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Canberra Protest Against Live Animal Export

By 3 June 2011

[ 18 June 2011 at 11:00 am; ] You may have seen recent articles such this one on Sky News.

Talking about the protest events which are scheduled to be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth on Saturday, June 18.

This is to notify you about the Canberra protest!

Come along to the lawns of Parliament House on Saturday June 18 at [...]

Open Mic Comedy – Jay Sullivan Headlining – 15 June

By 3 June 2011

[ 15 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] In Russia, they plunge new borns into icy water. So toughen up Nashcap and hold the line against all those timid souls who whine “its too cold”.

Do like the Ruskis and plunge into the funny ha ha that is the Pot Belly Bar Open Mic Comedy night.

We have got Jay Sullivan headlining the [...]

Diy wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 June 2011

By 2 June 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 June 2011 to 5 June 2011. ]

‘Ere we go, ‘Ere we go, ‘Ere we go!

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Celebrate World Environment Day in Garema Place – 3 JUNE 11am-2pm

By 1 June 2011

[ 3 June 2011 at 11:00 am; ] Visit Garema Place from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Friday 3 June to celebrate World Environment Day. The interactive event will include displays from local organisations and government agencies to celebrate our environment as well as showcase environmental initiatives and programs that can help our community.

WIN a Sustainability Pack valued at $500
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Interact with real [...]

Canberra Cross Country Ski Club Open Night

By 1 June 2011

[ 8 June 2011 at 7:45 pm; ] Come along to the Canberra Cross Country Ski Club’s Open night to find out about cross-country skiing and what the Club can offer in the way of activities.

When: Wednesday 8 June, 7.45 pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Where: Griffin Centre, Level 1, Room 6, Genge Street Canberra Civic.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be offered.

For [...]

Cold on the trail of cryptids

By 31 May 2011

[ 13 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Dustin will be speaking on what he calls the ‘crypto continuum’, and the evidence, or lack of evidence for unlikely organisms. His talk will range from unusual animal behaviour on one end of the continuum, – behaviour or traits that haven’t really been observed scientifically but often claimed i.e. snakes chasing people – through to [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling Saturday June 4th Woden Tradies

By 30 May 2011

[ 4 June 2011; ]

PWA’s biggest wrestling show of the year, Clash in the Capital is set to take place at the Woden Tradies on Saturday June 4th. The show will feature some of the best wrestlers from the ACT. Also a number of wrestlers from Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Melbourne will be travelling to showcase there talents at [...]

Seeing Through The Haze – A Clear Perspective On Australia’s Drinking Culture

By 28 May 2011

[ 21 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Michael Thorn, Chief Executive of the Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation, will talk about what we do and don’t know about the way we drink in Australia.

In this lecture Michael will provide an overview of what alcohol use looks like in Australia. This will include the current evidence base on Australia’s use of alcohol, the [...]

Comedy Club enters 3rd year

By 27 May 2011

[ 1 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at Civic Pub will be entering it’s 3rd year of being the best regular comedy club night in the capital on June 1, with a huge line-up featuring interstate and international guests.

Headling the night will be one of the country’s freshest up-and-comers, Karl Chandler, who is touted as one of the best writers [...]

Chrome returns!

By 26 May 2011

[ 11 June 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s been a lonely time for Canberra’s children of the night.

But we can report that they can once again lace up their corsets and don their long coats as Chrome returns from a hiatus, emerging again at Manuka’s Felt Bar (40 Franklin Street).

More details on Facebook.

The Winter Pottery Fair 2011

By 26 May 2011

[ 2 June 2011 to 12 June 2011. ]

This has come over my desk and looks like something you’ll be wanting to check out.

The weather may be cold but local potters have been firing up their creativity and kilns to present an exciting range of unique, handcrafted ceramics for Canberra Potters’ Society’s Winter Pottery Fair.

Pottery artworks and items for the home and garden [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 27 May 2011

By 26 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 May 2011 to 29 May 2011. ]

No sooner do we recover from one weekend than the next begins.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium

By 26 May 2011

[ 28 May 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

On Saturday 28 May, at 4pm, Vikings Cycling Club will be running the “Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium”, on a new criterium circuit, at Narden St, Crace. The Major Sponsor is Crace Joint Venture.

This is a unique opportunity to race on a closed street criterium circuit, under lights at night. This will be [...]

The ‘Logues at Theatre 3!

By 25 May 2011

[ 27 May 2011; 28 May 2011; 29 May 2011; ]

Canberra Rep has a page up for the finals of their local scriptwriting competition being held this weekend.

Canberra Rep STUDIO has presented a variation on the ‘Logues competition for four years. Heats were held in March – May 2011 and the scripts voted first or second place for each heat will be performed for an [...]

‘Retracing Our Steps’ Photography Exhibition to be held in Civic Library, Canberra City

By 25 May 2011

[ 2 June 2011 to 29 June 2011. ] The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia in association with Libraries ACT will be presenting the “Retracing our steps” Photography Exhibition and the Taiwan rare stamps Exhibition during 2nd – 29th June, 2011, at Civic Library, Canberra City.

The “Retracing our steps” Photo Exhibition features the history of the development of the Republic of [...]

Fun Machine launch Desert Creatures at the Polo! (!!!)

By 25 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 June 2011; ]

Facebook brings word of a big night coming up at the O’Connor Polish Club as the irrespressible Fun Machine launch their new EP “Desert Creatures”.

Pride is the relevant sin as we announce launch event for our new EP!

The independent state of Ecstasy is appropriate for the enclosed:

PERFORMANCE

Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens
Nozl
Gyöngyös bokréta dance group
Jacinda [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Auto Spectacular

By 23 May 2011

[ 29 May 2011 10:00 am to 30 May 2011 12:30 am. ] The American Car Club of Australia is hosting an Auto Spectacular in aid of Snowy Hydro SouthCare this SUNDAY – May 29 at Exhibition Park (Show ground), Mitchell.

