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BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March, 2011

[ 19 March, 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!

BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.

As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.

Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]

Ellis Collective CD Launch. 26 March at the Street Theatre

By 3 March, 2011

[ 26 March, 2011; ]

The Ellis Collective have put out a media release on the plans for their CD Launch at the Street Theatre:

Alive with anticipation and pregnant with expectation, The Ellis Collective, are proud to announce the delivery of their long awaited debut album after a protracted gestation. Titled ‘Means What It Means’ , the album will launch [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 4 March

By 3 March, 2011

[ 4 March, 2011 to 6 March, 2011. ]

Another over-crowded weekend of Canberra chaos looms.

What fun and games around town would you recommend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Art-Is-An BREAD Civic Edition

By 2 March, 2011

[ 12 March, 2011 1:00 pm to 19 March, 2011 1:00 pm. ]

Insanely talented bread maker (and all round nice guy) Robert Guth is bringing his fusion of art and delicious bread to Civic for the You Are Here Festival.

He had this to say about it:

Who does not like BREAD? Well, there are the gluten intolerant wheat haters – but other than that most people.

The question [...]

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Fundraiser

By 1 March, 2011

[ 3 March, 2011; 7:30 pm; ] Come and support Canberras best comedians and help them represent the national capital at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2011 with TWO shows on one night here in Canberra!!

Capital Punishment is back in 2011 after a sell-out season in 2010!

The Stevenson Experience present their debut show in the 2011 comedy festival!

Performers on [...]

Acoustic Soup returns in 2011

By 28 February, 2011

[ 16 March, 2011; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]

This has popped into my inbox and seems like wholesome fun:

We are super excited about the upcoming launch of Acoustic Soup for 2011!!

Acoustic Soup is held from 6.30 – 9.30 at the ANU Food Co-Op every third Wednesday of the month, starting on Wednesay 16th of March! The Co-op is located on [...]

Brass and Things at Mt Stomlo

By 28 February, 2011

[ 5 March, 2011; ] Come and join us for a fantastic afternoons entertainment on the 5th of March from 4pm til 6.30pm.


Mt Stromlo Observatory is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and the 5th of March heralds the start of a variety of concerts to be held throughout the year.

The first event features Brass’ere, Raw Honey Choir and [...]

TOO EASY TO BELIEVE? Skepticism and the Psychology of Suggestibility

By 28 February, 2011

[ 13 April, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr Krissy Wilson
Date: 13 April 2011,
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Road, ANU
Cost: Free
Dr Krissy Wilson will review the nature, mechanism and psychological impact of suggestibility, including hypnotic suggestibility and how this relates, for example, to false memories.
Dr Wilson is a graduate of the University of London. Formerly at the University of Tasmania, she [...]

The Last Prom at Smith Dick

By 25 February, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011; 9:00 pm; ]

As part of the You Are Here extravaganza engulfing Civic next month Nick Delatovic is throwing The Last Prom which on Facebook is described like this:

March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted [...]

ACT Light Rail presentation at TCC on 1 March 2011

By 25 February, 2011

[ 1 March, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Damien Haas from ACT Light Rail will be speaking at the March meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council. His presentation will be called ‘Is Canberra Light Rail still on track?’.

The Tuggeranong Community Council meeting begins at 7.30PM at the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong. The ACT Light Rail presentation will begin around 8.30 PM.

All people [...]

THE DISPLACED – Theatre – 10-19 March 2011

By 24 February, 2011

[ 10 March, 2011 to 19 March, 2011. 10 March, 2011 to 19 March, 2011. ]


Impro ACT presents a season of theatre performance that will explore what it’s like for ordinary Australians to be asked to leave what they know.
Taking improvised theatre into new terrain, actors explore the characters’ emotional and physical journeys; through heartbreak and hope, through simple and serious instances of displacement.
A [...]

2011 AARCMCC ACT Titles for 1/10th Radio Controled Cars

By 24 February, 2011

[ 5 March, 2011 to 6 March, 2011. ] After an absence for arround 5 years the AARCMCC ACT Titles returne to the Kambah Track located in Jenkie Cct.  This event has attacted entries from NSW, Vic and South Australia, there is even a few comming from Hong Kong.

Racing will get underway on Saturday the 5th of March and wrap up on Sunday the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 25 February

By 24 February, 2011

[ 25 February, 2011 to 27 February, 2011. ]

Time to shine hivemind!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Cleaning up Canberra for Clean Up Australia Day

By 22 February, 2011

[ 6 March, 2011; ] The Beast is all a-twitter about an unpublished (at least online) Clean Up Australia Day Committee report saying Canberra has the most littered parks in Australia (possibly due to lack of maintenance, possibly because we’re filthy pigs).

But Territory And Municipal Services are focussing on the positives:

“We’re encouraging all Canberrans to do their bit on Clean [...]

Canberra Festival 2011

By 22 February, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011 to 20 March, 2011. ]

The details for the Canberra Festival 2011 have gone live on the Events ACT website.

Here are the highlights:

Enlighten – Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18 & Fri 19 March
Balloon Spectacular – Saturday 12- Sunday 20 March
Symphony in the Park – Sunday 13 March
Celebrate in the Park – Monday 14 March
Canberra Day Public Holiday – Monday [...]

Carlton to play the Giants at Manuka Oval

By 21 February, 2011

[ 26 February, 2011; 4:00 pm; ] The Herald Sun has a story on the disappointment of Carlton that they’re going to have to come to Canberra to thrash the GWS giants:

The Blues drew the short straw of NAB Cup first round losers and will face Greater Western Sydney in a practice match in Canberra.

Clubs last week expressed concern at the [...]

