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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 September 2012

By 27 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 September 2012 to 30 September 2012. ]

So here we go again hive mind!

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

Just share your perspicacity in the comments.

Your chance to be in a studio audience here in Canberra

By 26 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 September 2012 at 6:00 pm; 28 September 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Normally if Canberrans want to be in a TV studio audience they have to make the trip to Sydney.

But Southern Cross Ten are letting us know they’re going to be shooting a new comedy “The Green Room” at their Watson studio and the public are invited to be in the studio audience.

This week we [...]

Acoustic Soup at the Co-Op

By 25 September 2012

[ 26 September 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

This is from the charming and beautiful staff at the ANU Food Co-Op who obviously don’t follow enough links on this site:

So, you said i should send you a press release and of course I have no idea what that means, but Acoustic Soup is on this week at the Food Co-op.

Wednesday 26th from [...]

A kid’s makeover at Joey’s Kitchen

By 24 September 2012

[ 25 September 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Students at Majura Primary school are swapping their pencils for spatulas and their school uniforms for aprons as they prepare to take over Joey’s Kitchen at Watson Shops on Tuesday 25 September.

This is the second year of the schools’ community partnership with Joey’s Kitchen. Deputy Principal Sarah Reece says the partnership has been a [...]

Heats for the Australian Poetry Slam kicking off

By 24 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 September 2012; 6 October 2012; 17 October 2012; ]

Word has gone out about the ACT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam competition which will culminate in much hoopla at the Sydney Theatre:

For the first time ever the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has three Australian Poetry Slam heats throughout September and October. Showcasing some of Canberra’s finest poets these heats will decide who will [...]

The Waterhouse Prize at the National Archives

By 21 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

Your correspondent was invited to the launch of the Waterhouse Prize last night at the National Archives and duly trotted along to see what it’s all about.

The Waterhouse Natural History Art prize describes itself thusly:

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™ is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art, boasting a total prize pool of [...]

TIME TRAVELLERS, A group show of beautiful abstracted landscape paintings and ceramic sculptures by Maxine Price Lorna Crane and Claire Primrose

By 20 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2012 to 1 October 2012. ]

Now showing at FORM Studio and Gallery is a group show of abstracted landscape paintings by Claire Primrose and Lorna Crane and a series of ceramic sculptures by local artist Maxine Price. All three artists are responding to the concept of travelling through time in three separate, yet cohesive ways.

Maxine Price has responded [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 21 September 2012

By 20 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2012 to 23 September 2012. ]

Spring has sprung, the weather has turned, and the weekend is upon us.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

BENefit – a music spectacular held jointly at the Pot Belly and the Basement!

By 18 September 2012

[ 30 September 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

One of our close friends, Ben, just suffered a series of strokes over the past week. He is paralysed down his left side and the long term prognosis is still unknown, yet he has a minimum expectation of several months in hospital.

This obviously comes with expenses and massive life changes so after about [...]

Dr Stovepipe CD Launch at Corroboree Park Hall

By 18 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 September 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

What could be finer than a night of Dr Stovepipe, No Hausfrau, and Clankenstein at Ainslie’s Corroboree Park Hall?

All of the above with a spit roast for a CD launch of course!

For more details check out the Facebook and Myspace for that old timey feel.

Hannah Quinlivan’s Drawn In at The Front

By 18 September 2012

[ 27 September 2012 to 7 October 2012. ]

This in from The Front:

Canberra artist Hannah Quinlivan will show a new installation, Drawn In, at The Front Gallery and Café from 27 September to 7 October 2012.

Drawn In will showcase Quinlivan’s far-reaching exploration of lines through a three-dimensional spatial wire drawing that’s been created especially for the Front’s gallery space.

“Over the last few years [...]

Heide Smith book signing

By 17 September 2012

[ 22 September 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

This just in:

Heide Smith will be signing copies of her new photography book A Portrait of Canberra and of Canberrans 1979-2012.

As part of the Canberra Centenary celebrations, Heide has published A Portrait of Canberra and of Canberrans 1979-2012. The images in the book record a third of the lifespan of Australia’s National Capital; it’s [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! September! 2012!

By 16 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 September 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

It seems no laws of god nor man can restrain BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! wakes from torpor to bring you the GODZILLA edition.

You may not know why, Why, WHY!

So bring your poems, your rants, your really short stories, your WHY did they have a baby Godzilla cartoon to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

Because we want your words on [...]

Live music at the Belconnen Arts Centre

By 13 September 2012

[ 14 September 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] This has come in and looks interesting:

Live@BAC is thrilled to present acoustic music by local band The Burley Griffin and musician Adam Brown.

As we welcome in the warmer weather, unwind on a Friday in Belconnen Arts Centre’s spacious foyer, looking over Lake Ginninderra, and listen to live acoustic music by talented local musicians.

About The Burley [...]

Spring Photowalk!

By 12 September 2012

[ 30 September 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

This just in from the Photowalkers

Photowalk is a chance for any person no matter what age or ability to get together and have a lovely walk, get some fresh air and meet other photographically minded people. It is meant to be all inclusive whether you own a DSLR, a compact or just a phone-cam.

