[ 24 August 2012 to 26 August 2012. ]
After a lego packed week we’re rather looking forward to some downtime this weekend. But it’s still prime activity time, so what’s work seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments!
[ 14 October 2012; ] The Living Green Festival – A kinder shade of green
The Living Green Festival ACT is back in 2012!
Due to the overwhelming success of the 2011 inaugural Living Green Festival, we are returning this year with an even bigger and better event!
The Living Green Festival brings innovative green and carbon-reducing practices to the Canberra community, with [...]
[ 1 September 2012; ] Melbourne-based rock band Scaramouche will return to their hometown of Canberra for the first time in almost twelve months on Saturday 1 September, where they will showcase a blistering set of new tunes at Transit Bar before setting off on an East Coast tour.
Scaramouche have just finished recording a new EP which captures the essence of the band’s sizzling [...]
[ 14 September 2012 to 29 September 2012. ]
This in from Canberra Rep:
Duty, devotion, trust and love…
The fifth production for Rep’s 2012 80th Birthday season is Neil Simon’s Comedy Lost in Yonkers. Opening on 14 September the production continues until 29 September at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Angela Punch McGregor this wonderful memory play is as heart-warming as it [...]
[ 30 August 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] This just in:
Please join us for the launch of ‘The Rise of the Fifth Estate: Social Media and
Blogging in Australian Politics’ by Greg Jericho.
The book will be launched by Senator Scott Ludlam.
Thursday August 30
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday August 29
Telephone 6295 6723 or
‘The Rise of the Fifth Estate’ is the first book to examine the [...]
[ 5 September 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
Bart Freebairn has been around the comedy scene for a little while with appearances on Triple J, Abc and The comedy channel. No stranger to the Australian Comedy circuit Bart has brought his fresh left of centre style to Melbourne comedy festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. People who work at [...]
[ 19 September 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] Pedal Power ACT is calling on the next ACT Government to increase spending on cycling to $50 million over four years.
Canberra’s facilities are great for dedicated, confident riders but they don’t encourage enough new riders and there are too many unfinished projects. Cycling increased by 70% between 2004 and 2010 but has not grown since.
[ 5 September 2012 at 5:00 pm; ] World-renowned theoretical physicist and science-communicator Professor Lawrence Krauss will the guest-of-honour at a Q&A session of Canberra Skeptics.
If you want to learn about everything from the Higgs Boson to the Mars Curiosity Rover, religion to public policy, come along and probe the mind of the one the most well-known names in science.
Professor Lawrence M. Krauss [...]
[ 31 August 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]
Friday the 31st sees Canberra’s longest running poetry slam, The Canberra Poetry Slam host Slam or scrambled, the August edition.
Featuring Canberra’s CJ Bowerbird, a no-holds barred open mike, the slam itself and a return to cash prizes, the night promises to be chockfull of entertainment
Hosted by J C Inman and the Flying V, the [...]
[ 25 August 2012 at 11:30 am; ]
All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their latest exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today opened Sydney Long The Spirit of the Land, the first major gallery retrospective of this important Australian artist. Sydney Long is Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artist and created a highly distinctive style which often depicted the Australian landscape as haunting and mysterious, [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 19 August 2012. ]
The weeks just fly past and once again thoughts turn to the weekend.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Please share your wit, wisdom and insight in the comments!
[ 20 August 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]
Hosted by the Canadian High Commission, a reception will commence from 6pm with the film screening at 7pm.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011, Classification TBC)
Dir: Philippe Falardeau, Canada, 94mins
Set in Montreal, Monsieur Lazhar is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world well before their time, and the inspirational [...]
[ 28 August 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] If you’re of a charitable disposition Chief Minister Gallagher is throwing a party in Civic Square to welcome home Canberra’s Olympic Athletes.
“Like all Canberrans, I am extremely proud of our Olympians efforts in London, they represented themselves, their teams and their country with great distinction on the world’s stage,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am really [...]
[ 15 August 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]
This in from the CSIRO:
Join Prof Colin Pask for a lunchtime talk.
Colin Pask will take you into a place that can be frightening and bring you back a little wiser.
He introduces the main ideas of mathematics, and using examples, painlessly demonstrates how they are
expressed in symbols while helping you to overcome the fear of maths.
[ 30 August 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]
This just in and looking like fun:
On 30th August, 8.30pm Amnesty International is holding a public screening of Go Back to Where you Came From in conjunction with SBS at the ANU Food Co-op. Thousands of Australians will join the discussion around Go Back To Where You Came From at community events being held across [...]
