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By 7 February, 2014

[ 7 February, 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Ever wanted to prune your family Tree? this Play’s for you!

TCC Meeting 4 Feb 2014

By 4 February, 2014

[ 4 February, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.

The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]

Magnets in the sky – Public lecture, Prof Bryan Gaensler

By 31 January, 2014

[ 4 February, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic.  “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.

Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]

Hundred Swords ‘meet-n-greet’!

By 29 January, 2014

[ 2 March, 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Do you fancy yourself a Hobbit battling hordes of goblins? Maybe you just fancy yourself?

The Hundred Swords is a Canberra-based ‘battle sports’ group. We are involved in melee battles of a medieval/fantasy nature using foam and latex weapons.

This Sunday at 4pm we are having a special session for new players and the curious. No need [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

By 23 January, 2014

[ 24 January, 2014 to 27 January, 2014. ]

A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.

But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

Zine Emporium!

By 22 January, 2014

[ 23 March, 2014; ]

This just in!

howdy riot folks….

2014 may very well be the ‘year of the horse’ but for the collective at the canberra zine emporium we’re calling it the ‘year of the zine’!

would be super ace if you could mention our zine fair on riotact. you’ve been fabulous supporters in the past year, and were kicking of [...]

Vday Canberra “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” 2014

By 21 January, 2014

[ 8 February, 2014; ] V-DAY CANBERRA JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
 
V-Day Canberra 2014
Presents A Benefit Reading of
A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER:
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
 
WITH
Members from all facets of the Canberra Community
Join Us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence
 
For More [...]

The Feldons kick off 2014 at The Pot

By 20 January, 2014

[ 24 January, 2014; ]

This just in:

The FELDONS- Back bigger and better in 2014 @ the newly refurbished Pot Belly, 8.00pm. Chance of rain, apparently…

Decades Returns to Transit for 2014

By 20 January, 2014

[ 26 January, 2014; ]

Decades is back for 2014 and we are kicking off with our special Australia Day Edition!

You will hear DJ’s Jay, Melina and Esme play the usual eclectic mix of Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, Manchester, Psychedelic, Prog, Mod, Post-punk, Electronic, Dub Noise, New Wave, Garage Rock and Cheese, with a healthy dose of Aussie indie classics, one [...]

Seussical the Musical

By 20 January, 2014

[ 20 January, 2014 to 25 January, 2014. ]

Ickle Pickle Productions presents: ‘Seussical the Musical’, playing at Belconnen Theatre until 25th January.
Bookings 6275 2700 or www.canberraticketing.com.au

Seussical is suitable for all ages, and is the perfect school holiday family entertainment!

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, featuring all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a [...]

Who’s up for a naked Hottest 100 party?

By 20 January, 2014

[ 26 January, 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:

Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]

You don’t want to miss the West Bank Festival

By 16 January, 2014

[ 14 February, 2014 to 16 February, 2014. ]

The invite has hit facebook for the first ever West Bank Festival! (as in the West Bank of Sullivans Creek):

Early Bird Tickets on sale now until Friday 7th Feb (prices below).

http://www.trybooking.com/EEBZ

The Canberra Musicians Club is thrilled, and slightly terrified, to announce our most ambitious endeavour to date, the inaugural West Bank Festival. A three day [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

By 16 January, 2014

[ 17 January, 2014 to 19 January, 2014. ]

Still not quite in the rhythm? Neither are we.

And yet it appears the weekend is here any old how.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tease and Tearaways presents: Let There Be ‘OZ’ Rock!

By 16 January, 2014

[ 25 January, 2014; ] Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is turning up the heat to celebrate the Australia Day weekend with a night of heavy hitting Aussie rock!

And what better way to do it than with:
Australian Kingswood Factory (Melb)
Mad Charlie (Syd)
Johnny Roadkill (Canb)
And of course The Velvet Vixens with their unique style of burlesque, tailored especially for the [...]

Sculpture Bar Thursdays

By 15 January, 2014

[ 16 January, 2014; 5:00 pm; ]

Some good news from the National Gallery:

Join us for the opening of the Chandon Sculpture Bar next Thursday, 16 January at 5 pm!

Enjoy a range of Peruvian-inspired food and drinks and relax to tunes by local DJs.

Simon Singh on The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

By 15 January, 2014

[ 17 January, 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Questacon have word on a pretty exciting talk this Friday:

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and [...]

