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EXTREME FILM AND SOUND: STORIES FROM ANTARCTICA

By 29 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]

FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton
FREE

Blizzards, radio waves, penguins, gramophone records and fi lm makers, this exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

Alom Shaha at Skeptics in the Pub

By 23 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] King O’Malley’s Irish Pub
131 City Walk, Canberra

Free Event
From the Perth Festival Website

“Alom Shaha (UK) is a filmmaker, science writer and public speaker, who also finds time to teach Physics at a Comprehensive School in London. He has a reputation for making science and other difficult ideas easy to understand for mass audiences, having [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 February 2012

By 23 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 February 2012 to 26 February 2012. ]

Summer is back!

With the warm weather returning we turn to you the hive mind components to guide and inform our entertainment options this weekend.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lyneham Primary’s ‘Fair in February’

By 22 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] ‘Dunk’ or be ‘Dunked’
Featuring a dunking machine and stacks of things to do, the Lyneham Primary ‘Fair in February’ is on this Saturday from 3-7pm at Hall & Brigalow Streets in Lyneham

Even if you’re heading to the Canberra Show over the weekend, pop in and check out our little show with it’s own: *animals, *mini [...]

Mulligans Flat Friends park care activity

By 21 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 9:30 am; ] Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary needs carers! Meet or join the Friends Group. Sat 25 Feb 9:30am at the main gate.

Our very own roos on the telly

By 20 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

Cam has been in touch to remind us that the doco shot in and around Canberra Kangaroo Mob is going to be shown on the ABC this Tuesday night at 8.30 pm:

Over one year we follow mob leader Black Spot and kangaroo mum Madge with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny [...]

The Last Prom, again. Phase one – Famine

By 17 February 2012

[ 24 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that the horsepeople of the apocalypse are riding forth with The Last Prom:

2012: The final year of mortal history. Coming of age in a fallen world, The Son Of The Beast begins to ready the Ritual of Armageddon. As foretold by every ancient civilisation, he does this by reshaping the Four Horseman [...]

Drew Walky EP Launch

By 17 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

The irrepressible Drew Walky is launching his new EP at The Front in what is sure to be a great night’s entertainment.

Supported by One foot In the Gravy and the face of Canberra’s street press Julia Johnson it’s not a night you’ll want to miss.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 February 2012

By 16 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 February 2012 to 19 February 2012. ]

OK Rioters, show me how clever and well informed you are.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Free Tickets for Friendly Yen and Black Creek at Transit.

By 16 February 2012

[ 18 February 2012; ]

This has come over my desk and looks quite enticing:

FRIENDLY YEN – 11pm
BLACK CREEK – 10pm
LITTLE MAC AND THE MONSTER MEN – 9PM

The best $10 you will ever spend!

You are most welcome to enjoy the sounds of FRIENDLY YEN, who will be popping their collars and pulling their short shorts up real high to [...]

Recreational Uses of Lake Ginninderra: 21 Feb BCC Meeting

By 14 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] At the 21 February public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council, we will discuss Belconnen residents’ preferences for the type of recreational use of Lake Ginninderra as well as the maintenance of the health of the lake. All members of the public are welcome.

Recently, excessive levels of blue-green algae have closed other Canberran lakes. [...]

Capital Punishment – Canberra Comedy Showcase

By 13 February 2012

[ 16 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

A bunch of Canberra comedians will be representing the Can’ at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April, with the return of Capital Punishment.

In an effort to ready themselves for the big smoke, the gang from ComedyACT are putting on a preview show this Thursday night in order to see what jokes don’t work.

Come [...]

gallery@bcs presents La Petite Mort, A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

By 10 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 to 9 March 2012. ]

This has come across my desk and looks worthwhile:

A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

Imogen McKenzie is a Canberra based artist who explores the nature of addiction through the medium of abstract expressionism. With a background in drug abuse and recovery, she derives her inspiration from the endless cycle of chaos through [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 February 2012

By 9 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 February 2012 to 12 February 2012. ]

OK rioters, time to show us all how linked in and juiced up you are.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

If things go badly this Valentines there’s always comedy at the Civic Pub

By 8 February 2012

[ 14 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy at the Civic Pub on Valentine’s Day.

Just in case you need a laugh.

MEASQ/MEASPL Bass Battle Car Sound Competition

By 6 February 2012

[ 19 February 2012 at 9:00 am; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to subjectively compare competitor’s car audio systems. Criteria includes the system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. The format is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accommodating [...]

