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A Cabaret cure for Mondayitis hits the capital

By 27 July 2012

[ 13 August 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] Launched on the 30th April 2012 Mondayitis Cabaret is a fringe night spanning genres from burlesque to ballroom and comedy to cabaret; begun by local burlesque performer Chocolate e Claire to give local performers a venue to display their talents and to raise funds for the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service. Their first show sold out and after a few technical difficulties was a great success.
Mondayitis Cabaret has launched their next event ‘Secret Lives’ for Monday August 13th to a fantastic response. Hosted by production manager and local burlesque performer Ivy Ambrosia and with a line up including local burlesque and drag performers, musicians, singers and pole dancers it’s promising to be a great night with a little something for everyone.

Allie’s Angels Fundraiser Sat 18 August

By 22 July 2012

[ 18 August 2012; ]

One-year-old Allie Matthews is still far too young to appreciate the glamour of burlesque dance and vintage-style fashion. However Allie and her family are the inspiration for a special, glittering event that will be held in Canberra by Miss Kitka’s House of Burlesque and The Darling Sisters on 18 August at [...]

The Canberra Poetry Slam at The Front

By 19 July 2012

[ 27 July 2012; ]

This in from Rutager Inmania:

Canberra Poetry Slam – Jazz Slam!

This month, Canberra’s longest running poetry slam will blend swing music and poetry on the 27th of July. The venue is the Front Cafe and Gallery in Lyneham and it kicks off at 7:30.

The Slam begins with an open mic, so if you feel competition cramps [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 July 2012


[ 20 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

So here we are again.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Free Burrito Day comes to Canberra

By 18 July 2012

[ 3 August 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

Guzman Y Gomez have certainly got the punters in Sydney raving about them.

Now they’re coming to Canberra (which one hopes if nothing else will encourage Zambreros to stop stinging me $2 for a miserable smear of avocado).

What’s of interest is they’re promising Free burritos on 3 August between 11am and 8pm at their Canberra [...]

Raw Comedy Winner Headlines Comedy Club

By 18 July 2012

[ 1 August 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Since winning the prestigious national Raw Comedy Competition in 2010, Luke Heggie has gone on to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on national television, and sold out runs of shows at the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals. Heggie will be performing his festival show, “Master of None”, as part of the next Comedy [...]

Arc Cinema is growing up!

By 16 July 2012

[ 1 August 2012 to 31 August 2012. ]

August marks the fifth birthday of the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema. To celebrate, there’ll be a month and more of special screenings and events.

Five years since Australian director Rolf de Heer’s last feature, Dr. Plonk had its Australian premiere at Arc, the director will return with a Canberra premiere of his new [...]

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Challenging Pseudoscience in the most scientific of all ages

By 16 July 2012

[ 11 August 2012 at 2:00 pm; ] Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Professor John Dwyer, AO, PhD, FRACP, FRCPI, Doc Uni (Hon) ACU

Free Entry

Towards the end of 2011, the Skeptics’ Tim Mendham published a table documenting the universities in Australia that seemed to be teaching various “pseudosciences” as if they were underpinned by credible scientific [...]

Corinbank Unplugged! @ Honkytonks for a Sunday Session

By 13 July 2012

[ 15 July 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] Facebook has details of a local musical milestone with what could be Hashemoto’s last show.

Pots and Damo have, with various accompaniment, been producing some of the most spellbinding acoustic music in the Canberra scene (2007 podcast with us here).

And they’re doing a benefit gig for the Corinbank team this Sunday before their dynamic pianist Bec [...]

Hot Pink Bits-All Singing, All Dancing and All Wrong!

By 13 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

July 14th, Dinner at 7pm, Show at 8.30pm. Show Only $40, Three Course Meal and seated in Section C $70, Section B $80, Section A $90. Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant, ANU Arts Centre, University Avenue, Canberra Bookings: 6257 2718

Whatever happened to Divine Brown?  Can a phone sex operator get RSI? Do people really [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 July 2012


[ 13 July 2012 to 15 July 2012. ]

The weekend appears to be coming if we like it or not?

So what’s good to see and do around town while we’re deprived of our workplace nirvanas?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Melbourne rockers EMPRA @ The Basement, Sat 14 July

By 11 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012; ] Rock music is often shunned in Canberra.

Our hipster/indie/scarf-wearing scene thrives, and you can’t navigate a Canberra music forum without reading want-ads for metal/thrash/death bands and performers constantly looking for each other. We’ve even got a hip-hop scene, I hear.

At this point, i was going to opine about the handful of local stalwarts that strive to [...]

Community Group cooperation – BCC July Public Forum

By 11 July 2012

[ 17 July 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] All Belconnen residents are invited to be part of a joint public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council and See-Change Belconnen.

The object of the evening is to discuss and consider ways for all community groups in Belconnen to work effectively
together to address concerns about amenities, public transport and infrastructure in your local neighbourhood and Town [...]

Belco Skatepark Sat 14 July

By 10 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

Free skateboard coaching clinic, demonstrations and Hip Hop Day at Belconnen Skatepark, Sat 14 July commencing at 9am.

It’s a leap year, so it must be time for the Rat-lympics!


[ 11 August 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

2humpZ has sent word that the Rat-lympics will be taking place on 11 August at Downer Oval.

If you’re interested in Canberra’s only truly worthwhile cycling subculture, or just like seeing people trying to do things on funny bikes, or just like beer, it will be well and truly worth checking out.

July Bad! Slam! With bonus Rafe

By 10 July 2012

[ 18 July 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Last month’s Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! featured a full brass band playing the poets in and out for what became a memorable evening despite the rivers of beer flowing.

This month facebook informs that RiotACT’s escaped musician Rafe Morris is performing. Which guarantees some good songs, but will he stay on duty providing the stings throughout [...]

