29 January 2021

Ten things to do in Canberra this week (29 January - 4 February)

| Sharon Kelley
Eliza Sanders

Sound and Fury will be at the Arty. Farty. 21st. Party. Photo: Supplied.

January is nearly over, but there’s still plenty to see. Head out to the ‘Arty. Farty. 21st. Party’ at Dairy Road, or catch the Cavs playing the Blue Sox at MIT Ballpark in Narrabundah. Hear some top blues performances at the Harmonie German Club or try roller derby with Varsity League before the season opens.

Have a great week, Canberra!

All week

The Unsolicited Proposals Unit exhibition

When: Until 10 February 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed Mondays)
Where: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 44 Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free.

The Unsolicited Proposals Unit is an exhibition that brings together works by seven artists from South Australia and the ACT, to be presented at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, the exhibition takes the work of the Unsolicited Proposals Team, who are part of the South Australian Government Treasury and Finance Department, using their guidelines as a framework through which to present and discuss the exhibition works.

Pinched Paintings

ANCA will open the Pinched Paintings exhibition on 27 January. Photo: Supplied.

Pinched Paintings at ANCA

When: Until 14 February, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Where: ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson
Cost: Free.

A collaboration between Jamieson and McGinness’ explores the boundary between mediums and art practices. They want to combine their practices of ceramics, a typically domestic medium, and painting, a traditionally two-dimensional medium, to create a sculptural installation.

Canberra Cavalry players

Don’t miss the Canberra Cavs taking on the Sydney Blue Sox at the ballpark! Photo: Supplied.

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

When: Thursday 28 January to Saturday 30 January, first pitch at 7:00 pm and Sunday 31 January, first pitch at 4:00 pm
Where: MIT Ballpark, Goyder St, Narrabundah
Cost: From $15, buy your tickets here.

For the last home series of the season ahead of the finals, your Cavs are taking on Sydney Blue Sox at MIT Ballpark.

Grab your mates, your family, don the orange jersey, and get behind your Cavs!


Highland cow painting

Paint a highland cow at Kambri with Paint Pinot. Photo: Supplied.

Paint Pinot Workshop

When: Saturday 30 January, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Kambri Cultural Centre, 153 Tangney Road, Acton
Cost: $60 per person, Tickets: Paint Pinot.

Enjoy a fun afternoon of creativity and wine with Paint Pinot as they teach you to paint a highland cow. In three hours, participants will be guided in steps to create their own masterpiece. Absolutely no artistic skill is required, and all materials are supplied.

Sound & Fury performance

The first Sound and Fury performance art party for 2021 set in a brand new location at Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Late, live and full of surprises! Photo: Supplied.

Sound and Fury: Arty. Farty. 21st. Party.

When: Saturday 30 January, 8:00 pm
Where: 1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick
Cost: $46.63, last-minute tickets on sale at Eventbrite.

The next Sound and Fury performance art party will be set in a brand new location at Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Late, live and full of surprises. Expect punchy music, theatre, dance, spoken word, and live art. This is a late-night, live art party at its best.

Roller derby

Warm-up for rookies Bootcamp with the Varsity Derby League’s Pre-Bootcamp Skate Session. Photo: Supplied.

Varsity Derby League Pre-bootcamp Skate Session

When: Saturday 30 January, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Queanbeyan High School, Surveyor St & Agnes Avenue, Queanbeyan
Cost: $20 per person.

Come to a skate session and get warmed up for Rookies Bootcamp. There will be skate gear to borrow so anyone can skate, with lots of experienced skaters to help you get started.

Varsity Derby League (VDL) is Canberra’s gender-inclusive roller derby league. Anyone of any gender – and any age – is welcome to join.


Gang Gang Cafe

Head over to Gang Gang Cafe for live performances from talented artists. Photo: Daniella Jukic.

Live music at Gang Gang Cafe

When: Sunday 31 January, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Gang Gang Cafe, Shop 4/2 Frencham Place, Downer
Cost: $17 per person, bookings through OzTix.

Join the Gang Gang Cafe in Downer for a lovely Sunday afternoon of original live music, grooves and stories from three fab artists: Fancy Nick Delatovic and the Empty Lake Singers, Bec Taylor and the Lyrebirds, and James Fahy.


David Pedder

Master Butcher David Pedder teaches locating prime cuts and how to break down a side of goat. Photo: Supplied.

Butchery Workshop with Master Butcher David Pedd

When: Monday 1 February, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Two Before Ten, 68 Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda
Cost: $120 per person, bookings via Eventbrite.

Join Master Butcher David Pedd for a hands-on experience. David will take you through step-by-step instructions, teaching you the prime cuts and where they are located on the animal as you break down a side of goat.

This small-group, evening workshop is an opportunity for those wanting to be more self-reliant to learn the skills of preparing your food.


Shimmering: The Mona Hemming Tribute Project

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Cost: Free.

Shimmering is a selected exhibition by eight members of the Eurobodalla Fibre Textile and Artists Group (EFTAG), inspired by one of Australia’s leading fibre artists, Mona Hessing, who died in 2001.

Each artist pays tribute to Hessing and her strong connection to the NSW south coast town of Tuross Head, her life as an artist, and the impact she had on contemporary Australian and international fibre art during her lifetime.


Jimi Hocking, Frank Sultana

Head to the Harmonie German Club for a feast of Blues. Image: Supplied.

Blues Roulette feat. Jimi Hocking, Frank Sultana & special guest James Southwell

When: Thursday 4 February, doors open: 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm
Where: Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah
Cost: Pre-sales: General $35, CBS members $30. Tickets at the door: $40. Tickets through Humantix.

Frank Sultana and Jimi Hocking will be joining Blues Roulette for an interstate tour, with James Southwell joining them for their Canberra show. This show promises to give even the most devoted fans of these artists a unique, one night only performance.

Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.

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