ACT News

Charlotte Barker will represent the ACT and Southern NSW at the Genee Dance Challenge on 10 December.

Teen ballerina dreams of the Opera House

Canberra Girls Grammar student Charlotte Barker will represent the ACT and Southern NSW at the Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) nationwide Genée Dance Challenge in Sydney on 10 December.

Canberra weekender

The Arts Scene

Tania Tuominen Vrancic's <i>Rest Series</i> can be seen in <i>Welcoming the Light</i> at Form Studio and Gallery.

Genre hopping with a light touch

Form Studio and Gallery's varied exhibition features nine artists ranging across painting, glass, ceramics and installation.

Guest director Lorenz Borrani led the ACO in a celebration of the nuances of strings.

Beethoven and the chamber orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra guest director Lorenza Borrani produced some remarkable sounds in this concert featuring works by Schnittke, Schubert and Beethoven.

About Town: social photos

Jess Wasikowska of Cook and Tomomi Evans of Curtin.

Eco-Elves Night Market

Crowds descended upon Lennox Crossing for the Eco-Elves Night Market, a niche market for eco-friendly, fair-trade, handmade & upcycled products.

From left, Jeanne and Robert James of Watson.

All Saints Christmas Fayre

Canberrans enjoy a day of music, children’s activities and delicious Christmas treats at the Christmas Fayre hosted by All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie.

The Canberra Guide

It's been a good year for Canberra's red wines.

30 of the best Canberra red wines for 2016

Canberra's 2015 vintage produced sensational reds. The quality – now in the glass for all to enjoy – justifies the superlatives sprinkled around like water at harvest time last year.

Kid friendly: Jamie's Italian at Civic.

For Canberra kids

Here are some recommendations for our favourite child-friendly eating spots in Canberra.

Hopscotch in Braddon

City's best beer gardens

You know it's summer when you can sit in a tranquil garden and savour a refreshing drink and tasty food.

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Eating out

Co-owner Nick Jennings in the new-look 38 Espresso at Kingston Foreshore.

38 Espresso gets a makeover

Kingston Foreshore stalwart 38 Espresso has had a makeover, and while they're still all about the coffee, there's a whole lot more to the cafe now.

In The City

Sending out a Mayday

Roshambo and D'Opus (Rowan Thomson and Ross Garrett) in full flight, performing live with fellow rappers and musicians.

Local hip-hop duo D'Opus and Roshambo have been a fixture of the Canberra music scene for more than a decade. Thomas McCoy caught up with the two performers, producer Ross Garrett (RG) and rapper Rowan Thomson (RT), at a Civic café to learn more about their creative journey.

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First a quiz. What is in the mystery "Dali mobile" photo? Where did I find it in Canberra? (email: bodenparsons@bigpond.com with your answer, name and address). Hint: a Sfogliatelle flaky pastry filled with ricotta and semolina from the Italian Continental Bakery in Mawson.