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HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION at the Basement

By 12 July 2011

[ 29 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Who: HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
Time: 8PM
Entry: $15

ACT Cancer Council – Fun Run Rescued

By 11 July 2011

[ 17 July 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Zoe Routh, an ex pat Canadian who has lived in Canberra for the past 15 years has vowed to rescue the Canada Fun Run which for the past 20 years has raised funds for the Cancer Council ACT.

“Until this year the run, inspired around the world by Canadian Terry Fox, has been supported by the [...]

Na Maza and supports rocking the Woden Youthie

By 8 July 2011

[ 29 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

Who: NA MAZA + FROSTBITE + FRIEND OR ENEMY + AMELIAH BROWN + IMMERSION

Where: WODEN YOUTH CENTRE (ALL AGES)

Time: 6PM

Entry: $5

2nd National Day of Action to End Live Export – Canberra Rally

By 8 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

Join us in Canberra to support the second National Day of Action to End Live Export. This second rally is in response to the ban on live exports to Indonesia which has been just been lifted by the Federal Government.

Rallies are being held across the nation, and we need to be louder and bigger than [...]

Fred Smith to launch Dust of Uruzgan at the Playhouse

By 7 July 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 September 2011; ]

Local singer songwriter (and international man of mystery) Fred Smith has put out this missive:

Fred Smith will be taking the stage accompanied by his double bass playing performing partner Liz Frencham to launch his (already) highly acclaimed new album Dust of Uruzgan. The performance will be accompanied by projections of a remarkable set of [...]

OLE rocking out the Basement with local supports

By 7 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Who: OUR LAST ENEMY + HOUSE OF THUMBS + BOONHORSE + INSIDE THE EXTERIOR + NEANDERTHUG

Where: THE BASEMENT ACT

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 8 July 2011

By 7 July 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 July 2011 to 10 July 2011. ]

Time to shine hivemind!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Open Mic Comedy Pot Belly Bar

By 6 July 2011

[ 13 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] The Pot Belly’s fortnightly sojourn into comedy utopia is on again – HUZZAH !

As Lord Upmeister Kimball has decreed, we are bedding down 12 comics this time around. So get your giggle on and check out Canberra’s comics doing their best 5 mins and score a complimentary good vibe. Entry is free, so just roll [...]

Fundraising 60s 70s 80s dinner/dance to save moon bears

By 5 July 2011

[ 13 August 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

In countries across Asia, thousands of bears live a life of torture on bear farms so that their bile can be extracted and used in traditional medicine to cure ailments ranging from headaches to haemorrhoids. Bears are confined, sometimes for up to 20 years, in cages which vary from agonisingly tiny “crush” cages to only [...]

The 2011 Jack Cusack Lecture: ‘Change: The Next Step is Ours’

By 5 July 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 July 2011 at 11:00 am; ]

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, CSIRO’s Dr Cass Hunter will deliver the 2011 Jack Cusack Memorial Lecture, named for CSIRO’s longest serving Indigenous staff member.

Jack Cusack was an expert botanist who, working from CSIRO’s Darwin Laboratory, made an extremely valuable contribution to Australia’s research effort in the north over three decades, and his spirit in [...]

Christmas in July Burlesque style

By 5 July 2011

[ 16 July 2011; 17 July 2011; ]

Miss Kitka’s House of Burlesque presents Christmas in July. Starring some familiar faces and lots of NEW Kitka graduates.

Shows are on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17th 2011.

PLEASE NOTE: the Saturday night is a dinner and show package which costs $50 a head. These tickets can only be purchased from the Irish [...]

In The Walls at the Basement

By 4 July 2011

[ 17 July 2011; ]

Who: IN THE WALLS + AMELIAH BROWN + THE NEW BREED + FRIEND OR ENEMY
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
Time: 8PM
Entry: $10

Screen Graphics: Common Sites. At Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka

By 1 July 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 July 2011 to 17 July 2011. ]

Rob Riley’s got an exhibition on this month at CCAS Manuka. On his blog he has this to say:

Screen Graphics : Common Sites is an exhibition of ten new paintings by Rob Riley, showing in July at the Canberra Contemporary Artspace – Manuka, ACT.

In this exhibition Riley deploys the scopic regime of the digital age, [...]

The chUCklehut coming to UC

By 30 June 2011

[ 30 September 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

I’ve just had the following come over my desk, it’s intriguing on a few levels:

UC Live! is excited to announce the launch of their new Comedy Club the chUCkle hut, to be held on Friday 30 September in the new University bar – Zierholz @ UC. Headlined by triple j’s Tom Ballard, the first ever [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 1 July 2011

By 30 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 July 2011 to 3 July 2011. ]

Once again the weekend is upon us and thoughts turn to how best to amuse ourselves.

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

Don’t be shy, just put your thoughts in the comments.

Marie Helou headlines July 6 Comedy Club

By 30 June 2011

[ 6 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at Civic Pub on Wednesday 6 July will feature a headline set from ex-Canberran Marie Helou.

Marie is a Sydney based comedian who has worked the comedy circuit for over six years. Marie says, “Be yourself. Don’t change for anyone, that is if you have found yourself, but if [...]

Aquaponics On Display

By 29 June 2011

[ 2 July 2011; ] Food consumption constitutes a whopping 24% of Canberra’s greenhouse pollution.  With predicted changes to the way our economy will operate in a post-peak oil world, not to mention our territory’s ambitious emission reduction targets, delivering a sustainable food supply to Canberra is going to be a challenge during the next decade.

