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Eco Christmas Market – Think & Shop Outside the Gift Box this Christmas!

By 30 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can give a little too much away.

The Canberra Environment Centre’s inaugural Eco Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm at the Canberra Environment Centre (Cnr Lawson Cres & Lennox Crossing, Acton, by the National Museum), and is [...]

67th Carols by Candlelight

By 29 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Carols by Candlelight has been bringing the joy of Christmas to Canberran families for more than six decades, and Woden Valley Youth Choir would like to invite you and your family to share in the spirit of Christmas at Commonwealth Park on 14 December.

Ian McLean will again host the event, and Woden Valley Youth Choir [...]

Veiled Attitude

By 28 November 2011

[ 29 November 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:

Veiled Attitude: Presenting the fabulous Isistars!

The much anticipated annual National Youth Belly Dance Festival ‘Veiled Attitude’ is back for its sixth year in a row.

This festival has quickly become a firm favourite in Canberra’s yearly calendar due to the great choreography, enthusiasm, modern songs and colourful costumes [...]

Skate in the city revived for summer

By 28 November 2011

[ 5 January 2012 to 6 February 2012. ] Canberra CBD Ltd announced an open air roller skating rink will be opened in Garema Place in the new year.

The rink will be open From 5 January, to 6 February in 2012.

The rink will feature roller discos, retro movie nights, and the seemingly obligatory roller derby.

The rink will be similar to the ice skating rink [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling Saturday December 3rd

By 28 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Pro Wrestling Alliance returns to the Woden Tradies, Saturday December 3rd for it’s final show for 2011.

A huge main event has already been announced as the number 1 contender for the PWA National title Ahmed Iblis challenges Crofty for his PWA National Championship.

A huge interstate challenge will also take place. Three of the best [...]

Ray Martin: The stories behind the legends

By 26 November 2011

[ 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Ray Martin will be giving a free public lecture at the ANU next week.

Canberra Times ANU Literary Event, Meet the Author Series 2011

Award-winning journalist Ray Martin, one Australia’s most loved personalities, brings together some of his most memorable interviews in his latest book, Ray Martin’s Favourites: The stories behind the legends

Ray Martin’s Favourites offers an [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 November 2011

By 24 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 27 November 2011. ]

The whole world might be coming to an end but that’s no reason not to dance.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jay Sullivan’s European Vacation at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 23 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 to 3 December 2011. ]

Facebook informed me of this and it seemed too good not to share:

My new solo show. 2 NIGHTS ONLY! Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Check out the poster. 2nde and 3rd.

Kale Bogdanovs and other special guests will help me paint a picture of Europe.

I’m starting to get excited…

Have you got room for an extra tail?

By 22 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

Hi Rioters,

Domestic Animal Services (DAS or the pound) has one of the best rehoming percentages Australia wide with around 93% of dogs going back to their owners or finding new homes.  This is in part due to the hard work of Canberra rescue groups, who take dogs in when their time is running out.

The Christmas [...]

The Australian Beer Pong Squad’s Launch Party & Tournament! Saturday 3 December @ The Lighthouse!

By 21 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]


 This will be the FIRST big beer pong event hosted here in the ACT!


- Come down to check out the sport and what it’s all about, play a game or two, or just have a beverage or ten [...]

Renowned globalisation expert Saskia Sassen giving a Public Lecture at ANU on 23 November

By 21 November 2011

[ 23 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Come and hear one of the most eminent thinkers of our time talk about the implications that radical changes to the nation state have for our ways of life.

Wednesday 23 November 6-7.30pm at Theatre 3 Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU (building 26A followed by a wine reception.

The lecture is free, but for catering [...]

Last chance to watch the Cotter Dam go up from closeup

By 18 November 2011

[ 26 November 2011; ]

ACTEW are letting us know they’re having a final open day on the Cotter Dam worksite on 26 November.

Visitors to the open day will be able to see roller compacted concrete being placed, talk to the people behind the project and enjoy a scenic riverside walk along the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail. A sausage sizzle [...]

Eyes to the Sky, Knights of the Spatchcock, Point of View, Delinquent @ The Basement

By 18 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia

More info

18+ ID required

8pm doors open for 9pm start

Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids


9pm Delinquent (Nowra)

10pm Eyes to the Sky

11pm Knights of the Spatchcock

12am Point of View


The Basement

The Basement Kitchen

Mudd Nicole O’brien

An Introduction to MPS (Management PseudoScience): Or Why a Hard Nose is No Protection for a Soft Head

By 18 November 2011

[ 13 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: John Smyrk

Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

The field of management has provided particularly rich soil for the cultivation and propagation of nonsense.  This observation lies in sharp contrast to the common perceptions of managers as cold, hard, evidence-based decision makers.  Entire cottage industries [...]

Mr. Fibby’s Excellently Disappointing Wireless Adventure Time! Kicks off on 2XX this weekend

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 17 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; ]

Where do arts grants go?

