Head down to Duxton every Sunday for all you can eat Mussels with a side of fries and bread for only $32 each. Available from 4:00pm. Maximum of 1 per person.

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Canberra Theatre Centre

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!

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Collector Village Pumpkin Festival @ Lerida Estate

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival, 10am-4pm Visit the Lerida Estate stand to try some local wines and purchase at special prices.

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Old Parliament House

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.

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Live Music: Dirk Zeylmans & Lachlan Coventry @ Lerida Estate

Live Music: 12.30-3pm, Dirk Zeylmans on saxophone & Lachlan Coventry on guitar & bass guitar (both from ‘As Famous as the Moon’) play jazz & Latin music for visitors to Café Lerida. Bookings for café on 6295 6640. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Music is FREE.

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Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection @ National Library of Australia

This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation about light. Through works of conceptual invention that chart the range and depth of the collection, this exhibition features significant works by prominent Australian and New Zealand artists including Susan Norrie, Michael Riley, Bill Henson, Rosalie Gascoigne and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. 10am - 5pm. FREE. www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions

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Event Re-cap

Event Recap: Glass Towers at Transit Bar

by Jen Taylor

Not even the rain and loss of Daylight Savings kept the dedicated from Transit Bar on Thursday night for the return of Glass Towers after their tour of America. The night opened with The Alternative, who brought quite a large crowd of followers. It was their first foray into the music scene with a drummer, having previously performed as an acoustic duo. They presented some nice acoustic guitar and solid basslines, and their final song (introduced by the lead singer as their personal favourite) was a definite crowd pleaser.

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