2012 Arab Film Festival at the Film and Sound Archive


[ 12 July 2012 to 19 July 2012. ]

This just in:

For the fourth year, Arc Cinema is hosting the Arab Film Festival. Each year the festival is growing in popularity, and this year sees a host of World Premiere and Australian Premiere screenings (details below).

Tickets $11/$9 concession. Bookings call 6248 2000 or at the NFSA Box Office.
Details [...]

The Magic Flute

By 9 July 2012

[ 13 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

Canberra Opera Workshop will be performing it’s second opera production – Mozart’s Magic Flute – from 13 to 22 July.

The cast has been assembled from graduate singers and students of classical voice based in Canberra. The production is accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Jennifer Groom, and located in Lyneham High School’s new, state-of-the-art [...]

TEDx Canberra 2012 lineup

By 6 July 2012

[ 8 September 2012; ]

Wonks rejoice! The Canberra TED analogue TEDx Canberra has announced their presenters for this year’s inspiration festival.

Speakers will include:

– Karen Barlow – ABC reporter and adventurer
– Bliss – hip-hop dance crew
– Leslie Cannold – humanist and ethicist
– Hannah Coleman – optimist against the odds
– Upulie Divisekera – podcaster, molecular biologist and dinosaur freak
– Samah Hadid [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 July 2012


[ 6 July 2012 to 8 July 2012. ]

OK hivemind, time to show everyone how clever you are.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Celebrate… the National Year of Reading at the NFSA!

By 4 July 2012

[ 7 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

Journey back to the days when radio ruled the airwaves.   Perform our radio play, complete with mystery, felons and good guys.
SESSIONS: Monday 9 July, Tuesday 10 July and Wednesday 11 July
TIME: 10.00am to 12.30pm
AGES: 9yrs to 13yrs
COST: $10.00 per session

Join Ms Amanda in the [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day – Sunday 19 August 2012

By 4 July 2012

[ 19 August 2012 at 10:00 am; ] Geoscience Australia will open its doors for its annual Open Day on Sunday 19 August 2012 as part of National Science Week. A range of activities and science talks will be on offer throughout the day.

Buck’d off back on show

By 2 July 2012

[ 2 July 2012 to 27 July 2012. ]

Canberra photographer Grace Costa is bringing her successful ‘Buck’d Off’ exhibition to Canberra this month. Following the success of ‘Buck’d Off’ at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre in March, Costa’s exhibition is now on show at Canberra City Framing Gallery from 2 July to 27th July.

‘Buck’d Off’ is Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases [...]

Chillin’ for the Rangas

By 2 July 2012

[ 26 July 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Relax! It’s not a fundraiser for the pernicious soul-less blueys. Rather we’ve had word of a fundraiser for the much more likeable orangutans.

Chill out with some good wine, delicious canapés and help save the orangutan from extinction. Hear about how you can escape Canberra’s winter and have your very own jungle adventure that will support [...]

Word of Mouth. Abstract art at Canberra Museum and Gallery


[ 23 June 2012 to 19 August 2012. ]

The Canberra Museum and Gallery opened up a new gallery on the 23rd called Word of Mouth. It is pretty obvious what they are trying to do with giving it such an auspicious title; they want word of the exhibition to be spread around. Well, that’s what I’m going to do because it damn well [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 June 2012


[ 29 June 2012 to 1 July 2012. ]

In the hotbed of cultural activity that is the nation’s beating heart we come to ask a simple question:

What’s going on this weekend?

If you’ve got a suggestion for something to see and do around Canberra please leave it in the comments.

Foreshore 2012 announced for 24 November


[ 24 November 2012; ]

The Foreshore festival have mailed out starting details for this year’s big sales week for Parliament jeans:

Kicks Entertainment is proud to announce Foreshore 2012. On Saturday 24th of November, Foreshore will take over Canberra for the 6th consecutive year.

Foreshore 2011 was a sold out 20,000 person love affair, which saw unforgettable performances from Gotye, LMFAO, [...]

Mumford and Sons coming to Canberra!


[ 26 October 2012; ]

We don’t normally get excited about touring bands.

But this is Mumford and Sons!!!!

At the Royal Theatre to show you can’t have everything.

So nice to see Canberra included on a major tour!

High Tea at Green Herring

By 28 June 2012

[ 15 July 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] Please come and join the Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens for a fabulous cosy winter afternoon tea with plentiful delicacies, fine music, champagne plus tea and coffee!

Place: The Green Herring Restaurant (the Old School House) Federation Square, Gold Creek (just off the Barton Highway)
Date: Sunday 15th July 2012
Time: 3pm
Cost: $45.00 per person

All [...]

Dr Sketchy’s Sins Again

By 28 June 2012

[ 6 July 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Whilst often perceived to be a conservative City, those who live here would agree that there is an underbelly that is well and truly alive and well. An underbelly that embraces the creative, the artistic, the bold. Dr Sketchy’s Canberra will be embracing and supporting all types of artistic movements. Come along [...]

Rock v. Reggae at the Polo

By 27 June 2012

[ 30 June 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Prince among men Nigel McRae has let it be known on Facebook that there’s going to be a rumble at the Polish Club this Saturday Night:

Kofi Annan’s six-point plan to end sectarian violence in Canberra between followers of the Rock and Reggae tribes has been declared a success, with cease fire agreements holding firm and [...]

The Voice winner Karise Eden coming to Westfield Belconnen

By 26 June 2012

[ 8 July 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

The winner of this years The Voice is coming to Canberra.

To celebrate the release of her debut album, My Journey (which features no original tracks), Karise Eden will be performing nationwide at selected Westfield centers.

She will be performing centre stage at Westfield Belconnen, Sunday 8th of July at 12.30pm. Factorie is sponsoring the [...]

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