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One Day Perimeter Book Shop and Artist Talk w Sarah Walker

Melbourne’s Perimeter Books are back to hold another One Day Book Shop at the Nishi Gallery. The shop coincides with the launch of a new book and exhibition - ‘Second Sight’ by Melbourne photographer, Sarah Walker. And an artist talk with Walker and Perimeter's Dan Rule.

When:Saturday 1 December. Book Shop: 10AM to 4PM. Artist talk: 2PM to 2:45PM 
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane
Cost:Free
Go:Reserve a spot at the talk
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‘Second Sight’ at Nishi Gallery

A solo exhibition by Melbourne photographer, Sarah Walker. Taking its bearings from the adage that seeing is believing, Walker investigates our collective relationship with spirituality, faith, ritual and the search for meaning.

When:Opens Friday 30 November at 6PM. On show until 26 January, 2019
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane
Cost:Free
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Greybilly

Greybilly is an exhibition about landscapes and colourscapes.

When:Opens Friday 3 August at 6PM. On exhibition until Saturday 29 September
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NG
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Cellar Door weekly wine market

A weekly wine market at the Nishi grand stair. Each week different Canberra district wineries will set up shop so that you can taste and buy wine directly from the makers. Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM.

When:Every Saturday from 2PM to 5PM
Where:At the Nishi grand stair, 2 Phillip Law St
Cost:Free entry and tastings
Go:More
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Live, Party

Sounds and Fury

Sound and Fury; a late night live art party with music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art. After an acclaimed season at NZ Fringe and a sell-out show at Art, Not Apart 2018, Sound and Fury returns to NewActon; curated by Chenoeh Miller. 

When:Saturday 14 July from 8PM to 11PM
Where:Makeshift (Nishi ground floor by the grand stair)
Cost:Early bird $25+bf / General $35+bf
Go:Get yr ticket
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Music

Kids Cushion Concert: Peter and the Wolf and The Unhappy Aardvark

Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to NewActon for the first time this year with an installment of the wildly popular Kids Cushion Concert series. Bring a cushion for your little one (3 to 8 years old) to sit on and enjoy this lovely show set in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair!

When:Wednesday 18 July, 10AM & 11:15AM
Where:Nishi Grand Stair
Cost:$11.47
Go:TIX
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Workshop

Yoga with Odona

Yoga in the Gallery

When:Monday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Tuesday 12PM to 1PM, Wednesday 6.45AM to 7.45AM. Wednesday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Saturday 6.45AM to 8.00AM.
Where:Flow Yoga Studio @ Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Cost:$20
Go:Yoga
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Film

Second Best at Flickerfest – Canberra

Come and celebrate the screening of Alyssa McClelland's ‘Second Best’ at Flickerfest: a dark comedy about the power of identical twin sisters and their unbreakable bond. 

When:Celebration drinks 6PM - 7PM, Flickerfest 7PM onwards
Where:Nishi Gallery, followed by Palace Cinemas
Cost:Nishi Gallery, free. Flickerfest, $20
Go:TIX
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Exhibition

The Inner Apartment

An exhibition of contemporary Australian Muslim art that explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and mundane. Curated by Nur Shkembi and featuring works by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes.

When:Opens Friday 20 April at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 22 July.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NG
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Shop, Talk, Workshop

Permaculture Festival

It's all in the name really : )

When:Sunday 15 April
Where:Canberra City Farm
Go:More
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Music

Low Flung, Alicia Sparkles and Trim B

Live ambient music from Low Flung, Alicia Sparkles and Trim B. 

When:Sunday 11 March from 2PM to 8PM
Where:Bar Rochford
Cost:$10
Go:GO
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California Cool art and Los Angeles from the 1960s to 70s

International prints and photographs that highlight the way American artists responded to both the promise and the hard truth of life in contemporary America.

When:Saturday 6 October to February 2019
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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Power and Imagination: Conceptualism form 1966 to 1976

100 works from that provide insight into the minds of artists who used language, poetry, performance and film to expand and transform the nature of art.

When:Saturday 11 August to Sunday 4 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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Picasso: The Vollard Suite

100 intaglio prints made by Pablo Picasso between 1930 and 1937 in Paris and at the Château de Boisgeloup.

When:From Saturday 9 June to Monday 24 September 2018
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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Artists’ Faces and Places

Portraits of artists and their studios, drawn entirely from the National Gallery of Australia's own collection.

When:Opens Saturday 30 June
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces from the Tate

Loans from the Tate Britain from their collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

When:From Friday 14 December 2018
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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American Masters

North American artists from the 1940s to the 1980s drawn from the National Gallery of Australia's collection. How a generation of young Americans challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art, inspired by European émigrés.

When:From Friday 24 August to Sunday 11 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:GO
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Film

Flickerfest: best of Australian shorts

The best of Flickerfest's Australian shorts. Tickets include entry and drinks after.

When:Thursday 5 April
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Cost:$20/$18
Go:Tix
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Exhibition, Party, Performance

Art, Not Apart

A free festival of exhibitions, performance art, music, installations + street party, cafés, restaurants and two after-parties.

The theme this year is 'Climax'.

When:Saturday 17 March 1PM to 7pm + after-parties
Where:NewActon, the Shine Dome and the National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:Free
Go:GO
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Music

Strings in the Salon: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Op.115

Johannes Brahms' 'Clarinet Quintet, Op.115' performed by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra with a two course lunch and sparkling or simple entry.

When:Sunday 25 February from 1PM to 3PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$85 (with lunch) or $25 (simple entry)
Go:Tix
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Australia for UNHCR preview of Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

An exclusive Canberra preview of Human Flow, a new feature documentary by artist, activist and directors,Ai Weiwei.

When:Wednesday 28 February from 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Where:Palace Cinema
Cost:$15
Go:TIX
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Workshop

Making Zero Waste Products

There are hundreds of cleaning and beauty products out there for every cleaning job and body part. Many products contain ingredients that are harmful to human health and the environment and are packaged in containers that often end up in landfill. Yet making your own zero waste products is easy, non

When:Tuesday 20 March from 6PM to 8 PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
Cost:$35
Go:TIX
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That’s So Vegan #3 – Korean Vegan Banquet

Korean "Han Jung Sik" Vegan Banquet. No need to order, sit down and let the chefs fill your table with a great assortment of Korean vegan banquet dishes for only $39. 

When:Monday 26 February
Where:Lazy Su
Cost:$39
Go:TIX
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Exhibition

Drawings by John Forrester Clack

The act of drawing, mark making and surface materiality are for John Forrester Clack a place where he can explore the incarnation of the word Amen – ‘So Be It’. Through exploration and experimentation, he has been working to see if he could be in the ‘now’, without fear of failures of the past or do

When:From Saturday 17 February to Thursday 29 March
Where:Belconnen Arts Centre
Go:FB
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The In Between

A photographic exhibition by Madeline Bishop that explores the construction of women’s identities and the development of relationships within domestic space.

When:Until Sunday 25 February
Where:Photo Access
Go:PA
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Music

Late Night Last Friday – Concrete Grind

LATE NIGHT LAST FRIDAY - a monthly vinyl set on the last Friday of the month at Monster with MANILA FOLDER. This time, MF will be playing hip hop r'n'b electro funk vinyls.

When:Friday 23 February from 9.30PM until late
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

The Magic of Country

‘The Magic of Country’ is an exhibition of painted and collage works by David Lancashire. It presents more than 50 works connected to a larger body of over 200 works started on a long ago trip to MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs.

When:Opens Friday 2 February at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 11 March, Wed to Sun 10AM to 3PM.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NG
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If You Were Buried For A Thousand Years

If you were buried for a thousand years even you would be priceless. An exhibition by Alex Hobba, Patrick Larmour, Rosalind Lemoh, Darren Nedza, Timothy Phillips, Leila el Rayes and Camille Thomas.

When:From Thursday 8 Feb to Sunday 25 Feb
Where:M16 Artspace
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Urban Instabilities

An exhibition of works by Phil Page and Katie Hayne that investigate the changes in Canberra’s urban landscape. Some works show the layers of change concurrently, others focus almost lyrically on what has gone or remains, and others incorporate what might have been.

When:From Thursday 8 to Sunday 25 Feb
Where:ANCA Gallery
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Music

Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms

Richard Tognetti leads the opening to the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2018 season. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, America’s Missy Mazzoli and the UK’s Anna Clyne.

When:Saturday 3 Feb from 8PM to 10PM
Where:Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Go:Tix
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Soundscapes #18

A monthly music night with local acts that sit somewhere in the alternative / experimental / sound art / other / uncategorised zones.

When:First Thursday of the month
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$10/7 CMC members 
Go:SA
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Exhibition

Infinite Conversations

Works from the Gallery's collection that consider the creative practice of artists from mainland China and Hong Kong, a number of whom settled in Australia following the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

When:Until Sunday 8 July
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Angelica Mesiti

Five recent works by Angelica Mesiti. Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance: as a mode of storytelling and a means to express social ideas in physical form.

When:Until Sunday 2 April
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Art Déco

An exhibition about the Art Déco style of visual arts, architecture and design and the Australian artists that sought to reposition Australia's identity post WWI.

When:Opens Friday 16 February
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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David Hockney prints

An exhibition of painter David Hockney's printmaking practice with key works from the Gallery's extensive collection. 

When:Until Sunday 27 May
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Film

A Bigger Splash

Semi-fictionalised documentary biopic of British artist David Hockney. After a difficult break-up, Hockney is left unable to paint, much to the concern of his friends. The film takes its title from Hockney's pop-art painting 'A Bigger Splash'.

When:Saturday 3 Feb from 2PM to 4PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre at the NGA
Cost:Free (but you need to book)
Go:Book
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Art + Sound

Music for taking in art curated by Nick Smith (owner of the lovely Bar Rochford and vinyl guru). 

When:Saturday 3 Feb from 1PM – 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:https://nga.gov.au/calendar/
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This is a Robbery

'This is a Robbery' from Tassie will play folk punk goodness supported by locals 'Ben the Red' and 'Semen and Garfuckel'. 

When:Tuesday 30 Jan from 8PM
Where:The Front
Cost:Free
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Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys (LP Launch)

You may or may not believe it, but Sydney’s Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys have defied all odds and perhaps better judgement to produce what is known in the music business as a “new album”. Also performing on the night are the excellent NEW AGE GROUP, DOG NAME and SOB STORY.

When:Saturday February 10 8PM to 12AM
Where:The Phoenix
Cost:Free
Go:GO
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Discotheque Au-go-go

DJs and dancing with - 
Dj Burn Hard
Dj Key-Star
Big daddy Warbucks

When:Friday 2 February 8PM to 1AM
Where:Bar Rochford
Cost:Free
Go:GO
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Workshop

Hyper Real Life Drawing

Come along to a life drawing class with artist John Pratt and NGA Program Producer Adriane Boag. Experience drawing from life models, and be inspired by 'Hyper Real'.

When:Sunday 11 February 2PM to 4PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$40
Go:TIX
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Party

David Hockney Print Party

Cool off amongst 'David Hockney: Prints' with colourful print people, food and live entertainment. Curator Jane Kinsman will introduce the exhibition and then you can explore printmaking more with Megalo Print Studio staff or in conversation led by Alison Alder and staff from the ANU School of Art

When:Friday 2 February 6PM to 8PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$35
Go:TIX
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Into the Cosmos

LATE NIGHT LAST FRIDAY - a monthly vinyl set on the last Friday of the month (except this time... this is on Thursday because of the pub hol) at Monster kitchen and bar with MANILA FOLDER.

Taking us 'Into the Cosmos' by playing space house cosmic rock vinyls.

When:Thursday 25 January from 9:30PM until late
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Free
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Performance

Coro Christmas Performance

Back by popular demand, Coro Chamber Music brings an exquisite repertoire of chamber classics and Christmas carols to the iconic Nishi Grand Stair.

When:Saturday 16 December, 5.00-5.45pm
Where:Nishi Grand Stair
Cost:Free
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Let’s Run Away

'Let's Run Away'. LATE NIGHT LAST FRIDAY - a monthly vinyl set on the last Friday of the month at Monster with MANILA FOLDER. Playing Afro Caribbean vinyls. Come by.

When:Friday 29 December from 9.30PM until late
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
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Exhibition

‘New Documents’ by Bartolomeo Celestino

'New Documents (all true things are equal)' presents formally and poetically charged sequences of abstract natural constructs as part of a larger meditative practice by Bartolomeo Celestino.

When:Opens Friday 1 December at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 28 January, Wed to Sun 10AM to 3PM.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Perimeter x Bartolomeo Celestino Artist Talk

A conversation between Perimeter Books director Dan Rule and Sydney based artist Bartolomeo Celestino about their book collaboration, ‘Surface Phenomena’ and photography's relationship to book making and publishing.

When:Saturday 2 December at 2PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free like air but limited like water so please RSVP
Go:RSVP
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Perimeter One Day Art Book Shop

Melbourne’s Perimeter Books is holding a One Day Art Book Shop in the Nishi Gallery with key titles from their Melbourne bookstore and distributor’s stable of European, US and Australian publishers.

When:Saturday 2 December from 10AM to 4PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Eat Drink

Dessert & Cocktail Degustation

Head underground to Black Market for cocktails and matched desserts.

When:Wednesday 13 December from 7.30PM to 9.30PM
Cost:$80 + booking fee
Go:Tix
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Exhibition

Digging in the Dark by Luke Chiswell

The search of new work through its own process of the unknown and the uncertain. 

When:From Thursday 7 December to Sunday 10 December
Where:Tributary Projects
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Film

Namatjira Project – film screening

A screening of the film that illuminates the powerful story of Albert Namatjira’s life, the future of the Central Desert watercolour movement and the Namatjira family’s quest for justice. 
Followed by a Q&A with produced Sophia Marinos from Big hART and chair of the Namatjira Legacy Trust.

When:Thursday 7 December
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$10 general admission or $8 for NGA members
Go:Tix
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Performance

Sound and Fury: Arty. Farty. Christmas Party

Sound and Fury flaunts and fuses the exceptional skills of performance artists in an exciting party format. Expect punchy music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art. This is a late-night, live art party at its best.

When:Thursday 14 December, 8PM – late
Where:Makeshift, Nishi Building
Cost:$24 - $38
Go:TIX
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A. Baker x Mada x Mallaluka

Old mate Bernd (A.Baker Head Chef) is getting together with Hamish (Mada Wines) and Sam (Mallaluka Wines) to cook up and match a five course meal with two local wines (for each course).

When:Wednesday 29 November from 6PM to 9.30PM
Where:A. Baker
Cost:$125
Go:Tix
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Exhibition

Famiglia: Oh Holy Father by Chrystal Rimmer

In 2015, Chrystal Rimmer spent nine weeks at Ikuntji Artists, an aboriginal artists centre situated in MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory. Her experience sparked the creation of this new body of work, titled ‘Famiglia’.

When:Opens Friday 20 October at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 26 November
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Legendary by Sacha Pola

Painted works that serve as a series of philosophical ruminations by Canberra artist Sacha Pola that wrestle between the classical and the contemporary highlighting that many of the social concerns mused over by early civilisations are as relevant today as they were back then.

When:Opens Friday 20 October at 6PM. On exhibition until Sunday 26 November
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Music

Late Night Last Friday: Auditory Exorcism

A monthly vinyl set on the last Friday of the month at Monster kitchen and bar. With Manila Folder - upbeat funk and soul to auditorily exorcise any bad juju. From 9.30PM until late.

When:Friday 24 November from 9.30PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

A Space for Softness

A solo exhibition by ceramist Kelly Austin. Austin's work challenges our perception of seemingly familiar ceramic objects. She is interested in abstracting utilitarian forms, working with ambiguity and referencing still life paintings such as the work of Giorgio Morandi and Jude Rae.

When:Opens Thursday 16 November at 6PM
Where:Craft ACT
Go:CA
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Party

SELL OUT: Design Canberra Opening Party

Celebrate all things design with the opening party for the 2017 DESIGN Canberra festival. Enjoy craft beers and Canberran wines while you bid on one-off pieces from local legends like Tom Skeehan and Alison Jackson.

When:Friday 10 November from 8PM to 12AM
Where:The Fitters Workshop
Cost:$10 online or $15 at the door
Go:Tix
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Music

Dear Seattle

When:Thursday 30 November from 7PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$15
Go:Tix 18+
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Music

Toast with Optimo

Glasgow's Optimo will be playing a special Sunday set from the Bar Rochford kitchen. 

When:Sunday 19 November from 7PM to 2AM
Where:Bar Rochford
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Music

Local Night

Music from upcoming locals. Good vibes. Cold beer. With Lefty, Slipways, Trace and Sodium Sunday. 

When:Saturday 11 November from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
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Shop

Meraki at Močan

A night with six local makers and designers; and their objects. At Močan and Green Grout: wine, cheese and good people. All works will be for sale. 

When:Sunday 26 November from 5PM
Where:Močan and Green Grout
Go:MGG
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Exhibition

Russian Avant-Garde

A century after the 1917 October Revolution the National Gallery has drawn on its significant collection of Russian avant-garde art to mount a display that acknowledges the importance of one the 20th century’s most politically contentious and artistically ambitious historic periods.

When:Until 29 January
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Exhibition

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

A collection of portraits emerging from 100 years of Australian movies. It features Australian actors and iconic films and highlights the lesser-known early years of the Australian film industry. 

When:From Friday 10 November to Sunday 4 March
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Go:NPG
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Eat Drink

Canberra District Wine Tasting and Suitcase Rummage

Wine plus shopping, what more could you want?

When:Sunday 26 November, 12PM - 4PM
Where:A Baker Courtyard
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Exhibition

ANU School of Art and Design Graduating Exhibition

Work by students completing awards in undergraduate programs, Bachelor degrees with Honours, Graduate Certificate of Arts and Masters programs by coursework.

When:Friday November 24 from 6PM
Where:ANU School of Art and Design
Go:ANU
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Talk

Featherston with Geoff Isaac

A talk by author, Geoff Isaac, about his book 'Featherston'; about Grant Featherston and his 30 year career in chair design. 

When:Monday November 13 from 5PM
Where:SRWB Theatrette, ANU
Cost:Free, just come
Go:ANU
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Shop

Annual Glass Sale

Handmade glass made by the students, staff and graduates at ANU School of Art and Design. This shop takes place annually; and they always sell out quickly. So get there on time. 

When:Friday 1 December from 12PM to 1.30PM
Where:Foundations rooms at ANU School of Art and Design
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Christmas lunch at Monster

The Monster is cooking up nine courses for our shared Christmas lunch. Because they love spending Christmas day in the kitchen (seriously, they're really excited about the ham.) There will be all vegetarian options and the choice of matching wines.

When:Monday 25 December
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Lunch is $170 and matching wines $65.
Go:Tickets
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A Lunch for ‘The Other Moderns’

A shared meal to celebrate 'The Other Moderns', a 300-page book of stories about little-known émigré architects, interior designers and furniture makers who fled Europe in World War II. With Mother Tongue and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

When:Sunday 12 November from 12PM to 3.30PM
Where:Mosaic room, Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Tickets $95, $15 of which will go to the Asylum Seeker Resources Centre. Includes lunch and a glass of sparkling on arrival.
Go:Tickets
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Talk

Design as an Attitude

A talk by one of the world's leading design critics - Alice Rawsthorn. The role of experimentation in design, arguing that it is now more important than ever, as a new generation of independent, politically engaged designers fulfil László Moholy-Nagy’s belief that “design is an attitude [...]".

When:Saturday 11 November from 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$20
Go:DCF
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Talk

Affordable Living Seminar

A lecture series hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects on designing, planning and delivering affordable housing.

When:Wednesday 8 November at 6PM
Where:ACT Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects, Red Hill
Go:DCF
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Canberra Modern Modernist Dinner

A three-course meal with wine at University House with photographer Darren Bradley and Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross.

When:Saturday 11 November
Where:The Great Hall at University House
Cost:$95
Go:DCF
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Talk

Mid-century modernist bus tour

A bus tour with knowledgeable Martin Miles  around Canberra’s best architecture including mid-century modernist icons by Grounds and other architects.

When:Sunday 12 November
Where:Pick-up and drop-off from Watson Street, Turner.
Cost:$36
Go:DCF
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Design Canberra Festival

A festival that speaks to all things Canberra design, across all disciplines - tours, talks, dinners and exhibitions. 

When: Monday 6 to Sunday 26 November
Where:About town, check the DCF website for event specific details
Go:DCF
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Exhibition

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

An exhibition that attempts to tells the stories of the Seven Sisters Dreaming by using Indigenous ways of passing on knowledge. The Seven Sisters songlines are among the most significant of the extensive creation tracks that crisscross Australia. 

When:Until 25 February
Where:National Museum of Australia
Go:NMA
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Talk

Canberra Modern with Rebecca Hawcroft

Author Rebecca Hawcroft will talk about her research into some of Canberra’s many fascinating émigré stories in relation to the 'other' designers, architects and photographers that have shaped Australian modernism as we know it today.

When:Tuesday 14 November at 6PM
Where:University House, ANU
Go:Canberra Modern
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Entangled Mysteries

Entangled Mysteries' is a new body of three-dimensional textile works and drawings by Sally Blake.

When:19 October - 5 November 2017
Where:M16 Artspace
Cost:Free
Go:Facebook
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Exhibition

Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild

Peter Dombrovskis was one of the world's foremost wilderness photographers. His images of the Tasmanian wilderness had a lasting impact, changing the way Australians think about their environment. The library has printed 70 of the best for this exhibition.

