[ 7 May, 2013 to 12 May, 2013. ]
Word has reached us that the Audi Festival of German Films 2013 is coming to Palace Electric.
Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Facebook has the happy news that local music ornament Lavers is launching a single at Transit this Saturday:
LAVERS – “I’ve Been Waiting For You” single launch
supported by Amber Nichols and Nite Society DJs.
ALSO FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL FOR-ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DJ SET BY LAVERS!
LAVERS new single, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’, was recorded at Sydney’s Studios [...]
[ 9 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
Emerging artists and photographers are being showcased at the Front in The Young Ones – an exhibition presented by Us Folk magazine in association with national Youth Week. It opens tonight and runs until Sunday so get down tot he Front to check it out.
The exhibitors are all Canberra locals aged 25 and under. The [...]
[ 12 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Fresh from unleashing the remarkable “Sand Newts!” upon an unsuspecting internet Monotremes are playing live this Friday at the Polo:
Come along. Polish Club format: 7.30pm start. $10. Bands. Beers.
The Monotremes will have a free online single by the time this event is on, so we could technically call this a launch.
We’ll also have a [...]
[ 11 April, 2013; ] Award winning author and Australian Children’s Laureate, Boori Monty Pryor, will visit Woden Library on Thursday 11 April 2013 for an hour of stories, singing and dancing.
Boori Monty Pryor will be making an appearance at Woden Library on Thursday the 11th of April for some singing, dancing and storytelling.
“We expect this special event will [...]
[ 20 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a very exciting album launch later in the month:
Over 4 years ago Matt Dent envisioned a unique style of acoustic folk woven into good old Aussie pub rock. His Debut LP “Welcome to The Sky” features a new, yet hauntingly traditional sound, dubbed “Blokey folk rock” by the Riot Act’s John [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; ]
That’s Darren Hanlon, he’s pretty good. He’s also playing at No Need To Be Told amongst a bunch of other people who are quite good.
The Centenary of Canberra and local funny singing man Rafe Morris are putting together an afternoon/evening of celebratory things to celebrate Youth Week. Youth Week is this week, and this event [...]
[ 27 April, 2013; 10:30 am; ]
Canberra’s finest collection of foam warriors, The Hundred Swords, is calling for willing soldiers.
This is our public ‘coming out’, and we’ll be playing at Commonwealth Place. More specifically the new Patrick White Lawns (the old car park behind the National Library) and – maybe controversially – the ‘peace park’ memorial between the lawns and [...]
[ 10 May, 2013; ]
The thinking hipster’s obscure band Waterford have announced they’re recording a live album at the Polish Club in May.
Canberra beat rock combo Waterford will record an album’s worth of new material live onstage this May. The group, who have been working on a follow up to 2011’s critical favourite Say Ok, will perform a set [...]
[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ] Those uppity folk down in Tharwa are reminding us they’re turning 151 this weekend to Canberra’s measly 100.
Anyway check the link out, there’s a lot to do down there.
[ 7 April, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
This Sunday 7th April Canberra will play host to a SDMA Reliance Automotive round of the 2013 NSW Hillclimb Championship at the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb circuit. There will be Australia’s best hillclimb race cars competing so make sure you come and have a look at what elite level Hillclimb Motorsport is about!
Spectator entry is [...]
[ 6 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ]
This weekend sees the annual Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival on again. 26 local wineries are offering a variety of tasting adventures, entertainment (music & artwork), delicious food and the opportunity for a great day (or days) out in the country.
Its a great opportunity to meet some of the makers of the Canberra District’s [...]
[ 5 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ] Because Canberra needs even more festivals!
FESTIVAL OF SHOWS - Impro ACT Showcase!
Impro ACT presents a short festival of improvised theatre from 5-7 April 2013 in the Galaxy Nightclub at Casino Canberra.
Over three great nights Impro ACT will showcase the freshest and most fantastic Canberra-devised one-act and completely improvised shows.
Each one-act show features the cream of the ACT’s [...]
[ 5 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ]
The festival season has finally come to a close.
So is anything still on?
Leave us your suggestions in the comments.
[ 13 April, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Lip Magazine has made it through 23 issues. While 23 isn’t a number most people consider ‘special’ it’s still a number that is exactly 23 higher than the amount of magazines most of us have ever made. So well done to Lip.
