[ 8 May, 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The BCS Gallery are holding a silent auction to help raise funds so they can continue their fantastic community driven exhibitions.
You should probably check it out.
Over the years gallery@bcs has developed a number of community driven exhibition series designed to provide opportunities for disadvantaged or emerging artists to exhibit their work where they may have [...]
[ 3 May, 2013 to 5 May, 2013. ]
That’s not a thing, but weekends are!
Let’s see what going on during this particular weekend.
As always leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 3 June, 2013 to 5 June, 2013. ] Word reaches us that the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival is coming back:
The sixth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will open in Canberra on Monday 3 June with the highly anticipated documentary In the Shadow of the Sun – the debut feature by British filmmaker Harry Freeland which looks at the harrowing [...]
[ 3 May, 2013 to 5 May, 2013. ]
This weekend Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute will be appearing at The Albert hall for three shows only.
Pack a picnic supper – anything from a plate of simple canapés to an elaborate eight-course banquet – to share at candlelit tables before the show. All shows are BYO beverages – just make sure you pack your [...]
[ 26 May, 2013; 9:00 am; 9:00 am; ]
Tired of staying home on a Friday night with only your green thumb to keep you company? Fancy spreading some seeds? Well Speed Planting may be just the event for you.
Are you single in Canberra looking to meet new people, make new friends or even looking for romance? ACT Landcare, in partnership with [...]
[ 1 May, 2013 to 31 May, 2013. ] This just in:
Thursday 2nd 9pm
Saturday 4th 9:30pm
Gilded Palace of Sin
Monday 6th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyte Mare (The Murder Magician)
Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 9th 9pm
Saturday 11th 9:30pm
Monday 13th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]
[ 26 May, 2013; 2:11 pm; ] In June 2013 I’m starting a poetry reading/talking about/writing/sharing group at the really cool cafe ” A Bite to Eat” in Chifley.
As the cafe poet I’m there every Tuesday from 12.00 to 2pm. If you’re a poetry lover, come and see me there or if you’d like to join a new group, you can [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] On Saturday May 4, the Canberra Brewers Club and the Wig and Pen will be hosting the International Homebrew Day “Big Brew”.
This year, seven of Canberra’s finest homebrewers will face off, each taking a different take on a Belgian ale recipe.
There will be a wide range of brewing setups, from inexpensive beginner’s extract brewing gear, [...]
[ 5 May, 2013; ] The National Capital Motor Sports Club are presenting the 2013 Speedway Titles this year.
They sent me a very polite and calm email about it:
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTOR SPORTS CLUB ARE HOSTING THE 2013 SPEEDWAY TITLES SUPPORTED BY ACT BRAKES THIS COMING SUNDAY AT ACT SPEEDWAY PIALIGO AVE MAJURA (FAIRBURN PARK).
THER WILL BE SIX SEDAN BASED [...]
[ 3 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
This just in:
May Poetry Slam Part 1
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam
Part 1 starts Friday the 3rd at the Front Gallery. As with all our slams, we start with the open mic at 7:30 before moving onto the Slam.
The slam rules:
– 3 minute limit
– 1 [...]
[ 30 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
ATTENTION ALL YOU CLEVER PEOPLE, QUIT USING COMPUTERS TO MAKE MAGIC WOMEN!
YOU HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO!
Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is coming back tomorrow night and there will be blood on the trivia dance floor! Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor will be there to judge the bloodletting!
Actually there will probably won’t [...]
[ 2 May, 2013 to 29 June, 2013. ]
Local artist Angus Comyns’ new exhibition Colour Revolution will be launching on the walls of Soju Girl on the 2nd of May and remaining there until the 29th of June.
The Colour Revolution exhibition showcases Comyns’ radical use of colour, photographic imagery and text, and will add a new dimension to the space.
Diners and drinkers who [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
UC National Security Lectures – MS Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of The Age @ The University of Canberra, 12:30pm-2pm
Lions International 61st MD201 Convention @ National Convention Centre (until 29 April)
Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulbourn (until 11 May)
Sportenary – ANZAC Parade Memorial Walk @ ANZAC Parade, 10am-3pm
2013 Sherco Australian Women’s [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
It’s the weekend!
Well it is for most of you, you’ve probably taken today off on leave.
Here in the mobile RiotACT bunker however we don’t rest. So let’s get to it.
Sorry the guide wasn’t up yesterday, but Anzac Day and all that.
Hope your dawn services weren’t too cold, and here’s what’s on for the weekend.
