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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 [...]

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

By 12 September, 2013

[ 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.

CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Sep 13 to 16

By 6 September, 2013

[ 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; 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, [...]

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)
7.30pm
“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 [...]

September at the Phoenix!

By 1 September, 2013

[ 1 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]

This just in:

Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Reptile Park
Strange Tourist

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 5th 9pm
Marji Curran
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Bacon Cakes

Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyash
Drumassault
Stenxh

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia

Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
Time [...]

Create your own bonsai at the Arboretum

By 30 August, 2013

[ 3 September, 2013 to 24 September, 2013. ]

Canberrans will have the opportunity to create their own bonsai plants this September as the National Arboretum hosts the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.

Mr Miyagi created his own bonsais, and I’ve never found a situation where asking myself “What would Mr Miyagi do” didn’t lead me to the right course of action.

So I [...]

Southeast Asian Film Festival coming to Arc cinema

By 27 August, 2013

[ 5 September, 2013 to 19 September, 2013. ]

Regional Intersections 2013 is Australia’s only film festival dedicated to new cinema from the Southeast Asian region, and it runs from Thursday the 5th to Thursday the 19th of September.

Cinephiles take note!

The Films:

THU 5 SEP 7PM, THU 12 SEP 2PM
HANYUT: ALMAYER’S FOLLY
Dir: U-WEI Bin Haji Saari, Malaysia/UK/Aust., 2011, 116 mins, 35mm, (unclassified [...]

‘The Office’ – OPENING SOON

By 26 August, 2013

[ 6 August, 2013 to 7 August, 2013. 13 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. 20 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ]

Impro ACT’s 2013 production of ‘The Office’ starts on Friday 6 September. The 2012 premiere (and its encore performance) sold out, and with audience numbers strictly limited to 40 per show, audiences are encouraged to book early.

‘The Office’ is an improvised comedy where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as [...]

Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

By 15 August, 2013

[ 16 August, 2013 to 28 September, 2013. ]

Erica Seccombe is using the ANU’s 3D Microcomputed X-ray Tomography (XCT) unit to get some stunning and otherworldly images of everyone’s favorite backyard crustacean, the slater.

Erica’s work will be shown at her exhibition Science Fiction, opening this week at Canberra Contempory Arts Space.

The image data from the XCT was run through a computer program developed [...]

The Office by Impro ACT

By 5 August, 2013

[ 6 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ] An interactive, roving show where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as the actors navigate an actual workplace.

Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 29 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. ]

Home at the End, the latest work from Canberran playwrite Dunan Ley, is coming to the Courtyard Studio as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically for Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, Home at the End is a groundbreaking powerful story of love, loss and guilt, set against a backdrop of [...]

Lichtenstein at the National Gallery

By 18 July, 2013

[ 20 July, 2013 to 27 January, 2014. ]

Roy Lichtenstein is seriously cool. And so are The Pixies. So I’m writing this review listening to The Pixies and I recommend you read it doing likewise.

If your life is so sad and pathetic as to have none of The Pixies music in it, then here; I’ve got some for you:

There you go, you owe [...]

Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 15 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. ]
Duncan Ley’s new work, Home at the End is kicking off at the Courtyard Studio on the 4th of September as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

The names attached to this press release read like a who’s who of Canberra theatre which can only be a good sign.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically [...]

2113: A Canberra Odyssey @ CMAG

By 1 July, 2013

[ 13 July, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] A new exhibit at CMAG is throwing everything we know about how museums work out the window and is planning to show us artefacts from the future.

I suspect they may be fake.

The new exhibit will be open from the 13th of July to the 3rd November and you should absolutely go for a great many [...]

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 [...]

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