When:Until Tuesday 30 January
Where:National Library of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NLA
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Inside: Anthony Basheer

Works by photographer Anthony Basheer; 'Inside' shows how photography can elevate the status of place, using Telstra Tower as the subject. It explores the play of light, complexities of colour and texture to reveal materiality and form. Part of the Design Canberra Festival. 

When:Opens Monday 6 in the evening and on show until Sunday 26 November
Where:Telstra Tower
Go:Details
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Music

The Cactus Channel: Stay a While tour

Melbourne's The Cactus Channel: an instrumental soul and funk band turned wild. A little darker than before; diving in deep to dreamlike soundtracks, electrifying wig-outs and woozy meditations.

When:Saturday December 2 from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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Lime Cordiale: Permanent Vacation tour

Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach: Lime Cordiale are cramming into the tour bus. This will be good.

When:Friday 24 November from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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The Belligerents

Brisbane's The Belligerents are on tour with worldly psych-pop.

When:Thursday 9 November from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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Music

Reggae: Lyall Moloney

Reggae trapper Lyall Moloney is about to release his sophomore mixtape. He's taking it on the road. Skank scared curvaceous trap beats click along with L¥MØ’s melted lyricism on LBTC.

When:Thursday 2 November from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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Raave Tapes ‘k bye’ tour

On the back of their hot nü single 'k bye', Newcastle's RAAVE TAPES are embarking on their biggest ever lap of the country to play some shows and hug their friends ♥ 

When:Thursday 26 October at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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The Snowdroppers

The Snowdroppers are calling it quits: they're hanging up the suspenders, burning the banjo and putting London back in the cabinet. With The Barren Spinsters and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers. 

When:Saturday 21 October at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$25
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Exhibition

A Construct: Dylan Smyth

An exhibition by Newcastle-based emerging artist Dylan Smyth. Presenting what at first appear to be two-dimensional printed photographs of relatively mundane built spaces these images are not as they initially appear.

When:Thursday 12 October to Sunday 5 November
Where:PhotoAccess
Go:Deets
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Other People’s Lives: Hardy Lohse

An exhibition by Canberra-based emerging artist Hardy Lohse. It is a documentary project involving people living in public housing in Canberra as Housing ACT undertakes its urban renewal program.

When:Thursday 12 October to Sunday 5 November
Where:PhotoAccess
Go:Deets
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Nicholas Harding: 28 portraits

A small exhibition that shows the diversity in the portraits of this intelligent, industrious artist, Nicholas Harding.

When:Until Sunday 26 November
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Go:NPG
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Capital Collab

Wellington and Canberra are coming together to give you a taste of two cities. There will be a laneway kitchen serving a one-off menu, a pop-up bar and live music taking you to both sides of the Tasman sea. 

When:Saturday 7 October from 12PM to 5PM
Where:NewActon Precinct
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Exhibition

Papiers flottants

PAPIERS FLOTTANTS (Floating papers) presents the recent works of the artist and designer Marilou Chagnaud. 

When:Exhibition runs 10 - 21 October 2017
Where:ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery
Cost:Free
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Digital Portraiture Award

Digital portraiture -  works that dissect a little piece of a person. 

When:Friday 1 December to Sunday 18 February 2018
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Go:NPG
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Drip Pop

Drip pOp is part of a continuing investigation into the relationships between painting, cartoon animation, and the body. A solo exhibition by Mei-Lynn Wilkinson.

When:14 - 23 September
Where:CCAS Manuka
Cost:Free
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Lesson

A body of work by Sean Davey of his time at Dunlop-Charnwood school: photographing daily scenes in and around the school and a collection of photographs taken by the students themselves.

When:23 September - 15 October
Where:Foyer Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre
Cost:Free
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Walkabout

Floriade

It's that time of year again. Flowers by the lake.

When:16 September to 15 October
Where:Commonwealth Park
Cost:Free
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Workshop

Brewing Kombucha

Join Jane McIntyre, a nutritionist with a keen interest in the role of nutrition in the development of chronic disease, for an evening of discussing all things kombucha, lacto fermentation and gut health. Delish!

When:Tuesday 19 September
Where:Canberra Environmental Collective
Cost:$25
Go:TIX
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Film

Greek Film and Food Festival

Celebrate all things Greek with the latest and greatest Greek flicks showing at Palace Electric and a brand-new food element to transport you to the Aegean.

When:Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Cost:Prices vary
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Performance

Kids’ Cushion Concert – Ghost Jam!

Join funny man Sean Murphy and talented musician Sophie Unsen for this show which combines silly, spooky storytelling with booming live music. Expect ghosts, giggles and great music. A perfect school holiday treat for the little ones!

When:Wednesday 4 October, 10.30AM & 2:30PM
Where:Nishi Grand Stair
Cost:$10 kids (5-12 years old) / $5 adults
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Clothes Swap

Swap old for new, swap style advice and drink wine. Bring up to ten quality items.

When:Sunday 24 September from 11AM to 1PM
Where:Nishi, NewActon Precinct
Cost:$20
Go:TIX
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Suitcase Rummage

A mini market set up in suitcases. Bargain, a swap, or commit to an old-fashioned haggle. Vintage goods, arts and craft, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, records... You name it, chances are you’ll find it in someone’s suitcase.

When:Sunday 24 September from 11AM to 3PM

Where:A. Baker Courtyard and surrounds

Cost:Free entry, or run your own stall for $20
Go:Register for a stall here
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Music

Late Night Last Friday with Manila Folder

A monthly vinyl set on the last Friday of the month at Monster. Settle down with vinyls spun by Manila Folder ; they'll be playing ambient and experimental sounds from 9:30PM until late. Come by.

When:Friday 27 October
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Free
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Goodspeed Swap Meet

Come sell, swap or buy bike bits and whole bikes. 

When:First Sunday of the month from 12PM to 2PM
Where:Goodspeed bike shop, Kendall Lane in NewActon
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Dreaming of Remembering

Dreaming of Remembering is an exhibition that invites viewers to reflect on the meaning of imagination, memory, tradition and nostalgia.

When:Runs 13 September - 1 October
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
Go:ANCA
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Music

Rufino and the Coconuts

The wonderfully weird Rufino and the Coconuts (voodou, rocksteady, 80s post-punk and smooth jungle disco) with their eight piece band are set on spreading good time tropical fun.

When:Saturday 30 September 30 at 8PM
Where:The Polish Club
Cost:$25/20
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Music

Glitoris are Pretty. Loud.

Glitoris are Pretty. Loud. With Bleach it clean, Slagatha Christie, Sweaty Pits and MILF Camp. Parents: Explicit Content. We know you love it but maybe your 6 year olds won't.

When:Friday 1 September from 7PM
Where:Pop Up at ANU
Cost:$20/$15
Go:Tix
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Music

Day of the Dead Fiesta

Fam friendly Dia de Muertos - live music with Los Chavos, market and food stalls, piñatas, face painting and Mexican wrestling by Lucha Fantastica.

When:Saturday 4 November from 12.30PM to 11.45PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
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Brass Knuckle Brass Band

Street funk brass band Brass Knuckle Brass Band with friends Rumblr (play a blend of Spanish psychedelia), Massive Sherlock (long time garage band) and An Inconvenient Groove (environmentally-aware funk).

When:Saturday 7 October from 8PM
Where:The Polish Club
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Workshop

Yes to Marriage Equality Rally

Taking to the street in a collective affirmation that love is love. 

When:Saturday 2 September from 1PM
Where:Garema Place
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Music

School Damage Album Launch

School Damage are launching their new EP with friends California Girls and Passive Smoke.

When:Friday 25 August from 8PM
Where:Lacklustre HQ
Go:Deets
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Camp Cope // Worriers (USA)

Melbourne indie-punkers Camp Cope and Brooklyn-based melodic punk band Worriers. Definitely come. 

“it’s another man telling us we can’t fill up the room /
it’s another man telling us to book a smaller venue.”

When:Tuesday 19 September 19 from 8PM
Where:The Basement
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The Slice is Right

Baking for Utopia....Part theatre show, part plebiscite, and part massive bake-off.

An interactive live art event based on political systems that takes place around tables with kitchen action and a nosh-up. It's a mash between "The Great Australian Bake Off" and a utopian vision of future pizza.

When:Wednesday 30 August at 7PM
Where:Street Theatre
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Workshop

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Nights

ome and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Bookings essential.

When:Friday 15 September
Where:Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy
Cost:Entry by gold coin donation.
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Talk

Giving Up the Good Girl

Discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. With Shu-Ling Chua, Rosanna Stevens and chair Louise Taylor.

When:Sunday 22 October
Where:Muse
Cost:$10
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Film

British Film Festival

New films from the British Isles. 

When:Wednesday 25 October to Sunday 12 November
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Object Club – Wet Specimens

Wet specimens: Australian Institute of Anatomy zoology collection.
Join curator Martha Sear and conservator Natalie Ison to explore the Australian Institute of Anatomy zoology collection, which includes Phar Lap's heart.

When:Friday 25 August
Where:National Museum of Australia
Cost:Free
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Italian Film Festival

New and old Italian cinema. Opening night will see the screening of 'Lasciati Andare' ('Let Yourself Go'), directed by Francesco Amato, 2017. And closing night 'La Vita è Bella' ('Life is Beautiful'), directed by Roberto Benigni, 1997. 

When:September 14 – October 8
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Deets
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Workshop

Tjanpi Desert Weavers workshop

Join highly skilled artists from Tjanpi Desert Weavers in Western Australia as they teach participants how to create their own basket with grasses sourced from the Central Desert.

When:23 September
Where:National Museum of Australia
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Bébel: Jean-Paul Belmondo retrospective

Six classic films featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo - 'Pierrot Le Fou', 'Weekend at Dunkirk', 'Doulos: the Finger Man', 'That Man from Rio', 'Stavisky' and 'Léon Morin, Priest'. 

When:Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Deets
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Top Dog Film Festival

Cats may own the internet: but dogs rule the BIG screen thanks to the Top Dog Film Festival.

When:Friday 25 August
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$27.64
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Talk

Canberra Writers Festival

Power, politics and passion.

When:Friday 25 August – Sunday 27 August
Where:Various locations
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Performance

The Merchant of Venice: Bell Shakespeare

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.

When:Friday 13 to Saturday 21 October
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:From $35
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Workshop

One Day: Yoga Retreat

A day of yoga and meditation with Odona Farska and Lidija Trajkoska.

When:Saturday 26 August from 9.30AM to 4PM
Where:The Shed
Cost:$79
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Music

Jeff Rosenstock

New rock stuff from Jeff Rosenstock (profressional recording artist and person). 

When:Monday 11 September at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
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Plyers: Clear LP launch

Plyers (Melbourne) launch their LP 'Clear' with friends Shoeb Ahmad (live electronics/drone set) -  Blight Worms and Sleeping Døgs.

When:Saturday 2 September from 8PM
Where:Lowbrow gallery and bar
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Ali Barter

Indie rock with Ali Barter. 

When:Sunday 1 October from 10PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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YEO: Desire Path

Yeo's album launch - 'Desire Path' with Lonelyspeck + ŠŁĄČK

When:Saturday 7 October from 8 PM
Where:Transit Bar
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Performance

The Big Vacation

Hip hop with Rapaport and P.Smurf, Mathas and our own Omar Musa, on The Big Vacation Tour across Australia.

When:Friday 20 October from 8 PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Deets
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Music

Sick Times (GER) / Disparo! / Blight Worms / Needledick

A bit of hard core punk brought to you by Good Times Records and Stand Your Grounds. With Sick Times (Germany), Disparo (Sydney), Blight Works (Canberra) and Needledick (Canberra). 

When:Monday 25th September
Where:The Front
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Crossbones, Massive Sherlock and The Revelry

Shits and giggles with The Crossbones (rockabilly), Massive Sherlock (feel goods delivered with deep voices that can also go high), and The Revelry.

When:Friday 18 August from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
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Exhibition

Next Generation

'Next Generation: Solomon Islands After RAMSI', is an exhibition by Sean Davey about daily life in Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, at the end of RAMSI. 

When:Opens Thursday 17 August at 6PM. Until Sunday 10 September.
Where:PhotoAccess
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We Collapse, We Build New Cities

An exhibition exploring the way we inhabit spaces, particularly the walls and hidden corners of our contemporary existence.

When:Runs 23 August to 10 September
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
Go:ANCA
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Orange Wine Festival Launch

Orange is coming over for dinner- we will be doing the cooking and they are bringing the wine.

When:Thursday 17 August from 7PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$120
Go:IWannaTicket
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Talk

NGA Architect Talks: Kevin O’Brien Architects

Lectures by award-winning Australian architects. This time it's Kevin O'Brien Architects -  regional construction strategies in Indigenous communities around the Pacific Rim that draw on Indigenous concepts of space.

When:Wednesday 27 September at 6PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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NGA Architect Talks: Tridente Architects

Lectures by award-winning Australian architects. This time it's Tridente Architects -  innovative, strategic design solutions, and often use relatively ordinary materials.

When:Wednesday 20 September at 6PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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NGA Architect Talks: Silvester Fuller

Lectures by award-winning Australian architects. This time it's Silvester Fuller - creating environmentally, socially and economically sustainable spaces for living.

When:Wednesday 13 September at 6PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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NGA Architect Talks: Fergus Scott Architects

Lectures by award-winning Australian architects. This time it's Fergus Scott Architects - buildings which engage with their surroundings

When:Wednesday 6 September from 6PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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Music

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

Celebrating the golden age of 2000s indie with Klaxons / Arctic Monkeys / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / The Rapture / Peter Bjorn and John / The Killers / Lily Allen / Phoenix / Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem / Beach House / Band Of Horses / Grizzly Bear / Gossip / Tokyo Police Club / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah...

When:Friday 25 August 25 from 10PM to 3AM
Where:Kyte
Go:Deets
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Talk

Poetry and Public Apology

Dr Bridget Vincent explores the relationship between Australian poet Judith Wright’s work and her activism, based on new research in Wright’s personal papers.

When:Tuesday 8 August from 5.15PM
Where:National Library of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NLA
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Film

The Banned and the Beautiful

Films too hot, too weird or simply too much for Australian censors at the time of their release.

When:Until Wednesday 30 August
Where:NFSA
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Music

The Ocean Party: Beauty Point album launch

The Ocean Party 10.50PM 
Danger Beach 10PM
Territory 9.20PM
Dog Name 8.30PM

When:Monday 21 August from 8PM
Where:The Pheonix
Cost:$10
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Film

Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

A feature length concert film about how Elvis returned to the stage after almost ten years of absence. The King.

When:Friday 4 August from 7.15PM
Where:NFSA
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Arab Film Festival

Four feature films screened for the first time in Australia; from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Algeria. Yallah.

When:Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
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Music

Shonen Knife

Japanese rockers Shonen Knife! With rock-n-trash Glitoris! And Indonesia’s experimental beauties Senyawa! Too much. Too many. Too good. 

When:Thursday 28 September from 8PM
Where:The Basement
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Film

The Breaking of the Drought

A stark and silent documentary shot in the drought areas of Narrabri and Moree in December 1919. Screened to a live accompaniment by Joe Dolezal. 

When:Wednesday 9 August from 7PM
Where:Arc Cinema
Cost:$12/$14
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Performance

Phase One Intent: A Reflection on Morality

A live performance to a filmic accompaniment. With sound by Revival House and film by Alex Hobba, featuring Gustav Mahler's 'Kindertotenlieder' and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 'Unvergänglichkeit Op. 27'.

When:Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October from 7PM
Where:Drill Hall Gallery
Cost:$15/$30
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Exhibition

Brook Andrew in focus

Two incredible works by Brook Andrew - portraits of Marcia Langton AM and Anthony Mundine.  

When:Until Sunday 27 August
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Winter Festival

The National Portrait's Winter Festival - for all ages and abilities. The festival explores our relationship with animals. It includes workshops such as Tjanpi weavers, ooolly creatures, origami animals, ice carving, drawing, and a magic show. 

When:Sunday 6 August from 10AM to 4PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Dempsey’s People

Watercolour portraits by John Dempsey of English street people made throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. 

When:Until Sunday 22 October
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Exhibition

SAGA SAGA: Imagination Time Machine

SAGA SAGA: Imagination Time Machine explores optimism and Lefebvre’s utopian vision of a time when art is valued above all else.

When:Runs 2 - 20 August
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
Go:ANCA
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Workshop

Mindfulness Meditation

4 Week Mindfulness Meditation training with Lama Choedak Rinpoche. Classes are complimentary for Hotel Hotel guests.

When:Thursday, 17 August – Thursday, 7 September
Where:Flow Yoga Studio @ Nishi, NewActon
Cost:$15 drop-in, free for HH guests
Go:Sakya
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Exhibition

A Curious Cabinet

Unlike most curious cabinets (otherwise known as wunderkammern) this exhibition draws on the other definition of 'curious' - those who are ‘eager to know or learn something’.

When:Friday 28 July to Friday 11 August
Where:Hotel Hotel Cabinets
Cost:Free
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One Day Shop by Pan After

Melbourne’s Pan After is holding a one-day object shop in our library on the ground floor.

When:Saturday 7 October from 10AM to 5PM
Where:The Library at Hotel Hotel
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Exhibition

'Idol' made by Kate Rhode from resin and air-dry clay.

Rainbow’s End

A collection of artefacts from a possible future, curated by Heath Killen.

Works by Liane Rossler, Kevina Jo Smith, Helle Jorgensen, Racket, Valerie Restarick, Michael Gray, Dale Hardiman, SHHORN (Grace and Sean), Kate Rohde, Fred Fowler, Tracy Deep, and Dave Teer.

When:Saturday 12 August to Friday 6 October
Where:The Cabinets on the ground floor of Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free
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Workshop

Making Do: Utility Wear with Annie Wu

Annie Wu will teach you how to make a contemporary utilitarian uniform (that can be worn every day) - functional garments that reduce waste.

When:Sunday 22 October, 10AM – 1PM
Where:Mosaic room, Hotel Hotel
Cost:$45
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Music

Way Out West

Integrating Asian, African, and jazz influences, this is an utterly unique musical experience.

When:Thursday 10 August, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
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Talk

Object Subject

The first ever design writing conference - looking at the way that design speaks and the way we speak about design. Keynote speakers include - Alice Rawsthorn and Dana Tomic Hughes.

When:Friday 10 November and Saturday 11 November
Where:Shine Dome
Cost:TBC
Go:DCF
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Workshop

Setting up a small farm

Grab your overalls and join local permaculturist and farmer Martyn Noakes for an introduction into setting up your own backyard farm.

When:Tuesday 25 July, from 6PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
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Film

Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour

Rejoice in the realities of being an adventurous woman; sweat stains, helmet hair, broken nails, dirty faces and all.

When:Thursday 27 July from 8.30PM
Where:Arc Cinema, NFSA
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Music

BJORN AGAIN

Because sometimes you want to have a tacky night dancing to ABBA classics.

When:Friday 28 July
Where:Southern Cross Club
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Splendour in the Bar

Strangeways DJS, Megan Bones, Bob Crane (aka Soul Crane), Manila Folder, Genie, Radar (aka PMA) and a synthetic grass dance floor...

When:Saturday 29 July from 8PM til late
Where:Transit Bar
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Exhibition

This Way II

A solo exhibition of work by Heidi Strachan, a recipient of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme Award.

When:From 29 July to 20 August
Where:Belconnen Arts Centre
Cost:Free
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Music

Julia Johnson single launch

Julia Johnson (Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens) with psychedelic synth-folk.

When:Saturday 22 July from 9.30PM
Where:Smiths Alternative
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Film

The Year My Voice Broke + Flirting

A double feature of John Duigan’s personal and moving coming-of-age films.

When:Saturday 26 August, from 5PM
Where:Arc Cinema, NFSA
Cost:$14/$12 each
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Talk

Scissors Paper Pen’s Open Mic

Short stories, memoir, novel extracts, poems, monologues. Whatever you want as it's five minutes and under, and it's your own work. Sign up on the night. 

When:Tuesday 15 August, from 5:30PM
Where:Smiths Alternative
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

The Meeting Place

Featuring emerging Canberra artists, Tamsin McLure, Colin White and Rebecca Worth, these artists look for spirituality in the environment through their chosen medium.

When:From the 12 to the 30 July
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
Go:ANCA
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Namatjira: Painting Country

An exhibition of watercolour paintings by the late Western Arrarnta artist Albert Namatjira of his Country.

When:Opens 15 July
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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MasterCake

Angélique Peretto, is doing a cooking demonstration – how to make the MasterCake (the now supes famous green tea and raspberry mille feuille that Angélique made on MasterChef that time).

When:Sunday 23 July, 3PM - 4:30PM
Where:Hotel Hotel
Cost:$35 and include a drink and, of course, cake.
Go:TIX
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Workshop

Meditation with Lidija

Calm abiding meditation sessions.

When:Every Tuesday, beginning 18 July, 6PM
Where:Flow Yoga Studio @ Nishi, NewActon (‘H’ level, directly above Palace Electric Cinema)
Cost:$10 drop-in / free for Hotel Hotel guests (just rock up and show your room or apartment key)
Go:Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra
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Party

CANBERRA OBSCURA: METROPOLIS

Escape the weight of a long winter and immerse yourself in our art playground. CANBERRA OBSCURA: METROPOLIS is a night of performance, beats, experimentation and the unexpected.

When:Friday July 28 from 7PM to 11PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
Cost:$15 early bird | $20 presale | $25 on the door
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Music

Live at the Polo

Waterford, Oranges, Betty Alto, Slow Turismo and Mondecreen with special guests.

When:Saturday 29 July, from 8PM
Where:Polish Club
Cost:$23.50
Go:TIX
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Sadness

Sadness, is an examination of the tenuous boundaries between material and digital. Solo exhibition by Nicholas Shearer.

