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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 December and the New Year

By 27 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 December 2012 to 31 December 2012. ]

So once more with feeling for the last time in 2012.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend and on New Year’s Eve?

Share your wisdom in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 21 December 2012

By 20 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 December 2012 to 23 December 2012. ]

The last regular weekend of 2012, what summer fun is to be had in and around Canberra?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Rock your Friday night’s pants off

By 20 December 2012

[ 21 December 2012 at 9:00 pm; ] Hear them on 666 Breakfast in the morning, then see them LIVE at The Basement!

Christmas Eve Carillon concert

By 20 December 2012

[ 24 December 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] The NCA are letting people know that the Carillon will be in full song on Christmas Eve:

The 12th Annual Christmas Eve at the Carillon’ concert will be held from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday.

The free concert will feature a range of Christmas music performed by local carillonist, Astrid Bowler.
NCA chief executive, Gary Rake said the [...]

A Cell Block 69 Christmas!

By 20 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 December 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

News Flash ! :

Cell Block 69 to carry out a totally awesome post apocalyptic feat !

Sure, by the time that December the 22nd comes around the world will have already ended. But don’t let that get you down. Why not loose those apocalyptic blues by spending a night with Corey ?

Laugh it away with Corey. [...]

Weathersounds at the School of Art

By 19 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 December 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Weathersounds: a video installation by Alexander James and Thomas H. Ford, occurring in the main gallery at the Australian National University School of Art on Friday December 21st, 6-8pm.

This work is responding to around two years of studying various aspects of clouds and weather history. Tom and I have been working together for some time [...]

Shifty’s Kristmas Karnage this weekend

By 19 December 2012

[ 22 December 2012; ]

Just a reminder that this Saturday is action packed down at Belco Skatepark! We’ve got “Santa Cons” busting out the hilarity as MC carrying a big red sack of goodies, you might get a pressie just for being there!

There’s a free BBQ and loads of prizes to be won. We’ve also got $150 cash [...]

The Orphans Christmas comes a little bit early this year

By 17 December 2012

[ 22 December 2012 at 10:00 pm; ] One of Canberra’s less spoken of traditions is Christmas Eve at The Phoenix.

People who’ve moved interstate come back to see their families and by Christmas Eve already need a break, so they go to the Phoenix to catch up with old friends and Fred Smith plays a killer set before the bell is rung vigorously [...]

Blue Christmas?

By 17 December 2012

[ 23 December 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] Blue Christmas service: a reflective service acknowledging feelings of grief, pain and loneliness that Christmas sometimes brings.

At Holy Covenant Anglican Church, 89 Dexter Street, Cook, Sunday 23 December, 3 pm.    

2012 Carols by Candlelight (7pm Wednesday 19 December)

By 15 December 2012

[ 19 December 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

Carols by Candlelight has been bringing the joy of Christmas to Canberran families for more than six decades, and Woden Valley Youth Choir would like to invite you and your family to share in the spirit of Christmas at Commonwealth Park on Wednesday 19 December 2012.

Ian McLean will again host the event, and Woden Valley [...]

Mayan End of the World Party

By 14 December 2012

[ 21 December 2012; ] 21 December 2012, 6.00pm till late at Manning Clark House 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest

Entry free

Music by the night café latino/gypsy/jazz ensemble

Mexican food for purchase by Taco Way (from the Bus Depot Markets)

Places are limited so please book on 02 6295 1808 or

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 December 2012

By 13 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 December 2012 to 16 December 2012. ]

2012 is showing no signs of going quietly into that good night.

What’s do you know about that’s worth seeing and doing this weekend in and around Canberra?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Suitcase rummage at New Acton

By 12 December 2012

[ 16 December 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

Get your tight jeans and thick rimmed glasses out; the New Acton Suitcase Rummage is back!

This in from New Acton:

Suitcase Rummage started in Brisbane with a couple of people wanting people without pretension and markets without a mardi gras of racks and banners. Coupled with NewActon, they’re encouraging Canberrans to fill some suitcases with [...]

College Express 2012 at the Belconnen Arts Centre

By 10 December 2012

[ 14 December 2012 to 13 January 2013. ]

This just in:

Presenting the fourth annual College Express exhibition, with outstanding artworks by Year 11 & 12 students from eight colleges and schools in the Belconnen region: Dickson, Gungahlin, Hawker, Radford and St Francis Xavier Colleges, Burgmann Anglican School, Melba Copland Secondary School Copland College and UC Secondary College Lake Ginninderra. In a stunning array [...]

City Kid Benefit @ Trinity

By 7 December 2012

[ 16 December 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

This just in and well worth your consideration:

Canberra?s top music promoters Kicks Entertainment, Pang, Sub Squad and Party By Jake are bringing the local dance music community together and hosting a benefit on Sunday the 16th of December at Trinity Bar Dickson, for the Azzopardi family.

The Azzopardi?s recently lost a son when Josh Azzopardi passed [...]

An unseasonal Bad! Slam! for the festive period

By 6 December 2012

[ 12 December 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word:

The December BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! will be at the special time of the 2nd Wednesday of December.

So bring your words, your audience, your judges, your to do lists, your fridges, your poems, to The Phoenix Pub for prizes! Because we give you a stage, two microphones, two MCs, The Master of Conflict, The Score Adder, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 December 2012

By 6 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2012 to 9 December 2012. ]

As the year draws down everything seems to be kicking off around Canberra.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Diesel headlines New Years

By 5 December 2012

[ 31 December 2012; ] Andrew Barr is letting us know what free entertainment will be doing the rounds for New Year’s Eve:

From 9.00pm at Garema Place, Bass in the Place will provide an explosive countdown to 2013 and Canberra’s centenary, set to the beat of Timmy Trumpet, who is currently ranked No.5 DJ in the National Australian Electronic Music [...]

