25

Apr
7pm

Local musicians trying out material for a friendly audience.

26

Apr
7pm
The Personal is Political

Hear speakers including Jenni Gough, Jolene Laverty and Jessica Friedmann on the topic and feminist slogan "The Personal is Political". Evening rounded out with music from Fossil Rabbit.

26

Apr
9:30pm
MC Jacqui Malins

Smith's Varietal is a weekly event combining anything and everything for a helluva lot of fun. It's like a lucky dip of events, you never know what you're gonna get.

27

Apr
12:30pm
Lunchtime Life Drawing

Spend your lunchtime making something beautiful.

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27

Apr
7pm

Elise Walsh leads this jazz band. Her soulful voice and smooth flute playing compliment the music perfectly.

27

Apr
9:30pm
with Tessa Devine

Sitting somewhere between roots, folk and virtuoso, David has developed a unique style and method of performing with the guitar that is bound to see him become one of this country's finest and most respected guitarists.

28

Apr
7pm

In the tenth edition of Singer Songwriters Solo, we explore the songs (and souls) of three singer-songwriters. They are Sara Flint, Matt Lindauer and Jess Baker

30

Apr
2pm
with added Jazz Jam

The first half a jazz jam with the Smith's House Band leading the way, then an open jam for all comers

30

Apr
4:30pm
Introductory Session #2

A workshop for women interested in audio engineering, either towards a career in sound, or for musicians who'd like to understand how it all works

30

Apr
7:30pm

The Groove Kings are one of Canberra's premier Blues bands. Share in an exploration of the Chicago Blues sound with some stripped back instrumentation and a whole lot of storytelling in the Blues tradition. As the saying goes, 'Blues is life'.

1

May
12pm

Absolute Beginner's Ukulele Fun Time

1

May
7pm
w/ Black Mountain String Band

Melbourne based Gypsy swing band, Ultrafox bring their hot swing jazz , tender ballads, gypsy waltzes as well as obscure French and American tunes that are often overlooked.

2

May
12pm

Lunchtime Singing Session for the Shy and Vocally Challenged

2

May
7pm
Fortnightly Open Jam

The fortnightly open jam where we party like it's 1899.

3

May
7:30pm
Part One

Ever wondered how the great songwriters of our time fit all of those big-hearted words inside those tiny chords? We've gathered some of Canberra's most unique and popular lyricists to talk about their approach to the art of putting words to music.

3

May
9:30pm
MC Liam White

Smith's Varietal is a weekly event combining anything and everything for a helluva lot of fun. It's like a lucky dip of events, you never know what you're gonna get.

4

May
12:30pm
Lunchtime Life Drawing

Spend your lunchtime making something beautiful.

5

May
7:30am

How early is too early for poetry? Let's find out! Grab a coffee and share a table with poet to experience personal one-on-one and small group performances. Swap tables to hear them all.

5

May
7:30pm
Coming of Age

Lightbulb Improv Theatre's monthly live unscripted comedy show - inspired by you

5

May
9:30pm

She gotta lotta soul.

5

May
11:55pm

This is French Chanson with the theatrical twist of a Cabaret setting! The story of a passionate affinity with all things French and how serendipity created a path to performing in Paris.

6

May
10am
Group Writing Session

6

May
11am
with ACT Writers Centre

What is art good for? If we stopped arting, what would be the consequences? Our panel will discuss the impact of these perceptions on how we value art more broadly.

6

May
12pm
with ACT Writers Centre

This panel brings together three of our funniest and most-inventive short story writers, to discuss the role of comedy and humour in story-telling.

6

May
1pm
Bad Writing and Badder Editing

In this panel, some of Australia's brightest editors will tell you how to spot bad writing, how to fix it, and, in a moment of self-reflection, how to know when an editor's advice is terrible.

6

May
9:30pm

7

May
2pm
with added Jazz Jam

The first half a jazz jam with the Smith's House Band leading the way, then an open jam for all comers

7

May
7pm
comedy open mic

Our brand new comedy open mic night. Come along and have a crack at making us giggle/chortle/belly laugh.

8

May
12pm

Absolute Beginner's Ukulele Fun Time

8

May
9:30pm
Smith's Band Rehearsal Space

Smith's has nothing much happening after the poetry each Monday and Smith's, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Anyway, we've decided to fill this particular vacuum by offering the space up to any Canberra bands or performance groups for a rehearsal.

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