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Made in Canberra 2010 – Min Mae and The Street presents: Still Standing

By 30 October 2010

[ 28 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; 29 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; 30 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:23]

‘…the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.’ E. M. Forster

For 3 performances only, Tableau artist and Canberra Critics Circle 2009 Artist of the Year, Min Mae maps a ‘pathway through vulnerability’ – experimenting with the human animal’s most essential means of communication – [...]

Henry Parkes Oration, free at the National Library

By 29 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]

Hello Rioters,

Tonight the annual Henry Parkes Oration is on at the National Library, 6.30pm, and it’s free:

The importance of public education as a fundamental building block of a sustainable democracy is the theme of the Oration, to be delivered by Associate Professor Lyndsay Connors. She will argue that Henry Parkes’ vision for public education [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 29 October 2010

By 28 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010 to 31 October 2010. ]

It’s a jam packed weekend of fun and excitement coming up around Canberra.

What do you think is worth seeing and doing in town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Bushfire Awareness Open Day

By 27 October 2010

[ 30 October 2010; ]

Bush Fire Awareness Week is all about helping residents and their families survive a bush fire. The local RFS brigades in conjunction with ACT RFS/ESA will be showcasing its many talents to the public. The local Gungahlin RFS brigade will welcome the public on Saturday, 30th October to experience the wide range of skills and [...]

Octoberfest returns to EPIC this weekend

By 26 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010; 30 October 2010; ]

Some nights one might prefer to read a book sipping red wine.

On other nights drinking beer from huge mugs in an enourmous barn packed with sausage eating drunks trying to do the chicken dance is in order.

This weekend it’s the latter as the Harmonie Club informs us that Octoberfest is going back to Exhibition [...]

Anton Bruehl exhibition at the NGA

By 25 October 2010

[ 23 October 2010 to 7 February 2011. ]

The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition of works by Anton Bruehl:

The first major retrospective of the photographs of Anton Bruehl, an Australian-born photographer whose work was once seen by millions but is now largely forgotten will open tomorrow at the National Gallery of Australia. Anton Bruehl was one of the most successful [...]

Reclaim the Night – Friday October 29, 6 – 9.30pm

By 23 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] [First filed: Oct 22, 2010 @ 8:26]



‘Reclaim The Night’ is a chance for women to walk in solidarity and demand the right to live without fear and reality of rape and violence. We demand [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 21 October 2010

By 21 October 2010

[ 22 October 2010 to 24 October 2010. ]

OK Rioters it’s time to shine.

The waiting world needs to know what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend.

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Game Camp at ANU

By 21 October 2010

[ 23 October 2010 to 24 October 2010. ]

The Australian National University informs us they’re hosting the Imagine Cup Game Camp this weekend:

The Imagine Cup Game Camp, hosted by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, is a free two-day games development workshop. The event is part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and will include a speaker from Microsoft to lead participants through [...]

Frocktober Finale Party

By 20 October 2010

[ 31 October 2010 at 3:00 pm; ]

Join us for the most exclusive party of Frocktober! Presented by Flint Dining Room.

Celebrate the success of Canberra’s first ever Frocktober with a Sunday afternoon party in the sun. Wear your most fabulous frock (prizes for best dressed) and be prepared to bid on some amazing auction items.??

Champagne, canapes, live music, fabulous frockettes and frockafellas! [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Australian Poetry Slam ACT Heats!

By 19 October 2010

[ 19 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ]

The following facebook event is highly recommended by your’s truly:

October 19, at The Phoenix Bar
Sign up from 7.30 – 8pm, maximum of 20 poets.
Top 5 poets by points will progress to the final.

Stop the facebook press…


He will also be sacrificed for your judging pleasure.

The [...]

for those who lose their life to illicit drugs…

By 18 October 2010

[ 18 October 2010 at 12:30 pm; ] Late notice I know but Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform are conducting a commemoration today “for those who lose their life to illicit drugs”:

15th Annual Remembrance Ceremony
‘for those who lose their life to illicit drugs’
Monday 18th October, 2010
12.30pm – 1.30pm
at Weston Park, Yarralumla, ACT

Amanda Bresnan, ACT Greens member of the Legislative Assembly
Rev’d [...]

Mean Feet Brass Band at the Phoenix

By 17 October 2010

[ 23 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] Mean Feet Brass Band will be playing the Phoenix next Sat Oct 23 from 8pm.

Mean Feet is an 8-peice, accoustic brass and drums band playing raucous big-beat dance music.

We’ll also be featuring the Mean Feet Treats where players from the band show-off their special individual talents.

The Phoenix is at 21 East Row in Canberra. It’s FREE!

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 15 October 2010

By 15 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 to 17 October 2010. ] [First filed: Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:02]

Now I know you’ve all been a little traumatised by this five day week thing.

But it’s nearly over now.

To recover, what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

ACT Fire Brigade Calendar Launch

By 14 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]

Stepping out of their comfort zones comes naturally to the members of the ACT Fire Brigade who this Friday (15 October) will do just that at the launch their annual fundraising calendar at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub.

Featuring 12 local heroes showing some skin for a good cause, the calendar also contains important fire safety messages for [...]

A Frockin’ Good Fundraiser: Eat, Pray, Love

By 14 October 2010

[ 20 October 2010 at 5:30 pm; 20 October 2010 at 5:30 pm; ] A perfect evening for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters, granddaughters to enjoy a film and support a great cause.

Frocktober is a festive charitable initiative that raises funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Frocktober is all about increasing awareness of ovarian cancer, promoting women’s health and wellbeing, and having fun! This event is presented by [...]

Lift Off 2010 Band Comp!

By 12 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] Heat1 of Lift Off 2010 gets off to a bang with 6 of Canberra’s newest and latest bands strutting their stuff on stage, what’s more – it’s free! It’s also open to all ages and is drug and alcohol free, so come on down and support your local and favourite bands!