Luckily, there are ways to [...]

Protest at the Israeli Embassy this Sunday

By 28 June 2011

[ 3 July 2011 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and show your support with a peaceful protest outside the Israeli embassy calling for an end to the blockade of Gaza.

The protest is occuring as a large number of boats, the ‘Freedom Flotilla 2″,  set sail to Gaza. Three Australians from Sydney are participating – Sylvia Hale, Vivienne Portzsolt and Michael Coleman.
VIGIL AT THE ISRAELI EMBASSY

6 [...]

Ikebana Australian style

By 28 June 2011

[ 30 June 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The Botanic Gardens are facebooking an intriguing events for our floral readers; Ikebana Australiana.

Find out about the use of Australian native plants in traditional Ikebana form of Japanese flower arranging. Back by popular demand, this talk and demonstration are not to be missed.
Speaker: Ping Block

19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011

By 24 June 2011

[ 30 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ] Hi everyone,

The 19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship takes place next month on 30/31 July at the ANU.

The tournament consists of 7 rounds with a time control of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start.

First prize for the open section is $1000 and $400 for the minor.

Players of all [...]

Some very naughty boys. The Rudd Memorial Service [With poll]

By 23 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 June 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

As seen in Civic today.

It seems some wags are holding a memorial service for Kevin Rudd this Friday noon on Federation Mall (aka the Parliamentary Protest area).

Who would do such a thing? What do you think?

[poll id="273"]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 June 2011.

By 23 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 June 2011 to 26 June 2011. ]

Just when we’re getting into the swing of things along comes another weekend.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Music of Dissent at Smiths Alternative Bookshop

By 21 June 2011

[ 24 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

Come join us at Smiths on Friday the 24th of June to celebrate the spirit of Woodstock with Graeme Adler and Margaret O’Connor. Doors open at 6pm and cost is only $5!

Graeme Adler and Margaret O’Connor are two very versatile local performers who between them sing, play guitar, violin and keyboard, and have a [...]

Homes for the workers. Local history book launch

By 21 June 2011

[ 26 June 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

Homes for the Workers – The History of the Narrabundah Prefabs’ will be launched next Sunday

Murray’s Dairy in Narrabundah was resumed in 1946 for housing for building workers’ families so that Canberra could be constructed.

75 cheap temporary housing with steel frames and plywood were originally constructed. Larger fibro houses were subsequently built.

The suburb was [...]

Solar Rally! Protest to save Canberra’s solar industry.

By 18 June 2011

[ 21 June 2011 at 8:00 am; ] Numerous groups are emailing in a media release calling for protest on Tuesday (the winter solstice geddit?) to get Canberra’s retail solar industry kickstarted again after Simon Corbell took an axe to it on 1 June:

ACT households are no longer able to access ANY incentives to encourage them to install roof top solar power.

The immediate [...]

Friday drinks at the Portrait Gallery

By 17 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 June 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced an intriguing program of Friday afternoon drinks to run on the last Friday of the month.

This month sounds like quite the production.

Everyone looks hot at the snow… Just wait til you see what we’ve cooked up for you for this month’s Last Fridays Drinks: a retro ski-bunny inspired winter [...]

Warmachine Oz Super Series comes to Canberra

By 16 June 2011

[ 25 June 2011 at 9:00 am; ]

As any fule no WarMachine is where it’s at right now for the cool young nerds.

Facebook informs us that the creme de la creme of desktop miniature warfare will be battling it out in Conder for the Canberra leg of the Warmachine Oz Super Series.

Specifically it’s going down at Good Games, 15 Nolan Street Conder.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 June 2011

By 16 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 June 2011 to 19 June 2011. ]

The short week is nearly up and it’s time to consider what we do this weekend.

So come on then hivemind, suggest away in the comments!

Walk to D’Feet Motor Neurone Disease

By 15 June 2011

[ 19 June 2011 at 10:00 am; ] You are invited to join Motor Neurone Disease Australia on SUNDAY JUNE 19 at 10AM at Regatta Point, Lake Burley-Griffin for the annual Walk to D’feet MND to mark the MND/ALS Global Day.

Approximately 1400 Australians are currently living with this debilitating disease, Motor Neurone Disease. Average life expectancy is 2 to 3 years from diagnosis. [...]

Have You Got Talent Day

By 15 June 2011

[ 23 July 2011; ] Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art is looking for talent. We are holding an exciting event titled Have You Got Talent? Day, offering Canberra actors the chance to be noticed by industry people (including agents, actors and directors). Participants will have three minutes to present their act through a day-time workshop – and if selected, they’ll [...]

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! Poetry slam Wednesday night at The Phoenix

By 14 June 2011

[ 15 June 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

One of my favourite events on the calendar, Bad Slam! No Biscuit! returns to the Phoenix in Civic tomorrow night.

Here’s a taste of the madness via Facebook.

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

The Fifth Instalment of the Fourth Quadrilogy of the Eighth Trilogy brings you BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam.

And as the Queen says,

“Have you been playing a long time?”

And [...]

Tent Embassy documentary. Ningla A-Na

By 14 June 2011

[ 20 June 2011 at 1:00 pm; ] Facebook brings word of a screening at the Arc Cinema (National Film and Sound Archive) of a documentary on the founding of the Tent Embassy here in Canberra.

Made in 1972, this documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, [...]

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