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Invite your friends and family to Canberra this spring to attend these exciting events and exhibitions
the information is subject to change and may not be inclusive of all events.
For more information, go to www.visitcanberra.com.au.
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Until May 29
art from Solomon Islands
National Gallery of Australia
See the first major exhibition in Australia with the finest traditional arts from the Solomons.
Phone: 6240 6411 Website: www.nga.gov.au Cost: Free
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Mathilda’s Market is home to the most gorgeous baby and kids goods. Easy pram access at rear of hotel.
Phone: (07) 3030 4800 Website: mathildasmarket.com.au Cost: Free
Les’ Fresres – Piano duo From Japan
This duo make a stop in Canberra for one night only to peform their funky beats and boogie rhythms.
Phone: 6275 2700 Website: canberratheatrecentre.com.au Cost: Adult $35, Concession $30, Groups (10+) $28.
Albert Hall, Yarralumla
On the occasion of the 83rd Birthday of the Albert Hall and in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, renowned baritone
Christian Bester will be coming from the USA to perform a variety of opera favourites with local sopranos Miriam Rose,
Fleur Millar-Brockman and Canberra based pianist Hilda Visser-Scott.
Phone: 6134 6059 Cost: Adult $25, Children/Student/Concession $15
March 10 – March 26
My Imaginary Family - Grahame
Australian show business legend Grahame Bond will bring his latest show, My Imaginary Family, to The Street Theatre this
March. My Imaginary Family will be a one-man show that Mr Bond said would be a reflection on his incredibly eclectic
life and career so far. After a career spanning more than 40 years, it’s a life story well worth telling and a show you don’t
want to miss.
Phone: 6247 1223 Website: thestreet.org.au Cost: Various costs
World’s Greatest Shave 2011,
King O’Malley’s, City Walk, Canberra City
King O’Malley’s will be the venue for the “World’s Greatest Shave” with hair colouring and shaving between 5pm to
6pm. First register at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au and bring along your family and friends.
Website: worldsgreatestshave.com.au Cost: Free event
10x10 Canberra Stories: Celebrating
100 years of International Women’s
Canberra Museum and Gallery
To honour the 100th year of International Women’s Day, and leading into the Canberra 100 celebrations, CMAG and the
ACT Office for Women present10 x 10 Canberra Stories. 10 prominent Canberran women, including Virginia Haussegger,
ABC TV journalist and author, and Marie Coleman, women’s rights and social activist, will talk for 10 minutes each
reflecting on their achievements and lives in Canberra. In association with Women’s History Month.
Phone: 6207 3968 Website: museumsandgalleries.act.gov.au Cost: Free
Chief Ministers Canberra day
The Chief Minister will announce the 2011 Canberra Citizen of the Year and the 2011 recipients of the canberra Gold
Chief Minister’s Awards. The Citizen of the Year Award recognises citizens who have made a major contribution to the
ACT community while the Gold Awards recognise citizens who have lived in Canberra for fifty years or more.
Phone: 6205 3031 Website: events.act.gov.au
enlighten: See Canberra in a whole
Choose from an exciting program of major concerts by international artists.
Phone: 1300 852 780 Website: enlightencanberra.com Cost: Various prices
March 11-March 14
devotion, daring and Sense of
destiny: Surveyors of the early
Presiding Officers Gallery, Parliament
This exhibition, curated by Centenary of Canberra History Adviser Dr David Headon, tells the story of the men who, 100
years ago, surveyed the ACT border. It showcases their courage, persistence and determination, during an extraordinary
era of some of Australia’s first ‘nation-building’.
Phone: 13 22 81 Website: canberra100.com.au Cost: Free
March 11-March 20
Belconnen Arts Centre
Three Canberra artists from different backgrounds join to celebrate the harvest of their cultures and individual art
practices; Maiju Altpere-Woodhead (Estonia) investigates the hybrid nature of memory and issues of personal meaning-
making through ceramin mono-printing. Elena Bozhko (Tajikistan) interweaves stories and earthly ceramics. Fatima
Kileen (Morocco) anticipates new born gift giving and hope for peace in the future with a series of stretched looms.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: Free
Good Old days
Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie
Gorman House Markets’ milestone 25th birthday events.
Phone: (02) 4842 2332 or 0432 776 349 Cost: Free
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