[ 22 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] You’ve all heard the statistics about women’s workforce participation being lower than men’s, lower average weekly pay, and less superannuation on retirement. Some economists have said that tax and transfer systems are contributing to these problems. Canberra women will have an opportunity to tell their story and contribute to discussion of solutions at a consultation [...]
[ 9 December 2011 to 10 December 2011. ]
Summer Rhythm filled a Corinbank shaped hole this February just gone out at the Goolabri resort.
Facebook now informs us that it’s going for a double in 2011 with the next instalment taking place on 9-10 December.
SUMMER RHYTHM CANBERRA
2 Days of Great Bands and DJ’s, Camping, Markets.
“LIKE” Our page for competiotions and your chance [...]
[ 21 August 2011; ]
This has come over my desk and looks like good clean educational family fun.
Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day is being held on Sunday 21 August 2011, as part of National Science Week. Come find out how we are Applying Geoscience to Australia’s Most Important Challenges in a fun and engaging way. Explore science displays. Listen [...]
[ 20 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook warns that the Phoenix is going to get weirder still next Wednesday:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is your every Third Wednesday of the Month POETRY SLAM!
At the Phoenix
Bring words, elastic, moments, arm waving, whispering, chanting, the grand potato and your uncle to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at 730pm.
And this month because he doesn’t have to fly on a dead zebra we [...]
[ 15 July 2011 to 17 July 2011. ]
Time to plan the weekend hivemind!
What should people be getting out to in Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 26 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
A night of Grunge, grunge and more grunge at The Basement.
– Variodivers (cnb) – performing – NIRVANA
– Escape Syndrome (cnb) – performing – PEARL JAM
– Perpetual End (Cnb) – performing – SMASHING PUMPKINS
– Jar of Dirt (Melb)(feat members of House of Thumbs + Nine of Swords) – performing – AIC
– Limo Wreck (cnb)(feat members of [...]
[ 28 September 2011 to 2 October 2011. ]
In another harbinger of spring Andrew Barr has announced that you can now buy tickets to this year’s nightfest extravaganza, the racier, darker, portion of Floriade.
Tickets to this year’s Floriade NightFest are now on sale. Commonwealth Park will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland featuring a diverse program of entertainment including live comedy, feature movies [...]
[ 21 July 2011; ]
[ 6 August 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]
Fire and Vice will see an epic battle between two of Australia’s most passionate roller derby teams. Spawned in the hellfires of Australia’s hot tropical north come the Sun State Rollergirls’ Fancy Pants, fancy skaters and indeed wearing pants, they will challenge Canberra’s own icy maidens the Vice City Rollers.
The Rollers suffered a defeat [...]
[ 16 August 2011 at 5:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings the thrilling news that Tasmanian Tiger cloning will feature at The Front in Lyneham on 16 August.
Sadly not actual cloning, but rather a discussion on it, which is still cool:
The Australian Museum in Sydney began a thylacine cloning project in 1999. The goal was to use genetic material from specimens taken and preserved [...]
[ 14 July 2011 to 21 July 2011. ]
Word reaches me that the Arab Film Festival is coming to Canberra from 14 July to 21 July.
A week of Arab cinematic sensations is about to arrive in the nation’s capital. Canberra’s Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive will host the Arab Film Festival Australia from Thursday 14 July to Thursday 21 [...]
[ 22 July 2011; ] With Costco due to open in a week and a half, I thought I would have a poke around the internet to see what we are in for. Having been to Costcos in Canada and the US, I am excited about the prospect of discounted groceries but also wondering how the typical Canberra home will [...]
[ 20 August 2011; ] The 2nd annual Yass Spring Ball is being held on Saturday August 20th 2011 at the Yass Soldiers Club. Thanks to the support of the Lions Club of Bowning and District the event expects to attract over 140 people.
In 2010 the Yass Spring Ball was masquerade themed and guests were adorned from head to toe [...]
[ 29 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
Who: HEAVEN THE AXE + CHAINSAW MASCARA + FIASCO IN SOLACE + ABREACT + TRANQUIL DECEPTION
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 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 [...]
[ 29 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]
Who: NA MAZA + FROSTBITE + FRIEND OR ENEMY + AMELIAH BROWN + IMMERSION
Where: WODEN YOUTH CENTRE (ALL AGES)
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 22 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
Who: OUR LAST ENEMY + HOUSE OF THUMBS + BOONHORSE + INSIDE THE EXTERIOR + NEANDERTHUG
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 17 July 2011; ]
Who: IN THE WALLS + AMELIAH BROWN + THE NEW BREED + FRIEND OR ENEMY
Where: THE BASEMENT ACT
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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