Past Events

Bang!! Beng!! Bing!! Bong!! Bung!

10 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
7-10pm, $5 entry. Bungers: Mog, Yoko Hype, Naked Scientist, Prophecise, Partly Cloudy Special Guest: TBA Bang!! Beng!! Bing!! Bong!! Bung!! is an opportunity for less...   More info

Paco Heredia and Bart Stenhouse In Concert

11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$35/30, tickets above. https:/www.bartstenhouse.com/home April-only intimate tour with Paco Heredia and Bart Stenhouse to stir your soul with fused flamenco, jazz and Middle...   More info

Sally Marett - Thursday Night Jazz

12 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 12 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10/5 ($5 for music students) Sally Marett brings her unique sound to Jazz at Smiths for an exciting debut with Canberra’s finest musician’s Brendan Clarke, Hugh Barrett and...   More info

Welter

13 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 13 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$10/7 tix above. https:/www.facebook.com/weltermusic/ Welter is a Sydney based band who have produced some amazing contemporary Lyrical Acoustic Rock’ over the past few years...   More info

Reggae Rockas

13 Apr 21:30 - 14 Apr 01:30 13 Apr 21:30 - 14 Apr 01:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Come check out some seriously irie vibes with reggae mash up ina di place! Featuring special guests from Zimbabwe and Melbourne alongside Canberra local talent, this night is...   More info

Variety Concert

14 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 14 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
A gathering of singers, musicians from local choirs, ensembles and students from the School of Music and the School of Art get together to have fun, showcasing the skills they...   More info

The Audreys

14 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 14 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$35/30 tix: 7-9pm www.smithsalternative.com/events/the-audreys-39371 9.30-11.30pm www.smithsalternative.com/events/the-audreys-late-show-42817 www.theaudreys.com.au THE...   More info

Collister & Fix

15 Apr 16:30 - 18:30 15 Apr 16:30 - 18:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$25/20, tickets via link above. She draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. He has both the dry deserts of Australia...   More info

Endrey's Musical Singalong Hour

15 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 15 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Come and sing the funnest tunes from shows and be the chorus to our various performers who want to sing solo star style, peppered amidst the communal good times. Basically, come...   More info

Not Very Quiet Presents:Women's Voices for Refugees (Fundraiser)

16 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 16 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Not Very Quiet Journal (https:/not-very-quiet.com/) Presents: Women's Voices for Refugees Poetry Fund Raiser for Canberra Refugee Support. Poems on exile, expatriation, border...   More info

The Dirty Ragtimers

17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$25/20, tix: https:/www.smithsalternative.com/events/the-dirty-ragtimers-37281 https:/www.facebook.com/TheDirtyRagtimers/ Swinging jazz, blues, folk and ragtime of the early...   More info

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

18 Apr 19:30 - 23:30 18 Apr 19:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! RETURNS FOR ITS APRIL EDITION! YES APRIL! BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM AND IT GIVES YOU 2 MINUTES ON THE MICROPHONE WITH NO PROPS NO MUSIC AND...   More info

Warwick Alder Quartet

19 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$20/15/10 Tickets above. Trumpeter Warwick Alder is known for working with many illustrious artists over his long career, and he is notably a long-term associate of legendary...   More info

Phileas Fogg Trio

20 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 20 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Philéas Fogg Trio is born from the desire of its three members to combine a love for the classic jazz repertoire with European romanticism. The values of the romantic movements...   More info

Down The Middle with Betty Alto & House of Strangers

20 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 20 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$10/7, tickets via link above. https:/www.facebook.com/downthemiddleofficial/ https:/www.facebook.com/bettyaltomusic/ https:/www.facebook.com/houseofstrangers/ Touring their...   More info

Green Mohair Suits

21 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 21 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tickets above. https:/www.facebook.com/GreenMohairSuits/ A quartet of expressive songwriters that take their four-part harmonising as seriously as they take their...   More info

Key Grip

22 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 22 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10 (cmc and cbs members), tickets via link above. https:/www.facebook.com/thekeygrip/ Key Grip bring colour and texture to their sound by way of Tom Fell and Joe Taylor in...   More info

That Poetry Thing: Paul Cliff + Moya Pacey

23 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 23 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Canberra poets Paul Cliff (author of A Constellation of Abnormalities, Puncher & Wattman, 2017) and Moya Pacey (author of The Wardrobe, GP, 2010 and Black Tulips, Recent Work...   More info

Scott Cook and Corin Raymond

25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$20/15, tix above. https:/www.corinraymond.com/ http:/www.scottcook.net/ Corin Raymond is a legendary Canadian songwriter in the style of Johnny Cash or John Prine, whose songs...   More info

Smith's Varietal #117

25 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 25 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Our MC this week is Michael Fairlamb, who can often be found slinging drinks here. Appearing: TBA Another Wednesday night, another night of exploring the unexpected further...   More info

Wayne Kelly Trio

26 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 26 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10/5 ($5 for music students) Wayne Kelly has been a professional musician for over 30 years and has played or recorded with notable musicians including Wynton Marsalis, James...   More info

Ben Salter at Smith's Alternative

26 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 26 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Ben Salter returns to Smith's Alternative as part of his End Of Days Tour in April. Salter is doing one more quick lap around his regular haunts before heading to Japan & Europe...   More info

Roll For Intelligence

27 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 27 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15 full/$10 concession, via link above. Live Comedy! Live Music! Live Adventuring?! Storm clouds gather. Icy winds whip across the plains. In these dark times, only a plucky...   More info

