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DIY Wotz-on Guide – weekend of 27-29 Nov ’09

By 29 November, 2009

[ 27 November, 2009 to 29 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 26, 2009 @ 7:10}

With the weekend a day away those of us that plan are planning their weekend activities.

Which means it's also time for you, our loyal and enthusiastic readership, to stretch those typing fingers and get tapping in the COMMENTS to let us and all your fellow readers know what are [...]

“Hot to Trot”: New short contemporary dance pieces

By 26 November, 2009

[ 28 November, 2009; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. 29 November, 2009; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. ]

Hot to Trot is a favourite with Canberra dance audiences, playing to sell out crowds. You’ll see just under an hour of  short dance works created by dancers from Canberra’s own Quantum Leap ensemble. Its not a hip hop show or a ballet concert. Each piece will be very different – some cerebral, some fun. [...]

OVERHEARD PRODUCTIONS rocks the City

By 26 November, 2009

[ 27 November, 2009; 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ]
Friday 27 November 2010
City Holy Grail

The Grail in the city is again open for live music so get along and support the acts and make sure that Canberra has another venue for it’s numerous, talented musicians.

6pm-7.45pm: Development bands and performers: Details of acts tba.

8:00pm: Act 1.
Supernova

9:00pm: Act 2:
Sodapops
10:15pm: Headliners.
The Feldons

Price: $10 [...]

Same sex marriage rally in Garema Place this Saturday

By 23 November, 2009

[ 28 November, 2009; 1:00 pm; ] If you’re in Civic this Saturday 28th November around 1pm, consider popping over to the Equal Marriage Rights rally in Garema Place. This one’s planned as a response to the Senate Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009, which is coming out on the 26th.

It’s part of a national day of action, but the [...]

Exile on Childers Street 09 – Mamadou Diabates

By 23 November, 2009

[ 25 November, 2009; 5:00 pm; ] A FREE EVENT featuring MAMADOU DIABATE 

 ”…sparkling technique… compelling rhythmic groove… flair for making this ancient instrument sound as though it was invented yesterday… – ROOTSWORLD

 Mamadou Diabate was born in 1975 in Kita, a Malian city long known as a center for the arts and culture of the Manding people of West Africa. Mamadou comes from a family of [...]

DIY Wotz-On Guide weekend of 20-22 Nov

By 21 November, 2009

[ 20 November, 2009 to 22 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 19, 2009 @ 7:07]

Once again the weekend is almost upon us, and some would say not soon enough.

Which means it’s also time for you, our loyal and enthusiastic readership, to stretch those typing fingers and get tapping in the COMMENTS to let us and all your fellow readers know what are the [...]

The Wolf On The Fold

By 20 November, 2009

[ 26 November, 2009 6:00 pm to 8 December, 2009 6:00 pm. ] The Wolf On The Fold

New work by George Craig and Karin Maier

Opening night with the artists: Thursday 26th November

The show will be open from November 25th through to December 8th, 2009

There will also be special print releases available at the opening night

The Front Gallery
Wattle Street Lyneham

Gallery Hours 9am – 7pm

Why wolves?
Why not?  Using this theme [...]

Marques in the Park 2009

By 20 November, 2009

[ 22 November, 2009; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Marques in the Park 2009.

This Sunday, 22 November, from 10 am to 3 pm. It’s the ACT’s Spring Show’n'Shine for all autos, from vintage, veterans, classic and modified, in fact, almost anything motorised with wheels.

It’s organised by the Canberra Region Morris Minor Club for the ACT Council of Motor Clubs, as a no sweat chance [...]

The Beatles rockin’ at The Lodge this Saturday

By 18 November, 2009

[ 21 November, 2009; 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm. ] Classic songs from the Beatles will rock the gardens at The Lodge this Saturday 21 November when the charity fundraising concert ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE begins at 3:15pm.

Local band George Huitker and Junk Sculpture will awaken your musical memories as they rock through a setlist which ranges from “I Want To Hold Your Hand” [...]

ANZ continues to support Canberra Small Businesses with five free workshops

By 18 November, 2009

[ 18 November, 2009 9:00 am to 26 November, 2009 12:30 pm. 18 November, 2009 9:00 am to 26 November, 2009 12:30 pm. ] Small business operators in Canberra are invited to learn from industry experts and plan for success by attending a number of free ANZ workshops this month from Wednesday 18 – Thursday 26 November 2009.