Canberra Custom Knife Show this Sunday

By 5 December 2012

[ 9 December 2012 at 10:00 am; ] After a break for a few years, the Canberra Custom Knife Show is back on December 9th from 10am – 3pm. It will be held at the Tharwa Village Hall and focus on the work of local makers. Canberra has a small but growing knife making community.

There will be a range of kitchen, sporting, folding/pocket [...]

Carols at Lanyon this Sunday

By 4 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 December 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

It’s unavoidably Christmas now. But one of Canberra’s nicer seasonal elements are the Carols at Lanyon.

I reviewed it back in 2008 and the Lanyon website has this to say:

An evening of magical Christmas fun. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful
Lanyon gardens. Listen to the festive music of the Sing Australia Choir and [...]

BRACE Mixed Martial Arts Fight Night Canberra

By 4 December 2012

[ 21 December 2012; ]

The Mayan Calendar predicts the world will end on the 21st of December 2012 –

BRACE Cage Fighting is set to lay a path of destruction in Canberra. On the 21st of December BRACE returns to CANBERRA and MMA fans will not be disappointed. A BRACE title will be on the line, Be there for [...]

Canberra United kicking off mid-week at Deakin

By 4 December 2012

[ 5 December 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra United have let it be known they’re playing the Perth Glory tomorrow night:

Canberra United hosts Perth Glory at Deakin Stadium on a Wednesday evening in the first official match played by the club in midweek in a re-arranged match from Round 7 of the Westfield W-League. This game, of course, was originally scheduled for [...]

Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlman signing The Marmalade Files at Paperchain

By 3 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 December 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

This just in:

Meet the Authors and Book Signing:

The Marmalade Files by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann.

Saturday December 8
11am – 12 noon

RSVP Friday December 7
Telephone 6295 6723 or

What are The Marmalade Files?

An imaginative romp through the dark underbelly of politics by two veteran Canberra insiders.

When seasoned newshound [...]


By 3 December 2012

[ 16 December 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Group

WHEN: Sunday 16 December 2012, 4–5pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, Free for under-12s.

*Seniors 60+, Health Care Card holders, Full-time students, Children 12+

Come and enjoy COZMO’s beautiful program of classical [...]

Googong history tour

By 30 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 December 2012 at 1:00 pm; ]

Territory and Municipal Services are letting people know about their historic tours of the Googong woolshed and shearers’ quarters.

“On Sunday 2 December 2012, there is an opportunity to go on a 60 minute tour of the woolshed and see where the shearers worked and lived from the early 1900s,” said Geoff Webb, Operations Manager, Googong [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 November 2012

By 29 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. ]

The year might be drawing to a close but there’s still much to be done.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Military Appreciation Day – Canberra Cavalry 01 Dec 12

By 29 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] In honour of Legacy, the Canberra Cavalry will be wearing special camouflage jerseys on 1 December 2012.
All fans who wear their military uniform or present their military ID at the gates can purchase GA tickets for $5.

The most decorated Australian soldier, Victorian cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith will be throwing out the first pitch @ 3pm
Game [...]

Fencing championships coming to Canberra

By 29 November 2012

[ 7 December 2012 to 11 December 2012. ] This just in from Australian Fencing:

Canberra is hosting the 2012 Australian Fencing Circuit Open Championships and the 2012 Oceania & Australian Veteran Fencing Championship.

The event will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (Main Arena) from Friday December 7 2012 to Tuesday December 11 2012.

Highlights include:

– Over 350 fencers
– Over 3000 bouts across [...]

Do you wear clothes?

By 29 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012; ]

If you our anyone you know wears clothes then you should come see some ridiculously interesting ones at the CIT Graduating Fashion Parade: Kinetic 2012 this Saturday, 1 December 2012.

My girlfriend and her classmates have been putting together a crazy collection of clothes, hats and other things that go on bodies.

Tickets are available through Out [...]

Waterford is Five!

By 28 November 2012

[ 8 December 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

This very exciting news just in:

Five years ago Waterford first mounted the Phoenix stage. The band had formed two months prior, a last ditch attempt by Pete Huet to scratch that insistent rock itch before proper adulthood and its constraints arrived. He coerced his friend Glen Martin to finish the tunes he’d half-written over [...]

December and January at the Phoenix

By 28 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012 to 19 January 2013. ] December

Saturday 1st 9:30pm
Bladder Spasms
Rather be Dead

Sunday 2nd 8pm
Lloyd Spiegel
Jonno Zilber

Monday 3rd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
She & I
Fats Homicide
The Wanninashvilles

Tuesday 4th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 5th 9pm
CIT end of year Jam

Thursday 6th 9pm
Sean McMahon’s Western Union
Hannah Gillespie

Saturday 8th 9:30pm
Waterford’s 5th Birthday
Owen M Carroll (Voss)
Shoeb Ahmad

Monday 10th 8pm
2XX Local n Live presents The Bootleg Sessions
Fun [...]

Community Living Project Expo and Market @ The Albert Hall

By 28 November 2012

[ 1 December 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Come along to the Albert Hall this Saturday the 1st of December between 10am and 2pm for the International Day of People with Disability Expo and Market. This is a FREE community event, so it’s not just for people with disability and their families, EVERYONE’S INVITED! Come see all the wonderful, varied talents of people [...]

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