If you [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire proudly presents its 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. This momentous event in the history of the Qwire will be an occasion not to be missed. The programme will feature songs from throughout the past 20 years. Old favourites like “Everything Possible”, “Deepening Twilight” & “True to Myself” will be performed [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; ] After an explosive and tense season opener that came down to one final jam and two points, Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season has the makings to be the most exciting yet. This upcoming bout promises all that excitement and more. Veteran spectators will recognise the two teams playing, as they are CRDL’s two original teams the Surly Griffins [...]
[ 18 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; 25 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
“Burning The Midnight Oil” – a tribute show that shakes and moves featuring George Huitker & Junk Sculpture.
Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant (at ANU). May 18 & 25 at 7pm.
Dinner and show.
Bookings essential – 02 62572718
[ 1 June, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] World Environment Day Dinner – 1 June 2013
Celebrate World Environment Day with a four-course feast and live entertainment at the Conservation Council’s annual fundraising dinner.
‘Think, Eat, Save’ is the United Nations theme this year, and ‘Eat’ will be emphasised as you feast on some of the tastiest local food around fresh from the sustainable kitchen [...]
[ 28 April, 2013; ]
The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.
I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.
The video [...]
[ 1 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] This just in:
Three well-known Canberra poets, Geoff Page, Charlotte Clutterbuck and P.S. Cottier will be reading at Manning Clark House next week, on Wednesday 1st May. The reading starts at 7.30pm, but get there early for a glass of wine and a snack included in your $10 entry fee.
Warning: one of the [...]
[ 24 April, 2013; ] Awesome Melbourne band and Oz rock stalwarts ‘King of the North’ are heading our way to The Basement on 24th April.
Catch these guys before their rock explosion goes viral.
Following on from supporting ‘Cold Chisel’ last year and many residencies including the iconic Esplanade Hotel (home of RocKwiz), this surprisingly huge-sounding 2-piece are on an Australian [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; ]
May the Fourth is International Star Wars Day, as all good Star Wars fans should know.
Apparently Mooseheads is holding a Star Wars party to celebrate.
Allow me to comment on this via the medium of meme:
Trust me fellow geeks, the second you walk through those doors in your Jedi robe a bunch of meathead jocks are [...]
[ 24 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
This sounds pretty cool. An awesome looking gig/zine launch/panel/ep launch? That’s just so crazy it might work. I’m in.
Jeremy Staples, the editor and creator of the final and free retrospective book of Bizoo titled ‘The Best, the Worst & the Trash that never made it’ is excited to be launching the massive book in Canberra [...]
[ 27 April, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Invisible Thread is a publication of 75 Canberran writers.
To celebrate its release, NewActon is combining the words of three authors with the music of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
Alex Miller, Alan Gould and Sara Dowse have each chosen two musical compositions to bookend their poem or prose works. These will be performed by an [...]
[ 18 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]
– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)
– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)
– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm
– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm
– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]
[ 18 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 19 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Bonsai Society is letting us know about their upcoming exhibition as party of the 26th Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs National Bonsai Convention.
Over the last sixty years the Australian bonsai community has grown from enthusiasts working alone or in small, unconnected groups to a national community that is connected to the international bonsai [...]
[ 19 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]
The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).
But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.
[ 18 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.
It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).
Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:
In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]
[ 19 April, 2013 to 22 April, 2013. ]
There’s more than one centenary to celebrate this year, with the Morris 100 Canberra Celebration and Tour set to mark 100 years since the first Morris car left the factory In Oxford, England.
This weekend, anyone with an interest in cars built by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, can celebrate not only the Centenary of Canberra [...]
[ 19 April, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a magnificent shindig:
Way back in the year 2012, the Polish Club played host to a night of old-fashioned shuckin’, jivin’, hootin’, hollerin’ and other apostrophed verbs: The Old Timey Music Revue.
It’s now time to be nostalgic for the last time we were nostalgic, and to do it all over again with [...]
[ 20 April, 2013; ]
The Feldon’s have written us to let us know that a whole stack of great music is hitting the Pot Belly this on the 20th of April.
This Saturday at the Pot Belly, LIVE, LOCAL and ORIGINAL.
From the laid back blues influenced Chris and Shedea, to the madness that is the Magic Rob Universe (think Through [...]
[ 8 May, 2013 to 9 May, 2013. ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is putting word out on the next concert they’re putting on:
The second concert in the popular Llewellyn Series is proudly supported by the Embassy of the Russian Federation as a Centenary gift to Canberra. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Commonwealth of Australia Mr Vladimir Morozov expressed [...]