Car lovers are invited to put their car on display from 8am ($10 donation per vehicle).

The public are invited to attend from 10 -2:30pm (gold coin donation entry fee).

There will [...]

The RSPCA ball

By 22 May 2011

[ 18 June 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

This one has come over my desk and is a better reason than most to frock up:

GALA BALL

It’s Showtime in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.

Saturday 18 June 2011
6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks & canapes
Dress: Black Tie

Peter Byrne is Australia’s very own Neil Diamond concept artist.
His spectacular multi award winning show has been captivating audiences for [...]

Pop The Pot 2011 – Saturday June 4

By 21 May 2011

[ 4 June 2011; ] A celebration on local Canberra music – FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

Solo/duos
6:00 – Dylan Hekimian
6:30 – Bailey Judd
7:00 – Holly Rose
7:30 – Pete Akhurst
8:00 – Meraki

Bands
8:45 – Mushmellow
9:30 – Fiasco In Solace
10:15 – West of the Sun
11:00 – MAD CHARLIE (Syd)
12:05 – Vintage Vulva

Canberra Instagram Photomeet – 5 June

By 19 May 2011

[ 5 June 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] This is a notice to all Canberra Instagramers that there will be a photomeet on Sunday, 5th of June, 2.30pm at Gus’ Café.  Other cities and regional areas are meeting and greeting, even organising exhibitions with interested parties (e.g.: http://alexkess.com/gallery/iphoneography/).

The intent is to meet, swap sordid IG addiction stories, tips, tricks, and create something [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 May 2011

By 19 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 May 2011 to 22 May 2011. ]

It’s going to be a big one!

What do you think is worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Slutwalk comes to Canberra

By 18 May 2011

[ 4 June 2011 at 2:00 pm; ] With gender studies academics waging war through opinion columns on the global phenomena that is Slutwalk it was just a matter of time and now Facebook informs that Canberra women too will get their chance to dress trashy, and walk:

We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling [...]

Find Alex Beddows fundraiser

By 17 May 2011

[ 22 May 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

Transit Bar are hosting a fundraiser this Sunday for missing Rioter Alex Beddows lost in New Orleans.

Much loved Canberra man and d’n’b DJ veteran Alex Beddows aka DJ Escha went missing in New Orleans over a week ago. Alex is a popular figure in the Canberra music scene, a veteran DJ, dedicated public servant, and [...]

Mushrooms, Stinkhorns, Cannonball Fungi and more

By 17 May 2011

[ 19 May 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] How could we resist this gem of an event on Facebook?

Come along to discover the mysterious nature of Fungi
This week’s subject: Fungal ecology, part 1 – Thursday 19 May 2.30pm & Sunday 22 May 11.00am
Fungal lifestyles and the ecological roles of fungi.
Free public lectures by Heino Lepp, Honorary Scientific Associate, Gardens Cryptogam Herbarium

Every Thursday 5 [...]

Craft beer and food matching lunch

By 15 May 2011

[ 22 May 2011; ] I’m an avid beer nerd and may have met a few of you while working at Plonk or through the Canberra Brewers club. Some of you may remember I hosted a craft beer and food matching lunch at the Durham Castle Arms a couple of years ago and I mentioned it here – it was [...]

Belconnen Burglaries and how to prevent them – BCC May Forum

By 13 May 2011

[ 17 May 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Belconnen is one of Canberra’s largest urban areas with over 91,000 residents – and growing. Sadly, one aspect of all societies is crime and even family friendly Belconnen is not immune from it. One of the most common crimes in Canberra is burglary and in April 2011 the Australian Federal Police reported 38 burglaries in [...]

Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music

By 12 May 2011

[ 10 June 2011 to 13 June 2011. ]

This has come over my desk and will be of interest to some of you:

4 WEEKS TO GO – SNOW IS HERE + EARLYBIRD CLOSING + SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR + AFRO MANDINKO + GANGA GIRI + MORE!

The Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music is snowballing – the snow has arrived, earlybird tix are closing and we’re [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 May 2011

By 12 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 May 2011 to 15 May 2011. ]

2011′s really getting it’s groove on now.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Connect with your Environment – Come and try it this Saturday

By 10 May 2011

[ 14 May 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This Saturday Conservation Volunteers is hosting a Come and Try Day at Mount Ainslie for new and existing volunteers who want to make a difference to their environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet some regular local volunteers as well as the Conservation Volunteers Staff.  It’s also a great chance to learn more about the [...]

Merry Fest 3 to rock the Polo!

By 10 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that Canberra’s best live music venue, the Polish Club in O’Connor, is hosting the third installment of Merry Fest “The world’s longest running mini-festival”.

A cerebral lineup will pit folk versus rock as the Ellis Collective and Mr Fibby take it up to Super Best Friends and Waterford. A fifth band is stiill [...]

Theatresports North vs South – The Battle For Canberra

By 10 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 May 2011; 29 May 2011; 5 June 2011; ] Theatresports North vs South is a fast and fun-filled theatre ride which combines wit, comedy, drama and fearless public performance to answer Canberra’s definitive question ‘which side of the lake is best?’

Live at the High Court. “Swelling the ranks of the peripatetic unemployed”

By 6 May 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The High Court of Australia has sent in a flyer for their first public lecture of 2011.

‘Swelling the ranks of theperipatetic unemployed’:
The first decade of the High Court of Australia

‘The judicial power of the commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Supreme Court, to be called the High Court of Australia’.

Despite this confident constitutional pronouncement, [...]

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