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December 18 Arj Barker Returns By Popular
Tender observations, mixed with hearty chunks of sarcasm and delicate slices of irony, smothered in that good old
fashioned, unwarranted anger you love --- That's Arj Barker's Original Style Bits 'n Pieces. Australia's adopted son
of comedy is back by popular demand, after a sell out season at last year's Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Phone: 02 6243 5711 Website: www.canberratheatreorg.au Cost: Adults $39.90, Concession $34.90,
December 21 Dorothy the Dinosaur's Rockin'
London Circuit, Canberra City
Join everybody's favourite dinosaur, Dorothy the Dinosaur and Santa. Your kids won't want to miss this brand new
live show full of fun, rosalicious music and delightful dancing. Children will be enchanted while friends Captain
Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus will be there to plan a special surprise Christmas party for
Dorothy. Phone: 02 6275 2700 Website: www.canberraticketing.com.au Cost: $20, children under 12 months free
December 31 New Year's in the City
Civic Square (London Circuit) and
Garema Place, Canberra City
Canberra's city centre will be the place to party and welcome in 2010. A huge New Year's Eve is guaranteed as two
sites in Civic play host to a packed program of entertainment, including a family concert in Civic Square, a dance
party in Garema Place, and two dazzling fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. One of Canberra's most state-of-
the-art pyrotechnic displays will top off the night, with the fantastic fireworks set to an amazing soundtrack that
will herald in the New Year. Both the Civic Square and Garema Place events are alcohol-free to provide a safe and
friendly atmosphere for families. Phone: 13 22 81 Website: www.events.act.gov.au Cost: Free
January 7-10 Summernats Car Festival
Exhibition Park, Canberra
Show cars, street machines, burn outs and full throttle entertainment makes Australia's ultimate car show,
Summernats, a spectator's paradise. Check out glistening show cars, visit the traders' pavilions, and listen to
live bands. There's entertainment and displays for the whole family, with a dedicated kids zone for the littlies.
Motoring enthusiasts will get a kick out of burn out competitions, the awesome supercruise of street machines,
heart-pumping drag racing, and the sheer volume of the audio system sound off. The Miss Summernats
competition is an annual favourite. There will be a huge fireworks and stunt display on Saturday night.
Phone: 02 6241 8111 Website: www.summernats.com.au Cost: Various costs apply
The John Butler Trio
The 'One Way Road' tour reveals a new path for the John Butler Trio and they are thrilled to share a new
beginning with their treasured fans. John Butler is pleased to announce fans will get their long awaited live JBT hit
when the band perform at the Canberra Theatre Centre on 9 January 2010.
Phone: 02 6243 5711 Website: www.canberratheatre.org.au Cost: $55
January 15-17 16th Thredbo Blues Festival
Join in the fun of this eclectic showcase of old and new blues and roots music. The weekend festival pass comes
with unlimited rides to the top of the mountain on the Kosciuszko scenic chairlift.
Phone: 02 6457 6882 Website: www.thredboblues.com.au Cost: Various costs apply
January 15-24 61st Intervarsity Choral Festival
Various venues in the Canberra region
More than 12 university choirs from around Australia are coming to the Canberra region to prepare for and
present a summer evening of Spanish-themed choral music. Join us if you have sung, sing or want to sing in a
university choir or at an intervarsity festival. Phone: 0402 754 460 Website: www.civ.aicsa.org.au
January 18-24 Snakes Alive!
Australian National Botanic Gardens Be charmed by our live displays of Australian snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles, presented in partnership with the
ACT Herpetological Association. 10am - 4pm weekdays, 10am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday, Crosbie Morrison
building. Phone: 02 6250 9540 Website: www.anbg.gov.au Cost: Adults $5, Concession $4, Children $2
-- February 26 Groovin' in the City
Various locations in the City
Meet your friends, family or colleagues in the city for lunch from Monday to Friday and enjoy some of Canberra's
best live music and performances, as part of the 2009-10 Groovin' in the City program. These lunchtime
performances have helped create a vibrant atmosphere in the city that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and
musical tastes. Each weekday workers and shoppers will see a different performance in a different location in
Civic, including Garema Place, Petrie Plaza, Ainslie Place, City Walk, Hobart Place, Lonsdale Street, Veteran's Park
and Glebe Park. Phone: 13 22 81 Website: www.events.act.gov.au Cost: Free
Caja di Musica -- A concert of
choral treasures from the Spanish
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
A summer evening of Spanish themed choral music presented by the 61st Intervarsity choir, including music from
Victoria, Lauridsen, and Whitacre, songs from the Red Book of Montserrat and various - Catalan Folksongs.
More information www.civ.aicsa.org.au
Phone: 02 6298 0290 Website: www.theq.net.au Cost: $20 - $30
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