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The Street Theatre
60 years after the release of Johnny Cash's first single, award-winning singer Daniel Thompson and
Australian guitar master Stuie French are back with Johnny Cash The Concert. Cash 60 keeps the spirit
of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.
Phone: 6247 1223 Website: thestreet.org.au Cost: $65
Canberra Nara Candle Festival
Lennox Gardens, Canberra Nara Park
Lennox Gardens shimmers to life under the light of 2000 candles as Japanese and Australian cultures
unite at the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival. Enjoy an evening of free entertainment, delicious
Japanese food and cultural activities in celebration of Canberra's sister city relationship with Nara,
Phone: 13 22 81 Website: eventsact.gov.au/nara Cost: Free
Ronny Chieng -- You Don't Know What
You're Talking About
Canberra Theatre Centre
Comedian Ronny Chieng is bringing his smash-hit solo show to Canberra this spring following a sold out
comedy festival season earlier this year. In his latest show Chieng tackles the broad topic of idiocy and
our inability to say, "I don't know".
Phone: 6275 2700 Website: canberratheatrecentre.com.au Cost: $34.90+bf
Alliance Française Canberra
Celebrate Halloween in French style with the Alliance Francaise Canberra at its annual Halloween Party.
This event is a must-attend for Francophiles in the capital.
Phone: 6257 6696 Website: afcanberra.com.au
2015 Icon Water Fun Run and Half
The second annual Icon Water Run for your Lifeline Canberra Fun Run and Half Marathon will be held on
November 1, starting on the Mt Majura Service Road and venturing down the Majura Parkway towards
the Canberra Airport. The 2014 event was a great success and this year it is back, bigger and better,
raising funds for your local 13 11 14 telephone crisis support service.
ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day
Come to Thoroughbred Park to see the race that stops the nation on the big screen. Enjoy local
thoroughbred horse racing on the course proper, plus the Canberra Outlet Centre Fashions on the Field
will be run on the day with some great prizes. Release your inner show pony and dress the part!
Phone: 6204 0000 Website: thoroughbredpark.com.au Cost: Adult $25, Concession $5, Child $15
Beer Day Out 2015
Old Bus Depot, Kingston
Held as part of Canberra Beer Week, Beer Day Out will showcase more than 30 Australian and
international craft breweries, with more international beers and more cider than ever before. The day will
include prizes and draws and all things BEER -- tastings, beer and food matching, information sessions
and beer quizzes.
Website: beerdayout.com.au Cost: From $25+bf
Matt Okine: The Other Guy
The Street Theatre
After picking up the prestigious Director's Choice Award at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
earlier this year and selling out his entire run at the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals,
Matt Okine brings his killer stand up show to Canberra for one night only.
Phone 6247 1223 Website: thestreet.org.au Cost: $35
Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon
Rond Terraces, Parkes
In honour of the late Jackie Fairweather (nee Gallagher), the Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon
promises to be truly special. Held over Australia's most popular triathlon distance, the Sprint, competitors
will compete on a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.
Phone: 6260 4430 Email: email@example.com Cost: Varies
Australian War Memorial
Be at the Australian War Memorial for this important day of remembrance. At 11.00 am on November 11,
1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This year
marks the 97th anniversary of the armistice on November 11.
Phone: 6243 4211 Website: awm.gov.au Cost: Free
Voices in the Forest
Voices in the Forest is a spectacular outdoor concert held at the National Arboretum Canberra.
This magnificent classical musical showcase features world-renowned Mexican tenor, Diego Torre;
Argentinian born Australian baritone, José Carbó and Australia's leading soprano, Cheryl Barker AO.
Phone: 6129 7033 Website: voicesintheforest.com.au Cost: Varies
DESIGN Canberra 2015
DESIGN Canberra is an annual festival of craft and design-inspired public events, exhibitions and forums
held across Canberra. It challenges locals and visitors alike to change the way they think about Canberra
and about the place of craft and design in their everyday lives.
Phone: 6262 9333 Website: designcanberrafestival.com.au Cost: Varies
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Llewellyn Hall, ANU
The Basel Chamber Orchestra make their Australian debut in these special performances at Llewellyn
Hall. Their programs sparkle with music by Holliger, Haydn, Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart, and Bartók's vibrant Divertimento, commissioned by impresario and founder of the Basler
Kammerorchester, Paul Sacher.
Phone: 1800 444 444 Website: aco.com.au Cost: Varies
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