Little Georgia

28 Apr 16:30 - 18:30 28 Apr 16:30 - 18:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tickets via link above http:/littlegeorgiamusic.com/ https:/www.facebook.com/jack.biilmann/ Amongst a sea of rhythmic and raw guitar tones collaborators Ashleigh Mannix...   More info

Pete Wild & The Only Ones with Mary Webb

28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$20/15, tickets above. https:/www.facebook.com/petewildmusic/ http:/marywebbsings.com/ Pete Wild’s first piano was rescued from a bulldozer at a demolition site. He lives on...   More info

Swamp Fat Jangles

28 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 28 Apr 21:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tickets above. Swamp Fat Jangles is coming to Canberra for the first time to celebrate the release of their murder ballad, Spaghetti Renaissance. Live they can whoop a...   More info

Mick Daley's Alternative Fax

29 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 29 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tickets via link above. http:/www.mickdaley.com/ Suckers for Russian lit, the Don Cossacks have agreed to score a production of War and Peace for their next show. But...   More info

Capital Club April Showcase

30 Apr 21:30 - 22:30 30 Apr 21:30 - 22:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Capital Club loves playing weddings! Come and enjoy some of their favourite tunes at their monthly showcase. Saxophones, trumpets, trombones, banjos, fiddles, cellos, keyboards...   More info

The Little Lord Street Band play Smiths Alternative 2 May (ACT)

02 May 19:00 - 22:00 02 May 19:00 - 22:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
The Little Lord Street Band (W.A) first national tour as a 5pce are heading east to play Smith's Alternative Canberra, Wednesday 2nd May 2018 from around 8pm onwards showcasing...   More info

Paper Cuts Youth Theatre - Thursday Show

03 May 19:00 - 20:30 03 May 19:00 - 20:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$25 Adults/$15 Under 25's. Tickets above. Paper Cuts Youth is a showcase of comedic & satirical monologues performed by Canberra's most exciting and hilarious young actors. Led...   More info

Paper Cuts Youth Theatre - Saturday Show

05 May 19:00 - 20:30 05 May 19:00 - 20:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$25 Adults/$15 Under 25's. Tickets above. Paper Cuts Youth is a showcase of comedic & satirical monologues performed by Canberra's most exciting and hilarious young actors. Led...   More info

Grizzlee Train at Smiths Canberra

05 May 20:30 - 23:30 05 May 20:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Grizzlee Train return to Smiths Alternative in Canberra for one night only as part of their Calling Out Tour. Tickets from the venue...   More info

Grizzlee Train at Smith's

05 May 21:00 - 23:30 05 May 21:00 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/grizzlee-train-44583 www.grizzleetrain.com with special guests, The Barren Spinsters GRIZZLEE TRAIN It’s a new take on old...   More info

Montgomery Church at Smith's Alternative Canberra

11 May 19:00 - 21:00 11 May 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Montgomery Church are excited to be launching their brand new album In the Shadow of the Mountain at Smith's Alternative in Canberra. More details to come...   More info

Pleased to Jive You & Northbourne Flats at Smith's Alternative

12 May 19:00 - 21:00 12 May 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Canberra's refurbished fax machine PLEASED TO JIVE YOU have agreed to perform music at an alternative bookstore in Civic, but they refused to do it without bringing their friends...   More info

Lucy Wise & Empire State Elevators at Smiths Alternative

25 May 19:00 - 21:30 25 May 19:00 - 21:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Two celebrated acoustic acts, Lucy Wise and Empire State Elevators will be launching their respective new albums at Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Friday 25th May. Music starts...   More info

Diana Anaid - The Better Girl Tour - with Ben Camden

25 May 22:00 - 26 May 00:00 25 May 22:00 - 26 May 00:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$20/15, tickets via link above. https:/www.dianaanaid.com/ https:/www.facebook.com/BenCamdenMusic/ Alternative singer/songwriter and 90’s favourite Diana Anaid returns with the...   More info

Beautifully Mad at Smith's Alternative

26 May 16:00 - 18:00 26 May 16:00 - 18:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$15/10, tickets via link above. www.beautifullymad.com Australian Songwriter of the Year 2009’ & ARIA award winners Beautifully Mad’ take you on a breathtaking ride that...   More info

Canberra - Daniel Champagne // Smiths Alternative

08 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 08 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
CANBERRA the young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation' brings his Snap Shot world tour to Smith's Alternative June 8th! Limited tickets...   More info

Perch Creek with Jumpin Jack William

10 Jun 19:00 - 22:00 10 Jun 19:00 - 22:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$25/20 Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. This Melbourne-based international touring act write and perform harmony...   More info

Poetry Book Launch - Beatific Toast (Anna Forsyth)

11 Jun 18:30 - 21:00 11 Jun 18:30 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Girls on Key and That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Monday presents the launch of Anna Forsyth's poetry collection, Beatific Toast, published by General Chaos...   More info

John Flanagan Trio

27 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 27 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
$20/15, tix above http:/www.johnflanagan.net/ Australian folk band John Flanagan Trio are set to release Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his...   More info

Death by Carrot at Smith's Alternative

18 Aug 13:00 - 15:00 18 Aug 13:00 - 15:00 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Death by Carrot perform a RAW accoustic set at Smith's Alternative. 1-3pm. https:/deathbycarrot.bandcamp.com/album...   More info

Tim Hudspith and Goldentone CD Release + Michael Plater

22 Aug 20:30 - 23:30 22 Aug 20:30 - 23:30 - Canberra Canberra
Smith's Alternative Smith's Alternative
Tim Hudspith and Goldentone will be releasing their new 12 track album titled 'Fall from Grace' at Smith's Alternative in Canberra. Also on the bill is Melbourne based...   More info


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