Events (3403 Stories)

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art of Nature at the CSIRO Discovery Centre


[ 9 March 2013 to 20 March 2013. ]

Word has gone forth about The Art of Nature Exhibition at the CSIRO this month:

Works of art featuring birds, beetles, bugs, botanical specimens and beyond, can be seen in this colourful and dynamic exhibition. Established over 14 years ago in Canberra, WABA’s goal is to bring artists, scientists and environmentalists together to promote an appreciation [...]

Calling all budding Walters and Marions


[ 7 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Tell us how you’d build this city (or even just Civic Square) to win a family pass to We Built This City

The Centenary team is giving to Rioters two family passes to We Built This City, where you and the little people in your lives can have a crack at building your own designed city. [...]

Design 29: Creating a Capital at the National Archives

By 28 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

In May 1912, the entrant 29 won the Federal Capital City Design Competition. This was of course Walter Burley Griffin, you’ve probably heard of him.

Design 29: Creating a Capital has collected a whole bunch of maps, paintings, and documents from the famous competition, including some pieces that have apparently not been displayed since the original [...]

March at the Phoenix

By 27 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ] This just in:


Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
Grandmaster Monk
No Hausfrau

Monday 4th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Bodies
Buck et Al.
Hayley Shone

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Second Hand Salmon
Cannery Row
Josh Veneris

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Bored Nothing

Monday 11th
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Bent Hent
The Bus Vipers
Vintage Vulva
Miss Terry

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Your Favourite Fictional Fascist Trivia

Thursday 14th [...]

The Necromancer of Black Mountain

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 March 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Ever since the madness that was Game of Foams, ‘battle gaming’ has become very popular in Canberra. So much so, that the original event organisers Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag started up a new group just to cater for the ‘sword and board’ enthusiasts. So say hello to The Hundred Swords.

‘Battle gaming’, ‘live action [...]

Behind the Lines, political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy

By 20 February 2013

[ 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 [...]

Parties at the Shops through March

By 18 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

Facebook has word on a program of parties planned at local shops around Canberra in March for the centenary:

On 12 March 2013, Parties at the Shops events will be held all over Canberra to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Come and party with your neighbours!
We’re pretty sure that Canberra must be the only city in [...]

Small brewers beer festival in the Botanic Gardens

By 15 February 2013

[ 9 March 2013 at 2:00 pm; ]

Well this looks like fun:

The Small Brewers Beer Festival is about showcasing some of the unique and exquisite beers made by the smaller breweries and beer companies from around Australia.

Participation to this festival is strictly limited to small breweries as on-going battle to level the playing field against the big breweries.

Over 55 different beers [...]

Spiegel Garden program is out

By 11 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.

The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.

Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!

The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]

Kastom, the art of Vanuatu at the National Gallery

By 7 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Enlighten 2013 launched

By 1 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:

Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]

But Once in a History at Parliament House. The Canberra origin story…

By 10 January 2013

[ 14 January 2013 to 3 April 2013. ] The Centenary team are letting people know about the foundation treasures of the city which are going on display at Parliament House:

Centenary of Canberra History and Heritage Advisor Dr David Headon today unveiled some of the treasures related to Canberra’s 1913 foundation stones and naming ceremonies.

Dr Headon acquired the items on loan from the [...]

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt at the War Memorial

By 2 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2012 to 31 July 2013. ]

An intriguing exhibition up on the War Memorial website:

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the [...]

Toulouse-Lautrec the summer blockbuster for 2012-13


[ 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. ]

The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.

‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]

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