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DIY wotz on guide for Easter 2013


[ 28 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

The long break is upon us.

Surely there are things to see and do around town for those who have not fled to the coast?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Any Bronies amongst our readers?

By 22 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 10:00 am; 23 March 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Ryan K Lindsay, the author of a My Little Pony will be appearing at impact comics this Saturday for a launch party.

Canberra father and school teacher Ryan K Lindsay leads a secret double life.
He writes comic books!
Better yet, he’s written an official My Little Pony comic book! Even better than that, the comic is about [...]

Want another festival? Check out the Holi Mela

By 22 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 11:00 am; ] Because March in Canberra is a barren wasteland without a billion festivals to go to, the Holi Mela – Festival of Friendship has come to save us.

The Gillard Government has funded 43 projects under the Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants program through the 2012-13 Budget. The program provides opportunities for Australians from all backgrounds [...]

NFSA meets Folkie

By 21 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; 23 March 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

If you’re attending Folkie this year you may like to attend to some screenings from the National Film and Sound Archive.

A special film-screening with live musical accompaniment, the 13th awarding of the National Folk Recording Award, more versions, hopefully, of Canberra’s Calling to You, and a retrospective by the iconic Canberra songsmith, Fred Smith, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 March 2013


[ 22 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.

Where are you going this weekend?

Check out Wild Things at the ANU School of Art

By 20 March 2013

[ 21 March 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

My heart lept for a moment, but then crashed back ot the Earth when I realised they were not talking about the 1998 plot-twist obsessed thriller where Denise Richards took her top off and everyone turned out to be the bad guy at some point.

Still this sounds rad none the less.

This Thursday, in Fringe [...]

25th Canberra Model Railway Expo this weekend


[ 23 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

Do you like model trains?

If you do then I can assume one of two things about you:
1. You are my Grandad who reads this site daily despite living in Queeensland where none of the stories we put up here have any value. (Hi Grandad.)
2. You should head over to the 25th annual Canberra Model Railway [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival kicks off with a bang

By 19 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.

While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:

This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Bout 1 Brindabelters Vs Red Bellied Black Hearts

By 19 March 2013

[ 23 March 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) is thrilled to be taking to the track again to roll out our 2013 home season. The first two teams to face off will be the Red Bellied Black Hearts and the Brindabelters. Both teams will be ready to skate their hearts out to dominate the first bout of the [...]

The Village Festival descends on Canberra


[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.

From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam for 21 March

By 16 March 2013

[ 21 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

This just in from the inimitable Josh Inman:

Dear robots of poetry,

Kicking off at 7:30 at the Front Gallery in Lyneham on the 21st, the March edition of the Canberra Poetry Slam starts with an open mike.

The slam is open to all*, with a 1 poem 3 minute limit; the poem has to be of your [...]

Four Elements Festival adds to festival overload

By 14 March 2013

[ 24 March 2013 at 2:30 pm; ]

If you weren’t already exhausted by the March of Madness the Centenary Folk have put out word on the Four Elements Festival by Lake George:

The Four Elements Festival started today, bringing the banks of Lake George to life in a regional multi-arts event at the Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.

The festival is proudly supported by the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 March 2013


[ 15 March 2013 to 17 March 2013. ]

It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.

What are your hot tips?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Blue Illusion in Manuka

By 14 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] Blue Illusion in Manuka are hosting a fundraising night of French inspired fashion & homewares with free sparkling wine & canapés, with profits from the evening going to the AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Friday 22nd March 2013
6pm – 9 pm

Blue Illusion, Manuka
Shop 4/1-7 Bougainville St Manuka Centre Manuka ACT

or call 02 6257 [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Are You Feeling Lucky?… Punk!


[ 22 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, is back and this time they’ll be serving up an evening of non-stop punk rock!

Are you feeling lucky?… Punk! brings you a relentless line up of local and interstate bands, as well as hard-hitting burlesque acts with an added punk rock edge especially for the occasion.

Topnovil (NSW)
Batfoot (NSW)
Revellers (ACT)

And [...]

Hit Him in the Comic Cuts hits the National Film and Sound Archive

By 13 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.

The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]

The Feldons and friends descend on the Pot Belly Bar

By 12 March 2013

[ 15 March 2013; ]

We just received an email from the good Dr. O’Boogie.

This Friday the venerable Pot Belly Bar in Belconnen is serving up another musical smorgasbord with the Dave Williams Blues Band, the Gaps and Canberra’s own mod/popster borderline alcoholics, The Feldons, who never fail to entertain with their driving poppy offerings that somehow elicit images of [...]

Cavort and carouse with Paul McDermott for Canberra’s birthday bash


[ 9 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]

Paul McDermott is one proud ex-Canberran who isn’t afraid to do his bit to stick up for the city.

“I never think stereotypical criticism is a bad thing—it’s what comedians thrive on,” Paul said. “I find it all comical, almost like fighting fish in a tank, but I have exploited it over the years. Canberra cops [...]