CSIRO rolling out the cosmos

By 13 January, 2014

[ 1 February, 2014 to 28 March, 2014. ]

The CSIRO is letting us know about the fruit of their work with artists:

Canberra artists have been working with CSIRO to ‘capture the cosmos’. The result is an exhibition of astronomically inspired work by the Artists Society of Canberra’s Abstract and Experimental Group that will show at CSIRO Discovery Centre from 1 February.

Astronomical images have [...]

Cosplay at CANCON 2014

By 13 January, 2014

[ 25 January, 2014 to 27 January, 2014. ]

Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.

It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.

Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re [...]

This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January, 2014

[ 1 January, 2014 to 31 January, 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Crmwll
Northumberland
Stenxh
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm
BAD!SLAM!NO!BIRTHDAY!BISCUIT!

Thursday 16th 9pm
Revellers
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Grenadiers

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

The New Year hasn’t really started until it’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

By 10 January, 2014

[ 15 January, 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!

So many prizes, all first prizes!

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!

And because we are the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

By 9 January, 2014

[ 10 January, 2014 to 12 January, 2014. ]

It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Star Wars Burlesque returns to the Canberra Theatre

By 9 January, 2014

[ 14 March, 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….

Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]

Sunday Sessions at Old Parliament House

By 2 January, 2014

[ 5 January, 2014; 12 January, 2014; 19 January, 2014; 26 January, 2014; ] This just in which may be of interest to you:

This summer, there’s never been a better time to visit Old Parliament House.

What: Sunday afternoon music and free caricatures at Old Parliament House, every Sunday in January
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
When: From 12.30pm, Sunday 5, 12, 19 and [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

By 2 January, 2014

[ 3 January, 2014 to 5 January, 2014. ]

Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

ANU opening up their Kioloa Coastal Campus

By 2 January, 2014

[ 3 January, 2014 to 6 January, 2014. ]

If you’re down at the coast or heading that way you might be interested in four days of access to the ANU’s Kioloa Campus:

The Australian National University is inviting people to walk in the shoes of a scientist when it opens its Kioloa Coastal Campus to the public in January.

The campus is on 348 hectares [...]

The City Cruise is tomorrow!

By 1 January, 2014

[ 2 January, 2014; 12:00 pm; ] TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:

The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.

The Cruise takes place between [...]

The Cashews rocking the wetlands this afternoon

By 27 December, 2013

[ 27 December, 2013; 5:30 pm; ] Need something to do in this strange post-Christmas hiatus?

The Cashews are putting on a guerilla gig at O’Connor’s Brigalow St Wetlands at 5.30pm.

If you’re in town, we’re doing one last centenary-local-gold-guerrilla-style gig this Friday, 27 December 2013
To keep it simple, we’re telling you the time AND the location right now.

What? Outdoor guerrilla gig
When? 5:30 [...]

There will be fireworks!

By 27 December, 2013

[ 31 December, 2013; ] The Economic Development Directorate is somewhat worryingly* in charge of the New Years Party in Civic and have sent out a media release to let us know what they’re cooking up:

Canberra is set to welcome in 2014 with state-of-the-art pyrotechnic displays and an exciting program of free entertainment in the city centre.

Adelina La Vita from [...]

Charles Bradley to illuminate Enlighten

By 19 December, 2013

[ 8 March, 2014; ]

Andrew Barr yesterday put forth word that the star of the 2014 Enlighten festival will be Charles Bradley with Le Dîner en Blanc in hot pursuit:

Among a stellar line-up of events between 28 February and 8 March, Enlighten will feature Canberra’s only concert by the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley.

The former James Brown [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013 to 22 December, 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

ANU’s treasures going on display

By 17 December, 2013

[ 17 December, 2013 to 1 February, 2014. ] The Australian National University is getting word out there about their display of things they’ve been hiding in the archives:

Rare copperplate prints from Joseph Banks’s Florilegium have gone on display as part of the Treasures of the ANU Library exhibition, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the R.G Menzies Library.

The Treasures exhibition brings together [...]

A Christmas Carol reading at the Phoenix for charity

By 13 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

To celebrate Christmas, to remind people how fun being read to is, to appreciate a classic, and to raise some money for the Red Cross’s efforts in the Philippines, we’re going to do a reading of a special abridged version of A Christmas Carol which had been cut down by Dickens himself to be read [...]

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