CRDL Trivia Night

By 6 February 2012

[ 24 February 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League is giving notice that they’re on a fund raising drive to take on their rival Leagues in the Great Southern Slam:

Come along for a night of brain-teasing bicep-tearing action (Aunty Aggro has been in training).

You may leave the Hellenic Club in the City with an empty wallet but your contributions [...]

ZoOpaGOo, Nozl and the bIG fUnk SHaKeUP 18/2/2012

By 6 February 2012

[ 18 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra get ready for some booty shakin, funk-o-matic good times when Zoopagoo heads up a triple header at The BIG FUNK SHAKEUP! Live at the Pot Belly (26 Weedon Close Belconnen), Saturday 18/2/2012 from 8pm till late.

This time we are stretchin out to an 8 piece with added brass as well as sharing musical festivities [...]

Wind instrument performance by Micaela Chauque

By 6 February 2012

[ 3 February 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic present:
Wind instrument performance by
Micaela Chauque
 6.30pm Thursday 16 February
Larry Sitsky Recital Room, School of Music,

ANU

Micaela Chauque is an Argentine indigenous musician and composer. She is considered one of the best interpreters of indigenous wind instruments from the Argentine north-west.

Micaela Chauque [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 February 2012

By 2 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2012 to 5 February 2012. ]

Summer appears to have deserted us, but there’s still a weekend to be revelled in.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Let us know in the comments.

To silence at the Street Theatre

By 2 February 2012

[ 16 February 2012 to 26 February 2012. ]

Local playwright Subhash Jaireth’s play “to silence” is getting a world premiere at The Street Theatre this February.

Connecting a 15the century Indian poet with Chekov’s younger sister certainly sounds like a wild ride.

More details on The Street website

Fred Smith brings the Dust of Uruzgan to The Street

By 24 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Amazing Fred Smith has sent word that he’s bringing his “Dust of Uruzgan” tour to the Street Theatre.

Songwriter Fred Smith recently returned from 18 months working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province. He wrote a collection of songs from his experiences, and played concerts on the Multinational Base [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands family fun day

By 24 January 2012

[ 5 February 2012 at 11:00 am; ] Territory And Municipal Services have an interesting piece on their plans celebrate World Wetlands Day:

Free children’s activities include a jumping castle, face painters, balloons, parachute games, a patting zoo and the largest ibis bird you’ll ever see.

Take a walk through the wetlands and enjoy unique wildlife in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars to [...]

Old Parliament House Rose Garden Valentines Day Soiree

By 22 January 2012

[ 12 February 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] The Friends of Old Parliament House Rose Gardens are hosting a function to kick off a romantic start to 2012.

On the evening of Sunday 12th February starting at 4pm – 6pm we are hosting a St Valentine’s Day garden party in the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens (On the east side of Old Parliment House, King [...]

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Diagnosis by “Dr Google”

By 15 January 2012

[ 15 February 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Rachael Dunlop
Date: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

With so much information proliferating on the internet and no mechanisms in place to check for accuracy, how can consumers distinguish what is right and what is not? [...]

MEASQ Car Sound Competition

By 4 January 2012

[ 4 February 2012 at 1:00 pm; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to subjectively compare competitor’s car audio systems. Criteria includes the system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. The format is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accommodating [...]

Behind the Lines at Museum of Australian Democracy

By 15 December 2011

[ 14 December 2011 to 29 March 2012. ]

The annual exhibit of political cartoons, Behind the Lines, opened yesterday at MAD.

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation’s political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events and personalities of the last year. [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 to 26 February 2012. ]

The ANU is letting us know a collection of their rare fossils will be on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

The fossils come from the ANU’s collection and were gathered from the Wee Jasper area.

The exhibition will run from 3 December to 26 February next year.

Skate in the city revived for summer

By 28 November 2011

[ 5 January 2012 to 6 February 2012. ] Canberra CBD Ltd announced an open air roller skating rink will be opened in Garema Place in the new year.

The rink will be open From 5 January, to 6 February in 2012.

The rink will feature roller discos, retro movie nights, and the seemingly obligatory roller derby.

The rink will be similar to the ice skating rink [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 October 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.

So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]

National Multicultural Festival confirmed for 10-12 February in 2012.

By 24 October 2011

[ 10 February 2012 to 12 February 2012. ]

The Multicultural Festival (beer and meat on a stick to the likes of you and me) has been nailed down in 2012 for 10-12 February.

One weekend you don’t want to be down the coast.

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