MEGALOMANIA book launch imminent

By 8 March 2013

[ 21 March 2013 at 5:45 pm; 21 March 2013 at 5:45 pm; ]

Megalo Studio started in a tin shed in 1980 and has been producing posters ever since. To celebrate their 33rd year of making stuff they’re holding an exhibition and producing a book of some of their favourite works. Humphrey McQueen will be on site to launch the collection.

EDIT: The book launch is at Paperchain bookstore, [...]

Celia Pacquola – Delayed at Canberra Comedy Festival


[ 20 March 2013 to 21 March 2013. ]

Not actually delayed. That’s the name of her show. Celia Pacquola is performing at the Canberra Comedy Festival on the 20th and 21st of March according to her media release.

One of the best comedians on the Australian circuit, and now making waves
internationally, Celia won the Age Critics Award at the 2011 Melbourne
International Comedy [...]

You Are Here Offers Free Lunch (of music)!


[ 14 March 2013 to 22 March 2013. ]

In our borderline-obsessive quest to cram as many free arts events down our fellow ACTians throats as possible, You Are Here is filling the coveted lunchtime real estate by showcasing a wonderful local band (and the odd award-winning poet) almost every day of the festival.

Lunchbox concerts will be at 1pm (the best lunch is [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 March 2013


[ 8 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]

It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!

What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

ActewAGL putting on a BBQ for the Toast of Canberra

By 6 March 2013

[ 12 March 2013 at 11:00 am; ]

ActewAGL have sent out word that they’re putting on a do on City Walk for the exact birthday of Canberra on 12 March:

ActewAGL, Principal Partner of the Centenary of Canberra, invites Canberrans to join in raising a toast for Canberra’s birthday at a free barbecue outside the ActewAGL Assist store on City Walk in [...]

Silent Film Festival continues until Saturday

By 6 March 2013

[ 6 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Silent Films with live music at the Arc cinema for the rest of the week. Get to it!

Cinema’s Golden Summer will draw on the collections of the NFSA’s fellow film archives in Europe and
the US. Alongside their early feature films will screen some of the few surviving fragments of the Australian
movies from the [...]

BMA offers nostalgia showcase!

By 6 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013 to 6 April 2013. ]

This in from BMA Bossman Allan Sko:

A very good day to you, my dear John.

I hope this missive finds you in excellent spirits.

The purpose of this email is to personally invite your good self to the BMA Magazine At Street Level Exhibition launch. We have a proud 21 year history of murdering trees and pedaling [...]

Canberra’s longest running poetry slam returns


[ 20 March 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Did you know BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is Canberra’s longest running poetry slam?

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Ollman’s Canberra coming to New Acton


[ 14 March 2013 to 12 April 2013. ]

Martyo has been sending us amazing photographs for some time now.

He’s just sent in the exciting news he’s putting on an exhibition:

Ollman’s Canberra

Martin left traditional film photography 20 years ago – moved out of photo-
journalism into computing and the internet and never looked back. Then, a year ago, he submerged himself in the digital [...]

Folkie Program is out

By 5 March 2013

[ 28 March 2013 to 1 April 2013. ]

The National Folk Festival program for 2013 is out! As usual it is full of all sorts of really awesome fun things and some folk music. I kid because I love.

Check it out, get excited, and I’ll see you in the line for drink tickets!

Or outside the Majestic wearing a tri-corner hat…

Cell Block 69 are here to Rock you ! In Canberry. On the 15th and 16th of MARCH !!!!!!!

By 5 March 2013

[ 15 March 2013 to 16 March 2013. ]

It’s only 10 sleeps until Cell Block 69 return to sunny Canberry to show Canberrians just how awesome Cell Block are in Rock (and to a lesser extent – synth pop) concert.

The Canberrian mayor has also announced a display of fireworks to be held on Lake Burley Griffin, in honor of Cell Block 69′s triumphant [...]

100 FREE BRODBURGERS (And may god have mercy on the souls of those queuing for them)

By 5 March 2013

[ 9 March 2013; ] Canberra’s favourite way to wait for food has announced a giveaway on Twitter:

This is our 1st Tweet ever and what better way to start than to announce that we will be giving away 100 free Brodburgers on the 9/03/13— Brodburger (@Brodburger) March 5, 2013

On the 9/03/13 The first 50 free Brodburgers will be given away [...]

Want to discuss the future of Australian Sport?

By 5 March 2013

[ 11 March 2013 at 11:00 am; ] The CSIRO has sent out an interesting missive:

With the Brumbies, Raiders, Capitals, Cavalry and dozens of AIS Olympians calling Canberra home, sport is close to the heart of many Canberrans, and as Canberra celebrates its 100th birthday this long weekend, what better time to look not backward but forward and take a glimpse at [...]

Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster

By 4 March 2013

[ 16 March 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 16th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.

It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.

Check out the Utes competing for prizes in [...]

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