[ 26 February 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Some of you may be interested to hear that Nerd Trivia is on tonight.
“Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra” kicks off again tonight at 7.30. Last seen in November 2012, Nerd Trivia hosts Joel and Ali have been on a pilgrimage around the world to collect new Geekish information to challenge Canberra’s brightest and [...]
[ 27 February 2013 at 6:10 pm; ] Hi all,
The Hash House Harriers are the biggest running group – and the biggest drinking group – in the world. We are known as “drinkers with a running problem”.
It’s an amazing group, although you don’t need to run (some stay behind to mind the bags) and you don’t need to drink (it seems some [...]
[ 22 February 2013 to 24 February 2013. ]
Some of you will be heading off to Soundwave this weekend, you lucky sods. So what’s left for those of us left behind?
[ 23 February 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Local wordsmiths Varisht Gosain and Josh Inman are once again amassing a clan of poets to do battle at the Front in Lyneham.
What: 1st Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013
Where: The Front Gallery and Cafe, Lyneham
The Canberra Poetry Slam is Canberra’s longest running poetry slam. The CPS kicks off at 730 with an open mic. [...]
[ 20 February 2013 to 31 October 2013. ]
This looks like a good use of a Sunday Morning:
As the saying goes, a year is a long time in politics!
Behind the Lines 2012 looks back on the highs and lows of the political year through the eyes of Australia’s best cartoonists. Their observations of the personalities, parties and political power-plays are insightful, amusing [...]
[ 22 February 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]
Last Friday the National Film and Sound Archive have Gotye fresh from his Grammy wins.
This Friday they’ve got me.
Well me and a start studded panel for CANberra of Worms as notified on Facebook:
A digging conversation at the NFSA.
‘Does Canberra have an underbelly?’, ‘Does the rest of Australia really hate Canberra?’
Australians can get pretty passionate [...]
[ 23 February 2013; ] This Saturday Adventure Racing comes to town with the iAdventure Adventure Race down near the Cotter.
Making use of natures obstacles, adventure racing is a little more mentally stimulating than most obstacle events, with team work and navigation forming the founding principles of this style of event, while teams run (or walk), ride and tube around [...]
[ 22 February 2013; ] Despite Debacle being a regular killing ground for my relationships (I suspect the quick access to parking might have something to do with being invited there for dumpings) it remains one of my favourite watering holes in Canberra (Budvar and Speckled Hen on tap don’t hurt).
So it was with some alarm I received a media [...]
[ 14 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]
A happy Valentines to you all. May your partners be affectionate and if single your prospects at least hopeful.
Now let us turn our attention to what there is to see and do around Canberra this weekend.
Just leave your thoughts in the comments hmmm?
[ 17 February 2013 at 2:00 pm; 24 February 2013 at 2:00 pm; ] The War Memorial has the intriguing news that they’re getting into the movie business:
To complement Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial presents a series of classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a [...]
[ 11 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]
The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.
For more detail they’ve got a page.
[ 20 February 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.
Facebook has details:
Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.
[ 8 February 2013 to 10 February 2013. ]
2013 tears up to full speed this weekend with the new year well and truly under way now.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 8 February 2013 to 16 June 2013. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:
Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]
[ 17 February 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]
This just in will be of interest to some of you:
Nomad Percussion is a new music ensemble comprised of young musicians William Jackson, Yvonne Lam, Bart Haddock, Jonathan Griffiths, Anna Ng, and Veronica Bailey. The percussionists, aged 19 – 27, will present their new concert, TRANS/MUTE, on February 19 at the ANU Arts Centre. Nomad [...]
[ 24 February 2013 to 3 March 2013. ] DonateLife ACT urge all Canberrans to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families
and to understand their decisions during DonateLife Week, which will be held on Sunday
24 February – Sunday 3 March 2013. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of
ten or more people. So please have the conversation about organ and tissue [...]
[ 8 February 2013 to 10 February 2013. ]
The Australia New Zealand Water Ski Challenge are putting the word out there:
Canberra will host its first international water skiing event this weekend (8-10 February) when Australia lines up against New Zealand on the Molonglo River.