Issue 23 is launching on the 13th at Lonsdale St Traders and you’re all [...]
[ 5 April, 2013; 6:15 pm; ]
This just in and worth a look:
The much anticipated RSPCA ACT Trivia Night is happening again and this year we are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever before! In line with the Canberra Centenary our theme is birthdays and celebration.
Gather your friends, dress up in your best party outfit and put those [...]
[ 1 April, 2013 to 30 April, 2013. ] This just in:
Monday 1st 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Burley Griffin
Magic Rob Universe
Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 4th 9pm
Ten Volt Shock (Germany)
Saturday 6th 9:30pm
Monday 8th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Kid of Harith
Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Tye and Damien’s “The Moving Image” Trivia
Thursday 11th 9pm
Mark My [...]
[ 25 May, 2013; ]
Half a century on Facebook informs that an important question is finally going to be resolved at the Albert Hall:
Canberra City Band’s Spectrum big band goes toe to toe with the Fuelers in the all-out dance brawl at the Albert Hall. Spectrum will provide the cool swing for the socks dancers and the Fuelers will [...]
[ 9 May, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of an intriguing book and exhibition:
I successfully applied for funding for my project as part of the Canberra Centenary program and this has made it possible for me to bring all the portraits together in an exhibition during 2013 at M16 Artspace in Canberra.
The opening night is Thursday 9th May at [...]
[ 28 March, 2013 to 31 March, 2013. ]
The long break is upon us.
Surely there are things to see and do around town for those who have not fled to the coast?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 5 April, 2013 to 19 April, 2013. ]
Challenges – An exhibition by young photographers across Canberra in celebration of National Youth Week will be on display in Belconnen Community Centre from the 5th of April.
This exhibition showcases photos of young people illustrating challenges of everyday life, such as: dressing up your pet dog without getting bitten; eating a hamburger without making a [...]
[ 6 April, 2013; ]
A day long French themed festival followed by an evening of dance? Not a bad way to spend a 6th of April I’d say.
The event, which will be officially opened by the Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the 90th anniversary [...]
[ 23 March, 2013; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; ]
Ryan K Lindsay, the author of a My Little Pony will be appearing at impact comics this Saturday for a launch party.
Canberra father and school teacher Ryan K Lindsay leads a secret double life.
He writes comic books!
Better yet, he’s written an official My Little Pony comic book! Even better than that, the comic is about [...]
[ 23 March, 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Because March in Canberra is a barren wasteland without a billion festivals to go to, the Holi Mela – Festival of Friendship has come to save us.
The Gillard Government has funded 43 projects under the Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants program through the 2012-13 Budget. The program provides opportunities for Australians from all backgrounds [...]
[ 23 March, 2013; 3:00 pm; 3:00 pm; ]
If you’re attending Folkie this year you may like to attend to some screenings from the National Film and Sound Archive.
A special film-screening with live musical accompaniment, the 13th awarding of the National Folk Recording Award, more versions, hopefully, of Canberra’s Calling to You, and a retrospective by the iconic Canberra songsmith, Fred Smith, [...]
[ 22 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]
So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.
Where are you going this weekend?
[ 21 March, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
My heart lept for a moment, but then crashed back ot the Earth when I realised they were not talking about the 1998 plot-twist obsessed thriller where Denise Richards took her top off and everyone turned out to be the bad guy at some point.
Still this sounds rad none the less.
This Thursday, in Fringe [...]
[ 23 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]
Do you like model trains?
If you do then I can assume one of two things about you:
1. You are my Grandad who reads this site daily despite living in Queeensland where none of the stories we put up here have any value. (Hi Grandad.)
2. You should head over to the 25th annual Canberra Model Railway [...]
[ 19 March, 2013 to 23 March, 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.
While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:
This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]
[ 23 March, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) is thrilled to be taking to the track again to roll out our 2013 home season. The first two teams to face off will be the Red Bellied Black Hearts and the Brindabelters. Both teams will be ready to skate their hearts out to dominate the first bout of the [...]
[ 21 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ]
Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.
From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]
[ 21 March, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
This just in from the inimitable Josh Inman:
Dear robots of poetry,
Kicking off at 7:30 at the Front Gallery in Lyneham on the 21st, the March edition of the Canberra Poetry Slam starts with an open mike.
The slam is open to all*, with a 1 poem 3 minute limit; the poem has to be of your [...]