[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]
FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton
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.
[ 29 February 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] King O’Malley’s Irish Pub
131 City Walk, Canberra
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 [...]
[ 25 February 2012; 3:00 pm to 7:00 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 [...]
[ 25 February 2012; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. ] Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary needs carers! Meet or join the Friends Group. Sat 25 Feb 9:30am at the main gate.
[ 21 February 2012; 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 [...]
[ 24 February 2012; 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 21 February 2012; 7:30 pm to 9:30 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. [...]
[ 16 February 2012; 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 19 February 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 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 [...]
[ 24 February 2012; 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 [...]
[ 18 February 2012; 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 [...]
[ 3 February 2012; 12:00 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic present:
Wind instrument performance by
6.30pm Thursday 16 February
Larry Sitsky Recital Room, School of Music,
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 [...]
[ 4 February 2012; 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 [...]
[ 5 February 2012; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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 [...]
[ 12 February 2012; 4:00 pm to 6:00 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 [...]
[ 15 February 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 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
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? [...]
[ 4 February 2012; 1:00 pm to 5:00 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 [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]