Author: Luke Keioskie

What’s on in Canberra this long weekend

There’s always plenty to do, see and eat out in the great city of Canberra every weekend – and even more when it’s a long weekend, too. Here are 10 of the best ways to spend your days off! 1. Molo Live launch – ANU Pop Up Village – Saturday Molo Live, the new venue located in the heart of ANU’s pop up village, is launching on Saturday, promising an exciting array of new shows from both interstate and emerging local acts. The launch party features Polish Club, Citizen Kay, The Gooch Palms, Genesis Owusu and more great live acts. Read...

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Brumbies pledge crowd numbers for charity

The ACT Brumbies are aiming to get 15,000 fans to GIO Stadium for an upcoming match, to support the team and three charities making a difference in the community. The Brumbies’ charity initiative for their match against the Sunwolves on Sunday 3 June is 15 for 15 – if 15,000 fans are in the stands, the team will donated $15,000 to three deserving charities. Brumbies CEP Michael Thomson knows it’s a challenge and to succeed it needs community support. “The Plus500 Brumbies are a community club and we always look to support organisations which support our region,” Mr Thomson...

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Order in Auslan at Canberra restaurant

A Belconnen casual dining restaurant will soon be deaf-friendly, as part of a project that teaches staff members sign language. Australian family-owned restaurant brand Rashays has announced that it is working towards making each of its 22 restaurants across Australia deaf-friendly by making it mandatory for all staff to learn basic Auslan, Australian sign language. Rashays founder Rami Ykmour said there are deaf restaurants where deaf people are employed, but the group shall be the first to employ hearing staff and make it mandatory for them to learn basic Auslan. Each employee will have access to an internal sign-language training portal at...

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Peking Duk score footy big gig

Canberra’s own music duo Peking Duk will perform in a pre-match spectacular prior to the opening of the State of Origin match at the MCG. The electronic duo, comprising Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles, will showcase their unique sound during a spectacular light show ahead of Origin’s return to the MCG, on Wednesday 6 June. ARIA-Award winners Peking Duk, who have reached 180 million streams globally to date, have just launched their new single Fire, from their latest project Reprisal. After visiting the MCG, Adam Hyde said the performance would be the duo’s biggest yet. “It feels exhilarating just...

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Know what these are? This event’s for you!

It’s a singles night … but not as you know it. Canberra’s favourite vinyl event is celebrating four and a half years of vintage partying with a free event focusing exclusively on 7-inch singles. Vinyl Lounge: Singles Night at the National Film and Sound Archive lets you bring your own 7-inch singles or choose one from the Vinyl Lounge catalogue to keep the music pumping into the night. Aussie greats will include Sherbet, John Paul Young, Olivia Newton-John and Helen Reddy, while international artists will range from Suzi Quatro to Barbra Streisand. Vinyl Lounge host and NFSA sound curator...

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