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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!

However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.

As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!

Critical Mass coming to Canberra

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 September 2013 at 5:45 pm; ]

The Critical Mass movement is a great bit of fun if you like cycling.

Even better is that it’s come to Canberra starting this Friday:

Gathering 5:45pm, Launching 6pm, Garema Place, ending at The Civic Pub in Braddon.
Last Friday of every month

To bring: a self-powered vehicle with wheels, as many lights/bike-accesories as you can muster, a [...]

POW! A Comic Strip Party at La De Da

By 25 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Comics and beer are a winning combination I can assure you, the addition of a BBQ excites me.

The super charming La De Da Bar in Belconnen are hosting some sort of magical nerdy event and I want to go there.

Pump the breaks…

The Messy Hands Collective presents POW! A Comic Strip Party like no other.
It’s [...]

CMC’s 5th Birthday Party at the Polo

By 24 September 2013

[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s favourite musicians club is turning 5!

5 acts for your dancing pleasure! Zoopagoo,The Spindrift Saga, Beth ‘N’ Ben, DJ Bat Guano, DJ Degg

Join the CMC FB group for the full lowdown, or join CMC for FREE ENTRY

Check out the event page for more info.

Waterhouse Natural Science art prize winners at National Archives

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2013 to 10 October 2013. ]

The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.

‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]

Word Co-op is a new poetry night

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.

Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]


I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.

There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.


As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.

Governor-General’s Centenary Family Picnic Day this Saturday

By 18 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 at 10:00 am; ] The Governor General (or GG as her mates know her) is throwing a bit of a bash this Saturday at her place. It’s a free event, so get ready to party on with the Queen’s representative.

These days are good family fun, and the Governor general’s property and house are gorgeous.

There’s usually a heap of entertainment. [...]

Model Ships Expo at Belconnen Arts Centre

By 17 September 2013

[ 17 September 2013 at 1:00 pm; 21 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ] Models are cool.

The Canberra Model Shipwrights Society are putting on their annual expo this weekend at the Belconnen Arts Centre,

You can go, if you like.

Marking Canberra’s Centenary and the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society’s quarter-century, the expo will include up to 150 museum-quality period ships and warships, as well as radio-controlled vessels on Lake Ginninderra. The [...]

Happy Birthday Hackett

By 17 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]

Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.

It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.

Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam at the Front

By 16 September 2013

[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s only poetry slam named after Canberra is at the Front next Friday (the 27th) and it’s featuring local slam poet and championship boxer Ellie Malbon which will be all sorts of awesome.

One of the things I just claimed isn’t true.*

Hi everyone!

Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]

CRDL presents Bout 5 Brindabelters vs Black ‘n’ Blue Belles

By 16 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013; ]

CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]

Chinese Full Moon at Arc Cinema

By 12 September 2013

[ 19 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Swords, conversations, performance, and music.

Sounds pretty magical, and all for the price of nothing.

Get amongst it.

Chinese Full Moon
Thursday 19 September 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Free entry
Part conversation, part performance, this poignant sojourn traces specific events in the migration history of the Chinese in Australia. Nicholas’s narrative references the time-honoured Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival and unapologetically [...]

Explore the world’s embassies in Windows to the World

By 12 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 to 13 October 2013. ] Andrew Barr just launched Windows to the World, a Centenary program in which visitors will be permitted to go explore Canberra’s embassies and high commissions.

Over four spring weekends from September 21-22, 33 missions will showcase their nation and culture to visitors.

This unique event could only happen in Canberra, where missions form part of the suburban [...]

You cannot live without chemicals. Lecture at the ANU

By 12 September 2013

[ 13 September 2013 to 14 September 2013. ] One of my favourite pieces of stupidity is people who try and live “chemical free”.

It’s by far the most wonderfully ridiculous of all the ‘new age’ nonsense that people like to sprout.

Short of ejecting their consciousness from their bodies and floating around some astral plane, I really don’t see it happening.

Peter Wothers is presenting a [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! returns to its usual programming

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]


BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam at the Phoenix Bar Canberra.

It has been called Canberra’s best night of free entertainment.

Poets will POET into a MICROPHONE which will then poet into your ears through TECHNOLOGY.

This month we feature Candy Royalle.

Candy Royalle is a performance artist and poet who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry [...]