When:From 9 to 19 August
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
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BEAT

BEAT reconciles Peter Maloney’s photographic work with the important context of industrial music in his practice, also highlighting and focusing on its gay content.

When:Runs 3 - 6 August
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
Go:Tributary Projects
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Palpability

Palpability is an exhibition of non representational sculpture and drawings by Skye Jamison and Sophie Quinn.

When:Runs 26 - 29 July
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
Go:Tributary Projects
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INTO SPACE

INTO SPACE is a solo exhibition of constructions and installations from Kael Stasce.

When:Runs 19 -22 July
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
Go:Tributary Projects
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Mexican Modernism

Mexico after the Mexican Revolution and its subsequent independence from Spain. An exhibition of photographs that at once witnessed and created a new post-revolutionary identity.

When:Until Sunday 26 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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Porosity Kabari

An exhibition by object designer Trent Jansen, artist/architect Richard Goodwin and design thinker Ishan Khosla of objects made from materials and craft sourced solely from Mumbai's junk markets.

When:Opens on Friday 9 June at 6PM and runs until Sunday 9 July
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Defying Empire

'Defying Empire' - the third national Indigenous art triennial.

When:From Friday 26 May to Sunday 10 September
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Pipilotti Rist – ‘Worry Will Vanish Revelation’

The ever amazing Pipilotti Rist is in town with this immersive projection work that asks you to slow down, step inside the human, and dissolve your mind.

When:Until Sunday 20 August
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Rodel Tapaya

A newly commissioned triptych by Filipino artist, Rodel Tapaya - 'The promise land: the moon, the sun, the stars' (2016), as well as paintings, works on paper and sculptural installations.

When:Until Sunday 20 August
Where:NGA, Contemporary galleries
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Film, Talk

Mabo: Life of an Island Man

Screening and Q&A with Trevor Graham, director of 'Mabo: Life of an Island Man', 1993; and artist Gail Mabo.

When:Wednesday 5 July from 7PM to 8.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
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A Talk with Matilda House

A talk with Ngambri-Ngunnawal elder, activist and artist, Matilda House.

When:Friday 7 July from 1PM
Where:CMAG
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Life Without Plastic

It’s time to ditch plastic. A talk with three plastic free lovelies on how to do it and why.

When: Wednesday 19 July from 6PM to 7PM
Where:The Food Co-op
Cost:Free but you need to RSVP
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Music

Wavevom // Totty // Marlon Bando

Newcastle surf punks Wavevom are down to celebrate their second album 'Eternal Summer'. Banging about with TOTTY and Marlon Bando.

When:Saturday 8 July from 8PM
Where:Lowbrow
Cost:$5 / $10
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Luke Seymoup (Melb) w/ Semen and Garfunkel + Boots Byers

Luke Seymoup with his new EP 'Mosquitoes' with Semen and Garfunkel and Boots Byers.

When:Wednesday 5 July 5 from 6PM to 10PM
Where:Fenner Manor in Downer (PM for address)
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Lower Body with PTSD, Video Breezy and Loveplus

Lower Body with PTSD, Video Breezy and Loveplus - celebrating Lower Body's new cassette - 'The Lower Body Demonstration' with songs heart break and sexual frustration.

When:Saturday 1 July at 7.30PM to 11PM
Where:The Front
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Talk

Ghost Tour of the NFSA

A ghost tour of the National Film and Sound Archive (previously home to the Institute of Anatomy) with Tim the Yowie man.

When:Friday 14 July from 8PM to 10.15PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$59
Go:Scary
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The Forage

Fire drums, street food, mulled wine and winter sun.

When:Saturday 1 July 2PM to 7PM
Where:Little National hotel
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Hurly Burley Winter Fair

Live music, face painting, jumping castle, a magic show, dance, performance art, stalls and a fire.

When:Friday 30 June from 4PM to 9PM
Where:Hobart Place
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Exhibition

This is not a place

An exhibition by Clare Jackson - etchings exploring personal experience through depictions of reminiscent yet constructed spaces

When:Opens Thursday 6 June at 6PM until Saturday 22 July
Where:Megalo Print Studio and Gallery
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Music

John Huckle

Message of love and truth through blues and folk Wiradjuri style with John Huckle.

When:Saturday 1 July at 7PM
Where:Smith's
Cost:$10
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Bring Them Here

Bring Them Here - a day of action.

When:Wednesday 19 July from 8AM
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Underneath Tomorrow

Works by Gemma Bonshek Kane, John Hart, Saara March, Steve Roper that imagine the subconscious imagination.

When:Until Sunday 2 July
Where:M16
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Performance

Slamboree with Fresh Violet

Slamboree with with poetry and rapper Fresh Violet (she'll be rapping about breakfast and potentially other meals).

When:Friday 30 June
Where:The Front
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Fearless Comedy Gala

Hilarity for charity - a comedy gala, the proceeds for which go to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service. Last year's line up included Sammy J, Gretel Killeen, Jean Kittson and Adam Richards : )

When:Thursday 7 September from 7.30PM
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$49 / $99
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Copacabana

The women and men from Sass and Tease are putting on a night of burlesque, cabaret and good times.

When:Saturday 8 July from 6.30PM to 3AM
Where:The Abbey
Cost:Dinner and show $85 / $35 / $30
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Talk

Shelter: Life on the Move talk with Rebecca Roke

In this lunch-time talk Rebecca Roke, author of ‘Mobitecture’ and ‘Nanotecture’ (published by Phaidon Press), will discuss mobile architecture in all its variety.

When:Wednesday 5 July, 12:30PM - 1:15PM
Where:Mosaic Room, Hotel Hotel
Cost:$25, includes lunch
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Salt Room

From slam poets to experimental musicians, The Salt Room effortlessly weaves together performance and storytelling to showcase some of the brightest sparks in the national poetry scene.

When:Friday 7 July, from 7:30PM
Where:AGAC Main Hall
Cost:$10 / $15
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Creative Atrium room at Hotel Hotel in Canberra.

PIN 7

PIN is back.

When:Runs 28 June to 9 July
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
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Party

Sound and Fury: Cold Winter. Hot Party.

Music, theatre, dance, spoken word and song. After a sold-out event at the National Film and Sound Archive earlier this year, Sound and Fury returns to Nishi Gallery.

When:Saturday 15 July, 8PM to late
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:$20
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Music

Meandering Atrium room at Hotel Hotel in Canberra.

Kids’ Cushion Concert with CSO

Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to NewActon for another instalment in the popular Kids' Cushion Concert series.

When:Tuesday 11 July, 10AM and 11.15AM
Where:Nishi Grand Staircase
Cost:$10 kids / Free for supervising adults
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Music

Winter Strings in the Salon

Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K516. In the Salon. By the fire. Choice of lunch or simple entry.

When:Sunday 23 July from 1PM to 3PM
Where:The Monster kitchen and bar in the Salon
Cost:$20/$70
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Music

mask-ed

A minimalist soul trip with lush harmonies and slow grooves, "mask-ed" narrates the struggles of true identity and secrets kept around gender expression.

When:Saturday 8 July, 6:30PM
Where:AGAC
Cost:$15/$10 includes one drink
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Workshop

Natural Dyeing

This is a rare opportunity to learn the art of plant dyeing from one of Australia’s celebrated textiles artists, Sally Blake.

When:Thursday 29 June, 6PM
Where:Canberra Environmental Collective
Cost:$25
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Kingston Powerhouse

Canberra Glassworks invites you on a special tour of Canberra’s oldest public building, the Kingston Powerhouse which celebrated its centenary in 2015.

When:Saturday 17 June, 11AM
Where:Canberra Glassworks
Cost:Free, bookings essentials
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Music

Mikelangelo

Mikelangelo returns to the Phoenix backed by the National Capital Allstars. It's gonna be magic.

When:Friday 16 June, 9PM
Where:The Phoenix
Cost:$10 / $15
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MERE WOMEN Album Launch

Packed with a dozen tunes exploring women's experiences over generations, and the simultaneous isolation and confinement felt by many women living in regional communities.

When:Thursday 22 June, 8PM
Where:Transit
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Exhibition

Bro..och

Bro..och - a collection of brooches.

When:Exhibition runs 16 June - 8 July
Where:Bilk
Cost:Free
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Eat Drink

Winemaker’s Lunch at Aubergine

Five courses. Special diets are catered for.

When:Saturday 24 June, 12PM - 3PM
Where:Aubergine
Cost:$130 per person
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Music

DutchMe Tour

Dragnation Australia winner Donna DuTchme is on her national tour. See one of Australia's best backed up by local local Rih Anna and Melbourne's Aysha Buffet.

When:Friday 23 June, from 10PM
Where:Cube
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Film

Frozen Mash: Cinema Antarctic Style

Australian Antarctic Division’s ‘midwinterers’ are locked in for months on end. Tired of watching the same movies over and over, they got creative – splicing, dicing, adding voice-overs. Come watch.

When:Wednesday 21 June, 6PM
Where:Arc Cinema, NFSA
Cost:Free, bookings essential
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Music

Fossil Rabbit Farewell Show

Fossil Rabbit is heading overseas for a while, so celebrate Fossil Rabbit’s final Canberra show, with special guests Aphir and Ben Drury

When:Friday 16 June, 9:30PM
Where:Smith's
Cost:$7 / $10
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PROM: Graduation with Dead DJ Joke

Prom will play their final glam-soaked gig at the event they were born to play: Graduation.

When:Saturday 17 June, 8PM
Where:AGAC
Cost:$15/ $20 / $30
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Exhibition

Hyper Real

Humanity amplified. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, this exhibition charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the 21st century and asks ‘what makes us human?’.

When:Friday 20 October to Sunday 18 February
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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Australian Impressionism

An exhibition of Australian Impressionist paintings from the likes of Tom Roberts, Charles Douglas Richardson and Arthur Streeton.

When:From Saturday 24 June
Where:National Gallery of Australia
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Music

The Sarv Ensemble

The Sarv Ensemble are performing music from Persia.

When:Saturday 12 August at 8PM
Where:The Playhouse
Cost:$40/$55
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Performance

Bennelong by Bangarra

The story of Woollarawarre Bennelong. A senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. Performed by Bangarra, choreographed by artistic director Stephen Page, inspired by true events.

When:Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 August
Where:Canberra Theatre
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Performance

RocKwiz

RocKwiz! Total babes. All of them. No intro needed - book your tix... Such babes.

When:Thursday 22 June 7.30PM
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$90
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Performance

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

New comers and international performers from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are coming, as they do every year, to make wine come out of your nose.

When:Saturday 24 June at 7PM
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$50
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Performance

1984

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

When:Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 July
Where:Canberra Theatre
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Music

The Hoodoo Gurus / You Am I

'The Hoodoo Gurus' and 'You Am I' are on tour.

When:Friday 21 July at 8PM
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$59/$79
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Music

Beth Orton

For the first time in a long time Beth Orton and her full band are coming to play. Folktronica.

When:Friday 16 June at 8PM
Where:The Playhouse
Cost:$65/$85
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Exhibition

Hoods

Hoods brings together four artists whose art practices investigate their urban environments, pop culture and sub cultures: Nicole Breedon, Sean Davey, Rowan Kane and Paul Williams.

When:Runs 7 - 25 June
Where:ANCA Gallery Dickson
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Superman 3

Superman 3 is based around abstraction focused on internal compositional relationships between formal elements.

When:Runs 5 - 15 July
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
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Talk

Artist Talk: Hannah Quinlivan

Hannah Quinlivan will talk about her site specific installation 'Anatomy of a Drawing' and her artistic practice at the intersection of drawing and sculpture.

When:Thursday 6 July from 1PM to 2PM
Where:CMAG
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Aviary

A collection of works of birds - sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings. Jan Brown, Linda Davy, Nicola Dickson, Annie Franklin, Kevin Gilbert, Patsy Hely, Steven Holland, and Danie Mellor.

When:Until Sunday 30 July
Where:CMAG
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Talk

Curator Floor Talk: Deborah Clark

A talk about the works on birds in CMAG's current show 'Aviary', with Deborah Clark, CMAG’s Senior Curator, Visual Arts.

When:Thursday 1 June at 1PM
Where:CMAG
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Floor talk: International Glass Market

Curator and writer Robert Bell will talk about the Australian glass art and how it has developed such a successful international reputation; in particular of glass work produced in Canberra with speci

When:Thursday 10 August from 1.15PM to 2 PM
Where:Canberra Museum and Gallery
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Music

Pleased To Jive You

Hip hop / funk/ rock / pop - Canberra mob Pleased To Jive You are coming to make you move those feet and them hips. With First Gulf War, Jedbrii and Cultured Pelican.

When:Sunday June 11 at 8PM
Where:The Phoenix
Cost:Free
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Fukushima Suite

Jazz baby - Satoko Fujii, and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura are mashing it up with the 18 piece Sirens Big Band to perform Fujii’s 'Fukushima Suite' and other works.

When:Friday 2 June at 7PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$29 / $35
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Performance

Twin Peaks Trivia

'Twin Peaks' Trivia. No further explanation required. Hosted by Travis and Bob.

When:Tuesday 13 June 6.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Where:The Phoenix
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Suitcase Rummage

A replacement event for the Mother's Day Suitcase Rummage (which got rained out). Stalls at A.Baker Courtyard, John Avery Gardens. Live music in the courtyard, food and drinks.

When:Sunday 4 June from 11AM to 3PM
Where:A.Baker and surrounding gardens, NewActon
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Exhibition

NONSTOP

A solo exhibition by Cat Mueller.

When:17 May – 4 June
Where:ANCA Dickson
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Oi Oi Oi

Representations of the Australian landscape from a bunch of disciplines and social, political and environmental viewpoints.

When:Wednesday 14 June to Saturday 1 July
Where:Tributary Projects
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Flatpack

Old and new works appropriating the imperative design ideology of the ‘flat pack’, as typified by IKEA.

When:Tuesday 30 May to Friday 9 June
Where:Tributary Projects
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Film

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Stories of social justice and human rights through film, art, music and forums.

When:Monday 29 May to Wednesday 31 May
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Music

Cumbia Massive – Global Bass + Tropical Beats

The best Digital Cumbia and reggae out of Melbourne and Sydney - Cumbia Massive brings you a night of bass and heavy global rhythms in a sound system style.

When:Saturday 6th May from 8PM to 2AM
Where:The Polish Club
Cost:$15 / $20
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Talk

The Ritual of Reading in Bed – Rosanna Stevens

The ‘Ritual of Reading in Bed’ is a series of short and sweet Sunday night readings by writers and performers held inside Creative Room 105. The author for this event is Rosanna Stevens.

When:Sunday 28 May, 6PM - 6:30PM
Where:Creative Room 105, Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free but booking is essential
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Shop

Hunter + Luke Chiswell One Day Store

Local fashion label, Hunter, and Luke Chiswell are putting on a one day store. Selling Hunter goods as well as limited edition pieces made from repurposed materials from Chiswell's latest exhibition.

When:Saturday 6 May 11AM to 3PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Film, Music

Brutti ma Buoni

‘Brutti ma Buoni’ is a short film of Brutalist buildings in Canberra screened to a live score. Post performance vinyl set with Tilman Robinson and a brutalist inspired cash bar by Monster.

When:Friday 2 June from 6:30PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free, RSVP essential
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Eat Drink, Music

Autumn Strings in the Salon

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra are bringing a string duo for the Autumn Strings in the Salon session.

There are two ticket types – one involves lunch.

When:Sunday 21 May at 1PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$20/$70
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Music

ANU Bar Finale

The ANU Bar is being demolished : ( Over 60 years, thousands of gigs, tens of thousands of acts, we've all been there and had a good mosh. This is their last shebang over 11 acts. Goodbye friends.

When:Saturday 17 June from 12 noon
Where:ANU bar
Cost:$25
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Music

Migration: Australian String Quartet

The ASQ are on their national tour; they'll be playing with guitarist Slava Grigoryan, blurring the lines between jazz and classical. The concert is crowned by Schubert’s G major String quartet.

When:Sunday 28 May from 2PM to 3.30PM
Where:NGA, Gandel Hall
Cost:$30 / $55 / $60 / $75
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Talk

The 67 Referendum: in conversation

Richard Bell, Dr Gary Foley and Judy Watson discuss and reflect the truths, powers, misnomers and setbacks throughout the span of the Referendum and up until now.

When:Friday 26 May 6PM to 8.30PM
Where:NGA at the James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:$20/ $15
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Music

The Hard Aches w. Muncie Girls + The Football Club

Indie­ punk rockers The Hard Aches are releasing a new single ‘Brain Drain' and they are bringing their with UK friends, the Muncie Girls, and Melbourne friends, The Football Club.

When:Sunday June 11 from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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Music

Oliver Tank

Chilled electronic dance music by Oliver Tank on his debut album tour.

When:Friday 19 May from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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Music

Proxemics

Proxemics - the branch of knowledge that deals with the amount of space that people feel it necessary to set between themselves and others. That with J:Kenzo (UK) & Chimpo (UK).

When:Thursday 4 May from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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Lyall Moloney

Singer/DJ Lyall Moloney it on his 'Get Up' tour. Dance / hip hop/ punk/ reggae.

When:Saturday 27 May at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$12
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Music

Agency Dub Collective

Agency Dub Collective are playing to happy happy their 12 inch LP 'Bang 4 your Buck'. Dance it up.

When:Friday 5 May at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:Free
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Music

AFRO-Funk Latin SKA Rock Hiphop!

A triple threat throwdown live with Lyre Byrdland (SYD), Los Chavos (ACT), Coolio Desgracias and House Mouse (ACT). Yes x 6.

When:Saturday 22 April at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$15
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Talk

NIAT III Artist Talks

Artists from National Indigenous Art Triennial III discuss their work in relation to the 1967 Referendum and other significant periods of resistance within the Australian context.

When:Friday 26 from 11.30AM to 4PM and Saturday 27 May from 10AM to 4.30PM
Where:NGA, Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Cost:Free
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Film

The Reel McCoy Film Club

Cult classics, timeless classics, and fringe dwelling gems. A really good film club.

When:Usually the second and last Sundays of each month at 1PM
Where:CMAG Theatre
Cost:$50 per annum
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Music

In My Arms

Felix Riebl (of The Cat Empire) is a tour called 'In My Arms' with his friends.

When:Monday 24 April at 8PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$35
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Film

Banff Mountain Film Festival

For the love of mountains - short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world.

When:Sunday 13 to Tuesday 16 May
Where:Arc Cinema
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Film

Fire of the Land and Freedom Ride

Two essential documentaries commemorating two landmark moments in activism by Indigenous Australians - 'Fire of the Land' and 'Freedom Ride'.

When:Screening until Friday 28 April from 9.15PM to 5PM weekdays, looped with intermissions.
Where:Arc Cinema
Cost:Free
Go:NFSA
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Film

Essential Kurosawa

Seven films by the great Akira Kurosawa selected by the great David Stratton.

When:Screenings between 14 and 30 June
Where:Arc Cinema
Cost:Season pass $80/75
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Film

Voices Against the Vietnam War

Counter-culture hits combining protest with heart, wit and mayhem.

When:Screenings between the 3 to the 31 May
Where:Arc Cinema
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Film

Blacklisted Hollywood

Classic film noir screenings from filmmakers who were controversially blacklisted in the 1950s (and beyond) because of their suspected communist sympathies.

When:Friday 21 April at 7PM and 26 April at 7.15PM
Where:NFSA
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Exhibition

The ANU’s Art Collection

As you can imagine, over the past decade or so, the ANU have amassed a pretty epic art collection.

When:Friday 21 April to Sunday 28 May
Where:Drill Hall Gallery, ANU
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Exhibition

Woman in a Wash Basket

Vee Malnar paints portraits of household objects. With them come reflections on mothering and multi-tasking, on identity in the chaos of housework.

When:Until Sunday 30 April
Where:Belconnen Arts Centre
Go:BAC
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Talk

Cézanne Lecture Series

A seres of seven lectures on Sundays about Paul Cézanne.

When:First Sunday of each month (except July)
Where:ANU School of Art and Design Lecture Theatre
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Exhibition

Common Ground

36 new and existing PhotoAccess members have documented and interpreted public space through photography and photo-based art.

When:Until Sunday 23 April
Where:PhotoAccess
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Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Nights

Come star gaze.

When:Friday 5 May from 7PM - 9PM
Where:Mt. Stromlo Observatory
Cost:Gold coin donation
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Shop

Suitcase Rummage

A mini market set up in suitcases. Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Vintage goods, arts and craft, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, records...

When:Sunday 14 May from 11AM to 3PM
Where:A. Baker Courtyard and surrounds

Cost:Free entry, or run your own stall for $20
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Shop, Talk, Workshop

Independent Publishing Fair

More than 50 independent publishers, zinemakers, artists and literary organisations from across Australia will offer up their wares for your perusing and purchasing pleasure.

When:Sunday 7 May from 10AM - 3PM
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Go:Noted
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Party, Talk

Noted Writers Festival

Noted Writers Festival is an independent celebration of words and writing for anyone and everyone who loves to write. The festival runs 3 - 7 May and all events are free.

When:Runs 3 - 7 May
Where:Various locations around Canberra
Cost:Free
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Music

Multiplicity

A night of musical offerings ranging from Electro Goth (Snuff, Sydney) to progressive stoner rock (Grand Duke, Canberra) and Metalcore scallywags (Kitten Hurricane, Canberra).

When:Saturday 13 May from 6PM
Where:The Basement
Cost:$15/$20
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Party, Talk

Lit Hop

Wear good walking shoes, BYO protest placards and shout your words into the night. Noted's beloved multi-venue literary bar hop is back and it's gone absolutely BONKERS!

