Events Guide: 26 March - 2 April

Welcome back! I hope you filled your week with laughs, and saw at least one act from the Comedy Festival, or unwound and let your hair down at Swick on Friday. Here are this week’s events:

ANU Global Programs is holding a fair this Wednesday at ANU Sport, where you will be able to meet representatives from partner universities and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about going on exchange! If you’ve ever thought about studying abroad, make sure you pop in and take a look around.

ACT Young Labor is hosting a Young Leaders panel this Tuesday night at Ernst and Young on Marcus Clarke Street, which will give you the chance to talk directly to four members of our Parliament. Beginning at 7.45pm, Joanne Ryan MP, Julian Hill MP, Emma Hussar MP and Senator Sam Dastyari will lead a discussion across several interesting policy areas, providing a platform for interactive political dialogue. There is limited capacity, so make sure you RSVP on the Facebook event page.

If you miss out on a spot at the panel, you could head to Molly instead for their live Jazz night! You can sip at a cocktail at the bar while local duo Thoms and Coventry deliver moving and hypnotic interpretations of some much-loved classics.

Image: Sly Fox Coffee

On Saturday 1 April, Sly Fox Coffee presents the Autumn Community Market: Delicious food stalls, a flea market, vintage clothing, live music and local art and craft. If you’re interested in being on the other side of it there is still time to sign up and sell your treasures, food, or even to play some music. From 10am – 4pm, enjoy the Autumn leaves and crisp, cold weather while you peruse the market with friends.

This next event is kind of bitter sweet – Aviary Rooftop bar is closing permanently, but as a last goodbye they are throwing one final party! Beginning at 3pm on Sunday 2 April, Aviary will host a number of special guests, such as The Ansah BrothersMONDECREEN and The Wumpaz – don’t miss out. It’s free entry, too!

Image: Aviary Rooftop

Lastly, the National Film and Sound Archive presents Illusions of Light on Wednesday 29 March from 5.30 – 6.30pm. The exhibit showcases the power of image, and will take you right back to the beginning – before the era of electronic media – through an investigation of the biology of vision and illusion. Illusions of Light traces the evolution of the earliest optical mechanisms employed, through to our current digital technologies.