[ 8 May, 2011; ] The Groovin’ the Moo festival makes it return to Canberra in 2011. Held on the 8th of May at the University of Canberra, the line-up consists of both local and international acts.
Headlining this years festival are UK outift The Wombats. Other acts include Art vs Science, Gyroscope, Bliss ‘n’ Eso, Birds of Tokyo and [...]
[ 14 March, 2011; ] Chief Minister Stanhope has the intriguing news that wrinkle rocker Jimmy Barnes is going to headline the Celebrate In The Park show from Stage 88 on 14 March for Canberra’s birthday.
Fear not, the now obligatory Australian Idol washout is also on the bill.
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline Canberra’s 98th birthday party next [...]
[ 11 March, 2011; 12 March, 2011; 18 March, 2011; 19 March, 2011; ] The National Gallery has put out a media release on a new event “Live at the Sculpture Garden”:
“Live at the Sculpture Garden is such a great concept – art, comedy, cabaret – in a perfect setting and working with the National Gallery of Australia. I jumped at the opportunity”, said James Valentine.
Tickets will be $45 [...]
[ 19 February, 2011; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Handmade Markets have the exciting news that their rise and rise sees them moving to the National Convention Centre this Saturday.
It will be quite exciting to see how they work in that space.
[ 25 February, 2011; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Hip Hop Artist in Residence Matt Cornell will introduce a screening of the film Planet B-Boy (2007, M).
Directed by Benson Lee the film provides an overview of break dancing throughout the world.
The screening will be followed by an open floor B-Boy jam with live band accompaniment and sampling of items from the collection dug up [...]
[ 4 March, 2011; ]
In what looks to be a huge night the National Gallery is throwing a Ballet Russes costume ball in the Gandel Hall.
$150 a ticket and it’s black tie or costume inspired by the Ballet Russes. That includes dinner, drinks and dancing.
Tickets from ActewAGL shopfronts or 02 6240 6528 before 1 March.
There’s more info on the [...]
[ 26 February, 2011; ]
Shifty’s instore around 5pm
GIG AT THE BASEMENT, 2 Cohen Street Belconnen. round 9pm (18+, $15 entry)
Featuring: LSDemon, Bad Shit and the VeeBees
[ 21 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; 23 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; ]
Brendan Sloane has sent the following email through which I think will be helpful:
Due to increasing demand for people to see this film on the big screen, THE DINNER PARTY will start screening at Dendy Canberra starting on Monday the 21 February (See attached flyer). A big thanks to Kathryn Craig and Sean at [...]
[ 31 March, 2011 to 4 April, 2011. ] Andrew Barr has annouced the 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships are coming to town at the end of March.
The 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships is expected to attract more than 2,600 participants from all over the country and New Zealand for a week of competition and social activity.
This will be good for the sport, [...]
[ 19 March, 2011; ]
Down and Derby reports that Canberra’s representative Rollerderby team, the Vice City Rollers are returning to the big stage at the AIS Arena on 19 March.
After belting the Sydney Assassins there last year this time our girls are taking on the national champs from Victoria.
Tickets on sale soon from Ticketek.
[ 16 February, 2011; 7:30 pm; ]
One of my favourite nights of the month takes off next week at The Phoenix and has this to say about itself:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! brings you a February instalment of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! which means YOU GET a microphone, cider in a pint glass if you want it, a stage, an audience, five judges, prizes, whiskey in a smaller [...]
[ 14 February, 2011; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises that if you’re looking for a cheap yet romantic valentine’s day option you could do worse than heading to Apsen Island to hear the bells ring out:
The concert has been an annual event held on 14 February since 2002. This year’s recital will feature carillonists Susan Antcliff and [...]
[ 23 February, 2011; 5:00 pm; 2 March, 2011; 5:00 pm; 23 March, 2011; 5:00 pm; ]
The National Gallery’s been in touch to let us all know that their Veuve Clicquot Sculpture Bar in the magnificent sculpture garden is extending to run on some Wednesday nights as well as Fridays.
Just be sure to check your dates.
[ 11 February, 2011 to 13 February, 2011. ]
Back on an even keel in 2011 the DIY Wotz on Guide returns to its rightful place on Thursday morning.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 26 April, 2011; ]
This in from the Kicks Entertainment crew:
Kicks Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return of Warehouse to the AIS arena on Tuesday 26 April 2011 (Easter long weekend and ANZAC public holiday) with a huge national and international line-up of dance music heavyweights including….
LIST OF ARTISTS
– Martin Solveig
– Bag Raiders
– Wynter [...]
[ 16 February, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Comedy returns to the Pot Belly Pub with the first open-mic event for 2011 on Feb 16 at 8pm.
Feel free to come and have a giggle or give stand-up a go (it’s not as scary as you’d think), all welcome.
It’s free and always a fun night. We have a heap of quality performers lining up [...]
[ 4 March, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]
You’ve got to love a band with a bassoon in it. We had a look at The Monotremes last November. Now they’re returning to The Front:
The Monotremes would like to suggest that you consider arriving and being present for a presentation of musical entertainment comprising the use of acoustic and electronic equipment producing sound, for [...]