When:Saturday 6 May from 5PM
Where:Various locations around the city
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Fire and Rain

Sally Blake’s solo exhibition at ANCA Gallery exploring the elements of fire and rain.

When:Exhibition runs 12 April – 30 April
Where:ANCA Gallery
Cost:Free
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The Lady Botanist

A exhibition of etchings and screenprints based on contemporary scientific vision by Erica Seccombe.

When:Exhibition runs Thursday 6 April - Saturday 29 April
Where:Megalo
Cost:Free
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Talk

Behind The Tag: The Global Apparel Industry

This symposium will explore fast fashion and its negative social and environmental consequences - an increasingly important issue worldwide.

When:Thursday 27 April
Where:ANU - Australian Centre on China in the World
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Chinese Whispers and Other Stories

Four emerging female artists of Chinese descent explore the complex and shifting nature of cultural difference, identity and migrant stories in ‘multicultural' Australia.

When:Exhibition runs 27 April - 21 May
Where:PhotoAccess
Cost:Free
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Music

Glitoris – Girls to the Front!

Glitoris are bringing Girls to the Front. A night celebrating that there are in fact at least three bands in the ACT comprised mostly of females.

When:Friday 28 April from 8PM
Where:The Basement
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Music

Canberra International Music Festival

The CIMF theme this year is 'Revolution' - music from the barricades of time. With twenty curated concerts, talks and dinners.

When:Thursday 27 April to Sunday 7 May
Where:All around Canberra
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Exhibition, Talk

Heritage Festival

The Heritage Festival peeps are exploring ‘Questions and Change’; the festival will facilitate conversation around Indigenous inclusion and recognition through art, architecture and the bush.

When:Tuesday 18 April to 7 May
Where:Lots of different locations
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Performance

48 Hr Palm Sunday Vigil for Refugees

From 1PM to the end of the Palm Sunday rally, the Refugee Action Committee will be holding a 48 hour vigil in Civic Square. There will be film screenings, public lectures, performances and good vibes.

When:From 1pm on Friday 7 April
Where:Civic Square
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Music

Music in Turrell’s Skyspace

A newly commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. Sunset. At James Turrell's 'Within Without' Skyspace. Mwah. Yes.

When:Monday 1 May to Friday 5 May at 5.10PM
Where:James Turrell's Skyspace at the NGA
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Film

A Very Long Engagement

'Un long dimanche de fiançailles' - a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

When:Tuesday 25 April at 2:15pm
Where:NGA, James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free (but you have to book)
Go:NGA
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Music

Cinnamon Records Farewell

Come say goodbye to one of Canberra's favourite record labels - Cinnamon Records

When:Saturday 6 May from 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$5
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Party

Electric Avenues at You Are Here

You Are Here festival is turning Haig Park on its head. Armed with music, art and good company, they’ll transform this iconic inner-city space into a weird and magical world.

When:Friday 7 April, from 6PM 'til late
Where:Haig Park
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

New Works by Kristina Neumann

Hand made, wearable objects in response to the built environment.

When:Runs 7 - 30 April
Where:KIN Gallery
Cost:Free
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Performance

Autonomous

Positioning the car as the dancer, Australian Dance Party examines the motorised car choreographies of our lives and ask 'Does the freedom of car ownership mitigate its impact?'

When:Wednesday 5 April from 7:30PM
Where:CBD carpark
Cost:Free
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Music

Mick Thomas at Smith’s – Late Show

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is gonna be at Smith's

When:Thursday 1 June, from 9:30PM
Where:Smith's Alternative Bookshop
Cost:$35/30
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Exhibition

ELAPSE

Group exhibition exploring dehydration, erosion and degradation

When:Runs 22 March to 9 April
Where:ANCA Gallery Dickson
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Booksmart

A solo exhibition by Josh Owen celebrating the death of print encyclopaedias.

When:Runs 30 March - 9 April
Where:CCAS Manuka
Cost:Free
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‘Borrow Tomorrow’ by Luke Chiswell

A new body of work by Luke Chiswell that continues his exploration of objects within space, abstracting perception and scale.

When:Opens Friday 7 April at 6PM.  On show until Sunday 7 May 2017.
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Performance

Intoxication

Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse online.

When:Thursday 6 April from 6.30PM to 10PM
Where:A house in the inner north (they'll let you know when you book)
Cost:$20
Go:YAH17
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Talk

Australian Dream Consultancy

A talk with Canberrans (that's you!) about cost of living pressures and how the concept of the domestic is changing.

When:Friday 7 to Saturday 8 April
Where:Garema Place
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Exhibition

Garage Gallery

A walking group exhibition with video artworks from Luke Aleksandrow, Oscar Capezio, Tony Curran, Heath Franco, Nathan Gray, Alex Hobba, Shags and Angela Tiatia.

When:Wednesday 5 April from 6PM
Where:Anvil Studio, The Hamlet, Braddon
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You Are Here

A mostly free five day festival of curated, independent and experimental arts. Playful, irreverent and lo-fi.

When:Wednesday 5 April to Sunday 9 April
Where:Around Canberra
Go:YAH
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Eat Drink

Drinking Class # 1

Beer brewers Young Henry and whisky distillers Bruichladdich are holding a tasting at the Monster kitchen and bar. They will be serving up four brews and four spirits to taste and talk about.

When:Thursday 20 April from 7PM
Where:Mosaic room at Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$50
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Talk

Paul Fuog / Appropriation

Paul Fuog (of U-P and Field Experiments) is doing an AGDA talk on the appropriation and restraint. Appropriation - a dirty word or an important design tool?

When:Monday 10 April from 6PM for 6.30PM start
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:$20 / $25 / $45
Go:AGDA
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Music

Bunch of A5s

Short (well, A5 sized) commissioned compositions from Emma Kelly, Paul Heslin, Chloe Hobbs and Ben Drury. Curated by Reuben Ingall.

When:Wednesday 5 April, 9PM - 10PM
Where:You Are Here Festival Hub, Northbourne Avenue
Cost:Free
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Workshop

Creating a Bee-Friendly Backyard

Honey. Honey.

When:Tuesday 23 May, 6PM - 8PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
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Keeping Backyard Chooks

Fresh eggs for breakfast.

When:Tuesday 2 May, 6PM - 8PM
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Growing Garlic at Home

Learn how to go grow delicious (and potentially life saving) garlic in your backyard.

When:Tuesday 4 April, 6PM - 8PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
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Borrow Tomorrow

In his upcoming solo show ‘Borrow Tomorrow’, Luke Chiswell presents a new body of work that continues his exploration of objects within space, abstracting perception and scale.

When:Opens Friday 7 April at 6PM. On show until Sunday 7 May 2017.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Monster Mash # 2

Chefs and good friends Sean McConnell (Monster kitchen and bar) and Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan) are cooking up a collaborative menu for lunch as part of Good Food Month. Yabby jaffles, banofee pies and good times.

When:Saturday 25 March at 12.30PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$125 (for lunch but not drinks)
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Performance

The Ritual of Reading in Bed

Reading in bed is an important night-time ritual that helps lots of us transition from a state of wakefulness (thinking about the five million things we didn’t get to) to one of rest.

When:Sunday 26 March, 6:00PM
Where:Room 105, Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free, bookings essential
Go:TIX
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Polish Club at Transit

The loudest goddamn soul outfit you’ve ever heard. Good good gooooood stuff.

When:Thursday 1 June at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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Yoko Oh No

Some head banging tunes with Yoko Oh No, Bleach It Clean and Crash House.

When:Saturday March 18 at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:Free
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Moaning Lisa – The Sweetest

A pre-order show for Moaning Lisa's debut EP 'The Sweetest'.

When:Thursday March 23 at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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M8

This exhibition of eight artists highlights the way relationships between each others’ practices have evolved and how conceptual and aesthetic inspiration has developed in each individuals’ work.

When:Opens Thursday 23 March at 6PM until 9 April
Where:M16, gallery one
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F#ck Art Let’s Party

Art Not Apart's electronic dance party. BYO. 18+. Not in NewActon but there is a bus here that will take you there.

When:Saturday 18 March from 9.30PM to 7AM
Where:Warehouse in Fyshwick
Cost:From $25
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Sound and Fury

The official performance art after-party of Art, Not Apart 2017.

When:Saturday 18 March from 7PM to 1AM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:From $10
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Film

Kendall Lane Theatre function space at Hotel Hotel in Canberra

Art Not Apart at NFSA

Art, Not Apart has grown like a big old vine and crossed the road into the NFSA. Giving light to the lesser heard and lesser seen with live performances and experimental projections.

When:Saturday 18 March from 1PM to 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
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Lost + Found

'Lost + Found' is the debut album of prolific local favourite, Endrey.

When:Friday 7 April, 8-10PM
Where:Mosaic Room, Hotel Hotel
Cost:$20/$15
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Not Wow

Paper can fold. Clay can be squished. Wood can be sawn. Metal can bend. It’s pretty obvious and unremarkable but pretty amazing at the same time. On visiting sacred spaces in Australia and Japan, it was the material of the object that really made an impression on Kirsten Perry.

When:Saturday 11 March – Sunday 30 April
Where:Hotel Hotel Cabinets
Cost:Free
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The Ritual of Bush Bathing – Mt Majura

Drawing on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) ‘The Ritual of Bush Bathing’ is a series of seasonal bush walks that aim to make us feel good by getting us back in there amongst the trees and the birds.

When:Sunday 19 March, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where:Mt Majura
Cost:55.50
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One-Day Shop by Mr Kitly

Mr Kitly will be selling a thoughtful and considered collection of functional objects in ceramic, wood and metal; kitchen utensils; textiles and fibre goods; reading matter related to crafts, design and architecture; tea and tea accoutrements, and a selection of plant-related goods.

When:Saturday 11 March, 10AM to 5PM
Where:Hotel Hotel library
Cost:Free
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Other People’s Lives

An exhibition of 80 documentary photos by local photographer Hardy Lohse on people living in small Australian towns in decline.

When:Until Saturday 25 March
Where:ANU School of Art and Design Gallery
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Music

Waterford the Rock Band

Waterford the Rock Band are releasing a new single, 'Libra II (Who must be Obeid)'.
They'll be playing with Nick Craft (ex Sidewinder). Come rock and roll.

When:Saturday 1 April from 7PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$7 CMC members / $10
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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Get up eeeeeearly to see Canberra's famous hot air balloons. Sadly no Skywhale this year.

When:11 – 19 March 2017 from 6:15AM
Where:Lawns of Old Parliament House
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Scandinavian Film Festival

Some of the best films coming out of Scandinavia - from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

When:Tuesday 18 July to Wednesday 2 August
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Flickerfest

Australia's best short film festival comes to Canberra.

When:5 - 6 April
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Young at Heart

Australia’s only film festival programmed for film lovers aged 60 and up.

When:3 - 26 April
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Spanish Film Festival

Dramas, romances, thrillers and major box-office hit comedies from across Spain as varied as the ceramic tiles on a Gaudi masterpiece. Pair with a glass of Cava.

When:19 April - 7 May
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Enlighten Noodle Market

Enlighten is back on. Come for the lights, stay for the noodles (and dumpling, dosa, Pad Thai, gyoza...)

When:Friday March 3 to Sunday March 12, from 5PM - 9PM
Where:Reconciliation Place
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Exhibition

National Portrait Prize

49 works chosen from 3000 entries - choosing the final 49 would have been a super hard job. Photographic portraits taken by Australian photographers - this is definitely one to go to.

When:Saturday 1 April to Sunday 18 June
Where:National Portrait Gallery
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French Film Festival

You know the drill - French films from France.

When:Thursday 9 March to Tuesday 4 April
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Australian Series Companion Pieces

Dog is god - a performance by Arcadia Winds and Dr Natalie Williams in response to the NPG's 'Popular Pet Show' exhibition. The first of the CSO's 'Companion Pieces' series. And there is a bar.

When:Thursday 2 March at 6.30PM
Where:Gordon Darling Hall, National Portrait Gallery
Cost:$45 (includes performance and exhibition)
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Monster Mash # 2

Chefs and good friends Sean McConnell (Monster kitchen and bar) and Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan) are cooking up a collaborative lunch. Except yabby jaffles, banofee pies and good times.

When:Saturday 25 March at 12.30PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$125 (for lunch but not drinks)
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Aphir Album Launch

Aphir returns to her Canberra roots to launch her new album, Twin Earth.

When:Friday March 17 from 9PM to 12AM
Where:La De Da Bar
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Performance

The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang)

A biting and magical satire set deep beneath the sea!

When:Runs Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 March
Where:AGAC
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Talk

All About Women Satellite

Talking all things feminism. Amanda Palmer (yes!), Zoya Patel, Alana Valentine and Katy Gallagher with host Virginia Haussegger.
Also, Gena Davis is making a (digital) appearance.

When:Sunday 5 March, 10AM - 2PM
Where:Canberra Theater
Cost:Free
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Soundscapes #8

Experimental, electronic and improvised sound.

When:Thursday 2 March from 9:30PM
Where:Smiths Alternative
Cost:$10
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Exhibition

Limiting Entropy

Artist Tony Curran and poet Lachlan Brown - a painter and a poet - collaborate through image and text.

When:Runs 1 - 19 March
Where:ANCA Gallery
Cost:Free
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Planetary Gardening

An exhibition investigating the space between cultural and chemical, organic and technological.

When:Runs 3 - 26 March 2017
Where:Photoaccess
Cost:Free
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Kid’s Cushion Concert – Star struck

What is a planet? What is a star? What is a constellation? Why is the sky blue? How many stars are there? All good questions answered in 'Star Struck', a contemporary dance and sound word for children

When:Wednesday 12 April at 10.30AM or 12PM
Where:Nishi Grand Stair
Cost:$10 / adults come for free
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Wine Week Party Launch

Eighteen wineries are bringing their wines to launch Canberra District Wine Week.

When:Saturday 1 April from 2PM to 5PM
Where:NewActon East courtyard (outside A.Baker)
Cost:$20 for a glass and unlimited samples
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The Ritual of Reading in Bed

The ‘Ritual of Reading in Bed’ is a series of Sunday night readings by writers and performers held inside Creative Room 105.

When:Sunday 26 March, 6:00PM
Where:Room 105, Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free, bookings essential
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Music

The Ritual of Bush Bathing – Mt Majura

The first of a series of seasonal bush walks developed in collaboration with Tyronne Bell. Walks to make us feel good by getting us back in there amongst the trees and the birds.

When:Sunday 19 March, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Where:Mt Majura
Cost:$55.50
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Exhibition

Not Wow

Melbourne’s Mr Kitly presents ‘Not Wow’ by Kirsten Perry. It’s a series of totems of moments that hold personal significance alluding to folk craftsmanship and subconscious spiritual rituals.

When:Saturday 11 March – Sunday 30 April
Where:Hotel Hotel Cabinets
Cost:Free
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Film

The Last Moose of Aoluguya

The Last Moose of Aoluguya is an intimate portrait of Weijia, a heavy drinking, soul-searching painter and herder, from the Ewenki people of Inner Mongolia.

When:Wednesday 22 February from 5:15PM
Where:The Auditorium, China in the World Building
Cost:Free
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Dersu Uzala

Against a backdrop of the treacherous mountains and icy plains of the Siberian wilderness, acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa stages an extraordinary adventure of comradeship and survival

When:Sunday 19 February 2017 from 2PM
Where:The Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World
Cost:Free
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Tributary Projects Opening

The first opening for Canberra's newest artist-run gallery.

When:Thursday 16 February, 6PM
Where:Tributary Projects
Cost:Free
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Canberra Multicultural Festival

Food! Lines for food! Culture! Crowds!
Bring ya' stretchy pants.

When:17 - 19 February
Where:Civic
Cost:Free
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Canberra Fringe

Things are going to get a bit weird...

When:Saturday 18 February, 10AM - 12PM
Where:City
Cost:Free
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‘Coincidences’ John Wardle Architects

‘Coincidences’ is an exploration of the work of John Wardle Architects (JWA) carried out by a series of prominent architectural photographers and artist, Peter Kennedy. This exhibition interrogates the boundaries between public and private spaces. Can a foyer have the intimacy of a living room?

When:Wednesday 18 January – Friday 17 February 2017
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Summer Strings in the Salon

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra are bringing their string quartet to play us some beautiful music in the Monster Salon and Dining rooms. Led by Barbara Jane Gilby the quad will perform contemporary classical Australian compositions.

When:Sunday 12 February
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:Lunch and show $70 / Show only $20
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Summer Strings in the Salon

When:Sunday 12 February
Where: Monster kitchen and bar
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Talk

Clementine Ford at the NLA

Time to fight like a girl.

When:16 February, 6PM - 8PM
Where:NLA
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Madeleine Thien at the NLA

A conversation with the Man Booker-shortlisted writer.

When:Tuesday 28 February, 6PM - 8PM
Where:National Library of Australia
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Exhibition

Making Design Research

Research never looked so good.

When:Runs 15 - 25 February
Where:Main Gallery, ANU School of Art
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Music, Party

Wind It Up

A new music festival is coming to Canberra's favourite back ally.

When:Saturday 4 March, 4PM - 11PM
Where:Verity Lane
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Exhibition

I see Re(a)d

Ladies who art.

When:Until Sunday 26 February
Where:ANCA Gallery
Cost:Free
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Talk

Gravitational Waves and Spacetime

Colliding black holes! Gravitational waves! Radiant energy! Confused? Not after Professor Dean Rickles schools you.

When:Tuesday 7 February from 5.30PM
Where:Australian Academy of Science
Cost:$10
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Performance

The Vinyl Lounge

A safe place for vinyl addicts to come together share music and stories in pure analogue.

When:The first Friday of every month
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:Free
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Talk

Versailles: On Gesture

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will transport you to Versailles, playing the most popular court music of the day.

When:Saturday 4 February from 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$45.00
Go:NGA
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Performance

Richard 3

“Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe”- Richard III, Act V, Scene III.

When:Preview Thursday 6 April at 7.30PM. Opens Friday 7 April at 7.30PM. Until Saturday 15 April.
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$95.50
Go:Canberra Theatre
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Bernard Fanning & Kasey Chambers- Sooner or Later

A couple of songbirds, making sweet music together.

When:Tuesday 21 February 2017
Where:The Canberra Theatre
Cost:$92.15
Go:The Canberra Theatre
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Pip Utton: Maggie

Revel in a little Thatcherism with Maggie

When:Opens Friday 10 February 2017. Until Sunday 12 February 2017
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$40.00
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The Waifs

25 years on, still the perfect folky, Australian soundtrack for the tail end of the summer.

When:Thursday 16 March from 7:30PM
Where:Canberra Theatre
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Exhibition

Large Portraits

A solo exhibition by Charlie White.

When:Saturday 11 February, 6PM - 10PM
Where:Fitters Workshop in Kingston
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The Soul Sessions

Northern, Motown, Modern, Crossover and R&B.
45" vinyls playing from 9PM.

When:Thursday 16 February
Where:Bar Rochford
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Performance

Pip Utton: Churchill

Pour a scotch, light a cigar and chew the fat with Winston

When:Opens Tuesday 7 February 2017. Until Thursday 9 February 2017.
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$40.00
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Eat something sexy

The Monster has thought up a special dinner menu for the day of love.

When:Tuesday 14 February
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$90 per person
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Exhibition

Intersections

Criss-crossing moments from daily life. A group exhibition.

When:Until Sunday 5 February
Where:M16 Artspace
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Exhibition

‘Coincidences’ – John Wardle Architects

An architectural exhibition that interrogates the boundaries between public and private spaces.

When:Until 17 February
Where:Nishi Gallery
Go:Opening event
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Summer Strings in the Salon

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra are bringing their string quartet to play us some music in the Salon and Dinging rooms. Two ticket types – one involves lunch.

When:Sunday 12 February
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$20/$70
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Soundscapes #7

Experimental, electronic and improvised sound.
Featuring Reuben Ingall's multi-tasking Microwave Drone Ritual: creating lush drone music at the same time as cooking a meat pie.

When:Thursday 2 February from 9:30PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
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Exhibition

Aethēr

Landscape, distance and depth. A solo exhibition of kiln formed glass by Lucy Palmer.

When:Until Sunday 5 February
Where:M16 Artspace
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Xylouris White at Monster // Sold Out

Xylouris White is playing at the Monster and Sean McConnell will be serving up his spin on a shared taverna dinner before the performance. It’s too bad we can’t smoke ciggies in there.

When:Saturday 11 March. Dinner from 7PM. Performance from 9PM.
Where:Monster’s Salon and Dining rooms
Cost:$25/$80
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Xylouris White at Monster

Xylouris White is playing at the Monster and Sean McConnell will be serving up his spin on a shared taverna dinner before the performance. It’s too bad we can’t smoke ciggies in there.

When:Saturday 11 March. Dinner from 7PM. Performance from 9PM.
Where:Monster’s Salon and Dining rooms
Cost:$25/$80
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Exhibition

Miniature Glass 17

No sudden movements.

When:27 January 'til 25 February
Where:Bilk Gallery
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Finlandia Hymn

Exploring photographic representations of Finnish culture, intertwined with landscape.
A solo exhibition by Anja Loughhead.

When:Runs 2 'til 26 February
Where:PhotoAccess
Cost:Free
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Move up to the Views

Land in flux.
David Flanagan's images of areas in Northern Canberra destined to become new suburbs.

When:Runs 2 'til 26 February
Where:PhotoAccess
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

The Sell: Australian Advertising 1790s to 1990s

This exhibition sells itself

When:Until April 25.
Where:National Library of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NLA
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Music, Performance

CSO: The Shell Prom Picnic Concert

Picnic on the grounds of Government House while the Canberra Symphony Orchestra supplies sweet music to your ears.