You Are Here Festival kicks off in 2011

By 21 February, 2011

[ 10 March, 2011 to 20 March, 2011. ] your littul heart – breaks
your littul heart – breaks

It happened that in November last year the Centenary of Canberra gave me the heads up on a proposed new initiative for March 2011, a series of arts events in shopfront spaces and found venues around Canberra’s CBD entitled You Are Here. No, I said, no. They [...]

Varilaku – Pacific arts from the Solomon Islands at the NGA

By 18 February, 2011

[ 24 February, 2011 to 29 May, 2011. ]

The National Gallery is giving warning that next week they’re starting up an exhibition of art from the Solomon Islands:

Before World War II there was a period of peace in the Solomon Islands beginning with the 1893 establishment of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Prior to this era, particularly in the Western Solomon Islands, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 18 February 2011

By 17 February, 2011

[ 18 February, 2011 to 20 February, 2011. ]

The students are back, the year has finally started for real.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Ultra Micro Indoor Aerobatics in Canberra

By 16 February, 2011

[ 19 February, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]

Tiny 50gram airframes zooming around inside a basketball stadium while it’s raining outside. Larger 3D aerobatic aircraft hovering up the walls and flying through the rafters. Electric helicopters with 100 parts all vibrating in loose formation together.

Well that’s what’ll be happening this saturday night in the Tuggers basketball stadium from 7:00-9:30pm. Run by the local [...]

BOOKED OUT – Slow Food Banquet in Garema Place

By 16 February, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Slow Food Canberra have announced they’re doing a long table banquet in Garema Place on 11 March.

Slow Food Canberra is hosting an outdoor banquet, bringing people together in appreciation of food and community and promoting the social and health benefits of exploring different ways to integrate sustainability into their life through their choices in food.

The [...]

Groovin’ The Moo returns to Canberra

By 15 February, 2011

[ 8 May, 2011; ] The Groovin’ the Moo festival makes it return to Canberra in 2011. Held on the 8th of May at the University of Canberra, the line-up consists of both local and international acts.

Headlining this years festival are UK outift The Wombats. Other acts include Art vs Science, Gyroscope, Bliss ‘n’ Eso, Birds of Tokyo and [...]

Jimmy Barnes to headline Celebrate In The Park

By 15 February, 2011

[ 14 March, 2011; ] Chief Minister Stanhope has the intriguing news that wrinkle rocker Jimmy Barnes is going to headline the Celebrate In The Park show from Stage 88 on 14 March for Canberra’s birthday.

Fear not, the now obligatory Australian Idol washout is also on the bill.

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline Canberra’s 98th birthday party next [...]

Live at the Sculpture Garden

By 14 February, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011; 12 March, 2011; 18 March, 2011; 19 March, 2011; ] The National Gallery has put out a media release on a new event “Live at the Sculpture Garden”:

“Live at the Sculpture Garden is such a great concept – art, comedy, cabaret – in a perfect setting and working with the National Gallery of Australia. I jumped at the opportunity”, said James Valentine.

Tickets will be $45 [...]

Handmade markets moving to the Convention Centre

By 14 February, 2011

[ 19 February, 2011; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Handmade Markets have the exciting news that their rise and rise sees them moving to the National Convention Centre this Saturday.

It will be quite exciting to see how they work in that space.

Planet B-Boy +more at the ARC

By 14 February, 2011

[ 25 February, 2011; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]

Hip Hop Artist in Residence Matt Cornell will introduce a screening of the film Planet B-Boy (2007, M).

Directed by Benson Lee the film provides an overview of break dancing throughout the world.

The screening will be followed by an open floor B-Boy jam with live band accompaniment and sampling of items from the collection dug up [...]

The Ballet Russes Costume Ball. Get your tickets

By 14 February, 2011

[ 4 March, 2011; ]

In what looks to be a huge night the National Gallery is throwing a Ballet Russes costume ball in the Gandel Hall.

$150 a ticket and it’s black tie or costume inspired by the Ballet Russes. That includes dinner, drinks and dancing.

Tickets from ActewAGL shopfronts or 02 6240 6528 before 1 March.

There’s more info on the [...]

Thrasher Sk8 Rock

By 14 February, 2011

[ 26 February, 2011; ]

Shifty’s instore around 5pm

GIG AT THE BASEMENT, 2 Cohen Street Belconnen. round 9pm (18+, $15 entry)
Featuring: LSDemon, Bad Shit and the VeeBees

The Dinner Party at Dendy

By 13 February, 2011

[ 21 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; 23 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; ]

Brendan Sloane has sent the following email through which I think will be helpful:

Hi All

Due to increasing demand for people to see this film on the big screen, THE DINNER PARTY will start screening at Dendy Canberra starting on Monday the 21 February (See attached flyer). A big thanks to Kathryn Craig and Sean at [...]

2,600 dragon boaters to descend on Canberra

By 12 February, 2011

[ 31 March, 2011 to 4 April, 2011. ] Andrew Barr has annouced the 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships are coming to town at the end of March.

The 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships is expected to attract more than 2,600 participants from all over the country and New Zealand for a week of competition and social activity.

This will be good for the sport, [...]

Rollerderby returns to the AIS on 19 March. Canberra v. Melbourne.

By 12 February, 2011

[ 19 March, 2011; ]

Down and Derby reports that Canberra’s representative Rollerderby team, the Vice City Rollers are returning to the big stage at the AIS Arena on 19 March.

After belting the Sydney Assassins there last year this time our girls are taking on the national champs from Victoria.

Tickets on sale soon from Ticketek.

February’s Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!

By 11 February, 2011

[ 16 February, 2011; 7:30 pm; ]

One of my favourite nights of the month takes off next week at The Phoenix and has this to say about itself:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! brings you a February instalment of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! which means YOU GET a microphone, cider in a pint glass if you want it, a stage, an audience, five judges, prizes, whiskey in a smaller [...]


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