ANZ is offering the free workshops to Canberra small business operators to help them start, manage and grow their businesses and plan [...]

Earth (Vic) @ The Basement, Fri Nov 20 w/Code Of Lies, Machete and Reign Of Terror

By 14 November, 2009

[ 20 November, 2009 9:00 pm to 21 November, 2009 2:00 am. ]

speedway in canberra sunday 22nd nov from 10 am

By 13 November, 2009

[ 22 November, 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Divisions running this meeting will be; Series, Super production, Juniors,

Speedway Karts, Formula 500′s & Compact Speedcars
for further info visit the club’s website http://www.actspeedway.com.au/

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra!

By 12 November, 2009

[ 13 November, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 14 November, 2009; 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November

This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling across Australia for the first time. The national tour kicks off in Sydney before heading to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Experience the diversity, complexity and beauty of the Arab world through its film.

This special touring program features the most entertaining, moving and [...]

Rally for Refugees

By 12 November, 2009

[ 13 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I’d pass this on anyway:

Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia.  Indonesia is not a signatory to the UN Convention [...]

DIY Wotz-On guide – weekend 13-15 Nov

By 12 November, 2009

[ 13 November, 2009 to 15 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 12, 2009 @ 8:43]

As the heat has ramped up (turned the fan on for the first time last night!) I’m sure so has the summer-ry (late spring?) activities.

So let us know – What are your top picks for events and activities this weekend!

Fantasy Masquerade Ball

By 12 November, 2009

[ 14 November, 2009 7:00 pm to 15 November, 2009 12:00 am. ] THE FANTASY MASQUERADE BALL IS YOUR CHANCE TO DRESS UP IN A MASK/COSTUME FOR ONE MAGICAL NIGHT OF MUSIC, DANCING & MYSTERY.

• Fir Croi (Men of Heart)
• Phantom Drums
• Bellyup bellydancers
• Burns Club Pipe Band
• Best Mask & Costume Prize
• Crowning of the Belle of the Ball

Venue: Burns Club

Kett St, Kambah

TICKETS ~ $25

Tickets are available from reception at the Burns Club, [...]

Big Brother Awards 2009 @ Pot Belly

By 9 November, 2009

[ 11 November, 2009; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The Australian Privacy Founation invites everyone to the Australian ‘Big Bother Awards’ 2009 (BBA2009), 11 November, at the Pot Belly.

The call for nominations for the BBA2009 was very successful. The Orwells are the Big Brother Awards that recognise organizations, technologies and people that have invaded or threaten to invade privacy. The Smiths acknowledge [...]

COZMO plays OZ – Australian Composed and Arranged Music

By 9 November, 2009

[ 28 November, 2009; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] COZMO presents a concert featuring Australian compositions and arrangements and other well known mandolin ensemble pieces.

This will include Canberra premieres of a number of Australian compositions by Robert Schulz and Rob Kay, performances of works and arrangements by Richard Charlton and Russell Reinhardt and the Australian premiere of well known composer Betty Beath’s “Though [...]

DIY Wotz-On Guide weekend 6-8 Nov

By 8 November, 2009

[ 6 November, 2009 to 8 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 5, 2009 @ 6:48]

Once again it’s time for RiotACT’s laziest weekly post – the one where you are expected to do all the work!

Jump into the comments and let the masses know what events, activities, gigs, etc are on in our fair city this weekend.

If you don’t tell us how are we [...]

Rep’s 2010 Season Launch

By 5 November, 2009

[ 6 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Canberra Repertory Society launches its 2010 Season, on 6 November, at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

Walter Learning, currently directing the final production for Rep’s 2009 season, will launch Rep’s journeys through theatre 2010.

Join guests, subscribers, members and friends of Canberra Repertory for this special event at Theatre 3.

With surprises at every turn, join us [...]

“COLOURS BY NATURE & SEE-CHANGE” are pleased to be hosting two exciting GREEN Painting events in Canberra during November!

By 5 November, 2009

[ 18 November, 2009; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 19 November, 2009; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Daniel Wurm from the GreenPainters Ltd, (a non-for-profit organisation), will be presenting an 1 hour information session for Builders, Architects, and Consultants on Wednesday 18th November at 5-6pm. Free.