These walks [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival 2012

By 12 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 September 2012 to 16 September 2012. ]

More than 250 applications have been whittled down to 42 finalists in the 17th Canberra Short Film Festival, 14-16 September, which was launched today at Dendy Cinemas.

Entries came from around the country – and the world, with Colin Graham, producer of Imbolc, travelling from Ireland to Canberra to see his film in the International category.

The [...]

Shorts in Winter – Short documentaries at The Front

By 11 September 2012

[ 11 September 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] We are a group of documentary filmmakers seeking new ways to make documentaries and meeting others who feel the same way.

This will be an evening of intriguing and sometimes challenging moments presented through a series of short documentaries. An opportunity to get together, watch and and discuss the art of non-fiction film with the aim of launching [...]

The Resonants present On the Air Are Born at University House

By 10 September 2012

[ 22 September 2012; ]

This just in:

‘On the Air are Born’, concert featuring Bach to Lauridsen, Sat 22nd Sept, 7.30pm, University House. Tickets available at the door or via the website –

Canberra Whisky Club!

By 9 September 2012

[ 17 September 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] Facebook has word of a Canberra Whisky Club about to unleash itself on the world at an $85 a head event at the Canberra Club.

Monday 17th September the first meeting of the Canberra Whisky Club. Open to all to attend (18yrs and over). The evening includes dinner whisky tasting and talk.

Cost $85 Per head

The meeting [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 September 2012

By 6 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 September 2012 to 9 September 2012. ]

Another week has raced past us and the weekend looms.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

ACT comedian Kale Bogdanovs headlining TAC, moving to US

By 4 September 2012

[ 11 September 2012; ] Comedy Club at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre welcomes Kale Bogdanovs to headline on 11th September.

Before he leaves Australia, the four-time Melbourne International Comedy Festival performer is recording a CD to show the world what he can do. Come and support one of Comedy ACT’s favourite sons and a genuinely unique and brilliant performer.

The bar is open, support acts [...]

Apple store opening this weekend. Free T-shirt!

By 4 September 2012

[ 8 September 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Yes the long awaited Apple store is finally opening in the Canberra Centre this Saturday and the first thousand punters through the door get a t-shirt no purchase required.

The wait is over (for those who were waiting)

Wee Jasper Markets Sunday 30 September

By 4 September 2012

[ 30 September 2012 at 9:00 am; ] Great bush markets, Wee Jasper 30 September

Women’s dragon boating COME AND TRY DAY

By 3 September 2012

[ 8 September 2012 at 11:30 am; 8 September 2012 at 11:30 am; ] All women 16-60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.

Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]

Divine worlds, Indian paintings at the National Gallery

By 31 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The National Gallery is giving notice of their new exhibition of Indian painting:

Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 August 2012

By 30 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 August 2012 to 2 September 2012. ]

It is time Rioters to once again turn to your vast knowledge so that others can have an awesome weekend.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens playing Honkytonks for Corinbank

By 30 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2012 at 4:00 pm; ]

Some of my favourite things in the world come together on Sunday afternoon when Julia Johnson plays at Honkytonks for a Corinbank fundraiser:

Corinbank 2012 [Take 2] is a wee three months away, and we’re celebrating with another Unplugged gig at Honkytonks.

Join us for a Sunday Session to watch the delicious Julia and her salubrious [...]

Cotter Avenue to re-open this Saturday

By 29 August 2012

[ 1 September 2012 at 9:30 am; ]

Actew are letting everyone know the revamped and previously much loved Cotter Avenue is opening to the public again:

With the Cotter Dam as the backdrop, join ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and ACTEW Water from 9.30am on Saturday 1 September to officially open the Avenue. Then be one of the first to walk over [...]

Old Timey Music Revue at the polo

By 27 August 2012

[ 7 September 2012; ]

Facebook indicated something fun is coming our way thanks to the Canberra Musician’s Club and its residency at the O’Connor Polish Club:

We all love new music. All those loud jangly distorted guitars and the bleepy-bloop noises are super awesome, really.

Just once in a while though, it might be nice to have a night out without [...]

Buying biodiversity – Australian Academy of Science Public Lecture

By 24 August 2012

[ 4 September 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Buying biodiversity – the role of philanthropy in nature conservation
by Dr Michael Looker, Director, Australia Program, The Nature Conservancy

Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra

Most protection of our unique biodiversity occurs on public land, yet currently two thirds of Australia’s lands are privately managed. Therefore, public conservation management is not able to fully represent the Australian [...]

Scaramouche Return to Canberra for Transit Bar Gig

By 21 August 2012

[ 1 September 2012; ] Melbourne-based rock band Scaramouche will return to their hometown of Canberra for the first time in almost twelve months on Saturday 1 September, where they will showcase a blistering set of new tunes at Transit Bar before setting off on an East Coast tour.

Scaramouche have just finished recording a new EP which captures the essence of the band’s sizzling [...]

Canberra Rep to bring us Lost in Yonkers

By 20 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 September 2012 to 29 September 2012. ]

This in from Canberra Rep:

Duty, devotion, trust and love…

The fifth production for Rep’s 2012 80th Birthday season is Neil Simon’s Comedy Lost in Yonkers. Opening on 14 September the production continues until 29 September at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Angela Punch McGregor this wonderful memory play is as heart-warming as it [...]

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