TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]
Multi-Academy Award winning producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of the Canberra International Film Festival’s inaugural Body of Work retrospective, so he’s coming to town.
Details are sketchy ahead of the official announcement of the program this week but the multi-Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love and Pulp Fiction will be in the nation’s capital [...]
From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 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.*
Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]
[ 9 October, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
PechaKucha Canberra are back next month with another selection of people trying to say as much as they can in a very short time.
Spread the word, the next Pecha Kucha Canberra event is scheduled for Wednesday 9/10/13 6:00pm at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Don’t miss it!
[ 3 October, 2013 to 17 October, 2013. ]
October the 6th to the 14th is mental health week, and Mindscapes Festival has a stack of events during and surrounding that week for you get sink your mind-teeth into.
Have a look at the flier above (larger version here) or head over to the Facebook page to get started with the mind-teeth sinking.
[ 19 September, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 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
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 [...]
[ 18 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
EVERYTHING IS OK NOW.
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 [...]
[ 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.
Me and my Mates Vs the Zombie Apocalypse Crowd Funding Video **Strong Language Warning** from Daniel Sanguineti on Vimeo.
As a member of the crew, I wanted to let you all know that the crowd-funding campaign for local zombie feature film, Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is now inside its final two days. [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
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 [...]
[ 14 September, 2013; 1:30 pm; 15 September, 2013; 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 [...]
[ 11 October, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ]
Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.
In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]
[ 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 [...]
A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.
A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink: http://danielspellman.com/2013/09/tattooproject/
I got my [...]
[ 6 December, 2013 to 21 April, 2014. ]
Andrew Barr has announced that the last Gallery blockbuster for 2013 will be: Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru.:
This new exhibition – which I launched this morning – is a one-off exclusive to Canberra. It will open in December and run over the first three months of next year.
It will provide another compelling [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 28 September, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.
SOMETIMES IT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC … THAT MAKES THE MUSIC COME ALIVE
You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 12 September, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 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 [...]
Ben_Dover’s adventures continue.
[ 25 September, 2013; 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 [...]
[ 6 September, 2013; 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, [...]
The Centenary team have sent in some pictures from Skywhale’s outing at the University of Canberra yesterday.
We thought you might like to see these Skywhale photos from this morning at the UC Open Day. Skywhale’s number 1 fan, Adam, travelled from Sydney to see her. He also went to Dark Mofo in Hobart to [...]
Canberra Botanical is an exhibition of painting of a range of botanical specimens.
So like, lots of flowers.
It’s taking place at CSIRO Discovery and is open throughout the latter half of September.
What started as an exhibition of the works of local artists has now expanded to include entries from the ACT, Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, [...]
[ 3 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Don’t worry guys, In Canberra Tonight will fix everything:
STOP THE PRESS. Because it’s all gone too far. The election is annoying and awful.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Variety show, ‘In Canberra Tonight’, is taking over
Old Parliament House from 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 September,
to try to have the election conversations we all really want to [...]
[ 30 August, 2013 to 2 September, 2013. ]
Gosh it’s almost the weekend!
Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?
Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.
After foolishly Rick Rolling Johnboy I’ve been thrown back into the Unearthed Review pits as penance.
Time to work my way out again.
The fates made our RNG pick the forth band on our list and that just happens to be Redbot Destroyer. Redbot Destroyer have a rad name and apparently sound like “Rage against the smashing [...]
[ 4 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This exciting news just in:
Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]