Facebook has the details of one of the more accessible outcomes:



Join Mr. Fibby, [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 18 November 2011

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 November 2011 to 20 November 2011. ]

Obama may be leaving us today, but the weekend beckons!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree 2011

By 16 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

For the many of you into this sort of thing Events ACT are letting you know that the Civic Square lighting of the Christmas Tree is good to go.

Christmas festivities are sure to entertain the entire family with the official start of the festive season at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Civic [...]

Preserve Mt Painter this Sunday with Conservation Volunteers

By 15 November 2011

[ 20 November 2011; ]

If you are looking to get out and enjoy the springtime sunshine this weekend, Conservation Volunteers has a great project on this Sunday (20th November) at Mt Painter Nature Reserve in Belconnen.

The team will participate in diverse activities to assist with the long term environmental goals for the reserve – to restore native vegetation and [...]

A Mighty Day – Christmas Concert with the Resonants Choir, 3rd December

By 15 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Resonants choir are getting in early this year to celebrate the Christmas season with an evening concert of sacred and secular choral music. The concert is entitled ‘A Mighty Day’ – and will feature Christmas songs, carols and highlights from Handel’s Messiah.  The program will include unaccompanied and accompanied pieces with organ, clarinet and [...]

Christmas Markets at EPIC

By 15 November 2011

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ] For those with the chrimbo bug I’ve had a media release in which is likely to intrigue:

Immerse yourself in everything festive from 9-17 December 2011 at the Capital’s first ever Christmas Markets, to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

For the first time, Canberrans will be able to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Europe’s [...]

Shootout at the Polo

By 14 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a fun night at the Polish Club:

The Canberra Musicians Club Presents: The Fuelers and Doctor Stovepipe in ‘Shootout at the Polish’.

Fans of country, western, country and western, western swing,, bluegrass, big hats, boots, short skirts, checked shorts, pig tails, black vests, dancing in lines, straw bales and horse shit take [...]

Beyond the Intervention: Evening forum this Thursday 17 November

By 14 November 2011

[ 17 November 2011 at 7:15 pm; ] With the Northern Territory intervention due to expire next year, it’s a good time to talk about what comes next.  There’ve been much discussion and criticism of the Intervention.  We’d like to spend an evening talking about positive solutions, building on community’s strengths.  This is the David Hunter Memorial lecture [...]

2011 Motorcyclists Toy Run

By 14 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:30 am; ] The Motorcycle Riders Association has announced their 2011 Toy Run.

Toy Run is back and we need you to make it bigger and better than any other. 31 years of raising money and donating goods for those in need at Christmas. This is an historic event so please be part of it and get [...]

Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra Film Clip Launch

By 11 November 2011

[ 12 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from facebook:

The Sunchaser & the Wayward Orchestra film clip launch date has been set!
We’d love to see you all there!

For those of you who were part of the audience during the shoot…come check out how pretty & ridiculously good looking you are on camera! Boi yaaa! Grrrrr!! ; )

For those who weren’t [...]

Want to learn more about keeping bees?

By 11 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

Territory And Municipal Services have the wonderful news that they’re teaching the public to keep backyard bees:

See a demonstration hive, taste some honey and learn all about keeping your own backyard bees at Kippax Library this Tuesday 15 November 2011.

“Come along and learn about backyard beekeeping in Canberra, including the basic fundamentals of beekeeping like [...]

Walk A Loop for kids with a disability

By 10 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 8:00 am; ]

This in from the folks at TADACT:

Technical Aid for the Disabled, ACT (TADACT) is excited to announce its first BIG Charity Event “Walk A Loop”. Our bridge to bridge 5km walk is being held at 9pm on Friday 2 December and 8am on Saturday morning 3 December 2011.

We have local identities walking the loop including [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Forum 15 Nov – 7.30pm

By 10 November 2011

[ 30 November -0001 at 12:00 am; ] Belconnen residents are invited to the November meeting of the Belconnen Community Council. This month is the second part of our ‘Transport Forum’ and Officers from ‘Transport Planning & Projects’ will answer questions about ‘Parking in the Belconnen Town Centre’ and ‘After hours access to the Westfield Bus Interchange’.

Following a short coffee break, [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 11 November 2011

By 10 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 November 2011 to 13 November 2011. ]

As 2011 races towards its conclusion we face the prospect of another weekend.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Paint & Play in Glebe Park

By 10 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This has come over my desk and looks worthwhile.

‘Salsa: We are the Colombian Pacific’ swings into town

By 9 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2011 at 10:30 am; ] From the street corners of Colombia come the award winning dancers of Swing Latino to pass on the secrets of salsa to Canberra…

Scaramouche with Looking Glass and The London Circuit Friday November 11 ANU Bar

By 9 November 2011

[ 11 November 2011; ] Melbourne-based rock band Scaramouche will return to their hometown of Canberra for a blistering one-night-only show on Friday 11 November at the ANU Bar, to follow up the release of their debut EP Access Denied.

For more information, see

Scaramouche will share the stage with local bands Looking Glass and The London Circuit. Entry is $10.

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