[ 24 February, 2011; 7:45 pm; ]
If you’re unaware of the problem of fistulas in Africa I suggest reading up but only if you haven’t eaten lately.
So I recommend getting behind the Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund and their fundraising movie screening later in the month.
[ 10 March, 2011 to 12 March, 2011. ]
A good cause to support … Leukaemia Foundation of Australia http://worldsgreatestshave.com/
Donna is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave this year. Please support her in raising money for this good cause.
Take a look at her page by clicking this link.
Please sponsor her by making an online donation using a credit card. She is [...]
[ 18 February, 2011 to 2 April, 2011. ]
This one looks worth checking out:
BLAZE 5 – A.C.T. Emerging Artists Showcase
Emma Beer, Chris Carmody, Tim Dwyer, Daniel Edwards, Natalie Mather, Suzanne Moss, Dan Vukovljak
Please join us for the opening of this exciting new exhibition, showcasing some of Canberra’s hottest emerging artists.
It’s on at Gorman House’s Contemporary Art Spacefrom 18 February to 2 April.
[ 4 February, 2011 to 6 February, 2011. ]
Time to shine hivemind, Canberra’s waking up after the summer sleep and people want to know what’s going on.
If you know about something to see or do around town just leave your suggestion in the comments.
[ 23 February, 2011; 12:30 pm; ]
This has come across my desk and looks like fun:
Looking for something to do over your lunch break? Sick of being entertained by the same salad day after day? Come to a lunchtime concert!
The cast of Philo’s upcoming show, 42nd Street, have a musical snack that will surely delight your tastebuds while staying of your [...]
[ 5 February, 2011; ]
PWA is pleased to announce some exciting news for 2011. PWA’s first show of the year has just been confirmed and will be held at the Woden Tradies on February 5th.
PWAC has been providing monthly action packed pro wrestling to Canberra fans for over two years.
We pride ourselves on delivering the most fast paced, [...]
[ 3 February, 2011; 8:30 pm; ]
This Thursday 3rd February, circa 8:30PM, at the Phoenix Bar…
SLOW WAVES will be trekking down from Australia’s least liveable city (Sydney) to kill it live with their incredible wide-eyed-spring reverb-blues, good looks and general life skills.
Canberra’s favourite sons (and fathers) WATERFORD will be blooding their new drummer, and bashing out new songs from their forthcoming [...]
[ 6 February, 2011; ]
The crazy kids from Dream Damage Records have been in touch to let us know they’re launching vinyl at the Phoenix on Sunday night.
Dream Damage Records is psyched to announce the release of Assassins 88 & TV Colours Split 7? (now available to order online). Assassins have swapped the bass for guitar, with less [...]
[ 2 February, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]
Amanda F***ing Palmer (ex of Dresden Dolls) is doing a “ninja gig” tomorrow night as part of a rat patrol ride.
Be in Garema Place on a bicycle at 7pm and bring your swimmers. Mr Fibby will be involved too.
It’s going to be a thing.
UPDATE: If you’ve got images or video send them in to email@example.com [...]
[ 6 February, 2011; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
This one’s come over my desk and I can highly recommend it:
Salacious Sundays kicks off in 2011 at Corroboree Park Hall Ainslie.
Following the awesome gig that was the Beth’n'Ben CD launch, the brilliant Big Score, fabulous Fun Machine, and bonza Beth’n'Ben reunite for your listening pleasure, with interludes by the magnificent Monka.
Cost: $15/$12/$10 (CMC [...]
[ 19 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; ]
Youth lead local charity Raize The Roof are throwing their 2nd gala ball:
Following in the tradition of raize the roof’s first ever Gala Ball in 2010, Sparkle raize the roof’s 2nd Annual Gala Ball is set to be bigger and better, with more than 200 guests and some amazing auction items and prizes on the [...]
[ 6 February, 2011; 10:23 am; ] On the 6th of February, in partnership with the Canberra Skeptics incorporated, I will be participating in the global 10-23 event.
It has been my observation, and that of others in the skeptical movement, that most members of the public do not understand what homeopathy really is. Most people seem to think that [...]
[ 11 February, 2011 to 13 February, 2011. ]
Garema Place is filling up with marquees for the 2011 Multicultural Festival and at noon today the launch was held with Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and the obligatory display of drums and dancers.
A Jessica Mauboy performance had been promised but did not eventuate.
A highlight was the nutty old woman abusing yours truly for [...]
[ 2 February, 2011; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The first Comedy Club at Civic Pub night for 2011 featuring a headline set from ex-Canberran Mat Kenneally. Hosted by Jay Sullivan, with sets from Rafe Morris, Greg Kimball, Ben Harris and Marie Helou.
Upstairs at Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $10 at the [...]
[ 10 February, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
A huge lineup of local rock power coming to Transit for a very reasonable price.
Go get some!
(Also SBF want you to go like their new Facebook Page)