The Australian New Zealand Water Ski Challenge will feature the Australian pair, 2012 “International Water Skier of the Year” Tim [...]
[ 8 February 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] The Brumbies are reminding rugby lovers they’re holding a trial match against an ACT XV this Friday:
ACT XV Head Coach Craig Robberds will assemble a strong squad to take on the Brumbies this Friday night at Viking Park, with all John I Dent Cup players available for the fixture.
On the back of a [...]
[ 11 February 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
We’ve had a shout from the fabled ANU Film Group that they’re getting into the groove of the new year with a free screening of Skyfall:
Kick off O-Week and the ANU Film Group screening year with Bond… James Bond by joining us for our free screening of SKYFALL on Monday 11 February at 8 [...]
[ 15 February 2013 to 2 March 2013. ]
This in from Canberra Rep:
The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.
Based on [...]
[ 14 February 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] You and your friends are cordially invited to attend The Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens St Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party. We will also be launching a Sunshine and Roses CD, which contains a unique compilation of 24 rose-related songs from the 1920s and 30s. Proceeds are going to support the Friends.
When: Thursday, [...]
[ 8 February 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
This looks rather exciting:
night of HEAVY HEAVY AFRO-FUNK with The Liberators!
Supported by local brass funk jazz masters PARTY GRAVY!
8pm / 8th Feb / Polish Club
***—-MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL WEEKEND—-**
The Liberators is an 9 piece collective based in Sydney; a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness [...]
[ 1 February 2013 to 28 February 2013. ] This just in:
Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
The King Hits
Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]
[ 12 February 2013 at 12:00 pm; ] ArtsFest, as the name suggests, is an arts festival. But not just that. It is a celebration of student art, music and intellect at the ANU. Tuesday 12th of February at ANU’s Union Court from 12pm – 6pm. There will be a student art exhibition and live music stage with acts [...]
[ 1 February 2013 to 3 February 2013. ]
It’s all go around town this weekend with much to see and do.
What do you recommend your fellow rioters get along to?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 2 February 2013 at 12:00 pm; ]
This just in from Canberra Philo:
Come along to Woden Plaza Centre Court this Saturday 2 February at 12pm and hear cast members sing selections of the amazing music from this wonderful show!
[ 9 February 2013; ]
There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.
It’s coming up on 9 February.
[ 1 February 2013; ]
This Friday The Feldons are rocking Belconnen’s Pot Belly with the Marji Curran Band and Dave Williams Blues Band.
This Friday at the Pot Belly, Canberra’s lovable mod garage popsters, the Feldons will be blasting out an hour or so of their original three piece English mod sound.
Described as “something very Ferry on the [...]
[ 2 February 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]
This Saturday at Belco Skatepark there is $1000 up for grabs in the TRILOGY Game of Skate! Streetwise Learn to Skate session 10am – 12pm. Rego’s for the game of skate commence at 1pm, free entry. Under 18′s need a parent or guardian to sign off on the rego form.
[ 3 February 2013; 10 February 2013; 17 February 2013; 24 February 2013; ]
Fans of The Ellis Collective (which is pretty much any sane person who’s heard them) will be thrilled to read they’re booked solid at The Front this February:
Each week will feature a special guest performer and will include:
• The Understudy (Feb 3): The Understudy is the performing name of Novocastrian Lucy Hearn, performing a studious [...]
[ 20 February 2013 at 5:30 pm; 20 February 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] Conservation Council Forum with Minister Shane Rattenbury: 20 February 2013
The Conservation Council invites you to our first forum of 2013.
What: Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services: My first 100 days as Minister responsible for land management in the ACT. Implications for biodiversity conservation
When: Wednesday 20 February 2013 @ 5:30pm networking [...]
[ 2 February 2013 at 8:30 pm; ] Featuring:
Pure Sideshow playing the hits of Sewer Sideshow.
Vintage ReVulva playing the hits of Vintage Vulva.
The (Other) Bastards playing the hits of The Bastards.
Ocumus Resurrected playing the hits of Ocumus Rising.
Tribute Night at the Pot Belly
5/26 Weedon Close Belconnen
Saturday 2nd February, 8:30pm