What's on in ACT Canberra - Events, Entertainment, Amusements, Happenings, Gigs

The ACT and Canberra District has various distinct localities offering a variety of recreation and entertainment options. Each locality or precinct is close to the centre of the Canberra CBD and so it is easy to get around to fine a gig or venue. The design of Canberra was organised around four regional areas – Woden (to the south), Civic (the inner heart of Canberra), Tuggeranong (far South), Gungahlin (north-west), Belconnen (to the west). Close by are the NSW townships of Queanbeyan, Braidwood, Yass and Bungendore. The foremost localities are: # Acton on the northern edge of Lake Burley Griffin. Features include: the National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive. # Braddon lies just to the north of the CBD and includes: The Hive, Paintbox Fine Art, Helen Maxwell Gallery and the Gorman House Arts Centre. # Civic, which is Canberra's original town centre and has a huge array of cafes, bistros, shopping centres, cinema centres, and the major live performance venues in Canberra – the Canberra Theatre and the Playhouse. # Dickson – which lies to the north of Civic and Braddon has a wonderful spread of restaurants. # Yarralumla, on the southern shores of Lake Burley Griffin is the location for about 80 embassies and high class residences and is the home of the Canberra Yacht Club. # Fyshwick, to the east of the CBD, is the industrial and warehoue centre of Canberra, along with Hume and Mitchell. # Gungahlin is Canberra's newest satellite hub and has grown to have its own community over the last six years. The facilities and amenities are increasing rapidly and it has become a very popular place to stay. # The Gold Creek Village at Nicholls, has a fabulous assemblage of art galleries, specialty shops and gift stores as well as the tourist enticements of the Cockington Green Gardens, National Dinosaur Museum, Australian Reptile Centre and the Bird Walk. # Kingston lies on the south shorelines of the lake and has quality high-class shops, fabulous cafes, wonderful restaurants, a buzzing nightlife, the Old Bus Depot Markets and the Canberra Glassworks. # Manuka, which adjoins Kingston is one of the oldest and most trendy suburbs in Canberra and features an excellent range of specialty shops, a thriving nightlife, dining venues and sports facilities. # Woden Valley lies to the south of Canberra and has a large and comprehensive shopping centre, office buildings, clubs and pubs. # Tuggeranong lies in the far south of Canberra and has evolved into a satellite centre with offices, entertainment and recreation facilities and a shopping centre. It is the location of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Belconnen lies to the west of the CBD and Civic and has a set of offices and a major shopping centre and a large range of restaurants and entertainment venues, pubs and clubs.

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