[ 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
[ 31 August 2012 at 4:00 pm; ]
I’ve had this in which may be of interest to some of you:
On August 31, 2012 rallies and peaceful protests will be held in over 70 locations worldwide to protest the September 1st start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull as seen in the Academy-award winning documentary The Cove. I am helping organise [...]
[ 6 August 2012 to 11 August 2012. ] Come along to the ANU Film Group from August 6 to 11 for the 2012 Diversity Week Film Festival, a week-long celebration of diversity in film that’s open to everyone and (in the spirit of economic diversity) absolutely free!
From an Indian-set adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s quintessentially British novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” (Trishna) to a [...]
[ 16 August 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
This in from Yvonne:
Limb is an extension of the body. LIMB is a concert that will open your mind.
Percussionist Yvonne Lam (and drummer with Canberra experimental rock band Mornings) has programmed a concert of new music from some of Australia’s most exciting composers.
The concert aims to free ‘classical’ contemporary music from its conservatism. [...]
[ 16 August 2012 to 20 December 2012. ]
This in from New Acton and sounding very interesting:
Local Feats is a retrospective of local feature films made in Canberra between 1971 and 2010.
Starting 1971, screened from an old 16mm projector, we will travel through the years each fortnight with the director and one of his/her short films. After a talk and the screenings, the [...]
[ 3 August 2012 to 5 August 2012. ]
The new month is upon us, the temperatures seem to get ever lower, but the weekend is almost here.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 11 August 2012; ] Do you like disturbing gender roles? The ANU Anime Society has announced that we’re playing host to Australia’s big Anime bash:
For immediate release
ANU Anime Society hosts Anime.AU.12 convention.
The ANU Anime Society will be hosting Anime.AU.12; an anime, manga and gaming convention in the Manning Clarke Centre at the Australian National University on Saturday between [...]
[ 9 August 2012 at 5:45 pm; ] John Fouclher was far and away the best poetry teacher I ever had in my education.
Paperchain have sent details of his latest book launch:
Please join us for the launch of ‘The Sunset Assumption’ by John Foulcher.
The book will be launched by Susan Hampton.
Thursday August 9
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday August 8
Telephone 6295 6723 or
John Foulcher’s [...]
[ 4 August 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Saturday 4th of August, 6-10pm. The Durham Castle Arms will be giving $1 from every drink sold between 6 and 10pm to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation www.newborn.org.au. The NICF aims at giving this regions babies the best chance at living normal, healthy lives.
To help get into the festive spirit, the Durham will be giving [...]
[ 1 August 2012 11:00 am to 2 August 2012 11:00 am. ]
Attendees at this year’s Canberra CareersXpo will have the unique opportunity to hear from some of the region’s youngest and most successful business people.
Among the companies that will be sharing their expertise is UberGlobal, one of Australia’s most successful and fastest growing web technology services companies. UberGlobal provide customised domain and web hosting solutions to [...]
[ 2 August 2012 to 30 September 2012. ]
We’ve been informed of a free art exhibit showcasing the work of Canberran street artists at Soju Girl gallery:
Hung: Featuring ABYSS – HOUL- JESSMESS – GIBBS – WALRUS – BYRD – KOOK – SWERFK – DALE – ZEDAR
Local artist Dale Newbery has assembled a collection of works by some of Canberra’s best street artists to be [...]
[ 1 August 2012 to 31 August 2012. ] For your calendars:
Thursday 2nd 9pm
The Streetlight Parade
Saturday 4th 9:30pm
The Vee Bees
Monday 6th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz
Andrew and Shannon’s Classic Trivia
Thursday 9th 9pm
Saturday 11th 9:30pm
The King Hits
Monday 13th 8pm
2xx Local ‘n’ Live presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben Band
The Burley [...]
[ 24 November 2012; ]
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance has contacted us to let us know about their Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentices Campaign, which has so far raised over $13,000.
The concept for this campaign consists of 12 high profile Canberrans to become Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentices. Each Apprentice is fundraising for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for a period of [...]
[ 27 August 2012 to 28 August 2012. ] Here’s the stonking line-up:
Timothy Morton, This Is Not My Beautiful Biosphere
Nick Mansfield, Deconstructing the Sovereignty of the Earth: Bataille, Derrida and the Natural Politics of Climate Change
Elaine Kelly, Dwelling in the Future
Linda Williams, The ‘Little Ice Age’ and the 18th Century European concept of the Sublime
Angi Buettner, From Climate Change to Cultural Change: How to [...]
[ 31 July 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] So I heard this was pretty good last time:
NERD TRIVIA RISES!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the ultimate battle for you inner geek has once again come around!
NERD TRIVIA AT THE PHOENIX BAR! Hosted by Joel Barcham, local Ninja Turtle enthusiast and professional MASTER OF CONFLICT, sponsored by April’s Caravan Vintage Clothes store and of course the Phoenix [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]