[ 7 December 2012; ]
Music ACT has been in touch to let us know they’re planning a stonking great awards ceremony in December hosted by Paul McDermott at the Albert Hall:
On Friday December 7 at Albert Hall, 19 awards covering a huge range of genres, from Best Rock Group to Best Orchestra/Big Band, to Best Folk Group to Best [...]
[ 18 August 2012 at 11:00 am; ]
Ever since seeing the Riot Act’s article on Game of Foams: Kingslayer, tens of you have no doubt be keen to find out how it went.
We had 40+ attendees/fighters and even interested members of the public who came to check it all out. We’d played quite a few different games thru the day, including [...]
[ 17 August 2012 to 19 August 2012. ] Wee Jasper Naturally is on 17-19 August 2012. A great chance to see what this beautiful village has to offer, above and below ground.
[ 15 August 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]
We hear that madness and badness returns to The Phoenix this Wednesday for the best free night in town:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! launches into August The Month of Mystery.
With two microphones, a stage, an audience, judges, The Score Adder, Shakespeare, Prizes and your choice of beer, cider, spirits or water and cordial or water without cordial. This is [...]
[ 3 September 2012; ] The celebrated British Novelist Patrick Gale will making his Canberra debut, reading at the National Library at 6pm on September 3rd, as part of his Australian Reading Tour. He will be promoting his new book; “A Perfectly Good Man.” Patrick has a world wide following of fans, and his books will appeal to anyone with [...]
[ 18 August 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]
On Saturday 18 August, Arc cinema will host the inaugural live performance of Aurora Passage, by American sound designer and composer Douglas Quin. The performance is a multimedia composition combining piano, live narration, Antarctic soundscape recordings and archival imagery based on the 1912-13 diaries of Bert Lincoln, an Able-Bodied (A.B.) Seaman on the SY [...]
[ 10 August 2012 to 12 August 2012. ]
OK Rioters the weekend is coming whether you want it or not?
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments!
[ 9 August 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]
Five years after Rolf de Heer’s last feature, Dr. Plonk launched Arc with its Australian premiere, the director returns to introduce his new film, The King is Dead! (MA15+).
Rolf de Heer will be in conversation after the screening at Arc Cinema tonight (7pm Thursday 9 August). The Canberra premiere season runs until 16 August. [...]
[ 25 August 2012 at 12:00 am; ]
This just in:
The John Curtin School of Medical Research will open its doors to the public from 12noon – 4pm on Saturday 25 August as part of ANU Open Day.
The School continues a 60 year tradition of excellence in fields of medical research.
Join us on Open Day to see displays & demonstrations set up in [...]
[ 14 August 2012 to 25 August 2012. ]
This just in:
Canberra theatre director Kerrie Roberts is bringing one of Terry Pratchett’s finest creations, Wyrd Sisters, to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) stage for a two-week season from Tuesday 14 August.
Wyrd Sisters, adapted by playwright Stephen Briggs, “twists Macbeth, with the witches as the good guys,” says Roberts.
Our witches, the clever spinster, the earthy [...]
[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]
The Centenary of Canberra is looking for artists to be part of their transformation of Glebe Park over the Canberra Day weekend next year.
Expressions of interest are now being sought from local artists to participate in The Village, an old-style travelling carnival set to transform Glebe Park from 21-24 March as part of Centenary of [...]
[ 22 August 2012; ] Where other cities have writer’s festivals it seems we’re having a reader’s one.
“I am excited to announce that tickets for the Canberra Readers’ Festival, which will be held on Saturday 22 September 2012 at The Playhouse, can now be purchased online through Canberra Ticketing or in person at the box office at the Canberra Theatre [...]
[ 10 August 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
Friday night 10 August, White Eagle Polish Club, Turner
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band is back from its hard-eating, moderate-partying and tabasco-swilling tour of Queensland; it seeks once again to make Canberra fans dance around the Polish club in a jovial fashion. The Canberra Musicians Club was nice enough to facilitate this.
Hence, the [...]
[ 6 August 2012 to 12 August 2012. ] Engineering Week 2012 has something for everyone including a free public forum and exhibition on how to make your home more sustainable. 6 – 12 August Further information www.makeitso.org.au/australian-engineering-week/Canberra
[ 6 August 2012 at 6:00 am; ] At 3:31pm Monday, the NASA/CSIRO Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre (aka Tidbinbilla Tracking Station) will play a pivotal role in the most important space mission going right now. The Mars Science Laboratory (nicknamed Curiosity) will land on Mars after a 7-minute crazy ride to slow it from a relative velocity of 12,844 km/hr. And all transmissions from [...]
[ 30 August 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] Songs about love, loss, trains and opiates featuring Liam McKahey on vocals (ex ‘Cousteau’).
This is the live debut for the Bodies, 7.30pm 30 August 2012 at the Front, Lyneham shops. BE THERE