When:Saturday 18 February 2017. Gates open at 4.45PM for a 6PM start
Where:Lawns of Government House
Cost:$30.00
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Art, Not Apart

Everywhere you look: art art art art art art art art.

When:Saturday 18 March from 1PM - 7PM
Where:NewActon Precinct, West Basin and the NFSA
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Music

Fossil Rabbit EP Launch

Dissolve into the looping electronica of this Canberra-favourite.

When:Friday 27 January at 9:30 PM 
Where:Smith's Alternative
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Party

ANU School of Art Ruby Ball

Art School Ball has a reputation for being … memorable. This one is going to be big – celebrating 40 years of the ANU School of Art.

When:Saturday April 1 from 6:00 PM
Where:ANU School of Art
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Talk

Feminartsy Story-Share

This month’s theme – ch-ch-ch-changes.

When:Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM 
Where:Smith's Alternative
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Workshop

Baking Sourdough Bread

Move over Mary Berry.

When:Saturday, March 4 at 1PM
Where:YMCA Bush Capital Lodge
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Cooking with Weeds

Want to impress your friends by using fancy locally-sourced, organic ingredients? On a budget?

When:Tuesday, March 14 at 6 PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
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Music

Tim Rogers at Smith’s

Tim Rogers is doing a gig at Smith's. Yeah, really.

When:Monday 9 January at 7PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
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Exhibition

Frank Stella

An exhibition of work by the master printer, Frank Stella. His work is described as a 'spring-loaded' mix of colour and form. BYO sunglasses.

When:Until June
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Artists of the Great War

Wartime as remembered through art – featuring work by Official War Artists, soldiers and civilians.

When:Until June 2016
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Same Same Different // Sold Out

A conversation between two friends - Italian born architects Enrico Taglietti and Gianmatteo Romegialli working (respectively) in Canberra and Milan. Presented by Hotel Hotel.

When:Sunday 15 January at 3PM
Where:Monster Salon and Dining Rooms, Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free
Go:Sold out!
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BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

Poetry and beer and yelling.

When:Wednesday 18 January from 7:30PM
Where:The Phoenix
Cost:Free
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Workshop

Backyard Beekeeping

Honey Honey

When:Tuesday 24 January at 6PM
Where:Canberra Environment Centre
Cost:25
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The Whitlams

Time flies. Those Whitlam boys are celebrating their 25th anniversary. To celebrate they are bringing along an orchestra.

When:Friday 5 May
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$80/$90
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Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is bringing her title of 'queen of punk cabaret' to town.

When:Saturday 4 March
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$66/$86
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Skeggs

Skegss brings the surfer slash summer viiiiibes.

When:Friday 13 January from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$12
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D.R.I.

In the hard core punk and thrasher communities this is a big deal - Dirty Rotten Imbeciles are coming from Texas. BYO earplugs.

When:Thursday 16 February
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$49
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Music

Bootleg Rascal

YAY! Bootleg Rascal are on a 'Shake N Bake' tour.

When:Friday 20 January at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$15
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Film

Cemetery of Splendour

A sleeping illness causes hallucinations to become indistinguishable from reality.

When:Friday 3 February, 7PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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Talk

Feminist Bookclub: Skylarking

Feminartsy’s Read Like a Feminist Bookclub is back for 2017. First up is ‘Skylarking’ by Kate Mildenhall.

When:Saturday 4 February, 2PM - 3:30PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
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PAWS for Art

Dogs plus art.
BYO dog.

When:Saturday 21 January, 11AM - 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
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Performance

The Screwtape Letters

A wry and witty insight into human nature through the correspondence between senior demon, Screwtape and his nephew and junior tempter Wormwood.

When:Monday 19 December from 7:30PM. Until Friday 23 December
Where:The Courtyard Studio
Cost:$40.00
Go:CTC
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Shadow House Party

Performance art peppered with Shakespeare and punk.

When:Tuesday 17 January from 7:30PM. Runs until Saturday 21 January
Where:The Courtyard Studio
Cost:$39.00
Go:CTC
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Film

The Miracle Woman

Preacher's daughter turned con artist. Fake miracles abound in this 1931 film.

When:Sunday 19 February at 2PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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It Happened One Night

This 1934 Frank Capra classic is possibly the ultimate romantic comedy.

When:Sunday 12 February at 2PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
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Three Days to Live

A screening of a recently restored 1924 mystery. Also, a silent film presented with a live musical accompaniment.

When:Sunday 5 February at 2PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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Lost Horizon

Frank Capra's 1937 vision of paradise on Earth, Shangri-La.

When:Sunday 5 February at 4:30PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
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Film

Friday the 13th Horror

A double bill of 1960s vintage horror. Rosemary's Baby and Pet Sematary.

When:Friday 13 January, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1950s American sci-fi. Alien invasions. Giant, human-growing seed pods. What more could you want for your Sunday arvo?

When:Sunday 29 January at 2:00PM
Where:Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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Music

Arboretum After Hours

The National Arboretum is staying up late(ish) this January. Spend a summer evening listening to live music amongst the trees.

When:Friday 6, 13 and 20 January from 4:30PM
Where:National Arboretum Canberra
Cost:Free
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RÜFÜS

Dancing tunes! Come doof with Rüfüs on their 'Full Bloom' tour.

When:Friday 17 February at 8PM
Where:UC Refectory
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NYE – Business As Usual

The Monster will be open as usual on New Year's Eve! Come play.

When:Saturday 31st January - New Year's Eve
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
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Autumn Strings in the Salon

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra are bringing a string duo for the Autumn Strings in the Salon session.

There are two ticket types – one involves lunch.

When:Sunday 21 May at 1PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$20/$70
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Hunter Sale

Dreamy local fashion label, Hunter, is having a summer sale. Just in time to find that perfect Christmas outfit.

When:Saturday 17 December from 11AM - 4PM
Where:Bar Rochford
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Summer Fashion Market

Come for the clothes. Stay for the cold brew and homemade sodas.

When:Saturday 17 December at 11AM
Where:Lull Gallery and Workshop
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Music

Duo Amythis

Make lunchtime extra fancy with some classical guitar at the High Court.

When:Tuesday 20 December at 12:30 PM
Where:High Court of Australia
Cost:Free
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Cell Block 69

Canberra’s 80's rock and synth pop megastars. No really, we promise this will be good.

When:Friday 16 December at 8PM
Where:The Basement
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New Years Eve at A.Baker

Chef Bernd Brademann is cooking up a six course shared menu for NYE din dins.

When:Saturday 31 December at 7.30 PM
Where:A.Baker
Cost:$160
Go:Menu and tix
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Music

Birth Write Beats

Like gladiators, producers go head to head in a battle of beats. There will be screams, there will be glory, there will be samples- Are you not entertained?

When:Friday 16 December from 8PM
Where:Lobrow Gallery and Bar
Cost:$10.00
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Workshop

Production Masterclass

Join Steve Ward, Jamie Stevens and Mayah for an evening of techno academia. Graduation cap and gown will not be included on passing.

When:Thursday 15 December from 6PM
Where:Lowbrow Gallery and Bar
Cost:$20.00
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Carols on the Grand Stair

Coro are coming to sing you Christmas carols on the Grand Stair.

When:Saturday 17 December from 5PM to 5.30PM
Where:Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon
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The Commons Street Feast

A proper food truck line up and martini, beer and wine bars. The line up includes Gelato Messina (yum), El Poco Loco (Mexican), Vutu (Nepalese), Yalla Yalla (Lebanese)... Bring your stretchy pants.

When:Friday 9 to Sunday 18 December
Where:Commonwealth Park, Albert Street
Go:Opening hours
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Music

Boy and Bear

Sydney based indie folk rock band 'Boy and Bear' are coming to play.

When:Thursday 8 December at 7PM
Where:ANU Bar
Cost:$46
Go:Tix
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Spilt Milk

Music. Food. Art.- No need to cry over Spilt Milk (Unless you didn't get a ticket)

When:Saturday 3 December from 11AM
Where:Commonwealth Park
Cost:$90.00
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Music, Performance

Glitoris – The Disgrace

Local femme-powered protest band Glitoris present their debut: ‘The Disgrace EP’. With special friends Faux Faux Amis and Moaning Lisa.

When:Saturday 10th December at 7PM
Where:ANU Bar
Cost:$30
Go:Tix
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Julia Jacklin

Blue Mountains artist Julia Jacklin is heading our way as part of a big Australian tour. Have a listen and book your tix. It's a goodie.

When:Thursday 1 December at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$17.40
Go:Tix
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Eat Drink

Christmas lunch at Monster

You don’t have to spend half your day with your hand up a turkey and the other half doing the dishes. Monster kitchen and bar are putting on Christmas lunch.

When:Sunday 25 December from 12PM to 4PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$155 (lunch only) / $220 (with matching wines)
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Exhibition

Temporality by Enrico Scotece

Experimental landscape photographic works printed in the PhotoAccess darkroom by mid-career Sydney-based photographer Enrico Scotece.

When:Until Sunday 27 November
Where:Photo Access
Go:PA
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Exhibition

Finding Focus by Laura Hindmarsh

An exhibition by London-based mid-career Australian artist Laura Hindmarsh, incorporating film, performance and experimental photographic techniques.

When:Until Sunday 27 November
Where:Photo Access
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Walkabout

Velocity – vintage racing bikes

A look at local collector Peter Taylor's collection of vintage racing bikes. Bikes range from rare post WWII European bikes to an Australian bike raced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

When:Until Monday 13 March
Where:CMAG
Go:CMAG
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Fugitive Faith – a conscripted oath

An exhibition by Mariana del Castillo - recycled materials in a surreal reflection on identity, migration, religion and the body.

When:Until Sunday 26 March
Where:CMAG
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Exhibition

Take a Load Off

An ongoing series of figure studies by Erik Krebs-Schade that focus on the seated form and the form of the seat.

When:Wednesday 14 December to Saturday 21 January
Where:CCAS, City
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Exhibition

High Rise Low Rise

A contemporary art Contiki Tour put together by artists from Canberra and the Gold Coast whose disparate practices share regional connections, architectural references and touristic motifs.

When:Friday 9 December to Saturday 11 February
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Go:AGAC
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Performance

Vinegar Tom

A live performance by experimental art collective COUP about the witch trials in 17th century England.

When:Tuesday 29 November to Saturday 3 December
Where:Gorman Arts Centre, Ralph Wilson Theatre
Cost:$30 full / $20 concession
Go:AGAC
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Ode to Frosta

An exhibition by Susan Buret about how we set up home... In lament for Ikea's mass produced rip off of Alvar Aalto’s stool and how the 21st century first world nomad establishes domestic space.

When:Until Sunday 4 December
Where:CCAS Manuka
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Exhibition

Mother Tongue by Andy Mullens

An installation by emerging artist Andy Mullens exploring her Vietnamese heritage through video performance and language.

When:Opens Thursday 1 December at 6PM to Sunday 11 December
Where:Photo Access
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Exhibition

Collective Rhythm by Casey Crockford

A social documentary project exploring Canberra’s swing dance community by emerging artist Casey Crockford.

When:Opens Thursday 1 December at 6PM to Sunday 11 December
Where:Photo Access
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Serotonin Syndrome by Mikhaila Jurkiewicz

A collection of black and white domestic portraits featuring Sydney artists and musicians by emerging artist Mikhaila Jurkiewicz.

When:Opens Thursday 1 December at 6PM to Sunday 11 December
Where:Photo Access
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Film

Out of the Past

Film noir... "My feelings? About ten years ago, I hid them somewhere and haven't been able to find them."

When:Sunday 27 November at 1PM
Where:Canberra Museum and Gallery
Go:Reel McCoy
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Music

Black Milk

In his first time in Canberra, Black Milk will be showcasing his mix of top flight production and insightful lyricism.

When:Thursday 24 November 2016 from 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$20.00
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REMI- Divas and Demons Tour

REMI will be in town to offer some of his true blue Aussie MC mastery.

When:Wednesday 30 November from 8PM.
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$22.00
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Gingerfest 2016

Not a red hair festival or an ode to the root, this Gingerfest is a celebration of good ol' fashioned Australian punk rock.

When:Saturday 19 November from 4PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$30.00
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Performance

Abbe May: Doomsday Clock Tour

Abbe May will take you to church! You will find yourself dancing to bells in ways you never knew you could.

When:Friday 18 November from 8PM.
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$15.00
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Exhibition

Iconic Australian Houses

An exhibition of iconic Australian houses by the ever impressive Karen McCartney - 30 of the most important homes in Australia that have been designed in the last 60 years.

When:From Friday 25 November to Monday 13 March
Where:National Archives of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NAA
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Performance

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott- Disappointments

If you like your laughs wry and dry, a discussion on the disappointing aspects of life from Scotty and Jude may be right up your ally.

When:Sunday 4 December from 5PM.
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$54.90
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Performance

The Nutcracker

An enduring Christmas fantasy, the Nutcracker will arabesque onto the Canberra Theatre stage.

When:Wednesday 23 November. Until Sunday 27 November
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$50.00- $90.00
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Exhibition

Down to Earth

A collection of works created by South Coast artist Nicole Grimm-Hewitt that look at the Earth from an aerial perspective.

When:Thursday 24 November until Sunday 11 December. Opening launch Saturday 26 November at 6PM
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Cost:Free
Go:Nicole Grimm-Hewitt
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Canberra Comedy Festival

Laughs courtesy of the best of the Canberra Comedy Festival line up

When:Saturday 19 November from 7:30PM
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$37.00 - $39.00
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Walkabout

Westside Village Carnival

Grab a dagwood dog, follow it up with fairy floss, jump on a ride that flings you into the air and try and win a giant bear for your crush. Its the stuff a 1980's teen montage is made of.

When:Friday 25 November from 6PM. Until 27 November
Where:Westside Village
Cost:Free
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Show and Tell Design Market

Still looking for Christmas pressies for you nearest and dearest, or perhaps for your obscure and estranged? If so, swing by to the Belconnen Arts Centre for this market of local designers and makers.

When:Saturday 26 November from 4PM
Where:Belconnen Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Go:Show and Tell
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ANU glass sale

It's just one hour to snap up all the prototypes, seconds and extra glassware made by ANU School of Art students and teachers.

When:Friday 2 December from 12.30PM to 1.30PM
Where:Outside the ANU School of Art Library, Childers Street, Acton
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La Grande Fête

There are few things more Canberran than a school fête. This one is one of the biggest. Except street food and rides. Bring lots of gold coins.

When:Saturday 5 November 2.30PM to 7PM
Where:Telopea Park School, Barton
Go:The old Le Burp
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Undercurrent design market

Over 60 Australian designer makers (from fashion to printmakers) are setting up stalls to sell you their goods direct.

When:Friday 18 November from 5PM to 8PM, Saturday 19 10AM to 5PM and Sunday 20 November from 10AM to 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition

School of Art Grad show

Come have a geez at work from students that might be the next big deal in Australia at the ANU School of Art Grad show.

When:Opens Friday 25 November at 6PM. Until Sunday 4 December.
Where:Main gallery, School of Art
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Meraki at Močan

The lovelies at Močan regularly host Meraki night - a small collection of local designers and craftspeople to exhibit and sell their works. It will include ceramic tablewares, textiles and wood work.

When:Sunday 13 November at 5PM
Where:Močan and Green Grout
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Design Canberra Festival

Design and design related events happening all around town.

When:Until Friday 25 November
Where:All around town
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Music

Weird Frontier

A one-day music festival that celebrates the new wave of alternative and experimental Australian music. With Aphir, beatrice, Elisabeth DIXON, Kane Ikin, KANGAROO LIFE SAVER, Monica Brooks...

When:Saturday 12 November from 2PM to 11PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
Cost:$25 early bird / $35 pre sale / $40 at the door
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Day of the dead fiesta

Clave Manía, Los Chavos, Zambezi Sounds, Mandacaru, Brass Knuckle Brass Band. Read latin jazz, new orleans funk, ska reggae, Brazilian forro and West African dance music. Read booty shakin'.

When:Saturday 5 November from 3PM to 11.30PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
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Exhibition

The popular pet show

Portraits of famous and obscure Australians and their pets by contemporary artists.

When:Friday 4 November to Monday 13 March
Where:National Portrait Gallery
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Talk

The relevance of design

A talk by leading design festival curator and thinker Giovanna Massoni on why design matters in the contemporary world.

When:Saturday 19 November at 2PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:$20, $15 Craft ACT/NGA members
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Film

Rembrandt

A film that is all about an exhibition from the National Gallery, London and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - all about Rembrandt.

When:Sunday 20 November at 2PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:$12, $10 (members/concession)
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Girl with a pearl earring

Mauritshuis is the place to go and see paintings from Holland's Golden Age. The film looks at the mysteries behind Vermeer's ''Girl with a pearl earring' and lots of other Golden Age masterpieces.

When:Sunday 13 November at 2PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:$12, $10 NGA members/concession
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Manet: Portraying life

The NGA's exhibitions on screen series - Manet. The man. Some say the father of modern art.

When:Sunday 6 November at 2PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:$12, $10 NGA members/concession
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Exhibition, Performance

Reading for the End of Time

Mike Parr's durational performance based on Roland Barthes' 'Camera Lucida' ('La Chamber Claire'). The book is at once an essay on the essence of photography and a eulogy to Barthes' mother.

When:Saturday 5 November at 10.30AM
Where:Mike Parr Information Centre at the NGA
Cost:Free just rock up
Go:NGA
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German Film Festival

Contemporary, award-winning, and internationally acclaimed German-language films with English subs. Is gut. Ya.

When:Thursday 24 November to Sunday 27 November
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Titles and tix
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British Film Festival

The British Film Festival is back again with contemporary and classic titles.

When:Until Wednesday 16 November
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
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Exhibition, Party

Sketching process launch

'Sketching Process’ is a self-published design sketching book created by local maker SKEEHAN studio. Come and support the book at the kickstart launch.

When:Friday 28th October at 6PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Gay cliché

Super gay dance party for Canberra's lovely LGBTI community and friends. Anyone with good vibes and big love is welcome.

When:Saturday 5 November at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$10 at the door
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Music

Bad Manners tour

SKA! Bad Manners (made in the UK in '76) are touring Australia and New Zealand. Bring yo braces and doc martins and come skank! This is a once in a lifetime type SUPER FUN gig.

When:Sunday 30 October from 6PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:18+ tix are $50
Go:TB
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The Laurels – Sonicology tour

A beer and a boogie to these guys = yes, yes, yes lets do it now. The Laurels are releasing their second record 'Sonicology' and it's a goodie.

When:Thursday 3 November at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
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Exhibition

Make/Shift

Those kids at ANU have some skills! Check out what has been cooked up in the ANU Furniture Studio with this showcase of students' work.

When:Opens Friday 18 November with opening party from 6PM. Until Sunday 20 November.
Where:Desgincraft, 8 Tralee Street, Hume 2620
Cost:Free
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Wonga Pop Up Exhibition

Pop down to the Wonga Street House for this Pop Up exhibition featuring 5 local designers/makers.

When:Sunday 30 October and 13 November 10AM to 11.30AM.
Where:Wonga Street Eco House, 3 Wonga Street O'Connor
Cost:Free
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Luminary: Remembering Robert Foster

A celebration of the creativity, craftsmanship and beauty of F!NK + Co creator Robert Foster.

When:Opens Thursday 27 October from 9AM. Until Friday 25 November.
Where:ACTEW AGL, 40 Bunda Street Civic
Cost:Free
Go:Design Canberra
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Talk

The 50th Griffin Lecture

Do better designed buildings equate to better cities? This is the head scratcher that Graham Jahn AM, will discuss in the 50th Griffin Lecture.

When:Thursday 10 November from 12:30PM
Where:National Press Club of Australia
Cost:Single $70
Go:Australian Institute of Architects
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Music

Sunhaus Bobby tour

Brisbane-based indie rockers, Sunhaus, and trucking around on their 'Bobby' tour (to launch their 'Bobby' album). They are super sweet. They are bringing House of Strangers and Moaning Lisa along.

When:Saturday 22 October from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:Pre-sale tix are $10
Go:Tix and info
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D’Opus and Roshambo

Hip hoppers D'Opus and Roshambo are launching their new release 'Mayday' supported by suavess., Jedbrii, Lash and DJs Faux Real and Chemi-Cal.

When:Friday 28 October at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$10 at the door
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Andrea Kirwin

The very excellent Andrea Kirwin has come back for a bit to hang out like in the good old days (yeaaaaaah). Hi lady! It's nice to see you again.

When:Wednesday 16 November from 7PM
Where:The Front
Cost:$10 at the door
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Music

One Day Block Party

Hip hop collective One Day (Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Joyride and Jackie Onassis) are holding a block party and you're invited.

When:Sunday 18 December from 1PM
Where:Westside Village
Cost:Free entry
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Party

Sparky’s Reggae Party

Sparkys Jerk BBQ + reggae band Kinsky + local mob Zambezi Sounds Canberra + records for sale from Revolve = BAM BAM.

When:Saturday 22 October from 9AM to 11PM (bands start at 2PM)
Where:Old Canberra Inn
Go:Deets
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Exhibition

SOA PRO

An exhibition that showcases recent works by the pros and technical staff at ANU School of Art.

When:Until Saturday 29 October
Where:ANU School of Art Gallery
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Mud men

Mud men by Ramesh Nithiyendran: five giant sculptures made of clay... as well as concrete, sea shells, human hair and teeth, beads, cardboard, polystyrene, rubber snakes and the like...