Line-up is;

– The Naddiks
– Five [...]

Match Point – Woden Tradies

By 11 October 2010

[ 17 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] Four teams of two will compete in a round robin with you the audience deciding who won each match.

Each doubles partnership will perform three sets of improvisation with scenes and stories created for your entertainment that will flow from comedy to drama, well known genres, melodrama and the absurd.

A unique night of truly enjoyable entertainment [...]

Pyros in the Park

By 11 October 2010

[ 14 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] In the last year it has become a bit of a tradition that women running away from their past do two things before leaving Canberra. One of them is sleep with me.

The other is to take up fire twirling.

My calendar is a little full at the moment. But the Canberra Fire Twirlers are doing their [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day 2010

By 11 October 2010

[ 17 October 2010 at 10:00 am; ]

Geoscience Australia celebrates Earth Science Week 2010

Geoscience Australia will celebrate Earth Science Week 2010 with a range of activities.

 The main event, Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day, will be held on Sunday 17 October from 10am-4pm. Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks that will showcase our agency’s latest research [...]

Learn to improvise!

By 8 October 2010

[ 14 October 2010; ] ‘Prepare to be Unprepared’ introductory Improvisation course

Learn the basic skills that make all group improvised performance possible, plus performance “games” (commonly used in Theatresports shows), should you wish to appear on stage with us.

Improvisation skills are also useful for enhancing acting skills as students learn to fully commit and be ‘in the moment’ in any [...]

ACT Participants Required for ‘The National IQ Test’

By 8 October 2010

[ 12 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ] Participate in Channel 9’s ‘sneak preview’ of their national IQ test

Before the telecast of The National IQ Test later this year, Channel 9 will be touring the country to find out which state is the smartest – and they need you to represent your home town in the search for Australia’s Number One. They will [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 October 2010

By 7 October 2010

[ 8 October 2010 to 10 October 2010. ]

Bad news people, you’re going to have to make do with a two day weekend this time around.

But in that truncated, inadequate, and yet sun drenched space what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.


By 7 October 2010

[ 16 October 2010 at 12:00 am; ]



Location: West Belconnen Leagues Club, Hardwick Crescent,  Holt, ACT


* Psychic Readers
* Free Talks & Workshops
* Natural Therapies
* Aura Photography
* New Age Products for sale ~ CD’s, Books, Crystals, Jewellery, Fairies, Angels, Feng Shui

More details can be found at:

Public Meeting on the Future of Vikings Capital Golf Course

By 6 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010 at 4:00 pm; ] PUBLIC MEETING
German Harmonie Club

Organized by the Old Narrabundah Community Council, Inc. and the
Capital Golf Club Preservation Action Group

PowerPoint presentations by various stakeholders on the background, current situation and possible outcomes regarding the proposed development

An opportunity to voice your opinion about a development impacting on the character of our suburb

Government representatives and members of the Vikings [...]

Harmonic Generator (from France) play at The Basement

By 6 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010; ] Great line-up of both local and international talent this Saturday night (09/10/10) when Harmonic Generator, on their international tour from France, blast off at The Basement in Belconnen. The show starts at 9pm and opens with;

– The Naddiks;
– Ansence of State;
– Jacobson’s Organ;

Then the headline act : Harmonic Generator will overload the place with their [...]

A Frocking Good Night

By 5 October 2010

[ 7 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ]

This Thursday (7/10) the annual Frocktober fundraising initiative will be holding their Frocktacular Fashion Show and Cocktail Party.

Dubbed ‘An Evening Frocktacular’, the night is inspired by the talent and flair of local designers. The event will showcase creations by local designers and performances by local music and performing artists.

Guests will be greeted with champagne on [...]


By 5 October 2010

[ 5 October 2010 11:00 am to 12 October 2010 11:00 am. 5 October 2010 11:00 am to 12 October 2010 11:00 am. ] Community Radio 2XX is commencing general radio training courses over the next two months for people interested in learning basic radio presenting and producing.

On completion of the course opportunities may arise for involvement in regular radio shows, or submitting new show proposals. The course costs $195 (or $95 concession) to help cover basic overheads.

Courses go [...]

Space invaders – Street Art comes to the National Gallery

By 5 October 2010

[ 30 October 2010 to 27 February 2011. ]

Correlation does not prove causation. But we can certainly say that following so many of you expressing a desire to see an exhibition of street art at the National Gallery they’ve announced that it’s on the way.

Drawn entirely from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the first Australian institution to have collected this [...]


By 5 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010; ]

If you love to dress up and have fun join us for a Magical evening of fun, fantasy, music and entertainment. So don your masks and costumes and be transported to another time and place!!

Where: Top of the Cross, Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Woden, ACT

Tickets: Meal & Show – $52, Show Only – $25

International [...]

Dayne Rathbone at Comedy Club this Wednesday Night

By 5 October 2010

[ 6 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra comic Dayne Rathbone will be headlining Comedy Club at Civic Pub this Wednesday night October 6.

A Canberra crowd favourite who performed in the Green Faces final and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, Rathbone has thrilled audiences with unpredictably bold performances and hilariously awkward character pieces. His act frequently includes audience interaction, [...]

Can we do more to save the orangutans???

By 4 October 2010

[ 22 October 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] The ECO Event – Save the Orangutans
The Uni Pub Lounge Bar
Wear Green OR Jungle Theme
Prizes for Best Dressed, 80′s Dance Hour, Raffles, Games and more.
Food and Drink Vouchers included!
Free Eco sample bag + ‘Green’ gift
Tickets $15 or $20 on door – Tickets on Sale at Landspeed Records – Garema Place, City
*Eco Friendly Products [...]

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