And on Thursday 19th November, Daniel will also be conducting a 6 hour specialist training course for both professional painters and keen DYI’s from 3-9pm.Cost $80 (free [...]

GHANA CHARITY GIG at The Pot Belly

By 5 November, 2009

[ 7 November, 2009 9:00 pm to 8 November, 2009 1:00 am. ] We are gathering donations to send clothing and learning supplies to Ghana, free entry, tasty tunes, should be fun

The Three Peaks Run

By 4 November, 2009

[ 7 November, 2009; 6:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] For those who are into their running and looking for something to do this weekend there is the Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks run this Saturday morning and provides a uniquely challenging event over three of Canberra’s best known mountains, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Mt Pleasant. Competitors have the choice of entering the 26 [...]

Help a Canberra band play Big Day Out!!

By 2 November, 2009

[ 2 November, 2009 11:00 pm to 12 November, 2009 11:00 pm. ] Local indie band Hancock Basement has been selected by The Music Network magazine as a media pick in Tooheys Extra Dry’s national Uncharted competition, which puts them in the top 10 out of thousands of bands. The ‘Cock now has a 1 in 10 chance of playing the whole Big Day Out tour! But they [...]

Canberra International Film Festival – GIVE AWAY!

By 31 October, 2009

[ 28 October, 2009 to 8 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Oct 28, 2009 @ 7:25]

The next two weeks sees screening some of the best films from around the world as part of the Canberra International Film Festival.

As part of this our good friends and fans over at Canberra CBD Limited have kindly provided some free double passes which we are offering to Premium [...]

DIY Wotz-On Guide Fri 30/10- Sun 1/11

By 29 October, 2009

[ 30 October, 2009 to 1 November, 2009. ] If you don’t know the drill by now you haven’t been paying attention!

Jump into the comments and leave us a run down of all the great events and activities that are on in our fair city this coming weekend. You know things are more fun when shared with others.

Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

By 28 October, 2009

[ 11 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to aiaa.sydneysection@gmail.com

More details…..

Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:

PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS

Fascinated by the latest [...]

Want to go on the hunt this halloween?

By 18 October, 2009

[ 1 November, 2009; ] The following has crossed my desk thanks to the wonder of facebook.

Elena Kirschbaum, green candidate for the Legislative Assembly, whip cracking acrobat, and flourishing event organiser is putting on “The Halloween Hunt” for your enjoyment:

The Halloween Hunt is a treasure hunt suitable for families, groups or fly solo. Get a map at the beginning of [...]

It Runs in the Family

By 28 September, 2009

[ 19 November, 2009 8:00 pm to 12 December, 2009 8:00 pm. ]

It Runs in the Family
by Ray Cooney
By Special Arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd.
Directed by Walter Learning

Dr David Mortimore is about to give a speech that will probably earn him a knighthood. But the arrival of an old flame—together with her 18-year-old son, the product of their relationship all those years ago—means that David is forced [...]

The Return of the Rafe!

By 26 September, 2009

[ 14 November, 2009; ]

2009 has been a right bastard of a year. For mine a significant part of that has been the absence of Rafe Morris from our fair city.

Fortunately he’s sent out a media release to let us know that he’s coming back!

LOCAL SINGER SONGWRITER RAFE MORRIS RETURNS HOME FROM WORLD TOUR.

Having spent the past 19 [...]

Nick Cave at the Library

By 8 September, 2009

[ 15 August, 2009 9:00 am to 29 November, 2009 5:00 pm. ] “A winter day suddenly came your way
And you ran into your mind”

Take a walk through the mind of Nick Cave. The journey is a bit weird, a bit voyeuristic, and still leaves a fair chunk of mystery. On show at the National Library is an enormous collection of ephemera from a creative life.

From photos of [...]

McCubbin’s Last Impressions at the National Gallery

By 13 August, 2009

[ 14 August, 2009 to 1 November, 2009. ]

While we wait for the European masters at the end of the year the National Gallery is offering us Australia’s greatest impressionist, Frederick McCubbin, and his work between 1907 and 1917.

From the blurb:

Discover McCubbin’s free and expressive style, and the varying effects of light conveyed through striking colour in landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, portraits and interiors.

Not [...]

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