When:Until Sunday 26 February
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Film

Once Upon a Time in America

The American underworld + Robert de Niro = Cinema Gold

When:Part 1 Sunday 16 October. Part 2 Sunday 23 October.
Where:Theatre of Canberra Museum and Art Gallery
Cost:$20.00
Go:The Reel McCoy Film Group
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Performance

Antigone

High stakes drama courtesy of Sophocles' classic Greek Tragedy.

When:Opening Thursday 27 October at 8PM. Runs until Saturday 29 October
Where:Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$45.00
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Othello

Bell Shakespeare's rendition of 'Othello', one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies (they are all pretty great though aren’t they).

When:Opens Friday 14 October at 7:30PM. Until Saturday 22 October.
Where:The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre
Cost:$93.50
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Exhibition

Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route

This is the story of the Canning, told from the perspectives of the Aboriginal people whose country it crossed.

When:Until 2017
Where:National Museum of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NMA
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Music

Joseph Tawadros Quartet

Oud player and composer, Joseph Tawadros will be bringing his skill, imagination and facial hair to the Street Theatre stage.

When:Friday 14 October from 7:30PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$39
Go:The Street Theatre
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Environmental Film Festival

A catalyst for positive and sustainable change and some bloody good films.

When:From Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:EFFA
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As It Is

A shared exhibition by Tess Horwitz, Caroline Huf, Janet Long. Using video, objects and images, the artists explore themes of impermanence and failure as inevitable, both in art and life.

When:Until Sunday 16 October
Where:M16 Gallery One
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Music

Birth Write Beats

Local music producers have a little live battle to make music from existing samples. This time the rumble is between Tumbles, Eelad, Whoa Nut, Uncle Dunc.

When:Friday 7 October from 8PM
Where:Lowbrow
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Ping Pong Jam

Ping pong, music and Polish beer. Money, minimal glory and possibly a pat on the back.

When:Thursday 13 October
Where:Polish Club
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Shining Bird

Experimental pop band, Shining Bird are playing supported by Sings and Symbols. This should be a goodie.

When:Wednesday 5 October at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:Free
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The Hard Aches

Two piece indie punk rock. The Hard Aches. With their new EP 'I Freak Out'.

When:Saturday 15 October at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$20
Go:Tix
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Kingfisha

Six piece reggae dub band Kingfisha are releasing their second album - 'Offered It Up'.

When:Friday 21 October at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$20
Go:Tix
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Party

CLIPPED Music Video Festival

If video killed the radio star, CLIPPED is out to dance on the grave. A jam packed night of music videos, premieres, industry speakers, VJS and live music are all part and parcel of the program.

When:Friday 30 September 2016
Where:Arc Cinema, Canberra, ACT
Cost:$20.00
Go:NFSA
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Film

Queer Screen Film Fest

Queer Screen Film Fest showcases the best in LGBTIQ cinema. Arc Cinema will be screening two of the festival's highlights; 'Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four' and 'Other People'.

When:Saturday 1 Ocotber 2016
Where:The National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$19.00
Go:Queer Screen
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Exhibition

Horse

Grace Costa explores her innate captivation with horses through her lens, photographing unbridled horses in one of Canberra's most treasured sites bringing them out of their natural surroundings.

When:Wednesday 2 November until Sunday 20 November. Opening launch Friday 4 November at 6PM
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Cost:Free
Go:Grace Costa
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Mutable Realities

Looking beyond the everyday, 'Mutable Realities' draws together artists who use their work to explore the inexplicable intangible realms where meaning might be found or reason lost.

When:Opens Thursday 13 October at 6PM. Until Sunday 30 Ocotber
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Cost:Free
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Object Therapy Talk at ANU

Convened by Genevieve Jacobs and ANU’s Niklavs Rubenis, the Object Therapy panel invites a selection of Canberra contributors to discuss their repair works, including Alison Jackson and Rohan Nicol.

When:Thursday 27 October from 6PM
Where:ANU, Sir Roland Wilson Building, Level 2 (ground floor) Theatre; 120 McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Cost:Free
Go:Fix and Make
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Object Therapy Talk at UNSW

Convened by UNSW’s Guy Keulemans, this Object Therapy panel discussion invites a selection of Sydney contributors to discuss their repair projects.

When:Thursday 20 October from 5.30PM
Where:The Lecture Theatre, EGO2, E Block, UNSW Art & Design
Cost:Free
Go:Fix and Make
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Object Therapy Exhibition

Object Therapy is a design project that helps us re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. This exhibition features 30 repaired objects and excerpts of video interviews with the owners.

When:Friday 14 October to Sunday 30 October
Where:Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free
Go:Fix and Make
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In the Landscape

In the Landscape is a mixed media exhibition by artist's Amy Dunn and Annika Harding. The combined practices of photography and painting explore the artist's relationship with their surrounds.

When:Friday 2 September to Sunday 2 October
Where:Photo Access
Cost:Free
Go:Photo Access
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Performance, Talk

AGDA Pecha Kucha / Sink or Swim

1.Take five creative leaders.
2.Allow each seven minutes.
3.Mix with turbulent professional experiences.

BAM! You have a recipe for inspiration.

When:Thursday 8 September from 6.30PM
Where:LoBrow Gallery & Bar
Cost:$40 Standard / $20 Member / $20 Student
Go:AGDA
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Performance

The Wharf Revue

The all signing, all dancing political satire to help treat your post election hangover.

When:Tuesday 13 September from 8PM until Saturday 24 September
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$65.00 Adult / $55.00 Concession / $50.00 Under 27
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Talk

A month of Saturdays with Chris Richardson

The second in the ‘A Month of Saturdays’ conversation series. Karen Middleton sits down to talk about the big issues with economist Chris Richards

When:Saturday 10 September from 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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A month of Saturdays with Madeline Gleeson

The first in the ‘A Month of Saturdays’ conversation series. Karen Middleton sits down to talk about the big issues with lawyer Madeline Gleeson.

When:Saturday 3 September from 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Film

Italian Film Festival

Crime dramas, comedies, biopics, leading Italian actresses and of course love stories. The Italian Film Festival is on.

When:Tuesday 20 September to Wednesday 12 October
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:LIFF
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A month of Saturdays with Marcia Langton

The fourth in the ‘A Month of Saturdays’ conversation series. Karen Middleton sits down to talk about the big issues with Indigenous leader Marcia Langton.

When:Saturday 24 September from 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Festival of Dangerous Ideas Satellite

If you can't get to Sydney this weekend for the very excellent Festival of Dangerous Ideas, the Canberra Theatre Centre is streaming two of the conversations live at Civic Square.

When:Saturday 3 September at 11.30AM
Where:Civic Square in the City
Go:CTC
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Exhibition

Preset memory

A group exhibition by local photographers Lee Grant, Ellis Hutch, Blaide Lallemand, Mark Van Veen, Brenton McGeachie.

When:OpensThursday 8 September at 6PM runs until Sunday 25 September
Where:M16
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Granite and grain

An exhibition by Jane Duong and Chris Holly of hand printed argentotypes made over two years at Namadgi.

When:Opens Thursday 8 September at 6PM runs Sunday 25 September
Where:M16
Go:M16
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Music

Myles Mac’s five hour set

Soul Crane and Friends is back with curator of the Melbourne Deepcast and resident at Boney's Lost Weekend, Myles Mac. He'll be sweating it out with a five hour set with Not Quite Disco and Cressy.

When:Sunday 18 September
Where:Bar Rocheford
Cost:$5 entry
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Articulations of the Unknown

Works on paper by Hutch and Anderson about the "complexities of night and a shared interest in the outer limits of perception" and an exploration of darkness.

When:Friday 2 September to Saturday 1 October.
Where:ANU School of Art Gallery
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Music

Rebel Yell, California Girls, Alpha Male and Playful Sound

Say goodbye to old man winter with a little boogie on the dance floor with some electro pop from Rebel Yell, California Girls, Alpha Male and Playful Sound. This is going to be good, good, good.

When:Saturday 3 September 8PM to 2AM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:Free
Go:FB
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Music

Foreign Kings

Local band, Foreign Kings, are playing at Transit alongside the Central Coat's IVY and local Sorrel Nation. If you like a little big of a head bang you'll like the Kings. 

When:Friday 2 September at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Go:TB
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Music

The John Steel Singers and Alex Lahey

Six piece Brisbane band, The John Steel Singers, have just released their album 'Midnight At The Plutonium'. It's a goodie. They are celebrating at Transit along side Melbourne's Alex Lahey.

When:Thursday 25 August at 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Go:TB
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Strings in the Salon

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra are coming back to play us some more beautiful music in the Monster Salon and Dining rooms. There are two ticket types - one with lunch and simple entry.

When:Sunday 18 September from 1PM to 3PM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar Salon and Dining rooms
Cost:Two course lunch (main and dessert) and entry $65 / simple entry $15
Go:Tickets
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Exhibition, Film

Re-screening- Entropy: Painting the Sky After Turner

Alex Hobba and Amelia Chapman present eight short films based on a week the two spent in Tasmania.

When:Thursday 26 August drink at 6PM screening at 6.30
Where:Photospace at ANU SOA
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Holy Balm: activity album launch

Holy Balm is highly recommended for those who find their Sunday a little dry. The ‘mutant house’ trio will be launching their new album ‘Activity’. Be warned shoulder shimmying is a common side effect

When:Sunday 25 September at 8PM
Where:Lobrow Gallery and Bar
Go:Chapter
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Talk

Manus Island and Nauru

A talk that includes personal insights into Australia’s treatment of refugee’s in off shore detention centers.

When:Tuesday 16 August at 6.30PM
Where:ANU, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre
Cost:Free
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Talk

The Minotaur and the Mirror

A talk with Professor Edward Scheer about presence, performance and representation in Mike Parr's works.

When:Saturday 17 September at 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia, James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free but you need to book
Go:NGA
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Film

Latin American Film Festival

13 films from Latin America screened over 13 days.

Where:National Gallery of Australia, James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free but you need to book
Go:NGA
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Talk

Ritual and Extreme Actions: Performance Art and its Context

A discussion about performance art in Australia and internationally with a focus on ritual practice and extreme body actions.

When:Saturday 24 September at 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia, James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free but you need to book
Go:NGA
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Exhibition

Nervous: Installation

A collaborative installation with Heather B Swann - 'Nervous'.

When:Thursday 18 August to Sunday 20 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia, Gallery One
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Nervous: Performance

This looks fricking amazing. Heather B. Swann's 'Nervous' is a collaborative live performance and art installation. Spinning out of the theme of intense and extreme emotional states of being.

When:Saturday 3 September at 7.30PM and Sunday 4 September at 2.00PM 
Where:National Gallery of Australia, Gandel Hall
Cost:$45 adults, $40 members/concessions
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Talk

Absence of Totality

A talk with Mike Parr about his latest exhibition at the NGA, 'Foreign Looking' and his artistic practice of the last 40 years.

When:Saturday 13 August at 2PM
Where:NGA in the James O Fairfax Theatre
Cost:Free but you need to book
Go:Book
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Moon Festival

Eat moon cakes and worship the moon.

When:Saturday 10 September from 2PM to 8PM
Where:Lennox Gardens
Cost:Gold coin
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Exhibition

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking

This is the first exhibition to bring together works by Mike Parr in all media across his experimental practice from 1970 to the present.

When:Friday 12 August to Sunday 6 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Marking the Spirit

The two bodies of work by artists John Forrester Clack and Tobias Oliver Clack in this exhibition are expressions of the process of seeking out the self and of the human physical and spiritual existen

When:Friday 19 August to Sunday 11 September, opens launch Friday 19th August at 6PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Go:Clack
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Talk

Lecture 2: Blainey North and Tim Browne

The first in the contemporary architects speaker series put on by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Gallery of Australia... With Blainey North and Tim Browne.

When:Wednesday 14 September at 6PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:Series of single tickets available
Go:CASS
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Talk

Lecture 1: James Russell Architects

The first in the contemporary architects speaker series put on by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Gallery of Australia... With James Russell Architects.

When:Wednesday 7 September at 6PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA
Cost:Series of single tickets available.
Go:CASS
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Music

Winnie the Pooh

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra's wind quintet are performing alongside a narrator to tell the story of 'Winnie the Pooh'.

BYO cushion to sit on and teddy bear to cuddle.

When:Tuesday 4 October at 10AM (sold out) and 11.15AM
Where:Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon
Cost:$10 for children / free for accompanying adults
Go:Tix
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Exhibition

Cross Phase

A group exploration of materiality.

When:Until Sunday 14 August
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Tough and Tender

Art by a group of American and Australian artists from the 1960s to now explore the complexities of personal relations and individual expression – their work is intimate and raw.

When:Friday 15 July to Sunday 16 October
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:TT
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Music

Regurgitator

They don't need an intro... Regurgitator are playing at UC.

When:Saturday 22 October at 7PM
Where:UC Refectory
Cost:$45
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Exhibition

Diane Arbus – American portraits

The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten.

When:Until Sunday 30 October
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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The Forage at Odgers Lane

The Forage is putting on a mini market at Odgers Lane in the city - street food, drinks and good vibes in one of Canberra's oldest lane ways.

When:Friday 12 August, 5PM to 9PM
Where:Odger's Lane, City
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Talk

Plant Growth in a Changing Climate

Professor Graham Farqhuar (Professor of Environmental Biology at the ANU) will discuss the impact of climate change on vegetation around the world.

When:Thursday 25 August at 12.30PM
Where:Australian National Botanic Gardens
Go:ANBG
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Gardens That Have Influenced Us

Ben and Ros Walcott, the creators of a large native garden in Red Hill, reflects on the many gardens world-wide that have inspired its creation.

When:Thursday 4 August at 12.30PM 
Where:Australian National Botanic Gardens
Go:ANBG
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Exhibition

Objects of Virtue

Maker and collector Greybox Design and forager and florist Field & Coppice have put together a little show at Močan and Green Grout.

When:Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 September
Where:Močan and Green Grout
Cost:Free
Go:Močan
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Talk

Future Possible

A series of conversations about the possible future(s) of creative practice. How can creative thinking help us to understand what futures we face?

When:Tuesday 23 August from 6PM to 7.30PM
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Cost:$15/$10 (includes a drink)
Go:Tix
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Exhibition

No Feeling Whatsoever

Jay Kochel utilises 3D scanning, machine code and mechanised drawing to explore the aesthetics of meaning and mark making.

When:Until Saturday 17 September
Where:CCAS City
Go:AGAC
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Exhibition

Shapes of Doubt

An exhibition by Hannah Beasley - tension between flatness and relief, between abstract form and spatial illusion, between the centre and the infinite repeat, between lines collected into shapes...

When:Until Sunday 14 August
Where:CCAS Manuka
Go:AGAC
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Music

Bang!! Beng!! Bing!! Bong!! Bung!

For years now Nigel and Beth and the Canberra Musician's Club have been running a gig on their back veranda in Downer once a month called Bang! Bang! Bang! Now the Bangers have graduated...

When:Tuesday 16 August, 7PM to 10PM
Where:Smith's
Cost:$5 at the door
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If You Know What I Mean Canberra

Hiphoppers 'Horrorshow' are touring with 'B WISE' and this is their first stop.

When:Wednesday 12 October at 8 PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$30
Go:Tix
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Crooked Colours

'Crooked Colours' - "a live electronic trio, creating music that has one foot in the indie genre and one foot in a darker electronic realm".

When:Friday 19 August 19 from 10 PM
Where:Mr Wolf
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Yoncé Appreciation Night

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no

'Cause Beyoncé rocks thats why.

When:Friday 26th August from 9PM
Where:Mr Wolf
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Soundscapes #2

Soundscapes - electronic and instrumental experiments with Reuben Ingall, Future Conduits and pxxl hxslxn.

When:Saturday 6 August from 9.30PM
Where:Smith's
Cost:$7 / $10
Go:Smith's
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Film

Arab Film Festival

The latest in contemporary Arab cinema from Australia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Qatar.

When:Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August
Where:NFSA
Go:NFSA
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Alliance Française French Film Festival

Celebrating five iconic French actresses from films made between 1952 to 1975: Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Simone Signoret and Romy Schneideider.

When:Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:AFFFF
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Exhibition

FINK exhibition

An exhibition made by friends in loving memory of Robert Foster - local iconic designer and silversmith, artist, and visionary.

When:Until Saturday 3 September
Where:Craft ACT
Go:Craft ACT
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Diverse. Delicious. Durif.

A night put on by the Rutherglen wine mob in homage to the spicy, plummy little gem that is Durif wine. A four course dinner matched with Durif wines from the Rutherglen region.

When:Saturday 27 August from 7PM to 10PM
Where:Mosaic room at Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$140
Go:Book
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Muscat Mixology

A night of Muscat cocktails, canapé eating, and wine maker mingling. Come and learn about this Australian sweetie, Muscat.

When:Friday 26th August 6PM to 9PM
Where:The Mosaic room at Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:$100 per person
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Performance

Dance Party with CSO

A performance by Australian Dance Party and Canberra Symphony Orchestra and an investigation between dance and music.

When:Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 August in the PM
Where:Nishi Playhouse (aka the Fix and Make shed - up the grand stair to the left behind the pink door)
Cost:$30
Go:Dance
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Walkabout

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Based on the acclaimed BBC radio series by former British Museum director Neil MacGregor - a history of the world and shared humanity told through objects from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

When:From Friday 9 September until Sunday 29 January
Where:National Museum of Australia
Cost:$20 adult / $15 concession / $8 child / $45 family
Go:NMA
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Performance

The Salt Room: Poetry As Dissent

Poetry and performance about the social institutions and cultural norms that shape the way we think. From objectification to the government's asylum seeing policy.

When:Friday 22 July from 7.30PM to 10.30PM
Where:Gorman Arts Centre in the Gorman Main Hall
Cost:$5/$10
Go:AGAC
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Performance

Lawrence Leung: Very Strange Things

A show by comedian Lawrence Leung of experiments, mind games and impossible coincidences.

When:Friday 5 August and Saturday 6 August at 8PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$39/$44
Go:Street
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Performance

Slip Lane

Love, loneliness and Gungahlin. An absurdist original play about loneliness and human connection set on the fringes of Canberra…

When:Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 July at 7.30PM and Sunday 31 July at 6.30PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$32/$38
Go:AGAC
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Music

Matthew Sheens: Cloud Appreciation Day

Pianist and composer Matthew Sheens is launching his new album, 'Cloud Appreciation Day' - it sources from all sorts of place like West African grooves and 20th Century poetry.

When:Sunday 24 July from 2PM to 3.30PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
Cost:$20/$25
Go:AAC
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Exhibition

Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

The Palais de Versailles - generally know as the home of Louis XIV (aka Louis the Great aka the Sun King) and absolutism in Europe. The Palace has loaned the NGA some of its treasures.

When:From Friday 9 December.
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Go:NGA
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Music, Party

Can I Have My Hat Back?

Hamish and Heath are bringing haus, techno and confused dancing to the parish floor. Hats are optional but nice.

When:Saturday 23 July from 9PM
Where:St Volodymyr's Church 82 Archibald St, Lyneham
Cost:$6/$11 online
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Unsustainable #1: Marcus (Whale, Syd) + Alphamale

Marcus (with a solo set of non-album tunes) and Alphamale with electronics, viola and vocals.

When:Friday 19 August 8PM
Where:Lowbrow
Cost:$5
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The Gaps

The Gaps. "Get a slice of funk, put some blues sauce on it, then slam it between two slabs of rock and enjoy."

When:Friday 29 July 29 at 8PM
Where:Lowbrow
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Leah Senior + Melanie Horsnell

Leah Senior and Melanie Horsnell and their pretty folk roots.

When:Friday 29 July at 7PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$7/$10
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Music

William Crighton + Claire Anne Taylor

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor are making their way in from the NSW bush and the TAS rainforest to rip it up slowly and melodically.

When:Sunday 24 July from 8PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
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The Transylvaniacs

Hungarian, Romanian and Gypsy music from Transylvania and beyond. Drink vodka. Cry tears. Hug one another.

When:Saturday 27 August from 7PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$7/$10
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Three bands one mic

Old timey, bluegrass, country and 1920s style Hokum. Blues and ragtime baby. With The Plough, Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners and Doctor Stovepipe.

When:Friday 22 July at 8PM
Where:Polish White Eagle Club
Cost:$10/$12/$15 online or at the door
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Hey Hey Tour

The Canberra Musicians Club and Skandy Gramatic present 'The Hey Hey it's Saturday' tour with Latham's Grip, The Treehouse Children, Azim Zain and His Lovely Bones, and Duck Duck Ghost.

When:Saturday 3 September from 8PM
Where:Polish White Eagle Club
Cost:$15/$10/$8 online
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Plutonic Lab: ‘Deep Above the Noise’

The master! Plutonic Lab (Leigh Ryan (see Muph and Plutonic ('cause you know that we're heaps good!))) is coming to launch his new full length 'Deep Above The Noise'.

When:Saturday 8 October from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$20 online
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Camp Cope + Cayetana

Indie pop punk bands Camp Cope (MELBS) and Cayetana (USA) are playing a sideshow. Practice your high kicks.

When:Wednesday 14 September from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$25 online
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Lulu Raes – EP launch ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’

Pop rock outfit the Lulu Raes are launching their new EP 'All Our Parents Are Divorced'. Come for a shimmy.

When:Saturday 10 September from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$15 online
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Music

L-Fresh + Omar Musa + Sukhjit

L-Fresh THE LION is coming to make you put your hands up and get sweaty. With our much loved Omar Musa (rapper, poet, author) and Melb's Sukhjit (spoken word artist).