Camel rides and other fun holiday things at the National Arboretum

By 12 September 2013

[ 23 September 2013 to 13 October 2013. ] CAMEL RIDES AT THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM!

Sorry I just really enjoy camel rides.

The National Arboretum is putting on a whole pile of events these school Holidays, including camel rides and a whole bunch of stuff that is not camel rides so I don’t care about it anymore.

The best part of the camel ride is the start [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 13th of September 2013

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 September 2013 to 16 September 2013. ]

Hey weekend warriors!

What challenges await you this weekend?

Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.

Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.

The Canberra Musicians Club’s Fifth Birthday Party!

By 12 September 2013

[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s gonna be a MEGA FUNK Birthday Party cause CMC is turning 5!
Come and celebrate Friday 27/09/2013 8pm till late @ White Eagle Polish Club, O’Connor.

Get down and dance all night if ya like cause the grooves just wont quit with;
The Zoopagoo funk monster, 8 piece mayhem!
Spindrift Saga – funk rock Peppers style, they’re tight, [...]

Zine Fyre at Gorman House

By 11 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Hey Zine lovers!

Some more sweet Zine action is happening at Gorman House as a part of the Bloom Festival.

Check it out.

step into spring by purchasing some new ZINE wares!

as part of the gorman house arts centre ‘bloom’ festival – the CZE collective are holding a ZINE FYRE.

check out the hotbed of ACT / surrounding [...]

The Princess Bride at Palace Electric Cinema

By 11 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 September 2013 at 1:30 pm; 15 September 2013 at 1:30 pm; ]

If you’ve ever seen the Princess Bride, I don’t need to sell you on going to see it at the movies. So instead watch this terrible trailer for it and get excited.

If you have not seen the Princess Bride, don’t watch the trailer. It reveals way too much, has terrible music, and it might turn [...]

From a Black Sky at the Street Theatre

By 10 September 2013

[ 20 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]

An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.

In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]


By 6 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 September 2013 to 16 September 2013. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.

The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]

Night at the Museum

By 5 September 2013

[ 13 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

The National Museum of Australia are putting on an evening event based around superstitions.

I’d say it sounds cool, but I don’t want to jinx it.

Why do superstitions still exist in the modern age? Have you ever tried to ward off bad luck by ‘touching wood’ or wearing a charm?

This Friday the 13th of September, [...]

TJ James album launch at Belconnen Arts Centre

By 5 September 2013

[ 28 September 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.


You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 6th of September 2013

By 5 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 September 2013 to 9 September 2013. ]

Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.

Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.

Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!

How did that happen?


Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]

The Front Gig Guide 11th to 25th of September

By 4 September 2013

[ 11 September 2013 to 25 September 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.

11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]

Canberra film industry panel at National Film and Sound Archive

By 4 September 2013

[ 12 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s film-making scene is as talented and rich as any of its arts scenes, which is to say heaps talented and rich.


Those interested in what’s going on or wanting to get involved could do worse than to check out this panel coming up at the NFSA.

Canberra, 100 years old, has an interesting film history, and [...]

Welcome, a free screening by the Refugee Action Committee

By 3 September 2013

[ 25 September 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Refugee Action Committee is hosting a free screening of Welcome, the award winning film by French director Philippe Lioret. The film follows the story of Bilal, a 17 year old Kurdish boy from Iraq, as he tries to make his way across Europe to England.

Wednesday 25 September at Manning Clarke Centre Lecture Theatre [...]

Storytime 2 at Smiths with Jay Sullivan

By 2 September 2013

[ 3 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Tuesday night is suspiciously alive with events this week.

Adding to the mix is Jay Sullivan’s Storytime at Smiths in its second installment. This in from Jay:

This is a storytelling event, it just so happens that this time I have 4 Senate candidates as guests. Simon Sheikh (Greens), Kate Lundy (ALP), Dr Philip Nitschke [...]

Sass and Tease Collective bring the 80′s back

By 2 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 September 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.

Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.

There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]

2013 Bloom Festival approaches

By 2 September 2013

[ 20 September 2013 to 21 September 2013. ] Feel like celebrating Spring? Can you wait another 18 days?

Then here is the place to do it.

I’m excited, Skywhale is going to be just around the corner from my house. We’re going to hang out.

The 2013 Bloom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a carnival of inner-city arts activity. Explore Gorman House and the [...]

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