When:Friday 9 September from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$15 online
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Foam – single launch tour

Garage band Foam are launching their new single 'I Could Milk Myself' à la late 80’s/early 90’s.

When:Thursday 18 August from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:Free
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Rumblr EP launch

Rumblr - local Andalusian desert rock band are launching their first EP. Yes please times a million. Friends OrbisTertius and Babyfreeze will be there to warm and shake things up.

When:Saturday 23 July from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$10 at the door
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Eat Drink

Breaky at Monster

Monster has some new dishes on their breaky menu like Terra Preta truffled scrambled eggs on toast; and spelt and maple granola with roasted rhubarb, berries and whipped ricotta...

When:Open every day from 6.30AM
Where:Monster kitchen and bar
Cost:From $9
Go:Monster
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Make a Swarm Trap

Help a bee out by making a swarm trap – a safe house for honey bees. In this workshop, you'll make your very own swarm trap to take home and install with the hope of providing shelter to a bee colony.

When:Saturday 27.8 at 9AM to 12PM
Where:Hotel Hotel
Cost:$95/$60 Concession
Go:Fix and Make
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Shop

Record Fair

It's all in the name really. Records - rock, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, blues, folk, psych, hip hop and more. Hosted by Moonshine Records and Sugar Sounds.

When:Saturday 30 July from 10AM to 5PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
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Party

Braddon Block Party

They are (partially) closing the road and having a block party on Eloera and Lonsdale Streets. Market, street races, live acts, music and (it's not a party without) a float parade.

When:Saturday 29th October 10AM to 10PM
Where:Elouera and Lonsdale Streets, Braddon
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Talk

Canberra Writers Festival – Power, Politics, Passion

Bob Brown! Omar Musa! Stan Grant! Sarah Wilson! Very many excellent beings will explore the theme of power, politics and passion in the inaugural Canberra Writer's Festival.

When:Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August
Where:Multiple locations
Go:CWF
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Film, Talk, Workshop

Canberra International Film Festival

Local, national and international film screenings and workshops and talks on all things film related.

When:Thursday 27 October to Sunday 6 November
Where:NFSA
Go:Program
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Exhibition

A group exhibition curated by Alexander Boynes - 2° investigates climate change, it’s effect on the present, and the struggle to avoid environmental disaster.

When:Opens Friday 15 July at 6PM, until Saturday 20 August
Where:CCAS, Gorman Arts Centre
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Music

Splendour in the bar

Strangeways DJs is putting on a night of booty shaking till dawn (which is pretty late). Featuring Architect DJs, Eddie Shaggz, Growly Radar, Ced Nada, Megan Bones and more.

When:Saturday August 6 at 8PM to 4AM
Where:Transit
Cost:$10 if you get there before 10PM
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The Big Sarong tour

Joseph Liddy and the Skeleton Horse are on tour sprucing their new album 'The Big Sarong'. Get your funk on and shake it off with some hypnotic transcendental rock.

When:Friday 15 July
Where:The Phoenix
Cost:$10 at the door
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Talk

TEDxCanberra

TEDxCanberra are getting deep and meaningful by asking us to think about what life would be like if we were really, fully committed and present to the things we do and the peeps we love.

When:Saturday 3 September, registration Wednesday 23 July
Where:The Playhouse
Go:TXC
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Party

Dance Off II

80's prom gear! Dance off! With MC Duane LeCorey Michaels and Corey DJ's. 

When:Saturday 13 August from 7PM
Where:Polish Club
Cost:$25
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Talk

What kind of city do you want to live in?

The Sunday Assembly asks the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow 'what kind of city do you want to live in'? In this talk Snow will be answering this question and many more.

When:Sunday 17 July from 2.30PM to 4PM
Where:Majura Hall, Dickson
Cost:Free
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Shop

Show and Tell

A design market with stalls from designers, makers, illustrators and graphic artists in Canberra. ?

When:Saturday 23 July
Where:Belconnen Arts Centre
Go:Here
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Exhibition

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time

The NGA hosts Australian artist Fiona Hall's installation from the 2015 Venice Biennale. Hall brings together disparate elements that find alignment around politics, finance and the environment.

When:Until Sunday 17 July
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:Wrong Way Times
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Exhibition

Beauty in This

Works by Canberra photographer Maryanne Voyazis that speaks to moments in the human experience.

When:Opens Friday 15 July at 6PM. Until Sunday 24 July
Where:Nishi Gallery
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Barrio hotdog night

A super casual hotdog night. They'll have a variety of dogs available, vegetarian included. Actual dogs welcome. Walk-ins only. BYO. 

When:Thursday 7 June from 5PM
Where:Barrio Coffee Collective
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Repair. Make. Swap.

You will love again. BYO neglected clothes to be repaired, re-imagined, remade or swapped. Expertise and materials will be on hand to ensure that you leave with a piece you can love again.

When:Saturday 9.7 at 9.30AM to 11.30AM or 2.30PM to 4.30PM
Where:Hotel Hotel
Cost:$10/$7 Concession
Go:Fix and Make
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Film

Stronger than Fiction

Canberra's own world class documentary film festival. Docos about equality, human rights, sustainability, refugees, disabilities, LGBT stories, technology in the modern world and music.

When:Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 July
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Program
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Talk

A month of Saturdays with Tim Flannery

The third in the ‘A Month of Saturdays’ conversation series. Karen Middleton sits down to talk about the big issues with environmentalist Tim Flannery.

When:Saturday 17 September from 3PM
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Exhibition

Within Without

A major Skyspace by American artist James Turrell. It's a beauty - a pyramid, a stupa, a viewing chamber, an offering to and from the sun gods.

When:Every day at sunset and sunrise
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Shop

Southside Farmer’s Market

Fresh and seasonal produce that you get to buy directly from the region's farmers.

When:Every Sunday from 8AM to 11.30AM
Where:CIT Southside Campus, Phillip
Go:Here
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Exhibition

Streets of Papunya

Works from the new generation of painters from the epicentre of Western Desert art.

When:Sunday 15 July until Sunday 14 August
Where:Drill Hall Gallery, ANU
Go:Deets
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Walkabout

Peace, Love and War: the Denmans, Empire and Australia, 1910–1917

Lord Thomas Denman and Lady Gertrude Denma... The political, cultural and Imperial interests of this imposing power couple – and those they influenced.

When:Saturday 30 July to Sunday 13 November
Where:CMAG
Go:Peace
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Exhibition

Dissections

Technologically-precise sculpture depicts an artist. Speculative painting depicts a philosopher. Together, in this focus display, they explore physical and psychological manifestations of self-hood.

When:Friday 19 August until Sunday 27 November
Where:National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Go:NPGA
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Exhibition

Swarm Trap

‘Swarm Trap’ is an exhibition of conceptual and functional architectural objects made for one of the planet’s more important species – bees.

When:Until Sunday 10 July.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Exhibition

Michael Taylor: A Survey 1963-2016

The first major survey of expressionist painter Michael Taylor’s works - paintings and drawings from six decades, sourced from major public and private collections throughout Australia.

When:Saturday 9 July to Sunday 2 October
Where:CMAG
Go:Deets
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William Yang: Breathing the rarefied air of Canberra

Thirty five works by photographer William Yang from his residency at the ANU. They depict aspects of Canberra’s arts and academic life and evocative landscape images from our hood.

When:Until Sunday 17 July
Where:CMAG
Go:Deets
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Exhibition

Jay Kochel avarice : auspice

Large, gold and inflatable, this ambitious project by Canberra artist, Jay Kochel, continues his exploration of the Japanese concept of ‘reading air’.

When:Until 18 September
Where:CMAG
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Exhibition

Highway to the Wilderness

A solo exhibition by Canberra-based emerging artist Anja Loughhead.

When:Wednesday 13 July Sunday 31 July
Where:ANCA
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Exhibition

Black Box – life, walls and houses

A solo exhibition by Judi Elliott. This body of work is inspired by a description of a life journey and is using Elliott's signature, technical glass styles of cast, cut, fused and assembled glass.

When:Until Wednesday 27 August
Where:Craft ACT
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Exhibition

Embracing Innovation Volume 6

The sixth in the series, 'Embracing Innovation', looks at innovation in the arts with a focus on craft and design.

When:Until Saturday 27 August
Where:Craft ACT
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Exhibition

Behind your eyes, between your ears

Digital media artist George Khut is making an interactive artwork with his brainwaves by using biomedical sensing technologies to explore embodiment and mind-body processes.

When:Wednesday 29 June to Sunday 17 July
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Film, Music

Heartbeats and GL

'Hear My Eyes' screening series - screening Xavier Dolan's 'Heartbeats' to a live score performed by Melbourne 80's analogue synth pop duo GL featuring Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson. Good good good!

When:Thursday 30 June at 7.30PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$30
Go:Street
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Music

Slumberhaze Neon Demon Tour

Sydney-based 'Slumberhaze' are releasing the first single “Neon Demon” off their upcoming EP. Melodic electro pop. Real nice. Playing with Slow Tourismo' and 'Cape'.

When:Thursday 30 June at 8PM
Where:Transit
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Music, Party

Welcome Refugees Solidarity Concert

Beating the drums in the name of the rich contributions made by refugees through mediums not often seen. With 'Tapestries Of Sound', 'Kazuki', 'Raio De Sol', 'Ghostnoises' and lots more.

When:Friday 24 June from 7.30PM
Where:Polish Club
Cost:$10 - $15 tix online or at the door
Go:Tix
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Film

Don’t blink: Robert Frank (R 18+)

A film about Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank, best known for his 1958 photographs 'The Americans'.

When:Wednesday 22 June at 6.30PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12 - $16
Go:NGA
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Film

Hot Docs

The world's latest 'hottest' docos. True to form the line up is preeeeetty great.

When:Wednesday 15 to Sunday 26 June
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Line up
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Film

The Wolf in Australian Art

A documentary about Russian-born Australian painter and sculptor, Danila Vassilieff, often referred to as the 'father of Australian modernism'.

When:Saturday 23 July at 2PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Film

Philip Dadson: Sonics from Scratch

A portrait of sound artist and musician Phil Dadson, his ensemble 'Scratch' and the role of collectivism in art.

When:Wednesday 13 July at 6.30PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12 - $16
Go:NGA
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Film

Heart of a dog (R 15+)

A story by musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson about love, death and what it means to be human... With her dog Lolabelle as guide.

When:Wednesday 6 July at 6.30PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12 0 $16
Go:NGA
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Francophonia (R 15+)

Directed by Russian film maker Alexander Sokurov - an essay about the Louvre, war booty, and the role of art as the spirit of civilisation. It's his love letter to the Louvre.

When:Wednesday 29 June at 6.30PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12 - $16
Go:NGA
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Music

Juñor Free-Mined Mix Tape Launch

Dreamland hip-hop artist, Melbourne's 'Juñor' is taking his psychedelic show on the road for a debut national tour. With 'Genesis Owusu' and local fave 'Jedbrii'.

When:Thursday 7 July at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$15
Go:Tix
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Ngaiire

Electronic folk soul - Sydney based 'Ngaiire' is on a national tour with her second album 'Blastoma' with her friends LANKS and Jack Grace.

When:Saturday 9 July from 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$20
Go:Tix
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Playful Sound: Adi Toohey

'Playful Sound' (experimental multimedia event curators) are bring Adi Toohey to town to DJ. Come for a boogie.

When:Friday 1 July from 9PM to 2AM
Where:Transit
Cost:Free
Go:FB
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Rockabilly vs Psychobilly Rumble

Yup its a rockabilly/psychobilly rumble! With 'The Fire Katz', 'Bad Luck Kitty', 'The King Hits' and 'Raygun Rampage'.

When:Saturday 25 June at 8PM
Where:Transit
Cost:$10 / $15 at the door
Go:TB
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Orbis Tertius

'Orbis Tertius' brings their mystical stagecraft (they dress up in capes and play moderately heavy music on some pretty rad strings) and their friends 'Local Horror' and 'Bent Hen'.

When:Thursday 23 June at 8PM
Where:Transit
Go:TB
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Exhibition

Freaking out the neighbourhood

'Freaking Out the Neighbourhood' - a tight group show of painters who live together at 180 Dryandra.

When:Opens Friday 17 June at 6PM
Where:The Front
Cost:Free
Go:FB
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Party

Martini Party

The Martini Whisperer is holding a Martini Party in the Nishi Gallery. Martinis made with the good stuff (premium Australian craft spirits), canapés and jazz. Dress lounge glam.

Yes please.

When:Saturday 19 June at 6.30 PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:$89
Go:Tix
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Music

The Beards

"Just get freaky with a beard tonight". 'The Beards' are saying goodbye to their glamorous rock star lifestyle. But they are touring first. They are very silly.

When:Wednesday 29 June at 8PM
Where:ANU Bar
Cost:$30
Go:ANU
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Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams

Metal, punk, rock. You've been warned (bring your ear plugs to soften the blows).

When:Saturday 11 June at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Transit
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Halycon Drive

Melbourne indie pop band - they have a good beat to bop to. They are coming with their friends Brother Be and String Elephants.

When:Saturday 11 June at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Transit
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The Northern Folk + Tessa Devine

Albury 10-piece band The Northern Folk are heading up the Hume to team up with their good friend Tessa Devine to play their first Canberra Show.

When:Friday 10 June at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$5
Go:Transit
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Dylan Joel – Still Sippin’

Aussie hip hop!

When:Thursday 9 June at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:$15
Go:Transit
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Exhibition

Other Loves

Shanti Shea An's work explores the role of intimacy and touch in painting.

When:Thursday 23 June to Sunday 3 July
Where:CCAS Manuka
Go:More
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Bush Capital

An exhibition exploring the diverse natural history of our region, thematically structured around six habitat types.

When:Until Sunday 26 June
Where:CMAG
Go:More
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Film

Cine Latino

The first national presentation dedicated to Latin American cinema in Australia, with films from Mexico to Brazil, from Uruguay to Venezuela, from Chile to Guatemala, and everything in between.¡Orale!

When:Wednesday 10 to Sunday 21 August
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:CLFF
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Scandinavian Film Festival

The Scandinavian Film Festival is back. Australian premieres of films from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

When: Tuesday 12 July to Sunday 24 July
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:SFF
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Bringing Out the Dead

Often overlooked, this film makes the most of Nicolas Cage’s borderline psychotic onscreen persona. Cage is Frank, an emergency paramedic working the skeleton shift for too many years.

When:Friday 15 July at 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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The Age of Innocence

It’s Scorsese Season by David Stratton at NFSA. A starch-collared period tale of social politics amongst the New York well-to-do.

When:Sunday 10 July at 4.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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New York, New York

Liza Minnelli’s singer and Robert De Niro’s saxophonist meet on VJ Day, and together they make amazing music.

When:Sunday 10 July at 2PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Goodfellas

One of Scorsese’s greatest.

When:Friday 8 July at 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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The Last Temptation of Christ

An account of the life of Jesus, until his final temptation on the cross, featuring shining performances from Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey and David Bowie.

When:Sunday 3 July at 4.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Infernal Affairs and Scorsese Shorts

It’s Scorsese Season by David Stratton at NFSA. Good and creepy times. Scorsese loved Wai-Keung Lau’s 2002 hard-boiled Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs so much he re-made it, as The Departed (2006)

When:Sunday 3 July at 2PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Raging Bull

It’s Scorsese at NFSA. Good and creepy times. Love Scorcese. Love De Niro. Double love 'Raging Bull' (1980, M).

When:Saturday 2 July at 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Shine a Light

'Shine a Light' (2008, M). Equal parts concert film and artist documentary, Scorsese’s cameras give us the Rolling Stones’ 2006 'A Bigger Bang’ concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

When:Saturday 2 July at 4.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974, PG). When Alice’s bore of a husband is killed in a highway accident, she takes to the road with her young son, seeking a new life, possibly as a singer.

When:Saturday 2 July at 2PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver (1976, R18+). 'Are you talking to me?’ Robert De Niro’s Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle works a night job driving taxis in New York, driven to action by the crime and debauchery...

When:Friday 1 July at 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Oriented

'Oriented' (2015, MA15+) directed by Jake Witzenfeld is the story of three Palestinian friends exploring their sexual identity to the backdrop of Tel Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014.

When:Thursday 2, Friday 3, Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June at 7PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$14 / $12
Go:NFSA
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Party

Canberra Obscura

An exploration of what you see when you’re looking sideways.

When:Saturday 28 May 7.30PM to 11PM
Where:Ainslie Arts Centre
Cost:$15 / $10 tix at the door or online
Go:Creeky
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Performance

Anatomy of the Ideal Woman

This performative work by Julia Higgs about the body, consumption and Western social ideologies that make up the ideal woman.

When:Wednesday 1 June from 5.30PM to 6PM
Where:Main Gallery, School of Art, ANU
Go:ANU
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Exhibition

Material Objects

'Material Objects' a furniture exhibition by Elliot Bastianon and Andrew Carvolth.

When:Opening party Friday 3 June from 6PM to 8PM; runs until Sunday 26 June.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:Nishi Gallery
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Re:Place

An exhibition of recent paintings and mono-prints by Sue Chancellor, Elisa Crossing and Phil Page that brings together their thoughts on places over time.

When:Thursday 16 June Sunday 3 July
Where:M16
Cost:Free
Go:M16
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Exhibition

It’s For Your Own Good

Memories can be triggered by the simplest things – bindiis in the lawn, the smell of dagwood dogs at the show, floaties at the swimming pool.

When:Thursday 26 May until Sunday 12 June
Where:M16
Cost:Free
Go:M16
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Exhibition

The Divided Works

An homage to minimalism and the process of construction. Hugonnet recreates horizons with building materials that have a horizontal element.

When:Thursday 26 May to Sunday 5 June
Where:CCAS, Mauka
Cost:Free
Go:CCAS
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Relics

'Relics' by Diana Ellinger. "Bleached, saturated, uncomfortably laden with pattern, just a little bit tired, my paintings speak of their working process, the scars of their birth on their face."

When:Thursday 9 June to Sunday 19 June
Where:CCAS, Manuka
Cost:Free
Go:CCAS
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Music

Mulatu Astatke and the Black Jesus Experience

Mulatu Astatke and the Black Jesus Experience. The father of Ethio-Jazz and an eight piece global-funk-machine? Yes please.

When:Monday 13 June at 6PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$49
Go:Street
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Paolo Angeli and Mirko Guerrini

Sardinian folk tunes but different. So, Sardinian folk tunes but improvised... mixed up with jazz and classical contemporary... It sounds pretty great.

When:Friday 10 June at 8PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$25 / $29
Go:Street
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Stu Hunter: The Migration

Jazz and improv. With some of Australia's best musos.

When:Saturday 11 June at 8PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$40 / $35
Go:Street
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Performance

Aunty Donna

MELBS sketch comedy trio Aunty Donna are touring a brand ‘New Show’ across Australia.

When:Saturday 4 June at 7PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Cost:$30
Go:Street
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Film

Yolgnu Boy

Three Yolngu boys reluctantly face the transition to adulthood navigating the constant push-pull between European and traditional culture.

When:Friday 27 May at 2PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive, Arc Cinema
Cost:$5
Go:NFSA
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The Gumleaf Girls

Across four decades, from 1910-1950, Australian filmgoers were treated to a succession of bush heroines.

When:Friday 27 May at 5.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Go:NFSA
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Star Stories of the Dreaming

When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics, a new concept is born – cultural astronomy. A doc.

When:Wednesday 1 June at 6.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$10 / $8
Go:NFSA
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Shop

April’s vintage bon voyage sale

April's Caravan is closing down. For real. So everything must go. Vintage goods, music and milkshakes.

When:Saturday 28 May at 10AM
Where:April's House in Dickson
Cost:Free entry
Go:FB
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Music

Laura Palmer (MELB) w/ Agency, Office Jerk + TBA

Laura Palmer = melodic punk that should not be missed live.

When:Friday 3 June
Where:The Basement
Go:FB
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Object Therapy

A hands-on investigation into the objects that surround us – how they work, how to fix them, how to reclaim them, how to transform them and how to love them long time.

When:Call for entries closes on Monday 5 June
Where:Apply online at fixandmake.com.au
Cost:Free
Go:Fix and Make
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Exhibition

Colour in at the Nishi Gallery with George Raftopoulos

Join Sydney painter George Raftopoulos at the Nishi Gallery for an afternoon of colouring in and chatting about travelling the world.

When:Saturday 21 May 1.30PM to 3PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:FB
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Performance

Countermove

A new contemporary dance double bill by the Sydney Dance Company.

When:Thursday 19 May to Saturday 21 May
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$30/$69
Go:SDC
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Souper Bowl

A nice hand made bowl with hot soup in it.

When:Sunday 22 May from 10AM
Where:Straithnairn Gallery
Go:Bowl
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Music

Mere Women with Wives and Little Lunch

Two good bands - Mere Women (SYD) and Wives (CBR) and a first timer - Little Lunch are playing an ode to the forty-minute break between classes, complete with Le Snak cheese and cracker combo packs.

When:Sunday 22 May
Where:Lacklustre HQ
Go:Deets
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Heart Beach, Wives, Low Talk, Tom Woodward

Mellow sounds from Heart Beach (TAS), Low Talk (MELBS), Tom Woodward (CBR) and Low Stars (CBR).

When:Friday 27 May at 8PM
Where:The Polish Club
Cost:$15/$12/$10
Go:More
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Old Man Luedecke with Black Mountain String Band

Straight from Nova Scotia comes banjo songster Old Man Luedecke - this is a bizarre type of music Doc Boggs might have made if he'd studied poetry. Supported by Black Mountain String Band.

When:Saturday 14 May at 8PM
Where:The Polish Club
Go:Old mate
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Exhibition

Unfolding Memories

Solo exhibition by Colombian artist Rosario López.

When:Wednesday 18 May to Sunday 5 June
Where:ANCA
Cost:Free
Go:ANCA
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Exhibition

The Void Embrace

A solo exhibition by Shellaine Godbold.

When:Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 26 June
Where:ANCA
Cost:Free
Go:More
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Performance

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Poetry slam every third Wednesday of the month. Sign-up 7:30pm, SLAM from 8PM.

When:Every third Wednesday of the month. Sign up from 7.30PM.
Where:The Phoenix
Go:BAD!
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Performance

Salt Room

Writers and performers locally, nationally and internationally grown. Yen Erikson, Matt Hetherington and Geoff Page, and Fossil Rabbit.

When:Friday 20 May at 7.30PM
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Cost:$10/$15
Go:More
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CSO: Icon Water Gala

For the first time the Canberra Symphony Orchestra are hooking up with Opera Australia. They've put together a repertoire of opera features by the likes of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner a

When:Saturday 2 July at 7.30PM
Where:Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Go:Tix
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Exhibition

Obnoxious Ladies in the Australian Landscape

Australian art history frequently references male depictions of harsh and unforgiving lands to be conquered or celebrated as a great untouchable beauty often leaving out women’s experience altogether.

When:Until Saturday 18 June
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Go:The ladies
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Performance

Not Today Satan: Bianca Del Rio

Actor, insult comedian, costume designer, and drag queen Bianca Del Rio is a pretty permanent fixture in the New York and New Orleans scene.

When:Tuesday 24 May
Where:The Playhouse
Cost:$53.40/$73.50
Go:Book
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Performance

Tim Rogers and Davey Lane

Member of 'You Am I', dilettante, football fan, songsmith, legend, and all round nice man Tim Rogers plays songs from the last 20 years of his career and will be joined by compadre Davey Lane no less.

When:Friday 13 May at 8PM
Where:Canberra Theatre
Cost:$40
Go:Tim
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Performance

Little Shop of Horrors

It's alive! Frank Oz's 1986 cult rock musical horror comedy 'The Little Shop of Horrors' has been revived. It's the story of a love sick hero and a blood thirsty plant.

When:Wednesday 25 May to Sunday 29 May
Where:Canberra Theatre
Go:Horror
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Music

Sugar Fed Leopards

Like a glitter comet from the wild side of the disco globe, Sugar Fed Leopards are a blazing sextet igniting dance-floors with a cosmic cocktail of disco, soul, doo-wop and hip swinging rock ‘n’ roll.

When:Thursday 12 May
Where:The Pheonix
Go:The Pheonix
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Exhibition

The Transported by George Raftopoulos

George Raftopoulos plays with the notion of the migrant identity. His works are odd and he knows it. But being an oddity is all part of the migrant experience, it is a part of everyone’s humanity.

When:Opens Friday 13 May at 6PM. Until Sunday 29 May
Where:Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon
Cost:Free
Go:G Raf
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Performance

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar’s puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under the microscope resulting in fiercely intelligent and entertaining drama that reveals the prejudices of modern Western culture.

When:Wednesday 22 June to Saturday 25 June
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:Various
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Soweto Gospel Choir

Let the light in with some gospel music brought to you by the angelic voices of the Soweto Gospel Choir, all the way from South Africa.

When:Tuesday 16 August
Where:Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost:$70-$95
Go:Canberra Theatre Centre
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Black Mountain String Band’s album launch

Canberra's very own old-time string band will be busting out their banjo, guitar, double base and voice boxes to make some music that'll cure what ails ya.

When:Friday 27 May
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$10/$15
Go:Smith's Alternative
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Performance

Appropriately Inappropriate: Thao Thanh Cao

Test your threshold of sensitivity and head to comedian Thao Thanh Cao's very politically incorrect and inappropriate stand up comedy show at Smith's Alternative.

When:Thursday 12th May at 9.30PM
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$10/$15
Go:Smith's Alternative
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Performance, Talk

Night at the Museum: Passion

Twirl some fire, take of your clothes, draw some naked people, chat to a Madam. It's all happening at the National Museum of Australia.

When:Friday 13th May
Where:National Museum of Australia
Cost:$10
Go:National Museum of Australia
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Music

The Sugarcanes

The Sugarcanes, Melbourne’s most revered Rock ’n Soul ensemble, likened to bands like Alabama Shakes, are wooing audiences across Australia following the release of their debut LP.

When:Thursday 2nd June
Where:The Pheonix
Go:The Pheonix
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Brass Knuckles Brass Band

A local brass band playing live hip hop at Transit Bar?
Hells to the yes times infinity.

When:Saturday 21 May
Where:Transit Bar
Go:Transit Bar
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The Funkoars: ‘Mad as Hell’ Tour

Aussie hip hop legends The Funkoars will be rocking Transit and all its contents as part of their Mad as Hell Tour. You'd be crazy to miss this gig.

When:Wednesday 15 June at 8PM
Where:Transit
Go:Transit
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Film

American Essentials Film Festival

New films from the USA - thriller, melodrama, adventure, comedy, coming of age, body horror, political documentary, symphonic documentary, classics, music, cult, art, and biography.

When:Tuesday 16 May to Sunday 28 May
Where:Palace Electric Cinema
Go:Tix
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Music

Boogie Down Vol. 2

Get down, get loose, get buzzzyy at Transit's regular hip hop event 'Boogie Down Vol. 2', where Canberra favourites roll up and represent so you can krunk it Crooklyn style.

When:Thursday 12 May at 8PM
Where:Transit Bar
Cost:Free
Go:Transit
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Exhibition

Perfect Imperfect

An exhibition of perfectly imperfect objects, collected from around the world. Curated by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, in collaboration with Hotel Hotel.

When:Until Sunday 8 May.
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
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Suitcase Rummage

A mini market set up in suitcases. Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle.

When:Sunday 27 November from 10AM to 2PM
Where:NewActon Precinct
Cost:Free
Go:Come
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Party

Sound and Fury: cold winter hot party

Performance art in a party format. Expect music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art. Last time it was an immersive performance party with guest appearances by all-girl punk band Glitoris.

When:Saturday 4 June at 8PM
Where:NewActon Precinct
Cost:$20 early bird / $37
Go:NA
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Exhibition, Performance

‘stCloud: Frost Drawing’ by Gosia Wlodarczak

An eight-day drawing performance titled 'stCloud: Frost Drawing' by Gosia Wlodarczak. Wlodarczak looks to connect cultural spaces and their systems of sharing artwork, knowledge and information.

When:Saturday 7 May to Sunday 15 May 9AM to 5PM
Where:The Street Theatre
Go:Street
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Talk

Gosia Wlodarczak artist talk

Melbourne based artist Gosia Wlodarczak does drawing performances - intricate archival networks. She'll be talking about her work in the lead up to her eight day drawing performance.

When:Saturday 7 May at 2PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre at the NGA
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Music

Gardens of Delight

A musical excursion through the beautiful National Botanic Gardens, where anything is possible between the rain forest and desert.

When:Friday 6 May, 12:30-2:00pm
Where:Australian National Botanical Gardens
Cost:$25/$55
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Music, Performance

Nishi Sequenza

Come and listen to some talented humans make beautiful music in our belly, on Nishi's grand staircase in the Hotel Hotel foyer. Tix at cimf.org.au.

When:Tuesday 3 May, 12:30-2:00pm
Where:New Acton grand staircase, Nishi Gallery and courtyard. Meeting place: John Avery Gardens next to Nishi Gallery in Kendall Lane.
Cost:$25/$55
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Music, Performance

Naked Bodies at The Front

The Naked Bodies foursome have built a reputation for being one of the most electrifying and confronting live acts in the country. Their debut LP 'Piranha' is a chameleonic, genre-hopping explosion.

When:Tuesday 21 June
Where:The Front Gallery and Cafe
Cost:$10
Go:The Front Gallery and Cafe
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Film

Scorsese by Stratton

Get cultured throughout the month of July and check out David Stratton's favourite Scorsese genius brain babies at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Where:Arc Cinema
Go:National Film and Sound Archive
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Film

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016

Live vicariously via the Banff Mountain Film Festival; basically an international film festival for people who love those crazy extreme mountain sports and her majesty mother nature.

When:Saturday 14 May to Wednesday 18 May
Where:National Film and Sound Archive Arc Cinema
Go:Banff Mountain Film Festival
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Talk

Why we need Batman

Why is Batman so much better than Superman? What does the Dark Knight reveal about our struggle for truth and justice? If these questions ignite your bat senses then suit up and join the convo.

When:Thursday 5 May at 6pm
Where:Coombs Lecture Theatre, ANU
Go:Australian National University
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Exhibition, Performance

Ocean Island… Mine! by Latai Taumoepeau

A live performance by Latai Taumoepeau where she relocates a 500kg block of ice with a shovel.

When:Friday 29 April from 5.15PM to 7.30PM
Where:Kendall Lane, beside Goodspeed Bicycle Co.
Cost:Free
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Shop

Clothes Swap

Swap old garments for newness - bring up to ten items and drink wine.

When:Sunday 14 May from 11AM to 1PM
Where:The Shed, Nishi
Cost:$20
Go:Clothes Swap
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Talk

Human Rights and Refugees

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is coming to have a chat about Human Rights and Refugees. It's not going to be a light chat but it will be an important one.

When:Wednesday 27 April 27 at 7PM
Where:Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Cost:Free
Go:CRAC
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Party

Gay cliché

A dance party with good viiiiiibes. It's a good excuse to shake yo booty and make some $$ for Youth Care Canberra. Featuring - Cheese, Nay Nay, Victoria Mean and Megan Bones.

When:Saturday 23 April from 8PM
Where:Transit bar
Cost:$10 big ones
Go:Cliché
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Music, Performance

The Sufferjets

Newcastle grown bubblegum punk band,The Sufferjets have been described as 'bubblegum punk that's bratty as f**k'.

When:Saturday 23rd April
Where:27 East Row, Canberra Interchange
Go:The Pheonix
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Music, Performance

Duck Duck Ghost and Sunset Dreams

Head over to the Pheonix and get yo psychedelic boogie on to some home grown alternative indie rock courtesy of Duck Duck Ghost and Sunset Dreams.

When:Friday 22nd April at 9pm
Where:27 East Row, Civic Bus Interchange
Go:The Pheonix
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Music, Performance

Bang! Bang! Bang! at Nigel and Beth’s Place

Bang! Bang! Bang! Is a chance to perform a short set in front of a friendly yet discerning audience. It's an opportunity to see people play their music, raw, unadulterated, intimately.

When:Thursday 28 April at 7 PM
Where:64 Burn St, Downer Canberra, ACT
Cost:$5
Go:Canberra Musicians Club
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Music, Talk

Barbara Blackman’s Festival Blessing

What does it mean to be an artist working in the Middle East today? Come and join the discussion punctuated by music from oud player, Joseph Tawadros.

When:Sunday 1 May
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$25-$55
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Performance

A Midnight Tale: Il Racconto Di Mezzanotte

Italian classical tenor vocalist and musicologist Marco Beasley tells a tale accompanied by nothing more than some spooky candlelight, a book of tales and your imagination.

When:Saturday 30 April
Where:Fitters' Workshop
Cost:$25-$65
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Music, Performance

Fandango

Thirty fingers in perfect synchronicity. Direct from Spain come the three brothers Zapico: Aarón, Pablo and Daniel, aka Forma Antiqva.

When:Saturday 30 April
Where:Fitters' Workshop
Cost:$25-$55
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Music, Performance

Opening Gala: Tango Tambuco

The opening gala to the Canberra International Music Festival features a star-studded concert with flavours from Mexico, Argentina and Australia.

When:Friday 29 April
Where:Fitters' Workshop
Cost:$25-$65
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Live, Music

Canberra International Music Festival

Music, performance and music mixed with eating. The Canberra International Music Festival is doing a Mediterranean edition.

When:Thursday 28 April to Sunday 8 May
Where:Numerous venues around Canberra
Go:Canberra International Music Festival
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Exhibition

Prove It: Shan Crosbie

Prove it explores the phenomenon of escaped livestock being saved from the slaughterhouse by the media.

When:Thursday 14 April to Sunday 1 May
Where:Gallery 3
Go:M16 Artspace
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Exhibition

Covet 2

Artists explore personal desires to have and to hold, sinful yearnings, urges to consume and possess through sensual and multi-disciplinary practices.

When:Tuesday 3 May to Saturday 14 May
Where:School of Art Foyer Gallery
Go:ANU school of Art
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Exhibition

Deadpan: Heidi Lefebvre

Deadpan is an exhibition of drawings responding to humanities absurd notions of self- importance.

When:Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 30 April
Where:School of Art Foyer Gallery
Go:ANU School of Art
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Dreamsake: Jenna Poore

Jenna Poore’s work explores the divide between the conscious and subconscious realms through dream interpretations which ask the viewer to re-evaluate their perception of reality.

When:Wed 25 May to Sat July 2
Where:Canberra Contemporary Art Space (City)
Go:CCAS
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Mysterious Eyes: Arthur Boyd portraits

In this focus exhibition Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 is joined by his portraits of those around him.

When:Wednesday 4 May to Sunday 14 August
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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National Photographic Portrait Prize

Check out this years National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition and introduce yourself to some talented Australian photographers and their beautiful muses.

When:Saturday 19 March to Sunday 26 June
Where:National Portrait Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:NPG
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Eat Drink, Exhibition

Wrong Way Dinner

A tour of Fiona Hall's 'Wrong Way Time' exhibition with the senior curator Deborah Hart followed by a dinner that will be served to you the wrong way around.

When:Friday May 20 at 6PM
Where:NGA
Cost:$100 / $120
Go:Book
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Film

They will have to kill us first

They Will Have to Kill Us First sheds light on those who refuse to be silenced as it follows musicians Disco, Moussa, Khaira and Songhoy Blues, fighting to keep their music alive.

When:Friday 3 June at 7PM
Where:Palace Electric
Cost:$18.50 / $15
Go:HRAFF
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Land Grabbing

Urgent and outrageous, 'Land Grabbing', shows us both sides of the contentious issue of land ‘acquisitions’.

When:Saturday 4 June at 7PM
Where:Palace Electric
Cost:$18.50 / $15
Go:HRAFF
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Film

The Bad Kids

Part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival - 'The Bad Kids' looks into the hallways of a Mojave Desert high school devoted to carrying at-risk students over the finish line to graduation.

When:Sunday 4 June at 7PM
Where:Palace Electric
Cost:$18.50 / $15
Go:HRAFF
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Semblance

A series of sculptures by Sally Walk about her fascination with human nature.

When:From Saturday 9.4 to Sunday 29.5
Where:Suki and Hugh, Bungendore
Go:Suki and Hugh
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Performance

Sprout

A dance piece about designing organic activity in synthetic environments. Site-specific dancers expose the patterns of how we create and control the natural world within concrete jungles.

When:Friday 29 April from 5.30PM to 5.55PM
Where:A.Baker Courtyard, NewActon
Cost:Free
Go:AusDance
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Exhibition

Black

A collection-based focus display that looks at the colour Black, like what it means in 20th-century art, its capacity to elicit strong feelings or associations, whether poetic or political.

When:Until Monday 13 June
Where:National Gallery Australia
Cost:Free
Go:Black
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Workshop

Yoga with Odona

Yoga in the Shed. Classes are free for Hotel Hotel guests. Just ask for a code at reception and book online.

When:Monday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Tuesday 12PM to 1PM, Wednesday 6.45AM to 7.45AM. Thursday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Saturday 8AM to 9.15AM.
Where:Flow Yoga Studio @ Nishi, NewActon (‘H’ level, directly above Palace Electric Cinema)
Cost:$18 / free for Hotel Hotel guests (just ask reception for a booking code).
Go:Yoga
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Yoga with a view

Yoga with a view. Classes are free for Hotel Hotel guests. Just ask for a code at reception and book online.

When:Monday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Tuesday 12PM to 1PM, Wednesday 6.45AM to 7.45AM. Thursday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Saturday 8AM to 9.15AM.
Where:Level 8, NewActon Nishi  2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra.
Cost:$18 / free for Hotel Hotel guests (just ask reception for a booking code).
Go:Yoga
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Performance

Attempt To Perform Kill Climate Deniers

What happens when the unstoppable force of climate change meets the immovable object of Australian politics?

When:Saturday 16.4 9PM to 10.30PM
Where:The Club
Go:YAH
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Talk

Bite the Hand that Feeds You

Should taxpayers pay for ‘controversial’ art? Is political art compromised by taking money from the government? Ginger Gorman hosts a conversation featuring Mark Fletcher and Bernie Slater.

When:Saturday 16.4 from 2PM to 3.30PM
Where:CMAG
Go:YAH
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Party

Everything at once and all together

Over 30 artists partying it up in a laneway in Civic.

When:Friday 15.4 from 6PM
Where:Verity Lane, Civic
Cost:Free
Go:YAH
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Exhibition, Party, Performance

You Are Here

A free 5 day curated showcase of independent and experimental arts in the Canberra CBD. Playful, irreverent and lo-fi. Over 90 events from poetry to dance to collaborations.

When:Wednesday 13.4 to Sunday 17.4
Where:All around Canberra
Cost:Free
Go:YAH
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Exhibition

It’s all about Eve

A solo exhibition by abstract painter Emma Beer.

When:Until Sunday 15 May
Where:ANCA
Go:ANCA
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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

A solo exhibition by object maker Rosalind Lemoh. Lemon's works look to find beauty in the banal and the discarded.

When:Opens Wednesday 6.4 at 6PM to 24.4
Where:ANCA
Go:ANCA
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Film

Screening: Vermeer

The National Gallery, London, offers a fresh look at one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, focusing on his relationship with music.

When:Wednesday 11 May at 6.30PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre National Gallery of Australia
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Film

Screening: Vincent van Gogh

Total access to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. Amazing. The film also has interviews with curators and art historians who offer their interpretations and explanations of his work.

When:Wednesday 18.5 from 6.30PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre at the National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12/$10
Go:NGA
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Screening – Matisse: from the Tate Modern and MOMA

An intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary of 'Henri Matisse: The cut-outs' is about the most successful exhibition in the history of London's Tate Modern.

When:Wednesday 4 May from 6.30PM to 8PM
Where:James O Fairfax Theatre at the National Gallery of Australia
Cost:$12/$10
Go:NGA
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Workshop

Tjanpi weavers workshop

The Tjanpi weavers from the Central Desert, who collaborated with Fiona Hall on works in her 'Fiona Hall: Wrong way time' exhibition are holding a drop in meet, weave demo and workshop.

When:Saturday 23.4 from 11AM to 4PM
Where:National Gallery of Australia
Cost:Free
Go:NGA
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Performance

Venus Mantrap

A coming-of-drag story - 'Life, Love and Lip Synching'.

Mantrap straddles musical genres which span trip-hop and rock, to dance and folk, as a way of painting a hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenchin

When:Saturday 16.4 10PM to 11PM (door open at 9.30 PM)
Where:Smith's Alternative
Cost:$10
Go:Tickets
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Exhibition

Collecting Nostalgia

Canberra Glassworks has invited nine artists from across Australia to respond to the notion of collecting, using marbles as inspiration.

When:until 24.4
Where:Canberra Glassworks
Cost:Gold Coin
Go:Marbles
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Film

Chasing Asylum: Preview and Q&A

'Chasing Asylum' exposes the real impact of Australia's offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a nation where leaders choose detention over compassion.

When:Tuesday 10.5 at 6.30PM
Where:Palace Electric
Go:Asylum
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Film

Vintage Electric

Vintage Electric brings you the best eclectic selection of cult classic films, each Sunday, so you can slip back in time and fall into your favourite genre.

When:Sundays at 3PM
Where:Palace Electric
Cost:$10
Go:Vintage
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Party

Eurovision Superfan Party

In association with SBS and the Embassy of Sweden, the NFSA presents the ultimate Eurovision celebration, with a (delayed) live feed from the finals, Euro-centric karaoke and Eurovision bingo.

When:Thursday 15.5 at 5.30PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:Free. Guests are encouraged to donate to the NFSA Restores program when they book online.
Go:Eurovision Baby
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Film

Reconciliation Week at the NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive celebrates Reconciliation Week with a series of special screenings of Indigenous films.

When:Tuesday 24.5 to Friday 27.5 at 2PM
Where:National Film and Sound Archive
Cost:$5
Go:Reconciliation
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Exhibition

✌GVCCI☯THVVG✌

✌GVCCI☯THVVG✌ is an irl exhibition that explores the representation and misrepresentation of women within cyber-culture.

When:Thursday 14.4 to Sunday 24.4
Where:CCAS Manuka
Cost:Free
Go:Cyber
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Thoroughly Modern

"Thoroughly Modern" explores a world after Howard Arkley - of modernist illusion where dream dissolves into a fantasy framed by harsh (economic) realities.

When:Friday 1.4 to Saturday 7.5
Where:Gorman Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Go:Modern
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Panel: The Fixing of Things

This talk breaks open the concept of repair and why has it become so difficult? It charts the history of repair – once a fundamental necessity, now a political statement.

When:Wednesday 28.9 at 6PM
Where:Palace Electric
Cost:$25/$15 includes a drink
Go:Fix and Make
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Exhibition

Lake Eyre Horizons

Canberran artist Carmel McCrow's solo show is a result of a trip to Lake Eyre in 2015 to document aerial views of the receding lake waters, leaving the red algae and saltpans exposed.

When:Wednesday 6.4 to Sunday 24.4 OPENING 7.4 at 6PM
Where:Nishi Gallery
Cost:Free
Go:Eyre